So this week, I'm celebrating the fact that I'm fencing in part of my garden.
I'm very privileged to live in a house which was built in the 1950s on half an acre in the middle of Johannesburg. I live here with my sister, who lives in the cottage and, my son and his fiancee who live in the flat. I have the house and my brother, Geoff, from Cape Town is currently staying with me while he attends to some work projects. Quite a full-house all around if I take into consideration that among us we have six dogs as well as eight cats (all of which are rescues and two of which are disabled). My brother did a story on them over at Geoff's Blog.
Our two large dogs, who belong to my sister, are: Jaybee, a German Shepherd/ Rottweiler cross who was picked up on Johannesburg Road (hence the name JB for Jo'burg). He is a gentle, lovable hunk of a dog. Then there's Blaise, who's a Husky/ Border Collie cross with one brown eye and one pale blue eye (the only non-rescue animal).
|Patrick & StJohn|
|Ross & Kerryn integrating Cassie into the family|
A few weeks ago, StJohn (dachsie) got out of the gate and had an altercation with the bull mastiff next door. StJohn came off a very second best and spent ages recovering. We're just grateful that he only needed stitches and not surgery.
|They look secure, but the other side of the garden is open|