GREETINGS FROM A SUNNY SOUTH AFRICA!!!
Hello there everybody!
Today I'm including an extract from my diary.
This blog will be incomplete if I don't include ALL the things that I care about...
Max is lying here next to me on the bed - snoring away. This has become a routine...an early morning ritual. There is something so peaceful about listening to the regular pattern of his breathing...in and out...as he is ensconced in my fluffy feather duvet. He is totally relaxed and totally content. He looks angelic and I just adore the chance to stroke his soft fur whilst I drink my tea.
Generally the 'Boss' gets up before me. He doesn't have an option because Tammy is the first one to want to go out. Of the four dogs accommodated in our bedroom, she is the most energetic and restless. She saunters up really close to the Boss's bedside, right next to his face, and then flaps her ears vigorously. It's a rude awakening!
Once this canine alarm clock has been set off there is no more rest for my poor Boss, so he reluctantly gets up , puts the house alarm off and goes off to open up the door for our companions.
Tammy is the first one down the passage, chomping at the bit, whilst the Boss fumbles with the security door key. She's keen to find out if there are Hadedah Ibises about. Max gets up too, shakes himself off and pads quietly behind the two of them, followed by King Toffee on his hind legs.
Aging Tommy will only get up much later when he's emerged from dreamland.
Whilst the Boss makes tea in the kitchen for the two of us, the dogs sniff around the garden. It's dewy at the moment and they don't really like their paws wet, so they come back into he house relatively quickly. Let me qualify this...the MALES come back! Tammy-girl has her own agenda... like watching the sun rise and ensuring a feather-free garden. She's quite a little character!
Now Max lies next to me, fast asleep and totally contented. He's most definitely not ready to end his fight! He embraces the world and everything it offers - even his sleep - soaking it up a moment at a time.My angelic dog is totally at peace...alive and pain free.
It's Friday and my heart lifts. My whole family will be home for the next two days and I am happy.
Have a wonderful weekend!