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I love you so much Merlin.

November 7th 2013 10:34 pm
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Good morning Merlin my so sweet and wonderful big gentle giant.

It looks quite bright this morning, there is some cloud but not too much, there's not even a gentle breeze, its still as still can be, I only hope it doesn't get too hot later on with no breeze. It should make a good run and play day for you my boy, as long as it doesn't get too hot for you. Yesterday I noticed something about Spud that I hadn't taken notice of before, when he trots he trots like one of those high stepping horses of the Spanish riding school, from the back it looks really strange

I didn't get much sleep last night, I woke up about four or five times and this morning I am so tired. I'll probably be falling asleep this afternoon if I'm not careful.

I was thinking this morning about the time that your puppies chased you around the property, oh Merlin it was so funny to watch, there was you running around the wood pile then seconds later five puppies with tails like little aerials running after you. When you stopped they all began to jump up at you and giving you little bites, you looked at me so pleadingly as if to say, “Daddy get these little horrors off of me.” I managed to get them off of you while you ran indoors out of the way. I will never forget that look of pleading that you gave me. You were so patient with them Merlin, it shows you have a huge heart and full of love.

I guess 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.

 

MERLIN MERLIN MERLIN.

November 6th 2013 10:35 pm
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful gentle giant.

Well, its better today (so far) then it was yesterday, its not so overcast and the sun is coming through in places and thankfully the wind has dropped considerably. Last night was very cold but it appears to have warmed up and its only 8:15am, so it might be a nice run and play day for you after all. After I have finished your diary my boy I've got to start work on my crop, the last lot of runner beans I have planted seems to have really taken off, soon I will have to hook the plants to string and train them up onto sticks. Hopefully soon the second lot I planted will start to flower soon and begin to produce pods.

Your mum has been helping me with my pension which is due in four months time, there's my state pension and then my private pension. If all works out OK I might buy a new truck for the property, which will be rather nice. If I can get a new truck I'm going to do a trip to Addo elephant park one last time while I can and before I become too ill. I'd love to do another safari but I couldn't cope now, my back pains are quite bad now and I struggle to get down on the ground and struggle to get up again. Getting old is a bummer Merlin, especially in my mind I think like an 18 year old.

Melissa is practising her muffin baking for her shop, so I get to sample them. Last night she baked some chocolate chip muffins, oh boy, they are so nice, they should sell literally like hot cakes (pun intended). I am so proud at her get up and go, I wish Mike was more like her.

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

I love you so much Merlin, and I miss you more then I can ever tell you.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

MERLIN MERLIN MERLIN.

November 5th 2013 11:07 pm
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful gentle giant.

Oh wow Merlin, your diary has been chosen as “One of today's picks.” Well done my boy I am so proud of you.

Its a very overcast day today, there has been some quite strong wind which is blowing in gusts, its also quite chilly. However, last night was quite hot and humid but not too bad as it didn't wake me up. Thankfully I am sleeping a lot better lately, I got so fed up waking up every two hours or so, nowadays I can go up to six hours without waking up. Anyway, it would be a good run and play day for you my boy, so you could chase Spud all that you wanted to. I just looked out of the window and saw rain clouds coming overhead, I think we could be in for a storm.

Yesterday while I was working I saw the dogs trying to dig something up, then saw them jumping back, I was worried it was some kind of snake, but then I saw Hobo run off with a baby tortoise in his mouth. I yelled at him to drop it, which he did, I picked it up and showed Mia, she wasn't impressed at all. He is now in somewhere safer where the dogs can't get at him, this is the second or third tortoise that's shown up on the property, I have no idea where they come from.

Melissa has got her business registration for her sandwich shop, she's called it “Upper Crust Melissa's sandwich bar.” Upper crust will be in big letters, while underneath in smaller letters will be Melissa's sandwich bar. I suggested a logo of a toff in a top hat and cane, but apparently that logo has already been taken. Back to the drawing board.

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

I love you so much my boy, please never forget that.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

Good morning my sweet and wonderful big boy Merlin.

November 4th 2013 11:20 pm
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful gentle giant.

Its a glorious day here today, the sun is shinning, its nice and warm but no wind, so it could get very hot later on. Usually I sit out side when the sun has gone behind the house so I'm sitting in the shade, its quite nice watching the world go by, sometimes I talk to you, I tell you how much I miss you and how much I love you my boy. I really wish you were here Merlin, two old boys sitting together watching the world go by. You weren't very long with me Merlin, but you gave me a life time of memories. Many times I sit and laugh to myself at some of the antics you pulled, the expressions on your beautiful or should I say handsome face, and that silly bark of yours when you were helping your mum with the gardening by pulling out weeds, then your mum coming indoors and exclaiming, “YOUR DOG IS DRIVING ME BONKERS WITH THAT SILLY BARK OF HIS!!” I'd chuckle to myself. God how I miss you my boy.

Bella is looking very ill now, she won't go outside much now, when she does she is soon barking at the door to be let inside. Molly and Spud as usual play fight and Hobo chills out in the shade, Hobo is so laid back its a wonder he's awake half the time. Molly really is getting better and better, she's two years old next month, and this month is your birthday, you would have been 7 years old this year. Its been almost two years since you crossed the bridge, the pain of losing you has eased a little, but there is still a huge hole in my heart where you use to be. I know you sent Molly to me, she really is a good girl and when I sit outside she comes and sits beside me. All I can say is Merlin, “Thank you for being the best friend I ever had.”

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

I love you and I miss you so much my boy.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

MERLIN MERLIN MERLIN.

November 3rd 2013 10:59 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 again today, there's hardly a cloud in the sky and not even a gentle breeze to ruffle the leaves on the tree's, it would be a good run and play day for you, but you would have to be careful of heat exhaustion and of course snakes. Molly and Spud tires me out just watching them, Molly will wait for Spud, then attack him and then grabbing him by his collar, that little girl is so full of mischief and so full of fun, she never wants to stop playing unless its breakfast or dinner time. But, I must admit she is a wonderful little girl, I just wish she was a bit bigger so she could put Spud on his back.

As I told you I went out with your mum yesterday to buy a few things, but it doesn't stop there, she has to go and check out everything, in the end I am in agony with my back hurting so much. I dread going out with her, I really do. I remember years ago going shoe shopping with her in Basildon in the UK, we went into every shoes shop in the town, literally and guess what? She bought the first pair of shoes she looked at. I was furious. Whenever I go shopping I know what I want, I go in the shop and walk out ten minutes later with what I wanted.

This morning little Mia was in such a happy mood, that child has really given me a new lease on life, she has given me something to live for, just like you did my boy. I will never forget how you pulled me out of that deep hole of depression, your love, loyalty and devotion pulled me kicking and screaming back to normality. If it wasn't for you my boy I'd probably be dead now. I owe you so much Merlin, so very much.

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

I will love you till the end of time my boy

Your ever loving Daddy

 

My sweet and wonderful big boy Merlin

November 3rd 2013 6:54 am
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Good afternoon Merlin my sweet and wonderful gentle giant.

Sorry I'm a bit late today, this morning I went with your mum to go buy some stuff and then did a bit of work in Melissa's shop. When I came home I went to turn on the water to water the potatoes and runner beans and saw that someone had taken the hose off of the sprinkler system and hadn't put it back. That annoyed me in the first place then when I put the hose back in the sprinkler system wouldn't work, that annoyed me even more, I let it known to all and sundry that I am livid and wished people would leave things alone that's nothing to do with them. I was so angry Merlin, very angry.

Anyway, its a very hot day today, not a cloud in the sky well hardly any cloud and there's no wind whatsoever, I've got my desk fan going faster then I usually have it. It would be nice to play today Merlin, but you would have to be very careful that you didn't get heat exhaustion. I was working outside for a while and the heat got to me so I had to come inside the house. This is the weather that we have to drink copious amounts of water.

I almost didn't sit down to write in your diary today, I feel so tired, but I had to come talk to you, I haven't missed a day since you crossed the bridge so I don't want to start now, unless of course something happened where I wouldn't be able to for some reason.

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

I do love you Merlin, so much my boy.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

MERLIN MERLIN MERLIN.

November 2nd 2013 1:02 am
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful gentle giant.

Your diary has made the "Active Posters" list, well done my boy. You and the rest of the pack have been given more gifts by more wonderful people. Thank you all for being so kind to us all.

Its a much nicer day today my boy, the sun is shining, although there looks like to be some rain clouds up there. The rain yesterday and the past few days seem to have done my crops the power of good, except for one of my runner bean pots, which seems to have slowed down, the other pot the beans are climbing quite well. The last batch of runner bean seeds I planted around the bamboo wigwam have got a sudden growth spurt, I will need to water them this morning along with the potatoes. There is a very gentle breeze which is just about rustling the leaves in the tree's and its quite warm, so I need to keep a look out for snakes. If Spud isn't careful he's going to get bitten, I keep telling him to come away from the wood pile, but he ignores me. I think that's how one of Melissa's cats got nailed, she was found on the wood pile stone dead, so I think a puff adder got her. Hobo is another one, he will keep climbing over the wood pile despite me telling him to get off. Molly seems to have a lot more common sense, she keeps away from it or at least she comes when I call her to come away.

Mia is still growing beautifully and she has got a wicked sense of humour, that little girl is so full of mischief she has us nearly falling over with laughter. Without a doubt, she's a right little actress. I so wish you were here Merlin, I know for a fact that you would have protected and loved her.

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

I love you so much Merlin, please don't forget me.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

Good morning my sweet and wonderful big boy.

October 31st 2013 11:52 pm
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful gentle giant.

Merlin my boy, you and the others in our pack have been presented with wonderful gifts, too many to thank personally. Thank you all for showing such kindness to my furbabies, with me and those who have crossed the bridge. Thank you all again.

I hope its better weather over the bridge then it is here my boy, its been raining for two or three days solid, OK its doing my crops a lot of good, but its cold and miserable and I can't sit outside when its raining. Yesterday I opened the garage door and sat there for a while, while it was still raining. Molly came and sat beside me, but when Spud tried to come in out of the rain Molly chased him off. I tried calling Spud but every time he came near me Molly chased him off. She is such a jealous little girl, but then again she is only a puppy even though she's nearly two years old.

I just looked out of my window and there is a beautiful rainbow and it looks like the rain is clearing up. I must check the weather and see what its doing this weekend. I want to carefully lift one of my potato plants and see what its doing as its starting to flower, which was when I usually lifted my plants in UK. I don't want them to grow into large tubers as that's when they lose their flavour. My runner beans seem to be doing better, the ones I planted last weekend have started to come through already, I also planted some melon seeds in a bag of fertilizer, Melissa's cats dug it up, but four or five have survived and seem to be doing quite well. With luck they will be ready by Christmas, it will be so nice to put slices of melon in the fridge and eat them stone cold. I could have strangled Hobo this morning, I caught him peeing up against one of my runner bean pots, I chased him off but I don't know if he has done any damage.

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

I do love you so much Merlin, when I talk to you when I am sitting outside I hope that you can hear me.

Your ever loving Daddy

 

Good morning my sweet and wonderful big boy Merlin.

October 30th 2013 11:50 pm
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful gentle giant.

Its not very nice here at the moment, it rained all last evening and all last night, although its stopped now it looks like it could start raining any minute if the clouds are anything to go by, yet its still fairly humid. At least with all this rain it keeps the snakes away and it waters my crops, the potatoes love a lot of watering as do the runner beans. I'm trying to train two runner bean plants to climb up a bamboo pole, but they are not cooperating. All the dogs are inside asleep, which to be honest I don't blame them, but later on Molly and Spud will want to go outside and play which means they are going to get soaking wet and bring mud inside the house.

I don't know what was the matter with Mia this morning, she really threw a tantrum, even your mum couldn't calm her down, which as you know is very unusual.

I sit outside if the weather is nice and think and sometimes I talk to you, I tell you how much I miss you and then I look across at the little hill that you use to stand or sit on by the fence where you looked so commanding and majestic, people noticed you my boy.

ITS A DISASTER, I've just realised we are out of tea!!!!! All there is left is coffee, YUCK. I might have to take the Land Rover to the shops to buy a packet.

I guess its time for you to go play some more with your buddies.

I do love you so much Merlin, I miss you beyond words my boy.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

MERLIN MERLIN MERLIN.

October 30th 2013 1:03 am
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful gentle giant.

Congratulations Merlin, you have made one of “Today's Picks,” AND the "Active Posters" list. I am so proud of you my sweet and clever gentle giant.

Yesterday was very overcast and humid, it did clear up later in the day, today looks like a similar day, with a possibility of rain and there is a slight breeze which should help keep things cooler. It should make a good run and play day for you my boy as long as you were careful.

I had to go to the municipality this morning to get my dads car and motorcycles put into my name, what a performance! Its not finished yet as they now want my dads I.D. which is in the hands of our attorney. The car and the motor cycles have got to go for a roadworthy, I could ride the bikes to the testing station but I don't have a crash helmet and I'm certainly not buying one as the bike are worth nothing, so I said scrap them, unless we can get a dealer to take them off of our hands. Your mum has got the paperwork so we can perhaps finish it off tonight.

I just looked out of the window, it looks like we might be getting some rain, unless of course it passes over. Its very humid again today, I've got a belting headache and I've got the fan on my desk going, its not that nice a day all in all so far.

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

I love you my sweet boy.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 
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