Stella and Rory

Stella and Rory

Monday, January 28, 2013

Tour Down Under and Awards

Howdy Everybuddy.  The other day we were lucky enough to have the Tour Down Under go right past our front gate.  Our little town was host to a Finish in one of the stages of the race.  On this day the riders travelled 135 km (83 miles)  in 35C (95F) heat.  Stella and I only got to hear the noises and cheers from the backyard cause mum was caring for her little peeps on the day and they were watching from the front gate.



Mum says her little ones liked the motorbikes, Police cars and helicopters the best hehe.  The actual group of bikes goes past very fast but it is exciting to watch.  Rory thought if he was allowed to run along behind, some of the riders may even have improved their personal best time hehe.  

On another note, we have been given two awards.  We would like to thank Pugs and Purrs for our Reality Award.

 For the Reality Award we have to answer 10 questions.

1.   What is your favourite colour? - We love the colours of the rainbow because they remind us of all our family and friends watching over us.

2.   What is your favourite animal? - Cats of course cause we like to play chasey with them.  They do like chasey don't they???

 3.  Your favourite non-alcoholic drink? -    Water, just can't beat it.

 4.  Do you prefer Facebook or Twitter? - Facewhat and Twitwho??  Mum's too old for all that new fangled stuff hehe.

 5.  Your favourite pattern? - The snot marks we designed on our car windows.

 6.  Do you prefer giving or getting presents?  We love giving our family lots of snuggles, walks, bending and stretching exercise when cleaning up poops, and snot and slobber to wash off walls.  We like to give them the gift of keeping fit!  We do like getting treats too of course!

 7.  Your favourite number? - 87 cause   Mr Frankie taught us to love it!

 8.  Your favourite day of the week? - Saturday and Sunday because all our family are home.

 9.  Your favourite flower? - What's a flower?  Ahahahahaha (mum sobs quietly in the background).

10.  What is your passion? - Stella - Socks
                                              Rory - Sitting on mum's lap.

Next thank you very much to Nerissa from Nerissa's life for our Sisterhood Award.  We have to answer the five questions below.  Now mum thought she would answer these questions herself.


1.  If you could change one thing what would you change? - To still have my parents, in good health, with me. 

 2.  If you could repeat any age, what would it be?  any year? - Age 20, in Tasmania on our honeymoon.  Say no more!

 3.  What is one thing that really scares you?  Heights.  I'm a total whimpy guts.

 4.  What is one dream you have not completed, and do you think you'll be able to complete it? Paying off our mortgage.  Yes we will complete it, it's just taking more time than I thought. 

 5.  If you could be someone else for one day, who would it be? I honestly can't think of who else I would like to be. 

As with all awards I am asked to pass them on to blogs I admire or love.  This is just too difficult because we have met so many wonderful families in Blogville.  So to everyone who wants to take either or both of these awards, please take them and let us know more about yourself.  

One last photo of the two crackers who keep me entertained each day.

No worries, and slobber, Rory and Stella



  1. Congrats on your awards! Nice to hear your answers too. Oh, did we say "hear"? Well, you know what we mean. We also loved enjoying the warmer weather in your photos. Can't get here soon enough for mom!

    Keep Calm & bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

  2. Congratulations! Loved the answers. Especially the gifts one. You guys give the best gifts!

  3. FURST THINGY.... We want to say that your pictures are so SUPER CLEAR... it is EXACTLY like BEING THERE... All the background thingys just pop out.. Your Header picture is a perfect example. And even the Last picture... every blade of grass and even Stella's individual furs... It always Amazes us at the Detail you capture.

    NOW then... to the FUN stuffs.. CONGRATULATIONS ON THE AWARD.
    OMD OMD... I (Frankie Furter) am THRILLED that you love 87.
    Your answers to ALL the questions are FABULOUS... Naturally.
    We are SURE cats love to play Chase.
    OH you are SO much like US... keeping our respective Moms in shape with the Poop pickin and the Snot and Slobber removals. It is a very much IMPAWTANT thingy that we do fur them
    A Far Far better thingy we do than we have ever done before. We THINK there may be some sort of famous PEEP quote like that.
    We think you did a spectacular job here. Just sayin.
    PeeS.... Happy Belated Australia Day #225.... Did you get some rain?

  4. I am so sorry that you were not able to encourage the riders to go a little faster but it sounds like the little peeps had a great time.


  5. We enjoyed reading your answers. It is always nice to learn new things about our blogging friends. Questions 2,3,5,6 and 8 are exactly the same answere we would give, and of course just like in 10 Enzo loves socks, whereas my passion is food.

    Riley and Enzo

  6. How exciting to have the race go RIGHT by your house. We think you could have improved some of their times, too. Good thinkin' Rory.

    We are still laughin' at Rory wanting to sit in your mum's lap. What a hoot!

    We love hearing more about all of you.

    XXXOOO Daisy, bella & Roxy

  7. Great answers! Congrats on the award. We like those little humans
    Benny & Lily

  8. Congrats on your awards! It's always fun to read peoples' answers to their questions! Mom is quite jelly about the bike tour! Actually, we are too - the Tour of Utah (which is becoming a fairly big race - not quite the Tour Down Under, but still attracts elite teams) came through Park City last summer and the start was right next to our doggie class, so after the start, we got to walk around by all the team buses and all the team helpers. It was way cool! (Of course, we weren't as lucky as the Wild Dingos, who got to meet Cadel Evans because he was quite taken with Loki!) Enjoy your heat - Mom is jelly of that, too, but we're quite happy that we just got another foot of snow!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  9. Oh man.... I would have love to have barked at those bikes!

  10. Great newsy post from Down Under! Those little dumplings at the front gate watching the passing parade were very cute! Of course, Stella Down Under and Rory are too!

    Stella Up Over

  11. Our mom burst our laughing when she read about your favorite flowers! We apologize for her rudeness.
    How cool to have the race go right by the front of your house!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  12. We forgot to mention that we love your new header photo! Everyone is smiling and happy! Great photo, guys!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  13. Well done on your awards. Congratulations 87 times. Wow we bet those bikes were fast. Have a marvelous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  14. Congrats on your awards you two! We just love it when our furiends get awards & have to answer questions - we get to learn all kinds of crazy things about them.

    We are big snot artists too! Mom has given up washing her car windows *BOL*.

    Have a grrreat Monday!
    Wally & Sammy

  15. Those are some mighty fine awards you got! We loved reading more about you and getting to know you all better.

    What a fun day watching all those bikes zooming by. We would have loved to chase them down the street too.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  16. Those little ones, was they woofing at the gate at the bikes going by? It sure do look like it and it do be a good thing us dogs can teach the little two leggers to do to keep them bizzy and out of troubulls.

  17. Wow, that must have been pretty exciting to see the tour!
    Congrats on your awards, aww, lovely answers.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  18. I'd definitely pedal faster with a Great Dane on my butt!

  19. Well, it might have been 35C at your house, but it has not been as warm as 35F here for 2 weeks. Trust me, 3.5F is no fun. And now we are having an ice storm. More fun.

    Loved all of your answers, especially your favorite colors! Have a lovely week, you guys!

    xoxo Marjie

  20. Oh we just loved learning everything about you guys and your momma! your bike picture was great!
    stella rose

  21. Stella...socks? ME TOO! I love socks, sniffing socks, hiding socks ripping up socks....


    The cyclist look like they are working hard


  22. These answers are great! Congrats on the awards.

  23. CONGRATULATIONS! I loved learning so much about you guys!! Socks are deffo a winner Stella and Rory i agree, there is nothing better than sitting on your mummy lap!! Even though we're both really big dogs.... (well you're bigger obviously.. BOL)
    Love Milo :)

  24. Congratulations on your awards! all great answers.
    Ahhhhh we loked you guys on the TV while we were watching this race, but hard as we looked we never saw you. We remembered you posting last year about it. We love bike races here.

    The silvers and more


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