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Wed 3rd May: My garden at Grandad's

Cato:   When we go and stay with G&G I get to have a whole new big garden, and to supervise Grandad when he does plant stuff.  Although sometimes he doesn't do stuff like he should. Mum says I shouldn't be so bossy.  But it is hard not to be when I see Grandad doing stuff that is wrong. This is him on the bald bit.  It is good for peeing and pooing, but he is fussing with it, and keeps digging holes and filling them with plants.  I don't mind the holes, but why does he want to put plants in them?  He says it is a new flower bed, but he has enough flowers already.   This is our door.  Mum leaves the slidey thing open for me and Tara to go on patrol.  Only Tara had to squeak and whine to ask Mum to open the slide more.  Cos she is fat. That bit of carpet is down cos Tara doesn't really understand about doors.  She is good with catflaps, but not doors.  And last time we stayed at G&G's she pooed inside the door, cos she didn't ask for the door to be opened.  So she is silly AND fat.   This is my 'Tara is silly, isn't she?' face. See?  Nice holes and sniffy stuff wot I am inspecting.  And then there are plants appearing. This is me coming to tell Grandad he is doing it wrong. Mum says this is a Ceanothus I widdled on that plant.  Grandad and I had a bit of a chat about it.  But he shouldn't have left it there, should he?  Black plant pots need widdling on.  They just do. This place is GREAT.  There are so many sniffs.  Grandad told me about compost and stuff, but he wasn't listening to me when I showed him all the sniffs.  He says that compost needs to be messy, or it doesn't work properly.  I like compost.  There are bugs and worms and beetles and crawley things. And I like widdling on those brick things too. This is called Tamarisk.  Grandad says.  He and Grandma are usually on holiday when the Tamarisk flowers, so they haven't seen it for ages.  But they did this time.  And we are on holiday too.  So we get to see it too. Tara likes this garden cos there is lots of PINK in it. That is the Tamarisk again.  The tall frilly thing at the back.  Sorry it is lying on its side.  That is Mum piccing sideways. This is Broom.  It is a bit stinky, so I would like Grandad to take it away.  It made me snuffle. and this is from our slidey door again.  With the Tamarisk frilling in the middle. I'm not allowed to go in the Front Garden, cos of the road.  I wouldn't mind the road, but Mum says 'No Cato, too dangerous.'  I bet it is sniffy out there though. Mum took some pics of Grandad's front garden for you. Mum says maybe we can go out there next time, if I have her on a lead, to be safe.  I will remind her.    

Crinkly

Crinkly

 

Tue 2nd May: Round our lake

Cato: Phew!  I finally got Mum to sit down and blogg.  It is hard work!  I'm going to sit on her feet so she can't escape. This is from AGES ago when we were at Grandma and Grandad's.  We left Dad behind, which was very worrying.  And we sat in the car for agesandages, and then we arrived!  And it was lovely to see G&G, and have cuddles and tug of war and check the garden and the fields and the lake were OK.  Cos, you know, I hadn't been there for ages to make sure. This is our lake walk.  If was a bit hot and I got a bit puffy.  Tara got puffy too, but it didn't slow her down at all. This is on the way to the lake nearly at the lake and here it is!  It was all sunny and bright, and Mum only had her lunch hour, so we had to get a wiggle on. Tara never wants to climb DOWN does she?  All those steps, but she only wants to go UP Mum said there were 14 swans.  I don't know what 14 is, but it sounds a lot, doesn't it? This made Mum larff And remember those lovely sniffy wood piles from last time.  All wildlifey, and sniffy.  Well here is one in late spring.  It was even sniffier!  But I couldnt get very close on account of all the green stuff. that is a swan nest.  that that grandmother woman trying to feed her kids to the swans again.  They tried to stroke me and Tara too.  And they didn't ask first!  The boy chased Tara, but she was faster than him. These are bluebells.  Mum says so. This is dark cos it is facing the sun.  or something.  it wasn't really dark.  Mum made a bit thing about the pylon walking across the water.  But I don't know what a pylon is. I got to sniff this one. bird hiding stuff. This Tara puffing See?  she never goes DOWN. and this is me, puffing. we stopped for 2 drinks! and this was a pigeon!  it was a fresh kill.  Mum said a fox must have got it.  There was blood and EVERYTHING.  But I didn't lick it.  Mum said 'Leave!' and I did, although she gave me a treat.  I didn't actually want to lick it.  I think it must have been sitting in the sun a bit too long. She LOOKS down though. this was was REALLY sniffy Can you see the duck babies.  Just the right size for my tea. Tara wanted to go through here, until she heard a big paw barking in that field.  Then she came back very quickly. This was when it got REALLY hot. See how crunchy the mud had got.  Its no fun when it is like this. Oh, this is a memory bench.  Grandma knew this lady.  She was nice. Weird tree stuff It was so hot I did my exhausted snore all afternoon, and Grandma asked Mum 'what have you done to your paws?' Haha!  but I was OK by teatime, even though it wasn't pigeon.  Or duck.  

Crinkly

Crinkly

 

Old Jeans Planters

You'd have to live in the Deep South and be a country girl to appreciate this I think as city folk might look at you like you lost your marbles from being the hot sun to long... Love this

PipsMom

PipsMom

 

My birthday!

Aunties it was My birthday this weekend and what a fun time I had! I want to share it with you but I gotta get some news outta the way first or it won't make any sense! well ya know I have a friend and to you her name is Piper but it wasn't to her... nope she just ignored it! Mommy and daddy kept tryin but guess she didn't like the name. I mean she came with it so whoda thunk? Anyway we had to find a new name-- I call her Bozo! she likes it but mommy said we couldn't name her that, it wasn't nice... I dunno what mommys talking bout cut she's a clown and isn't Bozo like the Best clown! It's Not Mean it's Nice, Mommys just strange!  anyway they tried Lots of names and Finally she answered to.... drum roll please! Molly! So she's Molly now! Ok now that's done on to My Bday!! we started the day with a nice walk! It was just around here But I got a bday kiss from Bunny!  When we came back mommy started making my bday cake! Will it Ever get done???! Finally mommy said we could open my presents! We got ready but geez she's Slooow! Oh and I'm Not leaving my cake so we gotta do em Here, in the kitchen by My cake cookin!   Yay, my gifts!! Oh and looky I get More gifts cuz I gotta have Party favors for my Friend Molly! How fun is That?!! He he I Conqured my new activity mat! Molly doesn't get puzzles yet so I got All the treats! Not Really.. mommy Helped Molly so she could have some too!   Ugh Back to waitin... why is mommy soooo slow?!! Yay Daddy's grilling now! My faves, steak and tuna! Yum! Me and Molly got to play some but mostly waited for daddy to drop something! Of course he didn't! Maybe mommy will give us something if we wait in here with her! Geez we're Starving, we're getting Weak from hunger ya know!   Ummm dinner was soooo good, now it's Play time!!   Looky Aunties, My Cake!! Me and Molly are gonna wait right here for our cake and ice cream!! We're ready to Party!! Me First!! Oh Boy it's my fave! Molly can have some now! But mommy said she probably won't eat it cuz it's got carrots in it... but Molly fooled mommy she Loved it!! Ooh Aunties that was All sooo good! But I want More!! My day ended waaay too soon... but I'm Beat! So is Molly! She ain't never been to a bday party, but she had a Great time! We Both did! And geez look at Molly you can tell she's up to Something! Probably stealing more of my toys!   Hope you all enjoyed my bday as much as I did! Oooh and it was waaaay too hot for my bday Outting this past week so hopefully we'll do it this week! Then of course there'll be my shopping trip!  See ya later Aunties! ❤️Missy and Molly too! 

Missysmom

Missysmom

 

Sun 30th April: Foxy in the sun

Hello Auntiees! This is Foxy park in the sun.  The daffydillies are all over though. Tara saw William again.  We have seen William a lot lately, haven't we?  She is shaking her head here.  I spect she thinks he like it, or something.  She is very silly. this is a Rowan tree with a Rowan flower thing. and this is Jack.  He is much nicer now.  Although his Dad can't get him to chase balls any more.  He used to.  We used to watch.  But now he doesn't.  Mum thinks he only used to do it cos he was a puppy.  He is half Llasa and half something else.  He used to bounce on me and scare Tara.  But he is all grown up now. Mum says this is the end of the pink stuff - Yay! And the beginning of the blue stuff.  That is Woosteria.  There is a lot of it about. Mum and Auntie Jane always sit at this bench, and natter.  and natter.  and natter.  They were talking about Auntie Jane's dad and stuff this time.  We never met him.  And our trip to Grandma and Grandad - tomorrow!!!!!    It woz a bit hot for me to be excited, and Tara wozn't listening, or she would have been very excited.  She loves her Grandad almost as much as William and our Dad. I woz showing her how to lie in the middle of the path and make all the humans and paws walk around us.  They usually stop and say hello to me.  Of course Tara mucks it up sometimes cos every time a big paw comes along, she gets up and jumps up onto the bench with Auntie Jane and tries to climb onto a lap to get away from the scary paw.  Except they aren't really scary, cos they don't scare me! Mum says you need to see the Hosta again.  Cos it is bigger.  I dunno.  seems a waste of a pic to me...

Crinkly

Crinkly

 

Tricksy Mum

Cato:  So Mum hasn't been blogging like she said she would, has she?  So I told her off.  She still needs to catch up lots and lots of adventures.  Including my terrible tum!!! But she says 'I can't blog every day, Cato.  No time.  But I am going to try and blog when I can.  And sometimes that means we may be able to do more than one blog in a day.  So that means we will catch up.' Humph. That just sounds like Mum is being tricksy, doesn't it?  I think she should bloggify every day, and tell you about all our walks and stuff.  It is like when she says, 'you had a big breakfast, so you don't need a big dinner.'  That is bad tricksy logging, isn't it.  It is more loggical to say 'have a big breakfast and then have a big dinner, cos your tummy is expecting it.'  Isn't it? Mum just ain't loggical sometimes.

Crinkly

Crinkly

 

Fri 28th April: North Beach

Tara: I remember this one, cos of my amazing mountaining see!: Mum had cut my piggy tails.  cos she said they were too long.  And I was back to a boring pony.  In purple.  And we woz on North Beach cos Mum felt bad about me not being able to mountain on the new groiny bit on the main beach. Cato didn't like the squishy seaweed stuff under his toeses.  But I ran backwards and forwards and bounced on him til he chased me.  Haha! There were more interesting sniffy mountains too. and there were slopes and ramps and stuff too.  Look at Cato!  He was leaping up.  Of course he was only copying my athleticalness, but he didn't do badly.  For a short-arse wimpy boy. I have sand on my face. And my foots are soggy.  And Cato bent my bow.  It woz a good walk. Mum's boring ripple stuff This is Cato going around.  He does that a lot.  I go through or over instead. And this is when he found the sniffy rope.  It was AWESOME.  I wanted it, but he got all funny about it.  I think he wanted Mum to take it home for him. His boring rope wasn't nearly as good as my lovely log.  Mum says it came off a pirate ship, and since I climbded on it, that makes me a Pirate too.  A Ninja Pirate. Mum says you have to see this pic of the funny wall.  Curved.  She says it is for when there are storms and it is something to do with breaking the waves.  I know.  Boooooring! That's Cato standing on top of the bendy wall looking down.  He didn't realise how high he was, or he would have got in a tizz. Mum says this is for you, AuntieCrystal. It was starting to rain a bit. So we promendadoed for ages, and got wet, but then we went to the nice French place, and Mum had a hot choc and we had a sit down and a snuggle and some treats.

Crinkly

Crinkly

 

Wed 26th Apr: Stinky flowers on promenade

Cato: Me again.  This is a boring one.  We went for a street walk, which is sniffy but a bit... um... well, we can't bounce, can we?  And then we can't go on the beach any more, cos of tourists.  Mum says.  Cos tourists don't like paws having fun on the beach.  So we did Promendadoing on the the Promendado.  And there were stinky flowers. and Mum says that she has lived here for ever and ever and ever (Mum: 8 years) and never knew that they put the tide times on this red board.  So that we don't get drowneded splooshed when we go on the beach. And there are mountains growing at the end of the bit of beach where we can't go. Mum talked to the man, and he said that it was a new Y shaped groin to replace the old wooden one that sticks out into the estuary.  And the wood one can wash away now, and the new mountains will stay for ever. Tara wanted to go mountaining, but Mum said it is against the law to go on these mountains til we are allowed back on the beach.  Mum says that is when the weather gets cold again, and is called the 30th September. Do you think Tara can keep a sulk going til Autumn?

Crinkly

Crinkly

 

Sun 23rd Apr: More pink stuff and lots of friends

Cato: I have to bloggify.  We (Mum and me) just showed the pics to Tara, and she can't remember anything about this day, except that she got to squeak at William again.  She is completely dooolally over William.  That is a Mum word.  It means silly. It was very bright and sunny and green.  And there were lots of fried egg plants poking up through the grass. I would have preferred a real fried egg.   This is Tara doing her sniff thing. This is me showing Tara how to sniff PROPERLY.  And I am standing on the sprouty things too.  That always helps. Have you seen us with our new haircuts?  I can't remember.  It is nice and cool.  But Mum thinks she needs to cut Tara's silly hair stuff a bit, cos you can't see her ears at all.  Just her big floppy bobbly piggy tails. This paw is stopped to think.  She is a bit old, and she didn't want to walk past us to her Mum.  But she did in the end.  We wouldn't have hurt her. Hawthorn flowers Pink flowers.  Mum says she had to show you these, cos they look better than the week before, on account of the sun being out and the sky being blue.  But they don't sniff any better.   Mum took so long phaffing with the tulip pic that we went and sat at the bench waiting for our treat. This is the view from the bench.   This is William again.  William's Mum is this man's Mum, and this woman's Mum.  So I think that makes them William's litter mates, doesn't it? We met lots of friends.   So Tara beat me up after, like she always does, when there are too many paws around.  See how floppy her pigtails are?   White stuff and this is a beech hedge.  Mum says the baby beech leaves are all green and fresh and crinkly as they slide out of their brown winter blankets.

Crinkly

Crinkly

 

Fledglings

James and I are a little gutted today..  we spent most of yesterday in the garden keeping an eye on two sparrow fledglings that had left the nest , but couldn't fly. We watched the paws while they was in the garden. ( not sure if you remember last year Donte caught a fledgling in his mouth and I had to prize it out. It died later..  We encouraged the fledglings to hide under the rhubarb in a safe area of the garden. Mum and dad sparrow kept feeding them throughout the day.   This morning we woke and rushed out to the garden and there they were amongst the rhubarb. A bit later Mum and Dad was encouraging them out and they were trying hard to fly. Still not managing it very well. James and I watched from his bedroom window , but we both had to get ready. He was off to school and I was going to work. We noticed one sparrow had landed in an empty pot that was in the veg patch and we left Mum to encourage it out.. all this from the bedroom window.  we both left the house. When James arrived home from school he went down to the veg patch to check all was ok.. He was gutted!!!! The fledgling had landed in a pot, but rain water had collected in the bottom ( 2 inches) and it had died!!! The water was so cold, today has been cold. We are both gutted... if only we had gone down to check it was ok when we had seen it fly in the pot... Absolutely gutted and sick in the stomach. I know these things happen but I could kick myself...  I'd like to think the other one was able to fly away as it's not in the garden anymore. 

Summerangel

Summerangel

 

Piper's new jacket & more!

Hi Aunties, i wanted to share some stuff with you since today Piper has been here 2 weeks! Yeah Really! Well anyway, it's been cold here and raining and ya know Piper doesn't have a lot of hair grown back yet... soooo I tried to lend her a little hoodie to wear to stay warm... yeah didn't work too well, she's Real little and umm this just shows.. pink Really isn't her color!   So I had mommy order her something to fit her! Ya know we can't get her much yet cuz she's still real skinny an mommys trying to get weight back on her...so hopefully if mommy does her job right anything we get now won't fit soon! And yep she is filling out some!  Anyway I'll let Piper show you!! Aunties LOOK, I ain't Never had nuthin Like this! Yeah I Know, you can't see me real well can you?? Maybe better here?? Well it's a Jean jacket with a hood! I sleep a lot and it sure helped me stay warm sleeping today! I just got it in this mornin and good thing cuz it's Cold!! But I Just Had to show you!!! Well yeah Here then! I learned Real quick that mommy takes Waaaay too many pictures and I just run from her! Mommy says she hopes this isn't blurry... everything looks blurry to mommy these days... hope you can see me ok! This is Real special! I have my own box for my stuff now!! And Maybe, just Maybe mommys gonna take me shopping this week!! Piper Oh Aunties, it's Missy again! Did you see Pipers little pony?? She doesn't have enough hair for piggies yet so I had mommy give her a pony instead! And Look what else!! I'm showing her how to lay on the table! She's Never needed the noose or nothin, she's learning quick and me an mommy are Real happy how she's doing with her groomin! Ya know I am cuz I'm teachin her!!   Any way I have BIG news today!! Did I mention today it's 2 whole weeks Piper has been here??! Well ya know that we've been layin kinda sorta together some? See.. and today we Played!! It all started when I let Piper come join me helpin mom and dad fold clothes on the bed! We look pretty innocent here huh?? But see Piper, she's the Lookout!! Yeah then we wrestled and I tunneled under the covers and did sneak attacks! Daddy couldn't believe we undid All the clothes they folded!! Yeah we did!! So we left and went and wrestled on the bed in the other room! Mommy and daddy were sooo happy and well we were too till I decided I didn't wanna play no more! Piper doesn't Really know when to stop playing but she finally figured out I was done!  I think I might like this playing stuff, it was kinda fun and boy was daddy and mommy happy! Hope you have Fun playin this weekend too! Missy hey Aunties she Finally Played with me!! I want to Play More!! Hope she does too soon!!Piper

Missysmom

Missysmom

 

Piper meets Touché up close!

Hey Aunties, guess what?! Member last week I was sayin how daddy had some things he had to do and it was girls day and well we had the other blog bout turtle love? Well the next day, it was girls day again, and mommy took us for a walk and guess what we saw when we opened the door? Touche! so I quick got Piper so she could meet him proper! Well little Piper didn't know What to think!! mommy let her get kinda close but told her to be careful that Touché might pop his head outta that shell! Piper didn't stick around too long! WOW Aunties I ain't never seen nuthin like this!!Piper but not me! Momma let me give Touché a big ole kiss, I just Love him sooo! I know Touché would Never snap at me!  Missy ps sorry it took mommy soooo long to put this up, I kept tellin her to!  

Missysmom

Missysmom

 

Sun, Fun and Turtle Love!

I just wanna lay in the Sun and enjoy the flowers! Missy An I just wanna have Fun! Oh an mommy's teachin me to chase sticks! I don't get the big deal though...you just lay and chew em up after ya chase em, huh?!Piper Sooo daddy's had places to go yesterday and today... so it's been girls day and mommy took us out to a show yesterday! Well it was Supposed to be a walk and we didn't know it was gonna be an X-rated show but it Was!!  Mommy said it was called 'Turtle Love'! Yep Right in our yard! And Piper got to meet, err at least see, Touché!  see?! Here they are Auntie Julia! Well me an specially Piper didn't know What to think, being that close to them an all! I kept tellin Touché to stop, but course he didn't listen to me!   Wow when he Did stop though we heard that Loud Crash like Auntie Julia told us bout and saw Touché running into her, what a Loud bang those shells made! So yeah we left... and found Another friend! Hey has anybody seen Lizzie the Lizard? She was just here a minute ago! Mommy kept tellin me to look under me but she's Not there, Is she?? And Piper was No help at All.... Piper-- what's a Lizzie and Why do I care??? I'm just gonna lay here and watch you run around Missy! Well me and Piper are still tryin to learn to like each other... sometimes I even let her sit in My window seat with me now!   Missy My daddy's gone again today, mommy had us watch horror movies and yum she made us popcorn!! We were supposed to go with daddy an have an Outting today but mommys foots still all swollen from that tick an she can't walk very good... so here we are... Another 'girls day'! Hope you enjoy your weekend!Piper  

Missysmom

Missysmom

 

Outting to Fountainhead!

Hi Aunties, Missy here! Yesterday was our April Outting and I get to tell you bout it cuz well I planned it! Here we go! So I Really am trying to be nice Aunties and specially to win my daddy back!  so I asked mommy to put Pipers hair up like lots of you girls with black & white hair do, with piggies! I watched mommy the whole time and made sure she did it right, I think she did! And, of course, I'm ready to go but... where are they? So we started our day at my favorite restaurant, it was Pipers first time at a restaurant- what a good way to try to makes friends huh? Sharing mom & dads egg & Vermont cheddar cheese breakfast! Yum! And Yes we were very good girls there! We even made friends with a lady there!  Oh yeah... it didn't take long for Piper to lose one of her hair bands so mommy had to take her hair down... it's Ok, she really doesn't have much hair grown back yet, dr said probably 6-8 weeks at least.. we'll try again later!   Here's where I picked to go- it's called Fountainhead and yup it has some historical stuff but it's also Real big, probably take lots of times to see it all! Hey look what Piper found, a cool bridge! I was with dad and so she got there first... Ooh geez, a break already! Ok well me and Piper waited patiently... I dunno know why mom & dad can't just go out here with us!   Well after our little detour we Finally found the trail! Here we go... but Look there is a Problem.... Piper can Not go first, we need to regroup!   Ok Much better! First sniff! Ya know, I just wanna mention this here... Piper Doesn't sniff... I mean who Doesn't wanna sniff?? I don't understand her.. so she's better off with dad anyway, he's a point a to b type person like her!  Me an mom are just gonna sniff here a bit! Oooh Looky an old cemetery from the 1700s! Piper did come to look but she didn't wanna stay long... told ya... No sniffs... Here's a picture of more of it cuz I Know we all Love cemeteries! It was pretty out here but look how bumpy the path is..  It was hard walking for daddy so Piper helped him, a lot he said, so that was good! I had to help mom too cuz she found a tick between her toes this morning so her footie kinda hurt too.. but I'm Real glad Piper helped daddy so he could enjoy the Outting I planned!   See how purdy it was out here! ooh look what's under me!! Here maybe you can see it better now! I gotta hide this from Piper... she'll just roll on it, kill it and try to make us have it for dinner! she does that All the time, it's gross! Here's some more of what we saw! They have a very nice lake there! And a dock for fishing! Maybe we can go, wouldn't That be fun!! Oooh Look Aunties we went 18 miles!!  Not Hardly!! The whole trail is 18 miles, we just did the beginning but the sign still gave us credit didn't it?!!   It was a good Outting I planned, wasn't it Aunties! I'm sad it's over, I wanna go again! Best part was I was Lead, oh Yeah!! Ok, we're ready to go now! Geez we haven't even gotten outta the park and look who's asleep Already! Ahhh, mommy can't find her again, cept that Little piece of hair! Hey I'm Awake now! Where'd my daddy go and Why'd we stop Here! oh yeah I wanted to show you my New collar! Piper It was a Great day and I'm off to plan next months outting- for My Birthday!Missy And I'm off for a Looong nap, I'm Beat!Piper Oh Yeah Aunties... I was Real good on our Outting, Wasn't I? But ya know I'm Still Not her Friend... I'm just gonna stay hidden here by mommys chair and hope she leaves!   Missy

Missysmom

Missysmom

 

Missy & Piper's Outting to the Dr

Piper- So last night I have to go to my first dr visit, see I still scratch like crazy and mom says I need to get some meds... Missy Says she's going for moral support... should I be suspicious??? it's pouring down rain, and we All know Missy won't go out into the rain.. I learned the hard way, I stayed out in the rain and worse when I was on my own so I don't care and me an mommy go out in it so I can do my business now, but not Missy... Anyway Missy kindly says I can borrow one of her raincoats to go to the dr... This Must be Missy's idea of a joke... Missy- What?? I seriously Don't see the problem Piper!   Hey Look! I ain't never seen one of these before! Mommy says it's a booster seat so I can see out! Me and Missy are ready to go now! Oh and yeah I ditched that coat and mommy ordered me one of my own that fits!   Hey- Where'd Piper go?? Did somebody call me?? I thought I was just supposed to nap in here! Oh hey I can see mom & dad now! Oh Wow looky, I can see Lots out this way! Oh Yeah This is Great!! Sit down What? Why Mom?? This is Great fun!! Oh yeah Life is Good! Well yeah the fun Did end when I saw we went to the dr... But Missy did stand up for me and protected me And put in a good word- ok Lots of words- to the dr for me.. she talks a lot to the dr!! The dr said I was a Keeper, I dunno what that meant but it musta been good huh? He said he thinks I'm about 3 1/2 yrs old, I weigh a bit over 12 lbs now and he said I could stand to gain to about 14 - 15 lbs. so I never will be as big as Missy, he said she had bigger bones! Oh and best part he gave me something for my itches! Mommy says we get to go on a Real Outting, and not to the dr, tomorrow! Can't wait to ride in my new seat again!!Piper

Missysmom

Missysmom

 

Missy's friend ?? Piper

Hi my name is Piper! I thought I'd introduce myself cuz well... I don't think Missy will... Anyway here's My story! I came to live with Missy and mommy and daddy this past Saturday night! See mommy and daddy had agreed to foster me cuz I needed a home. Yeah the rescue place where mommy volunteers told her about me. See I was found as a stray down in SC, they don't know how long I was out on my own... I do but I ain't tellin!  It sure was long enough to get in Really bad shape though... I was totally depleted they say~ I don't know what that is, but I sure was hungry... mommy says you can still see my ribs..   And I got a Really bad skin infection and lost a lot of my hair and my ears hurt really really bad... they put me on lots of meds when they found me in late February. I stayed with a foster down there for a few months cuz they couldn't even spay me for over a month, till I got some better.  Heres the picture they sent mommy and daddy when they found out about me! They did a good job placing me in this pic you can't see all my bald spots and mats... ohhh yeah I had big ole mats, mommy spent hours the first night cutting them out... feels a lot better with them out now! Mommy's worked a lot on my coat and finally just cut me short cuz there was no way to hide these bald spots! I don't care, I feel better and mommy says it'll grow back!  here I am now! I was sooo happy to be home on Saturday night, I just cuddled up to daddy and he was, well... smitten!! On Sunday morning he told mommy I wasn't going Anywhere and that Missy would get used to me! Soooo they Adopted Me!! I am Beyond happy!! Well cept for One thing... Missy, she doesn't seem to want to be my friend... I Don't know why... Maybe you guys could put in a good word for me?? She says she wants to talk to some one on here called Bristolle???? Ooooh wait.. wait..here She comes....  Pipe Down there Piper Girl... this is My Bog, My friends and I can speak for Myself... Missy here- Hey Bristolle Noel, I'm feeling your pain over here...text me girlfriend.. we need to talk and  I don't want mommy to hear!  

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Wed 19th Apr: Centre of Universe

Cato: Hi Aunties.  We have done lots of sniffy walks this week, but mainly with Dad, and he is dodging the camera (so Mum says).  So the only blog pics we have are when Mum took us to the Centre of the Universe today.  It was a bit grey, but it was warm and lovely and sniffy. There is pink stuff EVERYWHERE, isn't there?  Mum doesn't know wot this is, but she says it is pretty.  Yeah, well... This is Tara at the beginning, wanting me and Mum to hurry up. We usually bring Dad on these Centre of Universe walks, cos he likes to go mountaineering with Tara.  But he didn't come today, cos he was working.   and Tara missed him terribly.  she didn't even go up the biglongtall mountain range and walk along the top. This is one of Mum's weird pics.  It is some kind of bug thing.  There were lots of them.  And she thinks they are bug nests, but not spider nests.  Something to do with the caterpillar things.  They were a bit too high for me to see, so I don't really find them very interesting. This is Tara doing one of her sneaky tail attacks.    I had to tell her off. This is in a gap in the attacks.  We both got a bit hot. But it was fun chasing her. This is her cooling her tummy on the grass.  There were lotsandlotsandlots of dandelions! We came along this path on the way home.  It was sniffier.  And there were some bees.  I think bees are a bit... um... mean.  I try and stay away from them.  When I remember.     I stopped running about when I got hot.  But Tara can't help herself.  And then she goes all floppy. So we all sat down and had a big drink.      

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Sun 16th Apr: Bunni Day! Pink stuff! AuntieJane!

Cato:  This is me and AuntieJane and all the pink stuff.  She said Mum could take the pic and show all of you.  I was supposed to be with AuntieJane in the shot, but I forgot and went and sniffed something. Cos it was BunniDay, and cos the sun was out, there were lots and lots and lots of paws around.  Mum made muttery noises about why do we only see people when it is sunny?  Don't they walk their dogs the rest of the year?  But I just liked meeting people and making new friends.    There were paws everywhere!  and we had never seen lots of them before. We also saw William, and Tara did her squeaky flirty silly thing. She even tried standing on my back, to stop me from talking to William, because she wanted all his attention. This is me meeting some of my new friends. Can you see me in the middle, near the yellow bag?  I made friends with the two little humans and the big girl and the black cockapoo, and everyone liked me.  I didn't want to leave them, when Mum called. These are more of my friends.  They are 7 and 11 years old.  They were nice, and their Mum was nice to us too.  I wish we had a big pack. And this is Daisy, and um... a black paw... and Daisy's Mum is tickling Tara's tummy.  She says that the pink bows in Tara's hair are terrible, and that Mum is abusing her.   But she says it in a larffy way, and she tries to persuade Tara to escape the torture, and go and live with Daisy and her.  I think Tara could go and stay with her sometimes, don't you?  I wouldn't mind. And it would be lovely and peaceful. Mum says I am the Handsomest Little Man in the History of The World. and she says that Tara is the Prettiest Little Terror on The Planet. This is some white stuff.  It looked all grey and manky, but Mum did some picture magic to make it look whiter.  I think that is cheating a bit, don't you? Pink pink pink.   Mum says we have to appreciate the pink stuff as much as we can, cos by next week it will all be on the ground.  Spring has been FAST this year. These are little tulip things.  Baby ones.  Mum doesn't like us walking on them. And this is Tara with her stick.  I didn't really want it, but she kept poking it at me.  She obviously wanted me to try and steal it from her. But it didn't seem worth the effort, cos she always cheats. These are more tulips. A big Dalmation came and walked all over the tulips just after this photo. Mum:  Remember that HUGE hosta from last year? Well here it is, starting again.  I love seeing this.  It delights me the way Nature is so... magnificent.  

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My Easter!

Hi Aunties, i hope you had a good Easter, I had a wonderful one and thought I'd share my day with you! It started with a friend coming by! Look who came to see me- Touché, I haven't seen him since last year! Then I got to go on a Great Easter walk to see my friends! Oh, almost forgot- I got my Spring cut this weekend! I'm sooo much cooler and moms happy to report my big purple area on my chest is down to one little red spot now, almost all gone now!!   I had a great walk but it was pretty hot, high 80s, so not many friends were out...but I did see my boyfriend next door, that made me very happy!!  And some of moms flowers were in bloom- here see! her peonies  And an azalea that hasn't bloomed in years! iris some of our wild dogwoods now for the Good part! We came in and mom made me a Roast!! See Aunties, mine's on the stove and I ain't movin till it's Done!!   Mmmm that was good! oh and bunny brought me a fun new toy! wow that was over way too fast...guess I have to wait till next year to get to do it again Aunties!  Missy

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Sat 15th Apr: Big Lake Pack Walk

Tara: Today we had sausages AND bacon bits!  They were delicious!  I had bigger bits than Cato! This is me waiting for my sausage and bacon.   Mum had just realised that we had left home in such a hurry that she hadn't done my hair!  I didn't mind though.  I wanted sausages more than I wanted my hair done.  We went to a sausage place with outside tables, and we were allowed to sit on the bench while Mum and Dad ate.  Mum said that we would have had to sit on the ground if anyone else had been there.  Not fair! This is when we set off on our walk. It was a really nice long walk, with lots of bouncing.  This place is called Buck Beck and we walk along and along and along it.  There is lots of sniffing. and things to climb and then we arrived at Big Lake Park. only we normally go to the carpark bit.  But this time we got there on the other side.  Mum told me why.  Something about mad running people doing mad running stuff around the lake, and us not wanting to be trampled by mad runners and mad runner car parkerers.  So we left the car a long way away, and walked, and didn't go near any mad people. Can you see them?  All running along in a line? There were some mad cycling people too.  Although I like the orange and yellow.  Orange and yellow suit me, don't they? So we went along here too.  And I tried to push Cato into the reeds and into the water, but he was boring and didn't let me. Can you see the pink lady?  She was running, and she had four paws with her, all running too.  I like running, but I like to beat Cato up and rest and sniff and stuff too.  Just running and running doesn't sound like much fun, does it? The mud is going crunchy  so we went round all the bits that used to be squelchy. and Cato knew the way to the Donkey Field.  Only there STILL aren't any donkeys, so there isn't any donkey poo, either. This is near the carpark.  It is where all the mad runners start and finish.  Dad wanted to get the leads out, cos he said that I might cause havoc.  But Mum said not to worry, they look plenty havocy already.  One small Tzu can't really add to it.  Haha! So I was veryveryvery good and I didn't havocify.  At all. But it was really difficult and boring being good for so long.  So after that, Cato needed beating up. and then I felt better. This is some boring pic stuff that Mum thinks is interesting and this is the golf course on the way back along Buck Beck. I wasn't allowed to havocify there, either. But is was OK, cos I just bounced on Cato again instead.

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Fri 14th Apr: Pack walk in Town Park

Cato: Today we went to Pops and Nana, and had chew sticks and cuddles, and Pops larffed at Tara's yellow bows. Then we went to walk in the Town Park with Mum and Dad so it was a proper pack walk.  Lots of boring flowers and not many pics of me and Tara, although there were lots and lots of sniffs too.  We met a few paws, including a very nice black Lab and some barky SausagePaws.  Mum says the light was bad, so you can't really see how nice the flowers were. These are the boring flower picks.  We will get them over first so you can see my Duck Hunt at the end.  It is the best bit. This is first sniff Mum says this is a Mahonia, and those are berry things. Can you see me?  And the pigeons?  I wanted Tara to do a Pack Circling Scissor Manoeuvre.  I gave her the signals, and EVERYTHING - and all she did was wander off!  She is hopeless! I was a bit cross So Mum took some flower pics while I calmed down. This is that same pink stuff Mum obsessified over last year.  She is doing it again. Pity is was such a grey day.   and this is some white stuff too. Mum says the roses were given a really hard prune (wots a prune?) and they are starting to come back all green.   This is a memory bench.  And that is Tara's tail.  She got on the bench, as usual. Look at all these pigeons and ducks!  I was in Hunting Mode, of course.  After the Pigeon Disaster.  And I didn't want Tara mucking everything up again.  Mum wouldn't let me get these ones.  She said I might frighten them.  And the children.   So I had to bide my time.  Good thing we Hunters are known for our patience, eh? and then I saw it... perfick position.  split off from the herd.  doesn't it look nervous? I really wanted Duck for my tea, I can tell you! But then... DISASTER!  - Tara saw it.  You can see her seeing it, can't you Aunties? ...and of course, she mucked it up again, and the duck escaped back into the pond. Then we all went for a drink at the cafe.  Me and Tara had our water, and some treats, while Mum and Dad had tea.   I would have preferred duck.

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Wed 12th Mar: Bye Bye Beach

Cato: We went to the beach again today, on account of it being time to say goodbye.  Cos when the Easter Bunni appears, us paws aren't allowed on the beach any more, until it gets cold and blowy again.   (Mum: dogs banned on the tourist main beach from Good Friday til 30th Sept.  But they are still permitted at the North Beach, and The Centre of the Universe beaches). But it is OK, cos I don't really like the beach that much.  Tara gets bored, and then all she wants to do is Ninja me.  And the sand gets in my eyes, and if you try and wipe it out, it just gets worse and worse... Mum has started making squeaky noises about flowers again.  Sigh.  So today there were lots and lots and lots of flower pics, and almost none of us.  So I have asked Mum to do this blog, cos... you know... flowers aren't very interesting, are they?   Mum: Cato has gone for a little lie down to digest his breakfast.  And Tara is already asleep, so I will give you the Floral Tour.  Most of the tulips in this flowerbed were already over.  And the daffs.  But these little yellow and burgundy ones were exquisite and a red and yellow one, nestling in the weeds lovely to see this tree trained against a West facing wall.  Not sure what it is.  Maybe a cherry?   We were walking from the market place to the beach, through the small park, and there has been a BURST of glorious colour in the last few days.  A riot of spring flowers of course, the paws were FAR more interested in the grass and the sniffs. See how short their coats are?  They had a spa day on Monday, and seem to think it is a bit drafty!  But I asked for a summer clip, since they were overheating a lot with all the Ninja action. more lovely flowers.  The red white and blue combo was stunning, but hasn't really shown up in the pic The tide was so far in, that we had to say goodbye to the beach from up on the Promenade.  Wasn't worth going down onto the sand.   Cato is looking forward to more sniffy walks in Bear Woods, now that the mud is drying up.  And Tunnelling.  And of course Tara doesn't care where we go, so long as there is something to climb up.

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Sun 9th April: Foxy and AuntieJane

Tara: Mum did me pigtails today.  I look supercool and Ninjaey.  And Mum says that me and Lacey are going to skool at St Trinians. This is me before I Ninjaed. And this is me after. It woz a bit hot.  Mum says we are having our winter coats off, so I can be cool.  I think she means less panty, cos I am always cool, aren't I? I got some little matts in my armpit yesterday.  Ow!  Mum said I was too delicate a pwincess to have them brushed out, so she got the skissers. # Cato didn't want to blog today.  He said that there was too much PINK, and PINK is my department.  But I'm not really interested in PINK when it is up high. Mum says the PINKNESS is only just starting.   These little bobbly bits are called Elderflower. and these little bobbly bits are Rowan.  It all seems pretty pointless to me.  I mean, who cares!!! More dangly stuff This is where my mud usually lives, but it has gone!  But it is a good spot to do charging and bumping and Ninjaing sunny stuff. more pink stuff and Mum says she can see all the trees in the distance starting to wake up.  Yawn.  

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