Friday, April 11, 2008

Back again

Well here I am. Back again although I am thinking of consigning mistress to the personhouse.

Before I start with all my news I want to tell you about some of my doggie friends.

Firstly, beautiful Tasha and Eva have been nominated for Photo of the Month at The Bone Zone. I do hope they win because they not only look adorable, they have such lovely temperaments too. Apart from when they do evil eyes of course.

Rocky and his sister Mati, over at RockStar and Company are back again after a few months blogging break. Hurrah! Mati is another beautiful girlfriend, and Rocky is a very handsome bro, although he has a bit of a poorly back and has to do physical therapy.

And finally some new friends. Or at least some friends who have just joined DWB. Jackson, Narra and Tuchuck are at Tracing Lucky Skies. Their human has been blogging for a zillion years, well quite a few anyway, and they are real-life pals of Wally and Ethel. We have been visiting for a while, after Wally mentioned them some months back, so I am pleased they have joined DWB. Narra is particularly beautiful, but as usual I seem to be fighting with Wally for her affections. If you get chance, please pop over and say hello.

Right. My exciting news. The washing machine came back. Misery washed my throws but now they are dirty again. Sulk sulk. The coffee machine is not working properly but that is of no interest to me. Mistress seems to think it needs descaling. I don't see why. It is not a fish, it is a coffee machine. I do wonder about mistress sometimes.

Now, I would like to say thank-you to my new pal Chef and his mommy, as they pointed out that the lily flowers in the last post but one are called alstroemaria. They also pointed out that the sap from the broken stems can cause a rash - so if anyone else buys these pretty flowers, you know to be careful with them.

Right. That is enough about flowers but I thought it was important to say that.

I promised last time that I would write something about the film idea. My girlfriends have been very supportive about it - thank you all very much, and to everyone else for all your good ideas but the 'phone hasn't rung yet so I am beginning to lose all hope.

But before I consign it to the archives, I must just mention a few comments.

Randi did a super promotional piece for me on her blog. I thought that was very sweet and if I did decide to go ahead with it, I wondered if you might like to be my agent and PR director? Naturally mistress would work for you, although as you know she isn't much good, but it would put her nose out of joint so that would be funny. She could be your admin assistant or something.

Both Ethel and Sophie offered to be my leading ladies. That is exactly what I need I think. A little bit of love rivalry. The cosmopolitan blond Sophie and the sassy dark Ethel with the sharp pointy teeth.

Sophs even came up with the starter for a plot - a romantic comedy involving a marmalade cat. I'm not sure about the comedy but we definitely need some romance and lots and lots of cats.

I have given this one some thought, and decided the best plot would involve a cruise liner. I thought this was particularly sensible as all the cats on the ship would not be able to escape so we could catch them all and it would be a happy ending (for us dogs). Ooops, I'm jumping ahead of myself and missing out the romantic interest. Naturally with Sophie being in Canada and Ethel being in USA and me being here in Gibraltar and Spain - we need something to connect us - so what better than a cruise ship. PippaLoveBoat in fact.

I shall work on this screenplay over the coming months, although any suggestions for side plots - apart from the main one of all of us chasing the cats and Sophie and Ethel falling madly in love with me - would be very welcome.

And speaking of ships, mistress went down to the marina the other day to take a picture of a Royal Navy ship, HMS Chatham. So while she was out I prepared a little surprise for her and got a few things out of the bin and lined them all up nicely. Then I lay at the end smiling.

When she got in she looked very pleased and said "Good dog Pippa" and gave me lots of pats. Then she put all the presents back in the bin, and muttered something about what a silly mistress she was to forget to put the bin away. Sometimes I think she has no logic. If she put the bin away how could I make the present trail for her?

And I almost forgot - we went up to the finca the other weekend so I had a fine time driving in my Landy. Mistress took some photos of different flowers but I am imposing a flower ban today. The last time I let her put some flowers on she went on blogholiday.


BenTheRotti said...


Mum absolutely agrees with your Mum, she couldn't foster either, Dad wouldn't let her because if she tried the house would be full of dogs and Mum wouldn't let any of them leave!!

I love the photo's of you in your Landy.. I must ask Mum to get some shots of me in our Landy.. It's my second favourite place to be, after my bed, well it was but now Dad has fitted a... Dog Guard!!! How inconsiderate can a Dad be?? I think it's just plain rude, now riding in Landy is like being in prison. Dad's argument is that there is plenty of space and that it is just there to stop me jumping on the kids.. thing is.. I never did jump on the kids and since I wear a safety harness I couldn't even if I wanted to.

Stopping by to say hi to your pals now.. ooh but before I go.. I can see myself being your love rival in your upcoming movie.. all good movies have a love rival ;)

Ben xxxx

The Army of Four said...

We really missed Rocky and Mati!!! They are both so sweet and so is their dad. I've licked him RIGHT on his nose! :)
You're looking very handsome, Pippa. You sure worked hard lining that stuff up for your mom while she was out. Are you OK? You didn't over-do, did you? I think you should take a nap.

wally said...

As Ethel's agent and representative I would like to say she is enthusiastic about your film project and would like to start filming IMMEDIATELY but we have a rider in the contract that says i get to eat from the all you can eat buffet on the cruise ship. Also I get to sneak off with Sophie from time to time.


Asta said...

It's so good to see you again
I hope you go ahead wif the development of youw film..with those bootiful leading ladies vying fow youw affections and the adventoowes and should be a gweat movie!
I weally liked being in Wome..I wish I had mowe monewy and could twavel all ovew..maybe to Spain ow Gibwaltew too..ahhhhh
smoochie kisses

Sophie Brador said...

As Sophie's agent, I concur with Ethel's agent, and agree to sneak off with Wally from time to time. I mean, Sophie agrees.

SB .... I mean Sophie's agent.

Randi said...

Hi Dear Darling Pippadog..

I heartfully accept your offer to be your agent & PR lady...& I would like to put in the clause that ONLY I get to be your date on all the film premiere's that we attend & that I'd like a slice of buttered toast now & then...

You are so very handsome Pippa...I hope we can mix business & pleasure.

Love & Licks,

Kapp pack said...

You look vey happy in your Landy! Maybe you and I could use it to go on a date sometime!

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

Peanut said...

Ah pippa nice to hear from you again. It was nice you to help mistress out by cleaning out the bin for her. The film idea sounds really good.

Chef said...

Yo Pippa. I'm thinking maybe there can be some entertainment aboard the cruiseliner. If this project hits the big screen, I'm applying for the role of the after-dinner crooner's Boxer who has to compete with the piano player's Collie mix for the love of the magician's pretty poodle assistant who recently left the tap dancer's Lab and took all his chewies. I have just the poodle for you. Cute girl named Tiffany (apricot, long curly hair) ...just a little parallel plot for you to consider. If you're interested, call my people.

(Kidding. Not.)

Glad you're back, Pippa, and Happy Blogaversary.

Your pal, Chef

Charlie said...

And then of course every handsome leading man needs a goofy golden retriever sidekick...
- Charlie

Lorenza said...

Hola Pippa!
Todas tus novias y amigas quieren participar en tu nueva carrera! Vas a tener un grupo de asistentes mas grande que el de cualquier otra estrella!
No flores? No importa. Todos queremos verte a ti!

Bella said...

the cruise ship is a great plot for your moovie - I think you should add to it a side trip of intrige & mystery in the southern port of Melbourne, Australia.

Simba said...

The film idea sounds great. Could you cruise to the uk and I could have a walk on role?

Simba xx

JB's Big World said...

Hi Pippa,
Glad you are back! I like the film idea. Do you think there might be a part in it for a C-A-T? I am a good cat. Maybe a chase scene?

Lacy said...

woofies and burfs Pippa, can me b in dat movie, i kinda a little pippa lookalike...u can teach me how to gir all da girlie doggies...

b safe,

Jackson said...

Hey Pips, how thoughtful of you to leave those gifts for your mistress. I'm sure she was delighted! I tend to be more of a forager so I don't leave presents from the bin, I just eat everything. Bin snacks rule! J x

Kathryn and Ari said...

Pippa, you are such a socialite. Our heads are spinning after reading about all of your wonderful friends and latest updates. We still think you have a great film career ahead of you, and will keep our fingers and paws crossed. In the meantime, stay out of the bin: you have to keep your puppish figure for the big screen!

Tasha & Eva said...

Darling Pipps,
If you do find a PippaLoveBoat, you could sail it down the Great Lakes and meet us in Duluth. That's only 4 hours or so from our house so we could bring you back to our place where we have lots of treats and toast to share with you. If you leave now, by the time you get here it should be warm enough for you and Momma's flowers won't be blooming yet.

Tasha & Eva

P.S. Momma tried to repond to Mistress' email but keeps getting an error message "Mail server for "" unreachable for too long". Apparently someone or something thinks they should not be communicating.

Anonymous said...

You look so happy in your car Pippa!!


Lola Smiles said...

Oh Pippa, the love boat sounds divine! Hoping there is some room for me! *wink, wink*

I love to see smiling pictures of you!

luv ya,
Lola Smiles


Hi Pippa,
Welcome back. It seems as though you are always smiling in photos - you look so handsome. Great film idea, we hope it goes ahead.
We are yet to get our mum presents from the bin. Do you think she would appreciate them like your mum did?
Jazz and Dixie

Jackson, Narra, & Tuchuck said...

Hello, handsome Pippa! And thank you for the shout out on your blog. We're enjoying meeting everyone at DWB.

We would also like to request permission to come aboard the Love Boat! Sounds fantastic: love and food--or food and love--what's better?!


Gus and Louie said...

that sounds like an awesome movie you got going. We can't wait to hear more about it. You better get busy on the screen play..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

One of the pack said...


The trail is perfect in every way. We hope the trail leads you to more great finds. Maybe you'll get a boat ride next time for all your efforts.

The Forget Sit and Stay Gang

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

I like the story of how you adopted your people. They are very lucky that you found them wandering like that.

Cooper from the U.S.A.

The Zoo Crew said...

glad to see you back. and what a great pippadog to help organize that bin!


Pacco de Mongrel said...

we can't wait to see the pippa's 1st production..!

Helios said...

The film sounds great! You might even get it shown at Cannes and win something!

Asta said...

I heaw you awe going fowawd wif youw plans fow the movie and Ben the Roti is to be youw love wival..this sounds vewy exciting..I can't wait to see it
smoochie kisses

Johann The Dog said...

Wow, you have been up to a lot of stuff. We think the movie sounds great! Can't wait to hear more.

Woofs, Johann