Monday 28 July 2014

We Did Do SOME Work - Honest!!

We did do some work over the weekend - honest.
The shots of what we did do are mostly in the camera but are more evident looking around the place.  Grass was mown and strimmed.  Chicken World especially got a good manicure.  Chickens prefer shorter grass, we tend to let it get a bit longer and only mow it a couple of times rather than once a fortnight like the rest of the grass near the house this way it doesn't all vanish under lots of little chicken feet and pecks. 
The chippings that were piled up at the bottom of the hill have been barrowed up the hill by Lovely Hubby and laid on top of membrane to form nice deep paths.  As it settles down the levels will lower and the chippings compact more.  And we rounded the weekend off with a bonfire, burning all debris and rubbish from around the place.  Everywhere looks nice and tidy now.
But to be really honest our work was very punctuated with a certain little madam.  We obviously had to keep an eye on how the other animals were reacting to her.  Suky has lots of patience and will pretty much let Charley do as she pleases, Rosy is holding herself up as top dog, and letting little one know how far she will let her go before she will get a growl and a threatening show of teeth.
Luckily Charley has taken this on board and today she is showing a lot more respect to Rosy who as our eldest dog should have a bit more respect shown her by any newcomer to our furry family.
Ginger, the cat is not totally sure what to make of her yet, and when Charley pushed her luck and licked his face when he was asleep he jumped up and batted her away, no claws just a heavy paw, he is a wonderfully gentle cat.  But I think she's learnt not to take liberties with him when he's asleep!!

She's found all the toys that the older two had gotten fed up with ...

... and is distributing them all over the house.

Half way through the morning it all got too tiring, and ignoring all the doggy beds she curled up on Lovely Hubby's slippers and shoes under the table and completely zonked out.
But later in the day when Suky went for a sleep, Charley joined her in the dog bed and they spent a couple of hours snoring happily together.
It was a good, if slightly dog orientated, weekend.
Sue xx


  1. She is so darling!
    Love hearing about your progress

  2. They soon settle in and get used to who's in charge :-)

  3. Your pictures are so, so sweet. She really is gorgeous xx

  4. Welcome to your new additon, so cute I love the pic of her asleep on the slippers :-)

  5. Aww, she really is tooooo cute!

  6. Looks like Mother and Daughter in the last pic! She's settled already bless her! xx

  7. I'd want to be with Charley all day !

  8. Don't be offended, but I am not a big fan of dogs with squashed noses, but it looks as if little Charley will have a somewhat longer snout, and thus be able to breath properly. She has most gorgeous coat colours. (That 1st pic is great ) My 1 year old schnauzer has a new spotty collar in purple!

    1. Not offended at all :-)

      The vet said that Charley looks like Pugs used to look before they were overbred to produce the flat face that is now more common. I think that's really nice.


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