Thursday, April 30, 2009
Aroooo there good furry and fur less readers, Snoopy at Dog Woods reporting. With our Top Dog and Big Chief away, I am in charge of the pack. And yes this is yet another mobile post.
All at Dog Woods are well - up to our usual furry antics.
But this Smart Cookie is feelings very sad actually. Missing the Big Chief and Top Dog Tuffy, I am.
They left me behind!! Well actually to be honest I wasn't at all keen when when the Chief announced a grand carob hunt instead I opted for a longer snooze ...
A lady like myself needs her beauty sleeps you know... And going gallavanting in the tropics really isn't my cup of treats... Much too hots! Besides I dont like flying... I had to fly far once when I was a wee pup and I hated it. All those hustle and bustling, loud noises, cramp quaters and horrid food ... Tat if they remembered a pup needs to be fed! And worst of all one is not allowed out to take a dump or a pee!
You cant blame me for not wanting to travel... So really its my fault to choose to stay behind prefering the comforts of home to adventure...
Anywoos, how was I to know they would be gone so long?? From the sounds of our Top Dog 's last entry he and the Chief are having quite an interesting time looking for carob. All those travels... Taking them to kuala lumpur and Perth (unlike our Top Dog I know my geography) ... Although the chief has called up a few times to check on the rest of the Dog Woods pack and humans at Dog Woods...that doesnt change the fact tat I miss her so.
Infact I miss her so much treats no longer hold the same appeal. Nothing quite tastes as good without the Chief around and Tuffy to wrestle around with. Sniff... I do hopes they come back soon!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
TOP DOG Tuffy reporting. Am not making much progress in the mobile blogging am afraid esp. with all my recent roamings - hence the lack of blogs. I've realised that 3G and wireless conveniences are not exactly far reaching. It's also soooo much slower than conventional blogging on the computer! And yes my furry friends, your dear mommies do have a point when they complain about how difficult mobile blogging is ... I daresay its the fastest way to go blinds! :P While I seem like a high-tech furry canine on the mobile blog, I'm really struggling to see what I've just paw-ed. And don't get me started on uploading pictures on mobile blogs ...
Maybe your networks are better in your part of the world but in my country I daresay, snails slither faster than some uploads! No kidding...
Anywoos, the Chief and I are on an adventurous hunt for carob - which required the Chief having to hoist me into various human modes of transportation. From the four wheeler, to the steely winged contraption that flies, to a snake-like elongated box that runs on rails and to floating devices that whizzes around on water. II have to admit it's always initially scary whenever encountered with strange new places, sights and smells but after you get past that, it's all rather exciting.
We tooks some pictures but with this computer we're using - we cannots uploads them. The Chief and I went to visit one of the largest Pet Marts in the city of Kay-El last week and woo! where there many many things and creatures to see! There were nice colourful looking fishes, feathered friends, various species of geckos of different sizes and colour, felines and canines. They were all so adorably chas-eable but the Chief made me promise not to chase anything and I was good ... since I was a little afraid the Chief would send me to 'Boarding School' - that was also part of services the Pet Mart offered (Obedience School and Pet Hotel)! I did feel somewhat sorry for them though to be housed in all those glass cages. I wonder if they even know how delicious grass feels under one's paws?
Anywoos, we're now Down Under (where?) so the Chief tells me...where Suzuki and Scooby are. I wonder if we would have time to visit them ...? At the rate the Chief is zipping from one spot to another I doubt so ... she tells me we're going home soon, back to Dog Woods. The Chief also says, there's a bad virus lurking about the place and the safest place to be is home ... Yay, can't wait. I miss being Lord of Dog Woods and my pack.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
hello there good furry and fur-less readers! Am just amazed by the wonders of communication technologies... One can now browse and blog via mobile phones- woo! Provided that its a 3 G phone ... (watever tat means?!) To this canine its fantastic news! No need to wrestle with snoopy for the computer now that i can paw my tail blogs via the mobile phone - wch belongs to the chief of course... Because this TOP DOG has no need for such communicative devices with my super hearing and great bark ... But hmmm ... i do forsee having to wrestle with the chief for the phone ... Anywoos, this Top Dog apologizes in advance if u find my entries lack adequate formating and spelling atrocious. Blogging via the mobile phone has its limitations. As for carob cookies wch some of u good readers have requested for the recipe, the chief actually got them from a pet shop when we were visiting the lion city. She kept the best bits for last! But now wishes she cld make cookies like tat since we Dog Woods Pack wolfed down cookies all too quickly! Unfortunately too, carob is not an ingredient easily found in my neck of the woods... Nor the countries nearby. So there u have it my pioneering entry via the mobile phone. This TOP DOG will soon embark on a journey to sniff out wat be carob so the chief wont have any more excuses about running out of those delicious cookies. And once she bakes them we wld definitely post the recipe! All good things must be shared... With the exception of bones... Bow-wow-wow ! Tuffy signing off for now. Pee ess. I havent figured out how to rotate my picture on the phone yet... I hope u didnt have to strain yr necks too much.
Thank you for your kind concerns - I am certainly back to my same regally ol' treat gravitating self. Infact, the Chief's been real generous lately ... she's been feeding this TOP DOG some specially made carob & butter cookies.
Carob and Butter Cookies !
Carobs are to canines as Chocolates are to humans. It certainly is an indulging distraction and I've watched (with much drooly envy even if Chocolates are toxic to dogs) how the Chief swallowed a bar of chocolate in one sitting! Something to do with a craving - so am made to understand. I suppose with me, its a craving too ... a substituted one of unrequited love. Boo hoo!
*Sniff* I'm alright, really. Just a moment of weakness and some lingering whiffs of Anna's bewitching fragrance.
I have to say, her scent instead is gradually replaced with some noxious smelling after-smell of antibiotics which the Chief's been feeding her religiously - not once a day but twice! Honestly, if you females in heat want to repel any interested males, get your hooman to feed you antibiotics (prescribed of course by the doctor) ... it works wonders!
*Atchoo!* Excuse me. That's the new effects of Anna's scent. Makes me sneeze, she does. Anna on the other hand is back to her perky, exuberant self. And yes, the Chief's been indulging her too with carob cookies.
Okay now ... time to scuttle down to bed ... the Chief says its wayyyyy past my bed time! This TOP DOG needs his beauty sleep to look bright and charming tomorrow. Bye!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I would like to thank Chase for the award he gave us last week. Am sorry I didn't acknowledged award earlier because I was rather um ... err... preoccupied. ;)
I would like to thank all the furry and fur-less new friends who have been supportive in encouraging this four leggeded's blog.
Of course, this blog would not even come to existence had it not been for the other members of the Dog Woods Pack who although have not paw their barks on the life and adventures in Dog Woods (Snoopy excluded ...), without them there would be no Dog Woods tale to regale!
This Basset Hound called Tuffy would not be TOP DOG if it were for the Dog Woods Pack!
I am passing this award to :-
Scooby, Lulu& Lolly, Holly & Zac, Reilly, Martha and Bailey and Dozer & Coop
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Admittedly, I am a recovering lover-holic. As you already know I’ve been rather preoccupied lately with a certain lady in season ... so much so I couldn’t do anything else but trail her about like a love sick puppy (believe you me I was definitely lurve sick) and woo-ing her with my sweet poetry and songs ....
But as all seasons come and go, my preoccupation has finally begin to wane ... Anna’s scent-ful allure is beginning to fade and well, she’s made it more than clear (ouch!) that she doesn’t want to have any more puppies ...nor does she want to even muzzle me with a 10 foot pole ... not if she can help it!!
Next, Anger ...
Then the Bargaining stage where I’d pleaded, begged and conjoled Anna to reconsider ...
When all that fell through, I fell into deep dark depths of Depression - good thing it only lasted only a moment or so but ohhhh, I suffered nevertheless ... I would recommend snoozing those dark moments of depression away ... works wonders!
Thank dog-ness, I’ve since learn to accept reality, all that thumping is really no good for one’s dog-esteem ... esp. When one has a TOP DOG reputation to consider ...
I’ve since been sober for the last 6 hours and counting ... Snoopy (yes I know she’s been complaining about how I’ve been the sole source of Dog Wood’s noise pollution for the last few days ... ) and the other members of the Dog Woods pack are most relieved. Even fact they are paw-tying as I paw this blog ... celebrating the return of the TOP DOG's cool calm and collected self.
You know, Snoopy’s barking-ly right. I’m slowly coming back to my senses ... though there’s still lingering wafts of Anna’s aromatic fragrance, Anna in season is like having a spell cast on my TOP DOG self ... it was so preoccupying I couldn’t think of anything else but Anna and my determination to woo her ...
Now that the spell’s wearing off ....when was the last time I ate? I’m FAMISHED!
Sunday, April 19, 2009
3. The love sick TOP DOG and our Dog Woods belle, Anna
4. Lauching into sonorous soppy love songs - more like wailings to us ! That's me in the background trying to shield my poor ears ...
7. Girl POWER! That be Anna giving our love sick TOP DOG she's had ENOUGH!
Hehehehe. Permit my gleeful giggles gentle readers, but at least ONE of us at Dog Woods is effective in getting the noise to stop. The Chief unfortunately have not been very helpful in calming the noisy situation at Dog Woods since Tuffy fell into puppy-love.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
I even ventured to where I am banned - to the very TOP of the Stairs and Beyond ...
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Furry and Furr-less Friends ...
GRRruff! ... what's all these?! This simply cannot do! My Fur Kids jumping onto the act! How they dare they? Distracting this TOP DOG in midst of his fabulous sonorous love-songs?!
And why are they loading Anna's cage into the back of the white van?
*Snoopy : Whoooaaaaahhhhhhh!!!! You block head they trying to break their Mama free!*
You knows, there's something about that van that smells suspiciously familiar ... Arrroooo! Where are they taking Anna?!?
*Snoopy : Woooaah!! Woooaaahh! Grrrrr... bad V-E-T! Baaaaddddd V-E-T!*
Where Anna goes, I go to! Come back!! Driver, if you would drive a little slower for me to catch up *huff-huff*puff-puff*
Annnnnaaaaaaa!!!! My darling .....
*Snoopy : Honestly...!! *rolls eyes* When that TOP DOG there is in love his common sense ceases takes a holiday ...*
Oh, I say ... all these physical exertion is making me really tired ... I declare I shall take a nap. When I awake, with renewed strength and vigour, Anna my love, I shall find you! And if it means venturing to thhe ends of Dog Woods and into the heart of Cat City, I would bravely go (where no Dog Woods Canine have ever gone before!)
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Third and final step. With both front legs firmly placed on ground for support lift both back hindlegs and hold long enough to say 'Schmoopee Whoopee!! THREE times before relaxing the pose and returning back to sitting position.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Note the empty flower beds ...
But like us canines at Dog Woods, the Chief doesn't dwell on past grievances for too long. So, roses no longer grow in Rose Woods ... but both canines and humans at now, Dog Woods are thrivingly happy. And the secret? A very short term memory and readiness to forgive.
We've all adapted. The Chief and her landscaping works especially. She no longer harbour Hampton Court's dream of an immaculate formal garden. Instead, the landscape at Dog Woods, as you can now see (from the many various pictures), consists of very low maintenance grass and flowering shrubs which we can dig and and they WILL easily grow right back ... with the exception of the dead tree that this TOP DOG has been faithfully 'watering' daily.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Well Honey has given me the Honest Scrap Blog Award (my second actually!), I'd have to tell you TEN more honest things about my TOP DOG self :-
1) The Dog Woods Pack began with Joe as THE Alpha Male and Snoopy as the Boss. Snoopy who was a little older than I was then, was alot bigger wee puppy me then. Determined to catch up with her I made sure I ate all my meals and Snoopy's and begged the Chief for more treats in between ....
2) Snoopy taught me all the tricks I needed to know. In fact, she was my 'doggy guru' ... she's not called Smart Cookie for nothing!
3) I was once petrified of Joe. When we were all let out to play Joe, Snoopy and Trixie would romp happily about while I was too scared to even twitch my jowls!
Joe at Large! Recovering scars : Legacy of Joe
4) The reason for my Joe-the-Rottie-Phobia was because Joe had thumped be a few times. Real bad too (boo hoo!) I learnt then never to toy around with Joe's bone or whatever he deems his.
5) Anna's arrival and later the Fur Kids herald my rise to TOP DOG-dom. With sheer numbers siding yours this TOP DOG, I have since overcome my phobia of Joe-the-Rottie and now strut about Dog Woods in Lordly confidence!
7) I am very protective of my toys and won't even let any pup or human near edgewise!
Keeping precious ball close while the Dog Woods' TOP DOG snoozes upside down
9) I like taking showers. Better still I like being dried by towel after the shower!
10) I'm scared of heights. I used to follow Snoopy up the stairs and discovered I couldn't leg it down even with all the Chief's promises of treats and conjoling. The only way down was to have me carried down with my facing the top of the stairs. That way I don't get worried and start struggling. I've since been banned from going upstairs ... the Chief says am no longer carry-able!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Am afraid to disappoint my gentle readers but Lion City like Cat City is not teeming with lions ... It would have been great to be able to come home to Dog Woods regaling tales to the rest of the pack of how this TOP DOG and his trusty, smart side kick cornered a Lion or two and marked them out with the unique masculine TOP DOG scents of Dog Woods, but am afraid all we did was do what all laid back tourists would do, eat, shop and walk about and sniffed out and secretly marked (whee!!) the statue of the Lion City's infamous 'Mer-Lion'.
Furr-arr-wees ... begging to be whee-ed!
But I dare say, this be the highlight and downlight of my visit:- A couple of Furr-arr-wees parked in the Hoo-tel parking lot.
Hightlight because them bright beauties were screaming to be marked by this TOP DOG. As I was moseying over to get a closer sniff at these Furr-Arr-Wees and of course lift a leg to stamp my unique mark of TOP DOG of Dog Woods on those shiny wheels, the Chief (who was also our chaperone) barked a resounding-fog-horn-loud 'NOOOOOOoooooooo!!!!!'
Had it not been the loudness of her 'No' that jolted this TOP DOG out of his urge to stamp the owners of those Furr-Arr-Wees at least a couple of pee-mail each and the stares her yell drew, I would have done the deed for sure! Talk about the lost of bright red opportunites ... Ohhh, to have been able to mark those Furr-Arr-Wees would have definitely been something to bark home about. Now its only a mere 'downlight' ... :P
Thursday, April 9, 2009
TOP DOG sniffing out the beautiful scintilating arrangement in the 'Hoo-tel'
I have to admit, Lion City the once hustling and bustling hub of South East Asia is really looking quite gloomy. Gone are the days where people walked about hurriedly with that purposeful spring in their steps. Now, it's all somewhat a drudgery of uncertainty.
That prevailing air of sombriety of Lion City however had not put a damper on Snoopy and this TOP DOG's adventurous spirits. Snoopy and I had loads of fun traipsing about Lion City savouring the the rich aromas, sights and sounds of the place. Incidently enough, just a stone throw where the Chief booked us to stay were a nice delicious smelling row of shops that sold only FOOD! Yum yum ... we were spoilt for choice ...
A visit to Lion City of course would not be complete with a spot of shopping which Snoopy - being female and having to propensity to shop, got her nose on the ground and sniffed out some really fantastic bargains.
That's her by a particular shop that carried a wide range of doggy beds and all a canine would ever need (which really isn't very much but since we're into shopping ...) and at a reasonable price too! You can tell how pleased Snoopy with her discovery.
Though it was only a short but fun filled busy trip with loads to see, buy and scoff down both Snoopy and I are really glad to be back at Dog Woods. There's really no place like HOME!