Today I went to the All About Dogs show in Brentwood.
We got there early and only stayed a couple of hours as it started to get hot and was crazy busy. But I had loads of fun. I made lots of friends, most of all with a giant malamute called Mick – seriously he was twice the size of me! I also had a go at an agility course. I wasn’t too sure at first but by the end of it I started to get the hang of what I was supposed to do, I think daddy was more tired than me lol.
We had such a great time, apparently there’s another in July so am hoping we can go to that one too:-)
What did you get up to today?
Today I met up with mummy’s friend K and her dog Toby. He’s a
chew toy Chihuahua. Mummy wasn’t sure how it would go and said I had to be on my bestest behaviour. Mostly because Toby doesn’t socialise with other dogs much and also because he barks ALOT. And as I rarely bark, sometimes I get freaked out by vocal dogs.
But overall it went well, we didn’t actual wrestle, although I would’ve liked to, but I did show him round my park and introduced him to a few friends.
Afterwards they came back to ours for a bit. Mummy said I was good for not making a fuss about letting him in. He growled at me a few times but mummy said not to take it personally, he was obviously a bit nervous. And I didn’t mistake him for a toy, so all went well:-)
Although it was fun, I’m meeting up with my friend Lady tomorrow for a proper romp about:-)
I’m often mistaken for a Sibe and after a few months of repeating ‘she’s a malamute’ and explaining the differences between the two breeds, mummy and daddy have now got bored of the speech and sometimes they just nod and smile.
The main difference between us is that I’m bigger as I’m built for endurance while Sibes are sleeker as they are built for speed. Most people don’t appreciate the difference till they see Mallies and Sibes next to each other. This was posted on fb a while ago by It’s a Malamute and it really highlights the difference (although that Mallie does seem particularly big to me!):
The funniest times have been when I’ve met Sibes and the owners have assumed I’m also one and the reason I’m the bigger of the two is that I must be a boy (I’m not!) and/or I must be fully grown (nope – I still need to grow into my ears!).
While randomly looking up something yesterday I stumbled across the below infographic, which is a great representation of the differences between us and inspired me to write this post. I’ve wanted to write something about Mallies and Sibes for a while and the below illustration really sums up everything I wanted to say.
I’m not Sibe-bashing, they are lovely too. But I’m a Mallie:-)
Apologies for stealing this infographic to whoever created it, but am happy to give credit to whoever you are.
I mentioned before that on Boxing Day I was due to meet my new doggie cousin Dizzy!
We are now besties:-) I hope I get to see her again soon!
You may have seen Dakota‘s a lovely post about Kirby yesterday, if not do check it out. After reading it I decided to jump on the bandwagon! Just to recap, Something Wagging This Way Comes have introduced the idea of pairing up with another blog to share the love this December. You can find out more by clicking on the icon below.
I have been paired with MUTTering and Things a blog I’m embarrassed to say I haven’t read before, but that in itself is the beauty of this idea, already it has introduced me to a new friend! I was sad to read that Reba, the dog at the heart of the blog recently passed over Rainbow Bridge but the blog still continues in her memory, which is lovely.
I hope to read and learn more about Mutterings over the next few weeks, but in the meantime I hope you’ll all pop by to say hello.
Reba is also in the running for Dog of the Year in the A Dog’s Life contest. You can vote for her here
Have a good day everyone!
The recent incident with Mollie has made us grateful for having such brave and heroic friends who were prepared to drop everything and travel across the world to help find Mollie in her time of need. The fact that she wasn’t really in any danger makes no difference, everyone involved was fantastic
And it got me thinking. Our kitty friends have the FBI – Feline Bureau of Investigation to help them in times of need. But what about us doggies? We don’t have anything like that. So Mollie and I have decided to start the CSI – Canine Service of Investigation. An agency which recognises those brave dogs amongst us, and also offers a helping paw to our fellow canines when they need it the most.
We would like to initiate the following dogs into the CSI due to their recent courageous actions:
Welcome the CSI!! We hope to welcome many more agents in the future.
It seems that Easy‘s high speed chase to help save Mollie was all a ruse! If you look closely at the box in his boat, you can just see the tip of a familiar blond head…!
Follow us on our journey over at Easy‘s to find the thrilling conclusion to this epic drama that has rocked the blogisphere and kept us all on the edges of our keyboards!
It seems to be a trend atm for humans to dog-shame, there’s even this site for photos: http://dogshaming.tumblr.com/
Examples of dogshaming include:
So I have decided to subvert this and start human-shaming instead! Starting with my mummy. I think this is rather apt:
If you could shame your humans, what would you shame them for??
I was too lazy to write anything today, so instead I decided to post a few funnies from http://icanhas.cheezburger.com/dogs
Sticking with the puppy theme, I’d like to introduce you to a little friend from training class. He’s 14 weeks and also a Mally. Apart from him being a boy, its almost like looking in a mirror (a couple of months ago ofc). Here’s a few piccies of us playing together. Isn’t he cute?
PS, don’t forget to enter Mollie‘s funny photo competition!