A Shaggy Dog Story

Naomi’s dog Teddy is an Australian Terrier/Chihuahua/Shih tzu cross and he needs quite a lot of grooming. Naomi used to take him to Pet Barn near Hobart to be groomed regularly but then she moved here and had to find a new groomer. Unfortunately, the local one in Wynyard didn’t work out so Teddy’s hair started getting very long.

The photo top left was taken a year ago. The one where Teddy is wearing a little hat was taken a few weeks ago and you can see how his hair has grown.

Today, Naomi took him to a groomer in Burnie, half an hour away from us. She decided to get his hair cut quite short because he gets a lot of grass and leaves in his coat and this will be more comfortable for summer anyway. She will let it grow back a little bit longer than this for winter.



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 WordPress.com 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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