Sunday, 21 September 2014

What a Pair of Posers!!


What a pair of posers these two are turning into.
 
And they are also best mates and partners in crime!!  If the house goes unnaturally quiet I know to go and have a look at what they are up too.  I have had to move one of the dog beds this week as Charley discovered that the wooden radiator cover in the kitchen was most definitely to her liking and has chewed through the paintwork on it.  Luckily I caught her just in time and hopefully with a couple of coats of paint you will never know the little devil has been there.
 
My doggy doorstop has been dragged all over the house, but up to now it seems that it's just a plaything and not a meal, although the Monkey's Fist doorstop is looking decidedly unravelled!
 
 
It should, and indeed it did, look like this.  Now the rope loop has been gnawed through and unravelled, and it looks like a knot with tentacles stretching out over the carpet.  Oh well at least it still keeps the office door open .... for now :-)
 
Charley is a good little puppy dog though and nothing serious has been destroyed up to now.  The only thing is, she has now found that the log basket (and it's contents) are very much to her taste, and although this is not the end of the world it does make for a messy one at times.
 

 
Of course little Miss Suky snoozes her way through all the damage and looks on in glee as tellings off are metered out to the little rascal that is doing the worst of it.
 
Mavis is looking so much better these days, gaining weight slowly and surely.  Her milk is all dried up and she is regaining a neat and natty undercarriage.  As soon as she is a little heavier she will be off to the vets to be spayed.  No more pups for her.
 
 
And of course I couldn't leave a doggy blog post without including all of my girls, so being lazy I Googled 'Rosy the Jack Russell' and look who's picture popped up, amongst lots of other Jack Russells all with the same name.
 
 
There as also this rather fetching one of her when she was just a couple of months old.
 
All together now ...... Awwwwww  :-)
 
Someone asked me a question in a comment about Damson Gin and I cannot for the life of me find it now to answer beneath their question , so I will do it here.
 
DO NOT throw your Damson Gin away.  It will be perfectly fine, even after 12 months, we have left some for that length of time before.  Anything steeping in alcohol will be well preserved.  Strain the gin into a jug through a sieve lined in muslin and bottle, then if you have time, do what I do turn the damsons into THE most delicious jam.  Lovely Hubby says if you are even tempted to throw the wonderful stuff away .... throw it in his direction :-)
 
Sue xx
 

22 comments:

  1. Miss sulky is priceless......... A real diva

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  2. That is the only thing that puts me off having a pup again is the chewing, I so want to get another dog but as yet undecided what route to go down, there is no rush and I wont get one until I am 100% sure what I want and we are ready for it.
    Mavis is looking good its nice to see her coming on.

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  3. Is it me or does Mavis look like she is smiling?

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    1. Nope it's not just you Dc. I always think she looks like she's smiling. Makes me chuckle every time :-).Thanks for the lovely photos Sue.

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    2. She does look as if she is smiling, but it is caused by a tooth that is at a very strange angle. The vet reckons she was kicked or hit in the face by someone when she was a pup, and it dislodged the tooth as it came through.

      Hopefully they are going to look at removing it for her when she goes under the anaesthetic when she gets spayed. It was on the cards to do before she went missing and the poor thing has had to live with it for a lot longer because she is only just getting fit enough for that again. :-(

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  4. Mavis seems to have a whimsical look since you fetched her home, all the girls are adorable. Ben and i came face to face with a Pug puppy two days ago and he fell in love, hmmm, food for thought.

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  5. They are so lovely, I miss having a dog. Mine was always pleased to see me, unlike the cat who only shows us some attention when she wants something :)

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  6. What a pair of healthy posers, Mavis is looking so very well, love all your dogs, it must be heaven for them there with you.

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  7. Mavis is looking good and does look like she is smiling!
    I too miss having a little dog around although, Lucy cat might not have the same view!

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  8. Oh the mischief a puppy gets up to! Mine is turning into a water baby and has discovered that she can splash water out of her bowl by using a foot...she than paddles around her crate or the kitchen, be pending on which bowl she has emptied!!! Still love her though :D Charley looks as though butter wouldn't melt...amazing how they can do that :D :D

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  9. We have a nibbled by Collies skirting board in the kitchen......Same here, two coats of paint should sort it out, I'm just a bit loath to get the paintbrush out as once you start it shows the muck up!

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  10. That pair have 'cheeky monkey' written across their cute little faces!
    Jane x

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  11. I have some sloe gin that is at least 5yrs old. and still tastes good.

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  12. What a lovely pair of posers though - Mavis is looking so much better now and I love the smile xxx

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  13. Mavis is doing the enigmatic Mona Lisa smile......heehee.

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  14. Love seeing your canine friends.

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  15. Lovely photos.. they are all so cute :o)

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  16. Love these photos Sue. So lovely to see Mavis settling back in. You have a beautiful group of girls. Bless you all. Xx

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  17. Great pictures of your doggies. I can't get mine to sit still long enough!

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