Hello there everyone!
It's been a relaxing, sunny and beautiful day here in Johannesburg, South Africa.
We don't always have sunny weather as people might be led to believe. On a few mornings this week we woke up to this...
But today was the perfect day!
The family are all home for the weekend and the worries about Maxdog have been put in the cupboard for the moment.
This is MAXDOG's 98th Day of Grace!
Yes, it's quite amazing! I still believe that he is a living, walking, breathing miracle!!!
I believe it more so when he has such a good day like today...!
I woke up early this morning and decided to make muffins.
Well as they started baking, his ears and eyes perked up. Muffins have always been a hit with Maxdog and we've regarded them as his absolute favourite treat of all time! Well he demolished two in a row and later the 'Boss' sneaked quite a few to him whilst I wasn't looking. It all seemed to cheer him up no end.
In addition, Maxdog decided it was time to catch up on his swimming whilst we were out for the day. He had another swim on our return - encouraged mainly by me - just to rid him of the dirt he'd collected whilst running around our house during our absence.
This afternoon I took the goldens for their walk and Maxdog acted like he had no cares in the world. His 'romp' to the green belt was repeated twice and the plants on the pavement had their liquid nourishment too. This evening he actually came and asked me for food (WOW!!!).
I dished him up some of his approved tin food and he ate quite a bit! (YIPPEE!)
It seems that Maxdog has a new lease of life today, so all is well in this household for the moment.
This coming Monday will be his 100th day of grace! To us this will be another miraculous milestone! Judging from today, he has excellent chances of making it to at least Monday.
Each day is a gift and we relish every moment.
It gets a little chilly now in the evenings and we usually spend our time enjoying each other's company in front of a heater...
It is really quite cosy...with ALL my loved ones around...
Today I went out with my family to enjoy some school events.
One of the excursions was to watch a rugby match between two fiercely competitive schools. The venue was beautiful...
This particular school is nestled amongst the beautiful buildings of Parktown Johannesburg.
I wanted to show you this picture because the buildings in the background are of the
CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA.
(Set on the hilltop of Braamfontein)
I just thought the whole setting was so pretty...
We could also see the main TELKOM TOWER from another vantage point.
This tower is to be the main broadcasting tower for the
FIFA SOCCER WORLD CUP 2010.
Thanks to this tower, the entire world will be receiving coverage of this amazing event -the kickoff in just 26 days time!
(I just thought it to be a point of interest)
The only remaining news is that
KING TOFFEE HAD A BATH...
...which means that his Lordship has even more bargaining power...
I hate to admit it, but I'm generally bowled over by cuteness!
That is all my news for today!
Sending everyone all my love and wishing you all a wonderful and happy weekend.