Thursday, 29 March 2012

Back Home, with a few tales to tell

Yes, my trip is over, and it is back to normal stuff.

It is  Number One Son's 18th Birthday today!  Amazing how the time passes.  Not long and he will be off to Uni and then who knows where and what?

While I was away, Mrs RC rebuilt the rabbit runs so that the babies are now away from their mom (much to mom's relief it would seem!) in a run that can be split down the middle when we "know" who are boys and who are girls.  Hoping for more reliable sexing this time around...

I will finish this post with a few more photos from Malta.

Meet Daisy.  Definitely not a Maltese Terrier, but probably a contender for the fattest Pug in the world!  She was beautiful and I had a great chat with her owners too, both about dogs and life in Malta.

Statue of St Nicholas in a village square.  This is an outlying town with a centre consisting of old buildings and then a ring of newer, more modern housing around it.  Like a lot of places with this sort of contrast, the village is essentially 2 communities which have very little to do with each other.

An ass that bit me in the foot!  He looke so cute too - look at that cross on his back!  I am sure that he gets used in lots of Easter parades.  I just hope he doesn't bit everyone who strokes him!  Maybe he was expecting some food from me, but I didn't have any and his food container was well stocked anyway.

This dog was a total cutie.  He really looks like one that my mom owned many years ago.  He was cautious at first but I squatted down and held out the back of my hand for him to sniff and he was soon rolling over for a tummy rub.

Lunch is calling!  More photos and a tale of lost geographers soon...


wReggie said...

The last one definitely has some Border Collie in it.

Rock Chef said...

wReggie - Definitely. Maybe a dash of black Labrador or something in the mix as he was heavy for a Collie.

Abby said...

That is one fat pug! There certainly seem to be a lot of dogs in Malta, even if not the Maltese kind. And the burro bit you in the foot? I guess there are worse things.

Happy Birthday to your son!

Rock Chef said...

Abby - I guess he could have bitten me in the ass, but no one would have believed me if it did!

terri said...

Happy Birthday to Number 1 Son!

Mrs. RC certainly wasn't bored while you were away. I suspect she's rarely bored anyway.

You sure did find a lot of dogs in Malta! Daisy is definitely cute. Not sure I'd want her sitting on my lap though. I was thinking that last one looked like Wreggie's dogs. Looks like he agrees.

Welcome home!

agg79 said...

Happy Birthday to your son. Hope he has a great day.

Nice pictures of Malta and the characters. I agree that Daisy is one big pug. And that last one is definitely 90% Border Collie. You sure did spot a lot of dogs in your travels.

Rock Chef said...

Terri - Mrs RC does not do bored. My quest for a Maltese Terrier made me take even more notice of dogs than usual!

Agg79 - My new camera did me proud - I have hundreds of photos, so I hope you are ready for more!

Shrinky said...

I tried three times to leave a comment here last week, but it wouldn't publish - I'll give it another go - fingers' crossed!

Looks like you made a lot of new, four-legged furry friends on your travels (smile). I used to supply all the office staff to the UK based Head Office of Air Malta, in the day. Oh boy, could I tell some tales about that place! The Maltese MD there was a bit of a dictator, he went through a LOT of staff..