Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Canal walk


   This evening we went for a new walk; we went along the canal. I saw so many people! There were so many joggers, walkers, runners and exercising people.
  It was a long walk but I enjoyed it because there were lots of new smells! I could smell some strange smell that seemed to be a lizard smell (a bit like we occasionally have in the apartment) but this was such a strong smell as if it was a really,really big lizard? Hmmm, maybe I need to go the canal again to investigate further. 


Monday, July 27, 2009

Day out at Botanic gardens

WOW! As you can see I'm really full of energy  but...
 We had another great day out today at the Botanic gardens.
I'm getting quite used to be chauffeur drive to places so when the taxi arrived I settled down quietly for a luxury drive to the park. We had lunch first (a yummy bacon treat) then we had a stroll around the park, plenty of trees and grass to smell. 
 Despite it raining, I enjoyed discovering those curious creatures called ducks. I'd like to get really close to one and just...but, I'm sure I will get in trouble if I did! Because it was raining I also got muddy paws and muddy legs which I was very happy to share with my master - all over his shirt on the return journey. :-)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Fun on the beach

Swimming sensation in Sentosa



Today I had my first swimming lesson! 


Now I know everyone thinks;"dogs can naturally swim', well, that's true but as a new swimmer, if you've never been in the sea before, you need to know you're in safe hands before taking a 'dip'. In my case, my master and I went into the sea together. He carried me into the water (21kg each time - hehe!) and slowly let me float and then swim back to shore! It was pretty easy, but a new experience is always a bit nervous first time. 
 My adventure began with a ride in my trainer's yellow dog van to the small beautiful island of Sentosa. There, we had the chance to meet lots of other dogs (and their masters). Almost all the other dogs were smaller than me, and so many different shapes and colours. I also discovered the fun of running on huge beach, and...eating sand! (although, I wouldn't suggest you do it, as later in the day you can get tummy trouble!). 
We dipped in and out of the sea about 4 times and it was fun to play with the other dogs, but soon it was time to have a shower and get back in the van, however, it was a great day out...when are we going again? :-)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Exploring apartments

Yesterday I visited another apartment. It was so different because it has white marble floors (which meant I could hide on it!). It also has 2 floors so this meant lots of stairs to climb. There were also lots and lots of places to run around in the apartment. So you can tell...I had great fun!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Charlie - Growing up

Monday, July 20, 2009

A lifting experience


Lift easy!
   It's all part of my normal daily routine, but I thought my readers would like to see me using the apartment lift as part of the journey to my daily walks area. When I first experienced this metal box I can tell you; I wasn't happy...at all! A metal box that mysteriously moves (and with an interior all mirrored!). Very scary! Especially with the movement - I thought I was in a time machine or a Saturn V rocket capsule heading off to the moon (Charlie - the first dog on the moon :-)). Anyway, now I just wait for the doors to open as my own Tardis transports me from my apartment to the outside world.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Laundry thief...caught in action!

I've been rumbled! 
My master spotted me taking a freshly washed towel from the washing machine!
It's a fair cop mate, I can only say; watch the video and admire my handywork :-)

video

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Dogs and pants!

Other dogs...
Oh what an exhausting day! Today I went out on a very long car journey to visit some other dogs. The place I visited had 4 dogs living there. What made it so exhausting was that they all looked so strange. Every dog was a different size, colour or shape compared to me. They even spoke differently, so I made sure they could hear my nice loud Ozzie bark! One dog was very tall and grey, another was small and brown with a curly face! I think he had a brother (or sister) because one of the other dogs looked just like him (small and grey instead of small, brown and curly). There was even a real old timer of a dog - he looked about 140 years old!
There were so many sounds and smells and sights that by the time I got back in the car I was exhausted! Luckily, my master recognised this and made sure I went home for a lovely sleep in my favourite place:-) a cold kitchen floor.
Today I also pretended to not grab tissues  in front of my masters (it really makes them happy, and I can always grab a tissue when they're not looking- haha!)

Pants meal!
 My adult teeth are lovely and sharp now which means I can get through cotton as quick as tissue now! Yesterday I managed to grab a pair of underpants from the laundry bin and before anyone could say: 'HEY!' I'd managed to ventilate them with some nice big extra new holes - all part of my free service :-)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bus encounter!



What is that?
Today I went for my morning stroll and encountered a huge creature called a 'bus'! It was very noisy, smelly and big. Luckily I stayed a safe distance so I could 'size it up'.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Morning stroll

Saturday, July 11, 2009

so...cute, that's me now!

Wow! I  just checked the mirror and I've changed a lot.
This baby puppy is not such a baby now, and well, I'm not so
bad looking ..hehe!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Big day out at Botanic gardens!







  Another exciting day out! This time we went to the Botanic gardens!
I travelled in luxury -  a taxi, and I decided to be as 'good as gold', so I sat beautifully during the journey (well, I did want  to look out the window ).
It was an exciting morning out because I had a chance to meet some more 'humans' but more importantly I was able to see lots of those strange creatures called;'birds'. This time I saw lots of birds in the water (I was told they are called; 'ducks'). 
After that, I also spotted some fish and turtles...lots of them!
We walked around the park for about an hour, and I was bursting to go the toilet, but since my toilet is at home, what is a well mannered dog supposed to do? Well, eventually there was no choice; I had to do a puddle in public on the grass! Strangely, everyone seemed so happy for me to do that?
Soon it was time to go home again and so it was another chance to go in a taxi. I quite like taxis now, they give me a chance to see the world passing by without all that paw power of walking.