Saturday, 5 May 2012

What We DO have!

Welsh Terriers William and Meg "smiling" for the camera


Concentrate your life to one thing and you are in danger of neglecting all of those other things waiting in the wings.
Today has been a day to catch up with gardening
and today has been time to appreciate what we do have rather than what we have lost
Here is a brief snap shot of some of the good things

Winnie and Jo (centre and right) Russell (left) and you can just see Camilla  behind

Albert looking startled ( out rabbit hunting)

I have agreed to take another duck after the weekend
A robust Muscovy drake


Sorrel and baby are doing just fine.....well the fat bastard  hasn't stood on him yet!!!


George looking older than his years, hidden away on Mabel's sofa
Buster- the abandoned bantam (right) giving it large with the geese

39 comments:

  1. Look at all the happy animals, how wonderful to see them especially your top banner.

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  2. If you get a Muscovy duck as well as a drake, you'll have ducklings in no time. They are fantastic mothers and will sit on doorknobs if given the chance. Mine certainly did. They are total characters. :)

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  3. A lot of happy faces.

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  4. Oh, and it does appear the sun has come out as well. Easier to keep one's chin up and see the positive around you.

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  5. You have a truly rich life! I love the smiles on William and Meg's faces.

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  6. John, you gave Mabel the best life that she could ever have. I love the pictures of your little flock and you are giving each and everyone of them the best lives that they could ever have too. Take solace in that little truth xx

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  7. You have a lot to be thankful for John to be sure, lots of other little souls rely on you to be up and about.

    Thanks too for reminding me to take stock myself.x

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  8. That's a good looking bunch or furry and feathered animals. They are lucky to have you.

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  9. Enough to keep your mind, body and soul occupied John! xxxxx

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  10. Buster is a handsome fella isn't he! I love the pictures and all the animals look so happy (or startled in Albert's case). They have you to thank for that!

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  11. The smooshed faces in the first photo made me melt.

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  12. I want to give them all a hug! Glad to see the sun has broken through the clouds. It looks as if they all love you, John, and shall help you bear this loss.

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  13. What a luverly bunch of buddies you have!

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  14. Albert " Oh, sh*t,you found the puke in the shoe".
    Jane x

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  15. Great images ... thanks for sharing

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  16. Does Albert leave the chickens alone? That little chick looks like a tasty morsel!

    Helen

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  17. I remember after one of our dogs passed away last fall and I was so consumed with the loss and Wendy (our oldest Golden) started barking at me--Something she's not done before. I think it was the same reminder you had that even though our hearts are broken, life does go on, and we're needed.

    Enjoy your weekend John!

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  18. George looks such a wise old man.

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  19. A lovely gallery and of course you're right - too often people wallow in their tragedies rather than counting their blessings.

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  20. How wonderful to see such happy and contented animals, so well looked after by you John.

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  21. I could just kiss all over those furry little faces :)
    Geese are looking well, Albert, not letting the side down, George looks like a true Scotsman I can hear his accent like 'John the Joiner' in Samuel Whiskers.
    Chick growing like a weed, and Rooster gorgeous..
    A happy lot !
    ~Jo

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  22. That Albert could be on the cover of a crime novel!

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  23. Thanks for picking us all up. I needed that. What a good looking bunch.

    I love your life!

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  24. Love your pictures and the captions you have for them. :o)

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  25. Good attitude if you can do it!

    Sorrel is NOT fat.

    She's "fluffy".

    (kind of like me)

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  26. How truly lovely. Thank you.

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  27. You have a lovely motley crew!

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  28. I'm surprised William can see anything through all that fur....

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  29. George really made me smile.... and as for the "fat" Sorrel?? She's just "big boned" or if you were writing an lonely hearts ad..... "bubbly"!!

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  30. I've been away and just read about your sad loss. Take comfort that Mabel chose her carers well and she lived a good life with you and your menagerie. Vale, Mabel.

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  31. A Muscovy Drake? You must be mad - they are insane.

    Those two Welsh Terriers are wonderful and will give you great comfort John.

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  32. I love William and Meg's smiles! They're enough to cheer anyone up.

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  33. You have a good heart surrounded by many blessings.

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  34. hugs to you and the menagerie...life does go on!

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  35. You've certainly got lots of 'good things' around there to keep you busy and help keep your mind occupied John. And as Martha Stewart would say..."that's a good thing.". I hope your week is a better one. X

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  36. Very lovely to see

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