Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Santa Paws

Christmas is fast approaching and I am really struggling to find my Christmas mojo this year. I've not baked a cake and it is only in the last few days that I have started my Christmas shopping!  

Since returning from the Isle of Lewis I have been full of cold.  I now feel like I have a mild dose of flu!  On top of that our boiler has not worked since returning home.  Luckily we have a wood burning stove in the lounge so we have some form of heat.   It does mean no running hot water.  So I am not able to have a hot streamy bath which I am sure would help my chest!  Hopefully by the end of this week (keeping everything crossed) we should be back up and running. 

One thing we always do in December is visit Santa Paws at Dogs Trust Leeds.  This is the
rehoming centre we got Fizz from over six years ago.  They do a great job and will never put a healthy dog to sleep.  For a small fee Fizz gets to have her photo taken with Santa and receives a present to take home.  Its always entertaining as Fizz does not trust Santa and would prefer to sit and face him rather than sit and pose for the camera!  Sunday was no exception!  We all had to visit Santa in his grotto and have our photo taken!  It is always nice going back as some of the staff, who have worked there a while, remember the very skinny but excitable stray they took in and named Fizz.  

I hope your preparations are going well and that you are managing to avoid all the bugs that seem to be doing the rounds at the moment!  


  1. Hi Isla, I hope you're feeling better by now and the boiler is working again properly. Great photo, Fizz's ears are brilliant!

    1. Hi thank you! I am loads better just stuck with a nice cough and a snooty nose which I think everyone has!! Good news on the boiler front also it was fixed on Friday!

  2. I love the look on Fizz'z face, like she's think 'mad people'!

    Hope you're feeling better now x