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I miss you so much Merlin.

November 20th 2013 11:40 pm
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Good morning Merlin my very sweet and wonderful gentle giant.

Its a beautiful morning so far Merlin, hardly a cloud in the sky, nice and sunny and warm and thankfully not much of a wind. I detest high winds as they do a lot of damage, besides which they take my breath away and I have problems breathing. The storm predicted by the weather forecasters never materialised, we had about 5 minutes of rain yesterday and that was it! So all in all it would make a good run and play day for you chasing Spud for all you were worth.

I remember so well when I woke up in the morning you were standing beside my bed to say hello, I do miss that so much my boy. Molly hangs around your mum and Mia in the mornings, she might come and see me but she doesn't hang around for very long. Sad to say Molly and I don't have the same bond you and I had, you was my dog, Molly is everyone's dog. I miss that so much Merlin, how I wish I could have those days all over again, you and I together. Over the years I have had many dogs I bonded with, but none of them compared to the bond you and I had. It was so strong my boy and as I said, I miss that so much. No I'm not sad Merlin, well maybe a little because I know exactly how much I lost when you crossed the bridge without me with you. I'm not ashamed to say that I cried like a baby for days, I wept openly and I didn't care who saw me. You were my whole world Merlin and you still are. I know I have Mia my Granddaughter, but she is not exclusively mine, you were.

I guess its time that you went and played with your buddies my boy and had some more fun and games.

I love you and I miss you so much Merlin.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

My beautiful gentle giant Merlin

November 19th 2013 11:08 pm
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful gentle giant.

It was supposed to be heavy storms today according to the weather forecast, it began raining last night, not much to shout about, then stopped this morning. Its very overcast at the moment with a lot of dark storm/rain clouds, its also very humid, which is giving me a headache, there is just a light breeze which are just rustling the leaves in the tree's. So to be honest I don't know what's going to happen today with the weather, but with my irrigation not working properly I hope it does rain. At the moment it would make a nice run and play day for you.

The runner beans are at last producing flowers which in turn are producing runner bean pods, so hopefully we are going to have lots of runner beans for Christmas. The potatoes are coming along very slowly which is why I don't like main crop, I prefer earlies or 2nd earlies which start producing potato tubers in just a few weeks. The potato plants are producing flowers which have to be removed as they stop or slow tuber growth. Hopefully next year I can get hold of earlies or 2nd earlies, and what I may do is weld up a frame to grow runner beans up, the frame can then be moved around to grow runner beans in different parts of the property. As we get very high winds here the bamboo poles are very fragile and can be blown over, with a steel framework I can force it into the ground quite deep and would be far more wind resistant.

Yesterday I had some brilliant news, I got a forecast of my state pension, (not my private pension) its nearly twice what I assumed it would be. I suppose Mia my granddaughter is going to be spoiled something terrible which should annoy her mum, good eh lol.

I guess its time for you to go play and have some fun with your buddies.

I do love you so much.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

MERLIN MERLIN MERLIN.

November 18th 2013 10:44 pm
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful gentle giant.

MERLIN MERLIN MERLIN!!!! Your diary has made “One of today's picks” again. Well done my boy.

Its a glorious morning here so far, not a cloud in the sky, warm and no wind. However, the weather forecast is for very heavy storms with the potential for flooding as we had last week, many premises haven't yet recovered from the last lot of flooding. But at the moment it would be a good run and play day for you, so you could chase Spud and perhaps make him behave.

During the storms last week with the thunder and lightning poor Spud was terrified, he shook and shook and shook with fear, we gave him a cuddle to reassure him but he was still terrified. Molly on the other hand took no notice and looked at him as if to say “You are such a wuss Spud.” Yesterday I really told Molly off, I mean big time. I was letting the pack out and Molly does get very excited, she attacked Hobo play fighting, but poor old Hobo looked at her as if to say “What did I do??” So anyway I really told her off, she stepped back and looked at me with such shock and horror on her face as if to say “Daddy you told me off, why did you tell me off I'm your little puppy???” Like you Merlin, I can read Molly's facial expressions like a book. All in all she really is a good little girl, but she is still a bit clumsy, trying to protect my Granddaughter Mia, Molly keeps knocking her over. Molly hasn't learned the art of being gentle yet.

My son Mike has booked his flight to UK, he leaves here on 16th January. I'm going to miss him, still its time to let go and let him make his own way in the world. I just hope I see him again before I cross the bridge to be with you Merlin.

I suppose its time for you to go play and have some more fun with your buddies.

I love you so much Merlin.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

My sweet and wonderful big boy Merlin

November 17th 2013 11:18 pm
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Good morning Merlin my very sweet and wonderful gentle giant.

Its a very different day again today, its nice and bright, sunny and warm, but its very windy, its been windy since yesterday afternoon. I'll have to water my crops somehow and hope they get enough water as the watering system has malfunctioned. I need to replace it very shortly. Anyway, it should be a good run and play day for you as the wind will help cool you down and you can annoy Spud all that you wanted to. I forgot to tell you, yesterday was Spuds 4th birthday. Your son is four years old and he still acts like a big puppy. Molly really is still only a puppy, she'll be two next month yet she too acts like a puppy, but not as big as Spud.

Your mum has been clearing a piece of ground to make into a play area for Mia, fence it off and lay some kind of grass. But, because the pack (mainly Spud) has poo'd there its got to be covered in bleach to kill off any worms and other nasties that have resulted from the dogs poo. Spud is one of the worst, he will poo anywhere, at times in front of the front porch! Molly on the other hand always goes where its quite isolated. I caught Hobo this morning about to pee on my runner beans, he soon changed his mind when I ran at him shouting.

I guess its time for you to go play some more with your buddies and have some fun. You deserve it Merlin.

I do love you so much Merlin, I often talk to you during the day, I hope you hear me.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

MERLIN MERLIN MERLIN.

November 16th 2013 11:24 pm
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful gentle giant.

You did it again my boy, you diary is “One of today's picks.” I AM SO PROUD OF YOU MY BEAUTIFUL BOY.

Today is a lot different to the past two days, its still overcast with quite a few rain clouds, but the sun is managing to shine through in places. Its still very wet outside, but the crazy pups still want to go outside and play, they were even crazier yesterday, it was raining and they (Molly and Spud) still wanted to go outside and play. After about half an hour they jumped up at the door to come inside, they tried to get into my bedroom and jump up on my bed, but I had already locked the door! Thankfully my crops got a good watering, I just hope they haven't drowned. Today might make a good run and play day for you my boy, as long as you kept out of the wet grass.

Melissa didn't do much business yesterday, which doesn't surprise me as everywhere was flooded and who in their right minds is going to go out for a sandwich and a cup of coffee? Hopefully she will make up for it tomorrow. She has already earned a good name from the people who have bought off of her, so hopefully she is going to take off like another Mugg and Bean. One never knows.

Mia was extremely noisy this morning, she kept shouting “NANA NANA NANA NANA” at the top of her voice. For someone quite small she makes a lot of noise!

I guess its time for you to g play and have some fun with your buddies.

I love you so much Merlin, so very much.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

My sweet and wonderful big boy Merlin

November 15th 2013 11:11 pm
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Good morning Merlin my so sweet and wonderful gentle giant.

Yesterday started out very overcast, it looked like it might rain, but if anything the day before was anything to go by, it looked like rain but didn't. Anyway, I turned on the water to water my crop when the sprinkler system failed, I was so annoyed that I was almost praying for rain. Then about two O'clock in the afternoon the heavens opened and it turned into torrential downpour. Roads were flooded out, townships were flooded out as were business parks. This morning the rain has eased, its no longer torrential, just a very light rain. Melissa had problems getting home as her car was misfiring, she had probably gone through a puddle too fast and soaked her ignition system. Anyway her mum took her into work this morning, when your mum got her there she phoned me to say that they had got to her shop OK, but everywhere was badly flooded. I've got the Land Rover ready in case we have to tow your mums car out of a flooded road. Anyway, it won't make a good run and play day for you as you would get soaking wet, but as usual Molly and Spud went out to play, they will no doubt come inside soaking wet. One good thing, my crops got a good watering, I'll have to go outside in a while and have a look.

Well I suppose its time for you to go play and have some more fun with your buddies.

I love you so much Merlin, please never forget that OK.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

MERLIN MERLIN MERLIN.

November 14th 2013 11:11 pm
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Good morning my sweet and wonderful gentle giant.

Well done again my boy, your diary is “One of today's picks.” Well done my boy I am so proud of you.

Its quite nice this morning, nice and bright but some cloud, a gentle breeze and not too hot. It should make a good run and play day for you my boy. It was supposed to have rained yesterday, I kept putting off watering the crops until I had no choice but to turn on the taps. It did look like it was going to rain all day, but it just held off, I hoped it would rain last night, but nope, nothing. When I want it to rain it doesn't, when I don't want it to rain it pours down for days and days.

One of these days Spud is going to push me over the edge. When I let the dogs out in the morning he barks and barks at Molly, he only shuts up when I chase him off. At times I could strangle him, yet others times he is so sweet. That boy is one heck of an enigma.

Last night was quite clear, so I went outside for a few minutes before bed and found your star shining so brightly. It is so beautiful Merlin, it has to be your star.

Melissa opened her little sandwich shop yesterday, she did quite well for her first day, but she delayed opening her doors until 10 O'clock as she was very nervous and trying to make sure everything was ready. Your mum, Douglas and Mike bought lunch from her and I asked her to bring home a sandwich for me.

Well I suppose its time that you went and played with your buddies.

I love you so much my boy.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

MERLIN MERLIN MERLIN.

November 13th 2013 11:56 pm
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful gentle giant.

Oh boy Merlin, your diary has made "One of todays picks." WELL DONE MY PRECIOUS BOY, I AM SO PROUD OF YOU."

Its another overcast day and no wind very much like yesterday and very much like yesterday very humid. At least I was able to water my crops, which are still taking their time to produce anything. I suppose it would make a good run and play day for you my boy, and perhaps teach Spud a lesson or two.

I was sat outside last night at around ten o'clock, I looked up at the sky and saw it had a lot of cloud cover, but there was one star shining bright, I imagined that was you looking down at me and I said (or words to the effect of) “Shine bright Merlin, I miss you my boy.” For some reason it made me feel a lot better, but I still miss you everyday.

Melissa is opening her sandwich shop this morning, your mum, Melissa and Mike were working in there sorting out last minute problems and Melissa preparing food for her grand opening this morning. I am so proud of her, that girl has a lot of get up and go, she don't wait around for opportunities she goes out and makes her own.

I suppose its time that you went and had some more fun with your buddies.

I love you more then I can tell you Merlin, there is a huge gap in my heart where you use to be.

Your ever loving Daddy

 

My sweet and wonderful big boy Merlin

November 12th 2013 11:08 pm
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Good morning Merlin my very sweet and wonderful gentle giant.

Its very overcast today, very little sun is coming through and no wind, but its also a lot cooler which means that you could run and annoy Spud as much as you liked. Yesterday was very hot, but the high winds had dropped which meant I could water my crops. I don't know why, but they are really taking their time. Potatoes I can understand as they are a main crop variety, but the runner beans seem to get a growth spurt and then slow right down.

Mike my son is made up his mind to go to UK on 14th January next year, apparently he has got accommodation and food all set up, he needs to do all the stuff he needs to do to get a job, he's looking to become a policeman. I think he'd make a good copper, but lets wait and see.

Melissa is making test muffins for her little sandwich shop, I'm testing one of her chocolate chip muffins and they are so nice, so very very nice. She is a good little cook, she learned well from your mum.

Yesterday I was sitting having a bit of a break when for some reason I said loudly, “I MISS YOU SO MUCH MERLIN.” I hope you heard me my boy. I also sit and think about our wonderful times together and watching you grow from a gorgeous little puppy into a gorgeous grown GSD, perfect in every way.

I guess its time for you to go play with your buddies and have lots and lots of fun.

I love you my boy, please never forget that OK?

Your ever loving Daddy

 

Good morning my sweet and wonderful big boy.

November 11th 2013 11:19 pm
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful gentle giant.

It looks like its going to be a very hot day, there's no cloud as far as I can see from my study, there's no wind thankfully, thankfully I can water my crops without the water going every where except on the crops themselves. It would be a good run and play day for you my boy, but you would have to be careful that you didn't go down with heat exhaustion. I've got the fan on my desk working which is helping quite a bit.

Melissa has hit a problem with her little sandwich shop, the Coca Cola fridge went weird and froze the drinks, causing the drinks cans to bulge and the bottle explode, Coca Cola said that they would replace the stock and fix or replace the fridge. They were meant to come yesterday but didn't turn up. So what else is new in South Africa? Hopefully she will open sometime this week. One never knows she could turn into another Mugg & Bean and go national or even international one day. She has the work ethic to do it, I just hope she gets the business she needs to survive.

Mia was in a bit of a temper this morning for some reason or other, she got told off not only by her mum but her Nana. Mia hates being told off by her Nana, oh boy.

I guess its time you went and had more fun with your buddies.

I love you so much Merlin

Your ever loving Daddy

 
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