We are a creative homeschooling family of 3. I have homeschooled my 2 boys from the start and we do lots of unit studies and get out into our beautiful part of the world as often as we can.
As the boys are getting older and we are getting busier I find I am posting less about our journey but will continue to update occasionally.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Animal Madness

As if a cat,

a dog,

two bugies

a fish tank,

a fish pond,


ducks and lizards was not enough.

Mr10 got some new Rainbow Lorikeets.

So Mr5 decided he needed a pet of his own-
Mr10, also known as Nature Boy has "ownership" of most of the other animals, and Mr5 didn't want one of Mr10s hand me downs- so the negotions began.

Mr5- "mmmm I think I want a mouse for my pet"
Dad- "B!@@&y Rodents, we are not getting any more of them"
Mr5- "mmmm well I would like an elephant"
Dad- "It would't fit in your room"
Mr5- "Well what about a big enormous snake"
Mr5- "A rat?"
Dad- "No"

And on and on it went- the next morning Dad had softened on reflection and whispered,
Maybe we should let him have a mouse,
and as we needed to go shopping for a new bird cage,
we would be visiting all the shops that sold "rodents"

Now I have a long standing passion for Dobermanns,
and DH is a great admirer as well,
we have been with a Dobie,
for most of our 20 years together.
Our last beautiful Dobie was Ari and he passed over 3 years ago,
with 2 young boys and no time to put into the training of another Dobe we got the boys a whippet cross.
But always planned on getting another one when things settled down here a bit.

So when DH spotted the Free to Good Home ad for a Dobie,
of course I bent down and asked Mr5 if he would Like a Dobermann for his pet.
Yes Please he enthusiastically replied.
So we rang the people, went out and met her and we now have a lovely lady Dobie living here, it has been so long and having her here is wonderful.
She is 7 years old, she is so quiet and great with kids and animals,
Mr5 is so in love, and Meg is ball mad,
perfect for an energetic little 5yo boy.
He is constantly asking Mummy can I go and throw the ball for My Dobie?
She has fit in so well, it is almost like she has always been here.
All in all she is the perfect pet for our little Mr5.

We have also had a big aviary building project happening here, to rehome the budies and move some animals out of the house.

DH has done a fantastic job using bits and pieces to make their wonderful new home.


fliztea said...

So lovely the dobbie was able to come to such a good home! Great to read about such a happy ending to a story like this.

Louise said...

Thanks Fliztea, she is a lovely girl and we are really glad to have her here.

littlem said...

love the photo of the fig tree. best wishes for the new year.

alecat said...

I can't tell from that photo if your son is happier than the dobbie, or the other way around! ;)
The birds are lovely too. I think all your pets have a wonderful home.

Louise said...

Thanks littlem, we are blessed with 2 of these giant trees and they are beautiful- best wishes for you and your family as well.

Thanks Alecat :-)
It is definately true love here between Mr5 and 'his' dobie, she adores him as much as he adores her, it is perfect and so cute.