Sunday Stills the Next Challenge: Pets

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

(12 photos) Trog liked her comfort

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© irene waters 2014

Where Mungo liked company whether it be Mrs Wiggins the pig (his best friend)

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© irene waters 2014

or Angus the bull

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© irene waters 2014

Snowflake

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© irene waters 2014

or Sadie and Shakey. He loved them all. Every morning he would do the rounds and check all the animals, including his humans had survived the night. Luckily we never had to find out what he would have done if they hadn’t.

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

Grace the labrador came from the city for a visit. Flossie was quite interested in checking out the new girl in the paddock having only met Mungo the German Shepherd there before.

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© irene waters 2014

A playmate Jerry was found when we left the farm and Mungo missed his buddies. Surveying their new territory.

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© irene waters 2014

Zac, our rescue Shepherd loves company also. Treats are obviously available – all eyes focussed

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© irene waters 2014

Games on

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© irene waters 2014

Zac and Bundy, the new addition, another rescue dog, playing in the park.

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© irene waters 2014

Gold fish. A tank in the wall led to two more tanks. My tank has two large fish whilst Roger’s has guppies. He is so proud of his parenting skills. Five fish have multiplied to an uncountable number (at least 50) and he won’t let me feed any to my two hungry for live food fish.

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

Bundy makes himself at home.

This week is Ed’s 6th birthday running the Sunday Stills: the next challenge prompt. Happy birthday Ed and thanks for continuing to run it. Every year Ed has his birthday prompt pets.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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17 Responses to Sunday Stills the Next Challenge: Pets

  1. la_lasciata says:

    What a lovely history to be able to call yours, Irene !!! – all those wonderful little creatures who were happy to be with you.
    That’s one of the best parts of life, imnsho.

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  2. noelleg44 says:

    Love pet photos – your cat knows where it’s comfortable!

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  3. Sherri says:

    Oh I adore your pets Irene! Your photos capture such a wonderfully happy family of pets galore! Makes me feel better about our various menageries over the years 🙂 And guess what? Maisy used to climb up the back of our chest of drawers so that she could get inside the drawers to sleep! She can’t fit do it now but we often used to pull open a drawer and there she would be, snuggled up amongst my socks and knickers 😉 I wonder if Maisy is Trog returned> ❤

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  4. Charli Mills says:

    Shepherds are so gorgeous especially in their element as herd guards. Working dogs are most calm and confident when they have a job to do. A great line-up of pets and memories!

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