Thursday, 17 January 2013


it snowed.  Kizzie had a run on the green on her way past this morning.  She loves snow and runs around kicking her heels and skidding head first.  A more sedate walk followed.  This afternoon I took the hooligans collars off and they had a lovely play in the garden.  Charging around, boxing each other and running into the bushes.  They are now curled up asleep, Kizzie has her head on the radiator.

thunder and stuff

I woke up this morning to the sound of thunder.  hmm, actually it was the sound of the hooligans thundering up the stairs.  I just had time to clamp my mouth shut before Murphy jumped on me and began the morning wash.  Once my face was cleaned to his satisfaction, he lay curled up next to me with his head on my ankles.
In the meantime, Kizzie had setlled next to my head, her paws wrapped around my neck and her face nuzzled into my shoulder.  She carefully washed those places Murphy had missed and then snuggled, making am ummmmming sound.
Although a cup of tea had magically appeared on my bed side table I didn't care to move so we all snuggled together for 5 minutes until I gave in and sat up.  The cup of tea was lovely.

Isn't life just perfect sometimes :)

I did get up eventually and have spent the last hour emptying the utility room because there was a peculiar pooy pong in there.  All surfaces were cleared and scrubbed.  Shoes cleaned.  Washing machine and tumbler pulled out and cleaned behind.  Sigh.  There is still a pong.  I am washing all the coats (theirs and ours) right now and will wash the rug later. 

Hooligans have had a walk and are laying within touching distance of me, fast asleep.

Life is still pretty perfect

Sunday, 13 January 2013


Baths so far in 2013

Kizzie = 2
Murphy = 1

good dog bad dog

I don't know if this is a win or a draw.  Kizzie rolled but... her coat and harness got covered in stinky but they are easier to wash than Kizzie herself.  So only two baths for the girly so far this year.
Murphy doesn't roll in stinky.  He does however run through muddy puddles and jumps in the river and and and... but I can avoid those so he has only had one bath so far this year. 

I have got to tell you that getting the big boy into the bath is a feat which deserves a medal as he plants himself and even when I get him near the tub, his paws push against the edge of the bath as I try to hoik him in.  Once in, he jumps back out again.  I have taken to leaving his collar on and hooking his lead over the little shelf over the bath.  Once he is hooked into place he just stands placidly even though the slightest tug would pull the shelf off the wall. 

I simply tell Kizzie to get in and she jumps in!  Plenty of practice clearly........ :)

Blogger won't let me upload my photo so you have to imagine my two sweeties laying together on their stools in front of the window.  The stools have seperated a little so Kizzie's bum is dangling between the two, held in place by the blanket.  Murphy's head is on the radiator and they are fast asleep.  And clean.

I worked how to upload photos, first I had to upload the pic to an image storage site, then I could use the url from that to upload to blogger.  It was a palava and I hope blogger puts the option of loading directly from the hard drive back.  just saying....

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Happy New Year

We got all the way to the 3rd before Miss KW needed a bath.  The hooligans have behaved like angels recently but today the brown bombshell rolled in something green, slimy and stinky - poo of some kind or another.  Bathed and smelling fresh now.