Friday, 27 May 2011

Friday Thought…


Photo-0035I have had some really awesome messages in my inbox. Your messages keep me going. I love to hear your ideas and actually get to implement some of them.

Thanks also to those of you who messaged me on Facebook and told me about the latest addition to your family. I love to hear your stories.
If you would like to post a little something here to tell everyone about your awesome decision send a photo or two and a little story and I will let you know when your story will be posted. Maybe your story could inspire someone to save another furry child.
Send your requests to

Next on the list is a little or BIG request – it depends on how you see it.
Its only the beginning of winter and many Shelters, welfares and Charities like CROW, PETS, and various SPCA’s around the country are already requesting donations of pet food because their stocks are low. So here’s my favour – I would like to appeal to each and every one of you to do something to help them.
There are many ways in which you can do this.

  • · You can tweet the SA radio DJ’s or celebs you follow and ask them to simply RT your message or go even bigger and ask their followers to donate.
  • · You could update your Facebook Status and ask your friends to donate as little as a tin of pet food to their nearest animal shelter.
  • · If you work in an office with a large amount of staff why not ask each of your colleagues to bring one tin to work and donate all the tins you collected. (If you are a teacher or principal at a school this concept could work for you too. Why not ask each child to bring one tin to school) We all could learn a little more about giving to the voiceless.

Photo-0042It’s simple if you think about it – typing a request never killed anyone…

If you have some simple ideas to help these shelters, charities and welfares in need; type it in the comment box.
Let us all try to make a difference…

I hope that all of you have a pawsome weekend. Keep yourselves and your pets warm…

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Time to smile



A cat's dictionary

Purring: Sound of a cat manufacturing cuteness.

Purrverse: Poem about a strange kitty.

Purranoia: The fear that your cat is up to something.

Human being: Automatic door opener for cats.

Purrpetual: Everlasting love for domesticated felines.

Purrson: A male kitty.

Purrpetual motion: A kitty playing.


How Man Earned Longevity

God created the donkey and told him: you will work tireless from sun up to sun down, carrying heavy bags on your back, you'll eat grass, you will not have intelligence and you will live 50 years. You will be a DONKEY!

The donkey answered: I'll be a donkey, but living 50 years is too much, give me only 20 years. And God gave him 20 years.

God created the dog and told him: You will look after the man's house, you will be his best friend, you will eat whatever they give you and you will live 25 years. You will be a DOG!

The dog answered: God, living 25 years is too much, give only 10. God gave him 10 years.

God created the monkey and told him: You will jump from branch to branch, you will do silly things, you will be amusing and you will live 20 years.

The monkey answered: God, living 20 years is too much, give me only 10 years. And God agreed.

Finally, God created man, and told him: You will be Man, the only rational being on this earth, you will use your intelligence to control other animals, you will dominate the world and you will live for 20 years.

The man answered: God, I'll be man, but living 20 years is not enough, why don't you give me the 30 years that the donkey refused, the 20 years that the dog did not want and the 10 years that the monkey refused.

That was what God did, and since then, Men live 20 years like a man, then he enters adulthood and spends 30 years like a donkey, working and carrying the load on his back, then when his children leave home, spends 15 years like a dog, looking after the house and eating whatever is given to him, then he gets into retirement, and spends 10 years like a monkey, jumping from house to house or from children to children, doing silly things to amuse the grandchildren.


Wednesday, 25 May 2011

A Loan From God


I came across this stunning poem and thought I’d share it with you.


A loan from God


God promised at birth of time,

A special friend to give,

His time on earth is short, he said,

So love him while he lives.


It may be for eight or ten years,

Or only two or three,

But will you, till I call him back,

Take care of him for me?


A wagging tail and cold wet nose,

And silken velvet ears,

A heart as big as all outdoors,

To love you through the years.


His puppy ways will gladden you,

And antics bring a smile,

As guardian or friend, he will,

Be loyal all the while,


He’ll bring his charms to grace your life

And though his stay be brief,

When he’s gone the memories,

Are solace for your grief,


I cannot promise he will stay,

Since all from earth return,

But lessons only a dog can teach,

I want you each to learn.


I’ve looked the whole world over,

In search of guardians true,

And from the folk that crowd life’s land,

I have chosen you.


Whatever love you give to him,

Returns in triple measure,

Follow his lead and gain a life,

Brim full of simple pleasures.


Enjoy each day as it comes,

Allow your heart to guide,

Be loyal and steadfast in love,

As the dog there by your side.


Now will you give him all your love,

Nor think a labour vain,

Nor hate me when I come to call,

To take him back again?


I fancy each of us would say,

Dear Lord, thy will be done,

For all the joys this dog shall bring,

The risk of grief we’ll run.


We’ll shelter him with tenderness,

We’ll love him while we may,

And for the happiness we’ve known,

Forever grateful stay.


But should the Angels call for him,

Much sooner than we’ve planned,

We’ll brave the bitter grief that comes,

And try to understand.


If by our love we’ve managed,

Gods wishes to achieve,

In memory of him that we have loved,

And to help us while we grieve;


When our faithful bundle departs,

This earthly world of strife,

We’ll get yet another pup,

And love him all his life.

By Author Unknown

Monday, 23 May 2011



This is a story with a really great ending that needs to be shared. The story is from Hayley who played such an amazing role in bringing Lucky back to life…

“This is Lucky, a border collie from Cape Town.



He had been kicked in the head, he had wire tied around his neck, and was swung around by it!

Lucky was used as a soccer ball; he was dragged across gravel, etc. by human filth in Kaylisha.

He was rescued by a couple and their child and was taken to a vet who was going to put him down due to the extent of his injuries BUT lucky wagged his tail.

PETS took him in and he was put into a foster home.

We then adopted him and his friend Sammy but Lucky was so desperately ill and riddled with mange that our dogs attacked him. We put him into permanent vet care with the help of Maxi.

After a few months and his full recovery from a physical perspective it was clear that our dogs would not accept him. It was decided that he would go to Border Collie Rescue who found him a perfect home.

This is Lucky today!



He is a miracle and it makes my heart burst. We all need a good news story sometimes, and this is indeed one of the most miraculous and beautiful. I thought that you would all enjoy seeing how far this once destroyed dog has come.

We miss him every single day but were honoured to have had Lucky in our lives and are so grateful to everyone who played a role in helping this dog have the life he so richly deserves.”


Now after seeing the difference in this beautiful creature, don't you think that it would be awesome if you could be a small part of such an awesome transformation.

This is why I have decided to do what I do…

If you are offended I honestly don't know why. This is a miracle pure and simple… and that is nothing to be ashamed or offended by!

last but not least…Thanks to all my followers, subscribers and friends who read my posts. I am honoured to have you around…

Dog facexx Di

Friday, 20 May 2011



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Recently I have thrown myself into the deep end of finding homes for animals, growing my blog and trying every which way to grow my pages, profiles and page to get more exposure for South African animals desperately in need of help.

People’s habits have become a huge focus of mine.

It has made me come to realize that very few people have actually been very helpful to me.

As a child I would find comfort from pets. They knew when I was sad, they knew that I needed a little extra something. They didn’t have mouths to ask me what was wrong - they would never have understood what was wrong either. All they knew is that something wasn’t right and they gave their unconditional love in the moments that I most needed it.

I’m not the kind of person who likes to ask for help often and I do like to tackle things on my own. It gives me a sense of pride and purpose to get through the task on my own.

Sometimes one person can’t handle doing everything on their own.

Now this is the reason I despise asking people for help… Every time I have asked someone for help there is always a problem. It’s always too much effort –
Most people on social networking sites find it too difficult to click on a few buttons –
When you need to borrow something or need help in one way or another people’s memories fail of the countless times you were there for them when they were in need or went out of your way to cheer them up.

They’ll be willing to throw a thoughtless sentence at you “why didn’t you speak up earlier”, “oh, we are too busy”, “I don’t like hospitals”… and so on
in a blink of an eye they are back again with some sob story of how they need you to do this or that and it turns out being a vicious circle.

There comes a point when you can’t be nice anymore. I am at that point. I feel that my inner bitch wants to come out and play and tell these people where to get off the bus. My mom says she learned the same life lesson at my age. I can honestly understand what she means.

This is what I meant by cleaning out the trash in my Monday post.

I am going to find my happy medium, one that excludes the users, and those who have pushed me aside when their fame, fortune or cliques stood in the way.
Finding my happy place will include building my good relationships and hopefully finding more like-minded people as friends…

Thursday, 19 May 2011


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Today’s post is a tribute to my Gramps. The 16th was the anniversary of his death and today is his birthday.
He was my hero. If I had an opportunity to do something with him I would. I followed him everywhere and I don’t remember him ever being annoyed.
When I was little he worked during the week and some Saturdays too, but when he was home we did everything together. Nothing was ever boring. Every moment contains some special memory.

On the weekends he’d take me to wash the “Volvie” (his Volvo) at the garage and we would eat ice-creams while we waited.

We would go to the green grocer and buy fruit and veggies for the week, I was allowed to choose any fruit or vegetable that I liked and it would be labelled as mine. I would usually choose mangos or lychees, or sultana grapes. I think that made their flavour even sweeter. After the veggies were bought we would go to “check a Checkers – just up your street” and he would buy me a box of smarties or Sugus.

We would sit on the veranda and wait for the lady to walk passed with the mealies, we would secretly hope that the man on the ice-cream bicycle would pass too so we could hide from Gran and eat Eskimo Pies and drink Coke floats before she even realised we were up to our tricks.

002 grLate afternoons we watered the garden and if Gran was watching tennis all afternoon we’d irritate her by spraying the lounge windows with the hose. We would then take Tiger out for a walk on the pavement and laugh at the silly little dog scratching and rolling on the grass.

Gramps would make recordings of him and I just talking nonsense. I only have one of these tapes now but I am sure that there were many. Every one of them contained another special memory.

He would always make you laugh. He did such silly tricks and I honestly can’t remember a time when these moments didn’t have me rolling on the floor and crying with laughter.

If he made some weird dish like tripe and onions I would be there sharing it with him.

001 grHe gave me everything I could have wished for and more.

I am certain that it is through him that I have my enjoyment of giving. He gave to those less fortunate; he gave to charities and even saw to it that little Tiger had everything his heart desired.

Then he got Alzheimer’s at a time of my life that I wish he was lucid and could have continued to be my rock. Every day another “piece” of him was missing. The jokes became less as illness and pain took over, I couldn’t say anything then – there were way too many others “feelings” floating around in the air – but my heart was breaking. Why – because he remembered everyone else but me – losing him to this was worse than losing him to death. He was around but he wasn’t. It’s like all the memories you made together never existed to him.
I would love to be able to block this part of my memories out – but just like the fruit at the green grocer it makes those times we spent together even sweeter, memories that are unique to us an no-one else.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Lateral Thinking


I hope that you are feeling in top shape this morning and are ready to flex your brain muscle! Open-mouthed smile


This puzzle is called Lateral Thinking.

Just check it out

Scroll down slowly and be honest to yourself. Think like a wizard;


1. ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­-----------












Answer: man overboard

Okay, let’s see if you’ve got the hang of it.


2. ---------












Answer: I understand

OK.. Got the drift?

Let’s see how you fare?

3. /r/e/a/d/i/n/g/











Answer: reading between the lines

4. Road











Answer: cross road

Not having a good day now are you? Redeem yourself….

5. cyclecyclecycle











Answer: Tricycle

Easy to figure out, Ha!


6. ------------------












Answer: two degrees below zero

C’mon give it a little thought!!


7. ---------












Answer: neon light (knee – on – light)

I’m sure you’ll have no problem getting this one.


8. ---------------------------------

    feet feet feet feet feet feet











Answer: Six feet under ground.

Good one,

Try this!!

9. he’s X himself











Answer: he’s by himself

Here’s an easy one!!

10. ecnalg











Answer: Backward Glance

Not even close?!!?

11. death ….. life











Answer: Life after Death

Okay last chance.












Answer: Think big!!

The last one is very fun - - -

13 ababaaabbbbaaaabbbbababaabbaaabbbb….











Answer: long time no ‘C’

Now that was fun, wasn’t it?

Dog facenow that you’ve done your morning brain exercises – go out there and have a super Wednesday.

Monday, 16 May 2011



I didn’t intend on ranting, but it seems that this post has found me having another one… I doubt I will ever understand humans… Some of them are just the devil  incarnate… It has been a difficult week once again… on Tuesday I mourned as it was the 7th anniversary of my grans death. On Thursday I heard that a friend of mine with cancer does not have long to go… and this morning another blow.

This inspires me more than ever to clean out the trash from my life and allow myself to be there for the animals and those who are important to me.

anyway… here’s an opportunity to understand me a little better…

002 shnoekieFriday seems to have turned into the post day where you learn a little more about me.

Since I was little I have always loved animals and have always wanted to be around them.
My first pet memory was of Shnoekie a little Daxie. I thought I was Heidi, so I named him after her little goat. Maybe it’s a Heidi “ghost” that has been following me around my whole life poking me in the ribs so I walk in the direction of animals.

My mom has photographs of me feeding my bottle to a dog… I think I was two at the time. I remember the moment pretty clearly…
Maybe I shouldn’t be saying this - because you’ll now all know how crazy I really am… When I was about four my grandparents decided to get Tiger, who belonged to a friend of theirs who was moving into an old aged home. I would hide behind the kitchen door and eat Tigers dog food. I thought the stuff smelled really good. So pets shared my food and I have shared theirs.
I tend to form a bond with all the animals I meet.
My best memories are those spent with animals. Heidi who was stolen, Racy her baby who became my first child, Turbo, Rocky – the crazy nut, Rusty, Two Socks, Mischief, Puff, Pietie-boy, Ricky, Tweetie, and last but not Least Harry the Hamster. The greatest highs and lows came from knowing these beautiful souls.

003 shnoekieSeeing that I am thinking of this, let’s see if you recognise a few of these amazing beings that made an impact on my life… Zukki, Rufus, Tammy, Biscuit, Jessie, Candy, Ginger, Christopher, Mishka, Ballentine, Pretty-Boy, and Chippy. Strangely enough there are even more pets I remember but I have no recollection of the humans that owned them… I think that is because humans tend to disappoint me more than anything.

Animals have always been my passion; I finally feel that by creating awareness, and sharing the plight of shelter pets that I am beginning to do what I was always meant to do. So last week when I was told by a now ex friend that I was using her as a step up to increase my exposure to my passion it offended me deeply. I feel that if humans call me a friend they should take me as I am, and support me.

I wonder, if a person who called you a friend didn’t support you when something meant the world to you, would you be offended?

Quite seriously if you are a pet owner you need to be educated. If you say you love animals why have you not made an effort to help them and educate others? If you can inform one person and they pass the information on to another person, you would be creating a positive ripple effect. You would be directly helping a creature to a better life. To me that is what is important.

001 tigerYou have to reach your true potential.

If it offends you so much and breaks your heart why can’t you tell people that these atrocities are happening? Can you not look at the people you know and say I think you would be a good mommy to this creature? Believe me I cry when I see these pets in shelters too. I cry when I hear their stories, I am not immune to pain. I look at the dishevelled and dirty little guy looking at me through the picture, I send him love, light and healing and I share his information, praying that he can find his soul mate in a human who cares, and will give him the life he deserves.

Maybe animals are not your passion in life, but why not expose your passion to the world? Why not create awareness to it? If it is important to you and it helps in bettering mankind it has to be a good thing.

We need to put positive “vibes” out into the universe – there is way too much negativity, illness and crime out there. We can’t keep living with unhealthy habits, and “trying-to-keep-up-with-the-Joneses” tendencies, when we know that there is something more important to live for.

004 racyI for one will continue working on what is important to me. I will use what I have been taught, and move forward. For every human who has tried to bring me down there have been 5 who have picked me up. Every time I am deliberately hurt by someone – I grow stronger, and it is through my strengths that I am able to take on anything that is thrown my way.

Thank you to those of you who have shown support; in your own way; as little as it has seemed it has meant the world to me, and once again the little things don’t go unnoticed to me.

As a parting thought… Remember that what you put out into the universe comes back to you…

Please consider supporting one of the animal charities that I have on my Facebook page. If you would like to add me as a friend leave a request on my Di Doodles About Stuff Page and I will add you to my Public Profile.

I hope you have a lovely week,

Hug your pets – remember their love is unconditional



Friday, 13 May 2011


This is what happens when blogger decides to do maintenance...

Uploaded and scheduled posts disappear into thin air, Published posts become unpublished and loose all their comments, and you get really frustrated.

The schedule for next week will hopefully end up being as follows...

Monday should be the post that was supposed be uploaded today...
Tuesday - We will hopefully be able to read another of Mrs Eastwood's stories...

Wednesday - Will be the post I planned for Monday. This is an interesting one - so look out for it.

Thursday - A tribute...

Friday is usually my toss up day... So you will have to see what I come up with.

Be sure to join the Di Doodles About Stuff Facebook page and consider adopting one of the beauties. If you would like to add me as a FB friend write on the Di Doodles About Stuff wall and I'll add you to my public profile. (I mostly post pets that are up for adoption - but do chat occasionally too.)

If you would like a little punting for your animal charity or shelter, email me at

Lastly, well done to Romeo's Wish the raffle raised an awesome R11,850 for the Bellville AACL.
Look at this link to see some of the goodies bought with the money from the raffle!

You can support them by liking their page and by helping other doggies at Romeo's shelter find their forever homes -

Have a super weekend,
I hope that glitches are few in Blogger land...

Sent via my BlackBerry from Vodacom - let your email find you!

Mind Game


Because yesterday’s post was so heavy I’m not going to bombard you today.
My mom sends the best BBM’s so here is another one for you.
Have a lovely Day
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2% or 98%

This is strange...can you figure it out?

Are you the 2% or 98% of the population?

Follow the instructions!


Do the following exercise, guaranteed to raise an eyebrow. There's no trick or surprise.

Just follow these instructions, and answer the questions one at a time and as quickly as you can!

Again, as quickly as you can but don't advance until you've done each of them ... really.

Think of a number from 1 to 10

Multiply that number by 9

If the number is a 2-digit number, add the digits together

Now subtract 5

Determine which letter in the alphabet corresponds to the number you ended up with(example: 1=a, 2=B, 3=c,etc.)

Think of a country that starts with that letter

Remember the last letter of the name of that country

Think of the name of an animal that starts with that letter

Remember the last letter in the name of that animal

Think of the name of a fruit that starts with that letter

Are you thinking of a Kangaroo in Denmark eating an Orange ?

I told you this was FREAKY!!

If not, you're among t he 2% of the population whose minds are different enough to think of something else.

98% of people will answer with kangaroos in Denmark when given this exercise.

So… Which one were you?
Comment and let me know…

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Why Adopt?


This is an email I received over the weekend.
I have struggled to find the author of the post. This is vitally important for people to read and understand, so I have decided to post it.
All the credit for this goes to its author. Good on you for opening some very tightly closed eyes! (please note at the bottom of the post: Edited by the Blaauwberg Animal Trust)

Please share a link to this post.

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Save a life and have a lovely day.

Reasons why you should adopt from rescue shelters rather than buying from breeders or pet shops. 

Please take the time to read this case for adopting from rescue shelters, or at the very least, please share this with everyone you know. We need to stop the murdering of innocent animals because the people who they trust have let them down. Yes it may hurt you to read it but your pain is brief and emotional. Their pain is very real and continuous and in most cases will end in their death. They rely on those who “own” them to do right by them. Their lives hang in the balance. We MUST educate those who are ignorant and punish those who are cruel and selfish. Taking a stand has never been more important than right now. DON'T BREED OR BUY WHILE SHELTER PETS DIE! 

A Letter from a Shelter Manager

Hate me if you want to. The truth and reality hurts. I just hope I may have changed one persons mind about breeding their dog or cat, taking their loving pet to a shelter, or buying a dog. I hope that someone will walk into my shelter and say "I saw this and it made me want to adopt". THAT WOULD MAKE IT WORTH IT I think our society needs a huge "Wake-up" call. As a shelter manager, I am going to share a little insight with you all...a view from the inside if you will.
First off, all of you breeders/sellers should be made to work in the "back" of an animal shelter for just one day. Maybe if you saw the life drain from a few sad, lost, confused eyes, you would change your mind about breeding and selling to people you don't even know.
That puppy or kitten you just sold or gave away will most likely end up in my shelter when it's not a cute little plaything anymore. So how would you feel if you knew that there's about a 90% chance that your dog or cat will never walk alive out of the shelter it has been dumped in?  Purebred or not! About 50% of all the dogs that are "owner surrenders" or "strays" that come into my shelter are purebred.
The most common excuses I hear are; "We are moving and we can't take our dog (or cat)." Really? Where are you moving to that doesn't allow pets? Did you really not enquire beforehand?
They say "The dog got bigger than we thought it would". How big did you think a German shepherd would get?
"We don't have time for her". Really? I work a 10-12 hour day and still have time for my 6 dogs!
"She's tearing up our garden". How about making her a part of your family?
They always tell me "We just don't want to have to stress about finding a place for her. We know she'll get adopted, she's a good dog". Don’t kid yourself. Face reality : you have just signed her death warrant. Live with that !!
Odds are your pet won't get adopted and how stressful do you think being in a shelter is? Well, let me tell you, your pet has 72 hours to find a new family from the moment you drop it off. Sometimes a little longer if the shelter isn't full and your dog manages to stay completely healthy. If it sniffles, it dies.
Your pet will be confined to a small run/kennel in a room with about 25 other barking or crying animals. It will have to relieve itself where it eats and sleeps. It will be depressed and it will cry constantly for the family that abandoned it. If your pet is lucky, I will have enough volunteers in that day to take him/her for a walk. If I don't, your pet won't get any attention besides having a bowl of food slid under the kennel door and the waste sprayed out of its pen with a high-powered hose. If your dog is big, black or any of the "Bully" breeds (Pit Bull, Rottweiler, Bull Mastiff, Bull Terrier etc) it was pretty much dead when you walked it through the front door. Those dogs just don't get adopted. It doesn't matter how 'sweet' or 'well behaved' they are.
If your dog doesn't get adopted within 72 hours and the shelter is full, it will have to be killed. If the shelter isn't full and your dog is good enough, and of a desirable enough breed it may get a stay of execution, but not for long. Most dogs get very kennel protective after about a week and are killed for showing aggression. Even the sweetest dogs will turn in this environment. If your pet makes it over all of those hurdles chances are it will get kennel cough or an upper respiratory infection and will be killed because shelters just don't have the money to pay for even a R 100 treatment.
Here's a little euthanasia for those of you that have never witnessed a perfectly healthy, scared animal being "put-down"
First, your pet will be taken from its kennel on a leash. They always think they are going for a walk, wagging their tails happily. Until they get to "The Room", where every one of them freaks out and puts on the brakes when we get to the door. It must smell like death or they can feel the sad souls that are left in there, it's strange, but it happens with every one of them. Your dog or cat will be restrained, held down by one or two helpers depending on the size and how freaked out they are. Then a euthanasia tech or a vet will start the process. They will find a vein in the front leg and inject a lethal dose of the "pink stuff". Hopefully your pet doesn't panic from being restrained and jerk. I've seen the needles tear out of a leg and been covered with blood and been deafened by the yelps and screams. They all don't just "go to sleep", sometimes they spasm for a while, gasp for air and defecate on themselves. Kittens and puppies’ veins are too tiny for a needle so the executioner carries out death by lethal injection by thrusting the needle straight through the sternum into what they hope is the little beating heart. Sometimes they miss and hit the spleen.... the liver. Enough said. And don’t let anyone tell you they don’t do this to baby dogs and cats. THEY DO!! THERE IS NO CHOICE.When it’s all over, your pet’s corpse will be stacked like firewood in a large freezer in the back together with all of the other animals that were killed, waiting to be collected like garbage. What happens next? Cremated? Taken to the dump? Turned into pet food? You'll never know and it probably won't even cross your mind. It was just an animal and you can always buy another one, right?
I hope that those of you that have read this are bawling your eyes out and can't get the pictures out of your head. I deal with this everyday on the way home from work. And many of us become alcoholics to drown the nightmares.
I hate my job, I hate that it exists and I hate that it will always be there unless you people make some changes and realize that the lives you are affecting go much farther than the pets you dump at a shelter. Between 9 and 11 MILLION animals die every year in shelters and only you can stop it. I do my best to save every life I can but rescues are always full, and there are more animals coming in everyday than there are good homes. The point to all of this?          

Don’t buy a puppy or kitten from breeders or pet shops while shelter pets die.

  •  Don’t breed your dog or cat. Have her sterilised.You want your dog or cat to have just one litter for your children to witness the miracle of birth? Then you should be prepared to complete their education by allowing them to witness the miracle of death in the backroom of a shelter.
  • You never have a problem finding good homes for your puppies or kittens? Visit them six months later to see what happened to them. Still there? Lonely and neglected in a backyard or a happy part of the family and allowed to sleep inside?
  • When you are old, don’t adopt a puppy or very young dog when there is a good chance that they will outlive you. Rather give an older cat or dog a peaceful home.
  • Don’t acquire a pet on a spur of the moment or give in to the demands of a whining child. Dogs can live twelve to sixteen years depending on breed, cats up to twenty years. Where will you be fifteen years from now? Taking pets with you when emigrating is not an option because of endless quarantine and costs.
  • Don’t ever “rescue” a puppy from a man standing on a street corner. By paying him you encourage puppy factories and hamper efforts by animal charities to sterilise township dogs. And what do you do afterwards? Give it to a charity, only to be killed in the end? Or keep it and deprive a shelter dog of a home?

Edited by Blaauwberg Animal Trust  

Monday, 09 May 2011

Mathematical View Point


Hi everyone.

I have two new BIG posts that I am working on today. I am waiting for approval for one of the posts and the other is an introduction to my new blog sponsor, Mrs Eastwood, who will be a regular on my blog.Open-mouthed smile
I am very excited to share these with you so today’s post is a quick one so that I can spend some time on these new posts...
It is one of my mom’s BBM’s.
Enjoy, and have a pawsome week.
Dog faceLove Di xXx

P.S Remember that Romeo’s Wish raffle ends this Wednesday so please share it and Please buy tickets its for an awesome cause…


This is a strictly mathematical viewpoint…


It goes like this:

What Makes 100%?

What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%. How about achieving 103%? What makes up 100% in life?

Here’s a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions:



Is represented as:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.



8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%



11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%



1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%



2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%

AND , look how far ass kissing will take you.


1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7 = 118%

So, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that While Hard work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there, it’s the Bullshit and Ass kissing that will put you over the top

Friday, 06 May 2011

Di’s Blog World Update


007 Couch PotatoesIn Di’s world this has been mostly a “crappy people week again”. However I have learned a lot blog wise thanks to another blog that I follow. I thought that I would let you all in on this gem.
This guy writes two blogs, and he has been my inspiration to make my passion a reality. I have to give the credit to my friend Michelle for introducing me to this blog. Mich is the kind of person who sends you a card all the way from OZ to SA to make sure that you know you are special. When I’m feeling low I pull my card out and remember that there are people in the world who consider me important and unique, so thanks Mich for being an inspiration to me.

Ok, back to the point - so the original blog is called Single Dad laughing. He is an awesome writer. His posts create an awesome buzz and some interesting discussions too.
Recently he created the blog called Will Work 4 Followers where he has posted some awesome tools for bloggers to help them gain the following needed to get their blogs “out there”. I recommend that all bloggers read his posts not only for the help but also because they are just brilliant.

So there are new “bits” to my blog that I have introduced. I know I mentioned this in a previous post but I’m going to do it again for those of you who don’t know.

In the right hand column there is now a gadget that allows you to follow me by subscribing to my posts.

I have also fixed the issue with posting comments so hopefully all of you can now have your say.


  • · If you haven’t yet shared Romeo’s wish or bought your raffle ticket please remember that the raffle closes on Wednesday. Check out my post on Romeo’s Wish in which I have “blogged” Romeo’s story as told by his granny, as well as a post by Romeo’s mommy which includes the prizes donated for this worthy cause. This is a link to the raffle itself so you have no excuses now – get buying and sharing!
  • · In yesterdays post I asked you to support The Cluny Animal Trust. Please can you share this as well? They are in desperate need of help. Remember that the smallest of donations helps too. This is another worthy cause.
  • · Please also take a look at my links page. These are animal shelters / charities / welfares / pet directories that you could also support. Please like their Facebook pages and show support where you can. You can even show support by sharing the orphans that are up for adoption. SHARING saves lives! (It does! One of your friends may see a baby and fall in love with its photo and eventually adopt – so then you would have had a hand in saving a life) Remember ALWAYS ADOPT – NEVER BUY OR BREED. If you would like your link there please mail me on
  • · If you are on Facebook would you like my page too? I also post pets on my page that are in need of good loving homes. I also post competitions from the various animal shelters / charities / welfares / pet directories that I have found so far.
  • · You can also follow me on Twitter. Twits are awesome and I would love to be a part of the RTing animal friendly community. I am @DinkiK on twitter.
  • · If you would like to have your day on my blog just like the Cluny Animal Trust and Romeo’s Wish, please email me on I would love to hear and post your story.

The future of my blog is looking really bright. After my mom saw my blog for the first time yesterday she has given me a couple of new ideas that we will be working on together. I really can’t wait to introduce some of our ideas to you.

005 macro messingI have to thank my regular readers and followers for your awesome support and comments. I love hearing from you, and it’s really nice to know that I’m not the only one out there who thinks in a particular way. I am blessed to have found such unique and special people through this media.

I have to end on a cute and positive note so please take a look at this link to another blog. My mom sent this to me last night and it made me smile. Thanks mom. Xx

I hope that all my mommy followers have a super day on Sunday. (Remember – you don’t have to have kids to be a mommy… if you have pets you’re a mommy too so remember to spoil yourself!)

Happy mommy’s day mommies! BIG hugs to all of you for the special day!


Wednesday, 04 May 2011



003 RoseI’ve always wondered how much people actually appreciate who you really are or what you do for them. To me it’s the little things that count. The things that made your day - the things that didn’t cost you money – in fact these things physically cost you next to nothing.

I like to give and enjoy seeing a smile on someone’s face – but lately – I feel rather unappreciated. It seems that most people aren’t interested in the little things any more. They seem to choose bigger and better things to do all the time and these tend to cost an arm and a leg too. I think that it’s something on the lines of a “keeping up with the Joneses” complex that’s sweeping the world.

People seem to take all the support you can possibly give and toss you to the kerb when they find someone “better”. I’ve said it before in another post – there are exceptions out there. These people tend to be loyal; they are supportive even if they are too many kilometres away for a face to face visit. They always seem to understand and tend to give as much to you as you give to them. These are the ones that you will find the connection between you will never fade over the years.

A hand-made card or meaningful gift is more important than a bigger more expensive gift. It shows that you took the time to listen when someone told you about their life. One of my favourite lines from a movie is that when you get married you have someone to witness your life – your partner is saying your life won’t go by unnoticed. To me you could say the same thing about a true friendship. Now that’s appreciation…

This brings me to the point of doing too much for people.

040 BlommiesIf you do too much for your kids they get lazy and tend to leave more for you to do. They also don’t learn from their mistakes. If you pack their school bags everyday and do similar things for them, they will never learn responsibility.

Is it the same with people you meet / family / friends? Do people become more “leech” like when you give them too much or do too much for them?

Just wondering???

I think that a true friend will never push you to a kerb, they will never be a leech, and they never repeat something told to them in confidence… they never change…

Thank you to the rare beautiful souls out there. There are way too few of you… you inspire me…

Here’s a little something I just received from a friend. I think this BBM was timed to perfection.

Think about this for a minute.
If I happened to show up on your door step crying, would you care?
If I called and asked you to pick me up because something happened would you come?
If I had one day left to live would you be part of my last day?
If I needed a shoulder to cry on, would you give me yours?
Do you know what the relationship is between your eyes? They blink together, they cry together. They see things together, and the sleep together, BUT THEY NEVER SEE EACH OTHER….
That’s what friendship is. Life is lonely without friends.
Its world best friend week.

Thanks Janine.

P.S. BLOG UPDATE: I have been working on new features on my blog over the past few days. If you look at the right hand column there is a new gadget with allows you to become an email subscriber.

Remember to find Di Doodles About Stuff on Facebook and like the page.
I post orphan pets on the page looking for new homes.

You will also see competitions to various animal charities and tips on how to support them.

Also in the right hand column on my blog you will see popular posts. Please check out the Tribute to Romeo post. The Romeo’s Wish Raffle has been extended to the 11th May. Tickets are only R50 – take a look at those prizes! You can say that by donating R50 to an animal charity you have a chance to win some super goodies.

I hope you all have a lovely day!


Tuesday, 03 May 2011

Live, Love and Laugh…


There is a very, very tall coconut tree and there are 4 animals, A Lion , A Chimp , A Giraffe ,......AND... A Squirrel.


They decide to compete to see who is the fastest to get a banana off the tree.

Who do you guess will win?

Your answer will reflect your personality. So think carefully . . Try and answer within 30 seconds.



Got your answer?



Now scroll down to see the analysis.:::::::::::


















If your answer is:



Lion = you're dull.





Chimpanzee = you're dense.





Giraffe = you're a complete moron.





Squirrel = you're hopeless.








Obviously you're stressed and overworked. You should take some time off and relax

Now hurry up and share this ...

Always remember to live, love & laugh Winking smileOpen-mouthed smile