GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!
Hello there everybody!
What a cold week it's been, with snow blanketing large parts of the country, a shortage of gas (for our heaters),the lingering fuel crisis and an embarrassing defeat of our Rugby team by the mighty All Blacks today!
Congratulations, New Zealand, on your victory today in the Tri-Nations.
Most of these things have largely passed me by though. I've had my nose solidly in my work. In the past 48hours, I have been busy with one of the largest edits yet for MAXDOG's book. That's finished now, thank goodness, and I feel a lot more satisfied. The next step - a professional edit. Things are slowly moving forward towards publication and I now have a number of options on my plate. So everything is on track.
(Unfortunately I can't tell you much more than that, but watch this space :))
Toby is growing in leaps and bounds. He's a big dog now - 40 kgs, but he's such a sweety. I know that he sometimes appears to look stern in the photographs, but I can assure you that he's still filled with the joys of puppyhood.
He's such a sweet hooligan, and most of the time he's begging for a game from his faithful Aunt Tam'. Either that or he is lying on his back, waiting for someone to rub his tummy.
Toby continues to be our 'Sweet Hooligan'.
Aunt Tam is beginning to exude the gracefulness of the elderly. She's a little more sedate nowadays and tends to avoid the hooligan's boisterousness, but every now and again, she springs to life...
She's always loved being outside and relishes this cold weather. We often find her under the Carob tree, staring into nothingness and simply enjoying the moment.
"It's never too cold for a Golden Retriever!" she seems to say.
As for "THE KING"....
Well, he's still happy on his comfortable throne - or should I say throneS?
He's established a number of them throughout the house - couches, chairs, beds, laps...
Everything depends on the moment - which lap is most inviting and which bed is the softest.
King Toffee still reigns from his lofty pedestals!
I'm sorry I've not been blogging much lately. It's largely due to my distraction with the book.
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Wishing you all a very happy weekend and, if you are in South Africa...