TGIFF – the Batdog Edition

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Greetings Humans. I am about to reveal my true identity. Prepare to be amazed. By day, I am Scarlett, mild mannered Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. At night, criminals, a cowardly and superstitious lot, call me… Batdog. People think it’s an obsession. A compulsion. As if there were an irresistible impulse to act. It’s never been like that. I chose this life. I … Read More

A class act

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After missing two weeks of dog training with my enfant terrible, and a week running riot with my lovely friend Natascha’s Schnauzer while I was in Vietnam, I didn’t hold out much hope that Miss Scarlett wouldn’t disgrace me at dog training. After all, this is the dog who ate her own dog behaviour and obedience training notes. So I dragged … Read More

Introducing … Scarlett

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After weeks of black and white misery, with Lainey getting sick and passing away and Melody being miserable, it was time for a little colour in our lives. So we thought we’d add some scarlet to brighten things up. This is Scarlett. 2.4kg of 8 week old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in the black ‘n’ tan colour-way. I’ve had tricolours … Read More

A tail stops wagging

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The tail that never stops wagging has finally stilled and the world’s most pleading eyes have finally closed. A long illness, a dozen ‘bounce-backs’ to health, a quick onset of pain, and it was finally time to say goodbye to Lainey. At 14, she was the oldest cavalier our vet has known. Lainey came to us at the age of … Read More

TGIFF: A sad little finish…

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Lainey and Melody It’s a sad little finish this week and I’m expecting another ‘finish’ in the not too distant future. My poor little Lainey’s body has been failing her. In dog years, she’s 98. In human years, 14, which is damn good for a cavalier. As well as mitral valve (heart) disease, Lainey has a large lump on her, … Read More

Winter fashion…

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It’s starting to get cool around here. After catching my terrible teen with her nose about to go into my red wine glass when I left the room (honestly, kids these days!), it was obvious she needed warming up. Between the terrible teen and the 2.5 year old being a terror … Ok, you know I’m talking about Melody, don’t … Read More

I’m featured!

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Annemarie has done a ’round-up’ of her favourites from the Summer Quilt Fair – and I’m featured. Take a look!In not so happy news, Mr Patches spent a day at the vets being x-rayed. He was so good and laid still for the xrays just as told so they didn’t have to anaesthetise him. So the xrays gave a lovely … Read More

Travel, Maps and Quilt Dogs

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It was not so much quilting busyness as work busyness I’m sorry to say. But it was interesting work busyness, as opposed to boring work busyness, which is good. I got to do my first work trip out to the middle of Western Australia and the ‘city’ (I use the term loosely) of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, 2586km/1606miles away – closest city east … Read More

Fresh Flowers and Sunshine!

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After weeks of RAIN, RAIN, RAIN and cold, after a chilly night (and 5C is chilly for us) we had a BEAUTIFUL winter’s day here in Perth. Perfect for some quilt photography. I’ll restrain myself and only show you a few.   This quilt was made with a charm pack of Deb Strain’s Fresh Flowers and some Kona Tangerine with … Read More