More of Tess…

She’s been with us for just over two months now – and she really is a darling… πŸ™‚

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Exploring the garden…

 

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On the bed with me (shock horror!)

 

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Having a little zoom in the garden…

 

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And here are all three of us on the deck… πŸ™‚

 

Until next time….

 

WOOFS from Solo, Krissy and Tess…

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We’re baaaaaack! (And we have some news.)

We’re here, we’re here! It’s been a quiet year, especially as I wasn’t allowed to do zoomies because I’d torn the cruciate ligamentΒ in my knee… But I’m much better now, and … we have some exciting news…

Here’s a little collage showing the newest addition to our family… She is a black greyhound, called Tess, and she is 9Β½ years old. As soon as we saw a photo of her on the adoption page, we fell in love with her, and, literally days later, she came to live with us in her Forever home…

Tess has been with us for almost three weeks now, and she has settled in perfectly: we love her to pieces and hope she can enjoy a long and happy life here with us, Krissy and Solo…

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Don’t toy with us!

We like our toys. In fact, Krissy and I personally think a hound can never have too many toys! πŸ™‚

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Mine ………

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Solo Krissy toys

 

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Sometimes we share ………

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Sometimes we don’t ………

 

And sometimes it’s all too much ………

 

Solo Christmas Day resized Solo relaxed with a few toys

 

 

 

The Out-takes (or, Now You See Me………)

When she was looking at another friend’s funny photos recently, Mum was reminded that for every good photo she gets of me or Krissy, there are quite a few that don’t make the cut. She thought it might be fun to post a few of them here….. πŸ™‚

 

This one was so nearly good…

 

 

OOPS!

OOPS!

 

A definite OOPS! :-)

A definite OOPS! πŸ™‚

 

I think Mum was actually trying to photograph Krissy's new coat :-)

I think Mum was actually trying to photograph Krissy’s new coat πŸ™‚

But I look good in that one!

 

Oh yeah... Good shot of my muscled derriere, Mum...

Oh yeah… Good shot of my muscled derriere, Mum…

 

Ummmm.........

Ummmm………

 

Actually Mum... that's not half bad! :-)

Actually Mum… that’s not half bad! πŸ™‚

 

Abstract wet tail flick!

Abstract wet tail flick!

 

What the.....

What the…..

 

Er, Mum...? What's with you and all these headless shots?

Er, Mum…? What’s with you and all these headless shots?

 

Mum, Mum, Mum... That's the ceiling. Hello? We're down here...

Mum, Mum, Mum… That’s the ceiling. Hello? We’re down here…

 

And finally - my sister Krissy (well, her nose, anyway!) :-)

And finally – my sister Krissy (well, her nose, anyway!) πŸ™‚

 

So, it's 'bye for now from me...

So, it’s ‘bye for now from me…

 

..... and 'bye for now from Krissy xxx

….. and ‘bye for now from Krissy xxx

 

Have a great week, everybody…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re BAAAAAAACK!!!!! :-)

Yes, yes, we know we have been away from the blog for far too long….. Mum is hanging her head in shame but her dual excuse is 1) she was busy with writing projects and then, 2) her eyesight in both eyes seriously deteriorated over a very short time, and she is due to have a cataract removed from one eye at the end of this week. Hopefully we will be back to some sort of normalcy after that!

So here, totally at random, are a few photos taken over the past few months…..

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Me and Krissy keeping an eye on things from the comfort of our outside sofa…..

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Me doing the bunny-hop on a zoom round the garden…..

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Krissy looking happy πŸ™‚

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And me looking thoughtful…..

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I reckon I was having a word with Krissy, but she’s certain I was actually kissing the top of her head… (surely not!) πŸ™‚

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Then we shared a good joke….. πŸ™‚

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Time for another zoom! πŸ™‚

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My beautiful sister, Krissy…..

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‘Bye for now…..

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Greyhounds as Pets NZ Winter Wonderland Weekend!

Last weekend our little village was host to a wonderful group of greyhounds – most of them adopted through Greyhounds as Pets NZ. Our Dad helped organize the weekend with Victoria, our GAP area co-ordinator from Hamilton. Because we live quite a long way from any of the monthly GAP get-togethers, we decided to ask whether people from other parts of the area could come up here to us for once! And boy, did they come! We even had guests from as far away as New Plymouth, which, for non-New Zealanders, is a loooong 8-hour drive away from here. πŸ™‚

Colville Farm (http://www.colvillefarmholidays.co.nz/) graciously allowed us to book up most of their accommodation, and they proved to have the perfect setting for our weekend get-together. The weather was simply glorious for mid-winter, and the sun shone down on us all weekend.

Our friends who had a long distance to travel came up on Friday evening, and everyone else arrived Saturday morning. We had a lovely bush walk in the afternoon, followed by afternoon tea, then evening food (boy, was there a lot of food!), poetry, and musical entertainment throughout the evening. Most of us hounds (20 of us! plus 1 poodle!) were so tired out we slept through most of the evening, and just let the Humans get on with it…

Sunday morning we all met up on Colville beach and went for a nice brisk walk. Then back to Colville Farm for mid-morning tea and more food, then everyone began to wend their way home…

What a wonderful time we all had! Here are some photos Mum took of the weekend…

OOW! Look, Mum! Hounds are coming! :-)

OOW! Look, Mum! Hounds are coming! πŸ™‚

Krissy making new friends...

Krissy making new friends…

Krissy and two of the boys spot a goat... :-)

Krissy and two of the boys spot a goat… πŸ™‚

Here I am, keeping an eye on things... :-)

Here I am, keeping an eye on things… πŸ™‚

Mac just loved the lawn! :-)

Mac just loved the lawn! πŸ™‚

This is handsome Wizard...

This is handsome Wizard…

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Beautiful Nellie... :-)

Beautiful Nellie… πŸ™‚

We all had a lovely time on the bush walk... :-)

We all had a lovely time on the bush walk… πŸ™‚

According to Mum, afternoon tea was yummy! I thought we hounds showed great restraint... :-)

According to Mum, afternoon tea was yummy! I thought we hounds showed great restraint… πŸ™‚

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Throughout the evening, we hounds did what hounds do best... We slept :-)

Throughout the evening, we hounds did what hounds do best… and there were 20 of us inside! We all slept πŸ™‚

Sunday morning on the beach - here's me and Krissy with Dad, waiting for everyone else to arrive :-)

Sunday morning on the beach – here’s me and Krissy with Dad, waiting for everyone else to arrive πŸ™‚

Group photo of most of us on Colville beach. Me and Krissy are on the right, with our Mum :-)

Group photo of most of us on Colville beach. Me and Krissy are on the right, with our Mum πŸ™‚

My beautiful sister, Krissy, tired out at the end of the weekend... :-)

My beautiful sister, Krissy, tired out at the end of the weekend… πŸ™‚

Me, waiting with Dad to say good-bye to people... :-)

Me, waiting with Dad to say good-bye to people… πŸ™‚

What a beautiful setting it was... :-)

What a beautiful setting it was… πŸ™‚

Well… it’s back to the old settee now.

So it’s ‘bye for now from Krissy…

And ‘bye for now from me…..