The other week mummy ordered these cool doggie earrings from mollie’s mummy’s shop.
And she likes them so much she got the bracelet to match:
The pics don’t do them justice at all, mummy was having issues with the selfie option on her phone and the pics came out a bit dark. In reality they are really shiny and cute.
Mollie’s mummy has loads of fab things in her store, so don’t forget to pop by and have a look.
In the meantime, I’d like to introduce to you a new bloggy friend. His name is Neo and he’s a mallie like me!
Now I’m off to the park to do some of this:
With my buddy Sebastian.
Have a great day everyone.
My mini me had so much fun the other week at the mini me olympics, she decided she wanted another adventure. I’ve been trying to think of something she could do and then I heard that a family of clown fish had been spotted in the area, so she fashioned a snorkel and literally dove in!
I’m thinking of making my mini me adventures a regular feature. What would you like to see her do next?
Ps. sorry if any of you received a half-finished post about doggie earrings yesterday, mummy pressed publish rather than save – I wonder at her sometimes! I’ll be bringing you news about those tomorrow
Today I took mummy and daddy for a walk in Epping Forest where we discovered Ambresbury Banks. Local legend has it that this is where Boudica fought her last battle against the Romans, although having checked Wikipedia just now, this seems unlikely. Either way, it was an interesting place to explore. And the best part was there were lots of muddy puddles to play in:-)
Did you go for a nice Sunday walk today?
I was really sad to read that my brother from another mother – aka Ku – is not going to blog anymore, and instead will be concentrating on other interests.
Ku is a mallie like me. But unlike me, had a difficult start to life and had to be rescued from a puppy farm. He has written a book about his journey from a frightened starving pup, to the happy haiku-writing friend we all know and love. His book is called Kuruk: the Little Bear that Could.
Mummy ordered his book for me a while ago, but at the same time ordered herself a book that wasn’t released yet. She assumed they would arrive separately, but they didn’t and I only got it yesterday. Silly mummy!
Anyway, mummy read me Ku’s story straight away and I had to wipe away a tear. It’s difficult for a
spoiled pup like me to imagine the hardship of not knowing love, of walkies, and the worst thing of all not knowing when the next meal would come, if it would at all.
Ku’s story is not a depressing tale though, it’s one of hope. It’s the story of how a pup who had such a hard start to life has overcame so many issues to become both loving and trusting.
I’m sorry you’re not blogging anymore, Ku, I’ll miss you. But I wish you well in your new ventures.
Yesterday the UK media spread the news about a 6 day old baby in South Wales that was allegedly killed by an Alaskan Malamute. It made the front pages of several papers and I gather was hotly debated on the radio too. You can read this story on the BBC website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-26242506
There are lots of unanswered questions in this story, such as the dog’s history: I gather he was a rescue but it’s not clear why he’d been given up. And also why were the baby and the dog left alone together? So far the dog has been seized but not destroyed, which suggests there is some doubt over the incident. Though from the tone of the headlines yesterday it appeared to be an open and shut case.
I don’t know if or why the dog attacked the baby and can’t even begin to speculate. But I do know that the media coverage of this story has already had a negative affect on my breed. It saddens me to think that those headlines may doom many malamutes to being abandoned through fear of similar incidents.
Malamutes are a loving, friendly dog in the right hands. But as with any dog, training and socialisation are vital. With the popularity of films such as Twilight, malamutes are becoming an increasingly fashionable dog to own. But not everyone does their research before committing to dog ownership.
My heart goes out to the family in question. What happened was truly horrific. But I also worry what the press coverage of this incident has done to the reputation of the Alaskan Malamute in the UK.
The other day my buddy Sammy gave me the Sunshine Picnic award.
Once you get it you have to pick ten friends to invite to your picnic and give them something to bring as their contribution! Sammy said this about me:
- how about bringing some of your toys to share with everyone Misaki? I know you must have a giant toybox full of fun stuff…!
Well, no I don’t have a toybox. My toys have their own house! Yes it’s true
I am spoiled. See mummy and daddy bought me an enclosed bed when I was little but I don’t like it anymore. Mostly cos on the very rare occasion I was naughty, daddy would tell me to ‘go to bed’, and so I associated it with being told off. And instead opted to sleep on the armchair. At first a few toys were put in my bed to entice me to use it again, which didn’t work. And it kinda went from there. And now it looks like this (and there are a few missing):
I think that’s a modest pile of toys, right?
Thanks Sammy for the award. I’m still trying to think of what everyone can bring and then will pass it on.
Do you have a toybox or toyhouse?
Yesterday we had a lovely spring day. It was a little chilly (approx 7°c), but it wasn’t raining and it wasn’t overly windy. It made such a nice change from the horrible weather we’ve had of late. When lazy mummy and daddy finally took me to the park it was teeming with kids and fair-weathered dog-walkers.
When we came home, I disappeared. I wasn’t in any of my favourite spots. When mummy eventually found me, I was in the garden like this:
OK yes, I might be snowdog but I can’t resist a good sunpuddle:-) Mummy and daddy are always saying that I’m part cat, well I guess this proves it BOL
They then went out and I had to stay home. But as a parting gift they left me half a loaf of bread – wasn’t that nice of them! When they got back there was some moaning about how I’d eaten it all. But they obviously meant for me to have it as they put it on the kitchen counter within easy reach. I think they are both loosing the plot lol.
ps. Barkarama currently have a competition to win 2 tickets to Crufts. You can enter here: http://barkarama.co.uk/win/9-win-tickets-to-crufts-2014
I should probably point out it’s only open to residents in the UK and Ireland and closes on Friday 28th February. If you want to enter, send a clear photo to capture your dog’s winning personality, and email it to email@example.com with the subject Pup Personality 2014, along with their name, age, breed and why their personality makes them top of the pups!
The competition is pretty tough, with some dogs already having over 600 votes. Mummy has entered my snowball fight picture but so far I only have a few votes. So I’m begging for you to vote for me. Pretty please? All you have to do is ‘like’ my picture I’ve put pleading posts on facebook but people have been liking the link rather than the actual picture, and those doesn’t count. If you are on fb, please could you vote for me? Thank you:-)
And while you’re there, you might want to vote for Del too his picture is here
In the meantime, I’ve just comeback from the park where I met a new golden friend. She and I played bitey face and now I’m covered in dirt and slobber lol.
The wind is so strong here in the UK I think I’m in danger of being blown to Oz. If you find yourself there too, I’ll meet you in the Emerald city:-)
It’s been a long time coming but the Queen of Hearts ball is finally here. Woohoo!!
As my boydawg Gizmo isn’t around and my prince charming didn’t arrive with my slipper the other day, I decided to go with my bestest buddie Mollie.
I just know we’re going to have a blast together!
Happy Valentine’s day everyone!!!