Saturday, April 19, 2014

And Then There Were 9!

Hello all!!!

So, it's the Easter weekend! My grandparents and my Mum's aunt are staying over for the long weekend. After a long day yesterday, I crawled into bed at about 22:00 or so and was then awoken by Makhosi, one of the ladies at the main house. She phoned to say that Roxy gave birth!!! Oh wow!!! What a frenzy that through us into! We changed and rushed to the scene.

There was a little bundle of squealing joy! We were so excited and so were his/her parents! Roxy was still in labour though and went back into her dog house. Kenzo's eyes were glued to his child, so sweet! Roxy then delivered puppy number 2! When Kenzo went into the dog house to see her, Roxy barked at him and chased him out!!! So fussy! We had to put him outside the gate but he could still see everything. We set the siblings together in a cosy spot because Roxy was so wild and almost trampled her own children! Shortly thereafter, the third pup was born and she wanted to see them. We brought them close to her and she began cleaning them. Then, the fourth one arrived and she started to feed them. They tried their best to get to the milk but my Dad had to help them and place them in the right places. During the feed, puppy number five arrived! That was a shock! Not too long after that the sixth one was born! SIX! Wow!

We were so tired because we only finished up with her at about 02:30 or so. Four of them were born on Good Friday and the last two were born on Saturday between 00:00 and 02:00. We then headed home and after washing up, we slept for about four hours and it was time to get up again! Oh boy!

My parents checked up on them while we took Curly and Blitzy on their morning walk. Then, Caleb and I went to see them. They are so noisy! Even last night, they were squealing, poor Roxy! She was so tired! Anyway, we let Kenzo in and he kept a distance from them but he was happy to see them. Caleb counted again and saw that there are now SEVEN puppies! Yes, she gave birth sometime after we left! God has really blessed her with seven beautiful puppies. Now they're a family of nine!

Anyway....that was quite an Easter weekend, don't you think?!

May God bless you!

Sele'ha Mikhaila xxx

 Roxy, when she was pregnant ---->
 Puppy number 1!!!


 The tired Mummy!

 The worried father, Kenzo ----->

I didn't take a photo when there were five but now there are six! ----->

 The next morning!!!!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Holidays and Happy Times!


Sorry for the incredibly loooong wait! So many things have happened since my last post and we had such an amazing Easter holiday! I don't know why our holidays were so far apart from the actual Easter weekend though.

Okay, my 'sister', Katya came to stay in Claridge for the holidays! I've mentioned her before, it's the lovely Russian girl. Then, later on during the week, my other 'sister', Renate(the German girl) came to Claridge! A double blessing! My parents took us all out to eat on different days and we spent time together. It was such a blessing! Renate and I even helped Katya make some delicious Russian food! Renate left on Saturday and Katya left after church yesterday.

Curly also had a bath during the holidays. My Mum's aunt also stayed over for the weekend and came to the service. On Saturday, 11 students from Cedar College at the main mission in Kranskop arrived. I think it's 11. There are five Korean girls and I haven't met the rest yet. Also on Saturday, an Afrikaner family from Cape Town came to visit and they left this morning. It's so nice to have the farm so full!

Now, Professor Peet Botha (or as we call him, Oom Peet) and his wife, Tannie Andra (Auntie Andra) are leaving for America in a couple of days. Tannie and Oom means 'Aunty' and 'Uncle' in Afrikaans. I may have mentioned it before.

Oh! Roxy (Tannie Andra & Oom Peet's dog) IS pregnant! Yay!!!! I'm so excited!

Joshy did not come home for almost 3 days! We decided to look for him today and we called out his name and he meowed a few times and came to meet us! We prayed before going out and he was perfectly fine! I think he may have been hunting because when I brought him inside, he raced to the window to go back outside!

This morning we lost track of Blitzy and we searched everywhere for her but to no avail. We prayed over her and went back inside. Not too long afterwards, Caleb went to check at our guest room's window and he heard a meow. Blitzy then jumped down from a big tree and we picked her up! God has really blessed us with a wonderful Easter holiday!

Anyway, I think this is a long enough post.

God bless!

Sele'ha Mikhaila xxx
 Roxy & Kenzo in the dam.

 German chocolate that Renate sent us!
Claridge's very own potatoes!

 Our house after the painting done last year!
My Mum's choice of colours.

 Charcoal! We haven't seen him in ages!
 Below are our pink roses.
Charcoal and below is Curly tearing up some paper! She can't resist that!