Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Almost never have seen so much space in which to run. Have been on three hikes so far since have gotten into Lost Almost. First, hike near dog park, was first meeting of Cookie.  

Then next was super fun walk! Next was day of long hike near horse stables (horse stables! Cannot wait to go see) and was so best hike because went with whole pack! Including Evil Stepmummy! Was so best to see Evil Stepmummy! Was as good and calm as possible as could be, because Evil Stepmummy so evil and require best behaviour. Then on walk, all pack had food but would not give any food. Would not share, was so rude. Made go away and explore by self, but Evil Stepmummy came to entertain and was nice.

Hike other day was maybe best so far because, have started to be able to breathe bit better. Went in what is called Walnut Canyon. Practiced bit of obedience and such. Even though sister like to run off, self preferred to stay close to Jacinta. Would turn around and stare at, with such to say, please hurry up! Is so much to explore!  

Following big sister.  So knows best ways to go!

Also was fun for to do puppy zooms and prances and bounces. Felt so energied and happy. Was great rocks and logs and bridges for to climb on and run under, and stairs to run up and down.
 Up big log, just like A-frame!
 Under bridge so speedy, just like best tunnel!

 Hurry!  Must hurry!  Are amazing things at top of stairs!

 Sister Cookie also waits for Jacinta

Best was meeting lovely energied girl dog! Much more fun than sister Cookie because was happy to play rough and tumble chase for few minutes before moving on.  Also got tasty treat from owner of other dog.
Cannot wait for to have another hike. Am so tired and happy after hikes.
Will just have 2 minute power nap and be ready to go again.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Is quiz time! #2

Is most amazing!  For November month, found quiz that is made especially for dogs!

1. Name, Breed, and Age:
Timmentee Vertigo, Australian Cattle Dog, 19 months (about 16 human years)

2. Rescue or Purchase?
Am purchase from small breeder.  But Jacinta say, would not want to purchase ever again.

3. Ever killed another animal?

Only bugs.  So like to chase other animals though.

4.Whats the most expensive thing you have eaten, ruined, or chewed?
Probably was worst idea when chewed very expensive pain medications into dust.

5. Do you bark at EVERY living (and non living) thing that you see that moves?
Oh yes, is most important idea for to bark at all the things.  Except, then get mind control collar on.  Have on now.

6. Did your current owner name you?
Yes, sidekick gave best name!

7. Do you like the sprinkler or hose?
Think both so best!

8. If you had a theme song, what would it be?
Most obvious choice is "Vertigo" by U2.

9. Are you secretly a cat?

10. Do you eat human food or table scraps?
Only sometimes, like when steal or get given as special treat.

11. If you were given an empty plastic bottle, what would you do with it?
So like to play fetch with empty plastic bottles!  Are best to crunch because make funny noise and also feel good on teeth.

12. What would you do if your humans left the house and there was a cooked turkey sitting on the bench?
Would bound up stairs quickish, and jump on counter in flying leap.  Would begin to lick and nibble at turkey, then eat more and more until all gone.  Would probably get very sick.

13. Do you howl at night or at sirens?
Not too much.  Can howl though, is joke that must not be Blue Heeler, but must be Beagle.

14. Can you open doors?
Yes!  Is like magic!  If ring bell on front door, can get human to open for!  Is as good as doing it by self!

15. If you were any other animal, what would it be?
Would be Antelope, like mummy.  Not for same reasons of Jacinta at all, but because like to spring and spring and spring.

16. If you were a human, who would you be?
Evil Stepmummy's littlest brother!  Is spirit human.

17. Do you shed a lot, a little, or hardly at all?

Am such sheddy dog.

18. Have you ever had surgery?

Yes, to get new-tered.  Poor sister must have surgery to get rid of bladder stones.  Sounds ow.  Has been drinking rocks?

19. Do you prefer:

Hard floor or Soft bed
Dog food or Table scraps  (all is most delicious!)
A walk or A trip to the dog Park (oh please oh please take for hike?)
Tennis Ball or Teddy Bear (prefer to chase, but also love to take all stuffed animals in world to nibble)
Dirty or Clean (just because water so great)
Couch or Dog bed
Fence or Shock Collar (who would prefer shock collar?  Cookie wears shock collar, but am learning to stay in yard with positive reinforcement)

20. Do you prefer to give small kisses, or face baths?
Would give face baths if could, but am okay with little kisses.

21. Do you follow your human around everywhere?
Yes, as most as can.  Is comfy for to be around Jacinta.

22. Does you run to your owner when he or she comes home every day?
Yes!  So love for to say hello to Jacinta, can not contain excitement! Much thanks for reading second quiz time!  Do not forget, if have fun quiz questions for, please to be asking in comments so that can answer next month!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Big Sister Cookie

Have now had few days to spend with newest big sister.  Is very funny lady, and so love.  When first met, was only very fast nose sniff, then was just ignore, because were out on amazing walk and were more interesting smells than for to play with new dog.

Then when got home, was so excited and thought, must get big sister to do whatever want!  So stood right up to Cookie and got in face and bumped and bumped and bumped with muzzle, and pawed with paws, and tried to climb on top of.  But soon Cookie said, no more!  And turned around and gave snarl.  Was most funny, so gave more muzzle bumps and pawing to get reaction again.  Then ran off.  Is so so so funny!

More have jumped on and muzzle bumped and pawed at, Cookie has gotten more loud and toothy.  Is so funny!  Is even funnier than before!  But also, is starting to get bit scary so think, maybe might not bother big sister as much.  Especially since after last night.  Cookie up on seat with parents of Jacinta.  Went to put head on mum of Jacinta to get pets, but big sister saw and she became crazy.  So snarly, with highest lip lift and deepest growl.  Is obvious to see, that is not for self to sit on seat of Cookie.

Other than staying away from special Cookie places though, is most fun for to annoy!

Bother bother bother bother bother.  So like bit when she stops moving.

Friday, November 25, 2011

And then was home with pack

 Could not contain excite when finally saw Jacinta after many many days of cramped travel with gross food.  Jumped right into arms and held on like koala!  Did not want to even get down for to pee, though had long travel.  Was too excited for to see.  So got speedy quick into car to go to home.

After bit, stopped for quick break.  After only few minutes, was frightening sensation!  Was all tingly on paws, and fur stood up on end.  Said, want to get back in car!  So jumped in where was heat all hugging me.  Realized that scary sensation, that have been feeling for days, is being cold.  Have never before been this cold.
Must wear jacket for to be warm.

Other thing about here, Lost Almost, is that is so hard to breathe.  Must pant and pant and pant, and cannot get enough to breathe.  Is okay to walk around house to explore, but cannot do too much running.

And the thirst.  Oh the thirst!  Must keep drinking forever and ever and ever, and am still so thirsty.  Thought was thirsty at Townsville, where was so hot and sticky and must always drink, but in Lost Almost is ten times worst.

Are great things about being home with pack.  So love all people, and are so many toys all over that so love to play with!  When got here, new big sister not yet here, so got to play so fun with all toys all around house.

Is also so much space in both house and nice yard!   Can walk most places, but when Jacinta says “ah-ah,” must turn around and not go where am going.  Is like, if go too far away from in outside yard, or if go up stairs inside.  Sometimes forget, but sometimes remember and when remember not to go over, Jacinta so pleased with.

Was difficult to sleep in night.  Was so cold, and is not enough space on bed to sleep with Jacinta, though so wanted to.  Have big puffy bed for self for to sleep in, but was not yet comfortable.  Slept instead on floor, but was cold and kept to wake up over and over.
Now is so comfy though, and like to sleep so sound inside around pack, and sometimes be bit squiggly.  Especially with new big sister Cookie, who have now met!  Will tell all about Cookie soon.
Cannot wait for more adventures in brand new house!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Re-instated International Canine Liason

So many big words.  Well, got into America few days ago and knew, as big important Australian Spy Dog, was one place must go.  Washington D.C.!  Capitol of United States of America!  Were important jobs that had to do before got to house of Jacinta.

Is amazing place! (credit)

First, had meeting with CIA, Canine Intelligence Agency.  Are important rules for Spy Dogs and other important dogs in America, so that are not uncovered.  Are already doing many of things, luckily, so does not require much effort.  Is already that have a cover family and name and do not go by Mister Squiggles during day.  Is already also that do things like cover school.  Must always be so behaved.  Last, must remember to get new name tag to give cover name and address of cover family.  Then, if ever am running around and person say, Looks like Super Dog, Mister Squiggles!  Can say, no, is not, see?  Am just Vertigo.  Am just dumb dog.  So all those things very important and had to sign much paperwork to say, will be safe!  Am now member of CIA.  Turn out, new big sister Cookie also member of CIA, Physics department.  Never knew before that she work on teleport devices in Lost Almost!

After all CIA paperwork, got security clearance to have meeting with Bo, First Dog.  Was groundbreaking meeting, is at present very important discussions going on between Australian and American humans.  Bo so wanted to go and also have discussions with Australian dogs, but was not allowed because of this disease, have never heard of before, is name of rabies.  So is lucky that came to America!  Now all is well between Australian dogs and American dogs.

Was most friendly first dog!  Very down to earth. (credit)

Was very long day in Washington D.C., and then had to get back on plane, and go to house of Jacinta.  Was so exciting!  Could not wait to see pack!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Last of this, last of that, finally explained!

Other day, went to beach with other dog name of Zeke, and human of Zeke.  Was much fun as always.  Running up and down beach, burying sticks, saying hello to dogs and people.

Is most awesome to run in waves with stick.

But then at end, Jacinta said that is last time at beach!  Was so confused and did not understand.
In back is Magnetic Island, where must take most evil boat to get.

In morning today, Jacinta said, is time for walk along river!  Must go swimming!

Is so nice for to splash in river.

 But then again said annoying thing!  Said, is last day for to splash in and walk along river!  Must say goodbye to all!

 Goodbye, nice Palmetum!

Finally has sat down and explained to!  Has said, are moving to America!  Will be going to place called Lost Almost where pack of Jacinta lives, including Cookie and Glenna!  Wow, what big thing!  Will be missing Townsville, but am so excite.  Start travel tomorrow and will be in travel for 4 days.  Will have to be 4 days without Jacinta, but will try to sneaky use a computer to keep updated on travels!

Goodbye Townsville!

Friday, November 11, 2011

To Man Who Gives Chicken

Dear Man Who Gives Chicken,

Am so thankful that were in life.  Were best person who knew just how to take care of cattle dogs.  Always made feel so safe when could not be with Jacinta.  Thank you for giving lovely yard to run in.  Thank you for playing lots and lots of fetch.  Thank you for feeding chicken and sausages always, for is so good feeling to be full.  Thank you for letting come over and hang out in house, even when get very excited and jump all over (or pee on rug accidentally, or chew on door stop that looks like toy).  Thank you for lending lovely lady, Lady Who Gives Cuddles, so that could cuddle with.  Thank you for introducing to delicious marrow bones that could chew and chew and chew.  Thank you for letting borrow ute, so that could learn like proper cattle dog how to ride in back with wind in face.  Thank you for not being too mad, when dug hole so deep then water went in hole and you stepped in hole and fell.  Was funny, no?  Thank you for not being too permissive, and giving rules like not barking, because means have grown up to be such good dog.

Thank you for always loving all friends and family.  Were always right there for Jacinta whenever needed car fixed, or needed ride somewhere.  Would be always so friendly with drinks and food and stories.  Were so generous with giving time and giving things.  Like when needed rope because did not have lead.  You gave rope.  And toy!  Favourite whacking toy.  Was from you!  Is so best toy to whack.

Thank you for creating childhood memories for Jacinta.  She say, will always remember coming to see when younger, eating tasty things, camping in huts, fishing, riding in back of ute.  She say, dogs Chopper and Fatso were great dogs for to introduce to best breed, cattle dog breed.  Thank you for that.

Were so funny when was just young puppy, and had housemate from China who was scared of dogs.  Remember?  You always say, must make sure are not eaten!  Am delicious delicacy!  Jacinta not think so funny, but is good cattle dog humor.  Was indeed funny.

Am cattle dog, and am good.  Will keep to take care of pack without.  Will keep closest eye on Jacinta and Daddy of Jacinta.  All will be well.  And do not worry.  Will get Jacinta to fatten up with chicken, then will be best life.  But will miss Man Who Gives Chicken.  Good bye...

Much love forever.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Case of the disappearing lair

When went to superdog school today, Jacinta packed up lair and put in car with.  Did not think much of, because sometimes take lair with for comfortable times.  But then, gave to other person and did not bring back!  Is strange and amazing.

Jacinta say, do not longer need lair now that am grown up dog.  Can be left alone without crate or can sleep outside of crate.  Already often do.  Jacinta also say, can not bring with.  Can not bring with?  Again with the can not bring with!  Where are going?  Am so curious.  Jacinta say is other lair that can have later, is bit bigger and can use if needed.  Would like to find out what is up and where are going!

Room so lonely without lair.
  And look how gross.  Ew.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Daddy of Jacinta is here!

Must jump and squiggle and squiggle and squiggle.  Must run inside, then run outside, then run inside, then run outside.  Then jump and squiggle and squiggle and squiggle.  Am so excite for to see Daddy of Jacinta.  Is so nice man.  Though, think have done too much running and jumping after ball, because leg so sore.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Stopping to smell roses, part two

Thank you for patience!  Here is part two of Palmetum walk with flowers!

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