On Sunday’s we try to go somewhere a bit different for our walks, but instead of going somewhere muddy or with an all-you-can-eat poo buffet, yesterday we went to the cycle paths. This isn’t new or different as my town is very cycle friendly and we have an extensive cycle network.
Although I’m not big/old enough to do any serious exercise, in a few months when I am, daddy plans to take me out on his bike. But so far when I’ve seen people on bikes I’ve either chased them or ignored them. So he thought he’d introduce me to the idea of him riding along while I walked with mummy to get me used to it.
Much to their surprise I didn’t mind at all, didn’t try to jump up at him or anything. And we even went for a very (short) slow ride together. I had so much fun! But I got a little distracted when a squirrel shot across the path and I nearly pulled daddy into the bushes. Whoops.
I hope we do it again soon, and I hope the next few months speed past so we can go for longer and faster rides!
Yesterday while mummy was concentrating on cleaning the house, I decided to work on the garden. Ours is a pretty small garden so I decided to make it bigger by digging under the fences on each side. That way we can have 3 gardens rather than just one. What a brilliant idea! Strangely mummy didn’t seem quite so impressed though.
I’m just having a snooze and waiting for mummy and daddy to decide where we’re going for our Sunday walk. I hope it’s somewhere muddy!
You can also vote for the stars in the Hutch A Good Life panto – Raffles and Zena look particularly amazing!
And lastly several of our good friends have entries in the Heart like a Dog calendar contest. You can vote once every 24 hours and Mollie has suggested a vote rotation. If you had trouble viewing the poll, try using a different browser. I use Firefox and the poll didn’t work for me, so I had to switch to Internet Explorer instead.
Hope you are all having a good sunday.
Saturday’s are always a busy day for me. In the morning I have to wake mummy up early so she can do lots of housework. She would feel terrible if she just stayed in bed all morning and missed the opportunity to hoover and tidy-up after me. So even if she tries to go back to sleep after she’s given me my breakfast, it’s important for me to keep nudging her and jumping on her until she gets moving. What a good pup I am!
Then I have to take her to training class, which is always loads of fun.
While I’m doing all that, don’t forget to pop by and comment on Doggy‘s Movember post, just to recap, he’s donating 50 cents to this fantastic cause for every comment left on his post, found here. He’s hoping to get to 100, so if you haven’t done so already, please leave a comment.
While you’re at Doggy’s you can also vote in the Greatest Contest of All Time. The competition is fierce, but I would like to give you a gentle nudge in the direction of LLCD‘s entry as she has kindly offered to donate her prize to Battersea Dog’s Home.
Have a great saturday!!
Wow, it seems to be award season again!
Thank you to Toby and his mum at Scienerf for passing me the One Lovely Blog Award. Isn’t it pretty?
If that wasn’t enough, Stanzes Blahbla has passed on the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award!! Amazing, thank you so much:-)
The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:
1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award
2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.
3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/ and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience
6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…
Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!
Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!
When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!
There are a total of 6 stars to collect.
Which means that you can check out your favourite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!
For more information check the FAQ on The Thought Palette.
So who to nominate? I decided to pick 15, but even narrowing down to them was hard. I was tempted to just give it to all of my bloggy friends, but usually people are too modest to take it. So I’m giving it to the following bloggies and I hope you will all pass it on so by the end of the year everyone will have 6 stars:-)
If you don’t already read their blogs please do stop by and say hello.
Have a good friday everyone!!
As you know, I’ve always been a strong supporter of the Bonio. But I wrote to them a few months ago asking for a job as a tester and was turned away (without even sending me a free sample box as compensation!!) Everytime I’ve taken a bite of one since it’s left a bittersweet taste.
But now the rather dashing Dalton, face of Wagg (and possible future husband) has asked me to become an official reviewer of their products woohoo:-) So it’s bye-bye Bonio and hello Wagg! And I have this lovely badge to prove it:-)
Over the coming months I’m hoping to be able to
eat lots of treats objectively review some of their products and maybe arrange a competition or two! I’ve been told something exciting is on it’s way to me from Wagg so I’m keeping an eye on the door.
Have a good day all!
UPDATE: Don’t forget to head over to Doggy’s to vote in the Greatest Contest of All Time!!!!! Good luck choosing who to vote for, all the entries are fab!
Bored in blogville? Well here’s a few things for you to do today!
If he gets too many comments, he’ll be bankrupt and will have to live in a cardboard box on the street. When this happens Doggy is going to come and live with me so we can play all day in the mud together:-) So basically please all comment on his post, I could do with a playmate!
Also, don’t forget to pop over to Mollie‘s where, if you haven’t already, you can sign up be ‘christmassed’. She now also has Christmas bandanas for sale. Mine’s already on order and I look forward to showing it off when it arrives:-)
Thank you both very much. I especially like this award because I do feel like we are a family:-) And because of that I’m passing it on to you all. Don’t feel shy or embarrassed to take it, please just help yourselves.
Sweet dreams everyone!
On Sunday’s we try to go somewhere a bit different for our walk and yesterday daddy suggested we go to the Common. This used to be a popular place with dog walkers, but there’s one problem: horses. Although they are tethered, recently a Jack Russell was trampled by a horse so alot of people are giving it a wide berth now. But we decided to go anyway – we like to live dangerously BOL.
The best thing about the common is the horse poo!! The ground was littered with it, and as you can imagine, I was in heaven <3
It was also lovely and muddy. Silly daddy wasn’t wearing wellies and kept moaning about all the squelching. I loved every minute of it.
All in all I had a great time And I didn’t even mind too much about the bath afterwards!!
Hope you all had a good weekend! Did you go anywhere nice for your walkies?
Today is Remembrance Sunday, a day which we remember those who bravely fought and died in the line of duty.
But it wasn’t only soldiers who died. Millions of animals gave up their lives too, from horses and dogs, to pigeons and even glow-worms. The Animals in War monument in central London stands as tribute to all the animals that served, suffered and died alongside the British, Commonwealth and Allied forces in the wars and conflicts of the 20th century.
So today I’ll be spending the traditional minute’s silence by thinking about the animals involved in warfare and I hope you will too.
‘A Soldier’s Kiss’:Only a dying horse! pull off the gear, And slip the needless bit from frothing jaws, Drag it aside there, leaving the road way clear, The battery thunders on with scarce a pause. Prone by the shell-swept highway there it lies With quivering limbs, as fast the life-tide fails, Dark films are closing o’er the faithful eyes That mutely plead for aid where none avails. Onward the battery rolls, but one there speeds Needlessly of comrades voice or bursting shell, Back to the wounded friend who lonely bleeds Beside the stony highway where he fell. Only a dying horse! he swiftly kneels, Lifts the limp head and hears the shivering sigh Kisses his friend, while down his cheek there steals Sweet pity’s tear, “Goodbye old man, Goodbye”. No honours wait him, medal, badge or star, Though scarce could war a kindlier deed unfold; He bears within his breast, more precious far Beyond the gift of kings, a heart of gold.
– Henry Chappell
To find out more about the Animals in War sculpture and the history behind it, you can visit: www.animalsinwar.org.uk