Happy (half) birthday to our wee Sandy… and big love for all the littlest ones ❤️

Our little Sandy hamster turned 2 and a half on Friday, and we decided to make a proper little fuss of him and give him a wee day of celebration! I think it’s quite hard to judge but have seen some hamster to human years “conversions” showing around 2 and a half creeping up toContinue reading “Happy (half) birthday to our wee Sandy… and big love for all the littlest ones ❤️”

Sunny farm days, growing kittens and back to some travel adventures… summertime begins ❤️

We’ve been lucky to have some wonderful warm weather here the last few weeks and have all been enjoying moving into summertime. It makes such a big difference to see the sun shining after what seems to have been a long winter and it’s wonderful that it’s gone hand in hand with the easing upContinue reading “Sunny farm days, growing kittens and back to some travel adventures… summertime begins ❤️”

Animal Updates 🥰 (Hamster scrabbles, pony wanders and new additions! 🐾)

The last month or so has been a good one for pets little and large, and an exciting one for us all as a family. Little Sandy hamster has been doing well, despite being an elderly wee gent these days he’s actually full of fun – spinning his 12” wheel with great enthusiasm of anContinue reading “Animal Updates 🥰 (Hamster scrabbles, pony wanders and new additions! 🐾)”

Happy 26 months to wee Sandy hamster….

Last month we had Charmer turning 25 years old, and this week coming our wee Sandy hamster turns 26 months…. making both of them actually very similar in age when calculated in “human years”… two distinguished gentlemen in their 70s! While he enjoys spending most of his days cosy in his beloved little hamster pocket,Continue reading “Happy 26 months to wee Sandy hamster….”

Blog birthday and a hello from Sandy hamster ❤️

It’s been 5 years this week since I started writing this blog, and I have really loved having a little outlet for all our adventures here at home and out and about enjoying the world around us. From the very beginning I’ve loved writing especially about the animal members of our family, starting back halfContinue reading “Blog birthday and a hello from Sandy hamster ❤️”

Little Grace and the rest ~ In praise of rescue pets

This morning’s “Facebook memory” transported me back to a day I remember so very well, and I felt the same wave of excitement and happiness I did at the time – six years ago today we adopted our very first rescue pet, our beautiful little hamster Grace. I’d grown up with rescued dogs and catsContinue reading “Little Grace and the rest ~ In praise of rescue pets”

Saying goodbye to the lovely Rosie….

Our little old lady Rosie sadly left us yesterday, but thankfully at a wonderfully old age and without having really been unwell at all other than a gradual slowing down over the past few weeks. Rosie was a real sweetheart of a pet and will be very missed from our home.  She arrived into itContinue reading “Saying goodbye to the lovely Rosie….”

Caring for the little ones… the peace at the end of the day

Driving home last night at the end of a long and busy day, there were more thoughts in my head than I had a hope of getting to line up – until, that is, I reached the animals. First, the horse, drawing into the farm on a dark night and flipping the lights on inContinue reading “Caring for the little ones… the peace at the end of the day”