Friday, 9 June 2017

Remember these??

Do you remember this ...


AND this ....


Well they both grew ..... very, very, big. In fact they are both humungous.  Mum didn't know where to stop on the coat.  She must think I'm an elephant or something.  Well not quite but she certainly thinks I'm greyhound size.  She just kept knitting and knitting. It does keep me warm and there's sure room for expansion.  Maybe she'll feed me lots of ice-cream just so I fit into it better.  I sure hope so.

Looks ok, aye?
As you can see I just LOVE wearing it ..... not!!!!

Crikey .... it's like a furnace in here. 
And as for Herbie ..... oh my he's like a weed. He just keeps growing and growing. He weighs almost as much as me now.  AND he's famous. He does photo shoots for an advertising agency. Yes ..... Herbie!!  Everyone says he's very well behaved.  Could've fooled me.  You should see him here. He's out of control.  He's all over me like a rash.  He hangs off me.  I can't stand it. Mum says he LOVES me.  Fair dinkum ..... if that's love you can keep it.  

Look .... he's as long as Jo, almost.  

Mr Perfect at his photo shoot.  Who's he think he's fooling?  Not me that's for sure.  

Hmmmmmph!   Butter wouldn't melt in that mouth, aye??


Wanna run .... Love, Charlie.  

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Crikey I've missed you!!

Crikey ..... it's been FOREVER, aye?  Well it sure seems like forever to me.  I've missed all you blokes and sheila.  Just stopping by to let you know that we are ok and hopefully we will be back in business again real soon. I have so much to tell you and I have so much to catch up on.  I've been reading your posts when I can and will be back commenting again soon.  I sure hope you are all well and happy.  I have heard about Mr Bailey.  Crikey Mr. Bailey. Stay well, aye??  I'm sure there will be others but I hope not too many.  Ok ... that's it for now BUT ..... I'll be back!!!!  Crikey I sound like that Arnie bloke, aye???



Wanna run ..... Love, Charlie!!

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Flower gardens for Dory!!


Crikey ...... I'm so hopeless at this stuff and I have no idea how to join a blog hop thingoe. I've tried before and it's never worked so I won't even try this time but I had to join in with some flowers for Dory.  Well ...... not flowers from me.  She's going to get heaps of flowers today, aye?  So I though I'd show you some gardens where I know Dory will visit in her new travels.  Every summer I visit these gardens and I'm going to look out for Dory. I know she'll get round to them one day.  Crikey she's going to be missed, aye??  But today is Dory's day and we mustn't be sad.  I'm sure she won't be. She'll be in her element ... surrounded by flowers. We will miss you Dory but every time we look at a flower we will see your beautiful smile. Always filled with love.  I sure hope I spot you in one of my gardens.  I'm sure I will.  Visit soon, aye??









Come and run with me in one of my gardens Dory .... Love, Charlie.
















                 

Sunday, 19 March 2017

What the heck!!!

What the heck is going on??  This rain stuff has gotta stop.  You'd never, in 87 million years, believe what happened here this morning. We are supposed to be enjoying ourselves.  Dad had to drive to Sydney to work this morning. Mum and I were going to have a quiet morning and meet up with some friends for an early luncheon later on.  Dad left at 4am. It was pitch black.  Who gets up at 4am?  Not me, that's for sure. He was no sooner out the door than there was a long beep. I sat bolt upright in my bed. It stopped. I laid down again.  30 seconds later .... another long beep!!  I sat bolt upright in bed again. This time, however, I was joined by Mum.  What the heck is going on???  Every 30 seconds from there on in there was this ear splitting long beep. I was out of there.  I couldn't find anywhere to escape. I was trembling and started to pant like you wouldn't believe. I had to get away. I went into the bathroom. It was as far away as I could get. I stood trembling, panting and just stared at the wall.  Mum couldn't find me. I could hear her calling but ..... that noise ..... OMD!!  .... My ears!! When she found me she tried to cuddle me and take me back to bed. No way was I having any of that.  She tried treats. I soon told her what she could do with those. No way was I touching them.  Mum had no idea what to do. She finally brought my bed into the bathroom and I did crawl into it and I kinda settled down. I stopped panting but I was still shaking.  She left me there but kept coming in to check on me from time to time.  She couldn't ring anyone until 8am ... 5 whole hours (crikey, everything's happening in fives for me lately) .....  I had to put up with that beep all that time.  The problem was THE RAIN!!  It caused a short or something in the burglar alarm.  The man on the phone told Mum how to stop it beeping. Oh the relief!!  It took me about an hour after that to settle down.  Mum had to coax me out of the bathroom with breakfast.  Now to catch up on my beauty sleep!!


Wanna run .... but not just yet ..... Love, Charlie.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

I survived ..... but only just!!

Crikey I'm over this .... I survived .... but only just!!  A break in the weather????  I could say something but it would be too rude.  There was a break in the weather. Enough for us to get out the door, into the car, drive for 5minutes to the golf course,  and walk 100 metres through a river of water before the sky opened up yet again.
This is the view out the front of our house.  It sure looked promising, aye??  First blue sky for days.  
She had a coat on of sorts and was carrying a big umbrella. We don't need heavy duty rain gear in Noosa so Mum's not really equipped for COLD, wet weather.  I was NAKED!!!!!  She expected me to chase the stupid ball ..... IN THE RAIN!!!!  Yeah ... like that's going to happen.  The only way I was running was back to the car. Did she ever call me some names.  Wuss was one of them, I recall.  Hmmmmmmph!!  We sat in the car for a while. I taught Mum a thing or two.  Crikey I was busting. Mum reckons I nearly gassed her to death.  She's been feeding me these new treats. Tripe!!!  Crikey they're good but they do give me ... ahhhhh ... to put it nicely ..... tummy rumbles.  The rain stopped again, after a bit, and off we went AGAIN!!  I was no sooner out of the car than I did a whopper of a 'you know what'.  I chased the ball, we walked and walked and I did 4 more 'you know whats'. Yep ..... you heard right!!  FOUR!!  That made 5 altogether.  

At least it's dry here!!
Can you see me?? I'm there!!
See ..... told you!!
I'm a great retriever, aye??
The dams a bit full
Just when we got about as far away from the car as we could the sky opened up again. I was off!!  I ran like you wouldn't believe. Straight back to the car and straight under it. It took Mum a while to get back. You should have seen her.  OMD!!  What a sorry sight.  She looked as if she'd been for a swim in one of the dams.  
Her fingers had turned all pruney and her Raynauds was playing up. Only one finger though. Not too bad, aye??
Serves her right ..... we could've stayed at home. I could have held those 5 'you know whats' in for another day or two. 

There's a great view of the escarpment out there ... you'll have to take my word for it I'm afraid.  
Crikey .... there wasn't any water here yesterday.  
Wow ..... there's a BIG waterfall at the end of this but there's no way we were walking down there to have a squiz.
pretty, aye??

Wanna run ... Love, Charlie. 

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Rain, Rain, Rain!!!

Crikey ...... WHY!!!!!!!!  We are on a road trip and it's RAINED nearly every day.  We haven't had any rain at home for so long we almost forgot what it looked like and we go on a road trip and what do we see ..... RAIN, RAIN, RAIN!!  Yesterday and today have been the worst.  The storms ..... OMD!!!!!  I'm not usually worried by storms but you should have been in the storm we were in yesterday.  I was terrified.  I nearly tripped Mum over so many times trying to protect her. She had no fear and I kept trying to drag her inside.  Crikey she's a handful sometimes.  There was hail.  I got all excited for a bit thinking it was snow but if that's what snow's like you can keep it. I got pelted by the stuff and it hurts.  Thank goodness there wasn't too much of it.  It wasn't raining when I woke up this morning. I went out for a pee and it's now 3pm and I haven't been outside since. Mum's tried to push me out the door but ..... NO WAY ... I'm not going out in that!!

The font yard!
The front yard long the other way

The backyard!
More backyard. 


video
    Ok ... so we are trying the video again .... might work.  


AND it's cold .... must be about 14C.  My ears are cold.  Crikey .... my everything is cold!!  Rain ...... hmmmmmmph .... who needs it??

Oh No!!  Mum says there's a small break in the weather. It doesn't look like it to me.  She's taking me for a run.  I don't want to go.      I'll tell you about it if I survive.

Wanna run ...... Love, Charlie.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Get a load of this bloke!!!

Crikey ..... get a load of this bloke.  He's turning into Murphy.  He's eating a chicken wing. If I were there I'd be eating more than a chicken wing.

Crikey Herbie ..... it's a chook, mate ....... get it!!!
Someone told our Jen that guinea fowl are good things to have on your property.  They kill small snakes and they eat ticks.  We have these horrible ticks where we live and snakes.  Ticks kill us dog blokes. AND cats.  Snakes too I guess but I reckon I'd kill a snake before it killed me.  Get a tick on you though and your dead in three days. They paralyse you. Not a nice way to go I hear.  Most dogs have to take medication to prevent ticks.  Herbie's on medication.  I'm not. I'm a bit iffy with medication.  I've got real short hair and Mum reckons she'd find a tick on me before it did any damage. I s'pose she's right. She does go over me with a fine tooth comb every night but I sure don't want to get one of those tick blokes on me.  I've had one so far but Mum spotted it before it even latched on.  Anyway I'm digressing.  Those guinea fowl blokes???  Our Jen got 3 when they were tiny, wee, babies. She was told to put 'em in with the chooks for a few weeks and then to let 'em go and they would head for the nearest tree and hang around the property for the rest of their days where they would take care of all the vermin. Great idea thought Jen!  Well those guinea fowl had other ideas.  When Jen let them go they just stayed with the chooks.  Talk about good Mothers.  Those chooks looked after them so well  they decided they weren't going to leave home ..... EVER!!  All they eat is chook food and they are BIG now.  No ticks or snakes for them.  Jen reckons they are keeping her broke. I've offered to help out but no-one listens to me.  I wonder what guinea fowl tastes like.  Has anyone tried one??

Crikey Herbie ..... I know Murphs is watching over you but ..... REALLY .....  it's not normal, mate!!
Wanna run ...... Love, Charlie.