Thursday, 17 April 2014

The day in our neighbourhood

This is Granville up close and personal.
And you know this bloke and the other fellow is my neighbour, and the owner of Granville and Buckwheat (his dogs).
The house on the corner is growing it two story which is unusual around here most of the houses are single story that was all you could build years ago but Sydney is running out of room and they allow bigger houses and more stories now.
Angus and Drumstick are having a little chat with us watching.
Angus is not that keen


Now they are checking out Drummies veg and grass area

They both have found something to eat , there were some carrots in there somewhere.
Later when Angus was eating his pigs ear, Drumstick wanted a bit and it was a bit hairy for a minute so I put dummy in his yard and nothing hurt but a few ruffled feathers, Angus is very mild except where food is involved.

Back to the house on the corner, no one around all off to lunch.




Next door is finishing off, doing all the driveway and front paths.
My front yard is a jungle compared with everyone else, they are all doing some sort of renovating but i do need to do some trimming and weeding.



My new painting not got very far yet.

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  1. Hello Merle.... just checked out this and your other post........I like the group photo and the one of you and Angus. Great that Your Daughter's fellow fixed up the TV and Computer for you...
    Angus and Drumstick are a bit tense ...LOL... I love the twins saying 'good morning 'to each other.....
    Happy Easter... hugs... Barb xx

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    1. Dog minding is over now, Angus went home tonight, back to normal.
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  2. Ah Angus, tell Nan you are a very good boy! I doubt Mac would sit near a chicken (without tasting a drumstick or two if you know what I mean!).
    Hugs,

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    1. It did get a bit hairy when Drumstick wanted some of Angus's pig ear but most of the time, Angus was very good.
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  3. Nice to catch up with you Merle. Lots of building going on and it's fun to watch. Ground just broke next to us and it will be exciting watching the house go up. Cannot wait to see your painting!

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    1. It will improve the house prices in the neighbourhood but in Sydney everywhere they are crazy and we have no planes in selling but it's fun to watch a new house being built.
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  4. Another set of interesting photos. I like the framed cat photos. As for owner's looking like their dogs, I can see a resemblance with your neighbour and his dog.

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    1. Oh dear I can too, but they are wonderful animals lots of fun and calm our neighbour is very like that.
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  5. Wow! There is lots going on in your neighborhood. I love the dog and chicken are hanging out together-xo Diana

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    1. Busy place at the moment.
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  6. Your coleus has flowered! I've never seen one flower before, it's so pretty. I like the clouds on your new painting too. The driveway and path on the new house look good, nice they've matched the brick colour.

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    1. My coleus always flowers but only that one, I had others that don't .
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  7. Granville is a big boy. A very big boy.
    And your new painting is already showing a lot of promise.

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    1. I love big dogs, I'm not a little dog person.
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  8. Lots of new construction in your neighborhood - it can get a bit noisy, can't it? My neighbor used a generator for electricity when he first started his home and it was not fun listening to that at 7 in the morning, then bang, bang, bang all day long. Looks like a nice, big house, though. Dogs are funny - they all have their personalities. I like the framed cat photos and the start to your painting. xo karen

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    1. The builders around here work one day then have two off or go somewhere else and do another job so that's not so bad gives you a bit of a break.
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  9. Hello Merle, I love the cute dogs. And the chickens.. Looks like you are in a busy neighborhood, I guess the development is good for your property value.. Have a happy day!

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    1. I didn't think dogs and chickens would get on but Angus was raised with my cats so he gets on with most animals.
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  10. Oh my gosh, that dog is adorable...such a puffy face! I'm sure you'll be glad when all the construction is finished next door, it can get quite noisy. Love all the pics and your painting is lovely:)

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    1. He is a big puffy thing I always ask him when is he going to grow into his skin.
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  11. Hello Merle....Oh, I do think Granville would scare the bazookers out of me. Guess I'm a bit afraid of big doggies!

    Looks like the neighborhood is expanding, too.

    Love the clouds in your new painting. I'm sure the entire work of art will be beautiful because you are so talented. Susan

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    1. He is quite gentle but every now and again he jumps on you and nearly knocks you over.
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  12. Granville is a handsome boy...and I think he knows it! I love that pink leaved plant..I wonder if it would grow here?
    Jane x

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    1. It's a coleus and is easy to grow you just break a bit off put it in water for a few day then plant out but I don't think it would tolerate snow, it likes sun and heat.
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  13. Thank you for the tour. The bloke next door must live in the house that has been newly rennovated. His dog, Granville is a dog admired by many but it's a dog I would not want as they are prone to slobbering. 2 of my 5 chickens are buff orphingtons and look similar to drumstick but drumstick's comb is higher. I've been told to get the chickens with shorter combs in our harsh climate. Were you a little tempted to write your name or do a handprint in the new cement?

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    1. Funny you should say that but the workman were around all day so I didn't get a chance, what should I write if I can when they do the front path. Those dogs are like running taps and they are just too big for the city but he takes them for lots of walks so they are not so active when home.
      We didn't buy Drumstick she just walked up the driveway and moved in so we figured she was not happy at her other place and went adventuring
      and none of the neighbours were missing a chook.
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  14. Oh my, Granville is adorable! What a darling face :) Have a wonderful Easter, Merle. Hugs to you!

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    1. You have a great Easter too, our weather is wonderful at the moment.
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  15. Hari OM
    Granville and Buckwheat look like great fun doggies - but loved the piccies of Angus and Drumstick!! It's looking good over your way - including the knew backdrop to the blog. Like it! YAM xx

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    1. They are great dogs but I never met a dog I didn't like but some I'm not too fond of, it's coming into winter here so we needs a wintery backdrop.
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  16. Will a two story house cut down your light?
    Those two are a lotta dog!

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    1. The two story house is three houses down and on the south side so will not bother us at all but his next door neighbour is very upset about it being built.
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  17. Is Granville a Shar-Pei? Isn't he magnificent!

    Have a good weekend, Merle :)

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    1. Yes I think that's what they are I just call them wrinkley dogs.
      happy easter to you
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  18. Granville is SOOOO ADORABLE!!

    And quick! Before you put another post up, scroll down your blog. An old and new pic of the Beer Fairy are pretty well lined up, and he is looking the same way and everything. STILL the same guy, you can tell!

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    1. I checked them out, in the young one he was only a hop at 22 now a beer fairy at 62.
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  19. The photos of your Korgie, and the chicken are adorable! So fun that they are friends.
    Thank you for visiting Seashells and Lavender.
    Debbie

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    1. The corgie's is my daughters he was only visiting but the chicken is all ours and we have 4 cats that were hiding that day.
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