Unconditional

Pets give unconditional love. In the past couple of weeks I’ve been looking at getting a new dog. We have one, a maltese shitzu ewok called Bella who belongs to my lady, but a friend of son number twos has a spoodle who has had eight puppies. This weekend I picked one out to be mine.

It occurred to me that I haven’t actually ever chosen a pet of my own. Billy Jack, a dalmatian cross was given to me by my Godfather and put down by my Mum and Dad after he kept escaping from the yard. My German Shorthaired Pointer Chai was a gift from my Aunt.    L chose Calli, Jess, Connie and Gambit.   So this little feller is the first pet that I have chosen for myself.  Folks meet Ramsay, four weeks old and in four weeks he’ll walk permanently into my life.

 
  
 

Unconditional

Pets give unconditional love. In the past couple of weeks I’ve been looking at getting a new dog. We have one, a maltese shitzu ewok called Bella who belongs to my lady, but a friend of son number twos has a spoodle who has had eight puppies. This weekend I picked one out to be mine.

It occurred to me that I haven’t actually ever chosen a pet of my own. Billy Jack, a dalmatian cross was given to me by my Godfather and put down by my Mum and Dad after he kept escaping from the yard. My German Shorthaired Pointer Chai was a gift from my Aunt.    L chose Calli, Jess, Connie and Gambit.   So this little feller is the first pet that I have chosen for myself.  Folks meet Ramsay, four weeks old and in four weeks he’ll walk permanently into my life.

 
  
 

8 More Random Facts

Amber of Random Magus fame has tagged me to reveal 8 random facts about myself. Whilst I have previously posted on this meme here, I reckon there are a few more things I can say.

The rules are these –

  • Players start with 8 random facts about themselves.
  • Those who are tagged should post these rules and their 8 random facts.
  • Players should tag 8 other people and notify them that they have been tagged.

1. I am one of three children and have two younger sisters.
2. Mum lost a brother between my two sisters and I have always wondered what it would have been like to have a brother.
3. I have only lived in two places I would really call home.
4. My dog Chai, part German Shorthaired Pointer, lived for 17 years.
5. I started a Masters in Geography but joined the police force instead.
6. I have been out of Australia twice – once to Macquarie Island in the sub-Antarctic, and once to Washington DC for a counter-terrorism conference four months before 911.
7. I saw my first dead body whilst at the Police Academy in early 1982.
8. I was once petrified of public speaking but now I’m OK with it.

I will try and tag people who I haven’t tagged before and who I don’t know may have already answered this one –

Goldyworld
Little White Liar
Looking Beyond the Cracked Window
Wiping Up Snot
The Rest of Me
Sleeping Kitten Dancing Dog
Sunset Pig
Worldman

As always folks – I’d like to read the replies but don’t feel obliged 🙂

8 More Random Facts

Amber of Random Magus fame has tagged me to reveal 8 random facts about myself. Whilst I have previously posted on this meme here, I reckon there are a few more things I can say.

The rules are these –

  • Players start with 8 random facts about themselves.
  • Those who are tagged should post these rules and their 8 random facts.
  • Players should tag 8 other people and notify them that they have been tagged.

1. I am one of three children and have two younger sisters.
2. Mum lost a brother between my two sisters and I have always wondered what it would have been like to have a brother.
3. I have only lived in two places I would really call home.
4. My dog Chai, part German Shorthaired Pointer, lived for 17 years.
5. I started a Masters in Geography but joined the police force instead.
6. I have been out of Australia twice – once to Macquarie Island in the sub-Antarctic, and once to Washington DC for a counter-terrorism conference four months before 911.
7. I saw my first dead body whilst at the Police Academy in early 1982.
8. I was once petrified of public speaking but now I’m OK with it.

I will try and tag people who I haven’t tagged before and who I don’t know may have already answered this one –

Goldyworld
Little White Liar
Looking Beyond the Cracked Window
Wiping Up Snot
The Rest of Me
Sleeping Kitten Dancing Dog
Sunset Pig
Worldman

As always folks – I’d like to read the replies but don’t feel obliged 🙂