Saturday, August 18, 2007

Pippa's musings

Another failed mission

I have been naughty. Again. Not very naughty, just a little bit naughty. Well, I didn't think I was naughty at all.

Master and I were out for our early-morning stroll when master stopped to chat to some guys starting work at the garden place for 7am.

I stood and waited very patiently, and then as we got to the bottom of the street I thought I would chase Marmalade with the green collar. His real name is Harvey. I don't actually care what he is called.

So I did a rather clever move between master's feet and tripped him up. As he was a bit slow getting up I thought I would make a dash for it or I would miss Marmalade/Harvey. But master didn't let go of me. And I didn't manage to drag him behind me either.

The guys from the garden place came to ask if he was ok and I was in deep disgrace. It didn't last long though. I got some toast from master so he can't have been very very cross.

Pippa's companion

Remember mistress went off to feed the chickens and water the garden last weekend? And most importantly do my blog. When she was gone, master thought it would be a good idea to go and get a job. So he did.

He rang her up and told her to be back pronto on Sunday so he could start work. And mistress needed to be back so she could look after me.

Not that she does anything of course. A bit of cleaning - not much - washes a few pots, and then either reads - or fiddles with my new Appletop. Note to self, must natter her to get internet connection for my Gibflat.

Sometimes she sits and talks to me. It means nothing to me I tell you. Not a sensible bark in there. She's even tried to play with my juguete. But it's boring. She throws it, and it doesn't move. I don't feel like getting off the sofa to fetch it, and it's too tiring to pull it from her. At least my ball runs away a little bit.

Now if mistress was going to be a proper dog companion, we would wander downstairs, and she would say "Off you go Pippa, try and find Marmalade/Harvey, and when you have had enough fun chasing him, we can have a stroll round the block." I tell you, I have such a hard life.

And my nose is going pink.


Ruby Bleu said...

Oh didn't do anything were doing want you were supposed to be doing...chasing cats. That what we pups do, it's our job. No one should be upset with you.

As for the pink...firstly, I think it looks good on you! I love pink. Second, maybe you have a little sunburn? You know, from being out and about in that beautiful Gib-sun??? Maybe you should ask mistress for some sunscreen???

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Tasha & Eva said...

Hi Pippa. We don't that your muzzel is turning pink, we still love you! A real man can pull off pink and you do it fabulously! Maybe its like Ruby said about the sunburn or maybe its an alergic reaction to something. We hope its nothing serious. Belly Rubs, Tasha & Eva.

Randi said...

Hello Pippa! Sometimes its hard being a doggie...we are supposed to read our peoples minds & then they get cross when we do what we want....*sigh* that's when you just need to be the bigger dog & lay your head in their everytime...all is forgiven..even though you did nothing wrong!
Love & Licks,
PS...I think your snout is so or white..I still love it!

Sophie Brador said...

Pippa! I'm perplexed. I can't imagine how chasing a cat can be naughty, or why your nose is turning pink, but if the tip of your nose turns pink, it will be just like mine.

Frasypoo said...

Oh Pippa,
We laughed so hard..Please apologise to your dad !But thar was hilarious !

Jake of Florida said...

We know what you mean about not ever leaving a pet behind -- but, for example, people who live in mobile homes and who must evacuate or risk being swept away, often refuse to go because they cannot take their pets with them,

Or, in New Orleans, people stayed on roofs so as not to leave their animals; other had to think about their kids, and had to leave their dogs or cats behind.

It can be a horrible choice for some folks who have no means of doing otherwise.

Joan (Jake and Just Harry's Mom)

Jake of Florida said...

Kate and Pippa,

We didn't think you were being insensitive! It's understandable not to know how things are in a different place!

In the meantime, we have had a chance to meet you and Pippa! Did you see that Just Harry had something to say last night about when Harry met Sally? He posted on the DWB News and then ran over to talk with HHHHarry!

The communications are working. We love this place.

Jake and Just Harry

Balboa & Mommy said...

Poor Pippa,

All you want to do is play and your mean master and mistress won't let you. HMPH! I think you should teach them a lesson!

Frenchie Snorts

ChaChi Lu said...

OOOh, a PINK nose....I Love Pink...especially if it is chilled Champagne!

~ChaChi Lu

Lorenza said...

Hi, Pippa.
I hope your dad is ok! I just can imagine the episode!!
Why your nose is turning pink?? Too much sun?? I hope is nothing wrong!!
Have a good night

Ferndoggle said...

Cats are only on this Earth to be chased...even if it means taking our hoomans out in the process.

Pink looks good on you Pipps. Only real Men (Dogs) wear pink.


Bella said...

We think your daddy must have really enjoyed your trick - otherwise why would he have rewarded you with toast??

Guinness & Shiloh's Family said...

Oh, Pippa - we love your pink nose. Misty wishes she could give it kisses. She had a scarey evening lastt night, having to go to the emergency vet, but she is much better this morning. We're sure mom will blog about it eventually.

Rockford said...

Pippa! Only have one thing to say:



Pippa I would love to help you chase the Marmalade/Harvey but it is a long walk to where you are' so will "virtually" chase the dreaded cat for you. Seems we could make a good team you chase the cats and I'll chase the rabbits (if we can give the humans the slip!)
Sorry about the pink nose but I still love you (so does Holly)

Best wags and kisses