Thursday, September 16, 2010

Updates from Dog Woods


Today's officially 'Malaysia Day' , oddly enough in Malaysia's 47th years of achieving independence, the government's finally recognizing the two East Malaysian states (one of which were Dog Woods is) role and contribution to the Federation.  :P

Well.  Let's not get started on politics and the state of affairs of the country.  Tuffy's Tales is after all, a blog dedicated to the dog-dom realms of Dog Woods and it's furrily loyal canines subjects.

A quick update though.  From my last post,  it's still the Chinese Hungry Ghost Halloween month (honestly, much too long!) Think it'll last till next week.  Since it's one of those moveable 'feasts' - I don't quite keep track.  But apparently, right after the Hungry Ghost month comes the 'Moon Cake' festival and the cakes, being round like the moon are extremely yummy! :)
The New kitchen
The new living

Dismantling of old ceiling ... and rewiring works

Refiling and extending the present garden area ...

Renovations are going fairly smoothly.  But with all the bank holidays the last couple of weeks, progress has been rather slow.  It's still looking fairly rough, but at least the walls are up and there's a roof over our heads when it rains ... Rewiring's more or less complete, next step is the plastering guys ... then we can get started on tiling the floors ... and putting in some fixtures.

As for the Dog Woods pack,  Anna's had a wound on her back that had to be stitched up recently. Am not sure how that wound came about.  Suspect she might have had a little mishap somewhere and tore free ... along with a little bit skin and flesh on her back!  I think i was more horrified than she was ... and got down the the business of cleaning out and medicating her wound.  For the briefest while i thought a bandage would work ... but Anna would just peel it off and lick away whatever ointment I had put on her wound.

Her wound's doing much better.  I expect, the stitches need to be taken out soon.  It's amazing how robust these canines are sporting injuries.  Other than looking somewhat miserable whenever I was treating and cleaning her wound, Anna least perturb she's sporting a 'boo-boo'.

As i type this, it's evening.  The rain has finally stop - making the green grass and trees of Dog Woods looking fresh and crisp. From where I sit, I've been watching the pack happily running about, patrolling the grounds.

It's such a joy just watching the Dog Woods pack run.  They all have different styles.  Anna gallops - like a racehorse and a couple of her Furkids, Brandi and Wally, take after her.  Joe the Rotweiller is fantastic for short distance sprints.  Tuffy and Snoopy being Basset Hounds, comically trot as quickly as their short stumpy legs can carry them.  The other two Furkids, Tubby Jr. and Dexter, although build more like their stout Basset father can do quite a quick scramble ... although, not quite as fast as their Doberman mom, Anna.

Anyway, am off to give the pack their dinner.  Snoopy's being trying to get my attention by 'yelling' at me and smacking her lips.  She's sure knows how to get the 'I need FOOD!' message clearly.  So I'm off before Tuffy starts joining her.  He's ALOT louder!

Hope all is well where ever you all are.


  1. So everything is going well!
    Hope Anna gets better soon!

  2. Glad Anna is on the mend. Can you send the rain this way? We're in DIRE need...

  3. Thanks for the update. Good to know Anna is on the mend.
    Your renovations are very impressive, we expect you will all be very pleased when it is all over!
    love Martha and Bailey xx

  4. Thanks so much for the update :)


  5. It is getting to be my dinner time here 'now' -

    I'm SOOOOO working on my mom but she's a toughie - she makes me wait until 5pm - despite the amount of pleading!

    Thanks fur updates!

    We always like to see news from your part of the world!


  6. Anna looks no worse for the wear - beautiful as always. Hey, Dad told me he saw mom pick up an ad for doberman babies! And she has a birfday coming up! Yikes!

  7. After all this time, I never realized that you guys are in Malaysia ;-) When it comes to food and attention, our canine buddies sure know how to get our attention. Kess will sit in front of me and when I ignore her, will "paw" me to get her message across!

  8. Happy Malaysia's Day!
    Sure is pawesome to see your house going on pretty well!
    I hope Anna's wound heals very soon!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  9. You must be so tired of the renovation mess, but think how nice it'll be when it's all finished. I can picture your pack running around, all sizes and shapes.