Saturday, January 31, 2009

Lizard

Look what was on our driveway today.

It's a Blue Tongue Lizard and mum said it was almost as long as me.

It scurried away into the bushes when we got too close to it.

I hope it doesn't get run over. We like lizards!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

True Colours Thursday - Pink

Last week I noticed my new friend Tibby playing this really fun game so I went over to the maker's blog Blue to ask if I could join in.

Every Thursday Blue chooses a colour and we have to look for things in that colour and post them on our blogs.
This Thursday's colour is Pink.

Now because I am a boy I don't own anything pink except for my tongue

My mum however is a real girly girl and owns lots of pink things.



Pink pig slippers
that I'm not allowed to play with!










A pink sock
that I am allowed to play with!






There's lots of pretty pink flowers in my backyard!


Look even mum's fish tank has pink flowers in it!



Yep my mum sure does love pink!

If you would like to play this fun game then head on over to Blues Blog because next Thursdays colour is "Orange"

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Boaz is that you?


Hmm Boaz looks different this morning but I can't work out why.
Has he shrunk? He's usually much taller than this and why on earth are his long legs curled under him?
Maybe he thinks he's a dog and is copying me when I lie in the sun?

Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy Australia Day Mates

G'day to all Aussies and Aussie wannabes,
I hope you have a fantastic, fun filled day!

I will be spending my day hangin' with mum relaxing and then in the arvo (afternoon) I'll be going with mum to a barbie (BBQ)

Mmmm, bring on the grub (food)

Catch ya'z all later
Gizzymo

Friday, January 23, 2009

Windy Day

Boy it was windy here yesterday. I had to stay in the car while Mummy fed Boaz cause she was scared I'd get blow away.
We had wind gusts of 157kph (98 miles) and over 25,000 people lost power (we were one of them) because 20 Hydro poles fell down.
Thank Dog no idiots decided to light a fire near us cause otherwise it would of been very, very bad.

Here are some photos from out of our newspaper and you can read the full story here
http://www.themercury.com.au/article/2009/01/23/51051_todays-news.html

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Magpie

I hate birds but my mum loves them so she won't let me chase them.

This is a pic mum took of a Magpie. There are about 12 of them in Boaz's paddock at the moment. They are really noisy.
This is what they sound like. Mum says she loves the call of a Magpie.



Yesterday a little black & grey bird fell down our flu and got stuck in the fireplace. Mummy shut me in another room while she tried to get the bird out.
It flew around the loungeroom for about 10 minutes until it wore itself out and mum was able to pick it up and take it outside to let it go.
I wish I could of helped her to catch the bird. I wouldn't of killed it I swear!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sun Shades

I hope my shades don't make me look as ridiculous as Boaz's shades do him?




I think Boaz is supposed to look like a giant fly in order to scare all the small, pesky flies away. If that's the case it doesn't work very well. I scare more flies away just by opening up my mouth.

Friday, January 16, 2009

I hate Tassie weather

After a few days of warm - hot weather, 33 (92) on Tuesday and 26 (79) on wednesday, it is now back down to only 12 (54) degrees on Friday. Grrrr!
Mum had to put clothes on me because I was shivering. I've lost my winter coat for summer so now I have nothing to keep me warm but my clothes from petitude and blankets.





Tasmanian weather is spastic. It can go from hot and sunny to cold and cloudy in less than a day.
It has always been this way but I just can't seem to get used to it.
We can't put the heater on because it is forecast to be hot again on Sunday and then the house will be too hot and we'll have to run the AC flat out to get it back down again.
No wonder people get sick. The weather is up and down like a yo yo.

Hello where has the sun gone, it's supposed to be Summer!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Hello Summer


I think I would make an excellent Lifeguard Dog. What do you guys think?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Off leash...finally

Over the weekend Mummy decided that I was well behaved enough to be allowed to go off leash.
I was a bit confused at first but soon got the hang of it.
I had so much fun playing with Sweep outdoors because I had further to run to catch him as you can see in the pics and video below.


video

It's very tiring though doing all that running because I am only small.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Long car ride - By Gizmo

On Saturday I went on an extremely long drive with mum and dad to get 50 bales of grass hay for Boaz. It was a 90 minute drive each way to some place called Ellendale and then it took a long time for mum and dad to load and unload the hay as well.
I slept for most of it but I wanted to tell you all that I am very upset with Boaz who doesn't seem the least bit grateful to us for getting him new hay. In fact he doesn't even seem to like his new hay at all because he got so spoilt on lucerne for a month when mum ran out of grass hay.
This new hay cost my mum alot of money and it also cost me a great chunk out of my schelduled playtime so you'd think he'd show at least some gratitude.
I don't know...Horses!

The only good news is that this new hay is lasting Boaz all day long now because he is not gutsing it all in 1 hour like he does lucerne. That's gotta be better for his digestion.

Hope everyone had a great weekend. I'll be by later to check see what you all got up to.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Mum is depressed

My mummy is very sad today. My daddy hired people to drill a hole in Boaz's paddock in the hopes of finding water. We are in a serious drought down here in Tassie and poor Boaz hasn't had any fresh grass in ages. He goes through 2 bales of lucerne hay a week, approx 100 bales a year. Now I'm no good at maths but at $12 per bale, mummy says it costs her $1200 a year just on lucerne hay and that's not including grass hay at $8 a bale, chaff at $38 a bag & pellets at $25 a bag.

Daddy was hoping to find water in a boar so then they could have sprinklers and grow Boaz some grass. Not to mention also water so they can have showers and do laundry & give me baths too.
The drilling company charge $145 per metre they have to drill and today they drilled down 70 metres and still did not find any water so my daddy lost alot of money with nothing to show for it but a big old hole.
The water diviner daddy hired to come out and tell him where to drill said they'd strike water between 52 and 64 metres down. He charged $200 to give us this information (95% success rate) and he was wrong.

I'm glad I'm not a human. Life sucks for them sometimes.

Anyway here is a pic of them drilling and my dad's redundancy money from Blundstones going down the toilet, or should I say hole.

Notice how low the dam is on the far right. Once upon a time, a long time ago, it used to be full.

I wonder where the silver lining could be?

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

New Year Surprise

Look what happened on New Years Eve.


Mum's fish had babies, tonnes of them.
They're very tiny so you may need to click on the photo to enlarge it in order to see them better.

They're Geophagus sp. Tapajos commonly known as Red head or Orange Head here in Australia. They grow to be about 10 inches long so we won't be able to keep them unfortunately.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Peek-a-boo


I'm back, did ya miss me?

Mummy has been sooo busy with the holiday period and I've been having to tag along with her that I haven't had time to post or visit everyone's blogs. Sorry about that.
Everything should be back to normal now though. Thank Dog because I am exhausted!