The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog. ~Ambrose Bierce

Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween

It's Halloween weekend, which means it's time to pull out the pumpkin Kong Wubba™ that Mum and Daddy! have had hiding on top of the fridge for three weeks. As if they thought they could hide such a thing from me!? I may not be able to reach the top of the fridge, but I have Kong™ sensing superpowers. I knew what was in that bag all along.

As you can see I was very happy when Mum finally waved it in front of me.
First order of business is to attack the pumpkin Kong Wubba™ with the spirit and vigor of a vampire:
Once you've got a good grip on the little pumpkin you can start to nibble at the little stem, like this:
I had the pumpkin Kong Wubba™ under my control in very little time. I highly approve of this toy; it has a great squeaker, and the pumpkin never loses it's cute smile even when I bite into it's fluff.
I hope you all have a fun Halloween weekend! I'll be back in my butterfly wings on Sunday night to wander the neighbourhood, playing tricks and looking for treats.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

(photo credit to Hannah)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Madama Butterfly

Who's the prettiest butterfly Retriever?
Claire is!

On Saturday we all went to PetSmart with our Halloween costumes for a parade and costume contest. I know I was the prettiest butterfly there, but it was actually little man Clifford who walked away with first prize with his Mr. Mustard costume!
Gromit wore his lobster costume proudly, but didn't sit still for very long, making it hard for Mum to take pictures.

I love love love butterfly. I love to chase them at the beach, I love to pounce on their shadows in the backyard. My pink wings were perfect. How adorable am I!?!?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

love gestures, by Claire

One of the best ways to show your human you love them is to get as close as possible then shake off all you lake water. Their reaction is always to say "thank you" and squeal a little. Daddy! loves this, so I do it to him often.
You can get this process started by running into a lake, preferably after a stick:
With your fur soaking wet, run back toward your human with a cute grin on your face and give them your best shake:
When you're all done shaking, sit down and show off a little tongue. Being adorable (and having a funny little brother behind you) helps. Humans find this irresistible!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Of course we went to the Tree Farm this weekend!

Daddy! used to have a rule: no dogs in his turbo Subaru, but somehow over the years, and canine additions to the family, it has become our most comfortable mode of transportation. I've left many of my Claire hairs and window nose prints in Daddy!'s car now, making it more of a 'dog car' than a 'sport car'. I'm kind of proud of that.

Because I am the tallest dog, I can easily see out the windows and see where we're going. I know the route to the Tree Farm very well. I like to rest my head on the seat and watch every turn. Gromit tries hard to see but as you can see he can barely peek out the window. Clifford, well he's never going to be able to see so he'll have to just trust me when I tell him where we are going.
Gromit sometimes gets really excited and jumps up to have a peek, but Daddy! yells at him to get down and be safe.

This was Clifford very first visit to the Tree Farm, so Gromit and I showed him all around the paths and roads. He walked the whole way, occasionally running, springing, and leaping along.

We stopped for a while along the poplars so Mum could get a nice picture of us sitting in the leaves...but I swear I saw a squirrel so of course I couldn't just sit still and let it get away. (I never did catch it.) It might have been a branch blowing in the wind, leaves crunching,
or Clifford...
It was a beautiful afternoon at the Tree Farm. I wish all my Golden friends could join us there!