Today is Sunday 12th September

The day is warm and muggy, two loads of washing are out on the line, and Hubby has hoovered right through the house getting rid of all the cobwebs that tend to get missed when just ‘sweeping through’. We invested in a small manual sweeper some time ago rather than get the hoover out every day. Not having a dog now means no dog hairs to clear up, though saying that, we still miss Maggie terribly.

We were looking on some of the rescue sites yesterday and several dogs showed promise until we read more details. All five we were interested in had socialising issues, and for someone like me who is constantly fussing dogs when I see them, this is not fair on a dog who is already unsure of other canines, and thus might see them all as a threat.  Two had to be the only pet in the house and not be left alone, and two, even though over 2 years of age, weren’t house trained.
Don’t get me wrong, we could probably have coped and given the dog a forever home, but if it hadn’t worked out, where would that leave poor doggy? We have to think with our heads, not our heart. If I let that rule, I would have at least 20 dogs by now.

On the agenda today is dusting and polishing for me in a minute, and cutting the grass.
One of our tomato plants is also dying off so we shall pick the remaining fruit and pull it.
The other one is going mad and we have a lot more flowers on it. I have four full bags of tomatoes in the freezer which shall be ideal for my pasta dishes, so I won’t have to buy any for months. The media is full of potential food shortages for a variety of reasons, so I am glad we shop as and when we do as so far, we have managed to keep on top of it all.

Hope you are all looking forward to a relaxing Sunday.
Weigh in was good and I’ve maintained again this week so well pleased as I over indulged in syns on a few occasions. Lunch today is corned beef hash, so nothing too fancy.

Take care, and keep safe everyone.

About pensitivity101

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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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6 Responses to Today is Sunday 12th September

  1. I’m sure your doggie days aren’t done, just a matter of time. Corned beef hash? I’ll just put my Bex Bissell away and pop round!

  2. willowdot21 says:

    Happy Sunday 💜💜

  3. murisopsis says:

    Those rescue sites really play on the heart strings! I’ve had to be the voice of reason for Sparky on a couple of occasions. You really do have to read the fine print. Here they use phrases like realtors selling houses. An “exuberant” dog is one that will jump up and knock you over, one that is “shy” is really a fear biter, one that “can’t be left alone” has separation anxiety and will destroy the house when unsupervised…. I’m making pasta with peas and tomatoes for dinner. I’ll probably mix in a little of the leftover chicken as protein! I haven’t made hash in ages – maybe it is time to put it on the menu!

    • I know what you mean Val. We see these beautiful dogs then read the details……… some sites admit they don’t have many in some cases which automatically makes us wary. The other is not being able to meet the dog. One was described as a dog perfect for agility…….. I read that as boisterous and would need a lot to keep it entertained! There’s a pup out there for us.

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