Tuesday, August 05, 2008


No not another Crump-Pet. A real live one. Elfreda Beetle.

You all know what a silly wimp mistress is with a few dead - or live - cockroaches in the bathroom at my finca in Spain?

Well, the other day, she went into the bathroom here in my Gibflat, and spotted one on the floor, on his back and waving one of his antenna at her.

She ran out as usual and when master came home she asked him to "Do Something" with it.

But master told her not to be stupid (as if) and that it was a beetle not a cockroach.

Master turned the beetle over so that she could run around and play.

A bit later on, Elfreda Beetle came into the kitchen to explore. I went over to have a look at her. She wasn't very interesting. She didn't smell interesting and she didn't seem worth eating so I left her alone.

She played climbing up the mop.

And fell on her back again which I thought was rather silly of her.

Then mistress went back to my finca in Spain for the weekend. When she came back master had to give her the sad news that Elfreda Beetle had fallen on her back once too often and was no more.

Before anypup asks, apparently mistress called her Elfreda Beetle because of some film/book with an Elfreda Beetle in, although mistress has forgotten which one it was.

So I didn't have a Beetle-Pet for very long at all. Onto some cheerful news after that short sad story. Some fine friends have given me another nice award.

Charlie and Eva gave me this one.

That is very kind of them, thank you to both Charlie and to beautiful Eva.

And a while ago, Rocky at The Hudson Furkids asked which blogs pups and their people visited when they wanted to laugh and feel less stressful. I was one of the ones Rocky and his family visit to cheer themselves up. I don't mean to be funny but if I make pups and people laugh then that is a good result. Thank you for saying that Rocky, and I am sorry it has taken me (ie mistress) a long time to mention it. I hope my Beetle-Pet story wasn't too sad.

Right, Misery and I are off to eat some grapefruit now and then a snooze will be in order.


Sophie Brador said...

Pippa, I am relieved to see that you were not usurped as the favourite by that Elfreda Beetle, although her demise was rather sad, I suppose.

You are as handsome as ever. Just look at the gorgeous schnoz.


Peanut said...

Hmm poor Elfreda Beetle. Though in our house the cat would have killed her so she had a good life in your house at least.

Chef said...

Hi Pippa. I wish I had an Elfreda in my house. I'd have so much fun with her, although I think my Mama would be screaming. Hope you're having a nice summer.


Asta said...

That was a sad stowy, but at least Alfweda got to explowe and play..
Congwatulations on youw awawds..I hope you had a lovely snooze
smoochie kisses

Lacy said...

w00f's Pippadog, congrats on ur award...heehee me likes to chase buggys and they make good playmates till the give up..sumtimes we gots to tell bout sad things...but most of the time u iz toast and cromie thingies..and master and misery..me likes to visit u..

b safe,

Princess Eva and Brice said...

Darling Pippa,
It's so good to see you again but Momma had to rush past some of the pictures. She doesn't do bugs.

Princess Eva

Kapp pack said...

My mom freaks about bugs too! At least they didn't get you a chia pet!

Puppy slurps, Canyon

Randi said...

Oh Pippa Darling...I so agree with La Sophian La Bador..you are as dashing as ever...*sigh*

I don't really think you'd want a beetle for a pet...they may steal your toast crumbs... bad idea..

Love & Licks,

Guinness & Shiloh's Family said...

Darling Pippa, you gave my mom the heebee geebees with Elfreda. She's a bit of a wimp when it comes to beetle bugs. She gets all squirmy and such.

You look extra dreamy and handsome taking your nap...sigh...

Love & snoses, Guinness

Marvin Legend In His Lunchtime said...

My Mama says all insects should be preserved......in maple syrup.

She Who Must Never Be Obeyed read somewhere (if you ask me, she reads too much!).....that if the humble spider did not exist, we would not exist either.

Which kinda frightens me when she screams blue murder when she finds one in the shower and begs someone, usually my Pa, to come and KILL IT.

OK, enough already Pippa. My Ma wants your Ma to know there are difficulties with the earwig posting....hope she can read between the lines.

If My Ma does not reply it is not because she is having a snot fest, it is just she is not receiving earwigs.

or emails.

whatever, I am just a very itchy and sore and blood y dog, bloody not being a swear word, blood is pouring from my itch fest on my body.

Huh, no bloody one cares is all I will bark. In the wilderness.

love and itchy licks, your pal,

Marvin xxxx

Itchy Marvin said...

We seem to be out of contact. Not sure why. I am very blue.

Pippa I love you.

Marv xxxxxx

Marvin said...


The Army of Four said...

I thought the Beetles were named John, Paul, George and Ringo?
Hee heee heee.

Princess Abigail said...

Hello Pippa

I have been following your blog for the past year or so.

I am on holiday in Sitges (near Barcelona) for the next two weeks.

Are you near enough for me to come visit you?

I hope so!

Aged 2
leaving France tonight for Olivella

Jackson said...

Hey Pipps, Elfreda may not have been a cockroach, but she was still pretty BIG! I would probably have hoovered her up as I'm rather fond of insects, particularly juicy ones. J x

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

Ha! You should see our fur tumbleweeds! When we blow coat you could carpet a football field!