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Sasha the Frisbee-Catcher in Action!

17 Dec
Sasha in action

Sasha in action

They say a picture is worth a thousand words…

Here’s Sasha, the best Frisbee-catcher I’ve ever seen, doing her thing.

She’s one of a select group of local canines who can boast that they are friends of our Chicki.


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Chicki Goes Visiting

21 Sep


Our Maltese Chicki loves to go out in the car. These days, she has her own seat in the middle of the back, where she is safely harnessed in.

In this photo, though, she is enjoying her stint in the front with Ron as she looks out the car window while she waits for my return.

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Chicki Looks Ahead

6 May

Chicki looks ahead, upwards and onwards…

Here she is at one of her favourite spots, down by the river. And does she love to go there! After every visit, she thanks her Daddy for taking her by going up to him and making a sign: sometimes a look, a touch, or a lick.

Happy times 🙂

Chicki at her favourite place

Chicki at her favourite place

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On the Highest Tide of the Year….

9 Jan

Earlier this month, Sydney waters experienced the highest tide of the year.

Officially 2.04 metres, it may well have been even higher, for at the baths (where I’ve swum for over thirty years) on the Georges River , I’ve never seen it so high..

Though not a regular swimmer, my husband Ron decided that this was an opportunity too good to miss. With the water temperature being around 25 degrees, who could blame him?

Our Maltese cross, Chicki, couldn’t bear to be left out, and soon discovered that she was almost chest-deep in salt water though her feet were firmly on the promenade.

For her, the adventure was followed by a warm wash, then  sun-baking on a chair.

What a memorable day!

Where's the Beach?

Where’s the Beach?

Ron and Chicki enjoying the water

Ron and Chicki enjoying the water

I'm wet!

I’m wet!

Drying off in style

Drying off in style

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Happy Anniversary!

6 Nov

Happy Anniversary!

On this day in 2011, Ron and I made a fateful decision. We adopted Chicki!

I remember her shyness: at first. she backed away from us, from me.

But, encouraged by her R. S. P. C. A. keeper, she quickly thawed out, and sat quite contentedly on my lap for the long drive home. I recall Ron’s pleasure as he observed how interested she seemed to be in the goings-on outside our vehicle.

So now, two years on, she’s secured an elevated place in  our lives and in our hearts.

Happy Anniversary, Chicki!

Chicki in the park

Chicki in the park



Life’s a Beach…

14 Oct

Life’s a beach….

Is that what Chicki’s thinking?

Doesn’t she look relaxed as she takes in the beautiful surroundings?

It’s a far cry from the animal shelter where we first met, almost two years ago…..

Life's a Beach...

Life’s a Beach…

Let’s Take a Walk….

6 Sep
Chicki going out...

Chicki going out…

I’ve lived with many canines during my life, but none surpasses Chicki in the excitement stakes!

And what makes her most excited?

That’s easy:  it’s the daily drive to the park, followed by –you guessed it– a walk.

Not just any old walk, though: it’s got to be where the most enticing smells can be found. Luckily for me, this goes hand in hand with beautiful bush and water views.

Doesn’t she look a picture of happiness? I wonder what’s on her mind…..