GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!
(Above: "King Toffee - aged 14 years - on his throne)
Winter is brooding and we are expecting our first serious cold front this weekend. Gas-bottles have been refilled for the heaters, blankets retrieved from cupboards and warm meals lined up. I don't particularly enjoy winter, but hey, we go with the flow.
This development came as an unexpected surprise. It's been difficult to resist the temptation to simply keep the duo for ourselves, but I am sure they are going to be greatly loved by their new owners.
If you would like to read about the whole pregnancy/birth guinea-pig experience from "Miss R's" point-of-view,
please click HERE.
Soda really is the sweetest of mothers.
On another note, I recently purchased a large bag of Eukanuba dog food for Toby. I was most amused at the 'give-away' which went along with it....
An "Eat Slow" dog bowl...????
I was keen to try it out on Toby, because he usually devours his food within 25 seconds.
Would it slow him down?
Yes, it did slow him down, but we spent a good minute laughing at his attempts to overcome the obstacles. The result, however, is that I don't have the heart to continue his torture.
What will they think of next?
In the evenings, after dinner, we usually spend time watching television.
Toby and Tammy settle down next to me during this time. Sometimes I prefer watching them!
I had to share this photo of the happy couple - squeezed together between the chairs, with Toby's "comforter blanket" ( a mat retrieved from the bathroom) wedged between them.
(Above: "Aunt Tam - age 12 - and Toby's incredible 'nurturer')
(Above: Beautiful TOBY - the "Sprinkling of Maxdog")
I would also like to take the opportunity to wish one of my special friends - Darryl - all the best for today..
(Darryl is a dedicated guide-dog puppy walker and is getting his new guide-dog puppy today)
Darryl, I hope the new little one will fill your home with joy and puppy-breath. We admire your commitment to make a difference in someone's world. And we can't wait to meet her!
Wishing all my friends a really happy (and warm) weekend.