Posts tagged ‘Terrier’

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

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January 28, 2013

Secret Santapaws

Dis does be anofur Christmas story abowt a fery nice fing what happened dis year.
Owr luvly Twitter friend Jessie da cat @JessieJaney and sume ob her pals did make an idea abowt hafing a Secret Santa swap wif ofur pals. Dis was fur ANZAC anipals – dat is paws what live in Australia & Noo Zealand. Der was dawgs & kittins & Billy who does be a guinea pig!

Jessie did collect a littl’ infurmashions abowt all da pals wooo wanted to participate – like how many paws lived at each house & what kind ob anipal dey all were. And ob course, owr most secret addresses fur mailing ob parcels. Den her did do a random draw ob which pal was going to send to which. We is sworn to nefur tell woooo owr sekrit pal was. Ob course der did be sume discovering ob such top sekrit infurmashions, but I ain’t going to tell any on my bloggie. 😉

We did send da hoomans on many expidishions to da pet stores in da city to find most exactly da fings we wanted to send to owr sekrit pal. Da hoomans did haf success in da end, and along da way dey did buy ofur noms & toys & such likes just in case dey cudn’t find da exact ones we requested. So dat was most advantageous bekcause den we did haf sume extra noms & toys what needed homes.  I finks my tummy will be a fine home fur sume ob dem extra nommy noms.  I is pritty sure der will be room in der.

We sended owr parcel off in good time & we breafed a big sigh when we knowed it got der safe.  Den we crossed owr paws & waited fur owr parcel to come from anofur different pal. Dat parcel did cause a few wurries. I fink maybe Jessie chewed her claws down a little, but in da end it arrived to us before da Big Day.

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Da Big Day fur opening owr Secret Santa pressies was da 23rd December. So dis year it was kinda like we had Christmas twice! Here woo can see we is opening da parcels wif a bit ob helps from da Mum.  Dat sticky stuffs on parcels does be not so easy fur dogs.

And I sure woo can see me getting my snooter straight in to dat bag ob chewy fings.
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We also got owr fery own uooonique Christmas cards – ones dat woo can NOM!! We was pritty happy abowt dat & we hafs to try dem owt right away.  Izzy near nommed hers all up because her secretly took it away to da big bed & da hoomans didn’t see her!!

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Efen dat stinky cat got sume fings in da parcel. He got treat noms. And sume nip. We haf nefur gifen him nip before so he was pritty excited abowt dat. We may haf to buy him one ob Penne da Parrot’s special fishies what his warden makes so we can put dat nip in it. (Seeing as I stoled his first fishie what warden made him.  )

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I is glad to say da hoomans did torture dat cat wif da antlers too. He no more happy abowt da idea than us. Meybe he does haf sume sense afta all.

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If da mum gets sume werk dis year & we hafs sume spare dollars we sure join in da Secret Santa next year. Dat if Jessie recovers from dis year!!

So a big truble triple fanks to Jessie fur her organising skills and to all da pals what participated & maked it such fun.

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

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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. 😉

July 30, 2012

Izzy Goes to the Spa

Or, the Spa comes to Izzy!! 😉

Well, sume pals haf been asking fur more picktures of Izzy.  I dunno why, because I am obviously superior in looks and brains.

But nefer-the-less, I want to make my pals happy, so here is a blog abowt Izzy.

As you mostly know, our Izzy is a bitzer dog. Mostly terrier, but maybe something else too.  Woo knows what, but her did turn owt cute I guess.

Howefur, she can get pritty scruffy looking too wif that furs. The mum foofs her furs, and five minutes later it is back to scruffy looking again.  Her gets her paws washed ALL THE TIME because her gets so much mud stuck to them.

The  mum has got Izzy groomed a couple ob times to try and help wif  the scruffys and dat lasts a BIT better. We haf tried owt two different groomers. They bof came to our house  wif a mobile spa.

Here is sume picktures from Izzy Spa Day #1  This lady was kind ob OK in some ways.  She was friendly and explained what she was doing all along. She was happy to let mum watch.  Her set-up was good & well organised. And her didn’t let Izzy escape!! But not so good in others. She had her own dawgs wif her which mum wasn’t too happy abowt because it cud have been distracting from focusing on owr Izzy. Her didn’t follow mum’s instructions too well, so poor Izzy got trimmed a bit shorter than was really needed – which da dad wasn’t so happy wif how Izzy looked. And her didn’t do a grate job with paws or ears – they got no special attentions.  And her water was too hot!  Mum fought her was about to cook poor Izzy at one point!!

‘Get me outta here Mum!!!’

‘Do I REALLY haf to do this Mum?’

Before & After Shots

Snuggles wif Mum

Dis is Spa Day #2. The second lady was really friendly & chatty too.  Her was just in a little trailer so wasn’t so well set up, but is getting her van soon. She was OK with letting mum watch though her wasn’t sure how Izzy was going to behave wif Mum there.  She used the Furminator on Izzy which did a grate job & trimed off just the right amount of furs.  She knew alot about her shampoos and had put a lot of thought in to which products she used. This lady did a grate job of trimming owt Izzy’s paw furs, pucked her ears, and even offered to trim her butt fluffs which meant Izzy had a good tidy up all around.  She did haf water trubles too, and trubles wif Izzy escaping!!!!  But ofur all da mum finks her will get the second lady again, especially once her gets her full set-up in a van. And now that her knows owr Izzy is a Houdini!!!

Getting Furminated

Smelly shampoo – but look who is on the sticker! 🙂

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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.

 

January 31, 2012

I’m BAAACCCKKKKK

Hi there Puppers & Peeps
Finally, the Hu-Dad got the call from the computer fix-it store to say that my laptop was back.
So now I just got to put the secretary to werk catching wooo all up on the news that have happened ofer the last couple of months. So be expecting a couple of posts this week and next week. And boy is there some big news. Here is some pictures to give wooo some hints:

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