Share Your World – 23 July 2018

Here are my answers to this weeks Share Your World from Cee

In regards to puzzle what’s your choice: jigsaw, crossword, word search, mazes, logic or numeric puzzles, something else, or nothing?

How my daughters and grandchildren love doing those impossible thousand piece puzzles with their tiny pieces and hard to distinguish colours!   They encourage me to join in and if I manage to even place one piece an hour I’m overjoyed!   No – jigsaws are not for me.  I don’t have the spacial perceptual skill for them.

I adore doing crossword puzzles.   Years ago I did the daily cryptic puzzles in our daily newspaper but it was becoming addictive so I stopped and only did crosswords on weekends or during holidays.

I’m not sure how I got into number puzzles but I now do at least one Sudoku per day.  I have an App on my phone!

But word puzzles remain my favourite.  I do the  Mega Crosswords in The Fair Lady Magazine every month.

List at least five favorite treats and it doesn’t necessarily have to be food.

  • Going away for the weekend especially if bird watching is involved
  • Having a massage
  • Having a facial
  • Chocolate
  • Meeting friends for coffee
  • Wine

What is your favorite type of dog? (can be anything from a specific breed, a stuffed animal or character in a movie)

My favourite dog is no longer with us.  She was black and had the name Tammy but The Earl called her Black Dog and she responded to that more than her given name!  She was of no particular breed – she was spaniel sized and also had a Labrador look about her.  Black Dog was rescued from a litter that would have been euthanized if our friends’ daughter, Nicky, hadn’t promised to find homes for them.  I didn’t want a dog but she was placed in my lap and when my kids saw her they said, “Aw Mom – she’s so cute!”  So I said, “Okay we’ll take her.”  She turned out to be the most precious pet we’ve ever had.    Black Dog adored accompanying me on my daily runs.  In a perfectly normal voice I would say, “I think I’ll put on my takkies,” and she would go crazy.   Then off we’d go and she would race ahead then race back to me and cover five times the distance I did. As she aged she became slower but still would not miss that run for the world.  Even toward the end of her life when she simply couldn’t any more, her tail would wag at the word ‘takkies’  or ‘run’  and how sad she looked when I wouldn’t let her follow me.   It was the saddest goodbye when we finally had to let her go.  I held her paw as the veterinarian gave her the last merciful release.   She lifted her head and looked at me as if to say – I’ll be okay. I going to where there is no more pain.  But still I cried for the most playful, protective and faithful friend one could ever wish for.  Gone but not forgotten.

Black Dog and Beth

Tammy teaching Beth to beg for a treat.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

We spent four days in Cape Town last week and catching up with friends and family made me smile.

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My great-nephew made me smile when he took the watering can to the tap and asked me please fill it so he could water the garden

5 thoughts on “Share Your World – 23 July 2018

  1. Aw. 😦 I have had more than my fair share of faithful loving companions, and none have gone from me without some tears and a prayer that they make it over the Rainbow Bridge. What a joyful reunion I plan to have one day! Your Tammy sounds very very special. ❤

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  2. I had the same awful experience while the vet injected my beautiful golden Labrador. She was such a naughty one but my kids loved her. Don crazy about crosswords and buys the You magazine when the new ones come out. Me no not good but do enjoy scrabble

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