August 14, 2016

Jessie


Jessie 1999-2016


Seventeen and a half is a ripe old age and Jess has certainly earned her rest. She leaves a big hole in all our hearts and many years of memories.

We got Jess in June 1999 at five months old when she came from the dog pound to be speyed as part of our student surgical training programme. Once she passed the hell years of ages 1-4, she settled into a great companion. Saffy joined the family in 2003 and later we moved back into town. Poppy arrived in 2010.

I think Jess grew more beautiful with age- her coat got thicker and her beautiful  plume of a tail was more luxuriant - it all brought out the side of her that must have been Spitz/Keeshond/Husky rather than the Border Collie/Foxie cross she has always been registered as.

Not sure how Poppy feels about being an only dog - just a bit clingy so far, but I miss my trusty guard dog and companion.




Run Free Jessie Puppy xxxxx

June 12, 2016

Horseshoe Lake Update

It has been a while since I put up a progress picture.
Today I see a new series of aerial pictures of Christchurch have been released...so I checked up on the one for our area.

http://www.rebuildchristchurch.co.nz/panorama/horseshoe-lake

This is the view towards our house which is on the rights side of the empty red zone.
- I left the river in to the right to orientate myself!






I posted a similar drone shot a while ago - but to see how it looked in 2011 go to
http://fourpawsandwhiskers.blogspot.co.nz/2013/08/horseshoe-lake-yesterday-and-today.html
and http://fourpawsandwhiskers.blogspot.co.nz/2012/10/horseshoe-lake-red-zone.html
and http://fourpawsandwhiskers.blogspot.co.nz/2013/03/horseshoe-lake.html


You can look at all the areas of Christchurch as a 360 aerial panorama too.
http://www.rebuildchristchurch.co.nz/panorama


Today is Alex's 25th Birthday.  How fast the quarter century has gone !  What a lovely young man he has become.  Love him to bits and we have had breakfast out and the cake is ready for this afternoon.  :)
And I found a safe picture to use off his facebook profile!!!





May 22, 2016

Christchurch from the Air

I still love seeing Christchurch in all her beautiful glory despite the scars the earthquakes have left on the buildings and landscape.  This footage has appeared this week and it made me smile.... I love that we get to explore all of this. Home.





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