Learning to dance in the rain

Today Love Bug is going to kindy.

Today the plumber is coming to sort out the leaky pipe in the laundry.

Today I’m taking Bella to the vet for more tests.

Today I’m making ice cream and bliss balls for Love Bug’s little birthday celebration with her kindy friends.

Today I’m going to the funeral of a boy I’ve known since I was in my late teens. One who lost his life suddenly and way too young. A celebration of a different kind. One bedded in sadness, loss and disbelief.

learning to dance in the rain

– Vivian Greene -

Life some days really does give you pause for thought.

Sending you all a big virtual cuddle, and extras for your fuzzy friends too.

Go dance in the rain!

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Miles of smiles


This handsome guy came up in my news feed and I had two options:

  1. adopt him;
  2. help him find a fabulous new home.

Despite my falling for Miles immediately, I know I can’t have another dog. I am also a pathetic failure as a foster mumma {just ask Beary}. So, helping him find a fabulous new home it is. Miles currently lives in Sydney.

Sadly his family {who love him dearly} need to find him a new home. They have spent a lot of time {a LOT of time} thinking about this and have come to this heartbreaking decision as their life circumstances have changed meaning they can’t be the forever family they had hoped to be. They are committed to finding him a loving home though, so I thought I’d do my best to help.

Miles is a four-year old border collie cross husky. He was the result of an accidental {spay and neuter your pets people!!} pregnancy of a friend’s dog so his family have had him since he was a puppy.

I asked a few questions so we could get to know him a little better.

A fun story about him?
Miles {like most dogs} loves his bones. He takes burying them in secure locations to a new level. If he knows you have seen where his bone is buried he will dig it up, find a new location cover it with his paws and then spend 10 mins using his nose to delicately cover and pat down the spot with soil and leaves – it is brilliant there is no way to know where the bones are, you just know he has moved it when he comes to you wagging his tail with dirt covering his nose!

What do you love most about him?
He LOVES people and will be over the moon when anyone visits, on the couple of occasions a gate was left open or he got out, we were never too worried as he would walk up to every human wagging his tail for a pat until someone stopped to pat him and call us. He never got very far. That and that he looks like a fierce wolf but is really bit of sook who needs lots of TLC.

What is his favourite thing to do?
Run – beside humans, after birds, in circles or chasing imaginary rabbits in the park.

Does he have a favourite treat?
Bones, we are a vegetarian house so when someone is generous with a bone he LOVES it. But otherwise pieces of carrot are a big win.

Is he an indoor or outdoor dog?
Both, he would prefer to be sitting, sleeping and being right next to you with his face in your lap but is also accustomed to sleeping in his kennel (a garden shed) overnight.

Miles – at a glance
Miles is strikingly handsome, receiving compliments every time he is out and about. He charms everyone that knows him with his beautiful, loving, loyal nature.

Miles is an active, high-energy boy, he loves long walks by the beach, or in the park, or anywhere really – just long walks preferably where he can run free off his leash. He is a largish dog who will entertain you for hours of rambunctious play, so best suited for a family with kids old enough to join in.

Miles soccer

Miles sucks at fetch but loves playing soccer with a big ball – one of his favourite games.

Miles is loyal and obedient, he will enjoy staring at his humans lovingly for hours, sitting near them and performing an array of tricks for pats or treats. He will be keen to be in your company as often as possible and be a real part of the family.

He is a charmer; he has stayed with many friends and family, all who compliment him on his good looks, great behavior and high energy.

On parting ways with Miles
We have come to this decision after a year of deliberation, we can no longer provide Miles the accommodation he needs. We are deeply sad to re-home Miles, but are certain we can match the perfect humans with a great dog.

Miles’ vitals
• Siberian Husky/ Border collie, 4 yeas old, black and white male
• Desexed, vaccinated, worm and flea treated
• Basic training {come, sit, wait, drop, shake hands, roll over, heel, out}
• Micro-chipped

Are you ready for Miles of smiles?

Are you ready?

Message me below or reach out on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram or Pinterest if you think Miles might just be your forever friend. Oh, and just so you know: if we’re friends and you adopt Miles, I’m coming around for stacks on cuddles asap!

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Wordless Wednesday {mini me}

I wonder when {if} traits from the other half of her gene pool are going to come through?

Wordless Wednesday {mini me}


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Tasty Tuesday {farmers market happiness and cauliflower chickpea patties}

Our farmers market wasn’t open for a few weeks over Christmas, but most of our favourite stall holders were back this weekend. Our favourite berry farmer had so much delicious produce that I had to hold back. We are only two girls. We can only eat so much.

We’re making a good dent in this one though. Such a happy summer tray of fruit, sprinkled with raw cashews, raw pistachios and tamari almonds.

farmers market produce

We set out to get some cauliflower to try these Cauliflower Chickpea Patties from Dora Daly’s blog. Oh yeah. Yummo! {Instead of Panko I sub in rice crumbs so they’re gluten free}.

I’m having a moment with anything I can make into a patty – they’re so easy to throw into salad, make burgers have in a wrap … or just snack on when your peckish!

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Love Bug’s first real hair cut

I almost forgot to mention this milestone! Yes she is four and this is her first real hair cut {if you don’t count trimming some straggly bits off when she was about 9 months old}.

On the eve of her fourth birthday, Love Bug sat up with a cape on and had a real hair cut. Our lovely hairdresser Janna cut the ends off. The ends being her blonde baby curls.


I didn’t cry.

haircut - almost done

No, really, I didn’t, there was just some dust in my eyes.

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Wait? Woo woo to that!



Woo woo to that!


Hand over the treats lady and no-one gets hurt.

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I like big mutts and I cannot lie

I’ve seen these t-shirts from The Animal Rescue site before and I love them. They’re having a sale at the moment and they now make scrubs with this on the front {and they ship internationally in case you were wondering}.

I like big mutts and I cannot lie

I like big mutts and I cannot lie {source}


I think I’d probably high five my vet if I walked in and they were wearing one.

My biggest of mutts spent most of yesterday looking like this waiting for his big sister to come home from the vet.


I had a rotten headache so spent a good deal of the day like this. Because if puppy love can’t fix it, nothing can.


When we picked Bella up, she looked like this.


She’s making the most of her bare belly I can assure you. Do you know how good belly scratches are? Well they are even better when you have a bare belly, and you get more because no-one can walk by without giving it a rub.


We’re again waiting for test results, so please keep us in your thoughts.


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