GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!
Good morning, everyone!
We had snow!
But before I tell you about the snow, let me start with some other news.
Autumn is just around the corner. We are being treated to the most amazing sunrises at the moment:
Isn't it beautiful?
As the sun rises, any clouds in the sky are immediately painted pink. The biggest sign that Autumn is here, is the large "Plain Tree" in the nearby park. Its leaves are turning a subtle orange:
The chill in the early morning air forces me to jump on Maxmom's bed, and wake her up. Sometimes it's so tempting to simply lie at her feet (on the bed, of course!), and sleep in:
If Maxmom takes too long in getting up to give me my breakfast, I get up to all sorts of shenanigans!:
Unfortunately she caught me in the act this time, so I couldn't finish off my job, BOL!
Besides getting up to all sorts of hooliganism
(afterall, I am a 'SWEET HOOLIGAN'),
I've been really busy in the past week. Maxmom is spending a lot of time training me - particularly for the role of SANDY in the production of ANNIE this year.
("Annie" asks "Sandy" to bow)
Every Monday evening I get to go and visit the cast members at the
It is an Afrikaans-speaking school which is presenting this beautiful musical. The children, whose home-language is Afrikaans, not only have to learn the English lines and songs, but also adopt an American accent...quite a challenge!
I am becoming more and more settled when I am amongst these lovely people. Last night Maxmom rewarded me by allowing some of the cast members to pat me.
I love those kids!
They are making me feel sooooo welcome!
Thank you to the ANNIE CAST for being so nice to me!
This Thursday, I am being assessed my my obedience school. If I behave, I will graduate from Beginner's obedience and will be able to attend the classes for the
Bronze Level of Canine Good Citizen.
is the best!!!
Now for some amazing news...
WE HAD SNOW!!!
Yes, here in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Can you believe it?
Maxmom found it this past weekend at the
I am so happy she found some snow for me to show my overseas readers.
You aren't the only ones who are snowed in!
BOL! Brrrrr......! :)
Anyway, this 'snow' was part of a miniature trains' exhibit.
There were other beautiful ones too. This one below made me think of my friend BOUNCING BERTIE in Scotland, but perhaps it was a setting from WILF's country - France?
Do you perhaps know this place?
I just love the castle in the background.
Check this next exhibit out:
Can any of you guys recognise these?
There were so many trains running around the tracks.
I am positive this next setting is in SOUTH AFRICA. It is so typical of some of the farms in the Cape. What do you guys think?
It certainly was an amazing exhibition.
The place was milling with people:
( wish "The King" would wipe the grass off his mouth before having his photograph taken.)
I think our photos are better without Toffee, check this one out...
Aunt Tam and I make much better subjects!
Even my soft sheep looks better than the King.
At this time of the year, we love lying in the sun in our garden.
It's extremely relaxing but...
It makes me sleepy!
I think I'll go back to my ANNIE crate - to dream of:
To my friends in the Northern Hemisphere...