Sunday, May 31, 2020

Just stopped by....

to wish ...

 our friend
Eastern Rosella

Rainbow Lorikeet


Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Still here

We've had some beautiful, if cool, days.
A week and a half since the last dose of Meloxicam.
Roxy is still going on all cylinders.
Telling everyone off:  HER, Dui, Bella, people on the street,
 cats, dogs....
Taking prime positions on front of heater.
So back to normal but still 'under watch'.
We're on 'Winter Schedule'.
No Early Morning Walk.
River run at about 8 a.m. and later walk in the middle of the day.
We usually run into some of the 'river people' every morning
and our Weekends have been with everyone--with spacing.
 Teddy, Roxy's doppleganger, has grown up. 
 Sort of a Roxy with legs. And more spots.
So Life is Good.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Day Three without Meloxicam

The end of a wild game.
(slow at getting the camera ready)

Monday, May 4, 2020

May the Fourth Be With You...

It has certainly been with Roxy!
We've had two days without the Magic Potion.

Saturday and Sunday were both rather dismal days.  Cold and cloudy.

 But that didn't stop Roxy's race and ram technique with Dui.
 And Bella just moseyed behind usual.
 This Morning, Monday, it was cold, but the sun was out!
Searching for 'roos was on the agenda.
 Neither has worked out that since we've had rain and there is an abundance of feed around,
the 'roos don't need to be on our side of the river.
But they keep looking......just in case.
Here's a photo of the mist rising on the river this morning.

Paws crossed for Roxy's  continued improvement.
We have a few doses left of the Magic Potion
in case she has a relapse, and a 'hurried' visit
to the Vet won't be needed.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Lockdown fun.

At the river, Roxy used to wait for Diane to finish her coffee.
After licking out any coffee-milk residue, 
the ripped up the cardboard cup.

She hasn't done it for awhile, but last weekend  at the river,  she enjoyed ripping up the cup.  Yesterday, stopped for a coffee and apple slice to bring home.  Roxy was very excited when she saw the cup.  Had a great time ripping it up!

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Reopening Too Early

After nearly two weeks of restricted movement, Roxy was bouncing off the walls.
She was allowed to go to the river Saturday morning.
We hope it isn't the equivalent of reopening
the economy too soon.
We took a leisurely walk around the track.

 She got in a bit of duck stalking,

and  socialised a bit with the other dogs.
There appears to be a bit of weakness in her back legs,
more evident when she's tired.
But she managed a good trot most of the way.

It is probably the effects of the drugs, so she was supervised carefully and not allowed to run. 
 However, an hour outside made her ready to be quiet 
for the rest of the day.
Thanks for all the good advice and POTP.

Monday, April 20, 2020


Roxy is in lockdown....supposedly for 2 months...only to be carried outside for 'business'.

 For awhile she has not been herself.  She would cry and snap if any other dog came near her.
Some mornings she wouldn't lift her head--even for treats.
You can see here, she isn't sitting in her usual 'happy' pose.

Last week we went to the 'dreaded' vet.
Had an appointment, then had to ring reception
to let them know we were outside.
A masked, gloved vet came to the car, heard her problem and escorted us inside.
After a very thorough examination,
X-rays were suggested.
While she was at the vet's
her old puppy crate was taken out and put together.
Naturally, the X-ray showed up nothing.
But the examination did indicate a weakness in her back legs.
So it was suggested 'total' rest, painkillers and see how we go.
As Roxy is a couch potato, she is only confined when not supervised.
So far, she is accepting being in the crate and not going for walks.
It has been a week, we're both getting used to the new regime.

Roxy's crate ( a canvas thing that looks like a tent) is the same as Dui's mancave.
The first night of confinement, Roxy had to be pushed into the crate and zipped up.
The next morning when the door was unzipped, 
Dui charged out ahead of Roxy! 
 He must have been inspecting it.  Don't know how they squished together, but neither made a noise all night.
We could use POTP...for Roxy's improvement
and for HER trying to keep Roxy quiet.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Friday Follow-up!!!

Isn't Blogville Great??!!

So much hidden talent out there.
Creativity, skill, style, technique and finesse!
We had a fabulous time looking at all the competitions 
and events out there for the ISO-lympics.
Thank you so much for participating.
We think everyone had a good time judging from the positive comments.

It was wonderful to see some of the 'Angels'
Gone but not forgotten...
Another BIG Thank You.....
You made the ISO-lympics a success!
Wish we could send everyone Gold Medals.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

2020 Blogville ISO-lympics

Welcome to the FIRST EVER (and we hope last)

We have a packed program today,
lots of events and talent on display
Let the Games Begin!

*   *   *   *   *

We'd like to start off by
showcasing the events we in which we EXCEL

Dui performing Frog Feet Position
Bella competing in the 1000-metre Mosey.
She demonstrates the classic unhurried Mosey gait.
mere distractions do not deter her...
such as telling her to hurry up...keep coming...MOVE!
She just keeps moseying.

Next we have  Synchronised Scotty Security

Finally, we have Roxy competing in  the Sleeping Marathon.
Showing the 'donut' 'curl' 'stretch' 'hidden' and 'with apparatus'

Please visit all of our hardworking competitors
and show your appreciate for their talents.

Fay  (coming to you via Face Book)

You are next... Click here to enter
This list will close in 7 days, 7 hrs, 33 min (4/22/2020 11:59 PM North America - Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time)

Monday, April 13, 2020

It's getting closer!

Thursday is approaching....the BIG day is nearly hear.  We hope you have your posts ready...or at least in progress for
 APRIL 16th.....
Ours is ready...maybe a few tweaks needed.
Look forward to seeing the talents on show of our
very own Blogvillians.

See you there!!!

Molly the Airedale
Millie and Walter
Itai, Nellie and Snow
Pocket, River and probably Foley
Wyatt and Teagan
Mabel and Hilda
Da Phenny and Da Nellie
Fay (no blog but she'll be there, we're sure)
Big Boy
Hailey and Phod
Astro and Mitzie
Jakey, Arty and Roxy
Sweet William (aka Sugar Billy)
Lightning, Timber and maybe some others
Kismet, Kaci and Kali
Dougie Dog
The Porties
Princess Leah
R, Shyla and Hachi
And of course US.

Not too late to add or delete your names.

Friday, April 10, 2020


It's the 11th of April here....

We're celebrating the 11th birthday of our beautiful girl.


Bella--Upyrkilt Im on Fire--from cute pup to Grand Old Dame.
Mischievous to Quirky...
Happy Birthday, Girl!

Wednesday, April 8, 2020


It's all happenin'.

Sweet William the Scot
with a little help from his assistant
has made an ISO-lympic badge for us.

So far we've got the following entries:

Molly the Airedale
Millie and Walter
Itai, Nellie and Snow
Pocket, River and probably Foley
Wyatt and Teagan
Mabel and Hilda
Da Phenny and Da Nellie
Fay (no blog but she'll be there, we're sure)
Big Boy
Hailey and Phod
Astro and Mitzie
Jakey, Arty and Roxy
Sweet William (aka Sugar Billy)
Lightning, Timber and maybe some others
Kismet, Kaci and Kali
Dougie Dog
The Porties
Princess Leah
R, Shyla and Hachi
And of course US.

It's not too late to enter.....or drop out,
Just let us know and we'll amend the list.
Hope everyone is getting some extra practice!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

ISO-lympics Update

HOW what a great response!
This is going to be a fairly low-key event.
SHE's  computer illiterate.
We chose April 16th, because it was after Easter
so the Peeps could get in the dogs-in-ears fun.
And after tax time--though we think that's been extended.

On the 16th post on your own blog, your ISO-lympic
post.  It can be whatever you choose...simple to elaborate.
Anything goes.  As we said any pet....Angels included...
are welcome.
Be creative.
If you let us know you're definitely in, before the 16th, we'll put links on our post directing everyone to your blogs.

Come and have fun!
(If anyone is creative enough to make a poster or badge, please do.)
Oh and by all means have as many 'competitions' as you want
because some excel in many events (as pointed out by Bertie)

Monday, April 6, 2020


We're thinking of hosting the first 
(and we hope the last)
April 16th

We thought everyone could post a photo/video
of an event/activity you excel in.....
It can be anything. (Be creative.)
Angels can participate, too.
No prizes or awards; but hope lots of fun.
Who's in?
Let us know if we should go ahead with it.

Sunday, April 5, 2020


We went to the river yesterday to see if the 'new' rivers were gone.
They were--just flattened grass and mud where they had been.
It was a gorgeous day.
We were getting back in the car.  Roxy and Bella were
in, Dui was just about to be lifted in, when friends
arrived.  Dui was so excited, he was allowed to go
greet them.
After a few minutes of saying hello (the peeps keeping the proper distance) Dui was put and the car and we came home.
Gate was closed, and Dui's bicarb dunk was ready...…...
SHE reached in to grab Dui when WT**##
Bella must have got back out of the car.
Dui got a quick dunk
And SHE took off with all sorts of worse-case scenarios 
racing through her mind!
It was hoped that Bella would follow the others and NOT try to chase the car!
Happy to report that Bella did go back  to retrace our walk, and was with the others...tired from another walk around the track.
However, it'll be a long time the jokes about HER inability to count to three will stop!!!!

Friday, April 3, 2020

Water Water Everywhere

We had a HUGE rain overnight.
We did get in the Early Morning Walk and by 9:00 a.m
the sun was shining.
We headed to the river.
And were met with a road closure.
 But we went around it and came in from the other end.
Dui did his ritual christening of the closed sign.
And we went under the gate.

Didn't get very far though.  
There were new rivers everywhere!

All we could do was sniff around and walk back to the car.
We hope it dries up a bit before tomorrow.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Virus Trap Update

Look what happened to our Virus Trap:

It drowned!

We had rain all day, and it's supposed to continue 
for the next few days.
So much for that idea.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Wednesday Work

Look, we are making a Virus Trap:

We didn't even know that's what we were making

until we saw that Da Phenny and Da Nelly
were making one.
So that's what we're calling ours......
What SHE calls it (and us) we can't print.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Foggy morning

We had the Devil's Hole part of the river all to ourselves again today.
It has been closed off to traffic.  We think because
people go there to have parties or
So those who want to walk in, can.
Today it was foggy and muddy.
 We now have stricter lockdown rules.
Only 2 unrelated people together (social distancing)
and recommended stay inside
except for essential shopping, Dr appointments or exercising.

Less traffic but
the road trains are still going through town.

Roxy fur on the dashboard

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Sign of the Times Sunday...

On the way to the river, we stopped to refuel the car.  This sign was on the pump.

This sign was on the closed gate.

You know what that means

 We had the place all to ourselves!

No KFC/McDonald's rubbish
Just us.....

And the River Monster just keeping its head above water.
 And some pelicans

And those noisy cockatoos.

Stay safe, friends.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Friday Nature (sort of)

and a mystery!!

Last week SHE read that you can cut the bottom
off a celery bunch, put it in water and it would
grow again.
So SHE tried it with Bok Choi
Look, it's only been a week:

We think this counts as nature.
And this, we found a little duck family today.
An Autumn hatching.

And the mystery?
When SHE returned from shopping today,
SHE found this in the study.
A chewed container that had

 contained  meat for the magpies.
When SHE left is was on the kitchen bench
the meat was gone.....
and there were three short-legged, innocent-looking dogs!