So where's the snow?

Muddling through in Austria; God, life and a small black dog

Swingle is Five!


Can’t believe where the time has gone. She’s such a gentle but NOISY dog! We took the hedge down on our garden and it’s taken her all summer to realise she doesn’t need to bark at everyone.

This years’ disasters have been eating a long-dead, shortly defrosted Wühlmaus (Gopher) in spring which made her incredibly ill and several trips to that nice man with the needles. Eye infection. Another stomach bug from eating fresh slurry!

She sadly lost her bestie, Bella this summer, and her new bestie, Kira is eating for about 10 due in November. Even Dave has vaguely muttered about a second dog, but he won’t put it in writing!

She’s as greedy as ever, and we know definitely her Dad was a labrador. Her only playthings are fluffy cushions, keeps us poor as she’s always breaking the zips and un-stuffing them!

Author: annarashbrook

English Ex-pat living in Austria, Christian, blogger (of course) writer, photographer, dog owner!

2 thoughts on “Swingle is Five!

  1. Pets can be stinkers, for sure. We keep one newer chair covered with a sheet. It looks hideous but works to kind of protect it from sharp cat claws. When visitors are expected I pull the sheet off. We have for cats, that adopted us.. In between their mischievous ways they can be quite sweet and soothing.. One is older and she sometimes gets lazy or forgets where to go potty. She has been a good cat, and content to have a roof over her head.


    • We do the same. Just had to throw an old sofa, when we took the dog covers off it was appalling, so we blamed the dog loudly at the dump! We cant have a cat as Dave allergic, if we did it would have to be a fighter because Swingle wouldn’t give it any peace!

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