Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Monday, 30 August 2010

love and kisses

Hello Mummy

I'm coming to get you

I ended up flat on my back with a very clean face :)  See the bit of 'vet bed' on the floor, that is the piece that came from Kizzie's mum, it is never far from Kizz - her blankie.  It is good stuff as this piece has been loved and chewed and slept on and it is still in good shape.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Biggest puddle in the world

It was a nice sunny day today and we have been promised storms for the next few days so we decided to take Kizzie to the beach.  It is over an hours drive and she was ever so sick on the way, but it was worth it to see her running about on the sand.  This is the moment when she got her feet wet in sea water for the first time. 
It didn't take long for her to look like this.  Kizzie didn't swim but she splashed about and had a lovely time. 
We only stayed a couple of hours and Kizzie threw up again on the way home but I will take her again soon.  She will need a bath later to get the salt water out of her hair, but at the moment Kiz is fast asleep under my desk. 

Friday, 20 August 2010


I think Kizzie must still have hormones running through her system, she is very quiet and cuddly and spends a lot of time just lying cuddling her puppy.  It has had a couple of little repairs, quite revolting as it is stiff and a bit slimy.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Three times round the path

Taking Kizzie out is such a pleasure, not only does she get to run and play with other dogs but their humans talk to me too.  Yesterday whilst Kizzie ran off and played with the gorgeous toy poodle and her companion, a doberman I chatted with their human.  Twice round the path, they went home but as I walked to the gate, up comes doodle Ollie.  So we went around again :)
We drove home and Kizzie walked into the house, had a drink and jumped onto the sofa for a sleep without even going near her dinner.
She did wake up much later for a snuggle with her puppy dog, had a bit of a chew of a hide stick and then went and put herself to bed.

I was very glad about that because my legs were aching in places I didn't even know existed.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

A Review or Two

Kizzie is a bright girl, she gets bored and then she gets into trouble.  We aren't allowed to over exercise her in case her joints are damaged so I have to think of games to amuse her.  Hide the treats around the house is a favorite but it didn't take her long to remember all the hiding places, so I bought one of these.  I thought it might keep her amused for a few minutes.  30 seconds is more like it.  I have taken to 'gluing' biscuits into the white bones with peanut butter to make the game last longer.  She loves it :)

I bought the spinny next, the box says "15 minutes activity" but it takes Kizzie considerably less time to snorf the treats, I think her record is 15 seconds. 

Today this one came.  This one is supposed to be harder, I thought it might take her a while to work it out.  We didn't read the instructions and accidentally set it up on the hardest level.  90 seconds and she had eaten all the chicken pieces. 

Kizzie also has a sense of humour, she steals stuff only when we are not looking, then brings them to us.  She prances about showing us what she has and then runs.  We can catch her and remove the booty when she is indoors but if she gets outside, then we have to swap for treats.  Kiz comes just close enough to decide whether the treat is good enough, if she thinks not, then she runs back outside and waits for a better offer.  Yesterday it cost me a chunk of corned beef to get my camera back.
I bought a canistor of Pet corrector spray which is supposed to 'interrupt unwanted behaviour'.   Kizzie's paws were on my kitchen worktop and she refused to get down, so I sprayed.  She looked at me.  I sprayed longer.  Kizzies' head tipped slightly to one side.  Third spray almost emptied the canistor, I swear Kizzie laughed.