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Sunday, 18 August 2019

Bittersweet, but beautiful

Yesterday was another beautiful day although this year the weather cannot decide which direction it is going in.  It seems as if every other day is cold, damp and gloomy and - horrors - the woodburner has already been briefly lit on a couple of evenings.  Today feels like Autumn is barrelling towards us with far too much haste; perhaps we will be blessed with a warm & sunny September?

But when it is warm and bright, with a lovely breeze that's just right (providing you have long sleeves on) our Dear Little Lady is mixing moments of mad, frenetic charging around with languid lurcher lounging (oh, the possibilities for awful alliteration are endless 🐾  πŸ•  πŸ€ͺ )








Remind you of anyone?




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  1. We've noticed the nights are drawing in too. Let's hope for a warm September going into October. Aww yes, Daisy left room in your heart for another ❤️ xx

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    1. Hi Eileen, days so much shorter now and a definite nip in the air. I don't want to put the heating on, even for an hour, until 1st September but I have a horrid feeling we will need the warmth before that.

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  2. How beautiful she is and love her titled name! Congratulations! I haven't read your blog for a few weeks and now I'm all caught up. It was such a wonderful surprise to read of your new girl, Millie. My 12 year old, Maisie, had surgery around the time you adopted Millie so I'm behind in my reading. She zooms in her garden just like my Maisie first did!
    I'm so happy for you and your husband and will enjoy reading about all your adventures together!

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    1. Morning Patty, welcome back. I do hope your Maisie is recovering well.

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  3. P.S. I still like seeing pics of Daisy even though I tear up every time.

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    1. Patty - me too. Sometimes it's a photo, sometimes it is doing something around the house for Millie and I catch myself remembering I did it for Daisy. This morning it was Kate's comment (see below).

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  4. Millie looks serene and content and very much at home. Lovely pictures, much love xxx

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    1. Hi Sarum, does she remind you of Tess when she's laying like that?
      Hugs to you all. πŸ’š

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    2. All the photos remind me of Tess but yes Tess used to lie like that. Also her obvious quiet contentment surveying the world around her is very Tess like. She's just gorgeous xx

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    3. If the remaining brain cell remembers correctly, was your darling Tess a Whippet x. Saluki?

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  5. When she is being serene and not zooming please give her an extra kiss on the noggin from me.thanks,Linda j

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    1. Will do Linda, but she already gets plenty of hugs and cuddles, so don't worry about her missing out. πŸ’•

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  6. 'awful alliteration' is always acceptable (groan!) and the word 'lurcher' just makes it inevitable ... lovely, lazy, lively, etc- it looks like you are settling in nicely-
    Olivia wants you to know she is glad you feel her pain about that whole disgraceful 'bikini incident'... it was a one-time event, but it was quite traumatic for all involved- she did suffer from the indignity of a 'foofy bow' after her salon visit the other day to eliminate the 'you-know-what' from her sparse fur, but a quick run to the lake and a roll in moss and algae quickly took care of that-
    how nice to know there are beautiful places where you are beginning to see a seasonal change-I sigh with envy (and continue to sweat profusely as we are mired into our 9 months of hot hot summer-
    the usual regards from here-
    barb

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    1. Morning Barb, thanks for the chuckle. I'll say it again - Olivia really needs her own blog, how else is the poor girl going to get her revenge (other than rolling in a muddy lake shore)?

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  7. A lovely spot for Millie to watch the world go by, she looks so calm and contented. Love the photo of Daisy too, and Eileen's third sentence is spot on :)

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    1. Oh I know you and Eileen are just ganging up on me! But thank you anyway. πŸΎπŸ•

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  8. The weather is being very indecisive at the moment isn't it. I find this type of weather such a pain as you have to take a mountain of clothing with you every time you leave the house, just in case.....Millie looks very contented watching the world go by.

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    1. Hi m'dear, thanks for dropping by. I guess we are just in "normal" Cumbrian weather😜

      I don't mind having to take multiple clothing choices with us, but I get fed up with not being able to finish a job outside because the weather has changed its mind . . . again.

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  9. Shows just how dogs can discover the good in people like you. She looks as contented as Daisy did sunning herself on the porch. Pulls at the heartstrings seeing photos like that.
    Take care & huggles.

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  10. Aah that must be the prime viewing spot to keep an eye on the goings on! I wouldn't mind sitting in the sunshine there watching the world go by. Millie seems to have settled. Lovely photo of Daisy too.

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    1. Thank you Mrs, the balcony has been popular with all our dogs.

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  11. Beautiful photographs. Bittersweet indeed. X

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    1. {{{hugs}}} Jules. I knew you would understand. xx

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  12. Dear Jayne
    Millie looks so contented but of course, Daisy is still in your thoughts.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Thanks Ellie. I think Daisy will always be in my thoughts, that's the problem with our babies, they take a piece of your heart for their own and never leave it.

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  13. That is a beautiful tribute - a dog, unknowing of anything that came before, knows where the best places are - I wonder if dogs can hear/feel things - almost like whispers. That - or - you very kindly placed a comfy dog pillow in the perfect place! :) xx

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    1. Thank you so much Kate. I believe all of us, not just the four-paws, can leave an essence of ourselves on a place and Daisy had ~such~ character and personality it would be impossible for me to believe part of her is not still here.

      In small ways, Millie can be a little "Daisy-like" at times, and I am sure there is a connection that she can pick up on. Or maybe it is the sun-soaked warmth, elevated view-point, and that daft two-legs putting soft cushions all over the place.

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  14. Tivvy does lots of things our previous dog did, Sometimes we think that she is being channeled.

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    1. Hi Sue, Millie has little moments of channeling either Ollie or Daisy. But mostly she is her own self, which is how it should be. xx

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