Saturday, April 30, 2011

Our Friends

 Hi Everyone,  we've been trying to catch up on blogs this morning because we've been very busy!
Bella         Daisy      and Millie
 We've visited our friend Millie.
 Poor Kendra didn't have much of a chance fetching the ball with that whirlwind Millie as competiton.
 Millie is crazy wild.....but loads of fun!
She taught us how to get inside her house through the dog door.  We've given the peeps a few surprises....


Sometimes when we go for walks down by the river we run into our friend Gwen Stefani.  (Her breeder names all puppies after singers.) 
Gwen is a retired Champion Bull Terrier.  She's the mother of champions, too.  She is a very happy and gentle lady--even when Bella bedevils her.  But, you know what?  Other people are afraid of her and won't let their dogs play with her.  Just because of her looks!  And Gwen loves everyone......even cats!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

For Holly....

 because she wanted some possum recipes!!!!!  BOL!!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Another holiday!

video
Bella and Daisy enjoy walking along the 'beach' after a dip.

Daisy
And before you ask-- it was worth a bath.
(Tuesday was a holiday because ANZAC Day fell on Easter Monday which was a public holiday.)

Monday, April 25, 2011

ANZAC Day

 Hi Everyone,  Today was ANZAC Day.  ANZAC stands for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corp.  Every year on April 25, Australia and NZ have their day of rememberance of all the service men and women who have given their lives.....and/or served our countries in war. 
 In addition to dawn services and parades in nearly every town in Australia, there were dawn services at ANZAC cove Gallipoli (where it all began), Villers-Bretonneux, France and Long Tan, Vietnam.
It is not a glorification of war, but rather just a time to reflect, and remember those who have had to fight.
 Rosemary is worn in rememberance.
The ANZAC ode:

They shall grow not old
As we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them
Nor the years condemn.
At the gowing down of the sun
And in the morning
We will remember them.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Our Easter Day

Kendra and Bella waiting to eat their eggs and Hot Cross Buns.
(Daisy was sulking and wouldn't be photographed.)
 After our early morning walk, we sat outside to eat our Easter goodies.  We had a taste of the Hot Cross Buns and loved them. SHE bought the children's kind, they have no dried fruit in them. While SHE was taking the shells off the eggs, Bella kept trying to steal a bun.

 Took a few attempts, but she managed to make off with one.
Bella makes short work of the egg.
 Then we ate the eggs.
 Daisy realised she was missing out on food and finally came out to be photographed and join in the fun.

After breakfast, we went for a long, dry walk by the river.  We weren't allowed near the water today.  There were loads of people out enjoying the beautiful weather.  Whole families were cycling, or playing football, or picnicking, or just walking.......many included their dogs.  We met so many people and dogs.  We had to do a lot of sitting because we always have to sit still when people or cyclists approach.  They always say how well behaved we are.  (SHE always says 'sometimes'.)

Then when we came home.........................


Ahhhhh, what a wonderful day! 

We ran off in three directions when we got our bones, so we could eat in peace.

Hope you had a wonderful day, too.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Party time!


Daisy                         Kendra                              Bella
And we're always together because SHE makes us.
We decided for Ronnii's party we would bring Australian fare.  Things we love....
FIRSTLY.........a roast leg of lamb!  That's for those in Blogville who have big appetites!

 And a meat pies with chips.
 Some ANZAC biscuits (cookies) because tomorrow is ANZAC Day.
 It wouldn't be a party without Lamingtons.............
 And a Pavlova!
 We'll be drinking some Passiona.......yeah it's a soft drink, but we'll use it as a mixer.
Happy Birthday Ronnii!  Now, who wants to dance?
(And Frankie, you'll notice we left the Vegemite at home.)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter with a difference......

 As you may or may not know, bunnies in Australia are feral.  They were introduced for hunting purposes....sport and food.  Well, they took over the continent causing major damage to the environment:  eating the grass and plants needed by domestic and native animals as well.  There was also loss of plant species which led to erosion.

As a result some native animals became extinct or endangered, including this little fellow.......


 .......the bilby.

Well, the Bilby is fighting back!  At Easter,  if you buy chocolate bilbies, a donation is made by the chocolate makers to help save the bilbies.
 So we're doing our part--even though we can't  eat the chocolate.
Daisy                        Bella                         Kendra
BUT we'll be hoping the EASTER BILBY visits us with some eggs......and other treats.....and maybe bones.....or lamb shanks... 
We hope you have a very Happy Easter (if you celebrate it) or a Happy Weekend.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Our Friend Millie

 Remember our little friend Millie?
 She's celebrating her First birthday this month.
 Well, just look at her now!
  She is the boss of her household.  A typical doxie.
And she's still a lot of fun to play with.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Dog Park

 After the snake incident, SHE decided we'd go to the dog park.
Daisy and Bella

Kendra

Kendra ambles along and sniffs everything.

 Bella and I just run around her (Kendra).
 We check out the drains.
 I love to roll.

Daisy

We don't really care where we walk........we just like getting out!
We didn't tell HER that there could have been snakes there, too.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Our First......


The days are getting milder, so yesterday we went for a mid-day walk along the cycleway towards the zoo.  No camera, so these pictures are from last time.

Bella leading the way
 SHE nearly let me, Daisy, run free;  but  there were a lot of men mowing, whipper snippering and leaf blowing.  The 'Catheads on Footpath' sign was back.  We didn't see any cat heads though.  And the men stopped all their noisy motors when we walked passed, which was nice.
Bella and Daisy looking towards the ravine
 Then suddenly, there it was..............a huge SNAKE......the first we've ever seen!  SHE would have missed it, but Bella and I were on the job and chased that slithering thing.  We might have got it if SHE hadn't put the brakes on our leads and yelled 'NO!!!  BAD!!!!
Eastern Brown Snake courtesy of Internet

As it was greyish, SHE thinks is might have been an Eastern Brown, they vary from light tan to black,
 Or...
Red-bellied blacksnake
 an Eastern Red-bellied Black.  All she saw was the last metre of it disappearing into the ravine at about 87 thousand miles/hr.
Both are venomous!
Bella and I sure scared it !!!! (And Her, too.)

On the way back, we warned the workmen to be careful.
(Kendra never even noticed all the excitement.)

(Note from Wordless Wednesday.  That chicken stick was mine.  Kendra already had hers and Bella gets treats after me. We each got one.)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wordless Wednesday--Chicken Stick


Bella                                                                              Daisy


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Marli

 Some of you may remember our friend Marli the labradoodle.
Marli  2009-2011
Sadly, Marli ran across the road to see a friend and was hit by a car.  She's gone over the Bridge.
We will miss Marli--a great zoomies and bitey face player.
Her family is shattered.

Bella's Birthday Cake

Today we celebrated Bella's second birthday.  This is her birthday cake.

Kendra                        Bella                            Daisy

It may well be the first (and only) lambshank cake with low fat cottage cheese icing and Twisties decorations in the known world.
(Twisties are like Cheetos.)
Kendra and I posed for the camera so we could get the photo shoot overwith quickly.
But Bella couldn't wait!

The cake was rescued and taken outside, so we could each enjoy our lambshanks!
Happy Belated Birthday, Bella!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Guess Who's 2?

 It's our wild child.........
BELLA!!!!
Yes, today is her birthday--April 11th. 
Because we were camping while SHE went to Sydney, we haven't had a celebration yet.  But Bella is so excited to be home again, and having lots of cuddles,  she's happy to celebrate tomorrow.