Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all our friends, I hope this year brings love to those who have lost, health to those who hurt & wealth to us, BOL only joking, I hope the new year brings prosperity to you all.

Happy New Year

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas

I just wanted to pop in & wish all those that celebrate Christmas a very happy one this year.
As some of you may realise we don't celebrate it here as we are not Christians but that doesn't stop us wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

It's been very topsy turvy this past week, we have had really bad weather. It's rained & the wind has been at about 80 miles an hour. As a result the greenhouse lost it's roof & everything got soaked in there, mummy spent 2 hours replacing it, in the rain to stop it getting worse. Then the shed also took a hammering & our freezer stopped working coz it also got wet, she's hoping it will work once it's dried out. The garden is like a bog, it's so saturated with water & of course the Goblin, I mean Princess, has enjoyed tearing around in it & then bringing the mud back indoors. She has also taken to sneaking her stocking out into the garden, it has amazed mummy that she knows which one is hers (she leaves mine alone). Our Palace was turned upside down & next door but 2's marquee ended up in our garden.

The Goblin getting into the spirit of the season

Totally muddy, not Princess like at all, that's Goblin behaviour

On the plus side we have had lots of lovely food to eat & lots of pressies. We have also had a lovely real fire to snuggle up in front of.

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Have a Wonderful Winter Solstice

It's the Winter Solstice today, happy Yuletide everyone. Today we feast and open lots of pressies. We know we have lots as our stockings are very fat. It's a shame we do not have snow, that would have been better than the horrible rain we have.

Happy Yuletide

Sunday, 1 December 2013

A post from the Goblin

Well I was my first burfday yesterday but mommie was at work so I didn't get my pawty until today. It was a pawsome day. First off we got to go for a walk & then onto the "all you can eat buffet" & have lots of fusses from our wonderful Amy (Kim has left).

Our wonderful Amy
Then we came home & a wonderful surprise pawty awaited me. There was pawsome cake with liver, yoghurt & choc drops, we both had pawty hats & balloons. Our palace was all decorated, it was fit for a Princess (or two). And the bestest bit of all, big sis said i was finally a Princess myself, I jumped around with joy.

It's my pawty

and i'm gonna enjoy it

well it IS MY pawty

so I can have my cake & eat it

I did let mommie get one good photo

And I got some lovely pink fluffy devil horns

I was allowed to choose my pressies from the store, I chose choc drops, a loafah dog & a soundless squeaky monstar. I have had such a great day but it's pooped the both of us out, so we are gonna have forty (or more) winks.

Friday, 29 November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing all my American friends a Happy Thanksgiving today. Thank you all for your friendship.

Monday, 25 November 2013


I've been very bad at blogging lately, I'm sorry. Mummy hasn't been very well, she's had a bad cold & has coughed so much she's hurt her ribs. But she's getting better now. So things are looking a bit brighter here.

We got a present too. Mummy found a Palace for us on Freecycle. It's a bit old & faded so she is going to paint it for us in the spring. We will also get a bed in there so I can rest & get away from the pesty Goblin.

This is MY Palace

Awe, but I just want to play


Now who locked me in?

I think I need to keep the Goblin out

Mummy also got a very lovely birthday present from our dear friend Margeaux, it made mummy cry with happiness. Isn't it wonderful to have such a lovely friend, thank you.

Jesse & I, together forever, immortalised in print.
Have a wonderful day everyone, winter is almost here & we all know that means SNOW!!!

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

It's raining

It may be raining outside but we are all comfy & snuggled up inside. Ding dong, no it's not the Avon lady it's the postman with a box. I wonder what it could be.

We have raincoats made especially for us by a friend who lives in Colorado (we have 2 friends out there now). I have a red one & the Goblin has a pink one. Unfortunately it seems I now have to go for a walk in the rain.

The Goblin loves hers, she loves pink and she loves walking in the rain. She is now an honorary Princess of Berntoak (she will become a real one when she learns not to dig holes anymore). She does look very Regal, all she needs now is a tiara .

Sunday, 13 October 2013

How quickly time passes

One whole year. It really doesn't seem that long. It still feels like only yesterday. But it's not. It's been a whole year. My heart is still raw, part of it is missing. How do I explain to the Goblin.
One whole year since JesseJ passed over the Rainbow Bridge.
So today I light a candle, I hope he will visit me in my dreams.

We have his mummy & daddy, Margeaux & Steve, in our hearts too. I have arranged a little pressie for Margeaux with which to remember him by. I hope she likes it, I know she will.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

It's spring!!

Well it might not be spring but something has sprung. First off the Goblin came into heat, now I have. Well at least I know what I'm supposed to do.

All I need to do is try and figure out why mummy is laughing so much.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013


Twelve years have passed. Light a candle for all the souls lost that day, both human and animal.

Justice for Argus and Fiona was seen today. Mr Pilotti was found guilty on both counts of animal cruelty. http://www.dailylocal.com/general-news/20130911/update-jury-finds-man-who-shot-dogs-guilty

Monday, 9 September 2013

Please cross your paws in support.

I would like to ask my friends to cross their paws in support of Justice for Argus & Fiona. For those of you who don't remember here is the link to my original post.

Today their Mummy & Daddy are in court, so please spare a thought for them this week and lets hope Justice is served.

Monday, 26 August 2013


First off I want to say, to all my friends that live in California and Colorado, that I hope you are all alright. I hear there are fires out there, please keep the animals safe too. Blessings to the wonderful Firefighters who have been battling to put them out.

Meanwhile here, it's been wet all week, but the sun came back out for yesterday and is set to stay until about Thursday. So today we went for a walk, it was a bit hot. It all started very nicely, then the Goblin decided to be stupid. I shouted at her to stop but she wouldn't listen. She ended up heading towards the street, mummy chased her but she thought that was fun. Luckily for her mummy can run faster.

Nothing Butt Berners
She's so nosey
Checking out the pee-mail

We managed to find some shade to cool off
We then went on to the pet store, or as we like to call it "the all you can eat buffet". We got bikits & lots of fusses. My two favourite girls were there too, Kim & Amy. They always give the best fusses & lots of bikits. Mum wanted a Halti to stop the Goblin pulling but they didn't have one, so mummy had to take her to another pet store. The Goblin isn't happy with it but mummy is (me too, I had a good laugh).
The Goblin in her Halti

 We are both tired now, so I'm just going to have a little nap and have a little laugh.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013


The Goblin loves to chew everything. Every time you turn round she's off with something into the garden, usually it mum's shoes even daddy's wallet. Well this time it was the 3rd jug. How guilty does she look, still doesn't stop her though

Sunday, 4 August 2013

At last

Well today I have downloaded Chrome. Lots of people have told me that my old browser just wasn't cutting it. I don't think much of it, really preferred my old IE8. This doesn't have half the features of my old one & I knew where everything was. I don't like change.

But at least I can post again now.

So the other day we both had a bath, not together our bath isn't big enough. But we both had fun drying off in the sun and it made us both feel much cooler.

The Goblin cleans up well

Very tiring having a bath

I'm always a good girl

I am very beautiful too

A real Princess

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Help, It apperars I can't write anymore.
The compose section won't work, I'm having to type this in the HTML section.
Does anyone know what is going on? How do I get my old way back. I will try & upload a picture. I have no idea if this is going to work. It doesn't seem to have worked properly.
I had a bath
Oh maybe.
I don't seen to be able to do paragraphs properly though, normally I can use the mouse to move my cursor but that definately isn't working. Oh dear this is all too hard, I think I need a secretary.

Friday, 26 July 2013

Reservoir Pups

They are here, well there really. Both sisters have had their pups. I'm an Auntie again. Congratulations!
Pop over & see the pups at The Rock HQ .

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

The Goblin speaks

Hi there, it's me. I've been doing a lot of growing, size wise, but I'm still a pest. I love winding the Princess up and I'm nearly as tall as her now, although I don't quite weigh as much as her coz she's a fatty.

I've had a very runny bottom lately so the Ogre took me to the vets. It turns out I have a campylobacter infection, I think I got it camping, lol. Any way I have some tablets I have to take and hopefully soon I will be all better.

I have been buzy digging holes in the back garden, the ogre isn't happy about that and she keeps filling them in. I have broken 3 paddling pools now, none of the shops have got any so the ogre says I will have to go without, so I have taken to playing with the sprinkler.

Hope you are all enjoying the weather, I'm off to sit infront of the A/C.

Friday, 5 July 2013

Oh dear

After we had such a lovely holiday in our little van, sadly mummy is going to have to sell it. She has nowhere to store it. She was intending to use it as a shed/toilet down the allotment but they have said NO. Well, he said a lot more than that & was very rude to mummy. She even said he was racist, not towards her but he used a racist word against other people, so now she doesn't even want her plot & is looking elsewhere. Well she has always said how badly it is run, it seems this person does nothing down there, the paths are not mowed (some people do their bit but never any further), half the time the water isn't on, there are so many overgrown plots & he does nothing about it.

So the Berner mobile has to go. There are no rules about her parking it outside the house on the road (she checked with the council) so she could leave it there, but it seems silly to keep it when we don't use it much, maybe the once a year for the Treasure Hunt. She spent a lot of money trying to sort it all out so it worked. She's not happy.

We had fun in the Berner Mobile

Monday, 24 June 2013

The day after

The following day we were going to take it easy & have a rest but mummy had other ideas. She had spotted some walks that the nice people who run the campsite had planned out. So after having a little breakfast we all set off up the hill, I was let off lead but the Goblin had to stay on hers as she still won't come back when called. It was rather sunny, although not as hot as the day before, and there wasn't much shade so we took the short walk. Now the wonderful thing about Wales is that wherever you are there are these little springs that just pop up whenever you need a drink. Lovely fresh water, well until the Goblin treads in it & muddys it all up.

The view of the campsite
 We had a lovely view of our campsite, our van is down there somewhere. It was very sunny up here and we found plenty of spring water to drink. We took a walk back down the other side & we came to the Lake. This is where we were allowed to go swim. They have canoes here, too, for humans to go out in, but no one was there so we had the lake all to ourselves.
Lovely cool Lake
 Alongside the Lake was a lovely meadow full of buttercups, both me & the Goblin enjoyed a good sniff around. We could smell sheep but they were in a field on the other side of the fence & we weren't allowed in there.
Meadow of buttercups
 We had another paddle in the Lake before heading back to the van for a bit of a sleep.


Wednesday, 19 June 2013

The great reunion

Well the next day (Sunday) mummy texted Dolyhir to see what time we needed to get there. We had no internet connection so weren't able to check the website. Any way we had our breakfast & a little walk then we set off.

Breakfast time
Mummy used the sat nav lady again & yet again we ended up somewhere we were not wanting to go. It appeared to be a quarry. Well mummy had a few choice words to say to Mrs Sat Nav. Then she said that she bet any money that we needed to be the other side of the hill. So she told Mrs Sat Nav to take us to Burlingjobb, she remembered the name of the town nearest to where I came from & yes, it was right, mummy spotted the telephone box that she turned at when she came to collect me all those years ago.

We got there and very soon saw other cars coming, yippee. I had made it back to my birth place. I was so looking forward to seeing my real mummy & daddy and all my brothers & sisters.

My family
 Then it was time to set off on the Treasure Hunt. We had to follow clues around Dolyhir Land & collect numbers we found. Well it was hard going. It was very hot day & the sun was shinning. There were a few mud patches & we did find little springs dotted here & there. We were both on separate leads at this point so mummy decided to tie us together. The Goblin was being very well behaved & we had lots of fun. She was very good at pulling mummy up the hills and it meant I didn't have to work so hard.

Just the two of us.

 When mummy found some shade she let us have a little rest. There was a big mud patch there to sit in too, so that cooled us down a bit.

The Goblin found the best mud

When we had finished with the hunt it was back to Rock HQ & a wonderful BBQ. There were so many of us there it was a bit of a tight squeeze. One of my brothers (I'm not telling who) had a good lick of the pork that was roasting, he said it was the best he had tasted and he was right. I got to eat some along with some of the sausages & buns. The Goblin found a playmate, so that kept her out of my fur.

The Goblin & Alfie
Eventually the day came to an end. The both of us were pooped out, ready for bed. Mummy said we had eaten enough at the BBQ to not need supper, she was right. We had a little sleep outside the van whilst mummy had a glass of wine & tucked into the lovely chocolates she got given for driving the furthest to get there.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Happy fathers day

For Rocky & Avalon, have a great daddy's day from both of us.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

The Great Getaway

Well after the man fixed the electrics on the van it was too late to leave on Friday. Mummy also needed to get new tyres so on Saturday morning she started phoning around to try & find some. They all said special order, not till Monday. Oh dear, we were beginning to think we would never get on the road. Then one of them suggested a bigger size that would be ok to use, so off mummy went to get them changed. We both thought she was leaving without us and got very worried, but, eventually she returned. All our stuff then got quickly packed into the van, we got packed into the back of the car and off we went.

The sat nav lady started telling mummy where to go, mummy then told her where to go as she decided she was going to send us across London. Poor mummy had to negotiate traffic & parked cars everywhere. She was not happy. Finally we found the start of the motorway and started moving a lot faster.

Lots of countryside flashed past, then we left the motorway and things slowed down a bit. Up hills, down into valleys, lots of winding roads & plenty of sheep. Eventually we found the caravan site. By this time it was getting dark, the owner wasn't there but he had left his number for mummy to call. He arrived 15 minutes later, with the mains lead he said he would lend us for our stay as we didn't have one. He set us all up & got our power on. He showed us where the water was & the waste disposal.

This is my bed

Mummy then let us into the van & we immediately chose our beds. Mummy put the kettle on & made herself a Malteser drink. Our food bowls & water bowls were filled (we were both very thirsty & hungry by then). Mummy then shoved us both outside so she could make up the bed & when we got back in there was no longer 2 small beds but one BIG bed. We made ourselves comfortable straight away.

BIG bed
After a little while it was lights out and off to sleep. Our first night in a caravan.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Dolyhir Treasure Hunt

We made it. We had an awesome holiday in our little van. It was great meeting my doggie family again, this is the first time I have been to see them in 4 years. The Goblin behaved herself very well. I will update piccies as the week goes on but this is me & the family.

That's me in the centre, right at the front. The Swissy isn't family but she was there with her family for the party. There was lots of great food there, I helped myself to lots.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

It's nearly time

We are so hoping to get to go on holiday. The van still has a bit of work to do on it but a man is coming on Friday to fix the electrics, lets hope he can do it otherwise we will not be able to go. Mummy has painted & re-upholstered the seats, it's been painted inside too. Now mummy is making new curtains. She still has to try & figure out how the water works, there doesn't seem to be a pump so she thinks she has to buy an external one.

The cooker works but not the fire or fridge. A very nice company made the paw print stickers for us, we wanted tan but that wasn't one of the choices so mummy picked bronze as she thought that would be nearest, she told them this and guess what? they sent tan ones, they made them all special. Mummy's hoping the Goblin will behave on the trip, she has been very naughty & just doesn't learn. She has pulled some fur out on my neck where she keeps biting me, it's very sore but mummy is making it better.

all scabby

I would much rather play tug than the bitey game.