Thursday, March 31, 2011

We're Still Alive!

It's been AGES since we posted, and we'd like to start off by saying that we are all still alive!

Mum has been so busy with work and uni, we hardly get to see her anymore, and when we do, she's always so tired! Our walks have been cut back to twice a week (Mum can't walk all three of us at once, even with a leash divider, and Dad works nights, so there's only a couple of days available for us all to go for a walk together).

This has been Mum's schedule for the last month

Monday: Work 12pm-3pm & 6pm-11pm (we get a walk in the break!)
Tuesday: Uni 9.30am-12.30pm Group Study 1pm-3pm Work 4pm - 10pm (we don't see Mum all day!)
Wednesday: Uni 9.30am-6.30pm (Another day we don't get to see Mum! And she's always really tired afterwards cos she only gets four 15 minute breaks all day!)
Thursday: Uni 9.30am-12.30pm (this is the second day we get walked!)
Friday: Work 12pm-3pm & 6pm-12am (Or 3.30pm-12am)
Saturday: Work 6pm-12am
Sunday: Work 9.30am-5pm

Sometimes, if Mum isn't too tired, we get a third walk on Sunday evening. We hardly get to see her! But, when she's home, we all give her lots of attention, because we know that nothing makes humans feel better than lots of Cavalier hugs and kisses!

We know that we will get to go for another car ride soon though, because winter is coming and Lucky needs a good jacket. Monty and Pirate each have a Weatherbeeta jacket - they're rip proof, water proof, and stain proof. Weatherbeeta are a company that makes horse rugs, and they have a lifetime guarantee (as we are all boys, Mum thought that this was a really good idea!). Pirate and Monty's jackets also came with a free collar and leash last year, so Mum is hoping that the pet store will have the same deal again this year.

We know we are going for a car ride because the pet shop that Mum goes to is dog and kitty friendly! They don't sell pets, although they do have a notice board where people can put up their own ads, or other signs such as Missing posters. The manager there loves us! Last time we went in, he gave us a dried kangaroo tail each, and the time before that, he gave Mum a bag of dried chicken treats for us!

He told Mum that he had a cavalier when he was growing up, and even though he doesn't have one now, Fluppy (his cavalier) is the reason he opened a pet shop in the first place!

Sorry about the HUGE post! Mum has a couple of photos from when we went to the Estuary in January that she wants to put up, because she thinks that a post is worthless without photos!
Lucky & Monty
Monty - he doesn't really like the water
Pirate - he LOVES water!
Lucky & Pirate - if you look closely, Lucky is sticking his tongue out!
Lucky enjoying a roll in the sand
Pirate couldn't wait to get to the water!

Thanks for reading!
Puppy Love from Monty, Pirate, and Lucky!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Monty's Birthday Celebration

Well, it was Monty's birthday yesterday, he turned 21 (or 3 in actual years!). Mum was too tired to put photos up last night because of Uni and Work, but here we are!

Mum decided that we needed Party Hats! (shh! Don't tell Dad, he didn't think that Party Hats were a good idea for us).

It's Monty's Birthday, so he gets the Blue Hat!

Lucky's hat was a little bit big, and it fell off twice before Mum got this photo!

Pirate is a poser! He looks very regal in his hat!

Monty LOVES chocolate, but since it's really not good for dogs, Mum found us some dog-friendly chocolate drops.
Homebrand Choc Drops from Woolworths, $3.29

It was meant to be for dessert, but we got SO excited when we saw the box that Mum relented and gave us one each. She says that the chocolate drops are a very sometimes-food from now on because they do have a fairly high sugar content, but since it's Monty's birthday she said that we can have another one for dessert as well.
Monty was SO excited about the Choc Drops! Look at his tail!
Pirate waited very patiently, but even his tail was a blur!
Lucky was so excited he kept jumping around! This photo was the fifth attempt!

We were VERY well behaved after our chocolate drops! We even sat together for a photo for Mum - this doesn't happen very often!

There's always one in the bunch to make it a comedy shot!
Smiles all round!

Puppy Love from Monty (the Birthday Boy!), Pirate, and Lucky!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Lazy, Simple, Sunday Afternoon


Pirate & Mum

Pirate, Mum, and Lucky - Monty was just off camera

Monty & Mum

Pirate & Mum - Mum's new favourite photo

Lucky & Mum - Monty just jumped up onto the bed

Friday, March 4, 2011

Monty's Birthday

It's Monty's Birthday in 3 days time. Mum wants to dress him up with a party hat and get him a special cake, or make him a special cake, but doesn't know what is safe for cavvys. Dad thinks its a silly idea, but Monty LOVES the idea of a cake.

The boys usually get a soft serve icecream from McDonalds for their birthdays, but Mum wants to make this one a special day because it will mean that Monty is now 21 (in dog years), and he has been with us for two years!

Does anyone know of any dog friendly cake recipes, or slices, that Mum can make for Monty? He will share it with Pirate and Lucky of course!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011