Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I'm back for Christmas

Yes, I've gone missing from my blog for months as godpa decided to get distracted, or rather focus on his own stuff. As you can see I've just gone for grooming. The sweet furry one next to me is not related to me and neither is she here to stay. She's a guest till Christmas.
Godpa borrowed her for a while as she will be wrapped up as a gift. But please don't give away living beings as gifts.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Refreshingly raw

Godpa's tired, he's been waking up earlier to ensure I take my meals with medication. The good thing of course is that my meats are now served perfectly raw, unlike his dad who always overcooks them when thawing.


As you can see, it's lip smacking goodness with that bit of crunchiness that's so satisfying.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Take a break, ouch!

Godpa noticed I was listless past few days and even shivered when friendly humans pat and hugged me. So off to the vet we went on Saturday and we came back with a bagful of medicine! Oh and I got an injection on my rump too.


Godpa was right, I was hiding a problem with my back. The vet felt around and sensed tension around my lower back. He guided godpa to feel it. I think godpa was pretending he could feel it and just gave a blur smile. Doc said I likely strained it from standing on my hind feet or jumping on and off heights. Looks like I'm aging quite a bit and have to watch myself. The good thing is godpa will have to cradle me like a baby if he wants me on the sofa with him. No new photos of me right now but godpa seems to be so into this PS3 game that he posed for a photo at a shop poster. Hope he doesn't play till he gets a backache.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

June break

Many human kids have their school break in June. And for me I finally got to go out again though the weather nearly spoiled our plans. As thunder growled in the distance and the sky darkened partially, we made our way to the Bishan Park dogrun. I think it's my second trip there since it reopened. I had a gruelling walk/jog at the park before I was allowed into the dogrun. Godpa and Uncle Leon thinks it will help release some anxiety. I guess it worked pretty well as I found myself running around much more and having fellow dogs coming round for a sniff or two. Had a nice massage bath and then a chunk of raw chicken breast for dinner right after. Right now I'm going off to another dogrun in dreamland as godpa writes today's blog for me.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Listen well

Humans don't really listen well do they? Their recent election thing showed that there's a lesson to be learned by human leaders who ignored the barks of the pack. For me, I guess I'll just nibble on the new treats from godpa, chewy lamb ears from New Zealand. I guess he's making up for abandoning me while away in Taipei recently, nibbling on goodies himself.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hot days ahead

The weather's been hot and humid causing Godpa to catch another round of stomach flu. Fortunately he kept some of the old medicine and managed to get over it within a day.


Now the next hot thing would probably be the local human society's focus on electing their "top dogs". You see, these small group of fellow humans are elected as ministers to represent and work for the good of a larger group of humans. I guess the difference between an alpha dog and a minister is that when the alpha dog fails to lead, it's something very obvious and the pack quickly "demotes" the dog. For humans, things aren't so clear because they have to get past layers of information and mis-information. For some they lack courage to "bark" down the unworthy minister. For any "pack", its survival depends on the pack's ability to exercise its choice. Anyway Godpa says he is eager to exercise his "bark". Woof!


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Healthy life style

Godpa went to take another look at tha Marina Bay area last weekend, this time later in the evening. There is this food court called the Singapore Food Trail (路边摊) at the Singapore Flyer that serves all the delightful local dishes of Singapore. It was a bit unusual to see mostly locals patronizing the place but I guess it must be due to the school holidays.



Great food, great scenery but too bad dogs are not welcomed. So godpa compensated by spending quality time with me as he did some stretching and gentle exercises this morning. As you can see I look good on an exercise mat.


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Make hay while the sun shines

Napping in the sun is rather enjoyable and I do it with style.


Some prefer to "pray" like this little mantis that godpa found on his table today. Maybe he's asking for rain?


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Falling sick is a crime

Not to worry, I'm not sick but godpa has been. He had a leaky nose last Friday which stopped by Saturday but still his head was heavy. He continued doing his volunteer work and kept going till a dinner gathering celebrating some friends' birthdays, including uncle Leon's.

On Sunday, his head was still heavy and he just wanted to rest and recover. Obviously he couldn't bring me out. So what can I do for him. Well, just keep him company, land some licks on his face, and be my natural cute self. It's not a crime to be sick, who would want to be sick anyway. I treat godpa the same regardless whether he's healthy or sick, happy or moody.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Just cut

First of all, happy birthday to Uncle Leon! I think godpa hid a surprise for you somewhere. I took a peek as he wrapped it and it looks like something I'd like. Maybe you can pass to me if you tire of it.


I've gone for grooming today and godpa was glad to hear I was well behaved at the groomer's though I had gone in shivering from fear. Godpa went to his own "groomer" too so we both look neat and fresh now.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Great Daynes

It was a great Sunday as godpa finally brought me out to the re-located Bishan Park Dog Run. Along with the great bright and windy weather, we met a Great Dane! As usual I stayed away from most dogs and just did a quick nose to nose greeting with the big guy. Which reminds me, I'm weighing in at 5.3kg right now, a great weight though looking a bit unkempt.


The dog run has shrunk in size but there are now more benches for humans and trees for us dogs to take cover. The better latch gates and water point are certainly great. There's now no gate to link the two fenced up dog runs, which is kind of inconvenient if some dogs want to cross over after warming up their moods. Let's have more great days!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

For everything there is a season

The weather has become sunny and windy and obviously I'm benefitting from getting walks with godpa beyond just the estate where we live. Maybe it's time to visit the rebuilt dog run at Bishan Park.


Godpa's feeling a bit bored these days with no particular project on his schedule. Isn't it just like my life? Live each day looking forward to a good meal, and maybe some treats, catching afternoon naps, and snuggling into bed for the night. No particular purpose, no worries. He's been reading Zen stuff and philosophy but hey I'm living proof.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Happy New Bunny Year

Seven more years to go before it's my year (Dog year)! By then I'll be an old maid. Well, make hay while the sun shines, so godpa brought me out to Woodlands Waterfront to enjoy the breeze (more like gusts of wind) when the rains stopped. As you can see I was pretty excited and distracted by the scenery.

After returning, I had my share of the reunion dinner as part of the Chinese New Year celebrations: roast chicken, boiled pork, and rice. This is my third year celebrating this human custom. I wonder if rabbits are served next?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Where is my sunshine

It's been rather cold recently. Godpa noticed I've been going to my old house in the morning after breakfast to stay warm.


I'm also more frequently napping on the sofa next to godpa in the evenings. Did someone turn on the air-conditioning in Singapore? I want a dog tan.

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