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14 Jan 2007: Lorong Lada Hitam

In a bid to keep fit and healthy, we kept our date with the good ol’ Pet Portal gang for our fortnightly dose of morning exercise. In spite of the drizzle, all was good and merry.

Everyone reached destination early. Especially Aunty E she arrived the first, for being 1hour late for dinner the night before!
This time, even Dainty Alice joined us. (But you are soon to find out what changed her cheerful expression…)

Squeaky clean Crocs and white crisp socks will soon become….

Yummy chocolicious brownies! YUM!


The wet and the wonderful:

Aunty E: “We got lost in the forest.”
Gal friend: “Ok if you need help I will call 995 and despatch some SAR members”
Suria: My bum is my nicest angle.

Along the way we met a Spider. Psst Russ, what’s that nursery song about Spiders?

And another one

And a smoke granade.

Natural Pooch: NEW Wild Lingzhi on the menu.

Me and comrade Russ.

Why do I adore Russ?
Because I can always count on him to play Fetch!

There were no trails, no markers…

We just went on and on

Aunty E: UUGHHH!

Now that’s what I call a swim! In therapeutic icy cool mud.

Uncle Jack rescuing un-sheltie Liz out of the woods. that’s what happened to her.
In fact, Aunty Joy and mum + dad took turns to carry her.

Liz: From cheerful to cheesed off. But hey! at least we found a shed.

Jewel looking apprehensive because we were stuck in the shed and nearly got lost.

Aunty E: *unglam pic #1*  Let me have my fix first.. to help me inhale better.

Unglam pic #2: trying to make it out alive and live to tell this tail!
Aunty E: OK that’s it.. Next hash: Botanic Gardens.

Unglam pic #3: That’s very unbecoming of a girl Jewel!

Unglam pic #4: Stuck in mud

Uncle Pal: Getting lost is the most fun part of it all!
Aunty E: I see civilization, but can we get there??
Russ: This is FUN! This is what real boys do!

We hiked for 3 hours, nearly got lost in the woods and the humans got cut by thorns.
All in all, it was a terrific time for me and my friends, but a terrifying time for Alice.
We all got wet and dirrtyy and had to head to Aunty Joy’s house for a shower- humans and dogs alike.
After that we feasted on home baked cookies while humans had dinner and everyone had to retire for the day even before it ended.
Luckily training got postponed due to the rain.

For more unglam pics, go to Aunty Joy’s: http://jarc.multiply.com/photos/album/102

“Life is a journey one takes.. It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it.
But don’t forget to bring the dogs!” Shelley Chua.

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January 15, 2007 at 1:33 pm 6 comments

Fondue Party

My humans organised a fondue party tonight to spend the rainy day indoors.
The fondue set is a gift for Xmas ’06, and from then on all parties are never quite the same! Especially potluck. Hehehe

Presenting Nicky my partner in crime…. we’re even after the same babe! (Venise)

Dad breaking his own record – heaviest (animated) object ever carried : 39kg.

See he cheated… using his leg to support the truckload. LOL

Food glorious foooooood

The sinful

The sinner…punished for banishing 1 bunch of grapes.

Hey Kaiser, Thanks for the invitation to your Birthday pawty.
Too bad we couldnt go because of the fondue.
But that’s no excuse for omitting your Birthday pressie… so here it is! Along with a Birthday Card. 😀

Will pass to you on Sunday… Hope you like it!

January 13, 2007 at 4:49 pm 3 comments

Hash January 2007: Bukit Brown Cemetry

First hash of the year, and also my very first hash.
Now I can say I’ve been there and done that! 😀

Rough doggy head count: 30.

Meeting point where all dogs and their humans gather.

Do you recognise anyone here?

Prep talk. You know you’re on the right trail when you see toilet paper, chalk and flour.
When it happens, just bark “On on!”

Halfway through the trail…

Looking weary but the march is still on

Ahh… there’s Aunty Jenny with something precious

In the middle of the cemetry…

We had to thread through rivers and steams…

Even the humans were not spared.

After awhile, I turned around and realised Dad & Mum were nowhere in sight!
Neither did I see Aunty Jenny. I was with Uncle Pal, Suria and Luna in the front all along and wondered where my humans were.
But I still had to march on… And march on  I did. Throughout the rest of the hash I didnt see my folks again until the very end.
I suppose that’s what soldiers do in war too. Time waits for no one.

At the finish line…

Not my birthday, it’s Princess’ and Duchess’ birthdays! But we get to celebrate.
Uncle Pal was kind enough to stuff 2 muffins into my mouth, which Mama didnt share the same thoughts about.
Oh well… Maybe next time she can just ask me to do some tricks before feeding me, but please dont ask me to give up my dinner!

Downing beer in dog bowls from Ikea looks alot more fun when the Aussies sing “Down down down down down…”

In true Hash fashion, first timers have to come in a circle and down beer from dog bowls.
As you will see, anything can be worth cheering for. Hashing in a skirt, hashing in sandals, the one who smiles alot (Dad *ahem*), brown bottoms have to bottom up… anything!

From Kingsley’s:

It was fun!
I’ve never seen my papa sweat like that and mama hasnt been this tired since she ran Agility with me last month.
After that we all went home to take a much needed shower and went for dinner, or rather, the hungry humans went for dinner while we stayed in the car

January 7, 2007 at 3:38 am 20 comments

What a Splashin’ Christmas

My humans have been really really mean. And I do mean mean. You get the idea.
They’ve been very busy going for Christmas parties without me! And they totally forgot social-butterflies collies like me wanna be part of the fun.
And it doesnt help that it’s been a wet wet week so I couldn’t go out to romp in the fields even though I’ve been dying to get myself a mud spa just in time for Christmas.

At least my missus got some conscience so she reserved Christmas day for me to – SWIM!
When I saw her packing up my favourite Squido and towels and shampoo and brush and yadayada, I couldnt contain my excitement and wiggled my butt in anticipation! Ya’ know, according to Shakira, hips dont lie.

That’s me swimming…

And swimmin’

And when I get tired of swimming, I do this…

And this. Come back Squido!!

Here Squido!

… almost . . .

There! Good Squido.

I must’ve amused some kids there, because they came over to take photos of me. I did a pretty good Stand Stay for them, I really dont mind, as long as I get pats and praises! And someone to throw the darn toy.

Can you throw it again? One more time?

Pleaseeee??

Then there was this aunty sitting at our table, right next to my bag and my humans’ stuff.
I thought she wanted to make friends so I went right up to her, and did a . pretty . good . body . shake. Sending the splashes her way. She got mad at me and left. Well, serves her right for being such a wet blanket! Literally and figuratively. Heh.

After a good wash down with Plush Puppy shampoo and doggy cologne, I’m smelling like a million bucks and ready to go home to relax in my favourite corner.

Now, what should I do on Boxing Day?

December 25, 2006 at 2:43 pm 5 comments

My wet dawgs

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At East Coast beach enjoying a swim

December 21, 2006 at 10:26 am 4 comments

Border Collies celebrate Xmas too!

Date: 16 Dec 2006
Time: 7pm till late
Venue: Dexter’s & Debra’s home

Attendance for the evening:
– David & Jenny + Jordon & Princess (Standard Poodles)
– Tina & Patrick + Buddy (Border Collie)
– Rudy & Evelyn + Bill (Border Collie)
– Christine & Ah Hwa + Micky (Border Collie)
– Kenneth + Kaiser & Paddy (Border Collie & Australian Terrier)
– Shanice + Nova (Shetland Sheepdog)
– Jasmine + Yuki (Maltese)
– And us! Andy, Veron + Mavy (Border Collie)

Hosts:
Diamond (Border Collie), Mikah (Border Collie), Keesha (Australian Shepherd), Benji (Border Collie), Zack (Shiba Inu).

What’s Christmas without turkey?

Our hospitable host

Guess the secret to shutter-happy Border Collies?

Lovely dog cake baked by Christine. The dogs had quiches and cookies baked by her too!

This one just melts in your mouth!

He’s rarely so attentive with other dogs around. I swear! Must be the turkey

And for the gift exchange, we got a much-raved-about Visglo dog collar!
However I dont really fancy such stuff, and the chances of Mavy getting lost in the dark is as high as striking lottery, so I think it should go to a more deserving dog.
Who wants to exchange their gifts???

And oh, I didnt know Christine lives in CCK.
The other time Sharon told me she saw a lovely BC at CCK, around Block 200+. “It had very plush fur.”
Could it be Micky!?!?!

Cant believe there is a Bill here too. Uncanny resemblence to the SuperBill, this Bill is lanky and has super long legs too, right down to the short coat and ear set.
And this Bill is apparently the fastest dog on the Flyball team too. The Super Sonic Bill they call him.

We had too much unfinished food. What to do? We played number game and the person who guessed the correct number (between 1-100) had to eat 2-4 items from the table.
I love this game because I always never guess the correct number hahaha.
Poor Shanice striked twice!

Towards the end, we all set our goals for 2007.

> Clean runs for Nova and Prince.
> Obedience and Utility Dog of the Year 07 for Max.
> AD & JD for Kaiser.
> CGC, Pre-novice and clean runs for Micky.
> Novice, Agility and Jumpers premiere for Mavy.
> Clean runs for Buddy.
> Overseas agility trainer seminar
Let’s hope everyone will achieve their goals

Time we got home? 1am.
Time we finally slept? 2am.

December 17, 2006 at 3:02 am 5 comments

PUPS 5th Agility FUNdamentals Camp

There we were. Spending the evening and night with my folks doing what I love best.
My classmates for the night, and most probably for the next level, were Lucky the GR Hasher (with his human Alvin), Whisky the Mini Schnauzer (with human Elsa) and Nima the Hungarian Vizla with her human Vicki.
Of course there was also Benji and our PUPS instructors.

So there were no other Border Collies, but we had fun anyway!

Can you guess my expression?

The playground…
The first half of the evening was spent as an ice-breaker for the humans, although I have no problems with the other doggies too.
Then we laid the foundation ground work, working on basic handling skills (such as front-cross, which is totally new to Mum) and introduction to obstacles.
The second part of the night consisted of more complex stuff, like running the course.
I need lots of polishing up that’s for sure. And Mummy too. She forgot which obstacle to run next! Making me run halfway up the A-frame before realising she made a wrong turn where I was really supposed to be doing the See-saw. Hmmph… Bad Mummy.

Some photos to share…
 


 

Photos courtesy of Daddy.

December 10, 2006 at 8:03 am 2 comments

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