January 20th 2009 12:50 am
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Today was usual, until a big car pulled up out the front with a trailer attached to it. IT WAS THE DOG WASHER!!! I ran and hid down the back of the yard. Mummy's mummy grabbed Flash and took her out the front to the van. I was so scared I was next I didn't leave my hiding spot.
I heard the van leave and ran to bark at it. I watched it leave, then my peoples' car left too, with Flash.
It was a while before I heard the car again. I waited, mummy came out. She seemed upset. She gave me a big hello and a pat. Then she walked down the back of the yard and we played with my chicken toy. Then she seemed to get upset again. She sat down on the ground and sat me on her lap. She gave me a cuddle and talked to me. Apparently she was upset because they had finally taken Flash to the AWL, to surrender her. After a while I got bored and started squirming for that chicken toy. I'm OBSESSED with that chicken toy! She realised this and picked it up and played with me a while longer. Then she said she was hot and went back inside.
I slept most the rest of the day.
January 10th 2009 8:42 pm
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Today was a usual day, until this afternoon. Mummy's mummy came and got me and let me out the front yard. Mummy and her brother were there WITH A PUPPY! I came and sniffed it warily, as puppies usually jump in my face which I don't like, so I snap at them. I approached her and she didn't jump at all, she was good. She was half the size of me, and called 'Eve'. Once we had gotten to know each other she kept running to me playfully. I love a good play so I played with her, but I was too rough for her so she gave in. Then I lost interest and started wandering off, so mummy put me in. A while later they were all on the veranda, but I'm not allowed up there, so I sat at the gate, which is what I usually do anyway. Then the people went back in and I sat at the gate still and watched Eve a little (she was in her pen). As usual I fell asleep at the gate to the veranda. I hope I get to meet this puppy more!
December 23rd 2008 11:56 pm
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This afternoon a car pulled up out the front, naturally I barked at it. Then I recognised who got out of the car, it was Tannille and Sammy! Tannille brought Sammy around the back and then she left the yard (I later saw she was inside with mummy). Sammy and I began to play. It had been so long since I last saw him (before he moved away) and we were ecstatic to see each other. We played for ages, and then mummy and Tannille came out. Sammy and I continued to play whilst mummy and Tannille talked (Flash hung around them).
Then mummy and Tannille grabbed our leashes and we went for a walk (without Flash, as usual). We walked to Maddy's, but she wasn't there, so we walked to the park. It was just like we used to before Tannille and Sammy moved. We stay there for a while under the pergola (I sat on mummy's lap) because Sammy wasn't allowed onto the mulch and dirt because he had just been washed. After a little while we left for home. On the way we saw a weird thing. It was fluffy (like real fur) and gucky and, according to mummy's brother, hard in the centre. Mummy, Tannille and Cameron poked at it with a pencil they found on the ground. It had no face or limbs, and there was no blood on it, so mummy concluded (and hoped) that it was probably just a pile of fur clipped from someone's pet that was stuck together with something sticky that had hardened. Then, temptation got the better of me; I ran in and grabbed it. Mummy freaked! She tried telling me to drop it but I wouldn't, so Tannille used the pencil to try and get it out of my mouth, but I wasn't letting that thing go. Eventually mummy gave up and figured I'd drop it along the way. After a while, I still had in proudly in my mouth, so mummy tried one last time. She said 'tah' and pointed at the ground, just like when we play fetch. She seemed very dominant, so I dropped it. When I did she tugged me away from it and told me 'good girl!' and gave me and good scratch behind the ears. Then we kept walking home.
When we got home mummy was grossed out by the fact that I might lick her after having that thing in my mouth, so she got out the toothbrush and brushing powder, and brushed my teeth. ICK! Then, she clipped my nails! I put up my usual fight and got Tannille good with my teeth, and mummy good with my nails. Then Sammy had his teeth brushed (he put up an even bigger fight than I did, BOL). Then, out came the SHAMPOO! I reluctantly endured a bath, towel dry, then air dry via the air-conditioning unit (it blows out hot air). Sammy just napped the whole time. Then, mummy pulled out the christmas costumes. Sammy wore Gina's old santa costume and hat, and I wore my 'santa paws' top and my christmas hat and scarf (see my pictures). Sammy's costume was too big for him, although the hat fit perfectly, and I had become too 'fat' for my shirt (it was very stretched, but I wore it anyway). Then mummy, Tannille, Sammy, mummy's brother and I stood out the front. Suddenly a car stopped right in front of us. Mummy and Tannille were trying to see if it was anyone they knew. Two women, a baby, and a little girl got out (none of us knew any of them). It turns out they saw Sammy and I as they were driving around looking at christmas lights and had to stop and pat us. I enjoyed a pat while Sammy (the favourite with strangers) got all protective and growled at them! It was really weird and out of the blue for Sammy, he stopped once Tannille told him off though, but then the people were too scared to go near him (more for me I guess). They thanked mummy and Tannille and left.
Before long mummy's mummy came out and we began to go for a walk! We walked all the way out of the estate, crossed the road, walked up the road a bit, and into the other estate. We were walking pretty fast, but still took the time to look at some christmas lights along the way. Suddenly, in the (not so far) distance I saw a HUGE house completely covered in lights! Out the front there was a blow up santa taller then their two story house, and a truck covered in lights (the same truck that came around and stopped in front of our house last christmas)! We walked to the house, and there were heaps of people there. As we walked through the crowd we got stopped a heap of times by children wanting to pat me and Sammy. I loved all the attention, Sammy was a bit overwhelmed, but endured it. Mummy's mummy came back with free hotdogs! Tannille didn't want her sausage so she gave it to Sammy, but he didn't want it so I got it! I also got a few scraps from mummy, her mummy, and her brother. Then, mummy's mummy left for a moment and came back with another hotdog, for ME! I ate it all with pleasure. Then we went for a short walk to the other side of the house so mummy and Tannille could get a good look at the lights. It took us ages because we got stopped constantly for pats, pictures, and even videoing. As we walked through the crowd I noticed there were bits of sausages and even whole sausages on the ground so I ate up! Santa was driving the truck and had gotten out to hand out candy canes, so we walked up to him to get some. When we did he said what most others had said when they saw Sammy and I, 'Santa dogs!'. He and his elf said we were very cute. I started to get a bit overwhelmed by all the pats, but endured it, just like Sammy (still the favourite among strangers). After a while there we left for a walk through the rest of the estate, then home, stopping at lots of houses and going up many cul de sacs along the way. We got beeped at by passers by and patted by residents. The whole thing was so much fun! We eventually got home (quite late). I got put back in the yard and, mummy, mummy's brother, and mummy's mummy drove Tannille and Sammy home. They were both very tired (as well as the rest of us) and from what I hear Sammy fell asleep after just a couple of minutes in the car. I had my dinner and fell straight asleep, dreaming of what tomorrow might bring.