Don’t toy with us!

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

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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 ………

 

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I’m still here!

It’s been a strange old summer and autumn. New Zealand – including the Coromandel Peninsula – is still desperate for a good spell of rain, and we still have a total fire ban in place up here. The Coromandel isn’t usually short of a drop of rain, so we’re all feeling it right now…

We have had a quiet few months. Dad’s been a bit  under the weather, and Mum is waiting to have a cataract operation on her eye – so she hasn’t been spending as much time on the computer as usual.

She has been taking lots of photos of little old Moi, though… Here are a few…

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As you can see, I’ve been doing lots of zoomies.

But sometimes it’s nice just to settle down and have a good snooze…..

‘Bye for now….. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz   🙂

Brits at the Beach in Tairua… (especially for Easy)

I promised my Weimaraner friend Easy (http://easyweimaraner.wordpress.com/) that I would post a picture of another Weimaraner we saw when we were doing some promotion for Greyhounds as Pets (GAP) New Zealand in October last year. So here is the photo – and a few more from the event, which was called “Brits at the Beach”. We had a wonderful time, and it was a fun day out.

There were over 300 dogs at the event - this is the only Weimaraner we saw :-)

There were over 300 dogs at the event – this is the only Weimaraner we saw 🙂

Mum has no idea what any of the cars were. Dad liked them, though... :-)

Mum has no idea what any of the cars were. Dad liked them, though… 🙂

Me and Dad posing in front of, well, a car... :-)

Me and Dad posing in front of, well, a car… 🙂

Aah, that's better. Forget about the cars - what about  gorgeous ME? :-)

Aah, that’s better. Forget about the cars – what about gorgeous ME? 🙂

Hey, Dad, let me go! I see something there...

Hey, Dad, let me go! I see something there…

Ooooh! It's a... it's a... dog!

Ooooh! It’s a… it’s a… dog!

It's a very friendly tiny dog! This is fun! :-)

It’s a very friendly tiny dog! This is fun! 🙂

AHA! I've heard Mum talking about "breed recognition" and I'm proving it now. I've just spotted another greyhound! WOOHOO! :-)

AHA! I’ve heard Mum talking about “breed recognition” and I’m proving it now. I’ve just spotted another greyhound! WOOHOO! 🙂

This is Cruz. He's a big, handsome boy. He lives with Sharon and Pete and the beautiful Lettuce. Way back before I came to Mum and Dad, Sharon and Pete did the home-check for my Mum and Dad to make sure our garden was going to be safe for me. Lucky for me - they said 'Yes!'  :-)

This is Cruz. He’s a big, handsome boy. He lives with Sharon and Pete and the beautiful Lettuce. Way back before I came to Mum and Dad, Sharon and Pete did the home-check for my Mum and Dad to make sure our garden was going to be safe for me. Lucky for me – they said ‘Yes!’ 🙂 Cruz is looking a bit worried here…

Sharon, with the beautiful Lettuce... :-)

Sharon, with the beautiful Lettuce… 🙂

This is me meeting Pete for the first time. I was playing it cool... :-)

This is me meeting Pete for the first time. I was playing it cool… 🙂

This is me and Lettuce, getting to know one another. She was pretty foxy! :-)

This is me and Lettuce, getting to know one another. She was pretty foxy! 🙂

Here we are: me, Lettuce and Cruz, doing our stuff advertising Greyhounds as Pets NZ, looking gorgeous! :-)

Here we are: me, Lettuce and Cruz, doing our stuff advertising Greyhounds as Pets NZ, looking gorgeous! 🙂

Don't you think my Union Jack bandanna looks smart? :-)

Don’t you think my Union Jack bandanna looks smart? 🙂

Pete with Cruz and me :-)

Pete with Cruz and me 🙂

There was a really tall man at the event. I was amazed! His head was nearly in the clouds!

There was a really tall man at the event. I was amazed! His head was nearly in the clouds!

This is us all in the show ring. Sharon had the mike, and was telling all the people about the work that Greyhounds as Pets does, and what wonderful pets we make. I felt very special, with lots of people looking at us, and clapping and smiling.

This is us all in the show ring. Sharon had the mike, and was telling all the people about the work that Greyhounds as Pets does, and what wonderful pets we make. I felt very special, with lots of people looking at us, and clapping and smiling.

This gorgeous girl only had eyes for handsome Cruz... :-)

This gorgeous girl only had eyes for handsome Cruz… 🙂

Here's Mum with Cruz, me and Lettuce, at the end of a brilliant day! :-)

Here’s Mum with Cruz, me and Lettuce, at the end of a brilliant day! 🙂

When we left the event, we hopped across the road and went for a nice walk along the beautiful beach... :-)

When we left the event, we hopped across the road and went for a nice walk along the beautiful beach… 🙂

I hope you’ve enjoyed visiting “Brits at the Beach” with me. Bye for now! 🙂

Fun in the garden

We had a couple of weeks of pretty warm weather just after Christmas, so Dad was walking me really early in the morning, and Mum didn’t take me out until late evening, as I got too hot.

I watched with some interest while Dad went to the trouble of patching the bottom of the inflatable paddling pool, as it sprang a small leak last summer. When Dad had finished, Mum heaved it out under the trees in the garden, then she half-filled it with water. Well, despite the fact that I did have a little paddle in it last summer, this year I completely refused to go anywhere near it… I have decided I don’t care much for paddling. Mum left it there for a while but she’s eventually conceded defeat, and she emptied it the other day.

Luckily for all of us, the weather has turned a wee bit cooler, and most days there is a nice cool breeze blowing, as well, so I go zoomies round the garden whenever I feel like it (usually before I go for a walk with Dad in the mornings).

There were some lovely people from Auckland holidaying in the village a few weeks ago. They had brought their two dogs with them, Bijou, the collie, and Flash, who, joy of joys! – was a greyhound! Here are some pictures of our play-date in the garden.

Bijou the collie trying to round me up :-)

Bijou the collie trying to round me up 🙂

Getting my own back on Bijou

Getting my own back on Bijou

Getting our breath back...

Getting our breath back…

Flash, me and Bijou mooching round the garden...

Flash, me and Bijou mooching round the garden…

Me and Flash - Flash is a mature gent; he is ten years old :-)

Me and Flash – Flash is a mature gent; he is ten years old 🙂

I think Bijou was secretly trying to round us up again... :-)

I think Bijou was secretly trying to round us up again… 🙂

Getting to know one another...

Getting to know one another…

Me and Flash - aren't we a handsome pair?

Me and Flash – aren’t we a handsome pair?

End of the day... We all had a fabulous time! :-)

End of the day… We all had a fabulous time! 🙂

Here I am having a bit of a zoom round the garden this morning before my walk. I had a great time…

Whoops! Mum nearly missed me! :-)

Whoops! Mum nearly missed me! 🙂

WHEEEEEE!

WHEEEEEE!

I'm on a roll, now...

I’m on a roll, now…

Off for my walk with Dad, now. Bye! 🙂

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Computer woes…

Mum’s having computer trouble. The desktop PC needs to go to the repairman, and the laptop wouldn’t boot last night and this morning. Dad’s had a look at it and managed to get it going for her, so we’re posting a few quick photos to let everyone know we’re still here! 🙂

 

Dad was out yesterday. I trotted to the gate to see whether he was coming home yet…

 

I did big zoomies round the garden yesterday. I did even bigger zoomies today, but Mum didn’t have the camera with her 🙂

 

How long is my tongue! 🙂

 

It’s nice out in the garden – but I like Mum or Dad to be with me…

 

I feel happeeeeee! 🙂

 

snooze time…..zzzzzzzzzzzzz

Well, it’s been a weird sort of day. Now Mum says she has to get back to work, and I need to do some serious napping.

Bye for now… 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

What is this golden thing in the sky?

Well, we’ve still been getting a fair bit of rain but then a couple of days ago — the sun came out! I think Mum was more shocked than I was. She got all excited and did a little dance then she took me to the beach.

Here are some photos she took: and, shock horror – I’m not in all of them!

Mum calls this the “river” and Dad calls it the “stream”. Don’t ask me, I’m just the dog!

 

Ah, yes. The beach is down there, somewhere… 🙂

 

There it is! 🙂

 

This is the end of the beach – and look! Blue sky!

 

Aaaah! Smell that sea air…

 

When we were walking the beach, we saw this goldy-green thing gleaming in the distance. Mum couldn’t wait to get up close – though I was a bit more cautious. Look what we found!

 

Isn’t it wonderful? Mum called it the Leg Less Logster!

 

Mmmmm…… sunshine!

 

Methinks Mum is hinting that she wants a little sit down…

 

Now Mum’s getting all arty… I think the sun’s gone to her head.

 

One last look round before we head home…

 

Home again! Walked and fed. Tired now…..

 

‘Bye for now! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ark needed – minimum of 3 settees + WiFi

Well, as you can probably tell, it’s still been raining a lot. Here are a couple of photos Mum took last week.

Well, I won’t be going out in this…

Nope. I definitely don’t do that sort of rain…

Mum’s been making more grumbling noises about arks, and she showed me some pictures on the Internet. I thought they looked pretty neat – though I’m not sure about having to share with all those animals. Mum assured me I wouldn’t have to – though I thought that perhaps just a few houndy mates might be nice. Then we could go zoomies round and round the deck. (Um, perhaps I shouldn’t have mentioned that here.)

I would have to insist on a minimum of three settees, because I do like my comfort, and I like to be able to lounge on different vantage points during the day, depending on what sort of mood I’m in, and what Mum and Dad are up to. I like to keep an eye on them, you see.

The other day, there was what Mum called “a window of opportunity” in the weather i.e. it wasn’t currently pelting with rain, so we made it to the beach and back. WHOOPEE!  The beach is still there! And there were lots of interesting new smells for me to sniff.

Hmm…. Getting out of the front gate at last.

Keeping an eye out over the paddocks… those cattle weren’t there before,

When we got to the bridge, I spotted some strange shapes coming towards us. They turned out to be horses. I must admit I freaked a little bit, and Mum took me to the other side of the road until they’d all gone past. Phew!

Freaky! Mum said they were called “horses”. They were very big!

Just checking that those horses have really gone…

Heyyy! We made it to the beach – and it’s not raining yet!

Looks like rain’s coming again soon. Better encourage Mum to get a move on…

I think those horses were here, Mum…

Aah… Mum, the beach, no rain – and dinner when I get home. Perfect! 🙂

I have very mobile ears…

… and as you can see, they work independently 🙂

After we got back from our lovely walk to the beach, it rained really heavily again. But by then, I didn’t care. 🙂

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…………

‘Bye for now….. 🙂