Wednesday, January 06, 2010

New Year .... and stuff

Haroo New Year everydog, every pup, your people and even the odd kitty.

Well, according to my facebook page, today is my barkday. Or GotThemDay. (Well, it would have been if Mistress actually posted this yesterday when she wrote it). And I should like to thank my Facebook pup-pals and their people for all your lovely wishes.

What this really means, is that I rescued Master and Misery all of six years ago some time in January, but Misery can't remember the exact date so thought today would do as well as any other.

I ask you.

For those of you who don't know the story of how I found them, it is somewhere on my sidebar there. And for those who can't be bothered to click, I found them wandering around the Spanish streets in the pueblo looking rather forlorn. They had two dogs, but I figured they needed another one to adopt them. A large furry Spanish dog. Me. So that is it in a nutshell. I went home with them and Misery nursed my battle scars and I became a real house dog instead of a street dog.

Six years later on and I am still looking after them. Sometimes they forget to share their toast with me and they need the sad eyed reminder and a very loud HA-ROO. They still don't let me chase after cats, but that doesn't stop me trying. I am a determined PippaDog when it comes to cats. The little terrors used to steal the food that people left out for me when I lived on the streets. On the positive front I have won the battle of the sofa in my Gibflat with Misery and she knows to keep away from it. Ha!!

Now, normally I do a review of my year. But as I have so few blog posts to review, I shall break with tradition and not do one this year.

For New Year we went back to my finca. It rained a lot. When it didn't rain, I guarded my terrace, stood at my gate and walked out with Master and Mistress in the countryside.

Warning all street dogs and cats away.

Lying on the nice wet terrace.

Patiently waiting for Master to share his food.

In my patio with Master.

Sharing a joke with Master (about Misery I should think).

At Christmas we stayed at my Gibflat. It rained here too. I got some nice cards from some top friends, including some of my very favourite girlfriends - you know who you are.

And here, for a laugh, are the photos of me not wanting to play silly poses for Holiday cards. I did do a nice one in the end. Well, I thought it was nice. I hope those of you who received it thought so too.

No. Not playing.

What is this silly ornament doing here anyway?

Oh this is so boring.

Very best wishes to you all for 2010, and thank you for staying with me, even when Misery has not kept up to her blogging duties.


Scout 'n Freyja said...


You don't look a day over one☺

Randi said...


Oh how I miss you so! But seeing your handsome snout has brightened my new year!

& THANK YOU very much for the lovely card of you... ***SIGH*** How is it possible that you can be so very handsome? Be still my heart..

Seems like your misery & my mom/secretary have joined the same "lazy butt blogging" can we get them to quit that club & start blogging about us? is your MOVIE going? Remember? I was going to accompany you to all the worldwide premieres?

Love & Licks,

The OP Pack said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Pippa!!! We bet that was the best start to a new year for your humans. We miss seeing you blog and we don't do FB, but it was nice to be able to send you some good wishes.

Play bows, Phantom and Thunder

Momo and Pinot said...

Happy New Year and more importantly HAPPY GATCHA DAY, Pippa!!!!!

Thank you for sharing the story how you found your humans. They were very lucky humans to have met you!!

Momo & Pinot

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy GotThem Day!

I must khommend woo on your pawesome khomfy poses! The paw-work is fantastikh!

It was like looking a mirror from time to time!

Best of lukhk to woo with keeping them in line!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

The Army of Four said...

Hello, my handsome Pippa friend!
i am sooooooo happy that you found the RIGHT forever home! Did your mom give you buttered toast and stuff for your Gotcha Day!!?

Lorenza said...

Happy Gotcha Day Pippa!
I wish you all the best too!
Kisses and hugs

Fred said...

Happy new year and GotThemDay!

Noah the Airedale said...

G'day Pippa mate
Sounds like you had a pretty good year. I like the picture where you're lying on the patio.
Happy gotcha day buddy.

Noah x

Scarlett said...

Pippa Dog, dearest one.

I was googling Colin Firth for some flirtacious reason, and I happened upon the blog of a weird dog called Marvin. Quite the bizarre one I must say.

I mean, I never realised in my little Southern Head, that dogs even had blogs, so all this is a revelation to me. And I though Revelation was a make of suit case.

I digress. However, after reading the paltry information on dear Colin Firth which this odd dog called Marvin had written, I chanced upon your comments on his blog.

If I were you I would certainly stay away from that blog, for a start the woman who owns Marvin seems to be a little man obsessed.

Unlike beauteous me, I have only one love in my life, and it is that Bonehead, Rhett.

Again I digress, I wanted to say, how wonderful your blog is, your photos are beautiful, such good "shots", wondrous in fact.

I will follow your adventures from now on, instead of the other whatever its name was dog.

But can you put more photos of Colin Firth on here, or Hugh Grant in future.

I can just about tolerate Tom Jones, at a push.

Although I never really need a push where men are concerned.

Ah well, fiddley dee, tomorrow is another day, and frankly, my Rhett, he doesn't give a damn.

Your new friend,

Scarlett x

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Happy barkday/gotcha day to you, Pippa! I say this as an odd cat, but I am a good cat and glad to be your odd cat friend!
Hope misery helps you blog more this year. We miss you!
Happy new year!
Pee Ess: I've said it before and I will say it can chase me any time! hee hee

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

Hello Pippa!

Happy New Year to you, although a wee bit belated.

Also, Happy Got Them Day!

I rather liked your out takes of your pictures. Why co-operate with them I bark, non co-operation gives them something to moan about.

Seen any yummy C.A.T.s lately around your area?

lotsalicks, Marvin xxxxx

Amber and Nala said...

Happy Gotcha Day Pippa...I don't blame you for chasing pesky cats away...thieves! :)


Guinness & Shiloh's Family said...

My darling Pipadog, I swoon over your card daily! I especially love the picture of you sharing a joke with your master - you look especially happy and handsome in that one.

Love, your Guinness Grrl

Scarlett said...

well I have called back in, now I have discovered a really nice blog, written by a most beauteous dog, to see if you had any more to say about life in general.

Sadly, you have not put your paw to print, so I will have to call in another day.

I must declare, your blog interests me, after all you live in Europe, which is a very strange land to me, southern belle that I am.

I am pleased to have discovered you, and look forward to more posts from Pippa.

Although not fence posts. I do not like fence posts.

I do not like to be fenced in.

World domination is not furthered by fences.

Remember my words well, Pippa, my love. What Scarlett says, is often too near to the truth.

Your new flouncy friend,


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

Happy New Year & a belated birfday to woo, Pippa!

-da boyz, Cosmos & Juneau-

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

Happy New Year & a belated barkday to woo, Pippa!

-da boyz, Cosmos & Juneau-

Life With Dogs said...

Belated birthday wishes! I hope you have a great 2010. :)

Huskee and Hershey said...

Sorry we are late, but we hope you had a wonderful Barkday/ Gotcha Day anyway!!

Wait a minute.. you are on FB too?? Now we need to find out how to find you there... **scratching head**

Scarlett said...

I see the Jeannie personage is fantasing about Tom Jones, I dislike him entirely. I am with you and your Misery.

God, I hope she takes that Green Grass dirge off soon,

Scarlett in a total Flounce

Scarlett said...

I have no idea in my silly southern head why I am here, however, it seems I am newly and most recently drawn towards these silly dog blogs in a rather bizarro way.

I found you, darling Pippa, due to googling for a handsome man, but found you, a truly handsome dog.

Alas no Colin Firth, No Huge Grant (oooops sorry Hugh, that was a typo!) my head is turned by the thought of males.

However, and I digress most infinitely here, I am rather drawn to your blog and your funny dog friends.

It is tres amusant as we say in French Circles. Although why we are in French Circles I have no idea. I would rather be immersed in French Vermouth to be totally honest.

I digress, as usual.

Just called in to check if you had any pics of handsome men.

You know me, Scarlett, always on the hunt for a man, with a plan.

Or a Plan-tation.

I must away, the storks in the boomdocks are giving me gip. Tiring things storks.

And I am not talking margarine here.

Digressingly yours.