31 – Pet Dog photos, (all but 2 are new)

A quick message to say thank you to those who replied yesterday evening, reading those comments did really help cheer me up 🙂 In real life I don’t know anyone in person on WordPress and vice versa , yet over the last two years I feel as though I’ve met so many lovely genuine people here. 🙂 (I tell a lie I did meet one lady). 

On-line friendships and internet acquaintances are very different to real life but because blog writers are so open honest and revealing of their true thoughts stories and emotions I’ve gotten to know many people from right around the globe and privately email several, yes I lose touch when people finish, ‘go ghost’ or you simply drift apart but I deeply value the interactions with people I’ve met here in this little corner of the Internet, some of them know silly secrets (many 😀 in fact!!!!!) about me 🙂 which are unknown to any other living soul on earth, that’s been such fun, yet they don’t judge and it’s always fun reading their replies after one of my Posts.

Also I adore commenting bloggers I read and follow, yes I’ve lost touch over last two years, that’s life, but I still REMEMBER many of their hilarious often caring replies ahh lol! 🙂 Andrew

A pet photographic post for you………..and we all enjoy looking at pet pictures.

My Great Grandfather, Great Grandmother, baby Robert and housemaid Emma!

Now the above picture of my Great Grandfather Robert, his wife Jane and housemaid Emma is a rare and very old photo taken around 1900, Robert as you may already know fought in the Anglo Dutch Boer War in South Africa, well after the British had won (Jury’s out on that one!!!) he stayed on in Africa and became a Military Policeman tasked with guarding Kimberly Diamond mines, which I’m led to believe was quite a responsible and respected occupation hence they ’employed’ a live-in housemaid by the name of Emma.

My Uncle refers to his Grandfather Robert as “that miserable bugger” which by the expression on his face seems about correct, he looks the type of self confident character who’d take no crap!

Their pet dog’s name eludes me right now though I did know it once and notice he’s a black and white collie again, seems to be a tradition in our family! To begin with they take a lot of training because collies can be problem dogs, maybe that’s because they’re so intelligent…..  😀 anyway we like to think so!


My mother who you’ve seen before
A previous border collie named ‘Belle’


‘Belle’ again

😀 Why can’t I find and marry a woman like J? Adorable, intelligent, EXTREMELY amusing, never angry,  good looking, big busted, witty, perfect and a fantastic mother in fact an all round wonder woman!! My brother’s a lucky man and I never lie.

A 12 week old ‘Lucy’ and MY Father in need of a shave!
Probably my favourite of all, ‘Lucy’ looking for trouble, she could be a little horror 😀

Two more of Holly.

Mum with Holly and Lucy

I hope you enjoyed, Andrew



13 thoughts on “31 – Pet Dog photos, (all but 2 are new)

  1. I enjoyed this post IMMENSELY!! You have the handsomest family members and they are all so photogenic, but your mother’s sweet smile has to be the brightest I’ve ever seen! Dearest Andrew, you are indeed a lucky man and you will always have my friendship and affection. Love, Cara♥

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    • Thank you Cara I have a big smile on my face you always write the loveliest of replies. Lol people at work say they see me in my Great Grandfather’s face, I kinda see where they’re coming from except I don’t drink and he was often a VERY drunk Irishman, quite a temper as well apparently, but I’d still love to have met him. And yes that is a lovely photo of mum I think she was age 17.


    • Btw Cara perhaps give my voyeur posts a miss, you know me my blog has no theme, these are perhaps not for your gentle eyes, there’s nothing wrong with the posts mind but they’re a little more adult themed. Take care Andrew

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