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

Monday, February 4, 2008

There's a Crocodile in my Pool

My best mate, Smudge came over for a play yesterday. It was such a hot day that we spent alot of time swimming in the pool.

Smudge is a Koolie (an Australian herding breed) and he is a month younger than me.
Smudge lives in the country, and mum reckons he might finally be bigger
than me next time we see him.

I can beat him in swimming races.

And I don't mind sharing my pool toys with him.

Smudge: "Oh crap, Taj is gonna get me!"

But something strange happened to Smudge when he got wet.

He turned into a crocodile!

He didn't actually want any of my toys.

He just didn't want me to have them!

But I'm clever, and I'm quick! He can't keep my toys away from me forever!

And every now and then I made sure I splashed him in the face when I jumped in:)

He's not really as ferocious as he looks, and I can still swim faster than he can!

Mum says I have my first obedience class tonight, and we go back to puppy agility tomorrow, I can't wait!

Woofs and Tailwags,

Turbo Taj