Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Yep ! it sure is a dog's life, racing around in the water, chasing the plovers, or should I say being chased by the plovers. I'm Archie and I'd like to say the humans make a great fuss of the three of us, we really are three pretty spoilt pooches, but that's o.k. we love them in return, keep away unwanted cats etc., etc., and in general are totally devoted to them. It's a great life living by the bay, so much to do and see, and you can see more of my master's images by logging on to www.margiparton.com. Leave her a comment too, she would love to hear from you.
Time for a swim, the weather is hot, and I've one of my two best mates with me. Apart from the humans that is, so it must be time for a trip down to the bay for a bit of a dip. There is always the stick to chase or swim out to retrieve. The humans always take along a dish and some water for us to drink, it's pretty thirsty business this swimming in salt water. Just thought I'd mention, I'm Eddie, the handsome one with the stick in my mouth and that's my daughter Scout right by my side, (Archie's in the other picture). You can see us both when we were a little younger by visiting the mistresses web site it's www.margiparton.com and clicking on Pal's Portraits. Then if you require the mistresses services to capture images of your special 'Pal', be it cat, dog, chook, horse or guinea pig, just contact her, she takes great photos and she'd love to hear from you.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I've just had a lovely few days aboard The Visitor, my brothers beautiful catamaran. I'm not a lover of boats as I suffer from motion sickness at the drop of a hat, or should I say at the weighing of an anchor. If I do manage to dodge the effects of a rocking boat, I then have the problem of getting back my 'land legs' when I head for shore . Oh my goodness, what a horrible feeling to be sitting in a chair while all around is swaying gently, no I'm not a sailor, not even on anything as stable and luxurious as The Visitor. You can see more of my images by being a 'Visitor' to my web site it's www.margiparton.com. and I would love you to leave a comment here about my blog. Thanks a million.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Yes..... well that's what I'd like to know. If they'd asked me, Eddie in the very beginning, I would have told them in no uncertain terms that you just can't expect an old man, such as myself to doss down, permanently mind you, with a younger female, Scout, and a mere lad Archie. What were they thinking ? Anyway, last night was, shall we say a 'first night try out' to see if we could all co-exist in a friendly manner. It didn't work. I was allowed, as I should have been, to enter the new house first and therefore claimed it as my own, the other two, well I just tolerated them until the humans had gone to bed, then it was eviction time. Being a coolish night the other two carried on, i.e. trying to get through the closed Dog Door, several times, and scratching claws down the security screen repeatedly. This continued until one of the humans finally arose from slumber to let them inside. Scout settled down on a couple of old dressing gowns and a bit of a blanket, and Archie sneaked under the mistresses feather doona. I don't know, they don't make these young ones out of tough stuff, they're such softies these days. Anyway, the humans, whom I think are a little soft too, were off to the pet shop today to purchase another 'house', gosh the skies the limit around here, I now have my own batchelor pad, while the other two have to share accomodation. It sure is a dog's life.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Just purchased, new low set residence ready for tenants. This lovely new home is suitable for communal living of up to 3 parties, all occupants must be on excellent terms with each other, no growling, snapping, or biting will be tolerated. No digging in the owners garden, or urinating in other than designated area will be permitted. In exchange for this lovely new home the occupants must be on duty 24 hours a day, be willing to chase and expel any trespassing felines, and hawkers, and in general continue to be the 3 loving little Fox Terriers they have always been.
Friday, October 9, 2009
This group of handsome pipers looked fantastic, thank you all for the great music. You all looked so impressive marching along in the sunshine, a pipe band always seems to add that something special to any procession. I would think the bagpipes would be a pretty difficult instrument to play.
This great dog was rounding up three ducks and obeying his masters every command. I have two ducks and five hens myself, and sometimes I certainly could do with a dog like this. Isn't he fantastic. I think I'll take Archie down to the Spring Fair, and get this dog to give him a few lessons. Nothing like learning from the professional.
The Spring Festival is here again and the Wynnum - Manly foreshore is a buzz with activity. I jumped on my scooter and took a very quick trip to the waterfront to check things out. Things were just starting to crank up, a singer was on the main stage, and people with their little children were beginning to arrive. This is part of the scene that greeted me, (sorry there's no audio).
Monday, October 5, 2009
Manly Harbour Village at night, is just as bright and sparkling as it is by day. There is always something happening. The Spring Festival, and the Halloween Street Parade, that's on Saturday, October, 31st. There's lots to see, do and eat. The Halloween event gets bigger and better each year, so don't miss out on all the fun. Hop along and enjoy the festivities, you might be freaked out entirely, there's more than a ghost of a chance you'll have a fun time. Manly Saturday October 31st, is the place to be if you want to have a great Saturday night. Visit www.margiparton.com to see more of my images, and I'd really like to read your comments about my blog, so don't be shy.