Friday, July 27, 2012

Calling on a Dowser & a special Birthday Boy

I had six ticked-off cats last night demanding dinner when I arrived home late from our property.
Even Audrey was all full of herself and in my face the second I walked in the door. I was 3 hours late giving them dinner. That is just unheard of (at least that is what they`d tell ya). Now they are calm and ignoring me so all is back to normal.

We need to know where to dig a well on our property and the retired-guy was set on hiring a dowser to tell us where and how deep to go. Two dowsers arrived  and got right down to business.

Look how dry the grass is. Dead.

 Interesting, I thought. I watched from afar for awhile, didn`t want to get in the way, and I have to admit I thought the whole thing looked ridiculous.  I then joined them and listened to `Lloyd``explain what he was doing. OK...maybe it works. Lloyd is a 6 generation dowser so I have to have faith in that.  It took all of 10 minutes to locate the best spot and how deep we will have to go to find water. Then they let us try our hand at it. We`ll see when the crew arrive to actually dig in that spot that he recommended if he was right on.

The weekend keys have been picked up and this weekend I have 2 tabby & white, 1 calico & Toad to care for. Travel is slowing down now for my clients until mid August when it gets busy once again. I have so many other responsibilities right now that the lull is much appreciated.
We have birthdays, a baby shower, a very intimate, small wedding and a new baby arriving all within the next 2 months.  I have some serious shopping to do.

Someone very special to us turns 12 today.

''Happy Birthday, KANE.'' We love ya, buddy. I suppose a little ice cream is in order.
and a long bush walk has been requested. 
We wish you many more, Kanie.

Audrey is doing excellent and is almost back to her old self. I think she was the easiest cat to get through the 4 days after spaying. Most of our females had to wear a collar so as not to pull out their stitches. The way they close up the incision now is so much better; no stitches visible. She has yet to get her voice back, though. I`m sure it is from the breathing tube they use during surgery. I hope this is normal. I`ll be calling them today.

hugs, Deb


  1. Happy birthday sweet Kane. You are one happy looking dog, and we hope you enjoy your ice cream.

    have a lovely weekend everybuddy.

    julie and Poppy Q

  2. Happy Birthday to Kane. Way back in one of my past lives, when I was a very little girl, I remember my Aunt and Uncle talking about the dowser they used. Fascinating stuff!

  3. Happy Birthday to Kane! Give that sweetie a nice bowl of ice cream! He is such a special dog! I've heard of a Dowser but don't know if it works or not....interesting though. Hoping you have a good weekend Deb! Hugs, Linda

  4. Happy Birthday, handsome boy!
    When we had our new (2004) well drilled, two guys turned up. I was expecting all sorts of high tech equipment. I took a look to see what they were doing....the older guy was dowsing.I really didn't know what to think! The water was located, the well drilled and we haven't had a problem with water from the new well !
    Jane x

  5. I'm surprised that the dowsers don't use more sophisticated equipment! It seems like a sketchy way to decide where to dig. I'm waiting to see how the location pans out for you!

  6. Happy BDay Kane!!!!!
    Continue with beautiful dog-smile!!!!
    Au - au!!!

  7. Happy Birthday Kane!! Ice cream for sure.

  8. Well, I learned something new today. I had never heard of a dowser. Very interesting. Hope you get a great well. Happy Birthday to Kane! He's a lucky dog to be so well loved. And I'm sure you feel lucky to have him. We used to have a sheltie that looked just like Kane. Love that big smile of his! Take it easy, Deb--sounds like you have a lot going on in coming weeks. Becky

  9. Happy Birthday, Kane! What a handsome woofie you are!