Monday, December 28, 2009

Bungie, my very bouncy "Japanese Chin"

Well I've survived the first nearly 3 months of having a new puppy around. Toilet training is 99%, just the odd occasional accident :)
Bungie is raring to go at 6am each morning...even on
Breakfast, then runs psycho around the house and yard, ripping off flower heads, blades of grass and anything else in his way, flies back inside and begins his klepto traits...steals shoes and anything else he can grab and continues a stock pile in his bed....finally winds down around 10am while I restore things to normal, catnaps for a while, goes exploring then conks out around 11am - 4pm. Then he is off again, outside to scout around...inside for dinner then psycho pup again....and I thought I was on

Friday, October 16, 2009

A Tribute to my wonderful Rebel

I realised I haven't blogged for quite some time, I had truly lost heart there for a while. A week after my last post I lost my beautiful dog Rebel, my beloved Shih Tzu. I'm one of those people that loves and cherishes a dog so deeply that my heart was broken and grieving and healing has taken some time. I threw myself into work taking on extra hours so when I came home I was so tired I couldn't you pet owners know, coming home is the joyous part of your day to be greeted with unconditional love :) Online friends helped me immensely, as I could sob at the computer without them knowing, on facebook I created a virtual garden dedicated to him (fairyland if you play) tributes and kindness flooded in from virtual strangers who are pet lovers too. A beautiful site was sent to me that floods me with tears each time: a gorgeous site....the rainbox on prepare for tears, prepare for tears

If It Should Be…..

If it be I grow frail and weak,
And pain should wake me from my sleep,
Then you must do what must be done,
For this last battle can’t be won.

You will be sad – I understand,
Don’t let grief then stay your hand.
For this day, more than all the rest,
Your love and friendship stand the test.

We’ve had so many happy years,
What is to come will hold no fears.
You’d not want me to suffer…so
When the time comes, please let me go.

Take me where all my needs they’ll tend,
But stay with me until the end.
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time you too will see,
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I’ve been saved.

Do not grieve that it should be you
Who must decide this thing to do.
We’ve been so close – we two – these years,
Don’t let your heart hold any tears.

this is the last photo taken of my boy just after a bath, bit wet and scruffy:)

Part of healing after time is finding the strength to move on. Last week I was blessed to adopt a puppy...a new little boy to love. I'll post about him next week as I find laughter in my life again.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day

To all the mother's, mother's to be, Grandmas...Happy Mother's Day.

Saturday, April 25, 2009


ANZAC Day – 25 April – is probably Australia's most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as ANZACs, and the pride they soon took in that name endures to this day.

Virtual tour of the Memorial

The Last Post is played at an Anzac Day ceremony in Port Melbourne, Victoria, 25 April 2005. Ceremonies like this are held in virtually every suburb and town in Australia and New Zealand on Anzac Day each year.

Saturday, April 11, 2009


It's the small things that count when you have been feeling blue. I haven't had the energy to post for a while. My contract at work was coming to an end, knew I'd be laid off then at the last minute was offered a months work at another campus and hopefully more to follow :) In the meantime have spent two weeks coughing my lungs out with a head cold.
Today I received this email and it made my day and I doubt Nita realizes how much so I will share it with you. I know it's more or less like a chain letter but sometimes they touch your heart when you need it.

There comes a point in your life when you realize:
Who matters,
Who never did,
Who won't anymore...
And who always will..
So, don't worry about people from your past,
there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future..
Give these flowers to everyone you don't want to lose in 2009

thanks Nita, you're a beautiful lady with a warm heart.

Can't Live Without My Books!!!

What Kind of Reader Are You?
Your Result: Dedicated Reader

You are always trying to find the time to get back to your book. You are convinced that the world would be a much better place if only everyone read more.

Book Snob
Obsessive-Compulsive Bookworm
Literate Good Citizen
Fad Reader
What Kind of Reader Are You?
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Best Virtual Puppy Ever - Cute or Creepy?

Your Spiritual Number is Seven
You bring knowledge and wisdom into people's lives.
You are an expert in many fields, and you give excellent advice.

Right now, your life is about perfecting your skill set.
You are almost a virtuoso at the thing you love best. With some practice, you'll get there.

You are highly intelligent and intellectual. You have profound analytical skills.
But you also have the soul of an artist. You long to create.

Ah Memories