Sunday, 27 February 2011

Sham-POO gate

What is wrong with mud? I have heard that some humans PAY to wrap themselves up in mud, and yet a little roll in the mud in the park for us dogs causes a nuclear reaction from the bipeds!

This is me in the park yesterday. I had a little mud-pack (at no cost to Owner) and even did my best "good girl" sitting.

I was even considerate enough to shake off some of the mud when we got home as I know how fussy Owner is when even a smudge of brown gets on the sofa (or if she's forgotten to shut her bedroom door, the bed!).

What do I get for my trouble? A BATH! Shampoo and everything! This is not me trying to get in the washing machine for my bath!...

...There was a bit wiped off mud on the towel so while I was doing my mad zoomies around the house, to get over the trauma of the shampooing, I tried to get the towel out of the washing machine to get the mud back. 

When I do my post traumatic bath zoomies around the house I always like to take a toy with me, if possible one that I can fling around a bit! This is my dental kong on a rope. I am swinging it at the approximate speed of the washing machine fast spin.

Having put up with the stench of shampoo for a day I was lucky enough to come across some fox poo in the park today! Jackpot! I had a fantastic roll because Owner was too far away to stop me. I think I must have misunderstood what she said - I could have sworn she said "roll in it more Millie"......  or was it "no Millie"? Anyway, next thing I knew there was a hand on my collar and the lead was put on me before   you could sniff a dog's bum!

I did get let off the lead again further on in the park. I went for the sling-back ear look, as well as. my best "good girl" sitting to try & make Owner cheer up!

Well, this is my Sham-poo gate. Here I am at the front of the house. All the dogs in the neighbourhood can see - how embarrassing! Soaped up outside the house (Owner wouldn't let me inside until after I'd been humiliated!). 

My collar got washed. You may notice by the fact that I'm *ahem* naked in the photo below!

Even my lead got put through the washing machine. Now it stinks as badly as me!

I stink!

Thursday, 3 February 2011

I got mail!

Many of you will know (If you read my blog "Now I am 2") that it was my birthday 3 weeks ago. I had a lovely day & I thought that was my special occasion all finished until next year, but last weekend I had a parcel arrive in the post!

It was addressed to me - not Owner, ME!

Oww - I wonder what could be inside! .....

....A present and card for me! (Not Owner - for ME!). Even Owner didn't give me a card! It was from my friends PetSafe UK who I met on Twitter. I enjoyed opening the present, but I let Owner open the card so she wouldn't feel left out!

It's a lovely toy called a Chuckle - and it's not even in the store until April so I'm really lucky to have an early play with it.

I love it! It's amazing! It makes a squeaky noise when it's shaken or thrown - and my friends all know how much I love squeaky toys! It's fun to play with - you can chew it, roll it , throw it, or play tug with it. You can even just carry it around (while Owner is chasing you round the house)!

It also has a secret weapon.... you can put treats inside it! Something for everyfur with this toy!

I know there are treats in here somewhere....

....they're not easy to get out - you can't just lick them out of the toy (I've tried). There are little prongs inside the ends so they pop out randomly! Appawently Owner could make it easier for the treats to drop out by trimming the little prongs, but she is mean and hasn't trimmed them. 

I had a treat ball when I was a puppy but it didn't last very long because I just. chewed it - I mean, it broke. I was just trying to get the treats out of the hole they went in, but it slipped into my teeth and "fell apart"

I know I was joking on my blog "I love toys", in December, that I could be a Quality Control officer for manufacturers, but I really think I've found my vocation! This one seems to be Millie-proof as it's still in one piece. It's a rare toy that *ahem* doesn't "fall apart" in my teeth, but this one is very robust.  A ringing endorsement if ever there was!

Thank you so much PetSafe - I love it!