Friday, 31 May 2013

Well we have a very misty start, with dampness in the air.  Supposed to be getting nicer for the weekend.  Just got a nice long walk up the farm track.  Met another dog walker with two Spaniels, so we tagged along with them.  I like Polly to mix with other dogs, as after the Staffy that was off the lead went for her (all noise, no actual biting), Polly tends to meet dogs with a bark, hackles raised, but wagging her tail.  The two Spaniels don't retaliate at all, so very quickly Polly is ok with them

Here is a photo I took a few days ago in dad's garden.

Well I hope you all have a fab Friday and a lovely weekend.

Don't forget to hug your hound/s.

Monday, 27 May 2013

I've been over at my dad's today.  Polly and Maggie and us humans had a nice time out in the garden, as we've had wall to wall sunshine.  A strong wind got cooler as the day went on, but the temps had already risen, so it was actually pleasant.

Here are some photos I took today.

Maggie always seems to look away just as the camera clicks.

Polly had three lots of zoomies, but my camcorder wasn't to hand:(  This was her after the last lot of zoomies.

This next photo is the right way up:)  It's Polly's butt as she roaches.

Here's what the other end looked like:)

It's a Bank Holiday here and this lovely weather is not the norm for a Bank Holiday.  Lovely to see people walking round in bright summer clothes.

I have put some photos on my PurplePoppy Crafting page.

Hope you've had a good start to the week.

Remember to hug your hound/s.

Friday, 24 May 2013

A very wet and dismal day is forecast here.  Got soaked walking Polly, but couldn't wait in the hope there would be a dry spell, as I have a chap coming to replace my water meter anytime between 8am and noon, so I had to go early.When the chap turned up, he was only here to look at what was needed and then he sorts a plumber out.  So I now have a plumber coming to do the job next Friday.

It's a Bank Holiday Weekend coming up and they are usually wet.

We had a hail storm yesterday afternoon.  Don't think I have ever seen one so bad.  The grass was white within a few minutes.  The video doesn't really do it justice.  It was much worse than the video shows.

Yesterday I was over at my dad's.  Luckily the  heavy showers that were forecast didn't arrive till into the afternoon, so the dogs got out in the garden in the morning.  There was a strong cold wind, so we humans didn't sit out.

I took a video of the garden yesterday.  It is amazing how quickly the plants grow.  The 8 Roses that dad planted only a couple of months ago are now showing leaves.  The Daffs and Tulips are over, as are the Primulas, but other plants are now flowering.  Even dad's Red Robin shrub which doesn't have flowers, is showing its lovely red and green leaves.

Well I hope you have a fab Friday and are looking forward to the weekend.

Remember to hug your hound/s.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Well I hope you all had a lovely weekend.  Can't believe another new week starts.

Thought I would put a few more videos up.  

Friday, 17 May 2013

Here's a video I took yesterday at my dad's.  I put music on my videos at the moment, because I tend to prattle on whilst filming:)

Hope you all have a fab Friday.

Monday, 13 May 2013

I saw this on Facebook.  it's lovely, but at the same time it made me cry:(  Hang in there reading it, as at the end I've put a video of Polly which should bring a smile to your face:)

Unlike most days at Rainbow Bridge, this day dawned cold and grey, damp as a swamp and as dismal as could be imagined.  All the recent arrivals were confused and concerned.  They had no idea what to think for they had never experienced a day like this before.  But the animals who had spent some time waiting for their beloved people knew exactly what was happening and began to gather at the pathway leading to the Bridget to watch.  They knew this was something special.

It wasn't too long before an elderly animal came into view, head hung heavy and low with tail dragging along the ground.  The other animals on the pathway....the ones who had been at Rainbow Bridge for a while....knew the story of this sad creature immediately.  They had seen it happen far too many times.  

Although it was obvious the animals heart was leaden and he was totally overcome with emotional pain and hurt, there was no sign of injury or any illness.  Unlike the pets waiting at the Bridge, this dog had not been restored to his prime.  He was full of neither health or vigour.  He approached slowly and painfully, watching all the pets who by now were all watching him.  He knew he was out of place here.  This was no resting place for him.  He felt instinctively that the sooner he could cross over, the happier he would be.  But alas, as he came closer to the Bridge, his way was barred by the appearance of an Angel who spoke softly to the old dog and apologised sorrowfully, telling him that he would not be able to pass.  Only those animals who were with their special people could pass over the Rainbow Bridge, and he had no special beloved people....not here at the Bridge nor on Earth below. 

With no place else to turn, the poor elderly dog looked toward the fields before the Bridge.  There, in a separate area nearby, he spotted a group of other sad-eyed animals like himself....elderly and infirm.  Unlike the pets waiting for their special people, these animals weren't playing, but simply lying on the green grass, forlornly and miserably staring out at the pathway leading to the Bridge.  The recent arrival knew he had no choice but to join then.  And so, he took his place among them, just watching the pathway and waiting.  

One of the newest arrivals at the Bridge, who was waiting for his special people, could not understand what he had just witnessed and asked one the pets who had been there for some time to explain to him.  "That poor dog was a rescue, sent to the pound when his owners grew tired of him.  The way you see him now, with greying fur and sad, cloudy eyes, was exactly the way he was when he was put into the kennels.  He never, ever made it out and passed on only with the love and comfort that the kennel workers could give him as he left his miserable and unloved existence on Earth for good.  Because he had no family or special person to give his love, he has nobody to escort him across the Bridge."  

The first animal thought about this for a minute and then asked "So what will happen now?"  As he was about  to receive his answer, the clouds suddenly parted and the all-invasive gloom lifted.  Coming toward the Bridge could be seen a single figure....a person who, on Earth, had seemed quite ordinary....a person who, just like the elderly dog, had just left Earth forever.  This figure turned toward the group of sad animals and extended outstretched palms.  The sweetest sounds they had ever heard echoed gently above them and all were bathed in a pure and golden light.  Instantly, each was young and healthy again, just as they had been in the prime of life.  From within the gathering of pets waiting for their special people, a group of animals emerged and moved toward the pathway.  As they came close to the passing figure, each bowed low and each received a tender pat on the head or a scratch behind the ears.  Their eyes grew even brighter as the figure softly murmured each name.  Then, the newly-restored pets fell into line behind the figure and quietly followed this person to the Bridge, where they all crossed together.  The recent arrival who had been watching was amazed.  "What happened?"  "That was a rescuer," came the answer.  "That person spent a lifetime trying to help pets of all kinds.  The ones you saw bowing in respect were those who found new homes because of such unselfish work.  They will cross when their families arrive.  Those you saw restored were ones who never found homes.  When a rescuer arrives, they are permitted to perform one final act of rescue.  They are allowed to escort those poor pets that couldn't place on Earth across the Rainbow Bridge.   You see, all animals are special to them....just as they are special to all animals."

"I think I like rescuers," said the recent arrival.   

Now something to make you smile. Gotta love the tongue:)

Friday, 10 May 2013

I have put a few new makes on my PurplePoppy Crafting Page.

I'd like to welcome my new Followers.  Hope you enjoy popping in. 

Here's a short video of Polly doing Zoomies yesterday in dad's garden.

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Saturday, 4 May 2013

I hope you are having a nice weekend.  It's a Bank Holiday weekend here.  Unusually for a bank holiday weekend a lot of the country has had it dry and sunny.  Monday is supposed to be wall to wall sun and temps around 19.

Here are three photos I took today at dad's.

I love the way Polly keeps her modesty with the use of her tail:)

Maggie looks like she is thinking something.  I wonder what?:)

I am in the process of sorting out some more videos, which I hope to get on here soon.

You take care and remember to hug your hound/s.