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


  1. well--overall i would say there was more good than bad. Wolfhounds can have very sensitive stomachs--looks like you maybe got that gene, huh? i bet the pizza was worth it though! hope everyone is feeling better soon!

  2. So was the pizza worth the upset tummy? We love pizza too but only get a small taste. Jemmy looks like a lot of fun and does that apple bob so well. Callie of Three Happy Heelers would love to do that with Jemmy.

    Tail wags, the OP Pack

  3. Hi, Liffey!
    Sure you had 10 pawesome days! Except for that tummy thing everything sounds great!
    I hope your Dad is feeling better now!
    Happy Anniversary to them!
    Kisses and hugs

  4. Maybe that is why Momma and Daddy won't let me have any pizza. Hope you and your dad are feeling better. I bet your mom likes her flowers. ~Twix