I just found this little photo of my youngest dog, Toffee, he is all grown up now.   He loved to make friends when he was a puppy, he still does, but he was fearless then……not so much now, he is a little bit more cautious.   I wish I had the follow up photo to the sniff, it was a kiss from Toffee to the big nose which was sniffing him…….I wondered if big dog was thinking ‘Dinner’

Toffee Makes Friends

When our youngest little dog, Toffee, was a puppy, he loved making friends.  He is such a friendly little dog, and so happy to met everyone, he still is…….but he was such a cute little puppy, just like a little teddy bear.  I came across these photos recently when he was about four months old and thought when looking, that the lady looked like she could eat him, as he looked so cute 🙂

Polly Parrot

On one of our forays into a garden centre, we walk through the pet department and I spied Polly.  Out came the camera and I could not resist the urge to take some Polly photos.  It’s not something I normally do, but I did enjoy taking them and Polly didn’t seem to mind.


Snakes Alive

This is not my normal type of photo, but it is, the day that I came to like a snake.  We were at a country fair somewhere in the county of Rutland in June 2016, and there was the normal type of things like tractors and sheep dogs etc, but there was also the snake man, no ….not really…. but thats what I called him.  We walked into a tent and there was the snake coiled around the keepers neck, I have no idea what type of snake it was  but the colours were beautiful…. I was seeing the snake through the lens of a camera in my mind, it was beautiful.  I knew I wanted to catch the snakes forked tongue darting out, but it was so quick, but then I got my photo (the last photo on the post)……look at the pattern on the scales, it looks like a row of pointy teeth, just like the real thing.  I was just really pleased that the photos came out ok, of course if I had come across the snake in the long grass….it was have been a totally different story.  I also thought it was a good one for my Occupation Category, Wildlife Keeper.

What About Me

Last year 2016, when we were in Landsberg, Bavaria, I spotted this little cutie.   I love taking photos of dogs, and this little one caught my eye, you just knew there was a question in the air……as the children were drinking from the fountain…, what about me, I need one too.  There followed an amazing little sequence.  

I’m still waiting…..

Finally, Mum has noticed…….so happy, jumping for joy 🙂

Now I just need to dry off 

Our Dog Nipper


I found a photo of Nipper our Yorkshire Terrier, normally you can’t see his lovely black button eyes, but I think he had a fringe trim at the kennels.  We have a wonderful kennels where the dogs love going, which is good for all of us.  Anyway, Nipper is about seven years now, he has got a bit portly, but has lost a lot of weight on his diet……. although he is sure that I’m starving him.  He nearly lost his eyesight a couple of years ago and had to go through some quite nasty treatment.  He was suppose to have drops three times a day for the rest of his life……well that was never going to happen…..he hated it, after all the treatment he had, he had enough.  So I stopped them, he eyes were fine, until the pollen count went up, he eyes got bad….he had hay fever.  So now if the pollen count is high, he stays indoors. and if they get really bad, he will let me put drops in, but mostly he is ok.  His name isn’t because he nips, where I come from, the name nipper is given to a young lad, so Nipper it is.  He is a bit of a loner, since he lost his soul mate, Rocky a big German Shepherd, he was with Rocky when Rocky had a heart attack and died, poor Nipper was never the same afterwards.  He was more Rocky’s dog than ours, they did everything together, which was nice, as Rocky hated every other dog, but he loved Nipper.  He endures the other three dogs, but I’m not sure he would miss then if they disappeared or if he would really even notice if they had, bless him 🙂