Wednesday, March 31, 2010


More rain. What's a girl to do........
Oh, Happy Easter!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Gloomy Tuesday

Today was the second day of rain. No walks. We didn't mind too much. We had a family snuggle. Alpha read and we slept. Not a bad way to spend a rainy day. But we hope it doesn't rain tomorrow. (That's me in the First Dog position near the pillows!)

Monday, March 29, 2010

Kendra Cleans Up

Here's a picture of Kendra with a schnozz full of cobwebs and leaves she collected while nosing around the front verandah. She did a great cleaning job. We scotties provide a lot of small services for our pack. I'll remind Alpha next time she complains about all the stuff we drag in.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Masterpiece Destroyed

This fine example of scottie nose art was callously destroyed in seconds when Alpha (the art critic) decided she needed to see out of the car windows--it wasn't the windshield. A great loss for the art world. I worked on that for weeks. Do things like that happen to you?


Kendra in one of her 'sleep of the dead' poses.

We try not to laugh at Kendra when she does some of her more dottery things, 'cause we know we might be like that in the future (if we're lucky). But I gotta tell you this one. The other night Kendra was asleep in the living room in the way. We all had to walk around her, or over her. The TV was on, there was noise on the street. Nothing was going to wake that dog.

Just then, Alpha opened the fridge......Kendra shot to attention and raced to the kitchen.

It really was funny............or maybe you just had to be there.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

You're tagged

This is me, Daisy, having a good old back scratch. I love rolling around on the floor, grass......whatever!

I now tag back Kira the Husky, and tag The Rocky Creek Scotties, Jesse the Westie, Stuart, and the Porties.

To play, you need to find the 10th picture in your first photo folder, post it with a little story explaining it and tag five (5) other bloggers.

Good luck, Daisy

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Wordless Wednesday--Cyclone Bella

Riding in Cars

Me, Daisy ready to come home from the duckpond.
I just love riding in the car, especially with my head out the window. Kendra and Bella hate car rides. They hide on the floor. But me, I love looking at everyone and everything.
We had to buy a car with electric windows, so the windows can easily go up and down when we are driving. We call it my Cat Scan.
Some days, Alpha takes only me and we do a lap of the main street, just so
I can see everything. I can only go if it isn't too hot. Now that it is Autumn, I'm getting more rides. I've noticed that lots of people look at me and smile as we ride by. It's good making people smile. We need more of it.
Yep, riding cars is Great.
PS. I do have a restraint so I can't fall out.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Bella's new project

Bella is digging a hole. She works on it occasionally--seems to keep her busy. Maybe she thinks she can dig through the Earth to Virginia. Our Alpha is a transplanted Virginian. Should we tell Bella it's not possible? Or just let her get tired of it. (I, myself, gave up digging a few years ago when I stopped burying one of each pair of Alpha's socks. Man, She is still finding the odd sock in the garden! :)

In Trouble Again

In trouble again......and, of course, there was a cat involved. We were nearly home from the morning walk, when I spotted one lurking in some garden rubble and sent it packing. When we got home, I got my clothes taken off first, and while She was untangling Bella and Kendra, I slipped out the gate and raced off to make sure that cat knew it wasn't safe.

I must have given it a good scare because it was nowhere around. I was on my way home to find... Alpha and a neighbour coming after me. She didn't even need my lead. I knew what I was doing. Even She knew what I was doing. But the neighbour didn't. A bit embarassing when I was strutting'my stuff. The cat was gone, so I was coming home. Dogs all up and down the street were barking congratulations to me.

Sometimes you have to take on a little trouble to keep the streets safe.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Beach--Sort of

After reading blogs about so many dogs going to beaches, Alpha told us we had a beach ,too. Well, it's called a beach and is down by the river. So off we went to explore. At least as much as we could with leads on. There are some dumb human rules, aren't there?

Naturally, we liked the muddy area--more interesting to smell and it was so nice and squishy.

Bella and I found this Island of flowers. It had lots of interesting smells on it. We added our calling cards and moved on.

When we got hot, there was long grass to jump in.

We were very tired when we came home.


Now look at me. I'm the good scottie in my pack. The one who loves everyone. I always let people pat me, and even go up to greet them, even children. I'm an ambassador scottie. I'm the one who gets to go for extra rides in the car because I LOVE riding in the car(and I'm good). I get to go see Alpha's friends because I'm the scottie they all like. I don't bark, and growl and try to bite ankles.
When I see a cat, my whole personality changes. It's like there's another dog inside me. It only sees that cat. I suddenly change into a barking, growly, lunging beast. One minute I'm walking on the lead nicely, next thing I'm in trouble, all the leads are tangled--usually with Alpha in the middle--and I don't really know what happened. I DO know I'm very excited! Am I normal? Do squirrels do that to you?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bath Day

We had a bath today. Bella and I had a rumble. Whenever we get wet, we just run and run and growl and have play fights. I hate the part when you get wet. But I love the mad activity after it's over. (The evil eye is Bella's). Kendra just went in and sat on Alpha's chair and got it all wet.


Happy St Patrick's Day to all our Irish Friends AND anyone who's Irish for the day!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Blue Bug

When Bella joined us, she brought a stuffed, blue bug. She used to carry it around to use as a pillow. At night, we could hear its little squeak as she nodded off. Blue Bug has been missing for a few weeks. This morning Alpha noticed Bella burying something. She grabbed the camera and went to investigate. There was Blue Bug buried in the bark chips.

She rescued it and gave it back to Bella who shook it severely--one of those I'll-wring-your-neck shakes.

Then she put it way under a bush.

Here's Blue Bug. Banished for some reason known only to Bella. Under a bush. Maybe Bella thinks it's too babyish.
Who knows?

What is it?

Last night Kendra got us all excited when she went after something behind the television.

We stood around watching, is it a mouse, a big bug or spider?

We still don't know. Sometimes she does funny things like that.

She just backed out after a few minutes and went back to sleep.

What a let-down.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

All about Me

We've been going through old photographs.

This is me at 8 weeks after a 6-hour car ride from Sydney. Aren't I cute?

I am a 'memorial' scottie. I was purchased with inheritance money when Alpha's Mum died.

I was brought home on Mother's Day and was named Daisy--Alpha's Mum's favourite flower.


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Goodbye Java

We are very sad this morning to read that Java has crossed the bridge.
We send our love and best wishes to all at Rocky Creek Farm.
XXXOOO, Daisy, Kendra, Bella and Alpha

Sunday walkies

Look at our big shadows
This morning Alpha got out of bed very late. We had breakfast. Looked like the morning walk was off. But it wasn't. We were off to the sports fields. We love the sports fields because we can just run and run, and sniff and sniff.

Bella raced madly around Kendra.

Kendra was off the lead for a short time. But she got lost in the moment and kept getting left behind. We can't leave her too far behind, because if a person comes, she'll sneak up behind them and bite their ankles.
We're having a rest, before more running.

Checking for cats in the stormwater drains on the way home.

When we got home there was a cat in our front garden!
We scared that cat away.

What a great start to the day!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Walkies again

Me, Bella and Kendra at the duckpond

There is always great stuff to sniff.
Yesterday, we had three walks. The afternoon walk was
to the duckpond. It's Kendra's favourite walk.
She nearly fell out of the car on her head in excitement.
We have to stay on our leads because we chase the ducks and other birds.

These cockatoos were there yesterday. We think they were discussing us.
If a fence hadn't separated us, they wouldn't look so cocky.
Lots of different kinds of birds come to the duckpond.
Hope you have one of your favourite walks today.
XXXOOO Daisy, K & B
The water's a bit dirty from all the rain.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Bella the blur after our long morning walk!
We love walks.....anytime, anywhere.....count us in.
Except Kendra.
Although the traditional 6 a.m. walk started with Kendra who wouldn't
walk if there were people around. She would go very early. Eventually,
she accepted other people who were walking that early.
Now, she has a choice. If she lines up to get her collar and lead on, she comes.
(If she does come, Bella and I know to expect a short, slow walk!)
The morning walk is the most important walk of the day because cats have been
running around all night. I have to patrol the area to make sure they know
daytime is DOG time.
I have to check all the stormwater drains, and underneath cars. I always
remember where I've seen a cat before. I'm teaching Bella.
We have retractable leads. Cats don't understand those and think I can
chase them. Boy, do they take off!
This morning was a three cat walk. Bliss.
Then home for breakfast. Bella just wanted to run around madly. Go Figure.
Maybe she's in training for cat chasing.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Last September our Alpha disappeared for the day--She does this sometimes.
She came back late (after our usual dinner time) with a cat crate.
She put it on the porch.
Naturally, Kendra and I were curious, so we started sniffing it.
Inside was a little snarly, growly, black thing.
We left it alone and went inside to have our Very Late dinner.
And right behind us was a small, hungry scottie.

Bella and her big nose.
Yep, Bella had joined the pack.
She'd travelled on two planes, then spent two days in a car. (No wonder she was snarly.)
Alpha had several names in mind for a new scottie, but Bella had
been Bella for 5 months and the name suited her. Bella has a big nose and Alpha loves that.
I was a bit worried at first, she WAS cute. But Alpha made sure that I didn't lose my
status and Bella is fun. She follows me around and copies what I do.
Alpha had forgotten what puppies were like, remember I was nearly 7.
Cyclone Bella trained Her quickly. It only took chewed up
sandals and a library book (both expensive) to get Her put her things away.
We also think Bella is part termite. She loves eating anything made of wood.
She brings sticks and bark chips into the house. We saw her gnawing on a
tree once--maybe she's part beaver.
She loves tearing up paper, too.
Naturally, she ignores all the chew toys that were bought for her.
We are more active since she came.....except Kendra.
So all in all I'm glad Bella came to live with us.
I checked my nose and I think it's big, too.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

My Pack

Kendra waiting for her ball to be thrown. She looooooooovvves that ball.
First of all let me remind you that this is my blog.

But I've been getting some flack about everything always being about me....not true.

So now I'll talk about the others who live here. My Pack. Our human is the Alpha Bitch.
That's because she has opposable thumbs and provides food, walks, house.....
Next is Kendra she's 10,eleven in May. She's been First Dog ever since I came here 7 years ago.....but I've been working on it and am slowly working my way up the ladder.
Kendra is the Extreme Scottie. Scotties tend to like few people--
Kendra hates everyone except our Alpha.
Scotties are stubborn--Kendra is the mule. She just
quietly does what she wants. Scotties love food--Kendra's whole existence centres around food.

We think she's getting a bit of dementia, as well, even though she is only ten (nearly 11).....half the time she's not with the program...Or on our planet .
We love her anyway, and I let her have some privileges: getting food and snacks first,
choice of couch. She loves sitting in the windows and barking at EVERYONE who dares walk past. I have to admit she's a better watchdog than I am; because I love everyone.
Everyone is afraid of her. Not me, I'm the party girl.

Oooops, that's about me, again.
Enjoy your day!

Monday, March 8, 2010

A picture says a 1000 words

Thanks everyone for my birthday wishes. Yep, the rain stopped and the puddles dried up.
This is me after a long, long walk and a lambshank. I think I'll call it a day.
Love, Daisy

Sunday, March 7, 2010

OH NO......!

It's my birthday and it's raining..... That means we missed out
on the morning walk AND, lambshanks are an outdoor food.
Oh well, we've got all day for it to dry out. Maybe it'll dry out
enough before dinner.
Guess I'll do the scottie thing--go with the flow-- and curl up somewhere for a snooze.
Even cats won't be out today.
Oh, I DID get my morning treat and was fussed over!
XXXOOO, Daisy (and the girls)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

It's nearly my birthday!

Tomorrow is my birthday! That's the 8th of March--it's already Sunday in Oz.

I hope we get lambshanks.

That's a picture of me with a lambshank. I'm smiling.
I don't get lambshanks very much anymore. My human has put me on
a weight watchers dry food diet. Don't get me wrong, if it's food, I eat it. And I have lost
a kilo (2.2 lbs) but I've begun to scratch and shake my ears. She thinks it may
be a food allergy and is checking the internet. The vet has given me
some tablets.
I may get to go back to my raw food diet. I'll keep you posted.
(I think I'll just scratch and shake my ears a bit more often.)
Kendra and Bella

Friday, March 5, 2010

Three of Us

Here we are, from left to right, Kendra, Bella and me, Daisy. This was taken a few months ago when Bella first came.

We're on the lookout for cats. We have lots of them sneaking around our neighbourhood. We don't let them in our garden; but some times they do get in the front.

We let them know VERY definitely that that is NOT ALLOWED!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

New Pup on the Block

G'day mates!
My name is Daisy.
I've been following a few blogs for a month or so now,
reading about dogs all over the world,
about new puppies,
dogs who have left us
and dogs in shows
and dogs in snow.
But I haven't found any from Downunder so I
thought I'd do something about that.
In case you are wondering about the photo, it's
summer down here and hot.
Sometimes you just need to get that cool
air-conditioning on your underside.