Olly The Yorkie
It’s the weekend, so I have decided to post Saturday & Sunday as one post. Just a reminder these are written a few days ago before they get published. So it’s been a full seven days of my writing challenge. Last Saturday I made the decision to write something every day. I am thinking of making this a 30 day challenge and we’ll take it from there.
It’s Saturday afternoon and I have been pondering about what to write about, then suddenly Olly our yorkie stood up on his back legs and looked out the window. He has done it a few times before but I have never managed to capture a picture from the front!
So who does Olly think he is?
Olly came into our lives four years ago as a Christmas present for our daughter. He can be very chilled expect when the doorbell rings, the he goes totally ballistic, he also has a keen ear for our car doors closing. He knows if Zoe is home and doesn’t bother when he hears the neighbour’s car.
Now if this is one thing Olly absolutely detests is cats. He has had numerous run in’s with the neighbour’s cat but he was just never quick enough. Just as well if you come to think of it as he may come off second best. Another thing he loves to do is chase birds, he doesn’t stand a chance but he will always give it a go if he sees one on the grass or if one is sitting on the fence.
Besides being a loving pet and friend to all of us in our family, we love that he doesn’t have normal dog fur.
Aside for hypoallergenic qualities, there are other reasons why the Yorkie coat is referred to as hair and not fur. Many breeds have a double coat (2 different layers, both an undercoat and an overcoat). This breed however, has 1 single layer of growth, similar to humans. via Yorkieinfocenter.com
We love the fact that he is small enough to sit on your lap. There is so fascinating facts about these beautiful pets. They were bred in the 19th century in Yorkshire, England to catch rats in the clothing and woollen mills. I’m sure Olly would love to get his mouth around a long tail.
Now I really feel stumped, I would much rather be having a nice nap but I have to push through with this writing challenge. I will be totally honest with you it just doesn’t seem to get easier.
So being the end of the weekend, I thought I would just do a recap of the weekend so far.
One of my highlights was playing kids charades with my son on Saturday morning, it didn’t last long but it was a special weekend moment. Yesterday while I was writing he was playing on the computer when he decided to come and tell me he was bored. I mentioned something about ‘train of thought’ and we remembered that he had promised his Mom he was write about what he does during the week. He was excited and took up the challenge, he wrote nearly a A4 page. I was trying to explain the saying ‘train of thought’ which he did understand and he liked the idea that he had to think about what he was going to write.
On Saturday afternoon my daughter sent me a message and asked if she could take me for coffee and she was going to pay! That was really special and great bonding time. On the way we stopped the car to take a picture of the sheep in the fields, it was stunning! Then we popped off to Tesco to get some junk food for while we watched X Factor later the evening.
Every Sunday morning I WhatsApp video call my mom and sister. It’s been a weekly thing we do since we have been here on the Isle of Man. It’s so important to keep in touch with family that is far away. Unfortunately my sister was having phone issues so no catch up with her this week but I’m sure we’ll send each other some messages during the week! And then suddenly I got a call from her and we had a quick catch up.
We are fast approaching winter with sunset tonight at 16h22. The nights are getting longer and the days shorter. It’s a challenging time of year as your body has to adjust from the sun setting in summer at 21h55. Heads down and time to get on with it!
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