Saturday, January 30, 2016

Poor, pathetic....

This morning, she raced ahead, and down to the river.

After a while, when it was obvious no one was coming,
she came up near the trees, where we were,
and sat in a puddle--waiting.

Note:  We did go down later to throw rocks for her.
Also, we've tried balls and sticks, but she just likes rocks.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Friday Funny...

Because we LOVE cheese--among many other things--

We'd never diss a brie....or cheddar...or

Any other cheese!
(Sorry for the earworm.)

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Poor Bella.

That's what the peeps at the river call Bella.

When we go to The Devil's Hole, we don't always go down the hill to the river.  Sometimes we stay up near the driving track
 under the trees.

We are usually early, so we walk around the track.
Bella always races ahead and goes into the river.
And there she stays....sometimes for over an hour.
Always, hoping someone will throw rocks to her.

She will not give up until everyone is gone.
Occasionally, someone feels sorry for her and throws a couple of rocks.  The idea is to throw them near enough for her to jump after them but not CATCH them.  She broke a tooth last year.

Ever the optimist she waits, even when trembling with cold.

As soon as she gets home, she goes straight into the laundry room for her dunk, or bath in the tub.
Poor Bella.

Friday, January 22, 2016


Yesterday afternoon, we had a HUGE storm--thunder, lightning, wind and buckets of rain.
Our back room flooded.

 The front yard looked like a rice paddy.
 This morning, there were a few puddles, but most of the water was gone.
 And it was sunny again.
We were enjoying the river
 when kayaks, canoes.
Dui telling these people off....loudly.
 And swimmers arrived. 
 We told them just whose beach it is,

 but they didn't listen!

They had a short break and then continued  their 74-km swim 
to the next town.
And we had the beach all to ourselves again! 

Oh, all you snow-covered Blogvillians, keep warm!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Mysterious noise...

This morning when doing our supposed-to-keep-the-couch-clean sheets, the washing machine started making a strange,
 clunking sound.
I got the blame.

 Guess who has

very clean.......


Yesterday we got two very clean poo bags. 
SHE needs to check her pockets.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Believe it or Not!

Apparently, some peeps don't like being awakened at 3 a.m. 
so pups can go out to play and sniff.

SHE's one of them.
(This is our 1400th post.)

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Supplies and a surprise....

Yesterday morning we stopped by the Farmers' Market to load up on supplies.

There are 50 roo chews in that box.....see?

 This morning, at the river Harry's mother showed up with presents for all of us.
Harry comes with Pi, and he got lots of
Christmas presents from everyone, so
his mother made all of us treat bags
with home-baked goodies.
There are two black shadows under the table in case of droppages.
There are some Happy Dogs at our house!

We just wish SHE wasn't so stingy.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Summer Games...



Thursday, January 14, 2016


 Patience and Stealth....


 Easy does it.....

Unfortunately, little brother came racing through at this moment and chased the bird away!
(Too quickly for a photo.)

Saturday, January 9, 2016


You'll never guess who was at the river this morning!
It was Mr Roo.
We haven't seen him in ages.
This picture was taken before the chase.....
 Way over on the right is a Roo blurr.
SHE was yelling too much to get a good shot.
 We chased him into the sheep paddock.
(Luckily, no sheep.)

Next we walked around the track until
everyone arrived.
Then down to the river.
Even Dui has been getting into the water....
 Bella loves trying to catch rocks.  It's her favourite game.  She'll often stand in the water for over an hour waiting for someone to throw rocks for her.
She chipped a tooth last year, so rocks have to be thrown close
enough so she'll jump for them, but not close enough to be caught.
Pi and Kelly trying to put Bella off her game. (Harry retrieving a ball behind.)

 Then we chased each other, wrestled and barked.
 Afterwards snack time, up under the trees.
Dui front and centre, he usually gets the dropped treats.
 The two hours goes quickly.  So until next weekend....


Monday, January 4, 2016


Today has been one of those 
every-time-you-want-to-go-out-it-starts-raining days.
Don't worry, we had HER up at 5:30 a.m.
for a walk.
SHE wore HER old, waterproof jacket.
Which turned out to be just an old jacket
when it started raining halfway through the walk.

Anyway, we've been doing a lot of this.


Bella being a doorway dog.

Roxy on the supposed to keep the doona cover clean blanket.  (She thinks she owns the bed!)
Not much happening our end.

we wanted to share with you the wonderful
Christmas Pudding, our friend 
Pi (π)gave us.

Minced beef and cheese.

We loved it!
Sorry there is no photo of us enjoying it!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

We're still here....

Enjoying mornings at the river....

Bella waiting hopefully for someone to throw rocks to her.
 It's not our fault that someone

left the back door open!