Sunday, October 21, 2012


Pet Pride 050: Hyper Joe


A scene at home today, after lunch. I was about to start my craft work when this rascal jumped on me.

I guess that means I won't have anything done this afternoon :(

Sunday, October 14, 2012


Pet Pride 049: Max and Joe cosy together



This is Max and Joe's mum again.
We are on holiday beginning tomorrow till Wednesday. It's the Pchum Ben festival in Cambodia. This is one of the important Buddhist holidays for it commemorates the spirits of the dead and it lasts for 15 days. Buddhists believe that during the Pchum Ben, the gates of hell are opened so the souls who "reside" there go out and walk on earth. They roam and search for food. So the living relatives go to the wats (temples) to offer food and prayers for them. In return for these offerings, the devout Buddhists earn merits for their next life. On the other hand, if the spirits weren't satisfied with the offerings, bad luck will befall on them.

So anyway, this is a big excuse for most Phnom Penh residents to go back to their hometowns for several days and be reunited with their families and relatives as they bring their offerings to their ancestors.

As for us, expats, it is also an excuse to go out of the city or the country for a holiday. But since we have two dogs, we could not just leave them behind without someone to look after them. So we stayed. I was organising my computer files and pictures when I got hold of this photo - of Max and Joe in 2009. I think this was the time when Max finally warmed up to Joe whom she was jealous of when Joe came to live with us.

I like the way Max's paw rests lovingly and gently on Joe's side and how Joe is seemingly enjoying the warmth and tenderness of Max.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


Doggie language - what your dog is trying to tell you

Max and Joe's mum here.

The three of us were spending quiet time at home while dad is away at work. We were browsing through our favourite page on Facebook, Life withDogs, and something caught my attention. The doggies thought it's a good poster and suggested I post it here, for educational purposes, for dog-owners like me.

This is a really fun poster! Although my dogs are not Boston terriers but dogs are dogs and their language is universal. I can say that Max and Joe are doing a lot of stuff that I see on the poster above.

Now, it is sooooooooo nice to know that both Max and Joe have been saying "Hello. I Love You!" to me and my husband every morning we wake up. We get that every day! Awwwwww, my heart just melted. Yes, doggies, we love you both, too!

Guess who's the lovebug who loves a lot of butt-scratching from us, eh? Who else but Joe? Max has recently learned to do it as well!


N.B.  The above poster is an artwork by a flicker user named lili.chin. You can find it here and in her Facebook Page called Doggie Drawings (click the link).

Sunday, October 7, 2012


Pet Pride 048: Lazy Joe



Hello furry friends, this is Max and Joe's mum. How is everyone doing today? Tropical storm Gaemi landed in Phnom Penh yesterday and it's been raining non-stop. It's been cool and wet since Friday and we have just been lazing around. Max and Joe are doing okay. Right now they are in opposite sides of the living room, curled into a ball. Meanwhile, I was trying to finish up some gift tags for our {online} craft shop when this rascal decided to curl beside me.
Joe kept on nudging me with his nose and scratching his body against me. It's his way of asking for a belly rub. Now, tell me, how can I finish my work?