Stella and Rory

Stella and Rory

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Birthdays, presents and meet the neighbours.

Howdy Mates, we've had a couple of birthdays lately.  First off our big, little brother (he's 6 ft 4 in) turned 17.  He is the baby of the family.   We had Mango upside down cake (a sweet reminder of our Relentlessly Huge Uncle Mango).  My sissy makes the family birthday cakes.

Next it was Dad's turn.  Another year closer to retirement.  Yaahooo!  Looks like Dad's thinking, "How come the Fire Siren at the station is going off at this time of day?"  Hehehehe.  This time we had Chocolate and Strawberry layer cake.

A few days ago our neighbours, the cows, came back for a visit.  We see them every few weeks for a couple of days each time.  We love them and sometimes they let us sniff them through the fence!  I think they wonder if I am one of their babies hehe.

This morning mum gave us a chewy stick.  I wonder why I always get the smallest one.

You get the smallest sticks you big clown because every time I give you a large chewy bone you don't eat it, just stress out about where you can hide it!!

Stella eats hers really fast.

And last, but not least, mum had a wonderful surprise the other day.  We had posted about The Humble Handkerchief 
and our friends Stella Rose and Maggie's mum liked it and sent mum a handkerchief.  She was so happy.  She says it is not for any kind of snotty business.  Instead she will spray it with her favourite perfume and keep it in her handbag so everything will smell wonderful.  We just hope she doesn't use it to spit and wipe (see the Humble Handkerchief for this horrid habit)

Note the beautiful lace around the edge and the crisp, straight line from ironing.  Whatever the heck ironing is hehehe.
Thanks Stella Rose, Maggie and your Mum!!

Last off, one of mum's photos from our walks along the Summer Track.  This poor old Gum Tree (or Eucalyptus Tree) has passed to the Rainbow Bridge for all our family and friends to leave peemail on.  Mum thinks it is still beautiful.

See you all soon.
No worries, and slobber, Rory
and love, Stella


  1. Well big old Happy Birthdays are the order of the day, now about them Hankies, Dad & Mom both said they remember then and YUK! NASTY things.

    Your Pals
    The Mad Scots

  2. Happy Birthday to those two special men in your lives. Those cakes look scrumptious.

    About those handkerchiefs, our Mom grew up in a house where her Dad always used a handkerchief and her Mom always had a pretty hankie in her purse, never used, but always there. Our Mom carried a very special lacetrimmed one as part of her wedding bouquet. It was a gift from her grandmother when Mom was a little girl.

    Enjoy those sticks.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  3. Geez, you've all been very busy lately! Two birthdays and two cakes - yum! Those cows get really close, that wouldn't be a good idea for our pack, they'd be trying to get over the fence at them. Did you enjoy your chewy sticks? Yummy!!

  4. Happy Birthday to those kids. Either that house is ginormous or the boots or ginormous
    Benny & Lily

  5. Happy Birthday to your big/little Bro and your dad. Any cake left over? Just wondering. I like cows too. But sometimes when I am staring at them and then they MOOOO it sort of startles me. And I just busted a gut laughing at you and that tiny chew. Bwahahhahhahhaha. I will now giggle myself to sleep.

  6. Hey Stella Down Under:

    Seems like you have had some serious celebrating going on at your house. Those cakes looked A-1 to me.

    I like your new header, does that mean you can mosey down that road and not have to think about cars?

    Cheers and hugs,
    Stella Up Over

  7. Looks to me Stella and Rory that you should oversee the start of a family BAKERY. YUM.
    They look like they are Rory's boots!
    Happy Birthday to all the tall males, and tall dogs! :)

  8. You have cows right on the other side of your fence....WOW! Hope you got some of those cakes. Happy birthday to your Dad and Brother.

    We think the cockies probably like that dead tree....good nesting.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  9. Sis's cakes look delicious, perfect for the birthday boys.
    That cow looks like he's looking for you Rory, good thinking to hide your chewy bones from him :-)

  10. What a nice surprise to get a hanky in the mail!
    Happy birthday to the boys! Both cakes look soooooooooo yummy!

    Love ya lots
    Mitch and Molly

  11. Wow it is all go over at yours. Happy birthday to the boys and we love the little hanky. Those are some big boots by the cows. You sure have a lot of giants living with you LOL!
    Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  12. We are so glad you liked the momma has such wonderful memories of her grandma and ironing hankies, that she always thinks hankies should be given as gifts because of that reason.....oh we saw those big boots too and wondered whose job it was to fill loves mango's so she bet that cake was really delicious.
    stella rose and mags

  13. Happy Birthday to the men in your life. Love all the happy pictures and love the hankie.. Hugs GJ xx

  14. HAPPY BIRFDAY TO YOUR BROTHER AND YOUR DAD. We think BOTH of them got delicious looking Cakes!!

    OMD OMD the cows come right to your house? THAT is amazing. We would love it too.

    We agree with your mom about the GUM tree still being beautiful.

    WOW your mom got a HANKIE from Stella Rose and Maggie. THAT is just a lovely thingy fur them to do. Your mum's purse will smell heavenly fur sure.
    hehehe Rory... I (Frankie Furter)do that SAME THINGY with Milkbones and stuffs... I hang on to them for like 87 hours trying to find a place to Hide them... I DROOL. Do you?

  15. Hari Om
    MANGO?? - sslsuuurrrpp! Here in Mumbai our ashram mango trees are all in fruit and we are counting the days till harvest... meanwhile the monkeys are counting the mangos to make sure we don't pinch any!

    I am so glad to have found your blogspot as I am a little bit homesick for OZ. My Dear Old Jade used to lllooooovvvvee her cheweez and would savour it for ages. It was fun to see you both enjoying yours. Thanks for sharing the joy %>

  16. Happy Birthdays! Looks like a lot of yummy cake and celebrations going on over there :-) What a nice surprise in the mail!

    Piggy kisses,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

  17. Happy Birthday to your brother and dad, hope they had a good day!
    It must be lovely to have cows that practically live in your back garden.
    Enjoy your chew sticks.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  18. Happy Birthday to your little Brother and your Dad - oh this wonderful cakes ... they make me hungry :o) I would like to have neighbors like you - I have only two donkeys who are screaming like air-raid sirenes the whole time :o)

  19. We love birthday celebrations and your sissy's cakes look so delicious! We are glad our momma did not get a hankie; she already does the wipey thing for our eye gunkies!

  20. Belated Happy Birthday to your two best guys! Looks like your hu-sissy is a stellar cook.

    Well, it's clear who's the ant and who's the grasshopper in your house. Don't save your noms, Rory - your mum will always give you more if you eat them, and is in danger of deciding you don't really like them if you go at them slowly. We learned that lesson the hard way.

    Congrats to Ms. Gillard on her re-election. And what's the 'forced adoption' scandal she was apologizing for?


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