First Quarter

Are your animals influenced by the moon? Mine are. Tonight the moon is in its first quarter. So I have about 3 weeks until my dogs go crazy. I don’t know why, but every full moon my dogs (OK just Calvin and Emily) bark at everything, they run around like mad, and they demand extra attention. And yes, far more than usual.

While I don’t believe in Astrology, there is a lunar influence in my animals. It reminds me of the song Zodiac Thrill by my old band Elephant Sun. Let me know what you think below.

Dog walking on Muizenberg Beach

Muizenberg beach is a favourite spot for morning dog walking. We often take our dogs for a walk on the beach on the weekends, and they love the space, the freedom and of course socializing with all the other dogs. Mostly all the dogs want to do is run around and have fun; I have seldom seen a scuffle between any dogs.

Of course you don’t need to have a dog to enjoy the beach :-)

Muizenberg beach is one of the reasons that I love living in Lakeside; It truly is magnificent.

Day 149: Emily and Friends

Day 149: Emily, originally uploaded by Craig is shooting.

Emily is now about 8 months old, and weights in at over 32kg. She still manages to have that really cute puppy-dog expression on her face “it is such hard work being so cute”.

Here are two of her siblings:


Eccles is Lois’ guide dog. She is a cross between a Labrador and a Golden Retriever. She has always had the gray on the muzzle, but it is starting to get a little more profound.

Cassius is the old boy of the house. Even though he is not a boxer, he is named after Cassius Clay (the boxer). He is starting to feel the cold in his bones, but he is such a lovely dog.

And since today’s pic is of Emily, we will finish off with another pic of her.

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