It's the Mongel Bear here.
This is me on the ferry on my way back from my holiday adventure with the cats on Riley and Bonnie's ranch at Merricks.
Here I am reflecting on the good times I had with my 2 human, 2 feline and 2 canine friends on the other side of the bay.
I was so glad to be reunited with my favourite pinkie though, I could have eaten him when I first saw him again (I get a bit that way sometimes)...
I love MY pinkie!
People say, we look alike, too...
What do you think?
I am happy when I am with him, he brings out the crazy side in me...
We make each other happy...
I feel how heart-breaking it is every time a pinkie-doggie relationship is ended because either one has had to pass on.
There has been a lot of that happening in our little community lately.
So here, for all of you out there who have lost a dear one this week, the week before or in the recent months, here is one of my special Mongel Bear Kisses, nice and juicy - MWAH!!
Did you feel that?
Well here are some happier news.
We've nearly raised $500 again for doggies in need.
Click here to go to our sponsor page and you can still donate if you are feeling generous.
We have had some very generous donations so far and are thankful for each one of them.
We are pleased to say that we have some very generous friends, all good-looking too!
This year's Million Paws Walk in Geelong was a great success.
Team Airedale was represented strongly with 15 Airedheads plus their pinkies.
Here we are, kerfuffling, about to get ready (more photos with the shitty shitty bang bang camera, sorry)...
There were soooooo many different smells...
It was great to see (and smell) everybody out and about.
Here we are posing at the front with our bestest friends, Max and Pekoe...
Once we left the start line, it was pretty hard to stick together as a team as paws and feet were rolling like an avalanche and some of us (we won't mention any names here) felt the urge to go potty there and then in midst of the stampede.
Anyway, here is Little Limpy hobbling along, all in the name of Dog...
Once we were through the finishing line we gathered to celebrate our proud achievement with drinks and nibbles for all.
There were lots of games and competitions and we even entered some.
Our pinkie went in for the "look like your pet" Lookalike competition. He actually went in with Inky while I was stretching my legs and they got called The Twins, ha! However, they didn't win anything of course because, quite frankly, I should have gone in with him.
Then there was the tricks competition. Inky went in with her "BANG (point your finger like a pistol at her) and play dead" but suffered from stage fright and stalled on Pinkie big time.
I did my trusted Roll Over and then the Kiss for mum.
But it was our Lili Lambert that stole the show with her Flop Drop, kazooming down with both paws on command. She got herself a harness, collar and some other cool things to show off with. Well done, Lila, we're proud of you!
Backstage we had little Bon Bon aka Bonnie...
She sure is one cute pupster and I had A LOT of fun with her on the ranch in Merricks (with the cats). And here is her brother Riles aka Riley...
And my trusty ole self...
See the little heart I have dangling on my collar?
Aunty Marsy gave us those. It flashes so you can see us in the dark. Now, isn't that clever?!
With such an eventful day it is needless to say that we were all puckered out when we got home.
Little Miss Couch Potato assumed her normal position straight away...
While I curled up with my giraffe...
By the way, a lot of peeps have been asking about the Inky Pup. She is ok, thank you all for your concern. She is however somewhat three-legged. That fourth leggie of hers just won't function the way it used to. When she is lying down, the sick leggie often sticks up in the air. And when she gets up, she won't put any weight on it at all.
She is coming along for little walkies now but zoomies on the beach are still out of the question.
We heard that Sunshade had a similar fate and feel now that we should be more patient. But it's been so long....
Anyway, she has just finished her course of medication so we'll be off to the vets again shortly (with that cheque book in paw) to see what's next. We'll keep you updated.
We had Max and Pekoe stay with us again for a long weekend (they sadly got picked up today), so we'll update you on that in the next post.
Bye for now.