Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Now I am six

I know it is hard to believe, but I am now six!!!  How did that happen?!  After all the scrapes I get into I am doing pretty well.

L & C were off on their holibops in Majorca for my actual birthday (the cheek of it!) so I had my cake when they got back.  I have to admit it didn't last long and I didn't offer to share it.

Below are a few photos from their holidays - it looks ok I suppose...

Beautifully decorated

Let me at it!

Can I have this everyday?

Pollensa Old Town

Soller Port

L & C walked up these 365 steps!

Tram to Soller

Puerto Pollensa

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Been in the wars!

I have had a lump in my mouth for a little while now and L & C decided it was time for it to be removed and for me to also have a bit of a teeth clean.  They didn't tell me this beforehand so I happily trotted into the vets a few weeks ago and the next thing I know I am coming round and feeling very spaced out.

C picked me up and I managed to jump into the car, but when we got home she had to lift me out.  I spent the rest of the evening having vivid dreams while snoozing on the sofa.

Space cadet

Then it all went wrong - I got gastroenteritis again!  Not fun at all, so back to the vets we went and they jabbed me to stop me being sick and gave C more drugs to give to me.

I was feeling rotten and no morsel of delicious food would pass my lips for nearly three days - I think L and C were starting to get worried!

Then after releasing some gas, which was obviously causing a blockage, I was suddenly hungry.  I had a little bread that evening and then the next morning scoffed the chicken and rice that was given to me.

As I was feeling better I thought it was high time I started licking my leg where they had shaved it for the iv drip.  It was starting to itch where the hair was growing back so I was happily licking away.  L tried to stop me by putting various bandages on my leg, but I wasn't scuppered at all and ripped them all off so I could carry on licking.

First bandage

Third bandage and unrepentant

The following day I was left home alone and when C came home at lunchtime I surprised her by being in the hall waiting for her....Houdini doodle strikes again!  I had managed to get the baby gate in the kitchen open and unfortunately I was caught short in the living room and left two 'presents' on the cream carpet (when you gotta go, you gotta go).  I had also got a little peckish on my adventure and found four packets of cat food on the stairs so I ripped them open and ate the lot and then upstairs I found another three packets - brilliant!
Anyway Caroline ushered me into the kitchen and put me in the 'cone of shame' to stop me licking my leg.

Cone of shame

After a diet of chicken and rice and all sorts of drugs including feeling spacey on tramadol, I was eventually better and my mouth was healing well.  But I couldn't stop my licking my leg, so I have only just stopped wearing the cone...nearly 6 weeks after my op!

I think I had better keep out of trouble for a bit....

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

In the dog house...

I have had an eventful weekend!  On Saturday L was cleaning the patio (no idea what that is about?!) and she left me loose in the kitchen, so I busied myself with pulling out the recycling over the kitchen floor and then I looked around and if by some miracle the dog gate was not shut properly.  Now what you don't realise is that every time I come into the kitchen I trot up the dog gate to see if it is open and it is always shut, but not this time (thank you, thank you, thank you....) off I went on an adventure.  Well really I knew exactly where I was heading - straight upstairs to where the cat food is kept.  And there it was, both wet food and of course the cat litter tray to have a rummage through for truffles!  Once the bowls were licked clean I discovered some cat food sachets so set about freeing the contents.  And then I was caught red-pawed!  L was standing in the doorway glowering at me!  I have to admit I did have quite a bit of the wet food on my paws and I was merrily treading it into the carpet.  After a little run around the other bedrooms I was ushered downstairs and put to bed and L went back upstairs with a can of carpet cleaner.

Helping with the recycling

It's not as bad as it looks!

Later on in the afternoon we went for a walk and I showed L my special houdini act - one minute I was there and the next I was gone!  I could hear her calling me, but I was following my nose across two roads and to some recycling bins that smelt heavenly.  A lovely lady came out of one of the houses to see me and took me into her porch and I could hear her calling C to say I had been found, so I knew it wouldn't be long before L came to collect me.  When I saw her I gave her the biggest tail wag I could muster, but she didn't look happy (though she did let the lovely lady give me some water and two biscuits).  After thanking the lady, L dragged me back home and she seemed a little annoyed so I just did as I was told, then when I got home I said sorry by showing her my most sorry face:


Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Windy millars!

I have just got back from a jaunt along the edge of the golf course and it was windy millars...

Start those engines

Ready for take off

Safely landed

Big birthday

It was L's big birthday recently and she had a paw-some time celebrating.  She started in Mexico in January, carried on through February and is now wrapping up the celebrations in March, phew!  I thought rather than getting her a card I would go for a more unique birthday greeting...

Offering to the Gods!

We had a great walk up on the golf course and after a little bit of rolling in one or two of the bunkers I did lots of ball chasing which is my favourite past time. L got this great photo of me making an offering of thanks to the God of dog balls!


Ariba, ariba!

The real reason L & C had to go back to Mexico was they promised Elsie her own sombrero (and then she insisted on wearing Barbara's!)


A happy Elsie

Smiley Barbara


I recently had a great holding staying with my sitter J while L & C jetted off on holiday to Mexico. I was very well behaved and had a brilliant time running around with all the spaniels.  It also sounds like L & C had a paw-tastic time as they sat on sun drenched beaches, swam with turtles and sting rays and snorkelled with loads of colourful fish. They also drifted down the lazy river on inflatables and C jumped off the 5 metre tall 'Cliff of Courage' into the ocean!  All in all brilliant, brilliant holidays all round!  Here are some photos of their travels and some of the local wildlife (that raccoon looks like a lot of fun!)...

The resort beach

Tulum ruins

Tulum beach

Tulum's blue waters

Swimming with turtles at Akumal

Lazing iguana

Cute coutis

Cheeky raccoon

Friday, 2 January 2015

A present from Australia!

L put my name down for the Secret Santa again this year and and my present came all the way from Australia!

Here it is. It came with a woof-tastic card and inside was a doggy footprint from my Secret Santa doodle sender...

The grand unwrapping...

It's Dazza Kangaroo...

He squeaks and makes a crinkle noise, paw-tastic!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I hope you all have a ball in 2015!