Four legged friends

There was a time when I knew diddly-squat. As I recall though I felt super smart ... pretty much as far back as I remember I've felt reasonably smart ... well if you discount knowing diddly-squat that is. This is a picture of me as a girl. I look kind of happy don't I? My trousers are patched and too short ... as is my shirt by the looks of things. Funny ... I didn't think we were badly off when I was little. And obviously there was a time when I was NOT scared of dogs. I look kind of relaxed here.

I don't remember much from my childhood. The bits I do remember are not of happy times. I think I spent a fair amount of the time "absent" ... there physically but elsewhere in my head. I look at photos of me back then and I don't connect at all. She looks so much more sure of herself than I ever remember feeling.

This week I have been dog sitting. Yes me!!!!!! My sister was desperate and I am a softie and no mistake. So I have been looking after Sasha and it has been a total delight.  I think I might be becoming a doggie lover after all.

Life here is OK. Mums hair is falling out which has made her sad ... and scared. Even so she is readying herself for the inevitable and has bought a rather splendid looking wig. Her pic line is giving her some jip and she has feeling unwell much of this last week.  On the up-side she is starting to re-gain a little weight despite her appetite continuing to be poor. We are trying new and interesting foods ... and lots of deserts ... this is no time to be shy with the ice-cream!!!

Hmmm bit of a hodge podge post. I have less and less time it seems and perhaps that is a good thing but I miss blogging that's for sure. xx Jos


  1. you were an adorable looking little kid, and I think that in those days - patching was the thing to do and no one bought stuff without a special reason.
    Glad you are liking the dog sitting, there's nothing like a wonderful dog!

  2. jos, i wish you a dog! it is one of the most special relationships a person could have (says me, but i think it's true). a shelter dog will thank you every day. they seem to know and appreciate the rescuing and love offered to them.

    your little girl smile is infectious. no surprise there :^)

    i hope your Mother's treatment goes well. it sounds like you are very present for her and you will never regret that. all these ways we are able to give love....

    it is always so nice to hear from you. xoxoxoxo


  3. May I recommend creme brulee. Makes my mouth water just writing it.

  4. We miss you too Jos! I am so happy you are having fun with Sasha, this is a huge event :-).
    So sorry about your mum, I do think lots of dessert is in order :-). Take care of yourself you are precious to many people. You were a beautiful child, and still are. Love.xoxo

  5. I am so late....(again)... but so happy I came to visit and saw this adorable photo of you as a wee girl! I love it all...the too-short jeans (with *chic* patches), the blonde bob, the confident smile and the very happy doggie!

    I may be late...but you and your Mum are ALWAYS in my prayers. The fact she is gaining weight is positive. Losing her hair is sad....but the fact she has already ordered a pretty wig is also positive. I hope these last few weeks have been better for her and for you.

    Wonderful news that you dog-sat! Sasha is a sweetheart! I find that having animals around me has always been uplifting. Their love is so pure, so true, so strong.

    We all miss your blogging too.... but, we are always here for are very loved.

    Many hugs to you and your Mum,


    ♥ Robin ♥