Thursday, May 10, 2018


 A 3 day hiatus with all my harem in tow last weekend started off with weather of dubious quality and the situation didn't much improve.   However this didn't fill us with trepidation as it would with a houseful of 5 teenage bipeds.
 Introducing my troops in no particular order of rank.   



 The rain just meant we go to dabble in this....
 With lashings of that..........
                              Same service,  different channel

 Under strict supervision the chefs could be relied upon to provide snacks
 At regular intervals
 Not bad,  not bad at all
  Senior management had downed tools,  the gates weren't opened all weekend, no manoevres were scheduled and we were pretty much left to our own devices.
  All the troops were able to rise to that challenge, no problem at all
 To spice up proceedings on occasion I took it upon meself to inject a bit of life into the troops.  By racing to the end of the deck warning "Forward Unto battle" or barks to that effect I could rally the battallion into charging off the deck in full battle cry, clearing the grounds of rabbits, birds and various imaginary foes.  Imaginitus can be highly contagious.  Sporadic forays raged on into the evening till at 11pm on Saturday night an ugly skirmish with a chog ensued.  I hadn't instigated that battle - which culminated in bloody chin washings and spine removals back in the barracks at 11.10pm.  Lockdown was swiftly instigated and the offended chog was repatriated into the safety of the adjoining kingdom.
 Recreation of actual events although the terrorists fared the worst.
Chog back in the safety of his pack.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018


 Last weekend we did head out of town along with the Great Auckland exodus.  Took us four hours for our great escape but it was worth the roll down the motorway.   All set up for 3 days of RnR.
 Isla needed no second invitation to grab the comfiest chair in the house.
"Once upon a time in a land far far away ...."
 Tweed cuddled up with me in shared accomodation.
 I managed to get an accomodation upgrade pretty damn quick.
 And Tamalee and Piper got the Penthouse Suite!!!
 Every morning the hunt was on to find the ever elusive wifi...
 Two bikes waiting patiently for some bums
 I've found it!!!!
 Twas not all lounging about barking at campers and talking mince.   There were also  marathon cycle rides
 Our top secret location revealed.   Well just a bit -, its a big river.
 Throw the stick, throw the stick, THROW THE STICK
 Must get stick.
 Channelling Carlos Santana
And sleeping,  lots n lots of sleeping.   Na night.


Euan is now on his tod so it is up to him to continue on with the family diary.  Amazingly he is going to sound very like his older brother who we miss every day.     Onward.
 0900 - Possum Hunters Inc enter the forest.   Doing our bit to eradicate pestables that some numpty introduced to our shores to get rid of some other pestables.  That never ends well but hey ho, the peasants never learn.   The possums have been chewin their way through our forests ever since.  This is where our job starts.
 Not being a rufty tufty border terrier I am part of the support crew.  I doesn't want to be getting my leprachaun suit dirty whilst chewin on possums.
0930  waiting for the first wave of troops to come out of the battlezone.  
Gotta entertain self somehow, can't beat a good old roll
0930 Spyder was first back from the first hunt of the day.   Her ears worked great today when Aunty Corinne started yellin.  And boy can she yell - I think she's killed off some of my decibels.  How could those ears not work.
 10 minutes of yellin later,  in romped some mud on legs with a tongue attached.  Is that you Archie?
 And finally Riff arrived in her own sweet time. Looks like the hunt was more than successful.  You smell delicious Riff if I do say so meself.
 Would you like a spit and polish.  Full cleaning service available.
 These missions are not for the faint hearted.
 After a bit of a wash the Archie that we know and love is revealed.  This puddle was clean before he got in it!
1200hrs  Mums main reason for getting out of bed early on Saturdays and tromping about for 12kms in a muddy forest is revealed.  The cafe stop at the end.  Gotta love that the coffee is being poured as she walks in the door.   I just get to drool from the yellow lambourghini.  
enjoy your woofles and have a good week - Euan

Sunday, January 21, 2018


29/05/04  Me with my fur Mum Teva and my two sisters and one brother.   Not sure which is me but I is likely the big one.
4 months old and home now with my new Mum.   Right from the get go we appeared to have matching furs.
Meeting members of my new whanau - my cousin Rach hanging onto me tight.
When I was 11 months old I got me a sister,  Magoo.   She was 17 months old and she was always gonna be the bossy one.   If there were ever going to be awards for diggin, rollin and barkin,  we would have been up there.
Mum n me did dabble at all sorts of hobbies.  Short of learning how to play the violin, I did them all.
Won a coupla ribbons in Obedience n CGC n Rally
Had a go at Agility but this was not for me!!!.  I'm a proud and noble border terrier, lier onner of couches,   noms conniseur  and dispenser of furry hugs.  Get me outta here.
The Swan Song of my dancing career with my girlfriend Honey.
This was more my style - a good old game of tug
Hangin around with my two best girls
And wrestlin with my besties
Out on Border Patrol with our Dog Walker
Sunday afternoons at the Park with Mum
Beach walks with my fave Aunty
In 2009 I started my blog.
Weekly meeting with my editor in chief just before publishing the weekly news.
From then on I was stalked by the pawparazzi with every move documented
In 2009 me n all my dancin dog buddies made the centrefold of Bradley Trevor Grieves book  "Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats".
Apart from Dog sports I had to try everything.  Water,  - Not a big fan.
To know me was to love me.
You can't have me,  I have a home already
Childrens that had previously been scared of doggies fell in love and wanted a dog.
Do I have to get up every day?  Where does it say that in the manual?
Always remember your helmet
Over the past few years I perfected the art of public transport.  My chauffeur was very well trained.
My gondola driver was even trained to deliver me right up onto the bank so that I could walk across the front of the boat and stay bone dry.   "#Winning
In 2013  my sister Magoo went over the rainbow bridge.
And cos every boy should have a puppy, I got me an early Christmas present.    A  Euan
We've been larrikinin about for the past 4 years,  chasin the birds,  barkin at the cat next door,  welcomin anyone who stepped onto the porch.
Goin for more sedate walks about town as I got older.
Ambling at the Domain with my old ladyfriend Tamalee.
Posin for a debut in Öld Dogs Wisdom  - Fiona Tomlinson 2017
Whoever said "Diamonds Are a Girls Best Friend"  didn't have a dog.

Bodie  29/05/04 - 13/01/18  -13.8yrs
The Best Wingman a girl could have asked for   
Rest Easy my little love

(Bodie had a stroke on 12/01/18 and died at home with me the following night.  Too soon wee man too soon).