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Happy New Year

Updated: Apr 5, 2023

Happy New Year. Best wishes for 2023. No better way to begin than with light rain on a warm day at Spike's parents place and Millie & Nico jumping up beside me to demand attention.

Old flatbed cart with 4 cast iron wheels at rest on the paddock with a backdrop  of tall, slender gum trees  beyond.
Millie, grey haired crossbreed dog. Bit of hound, bit of sheep dog, bit of almost anything.
Nico -- Maremmano-Abruzzese Sheepdog, reclining on  large  comfy ottoman bench
Nico -- Maremmano-Abruzzese Sheepdog

But, barely 12 hours into the New Year, these two are over it already.

Millie and Nico asleep beneath the large, handmade dining table on a Persian rug
Dog-tired, one might say.

Auld Lang Syne

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

And never brought to mind?

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

And auld lang syne?


For auld lang syne, my jo,

For auld lang syne,

We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,

For auld lang syne.

And surely ye’ll be your pint-stowp!

And surely I’ll be mine!

And we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,

For auld lang syne.

We twa hae run about the braes

And pu’d the gowans fine;

But we’ve wander’d mony a weary foot

Sin auld lang syne.

We twa hae paidl’d i’ the burn,

Frae mornin’ sun till dine;

But seas between us braid hae roar’d

Sin auld lang syne.

And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere!

And gie’s a hand o’ thine!

And we’ll tak a right guid willy waught,

For auld lang syne.

Robert Burns head and shoulders portrait

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