Saturday, January 05, 2008

My review

Mistress has done a review of the year on her blog, so I WANT ONE TOO.

Those of you who read mistress's blog may find a couple of similarities, because she wrote about me on her blog. I don't know whether I am pleased or annoyed about that. Of course, I write about her on my blog sometimes but that is different.

On with the review. In January I celebrated my third anniversary of finding master and mistress on the street and rounding them up to take them back home. I can't think of anything for February.

March was very important because I started blogging. Some of my earliest friends were Bella, the Lurchers, and the Dachsies.

In April I became Pippa the camping dog. That was ace fun. I would like to do it again, but mistress went quite pale when she discovered how much the prices had gone up since the last time they camped. Don't care Meanie Mistress, I want to go again. I will ask master to take me and you can stay at home. Oh, and I got a new kennel flat in April too, with a grotty sofa that the previous owner left behind.

Now this is where my blog converges with mistress's. In May we entertained some of her friends. I liked the woman, she is small and pretty and just the right height for Pippadog to jump on and hump. Everytime she got up I ran over to her for fun games. She kept saying no though, which was a shame.

Later when they had gone, I jumped on my sofa and vomited. I hadn't finished but mistress took my throw away and put it in the wash so I vomited again. Mistress looked a bit sick and tired so we went out for a walk and I found a nice cat to chase. Mistress was a bit slow so I tried to drag her along but eventually she just fell down. Silly mistress. I lost the cat anyway so went back to find her. She has not taken me out since.

In June I became an entrepreneur and went car-booting. I supervised master and mistress from under the shade of my Land Rover, and they sold lots of clutter very cheaply to earn some euros for my dog biscuits. There were no cats but there were plenty of interesting dogs around.

July was a very busy month. I got a Cool Dog Site of the Day Award, a bright shiny new toaster, and lots of girlfriends. A good month, I think.

In August, I became Gibflatdog for a while because master got himself a job here. Mistress bought me an Appletop so that we could keep up to my blog from Gib. And I became News Editor of DWB News. A busy month for work for all of us.

I couldn't remember anything for September so I have made mistress look it up. I tried to get rid of her and did a poll expecting support from my dogpals but you all told me to keep her. Then after that mostly I wrote about my girlfriends, some were becoming a bit of a handful. September was obviously a month when I had women problems. No wonder I didn't want to remember it.

In October I joined the Army of Four by mistake. I thought they were asking if people wanted to be pals on their sidebar, so I nearly died when I discovered I had been drafted into the army! But lots of my girlfriends - including Amber, who is Executive Officer for the Ao4 - have all promised to look after me. So it has not turned out too badly up to now.

November seems to have been a mixed month. Master and mistress got some 'flu/chest infection, and a few of my best dogpals seem to have been poorly too. But I got some fine new organic dog biscuits that were very yummy. Mistress has ordered me some more and I told her to get TWO sacks this time. I also passed on some Top Tips for getting food. And I wrote a letter to Santa to go in Five Happy Hounds competition. But Santa didn't come. Mistress says that is because he didn't know whether we were in Gib or Spain, and here in Gib there is no chimney either.

December was definitely the month of cards. Mistress finally finished mine and we tried to email it to everyone who emailed us with a card. Some wouldn't go though, even though she tried a couple of times. Myself I think she should have sent it to more dogpals, but she wasn't organised enough. I must make sure she starts much earlier next year. And I met master and mistress's new friends who came from South Africa. On New Year's Eve there were horrid fireworks.

But on the whole it was a pretty good year. I did lots of new things and discovered some delicious new foods - potato crisps made with olive oil, pizza, and curries from the take-away. And I like Gibraltar because there are a lot of cats here.

Onto the New Year and just a quick look forward. As January is my Gotcha month, master and mistress will now have been with me for four years. But mistress can't remember the date. She will have to look it up next time she goes back to Spain. Maybe it has already gone, if so we will need to have a belated pawty. Master was laid off work before Christmas, so he is planning to take us all back to Spain for a break. So I will be able to write some tales from the finca with any luck.


Jackson said...

That's a pretty action-packed year you've had, Pips! I laughed when I read about you joining the Army by mistake! J x

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

Wow! What a year! Like Jackson, I had to laugh about you joining the Army by mistake, that made me giggle very much!

A pretty good year I guess apart from the vomitig episodes.

Your life sounds like fun, I like car booting too, not been to many but the ones I did attend, they were grrreat!

Love and licks, from Marvin xxxxxx

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

oh meant to say "vomiting"....although "vomitig", sounds a wee bit more exotic!

Peanut said...

What a year you had Pippa. So much stuff going on. I wouldn't want to remember September either if you had lots of women problems.

Randi said...

Hi Dear Darling Pippadog..

I loved reading your year in had quite an eventful year! I'm so happy you started blogging...cuz I started blogging in August & we met! What a good stroke of luck!

You look dashing in all those pics of you....I think you need to make Mistress take more pics of you & post them on your bloggy...

Please let us know how Spain is!

Love & Licks, My Dear Pippadog -

Harry said...

I need a little rest just reading about your year! Here's too 2008 being just as fun filled (bit with less sickness!)

Toodle pip,
Harry x

Kapp pack said...

Thanks for sharing! There's alot of sutff there that I had not known about you!

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

Lorenza said...

Hi, Pippa!
What a year you had!
Remembering when you got into the Army made me laugh again!
I hope 2008 will be full of good times for you and your family!
Kisses and hugs

Princess, Tank and Isaac: The Newfs of Hazard said...

We like the pic of you with your arm over your nose! Sorry about yor girlfriend problems, but the real cause is that you're so mean to your mom. omen hate that!

ChaChi Lu said...

What a great Re-cap of the year! You are so lucky to have such an adventurous life!

~ChaChi Lu Pink Champagne

Eddie N Peaches said...

You have had a big year! Thanks for the review. Very nice.
We look forward to many more nice posts from you.
Whoofs & Baroos,
Eddie, Peaches, Bella and Lady

River said...

What a great way to review your year sounds like it was on balance a very good one for you!


Kathryn and Ari said...

Hi, Pippa!
January is our Gotcha Month, too! Happy day (whichever one it is).

Gus and Louie said...

We love to chase those nasty cats too. Isn't it so much fun when they run?

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Kapp pack said...

I gave you an award! Come visit our blog to find out more!

WOo woo, Kelsey Ann

macgoogle said...

Don't worry about the pressies Pip, your hoomans love you and I am sure they will give you everything you need.

Love and Licks,
Texas (and his humans).

P.S. My Dad thinks I got too much for Christmas anyway. :)

JB's Big World said...

Wow you live near Giralter/Andalucia? My mom went there in April and she said it was probably the best vacation she ever had! I posted one of the Gibralter apes a while back:
I will bookmark your blog!

mostexcitingnews said...

pippa and tia, interesting news, a dog, terrier that watches dog whisperer on tv, honest, no

Simba said...

You packed a whole lot of stuff into one year.

Simba xx