I haven’t been anywhere the last few months. Da mama and da papa have been away quite a few times, a week here, a few days there, but I have been well looked after so that is okay really.
We had a visitor for a few weeks; it was my grandma, mama told me, da papa’s mummy. Can’t say I smelt the connection, but as she slept in my big bed I did sleep with her a few nights, until I found da mama and papa in Pete’s bed. I can’t jump up onto that coz I will hurt my stupid leg, so once they lifted me up at night I was careful not to get down again.
What a busy year it has been. I went to car and horse races and a road trip to Kaikōura in the first few months. A few of my friends went to doggy heaven, so a happy woofy Christmas to Polly, Max and Napoleon – they were great mates so I hope they all have fun together.
We had visitors come and stay, plus we went and stayed at other friends’ places and looked after them and their doggy families – Lox and Dink’s place at the beach was especially fun, I love it there. And I loved it so much in Kaikōura with Layla. I still dream about the rabbits down there – I wonder if they dream of me?
Looking back at my photo album I see there have been lots of visits to food places for da mama and papa all around the country. I was glad to have a coat to sit on at that really cold place Taupō.
Today I have been for a hair cut, and I’m ready for summer I reckon. Now that I don’t have hairy legs and belly maybe those pesky prickles and plants won’t stick to me and make me itch. I love the new allergy cream on my back – it is working great.
Mama says I drive her mental with itching at this time of year. With short hair, I have to be careful not to get sunburnt though, and I am especially careful of the ground and sand at this time of year. The ground can be burning hot and my paws can get burnt if I am not careful. I see mama has put a towel, extra bottle of water and drink cup for me in all the cars.
Sometimes the seats in the car are super hot from the sun so I am woofy glad she thinks about me, and gives me water when we are travelling – I can’t get it myself so thankfully she always thinks about me.
Thanks to everyone for reading my column, sending me emails to say hi, and for my friends who write in. Have a happy holiday time, be safe if your owners take you away, always wear a seat belt – my harness is really good and the seat belt goes onto it easy. I feel safe in the car and motorhome with it on, and to be honest I can get out of it if I really want to but I like feeling secure too.
Merry woofy Xmas from me and da mama and da papa.