We apologise for this break in staffmission

Well yes we are still in blogville..just..the staff AKA Mum the spud has been so ‘busy’ she has neglected to help us blog!

Of course we can’t complain much or Santa might not come..you know how it is..we try and say hi to peeps and try to visit blogs and then she falls asleep..or runs out the door..or trips over (always) …

Anywho we know there have been many sad departures this past week to the Rainbow Bridge..we all feel the sadness and have sent our heartfelt love to all those peeps who have said goodbye to their truly best friends in the world..no time is good but Holidays make it worse somehow..it’s a time for family and when one member is missing..well we all know..

So today while Mum has 5 minutes to scratch as she says..peeps..sheesh..we want to share a bit of what we have been up to down under in preparation for Santa…this year Mum gets out of being the Christmas hostess for the first time! in like 33 years ..you would think she had time then wouldn’t you! and the family is meeting at Rhiannons house this weekend..of course temp is meant to be 40c so Mum is thrilled…really thrilled..

We have had a bit of trouble trying to get Felix,Oscar and Jock shorn but tonight we got the call and they will have the sheep stylist Thursday…so Dad and Mum have to set up a place for them to be for 24 hours before on water only…yikes!

Mum got her Christmas cake done and after the marzipan dried she got to with the fondant..talk about overkill..especially since nobody but Mum and Dad eat it MOL..did i hear you say weight watchers..or regular potty trips…yeppers MOL..

The garden looks awful..the front has been hit by heat humidity locusts and baby bunnies who have Mum in a tizz..see we are supposed to get rid of them..but truth be told Mum and Dad are softies..so Mum has to settle for running out the front all the time shooing them off..they are fast..Mum is not….MOL..but it does keep us kitties entertained watching them!

The stick insects are also fun to watch..it has been really hot..and Dad has made a great system for Mums Veggies so she just flicks a switch and they are watered..otherwise she would have even less time than she already claims to have!

We got Mum to send our cards and some parcels out and even helped Mum do some for peeps and pets not so lucky as us..so Mum and the post lady are almost on BFF list with each other MOL..

Mum also had her second market last weekend and hot as it was she did even better than last time..she loves chatting to folks and loves to talk about the images and where they were taken etc..Mum could talk under water..just sayin..but the day was hot..and by the time she and Dad got home they were pooped..on the way to market they had to stop as a Roo and her young joey were right in the middle of the road..sheesh…they are everywhere at the moment..looking for water and feed .

We have received some cardies in the snail mails too! and beautiful ecards..and when Mum is sorted she will do a slideshow for you so we can say a huge thankyou..we truly love how caring you all are..even when we are pretty poor form with not blogging here !

Some of you might not know but it has been a pretty hectic time here as our Dad was made redundant from his job of 26 years..we had lot’s to sort out and do but it is all great..Dad is starting his own business and has already got lot’s of things lined up..but for awhile it was pretty hard on Mum and Dad..a big shake up..so sort of the reason we have been awol..

So we are going to let Mum go have a swim ..the pool is 27c and it’s a humid yukky night so we will go snooze under the fans..the pups have been given their Santa present early!! ours is still under the tree…unfair…but Mum and Dad said it was a must! see Doc and Forrest are getting older they will be 14 and 13 next year..and the heat is already causing them problems..so Mum and Dad asked Santa to deliver their pressies early..they got fabulous cooling mats..they are safe and sturdy and reduce the heat by the pressure of their body..this cools them down..a great idea and already they are zonked on them! and with that and the wet bandanas Mum puts on them and their pool they should be ok..so anywho..i am off Mum wants a swim..we shall catch up soon..please enjoy some pics of things we have been up to..paw pats Dinnermintz xxxxx

 

Forrest in his Christmas wear MOL
Forrest in his Christmas wear MOL

 

Doc looking super happy in his...
Doc looking super happy in his…

 

Marbles enjoying the pretty lights
Marbles enjoying the pretty lights

 

Cleo in the Christmas spirit
Cleo in the Christmas spirit

 

 

 

I love the tree
I love the tree
Pickles being annoyed by Mum again MOL
Pickles being annoyed by Mum again MOL

 

Mum got her nails done all festive
Mum got her nails done all festive

 

Doc trying to hide from Mum
Doc trying to hide from Mum

 

The corner where the heater is all prettied up
The corner where the heater is all prettied up

 

Our colors are white and silver this year
Our colors are white and silver this year

 

The window entertainment
The window entertainment

 

Yep stick insects
Yep stick insects

 

Our veggies are going well
Our veggies are going well

 

Forrest checking them out
Forrest checking them out

 

Off to get lucerne for the sheepies today
Off to get lucerne for the sheepies today

 

Even town is decorated
Even town is decorated

 

Mum's crazy cake..a fondant santa bag and toys
Mum’s crazy cake..a fondant santa bag and toys

 

The boys santa pressies
The boys santa pressies

 

And now a little something i worked on special..

 

 

 

Thankyou to everyone for your cardies and we look forward to sharing them here !

paw pats Dinnermintz xx

 

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34 thoughts on “We apologise for this break in staffmission

  1. THanks for the update Dinnermintz! It’s ALWAYS “all go” at your house but especially now that your Mom is doing so well with her photo biz! Very excited for her. Christmas has certainly blossomed at your house – it looks fabulous and I’m happy the pups have their cooling mats since it gets EVER so hot there for the holiday. We’ll look forward to hearing what else Santa Paws brings to you all – and wish your Dad a ton of success with his new business venture! Sending lots of holiday hugs and kisses for EVERYONE!

    Love, Sammy and Mom Pam

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    1. Sammy and Miss Pam thankyou! yes always something here..MOL..the boys are much cooler now..it has been hard in them and worrying for Mum..but she felt under their tummies and nice and cool! we have a very large box marked for all of us girls to share! no ides what it is but very curious..a few nibbles on paper have revealed nothing MOL..thankyou we know Dad will be fine..he is super popular apparently MOL..whicj Mum says is great as she mutters about him being semi retired as not a good thing ..she said you would understand MOL…we send holiday hush to you too and kisses and headbonks all round MOL..loves Dinnermintz xx

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    1. Thankyou Easy! i must admit it is colorful…MOL..and yes the heat is awful we can have some of your rain..Mum just went for a swim and it’s 10.30pm! we have not Venice but Sahara 🙂 xx

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  2. Squeals with piggy delight!!! OMP – ya’ll that is a beautifully decorated place you have there and we absolutely loved your musical Christmas tree 🙂 Ya’ll are awesome and mommy says she enjoyed chatting this morning 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

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      1. Snorts!! Love that my friend. Dad says he watches Cops the live version when he sits outside on the front porch – silly guy isn’t he? XOXO – Bacon

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  3. don’t feel bad, we understand. My Mom was out of town from Friday til late yesterday and her visiting prior to then and now is forced to be sporadic!!! sometimes ya just gotta have a LIFE!!! Love your photos/video!! Barks and licks and love, Dakota and Mom xoxoxo

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  4. Everything looks so festive there and all of you look great in your festive wear. I must really see if they are selling those cool mats here as well. Simba would really love one. He is 17 years young now and spends most of his time in front of his water cooler and of course, with me in the pool, just like you guys. 😆

    Those stick insects are totally cool and so are the photos of all of you. Have a fun holiday! 😀 ♥

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  5. OH MY GRACIOUS!! what a wonderful series of photos catching us up on everything fun DownUnder.
    You all look so very festive and your mum’s nails are fancy. I’m so happy my card made it to
    Oz before Santa.
    Hugs madi your bfff

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    1. Madi thankyou…we are festive up the you yangs here MOL..and yes Mum made the girl almost cry..see the last time she had her nails done they were super busy..then the girl throws some cotton wool at Mum and says you start taking off now..and Mum had to start taking her own polish off..so when the girl said this time which finger do you want decorated..Mum said all of them MOL MOL MOL Mum said the girl slumped and sighed..bad luck Mum thought ..anywho the girl charged Mum more anyways..dang!

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  6. What a great catchup post! We forgive you for being awol, but as The Staff is on Facebook, she is sort of keeping up. I insist on it! MOL

    I think if I lived in that kind of heat I’d have what we Brits call a no. 2! Whew!!!! xxx

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  7. Thank you for the updates. That cake sounds yummy and your tree look amazing. I love all the photos of you guys decked out for the holidays. Those kitty photos by the tree are spectacular- you could sell those as Christmas cards 🙂

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  8. guys…rite now familee furst…bloggin later…bloggin will all wayz bee heer….we iz buzzed happee yur mom iz doin sew well at market…HOORAY, may each time her iz at one bee mor success full than de last…we iz all sew buzzed happee for yur dad….him noes him can tell that other place ta kizz hiz hind quarterz !!! everee onez fotoz R rockin awesum…we hope de sheepeez faired well two day…..we mizz ewe guys but we all sew noe how “life” stuff goes…..hugs N loves two all for a Merry Christmas anda Happy, Healthy, Blessed 2016 ♥♥♥♥♥

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  9. What a pawsome Chrissymouse cake ! Mum loves your mom’s nails. Your house looks very pretty and festive with all the decorations. We would have loved to send you a snail mail card, but we didn’t have your address 😦 . Mum is awfully busy with all that Christmas stuff as well, so you’re all forgiven for being awol. Purrs

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  10. Efurryone lookss berry festive there ok maybe xcept Doc…mew mew mew….
    Yur tree iss beeuteefull. an HURRAH fur coolin matss furr Doc an Forrest doggiess!
    Wee can hardless wiat to see thee Sheepss al shorn an lookin mankee like!
    Aunty Bev wee understand yur so busy….LadyMum has been busy; then sick; then busy; then more busy; then in Fibro flare-up; then could not walk because of bone pain an now her sinuses plyin up….shee iss a wreck…..butt mee luvss her so-o much….
    An HURRAH! yur not hostin this year….. 😉
    Dinnermintz yur video was luvley; yur so artistick!
    ***paw patsss*** Siddharha Henry an LadyMum xxxxxxxxx

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  11. Wowzers, you all have been super busy! Thanks for catching us up. You all look wonderful, by the way. 🙂

    Big thanks for your kindness in the wake of Moosey’s passing. He was a very special boy, and we love and miss him so much. The outpouring of love and support from our dear friends like you has been such an encouragement.

    Hugs!

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