Friday, February 10, 2012

New buttons and sad news

I am improving my computing skills and have put a few new buttons on this blog. You should now be able to see where people are logging on from. I am fascinated by this and spend all the time watching to see who is reading, yelling out to no one in particular things like, "And here is Kiev!", "Welcome California!", "Hola, Madrid!".

I have also put a button on which should link to an interview I had with Expat Focus - for those of you who want to know more about me,  and how I ended up in the Dominican Republic. There is another Expat Focus button which will take you to my monthly column there, and other columnists which I thought you might enjoy reading too.

I am very impressed with myself!

The very sad news this week is that Tyson, our 7 year old Great Dane had to be put to sleep as he was paralysed from the waist down.  He was a fabulous dog with an amazing personality and touched the hearts of all who knew him. He adored people and had so many friends, we are missing him terribly. RIP Tyson.

Tyson with Heather from Canada and Fred in the background

Tyson on the PC helping Shirley from the UK but now living in the DR

Tyson having a beer with Welsh Ian who now lives in the Canary Isles

Tyson dancing with me

Tyson having cake and a glass of wine on the occasion of Ian from Canada's birthday

Tyson looking especially handsome

Tyson with Chris from England

Tyson having a snooze with his favourite cat, Matilda

12 comments:

  1. Lindsay, I am so sorry for your lost. I have several dogs myself and I can't imagine losing one of them. Tyson was very handsome. My hugs to you.

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    1. Thanks Mari - hugs much appreciated.

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  2. Sorry to hear about your beautiful Tyson, he was still quite a young dog. I feel your pain, as I know what's it's like to lose a much loved friend. A big hug xxx

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    1. Unfortunately apparently Great Danes don't usually live much past 7 years old, although we always hoped he would be the exception. Thanks for the hug!

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  3. Sorry to hear about Tyson he looked a real softie.

    You have become a real dab hand with the badges and I like the visitor Gizmo :)

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    1. He was a softie Carole. Glad you like the visitor Gizmo, if you click at the bottom of it where it says live feed there is a lot more information and it pings every time someone arrives!

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  4. Very,very sad to hear this
    Manu

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  5. So sad...he was so ugly that he was cute. It's weird that even though I've never met any of you guys I feel like I "knew" him. Sorry for your loss.

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    1. Thanks Puyaca. We know each other in virtual cyber space! And I suppose you could say ugly but to me he was beautiful even when he slobbered everywhere, passed wind frequently and shed hair over everything.

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  6. What a sad thing to see such a young dog go so soon... But then again big dogs never reach the 12-15 year mark like little dogs such a Shitzus and poodles. He looked majestic!!!

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    1. You are right. They sat 7 is old for a Dane but he was fine apart from the fact was paralysed. I would have another in a heartbeat even though they live less time. An amazing dog with a fab personality!

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