Animals, Articles, Nature

National Pet Memorial Day

Most of us have had pets that we have loved and lost. On the 13th September is National Pet Memorial Day, and it offers you a moment to think about a pet that loved. Many of us don’t like to go there because of the sadness it can bring us. So why not use this… Continue reading National Pet Memorial Day

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Lost Dogs

by Karen J Mossman In 2015 I was involved in an ill fated Round Robin. This is where a group of cross stitchers get together, choose a theme, and stitch one square each. They then pass it (post it) to the next person to stitch and eventually it arrives back with the original owner. My… Continue reading Lost Dogs

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Not born an Artist, but am trying!

In the nineties, I taught myself to cross stitch because I wanted to make pretty pictures and didn't have any talent for drawing. At the beginning of the year, my WI (Anglesey Federation of Women's Institute) held a drawing course, and so I thought I would try it. Unfortunately, by the time I got to… Continue reading Not born an Artist, but am trying!

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Life as a Dog Owner

by Karen J MossmanFrom my diary of 2011 Every day at lunchtime, I come home from work and take my Yorkshire terrier, Jodie, to the local park, Victoria Park, Stretford, in Manchester. There are two big fields and a few nooks and crannies to wander around. At lunchtime, I just walk around the perimeter of… Continue reading Life as a Dog Owner

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My Dogs

These two are Tilly, the Yorkie aged two and a half, and Meggy, the King Charles Cavalier spaniel, aged about eight. We got Tilly from an advert online, and Meggy came from a rescue centre having been saved from a puppy farm. Here in Anglesey we are surrounded by beaches. Both dogs taught themselves to… Continue reading My Dogs

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Memories of my dog, Ricky

Everybody remembers their first dog. Mine was Ricky, he was a terrier of some sorts and he was very intelligent. This is Ricky, I don’t have many photos of him and here he is with my dad and my baby sister. He was about two when this was taken. As I said, Ricky was such… Continue reading Memories of my dog, Ricky

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My Little Star, Tilly.

Ark Angels Animal Rescue is based in Chester. This is where we got our King Charles Cavalier Spaniel Meggy, from. She is a rescue dog, taken from a puppy farm somewhere in Wales in June 2018. It was evident she'd had lots of puppies and they estimated her age as four or five. I've continued… Continue reading My Little Star, Tilly.

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Who loves Puppies?

In November 2018, we went to pick up our new puppy. Never having one before and being retired, we gave it a lot of thought before we decded to commit.We used an online site and was contacted by Debbie, who had both parents, and six pups. We had already christened ours Tilly, and visited two… Continue reading Who loves Puppies?

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A Walk in the Park?

No, it's more than that! I'm really lucky to live here in Anglesey, and count my blessings every day.Winter can be a difficult time for us all as the weather turns cold. The coast can also be very chilly with the wind whipping up over the sea. It's fine if you wrap up warmly.Yesterday the… Continue reading A Walk in the Park?

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Island Tales

When I came to live on this island, we had a dog. It was fun exploring, but sadly she was old and our adventures were limited. When she died, we were never getting another one. Eight months later, we thad Tilly, another Yorkshire terrier. This time a puppy, as Jodie was a rescue dog, coming… Continue reading Island Tales