Abducted by Aliens, eeeek………..they made me work!

That’s my excuse for not posting.

It’s true, I’ve been trying to get as much done as possible before the big surgery next week.

It’s terrible I know!

I’m so baaad.

So I did not deserve one of these yesterday.

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Nor did I get one of these.

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The Dodgy Brothers were in this old milk crate,

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Because

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Elisabeth’s dog Zamori

is a Bernese Mountain Dog

(they come from the other side of the mountain to the St Bernards)

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Yep, that’s the Strand here in Townsville, yep, it’s a long way from Switzerland (where Bernese Mountain Dogs come from).

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So this is what Bernese Mountain dogs do,
they take the milk from the farmhouse to the village customers.
And of course,
Zamori needs to learn how to do this.
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So here’s
how
2 chihuahuas,
1 Bernese Mountain Dog
a milk crate
some bicycle wheels
and a few poles
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recreate a bit of Switzerland
here in Townsville.
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This is a beginners run on the Strand.
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We made sure the public knew that we are learners
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Safety First on the Strand
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And here we are in action.
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That’s Elisabeth up front (of course!).
and that’s our Townsville winter would you believe?.
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We got stopped a lot,
with lots of questions
and admiring looks
and pats.
The Dodgies were as popular as Zamori.
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ONE WEEK TO GO
I WILL HAVE A NEW BACK THIS TIME NEXT WEEK.
Love
Louise
xxxx

Medication review, Birthday Party pictures, and news from Blighty

Hi everyone,

If you’ve been reading the comments over the last few posts

you’ll know I was very scared of changing medications for

THE MINISERIES OF MISERIES

(new name for the Broken Back).

So with the help of a wonderful blog friend Saint Kate B

I took the leap

and switched pills.

I had to show the evidence of actually taking the damn pills.

 Because I had so many great friends and pharmacists encouraging me to take the leap

and switch to a different type of medication.

So first thing Saturday Morning they got this texted to them.

Gross hey? An early morning shot of my mouth and tongue.

I’m pretty sure I cleaned my teeth before  I took the pill and photo.

Yep its gone, down the gullet.

 How revolting, on three counts

1. I’m in pjs, had not done anything to the wild thing I call my hair

2. Who wants to see down someone’s throat at 6 am on a Saturday morn.

3. How much I’ve been a moaner, that I had to provide evidence to my supporters!

I’LL KEEP YOU POSTED ON THE EFFICACY OF THE MEDS.

ON TO BRIGHTER THINGS

I did not get invited to this birthday party,

because I’m a prisoner

can’t drive, and get around much by myself,

and

Introducing ZAMORI THE GREAT!

It was really a Dog’s birthday party.

The Guest List was exclusive, you had to have manners like these folk.

I’m thinking you might be starting to get a clue

about who owns these dogs.

Theres some serious puppy discipline going on at this party.

Although one guest did remove his hat.

Don’t know why, I thought he looked charming with his hat on.

Everyone got presents at this party

even though it was Zamori’s first birthday

He got more presents, which he unwrapped himself.

 BUT

Don’t think the people of inTownsville missed out

they were hand delivered birthday cake

the next day.

See, I was telling the truth.Yep, real cake for dogs

and Yes of Course

it’s a secret Austrian Dog Cake Recipe

Everyone at inTownsville who likes dog food got to share the cake.

Dodgy Brothers got there first of course.

But the Fire Hero and his sister, the 16 yr olds, got some too.

Someone always gets a bit more than everyone else.

Of  course the birthday party was for Elisabeth’s dog Zamori.

A Bernese Mountain Dog.

SUPER well trained.

On Wednesday, Elisabeth is going to attack ze pantrrrry!

We all have to be on standby to call

keep, store, throw away.

I’ll give you before and after photos.

AND EVIDENCE THAT WE TOO ARE BEING

well trained like Zamori

who helped his mum make his birthday cake.

 Love

and thanks to all

LOU

xxx

PS   Joy,  I did not leap at all taking the tablet,

PPS  Note to concerned animal lovers

This Brithday cake contained all dog stomach approved ingredients.

Well, bragging about no broken bones ……… I got my comeuppance.

THE LATE NEWS

Bummer,

Back Louise has really, really, really

LET THE TEAM DOWN!

One of those damn irritating Lumbar thingamies

did not hold up during the GRAND DESCENT.

And something is broken in there.

My friend G

the Vet Fantastic

says

I have to have CAGE REST for 6 weeks.

SHOPPING FOR CHRISTMAS in HELSINKI.

I am not allowed to do this

Shopping at Max Mara Helsinki

No jumping up on strangers.

 

Running in Lapland

No pulling sleds.

Posing for family photos, Rovaniemi, Lapland 1926

No sitting on stumps looking cute.

Walking in the park St Petersburg

I must not walk without assistance

 

Dog meets horse St Petersburg,

I’m not allowed to bark at horses.

Dressing up to go out for ice-cream, Northern Norway

I’m not allowed to do tricks for ice-cream.

Guarding the Shop in Venice

No barking at people in shops.

Shopping in Venice

In fact no shopping with the girls at all.

I’ll keep you posted on what the human Dr says.

Lou

xxx

TEsting, testing, TEsTinG? Is this thing working yet?

It’s getting very sultry up here in Townsville,

Some of us are starting to break out the Champers and remove our clothing,

While others are dreaming of a white Christmas

Some are not just dreaming about it, they are going to do it, in a place where they’ll have to wear a bit more than the standard Aussie ski gear

But it will be worth getting all rugged up, because we are going to meet this old bloke

At his house in Lapland, on Christmas Eve, before he packs the sleigh and heads off to Australia.  We’ll be popping in for a cuppa.

Meanwhile back at home, we do have some sulkers 

Who do not co-operate and wear Christmas decorations at Christmas parties and run away and sulk upstairs when the guests arrive

But this older and wiser boy, 15 and three quarters, knows how to get a cuddle and plenty of food at a party.

It’s all about dressing appropriately, (he’s been reading Faux Fuchsia obviously)

If you are reading this, and I sincerely hope you are not, because it’s my first go at blogging and I have (sigh) no-one to help me with this, and it’s much harder than reading other people’s blogs,

HAPPY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AND PARTYING AND DECORATING AND GEARING UP FOR  THE BIG DAY.