Sunday, December 21, 2008

No excuses

Mistress has surpassed herself.

I am sure she has entered into a conspiracy with our computers deliberately to prevent my successful blogging.

So - what is the latest disaster to afflict me pups?

Apparently our computer and printer are not talking to each other? Does that affect my blogging? Yes. Because mistress needs to sort it out or there will be no PippaCards this year. Well there won't be any this year anyway, but there won't be any for New Year either. At this rate it will be Valentine's Day or Easter cards from Pippa.

First it is Write 50,000 Words For A Silly Novel Month (Oh she did manage it by the way) - next it is endless computer issues.

I really despair.

Thanks to everyone who has sent cards and email cards again.

Specific thanks to Lola Smiles, Simba, Jazz and Dixie, and Asta for suggesting that New Year cards are a good idea. That was good to hear.

Here is the list of cards I have received. Email ones to come for a later post. (Misery needs to make a list of them, especially as she has to do a reinstall of her OS X - myself I think she has one or more corrupted files, but hey! what do I know about it all).

In no particular order;

Jazz and Dixie - who sent a super message
Comet Blu and Lacey
Charlie (golden) - who wished me toast and a cat for Christmas
Jackson - who has very distinguished cards - of course
Homer, Vanessa and Bill
Lenny and the Latshaws
Ben the Rotti
JB, Misty, PooPoo, and Bear (hehe maybe JB is my cat for Christmas)
Cookie and her crew plus Adelaide too
Collie, Beethoven and Joe
Charlie and Opy
Powder-Puff and Ivy - who sent an amazing card which involved decorating a tree - which of course misery has not yet done
Four Musketeers
Jaffe and Kaylie
Chloe - who lives near me in Spain
Verdi and Gaucho - also in Spain, in Madrid
Mona and the Mommy too
Faya - the first card I received
and last but definitely not least - Randi - who addressed my card to Dear Darling Pippa, and for good measure wrote what a handsome Pippadog I am on the envelope. How thoughtful to remind everyone of that.

I bet all the post delivery people in Gibraltar know who I am now. Hehe

It is lovely to get cards from pups I have met, but it is also really nice to get ones from pups I don't know, so when misery is sorted I need to get out and sniff around a bit I think.

That is the end of my moan and my thanks, so here are some pix from my hol at my finca.

Here I am in my Land Rover having a fine snooze with my leg comfortably positioned hanging off my Landy sofa. I don't know why mistress chose to take a photo of it.

So I changed round and let my back leg hang off, so then she took another photo.

In the end I got sick of her taking photos of my legs hanging down so I put my paws straight out and my head between them ignoring her.

Here is my new fridge that I am guarding so that mistress can't secretly sneak in there and take food out without me noticing.

Master and I working on our bikes on the terrace.

And at my favourite gate.


Marvin said...

Dearest Pipparoonie

I would give Mistress the sack.

Although perhaps we should all look forward to Mid Summer Soltice Celebration cards from you now ;0)

Marvin x pee ess your pics are very nice and relaxing too.

Lola Smiles said...

you know always make us SMILE!

My mom is late with the xmas cards too. I say blame it on the snow!

Off we go for our morning trek. Hopefully with new pics to post too!

luv ya
lola smiles

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

What great pikhs!

I think she redeemed herself furry slightly by sharing 'em with us!

Khongrats on all the khards woo got!


Amber-Mae said...

Hi Pippa! You have received quite a handful of cards. Hope you get ours soon.

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

JB's Big World said...

Oh Pippa, I miss you! What to do about Mistress. I hope you get it all worked out. But in the meantime, you can pretend you are chasing me any time you want, ok?
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Lorenza said...

Hola Pippa!
No has recibido mi tarjeta? La envie hace mas de un mes! Espero que tu cartero te la entregue pronto!
Ojala Mistress solucione pronto sus problemas con la impresora y la computadora!
Veo que has estado ocupado estos dias!

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

R Mommy hates it when our puter isn't working right - she wishes that she had a freeze-dried puter person in her house - add water & there he/she is to take care of the puter problems fur her.

Til next time,

-da boys, Cosmos & Juneau-

Painter Pack said...

Really nice pics and so great that you got so many cards!! Merry Christmas!

Mya Boo Boo

The OP Pack said...

We love that shot of woo in the Land Rover with your front legs all stretched out.

Our Mom had a ton of excuses this year too - we are thinking we might paw at her to do a Valentine's Day card next year.

Woos, the OP Pack

Princess Eva and Brice, the Duke of Destruction said...

Darling Pippa,
We call the stretched out leg pose "peg legs" cuz it looks like you don't have any feet.

My Momma has been slacking on the blog world lately too.

Princess Eva

Randi said...

Oh my Dear Darling Pippa...

How I have missed you sooo...

I'm very happy you received my card...and I'm very happy that I was able to share with the world & the local postal peoples just how handsome you are...but of course, they already knew that...

Please tell mistress to hire a new secretary for you...someone that makes toast all day long & talks you for walks & let you chase the kitties...Then she can concentrate on doing all the things that keep her from doing your bloggy...

Oh look so handsome in all those photos...*SIGH*

Love & Licks,

Lacy said...

w00f's Pippa, mayb u will git my card soon liked all ur iz the movie coming along...

b safe,

Kathryn and Ari said...

Pippa, computer technology is very frustrating indeed. We're curious to hear more about mistresses novel: we just learned about the challenge this year and think it sounds wonderful.

Please also tell mistress we very much appreciate her note about my gimpy leg. It was downhill, not XC skiing. I think I'll try the latter this week and see if my much-abused joints can handle that before returning to the slopes.

Jackson said...

Hey Pips, sorry to hear that your computer and Mistress are being naughty. Maybe they'll just get a lump of coal in their Christmas stocking? I hope that you, on the other hand, get shedloads of presents. Oh, and all the toast you can eat! J x

One of the pack said...

Dearest Pippa,

You look nice and comfy in all your great places. That bike thing looks interesting. Human excuses are for the birds, not for us dogs. Your card list is extraordinary. Happy reading.

Loving Life,

Asta said...

Youw Mistwess isn't as bad as Mommi..we haven't thanked anyone yet, and she can't wemembew who got cawds and who didn't and who wote us and who didn't..I think she is finally losing it..
RThank you fow those bootiful pictoowes of look gweat fwom any position
love and smoochie kisses

Huskee and Hershey said...

Dear Pippa and all at home,
Merry Christmas and Happy 2009 from our home to yours!

Clever Dick said...

Pippa Pippa Pippa!

Wow, your new play list is totally brilliant! Amy Amy Amy! Yay and more Yay!

Excellent choices, 'specially Relax by Frankie GTH.......

An Admirer

Clever Dick. ;0)

Marvin said...

We had to get to your blogeroonie via Google because my silly muvver tried to use the link of my blog, which meant she had two lots of music playing, yours and mine, at the same time.

Vienna mixed with Slade, just does not go.

Boooootiful song Vienna.........

Marvin xxxxxxxx

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

Sorry we haven't been around in a while. Our human suffers innumerable deficiencies.

Anyway, we just wanted to stop in and wish you, Mistress, and Master a very happy holiday!

We hope you have even more fun than usual, Pippa!


The FOUR Musketeers said...

We wish you a Merry Christmas ,
We wish you a Merry Christmas ,
We wish you a Merry Christmas ,

xoxo ,
Four Musketeers & Family
Lady , Zena , Cody & Joyce

diane said...

Happy Holidays Pippa (and family)!

Wishing you lots of health, happiness and toast...

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Hope you have a very Merry Heeler Christmas...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie