GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!
We've had some lovely rain over the weekend. The world around us is sparkling and fresh again. But it did keep us indoors for most of the weekend, where we spent our time watching TV - especially some of the exciting rugby fixtures in New Zealand! "GO BOKKE!" is the general sentiment in our household.
(For uninitiated international readers, "Go Bokke!" is a chant to our Springbok rugby players to "fetch" that trophy!)
But for the dogs; being kept indoors is a most frustrating time:
Toby got his teeth into a roller towel...
..and then settling for cleaning out a yoghurt container...
Aunt Tam spent a good deal of her time peering at the mirror:
At this time of the year when the heat picks up and the humidity increases, King Toffee's obsessive paw-licking takes on new meaning. Unfortunately he's starting to do damage to his paw-pads, so we've had to take emergency measures. Usually this involves giving his paws a thorough wash, then drying them well with a hairdryer and then bandaging them up, so that he can't lick them. Thanks to our prospective Vet - who is on holiday at home at the moment - "the King" is the proud owner of a new pair of baby socks, which have been duly secured with elastoplast to prevent his obsessive licking.
It seems to be working, but there's never a guarantee when it comes to Toffee. In his fourteen years, he's learnt a few tricks himself. Only time will tell who wins this round.
Thank you again, to everyone who participated in yesterday's LIVESTRONG campaign. What a privilege it was to be part of this world-wide awareness drive. Thank you again to Andrea and Charmaine for allowing us to share their stories. It's heartwarming to know that there are so many people around who are fighting for a cancer-free world.
Sending lotsaluv and wishing everyone a really happy week.
...and yes, I'm battling to sleep at night.
"Wherever MAXDOG goes, let it do good!"