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Buddy was hoping to empty the Kleenex box…

buddy bathroom 1Thankfully I managed to distract him… which is easy to do – just shake the cat-treat package! 🙂

buddy bathroom 2

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Buddy was not impressed that I ate my whole sandwich instead of sharing it with him! (I was not impressed to see him climbing on the table!)

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This week we lost Helen – our dear old German Shepherd cross.  She was a wonderful, gentle soul – sadly abandoned at the local pound in her old age when my husband found her.


She lived with us for the last 18 months of her life.  During that time, she enjoyed therapeutic massages at the vet for her arthritis – which were miraculous in easing her pain and increasing her mobility (she actually ran from time to time!)

Helen bed

Helen loved roaming around the Cat Ranch, and especially seemed to enjoy snowy, cold weather – with her thick fur, she often found it very warm indoors.  I took this photo last November, we were out for less than 10 minutes before she was covered in snow.



Helen also enjoyed being the ‘boss dog’ in charge of all the little ones – though you’d never guess it from this photo below (given that the little ones are in her bed, again!)  Being a gentle spirit – she was a benevolent dictator. (I also think she found it cooler on the bare floor. )


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Well – if you haven’t done it yet, it will soon be time to take down the tree and get the house back to normal.  Hope that Santa Claws was good to you and that you had a wonderful holiday season! Biggins, for one, is glad that Dad only made him wear this hat for the photo; he had much more fun using it as a cat toy…

Santa Claws

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Les brought this big dog bed home for Helen – our aging German Shepherd cross – but as you can see, she gets the hard floor while the younger pups hog the bed.  Penny the Poodle would rather have it to herself, but little Piglet never lets Penny go anywhere alone.

And… as soon as the young pups vacate the bed, little Buddy moves in for his turn…

If she ever actually gets a turn, I’ll post one of Helen using her own bed. 😉

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