Two admissions…….And one award, x three

Well, mistress has finally returned. Not before time.

That’s not my admission though. I have to confess that master and I were bored. Not that we missed her. Not really.

But we worked our fingers and paws to the bone doing the cleaning while she was gone.

Master and I – skin and bone after our hard week

Mistress claimed she was cleaning my kennel flat in Gibraltar. As if. I don’t know why it took her a whole week to clean a tiny flat. We had a house and a large terrace to clean. We had no-one to moan at and victimise. It seems mistress is useful after all.

Wait. What is this? What is this pesky flower doing on MY blog? No sooner is she back than mistress is invading my space. She seems to think it is a pretty flower and her blogging pals have told her it looks nice on her blog so she wants to add it to mine because not everyone reads her blog.


Of course not mistress, dogs are interested in dogblogs, not flowerblogs or whatever you write about. Mistress tells me that it is cold and wintry in some parts of the world so this pretty flower will cheer people up. Well, just this once. But no more flowers allowed on my blog unless I am in the picture too. Huh. This is Pippadogblog not Pippaflowerblog mutter mutter…….

Admission number two. This is a difficult one. As you all know whenever I do a poll I always take your advice. Even when you all tell me not to get rid of mistress. So when I asked you for help with my dilemma about girlfriends naturally I intended to do what you all suggested and go for more.

But I am not sure I want to. Lots of my top girlfriends came back and said how much they loved me and I was very touched. Even though I have lots of Pippalove I think I should really concentrate on making these special and loyal girlfriends feel loved. And mistress keeps getting them confused.

So, I am not going to actively look for more girlfriends, but…….I do need to say that Jazz and Dixie have agreed to be my girls in Japan. (Mistress is prattling away about Big in Japan and Alphaville music here very good mistress, go away now.)

Not just that, but Narra has agreed that I can be her elevated Ethel thinker, no I mean ethereal thinker. While Wally is grounded and earthly.

Ethereal thinking

Naturally I am not going to pass up these three beautissima girlfriends, although I may need to brush up on my Ethel-real thinking, as I am usually sleeping not thinking. For you Narra, I will be a thinking dog though. And for Jazz and Dixie I will even let mistress play Big in Japan more than once on youtube – or even on that funny small round black thing that spins round and round at 45 rpm on a large machine. PippaQuiz. What is the small funny round black thing called?

Back to the girlfriends. Even though I am not going to look for more, (well, not just now anyway) I would like to say that I will never refuse anyone who asks. So, if any girl out there wants a boyfriend I will always be here. Just ask.

Finally a couple of quick comments to some of my top girlfriends. To Kelsey Ann and Roxie, I didn’t know I was your only boyfriend so I will remember that and make sure I send you extra special loves. To Guinness, you will be my Valentine too and I will be thinking of you in a few days time. And to Tasha and Eva – it DOES snow here in Spain. Big time. So that is no excuse for not moving here.

To Ethel. It must be difficult for you that Wally stinks so much. I do not smell. Nor can I smell Wally in Gibraltar, or Spain. It is a shame you are not chasing fuzzy cats tennis balls on my terrace with me.

Ooops I nearly forgot. Distracted by my girlfriends as usual. I have been given the E for Excellence award. Mistress says it can’t mean much because A is the top mark not E but I have told her she is wrong as usual. In fact I have it three times so I must be excellentissima. I have been given it by Lorenza, MayaMarie, and Jazz and Dixie. Of course if mistress had not been gallivanting in Gibraltar and had kept up to my blog she might have posted this award sooner, but there again, if she had done, I might not have been given it three times. I so like to get awards more than once.

Well, I am a happy Pippa. I have some new girlfriends, a nice award, mistress is back for me to complain about and I nearly had a marmalade gatito this morning but master was too fast. I was going for it for you Sophie, honest.

Mistress is back – preparing tasty food above my table den


Answers ….. and sharing

I thought I would do a bit of a round-up with news and some answers to questions some of you have asked over the last few posts.

But first of all, I want to do a mega-big thank you and lots of snoses to Tasha and Eva, and Chili, Mikki, Cracker and Bama – the River Hill Pack. Their holiday cards have finally arrived at my GibKennelFlat. Mistress doesn’t know when, but she picked them up when she arrived there. Now I am impatiently waiting for her to bring them back to me so I can swoon over everyone all the time. (Except for Chili and Cracker although they are very handsome dogs).

Roxie, Sammy and Andy asked me if would miss mistress? Bah. Of course not. Who? I’ve forgotten her already (except that I have told her to do me a blog post). However, I know that mistress is missing me because she has told master so.

Pacco said maybe mistress would bring me back a present. I don’t think so. She didn’t even get me anything for my Gotcha Day.

Lorenza asked if master likes to wake up early. I’ve never asked him. But I do. So that’s all that matters.

Charlie and Jackson asked if I would get extra toast (or less) with mistress gone. Well I certainly won’t get any less ‘cos she hardly gives me any. But master seems to be getting a bit fed up of toast which is Not Good News, as I can’t grill my own. So I am going to have to roo roo a few times in the morning to make sure he keeps up to it.

Jazz and Dixie asked if my terrace looks down onto the sea. Yes it does. Master and mistress like to look at the sea. As you all know I am more interested in looking for catz.

Looking for catz

On the post about my den, Helios asked if I was sniffing for more girlfriends. I thought that was a good response – but I haven’t had much luck yet.

Sniffing again

Pacco suggested I hold auditions. I thought that would be fun. But I would say yes to every applicant anyway. So spayed female would be very welcome if you are still interested Pacco. Especially such a beautiful agile one who seems to win lots of food all the time.

LacyLulu pointed out that I would get my girlfriends confused. Well I don’t but silly mistress does. But I’m sure every girlfriend knows that is not my fault.

Wally reassuringly reminded me that Ethel is not jealous which is cool. Neither am I. So I don’t mind sharing La Flirtador and Randi with you Wally. I can understand why they are particularly attracted to a Corgador like you.

Oh and earlier La Flirtador asked whether I preferred toast or butter. That’s a difficult one Sophs, but I think the toast just has it. I love the crunchy toast and will eat it with olive oil on too.

And although it wasn’t a comment on here, I have to mention the lovely Penny and her new collar of hearts. She gave the big heart to Peanut and there was a little one for me too. Thank you Penny.

Now on the subject of sharing, I thought I would post up my disappointment about some of my girlfriends. I keep reading that lots of them have got new boyfriends, or one special one, and I just don’t think they love me at all anymore. I am just a friend. I feel so dejected and rejected.


MayaMarie said she loved Juneau because he was YOUNG and CUTE. I ask you. Do I look that old and past it? Then although Mikki and Bama said they loved me very much and liked being my girlfriends, a couple of months later I discover Mikki is Jack’s girlfriend, and now Mikki and Cracker are offering Bama to Cosi. I’m not having a lot of luck with these beautiful huskigirls. Next Amber and Kelsey Ann will abandon me. A roo roo boo hoo.

I need to be clear here. I am not disappointed in them, I think they are lovely. But I feel I have failed them. So this is why I have not been looking for other girlfriends as my confidence has taken a bit of a battering recently. Otherwise I might have asked the adorable Jazz and Dixie, they have such pretty faces and they are so well-behaved, and it would be so cool to have girlfriends in Japan. And I have taken a particular liking to Narra – even though I would have to share yet another girlfriend with Wally. Again. Then there is Pacco, as mentioned earlier. (Pacco does remind me of Ethel I have to say, well they are both black and leap around a lot).

To cheer me up a bit, I will finish by adding that Gus and Louie have given me the Thinking Blogger award. This is the third time I have been given it so I am very pleased. Particularly as it now means I think three times as much as mistress as she has still only been given it once. Hehehe. I will just pass it onto Ethel this time, as she said she wanted to be a thinking blogger like Wally. Of course you are Ethel. You think a lot. Mainly about tennis balls, but occasionally about me when you remember. So I think you definitely deserve the award.

Thinking – with eyes shut