Sunday, October 12, 2008

Dances With Bubbles

Hai Doggies!

I have a new hobby, its called Dancing with Bubbles and its almost as much fun as chasing sheepz.

This is me in the backyard, going to investigate what Uncle AJ was up to.

I soon found out that he had BUBBLES and so I started to dance!!!

Doing the Twist

And the Foxtrot

Then the Alligator

Next I tried the Hokey put your right paw in...

Then I finished up with a little bit of Salsa!

Now I am sure that other pups out there Dance with Bubbles as well, how about you show your photos as well?

Thanks for visiting my blog! I love visiting blogs so please leave your paw prints in the comments section so I know where to find you:)

Woofs and buttsniffs


Saturday, October 11, 2008

Just call us Cone heads

Well Hai!

I know its been a long time since my last post, what can I say, Mum has been busy and can't seem to fit her role as my secretary into her busy schedule. Ok, well that's not completely true, she has been sick as well as busy, but mum and dad still manage to have fun and play with us, so I guess I shouldn't complain too much.

But I did want to tell you all about something really awful that happened to Trinity and me way back in June before my Birthday, and it was all Mum's fault so I wanted to show you the photographic evidence. Anyway, one morning Mum got us up really early and we went in the car (I love the car, but Trinity hates it). I thought we were going somewhere real fun, but we ended up at the vets - Mum left both of us there all day for something called spey and neutering and Trini had her hernia fixed as well.

I'm not quite sure what all that means, other than the vet people made me go to sleep and when I woke up I had this bucket on my head and I was in so much pain I couldn't walk properly! Trinity had a bucket on her head as well, so I know how stupid I must have looked.

It was all mum's fault, she took us and left us there. Then when we got home that night mum got the camera out and took photos which wasn't very nice, but seeing as she took them, I guess I better show you all.

As you can see, me and Trinity were not very happy. I made sure Mum knew I was mad at her! I ignored her for the first week - except I had to make sure she stayed in the room with me, and that she stayed up looking after me for the first few nights. Then I let her sleep in the lounge room with me so that I could lean up against her so I could sleep. I was in so much pain and I couldn't walk, or lay down or get comfortable - it was horrible!

Apparently my surgery was complicated and I had to have three big cuts, and the vet had to get his hands right inside my tummy to fix things up, which is why I was so sore! Mum looked after me though I decided to forgive her for taking me to the vets.

As soon as we were better, Mum and Dad took us out for a ride in the car, and we have done lots of other fun things since then that I really want to tell you about, so hopefully Mum will have a bit more time to keep up to date with my blog!

Butt sniffs and Tailwags for now!

Turbo Taj

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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Happy 1st Birthday Taj!

Ok well I know I havn't been a good secretary and scribe because I havn't updated Taj's blog for simply forever, but things have been rather hectic and I have really good reasons for not having the time. I do promise to backtrack a bit though with some photos and things that we have done, but thought I had better mark the occasion as today is Taj's first Birthday!

We have PRESENTS!!!!!


K, nuff with the stupid hat, gimme the treat now!

I like these toys:) Can I kill them?

Oh Boy. Mother, I better get cake for doing this!

Yeah Baby! We have CAKE!


By for now

(Tia, Taj and Trinity's Mum)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A Touching Story

A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the
scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead.
He remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead
for years. He wondered where the road was leading them.
After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of
the road. It looked like fine marble. At the top of a long hill, it was
broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight.
When he was standing before it he saw a magnificent gate in the arch
that looked like mother-of-pearl, and the street that led to the gate
looked like pure gold. He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he
got closer, he saw a man at a desk to one side.
When he was close enough, he called out, "Excuse me, where are we?"
"This is Heaven, sir," the man answered.
"Wow! Would you happen to have some water?" the man asked.
"Of course, sir. Come right in, and I'll have some ice water brought
right up."
The man gestured, and the gate began to open.
"Can my friend," gesturing toward his dog, "come in, too?" the traveler
"I'm sorry, sir, but we don't accept pets."
The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and
continued the way he had been going with his dog.
After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to
a dirt road leading through a farm gate that looked as if it had never
been closed. There was no fence.
As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree
and reading a book.
"Excuse me!" he called to the man. "Do you have any water?"
"Yeah, sure, there's a pump over there, come on in."
"How about my friend here?" the traveler gestured to the dog.
"There should be a bowl by the pump."
They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old-fashioned
hand pump with a bowl beside it.
The traveler filled the water bowl and took a long drink himself, and
then he gave some to the dog.
When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man who was
standing by the tree.
"What do you call this place?" the traveler asked.
"This is Heaven," he answered.
"Well, that's confusing," the traveler said. "The man down the road said
that was Heaven, too."
"Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates? Nope.
That's hell."
"Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name like that?"
"No, we're just happy that they screen out the folks who would leave
their best friends behind."

Author unknown

Saturday, March 1, 2008

This was so AMAZING!

I really have to share this with everyone,because it is really amazing photography of a never, ever seen before naturally occuring event, that happened last week when mum and dad took me and Tia done to dragonfly river for a long walk.

It got quite hot on our walk, and Tia (who dosn't like to do much, she's a couch potato cat-dog - that is, except for the fact that she can bark, she is more like a cat than a dog), anyhoo, she was hot and got a bit fed up by the end and tried to sit down in the middle of the path because she didn't want to move anymore.

Me on the other hand, I had plenty of energy coz I knew we were heading down to the river so I could cool off and have a swim. But the absolutely amazing, never-ever- seen-before by anyone in the whole wide world thing was that Tia (yes my Shar-Pei, cat-dog water hating sister) actually went in the water and flopped down in it!

I didn't really pay much attention (too busy chasing dragonflies and swimming) but mum and dad were very shocked and mum was so glad that she had taken the little camera with her to record the never-ever-seen-before event!

Here is the evidence that Tia willingly, of her own violition got wet!
Of course, I was too busy doing this to pay Tia much attention!

Tia sitting in the River

Tia laying in the water

Tia being rude and ignoring mum and dad for draggin her out for a walk in the coutryside.

Tia "How could you do anything that would *make* me go in water?"

And of course, a blog post wouldn't complete without some photos of me!

Woofs and buttsniffs!

Turbo Taj

Friday, February 29, 2008

Too many to count!

I love it when mum and dad go to the shop because they usually bring something home for us pups:)

This morning mum got us (me and Trin that is, Tia dosn't play with toys) a new rope bone each, and because all of my other ones have been, umm well broken, they got me lots of these....(Amber does this look familiar to you?)

I will share them with Trinity of course, but she dosn't (yet) share my deep devotion to these glorious round things which are just the best invention ever. I'm teaching her though and she will jump into the pool after her special yellow ball. Mum took this video of her yesterday. Of course, she dosn't have my style and grace, but I think she is pretty darn clever for a 12 week old puppy, don't you?

Woofs! This is the life!

Turbo Taj

Thursday, February 28, 2008

K9 Keepy-Off

My cousin Smudge came to visit the weekend before Trinity came to live with us. We had a lot of fun running and playing and swimming in the pool (you might remember the photos mum posted a few weeks ago of the crocodile in my pool?)

Well this time mum took some video of me and Smudge in the pool playing Keepy-off with the ball. Smudge likes to keep it away from me, and I like to grab it from him real quick so that mum can throw it again!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Introducing Trinity!

I am the luckiest dog! I have a new baby sister to play with because my mum and dad adopted a little Border Collie puppy on Thursday. She is dad's special dog, like I am mum's special dog, even though I love everyone, and Tia is everyones special dog, but she loves everyone too.

My little sisters name is Trinity (Trin for short), apparently dad likes some movie called Matrix. She did have a different name (Jarrah) when she came home, which everybody liked, but they didn't think it suited her coz she is little and petite. Mum says her new name suits her because not only is she number three dog, but she also has three black marks on her face.

Tia is not so sure about Trinity yet (although she is not ignoring trin like she igmored me for the first month). I think Trinity is great fun, she likes to play bitey face with me, and she like my toys - but she can only play with the toys that I say she can play with (definitely not my LAMBIE!).

Trinity has her own toys, but I really like the eagle that dad bought her. Mum says I am not allowed to play with that, because it has sticky-out bits...and you know that I don't think toys should have sticky-out bits like eyes, ears or noses, so I have to perform surgery on them.

Trinity is a working bred border collie and we had to travel a long way in the car to get to her sheep farm. Trinity has a small medical condition (something to do with her teeth) that is why she needed to be adopted to a special home. Mum said something about us both going back for sheepdog training in a few months, which sounds like fun, I like sheeps.

Anyway, I suppose you want to see what she looks like now, so here are some photos.

This is me and Trin asleep in the kitchen, you can see how much bigger I am.

We were both really tired the morning after we got Trin because we didn't get home until it was really dark and way past my bedtime. Don't we look cute together?

And this is me jumping in the pool after my dumbell, just because I can!

Dad might start a blog for Trinity, so I will let you all know her address (I won't let mum start one, because she can't even keep up with posting all the things *I* do (like my agility classes, and obedience classes and trips to the river, and visits from my cousin, as well as the new training method she is teaching me, as well as finishing the videos that she has taken of me to put on youtube.) I think I will have to start barking at her to make her hurry up and get a move on!

Barks and buttsniffs

Turbo Taj

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Fun in the Pool - Video

Finally, I can go back in the pool! Lucky it hasn't been too hot the last couple of days, because mum and dad wouldn't let me go in the pool...I don't know why but I think it has something to do with the stuff they stick between my shoulder blades to keep the fleas away.

Anyway, mum filmed me doing my favourite thing this morning, and my big kid, who is 12 years old edited the video and put it all together, with my theme song - check it out! Mum and I think she is pretty clever doing that - this is only her second video, the first one she made yesterday was of me doing agility training. Please let her know what you think so hopefully she will keep making more videos of me:)

Woofs and buttsniffs!

Turbo Taj

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Look out World, here comes Air Taj!

Move over Michael Jordan, here comes Air Taj!

Faster than a speeding bullet!

More powerful than a locomotive!

Able to leap Koolie Crocodiles in a single bound!

Seriously, what else is a Border Collie meant to do on a hot Summer's day
when it is just too hot to run around?

Border Collie, Full of grace.

Or not.

Ah well, I come close, but nobody's perfect!

Woofs and buttsniffs

Turbo Taj