Home again…

The wind blew hard all night and reminded us that we are back in Perth, reputed to be the third windiest city in the world. No daylight savings means that the sun was up before 5am and I was awake with it. I had an appointment with the hairdresser, but wasn’t happy to learn that my hairdresser had left the salon, unexpectedly. I’m not so sure about the haircut I got. I don’t think it’s styled as well, the shape just doesn’t seem to be right, but it will probably be different once I’ve washed it myself.

All is well around the house. There’s a hole in the back lawn that the dogs (Anzac mostly, I’d guess) have been working on. It’s in a popular digging spot that we’ve struggled to keep refilled with dirt and planted with grass. Anzac has also chewed a hole through one of the dog bed mattress covers, through and into the mattress itself so he can pull the woollen stuffing out. That’s all going to be a bit of a challenge to patch. He’s also chewed a hole in the cover of the other dog bed mattress in the bedroom. He’s always liked chewing on fabric – particularly if he’s awake and  bored and doesn’t have a toy to chew on. I have some curtain material from the curtains we had up in Jabiru. It’s thermal-backed calico. I think I’ll make pillowcase type covers out of some of it. They might hold up a bit better to his attention.

After some grocery shopping we took the dogs to the beach and a good time was had by all. It was a hot day (mid 30’s C) and was a very pleasant late afternoon beach visit.  Anzac loves the water, though the waves were a bit rough, and he runs around like a crazy thing, usually taking a nip at Kaz’s ears as he races past her. She’s so good with him, she’s so tolerant. Her ears have always been sensitive but she rarely objects to his harassment, she usually gets fully involved in the craziness herself.  She even got herself wet. She’s getting braver all the time and doesn’t hesitate now to run along through the shallows and will even go in far enough that her belly gets wet – just. They both love the socialising at the beach, though we do still have to put Anzac on the lead if there are other people or dogs. He gets easily distracted and excited and it’s easier to keep him close and under control on the lead.

The hole in the Dog Bed

The hole in the Dog Bed

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