Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Rocky and the balloon video

I have been a VERY slack blogger lately!!
Here's a video I took today, of Rocky playing with a balloon at work.  He still hasn't popped it!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

A Very Overdue Catchup - with photos!

Whoops, I have been a very slack blogger, again.  Tho as I was thinking about it, so have many others lately! hah!

There's been lots happening.

On Sunday morning we went for a big fun dog walk in Woodhill Forest with Jasper and Lexi the Great Danes (and their human Laura), Pepper and Folly (and their human Emily) and Mint the Beagle (and his human Manako) - unfortunately poor Cinnamon had been at the vet the day before, so wasn't able to join us on our walk.
We all had a great walk, the dogs got along famously, and the rain held off for us too.
A couple of pics that Manako took on her phone:
Rocky and Lexi up front, then Jasper and Mint, followed by Pepper and Folly.  Snoopy was off somewhere hunting bunnies!
 One of the few times we got our feet wet due to flooding.
See that white dot in the distance, to the right of Emily's head?  That's Snoopy - off hunting bunnies again.

It's been winter here, can't wait to see the other side of it.
Here's a typical evening in our household:

And today is Rocky's 11 month (so very nearly 1 year) birthday!  I've got the dogs at work with me today, and Rocky's enjoying chewing on a very sad looking pink stuffie.

I've decided to stop attempting to do agility with Snoopy, we're not getting anywhere, and she just switches off and doesn't seem to enjoy it.
Rocky and I are booked in for the beginners class starting on October 16th, so he'll be 13 months old then.  No full sized jumps until he is 18 months tho!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Remembering Velvet, and Jerry filling her pawprints

 Yesterday was a year since we buried our lovely little Velvet cat, she'd gone missing on the 1st July and our neighbour found her on the 9th, under some shrubs at the front of his house - she had been hit by a car :(  We only had her for two years, but she was the best little cat in the world, she had so much character, and was so gorgeous.  Everyone loved her.  Those of you who used to read the 4 Legged Wiums blog, will remember reading of her antics!
RIP pretty girl xxx
A few photos of her:  

 With her friends Snoopy and Arrow:

 Getting to know Snoopy, not long after Snoopy joined our family:

Jerry has certainly taken the job of Velvet's pawprints very seriously, and he does a pretty good job of it too.  He's nearly as special as Velvet was.  He's about the polar opposite of Velvet as far as brains and intelligence goes though ;-)  Velvet was very clever, and loved to hunt things, Jerry is the dimmest cat we've ever met, and has never hunted even a moth!
Here's a few photos of Jerry and his pack that we've taken recently, they enjoy sharing the warmth from the fire!
It's nearly Jerry's gotcha day, so this can double as a happy gotcha day Jerry post too.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Jerry the dimmest cat in the world

Yesterday I was doing some training with Snoopy, and Jerry decided he'd like to come along and see if the dog's treats were worth eating.  Yet he NEVER eats anything except for his kibble from his bowl.
Have a laugh on his account :-)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Windy Walk at Piha

This week has been lovely, both my husband and I have had the whole week off work - just to relax!  And also because our last holiday (at Christmas-time) was spent looking for Snoopy, so not relaxing at ALL!

The weather has been dreadful this week, but yesterday morning we managed to head out to Piha Beach (on the West Coast of Auckland, it is an iron sand beach like most west coast beaches in the North Island) for a good long walk with the dogs.  It was very windy out there, but it was a lovely walk - and we only saw two other people on the whole beach, the whole time we were there!  Pretty amazing, as in the weekends the beach is full of people, especially if the weather is nice.
It was high tide, so was hard work for us humans walking in our gumboots.  Snoopy and Rocky had a great time, it was Rocky's first time at Piha.  The beach is split in two by a large 'rock' called Lion Rock, North Piha (to the north of Lion Rock) is off-leash, so of course - we walked there.

I didn't take my camera, but had my iPhone with me, and was surprised with how well the photos turned out, especially the ones taken of the dogs running!

Rocky and Snoopy posing, part way up North Piha

 meandering along

 Having great fun playing 'bitey-face' and 'zoomies' together

Me and the terrible two

 Noel-John and Rocky (and a stick)

Now I just wish that I could have every week off work!  sigh, back to work on Monday will be hard!

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Sewing for the Dogs

Snoopy needed a new collar and, and I had a couple of metres of this pretty purple/pink webbing left, as well as this cute ribbon that I'd bought.  So I decided to make her a new collar and lead, and recycle the metal hardware from the old ones.
Below is a photo of Snoopy modelling her new collar and lead (begrudgingly, she didnt' want to get off the new bed)
That evening I also made two new dog beds, for their crates.  Snoopy is lying on Rocky's one, and her one (the pink flowery one) is in the background.  They love them, and rush into their crates at night to sleep in their cosy new beds!