Friday, July 18, 2008

Back again

Firstly I want to say that another friend has gone to the Bridge. Regal deerhound Megan, of Blogs from the Dogs went this week. We have written about it on DWB News, but here is a link to their site. Bye bye Megan.

Mistress had a break from blogging (and everything else) for their birthweek. Then she got carried away and had another week off, and another..... but here I am. Finally. Although I note she managed to stick a few posts on her blog. Selfish mistress. Lazy too.

Now, what to tell you all? Well, I have been a poorly Pippadog this last week so maybe she was a bit worried about me. I had a poorly tummy when I went out for my walks, then it seemed to clear up. But then it came back again and one night I walked into master and mistress and whimpered to go out Right Now. I don't know what time it was and neither do they but they were asleep.

Kind master jumped out of bed much more quickly than usual and managed to find all his clothes in the dark and out we went. I couldn't have waited for long I can tell you. Even mistress took me out one day which she hasn't done since the day of the famed cat-chasing incident when I pulled her over and she hurt her arm and hand and fingers. I lay around looking very sorry for myself.

I am feeling a bit better now though and I am back eating my normal amounts of food. BUT, Misery and master have decided that it must have been something I ate that gave me a bad tummy. I don't see why because I ate just the same things as master, although apparently he has a cast-iron stomach whatever one of those is. So now I am not allowed to have tasty titbits with my food. How boring. And even worse, master is not giving me any TOAST. Everydog knows that toast, especially slightly burnt, is very good for poorly tummies.

Only this morning I sat patiently next to mistress while she was eating our grapefruit. I poked out my little pink tongue a tiny bit so I looked very cute. Next I tried to do shake a paw but she was too busy getting the grapefruit down her neck. And then it was gone. With not a teeny little sliver for me. I checked out her chair and the floor but she hadn't dropped anything anywhere.

And we have stopped going out for dinner too. This is nothing to do with my tummy. This apparently is called an Economy Drive. Although we haven't been driving anywhere.

So I will finish with the story of the pizza place as I don't think I will be doing any more restaurant reviews in the near future. My career has been abruptly ended. Back to the film project methinks.

Remember when I went to Jumpers? a few posts back. Well, the Italian restaurant is just before the bastion. We had been before but Misery had forgotten her camera, so she made sure to take it this time.

They had ....


And olives....

...for Pippa

She had aubergine/eggplant/berenjena/melanzana - hehe - multi-lingual me. She didn't give me any. Greedy mistress. No wonder she has put on weight.

Master ordered pizza. Pizza romana, sin anchoas. When the pizza arrived, mistress took a bite and master looked at it puzzled.

Mistress said it was very salty, and then master realised that it had anchovies on after all, even though he had asked for it without.

So it got taken back and a new one was made. Now, wouldn't the sensible thing have been to give the unwanted anchovy pizza to me? Even if it was salty? Would I have cared? If I didn't like the anchovies I could always have spat them out.


My pizza

It is mine, I tell you

Then another couple turned up while we were eating there so I got to eat some of his tasty toast. Yum yum.

Good food all round for Pippa. Paws up. And the pizza was cool for breakfast too, because this was before my poorly tummy episode.

But then we went again for mistress's birthday. They had a salad to start with, master had a pizza as usual and mistress had a pasta dish. They both kindly left a little bit of their main course to be taken home in a doggy bag for my breakfast.


And pasta

And then the waiter came out and said they had made a mistake - and thrown my breakfast IN THE TRASH!

Big paws down from Pippa and I decided we would not go there any more. Irrelevant really as Meany and master decided to go on the Economy Drive and curtail my promising new career. Perhaps one day I will get to eat pizza again. I must remind master I have not been poorly when I have eaten pizza.

Looking at the view while waiting for the non-appearance of my food.

I will try and get round my pals and I am sorry I have not been allowed out to play.


Randi said...

Awww Poor Pippa Darling...I'm so sorry your tummy was feeling poorly...& its certainly from the toast...I can prove it...somehow...just take my word for it..its NOT THE TOAST!

You look very handsome in the pic sticking your tongue out..very alluring..

So happy you are back, Dear Pippa...I've missed you.

Love & Licks,

The Army of Four said...

Pippa, Pippa, where've you BEEN! I've missed you SO MUCH! I hope your tummy is better. I think it was from not having pizza. Really.

Princess Eva and Brice said...

Darling Pippa,
I thought that you had left me forever. I was almost ready to start looking for a new boyfriend.

But I'm happy that you're back even though you've been feeling poorly.

Princess Eva

Lorenza said...

You need to have a serious talk with Mistress! 3 weeks without seeing you!
Glad you are back!
So sorry about your tummy. Its not funny to be sick!
I hope you have the strenght to live without toasts!
Kisses and hugs

Peanut said...

Toast does not bother anyone's tummy. They need to at least start giving you that again.

Lacy said...

w00f's Pippa, yep, mama heard dat toast iz good fur a belly bug, but and me iz sorry pippa no butter...u shure has had a hard 3 sorrwy u been nos watt u mean about econmee...they havent tooked me to the park in over a week...just lemme ride to the store...mama iz feelin better now, he gived her a different kinda asthma squirter...thank u fur asking...

b safe,

Jacks, Narra, Tuchuck, and Rousseau said...

Hello, Pippa! Glad to see you back--we were starting to worry! Although we can understand your mistress taking an extended birthday break. Our human just did the same as well.

Thank you for the food pics. We're sorry to hear about your tummy, but glad to hear about gastronomic delights. Also, were we just missing you, or are you actually more handsome in these photos?


Guinness & Shiloh's Family said...

Oh, my darling handsome Pippadog! I am so sorry to hear that you have not been feeling well. I think that toast is definately what they should give you for a poorly tummy. What could they be thinking? Even bipeds eat toast when they are not feeling well! You look especialy handsome next to that yummy pizza. Mom gives us the crust from her pizza - very much like toast - so that should be good for your tummy too. And WHAT were those waiters thinking????? I'll bet that your master slips you toast very soon ;)

Jackson said...

Hey Pipps, so sorry to hear of the passing of your pal, Megan.
Sorry also to hear of the end of your career as a taste tester/restaurant critic. I hope you feel better soon and can resume your toast-eating duties. J x

Lola Smiles said...

Pippa know I've missed YOU LOTS...I was worried about you.

Sorry to hear about the tummy troubles. Mom says a tablespoon of pumpkin helps a lot.

Big hugs and kissies.

and sorry to hear about Megan. :(

luv ya
Lola Smiles

Orable & Charlie said...

Yum - I love pizza, but I have been banned from sharing any after I attacked the pizza man for coming up to the house (I just wanted some pizza!) I hope your tummy feels better.

licks & slobbers

Blue said...

Welcome back Pippa!
I'm sorry to hear about your poorly tummy.
Encomony Drives are not good things, they spoil all the fun.

Pats & pets

Ooooonie said...

oh poorly Pippa! I feel for you so much.

I hope they stop driving to Economy very soon and your restaurant reviews can begin again.

I have recently been in "the dog house" because I ate a whole rabbit on my dog walk. I have to confess I did not kill it, it was already dead. For some bizarre reason they objected because when I got home I then threw the whole rabbit up again inside the house.

Silly humans.

oh and my name is Oooonie, Pleased to meeteroonie you!

Oooonie x

Kapp pack said...

Hey Handsome!

I am so sorry to hear of your food situation. Hopefully they will come to their senses soon!

Woo woo, KA

Simba said...

Dropping by to say hello. Hope you had a great weekend.

Simba x


Hi Pippa,
Sorry to hear that your tummy was poorly. Hope you are all recovered now. We also think a bit of toast would be good for your tummy. We have to talk our mum into taking us out for lunch again soon. But this really hot weather isn't really good for walking about in midday! Anyway good to have you back. We were away too while mum was on holiday in Oz.

JB's Big World said...

You and your master and mistress sure do eat well in Gibraltar! I must say we don't eat nearly so much wonderful food. Hope you are doing well. I know how hard it is to keep up on blogging, as I am having some trouble myself these days.
I am glad you liked the cats in my post....they will probably let you chase them.

Balboa & Mommy said...

I hope your tummy is feeling better, I bet tasting ALL of that food sure would have helped your tummy, hee hee

Now that we're back to blogging too, mommy will have to email your mommy with the caption games. I hope our emails go through this time, doesn't teh internet know how important our doggie email are!!!!!

Frenchie Snorts

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That pizza looks really yummy.
We are so glad you are back. We have missed you so much.
Thanks for all the well wishes for Callie. We are hoping that she can come home on Friday. Keep your paws crossed..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

wally said...

Sorry to hear of your upset tum. I'm fairly certain that is caused by a very serious condition known as Pizzus Deprivus. Treat with three pieces of cheese pizza applied directly to the mouth twice daily.

wally t.

wally said...

P.S. I read what you said about my legs in the video over at TLS! Size is all in your head, I say, and I'm always the biggest dog in the yard.

One of the pack said...


It's been far too long since we've visited. I'm so sorry to hear of your tummy woes. The pizza dinner looks great, though. Budgets suck! We hate the word even. I guess that means your Mistress will have more time to snuggle with you and take you for those walks along the water. What beautiful scenery you can experience for free!

Loving Life,


Lacy said...

w00f's pippadog, heehee, u iz not going crazy, we did haff a list of doggies but when mama posted them they all jambled together...even she coodnt furgure it out...sooo she deleted that and gived it to a lot of friends we havent gotdid put on friends list, just rss feeds and google reader...heehee mama iz lazy sumtimes...

b safe,

pps she hasnt furgured out the links thing yet, where it shows just the name, she has to do it where it shows the bloogie name..unless she cheats and gits it off friends list...

Asta said...

I've missed you!
I'm so sowwy youw tummy was poowly and that you awen't getting even toast..I thought toast was good fow you???
And youw caweew as a westauwant weviewew was taking off bootifully..what a shame..but hopefully , now you can devote youw time to youw movie caweew, and we'llsee mowe of you..Mommi is dwooling all ovew the keyboawd
smoochie kisses