Category Archives: Dogs

A Guide Dog for the Non-blind


Hidden Fishermen’s Path Through Steep Forest to Beach   Sweep of horizon, from shelter of bushes emerge, Ground levels out, sight will wake to the power of sea No map will show where it funnels to push with a surge, … Continue reading

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Company of Pooch Pals


For the weekly photo challenge, the theme is Friend. © June 2017 Colonialist

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A Farming Heritage


On Saturday morning we met some friends on a visit from England at the Shongweni Farmers Market. Although within easy distance, it is somewhere we have not previously visited, and we were glad the venue had been chosen. The views … Continue reading

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Triple Security


For the photo theme Security I immediately thought our our Africanis, Annie — As a stray we took her in; Security we gave; Now with all the crime and sin, Who is it who will save? She gives us security: The … Continue reading

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American andiron …


(Like a log she likes to sleep — Heaven help a chimney-sweep!) © March 2017 Colonialist

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Culture and Religion Overrule Normal Laws and Customs


Many believe that the title above is valid. They will argue that established customs, or practices arising from what are regarded as holy sources, are of greater importance than man-made rules or modern viewpoints. Is this so? Does culture or … Continue reading

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rexaler / relaxer … whichever way round


I know that I am copy-catting in response to the kittypic shown in Photo Challenge for the Relax theme, but what could do it better?  Mister Mac taking a cat nac … nap I can throw a dog into the mix, … Continue reading

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