Tuesday, June 16, 2015

New kid on the block!

It's happened! Ever since we lost dear Angie so suddenly at the end of November last year, we've been talking about a new dog. Not that we want to "replace" Angie. Neither did we want to get a new dog immediately. But a guard dog is a necessity on the yard; and since being in Marquard,  we've always had a big, black dog around. 

Now we needed  wanted another dog ! 

Meet the latest addition to the Hedges menagerie!
Feeling protected between Rina's boots
Grant calls him...
Ambrose crept up behind the cat
He gets to grips with his toy monkey
Aunty Chappie 
He cuddles on his new, fluffy blankee. 

Below is a video of the new baby - the first thing you hear is Grant asking if he's on the blog already! LOL!

So here's the "rat" that Ambrose smelled!


Note: * Skabenga is a Zulu word meaning rascal or scaly-wag. It's often used in a loving way when addressing a small boy - i.e. Grant will walk past Joel, tousle his hair and say: How are you, Skabenga?

I'm linking my post to Our World Tuesday here


  1. Oh, such a cutie!! Love you pics, Jo, thanks for sharing!! I do miss my Sam Dog -- still!! Hope all of you have a great week!

  2. adorable little charmer! i like his name, too!

  3. He's precious, Jo. I hope he can live up to that big title of guard dog. haha! Well...maybe someday. Give him a hug for me. Deb

  4. Someday, he will be the boss haha. Lovely puppy.

  5. He is adorable. If you go away can you take him with you? Are you callin him Skabenga?

  6. What a cute puppy, I like the name too. I understand I miss my Goldie Girl too. Enjoy your pup and your day!

  7. A new dog ? what a sweetie ! He probably becomes quite big. What a long name for such a little dog, lol ! Of course you can never replace a pet, it's a new addition !

  8. So very adorable,lucky you!

  9. you know my heart is melting and running out on the floor. Welcome SKABENGA , to your new home.. sooooo sweet and congrats on your new black dog...

  10. Boa tarde, sou um respeitador dos animais, eles merecem a nossa consideração, também tem sentimentos, felicidade e sofrimento como nós, adoro principalmente cães. Gostei da fotos porque são maravilhosas.

  11. Well I'm a good few miles away but I can hear the oohs and the aahs from here. He's a little better Jo.

  12. So cute and they are all beautiful.
    Have a Wonderful Day!
    Peace :)

  13. Hi Jo, he is a very cute Skabenga. Do you know his breed?


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