Oh The Shame!

So I might have gone for an unscheduled off-road walk this morning. And on said walk I may have encountered one or two (fairly large) burr bushes.

But dreadlocks are a thing, right?

And this is a travesty!


A Travesty I tell you!

How am I to face my public looking like this?


I’m sure there is a law against this sort of thing.


Chin up. Stiff upper lip and all that. I Shall overcome this violation!

Upon reflection it really was worth it though – such a beautiful way to start the day.


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A Shadow Theme For My Blog Birthday

HAPPY (second) BIRTHDAY to Tikkie of the Bushveld’s Blog

Happy (second) Birthday to Tikkie of the Bushveld’s Blog!

I’m so happy it’s my Blog’s (second) Birthday

Happy (second) Birthday to My Blog!

Mum has been sick for a long time with a very sore back. This has made her tired and she hasn’t wanted to do much fun stuff until only a few weeks ago, so I haven’t been able to get onto her computer to talk to you all for ages.

She also hasn’t taken me for a nice long walk for too long, and I think I was happier than she was when she told me last week that her back is so much better that she feels like a stroll.

I wanted to show you our shadows. but it was drizzling a tiny bit and she didn’t take her camera with her. So I found this old photo of me on a walk with one of my Silly Sisters.


So many fun (and also not so fun) things have happened since I last wrote to you all and the event that has changed my life the most was the arrival of a new baby sister for me. Her name is Symmi, because the markings on her face are almost symmetrical.


Symmi. Picture credit: Helen

We have a sort of love-hate friendship. Sometimes I think she is a lot of fun. And sometimes I hate her.

Here are some fun pictures of us playing in the late afternoon shadows when we first met.


Cheeky so-and-so, sitting on me like that!


She thinks she has the upper hand.


But I’ll show her who’s boss in this house!


There, I Fixed it. More than a year later, but I fixed it.




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Loadshedding (Whatever That Means)


Mum gets cross ’cause she says there’s no electricity for eight hours every day, so she can’t work or Skype her folks or write blogs.

Last night the power went off. I thought it was cool, all that candle wax dripping and moths to chase. And I can see in the dark, so I don’t need electricity at night.

Anyway, Mum downloaded this app. I thought she said nap. What?! We’ve only just got up! But she told me it’s a phone thing, silly. It works even when there’s no electricity and I can be the first to use it to write a blog.

Here’s a picture of me and My Cat. She thought there was a zombie behind the curtain. Luckily I’ve recently joined the Zombie Squad (more about that later) — Private Tikkie the Zombie Slayer is my new name — so I know how to check. There wasn’t a zombie.

OK. Seems this app thing doesn’t work quite like it should. The picture went to the media files on Mum’s own blog. So I’ll have to wait until electricity comes on again if I want to upload that picture (uh oh … Mum’s cross again).

Eight hours later, here’s the picture:


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Share Your World – 2015 No 38

Each week Cee’s Photography asks us to share our World with her and this week I thought I would give it a bash.

About Share Your World?

Share your World is all about having a safe place for everyone to answer random questions that I post each week.  Here is the basic format.  I will ask you:

  • To answer three random questions each week.

  • Respond to a fourth item (I will randomly chose from this list)

    • Making a List out of a topic
    • Completing the sentence I start
    • Answering a Would you Rather question
  • Bonus Question is always the same  “What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?”  Because we all need to be reminded that there are many things in our lives to be grateful about.  

Q. What do you do to make a living or during the day if you are retired.  If you are a student what are you studying?

A. I earn my keep by being awesome and cute. It’s a difficult job but someone has to do it.



Q. Have you ever participated in a distance walking, swimming, running, or biking event? Tell your story.

A. Are you kidding me? I love to run! Everything I do is at double time, so I guess you could say my life is a running event.

Ready. Set. Go!

Ready. Set. Go!





I won!

Q. What is usually your first thought when you wake up? 

A. What? Morning already?


Complete this sentence: Look out behind you, it’s a …

Cat! It’s my cat!

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Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I am grateful for having a proper home, people who love me and a bed to sleep in at night (even though I have to share it with my Mum and Dad). Next week, there’s more love, cuddles and fun and I can’t wait!


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Schilent Schunday Schnauzer – Schmelling the Flowers


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Voting is Open – Contest Entries Are Here

Check out these before and after pics and get your voting hats on!

The Adventures of Noodle


OMD! It’s finally voting time, friends! I think it’s going to be difficult to choose because these pictures are AWESOME!

Don’t forget, you’re voting for 2 categories: Best Before and After AND Best Bath Picture.

The polls for voting are at the bottom.

Without further delay, here are the contestants in no particular order:

1) Doc – Fozziemum‘s boy


2) Tucker from Tales of Tucker. According to his mom, he “loves water and just hanging out in the tub or getting the occasional spray from the sink when he gets in the dishwasher.”


3) Purrince Siddhartha Henry from Purrince Siddhartha Henry and LadyMum’s Purrfect Pad


4) Wally from The Chronicles of Wallace and Samuel


5) Sammy from The Chronicles of Wallace and Samuel


6) Smokey from Golden Kali


7) Bailey, formerly of Golden Kali. According to Bailey’s Dad, Bailey passed 6 years ago and HATED baths.


8) Stella Rose…

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Early Morning Exercize

Every day my annoying brother and silly sisters get to go for a ride in the back of the truck with Dad.


Dad drives slowly, so they can jump off the back whenever they feel like running — and when they get tired, they jump back on again.


When they get home they are full of interesting smells. I sniff and bark and yap and jump up and down around them, begging them to tell me where they went and what they saw. They know everything that happens on this farm and I really have to nag to get them to tell me anything.


Mum says I am too small and wont let me go with. But sometimes, if she can get me up early enough in the morning (I like to lie in, which suits Mum ’cause so does she), she will join Dad on his rounds and I get to go too!

The thing is though, she wont let me out of the car to run — she is afraid I will get too close to the wheels and get run over — so I have to stay in the front with her, but that’s OK. I get so excited watching the big dogs run. I jump from one side of the truck to the other, standing on Mum’s or Dad’s lap, and I stick my head out of the window and I bark!

It is such fun!

I think I’m going to get up early tomorrow. Maybe we can go for a ride?


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