Friday, September 07, 2007

Mistress again, tagged, and girlfriends

First before anything else, my good friend Cleopatra has asked all my Malaysian pals to visit her blog regarding the atrocious dog-catching competition being organised over there. Good luck with your efforts Natasha and Cleo.

Another complaint. Mistress is moulting, or shedding or whatever you want to call it.

Her hair is falling out. Admittedly not in big clumps or anything but occasionally I notice long brown mistress pelo on the floor.

It doesn't belong to master because his is very short and white or grey. It certainly isn't mine, because it isn't proper fur and mine is white or cream or dark.

How come she moans at me for a few little clumps of adorable Pippafur all over the floor yet she is allowed to moult her boring brown hair? Unfair.

And it had better not turn up in my Pippadogbix either. Or there will be trouble.

Well apart from my daily whinge, we're having quite a nice time. We are practising a leisurely life, mistress and I, while master goes out huntergathering for Pippadogbix.

Most of our morning consists of breakfast so that is a great start isn't it?

After master and I have done our cat hunt - he thinks it's a walk but I know it is a cat hunt - we eat his toast.

Mistress then makes his sandwiches but I don't seem to get any of those, I think I may base a new protest on that, and after a lot of sitting around he disappears.

Then unless she is feeling incredibly energetic, we all have a snooze. Then I have my official breakfast. Naturally I would share it but mistress doesn't want it, so it is all mine.

Then she has her breakfast. We used to eat raspberries but she has been doing the Meany Mistress routine again, so she has cut us down to Kiwi fruit or grapefruit.

The rasps are very nice, especially as we have to eat them all in one go or they go off. I used not to like Kiwi fruit or grapefruit, but if there are no rasps - what is a Pippadog to do?

Develop a taste for them. Although I think Meany was a bit surprised I like the nice sharp grapefruit. It takes her an age to peel it and separate all the segments, so we just chill out together while she does it. Yesterday she forgot to give me some. Horrid mistress.

Then we have our next course, which is wholemeal toast and something. I have acquired a taste for the nice organic mushrooms she buys but they are not in stock at the moment. So today we shared a vegetarian sausage and a tomato. I say share, you can imagine what sort of share it was.

Waiting - on my sofa, next to the table - for mistress's breakfast. I am not losing sight of the sausage and tomato.

And that's a large part of the morning gone. Tiring too, so we have a look at a few blogs, or just snooze around somewhere until lunchtime which fortunately isn't far away.


Lorenza has tagged me to tell about my first day. But there is not much to tell. Master wandered round the village looking for me because they had agreed if they saw me again they would take me in. He had some nice biscuits so I followed him home to their nice patio.

Then mistress fed me and gave me some water.

After that master took me to my new kennel which was a huge corral. He made me a fine raised bed off the floor out of some wooden pallets, and with a big blanket on top.

When they had to go in the house, I found a yummy stick to play with. And we went out for walks, and they came to talk to me lots.

I couldn't go in the house straightaway because they had two other dogs, and they needed to be introduced to me. Well, Paddy never liked me the little rascal, but Princey was nice.

I wrote about it a few months ago so the full story is here and here.


And Randi wants me to write about my girlfriends which I am always happy to do so I will save that for another post.


Finally thank you to everydog for your insightful comments about my dilemmas with mistress. There is much food for thought there. I was particularly impressed with Fee's comments about scrawny smelly woman especially as mistress is pretty scrawny.

And of course if I dumped her on the streets, and the paparazzi did find out, who would be my PR person? I would need mistress for that because she knows how to do it - she used to get paid for doing it - so someone thought she knew what she was doing. I need to sleep on this one. Oh, and my nose is not getting pinker, thank you Ume.


Frasypoo said...

Oh Pippa,
That is a hypnotic gaze !!!
My mornings are dog hunts and I dont know why the humans call it like it is !!They like the words"walks","strolls","runs"!
Mommys hair falls too.... almost as much as mine.Her mom(my gramma)said she was glad when mommy moved here so she could rid the house of long black hair!!!It took her one year of very hard cleaning!!

Simba said...

My Mummy leaves hair all over the place. Its a wonder she has any left.

Simba xx

Jake of Florida said...


This is the first time we've been able to spend some time reading your blog. You are quite handsome and very insightful. But we think you have it better than you realize and should be a little nicer to your mistress.

Our Mom for example, sits and works all day at her computer -- sometimes she forgets to give us water or even dinner unless we come over and put a paw -- or two -- on her. And we don't have a passport, and we rarely go anywhere.

So, we think you should forget about the shedding hair and the other alleged sins, and curl up with mistress and tell her how much you appreciate her.

That is our sage advice for the day.

Come visit.

Jake and Just Harry

Jake of Florida said...

We knew you probably wouldn't have a clue, but it's "the great American pastime" -- baseball!!

The season is from April through September, then the weirdly named "World Series" (only US and Canada have teams)in October.

And we didn't mean to ignore Gibralter and Andalucia in our apologies for the irrelevant blog!!

Our previous blog was probably of more interest to our international friends!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Pippa.
I've been hearing many complains from you about your Mistress! Don't be mean. I know you are a good boy and you love her!!
I read your story. You really had hard times!! But now, you have a good life with your family who love you!

Sherry said...

Pippa! You know that all my swimming is nothing more than training for my big jaunt across the ocean. I'm coming my handsome doggy dog! As long as my shoulders can hold out .... and my hips. Okay, I may have to consider a cruise. I'll start saving up.

Sophie Brador

Kapp pack said...

Pippa, do you need a new girlfriend???

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

ToFFee said...

my mom leaves her hair too.. dad complains on my hair and hers when he vacuums the house.

you followed the hooamns to their house? I'm sure you got good vibes on them and look at you.. all pampered and spoilt!


Bella said...

Pippa the pink nosed dog hahahahaa :)
I envy your wonderful mornings that ease into the day & all the yummy breakfasts you have.

Kerrio said...

Pippa... I hate to tell you this but you are one spoiled pooch!

Organic muachrooms? Toast? lucky dog!

Snogs from the dogs (who NEVER get human food (well almost))

Kerrio & co

Goofy said...

Wow... you seems real spoilt.. those are delicious and I haven't taste that b4!!! and still u complaining to change a mistress.... you are mean mean mean, pippa... how I wish I was hers... sorry mom..

Freda said...

Hey Pippas,

You're makin' ∆≈ hungrys. Do you have an extras bowl for him? All those goodies!

As for your moulting mistress, it is that times of year. The seasons change but she should be addin' hairs. And her hairs is not borin' brown.

∆≈ reeeallys likes your Applelap. As he sez, Apple Rules!

Wish I could go c-a-t-s hunting with you.

Dad is listenin' to his uni football game. They may lose and then he'll be sad for a whiles.

Dad's still worn outs from workin' on Flickrs. I have to get him workin's on my blog again. Lazy butts!

Oh, oh! An important play... ∆≈ is happys. That's good.



P.S. Please don't dump your mistress!

Randi said...

Dear Darling Pippa - so sorry your puter is in trouble & not able to post....& just needed to tell you that you look so dashingly handsome in all your pics...Your mistress should be so proud of you...& cut her a little slack...she loves you..even if you don't get breakfast early enough!
Love & Licks,
Randi *sigh*

wally said...


I agree you should probably not abandon your mistress even if she sheds. My ma ape leaves piles of long, curly hair about the place. Awful. But I'll keep so long as she keeps the snackables coming my way.

I love the rasps, too, and you are the only dog I know (other than myself) who will snack on grapefruit.


Charlie said...

Pippa, I have the same moulting complaint. I'm always hearing how it's my fur here and my fur there and my fur all over the house, but I notice it wasn't MY fur that got pulled out of the bathroom drain!

Ferndoggle said...

Mom is always complaining about my furs being all over the house...apparently she doesn't see the giant pile all over the bathroom floor.

And don't even get me started on the shower.


Guinness & Shiloh's Family said...

darling Pippa, we think you should really appreciate that you've got it pretty good. We don't get toast! Those parents love you a lot, esp taking you into their house & off of the streets. Go give that mom a kiss and tell her she's your favorite grrl friend, okay? we won't be jealous
Love Guinness & Misty

Tasha & Eva said...

We clawed at Momma to at least read your blog today. We gave her the puppy dog eyes and whined that we've been missing our daily look at our darling Pippa.
We've been wondering....are you vegan?

Lota of puppy love,
Tasha and Eva

Pacco de Mongrel said...

is there actually a girlfriend tag available??


Hi Pippa,
Thanks for stopping by our blog. We came over just now to check yours out. Love that first picture of you on the sofa.
Jazz and Dixie

Rockford said...

Oh PippaDog! We LOVE PIPPA! And Look, there I am! You and Mistress were reading our DLOG!! We had quite the chuckle here!! Quite frankly, your much more cute than Rocky. But then again, he is my brother. Dad says he looooves the picture of Pippa on the sofa, looking directly at the camera! (between you and me Pippa, he loves any picture of you!) I don't get jealous or anything, I know he loves me too, he just is so taken at how much you and Rocky are alike. No other GSD in the US looks like Rocky!

Anywho, don't be mad a mistress, after all, you like leaving your Pippafur around - it's just what you do. Mistress probably doesn't want to leave her fur around. You know? And look at it this way, aside from that, you get great eats! Fresh foods and berries and toast. Yum!

Well, off to see what the dogs of jackman ave and sophie are doing! Good night Pippa! Lots of Love, Mati