Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!

It's 2016!

Taken on the last day of 2015.

The noisy fireworks have finished (we hope)
 and we're off to bed.

Best wishes for a good year!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Christmas in Australia...

Stolen, borrowed downloaded from the internet.

What can we say.....

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

News Flash!

HELP!  SHE's gone berserk!
 SHE methodically walked through our back garden, collected our strategically placed toys, and threw them in the rubbish bin!
We do still have the indoor toys and the new ones Frankie & Ernie sent us--but that's not the point!
SHE's not getting this one.
 WARNING:   BEWARE the Christmas cull!

We're still on a break....we comment when our computer cooperates.

Hope these might give you something to Ho Ho Ho about.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

We interrupt our break....

to tell you about our surprise package.
We knew who it was from as soon as we saw the card!

It had been opened by the Customs Officials.

 Because it said the detector dogs indicated there may have been a biosecurity concern.
 But it was all good....everything stayed in the box.
  (We think the security dogs were trying to get to the People Crackers.)
 We got a new scottie statue, a scottie stuffie that squeaks and has Pees on Earth written on it...BOL!
 Three squeaky 'Snowfreak' stuffie balls, and a big pink ball with a VERY LOUD squeak.
And SHE got some Spotty, scottie socks!
Thank you soooooooo much Ernie (and Frankie Farter).

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

What's this?

 Smells funny....


This froggy visits every night (this was taken with a flash).  He doesn't move when Dui comes close, so Dui leaves him alone.

We hope everyone has an enjoyable, safe Thanksgiving.
We're taking break from blogging....

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Tasty Tuesday (and other stuff)

This morning I looked for MY cockie, but it wasn't there.....

 SHE thinks this is the bird.  It was way down by the river.
But, really, who can tell one cockatoo from another?
Dui was NOT shown the bird. 

 Later in the day, SHE went to a friend's who was trimming LAMB chops for dinner, and we got the off-cuts and a couple of whole chops deemed not good-looking enough for the guests.
SHE stewed them up with carrots and rice.

We had a very tasty dinner--and there's some for tomorrow,
 as well. 
 SHE found these ads on the computer.....

And our favourite....Roxy is one of these....

Don't know whether to laugh or cry...

Monday, November 23, 2015

Monday Mischief

I, Dui, nearly caught a cockatoo this morning.

 There's no photograph, but it looked like this one we found
 on the internet.

I would have had it...

If SHE hadn't been jumping around between me and it screaming.......
Foiled again.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Satisfying Saturday...

After two days of extreme heat (over 100°F), a cool front came through and this morning 
was wonderful.
We had three new dogs at the river,
bringing this morning's total to an even dozen.
Waiting for Good-os
 We had all the 'regulars', Pi, Chloe, Jake, Kelly, Flash, Buddy and us:  Bella, Roxy and Dui.
We haven't seen Rover and the other Flash for months, and Pi
brought a friend--Harry!
We had a wild time, running, swimming, wrestling, barking,
and eating treats.....
We stayed for two hours and when we got home,
it was time for Bully sticks and beef tendons
(Roxy won't eat bully sticks.)
Dui in full Aarrooooo mode.

Dui was so excited at the river that he let loose with a long series of AARRROOOOOOs!
We spent the rest of the day, watching HER work in the garden,
sleeping, looking for the cats, sleeping, barking at people walking by our house, sleeping.... and then it was time
for dinner--chicken gizzards in gravy over our kibble!
A very satisfying Saturday.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Wednesday Weekly Wrap-up

We're still here, our computer is acting up so we've only been in Blogville until SHE gives up in disgust.

Anyway, we've been busy and threatened with being listed on Ebay.
It's getting light at about 5:00 a.m.  
Saturday morning when we went out, there was a cat
 in OUR back garden. 
Well, we went crazy.....barking, racing around, crashing through bushes.....
We got all the dogs in the street barking, too.
SHE has been laying low, hoping the neighbours will forget
their early morning wake up call.

SHE ignored a morning squeak from Dui, thinking it may have been part of a dream.
Have you ever seen your peeps hopping around with an arm load of laundry and a blob of poo adhered to her instep?
Well, we thought it was funny.

SHE thought that sheep three paddocks over didn't warrant Dui being put on the leash.....WRONG!  
He went under THREE fences to chase them.
Lesson learned.

However, on the positive side our No Sibe Fence around the little garden has worked.  We've had loads of Bok Choi, the tomato plants are loaded with green tomatoes.  And yesterday was our first harvest of  Cute Cumbers.

It's nearly 6:30, we're heading out to the river for
more mischief exercise.  Supposed to hit 40°C/104°F
today--first really hot day we've had so far.
(If we're MIA, it's the dumb computer.)

Friday, November 13, 2015

Dui's dreadful deed...

Can you smell it, Roxy?

 SHE's hidden it somewhere.
 It was up there...
 Don't know where it's gone...

It was MY baby bird.  I killed it...

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Monday, November 9, 2015


The mysterious, barking gate...

Every time we walk past, it barks viciously at us!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Fussy Friday

We might not have Chewy, but we got a box of treats the other day.

It was filled with our favourite Fish Jerky treats.

 There's something new.  Dui checks it out while
 Roxy photobombs on the right.

 Bella decides (while Roxy photobombs) that though she loves the fish treats,
 she is not a fan of the Green Lipped Mussels.
 But Roxy and Dui love
Hurry with the photo so we can have the treat.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Melbourne Cup Day...

First Tuesday in November  in Oz is  Melbourne Cup Day.
It is the most prestigious horse race in the racing calendar.
It's called the Race that stops a nation.
Which is fairly accurate, there are parties, and most people try to get to a television at 3 p.m to watch the race.

Bella was glued to the television.
(Of course, she likes Sylvester and Tweetie, too.)

This year's race was won by Prince of Penzance ,  
a 100 to 1 chance ridden by the only 
female jockey in a field of 24 horses.
(Sheesh, sounds a bit like National Velvet.)

Michelle Payne was congratulated in the winner's circle 
by the horse's strapper, her brother who has Down Syndrome.
It was a history making event.

(SHE is the kiss of death to any team or horse SHE supports,  SHE may write to Horse Owners, in future, asking for payment NOT to bet on their horses.) 

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween......

From the Doorway Dogs...

Friday, October 30, 2015

Pumpkin Treats

Lightning and Ciara sent us a recipe for pumpkin treats.

 We had most of the ingredients, only had to buy pumpkin and honey.
This is a grey pumpkin.  It has a VERY tough skin, but
not as tough as a Queensland need
 a chainsaw to get that skin off.
 We used Yellow Box Honey.
For those of you who just buy honey at the
supermarket, honey comes in loads of flavours,
depending on the blooms the bees find.
We have a honey-tasting shop nearby, and SHE says
some of the flavours are incredible (no dogs allowed).
Anyway, SHE made the dough and we had to wait
for ages for them to be done.  There's even extra dough 
in the fridge for another day.

It stated that the dough should be cut with a pumpkin cutter.
We think SHE got that wrong.....

The taste-testing crew is ready.

No photo because we ran off to eat them in private,
and came back for more--which we didn't get.
Thanks Woos!

Flashback Friday 

Daisy and Bella pizapped into squirrels.