She Came Home (an unexpectedly happy post)

I have had the craziest January. Thankfully the tragedy that I alluded to in my last post has been resolved! My dog noodle (who features quite heavily in this post) went missing for a second time, about a week after she ran away during the New Years fireworks. She was gone for 6 days, and at the time of writing my last post, I was convinced I'd never seen her again. 

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As far as loosing a pet goes, there's only one thing worse than the act of them going missing. Being far away from home where you cannot physically search for them. The entire time noodle was out in the wilderness  I was glued to my phone, hoping my parents would call, or that somebody would respond to one of the many cries for help I'd posted across the lost pet groups on Facebook. 

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The longer your pet (in my case, dog) is missing, the less hope you tend to be able to hold onto. I imagined her in all sorts of awful scenarios. In the wet stormy bushes dying of fear/cold, run over on the road, mauled by another dog, collapsing from starvation. I also cried a lot in private (I was on tour, surrounded by people constantly, so pretty much any moment alone was met with tears) 

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Lastly, just to add insult to the crushing loss I was already feeling, I was aware that I had this set of photos to post. Ones taken in my backyard just before I left with noodle being silly and lovely and soft and gorgeous. Had she not come home, this post would have been devastating to edit. 

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Thankfully she's home safe. A lovely lady spotted her on the side of a road not too far from our house, and chased her for a kilometre until she was able to catch her, then return her home. I'm so very glad she's home.

(On the day I felt saddest, I managed to get enough alone time to record a tiny rendition of Scarborough fair. It was a nice distraction from the saddness hole I was in. You can watch it if you want : )

Fox Skirt feat. My dogs!

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My favourite thing about taking photos in the back garden is that I get to have my dogs in my photos

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The dog I'm petting in the photo above is Bubbles. We adopted her 9 years ago from the local RSPCA. We adopted Noodle a year later. It's weird to think we've had them so long because they both act like puppies. (although, noodle is the most puppy like. As much as I love her, she's a bit dense...)

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So Yeah, Dogs are great!

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Elmo and icecream

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This is what I wore Wednesday!

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Despite the fact I'm on uni break I'm spending quite a bit of time at uni. I'm currently catching up on my practice backlog, which involves lots of rehearsals / setting up in the practice rooms.

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The last time I wore this Cardigan I was told that I looked as if I had skinned Elmo ( I would like to assure everyone that no elmo's were harmed in the creation of this blog post.)

I also got a new camera! It's a Sony qx10 which is basically just a lense. It has an adhoc WiFi signal which allows it to connect to your phone, which you use as the viewfinder.

To celebrate I took the following pictures of my dogs. At night. In my lounge room. (if I had been using my phone, they would have been a noisy mess) 

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They are such majestic creatures!

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I ended up wearing my dog shorts with the pug socks, because the more dogs the better!

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I also finally fixed my favourite shoes. They're a pair of clear high heel jelly sandles. I bought them during summer, and pretty much wore them for a month straight until the side split. I kept them because I thought I might be able to repair them. A few days ago I was browsing the internet and stumbled upon this thing called shoe goo which is a strong adhesive designed for shoe repair and waterproofing.  This. Stuff. Is. Magic.

Basically I was able to repair and reinforce the split, and now it looks like it never happened!

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