Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas and a prosperous and safe New Year

Spider and I are taking leave - not that it was a busy bloggage year for us. Christmas time is upon us so we're going to put in our Japanese garden over the next few weeks.

Miss Mouse
For those of you thinking about presents for someone who already has plenty of clutter in their lives (ie most of us), we suggest making a donation to one of the many animal rescue organisations that are out there trying to rehome dogs, cats and everything else, and are always overwhelmed at Christmas. There the SPCA, and this 4 Legs Good has links to a couple of rescue organisations for you cat people (if this doesn't make you want to race out and adopt a kitten, check you still have a pulse). In Auckland Passion for Paws is run on an absolute shoestring and is always grateful for donations towards their vet bills. And if you're in the South Island and would like to keep it closer to home Christchurch Bull Breed rescue are hoping for a vet bill-free Chrsitmas, too. 

And if you're thinking of getting a pet for Christmas, please adopt. The SPCA, the Council's animal shelters and the rescues all have dogs and cats that would make someone the perfect pet. If you're thinking of a dog, Miss Mouse is looking for her forever home. We met Miss Mouse last week and she is beautiful, and is the happiest wee girl you'll meet.

We'll be back in 2015 although maybe in a different form or perhaps with a slightly different focus. Things change and while writing the blog has been valuable for me for reasons I won't bore you with, it might be time to have a rethink. We'll see. And since 2015 is only a week and a bit away we'll know soon enough (even I don't know yet).
A very merry Christmas to all, and all the best for 2015 from our little clan.