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My sweet and wonderful big boy Merlin

September 22nd 2013 12:52 am
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful big boy.

Its a glorious day today, nice and bright and sunny, not a cloud in the sky and no wind. It would be a beautiful run and play day for you my boy.

Yesterday morning we had quite a bit of rain, so Mike and I had to work in the garage to get the generators running, it took awhile but we finally got them both working. Then later on the rain cleared up so we hooked up the biggest generator to the welder and did a bit of repair work on one of the gates, I was quite pleased that the generator handled the load quite well. This morning your mum, Mike and I are going to get some gas for the cookers, I also want to have a look at some new cars and trucks. Yesterday your mum and Melissa helped prepare some of the beds for the runner beans and the potatoes which we will try and finish off today as long as the weather holds out.

Mia wanted to go for a ride on the tractor, so her uncle Mike had to get it started which is a mission in itself, but it finally clattered into life, he put her on his lap and took her for a ride around the property. I don't know who was having more fun, Mike or Mia. Mike really loves Mia, you can see it in his face. I suppose she will want to go for a ride this afternoon after we come back from shopping.

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

I love you so much my boy.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

My sweet and wonderful big boy Merlin

September 21st 2013 1:14 am
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful big boy.

It looks like to be quite a nice day today, albeit a bit chilly, there is some dark clouds but there's more blue sky. Later on after I have finished this diary entry Mike my son and I are going to do a bit of work, sorting out the generators and weld one of the gates where one of the welds broke. It should only take a few minutes. Later on today we're going to plant a few seed potatoes and build the wigwams for the runner beans, then its a long wait for them to grow. I never let either grow to maturity, I pick them early so we get small baby potatoes and sweet and succulent baby runner beans, just right for Christmas lunch or a Sunday roast

My back has really been hurting the past few days, yesterday it was like an electric shock went through the small of the back, it very nearly made me sick. I'm really fed up with being in pain all the time, no I'm not feeling down Merlin, I just wish the pain would go away.

Mike my son might be losing his job Christmas, his company isn't doing too well and the owner has stated that they have got 3 months for things to improve or he is closing the factory down. Mike had better start looking for another job, not so easy in this economic climate. We'll see how things go.

I guess its time for you to go play with your buddies. Remember to keep a place for me.

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

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

Everyone has been so kind

September 20th 2013 2:25 am
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Thank you all for showing such wonderful kindness to my doggies family, I appreciate it very much.

Merlins Daddy

 

MERLIN MERLIN MERLIN.

September 20th 2013 2:18 am
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You are such a lucky boy you have been given a pirate flag and a pirate. Well done my boy.

Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful big boy.

Earlier this morning it was pouring with rain, and I mean heavy rain on top of that its very cold, so cold that there is snow on the mountains, albeit a slight dusting, its still cold enough to snow.

The dogs are outside except for Bella, she don't go outside if its cold. I guess she feels the cold in her old bones now, she only ventures outside if its warm. Spud was being his usual bully self, knocking over Molly, I just wish she was bigger and heavier and knock him over for a change. BUT, when she loses her temper with him he runs because he knows she means it and is likely to bite him.

Poor little Mia was sick yesterday, she was crying all night and all morning so Melissa took her to the doctor, who found that she has pharyngitis. Anyway he's given her some medication and she is a lot happier today and playful. Melissa is keeping her home until Monday so it has time to clear up.

I've got a lot of projects going through my mind once my pension comes through, they are going to keep me very very busy. Not too busy to talk to you everyday my boy.

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

I love you and miss you so much Merlin, I hope you hear me when I talk to you when everything is quiet in the house.

Your ever loving Daddy

 

MERLIN MERLIN MERLIN.

September 19th 2013 2:37 am
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MERLIN MERLIN MERLIN!!!!Your diary has been chosen as one of today's picks. WELL DONE! I AM so proud of you my boy.

Good morning my sweet and wonderful big boy. I didn't get much sleep last night, so I caught up this morning and woke up just before 11:30am.

Its very overcast again Merlin, but thankfully no rain and the wind has dropped, now its just a very gentle breeze. Although that can change in a heartbeat to a raging storm.

Yesterday I was preparing the veggie beds and the seed potatoes and runner beans. As I was digging up clods of weeds Molly would run up, grab the weeds and pull them the ground, then she would run off shaking the dirt off. Doing that she is a very helpful little girl and saves me bending over, which is very painful now. I had to come inside as I hurt my back and had to take some very strong painkillers. This morning I'm not going to do any gardening I'm going to sort out the two generators by charging their batteries and pumping up the tyres on the wheels. I want those generators running properly as we never know when the power here is going to go down. Since my dad died last year the generators have been left to sit there not running. Its a pity as they are both very good, quite a high output.

I spoke too soon, the wind has picked up again, I just checked from horizon to horizon and cannot see any blue sky at all. Oh well, never mind.

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

I love you my sweet and wonderful big boy and I miss you so much.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

Good morning my sweet and wonderful big boy Merlin.

September 17th 2013 11:03 pm
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Good morning Merlin my so sweet and wonderful big boy.

Well, its a better day today then yesterday, its extremely cloudy with some blue sky poking through but thankfully no rain or wind, although the air is very damp, not humid, just damp.

I've got to check out the weather for the next week as I've got some planing to do. I've got some runner bean seeds and some seed potatoes, which have got to be prepared before plating, but I can't plant if there is a bad storm on the way as it will destroy anything I plant. I've also got to prepare the seed beds, get rid of any weeds and break up the soil. Hopefully I will have baby new potatoes and freshly picked runner beans for Christmas day lunch, so I may have to do two lots of planting, one lot early and the second lot later. There's nothing like new baby potatoes and fresh runner beans picked the same day as they are cooked. My mouth is watering already.

This year Mike is going to have to play Santa for Mia, the Santa suit didn't quite fit me last year and Mia didn't seem that interested. We'll see how it goes.

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

I love and I miss you so much Merlin, please do not forget that my boy, when I cross the bridge I would like it if you were there waiting for me.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

My sweet and wonderful big boy Merlin

September 17th 2013 2:10 am
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful big boy.

The weather is really nasty again today, its very overcast with a misty rain, there is a breeze, nothing too bad, but it is a bit chilly outside. I don't think you would like running and playing outside today, Molly has come back indoors, Spud has stayed outside, but then again there's no accounting for Spuds actions.

Mia is unwell again, she's very chesty and crying. We're starting to think that she could well be allergic to cats, I keep telling Melissa there's too many cats in the house, she should never have taken on the last four to try and get rid of from a friend who was moving overseas. If Melissa had asked me I would have put the kibosh on four more moggies. I guess that's why she never asked me, but I have told her NO MORE CATS!!!!

I'm still working in my head what I want to do with the trailer and the materials and tools I am going to need, on top of that I am thinking about growing potatoes and runner beans. Getting hold of runner bean seeds is easy, getting hold of seed potatoes not so much. One thing that worries me is the high winds we get here, its going to blow over any structure I build for the runner beans. The best place for the runner beans is also very exposed. I'll work it out somehow.

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

I love you so much Merlin, so much my boy.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

My sweet and wonderful big boy Merlin

September 16th 2013 12:31 am
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful big boy.

Well, its a lot better this morning then it was yesterday, its still very overcast, but the wind has died down, now there is only a very gentle breeze, although a bit chilly, its not too cold. After I posted your diary on Dogster it rained like I have never seen rain before, even heavier then the monsoon when I was stationed in the Far East. I wouldn't mind betting that some people have been flooded out. Its been the warmest but wettest winter for many many years, I'm just wondering what summer is going to be like, I hope its not too hot.

Talking of summer, I wonder what Mia is going to be like on Christmas day now she can take in a lot more. Obviously your mum is spoiling her something rotten, she's already buying Mia toys and putting them away. I'd like to get her a swing set with a see-saw and a slide, as she is a very adventurous little girl now, I need to mention that she has now worked out how to and is big enough to open the front door!!! That little girl is like a sponge, she soaks information up like I've never seen before, even with Mike and Melissa at that age. Very clever little girl.

When I let the pack out Spud has got to bark and bark, I end up chasing him around so he stops. As I have said time and time again, Spud can be so sweet, yet at times he's a pain in the neck. I wish you were here to put him in his place, he can be a bit of a bully with Molly at times and I don't like that. I've a good mind to adopt a male GSD puppy and once he grows up he can put Spud in his place, although I don't think your mum would agree.

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

I love you and I miss you so much Merlin, not a day goes by that I don't think of you.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 

My sweet and wonderful big boy Merlin

September 15th 2013 12:52 am
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful big boy, I hope your weather is better then ours.

Its really nasty today my boy, all night we had high winds and lashing rain, the rain has eased off but the high winds are still here, really really nasty. When I let the dogs out, Molly, Spud and Hobo ran outside, Bella looked out of the window and went back to sleep. Molly, Spud and Hobo didn't stay outside for very long before they were scratching at the door to be let inside, they did their ablutions and must have thought “Enough of this, too windy and cold.”

Molly is laying curled up alongside my feet under the desk, it looks like she's going to be asleep quite soon, in fact she IS asleep. Last night I had to push her off my bed as I couldn't get in, she got off very reluctantly then Bella started growling at her, so I told Molly to jump up but she ignored me! Seems she was having a moody, which I was warned about a while ago that female GSD's do tend to have mood swings. But for all that she is still a sweet little girl.

Mia's concert went down quite well, but the little ones were a bit overawed by it all and just stood there looking at the audience, bless their little hearts.

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

I love you so much Merlin.

Your ever loving Daddy

 

My sweet and wonderful big boy Merlin

September 13th 2013 11:09 pm
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Good morning Merlin my sweet and wonderful big boy.

It a bit of a nasty day today. It began raining last night and its still raining and quite cold, not quite freezing but not very nice at all. When I let the dog out later they are going to run around and get soaking wet, which means I'll have to close the bedroom doors to keep them jumping on the beds. Nothing more nasty then jumping into bed and find out that its wet. YUCK!

Today Mia's play school is having a concert with Mia wearing a pink tutu and doing all manner of dances. She is such a sweetheart Merlin, I am so proud of her. She is growing up beautifully, her character is building beautifully, and she has got a wicked sense of humour, she is definitely my kind of grandchild, I couldn't have wished for better.

I am thinking what I can have for breakfast/lunch or brunch as they call it. Talking of breakfast, Mia was getting into the dogs dry food and handing it out to the dogs, the dogs must think its their birthday or something. Your mum has had to put the bag of dry food out of the way so Mia can't get to it. I thought it was hilarious, her mum and your mum didn't seem to think so.

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

I love you my boy and I miss you.

Your ever loving Daddy.

 
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