Friday, December 17, 2010

Tis the season ...

... to be jolly ... fa la la la la la la la LA!

How is everyone doing?

It's starting to feel more festive around here. LS has started on her spring cleaning. Hopefully she'll have the tree up in time before Christmas, judging by the pace she's going.

Recently I had to go to the vet two weeks in a row. First, I had the runs so I had my butt poked. If that wasn't unpleasant enough, LS had the vet done a full blood test too. I had to sit there and watch my blood being drained out.

I've had quite enough when he had a biopsy done on my lump. I couldn't resist turning around to give him a good chomp. It's just too bad that he's faster than my old doc. He drew back his hands so fast before LS could even blink. I must be losing my grip.

Then the lump area where he took the tissue sample from became sore and swollen. That had LS rushing to the pharmacy for some iodine and antiseptic cream. Thankfully it's better now.

One morning a week later, LS didn't give me my breakfast. She said she's taking me out. We're eating out? No, it was another visit to the vet. This time to have scaling done. Apparently my teeth got rather dirty ever since LS put me on canned food. Now it's back to the kibbles again.

I've had quite a rough time there, didn't I?

Now all that is behind me ...

I'm going to be spending more time snoozing

Hopefully each time I wake up there'll be more gifts from Santa hee...!

Here's wishing everyone
A Happy Holidays!

We'll be going around to visit soon.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Same Old...

Same old ... lazy LS

Same old ... excuses for not updating

Same old ... routine

Same old ... jumbo

Same old ...


Some people things just don't change,

do they?

Friday, October 22, 2010

Who Loves Ya Baby?

We're still here. How hard do you think it is to start blogging again after such a long break? Think we must've rusted here as we don't know where to start.

So...while we're still trying to gather our thoughts together and crank up this blog, here's a video to watch. Do treat it as a re-run if everyone has already seen it ;-)

What do you think of this video? LS said the look on Wilson's face at the door made her cry but she was glad it ended well.

Oh by the way, I dedicate below to you, LS. Hope you get the hint, LS! No more neglecting this blog!

Busy life, not enough time
To look in the mirror
Life in the fast lane...
Look around and take note
Who really loves you?
Don't get caught up in the clouds
Or you'll go insane
When it seems everyone is needing something
Remember who's always been there for you

Who loves ya baby?
Who really loves ya baby?
Who's always been on your side morning and night?
Who loves ya baby?
Who really loves ya baby?
Who's gonna see to it that
You're treated right?

Who loves ya baby?

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Monday, August 23, 2010

What Do You Do...

... when it rains...

enough for walks to be cancelled

Stuck indoor

Bored Jumbo on her back

Keep your trunk up, Jumbo.
I'll take you for a walk in the woods
What do you mean they are just furniture?
They are made of wood and cane, aren't they?

Done with the walk. What's next?

Hey LS, can we make paper boats with that?

So what do you do when it rains?

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thankful Thursday


Does it sound crazy to say that I'm thankful for a break of monotony of the smell in my house? On normal days the place smell mostly of cleaning agents, vinegar and dettol. No, I'm not living in a hospital LOL. But I do live with a dog.

Recently I attempted to bake a cake. I was really relieved that I didn't produce some blocks of unidentified and inedible objects. The cake wasn't much to shout about but the smell of baking was something else!

You know how certain scents evoke certain memories... The smell of baking cake wafting in the air brought me back momentary in time to those happy moments of my childhood. The times we used to gather around in the kitchen, talking and laughing as we watch mom bake. Although moments like this were long gone, but the memories are enough to warm my heart all over again. I'm thankful for God's gift of our sense of smell.

A Happy Dog on Thursday:

I'm thankful for my sense of smell too. The nose knows... To a dog, the whole world is a smell! It updates us constantly on all that is happening around us, alerts us to the presence of food (very important), help check peemails, acts as GPS...the list is quite endless, isn't it?

Don't worry LS, we're not lost.

Just give me a sec to consult my GPS

Don't forget to stop and smell the flowers now!

What are you thankful for?

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Do You Think We Sleep Better...

...when surrounded by our best buddies?

Recently we received an award from Ellen, Au & Target. A belated thank you and apology from us for taking ages to post it.

There's a To-Do List that comes with it.

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award

Thank you Ellen, Au & Target!

2. Share 7 things about yourself

We were told from Au and Target that this has to be about the human. Over to you, LS.

1. I find myself remembering names of dogs better than humans nowadays. Do you think I need help?
2. I'm a morning person. My energy level goes down in tandem with the setting of the sun.
3. I enjoy gardening. When I'm not too busy grieving over their death.
4. I'm a flop in the culinary department. My mom's pained look is enough to attest to it LOL.
5. I love people with a great sense of humour.
6. I love skywatching.
I hate loud noises especially screaming kids (I'm with you here, Ellen)

3. Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic.

Mr Pip
My Life With Dogs

We couldn't find 15 since we have been really slack at blogging. So the rest are for our not so new but still fantastic blogger friends.

5. Denise at Shortybears Place
Huskee & Hershey
JB's World
Kess & Her Mama
Maggie & Mitch
14 .
My Dog
15. Moco

4. Contact the bloggers you’ve picked and let them know about the award.

Please realize that you are under no obligation to accept this award and that it is done in the spirit of recognizing and acknowledging really great blogging!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Flower Power

No, this is not about the hippies' 70s peace movement. This is about LS goofing off from work...for this.

Floria show

Unfortunately she chose the wrong day to goof off hahaha. The whole place was swarmed with preschool kids. A few hurried snapshots and that ended her time there. Something about camera flashes, chattering and clowns made it hard to connect with nature hehehe.

The whole place was covered with different kinds of flowers and plants. Although the theme was heliconias, the highlight seemed to be on orchids.

Orchids on display

Orchids in competition

Orchids on sale

In case you're wondering what was I doing at that time...

LS could've been nice enough to take me along,

couldn't she?

How was your weekend?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Do You Remember


Here's me trying to catch some morning sun but no thanks to LS' plants, all I get is a bit of filtered sunlight.

I've been spending a lot of time lazing around quietly. Think I truly amaze myself for being so quiet. LS said I'm aging gracefully now although I think it's more likely due to the cool soft breeze we're getting plenty of around here lately.

What can be more relaxing than lazing around watching leaves and grass blades dancing in the wind?

Kind of make you float, isn't it?

(picture courtesy of...err...via email)

What is your favourite pastime of late?

Note: A heartfelt thank you from us and Furby's family for all your comforting words, thoughts and prayers. Truly a comfort.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thank You

Dear all,

Thank you for your prayers and positive vibes. They have been answered. Furby has recovered fully now and no longer in pain. But she has gone on to a better place because God loves her more and wants her old and weary little body to rest.

Her condition deteriorated further yesterday and she started rejecting the saline drips and jabs due to blood clot. The vet gave her a drug to thin her blood but it didn't work. There wasn't anything else the vet could do so the only humane thing to do is to let her go.

No one knows why her kidneys failed. It happened so suddenly without any signs. Although it's hard to let our little furry friends go, it's harder still to cling on and watch them suffer in pain, isn't it?

Run free, Furby. You have earned your angel wings.

Wings are not only for the birds above
for God gifted you with a dog to love

He knew the love that you could give
for he knew the perfect place for that dog to live

and as you have a void that can't be filled
remember that your memories can't be killed.

The love you gave to your four legged friend
is a gift of love that will help you to mend.

Love from above will always be felt
as the wings are added your heart will melt

When you are feeling low
you will still have a place to go

for you can always talk and share
with a friend who will always be there.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A Prayer Request

Dear all,

A furry friend of ours is in a critical condition and her family is devastated. Due to a sudden acute kidney failure, she is put on drip now. It's really sad to hear that she's in a lot of pain. The vet says her condition is not too good. If she doesn't pass urine within the next 48 hours, her family have to be prepared for the inevitable.

Furby doesn't have a blog because she prefers to be outside chasing bugs and leisurely watching the world pass by.

Furby (foreground)
Her sister, Coco (background)

We would really appreciate it if everyone could keep her in your prayers and send positive vibes her way. Thank you.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thankful Thursday


"I have told you this so that my joy may be in you
and that your joy may be complete"
John 15:11

When we get bogged down with setbacks in life, it is so easy to lose our joy, isn't it? So it has been with me in recent times.

Although God sent me rainbows, I was unable to hold on to the comfort and gladness for long.

Whatever your cross, whatever your pain
God always sends rainbows, after the rain

Then, for a period of time, this blue kingfisher kept appearing day after day. For a while, I would just stare at it without thinking much of its presence. But one day I started talking to it LOL.

"G'morning Mr. Bluebird. Here again? You sure look happy and handsome in blue! Wish I'm as joyful as you"

Later on in that same morning, as I was reading an email, one particular sentence struck me.

A sign in a pet store read "If anybody has seen the Bluebird of Happiness, would you please notify this pet store?"

I have. I was just talking to it this morning!

Bluebird of Happiness

Needless to say, the content of the email was a message to me. I did not realise how much joy I have lost as I struggled with recent troubles. I was reminded that I need to keep my joyfulness in all circumstances. For joy is often contentment in spite of unsettling present.

I'm thankful for His joy and that He did not give up on me eventhough I'm such a slow learner LOL.

~ Happy ~

I'm thankful that I'm HAPPY

We doggies are a happy lot, aren't we?

What are you thankful for today?

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sam I Am

What was that I've just heard?

LS took a peep outside and saw this

Is that you, Sam?

Remember the doggie that used to whine a lot and then he had moved out some time later? After that I had wished for a new doggie neighbour but that didn't happen. We did have a lovely couple from Virginia that moved in though. But it was all too soon before they headed back to Yorktown again.

Well, now Sam has moved back in again. Oh how he has grown! His barks are so much louder than mine and deeper too. No more whines too each time his humans go out.

Hmm...err...welcome back, Sam!

On another note, we would like to apologise to Mack and Sonic for this very belated thank you for these awards. Sorry it took us so long to post it. As usual, it's LS' fault.

Thank you, Mack!

Thank you Sonic!

Hope everyone is having a pawesome week so far!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Underneath Your Sofa

Dear LS,

I hope the sofa stays. We don't need a sofa with no space for me to chill out underneath. In future I promise not to ambush your visitors' feet from underneath when they are seated on the sofa.


You're a song
Brought in by the hands of Ikea men
Don't get me wrong cause
This might sound to you a bit odd
But you own the place
Where all my thoughts go hiding
And right under your sofa
Is where I find them

Underneath Your Sofa
There's an endless story
There's the spot I chose
There's my territory
And all the space I deserve
For being such a good girl honey

Because of you
I forgot the smart ways to lie
Because of you
I'm running out of space to try
When the friends are gone
When the party's over
We will still belong to each other

Underneath Your Sofa
There's an endless story
There's the spot I chose
There's my territory
And all the space I deserve
For being such a good girl honey

I love you more than all that's on the planet
Movin' talkin' walkin' breathing
You know it's true
Oh baby it's so funny
You almost don't believe it
As every voice is hanging from the silence
Lamps are hanging from the celing
Like a lady to her good manners
I'm tied up to this feeling

Underneath Your Sofa
There's an endless story
There's the spot I chose
There's my territory
And all the space I deserve
For being such a good girl honey

Hope these clips of Tom & Jerry start off
your week with some humour.

P/s: Shakira, I hope you don't mind I've tweaked your song a bit. It's for a good cause!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thankful Thursday


I've been on too long a break that I've become lazy. The reason I'm sitting down here now is because I've been seeing so many 'thankful' signs flashing lately LOL. Seriously. Not that I've not been thankful lately. I AM. But it's good to share our thankfulness with one another, and above all, to Him.

It has been a good break though. Got to spend more time enjoying things I don't usually pay attention to, and taken for granted.

Trees in full bloom
with heavenly fragrance in the air
and yellow carpet on the ground

A lone kingfisher
looking at peace with the world

A faithful companion
in a contemplative mood


That's me

Not sure about the contemplative look though. I was just trying to imitate the kingfisher's pose hee...

What are you thankful for?

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Friday, March 26, 2010

Happy at Sleepy Park

Hellooooo....Anyone there?

We're still here. We haven't gone anywhere, except Sleepy Park. Really. Here are some pictures to prove it. Please excuse the blurry pictures.

On sleepy ground

Thought I'd try a different position

On sleepy chair

Would you like to see more Sleepy Park pictures?

Or that's quite enough? Hee...

Sorry for not coming around to visit. Thanks for dropping by to check on us eventhough we've been missing. LS had some patchwork done on her eyes after some vision problem. The doctor said she has to take it easy if she doesn't want to have further vision loss. We agreed that blogging has to take a backseat for a while since regaining healthy vision is more important.

We miss everyone. We'll be coming around to visit soon.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Thankful Time


He makes me lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside quiet waters.
Psalm 23:2

This is what I look like lately LOL.

Have you ever felt like this?

This is supposed to be a busy period for me. But I guess sometimes things don't go the way we plan. So it is with me, being forced to take time off after a surgery.

I have to admit I was rather stressed when I heard that, thinking of all the workload piling up. But after much doses of antibiotics and anti-whatnots, I don't feel so anti-time off anymore LOL. Now I've realised that the rest is much needed. A blessing in disguise indeed! I'm thankful for that.


Thanks everybody for your kind and reassuring words. You have made me feel YOUNG again!

Can you see the twinkle in my eyes?

But I guess getting on with age isn't all that bad. Being senior has its perks hee... So I'm going to try aging gracefully and (hopefully) get to enjoy all the perks that goes with it.

What are you thankful for?

P/s: We may not get to visit much for the next couple of weeks as LS has to rest (doc's order). So we'll be catching up on everyone's adventure at a snail pace for now.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Oh Happy Day

I'm relieved the vet visit is done with. All good except for a small lump on my leg. The vet said nothing to worry about as it could be just fatty tissue. LS says she'll monitor it and arrange for a biopsy later. Hmm...I sure hope it's just fatty tissue.

Oh yes, the vet said I could do with more supplements now that I'm turning 8 and getting on with age... Me old? I bet I could show her what a good shape I'm still in by dodging her or sprinting off anytime at the clinic. If not for the fact that LS had me on a leash.

On another happy note, we would like to thank Sweepy for the lovely gift we've received a week ago. Lorenza and I won the contest by Sweepy last Christmas. It's a beautiful set of calendar specially designed by Sweepy. How artistic of Sweepy!

A package for me?

What a pretty packaging!

Hey good looking!

Look at these!
Each individually designed!

Now I can keep track of my days with this calendar,
since the vet said I'm getting old.

Thank you so much, Sweepy!