Thursday, March 8, 2018

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

A Gauntlet of Cats.....

Because it's dark in the mornings, we are now going for
Street Light Walks.
It also means the cats of the 'hood
are still on the prowl.
We call the cul-de-sac end of our street
the Gauntlet of Cats.
There are always felines in front yards
on both sides.....
and we have to stay close to HER with our
retractable leads LOCKED so we can't lunge.

After Marmalade, the big ginger tom, moved out
most of the cats now are black with a splash of white.
SHE doesn't see them in the dark--we DO!
But the past few weeks there has been a new
kitty.  We call him Ghost Kitty.
This is an Identikit picture we made of him.

We don't know where Ghost Kitty lives because he is always in a different front yard!
Sometimes he will flatten himself when we pass, but
sometimes he rears up and hisses at us!
Yesterday, morning he was gone.
We didn't see him anywhere....
Then Dui STOPPED and stared behind us.
Ghost Kitty was walking down the street BEHIND us!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Happy Birthday Dr Seuss!

Yes, it is March 2nd here.  Dr Seuss Day.
As a former Infants teacher, Dr Seuss books were  a favourite
'after lunch' read.
In fact, some of them, SHE can recite!
HER favourites are:

But Dr Seuss had a varied career--not just the author of children's books.  Unbeknownst to most people (including us) he was a political cartoonist during WWII.  
Happy Birthday, Dr Seuss!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Monday Mischief Mystery

Mischief #1 the Mystery.
Bella is a slow eater.
It was chicken leg night.
The kibble had been eaten and everyone ran off to
devour the raw chicken legs.
SHE walked into the study and found Bella staring at
Dui, who was just tucking into a chicken leg.
Did he steal hers?   Did she lose hers? He usually eats his quickly.
A mystery.

Mischief #2...who is to blame?
This afternoon SHE had to make a quick trip to the 
Post Office.
She just shut the back door to keep the dogs inside.
Returning about 10 minutes later, SHE found two
scotties across the road looking for the 
Front Yard cats!
They must have been out back when SHE left!
(Roxy missed out on the adventure because she was locked inside.)

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Tails from the River

We're back to our routine of only visiting the river 
on the weekends.
It has been cooler lately, so we can get in 
a RUN mid-mornings, near the river,
but cannot get IN the river.
That means we don't play with other dogs during the week,
so we LOVE the weekends.
This past week, there has been a mob of 'roos
that stare at us...from the OTHER side of the river.
'Roos don't play fairly.  We ignore them.
The big News is Kelly is healing well, and jumped on
the ute by herself one day. 
Her leg is still being re-bandaged every other day, is
healing, but she can't go near the water.  

Also, there is a new girl.  Flash and Buddy have a new sister--
their other sister, Ebony, went to the Bridge a few months ago, cancer.
Flash no longer comes to the river, he works from home now.

This is Demi.
She is nine years old and her peeps are moving to Thailand 
for work.  She was an only dog and is just learning how
to play. 

  But she's really getting into our wild games.
So that sums up our week.  Hope you had a great week, too.
Oh, and Dui's happy Kelly's ute is back, too.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Up in the mornin'.........

Out on the job......
Barkin' like the devil at our prey......
But that lucky ol' sun....
Ain't even getting up until after 6:30 a.m.

Friday, February 16, 2018


Scottie skirt--0

After a summer of river, sand, clay and burrs, Bella's dreadlocks
became too much!  She is the first of 10 scotties that had to have 
a crewcut.