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September 23, 2012

Animal Antics – A Report from the Home Front

A report from the home front today.

Bella, our puppy, continues to challenge and delight us. She’s an active wee thing and loves to help out with jobs around the house. We’ve trained her to carry some of the recycling out to the bin, and she also enjoys toting the mail from the mailbox to the kitchen. Sometimes she likes the mail so much she refuses to give it back and a chasing game ensues. Most of our mail arrives in the kitchen complete with teeth marks.

Here’s a photo of Bella on recycling duty…


I had breakfast with my father and sister on Saturday and talk turned to some of their animals. My father hand milks his house cow every morning. Donna is a rangy black and white cow, and she and Dad have been a team for many years. These days—at twenty years of age—Donna’s eye sight is failing and her hearing is going, but she still kicks up her heels and charges through gates. My sister says if you see Donna coming it’s best to stand back.

But the funniest thing is that Donna goes to sleep in the middle of milking and starts snoring. Evidently the snoring is very loud. Who knew that cows snored?

I have a review for The Zombie Always Knocks Twice (seems to be free at Amazon at present so grab a copy) posting on 25 Sep, but apart from that I’m taking a blogging holiday. Hubby and I are off to Europe, so I’ll see you when I get back at the beginning of November.


  1. Alice Audrey

    Bella looks kind of dangerous to me. :)

  2. Heather

    Cute photo of Bella. I love that you’ve trained her to carry.

  3. Heather

    Oh — I know you saw the “bouquet” posted yesterday, but did you see the ones from Saturday? *g*

  4. Maria Zannini

    Have fun on your holiday and take care.

    Bella is cute as always.

  5. Savannah Chase

    Oh wow she has grown since the last time you posted a pic…

  6. Mary Kirkland

    I love the Bella pictures. Who knew that cows snored…I didn’t know that.

    Have fun on your vacation.

  7. Brinda

    Bella is a sweetheart. I need some help. Can you send her over? I hope you and the hubs have the BEST vacation yet.

  8. Angela Brown

    Bella looks ready to recycle, reduce, reuse and close the loop.

    You enjoy your holiday!!!

  9. Tania.F.Walsh

    Your doggie is so adorable:) Have a great holiday in Europe. Enjoy.

  10. sandra cox

    What a cutie! And smart to boot.

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