Raro and Penny

Penny has been staying with us for a few days after Christmas, she’s just headed north to Kerikeri. She’s been great company for both us and Raro, who seems a bit lonely since Vulcan died. They follow each other around, Raro is far more engaged when Penny is around.

Penny is absolutely delightful and is very, very smart – she learns routines extremely quickly.

Raro at Opito Bay

Yeah, right next to the poisoned pohutukawa trees. https://www.stuff.co.nz/northland/109065863/opito-bay-residents-aghast-at-poisoned-pohutukawa

Both boys had a short holiday away up north, lots of travel (in hot conditions) and staying in lots of different places (mostly familiar to them, having stayed before).

Vulcan in particular improved a lot in the time we were away, is almost walking normally now as his corns seem to be giving him far less discomfort.

And no, Raro does not want to go swimming…

5 Dogs on the Beach

Aside

We’ve had visitors for the past couple of days, which means that since we are fostering Brooke Davis with our two boys, we had 5 dogs in the house. All perfectly behaved and not a hint of any problems.

Achilles is almost like a twin to Vulcan, only quite a bit larger, and Zeva is very clingy and interactive.

Our guys didn’t mind the company, since they get the sofas and nobody else does, so they can lie around and watch the others changing beds all the time.

From left to right: Zeva, Vulcan, Brooke, Achilles, Raro