Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Buster's First Professional Clip


Buster got a haircut today. For the first two years of his life he's had to deal with me and a pair of very sharp scissors. Fine around the face but not so good around the you know what! Well, one day our lovely neighbours were having their dog groomed and the mobile dog service popped into our driveway thinking Buster was Roxie. She's a terrier and he's a Spoodle, but anyway, you could forgive the mistake. Or, was it actually a cunning plan? Because sure enough, after a brief chat, he had our business. Best $60.00 I ever spent! What they could do in half an hour with a set of clippers compared with what I could do with a pair of scissors...and the results speak for themselves. Yes, the kids came home and first asked what I had done with Buster and where did I get the shaved lamb, and then laughed and laughed when they discovered it was indeed Buster. But ultimately, a very happy and admittedly skinnier dog. And, as I always say after I cut the kids' hair, "it'll grow back...won't it?"
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Friday, November 12, 2010

An Unusual Bookmark


I just discovered this in my kitchen. I do recall this morning, rushing around to get the children ready for school that Madeline was looking for a bookmark. Apparently she had been read "Green Eggs and Ham" to her sisters and needed to mark her spot. Bless. And this really is a continuation of a great achievement for Madeline: on the weekend I was woken early early to the sound of "Mum! I can read "Green Eggs and Ham!" That's nice dear, now go back to bed. How wonderful though, that the world of books is opening up to our little girl and even more wonderful to see her so excited about it. We already have Sam, nine, reading a chapter book a night and working through as many Rauld Dahl's as he can find. We may be living in an electronic age but nothing will replace the magic of reading a good book in bed.
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