Sunday 29 July 2012

No sunday lie-in for Winnie the greyhound today

I've scarcely recovered from the excited and sheer wonder of Friday's opening ceremony - than I am in the thick of the action today with TWO entries in the Pet Blogging Games.

You will find me in the Crazy Sleeping Singles Event over on Oskar's blog (it may LOOK like I'm resting - but that kangaroo impersonation takes years of practice to perfect, let me tell you).

I am also in Bouncing (narrative style) on Bouncing Bertie's blog. He's a TOUGH act to follow.

I need some more sleep now.

Friday 27 July 2012

The big day is finally here!

Finally!! It's the opening day of the Pet Blogging games and here I am flying the flag for team GB. I stuck a flag of St George in there too for good measure.

You can see me and the other athletes, parading now over at Posie Dorg's blog.

Over at Roo's blog you can see the torch lighting ceremony - and some bloopers (not from me as I'm perfect *coughs*)

Here is the schedule of all events and links to each blog hosting it (borrowed stolen from my good friend Zola - who did all the hard work so I didn't have to bother).

Opening Extravaganza ~

Parade of Athletes ~


Swimming ~

Window Nose Art ~


Crazy Sleeping Singles ~

Synchronized Snoozing ~

Bouncing ~


Beach Ball ~

Cross Neighborhood Walkabout ~

Hiding ~

Competitive Napping ~


Couch Potato Peeling ~

Gymnastics ~


          Bathtub Wrestling ~

Cat Tree Gymnastics ~

Critter Stalking ~

Tongue Curling ~

The Raspberry ~


Counter Surfing ~

Discuss and Frisbee ~

Pole Jumping ~

Singles Stick Carry ~

Team Stick Carry ~


Digging ~

Marathon Chewing ~


Best Nippy Faces ~

Fierceful Yawning ~

Keep Away ~

Tuneful Farting ~


Camera Avoidance KaeKwonDo~

Equestrian ~


DE Stuffing ~

Synchronized Peeing ~

Wrestling ~


Freestyle Zoomies ~

Roaching and Rolling ~


DRAW Your Own Peeps ~

Smackdown ~

Squirrel Hurdles ~


Boxing ~

Extreme Weather Sports ~

Snack Sack Race ~

Turbo Track ~


Snoopendous Sniff-A-Thon ~


The Great Tennis Ball Tournament ~


Closing Ceremony ~


Balance Beam ~

High Jump ~

Red Dot-A-Thon ~

Synchronized Snoozing ~

Team Lounging ~

Monday 23 July 2012

Countdown to the Olympics

Just a few days to go before the start of the Olympic Games in the UK - and the even MORE important Pet Blogging Games.

But, first I want to take you back to a very wet Saturday morning, June 30, 2012, when the actual Olympic torch ran along the outskirts of our village of Stretton.

There was great excitement from the Lady Of The House as she prised the boy and the girl from their beds just after 6am and marched them through the rain to stand on a grassy bank next to the Burton Albion Football Club ground. They were joined by the Girl of the House's boyfriend. I stayed at home and watched the proceedings over the Internet with the Man Of The House. Look how happy the young ones were? (Well, one of them was, kind of sarcastically I think).

The LOTH says they weren't that miserable really. It has stopped raining. briefly.

There were a few big vans drove through first.

Then came the big moment.
Can you see it?

Look again.

And then it was gone.

But it did inspire me to get back out later that day to pound the pavements in my own training schedule for the Pet Blogging Games. This is me training hard for the Cross Neighbourhood Walkabout event being hosted on July 30 by Corbin. Please cheer for me and ALL my worthy competitors.

Saturday 21 July 2012

I see sunshine - and lots of birds

Shock, horror!! The sun came out this morning. There were shadows on the ground and everything when we went for a Saturday morning walk around Barton Marina (a short drive from where we live).

There are always lots of different types of ducks, and geese and waterfowl around the lakes. The Man Of The House said we should be careful as we went past the swan family because they would be very protective of their young family - and swan are NOT to be messed with. Not that I would.

You see, there was another reason for me to tread carefully. Ever since I posted to say that I thought our garden birds maybe got fed better than I did - I've been a marked dog.

It's NOT that I'm paranoid. They really are after me.

It started one morning when the Lady Of The House saw the unusual sight of a flock of white doves on our bird table. She thought it was lovely. But through the glass they told me I was being watched EVERYWHERE I went.

Next day, in the neighbouring village of Rolleston, a chilling cry rang out through the still morning air. It was a peacock. They were sending in the big guys to keep and eye on me now.

At the brook another swan came up close and personal to put the beady eye on me.

I think he wanted to be paid off, but the LOTH hadn't even brought any stale bread along! LOTH!!! What are you trying to do to me???!!

At the canal the ducks were even lining up to form a threatening cordon of beaks and feathers. I was getting really scared now.

So when the geese closed in this morning at the marina, I told them straight: "You tell those garden birds from me. They can have ALL the seeds and fat balls and whatever they want in our garden. I'll never say another word....just PLEASE leave me alone!"

I think it worked.


Today I am joining the Saturday Pet Blog Hop hosted by Life With Dogs, Two Little Cavaliers and Confessions of the Plume.

If you'd like to join in and make new pet blogger friends, please follow your three hosts, add your blog to the Linky and copy and paste this week's new Linky code into the html editor of your own blog. The list will automatically update on everyone's blogs as new sites add themselves over this weekend and we can all hop from blog to blog and find out everybody's news.

Thanks again to our three hosts for putting on the hop!

If you follow a new blog after finding them in the blog hop - please let them know that you found them on the Saturday Pet Blog Hop.

Tuesday 17 July 2012

In training for the Olympics

Oh! It HAS been busy round here you know.
The Lady Of The House has been busy helping people with words for their websites and running some media training and all sorts.
Meanwhile, I'VE been in training for the Pet Blogging Games But I've been SO busy practising for all the events that I've nearly missed the entry deadlines.
So I'm off now to do all my entries.
(Here's a sneak preview of me practising for the opening ceremony and the parade of athletes. I've got to work a bit more on my flag co-ordination I think.)