Monday, 20 October 2014

Munchies On Mischief Moanday Monday!

Sometime when she who must be obeyed ignored remembers to feed me I get a can of sardines in olive oil to keep my furs looking nice and shiny. I have to admit it brings out the feline in me and I do enjoy a little fishy in my dishy. Well last week after I had been fed peeps was pleased when I came over to say thank you. She then proceeded to do things I have not the remotest interest in like house work. Trouble was she could not shake the fishy smell wafting around everywhere she went. She was in a right two and eight (state) about where this smell was coming from. Being cerebrally challenged it took a while to figure it out.
Do you ever use your human as a napkin? Surely that is one good use of a pair of legs.

As for my human........

Have a marvellous Monday and don't forget to include some mischief.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Share It Sunday, Bouncing Bertie!

Nominated by last week's guest blogger Wyatt.

An incident at Newcastle station (It's not what you think)

Haven't you always wanted to visit the fine city of Newcastle upon Tyne?

Human cousin number one goes to the University there and number two maybe hopes to. The city boasts fine architecture, old and new, and has a reputation as for great night life and a local accent almost as incomprehensible as Aberdeen's Doric. As my friends over the Pond would say, what's not to like?

Now regular readers of this blog will know that on the way to Nottingham* we always change trains at Edinburgh, where I get a chance to stretch my legs in Princes Gardens and Calton Hill and sometimes meet up with my wiry pal Horatio.

It would be perfectly possible to stop and change trains at Newcastle instead. Wouldn't that be fun? I don't care that there are no green spaces conveniently near the railway station. I want to explore the fine Victorian city streets then cross the famous tilting bridge and visit the spectacular Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art.

Well on Wednesday, as the train was halted in Newcastle station and lots of passengers were disembarking, it just so happened that my collar and lead sort of 'fell off'. Yes really, a gentle backward motion on my part, and suddenly, freedom!

Now Gail is always going on about the importance of seizing the moment.

So I ran past all the suitcases, out of the train door, and, joyful at the prospect of seeing this fine northeastern city, sprinted for the station exit. You could see Gail was excited too, dashing down the platform after me, yelling my name and waving her arms. Gosh, she too was so clearly thrilled at the thought of a night out in Newcastle that she seemed to have jumped off the train leaving all her bags behind. Who knew my owner had such a carefree spirit? The train staff were about to shut the doors and Gail was shouting at them quite a lot as she ran, dodging our fellow passengers.

Well I did pause a moment to let her catch up and, can you believe it, she scooped me up in her arms and jumped right back on the train, about five carriages down from where we were originally seated.

Seconds later, the train pulled out of the station.

Held tight against Gail's chest as she walked down the train corridor, I could hear her heart pounding faster and louder than usual.

And that was my visit to Newcastle upon Tyne.

In my favourite chair in Nottingham. Butter wouldn't melt....

PS from Gail: The good news is that the expensive 'stopper upper' worked and we at least had an emissions free train ride. Thank you, by the way, for your suggestions for cheaper options.

*For the benefit of any train geeks out there, our full route is the East Coast line from Aberdeen via Edinburgh Waverley to Newark North Gate, then a 20 minute walk across to Newark Castle Station and onto the local East Midlands line to Burton Joyce. We walk one mile from home to the station in Aberdeen and half a mile at the other end to reach the (grand)parental home. 

Bouncing Bertie.

Continuing to give something back on 'Share It Sunday'
We all share and we grow together.
Pop over and say hello and make a new friend.

From the author Molly The Wally.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Fun On Freaky Frightening Friday!

They stumble around, smell bad and certainly should not be operating any machinery. Who are they you ask? Could they be zombies from The Walking Dead? Nope but sit back and see The Walking Dead opening title re cut as The Walking Drunk.

Have a fabulous Friday and remember drink responsibly as you so don't want to be in this video.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Monday, 13 October 2014

Malfunction On Moanday Monday & Breaking Bad!

Me last time I had a brake failure with insulting blue bandage.

Yes it was a case of braking bad last week. Yep some crack was involved.

...... but not the illegal kind. I was busy terrorizing my territories when it happened. I gave chase to a pesky tree rat and .........there was an epic failure in my emergency brakes. I crash landed into some shrubbery and got an ouchie on my paws for my troubles. Luckily for me the vet gave me the all clear and some treats so I am fine to get back to the important task of eradicating varmints from my park.

Alas what is a dog to do when there is vermin to hunt? You just got to suck it up and get on with the job in hand paw. Have a marvellous Monday all and don't forget to include some mischief today. 

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Share It Sunday, Gardening With Wyatt!

Nominated by last week's guest blogger Mitch and Molly.

See Beach, See Food, See Fun.

We always go to the beach for a few days in the fall.
The weather is great and we have the place to ourselves.

We take our time going down....
This time we stopped at Duck Pond Cellars in Dundee, Or. to admire the fish and shop.
Duck Pond Cellars is one of the sponsors of 'Paws for Parkinsons' among other charitable endeavors, so we ♥♥♥ Duck Pond Cellars.

We stopped for artisan sandwiches at Red Hills Market in Dundee.
This is what mom is eating:
House olive tapenade, shaved fennel, Briar Rose chevre, arugula served on baguette

When we hit the coast, we always pick up some smoked salmon and some crab at Barnacle Bills in Lincoln City. We have tried a lot of smoked salmon, but NOBODY does it as well as Barnacle Bills!

Of course we walk and walk and walk.
Dang it, my leash is pinned under the sofa!

I hear the ocean calling me.

I must stay high and dry this trip.

But, I can still help my sister Stanzie sniff out Raccoons in the Escallonia hedge around the beach house! 

Airedales make it fun...ALWAYS!


Continuing to give something back on 'Share It Sunday'
We all share and we grow together.
Pop over and say hello and make a new friend.

From the author Molly The Wally.