Archive for the ‘Dogs’ Category

Labradoodle Dandy

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Labradoodle Dandy Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. Here's my dog showing off (as usual) by dressing himself in a curtain. He's sitting in his usual legs all over the place posture and waiting to be let outside so he can meet and greet ...

Silly Pictures from the National Gallery

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

A few silly pictures I saw last weekend at the National Gallery: An Allegory With Venus and Cupid by Bronzino. Monty Python Terry Gilliam used to wander this gallery when looking for inspiration for his animations, and if you look at the bottom left hand corner - it's the Monty Python ...

Mars is bright

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

From The Sydney Morning Herald: It's close - but not that close By Richard Macey October 26, 2005 Mars, the planet named in honour of the god of war, is glowing red in our night sky. It will not be this bright again until 2018. And like many modern warriors, its arrival has been preceded ...

T-Shirt Humour

Friday, September 16th, 2005

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Monday, June 6th, 2005

Dashed home at lunchtime and surprised a courier who had popped a 'Sorry I missed you' note under the door. After I had signed for my parcel (the replacement iBook battery) and the courier had left, I went inside and saw my sister's dog, Souki. Souki has a habit of holding ...

Dog washer

Monday, April 18th, 2005

Just dropped my dog off at the groomers to be bathed and clipped. He needs it - he looks like an old carpet. He put his paws up on the groomers' half door to say hello to them, then did it again from the inside to say goodbye to me.


Thursday, March 3rd, 2005

It's hailing. There are marble-sized hail bouncing off the windows and the thunder is rolling. My sister's dogs are trying to get onto my lap. Stormy in particular hates thunderstorms. My dog isn't the slightest bit worried by storms. He's asleep in the corner.

Tracker dog

Thursday, February 24th, 2005

My father took my dog and my sister's dogs to the north end of the beach today. I was walking almost half a kilometre away, yet suddenly I heard running paws behind me, and there was my dog coming up to say hello. I'm impressed. He must have tracked me down ...

Dog greeting

Friday, January 28th, 2005

Mum and I waited in the garden with the dogs for Dad and my sister to come home, but soon the dogs got bored and went inside. We followed them about 15 minutes later. When Dad finally came home, I took photos of the dogs bounding all over Dad as my ...


Sunday, January 23rd, 2005

It’s pouring with rain. There was thunder and lightning for about 2 hours and my sister’s dog, ironically named Stormy, huddled as close as possible to anyone in the vicinity. He’s terrified of storms. I was looking forward to meeting friends in the city, and doing a bit of city geocaching ...


Thursday, January 20th, 2005

Took my dog to the vets and he received his heartworm and mixed disease innoculations.

Bad dog!

Saturday, January 15th, 2005

My father took my dog and my sister's dogs down to dog park this afternoon but came back in disgrace. Apparently someone in the park was playing Chuck-It with their dog. A Chuck-It is a long piece of plastic with a handle at one end and a curved bit at the ...

Big ticks

Saturday, November 13th, 2004

Poor Mango had so many engorged paralysis ticks on him today that touching him was like touching a bunch of grapes. Seven ticks in all. Luckily he's immune. I pulled them all out and I think for once he appreciated it. Usually he doesn�t like humans touching him. He hates humans, ...


Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004

My dog was clipped and bathed yesterday. His fur was getting far too long and I was having trouble finding paralysis ticks on him, so he badly needed a clip. The groomers found a tick in his shoulder and the poor dog also had massive engorged ticks in each ear, ...

Dog Clip

Tuesday, October 26th, 2004

Booked my dog in for a clip next Monday. Judging from my tasks menu, he was last clipped April 26th. The paralysis ticks are getting harder to find as his fur grows so he needs this clip badly.

Height of the Paralysis Tick Season

Wednesday, October 13th, 2004

It's the height of the paralysis tick season. I pulled 3 adult paralysis ticks out of my dog tonight. The paralysis tick, Ixodes holocyclus, is a scourge in my area. An adult paralysis tick will kill your dog or cat within days. There is no vaccine, and no pesticide that ...

GPS Dog Collar

Wednesday, August 25th, 2004

From Engadget: The company GPS Tracks created the Global Pet Finder, which is a GPS collar that automatically sends escape alerts to the pet owner’s cellphone when it’s left a designated area, like your backyard. We’re hoping the next series gets a sleeping dart function, so when poochy is running all ...

A Good Dog

Thursday, August 19th, 2004

Proving he has finally left his wild puppy days behind him, my dog managed to charm the dog groomers yesterday. When I came along after work to pick him up, the groomers told me they'd spoken the words 'turn around' while he was being bathed and he obligingly turned around ...

Good Dogs

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2004

From The New York Times: Behavior: An Epileptic Child's Best Friend By JOHN O'NEIL Published: June 22, 2004 When a child has a seizure, the family dog may be the first to respond, according to a study released yesterday. The researchers surveyed dog-owning couples who had a child with epilepsy. Almost half said their ...