Posts Tagged With: pets

A walk in the park

Dalkeith Country Park is only a short distance to where we live in Edinburgh and is close to the city bypass. Only a short ride on the bus which suits Noah as he hates being on the bus for long periods of time. The park is open 7 days a week from Easter to the end of October 2012, 10am–5.00pm.

There is also a fantastic adventure playground with over 150 metres of high walkways, flying foxes and lots more to keep children of all ages occupied for hours, but of course that doesn’t appeal to Noah. He would much rather find a stick  and play fetch.

Even though the Estate is so close to Dalkeith town centre, it is an oasis of calm woodland. In the Estate, Otters, Badgers and Roe deer, can all be found roaming our woodlands or waterways, along with a host of different species of birds. A flash of red in the undergrowth tells us that a fox is on the prowl, a shriek in the evening lets us know that a barn owl is looking for a mate. I have yet to capture these species on camera. Continue reading

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Live like a dog!

Woke up this morning very early I may add – curtsy of my 2 nieces, with their little noses almost touching mine, with little whispers off  “We’re hungry”. How sweet, makes a change from Noah’s wet runny nose. What a beautiful sunny morning, the sun is shinning so brightly. It makes a lovely change, as for the past few days we have had rather a lot of wind and rain. The 1st thing I did, well after I fed the little hungry mites, was going on the computer checking emails and then logging onto Facebook. I came across this little post, well I just had to click and carry on reading. I thought I would share this with you all.

Story time again [Must READ] from powerful affirmations. Continue reading

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Hello everyone

Well what a busy week its been, I feel like If been chasing my tail, roll on in 3 weeks time when I will have 12 days off work. I find myself jumping on the computer most days to check my blog, just to see if any new people are following, and then I think, I haven’t anything interesting to actually put on this site, because all I’ve done is work, clean the house, food shopping, short walk or play with Noah or go to my dance class- which to be honest feeling rather guilty as I haven’t spent much time with Noah, well not enough quantity of time as I would like.

When I don’t have to work that is.

I’ve actually had a great weekend, very productive. Dinner party Friday night, the food was amazing, and a great way of  catching  up with friends. Saturday; despite working part of the day managed to spend some time playing at the park with Noah and rounding the day of with a salsa event in the evening. Packing away the summer clothes to make room for the winter wardrobe. Love Autumn time its my favourite season. Then Sunday was spent at Dalkeith Country Park. I had a great time with Noah and getting to grips working the new camera.

Here’s a little selection of pictures I took with my new camera of our time spent there:











Wish there was more days in a weekend. Why did God have to finish everything in 6 days and only allowing 1 day of rest. I feel another busy week is just about to begin. Roll on next weekend – thinking a train ride for Noah’s next adventure.

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A fond farewell

 

 

Conducting a service for Noodles the gerbil

 

After a very hectic week and a very stressful day on Friday, I came home to find one of our gerbils had died. To be honest the day before I did notice he was looking very lethargic and when I tried to feed him, he wasn’t interested. I did wonder when the gerbils would die, as they are nearly 5 years old, and I’ve been told they only live to around 3.

We started off with 3 (brothers) Souja Boy, Noodles & Disco biscuit. They are my daughter’s gerbils, but she stopped handling them a long time ago as they kept on biting her. Souja boy died the previous year, and now there is just Disco biscuit left. I feel sorry that he is all alone, but wouldn’t risk putting a new gerbil in. Continue reading

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Update on justice for Cody

For anyone who read my last blog dated 2nd September about Cody the Border Collie who was doused in lighter fuel and set alight, has sadly lost the battle. Image

almost 2 weeks ago this brave Girl suffered terrible burns. I can’t imagine the pain she went through. I was willing her to survive. She showed tremendous courage. I followed her story on her facebook page, she continued to go downhill since the start of the weekend. The family received the sad news that Cody just didn’t have any more fight in her and the vets did all they could. I feel so sorry for the family. This was a young dog that had many years of a good and happy life ahead of her. It makes me so angry that people can commit such a heinous offence.

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A piece of Paradise

 

Someone had the same thought as me!

A couple of weeks ago, after a long day at work, I collected Noah from my brother’s who looks after Noah sometimes when my daughter can’t. It’s quite handy as my brother stays close to my work.  After a well deserved cup of coffee, decided it was time to set off for home, but as it was such a lovely summer’s evening, instead of going for the bus we walked to Inverleith Park.  It’s a nice well maintained park with lots to entertain Including a children’s play area, duck pond with reed bed complete with boardwalks, small garden area, allotments, bowling greens, rugby pitches and good paths. There are some lovely views from above the duck pond.

Noah swimming in Inverleith Pond

After spending some time at the park and Noah swimming in the pond, I was getting rather hungry, and as it takes over an hour to get home decided it was best to start heading home. We walked up to Stockbridge.  Stockbridge is a beautiful little village in the heart of  Edinburgh City. Shrouded in ancient history.

However as we got to the crossroads, Noah was pulling on the lead to go the opposite way, of where our bus stop was. Noah had only been in that area once before and had done the exactly the same thing. Well curiosity got the better of me and decided to go where he was pulling me.

First we came across this Arch, and as we went through, on the other side; there was a lady taking a boot style exercise class. It was rather funny as Noah was trying to go up to people and give him his stick that he had found, so between this woman barking orders, most had stopped to admire Noah.

Stockbridge

I soon saw this walk was a continuation of the water of Leith walkway. I had only ever been on the opposite side of this walk (from Stockbridge to Leith), or on sections at Dean Village.

It was a good opportunity to take some pictures, between Noah playing and disturbing a few school girls sitting on some rocks down by the water.

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It was a beautiful stretch of the walkway, and one day I think we will do the whole lot.

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Justice for cody

Spent a lovely day yesterday with my 2 adorable Nieces, Noah was spoilt with lots of attention which he loves. All was quiet late at night, everyone was sleeping peacefully. I was on Facebook when I saw this was on my news feed.

About a 3-year-old Border Collie called Cody, who was doused in lighter fuel and set alight.  In Maghaberry on sunday 26th august

Who could do such a thing? Thugs doused family’s border collie in lighter fluid and set it alight in horrific unexplained attack

  • Cody, 3, was so badly burnt its ribs and joints were visible
  • Owner failed to recognise it as it limped home across a field
  • Police hunting for two young suspects in connection with the brutal attack

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2194771/The-horrifying-pictures-family-s-border-collie-torched-thugs.html#ixzz25JoLPT8b

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Hello’s & Goodbye’s

Saw this and just had to share it. It makes me think of Noah. From a very early age (Well as soon as he was old enough to jump on the bed) – he likes to sit on my bed and watch me go out the gate. It has become a habit for me to turn round – blow a kiss and wave. I thought I’m sure all my friends think I’m mad. Until one day when 2 of my friends came to visit and when we all left the house together. They too turned round, looked up at the window and waved. One of the friends said “did we really just wave to Noah. Yip even they can’t resist waving too. My daughter has admitted that all her friends do the same.

He will often be at the window when I return, this makes me smile and I wave. He will come down to the garden as I put my bike away in the shed. After a hard day at work, it’s nice to sit down with a cup of coffee and Noah will come and snuggle into me for a cuddle. So no matter how hard the day has been, or how tired I feel – It cheers me up. Who would have thought just how therapeutic having a dog would be.

Let me know your thoughts,send me your comments on how you say hello and goodbye to your pets. :).

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Girls can’t throw – FACT

“Mummy you’re useless”

Although I’m getting slightly better at playing Frisbee from what I was before, I think I need more practice playing ball.

This was taking while out in the garden playing

I remember the first rope ball I got Noah. Off we went walking to the park and halfway there on a little pathway – I throw the ball – only for it to land up in a tree. Continue reading

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Bath time

Oh no it’s that time again when your dog is dirty/smelly.

Do not let them in the house only joking. Wipe off excess dirt with an old towel. Handy if you keep one by the door. Before you go out.

“What do you mean I can’t come in”

Leave your dog by the door as you, go and run a bath. Do not be tempted to let them in, no matter how loud they protest.

Noah protesting at being kept at the door!

Prepare the bathroom. Run a warm bath, not too hot, not too cold. Use old towels to line the bathroom floor (you don’t want any accidents – either by you slipping or your dog).

Prepare the bathroom, ensure you use lots of towels

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