PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Herbie
 
Comments: 3
Article views: 337
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all Herbie's badges.
 

Diary of a SAFFA Dog – ‘Tis the Season…

17 December 2013, 07:15

I have been quite unwell for most of the week.  My over indulgence with the leftover party food has played havoc with my apparently delicate digestive system.  I have received no sympathy and thus have suffered silently in the main.

There have been some tasty treats on offer for supper most evenings, but the richness of the fare has been too much for me and I have only been able to down some lightly poached chicken with a little boiled rice.

The festive season is in full swing and Mother has declared us to be officially ‘on holiday’. We are looking forward to our visit to the Holiday Home on Friday, as Mother is off to visit our cousins in Indonesia.

The suitcase is being filled with all manner of exciting things. I hope that we shall also be sent away with our stockings filled with gifts to open on Christmas morning!

Bella has been hysterical most of the day as we have been on a ‘severe weather warning’ since lunchtime.  Despite being doped with ‘doggy valium’ she is still rushing about the place in a most hysterical fashion.

The predicted storms are yet to happen and Bella is anxiously asking Mother to check the weather radar every five minutes.  She really needs to get a grip on herself as I fear there are many more of these storms to come before the summer ends.

She says the waiting is the worst, I told her that if she lived in Joeys there would be no early earning, she would have to use her own radar to predict an extreme weather event.

We heard from Tiberius that they had a most exciting occurrence in Joeys on Saturday evening.  Their parents were hosting the annual Christmas party and were in the midst of a ‘severe weather event’ commonly known in Joeys as a ‘thunder storm’.

Suddenly the thatched home across the road received a direct lightning strike, causing the roof to ignite in a most ferocious manner. The guests rushed across the road to offer their assistance.  Pets and people were carried out of the home and suddenly the Joburg cousins found themselves being host to an assortment of furry friends.

The Emergency Services arrived most promptly, due I am told that some were in attendance at the Christmas party. Much praise was reigned upon the heads of the guests for their exceptional help.  Tiberius said that copious quantities of alcohol were subsequently consumed!

This story only added to Bella’s storm anxiety complex.  Now she is worrying that we will all be struck by lightning and suffer the same fate.  I pointed out to her that not only are thatched properties non existent on the Goldie, but that in fact neither do we live in one.

She is a worry wort without a doubt.  It is quite a relief when her pills finally kick in and she rolls over in to a sluggish lump of fur.  I am, however, worried she is becoming addicted to her medication but Mother says she doesn’t care as long as the frenetic barking ceases.

We are invited to a social event at the park tomorrow.  The Doodle cousins wish to meet us to convey seasons greetings.  Lets hope the weather event has passed by then.

‘Til tomorrow…

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
3 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
The Fox 5366
Illegal Miners: Voiceless Prostit...

There's been a lot said about legalising prostitution so that prostitutes can be protected, receive healthcare and not be victimised. Read more...

0 comments 46 views
Submitted by
siphokuhle dludla
The real South Africa today

Truth be told, South Africa is a country with palpable inequalities, which is a fact, it is a country where poverty continues to lacerate a huge number of our population particularly black people. Read more...

3 comments 243 views
Submitted by
Greypatriot
The ANC constitution does not off...

The official ANC constitution does not forbid or punish corruption. The term corruption is not listed or defined as a key term in the latest version of the official constitution of the ANC. Read more...

4 comments 187 views
Submitted by
LeboDang Macman
Why using race as a proxy doesnt ...

I am not an academic nor do I profess to be, so everything I write will be based purely on experience. Read more...

7 comments 397 views
Submitted by
Themba Simelane
Lost in my creative maze

Of all the projects that I excelled in and ultimately got to complete, it was those that I had done so in my self-enclosed space. Read more...

0 comments 91 views
Submitted by
KenEverett
God vs Evil Loo-Shin

I would like to present a few comparisons between these two unequal opponents so that those ‘on the fence’ can choose wisely. Read more...

147 comments 776 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Escape winter, head to Mauritius

Escape winter by spending 7 nights in Mauritius' tropical bliss from R13 215 per person sharing. Includes return flights, airport transfers and accommodation. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Get many eggs in one basket!

Gaming bundles: 2 Super Hits games for R99, 3 Disney games for R99 and more + exclusive accessory bundles only available on kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

25% off bestselling books!

The Real Meal Revolution by Tim Noakes, Jeffrey Archer’s Be Careful What You Wish for, Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor E. Frank and many more titles. Shop now!

Up to 25% off electronics

Buy top electronics and save up to 25%. Such as kalahari.com’s 1# selling product the gobii eReader, Patriot X Porter flash drive, Asus Nexus 7” 3G tablet, Samsung Galaxy SIII, Lenovo G580 Notebook and many more. Shop now!

DStv HD PVR Decoder now R949

The DStv HD PVR Decoder has further revolutionised the television experience with lifelike viewing, sharper images, more vibrant colours and precision picture quality. Now R949, save R550. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off appliances & homeware

Save up to 30% on appliances and homeware this Easter! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Digital Media & Marketing Association
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.