Monday, 29 August 2011

My beautiful Maggie died in her sleep last night.

She was a gorgeous, sweet little dog. Cuter than cute. She loved to twirl around chasing her tail, and seemed to do that to entertain us, the more we laughed, the more she did it, with a big smile.
I found her at a rescue place,she had been cruelly treated. She stole my heart, and I just had to take her home. She loved being with me. She had her own settee. She made her own den, under the table, on a big cushion, where she would stash away bits of biscuits, or any odd things she would find. Whenever I cleaned out, her 'den', she had quite a collection. She always seemed happy. Everyone thought she was cute, and beautiful, and did I say cute! so cute! She started going grey with old age. She lost some of her teeth. She developed a thyroid problem, and was a bit overweight, but all in all she was her usual perky, chirpy self. She ate her supper as usual Saturday night. She seemed fine. we went to bed. Sunday morning I went downstairs, and there she was in her bed. But she didn't look up. She was dead. I guess the old cliche, that it's the best way to go, without suffering, in your own bed, just pass away during the night, hopefully, peacefully, as she slept. But it's hard being without her. I miss her. I miss her little bark, when she wanted attention. And her running around my legs when she knew she was getting a treat. And her snoring - she snored very loudly, it was reassuring to hear her snore in the night. She was a darling, and I miss her so. God bless you, sweet Maggie. Rest in Peace.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Redley gets busy.

Our darling little boy is busy. Every day he's learning new things and trying new things. I love to watch his amazed face as he discovers yet another amazing (to him) object that we take for granted.
His latest discovery is the cats. They long ago discovered him, with a sniff and a careful look. Now Redley has discovered them! I've been holding him near the cats so that he can get used to them slowly. And very bravely yesterday he put out his hand and brushed it past Billy. Redley looked surprised but intrigued as to what was this furry thing - another cuddly toy? a tiger? He slowly put his hand on top of Billy's head and rested it there. Firstly Billy walked away, then he came back and sat back down in the same place, so Redley could plonk his hand there again. Billy looked a bit bemused - the cats know he's not dangerous to them :) Redley looked pleased with his new discovery. We laughed and hugged them both. Redley has made friends with Billy!

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Finally - more photos of Redley!

My camera broke around Christmastime, and I took a while to get another one. the new one isn't too good, or maybe I'm not too good at taking photos (probably more like it!), so many of the photos I've taken are blurry. I really must learn more about my camera, after all, it's not a complicated one - Kodak easyshare M530, it's a cute little black and red camera, and I'm sure I can get better results with a bit more patience!
Redley is 5 months old now, how time flies. He is making up his own words, which he uses for good (he likes something) or not good (when he doesn't like something), and we've kinda heard him say other words which we recognise, but he doesn't repeat them to order! no, Redley is quite strong willed, and knows what he wants. Generally he's a very happy little chappy, and his smile will melt the hardest hearts :) I love coming home to see 'my boy', and watch his face light up as I walk in the room. Any stress of the day just melts away with a big hug :)

 Redley on his playmat, looking very jolly and having fun!

Here he is having 'tummy time' which encourages him to build up the muscles needed for crawling, he's very eager to get going!

Here's my little model, in a bandanna bib and hat that I made for him, I intend to make matching sets, these were the first I made, and they fit nicely, now all I need is the time and space to start production!

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Teething time is not a fun time for poor little babies!

Little Redley is starting to teeth. No sign of the little white teeth sticking up yet, but his gums are changing, and he drools a lot.
He likes to press his gums on my finger. He chews his own fingers a lot.
We bought him Sophie the giraffe teething toy. It is made from 100% pure natural rubber. It has a variety of textures for teething on, and is easy to hold. redley hasn't quite got the hang of holding it in his mouth yet, but he's learning. Hopefully soon he will get the gang of it, and it will help ease his painful gums.