Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sunday story

Today we went for a big long walk in Fletcher Moss park. It is cold here at the moment, zero degrees Celcius! Yesterday there was this eerie freezing fog that didn't disappear all day. The bright sunshine today was pleasant however.

~This evening I'm going to make my Christmas Pudding !,1234,RC.html

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sunday show

On Thursday there was a programme on called "Special Needs Pets".
follows a number of owners striving to come to terms with their beloved pets' disabilities.

It was so sad !
I know Pepe is only a little Puglet but I hope she lives to a healthy ripe-old age x

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tuesday together

This is my sis, Katie with Pepe. She paid us a visit last Wednesday til Sunday. It's always good to see her x

Kate visited last before Pepe had had her second vaccination so things were a bit more restricted then. It was good this time to be able to go for walkies!

Kate has a floofy Maine Coon cat, Louie. He was adopted from Battersea Pet's Home. He enjoys sitting in sinks

Monday, November 17, 2008


Jesse's new perch...
Well at least one of us is enjoying having the equipment in here. We're becoming doubtful as to whether it will all be resolved/ gone in time for Xmas...

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sunday surgery

Recently I have noticed that Pepe has a bit of a bald spot ...
In the pic there is her white crest, and the baldness is above. We've not been taking her collar off, but I don't think it's from that irritating her as she's never been excessively scratching ? Anyway now we keep the collar off when she is inside.

Do puppies ever lose fur before their grown-up coat comes thru ?

Friday, November 14, 2008

Fashion on a Friday

Earlier in the week Pepe got her coat ! It arrived when I was at work so Jerry took it upon himself to dress her and send me the above picture. It made me laugh and I simply had to show it to my team !
The coat is from Pugsnuggly and I love it. Pepe looks just like a hotdog all wrapped up snug in a bun wearing it. She looks so skinny when you take it off !

And... I also got a hat from Etsy. I think we both look quite fetching when out on Walkies now!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Remembrance day

Today is a very important day where we remember those who have died for us. Maybe it's because I'm getting older and perhaps more able to get my head around the scale of what occured that it upsets me more and more. Recently I read "Birdsong", by Sebastian Faulks. While I found the story only so-so, the descriptions of life in the trenches, going over the top and the loss of lives were absolutely mind-boggling.

Last year we went to The Animals' War exhibition at the War Museum. It was really good. The pic I have uploaded is of one of the exhibits from it, I think this cat must have been a champion mouser on one of the Navy's crafts. Not only were they there to keep the rodents under control, but I imagine they would have also been a great comfort to our servicemen- a friendly furry face.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Monday moan

We have had an ongoing problem in our flat, which we finally seem to have got to the bottom of. In the bathroom the taps for the shower/ bath combo have been badly fitted resulting in a leak. We have a double-what-it-should-be water bill to support this. So at the moment there are dehumidifiers in the bathroom to dry the floor, walls etc out. The place looks a mess and my sister is coming to visit later this week.

Here is the other side of the bathroom. Before they figured out it was the tap leaking they 'explored' by taking off the skirting boards - there was mould on the damp wall. As you can see the pipes and therefore insulation have been exposed. Pepe loves to nibble this off like so much candy floss- naughty Pug !

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Easy like Sunday morning

Ever since Jesse has been able to get up onto the kitchen counter, he has a new spot to hang out - the kitchen windowsill. There is even a spider plant on there for him to nibble on if us humans have not been stupid enough to leave anything edible out on the side. His favourites include knife used to butter bread.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Saturday snapshot

Today was very exciting as we took Pepe to a new park- Fog Lane. This park is further away from our home, but, it has a duck pond! I hope they enjoyed the Burgen Soy & Linseed bread we took.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Thursday thoughts

I had the day off today- I had an interview! It was for a Library Assistant position at the University library ... where Jerry studies ! I think it went okay... their final question was along the lines of "tell us about something you are proud of"... so I said Pepe! and told them about her good behaviour when my parents met her for the first time last weekend :) It turns out that one of the interviewers was a dog-lover so I hope my answer went down well. Fingers crossed x

Monday, November 3, 2008

Monday meme

  1. Your mood right now... achy from doing Wii fit for the first time in a couple of months
  2. Your favourite spot in your house... hot bath tub
  3. Your favourite colour... don't mind
  4. . The one thing you can't live without... books
  5. Who do you love... Jerry, pets, family
  6. What would you do if you won the lottery... be able to study to be a Librarian, or maybe open a tea/coffeeshop that also had second hand books
  7. Name something that makes you sad... money or lack of > yup, me too- or maybe not sad as such, more Stressed !
  8. Your favorite treat is .... super bath !
  9. Your favorite TV Show is.... was The Restaurant but it finished last week
  10. Your favorite music is... Panda! Panda! playlist
  11. What do you want to be for Halloween.... Batgirl >yeah, I like Batman too
  12. Are you naughty or nice.... I hope people think I'm nice :)
  13. What's your favorite memory... Venice/ Honeymoon
  14. If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go.... I'm terrible at these questions- China to see a panda
  15. If you could meet any celebrity who would it be..... Wouldn't want to meet anyone famous > yeah, I don't really idolise anyone either

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Easy like Sunday morning

I love the way Simba is all curled up, while Jesse is at full stretch x