Friday, 28 December 2007

Christmas fun!

Well - phew!! This is Gertrude flopped out on various people
during and after all the
Christmas/birthday celebrations.....
But why is she so exhausted......?

....... Because we all had so much FUN!!

There were guests and presents galore

Here we are opening some special presents ALL the way from....
Normally we would just rip open the wrapping
but this time we were under supervision!

We got a lovely pink collar (that'll be mine!),

a squeaky fluffy toy(that's to share)



(Gertrude has decided that's for her!)

She looks very cute wearing it.

Here we all are on Christmas Day - in the

calm before the storm!

Thank you for all your lovely Christmas good wishes!
Love from Molly and Gertrude


Sunday, 23 December 2007

Dastardly Dogs!

Well - we have some new books in the house that make for
exceeedingly good reading!
No.1 - we have the best-ever cook-book as it is just for us!
It even comes with a bone-shaped cookie cutter so we can make some
delicious treats of our very own!

No.2 - Here I am having a good old laugh at some of the

funny tales in the Dastardly Book for Dogs.

It really does have soem great advice for us Dales and other doggies -

for instance: 'How and where to hide a bone' 'How to embarass your owner'

'How to avoid wearing silly costumes' 'How to lick all the peanut butter off a not-so-cunningly-hidden pill' and 'When is it ok to eat another dog's poo'.....! (ps - the answer is 'always' of course)

It really is priceless!!

Now here I am swotting up on what I might bake after Christmas...

mmm - peanut butter and cheese cookies.... tasty tea-time snacks.....

beef and onion biscuits.....

My tummy is rumbling just thinking about it!

So that's me set for Christmas -

I shall settle down by the fire with a glass of something and a

jolly good read.

Happy Christmas folks!

Love Molly


Monday, 17 December 2007

It's Christmas!!

Yippee! It's that lovely, magical time of year again!
It is that time of year to start getting cosy in the evenings,
and to watch the twinkling lights on the Christmas tree.....
(there's a funny 'angel' on the Christmas tree this year)

We LOVE Christmas so much!

We love the crunchy frosty ground under our paws!

It is an exciting time and we hope it brings

lots of love and magic to you all


Happy Christmas from Molly and Gertrude

Saturday, 15 December 2007

Thanks Mojo!

Oh wow! We are lucky girls.

Mojo sent us this beautiful golden rose award.......we love it!
One day Mojo, we really must go for a lovely run together - we would love to meet you!
Thankyou x
We are going to send this rose onto our good friend Ellie in Melbourne - we think she could do with it right now xx
Love Molly and Gertrude

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Goodbye Harley Bear

Dear dear Harley bear -
we are so sorry you had to go but we know you are now somewhere where you
will be happy forever and nothing can ever hurt you again.
Sleep tight little girl and watch over Jo, Tim and Ellie always.

Saturday, 17 November 2007

Our VW Camper van holiday!

Hello everyone! We have just come home after a week away -
camping in a VW Campervan!! The van was a lovely old girl
called 'Jackie Brown' and we had some great times driving
around North Devon and Exmoor in her!
The weather was perfect - we love autumn.

We did lots of big walks - some were 17 miles long
but the way we run backwards and forwards
we think we probably ran about 100 miles this week!

Here is the coast path near Lynmouth.....
We loved looking out of the windows and showing everybody how
pretty we are!

Sleeping arrangements were interesting.....most nights it was so cold that
daddy had to wrap us all up in blankets and
tuck us in so that we were all snuggly.

Exmoor is full of pretty little villages like this one.

Just checking my reflection!

The light is just beautiful at this time of the year
Sometimes I sat up on the seat in the van so I could watch
the view as it whizzed by
Gertrude preferred to be up front to oversee the driving

Daddy giving Gertrude kisses after a long walk!

Wow! The morning mist was so beautiful.
More photos to come........(below)!!

Camping Holidays continued!!

Here we are crossing the clapper bridge at Tarr Steps....

We loved bounding through the woods chasing pheasants - they were
EVERYWHERE! They make such a silly noise! Here is Gertrude up high on a bank
in the 'pheasant woods'.
The camper could be pretty cosy!

We went to Dunkery Beacon on Exmoor - it was a long old
trudge to get there but worth it for the view. It was the perfect clear day
with brilliant blue skies!

Everywhere we went it was so pretty - the golden light and fallen leaves
really set us off don't you think?

One day we had lunch sitting under this great oak tree - in the photo mummy is
giving me some of her lunch, lucky old me!

Driving across Exmoor - the little camper was great and
never let us down.

We even had got a new wax jacket each - we have never owned a coat before,
but it was really cold so we needed them! Gertrude looks rather dashing wearing
her new coat and daddy's flat cap!

The new coats being tested out!

Our little van winding her way along.....
Gertrude (winking!) and mummy sitting in the VW van -
we were sad to say goodbye to her at the end of our little holiday!

Until the next holiday.......
Love Molly and Gertrude

Saturday, 3 November 2007

Wubba Wubba Wubba!

In addition to our post earlier today - we wanted to write about our Wubba for Noah.
These photos were taken in the summer this year -
before our Wubba went to the great Wubba-world in the sky....
But we did have a great time playing with it with daddy!
Wubba tugga

Tired after too much wubba-ing

Broken Wubba. Oh well.

So Noah - if your Wubba is still going strong with four of you playing with it -
we salute you!

There's a bear on the stair...

Me and my bear are still getting along fine. I like to sit at the top of the stairs with him - then I can keep an eye on the front door at the same time. You never know who might knock....

I have always liked sitting at the top of the stairs - here is an old photo of me and Gert when she was a squirt standing guard.....

And here we are now in the same position - looking very very shaggy though!
(that's my bear there too) When we think we are about to go out for a walk, we stand here expectantly, waiting for the sound of our collars - and then RUN headfirst downstairs as fast as we can!

This is a long diary post today as we have not written for so long.
We have been having such lovely autumn weather - sunny, crisp and cold -
here I am basking in the golden light.

And here I am looking very very muddy! We went out for a lovely run on Dartmoor whoch is one of our favourite places to go walking. It was so quiet and still - there was nobody around for miles.

Here is Gert prancing in the grass! She has her funny ways does that girl!

We found this big rock and jumped up to get a better look at things.

It was such a beautiful day.
Here we are with our daddy just looking out at the view.

We love Dartmoor so much - it is food for the soul and we get to run and run and run and run and run and run and run.................!!
Molly and Gertrude