DD's Blog

Get a glimpse into my life with pets through excerpts from my diary. Enjoy funny anecdotes about my girls (our dogs Sheba and Sammy (RIP)), The Twins (our cats Arty and Lewie) and The Budgie Birds (Bella Blue and Charly) - and not forgetting my human boys too (The Dad and Aaron).

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Life in the loft

31st Oct, 2018
We recently decided to add to our little cottage and built a cosy little loft. Last night was our first night of sleeping in said loft. It didn’t go as smoothly as planned – but, then, when you have a houseful of fur kids, it never really does… ...read more

Mum to all

28th Sep, 2018
Being a crazy animal lover, the comfy life I shared with my five beloved cats and three spoilt dogs was a very contented one. Right up until the news broke, I really did think I was “barren”; destined to be a mom to children of the furred and feathered variety only. I was sure the next baby that came along would be of the puppy variety. ...read more

I’m sure many of you will have stories to tell of some of your crazy animal rescue escapades. In fact, when we go live with this excerpt, please feel free to share your story with us – we would love to read about it. ...read more

Keeping Sammy Safe

27th Jul, 2018
I have recently taken to sleeping downstairs in order to keep Sammy below decks and safe from tumbling down the stairs as she did recently (I suspect she couldn’t see over the large pair of socks in her little Morkie mouth). ...read more

As a Happy Tail-er (a super supporter of our website and Facebook page Link: https://www.facebook.com/happytailsmagazine.co.za/), you will already know all about “The Dad”, aka James; truly my better half, Aaron’s amazing dad, and the fur kids’ bestie! ...read more

Life with Lewie

25th May, 2018
The thought of adopting two of the most gorgeous blue-eyed Siamese-looking kittens had my heart bursting with pride and adoration before I even got to meet The Twins, Arty Cat and Brother Lewie. ...read more

Is it just me or do you also ever have those days when you secretly wish you were still a singleton AND had no animals – or at least animals that didn’t wake you up at “sparrows’ fart”? ...read more

Last night I had literally just sunk into bed and breathed that wonderful sigh of relief at the end of a long day when I heard that special Sammy whine. Arrgggghhhh! I can’t ignore that and, seemingly, neither can Sheba Shanks who immediately hot-footed it downstairs to check on her “leetle friend”. ...read more

With only a few days to go until the Christmas break, which our little family was so looking forward to, our darling Arty Cat proved just how unpredictable life can be when you have fur kids… ...read more

Do you, like me, find it incredibly odd to visit a home without even ONE furkid? Honest, I don’t know how people cope and I can honestly – and happily – say that I’ve never experienced life without a furkid or two, or three (or more!). ...read more

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