Monday, February 10, 2003

From Bella - a suggestion about what people could learn from dogs....

Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride
Allow the experience of fresh air and wind in your face to be pure ecstasy
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them
Let others know when they’ve invaded your territory
Take naps, and stretch before rising
Run, romp, and play daily… Eat with gusto and enthusiasm
Be loyal….Never pretend to be something you’re not
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it
When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently
Thrive on attention and let people touch you
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do
On hot days, drink lots of water and rest under a shady tree
When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body
No matter how often you’re scolded, don’t buy into the “guilt thing” – run right back and make friends
Bond with your pack
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk

Sunday, January 26, 2003

Lilli:
I bit a man today....
Anne was furios but he deserved it!
He threatened me - he stuck his hands on either side of my face and then stuck his nose really close to my nose and barred his teeth making funny noises - I thought he was trying to bite me!
So I warned him - I pulled away, growled a little, barked at him, and he still kept trying to do the same thing! He was trying to dominate me - but I was scared - I didn't even know him!
So I chomped his hand!
Not really hard - just a little one - to let him know I don't like having people in my face!
Anne yelled at me...
She even growled.
Everyone was mad at me - Bert siad I was stupid - but I was SCARED!
We had to go straight home - I don't understand why!
Anyway - I like it at home, I feel safe there.
I try to stop people coming into my house and keep them away from Anne - she needs my protection and she's mine - I'm not shring her with strangers - I can share her with Bert and Grumpy, I suppose - but only a little.
I'm sad now - I'm just going to lie near Anne and try to do what she wants me to do - but I don't know what I did wrong!!

Thursday, October 03, 2002

Hola! Soy Grumpito!
Soy un gatito de Madrid! Soy el jefe de mi familia!

A. HEY - wait a minute Grumpy - who says you're in the "jefe" of the family??

G. Soy yo! Tiene una problema?

A. Grumpy is a Spanish Persian - he was born in Madrid back '94 and brought out to Australia in '96...

G. More like abducted from my native country and boxed up in a disgusting wooden box for days without food and a bed, bumped around and then sent to jail miles from civilisation for months on end - that alone gives me the right to claim the status of Jefe!
And another thing - Bert (he's my best buddy) is not really literate - I mean, he's a real hombre but... well, as Anne says, a boofhead (whatever that means). As for that new crazy bitch in the house - Lilli, she really is too much for me sometimes - I just have to chase her and scare her - keep her in line!
So - esta es - I'm the "jefe"!

A. Well - Grumpy has spoken - perhaps we'll wait for the others to comment before coronating him!

Wednesday, October 02, 2002

While we're waiting for my gang to sort themselves out - here's a note from Bella ( a gorgeous Wheaten terrier in Phoenix, Arizona):

Hello Mummy.
I had a wonderful time this morning. I have attached a photo that Daddy took that tells you just how much fun I had - it is 7.20am and I am pooped! Boy those other guys were fun.
I walked up and down the park about 6 times with Daddy and that big scary guy with the silver hair and funny voice. The other guys - Midnight and Icko - were there too. Midnight just sniffed and pooed. Icko and I ran all over the place. I didn't even have to have my lead held!
I was very good - I didn't run from the pack much at all - expect when the big fat man came along. I wanted to talk to him. There were other guys as well - I don't know their names cause they were just out walking and sniffing too.
Midnight and Icko brought two friends - I was only introduced to one of them properly - his name was Rodeo. The other guy had to stay on his lead with the big scary guy with the silver hair and funny voice. I think he would have run away.
I came every time I was called and I just had sooooooooo much fun.
Have a lovely day Mummy. I miss you so much!

Love,

Bella
This is Anne - I'm the pet moderator for this blog.
There's just a bit of indecision amongst the gang about who gets first say - who is really the pack leader??
Well, actually, I think I am - because, after all I'm the only one that can type....
Watch this space to see who gets first chomp of the site - Bert the Wonderdog, Lilli the Psycho Puppy, or Grumpy the Spanish Cat...

Tuesday, October 01, 2002

This is the first entry from the BB pets!