Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tuesday Morning

We've got rain today.  Gentle, soaking, NO WALK rain.....

So we thought you'd like these....

So enjoy whatever you have left of Monday
 and have a fantastic Tuesday.

You'll find us here snoozin'.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014


Today we remember the ANZACs
 (Australian and New Zealand Army Corp) 
and all service personal who have served, and are serving the country so we can enjoy our way of life.

We especially remember those who gave their lives.

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead.  Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, and sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

                                              Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD Canadian Army

Monday, April 21, 2014

Mischief Monday--the Incident

Saturday morning, SHE opened the car door for the dogs to get in, filled the water dish so it would be ready when we came home, opened the gate and headed off to the river, as usual.

As the Farmer's Markets were on, SHE stopped to purchase some Frangipane tarts and big German pretzels.

We were Very Near the river, when SHE noticed something was wrong.

One dog was missing!

Quickly, SHE made a U turn and headed all the way back home.

There was Bella sitting in the carport waiting.

After a few choice words, Bella was loaded into the car and we headed back to the river.

(Bella does not just get in the car, she has to make several circuits around it
 and then gets in when she's ready.)

Yesterday, we found out from the man next door, that Bella chased the car up the road when we left--flat out.
Had all the neighbours trying to round her up--to help her,
but Bella doesn't like people so wouldn't come to anyone
 or cooperate.
They finally gave up and Bella just went into the carport!

Bella, in a Daisy-like pose, sleeping off the incident.
SHE was not happy.

Sunday, April 20, 2014


We're taking part in Frankie & Ernie's Easter Treasure Hunt.
After the sun came up, we started looking for treats.
Nothin' here.

Not in here, either.

Nor here..

Nothin' in your hide-out, Roxy

Look!  I found somethin'

And here's another one!

Roo nibbles and Chicken Meringues !  YUM.
 Then we had breakfast.  Boiled eggs and a hot cross bun.
We weren't allowed to have any of the chocolate Bilbies.
Then it was off to the river.

Note to new readers:  The little Bilby is an endangered Australian animal.  Every Easter we buy chocolate Bilbies instead of Bunnies, because there is a donation from the purchase to help them.

Prince William, Kate and George are in Oz this week.  And they were going to the zoo in Sydney to meet a little bilby named George in honour of the little prince.


Hope you're having a fantastic Weekend everyone.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

A Present from Ernie!

Roxy got a special present from Ernie about 87 weeks ago, but had to wait until closer to Easter to open it.
 I, Bella, helped her open it!

No she didn't, she photo-bombed!

 There was a fantastic card.

 Very appropriate....

Roxy is a lot 'quacked'.
There WAS a new blue ball, 
but she grabbed that and ran off to her hide-out.
So there's no photo.

 Then she went WILD over the new squeaky toy!
It's the same toy Roxy sent Ernie for Easter....
talk about great minds.
Roxy was so excited that she couldn't wait for it to be taken off the cardboard.
She ran around for ages squeaking both squeakers.

 Then she decided to try some of the white treats in the box.

 Sorry, Ernie, she didn't like them much.  Only ate a couple.

 And finally, got some help to get her 'Gator' off the packaging.

She's been squeaking that thing all day! 
We think the neighbours may be getting up a petition...
That card is so right,  she's definitely 'quacked'.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Flashback Friday...

There was a time when Roxy was the little one.....
And Bella annoyed her...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Thankful Thursday Surprise...

Yesterday, when we came home from the river,
 there was a box by our door. 
It was from the Cowspot dogs Reilly and Denny.
The box was FULL of surprises.

We could hardly wait to see everything.
This packet smells divine!
Reilly's and Denny's mum is VERY talented and she sent this card that she made.
Isn't it GORGEOUS?

There was a letter to explain about everything in the box.
We were more interested in THIS packet.
We each got only two of these treats.
They're super delicious!
But the photos didn't really come out. 

Look at all these things:
 Two scottie T-Shirts made by their mum,
 using Aboriginal Art techniques.
Fig Newtons 
(because SHE once mentioned SHE missed those.)
Butterfinger bars and Butterfinger peanut butter cups...
Oreos and Peeps! 
 We've seen Peeps on some blogs, but we've never had any.
Bella, if we sneak 'round the side we can probably grab those treats.

We all feel so SPECIAL!

Thank you Reilly, Denny and your Mum!
Thank you doesn't really express how we feel.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

New Game....

Firstly, I de-stuff it....

 SHE re-stuffs it...
 I de-stuff it...


SHE re-stuffs it!

I de-stuff it...

What do you mean, you're not playing anymore!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Flashback Friday...


When she arrived....five months old
Her scottitude....

Brazing it out after stealing the toast.
 who sees no point to official photos,
 when it's her birthday cake.
 Or her taco on National Taco Day...
 who sees fences as a challenge...
 who loves to be in water....unless it's a bath....

To the many faces of Bella....

we wish our feisty FIVE year old, a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!