Happy Birthday!

Hubby strimmed the grass yesterday and I took advantage by going shopping on my own.
I was going to walk up into town but Maggie was looking so excitedly expectant I took her with me in the car as she still can’t walk too far yet.

I bought some real potatoes for our two day stew as the little buttons they’re selling in bags are a joke unless you want them with a salad which doesn’t need to be refrigerated now after the change in temperature. We had our first frost yesterday, but the heating kicked in way before we got up so the house was lovely and warm. It’s a good boiler!

Anyway, I wasn’t out long and stopped off to give Maggie a wee in the park on the way back.
There had been fire close by as Hubby saw the smoke when he let her out first thing, but I couldn’t see any evidence of damage to the pub, chippy, car park or surrounding property.
There were however an awful lot of dead rocket sticks littering the ground, and when we took her down to the beach car park later in the afternoon the place was covered with even more and loads of little round pieces of cardboard fillers from the bigger ones that starburst. I found myself thinking that if they had all been coloured yellow, it would’ve looked like the place was paved with gold. There were literally hundreds of them.
Would you believe we had some going off yesterday as well???

I made a new friend down at the car park. He was so pleased to see me, though his owner was a little anxious as he came rushing down the slope to greet me.
My readers know I’m a dog kinda gal, and this one knew a good thing when he saw one. Cue one absolutely huge black and white great dane called Lotto, an 8 year old rescue who has been with his current owner for 6½ years after being taken back to the rescue centre four times through no fault of his own.
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Anyone would think the dog had known me for years, but honestly, today was the first time I met him. Lotto is a leaner and a charmer.
Maggie looked on from the back seat as he got into the back of their car which physically dipped a good two inches.

We gave her a short walk, but not on the beach, for her afternoon performance and coming back to the car met up with three little dogs that amounted to the size of Lotto’s head. Equally gorgeous in their own way, one was blind and diabetic and the ruler of the pack. It was also the youngest and smallest of the three.

It was a good day.
Hubby’s birthday today.
Nothing planned though I have got him a small gift and made a card a little while ago. We’ll have the second portion of our stew today, and might even go out for the day if it’s nice.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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16 Responses to Happy Birthday!

  1. stevetanham says:

    Can’t beat that ‘new boiler’ feeling! And an extra portion of stew for birthday boy…

  2. Victo Dolore says:

    Happy birthday to the hubby! 🙂

  3. fransiweinstein says:

    Happy birthday to hubby.

  4. Michael says:

    Happy birthday to your hubby, what a lucky guy he must be…

  5. bikurgurl says:

    Happy Birthday wishes — and many more dog stories 🙂

  6. Jane Sturgeon says:

    Happy Birthday to your Hubby. x

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