Thursday, July 2, 2015

This Morning

This sums up what this morning was like.

 Our Early Morning Walk was put off until about 9 a.m.

It was still only about 0°C/32°F.
 The sun was just trying to come out from behind the clouds.

At least we got a walk.  Last Tuesday, the sun didn't show up all day, (we think it was in Scotland.) and we DID NOT have a walk AT ALL.  SHE wouldn't get out of HER pyjamas.  
SHE said SHE didn't feel guilty because we're the ONLY dogs on our street who go for walks!  
All the other dogs just stay in their backyards. 
We do not think this is a valid reason, but what can you do.....

Not having a walk is bad enough, BUT
it means we missed out on 'Good Dog' treats
And worse, because we didn't get much exercise,
our dinner portions were reduced!!
(We blame our fat friend Flash.)

The next two mornings are supposed to be even colder.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Monday, June 29, 2015

We got nothin' today....

Cold, wet....a real squirrel of a day here.  Hope you're faring better.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday morning.....

This morning was very foggy.  A real pea-souper. 
For some reason, the gate across the access road to the river beach has been closed.

We just walk around the track, and then play with our friends in the parking/picnic area.

Our friend Flash is.....well.....very tubby (and old).  He has lost some weight, not that you'd notice....yet.

When we park next to the river, Flash's peeps park their
truck facing down the hill, so Flash can easily get 
out and in.

But,  the parking lot is flat.  Flash's peeps made him a
ramp which he won't use and converted it to a step....
that he won't use.

So today, it was all hands on deck to get Flash 
into the truck.

That's Flash's brother Buddy on the left.

 Took a bit of hefting, but finally they got him in!

Oh....and that fog stayed around for most of the day.  And it was cold. 8.5°C/47°F. 
Coldest daytime temp for us so far.
That's cold for HER and Roxy who's fur challenged.  
(We only have a little electric heater and no insulation.)
The scotties have spent the day playing dog in/dog out.

Friday, June 26, 2015


Stuffie guts.

chewed coffee capsule box

pruned bushes

excavation project


Well, who abandoned us for FOUR HOURS with just 87 toys and a full recycle bin??

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Bertie's Darwin-lite Award

We are joining Bertie's Darwin-lite Award......showing that our peeps are not necessarily the most intelligent of the species.  

Sorry there are no pictures......luckily, not even a mug shot.

First of all you need to understand that SHE does everything at top speed which occasionally leads to strife.
Also, SHE is not a good sleeper.

One morning, as SHE was rushing around, SHE took a Stilnox (Ambien, Zolpidem) tablet in place of a vitamin.

Driving to work as the tablet took effect... SHE remembers thinking...Go to Mr Bean and get coffee.
Turning a corner, SHE managed to hit the kerb quite hard, not only flattening the tyre, but buckling the wheel hub as well.
SHE remembers thinking.....Go to Mr Bean and Go to Max's to get the tyre repaired.

SHE also remembers getting the coffee and some men pointing to the tyre as SHE drove off.
SHE also remembers all the taxi drivers at the taxi rank pointing at her tyre.
SHE remembers waving to them and yelling 
'It's okay, Max will fix it!"

SHE next remembers  an hour or so later , photocopying, when Max's wife arrived to see how SHE was.
SHE thought SHE'd managed quite well, but was told that the other workers were wide-eyed and looking worried!

Eventually, the drug wore off and it that should have been the end of the story.  
However, early the next morning, SHE ran into a friend who asked if SHE'd had the tyre repaired.
SHE thought, this is a small town, but how did she find out.
SHE was told, "I was in the coffee shop when you came in saying you'd just hit something.....probably a small child on a bike....
(line from Steel Magnolias.)
SHE was appalled and said SHE was so happy that the group of police&detectives who were usually in the shop weren't there that morning.  But was told:
Yes, they were, they were pointing at your tyre!
 *  *  *  *

We could also tell you about the time SHE went half-way around the world, changing planes twice, with mismatched shoes.......but.....
(Just want you to understand why it takes THREE of us to keep HER in line.)

Monday, June 22, 2015


I, Bella, always sign my pee-mail with a flourish.....

SHE says I'm overzealous.