|Fragrant roses I bought for Linda
Thank you to everyone who faithfully visited Driftwood Ramblings and left such endearing comments, even though the official Rambler has been absent from her post for quite some time. Thank you for stopping by, even though this piece of Driftwood had apparently deserted your shoreline and left your message bottle empty! Thank you for warmly welcoming Linda in my absence and for all your kind and encouraging words. We both sincerely appreciate your loving messages and loyal support.
To continue reading this post, please click the Read more button below...and see some new pictures of Noodle!
Noodle moved in with Linda a week ago, tomorrow (Saturday). She was not a well little pup. The veterinary specialist Linda consulted confirmed a bacterial infection of the respiratory tract and promptly prescribed a course of antibiotics. Her glands were enlarged, her tummy was distended, she was underweight and suffering from an itchy skin.
|Noodle at her new home after only 4 days of hands-on love, attention and high quality feeding...the difference in her appearance and demeanour is amazing!
|So eager to learn and please...for a biscuit!
|Look at that focussed attention...waiting until she's allowed to take it "gently!"
|May I please have another?
|At nap-time, a heated comforter is much appreciated!
|It's been snowing on the mountains...a girl needs to keep her paws toasty!
As soon as the rain abated, we all bounded outdoors and, while I "gardened", the dogs had a great time playing tug, rough-and-tumble, chase the ball, sniffing out new scents, sniffing each other many, many times and being offered treats, side by side, in turn and by name, so that they could demonstrate their great listening skills and show each other that they were no threat to the others whilst treats were being handed out, literally nose to nose. They were all trying to outdo each other in demonstrating how gently they took whatever tidbit was on offer at the time.
My husband could not resist the opportunity to capture a few close-ups of this little pup in quiet repose...
|She has incredibly beautiful eyes!
|Perfectly lined and with jet-black mascara!
|It's so hard keeping awake when all I want to do is suck my teddy and sleep after my very busy morning!
|Just in case you don't believe me about the snow on our surrounding mountains, here's proof...
|Taken (by my hubby) this afternoon, using a zoom lens, from over our gardenwall...
|The Hottentots Holland Mountain range, dusted with snow!
I will hopefully be able to visit each of you within the next few days...I shall endeavour to view all posts I missed, but I cannot promise that I will be able to leave a comment on each and every one. I will leave my calling card on your most recent post and, if I don't, you have my permission to come round here and throw a hissy-fit if you want to do that!
Thank you, again, for being such great blogging friends! I appreciate every single one of you and carry you all in my heart. I think the following quotation applies perfectly to the friends we are so lucky to meet in Blogland!
"Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand."
~ Karl Menninger ~