We made stuff too. My girls love their craft.
Abi holding her girl riding a unicorn.
|And introducing....Toby the dog!|
Yes, we are now a family of five. Eight if you count the guinea pigs and cat. Which I don't really, to be honest (sorry guys).
Abi has been asking for a dog for a while, and I've always wanted one too, so I'd been browsing the rescue sites occasionally for the last six months or so. After Christmas, I got more serious and found this little fellow up in Mount Macedon. DH was not super enthusiastic, but very graciously aquiesced, although I did bulldoze him a bit. Sorry about that my love.
Isn't he cute? I think he looks like the fox*, Sir Didimus, from Labyrinth. He's somewhere between five and seven, and apparently a Maltese/Shitzhu cross. He's very fluffy in reality, but had a slightly wonky clip at the vet's to keep him cool.
Abi named him Toby after the dog in the Milly-Molly-Mandy books, which we are working our way through, a chapter a night. She loves them, and so do I. I have such strong memories of those stories from my own childhood and there is nothing worrying or scary in them at all. We tried My Naughty Little Sister a while ago, but the whole 'naughty' concept upset my sensitive girl, so they were less successful.
MMM though is perfect. And now we have our own Toby too.
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So here we are at the end of the holidays. We still have a week and a half to go, but I am sad. We have had such fun - lots of playing, watching tv, eating ice cream, seeing friends, library visits, swimming, relaxing in the mornings. It's going to be hard to switch gears, that's for sure.
*I always thought he was a fox anyway, but apparantly not? Some kind of small dog, it seems.