I think I'm going to have to cut my blog posts down to two days a week in future. Blog posts take a lot of time to prepare and deliver, and I think I've got to take it a bit more easy in the future, I can't cope with everything I've got to cram into each day, and it's making me lethargic trying to fit everything in. I've been finding I get very little done recently, it must be a stress reaction, some panic mode I've gone into.
So I thought I'd come and visit you on a Tuesday and a Friday in future! I reckon I'll be bright eyed and bushy tailed if I keep it to that.
We had my parent's-in-law dog Cuddy to stay for two-and-a-half weeks not long ago. He's a gorgeous dog, very good natured, extremely affectionate, and very loveable. BUT (!) he also has the energy of a force 10 gale, and a skull made of concrete. I find he bumps his head into my leg, in a clumsy sort of way, and I feel like I've been batted with a concrete plank, it's painful. He just doesn't seem to feel pain, but then that's Jack Russell Terriers for you, they're invincible.
The Cudster, as I like to call him, sees a huge tyre buried in the sand on the beach, and thinks that it is just a matter of time before he digs it up and uses it as a toy.
If cuddy sees a large branch, he expects no less than a human throws it for him to chase. That's after he's gripped it in his vice like jaws and been swung around in the air, jaws holding fast to the branch. Easy-peasy for a Jack Russell, and Cuddy is a splendid specimen of the breed.
Ellie makes sure she keeps out of the way when Cuddy is on the rampage, but dear little Douglas gets all macho and does his best to keep up. As the proud parent of Douglas, it's hard to see Douglas look a little pathetic next to Cuddy's power. Bless his little paws.
So when Cuddy returned home, I had a mixture of feelings. Slight relief, along with a slight sense of loss. The Cudster worms his way into your heart.
But on a different note.....................................
Do, do, do treat yourself to looking at something very sweet, have a look at the most magnificent Hen I've ever seen, here, she's nursing some eggs, and there's a wonderful short video where you can watch her settling back on the eggs after a short break. It's all on Celia's blog, Purple Podded Peas.
And I would be very remiss if I didn't alert you to a rather fabulous and generous giveaway on Mary Poppins blog here. (It finishes on the 3rd June). Catherine of Kids and Capers blog alerted me to it when I saw her blog post about it, wasn't that nice of her to share the news! After all, the more people enter, the less chance we have of winning. Still, it's nice to share a fab giveaway like this.
I'm going to knitting group tonight, I haven't been for months, and I thought it would be nice to catch up, rather than bury my nose in working on my sculptures.
I'll see you on Friday, then I'll be going on to my new Tuesday Friday blogging routine. Cheerio! Love Vanessa xxx