How Much Is That Doggy In The Window?

Cindy looking out the bedroom window
Cindy looking out the bedroom window

When I have to go out I usually leave Cindy in the house because up until recently the backyard has not been secure. I’m still not convinced she can’t get out as she used to climb the fence when she was a bit younger. Before I leave I give her a handful of dog treats, make sure her water bowl is full and that she can’t get into the kitchen (she goes down the bin.) Cindy is pretty used to this routine now, she sits on her cushion and waits for the treats. Once I’ve locked the door she eats them. Apparently what she does after that is to go and jump on my bed where she can see outside so she can watch me leave then she goes to sleep confident that if anyone comes to the door she will hear them and can bark and scare them away.




I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

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