Thursday, September 25, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Hosted by Iris

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot" Ecclesiastes 3:1-2

We hope everyone is having a thankful time this week.


A simple thankful post this week. I'm thankful for all the seasons in life. And we sure do have a lot of seasons, don't we? Well, these seasons have made me more appreciative and humble. I'm also thankful for the difficult lessons I'm still learning: not to wait for the storms to pass, and learn to dance in the rain. Hope I'll graduate in time to come.


I would've preferred only one good season but LS said that'll make life dull. Today I'm finding it rather difficult to do a thankful post as I've just found out earlier that we've lost a dear friend, Gizmo. As much as I'm sad, I am thankful for the chance to learn and glimpse into the world through Gizmo's eyes. And what a wonderful world that is.

A candle for you, dear Gizmo.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Flashback Wednesday

Here's another trip down memory lane...

Unc Et is one of my favourite people. He's always full of funny stories and antics. He'll always have a round of ball game with me whenever he comes to visit.

Once both of us attempted a mini football match right inside the house. At one time he accidentally kicked the ball too hard and it knocked over my water bowl in the kitchen. Incidentally LS and Aunt Sh were in the kitchen at that time. They turned to look at us but only saw Unc Et standing there alone. I was nowhere to be seen.

I know when to disappear when there's trouble. Don't you?

Here's me looking interested when Unc Et started a story

I was all ears when he told me how naughty LS was in her time

Hey LS, now I know all your dark secrets hahaha...

On another note, here are some awards we've received from our dear friends. Thank you so much!

Thank you so much, Mango!

We would like to pass it on to : Deena, Denise, Gina & Tuffy, Gus Louie & Callie, Jan & Misty, Nancie, & Peggy.


Thank you so much, Peggy!

We would like to pass it on to : Orable & Charlie, Pacco, Peanut, Pedro, Petey, Secret Schnoodle & Toffee.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Tis the season...

...for awards!

Looks like there are plenty of awards going around. Ever since we've started blogging, we find that it feels like Christmas in here all year round! There is so much of giving and receiving... and it makes all of us feel so warm and loved, right? This in itself is so much to be thankful for.

We have received these lovely awards from dear friends. We are truly honoured and humbled. Thank you so much!

Thank you so much, Denise!

We would like to pass it on to : Asta, Charlie Daniels, Deetz, Gina & Tuffy, Lorenza, Maggie & Mitch, Rambo & Ruby.

Thank you so much, Denise!

We would like to pass it on to : Amber Mae, Chris, Eileen, Khyra, Michele, Nancie, Peggy, Rocky & Angel Lacylulu.


Thank you so much, Michele!

“To translate the gift from Portuguese to English, it means:"This blog invests and believes, the proximity"[meaning, that blogging makes us 'close' -being close through proxy]”

Translation:"They all are charmed with the blogs, where in the majority of its aims are to show marvels and to encourage friendship; they are persons who are not interested when we give them a prize, and then they help to cut these bows; do we want that they are cut, or that they propagate? Then let's try to give more attention to them!”

We would like to pass it on to : Denise, Girl Girl, Gus Louie & Callie, Lenny, Moco, Noah & Thor.

Thank you so much, Rambo and Ruby!


Thank you so much, Kess & her mama, and Huskee & Hershey!

We would like to pass it on to : Amber, Chef, Coco, Eric, Mack, Hershey & Kaci, & Rusty.

We would like to pass it on to : Ben, Huskee & Hershey, Mona & Mommy, Sparky, The Brat Pack, The Zoo Crew & Xsara.


Thank you so much, Rusty!

Thank you so much, Thor!

“Com o Prêmio Dardos, se reconhecem os valores que cada blogueiro mostra cada dia em seu empenho por transmitir valores culturais, éticos, literários, pessoais etc. que, em suma, demonstram sua criatividade através do pensamento vivo que permanece intacto entre suas letras e suas palavras.“Este selo implica duas regras:a primeira, linkar o blog do qual recebeu o prêmio. A segunda – escolher blogs para entregar o prêmio.

"With the Premium Dardos, recognize the values that each blogger shows each day in commitment to transmit cultural values, ethical, literary, personal etc. that, in short, demonstrate their creativity by alive thinking that remains intact from their letters and words. "

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Hosted by Iris


I work in Federal Territory. This means that I don't get as many public holidays as the rest of the states in my country. Yesterday was one of them. It's hard to be in full gear for work on days like this especially when I live in a state that has a public holiday but work in another state that don't. Just in case you don't quite know what I'm rambling about LOL, my house and workplace are bordering each other across two states.

But I'm thankful for a good boss though. On every public holiday like this, he'd let me go in to work late and then give me half a day or whole day off. So yesterday I found myself clocking in at 10am and clocking out at 1pm. I'm always thankful for a break in the middle of the week. It can be really rejuvenating.


I'm thankful that LS get to spend some extra time with me yesterday. I have to admit I was rather puzzled that she was still pottering around at home at 9am and having a leisurely breakfast. Not that I complain though as I get to share her breakfast. And then she came home when I was just about to have my afternoon siesta.

I'm also thankful for our friends who gave fantastic feedbacks on our meals. That made LS improved my menu somewhat although it's nothing like the pictures below.

(pictures courtesy of err...unknown. I found it on google)

Still, roast chicken mixed with kibbles is a good improvement for a start! Naturally I'd have to follow Rambo's style of picking out all the chicken and leaving the kibbles behind hehe...So I'm thankful for yesterday's dinner of roast chicken and kibbles. May today's dinner be better than yesterday's! Slurp...slurp...What are you having for dinner?

Hope everyone is having a thankful week too.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Good evening Happy, can I take your order?

Certainly! Let's start with bbq chicken sausage on skewer for appetiser... followed by rack of lamb for main course...and then mango and ice cream for dessert , then...and then...

...then I woke up... One can dream...can't one?

In reality, this is what a typical meal time is like.


Make that with extra cheese and bacon

More...more...don't be stingy now

Whoa...hold the onions!
Have you forgotten about the gas emission?

LS : Happy, dreaming again? What bacon, cheese and onion? You are getting your usual kibbles.

Happy : Don't I know that...sigh...I can always pretend, can't I?

Is your dinner time as boring as mine? Do you ever dream about food?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Hosted with grace by Iris

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7


This week I'm thankful for some sunshine, even if it's just for a day. The weather has been rather wet lately, so that has been rather hard on my laundry. After re-doing the same loads of laundry for the 3rd time in a row, I started talking to myself. Ok, muttering was more like it LOL! I distinctively remembered asking for just half a day of sunshine, that's all. But I received more than that. A full day of sunshine and strong breeze throughout the whole day! Yes, my laundry was happily basking in the hot sun and strong breeze. Nothing beats the smell of sun crisp laundry, don't you think?

Happy :

I'm thankful for some sunshine too! Although I'd very much prefer cooler weather...especially in our hot tropical climate...and I'm all hair...I'm thankful I get to go for my walk, even if it's a short one. We doggies certainly live for our walks, don't we?

Hope everyone is having a thankful time!

Next to thankfulness, we would like to thank our dear friends here:

Our dear friend Denise, has given us a lovely award! Thank you so much, Denise! We are truly honoured and blessed to have your friendship too!

As this is an Autumn Friends Award, we would like to pass this on to all our friends. We would've liked to list everyone's name here but that would make this a very long post. So, we'll be very happy if everyone do the honour of accepting it. Thank you for being our friend!

And, we would like to thank Rusty and mom for making Happy a member of Rusty's Squirrel Patrol squad. Although we've not seen any squirrels around so far, Happy would want to be on standby just in case. Do drop by at Rusty's for a certificate too if anyone would like to join the squad.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Down Happy Memory Lane...

Last Thursday we celebrated Happy's 6th anniversary. We didn't always blog from the beginning, so here we'd like to share how we came into each other's life and heart...

LS :

While walking one evening, I came across a lady with her two dogs and their two little pups. I stopped to admire. The owner asked if I would like one as she had two more at home.

The papa silky had a deep blue tan. He watched me quietly with an air of aloofness. The mama silky, an overall golden tan. She was more chatty and friendly. The two pups had her personality. Both looked at me with big adorable eyes.

I followed those big adorable eyes home. There I saw two more pups in the garden. One came greeting excitedly. The other sat watching me. Quiet and aloof. How very like papa.

I told the lady I would think about it. Few days later I decided on the active one. But it was already taken. A quiet and aloof pup would be just as sweet.

I still remember the first time I brought her home. She was trembling all the way in the car. Not a sound from her on the first night. I thought I was going to have a very quiet pup.

I was wrong. That was the only two occasions she was quiet. Except when she's asleep. Or got herself into trouble. She's pure energy and very chatty. Appearance can be very deceiving. I was to learn later that she's the only one that has her papa's look. The rest of her are purely mama's. She'd do her mama proud.

Life with her certainly is no bed of roses. At least, she makes sure that all roses are yanked out just as soon as my back is turned. Still, she's such a joy to live with.

This picture was taken a while back. Happy's favourite hairstyle. Her hair always fall on one side of her face.

Happy :

I don't remember much of my puppy days. They were such a long time ago, especially in our dog years! LS said I was slightly more than 3 months old when she took me home.

I did remember my family telling me that one funny lady was stalking them and followed them home. When I heard that, I didn't go near her. I know I wasn't supposed to talk to strangers.

Few days later I was told that I'd have a new home with this funny lady. I was told to be on my best behaviour. It was really hard, especially when I get to go on a car ride with her. I was trembling from all the controlled excitement. Still, I managed to behave.

The first evening was a bit strange. The lady kept repeating the word "Happy" to me. Yes, I know she's happy to have me. But was there any need to repeat it the whole night?

It only dawned on me the next day that my new name's Happy. She changed my name. Do you always have your name now?

And, I found that being on my best behaviour was tiring and boring. So I decided that I'd be better off being my true self. We should always be ourselves, shouldn't we?

Life with LS isn't always an endless bowl of yummy treats and snacks, but I'm happy where I am.

Oops, what a long post! Hope everyone is still awake at this point heh...

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Hosted with grace by Iris

Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you - Colossians 3:13

This week I'm thankful for the timely reminder on forgiveness. A lesson I've learned, only to forget time and again. Recently a neighbour has again caused me to hold grudges and misgivings. How heavy laden one's heart is when we hold such grievances. As such in my case too.

So this week I've been reminded again through these excerpts I've received :

We must be quick to forgive because harboring unforgiveness in our hearts can be compared to drinking poison and hoping the other person dies from that poison.

We hurt ourselves more than anyone else when we refuse to forgive those who have hurt or done something wrong against us.

Be encouraged to have a forgiving heart knowing that you will benefit far more by forgiving than you ever can by holding a grudge in your heart.

"To forgive is to set the prisoner free and discover the prisoner was you"

I'm also thankful for Happy. I've certainly learned a lot about forgiving from her many a times. It's amazing how our pets do not hold grudges against us and continue to love us the way we are. We have a lot to learn from them.

Today marks the 6th year since Happy came into my life. I'm truly thankful for this furry bundle of joy.

Happy :

"To err is human. To forgive is canine"

Once again, I'm thankful for these words of wisdom that we are able to impart to the humans.

I'm thankful too for keeping LS sane and normal throughout these 6 years. Otherwise, this blog would've probably been all about cleaning agents,

What would've your humans blog about if not you?

Hope everyone is having a thankful time too.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Flashback Wednesday

We just came back from a long weekend break. Since LS is back to work, I thought I'd amuse myself by looking at some random shots taken a while back.

This is me looking excited when I heard the word "Bacon".

This is me giving LS the butt when I found out that she tricked me. Have you ever been tricked?

Here's a little note to :

Moco's Grammie : Thank you for Joe Stain's mommy's blog ! Joe Stain is so lucky to have such a wonderful mommy that can cook so well! Now I hope LS will finally pick up some cooking skills. I am getting rather tired of my kibbles.

Chris : Oh Rosie did all that? I'm impressed!

Gus, Louie & Callie : That's a great recipe idea! Don't think LS can do much damage with Prego, burger and pasta, can she?

Noah : Thanks for the additional recipe with chilli and pine nuts! LS said she'll try it out if she can get pine nuts here.

Daisy & Sherry : Thank you for making me Dog of the Day! So honoured and happy to know you!

Chef : Err...don't think you should gulp down lots of olive oil at one go. It might upset your tummy there. You might want to try adding a little olive oil or fish oil into your food. Fish oil is supposedly good for our hair.

Redbabe : You can apply olive oil on its own all over the hair. But it can be rather messy though. LS usually mix it with the conditioner and leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing them out. It takes a while before you'll see the result.

Huskee Boy : We're sad too eventhough we never get the chance to know T-Man. LS said that's the way life is. We just have to be appreciative and thankful for our life no matter how hard it is at times. Hope you are feeling better *hugs to you*

Hope everyone is having a good week so far!