Thursday, November 22, 2007

Master, award, girlfriends

EDITED TO ADD: if you haven't voted for awesome blog of the month please go and put your pawprint on the poll. Two of my best pals (well five actually) are nominated, Freda and Army of Four and I would so like to see them do well, but they need a bit of help right now.

Thanks to everydog who has sent their sympathies to me about having a poorly mistress. It is kind of you to think about me but apart from her coughing and sneezing it has not been too much of a bother and that was balanced out by the extra pizza.

Mistress has shared her cold with master. Not much of it, just enough. She still has most of it. But the other day he stamped in from work, and said:

"I knew it."

"Knew what darling?"

"I knew I would get your cold. I have a Terrible Sore Throat."

He sat down to take his boots off and mistress quickly got him a cold can of beer as she knew this would be very good for the Terrible Sore Throat.

"There's not enough food in that pan, put some beans in," he ordered.

Mistress did as she was told and then got him another can of cold beer thinking if he was drinking he wouldn't be snapping.

"I'm tired. I'm going to bed. Wake me up when tea is ready. I don't want much tea by the way." He stomped off into the thermarest-on-the-floor room.

Mistress took him a tiny bowl of tea, ate loads herself, and went to bed.

In the middle of the night master woke up shivering. (Perhaps he should have eaten more tea. I would have done.)

"Take the sleeping bag darling," said mistress half-asleep not noticing that master had already snatched the sleeping bag. He carefully unzipped it so they could share it like an eiderdown and five minutes later tucked it all round himself and was happily snoring away leaving mistress shivering.

I decided to wake him up earlier than normal in the morning as I knew it was going to rain. I always do this as then we don't get wet. I find it a sensible course of action to go out sooner when it is going to rain.

They were playing The Game. The one where they lie there like statues so I know they can't possibly be asleep. Anyway I played The Game too and pretended I thought they were asleep and bounded back onto my sofa.

Ten minutes later I decided we really should go out early to avoid the rain so I walked all over them. Master got up - and decided to have a shower. Apart from anything else the water was cold because no-one (ie mistress) had put the heater on. Well, master I don't know why you are bothering to have a cold shower because if you hang around so long you will get one outside anyway, I thought to myself.

Out we went. It wasn't raining. Half-way round the block it started. It wasn't drizzle, it was proper heavy rain. I was not pleased. I refused to do my stuff, I'm not squatting in the rain. Huh.

We got home and master was soaked. "Well, that wasn't very clever Pippa," he said.

I knew that. Any dog could work that out. At this point he had now managed two cold showers, one of them with his clothes on. He put the heater on and decided to have a hot one. If he had got up when I went in, gone out straightaway, none of that would have happened.

Or was he referring to my refusal to co-operate? No, I don't think so. Anyway he decided to go to work (having sworn that he was too poorly the night before) which was just as well as I didn't want to be dragged round in the rain again. Oh, and he ate some more of the bean stuff for breakfast as he was starving. Obviously.

Yummy - I have got another award. My girlfriends adorable Guinness and Cheyenne have given me this one. "The Community Blog Award celebrates people (I think this is meant to read dogs) who reach out and make the blogger community a better one. It also underlines the importance of a blog's readership community, one of the most rewarding parts about blogging. It's the people (dogs) that come back to comment, adding to the conversation, making you feel like someone (somedog) is listening and interested."

Thank you very much sweetheart girlfriends. And they have tagged me too for the "161 meme: Open the current book you're reading to page 161 and post to your blog the 6th line," as well as posting that same line as a comment in the sender's blog.

Mistress is reading La tía Tula, by Miguel de Unamuno, a Spanish modern classic published in 1921. She tends to read a few chapters on the bus as then people don't harass her in English. (hehe mistress isn't totally stupid).

But wait, the last page is 141. Well, that will have to do.
"¡Quien tiene que perdoname eres tú, hermana..!"

Right, the other book she is reading at the moment is a history book about Gibraltar, a biography of General Sir George Don, Lieutenant Governor of Gibraltar for 17 years. Better luck here, this book goes up to 165 pages.

"Elibank, Lady 7"
Ooops. It's the index. Sorry Guinness and Cheyenne - you know what mistress is like. Can't even rely on her to provide a proper meme. By the way, she doesn't normally fold books like that but she thought the back cover was pretty too.

Well she's reading at least a couple of other books in Spain so when she goes back she can post something sensible next time. One is Proust, Remembrance of Things Past (In Search of Lost Time) - she's actually reading this one in English, and the other is Les Liaisons Dangereuses - and yes she is reading that in French which is why she hasn't got very far. She bought it last time she had a long French train journey ahead of her. Not long enough to finish the book though. Both of those have far more than 161 pages, so Guinness and Cheyenne, I could be barking something romantic to you in French.

Now, I am going to give the Community Blog Award to Gus and Louie, Rockstar and Mati, Helios, and Sophie La Flirtador. And Sophs can also do the book tag please because perhaps she might be reading in French.

And this brings me onto my last point. Sophie, being a very clever and beautiful girlfriend, noticed that I forgot to dream about a girlfriend in my last post. I noticed too, but it had been posted and I had already got some comments so I decided to leave it and treat myself to two girlfriends this time.

As well as being clever and beautiful Sophie is obviously telepathic - because I had decided to dream about her. Honest Sophie. And she has given me a new word too. Sophie says I tuck my paws. We call it foldy paws, but tuck sounds so elegant like Sophie - I like that.

And the second half of my double dream treat is Penny. Another gorgeously classy clever elegant dog. Swoooon. I am already asleep in dreamland. Zzzzz


Gus said...

Thank You, Thank You Pippa for the award, our Alpha has posted the award proudly on our blog !!!

Maybe dad needs a cold like yours, we would love to have some EXTRA pizza around the house !!

Happy Thanksgiving to all !!!

Gus & Louie

Sophie Brador said...

Pippa, mon amour, Je rêve toujours de vous. I am honoured to be included with Penny in your dreams. She is indeed clever and elegant. You are a brave dog to flirt with girlfriends who are so smart and beautiful.

Merci beaucoup du cadeau! I graciously accept it. My biggest get well wishes to your master and mistress. Perhaps if they tuck their paws when they sleep, they won't shiver so much.

Kapp pack said...

It's awful when the humans are don't get much attention!

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

Lacy said...

woofies Pippa, me sorrwy u mama and daddy not feelies to advice to u wood b stay outta da way..when hoomans get sickly they reeely grouchy...congratulashuns on u luvs to wead ur bloggy...anddd yummmies me luvs food..esp hot dogs...

b safe,

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

oh isn't that just typical of a man, with Man Flu!

I hope he is feeling a bit better now Pippa!

love and licks, Marvin xxxxx
pee ess very impressed by your Mum's reading material, I haven't played this game yet, I will have to get Jeannie to get rid of the Mills and Boon novels!!!!!

pee pee ess from Jeannie......

I do not read Mills and Boon!!!!!! Marvin is a fibber!

love and light Jeannie xxxxx

Tasha & Eva said...

Yes, Pippa, we forgive you.
The Momma had to remind us that Tasha has been a little sensitive about her weight since she has gained a few pounds and that boys sometimes say things that can be twisted.

We still love you,

Randi said...

Hi Dear Darling Pippa...sorry mister & mistress are doing poorly & that mister is having cold showers..but then again, if he would listen to the ever knowing Pippadog, things like that wouldn't happen...Glad you are getting more rations of pizza...did you get some tea & beans too? Maybe you dont' eat tea & beans...but I hope you got more toast.

Love & Licks,

ps..congrats on the deserve it...

Lorenza said...

Hi, Pippa.
I hope Mistress and Mister are feeling better by now!
Take care of them!

Simba said...

Its nice to share. Well maybe not germs.

Simba xx

The Army of Four said...

That's a very pretty book cover. It looks like the kind of book Dad would read.
How many languages does your Mistress speak? Does she speak Siberian? If so, please tell her, "Ha rooo roooo ah rooooo!" I think she'll know what I mean!

The Husky in the Window said...

Oh my friend Pippa, we hope your mistress is feeling better. And yes you are still my friend, it's jsut that Juneau, he's my age, and he's soooo cute, I just could not resist him.

Husky Hugs, MayaMarie

-The Mullin Clan's Mommy- said...

Hiya Pippa,
Glad to meet ya. I don't mind that you are "friends" wif my girl, MayaMarie, but she is my girl, OK?!?! Do ya want to be blogging buddies wif me & my bruther, Cosi? We'll ask yur mommy to add yur site to our blawging friends site. Hope that you do the same wif ours.

Lacy said...

woofies Pippa!! did u find the info about the dog congo...if u didnt i cross posted it in my blog today...there is a petition site, plus an email addy to get in touch with them...check it out...

b safe,

PerfectTosca said...

Hey congratulations on your new award!

The woman had the flu big time and it sounded just like your man's flu. Bummer I tell ya. I did my job and stayed with her though, even though I was bored stiff.

Jackson said...

Hey Pips, hope Mistress is feeling better now that Master has man flu. Guess what? J1 is reading Rembrembrance of Things Past too!! I thought there might be lots of references to cakes in it but I had a quick look and there weren't any pictures. What sort of book is that? J x

Jackson said...

Me again! Yes, J1 has to keep re-reading chapters too. She's probably read the same chapters about 6 times by now. How silly!

J x

PS I got some toast yesterday. Medicinal of course (just happened to be covered in peanut butter!). J1 dropped it on the floor and it got all hairy so she wouldn't eat it. I was happy to oblige.

wally said...

Hello Pips. My sissy is worried that you haven't blogged about her in awhile. She is worried you have forgotten about her luscious long legs. Or perhaps you were bothered by the, ahem, inappropriate photos. (Which you were correct about, she paid me no mind and concentrated only on her favorite tennis ball).

I hope your peoples are less poorly soon. And I hate the rain as well. No good for doing our important business.


Bama said...

Howroo, Pippa!
Just stopped by to say hi, mom just finished designing our Christmas card for us to send out to all our blogging friends, so we decided to check everypuppy's post and see how everyone is doing.
Bama, Mikki & the boys

River said...

I hope your humans are feeling better soon - the males are such sooks when they're sick!

I think you should get a job as a weather reporter Pippa- you seem much more accurate about predicting rain than they are!


The Brat Pack said...

We couldn't help laughing about you humans acting like statues in the morning, ours does that too!

Hope everyone is feeling better!


Thanks so much for all the thoughts & prayers. All the boys are doing well in their new homes & my Mona is still with me. I am much better & have gone back to work.

God Bless....the Mommy

Balboa & Mommy said...

I hope Mister and Mistress are feeling better,

ha ha ha when my mommy and daddy act like statues, I jump right on them, it works every time.

Frenchie SNorts

Frasier said...

Poor Pippa and sick parents !!
Hope they are better

Eddie N Peaches said...

We tagged you for Tag 7! Check it out on our blog.
Whoofs & Baroos,
Eddie & Peaches

ToFFee said...

Hi Pippa!

I'm glad to be back.. I hope to do more of this. I miss everybody.

Even here, people are feeling under the weather lately.

Maybe it's the fever making your Master a bit "hot-headed"

Congratulations on the award!


Momo & Pinot said...

Pippa, I took a memo.. A can of cold Beer=good for sore thoat! My mom probably changes 'beer' to 'red wine'. hehehe...
Hope your hoomans feel better soon!!
Thank you for your welcome message to my little brudder!!

Momo xoxo

Freda said...

Hey Pippas and Kats,

Thanks for the good barks. Much appreciated.

Yah, it was a toughs contest but the betters blog won. ∆≈ is a BIG DUMMYS and doesn't knows how to do all that stuffs.

Sorry to hears that your peeps are still sicks. Oh, the games peeps play. We just knows , don't we.
It's beens 1,2 1,2 three weeks and my peeps are still recoverin' froms their colds. So you've got your works cut out for you.

Mum and ∆≈ are off soons to the surgerys place. I am now 'Followin'' you on Twitter. I think if you follows me then we can pbs. Cooools!

My secretary like to read several readers at the same times too. WEIRDS!



Harry said...

Get well soon to master and mistress. Ma's boss has a bad cold and ma is hoping she doesn't catch it as she has exams to revise for and sit next week.

Toodle pip,Harry x

Eddie N Peaches said...

So sorry to hear that your people have the sickness. Its pretty cruddy. Our Poppa had sickness a couple weeks ago. He went to the doctor and they gave him tiny nuggets to eat to help him get better.
Whoofs & Baroos,
Eddie, Peaches & Bella

Bella said...

Well wishes to your people. Tickle toes with master looks like fun !