I heard it through the grapevine

I learn a lot of what is going on by listening in to my bipeds’ conversations. I let a lot of it drift over me but my ears tune in when I hear key words, such as walk, food, cheese, car, hike, picnic – and, of course, Clowie.

I expect you’re wondering what I’ve overheard. My bipeds will be on holiday for a few weeks, so I probably won’t get to visit any of my friends’ blogs or be on social media very much. I’m not sure what I shall be doing – I don’t think my bipeds know, but it did sound as though I will be having some fun. I kept hearing good phrases like, “Clowie will enjoy going there with us”.

I also noticed that they got out my rucksack (backpack) and checked it over – that’s a very good sign! I don’t wear it when the weather is hot, but I often carry some water and my collapsible bowl in it on a hike. They usually pack some treats in there as well.

Unfortunately, I also heard them say things like, “Clowie can catsit while we try that restaurant one evening”. The cats are not usually any trouble, they spend most of their time sleeping. I really don’t mind looking after them, but it would be nice to be asked! On the plus side, sometimes they bring home something tasty for me in a doggy bag.

I also heard a mention of, “We’ll need someone to pop in and take Clowie out because that will take a full day”. That doesn’t worry me, they only ever ask someone who I like a lot so it’s fun. It also only ever happens when I’ve had a tiring day the day before and I want to catch up on some napping – it’s almost as though they arrange it that way!

They sometimes say that it would be much easier to arrange a day out if they didn’t have to think about me. I don’t pay much attention to that – they can’t possibly mean it!

Rubbish bin

There’s nothing interesting left in here!

One of the things that gives me a clue that they’re going to be out longer than usual is that they empty the kitchen rubbish bin before they go. The cats and I are expected to leave the kitchen bin alone, but the bipeds say that the temptation shouldn’t be too great – they call it setting us up for success. They never put anything that exciting in there anyway, they always take the most interesting things, such as bones from meat, outside to the bin that won’t open.

I hope you’re all having as much fun as I am!

See you soon!

Wishing you a wonderful 2014

I would like to wish everyone a wonderful 2014. I hope you all enjoyed the holidays.

You probably remember that I told you I was going on an adventure and that I wouldn’t get online very much. I was dreaming of something like the picture below, but my bipeds had other ideas!

Mount Everest (Photo from Wikimedia Commons)

Mount Everest
(Photo from Wikimedia Commons)

They didn’t take me to the roof of the world to play in the snow. They took me on a very long car journey and then we travelled below the sea!

Channel Tunnel By Commander Keane (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Channel Tunnel
By Commander Keane (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

That isn’t nearly as exciting as it sounds – you drive onto a train and there’s hardly time to fit in a decent nap before you’re driving off on the other side.

Inside the train Photo by Tom Corser www.tomcorser.com. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0 England & Wales (UK) Licence: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/uk/deed.en_GB

Inside the train
Photo by Tom Corser http://www.tomcorser.com. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0 England & Wales (UK) Licence: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/uk/deed.en_GB

I will have plenty of exploring to do because I’m living in a new part of England for a while. There aren’t any mountains near us, but I’m hoping to discover some lovely walks in the area.

Thank you to everyone who has left comments for me while I’ve been globe-trotting!

I’m planning to catch up with everyone else’s adventures as soon as I can. I hope all my friends have a great 2014.

See you next Wednesday!

Holiday video and an award

I would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas. Lots of my blogging pals also wish you a happy holiday season. My Three Moggies have put all of our efforts together in this video.

If the first video, with music, doesn’t play for you I believe the second one, without music, should.

Friends and Followers Award

I have an award I’d like to pass on this year, as it’s brand new. It was given to me by my pal Sammy, onespoiledcat – thank you very much, Sammy! If you don’t already know Sammy, I’m sure you’ll enjoy a visit to his blog – his Tuesday Teaser is famous!

friends-followers-award

You can read the rules on Sammy’s blog. I have selected a few friends to pass this on to, they are all worth visiting!

American Dog Blog
The Cuddly Friends
Dogs N Pawz
The Lonely Dogs
Purrfect Kitties

I’m going on an adventure with my bipeds, so please forgive me if I don’t have time to reply to you.  They have said I will get to read your comments. I look forward to catching up with you all in 2014.  My next real post will be on 8th January.

I wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2014!
See you next year!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

I hope you’re all looking forward to Christmas!

My letter to Santa appeared on Rumpy’s blog. My thanks to Rumpy for passing my message on to Santa. Many of my animal friends have sent lovely requests to Santa this year, it would be wonderful if all their wishes came true.

I’m still hoping that anyone wondering about getting a Santa Pup will think very carefully and find out about the breed. See – Santa Pups for Christmas? Read this first, straight from the doggy’s mouth.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

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