Our neighbourhood is filled with all sorts of flora and fauna, a virtual treasure trove if you will.
Each day morning and late afternoon, Luke and I go for a walk and check up on what's been happening. Sometimes we come home with a feathery treasure to go into the glass nest that sits on my office desk.
This afternoon Luke was quite distressed because he couldn't find his little mate Elvis.
Elvis is a black & white spotted miniature pig who lives two doors up.
He delights in aerating his owner's garden, and if Luke's lucky, playing 'hide & seek' with my gentle giant.
We could hear the snuffles and snorts from within the ginger grove, but the worms must have been extra tasty because Elvis wouldn't come out to play, much to Luke's disdain.
A consolation prize seemed to be a soft nibble on his back from Maverick the woolly pony who lives in the paddock across from Elvis...but Elvis wasn't showing his snout for anyone.
This evening as I reflect on all that I'm grateful for, I must say that the wealth of my neighbourhood's lovely natural gifts and the unexpected interaction between a dog & his pig are on the top of my list.
I'll keep taking my camera out on my walks in the hope that I can capture the antics of these two chasing each other around the yard and then you'll see just what I mean.
Happy weekend, may it be filled with things that make your heart sing & better still elicit a giggle or two.
Hop on over to Bronwyn's place to add in your own list of gratefuls, I'm sure you've got plenty.
Oh...and be sure to pop your name into the hat for my giveaway too...