Monday, 28 July 2014

The Downward Dog

After six months of giving my new house more makeovers than Joan Rivers has had facelifts, and fixating about all the maintenance issues, I  had to STOP and get some perspective.

So what did my daughter suggest? Yoga....Buddhist meditation....and...... would I mind looking after her dog for a while. 

Lovely as that girl is .......I somehow forgot to clarify how long 'a while' is.  

Meet Stella. 

A very busy little Golden Retriever who is doing a sterling job retrieving plants out of my pots. Which is really a bit of a shame given there are many weeds everywhere that could benefit from her skills.

However, I have managed to get my own back. Can you guess at what point in this photo chronology she came to stay with me?




Dress ups are so fun, no? Maybe this will hurry her owner up to come and collect her dog for fear of what "Nanna" is doing to her baby fairydog. She is cute though I will give her that. Plus my plants don't make me laugh out loud like she does.  

I hope, unlike my greenery, you are all well and thriving. 

30 comments:

  1. She is really adorable! But, I wouldn't be happy about all the Plants being torn up......LOVE the 'Angel Wings'.......wishful thinking, my dear?

    Where have you been dear Lilly-----You have been dearly missed by me, and I'm sure by all of your loving readers.....I hope things have been going well, dear Lilly----Beside the cute visitor.....! So glad to see you are back!

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    1. Ha ha Naomi, she looks like a perfect angel doesn't she? Her wings are decidedly crooked though he he. Things are going fine thank you. I have been reading your blog and catching up. It was lovely to see your comment pop up. I have missed you.

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  2. Oh my oh my. So, so cute. Hope the house is going great and you have settled in well. Show us some pics soon.

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    1. Hi Sarah, there is always something to do but I am well and truly settled. Will share pics soon.

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  3. Oh my goodness....she is adorable!!! I just want to cuddle her and squeeze her. In a nice way I promise. So so so gorgeous!

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    1. Next time you are in Melbourne you can. She is sweet but growing bigger every day.

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  4. Lilly! Welcome back! Happy dog sitting. It's either that or grandkids I'm hearing, as the kids get older.

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    1. Thanks Christine! Mmmm not sure about the grandkids at this moment but the puppy is a welcome addition. Hope you are well and I will be over soon to catch up with you.

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  5. How adorable! Such an expressive face

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    1. Yes, she is adorable and a bit hard to resist. Nice to hear from you.

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  6. I've been thinking about you ~ what a treat to see your post and the precious Stella!

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    1. Hello Helen, thanks my dear. All is fine as I hope it is with you. xx

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  7. I'm actually having a blog hiatus, but had to stop by when I saw you finally posted something. Stella is adorable! You are a great doggie grandma.

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    1. What Kay? You having a blog break? You have been blogging daily for years! I think you deserve it but don't give it up completely will you. I shall be visiting to catch up on your latest news.

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    2. Ahhh... Since you called, I'm back... sort of. Then again it's been over 5 weeks so I had to start again or I might find it hard to come back.

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    3. True, look at me only a few posts for the whole of 2014!

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  8. Ohhhh I fondly remember those days… and am somewhat relieved they are behind me as much as I loved puppyhood! Ha :)

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    1. A lot more work than babies I think or I might have completely forgotten how much work babies are. xx

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  9. A lot of hard work puppies are and they are into everything. Lock up your valuables!

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    1. Mmmm tell that to my Ipad......

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  10. If you could train a dog to weed a garden, you would be very popular. Probably sell a book on it, if it worked.
    Good to see a post from you. If I posted once a month (if your counting it has been more than that - but hell I'll believe Oz has a different calendar) I don't think I would have any comments. Oh I don't think it is a shortage of ideas but if you are short on them here's one - recently I listened to a clip of an Aussie senator lady who made quite a stir with her honest ideas of what she looks for in a man. Could you post an Aussie view point on your out spoken senator. I don't recall her name.

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    1. Well I might try that while I have her here Bill, help pay her board. That Senator? I have one word. Cringeworthy. I am ashamed to have her representing our country. It is scary that she is a politician but then again perhaps she is a representative of a lot of people. Who knows? Perhaps she did it to get publicity as she is only new in the job. Clearly she has a lot to learn about doing radio interviews. To think it made your news is embarrassing. And yes, I know, I have been a very bad blogger - once a quarter maybe. It is just the way it is unfortunately but I do miss everyone.

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    2. thanks for sharing your opinion. I'm not sure how many are in agreement with me but this sexual brouhaha (do we still that word?) coming from another country reassured me that the US doesn't have exclusive claim to all the political idiots out there. I often think the US media and their followers over react to sex related stories. For me, corruption, starting wars, and complete self-interest are much bigger problems than who a politician is shagging (do Aussies use that slang word?).

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    3. Yes Bill that term is used here. Strangely I thought it would not be used there. wish we could just focus on the politics but humans just love the gossip, strange breed that we are.

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  11. Her wee little face is adorable. Glad to see you back again.

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    1. Thanks Helen. And yes, she has the sweetest face doesn't she?

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  12. Oh my goodness, what a cutie! And I laughed so hard with the fairy outfit. Perfect if she is going to dig up plants, that she looks like a garden fairy :) We are considering getting a puppy for Gregory. Think it's a good idea based on your experience?

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    1. Yes Aleta, I do. A boy and his dog, nothing cuter. Besides you are well used to babies and toddlers now. It will be much easier for you then me. I am too old!

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  13. Very cute pup. I think now and again of getting one, but I know I'd better hold off for a while and think about it.

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    1. I agree, it needs serious thought. As cute as they are they are a lot of work and it depends who is able to care for them too.

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