cloudythechihuahua cloudythechihuahua

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Cloudy & Fizzy  Cloudy and Fizzy are adoptive brother and sister. We recently moved from Australia to Wellington, New Zealand. We love belly rubs, cuddles & icecream!

As we go about life in #newzealand , I often end up at beaches that tend to be covered in pebbles more often than sand. I always fill my pockets with sea glass, pebbles, shells and sometimes load the family up with driftwood. After a year of very poor health and degenerating hand strength, dexterity and options from 2017-2018, I chose to learn silversmithing at the local Lapidary Club. It was something I had wanted to do for years, but didn’t have time for when I was working. After my health broke down, I had to give up on my uni degree when my hands stopped working properly. I spent a year doing absolutely nothing creative (requiring hands)- one of the most difficult things for any creative person to live with. By the time I decided to go to the Lap Club I was as broken as anyone can be and just had no idea how I would be able to do anything like making #jewelry . Bob taught me silversmithing techniques adapted for people with arthritis and other issues. I found it really enjoyable, fulfilling and inspiring. I often don’t have the energy or strength to make things. As with anything I do, having #fibromyalgia and #thoracicoutletsyndrome means I trade my energy and ability one day for any number of days of recovery and pain afterward. I made these #pendants using #sterlingsilver #finesilver and #seaglass .They are for a friend. It wasn’t easy, but I loved making them. I have so many projects to make- enough to keep me busy for a while... when I’m not resting or being a #mama to the human child or the #chihuahuas

Cloudy, Fizzy, the Mama, Dada and the Tiny Human were all shocked and deeply upset by the terrorist attack in #Christchurch yesterday. As Australians living in NZ (and a returned NZer) we have been devastated that an Australian could even conceive such an abhorrent plan- but to unleash his evil destruction on such a welcoming and peaceful place like New Zealand... it feels almost unreal. The NZ people are warm, inviting, welcoming and friendly. Of all the countries in the world providing refuge for Muslim people displaced by seemingly endless and bloody war... NZ was the last place anyone would anticipate such a heinous act of violence. NZ is a really wonderful country- very much an oasis in the sea of far-right malevolence throughout the world. We will grieve for the dead, the injured, their families and friends. We also grieve with the rest of the country and pray for healing. This is still a wonderful country to visit and live. We go forward with love and compassion for our neighbours, our cousins. We are all Whānau. Kia Kaha. Stay strong. #dogsoutdoing #dog #dogs #dogstagram #dogsofinstagram #dogsofinsta #chihuahua #chihuahuas #chihuahuasofinsta #chihuahuasofinstagram #chihuahuastagram #snuggles #wellington #wellingtonnz #newzealand #doglife #christchurch #kiakahachristchurch #kiakaha #love #lovealwayswins #notoracism #strongertogether

Out and about in #wellingtonnz. Opposite #wellingtonsign on Miramar Ave two French blokes are running La Rotisserie from a well placed truck. You have got to try the fresh roast pork, chicken and duck sandwiches. They have duck fat potatoes to drool over and bring you eternal happiness.🤤 #wellington #newzealand #food #lovefood #loveeating #chicken #pork #duck #duckfatpotatoes #dog #dogs #dogsofinstagram #dogsofinsta #dogsoutdoing #chihuahua #chihuahuasofinsta #chihuahuasofinstagram #chihuahuastagram #dogsofwellington #chihuahuasofwellington #lovenz #nztourism #nzlove #duckfat

@bryanadams played an extraordinary concert in #wellingtonnz tonight. I got to meet him!!! I’ve been a fan for 28 years (I’ll be 40 this year). It’s amazing the way music lives timelessly in your head and heart. So many memories revisited. The weekends spent with my best friend Amy watching Bryan on films and music vids. He spoke abo‬ut his parents being sick recently, and his father dying. He told us his mum is 91. It was recently the anniversary of my Dad’s death. He was 91. My Dad bought all of my music for me. He bought my Bryan Adams tapes, CDs, Videos and concert tickets. He went to see movies with me- like The 3 Musketeers, Don Juan de Marco (#bryanadams music). He paid for my fan club membership. He was a very special man, deeply intelligent. He knew so much and was one of the smartest people I have ever met. He was full of kindness, faith and love- he was an Anglican Priest, before that, an electrical and mechanical engineer who served in WWII in Papua New Guinea. He was a man who loved visibly and always made sure you knew how important you were to him. Dad died in 2012 from Alzheimer’s Disease. Music is known to be one of the few things that can help Alzheimer’s patients ground themselves in reality. I really understand that. As I watched Bryan performing, I was taken through a journey of my own life. I feel both young and old. 40 isn’t really that old- but as some people know, I have had a lot of health issues. I developed severe depression around age 12. I used music and books to get through the every day- I still struggle. I had an eating disorder, anxiety, OCD and only got my diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, severe depression and anxiety in my early 30s, after Dad died. Then I incurred a spinal injury that took a bit of stuffing around and a spinal fusion to fix. I have had various other issues with my body, they said in 2014 that I have the spine of a 70 year old... I guess it’s 75 now. I also have endometriosis, polycystic ovaries, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Fibromyalgia (chronic pain + fatigue). Everything you could ever dream of! But being there with Bryan, I was young again and felt happiness.

7 years ago on the 2nd of March, my beautiful Dad was welcomed into Heaven aged 91.5 after a battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. At the same time, the litter of Chihuahuas whose birth we had been awaiting, made their entrance into the world. We first met Cloudy at 4 weeks old when we were given the opportunity to choose which puppy we would buy. I knew we would name our dog Cloudy, but wasn’t fussy about colours. All of the other puppies were sable, Cloudy was the only white dog in the litter and as the breeder held him up, he indeed resembled a little fluffy cloud. Sometimes I imagine that Cloudy is my Dad watching over me, loving me when things are hard. Whatever the case, Cloudy, my precious little boy is 7 today! He has some new squeaky toys and shared a yummy treat with Fizzy. Happy birthday my little man. Here’s to many more! #dog #dogs #dogsofinstagram #dogstagram #dogsofinsta #dogsofinstaworld #chihuahua #chihuahuas #chihuahuasofinstagram #chihuahuasofinsta #chihuahuastagram #dogsofnz #dogsofwellington #dogsoutdoing #birthday #birthdayboy🎉 #birthdaydog #happybirthday

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