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WednesdayWalk: down by the river

  As requested by @dreemit who assures me that WednesdayWalk just has to be posted on Wednesday and doesn't necessarily have to occur on Wednesday. As luck would have it, we actually went on a nice walkies on the correct day.

And I'm a day late for me because shenanigans happened but I have the advantage of being on the side of the world where a day late makes it on time for the other side of the world? Aargh shenanigans.


April Homeschool Miscellany

We really didn't do a lot in April because it kind of sucked.  Both of our dogs died within weeks of each other.  Everyone was pretty devastated, the kids had grown up with those dogs.


The big dog was an early birthday/Christmas present for me as I'd decided I wanted a dog.  The kids were 5, 3 and 1 at the time.

The small dog came to us three years later.  J's dog had since died and we were considering getting another puppy when a friend asked if we wanted another dog as her parents were downsizing and unable to keep all of their animals.  We said sure and after a trial run, the small dog moved in.


June ProgBlog #4: and I would have gotten away with it too if it weren't for you meddling kids and your darned dog!

And by "gotten away with it" I mean "finished" and by "dog" I mean "dogs and cats" XD

I've spent this entire week ironing the tail.  Also found this helpful setting

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and turned it on after actually reading the tooltip while wondering what it did.  I'd been thinking it would be helpful in high poly situations like this if stuff could just be rendered when it was actually in the viewport and smarter people than me obviously thought it would be a good idea too XD

Got about this far from the end yesterday


Art therapy 2

we're still here

Go my thoroughly imaginative titles.

Some things are still hurting (including guilt about not making anything to commemorate the deaths of some of my other pets, long other story there) but I'm functional.  Going to try and catch up on all the internet messages now.  The face to face appointments and things are just going to have to wait til next week when I can handle dealing with people that aren't people I like.

A lot of lovebombing from these two helped a lot.  There are a few other non-humans in the house but Taliesin (the dog) and Darkness (the cat) are specifically mine.


Guinea piglets

Guinea pigs

This house is more Menagerie than The Menagerie was.  Newest additions from left to right: Popcorn, Lucius and Nightshade (which may actually be Knight Shade as I suspect it was named after a Skylander), belonging to 8yo, 10yo and 6yo respectively.  We've had them for three days so far and they're settling in slowly.  Cats completely do not care about them.  Tali has sniffed them both in the cage and in my hand and been great.  Angus just wants to bite them. Which then of course stirs Tali up and he wants to play too! Working on that -_-


The Angus Saga

This is my 7yo and her dog Angus (aka "Angillian and "Ningle Nangle Jangaloid" and permutations thereof, don't ask, I don't know).

7yo and her spaniel


Simplistic musings on cats and dogs, or ramblings about why pet shops shouldn't sell them

I have this bias towards cats and dogs in this piece, because I've only ever shared a house with cats and dogs. 

Staffy X rotti and staffy X mastiff squished up in the same dog bed

Fenrir and Taliesin bunking in

My random thought that triggered the blat was that Josh is not going to let me have any more cats.

Pile of five cats snoozing on the couch

Clockwise from top: Ghost, Sanguine, Graymalkin, Darkness, Itti Bitti Kitti


Loves long walks in the bush and fig jam

Walking distance down the road from my place is Pioneer Park.

Screen shot from Google maps showing the walk, because it didn't occur to me that it would be in an iframe and I'm currently too lazy to allow iframe code

It's marked "A" on the map.  Josh and the kids went there to pick figs.  I decided to take the dogs (and the toddler, who had to come with me as Josh was taking his car) for a bush walk.

A good, long, decent bush walk.  On a subsequent walk along this trail, I went past this huge expanse of open area Tao and I had reached before we'd walked up to the road and walked home as it was getting close to dinner time (but not dark yet, because it's summer in Perth and it doesn't get dark til 7:30-8pm).

This time I kept going and after I walked under this really high bridge for a very wide road, I decided to check with the trusty iPhone to see where the heck I was.

It told me Tonkin Highway.  More specifically, it reckoned Tonkin Highway where it crossed over Albany Highway.  I was walking along the river so follow the big green snake.  Got some photos with the crappy camera on my iPhone, might have to head back that way with Josh's camera.  Also, was busy keeping an eye on a certain toddler.