Posts tagged ‘dogs’

Gizmo got very anxious when Dad went into the bottle shop without him! Thankfully it has all these windows, so he can keep a close eye on him 🐶

a small white dog in a tartan jacket seen from behind, standing on his hind legs, paws on a glass window through which he watches a middle-aged man ponder which beer to buy

It’s been many weeks since we’ve had a day as warm as 24°, but today Melbourne finally delivered! I had a great afternoon walk at the beach. There were loads of dogs there, and I have to say, I love those puppies that haven’t yet learned the social norms of being a dog at the beach. They’re hilarious and cute. There was a black labrador one (not a puppy-puppy, but not a full-grown dog either, if you get my drift) who kept tearing away from his owners to try to get attention from everyone else at the beach, or on one occasion barge into some other dogs' game of fetch, including patiently waiting for their owner to throw the ball… 🤣 Dogs are so great.

blue skies, blue ocean, some shrubs to the right of the frame, and sand with weeds on it in the foreground. in the water, in the distance, a human and three dogs are standing around on the right, and some small boats are parked on the left.

We got to see this little guy a couple of times over the Easter long weekend! Despite Gizmo’s best efforts, he even got tricked into getting his photo taken a couple of times 🐶

a small white dog grins on a footpath a small white dog looks back nervously on a footpath a small white dog looks up sleepily from a couch which is covered in blankets, with his chin resting on a cushion

Got to catch up with this little guy last night. While Gizmo was excited to see us, he was also very concerned about the volume of bikkie thieves around him. Never mind humans gave him the bikkie, and could easily get their own if they wanted bikkies… they cannot be trusted! 🐶

a white dog on an armchair sits next to a bikkie, staring down the photo-taker a white dog on an armchair grips his bikkie in his mouth, staring down the photo-taker

Gizmo has met the third cat in his life who didn’t immediately hate him! Timmka here was full of curiosity, actually, but Gizmo scuttled their emerging friendship when he went in for a bum sniff (not pictured). Timmka was NOT happy 🙀

a tabby cat and a small white dog look at each other through the bars of a gate a tabby cat and a small white dog sniff noses through the bars of a fence

Gizmo has seemed a bit subdued today, especially after Gidget hissed at him when he just wanted to play (twice), but he livened up when he reached the beach. Unfortunately, he got himself so filthy there that he needed a B-A-T-H when we got home… and now he feels traumatised.

a foreground of shrubbery. behind that, sand, blue ocean, and a bright blue sky a white dog rolls around in shallow water another photo of the white dog rolling around in shallow water

My folks and sister are going away for the long weekend, so they’ve dropped Gizmo off to have his own little getaway at my place. Gizmo’s feeling disconcerted at being left behind, and also that the cat is hiding from him in the cupboard (…), to the point that he doesn’t even want dog biscuits. Hopefully after a walk (and Gidget coming out of the cupboard), he’ll cheer up a bit.

a white dog sits on a wooden floor, looking anxiously at the photo-taker a white dog looks over his shoulder towards a light source

Last night we went to my parents' place to celebrate a big occasion with them: their thirtieth wedding anniversary! 🥳 A huge relief to have made it after Mum’s health crisis last year. Gizmo may not look it in this photo, but he was thrilled to have visitors over, too 😉

a man and a woman sit side-by-side, smiling at the camera a close-up of a small white dog looking to the left

🐈 My parents and sister paid me their usual Sunday visit yesterday, and for once, Gidget came out and accepted pets from them! In recent times she’s spent their visits hiding in a cupboard 🙀

a young woman smiles as she pats a tabby cat the tabby cat accepts chin scratchies from the young woman

🐶 Then my sister, Viv and I walked Gizmo to the beach. In the 28°C weather Gizmo immediately flopped into the water, and then he enjoyed an impromptu conference of little dogs 😅 I know he thinks every walk is amazing, but this one was especially amazing!!

a small white dog flops, shoulder-first, into shallow ocean water three small dogs meet and sniff each other in the water

Some of my favourite recent photos that I haven’t already posted are these: Gizmo munching on his dentastick! Probably anxiously, to make sure notorious bickie thieves (me and my family) can’t steal them. It’s a hard life being a dog 🐶

a white dog looks uncertainly at the camera, on a bed, treat clutched between his paws a white dog raises his head while chewing, showing off his lower front teeth a white dog eats a close-to-last piece of treat between his paws
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