Bonnie is our adorable Shih-tzu. She has been part of our family for six years. I was a little worried how she would cope when Ben came along. But I need not have worried. She is never more than a couple of steps away from him. They have a wonderful friendship. He gives her hugs and she gives him licks. Bonnie particular likes to go walking with Ben. Well it is not really walking …… she hops in the pram as well. Ben and Bonnie have just started to play together. Ben will throw her toys and she will bring them back. Andrew and I have never been able to get Bonnie to bring any toys back! He takes a keen interest in everything Bonnie does. He tries to help bath her and feed her. They are great mates!
Ben is very interested in EVERYTHING that goes on. He follows me around while I am doing the most mundane jobs…… such as the dishes. I decided to pull a chair over and ask him if he wanted to help. He nearly flew across the room in his hurry to get up the chair. He had a ball. Bonnie was getting wet as most of the water ended up on the floor. I am sure we all have some memory of playing at the kitchen sink as children. I had forgotten that it is all the little things (like playing in the sink) that make being a kid so much fun!!
The Ipswich Art Gallery has hosted yet another exhibition for children, Disco Puppy. It’s aim was for children to learn and explore as they interact with art in their very own disco dance party. Dance movements on a special dance floor affect the moves of three animated puppy characters – Pup Daddy, Miss Kitty and DJ Foxy. The Gallery ran special sessions for under 2’s to enable them to have some fun without the larger crowds. In these sessions there were other items to explore such as instruments, balloons, a parachute, large pieces of cloth, ribbon sticks and so on. We took Ben a couple of times. He did have a little boogie but his all time favorite was the drums!