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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 

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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 

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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 

 

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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 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*

January 25, 2013

Blog Award!

Well, I does be interrupting my Christmas repawting to make an announcement dat I have been gifen a blog award!! Does be only da second wun dat I haf got in my whole life and I feels qwite proud.

It does be from da blog  ob my grate Aussie Pal Thomas @puppynumber7 and his most sweet & booutiful wife Keely @AngelKeely, who does watch ofur us all from da Bridge.

I haf been on Thomas’ blog afore bekcause I did have to help him wif a big project a while back. If woo want to check owt da werk Tom & I did dis be it here:  Summer House Extensions

Dis whatda Award looks like:

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Fur da getting ob dis award I needs to pass it on to five pals dat I fink have owtstanding blogs.

Well. Da choosing ob five only does be a most practically impawsible fing, but here dey does be

BrynDingo

Bryn

Dis be a bloggie what we has just finded. And I haf to say dat da mum was a littl’ ofur excited abowt dis one because it haf two ob her most favouritest kind ob doggies all in one blog. Dat does be, ob course, us most handsume cowdogs. But also did bloggie have da Corgi dogs. 😉 Dey is quwite da fing at da moment, but my mum haf a littl’ corgi way long ago when her was just a littl’ 2legger herself. So her haf a soft spot fur dem. We is gonna be looking at dis blog sume more dat is fur sure.

Jasper’s Doggy World

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Dese two doggies Jasper &  Nellie does be Maremma doggies. We haf nefur heard ob dat kind ob doggie before. Dey is pritty good looking we haf to say, but da even most pawsume fing is dey live right here in my Noo Zealand. And der does not be dat many doggies what blog in Noo Zealand (dat we haf found) so we is glad to find dem. And if der is any luvly girl doggies out der wanting to go to a Valentine’s Ball, well da most handsume Jasper is looking fur a gawgeous lady to accompany him. 😉

Jack & Molly’s Blog

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Jack & Molly does be @JackMolly3 at Twitter and dey is da most chirpiest friendliest littl’ pals a dog cud want. I haf known dem on da Twitter fur a bit & dey have ob recent started der own bloggie.

Dis be der own werds abowt der bloggie:

We iz to Borda Tewwias – brofur nd sisfur oo iz bofe good lookin, cool nd tellijent!

Weez been askin mom fur long time now if weez can av blog.  Er be animal behavrist nd fink er do no bowt uz dogz (snigga behind paws).  Enyways er az agweed to uz avin a blog so long as we use it to elp umanz undastan ow uz dogz finks nd lerns!

So look at der bloggie & woo will be sure to haf sume funs and sume learnings from it.

Marley & Lola’s Border Terrier Life

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Dis award be in honour & respect ob owr dear pal Marley who haf gone to the Rainbow Bridge. Marley was a doggie woo was one ob a kind.  Despite da fact dat him was often not well wif a heart condition he was always da most  cheerfulest ob pals and did still haf sume luvly adventures. Him haf 100s of pals especially ob da #BTPosse (dat is da Border Terriers) but him always haf a kind werd and a happy greeting fur all on Twitter.  His bloggie was fur him & his sisfur Lola and he haf left it in da care ob his littl’e son Clapton. Wooo will haf a suprise when woo meet Clapton, but we says no more. If woo wants to meet Clapton woo find him at Twitter @claptonterrier He especially luv to meet woo if woo anofur BT.

Southern Most Moose Lodge 

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And last but not da least is my old pal Mooses. I haf known Moose da longest ob any ob dese pals and once in a while I takes da time to read back on his bloggie abowt da times afore I knowed him. He haf kept a good record ob all his adventures and da foster pals what him & his momma look after for Labrador Rescue. So if wooo wants to learn abowt Floridah or abowt hafing foster pals at your house, dis be da blog to go to. Moose does be a most handsume black Labradog, and now Moose haf a sisfur, Pixie, who is somewhat a golden Labradog. Pixie is Moose’s sisfur now bekcause him & his momma do bof luvs her when her was der foster doggie. 😉

So a big fanks to Thomas, and I hopes woo will check owt his blog and some ob my pals, noo & old, what I hafe gifen dis award to.

Now, I haf anofur award what I haf been given & I gets to gif more pals a Showt Owt fur dat one too, so stay tuned fur anofur day.  I will be doing sume more Christmas repawting afore then tho. 😉

January 23, 2013

Christmas Repawt

(Editor’s comment: I know tha photos aren’t displaying right. But I’m darned if I can work the ‘new’ WordPress media thingie. I think Ruger will be looking for a new secretary very soon. )

Well. I know it do be qwite a few weeks afta Santapaws time. But I does finally be getting to my Christmas repawting. Dis be mostly sume picktures ob us wif a few captions fur explaining fings. I hopes woo likes it.
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Dis owr Santa pictures that my Twitter pal Jeff the Turtle made for us to get Christmas started.
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Izzy & I had to help da hoomans wif da Christmas Tree. I fought da littl’ white bear was so cute I took him away fur some personal attenshions. Well, I wouldda. If dat meanie mum hadn’t stole him off me. I was just gonna cuddle wif him. Dat is all.

Lights

We wasn’t so good wif helping wif da lights. Just as well we had da dad to help wif dat.

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Efen if I do have to say so myselfs, we done a pritty god job. But I is sure da hoomans cudn’t haf done da dekarashions so nice all by demselves.

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We don’t haf dem pritty lights & fings owtside like a few places around town. Owrs just be inside.  So da hoomans went on a little tour to look at all da fings what ofur peoples did put owtside der houses.

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We got lots & lots ob luvly cards from owr pals all arownd da werld. Dis one I is posing wif is from owr grate littl’ pal Bean. Her is a tiny wee poodle dog what works at a vet wif her mom & auntie. We made sure to read dem all fery well. We has fery special pals woooo luvs us a lot. We did not qwite get more cards den da hoomans. But I fink we will do better next year.

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Unfortunately dem card haf gifen da mum a terribul idea. Her wishes to make a Christmas card ob US!!!! Howefur, I does not wish to be tortured wif da wearing ob antlers & da such. So I hope her haf forgotten dis crazzeeeee idea by next Christmas.

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And I hafs to say, my Izzy is a wise doggie abowt sume fings. Her is efen LESS enfusiastic abowt da idea den me.

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A fing which I is enfusiastic  abowt howefur is Christmas noms. I did haf to wait a darn long time fur dem tho. Dese veggies  & gravies are from Grammie’s house. Dey were DELISH!!! usually we goes to Grammie’s house but owr hoomans fought derwas going to be too many ofur hoomans der & sume what didn’t know us. And we is rafur ‘enfusiastik’ sumetimes.

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On da 26th December – dat is called Boxing Day here in Noo Zealand – we hafed a BBQ and owr pals came ofur fur noms. Dese be Tylar, Milo & Buddy. We did sume zoomies & sume nomming. I nommed Milo. I doesn’t know why I bofured. Her not taste dat good & my hoomans was sooper grumpy wif me. 😦  I shud haf stuck to nomming da BBQ noms I fink.

Anofur fery nice fing did happen dis Christmas. We did get present sended to us from all ofur da werld. We is fery fery lucky pups indeed. Opening parcels does be grate fun. I is pritty good at it. Just sometimes if der is sellotapes & sticky stuffs like dat mum haf to help me a tiny bit. But den I gets my snooter right in der.

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Dis parcel was da most soooper nomilicious littl’ treats made owt ob peanut butters. Dey was winners! Dem treats came from owr pals Molly & Loki & der mom at Red Collar Photography. Her uses dem fur getting da doggies to pose fur der picktures. I hafs to say, dat might efen make my Izzy pose nice fur a pickture. 😉

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Dese ones is fery delish too. Dey was most especially made fur us by owr furiend Punkie & his momma. Punkie’s mom was most clever & writed da recipe too so we can make sume more ob owr own. I hafs to get da hoomans on to da cookie baking ASAP bekcause we has almost chomped all Punkie’s ones right up. We was most pleased we actually got dese ones fur I finks dat Customs doggie might haf darn near nommed dem too.

So dat be sume fings abowt our Christmas. But not all da fings. I has anofur post or two to write.

Tail wags,

Ruger

January 10, 2013

Pet Blogger Challenge 2013

Today I is doing da Pet Blogger Challenge at  Go Pet Friendly. I fought it was anofur good beginning ob da year fing to be doing. Today does be da 10th alreadys here in Noo Zealand, but I guess most ofur paws & der hoomans won’t be doing dis one until tomorrow in der part ob da werld.

Dis challenge be fur getting to know abowt ofur pet bloggers & talking abowt owr blogs. So I finks dat be qwite intresting & I might meet sume noo pals too.

Der are special qwestions what we all has to answer, so dis is my answers.

If this is your first time participating in the Challenge we are looking forward to getting to know more about you and how you got started. Here are your questions:
1. When did you begin your blog?

Well, I did start my blog on May 14 2011, so not dat long ago.

2. What was your original purpose for starting a blog?

I did start my blog afta my Angel sister Neve went to da Rainbow Bridge. I needed sumefing to do and to make sume noo pals.

My Angel Neve what was my troo sisfur frm da day we was borned from owr dogmom.

My Angel Neve what was my troo sisfur frm da day we was borned from owr dogmom.

 
 
3. Is your current purpose the same?

Not so much

If not, what’s different?

I doesn’t so much need sumefing to do now, because I is so busy wif my Twitters & Facebarks dat I hasn’t got so much spare time. Plus I haf a nooo sisfur so I has sumebuddy to play wif now.  But I still likes to get to know noo pals. I writes more fur entertainments now & fur remembering fings what I does wif my hoomans & my sisfur & owr friends.

If so, how do you feel you’ve met your goals?

I sure has met lots ob nooo pals & I did join Dogs wif Blogs on FaceBark. So I guess dat was meeting my goal

4. How often do you post?

I posts whenefur I can get my secretary to take dicktashions. Which last year was only eight times. I is hoping her will do a fery lot better dis year.

5. Do you blog on a schedule or as the spirit moves you? If you don’t publish on a schedule, why? 

Well, da secretary haf a most irregular job, as well as unpredictable volunteer activities, so pretty much nuffing happens to a schedule at owr house, not efen nomstime. So my bloggie writing does be totally no different. I did try to haf sume schedules, but it nefur did werk owt. Maybe I needs to do sume Clicker training wif da secretary to improve her behaviours or sumefing??

How do you think your decision affects your audience? How do you know when a topic is “post-worthy?”

I not really fought abowt how dat affecks my audience. Dem doggies what find my blog amoosing seems to come & read it anyhow. A lot ob dem gets email notices or have me on der readers & stuffs like dat. I fink da way I does it is better because if I did haf a schedule and nefer did stick to it dey might get innoyed. Dis way, whenefur I does write sumefing, it does just be a nice surprise fur dem.

Fings what is worf writing abowt is any fings I wants to remember abowt or dat was funny or intresting fur me & da secretary. I likes to put sume Noo Zealand picktures on my bloggie  if I can include dem bekcasue my ofurseas pals does fink my Noo Zealand is luvly.  I likes writing abowt my own life bekcause dat be uooonique. I cud do da reviews and da behaviour hints and da best places to stay wif doggies and all dat stuffs I guess. However, I finks ofur doggies covers dat pretty well, so I just writes about me. I does be da only Ruger Blue what is owt der. Dat I knows ob anyways.

A Noo Zealand pickture fur my pals.

A Noo Zealand pickture fur my pals.

 
 
6. How much time do you spend writing your blog per week? How much time visiting other blogs? Share your tips for staying on top of it all.

I doesn’t stay on top ob it. But I has high hopes fur da secretary dis year dat der will at least be sume improvements. Meybe her might haf a bit less activities to be involved wif & der be none ob da ofur issues what haf needed her attenshions like da last couple of years.

I did try da google reader fingie fur keeping up wif ofur blogs fur a few weeks. I did not fink much ob it because I likes to read da acktual blog, plus I doesn’t fink reading blogs does be supposed to feel like a competishion to keep da counter at zero.  Now I has qwite a long blog roll which I goes fro once in a while and da secretary keeps sume partickular ob my pals on a Pinterest board fur me & we checks dem ones more regular like maybe once or twice a week. Sume ob my good pals puts on Facebark or Twitter when dey has done a nooo post so we knows to check dem owt dat way too. Dat is what werks fur me.

7. How do you measure the success of a post and of your blog in general (comments, shares, traffic)? Do you look strictly at the numbers, or do you have a way of assessing the quality of those interactions?

I partly writes my bloggy fur my own entertainments and to remember da fings what I did wif my hoomans, so I not too much wurried abowt number fings. Dem pals what finds my bloggie intresting or entertaining comes & reads it whenefur I writes sumefing. If der only a handful what appreciates my style, I be ok wif dat. I does look at da littl’ graphs and fings dat WordPress provides  because it does be kind ob fun when suddenly dey goes way up fur one day. On da whole tho, I doesn’t be dat much influenced by dem. I writes what I enjoys, not to get da numbers.

8. If you could ask the pet blogging community for help with one issue you’re having with your blog, what would it be?

I fink I needs a training programme fur my secretary so dat she gifs my blog more time. Does Clicker training sownd like a good idea or shud I take her to obedience skhool?? What does da best kind ob treats be to get a better pawformance from a secretary?? I wud consider all da recommendations I can gets abowt dis issue, but recommendations abowt treats dat is also good fur doggies shud dey ‘acksidentally’ get dropped or be left sume place is best. I did once nom almost a whole block ob chocolate and dat was not a experience I wishes to repeat.
Or ofurwise, if any pals haf found a way to make der be more hours in da day or days in da week, dat wud be most helpful to learn abowt too.

9. What goals do you have for your blog in 2013?

I haf a grate hope dat I will get more den eight posts written. If I gets an average ob two a munf dat wud be good. But dat main fing is dat I hafs fun writing and dat my pals maybe gets a few laffs from what I writes. I hopes dey enjoys looking at my picktures ob handsume me & my Izzy and learning abowt Noo Zealand too.

And finally - my handsume self snoozing

And finally – my handsume self snoozing

Please visit the other Pet Blogger Challenge blogs at GoPet Friendly.com  to meet some pawsume new furiends. Scroll down for da Blog Hop.

January 9, 2013

A Noo Year Walkies Challenge

Well hey der my pals. Welcome to 2013.

I hope woo haf all had a fun and safe holiday season wif lots ob noms involved.  The noms at my house were a bit scanty fur my liking, but I was saved by kind pals wooo send me sume presents. But more abowt dat in anofur post.

Today I wants to talk abowt my New Years Challenge. Da mum & I cud bof do wif getting a bit fitter. So her has started on a healfy eating plan and we haf bof started on da 30/30 walkies challenge.

We found owt abowt this fanks to our Twitter pals Garth and Gizmo.  Chester and Gretel da weenie dogs at YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner came up wif da idea & we fink its a good one.

We started it on da 3rd of January here in Noo Zealand.  We is not fishes. Which is what we wud haf to be to start on da first day of da year because owr region was busy hafing torrential rains and funders & lightnings  and flooding.  We not dat crazy abowt getting healfy to go owt when it not really safe. 😉

Da 2nd ob February will be owr finishing day. We is gonna miss one day because ob a wedding. And der sume days of vackashion dat I’m gonna haf to trust da mum do do her walkies by herself because i will be at dawg prison camp. L  I fink her can do it.

Hopefully afta dat we be in such da habit ob it dat we just carries on. Well, dat be da idea anyways. And da Iditarod walkies challenge be coming up too. We nefur had much lucks wif dat one before because efurytime we tried it sume bad fings happened & we had to stop. Meybe dis is da year! Paws crossed.

Anyways da ofur impawtant noooos is dat it is safe fur me & da Izzy to go walkies in owr forest again. In Noo Zealand we doesns’t really say forest – well unless we just talking abowt pine tree forests fur timber. Owr native forests does be known as ‘bush.’ Dat is what owr Australia pals say too.

Zooooooooom!!

Zooooooooom!!

I fought abowt playing in dat mud. ;)

I fought abowt playing in dat mud. 😉

Der did be poisonous stuffs in it fur da killing ob pesky possums. But  da stuffs wud deaded us doggies too. Efen qwicker than a possum. 😦 So we didn’t want to go der. But da poison sign is all gone now.

So here is sume picktures. Some is from owr bush and sume from anofur part ob da bush near owr house too. I does luv hafing  zooomies in da bush so if wooo blinks wooo might miss me in a picktures. 😉

I is a tree climbing dog.

I is a tree climbing dog.

Dat is my Izzy, my hudad and most handsume me.

Dat is my Izzy, my hudad and most handsume me.

Dis is anofur different walkies in anofur place where der is only a bit ob da bush left. I likes da boardwalks. I like to walk right beside da hoomans so der near falls off. 😉

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We goes across da railway line …..

....  and by da lagoon

…. and by da lagoon

No walking string fur me. Unlike dat Izzy.

No walking string fur me. Unlike dat Izzy.

Yes, we is posers. ;)

Yes, we is posers. 😉

July 26, 2012

Time for Tricky Trick Learning #2

I did some new fings this week. I did some great games with carrots. I like carrots, maybe even more than kibbles. Acktually, much more than kibbles. A carrot is nice & crunchy & juicy and kibbles is all kind of dry & boring.

So when my mum tied a string to my carrot slice instead ob gifing to to me to crunch I thought she was qwite crazy indeed!!!

‘Why are you doing that to my carrot Mum?’

But I am so clever that getting my carrot back was no truble. Carrot goes under couch.  Waaaayyy under. String  sticks owt. Dawg pulls on string wif mouth & gets carrot owt. But hey. No one told me that rules, so I just use my clever paws & scrap the sting owt until, voila, here is my carrot. Nom nom nom. Crunch crunch crunch.

‘See me using my paw. ‘Scuse Mum’s chubby arm in da way!’

Ok, what’s next mum?

Noms under cups. I’m pretty smart abowt this game too. Mum hides the bit ob carrot under a upside down paper kaffee cup. I knocks da cup over wif my paw, and chomp, nom is all gone.  Now – da trick is, maybe there is two or three cups. Which one has the nom under?  Sniff, sniff, sniff.  Ah, dat one! Whack. Chomp. Nom all gone.

‘Wooo won’t trick me Mum!!’

Well, those are the fun ones. Da mum has also started to teach me to go backwards. Why, I just don’t know. Why would I want to go AWAY from her who has the noms??
Anyway, being as I am pretty clever I started figuring it owt right away. But only once I tried every other trick I know to get her to hand over that nom. I mean, she doesn’t reaaaaallly want me to go BACK does she. Yep, it appears that is want is required.

‘See. Now I am here ….’

Oh well, anything for food.

‘……and now I is back here!’

And I finks I might get an extra nom for lying down. So I tries that as well!!

I is a dog, after all. 😉

July 16, 2012

Tricky Training

Howdy there Pals!!

I haven’t been here on my bloggie for qwite a bit, but I’m about to make a new start. And it’s all abowt tricks today. Yep, that’s what you heard – tricks. And it’s all the fault of a Moose.

A Moose

No, not THAT kind of Moose. This be a moose moose what hangs owt with Fi & Abby ofur at  Another Tequila Sunrise

I blames this kind of Moose – which is a Labradog Moose. Qwite a different species. But see how his name be on his bed?? Well, he definitely is a Moose. 😉

A Different Moose. 😉

This is one of my nooo Twitter pals, and he has been finking about getting a special award for doing tricks. So he gave a challenge to any pals who wanted to join him wif learning tricks. Woo can learn more ofur at his bloggie Southern Most Moose 

As da hu-mum has been trying to get back into more walkies & games wif me, she got to thinking that learning sume nooo stuff would be good for my brain too.

So the ofur week we had a couple of sessions on remembering the fings what I shud be able to do. I was pretty good at remembering. This is da list of what fings I can do at da moment:

Dat normal fings:

Sit – I pritty good & fast at this. We haf to check if I still do it wif just a hand signal. And I haf to learn better about getting back up to sit if I lying down.

Down – I pritty good at this too. In fact sometimes I super speedy thunk down so hard I might make a hole in the ground!! BOL!! I finks I remember da hand signal fur this one.

Wait – (this the werd I do fur ‘stay’) I pritty good at this up to a point because I haf to do it efury morning & night to get my noms. I waits fur about 5 seconds if da mum abowt 10 metres away. Dat be too far fur me to be away from her. Da mum finks we werk on dat a bit.

Heel – well, I doesns’t know that werd!!! I just does it naturally when I be off leash. And not at all when I be on leash. Da mum can’t figure dat one. So maybe we werk on dat one some. When da mum figures owt how. 

I also gits inside when I am told, and gits up, and off & all dat stuff. I moves when Mum asks it appears, but da hu-mans never taught me any of dat. I just figured it owt.

As fur tricky tricks, at dis moment I only does a few.

I does ‘shake’ fur pawshake with my right paw, and ‘other paw’ fur a pawshake with my left paw. But I has to do them in order.

I does ‘roll over’ – I rolls half way ofur. I doesn’t go roly-poly right ofur. I can do this one wif a hand signal too.

I brings da mum da newspaper every night. When da dad comes home wif it he gifs it to me & I carry it quite nicely.

I can even usually pick up random things off the floor & under the table when da mum can’t reach them. She points to it & says ‘give’ and I picks da fing up & brings it to her. I does get a bit muddled if there be more than one fing, but her is planning on teaching me da names of sume fings now.

So all in all, I is a pritty smart dog. But da mum & I fink old dogs can learn nooo tricks. So we are going to find owt. I not so sure if a old hooman can learn new trick tho’. !!!!  (Just kiddin’ hu-mum. I luvs you really. )

In case woo be wanting to see a pickture or two ob me, well, here they is.

 

See me Sit!!

I lies Down

 

February 24, 2012

I’ve been Awarded!

Here I am again a catchin’ up on fings from a long time back.

Back back in Novemeber I getted an Award from Chancy the Gardener. Him bes a little friendly dawg what loves his stuffies & his humans & his kittehs.   Him did just move to WordPress so we lost him for a bit. But we finded him again now.  This be the award what Chancy gifed us:

 

The Liebster Blog Award is intended to recognize worthy, lesser known blogs (with less than 200 followers) and to help expose their work. What a great idea!

I is fery fery grateful to Chancy for gifing me an award. It be my first & only award what I hafe.

 

Here be the fings what I have to do.

 The rules for the Liebster Award are:

1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.

2. Reveal your top five picks {with less than 200 readers} and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.

3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.

4. Hope that the people you’ve sent the award to forward it to their five favourite up-and-coming bloggers and keep it going!

 

Well, truffully I don’t know how many pups or hu-man beans read all my pal’s blogs. But here are my friends what I would like to pass this award on to.

Winsome Winston

Winston is a wirey terrier dog that lives at two houses in the US of A. Him has two kittehs called Chloe & Cecil – what hafe their own bloggie too. (It be here: Two Burmese Living the Dream  ifn wooo want to read a kitteh blog.) Him also has some ‘wheelie’ pals what are fery cute. But them doesn’t hafe a blog.  Him is a lovely friendly dog what likes to party & dress up sometimes (well, his mom likes him to!!! BOL!!)

 

How Sam Sees It 

Sam is a fery handsome Golden Dog what lives in Arizona in the USofA. Him writes a blog wif his brufer Monty and his humans. Them also like to ride horses – well, at least his hu-Mum does. They is pretty interested in supporting Golden dog rescue too. Hims brufer Monty is weird because him doesn’t like vegetables.

 

PippaDog Blog

Pippa Dog lives fery far away in Spain & Gibraltar. Him is a dawg of uncertain parentage, maybe some German Shepherd dawg & sum ofer fings. Him works hard to keep his dogtar Dr Pedro in a job, because there be all kinds of nasties what live in his country. There be interesting places for walkies in his part of the world, efen though it be a small country that him mostly lives in. And yes, him do be a boy dog.

 

Trubblesome Trio

The Trubblesome Trio be my pals Ronnii, Ujio & Izzy (not my Izzy, but anofer one.)  That Uji & Izzy be fery fery special dawgs what have not much furs – ‘cept some foofs on their noggins. Well, Ronnii be a special gurl too, but her hafe much more furs. They all been hafing a hard life for various reasons but their Mommii lubs them fery much. Even when they steals her hotwater bottle.

 

 Shawnee the Shepherd

Well, Shawnee be a most adventuresome dog efer. My hu-Mum fought that we did hafe adventures, but that Shawnee & her hu-mum  goes  the most interesting places for the longest hikes EFER!! And them takes pawsome picktures of all the seeniks and stuffs what them does see. Her has two sisters and one be Miss Sydney who bes a blue dawg like me.

 

So please go by & visit my friends if woooo have not visited them before.

And once again, a big fank woooo to Chancy pup and be especially sure you go by & visit him.

Chancy the Gardener

And finally a pickture of  my Izzy and handsome me.

 

February 2, 2012

MyFery Big Vacation: Part Two

Well, this be a long time to git written but it be the second part of my story about my vacation to Maree-Mum & Kim’s house way back in the springtime in September.

"I'm a travelling dawg!"

While we were there I did lots of fery impawtant fings. I had to snoopervise  the hu-Mum & Maree-Mum feeding the lambs. I fought it would be a good idea for me to taste their food too. You know, just in case it was bad for them or sumfing.

"I fink that one had enuf Mumma - I could finish that bottle off for you."

"That lamb noms does taste good Mumma."

We went for a trip to the beach wif sum of my rellies. There was my big sister Maumau, my aunt Teddy, and of course my nephew Dude. We did lots of running and chasing fings.  My big sis reminded me & the hu-Dad of our Neve so I fought she was all right.

"I fink that be Dude gitting his paws all wet."

"This be my big sister Maumau. She does hafes a tail, but it just tucked in."

After that the hu-Mum & Dad & Kim went geocache hunting and Maree-Mum looked out for all us dogs ‘cause sum ofer dogs was coming along the beach. Hu-Dad finded the cache in the end. But he had some help of course.

 

"Dude & me is helping."

"We is good helpers."

Anofer day we went to the river. I wasn’t so keen on that cold water at first, but after a bit I got the idea. We splashed around a bit and that mean ole hu-Dad tried to frow stones in the water for me to get. But I ain’t that silly. Afta the swims eferdog had to git dried of course. That be a pretty big job wif so many of us.  Then  Mumma I did sum more snoopervising while the offers looked for a geocache. But that one wasn’t there. It’s all fixed now, so maybe we will hafe to look for it anofer time.

"Us heelers be pretty good at swimming."

"This me Maree-Mum wif eferyfurry wanting dried at the same time."

"I is watching the humans looking for the geo-fingy."

While we was at the river I must hafe got a prickle in my paw. I was not fery happy about that at all, but Maree-Mum had some special stuffs to put on my paw to git the prickle out.

It worked pretty well. Once all the humans got the stuffs and the bandage on my paw.

"Here I is feeling pawly."

Mumma says I made a fery big fuss about letting Maree-Mum look at my paw and put the bandage on it. All the humans fought I was behaving like a baby, but I was really just trying to look afta my sore paw myself. You nefer does know what  the humans is going to do if you hafe a sore part. Sumtimes they take you to the V E T and bad fings happen, so you have to watch out. ( Ed. Honestly – you would have thought we were going to chop his paw off given the pawformance getting that bandage on was!!!  It took all four of us humans to achieve.)

Anyways, that be some more about my adventures at Maree-Mum & Kim’s house. In the end I hafed a good time, and I sure got some good noms. Maree-Mum makes the best ever noms for dogs!!

"This is the hu-Mum's favourite pickture what the hu-Dad did take."