It’s a Dog’s Life

It’s a Dog’s Life

I am not a cat (get your tail out of my face you traitor to dogdom)
Sheba having an identity crisis!
‘dog dreaming of being a cat’ by Benedicte Delachanal

Artist Benedicte Delachanal has done a sketch of Sheba dreaming of a catdog existence – thanks Ben 🙂

The blue ball point pen is making a comeback, if you didn’t know 😉

Woof! Meow! zzzzzzzz

Listen to me esteemed pack leader – did you really have to show that photo of me with the shaved coat – how embarrassment!


If I could talk to the animals

If I could talk to the animals

If I could talk to the animals

The kids and I have been reading Doctor Dolittle, one of my all time favourite books, and we’ve been wishing we could talk to the animals.

Never mind! Some animals can understand a bit of what we are saying, even if they can’t quite get the words out to answer back (except the occasional talented parrot). Apparently dogs are up there with your average 3 year old when it comes to understanding language (with the ability to comprehend over 100 words).

I have no doubt it’s true.






My dogs Jazz and Sheba will cock a head, shift ears or raise eyebrows on hearing the following words (sometimes they will even follow an order 😉 ):

pigs ears
on your mat
leave it
bath time
stinky bum
fluff buckets
tennis ball
play ball
wee wees
dumb and dumber
leave the #*# kangaroos alone!
you want a smack on your furry ass!







Can your dog or cat understand what the hell you are talking about?

all cats have asperger syndrome

all cats have asperger syndrome

The picture book all cats have asperger syndrome by Kathy Hooperman is a highly recommended read/look if you know and love someone with Asperger Syndrome (AS).

I absolutely love this book!

Gorgeous and hilarious photos of cats and kittens are matched with descriptions of Asperger Syndrome in a touching and humorous manner, highlighting the unique qualities and potential of people with AS.

People with Asperger Syndrome are different, not defective, and this book emphasises their distinctive attributes.

The book is terrific for explaining AS to children, including siblings in a gentle, entertaining manner.

I would also recommend it as an educational tool for relatives and friends who may not have time to read copious technical material on autism spectrum disorder.

I have myself read this book to young primary school children as an awareness raising exercise – they laughed their heads off at the pictures (and I hope they learned something as well – haha).

ps. Cathy Hooperman has another picture book All dogs have ADHD which is just as good (I’m sure we all know someone with ADHD 😉 ).