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Life Goes On

Yesterday we made a hard decision.  Our dachshund x was diagnosed with cancer in July & we realised, with huge sadness & many tears, that her time had come.  This morning hubby took her to the vet.


As I sat reviewing old pictures of her I heard the chirp of a newborn chicken.  When I investigated, I discovered a little Pekin hen in the garden with 3 unexpected but very adorable babies. The first chicks of the season.

Chutney & Chicks

This happens often here. As I lose one animal another arrives to remind me life goes on.

3 Responses to “Life Goes On”

  1. HollyG says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your lovely dog, she was lovely. We had to make a similar decision this summer when our 12 year old Maremma Sheepdog, Bentley, became very ill. It’s such a difficult decision and the only thing that helped us was knowing that it was best for him, even if it didn’t feel best for us. Congratulations of being the proud parents of the new baby chicks.

  2. Taylah says:

    Hi Jeanette, so sorry to hear about your wee dog. I have a ten year old bichon x and will find it really hard when his time comes. They are such good company! How is everything going on your 3 acres? I have just move onto 3 acres (3mnths ago) in the Western Bay of Plenty (me 49 and my son 14). I have NO idea what I’m doing lol. But I’m a quick learner. We also have three cats and a mouse. So far we have taken in two orphaned goats and two red shaver chooks. Most of my time has been spent fixing fences!!! My wee farmlet is quite hilly so I don’t know what to do with it as yet. Something for the local farmers market maybe? I let the neighbour graze his 6 beefies when they get low on grass (which is often) and have been promised some meat in return. I like to do art n crafts, potter in the kitchen (not very well) and recycle/reuse where I can. Anyways, better get out and do some more weeding. Hope to hear form you :)

  3. Kara says:

    Just found your blog today, so sorry for your loss

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