Sunday, November 27, 2011

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Pet Pride 034: Shadow play

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The weather is nice this morning - the sky is blue, the sun's out, but not too hot, and, there's a gentle breeze. Feels like summer, my favourite time of the year. I enjoy my morning walks in this kind of weather :)

My shadow - super cool!
I don't like it that much when it is the rainy season. I like splashing in the puddles and walking in the rain. But when the water goes up in our neighbourhood and leaves wet pavements and muddy sections in some parts, that's when I get uneasy. I do not mind getting wet and muddy but my mum gets upset when she sees our (Max and mine) muddy prints on the floor :(

How about you, what is your favourite time of the year?

Friday, November 18, 2011

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Pet Pride 033: Joe, aka, Negro Bandido

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Mum's feeling nostalgic today and look what she found from digging through her digital picture albums  -

Me at about 2months. Isn't it embarrassing to see your puppy photos? *cringe*
No matter how much I begged her to not post it today but she went on her merry way, anyway. Humans...*arf*

She told me that they - mum and dad - used to call me negro bandido (the black bandit) because of that black mask-like fur covering my face, except the eyes. Their Spanish visitors thought so, too. Do you think I really looked like a black  bandit?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

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Cute bouncing puppy

This short video clip made me smile:





Cuteness overload! The baby and the puppy are just too cute for words, lol. In the beginning I was thinking that maybe, just maybe, the over-excited dog just wants to have her ball back... What do you think?

Joe says he can jump higher than that... especially when he is very excited to see his dad coming home from work! He added he is willing to teach the puppy how to make it or how to successfully jump on the bed on a first try, lol.

Friday, November 11, 2011

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Pet Pride 032: Dogspector McJoe on duty

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This is Joe's day job. Nothing comes in without him inspecting it first.
Two paws up. Everything A-OK and approved by Dogspector McJoe.
I came home from the Post Office with this box of goodies that I bought online. It was filled with shopping purchases from an online shopping site. Joe immediately went to work, sniffing the box for a few minutes. Only after Dogspector McJoe was satisfied and gave his pawprint of approval was I able to open the box! Good job, Joe!

By the way, Dogspector McJoe insisted I pixelise his face for security purposes, lol.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

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Driving with Joe

It's been a while since my dogs have been out for a drive with us. Max especially loves being in a car and sticking his nose out of the car window to feel the wind. Joe, however, was the opposite. He wasn't "car-trained" unlike Max and it was a challenge to keep him at the back seat. 

Joe before the incident.
But just two weeks ago, the last time we all went out for a leisurely drive, we were surprised that Joe was sat still in his side of the backseat and was looking contentedly out the window. He has learned to behave! But out-of-the-blue, we heard a loud thud behind us and after the sound came a pair of motorcycles with laughing boys and zooming past us. Joe became nervous and started barking. A few minutes later, a uniformed traffic policeman came out of nowhere and motioned us to pull over. My husband and I were alarmed... when a foreigner in Cambodia is stopped by a local policeman it doesn't exactly give you a positive feeling. We were thinking whether what traffic rule did we violate? Is driving with dogs against the Cambodian traffic law? Did we hit someone or something unknowingly? We were already poised to call our car insurance agent to help us deal with the situation. In Cambodia, insurance agents are the go-to guys, they are very helpful especially when you encounter problems. They're the ones who talk to the people concerned, and not the car owner him/herself. So anyway, when we pulled over, our fears were unfounded. The policeman asked us whether we wanted to lodge a complaint against the youngsters who crashed our back bumper. We told him no and thanked him for his concern and, in turn, he responded curtly and motioned us to go on our merry way. Not long after we started driving again, Joe finally calmed down and went back to sightseeing.

It was reported that the number of car-owners that secure car insurance is increasing. Whilst it could be attributed to the affordable and free insurance quotes offered by the companies, it is also evident that there is a change in behaviour as more and more Cambodians have seen the benefits they could get from having their cars insured.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

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Pet Pride 031: Joe, then and now

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and now.. taken just last Monday... 
Joe is no longer a puppy!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

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Pet Pride 030: Yo, you. Mah name is Joe!

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Hiya, guys! I'm back :D My mum's bro came to visit las week and took many photos of me. I think he thinks I'm a good photography subject. *arf-arf*


What do you think, guys? Can I be on a cover of a pet magazine?






Mum calls me Ra-fur-el Nadal sometimes. You know, after that great Spanish tennis player!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

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Pet Pride 029: Breaking news - a standoff!

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Uh-oh, looks like we have a situation here. Someone is in deep, deep trouble.

This actually happened two Sundays ago.

Joe was caught red-handed with a slab of pork chop in his mouth. It was our dinner! A standoff ensued. Joe, a two-year old mutt, refused to release the piece of meat despite the demands of his dad. He was coaxed and bribed but the dog stood to his ground.

The photo doesn't show the "Pool of Drool" on the floor very well. lol.

We had to scramble to find something to distract him. His dog chew? Didn't work. A piece of his favourite chocolate candy! At the sound of the rustling plastic wrapper he immediately loosened his grip, surrendered the meat peacefully and in orderly fashion to the waiting hands of my husband, thus, ending the standoff that lasted for 15minutes. Without losing a beat Joe then approached me albeit sheepishly to claim his treat. Hahahaha.

No one was harmed, just so you all know. Joe was only reprimanded and he admitted to the media that he was remorseful for what happened. He also apologised to his dad for delaying dinner and to his mum for causing a bit of excitement and extra work/time to make another dinner.

Oh, well. All's well that ends well.

For this week's Pet Pride here at MyDogspot, this is the mum reporting. Over and out.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

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Pet Pride 028: This time it's Max

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I was rummaging through the pictures stored in my external drive and look what I found ---


... a very young Max! She's about 2-3months when this picture was taken, and she was already showing a liking for dark beer!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

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Pet Pride 027: The Adventures of the Invisible Dog Joe!

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I eez invizible.


... especially when no one eez looking!


Joe's Mum here. This is one of my favourite photos of Joe when he was about two-three months old. He likes to pretend he is the Invisible Dog whenever he sees me toting the camera.


Sunday, August 7, 2011

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Pet Pride 026: I see you, Mum.

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I see you, too, luv.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

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Pet Pride 025: Sitting on whose toes?


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Joe: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it…  Hmmm… is it just me, or, am I sitting on something? I’m not comfy…

 

Mum: Aheerrrmmm…. Excuse me, Joe, you might want to haul your fat behind off my toes…

Saturday, July 23, 2011

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Pet Pride 024: Supervisor Joe

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supervisor joe

 

Joe: Uhmmm, Dad… I think you missed a spot up there. No, higher… higher. Yeah, that’s it. Good job, Dad.

Dad: Hmmmmm….

 

That’s Joe looking on while his Dad is pulling out dead or overgrown vines in the veranda garden. He is the supervisor, making sure and pointing out so that his Dad didn’t miss anything.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

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Pet Pride 023: Joe and his bed, part 2

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Yo, yo, yo! We missed last week’s meme fun, sorry folks. I had issues with my digi-cam, apparently the memory card was infected by a virus and refused to download the photos to my lappie. Glad it was already fixed and we are back!!


Here is what Joe’s been doing:

I gave him this yellow plastic bottle to get busy with while I was in the kitchen preparing our lunch. He was playing with it enthusiastically, chewing and play-pushing dragging that thing with his mouth from the living room where his bed was up to the kitchen where I was.
 

I turned my back to continue with the food preparation and he ran away with the bottle back to the living room. A few minutes later, I suddenly realised that it was quiet. I left the kitchen to investigate, and there he was… I caught this little bugger almost snoozing with his toy just within his grasp!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

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Pet Pride 022: Disarming smile

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How could you not be in love with this dog? This kind of smile totally leaves his mum disarmed!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

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Pet Pride 021: Ticklish

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This is the Mum writing… about how it was in our household on a Saturday afternoon.

With the husband busy working on the computer, I let Max and Joe  out for a quick whiff of fresh and air and a bit of stretching of muscles. We immediately went inside as the heat was really unbearable.  Max quietly  went straight to her usual spot, away from us as she is forever sulking. Joe, on the other hand, joined me on the floor while I was arranging my postcards in my album (it’s a hobby!). Of course,  I didn’t finish a thing - Joe wanted to play!

Oh, and how could I not resist? He kept on pawing my hand and won’t stop till I put my hand under his armpit, or to his chest, or tummy, and scratch and rub it to his heart’s content. See, that’s my hand under his armpit. He likes being tickled a lot, just look at that face! He has such a nice, shiny and soft  brown fur as well so I don’t really mind.


I did a bit of editing on the photo – played with the saturation levels till I achieved this (almost, harhar) Warhol-esque effect.I liked it. Don’t you?

Saturday, June 18, 2011

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Pet Pride 020: ZOMBIE-DOGS!


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Here’s a photo of these terrible two, wonder what made them look zombie-like?

 

Ohhhh-kaaaay...

 

No more happy dog chews from now on!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

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Pet Pride 019: Inseparable


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The past two weeks, Max was in the limelight. Joe got a bit jealous and so we are posting a photo of him this week.

 


Joe’s bed is too small for him now  but he still likes to use it. And he is never away or never without his tennis ball beside him. Oh my, he has grown a lot right before my eyes. He will be two years old in August. He is no longer a puppy that I can carry around in my arms. He doesn’t like it anymore :(