Fluffy Tufts is taking part in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge! I am way behind with these, but I will keep plodding along exploring each theme as and when I can!
This time, the theme I am looking at is ‘Pets’. Given that Fluffy Tufts is mostly about my three dogs and two cats, I think my biggest challenge will be narrowing down my collection and choosing only a few!
Here is Jimmy the Maltese/Bichon cross getting down and dirty in Marlay Park, Dublin! I love the contrast between the brown leaves and earth and the white of Jimmy’s fur. I also really like the fact that the photo shows Jimmy in his element, mud and all!
Venus the rescue cat enjoying home comforts! Venus joined our household last September and made herself at home almost straightaway. She was abused and neglected before she was rescued by the DSPCA. Given her sad background, I am amazed at the trust she has placed in us. I love this shot of her as I took it not long after she arrived here and it indicated to me that she was settled and happy to be in our home.
Pogo the Poodle enjoying the sun. I find it extremely difficult to get a decent shot of Pogo. He doesn’t keep still long enough! This photo captures a rare moment in which he is actually chilling out!
Darling Munchy is no longer with us. She had a serious decline in her health and last Saturday morning, we made the decision to let her go. We are heartbroken and will miss her greatly, but it was the right time.
My brother and I have had Munchy in our lives for nearly seventeen years. From a tiny puppy to an elderly old lady, Munchy spent her life being loved by us.
I am not joking when I say that we only got ONE glorious day of summer here in Ireland this year! We decided to make the most of it and went for a drive in the beautiful Irish countryside. Mr Fluffytufts took me for lunch in The Merry Ploughboy, a lovely pub perched high up the Dublin Mountains. The pub is situated very close to the DSPCA shelter, so we thought we’d pop in and see the animals.
The DSPCA is Ireland’s largest animal welfare organisation. They do amazing work rescuing and caring for animals of many types (both domestic and wild). A lot of the animals in the shelter have been seized as a result of cruelty, injury or neglect. Once at the shelter, they are taken care of and rehomed/released into the wild, where possible. The DSPCA also work to educate and inform pet owners, and run a mobile clinic for people who cannot afford to bring their pets to the vet.
We enjoyed meeting some of the animals at the shelter. One of the animals below now lives with us, but more on that in a future post!