Sunday, November 22, 2009

I don't feel much like smilin'............

because tomorrow we have to have one of our dogs put to sleep. He is old, and sick.

He came home one rainy night with Mr17-at-the-time (now Mr24), he had been rescued. The people who had him mis-treated him horribly, and for quite a while, he was snappy and unpredictable.

As time wore on though, his sweet, happy nature shone through, and he settled into our family. Even now, as old and sick as he is, he is still generally a happy boy. Except when the pain is too much, but even then he tries.

My mum keeps telling me not to feel too sad, we gave him a good life, and definitely extended it beyond what he could have expected had he been left where he was. But it doesn't help much. Neither does knowing that this is the right thing to do, he is in pain a lot of the time - it's cruel to keep him like that.

Mr14 will be accompanying us, and will no doubt hold me up - I have no doubt that I will fall apart - as necessary as this step is, it still hurts.

I will miss my Rexy.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Yep, curmudgeons. Well, only 1 actually. Gigdiary. Gig to his friends.

Gig and I 'met' quite a while ago on Mia Freedman's blog, Mamamia. He was the one who would pop up occassionally, with sometimes irreverent, always to the point quips.

There were occassions where his remarks upset others, but as a rule, any differences were smoothed over. It got to the point where a reply from Gig was one of the most watched for things on Mia's blog (besides Frockwatch). He was warmly hailed by many of the regulars whenever he cared to share his thoughts.

And then Gig got hisself a blog - where he could be as curmudgeonly as he liked. And he is. And I for one, love it.

Gig is one of those rare people, one of the very few whom understand that it is possible to disagree with someone's opinion, without it turning into a full-on brawl. Most times, we agree. Others, we don't. And that's ok. We agree to disagree, and respect each other the more for that.

So, if you have a spare moment of 2, check out his blog - whilst he IS an old cumudgeon, he is also very funny, and has a great sense of the ridiculousness of the world we live in.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


....... for being so lax with updates.

Work is going bonkers - as it does when the Spring Racing Carnival starts. Not to mention wedding season, and Christmas around the corner.

The Little Family move out this weekend - I am happy and sad all at once. I will miss them, and especially Mouse.

So, updates may (ok, will) be sporadic over the next month or so.