Archive for February, 2013

February 11, 2013

Anofur Blog Award

Back abowt a monf ago I did get two awards in da one same week. I did near fall ofur wif suprise abowt getting one award, nefur mind two. I did writes abowt da first award already and now dat I hafs recovered from da surprise I is ready to write abowt my second award.

 

Dis award does be from my littl’ pal Gizmo what does geocaching like me. And dis does be it:

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So I does say a big big fank wooooo to Gizmo and says to wooo all – go read his bloggie. It does be at a nooo place now what does be: Terrier Torrent 

 

Here’s the  rules  for this award…

1) Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you. I has done dat.

2) Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and link back to them. Yeappers

3) Answer 5 simple questions….

1) If you could change one thing, what would you change?

I fink I wud change dat my Angel sisfur Neve did not get da bad cancer monster to visit her and den her haf to go to da Rainbow Bridge.  Sume days da hoomans & I does fery miss her.

 

2) If you could repeat an age, what would it be? any year?

I doesn’t be qwite sure how to answer dis qwestion. Fur I do wish dat my Angel Neve was still here, and I does also luv my Izzy & haf grate games wif her. I finks dis year what is coming up will be a good one because my mum is going to be home wif us much more. And maybe we will get to go to da farm fur a vackashion to Auntie Maree’s house. So I does be a dog woooo looks to da future and finks dat each year might be da best one.

 

3) What is one thing that really scares you?

I does be qwite a brave & tuff dog so der does be no fings what scare me. I does absolutely not woof my head off when der be funders & storms because I is scared ob dem. If anyone does tell wooo dat I does it because I is afraid, dat does be completely wrong. I does it because I does be protecting my hoomans. And once I haf woofed so much dat da funders goo away I is qwite happy again . So der is no fings I is scared ob, no sireee, nuffing at all.

 

4) What is one dream you have not completed, and do you think you’ll be able to complete it?

I wud haf a dream ob seeing sume ob my pals from day interwebs. But I finks dis will nefur happen bekcause Nooo Zealand does be far far aways from dem all. But maybe one day my hoomans maybe gets to visit sume ob dem fur me. Dat is what I can wish fur.

 

5) If you could be someone else for one day, who would it be?

Well, I finked and finked abowt dis one, and I finks I does just like to be me fur efuryday. If I does be anofur doggie fur a day, woooo wud haf morning snuggles on da bed wif my mum? Wooo wud play bitie face games wif my Izzy? Wooo wud carry da nooospaper fur my dad and play bed monsters wif him?? I fink my hooomans wud miss me if I did go aways to be anofur paw fur a day. So I just stays right here & bes me.

 

4) Display the award on your blog somewhere. Wooo can see it up at da top. *Wink*

 

 5) Nominate up to 20 blogs for the award and notify each of them.

 

I does haf many grate blogs what I visits sometimes, and I haf already mentioned a few ob dem wif my ofur award. I does be going to tell abowt anofur six ob da ones what I likes most pawticlarly to read.

 

 

Deezul’s Blog 

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Dis time I likes to draw your attenshions firstly to a noo blog what belongs to a fery most special furiend ob mine. If woo does read back to sume ob da first fings what Deezul did write wooo maybe efeb find owt sumefing abowt her & me. *blush* Woo fur sure need to check owt my Deezul’s pawsume picktures what her mum takes fur her and leave her sume barks or meows or wheeks or chirps in da comments.

 

Gemma’s Little Gems 

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And dis one be by a luvly tiny pal who be a Chihuahua. She does be da cutest littl’ pal what woo efur did see. And look owt fur her posts abowt her furiend Bailey. Dey does be soooper luvly togefur. If your hooman does like da pritties & da sparkly fings woo shud check owt Gemma’s store too.  Gemma’s Store 

 

 How Sam Sees It 

Sam & Monty

Dis be da blog of two most handsume & distinguished gentledawwgs wooo be called Sam & Monty. Dey does be Golden Retrievers and dey lives wif der luvly hoomans  and der horse fur sibs ofur in da USA in Arizona where it does get fery hot. Ob course, da horses does not live in da house – only Sam & Monty & der hoomans. 😉  Dese boyz does do alot of werk to support da rescue dat dey came from, so woo cud meybe check dat owt too. Arizona Golden Retriever Connection does be it.

 

 Dog is God in Reverse 

Baily

I haf sume qwite noo pals. I did meet dem just a bit before dey moved to a fery fery COLD place called Alaska. Which does also be part ob da USA efen though it be qwite far away from da rest ob da USobA. Dis does be confusing fur a dawwg like me. Anyhows, dey haf a blog what der hooman write abowt dem, and does sume book reviews abowt dog books. And shows picktures ob dem in da snows. Der is four ob dem and der names be Tori, Mesa, Baily & BC – which does be short for Big Carl. (Da picture does be Bailey bekcause it did just be her birfday. )

 Norwood Unleashed and Tulah Monstah 

 

Tula Norwood

And da last but not least does be two cuzins. Dey be called Norwood & Tula. Der mommies does be sisters & dey lives near each ofur. Norwood does be one ob da doggies what I haf known da longest on da interwebs. He does look half like me and half like Izzy bekcause he does be a blueheeler/terrier cross. He does be a grate dog fur da owtdoors and he does be completely nuttyballs. Dese pals does not write in der bloggies so often, but dey be well worf a look bekcause dey does haf grate picktures & be so funny.

So, dat doe be all abowt my pals & der bloggies. Please goes and haf a look at dem.

 

 

February 8, 2013

Walkies Challenge Update

Hello der my pals.

Well sume ob woo will know dat da mum & I started off dis year with doing a walkies challenge to walk 30 minutes fur 30 days ob January.

We haf sume good noos & sume not so good noos to repawt about dat challenge. It haf been a fery good learning fur us bof.

First ob all we hafs to say dat we did not do efury single day ob da Challenge. So, sume paws might fink dat we failed. But we pawfurs to look at da good fings what we haf achieved and da fings what we haf learned dat will help us to be better at walkies & being healfy in da futures.  So fur us we is counting it as a success.

Dis is sume writings abowt owr experiences and owr learnings.

Da Good fings

  1. Da first fing what we was sooper doper happy abowt was dat da hudad & my Izzy did decide dat they wud come wif us most efury time. Dat was fery good because we doesn’t always get to do fings as a family wif da four ob us. Well, I guess strickly if it was da WHOLE family dat stinky cat wud come too. But he haf no interest in walkies.  So we goes wif da four ob us 😉  IMG_6189
  2.  We was sooper pleased abowt going walkies in owr forest again. We is fery lucky to haf sume ob owr luvly Noo Zealand bush (forest) right by us. But we haf not been able to do walkies der bekcause ob da bad poisons fur da mean ole possums.  But now we did get a few walkies in der which was fery nice. We haf remembered how luvly it does be in owr bush & how we all feels better when we does haf some time owt der. It does be good fur owr mentals whefur we haf two leggies or four leggies.IMG_3854
  3.  We haf gone from walkies once in a while on random days, to walkies on a more regular basis. So dat be an excellent fing. We haf found dat we is not good at doing da same walkies fur da same time each day. Which does not really be suprizing bekcause my hoomans is not known fur hafing a regular life wif fings da same each day & each week.  But we is ok wif doing short walkies sume days & long walkies sume days & no walkies when it just not be right wif da weafur. We haf realised dat is da fing fur us and we shud not be ofur bofured abowt ‘routine.Be-yourself-be-yourself-27231879-499-333
  4. We haf been ob encouragement to a pal on da Twitter. @clingycat’s mum haf been getting in to doing walkies too. She haf some ob da same fings like us wif weafur trubles & missing da odd day here & der.  But we haf all decided not to beat owrselves up if we does miss sume days. Da most impawtant fing is dat we is ALL doing much much better wif owr walkies than efur before.

    Dis be Jazz & Captain Worm-Sparrow woo are da Clingycat house hold felines.

    Dis be Jazz & Captain Worm-Sparrow woo are da Clingycat house hold felines.

  5. We haf learnt da I is good fur walkies off da leash – when der is no hoomans arownd. In fact I walks much nicer off da walking string and I is good at coming back. In fact wreally I doesn’t like to get too far aways from da hoomans anyways. And da hudad is getting much better at trusting me to stay near him & to not go running off, so we haf bof benefitted from regular walkies.

 

 

Da Not-So-Good fings

1) At da moment der be anofur little problem wif owr bush. It does be called hook grass. Dat be like a kind ob grass wif nasty sharp little seeds what hooks demselves onto furs and such like. Sume ob wooo do haf burrs & stickers and fings like dat. We does haf hook grass. Usually dey be a bit innoying, but da hoomans does get them all off us pritty well. However, dis year, da Council workermans haf slashed dem all down just when dey all dry & prickly. Dey be laying all ofur da path & we does be getting dem stuck right on owr feets. We bof doesn’t like it one bit. We hops along & tries do shake dem off & nom dem off but it not werk. Da hoomans not want us to get one sticked right in owr paws, so we leave da bush fur a bit until dey all gone aways.

2) We haf discovered dat right now when it does be so hot here dat we is better wif walkies maybe efury ofur day.  We gets qwite completely exhaustipated wif a 30 minute walkies & some zoomies. And da mum just does not like da heats, not one bit. It not really cool down until it well dark which does be qwite qwite late.  I did haf a trouble one night where I did get ofur heated altogefur. I did frow up when we got home & I wasn’t maiself at all.  I did not efen want to haf a drink. So da hoomans qwick smart putted me in a cool baf & splashed me down wif waters and keeped me der fur a bit until I stopped wif da crazeee panting and looked like I was more comfortable& haf some little drinks ob water.  So now I is not allowed to do zoomies if it does be warm. Which does be booooooring.  But den, I guess I is an old fella now & maybe I can’t do da fings what I did when I was a young fella. Or maybe it does just be one ob da most hottest summer what we haf had for 10 years.

3) Dat Izzy & me does bof be TERRIBUL at walking nice on da leash. We does be bof wanting to be in front & all kinds ob bad manners. So der be sume werk fur da hoomans & us to do der, but we all knows were we is all now. So dat does be kind ob useful.

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So ofur all, we is fery happy wif owr walkies Challenge experience & we is carrying on wif anofur walkies challenge now. It does be da Idita-Walk – if woo clicks woo can find owt more. We haf started counting da minutes already, be we needs to register. @Clinycat’s mumma is doing it too & ob course owr geocaching pal Gizmo! So it not too late to join us yet. Efen if woo not want to register on da website, woo can count your walkies minutes fur February & March and see if woo get to 1049 minutes. Or just try to beat us wif da minutes woo get!! BOL

February 2, 2013

Alien Invasion

Sume terribul fings have been happening around here.

A cuple ob weeks ago my dog pen was invaded by da aliens. I did not know what dey was at first, but I did consult da interwebs and discover dey is aliens. I has a Checklist Fur Aliens and dey does meet da criteria.

1) Dey came owt ob da grownd.  

Tick! Dey most trooly did.

Here I is checking da grownd fur suspicious alien diggings.

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Here does be sume ob der holes. In case woo not believe me.  ‘Parently dey been down der many many years. Just waiting. Fery suspicious.

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2) Dey splits open der skin and changes into anofur shape.  

Tick! Dey fur sure does dis one. Dat what alerted us to dem. We did find lots & lots & lots ob da left over skins on fings in my pen.

Dis be an example.

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3) Dey be abowt da ugliest fing what efur woo did see.  

Tick! Seeing as it was dark time when dey came owt (which does be anofur suspicious behaviours) we doesn’t haf da photo ob owr own. But we did recognise dem on da internets.
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Owr aliens was just like dis one.

So, I finks woo will all agrees wif my evidences dat we haf been struck by an alien invasion.
In MY dog pen.
UNbelievable.
Da mum swears dey is sume kind ob fing called cicadas.
But I doesn’t fink her haf consulted my Checklist.

In ofur nooos, we haf had a different kind ob invasion too. Der be no disagreements abowt dis one however. It does be a FLEA. I is horrified. Dat Izzy done taxi services fur a flea and bringed it to OWR house. Sheesh. Woo may fink her is sweet & innocent. But we knows different now.

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Der was just da one. Well da one what we saw anyways. But da mum went a little crazeeeeee. In my opawnion.

She still muttering sumefing abowt ‘How come, when we only have two dogs, I had to wash & clean five dog beds, two comfy chairs & eleventy million blankies?’  Well, I doesn’t be dat sure she exactly said eleventy million, but was sume real big number more den I haf paws to count up anyways.
All I knows is I haf to haf yuck smelly treatment on my furs and sleeps on da cold hard kitchen floor fur most a whole day while owr stuffs dried in da sunshines.  So I sure hope dat nefur happens again. *Glares at Izzy*