Thursday, November 26, 2009

let's be thankful it's an orange thursday

so blue at true colours, in honor of thanksgiving, has challenged us to orange this week. no problems i can show you my moves with my orange mr pumpkin head...

if mollie will ever let me have a go...

while i waited for the mollie monster to share some play, i got thinking about how thanksgiving is not really a new zealand tradition. it's a harvest festival right? so you are spose to give thanks for the harvest and express gratitude in general by scoffing lotsa food with friends and family? gobble and go kinda thing? mmmmmm that gave me an idea... today we will post a huge thanks to all our blogging friends and in keeping with the spirit of all things orange, all my bloggy friends have something orange in their photo... (pee ess, if we've missed you out we are furry furry sorry - maybe we don't know you visit us?? be sure to woof out so we know you are out there... licks and loves ;D)

first up we have the 4 b's, in a way its kinda appropriate they are the first pic cos they were the first blog we ever visited infact, it was these dudes who inspired us to start our blog

asta, she might be the queen of orange and style in manhatten, but she's also got the biggest heart of gold

barkalot boyz, jake and harry... always an adventure in florida

bogart, sadly bogie lost his h-dad earlier this year, he has since taken up the challenge of protector of his h-mom whilst serving as a very informative guide to the arty side of portland's sidewalks and forests

butchy, oh butchy we are furry sorry your sidekick and soulmate miss snickers didn't beat her strange illness, we can only hope you do not get too lonely

checkers, always the fashion statement you should see her knitted creations

deetz & sharkie, who found and rescued a stray kitten, jinx, all on their own

duffy, he might be new to all this bloggy stuff but being asta's bro we know he will excel

eduardo, the snuggle puggle... he might be small but man courage wise he's twice the size of most, keep fighting that horrid sickie eosinophilic myositi eduardo

fred, a poodle like no other

gooberstan and stella, to celebrate the notion of new friends, today we add these two characters who we know will provide us with much laughter

guiness and saige, who are so big they have to wear reflector vests so the hunters dont shoot them

ike, who's just relocated to barkingham... we kid you not

joey, who splits our sides... love your style

kyhra, generous beyond words, it was actually khyra who gave us this weeks orange idea, she offered the infamous orange rescue van her momma uses to help dogs who are less fortunate than ourselves, if you can help go visit the last resort rescue by clicking on this link or peemail khyra at KhyraSH at Gmail dot Com

lacie, spirited beyond belief how do stanley and scruffy hack the pace we wonder

laura, ok she may not be a dog and she's definitely not a bee but she's our first internet friend who lets us come up and rent their wee farm cottage the acorn, bliss

life with dogs, so clever and witty they always deliver a laugh

mack and sally ann, generous, loving and oh so great shoppers

madison, who gave us our first vote of confidence in mango's mango minster, for that we stay loyal

mango, big guy, huge heart and master of the slobber

mitch and maggie, true friends... without these two we would have most likely missed the odd true colours, they rally us on and as far as we know they have never missed a post, a tough act to follow

peewee, agile and wise mind you he would have to be since he lives with the one that goes by the name 'relentlessly huge'

petey, ok he may have a small tail (actually it looks pretty long in this pic) but he always has a huge tale to tell

sasha, such sassy sweetness

sasha the dane, the biggest kid on the block

snickers, aw snickers, she shared so many of her adventures with us, she may be gone in body but her spirit will always be with us

spatial peepol, ruby and scooter standing with renner in front. always sharing such lovely photos and words... before you ask... yes we think ruby's spots are a kind of orange

sparky, a cavapapipoo... he's got the smarts (and naughtiness) from the poodle, the agility from the papillon, and the willingness to please from the cavalier one very smart 'designer dog'

suzuki, have you seen any of the above? we fear they are missing in action and feel we should put out a missing persons alert...

tank, a wee joker with a lot of panache and attitude

tanner, if we didn't have tanner we wouldn't have doofus, right?

teddy, always up to something and most definitly a strong willed player

tibby, always showing so much style, another true designer dog

twinkle, living the high life with a smile

vodka, cute as a button

walter, a mighty courageous pug who is beating all the odds, a true superdog

and finally a furry special thanks to blue seen here with her friend jackson. it is blue's meme 'true colours' that keeps us on track with our weekly posts. blue never fails to surprise us with her own last post to every colour challenge... cake - no matter how weird the colour, blue always manages to find a cake. this next pic is especially for blue... blue you take the cake!

next week apparently things are going to get creamy...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

miss snickers 20.07.02 - 22.11.09

a year ago miss snickers was imitating a fairy,
with sadness, she's now an angel

we send our love and compassion to the lamb family and special licks and paws to her best buddy butchy

"You think dogs will not be in heaven?
I tell you, they will be there long before us!"
Robert Louis Stevenson
[1850 - 1894]

Thursday, November 19, 2009

a lapis lazuli thursday - oh what a week...

well today i report from the house of newspaper and you may wonder what the arf that has to do with lapis lazuli namely blue... well absolutely nothing... nadda, nought... yes folks ziltch... well maybe the blue masthead titled 'in business' counts and boy are we in business... note my grumpy tone and lack of wit - well sleep deprivation kinda does that to you... and why might we all be so exhausted?

welcome miss mollie...

ok so she did the cutest poses on the way home... pretty good for her first car ride, not even a sickie on the blue car rug...

and she does seem to adore me... our first meet on the front lawn went pretty darn well...

but b none of these pics show the real mollie... you know the fearless monster that bounds up and down the stairs and man those stairs are big, the fur ball that leaps off the couch, that is super strong and into everything, the wee girl that runs so fast she's just a blur... actually b how on earth did you even manage to get her to sit still enough for these photos... i mean to say, even the babe in a blue basket trick barely lasted 2 secs... i didn't even get a chance to find her off switch...

b has no time to cook cos mollie's such an energy sapper and time gobbler and c seems to be constantly cleaning and mopping up after her... thank god neil and niki bought them jimmy's pies in their famous blue packaging...

they may be neglecting themselves but they do manage to get our daily sustenance into our bowls with their blue glaze interiors...

and we do have one secret weapon of control...

oh yes the baby gate that helps make our bathroom with our blue bath a calm and restful mollie place... oh what a laugh, calm and restful eh... b she is a master of disguise, one minute she's a wee sleeping princess who wouldn't squish a pea...

the next, after i've tottered off to bed with heavy eyes and when you are watching the talking box, she turns into a night stalker, hey mollie they are my toys... oh blue monkey you so don't have a chance... does she ever get tired?

so for the last 5 days while we've all been trying to get into a pattern mollie and i have also been concentrating a lot on the sky... why you ask??

well we have been sending our pawsitive vibes to miss snickers and max... we especially love the next piccy that asta did for miss snickers to help her fight the sickies, it has a very intense blue sky in a true lapis lazuli hue but best of all it seems to be doing the trick... woofhoo!

oh and miss mollie, i might be dog tired but i do love you and we all love your spirit... you have added a true brightness to our home even if i do appear a bit blue sometimes arf arf!

next week blue's challenge is orange... oh sheesh what's a dog gonna do...

(note from b... mollie might be highly spirited but we wouldn't have it any other way, we can't believe how quickly she is picking things up... already sussed grass is the place of preference for poos & wees with newspaper being the next best place. she knows to stay in her wee bed by the bed and is pretty much sleeping thru the night with one wake up at 2am. doyle was wary at first largely ignoring her but this is changing and he is starting to take on a more dominant role... they have short bursts of play and there is a lot of butt sniffing... it's all good! it's all very good!)