Sunday, May 22, 2011

Alpha female apologises

Often we share a bowl and often I am the first eating and often I growl at my older sister when she tries to eat but we still happily share kibble but today we had a fight she bit my ear and now I smell of disinfectant.

She came and licked my face to say sorry. I am still eating kibble and she is lying down watching me. The humans made a fuss over me and she knows she went a bit overboard.


We are tired and hot

We are tired and hot, originally uploaded by Poodlematic.

Our humans took us walking when we went to Laingsburg last weekend. Laingsburg is a small town/village in the Karoo with not much in it. The Karoo is a large area with not much in it either.

It was my first time climbing up rocks. My sister Mia is smaller and lighter than me and she climbs like a mountain goat. My humans had to take me up a more gentle slope.

We climbed up a Koppie. In the language our humans speak, this means a small head, or a hill. Which is strange. Because I have now climbed up a head.

But it is was fun and there were lots of interesting smells. And huge piles of poo from either bokkies or dassies. And there were bones lying around which is very thoughtful for Poodle climbers.

When we got to the top, we needed to rest. Then we went home.


Via Flickr:
Babette and Mia rest on the ridge between 2 koppies, Laingsburg. First time hill-walking for Babette. Mia was a mountain goat in a previous life...

Saturday, May 21, 2011

A different beach

This is the main beach in Bloubergstrand. There are normally lots of dogs walking their humans here but my human brought me when everyone was somewhere else.

Probably the humans were all at those large buildings where they go in empty handed and walk out with food.

This sign tells the humans not to swim but there were lots of humans in long rubber bags standing on things and moving with the waves. Isn't that swimming?


We like to chase each other

This was taken by our human yesterday as we played in the dog park opposite Babette's home. You can see how fast I am. Babette likes to pirouette and Poodle box!


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I must hold the cushion

Clown is sharing the chair with me because Babette and I have eaten all the other toys but anyway clown is my favourite; I have had a busy day and I am tired.


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Relaxing by the fire. Ahhhh!

I have learned that a nice way to end the day is to relax by a fire. The crackly noises scare me a bit but boy, I could get used to this.


We are not mountain sheep!

We went out with the humans and we climbed a rocky hill. There was a lot of loose stones and sand but we have four paw drive so we managed fine. Then we were thirsty so we drank a lot.

Babette and Mia

Road trips are tiring

They did not bring pillows or cushions, so I will rest on my little sister. She does not mind because I am the alpha female.


My bags are packed

They woke up at 5 this morning. Normally, when that happens we all go to the place where one person gets out and doesn't come back for a week. But today my stuff was packed!

We are waiting for Mia and her mom. Apparently we are all going on a roadtrip!


Friday, May 13, 2011

Waiting at the airport

He took us to the airport again. There are lots of things to see and smell there. When Mia's mom spotted us and called her, she went into sensory overload and was looking everywhere but straight forward.

Then we realised it was she. And we both went bananas and made other people smile and laugh as they watched us welcome our human home.

Babette and Mia

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I will clean your face now

I will clean your face now, originally uploaded by Poodlematic.

As we had stopped to pose for yet another photo, I decided to clean my sister's face.

Babette and Mia

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Home is the best playground

Humans are so thoughtful when it comes to our needs. We just love obstacle courses and trampolines and they arrange everything to make it fun jumping from one to the other without touching the floor!

Mia and Babette

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Sleepover at Mia's

My humans are out and I am staying with Mia and her mom. She is sharing her bed with me. But when she stays mine I also like to share her bed.

Such are the perks of being the older sister.


Friday, May 6, 2011

Faster than a Greyhound

We have not actually seen one of these alleged 'Greyhounds' but our humans say they are fast and they are dogs. This will only be verified by us chasing one and then smelling it.

Until that happens we will chase each other when let off leash on an open and empty field.

Babette and Mia

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Me at the park

This weekend my human mom took me into the city and we went for a walk in Green Point park. It was sensory overload for me; there were too many other dogs there that I couldn't bark at any of them. I just took everything in and then slept like a bug in a rug when we got home.


Summer came back yesterday

We are supposed to be well into autumn / winter but yesterday people were on the beach sunbathing as Mother Nature treated us to 28c perfect weather!

Our coats prefer cooler weather but the heat makes us want to walk on wet sand to cool our paws and we try to dash into the surf if he isn't watching..,

Babette and Mia