Daddy’s grey hair

Mummy's little white car

Mummy’s little white car

Greeting loyal readers and fellow maremmas. Contrary to popular belief, Me and Nellie do not always contribute to the addition of more grey hairs for daddy. with our antics. Sister is  managing to add a few.

In New Zealand to start to get  one’s drivers license you have to be 16 years old and sit and pass a theory test, which sister did last week.  Sister is now 16 (her birthday was in May), so mummy and daddy thought they had better start teaching her how to drive.  After all We live in the countryside and it would be useful for the family if there is another driver in the family.  So off they went in mummy’s already battered little white car.  She says she refuses to get any panel work done to it until both boyfriend (who she is letting drive her car for practise) and sister get their full licenses.  She says it suffered panel damage  when brother was learning to drive.  Something about hitting the front gate when turning into the driveway, trying to avoid a large stock truck zooming past.

Learner sighs have to be displayed on the windscreen at all times.

Learner sighs have to be displayed on the windscreen at all times.

Daddy says sister is a good driver, for a beginner. She just has to learn how to point the car in the right direction and not get phased out by other drivers on the road.  So for now all she has to do is practise driving.  She has to have her learner’s licence for six months, then she can do a practical driving test and if she passes  she will be in a restricted licence for 18 months.  A restricted licence means she will be able to drive alone, but not carrying any passengers unless they are dependants or drive after 10 pm at night.

As long as Me and Nellie do not have to travel anywhere in a car, We are happy.

Love Nellie and Jasper, the two bestest maremmas in all the land.

PS,  Its Jaspers mummy here.  Little does Jasper know but I am thinking of taking him to Palmerston North for another Dogday Sunday over in Palmerston North.  It means an hour car ride there and an hour back.  Just don’t tell him.

Our driveway

Our driveway and a spider web


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11 Responses to Daddy’s grey hair

  1. Emmadog says:

    We love car rides, can’t imagine how you don’t like them. Try to enjoy if you get to go.

  2. fredrieka says:

    I heard a story before I came here Dadwithoutpaws was teaching sisterwithoutpaws how to drive. He picked her up from work at night. He let her drive home. He said “turn the lights on” She turned the brights on.. NO he said turn the brights off turn the lights on. She turned the lights off. It was a busy street so he screamed all the way home the same thing. She did not know there were 2 switches his final words were ” Why did I pay for drivers Education”

  3. HA! We felt lucky to be in the country as kids as you could officially start learning to drive at 14. DIrt roads, old car, and little traffic all made it a great place to learn – except there was no yellow line down the center of the road…of course there was the pasture and the tractor/truck where we all started “driving” unofficially.
    Jasper and Nellie – watch from a safe spot!

  4. I LOVE riding in the car. Plus DogDay Sunday sound like FUN!

    Love and licks,

  5. Wow it looks like you all have a lot going on in your family! Good luck to sister and the little white car!

  6. Kyla says:

    I’d delay the car repairs. If sister is going to drive that car, wait a year. New drivers are, well, new drivers and the first year is murder.

  7. Eek, learning how to drive – that sounds scary! Our Mummy will be seventeen in five months and, over here in England that is when you are allowed to start driving so she will also be getting behind the wheel of a car. Yes, our hooman, driving, scary thought! Whee promise whee won’t tell Jasper about the trip.

    The Pigs xx

  8. I’m with you, I dislike cars… that are rolling cages. Good luck to your sister, I hope she will pass all tests!

  9. dougalldog says:

    Hmm… My peep is nearly 30… She still has those yellow thingies when she drives… Must be a slow learner!

  10. Misaki says:

    Car rides are the best, think you should sneak in and keep an eye on their driving skills:-)

  11. PigLove says:

    Good luck and strong will on the driving lessons. I sure was hoping to see “some pig” in that huge spider web – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

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