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Friday, August 31, 2012

Kangaroo Vs The Car


Howdy Everybuddy, our sissy had an accident.  She was driving home from work about 8.00 pm, it was dark, and she hit a kangaroo.  Where we live, this is always a possibility and Dad has had many close calls with 'Roos.  They are totally unaware of the danger they are in (and can cause) and Dad has even had them hop straight down the middle of the road when trying to 'escape' from his car.  

They are fast, can hop from one side of the road to the other with amazing speed but at the same time, can also jump in front of your car without warning.  The worse time is early morning and dusk when they are on the move.  

Thank goodness our sissy was unhurt.  The Roo was killed, sadly, but when hit at 100 km an hour, and weighing approx 70-80 kgs (154 -176 lbs), there is not much chance of surviving.

Our Sissy was extremely shaken and shocked.  It happened so fast she had no time to do anything but brake.  She had no time to swerve but as this usually causes loss of control and with all the huge Gum trees along our roads, it could have made a much worse scenario.  



Result, one bonnet needed replacing, one front bumper replaced, new radiator and front lights.   

We are so sorry for the Roo, but so thankful our Sissy is ok.  Mum had a little melt down after the event!  So on this weekend, and to our friends across the pond enjoying a long weekend, we say, stay safe on the roads, and if you see a Roo, ask him what the heck he's doing O/S!!



This is my Sissy who lets me sleep on her lap, on the chair!
Love ya Laura.
(No, come off it mates, this is an old photo,
 we haven't got our tree up yet!)

Take care all.  No worries, and love, Stella and Rory 




 

Friday Friends



Happy Friday Everybuddy.




Have a good weekend.
No worries, and slobber,
Rory and Stella
 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Tell me, are you Full of Beans?


Howdy All, just a couple of photos to show the different personalities of our two rascals.  Sunday we had Dog Obedience in the morning and were home around lunchtime.  In the arvo our two played all afternoon with Tyler.  He went home, they had their dinner and then this is how the evening went.

Rory fell asleep and couldn't be woken.  
He is a deep sleeper when he's tired.



Stella, on the otherhand, is full of beans 100% of the time.

She loves to nosey around to see what we are all doing.


She finally settles down to watch TV.
Rory still hasn't moved. 

She gets a little sleepy.


Never gives in though.


Finally, finally, might close her eyes.
Wakes up within a millisecond if she hears an interesting noise.

Stella naps for short intervals during the day, Rory sleeps for hours at a time.  Stella hears the front door open and runs toward it immediately, Rory, raises his head, slowly gets up, barks, then trots towards the door.

What sort of doggie are you?  The sleepy, kinda lazy one, or the full on, 100% energy, three glasses of red cordial, kind of one? 

On Sunday at Dog School, Rory was supposed to do a recall where I walk about 10 metres away and then call him to me.  He sat looking at me, and sat, and sat.  I think it was all too much effort to raise his big bottom off the ground hehe.  Usually he is pretty good at coming but not this day.  Stella on the otherhand, sits, Colin walks away and within a half second of him raising his hand to recall, she is halfway to him and slams to a halt in front of him.   Pretty impressive, but in saying that, they were little bums at everything else that day at School but we all had a good laugh anyway.

Hope your weekend was good.  Take care all. 
No worries, and love, Carol
 

 

 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

Howdy Mates, here's a little story for you all.  Well actually it's a bit long so you might want to get a cuppa or a cold drink.  I know you all think I am adorable, cute and butter wouldn't melt in my mouth.  Yes, I know, it can be a curse to be so cute.  But this is where the truth comes out.  I am confessing to an addiction.  Yes I have kept this under control with constant vigilence on mum and dad's behalf and amazing self control on mine.  

The story starts on Monday arvo.  Dad is on sick leave cause he had a knee operation.  He's fine and only limps a little but that should soon be gone and his old knee will be back to, well, being an old knee, but without the limp hehe.  

Anyhoo we decide to go for our usual walk along the Summer Track, which in winter can be a little muddy, darn cold but fun all the same.  Now, if you want to know who is the goodie two shoes in the family, look no further than Rory.  Oh yes, never leaves Mum's side while walking, unless he's alongside Dad.  Sheesh, that boy can be trying.  It's hard to talk him into any mischief.

Well my plan was prepared well in advance.  I had been thinking and thinking about what I could do to take mum's mind off things and cheer her up.  Then it came to me.  Aha.  Yes.  That's it.  Let the photo show begin and I will explain it all.

Here we are, beginning of the walk, me of course on lead and Goodie Two Shoes, off lead.
 


Practicing my sit and stay.

With mum, she didn't have a clue, hehe.


Come on Goodie, you don't have to wait for mum all the time.

My goat impersonation.



Please Dad, may I go off lead too? 
I promise to be good!





Dad's goat impersonation hehe.



 Yes mum, I'm coming.  Nothing to worry about here.



 Hey Rory, keep them occupied for a minute will ya.

 Hey mum, what's that over in the paddock?

 S  T  E  L  L  A ! ! ! !    
get back here you little ratbag! 



Well, sorry folks but there is no photos of the next bit.  I had a good old run with the sheep.  Yes, I am a sheep addict.   I knew it would take mum's mind off things and I was right.  She ran along, calling my name and looking very animated.  I knew it was definitely the right thing to do.  Anyhoo, I didn't want to cause too much trouble and in less than 45 seconds I was back.  The sheep had good fun too, baaing, running and baaing some more.   Only thing was, out came the lead again.  Rats.  Oh well, it was worth it mates.
 


 Yeah, I know, I shouldn't do it, but it was for a worthy cause. 
 I'd do anything for my mum, even be naughty. 
 If I'm on lead, I don't even look at the bloomin sheep, but let me off and yippee, here I come.




 Here's the fallen down tree. 
 Its really huge and has a hole through it.  Cool.






Well, that's it mates.  I can't help myself, if there are sheep around, well, I just like to have a run with them.  Maybe I'm part sheepdog? 


 Here's a last photo of mum and Rory.
He's back on lead too now.  Nearly home and a bit more traffic around.



Hope your week has been fine so far.
Stella, Sheep Addict, signing off.
No worries, and love, Stella and Rory
 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A QUIET LIFE, JUST HOW WE LIKE IT.

Howdy Everybuddy, just a couple of photos to show what we have been up to the last couple of weeks. 

Lots of sleeping.


Sitting around waiting for mum to come home.


More sleeping, but my pillow was a bit scrawny.


Making sure Penny was behaving herself.


Keeping mum company.


Walking around outside.


Checking out the neighbours.


Telling mum a joke.


Hey, WTF?  Euwwww!

Hehehehe. The little golden girl can't watch me all the time!


And last, but not least,
we passed Grade 4 in dog school.

That's all for now mates.
No worries, and love, Stella and Rory