Monday, June 26, 2017


Roxy had her FIRST, BIG walk in a week.
She has had to stay home while the scotties
went for long walks.....and even to the river on
Saturday, she was able to visit friends with a large
back garden and raced around wildly.
So much more fun than the usual hobbles a short
distance down the street.  Though she has mastered
moving on three legs well.

The bandage is usually left off at home now.
She keeps pulling them off, but she was happy to wear it
on today's walk.

It didn't inhibit her at all.

She was able to leap into grass.
And race ahead of us.

Thursday, June 22, 2017


A makeshift cone.....


Tuesday, June 20, 2017


You know what we find annoying?


Quick picture--Roxy was trying to photobomb.
 Especially Noogoora  burrs.....aka California burrs.
(Thanks California.)
 They look like spikey olive pits.
And get horribly tangled in our fur.
These are from this past weekend:

You can see the ones that needed to be CUT out.
We don't like them.
Roxy update:
(Roxy is learning to get around on three legs, though walks are short.  She tires quickly.
She had the Vet's bandage off in no time, and a replacement, done the Vet's way. 
She  has now gone back to the original bandage with a baby's sock taped over it,
and the threat of the Cone of Shame.)

Monday, June 19, 2017

Sad Dog....

I'm not very happy.
 Look at my foot.
 Yesterday at the river I ripped my pad.
 It bled a lot!
Being Sunday, I had to wait until today
to see the Vet.
He just poked it, cleaned it and bandaged it again.
 He said I was a 'very good girl'.
I also got some tablets.
I hate tablets.

And some bandaging supplies.
I can't go for walks for a WEEK!
But the bandage looks a lot better than the
panty liner I wore around my foot going
to the Vet!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

A terrible....

...Horrible No Good Very Bad Week.

The week got off to a good start.
Monday was a public holiday which meant
an extra morning at the river.
And there were beef shin bones at the little store.
But on Tuesday, we went for a neighbourhood walk
late in the morning.
Firstly, after making all three dogs sit, hanging tightly onto
Roxy and Dui,  Bella attacked an ageing Jack Russell.
She didn't land a bite, but it was totally unexpected.

We  continued, where SHE met a former colleague,
Dui attacked him!  This time it was a definite attack....
no excuses like floaty pants, or suddenly appearing.
There was blood and torn trousers.
Friends have tried to say maybe he's protecting you.
But there is no excuse.
A muzzle has been ordered and he will have to wear it in public.

Wednesday, we went to the sportsground.
Just as the car door was opened a POLICE van
drove passed.  Dui was out, and chasing it up the road.
Luckily, it stopped when Dui was about 10 metres behind
and Dui stopped as well.
When it didn't move, Dui returned to us.
Looks like his running free will be limited now.

We arrived home to find the electricity off...stayed off
for about 4 hours.  When we got power again,
the mouse wouldn't work on the computer.
Changed batteries, still didn't work.

Thursday, raced out at 7 a.m. to buy a new mouse
(wireless), it didn't work.  Took the computer
to the technicians, who said it would be a few days before they could get to it.  Luckily, one technician looked at it straight away and said it was working charge.
Came home and it worked.  Now have two mice.

It's early Friday.... awoke to this....
So hopefully it will be a good end of week!
(We hear there are days like this in Timbuktu!)

Hope you have a fantastic weekend.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Friday, June 9, 2017

Something in the Grass...

I hear something......
 I pounce!
 Missed again!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Beyond Belief...

As you may be aware, SHE has been taking two children to their school in the mornings.
SHE says, we make the car a mess, so we're not allowed in
as much.
But yesterday, because SHE's learnt to cover every bit of the back seat, we went to the Police Paddock.
Apparently, way back in the mists of time, it was where the
police horses were kept.
It is a track that runs along the river and the sportsground.

 We can run around it free!
(Unless we're at the farm end where animals may be in the adjoining paddock.)
 We sometimes take the path towards the river when it is not snake season, but we can't get in the river.
 We run around the track, pounce at lizards in the grass and sniff everything.
 Then we go to the sportsground and race around like maniacs,
and chase birds.

BUT look, it is Wednesday, and the young bipeds are using the fields!  There was a touch footie (Rugby) competition with all the schools!  They usually use the fields on FRIDAY!

We went back today--Thursday--and would you BELIEVE--the netball courts and fields were being
 used again!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Another Birthday!

Not really....
My boyfriend Ernie missed my actual birthday,
(He has been working flat out  in his garden, AND running seminars all over Pencil-vane-ia for dogs who want to plant Milk Bone trees.  He as to advise  placement of plants, soil preparation and care--
a full time job.)
He was so upset, he raced out, shopped and sent me
a special package!
Just look at all the things he sent:
 A funny card....he is such a funny guy.
The inside says 'Pull my paw!)
 Look at this hedgehog...
 And Red Fox,
 Green Frog,
 Squeaky bottle. (I've learned to go straight for the tiny squeaky device.)
 And a big bag of Greenies.  That I'll have to share.
 And a spiky ball.
 You'll notice there is no photobombing...except HER foot, because the Black Plagues are inside.

SHE loves the slap bracelets made with our favourite tape.
And the newspaper packaging.  SHE always reads it--there was an article about Barkeyville.

Friday, June 2, 2017


Ready to go to the river....
 Two hours later.....

home from the river.
A great day.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


Rubbish bin this morning (June 1st)

We have to WAIT for our morning walk. 
SHE says SHE can't work three retractable leads...with three exuberant terriers, wearing gloves.
Or constantly take burrs out of paws.
So WE have to WAIT!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Scottie? Male?

Male scottie, or just Dui?

 It has been YEARS since we've had a male scottie.
 He is so different to the girls, that he puzzles us sometimes.
We understand the leg lifting.
Dui has his own version of Tall Poppy Syndrome,
what rises above the rest must be wee'd on.
 Dui races from side to side to lift his leg on everything.
We say 'lift his leg' because after about the third
go, he's empty, so it's just a leg lift.
 However, he also lifts his leg against a tree, to poo!
He cannot jump.
Whenever he wants to lifted up, he gives a
shrill cry, and then lays down to await assistance.
He barks at anything,
must be held tightly when meeting another dog on a walk,
lunges at them screaming in anger.
He has bitten three (very understanding) people,
ripping the trousers of two.
He loves chasing anything on wheels.
Well, racing. The times he has chased rattling
trucks, he races to the side.
He has to be watched every minute when out of the yard.

In the mornings, he is snuggly.  He won't get up until he has been cuddled and properly worshipped.
When offered a treat or food, he often takes it with a
'if this is all there is, I'll have it' attitude.

We think he's like those young men who
are arrested for anti-social acts, whose
parents and friends say
'But he's a loving boy and wonderful son.'
He is a puzzle.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Our little car....

We've heard that people have Names for their vehicles.

Da Phenny has the Elephant Skate,
Frankie and Ernie have had Jennifer jeep, and Jessica jeep.
There are the Scotsmobile, Labmobile....

Well, we call our little car

What do you call your mode of transport?

Monday, May 22, 2017


Now I am Six!
That would make a great book title...BOL!
Yes, SIX!

The story of Me.
I am a Designer Dog.
She says designed by a committee.
I have TWELVE brothers and sisters!
She says it probably explains my wonky leg.

Sadly, seven of us ended up in a high kill shelter.
BUT we were rescued by a wonderful foster mother.
When we received my official adoption papers,
my birthday was 22nd of May.
The same day as Kendra's.
So we always think of her.

We celebrated with a Kangaroo, sweet potato and green bean cake!
(That's what it said on the tin.)
With cottage cheese icing.

And look who turned up to celebrate with me!

Thanks Madi, for the wonderful card!

Happy Birthday to all of my sisters and brothers!
I only know where four of you live now, but  know you have wonderful homes!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Saturday snippets....

We've had a MAJOR change here.
SHE now has a job--taking two children to school in the mornings. (SHE tutors the little boy three times a week.)
Which sounds okay on the surface--more treat money.

BUT the downside is, we are not allowed in the CAR during the week because SHE says we smell it up and make it a mess!  And SHE doesn't want to constantly clean it....sheesh!

So going to the river on the weekends is more exciting.

Then yesterday we came home to these:

Tuna puree with a kibble decoration!
Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, May 11, 2017


Recently, the scotties have been hanging out together more.
 Dui used to follow Roxy around all the time.
 But now, the scotties are usually together....on guard duty.
They prefer to lie companionably, surveying the 'hood,
while Roxy is a couch potato.

 However, when there is excitement....a walk, or car trip,
Dui resorts to his naughty little brother routine and teases Bella relentlessly.
Bella will not go outside until both Roxy and Dui are in the car.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017


Bet that got your attention.
Food is VERY important to us.
SHE calls us stomach hounds.
The blanket and upturned plant pot is an attempt at keeping Roxy out of the dirt!
We expend a lot of energy during the day--as
you can see in the photo.
So food, good food is important to us.
We have a SCHEDULE for dinner
(So SHE can remember what to buy, what to defrost and what to feed!)

We have an excellent quality grain-free kibble as a base.
Then add
Monday:  Raw chicken, necks, legs or wings.
Tuesday & Wednesday: Grain-free wet food.
We get one-sixth of a small tin of beef, kangaroo, lamb or duck.
Sometimes the kibble is mixed with rice or pasta.
Thursday:  Raw chicken again
Friday:  a third of a tin of sardines in oil
Saturday & Sunday:  cooked chicken gizzards or hearts.
The amount of kibble is adjusted according to the topper.

We love dinner time.  Do you have an eating schedule?