Tuesday, 30 July 2013

They're here!

Hey pups! As you can probably tell by the title our family has arrived and they're here to stay for the next month. Mom and I probably won't have enough time to post lengthy and intellectual post (Dina Mom: Like we usually do...NOT!) but we will try to post a photo of the happenings and perhaps squeeze a short story in. Like this: Yesterday when Mom, a visitor and I went to the local park to throw disks for me, I bit my lip or tongue and gave Mommy a scare by bleeding a bit.

I will be reading your blogs but I might only comment on a few!

Licks and Wags,

Monday, 29 July 2013

What's in a name?

Hey pups! During a long snuggle session with Mommy yesterday, I began to wonder about all the different names she calls me. Not in the negative sense of course but in the sweet and endearing kind of way. Some of the names have clear relevance to my actual name or my character but some are just plain silly- just like Mom is sometimes. So without further ado I have divided my many, many names into two lists; nicknames and versions of my name:

My Nicknames:

  • Crazy Top- Most of you could probably tell from the spazzy attack I had after a pine cone was taken off me on Thursday, that even I must admit I have earned this nickname. It comes from a book Mom read when she was younger and it stuck in her head, not making an appearance until I entered her life.

  • Buddy/Budster- This name is most commonly used during play or a walk and it is used whenever I do something cute or funny. Also, when I do something that underlines the bond Mom and I have.

  • Budchien- It is a smush of German, French and English (yes, my Mom is weird) thus the French word for dog. There is also supposed to be an umlaut on the 'u' but Blogger wouldn't let me put it in. Ugh!

  • Cutie Pie- Mom and I think this one is pretty self explanatory- I am freaking, darn cute OK?

then there is a couple of ones in Polish:

  • Ci-Ci-Bułka
  • Kochaśka
  • Ńunia

Name Variations:

  • Dinula
  • Dinusia
  • Dincia
  • Dinuluś
That is all of the wild things that Mom calls me that I can think of right now but I will add more if I remember any. What are your crazy nicknames? Or do your pawrents prefer to stick to one name?

Licks and Wags,

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Puzzle Toys

Hey pups! We have had some fantastic weather recently but all good things must come to an end and true enough the weather forecast is  very rainy for the next...well, for AGES! So that means less walks and more indoor time for Dina. *sad puppy* Mom and I were looking around and I am asking you pups and your Moms/Pops what do you use for rainy days and to keep your clever clogs occupied? 

I was thinking:

Simple and common treat ball

Something along the lines of picking up to reveal treats

A slide and treat toy

Licks and Wags,


Pee S, Thank you ahead!

Friday, 26 July 2013

A Journey Through Time

Hey pups! Today I'll keep it simple and share a few favourite photos.

Licks and Wags,

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Geocaching in the Heat

Hey pups! A Thursday means geocaching so without further ado:

Today we decided to go for a little much longer walk so our regular cache series wouldn't cut it, so Mom had a look at the Geocaching website and found a fun sounding church micro cache. For those outside of the geocaching world -which is probably most- there are different sizes from XL to Micro. The Church Micros are a series with thousands of caches all around the world. This one was sounding particularly barktastic as there were micro certificates and a micro church model you could collect. We set off at probably the worst time (darn you Mom!) as the weather and temperature were reaching its peak. England is experiencing a heatwave at the moment for the temperature was pretty hot- at least for us, we're not used to much higher than 21 degrees Celsius. So we stuck to the shade as much as possible and had plenty of water breaks. The church itself was very beautiful:

We went looking for the geocache and looked for a solid 10 minutes but we didn't find anything. *Sad puppy!* But the graveyard in which it was supposed to be hidden was very peaceful and it was very sad to see all the children's graves by the wall. However, it was still a fun day out and boy was I knackered!

Evil face!

A couple of words to explain these next few photos. On our way back, we stopped off for a break in a areas that was littered with pine cones. To say that I loved them would be an understatement, yet for some unknown reason Mom did not allow me pursue my dreams of becoming a professional pine cone chewer and every time she took one away from me and minor spazzy attack would occur:

Stay tuned for our next geocaching adventure next Thursday!

Licks and Wags,

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Happenings in the British Dog World

Hey pups! I think it goes without saying that a giant apology is in order to all you faithful and loyal pups that I have let down by not posting for AGES! I'm afraid that Mom has failed to help me (no thumbs issue!) and so that blog has lagged behind. However, now that summer hols/vacation is here we are free all the time!!! Until, we get visitors in four days...  To be honest I'm fine with it as I love anyone who walks in the front door (a reason why I would make a terrible guard dog) but it is Mom and mine first summer together and we were looking forward to spending it with long hikes EVERY day (unless it rained, which is very likely for England!). Mom is hoping she might still get away with this. Anyways, as this is a first post in ages and I got August's issue of British 'Your Dog' magazine it would be nice to do this fun little post.

In each issue there is a little section called Dog World and it basicly contains doggie news from all over Britain (thought it might be fitting as well with what the new royal baby and all).

1. This is probably the one that me and Mom found the coolest, the Eurotunnel terminal in Folkestone celebrated its one millionth pet customer since it has been running since 2000. The dog, a 13 year old Jack Russell, Lady and her owners got FREE TRAVEL FOR LIFE! That is barking mad.
2. This one is out of the UK but still pretty pawsome: a corgi had been ringing a bell by pulling a rope. The Corgi is 6 and named Mash and has been carrying out his duties for 5 years in a Buddhist temple in Hiroshima, Japan.
3. The Manchester Pet Show will be happening on 7th and 8th September and the Norfolk All About Dogs Show will be on August 25th and 26th. Shame Mom and I can't go...
4. Did you know that walking or driving with dogs in public is to be banned in Iran as dogs are seen as unclean. (Outrage!)
5. Springer Spaniel owners are being encouraged to fill out a survey to find out about the general picture of the health and character of the breed. All that have the breed: http://www.englishspringerhealth.org.uk/
6.A curious 8 month old Cocker Spaniel puppy, Lexi managed to get her head stuck in a wall after smelling something good (probably sausage, me thinks!) and poked her nose followed by her head. In the end a fire crew had to be called. 
7. A Spanish German Shepherd, Ajax, was awarded the PDSA Gold Medal for detecting a bomb planted by terrorist saving lives. He has joined the 22 other animals that have been awarded since 2001.

Hope you enjoyed this post,

Licks and Wags,