Michelle over at Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge has a new challenge up this week. The rules say that you can show photos of your pet, those you feed or pets of family. I come from a family that loves animals and so does the family of the Garden Gnome. So beginning this post, I am going to share photos of HRH Princess Smudge a.k.a. The Diva. Of course I’ve talked about her often enough, it’s only fair that I show you just what a Diva she is 🙂
Before HRH came to live with us, we had an Australian Silky Terrier called Bundy. Sadly we lost Bundy just before his 14th birthday early last year.
We also feed birds in our garden. We fed them at our last home and now we feed them here. As you know I love birds of any kind. We have budgerigars in an aviary out the back but the wild birds are my passion. I haven’t managed to capture any photos of the Corellas and Galahs that feed at times also so you will have to be content with the Rainbow Lorikeets and King Parrots.
We don’t have room in our back yard any longer for chickens so we had to give our girls away. We also had a duck. All of our chickens had names (and personalities to match). Dibble the Duck was full of character. I still remember the morning that the next door neighbour was yelling for me to come outside because the duck was making herself at home on our roof.
We often have creatures visit our garden also. We regularly have Blue Tongued Lizards but this little fellow caught us by surprise. He stayed for about two weeks before moving on again.
Now I have to share my mother’s babies with you. Meet Missy (the long haired one) and Lucy. Missy is fickle and is friends with anyone who will play with her, pet her or feed her. Lucy is a one man girl and doesn’t like newcomers to her world. Although she doesn’t have front teeth, she will ‘gum’ the ankles of those who get close to her.
And I have two sister-in-laws who love their animals. The Goat Lady inherited goats with when she bought her property. Over the years, those numbers have fluctuated. I have a million photos somewhere but I’ve chosen to share just one 🙂
One of the Garden Gnome’s youngest sisters has a small hobby farm. Here are some of her animals, including Boxer and Hector (the dogs), Tammy the pig, Glenda the horse and the noisy rooster. Sadly, Hector is no longer with us.
And that my friends are some of the animals in my life. I have a photo of Jack (who was the dog of another SIL) but sadly I can’t find the photo and Jack is no longer with us either. All of these dogs we have lost were with the family for many, many years and it was sad to the whole family to lose them.
Have a blessed day everyone.