Sunday, October 25, 2009

Back from my adventures

Hi everyone,

Well I know I have been gone a while, but after mummy and daddy ignoring me far to much and then breaking the shocking news to me that there is going to be a baby in the house I decided to make a run for it. Or rather a dig for it. This is me after a long hard day of digging.

I dug my way to China where I spent a few happy weeks with the local chiwowas and other tiny dogs. However, the dog chow over there wasn't so great- all noodles and rice and no hunks of beef- that I decided to give mummy and daddy one more go.

Mummy says I will always be her favourite puppy and that the baby will add to our family, not destroy it. We'll see...

well I shall try to catch up with what you have all been up to.

Liffeys LIcks to you all

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Spring is here!!

Spring has sprung in Melbourne. I got to sunbathe all day today upon my deck. Had oe of my favourite breast bones to chew on and the big tree near the fence is making beautiful smells- ahh what a lovely day. It distracted me slightly from all the upsetables that are going on around here...

Mummy is still eating like a horse but now she says she can't walk me cause she feels sick. But mummy, surely if you stopped eating you might feel better. Sigh. It does not make any sense.

Also mumy is very very tierd. I am trying to look after her as Daddy is in Singapore this week but she doesn't always seem to appreciate my efforts. Yesterday I tried to sit next to her on the sofa to keep her warm and cosy but, oh no, I got told to 'get down'. No fair. Then i tried tosnuggle right up to her in bed and she pushed me away. Huh!?

Here are my best efforts at care:

Liffeys Licks to you all

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Life is changing

Hello all,

Mummy is being very lazy at checking my blog recently and at helping me check everyone elses. EVen now she is refusing to get off her backside and walk to the study so that I can have pictures in this post. She says that she will put pictures up later.

Mummy says she has an excuse for being lazy and daddy says I have to be nice to her for about the next 7 months- curious!

Recently, mummy and daddy have also become a lot more stricter. All of a sudden I am not allowed to jump on the sofa or bed without permision and I even heard mummy telling daddy that I am going to have to spend more time outside- huh!! And yet mummy still seems to love me- she is ging me lots of special cuddles and I have to say that I am really enjoying it cause mummy smells a bit differerent to me- a really nice smell too!

Other mean things have happened to- like mummy got these cute teddy bears in the mail (and something else- like tiny little clothes- but they aren't gonna fit me) but when I tried to run off with 1 of the new bears mummy got really mad and shouted. But who else wants teddy bears in this house?!

Oh yeah AND mummy is eating EVERYTHING! Daddy keeps laughing at her for eating so much and mummy keeps looking at her belly in the mirror. I guess she is looking for fat rolls- silly mummy if you eat so much of course you will get fat rolls.

It is all very odd and I am very confused. Willl let you know if it becomes any clearer.
Liffeys confused licks to you all

Friday, August 7, 2009

Ready for a loooong post!!

Hello everyone! First, let me apologise for my mummy's laziness which has meant that I haven't been on the web much this week. She claims she has, 'too much on' but, honestly, doesn't she know that my social life is important. She claims that we may struggle for the next few weeks but I will try to convince her otherwise.

Anyway- enough of that- now I am here let me tell you about my spectacular, amazing first birthday!!!

So last Saturday mummy woke me up and told me it was my first birthday. She said food and pressies were involved so I figured this birthday thing must be OK. I got to sit on mummy's and daddy's bed whilst they ate breakfast AND for once they made a piece of toast for me!!!! mmmmmmm.... Anyway, after brekkie mummy brought in this pink present and told me I could open it.
Of course, being hooman, they did insist on some humiliating photos first:

(for goodness sake, I am 1- a grown woman, is this really necessary?)

Look what I got in the pink paper:
A kong stuffa ball!! It was already stuffed with roo and chicken- yummy!!!!! I also got a card which I was forced to read. Although I am very clever I do not like to read- I am more an experiential kinda dog.
When we had finished the manic present opening and general birthday merriment I was told there was another present for me in the kitchen- whohooo!! Look what I got:
Now is that a big bone or what??!!!! Doesn't daddy look shocked!! i think mummy must have bought the bone. Good old mummy- I forgive her for being lazy. I got to eat bone much as I wanted on my birthday. I like this birthday lark!!! Yummy yummy!!!!

The rest of the day was OK- eating bones, playing walking. But then, when it went dark mummy put bows in my hair and made me a special collar (that I sort of liked but it felt funny so I took it off).
And then Cousin Jemmy arrived for a surprise party!! Whohoo!! Apparently, it was also cousin Jem's birthday too- she was 7, (which is OLD). Jem was wearing her party outfit and she came in and strutted it about.
She is SUCH a show off.

THEN- would you believe it- MORE PREsENTS!!!
First one for Jem:
She got a squeaky duck but you can't really see it cause Cousin Jem has such a big mouth!

Then Uncle Jon gave me a pressie:
I got a squeaky rubber hamburger- which I thought might be real on the inside so the next day I ate it- and a pink tshirt- cool hey!!!! I am THE LUCKIEST pup alive.

By then we were all feeling a bit frisky so we had a bit of a boogie. Big headed Jem thought she had the best dance moves but I thought my head banging was fairly awesome:
Dancing makes a pup hungry so then we had dinner. After dinner was the BEST bit of my whole birthday. I got to sit at the table and eat cake. There was a cake for Jem and a cake for me. Mummy made mine so that doggies could eat it so I had to share with Jem whilst the hoomans ate Jem's cake. the hooman's did this strange thing first- they set fire to my cake and made me wait whilst they sang a very off tune, out of key song. Sigh- I just wanted to get to the eating!

Yum yums!! banana and yogurt flavour with roo, chicken and yogurt drop toppings!!! mmmm

This is Jem's cake- somehow I don't think Uncle Jon made it!
Guess what? / I got my first EVER ice cream with the cake. Boy that stuff was yummy!!! When the tub was finished mummy said I could have it but of course silly old Jem wanted in to so daddy MADE us share. I say my house my tubs but daddy said share and share alike- sigh.
But, don't worry I let her know how upset I was with her- paaaaarp in your face Jemma!!!!
It was all SO much fun. Almost too much fun for a 1 year old and her 7 year old old fogey cousin.

I think it may have been the best day of my life (well except for my adoption day!)

Well my dear friends mummy says enough about birthdays and maybe if I'm a good girl I can do it all again next year. What does she mean- i am ALWAYS a good girl!!!! he he he!!

Well Liffey's 1 year old licks to you all.

PS- I WILL play that tagging game thing soon- sorry!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

SAd News

mummy and me were gonna post news about my 1st birthday party today and also catch up on smoe games we were tagged in. However, we nnow feel it is not right to publish such happy news when the Dogs with Blogs family is mourning the loss of Charlie- a founder of Dogs with Blogs. Although i didn't really know Charlie, if it hadn't of been for him I would not be blogging at all.

So I will save the happier posts for later this week.

Love and licks to OPy and all Charlie's family and friends. He will be missed.

Liffey's sad licks to all

Sunday, July 26, 2009


Whohoooooooo!! At last I graduated!! I am no longer a 'basic' but have been moved into intermediates. Doesn't that sound grand- INTERMEDIATE!!
For weeks mummy and I have been going to obedience classes and gradually watching all my friends move into the next class. And each time they would say 'All basics over here' mummy would whispher in my ear, 'it's ok. you're not basic', but none the less it was starting to get to me.

But finally, this week, the man with the BIG DOG said 'Show me sit and drop' and then he told mummy off for saying 'Liffey drop' and Liffey sit' rather than just sit and drop and I thought for sure it would be another week in basics for us. BUT NO he said 'go to intermediates next week'!! Yeah! I am so excited about next week- I get to practice dropping for longer and mummy has to put the lead down- cool hey!!

Well gotta go practice- don't want to look like a dufus at my first intermediate class.
Liffey's licks to one and all

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Dog Star

Uncle Jon loves to sing- sigh! I spent most of my holiday covering my ears. But when mummy and daddy came to pick me up I was in such a great mood that I was persuaded to give it a go. Cousin Jem and I went head to head. Jem wanted do a hard rock song but I persuded her to give some Madonna a go.
'Like a Virgin- huh- touched for the very first time'
Oh yes I rocked- move over Pop Idol- Dog Idol here I come.
Liffey's licks to you all

Saturday, July 11, 2009

HOme Again

Life is good! I have returned home after a overly long duration away from my home, my bones and my mummy and daddy. Uncle Jon and Cousin Jem were good hosts but really, only a home will do.
Since being back Mummy and daddy have regalled me with tales of their skiing. Turns out skiing is a thing and not a place and that you do it in white stuff called 'snow'. mummy and daddy says if it ever snows on the hills near here they will take me to see it. I don't know though cause this white stuff looks awfully cold- mummy is wearing more clothes than I have ever seen in all the photos!! Think I might need boots to keep my paws warm if we ever go.

Mummy says they went skiing in a place called New Zealand. She says there is lots of sheep there and also big big hills called mountains. Mummy and daddy bought me a stuffy back from Zealand- they say it is Kevin the Kiwi. It makes a funny chirping noise when I pick it up.

Sadly, mummy and daddy will not let me investigate the inside o Kevin to see where the noise is coming from. Just as I am getting set in they take him off me- humph! I keep trying to run away but despite my excellent swerving moves they always seem to catch me. Still ii give them a good run around!!
Ever since they got back Mummy keeps saying 'ouch' a lot. She says she hurt her leg skiing, which seems like a silly thing to do. She says it is alright but we have to be gentle with her for a while. Honestly, they go away and levae me and come back and demand that I do not play rough with them on the floor. Humph again!!

Well I will look forwards to catching up with you all,
Liffey's licks to you all

PS- I was very disappointed to have not won Eduardo's most meditattive pose contest- I WAS meditating Mango- and I feel very unloved that I got zeros percents in the readers choice. SIGH- perhaps I will do better in the dufus contest that starts today. Wish me luck!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

No fair

Mummy and Daddy are going smoewhere called skiing and they say that I can't go too. They are going for a whole week so I have to go stay with Uncle Jon and silly cousin Jem. Humph.

So I won't be able to post for a while- no access to a computer or mummy's opposable thumbs. Sigh.

Enjoy the week guys,
Liffey's licks to you

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Daddy's Coming Home (again!)

Yes, daddy has been away again! He is always jetsetting off somewhere- this time it was Toronto. Mummy says the people there really like him so it is good that he goes cause then we might get extra money for foodies and things.

Well, mummy decided that I smelt bad, (HONESTLY!! How rude) so she insisted on showering me. I did my best to resist this horror but the doggy choccies drew me in- my tummy just can't resist those morsels. Once in the torture chamber SHE covered me in some yukky smelling stuff and threw water over me. Then she did it all again. Yuk yuk yuk!

When she eventually let me out I tried to regain my dignity by getting water and my lovely black hairs everywhere to show her who is boss. However, this just resulted in her rubbing me all over with a towel- which I tried to catch and eat but mummy is FAST!

All the torture over she let me lie on the sofa. Ahh, some kind of comfort at least.

Now- stories of torture over I want to enter a few contests- but mummy is never quite sure how to do it, (seriously- she is a bit of a dufus in the computer department!). so I will post my entries here and then go tell my bloggy friends with the contests and see if they willl accept my entry.

So for the Rocky Creek Scottie Adventure( 100th blog contest here I am sticking my tongue out!!

Am I allowed more than one entry?/ I should be cause I have a cool tongue!! I think it MAY even be bigger than Mangos!

And for Eduardo's ( contest (which is EXTREMELY complicated and I get tired thinking of all the rules and stuff) here is my most meditative pose AND my dufus pose AND my paw positioning.
I am meditating about the location of my bones. I am sure Iburied them out there somewhere!

well mummy says something about having to clean the house, (does that smell too?) so I have to go.
Liffey's licks to you all

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sad News

Just wanted to say how sorry we were to hear the sad news about Dakota. We had not known her for long but we know she will be missed.
Special Liffey's Licks for allher family and friends

Monday, June 22, 2009

Misty Walk

Sadly there are no photos to prove the happenings of this post to be real but trust me, it is all entirely true!!

This morning mummy and I went out for our usual early morning walk. It was still fairly dark so I usualy stick pretty close to mummy even when I am off the leash. Today, when we got to the park it was covered in a strange white mist. Mummy said we would be like gorillas and go in to it- I didn't understand what she was jabbering on about but off we went.

We walked up to the place where the tasty horse poo is and I tucked in (and waited to be yelled at!). When I looked up all I could see was whiteness. No mummy! My life as a stray rushed back to mind and I started to go into puppy panic. But then I thought, NO, I am a big puppy now and I can take care of myself. So I put my nose to the ground and sniffed my way to the woods, down the hill, past the little barky dog, (I stopped to say hi for a little while), cross the road, up the big hill and to my house. Mummy wasn't there so I sat down on the door mat and hoped that she wasn't puppy panicing either!

Then I heard mummy and I ran down the drive to her- so proud of myself for getting home. Her eyes were leaking and she let me jump up at her and kiss her and then she sat on the drive and hugged me and told me NEVER to do that again. I don't understand her sometimes- she seemed so happy, then mad, then happy again. Strange mummy!

I think mummy puppy panicked so I am looking after her very carefully today to make sure she is OK and not too upset. Sleeping on her feet seems to be calming for her.

Liffey's licks to you all

Friday, June 19, 2009

Big bone

No time to blog today- have to eat bone!! Could take some time- bone appears to have come from a T-Rex. Will explore further and let you know.

Liffey's bone smelling licks to you
(it's gonna be a good weekend- I can feel it in my bone!!!)

Friday, June 12, 2009

Rusty Roo

Today I would like to tell you about my bestest friend. Her name is Rusty and she is a staffy lab cross. Mummy and daddy said that they knew Rusty Roo a long time before they knew me and that if it wasn't for Rusty Roo they may never have wanted a dog at all. here is a photo of rusty as a baby.

Anyhoo, when mummy and daddy first introduced me to Rusty she wasn't sure about me. I was only a puppy and she was a big grown up 2 year old. I am EVERYONES friend but Rusty is a bit more selective. I worked very hard on kissing her and jumping on her and running near her just to show her that we could be buddies. And it worked!! Rusty is now my best friend and I play with her every week whilst the hoomans talk and eat dinner. My favourite game is standing on the picnic table and then pouncing on Rusty. Mummy says this game is naughty but I don't know why?!

I EVEN spent a whole day with Rusty once- it was SO MUCH FUN!! We played taggy a lot and some bitey face and we even played escape from the garden- but Rusty's mummy said that game was 'not on'. Huh!

Here is me and Rusty Roo playing in her back yard. She even has a pool- cool huh!!
Rusty has a baby hooman sister who makes a lot of noise. I try to cheer her up by doing the puupy zoomies and kissing her but then she just makes even more noise. She does havethis cool little table though that is just the right height for a tall dog like me- it was very thoughtful of her to have it that way cause now I can share dinner with her. Yum yum. She isn't as excited bout it though.
Well gotta go- dogs to see, rabbits to chase.
Liffeys licks to ya all

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A mutt of many talents...

I have had the most amazing 10 days.

First, my daddy had a quiet week at work - you know he has the BEST job in the world. He fixes things. And because he's so amazingly good at fixing things, when they are all working, he doesn't have any work to do! How good is that?
So, as he was so quiet, he was home for four whole days! I got to sleep in every morning - no bleary-eyed walks before dawn! YAY!

And he spoilt me rotten too - lots of pig's ears.

Then the weekend came and we had such a cool time - we went to the beach and my cousin Jemmy taught me a few new tricks
The 'Tug-O-War' manoeuvre

The 'apple -bob'

And most importantly - 'doggy paddle'

Mummy said that i need to start being more brave in the water - when summer comes round, this will be a great way to stay cool!

At the end of our fun on the beach something really strange happened - i found myself in uncle Jon's car and mummy and daddy disappeared! I was whooshed away to cousin Jemmy's house! And oh! how spoiled I was! Uncle Jon is quite the chef, and he made pizza on sunday night. As well as my normal dinner, I was allowed to have a slice for myself! The labrador in me was in doggie heaven!

To top the whole weekend off, uncle jon let me sleep in his bedroom! what a great treat. But then the wheels began to fall off - my tummy started to hurt and i tried to wake uncle jon, but he didn't hear me. I was so worried and in so much pain. I needed to go to to the green spikey stuff to relieve myself, but it was still dark and even cousin Jemmy was still asleep.

I made more noise, but still no one stirred. My tummy got really big - like a balloon - and then the pressure had to come out somewhere. Yup, you guessed it. Uncle Jon's bedroom walls and carpet suddenly became smelly and brown and wet.

Uncle Jon said it was like a scene from Trainspotting, whatever that is. Maybe i'll go easy on the pizza from now on?

Anyway, that night I was out having a wee when Mummy and Daddy came round! I almost had forgotten what they looked like, but I was sooooo excited - what a happy pup i was! I gave my goodbye licks to Jon and Jemmy and we headed to my proper home - hooray!

As we were driving home, daddy said he was 'feeling ruff'. I didn't know what he meant - he's hooman after all. he was making some strange sounds too.

The next day was supposed to be a normal day - early walk then the day in the yard chewing my way through a nice fresh bone. But something was amiss. I didn't get my walk. Now that's not a bad thing at all because I hate getting up when it's still dark and frosty. Then mummy was up and in the shower, but no sign of daddy. Now I knew he was there because by my doggy deduction, if I have to sleep in the noisey machine room, then daddy is home.

So I decided to investigate while mummy was in the shower. I sniffed around the bedroom, and I could smell him, but couldn't hear him. I jumped on the bed and there was a huge lump there, but no sign of even a forehead to lick. Then I heard a groan. then another. THERE HE WAS! He was hiding. But nothing I did could make him smile and he got all firm with me and told me to get down.

It turns out he thought he had swine flu but only has what mummy calls 'man flu'. And this is the best thing in the world - he's been home ALL week long, meaning I got to stay inside and cuddle up and look after him for ever! I think mummy is jealous of all the love, but daddy says not to be so silly, but even so, he went out today and bought some bright smelly flowers - something to do with a wedding anniversary - whatever that is!

Well, it's thursday night and do you know what that means? Doggy Training! woof woof!

Liffey's licks to y'all

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Flying Lessons and Cousin Jem- oh and a much promised film review!

Hello to all my friends!! I am feeling most bark worthy after a pawtastic weekend.  On Friday night my cousin Jemma came to stay with Uncle John for 2 whole nights.  Now, as you will know, Jemma and I have not always got on but this time it was ok.  Mummy says it is cause I have grown up an 'iccle bit but really it's cause Jem and I had a little chat and decided that it is best to be friends!  Jem was very interested in my blog.  Sadly, she still doesn't really want to cuddle with me, and despite me giving the BEST kisses on the nose she wouldn't kiss me back.  Uncle Jon says I should keep trying.

On Saturday we all, Mummy; Daddy, Uncle Jon, Jem and me went to an odd place.  There was these big birds that kept making a lot of whirring noises and then flying away and then coming back.  Daddy got into one of the big birds and left me with mummy, Jem and Uncle Jon on the ground.  I cried quite a bit cause I didn't know where Daddy had gone but mummy said it was Ok so I trieded my best to be brave.  Daddy was gone for at least the time it takes me to chew a bone, then his birdie landed and he got out.  I kissed him all over and gave him big cuddles.  He was very happy- that bird must have been pretty cool!

I enjoyed a spot of giant bird watching with mummy whilst daddy was flying!

I was a bit miffed though cause this random lady (pic below) gave Cousin Jem lots of 'ttention and me only a 'iccle bit- I AM only a pup and she is old and grey- I AM THE CUTEST surely!!  And then Jem wouldn't shut up about it.  She was all up n my face bout it!  But I got my own back cause Daddy bought me a ginerbread man at the bakery and jemma didn't have ANY!!

In the evening, we all watched Marley and Me which I have been wanting to watch for ages cause  ummy says that the book is part of the reason that she got me.  Me and Jem wanted popcorns for the movie but the hoomans said no cause I didn't eat my dinner.  

We took it in turns to comfort the hoomans cause it was a touchy feely film but Jemma did steal some of the best cuddles.  Mummy says I was being stand offish but I just like my space when I watch a movie.

It was a good film- plenty of doggie action and a rather nice play boy dog playing Marley in his middle age.  Jemma said he was too old for me but she's just jealous cause an old bird like her could never get him.  Cousin Jem would have to go for the old old old dog that played dying marley- arf arf!!  

Marley was a very very very naughty dog, although Daddy says I should be careful what I says cause Marley never chewed up a spa pool lid.  BUT I never wrecked a room like Marley!   The saddest bit was at the end of the film- boo hoo, it made me cry a little.  But mummy came and gave me big hugs and then daddy did and then Uncle Jon did and Jemma got hugs too and it was all OK and we played rolly poly ion the floor till we were all laughing again.

Jemma's gone home now and I am a little bit bored so am looking for smoething to chew but mummy has removed all the good toys cause she says otherwise they don't last 2 minutes.  But surely that's what toys are for...chewing?!!

Well Liffey's licks to you all- hope you had as good a weekend as me.  Mummy says next weekend I might have my first swimming lesson- stay tuned!