Saturday, 22 January 2011

Saturday blog hop - and a lovely rawhide bone

Hello! It's Saturday again which means there's a pet blog hop kindly hosted by Two Little Cavaliers, Life With Dogs and Confessions of the Plume.

If you are new to pet blog hopping (as I was a few weeks ago) you should know that a blog hop is a linky list that is shared on multiple blogs. When several blogs put the same linky list code on their blog, the exact same list appears on each blog and automatically updates everywhere when anyone adds a new blog to it on any of the sites hosting the list.

Blog readers see the same list on each blog, and can then "HOP" from blog to blog seeing the same list of links to follow: BLOG HOP! It's a great way to meet new friends and find some wonderful, funny, thought-provoking and interesting blogs to read.

I'll mention the rules you are asked to follow if you want to join in shortly. But first I want to tell you about my treat this week. Mickey the cat (he's 19 and belongs to the Lady Of The House's mum and dad) bought me a late Christmas present this week of this beautiful rawhide bone - which you can see me proudly showing off below - and a blue squeaky bone which says "JUMP" on it in big red letters.

I very quickly gnawed one end off the rawhide bone and carried it everywhere with me round the house for a long time. I wanted to make it last so I chewed at the big piece of bone sometimes and savoured the smaller piece.

For the first couple of days when it was walk time and the LOTH put on her boots and coat and fetched my collar and lead I ran up to her with the prize piece of rawhide bone in my mouth.

She pointed to my bed and said "Go and put that down". But I thought she was telling me to lie down and that I wasn't going for a walk. So I mooched off with the big piece of bone in my mouth and lay down.

Then she shook her head and said: "No. YOU come - but leave the bone there."

So I was happy again and ran towards her with the bone in my mouth still.

This continued for some time. I think all the chewing maybe affected my hearing temporarily. LOL!! And the LOTH can confuse me at the best of times with her words and gestures. I'm still training her.

It took quite a while to get  me out of the door and the bone inside waiting for my return. But we managed it eventually.

There's not much of either piece left now - but I have enjoyed it.

Hope you get a treat this weekend.

Also, can I quickly recommend to you today's post byTwo Little Cavaliers regarding the sale of live animals on Ebay.

Here's the rules to follow if you want to join the blog hop, and the list is at the bottom of the page for you to find new friends.

1. Link up your blog name and its URL using the Linky Tool below.
2. Grab the Pet Bloggers Blog Hop button that our friends over on Life with Dogs made for us and include it in your Saturday Pet Bloggers Hop post so that your readers will know what is going on.
3. Follow your co-hosts listed in the first 3 slots of the Linky Tool and comment on their blogs to say hello!
4. Follow as many other blogs on the linky as you'd like.
5. Take a moment to comment on the blogs telling them you're from the Saturday Pet Bloggers Hop.
6. Follow back when you get a new follower through the Saturday Pet Bloggers Blog Hop.


Alison said...

Winnie, My big sister Sharona does the same thing with her football toy! She always wants to take it outside with her! In fact sometimes she sneaks it out into the back yard and forgets it there...then she whines at the door hours later because she needs to go back out and get her ball.

xoxo Winnie Cooper

The Teacher's Pets said...

Hello sweet girl! I am a professional pet sitter in the US (New Hampshire) and to read your dilemna about the bone vs walking made me laugh and think about my client dogs who get as confused as you did when a bone (or toy) is involved! I'm glad you figured it out and that you had a good walk after all!
I am your newest follower...hope you will visit me sometime!

Mr. Pip said...

Happy Saturday, Winnie!

Your pal, Pip

houndstooth said...

Lilac tries to take her big purple rabbit with her! BOL! A little rawhide doesn't sound bad to me. You might need some energy out on your walk!

I must say, you look lovely there amidst all that light blue! What a beautiful picture!


Lorenza said...

Happy Hoppy Saturday, Winnie!
I have a clear picture of the whole episode with the bone "wanting to go out" with you!
Kisses and hugs

Sue said...

Glad you had a nice rawhide chew. I like them, but I have the long thin ones.

Art and Sew Forth said...

You are a sweetheart! May your treats be many and your walks trouble free!

Sarge said...

Hey Winnie!
Wow, what a great chew bone! They're the best. I don't blame you for being so attached to it! Enjoy!
Grr and a Drooling Woof,
Sarge, COP

Bobby said...


scotsmad said...

Finally an intelligent Cat. Of course, we noticed it took 19 years!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Winnie, we definitely understand you wanting to take your bone with you. It's hard to let go but when you do and go outside, isn't it so much fun to find it when you come back in the door! Enjoy! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Benny and Lily said...

Happee blog hop Saturday
Benny & Lily

Trixie, Lily, and Sammy-Joe said...

Thats a funny story about your bone! Lily always wants to bring her bones outside too. Mama makes her leave them, and then she races outside to pee and poo as quickly as possible so she can get back in to her bone! :D

The Teacher's Pets said...

Thank you for becoming one of our newest followers! Have a nice evening!

Maggie Mae said...


Happy Saturday! I luvs da Blog Hop too! :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Kolchak Puggle said...

Well Gee, I just don't understand why your Mom won't let you take your bone for a walk. It wants to get out, get some fresh air, see the sights. Personally, I like to take my toys for a walk and Mama is always stopping me. Who made Mom's the boss anyways?

Asta said...

I so enjoyed how you tweasoowed that nice gift fwom you kitteh fwiend..I'm not allowed to chew wawhide..i'm so jelly,
I get sickies fwom tham.

Mommi won't do the blog hop no mattew how much I ask hew cause she says she can't even follow the fwiends I aweady have..i don't see why
booo hoo
she says she doesn't have enuff unfaiw
I hope you'we having a soopew fun day
smoochie kisses

Sue said...

There's a high shelf next to the door into our yard. Mom takes inside toys away from us (mostly from Fudge)when we go out and puts them on that shelf. Then when we come back inside, she gives them back to us. Mom has this thing about some toys being inside toys and some being outside toys. To us they're all just toys.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Winnie thanks so much for visiting our blog today! We are thrilled to meet you and are proud to be your newest followers of your fabulous blog!!

Caren and Cody from Cat Chat xoxo

Anonymous said...

You look so cute with your bone!! Hope you're having a great weekend

K9friend said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your treat. Hopefully there's another one coming soon!


Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Thanks for popping over and visiting our blog. We love to make new friends. So happy you have found such a wonderful forever home with good staff.

Molly, Taffy and Monty

Pup Fan said...

Happy Sunday! :)

Kristin G. said...

Hi Winnie! I'm glad you got a cool present! Thaks for visiting!

Wyatt said...

Hi Winnie! Nice to meet you. We luv the greyhounds :)

Wyatt and Stanzie