Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Swimming in the sea

These photos were taken two years ago at the beach. The water in the sea was gushing. I love swimming in it. They were pretty photos. I also love to sand bath at the beach.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Hanging the dogs using choke chain

I was extremely troubled all day with what I saw during a training session this morning. The doggies were supposed to learn the “stay” command. As usual, they were all leashed with the white coloured training rope, told to sit and stay while their human companions slowly walk away. However some doggies didn’t quite get the idea and started following their human companions. To my horror, their human companions were told by the trainer to lift the doggies off the ground by their necks, legs suspended in the air with choke chain around their necks and drag them back to the spot where they were supposed to remain. There were 3 dachshunds and I saw one dachshund started choking and I could tell that they were all really really so frightened. As for the Lab that didn’t get the idea, it was too big and heavy for its human companion, so it was dragged over the shoulder with hind legs suspended in the air and choke chain round its neck as well.

Mummy shouted to them and asked them to stop hanging the doggies by their necks but they carried on. Buttercup told us that in the human’s world where capital punishment is still being practised, only humans who committed serious crimes like murder, espionage, treason, or rape were hanged in this manner till they choked to their death……. Those poor doggies certainly didn’t commit any serious crime. Hope those human companions will realize that by hanging their doggies, they may cause serious neck injuries to their doggies….

Let’s pray for safety of those doggies and positive reinforcement training method which is the latest thinking in North America and Europe.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Our Potty Place

This is where we do our 'business' at home. We like to call it our newspaper garden. Every month Mummy will be collecting old newspapers from neighbours, relatives, and family members. We used about 5 - 10 KG of newspapers every month. That is a lot of newspapers! Mummy changes the newspapers every morning, every late afternoon, every evening, and every night.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Buttercup and Beijing

Last Saturday Buttercup came back from Beijing, China. We were kind of gotten used to her away for a week business trip. Last October 2007, she went to China for a week as well. This time we were less anxious. We did not wait for her at the door whole night, and we were able to sleep throughout the night. Although we wagged our tails less everytime Buttercup was away, we were able to cope better this time. The house was quiet..... Oh boy were we glad when Buttercup came back! Cookie jumped into the suitcase and sat there, until Buttercup chased her out! This time we did not get any doggy toy or treat.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Sunday Eggs

Every Sunday, after our walk in the park or swim at Sentosa, we get to eat Sunday Eggs. The eggs are submerged in boiled hot water for 8 - 10 min. We love to eat eggs! After our weekly bath, we will station ourselves in the kitchen waiting for the cracking sound of Sunday Eggs.