Well, I was hoping to have a big post telling you all about my human’s recent adventures in Taiwan but Hsin-Yi has been too busy so she hasn’t found the time to help me do it yet. So I’m just going to have to tell you about some other new adventures I’ve been having since Hsin-Yi came back. Oh, I’ve been keeping busy!
Well, first of all, I got very excited the other day when we were out for our daily walk because I found a Weird Ball! Now, you know how much I love balls and the best kind are the ones you find when just out walking…it’s like finding treasure! So I was really excited when I saw this one..
…it really was a bit weird, though. Well, first of all, it wasn’t really round…and it had a strange, rough, hairy outside…and it was really heavy…and it had a big hole in it as well!
I pounced on it and grabbed it and batted it around with my paws. It could still roll around quite well so it was still a pretty good ball, even if it was a bit weird! Then I rushed over to show Hsin-Yi…
…oh, but Hsin-Yi told me it wasn’t a ball at all! She said it was an old, empty Coconut! She explained that a Coconut was a type of yummy that fell from big, tall trees and they have a lovely sweet juice inside. Hmm, now that she mentioned it, I could definitely smell a yummy, sweet smell coming out of that hole…maybe there might still be something left inside? I lay down and tried to lick through the hole but my tongue was too big and wouldn’t fit in!
Anyway, I still loved my Coconut-Ball and when we continued on our walk, I decided to take it with me! Hsin-Yi thought I was crazy and said it was a big, heavy stupid thing to lug around with us but I ignored her. I mean, I’m not asking her to carry it, am I?
So I carried it around the park with us for the whole rest of the walk, wagging my tail as I went….but when we got back to our car machine, oh – Meanie Hsin-Yi wouldn’t let me take it home with us!! She said she didn’t want some Disgusting, Stinky Old Coconut in our house…oh, I was so grumpy with her! I thought it would look really good next to my bed in the living room…but she made me leave it by the side of the road. Humph!
I was so mad at her, I didn’t talk to her for 2 days. But then I decided to forgive her because she took me out for a wonderful surprise one morning! Well, actually it was because Paul suddenly got a day off that he wasn’t expecting and it was such a special treat, having Paul with us, in the middle of the week – that we decided to go out for breakfast!
See, usually my humans don’t like to take me out to brunch on weekends because there are always LOADS of people and they keep coming up to our table, asking to pat me and asking questions about me and human pups run up to me suddenly and other doggies aren’t controlled by their owners and also run up to my face…so it’s very stressy for Hsin-Yi coz she has to “supervise” all the time and can’t really relax to enjoy her breakfast. We never get left in peace. If people aren’t coming up, they’re hovering around talking about me and pointing and taking pictures of me.
Of course, I am very well-socialised and don’t mind the attention much – but Hsin-Yi thinks it’s a bit unfair for me to have to cope with so many strangers and lie still and be on my best behaviour for hours, especially coz some humans don’t know the right way to behave around doggies! (And you know how BIG doggies always get blamed for everything! ). And especially now that I’m a “senior doggie”, she doesn’t want to “force” me to put up with too much and maybe make me get cranky. Sometimes she says she wishes we had Harry Potter’s ‘invisitbity cloak‘ for me – so that we could go out to cafes but nobody could see me!
Anyway, so that’s why we don’t usually go out to brunch on weekends, even though my humans love taking me to cafes. But this time, it was the middle of the week so when we arrived at Savichees Cafe in Pyrmont, it was so lovely and empty, with only a few other people there.
They are really dogfriendly too – with bowls of water specially out for doggies – and the waiters all come over to make a fuss of me. Best of all, it passes the Bighoneydog Cafe Test because there is loads of space around the tables for me to stretch out and not worry about being too close to people (or doggies!) at other tables. Oooh, and guess what? I got the same yummy I had last time…a whole strawberry & ricotta muffin…all for me!!
Mm…yumm…it was Very Good! And Hsin-Yi gave me part of her Bacon & Egg Roll too, so I definitely decided to forgive her for the Coconut Incident!
After brunch, we had a lovely walk around Pyrmont – the sun was sparkling on the water and everything looked so pretty! It’s the end of winter now , here in Australia, and the weather is still cool enough for me to enjoy my walks, even when it’s sunny – the air is still nice and cool. We’re trying to do lots of daytime walks now because soon it’s going to be Spring and then it will get hot again and I won’t be able to enjoy these kinds of walks anymore…
Oh, and finally – I must tell you about the new friends I made today! Well, you know how hard I find it to make doggie friends because most doggies I meet Freak Out and either get Stupid Scared of me, squealing and cringing before I’ve come anywhere near them, and making their humans give me dirty looks – or Psycho Grumpy, lunging at me and making nasty faces at me and calling me names…and if I try to defend myself or make them leave me alone, I always get blamed coz I’m the BIGGER doggie!
So after many bad experiences, Hsin-Yi has become very anti-social when we go to the park and she’s really “selective” now about which doggies she’ll let me meet. We have tried to make some friends – and I have met a few nice doggies, like Banjo the Aussie Shepherd – but most of the time, we’re disappointed.
So today we were really happy to meet 2 doggies that were confident and sociable and friendly! They were 2 Sharpeis – a boy called Fudge and a girl called Pepper. They ran up to us as me & Hsin-Yi were doing some dance practice in the park – and introduced themselves! (Hsin-Yi was just using her mobile phone machine so she didn’t get very good photos)
They were both still really young – about 10 months old – so they were full of energy and really wanted to PLAY! I did run around with them for a bit but whew, I couldn’t really keep up! Hsin-Yi was making rude comments about me being an “old” doggie and “the spirit’s willing but the body can’t keep up…” – humph! Does she realise I’m like about 65 years old in human years? I’d like to see HER gallop around with youngsters when she’s 65!!
Well, you can see for yourself – here’s a little movie Hsin-Yi got on her mobile phone machine of us playing…what do you think? Don’t you think I held my own pretty well?
If the movie doesn’t play, try here: http://youtu.be/4g8JclF42F0