Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Photo a Day 21 - more pets

Continuing along with the pets theme  -  I'll try not to bore you with this as we have had sooooo many pets and thank goodness I did not take photos of them all.

This fellow - whose name I have forgotten was Jo's first dog - I think. My memory is hazy. Jo was always attached to a dog - and still is. She remembers the name of every single pet we ever had. I have no memory at all of some of them. Indeed I sometimes wonder where I was for many years of my children's lives. Certainly not on the same planet!!

We moved to Port Pirie and acquired a tiny black ball of fluff which Jo named Tinker. He was to be with us in Pirie, then back in Darwin and when we finally returned to South Australia. By this time we also had Mandy and we were also given a Doberman pup which we called Toby. We didn't take Toby back to Darwin for a number of reasons, but we found a good home for him in Pirie.

Back in Darwin with Tinker. Sadly Tinker was run over not long after we bought our property at Lenswood, South Australia, but the possession of 10 acres meant that we had room for lots more pets and so the saga of the Needle Menagerie began.

Liz Needle


  1. Lovely seeing all these old photos of your family and pets.

  2. I like all the photos from the past and especially the second from the bottom. i remember the names of every pet I ever had and i am 70 now.. there were not that many growing up because daddy only allowed one at a time...

  3. Good to see another blogger from Darwin.
    My buddy Peter lives in Darwin and he blogs too!
    Love the topic of this post - Dogs.
    You can't go wrong with that :)

    Have a Beautiful Day!
    Peace :)