Ann & Peter
in New Zealand
We’ve finally been able to get Jaz and Maxie to tolerate the vacuum cleaner on them so now when we bath them we can run the Dyson over them to get rid of many of the loose hairs!
Ann is learning to be quicker getting her boots on at ‘walkies’ time as the dogs race around so excitedly she ends up getting her head swatted repeatedly with excited, waggy tails as she ties up her laces!
Ann’s birthday was a very busy day. She spent the day in school going from computer to computer fixing, mending etc, then dashed home, fed the dogs, put them in the car and drove back to Hamilton (35kms). Then she did the grocery shopping, got some fuel then went to the pub to pick Peter up as he was at Beer Club. Then they drove to Hamilton Lake, walked Jaz and Maxie around the lake (which took longer than it should have because they’d never been before so had to sniff every single tree, bush, weed etc). Then Ann drove everyone home. Peter had eaten at the pub so Ann’s dinner consisted of two apple pies and a snickers bar at 9.30pm!
However Peter did take Ann out for a very nice meal the following Saturday evening (I should think so too)!
We've also had a couple of uninvited guests. A pair of mice were spotted running up the hallway. After eating half a pound of cheese the mice finally succumbed to Peter's attempts at trapping them (using a combination of frozen peas stuck to the trap with cheese). All this after making themselves at home in one of the bedrooms (not ours!) for days (possibly weeks depending on how long they'd been inside before we spotted them). Jaz and Maxie were absolutely no help whatsoever in catching the mice. Whilst we ran around the house setting traps, blocking doors and moving furniture they both lay back on the sofas (yes they have one each) and watched in between snoozes. Possibly they were assessing our mouse catching skills (not a high score), more probably they were laughing their socks off (so to speak) at our feeble mouser skills.
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