Stella and Rory

Stella and Rory

Monday, December 26, 2016

Howdy Mates.  Merry Christmas to you all and we wish you a peaceful, healthy and happy New Year.

As usual mum had to dress me up for Christmas, sigh.  Actually don't tell her, but I quite like it, hehe.

We had a lovely day with all the family here although our Christmas Day was around 40C (104F) so the air conditioner got a bit of a hammering.  We still had our traditional hot lunch and plum pudding and everyone was full as a goog by the end.

Take care dear furriends and see you soon.

No worries, and love, Stella x


Friday, December 2, 2016

Me and my girl.

Howdy Mates.  
Thought you might enjoy a photo of me and one of my favourite girls.  I always feel sorry for my little girl cause believe it or not, she doesn't even get a treat for sitting nicely for the photo.  

 No worries, and love, Stella x

Thursday, December 1, 2016


Today we heard our dear friend Easy left for the Rainbow Bridge.
He is loved around the world.  Run fast, run free mate.  Run to the paws of all your friends at the Rainbow Bridge.  We send love and more love to Katty and Mark.

No worries and LOVE, Stella xxxx


Monday, November 28, 2016

Spring days are here at last.

Howdy Mates.   We have finally had some beautiful Spring weather and I have been spending time in the garden with Penny.

Would you believe Penny was 17 in October this year.  She is still very fit and healthy.  She loves sleeping a lot though.

We put our tree up the other day.  I think it looks so good.  There are many memories on this tree with all the different decorations reminding us of times past.   Our little Evie reminds us of future times too when she wants to play with our decorations hehe.  

Take care and see you soon.
No worries, and love, Stella x


Saturday, November 12, 2016

My new cousin.

Howdy mates.  I have a new cousin.  Her name is Umi (pronounced like Youme) and she is nearly three years old.  She is living with my sissy and my cousin Tyler.  She is very sweet even though I had to sort of boss her around a bit.  I don't know why I did but I'm ok now.  She was training to be a Guide Dog but they found out she just loves other dogs too much and gets excited when she sees them.  So luckily for us she is now living with Sissy and will train to be a Search and Rescue Dog.  

Here is Umi chilling at our place.

 Tyler is a clown.  He loves our Evie.

Our Susanna is growing like a weed, hehe.

And here is me.  I like to lay where Rory used to sleep.  

Mum bought a new pillow for the lounge.  It's not Rory's photo but it is very similar and we smile when we look at it. 

This is Evie at the park.  Mum says she is an animal nut just like her.  We are happy about that.

Take care mates.  
No worries, and love, Stella x

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Sit and Stay

 Howdy Mates.  I have been getting very fit lately.  I've been going on heaps of walks with mum and dad.  Mum likes to make me sit and stay while she takes my photo.  This old tree is pretty high and I must admit, I was nervous but I stayed still while mum got this shot.  (Dad had to lift me up here and if you think my back leg looks wonky, it's actually my tail!).

 Then there was this photo.  On a sand pile.  Really mum?  Really?  You think this is artistic?  I nearly blend in with the sand, hehehe.

Anyhoo, that's all for now.  Take care all.
No worries, and LOVE, Stella xx

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Walking the track.

Howdy Mates.  Just wanted to let you know we are doing ok.  Not great, but ok.  I have been going on lots of walks with mum and dad.  I went walking sometimes with them, but mum always felt guilty leaving Rory home cause he couldn't come too.  Now she doesn't feel guilty, just sad, but I am trying to be very good and cheer her up. 

 Mum's gone a bit cracker.  Here is a photo of a weed.

Here's me running to catch up with mum and dad.

This is one of the big hills we go down and up.

This old tree fell down years ago and it has a hole right through the middle of it.  It's really big (but doesn't look it).

Here is Stone Man.  Mum and Dad made him about 10 years ago on the track where we walk.  Twice someone has broken him up but they just build him again. 

 Here's me posing for mum.

Here is cousin Tyler.  He stays with us when his mum is away working.  Mum's heart broke just a little when she saw him like this.  Rory always slept with his head hanging like this!

 And just a photo of Rory cause we miss him so.

See ya mates.  
No worries and love, Stella xx 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Howdy from Stella

Howdy Mates.  We are overwhelmed and want to thank each and every one of our furriends who left messages of sympathy and support for our family.  It has been a horrible week.  Our home seems so empty without our Rory.  He used to follow mum around everywhere and she was always having to squeeze past him or tell him to back up (which he could do, but in a very very slow way).  

Mum and the family have cried many tears and sometimes it helps a little but sometimes it doesn't.  It just sucks.  

I have been fine.  Mum was worried about me but I was worried about her so I have been really good and giving her lots of cuddles and love.  Dad moved Rory's bed out of the lounge room for two days, then we moved it back.  That big space was just too sad to look at.  As you can see, I have taken over Rory's bed.  I think he would be ok with that.  Mum bought me a new cover for it so it would be clean but she misses the smell of Rory.  

Me and Penny have been hanging out together.  We even played chasey yesterday and Dad thought we had both gone nuts.  We probably have.  

So mates, we are hanging in there.  Thanks again for supporting us.  Blogville is the most caring place in the world.

No worries, and love, Stella xxxx



Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Rory has gone to the Rainbow Bridge

Dear Friends

It is with a deep deep sadness I have to tell you that we helped Rory to the Rainbow Bridge on Monday 10 October 2016.  Our great big, sweet darling boy has gone.  We are utterly heartbroken.  

He had been unwell for a short time and last Wednesday we took him to the Vet.  He had a temperature, high heart rate and seemed very unwell.  After checking him out our Vet diagnosed what she thought was a chest infection.  He was given antibiotics and we brought him home.

He did seem to rally, but by Saturday was really bad and stopped eating.  We once again had to help him to walk with a sling as he had no strength in his back legs.  We kept up his fluids and antibiotics and he again rallied Sunday, but Monday morning was again very flat and we took him back to the Vets thinking he would go on a drip and perk up till he started eating.  Upon further examination, our dear Vet, whom we love dearly, found a large painful mass near his stomach.  He had shown no signs of pain before this.  Another of our Vets also checked Rory and after discussing all options, we decided our big darling boy could not suffer anymore.  For the last six months his legs have been getting considerably worse.  It broke my heart to see him trying to walk.

He left us surrounded by his loving family.  I told him I loved him and kissed his dear sweet face.  

It is so bloody unfair.  Rory, my big goofy boy, you never complained.  You had your stupid embolism and got over that, you chewed your feet, you had gastro and now the shitty cancer has taken you.  I want you back.  I miss you so much.  My heart has broken.  Run fast run free Rory.  You deserved so much more.  Five years and three months is not long enough.  Never long enough.  We will love you forever big fella.  Always will.  You gave us your sweet pure love and asked for nothing in return.  Oh Rory, I miss you and our home is so empty without you.  Stella is on your big bed.  We don't know how she will be without you to boss around. 

Carol xxx 

 X X X


Friday, August 26, 2016

Howdy from us.

Howdy Mates.  We've been busy here at home.  We are happy to announce our hu-brother and his wife had a gorgeous little girl called Susanna Jade, born at the end of July.  

We now have two little girls to love and enjoy.  Here is our other little cutie pie, Evie.  She has grown in leaps and bounds since her brace came off.  Mum calls her our little butter ball.

Evie has learnt to give kisses.

And here are our faces too.  Rory is worried about getting grey but mum says, no worries, she has plenty of hair colour if he needs some, bwahahahaha.

We have been inside a lot as this last winter has been the coldest, wettest and most windy since, well, forever.  We had some storms that were horrible and are so glad Spring is nearly here.  Rory has been naughty and chewed his nail again, sigh.  He has been good for ages and mum had been leaving his boot off his good foot and he was only wearing one on his bad paralysed foot.   No worries though mates.  It's healing nicely.  (He always seems to do this in winter and we don't know why). 

Well mates, that's it for now.  Love ya all heaps, even when we're busy, you are in our hearts

No worries, and LOVE, Stella and Rory