Well now isn’t this fun! Helene’s crook in bed with a dreaded summer cold (kept me awake half the night coughing and carrying on. You don’t see dogs behaving like that…sniff..)
Anyway, the thing is she left her computer turned on and within easy reach. Seems typing isn’t as hard as I thought it would be with an arthritic shoulder – just goes to show what you can achieve if you put your mind to it. I thought since she’s been pretty busy with flying recently I should help out and put up a blog (see, I’ve even got the lingo right!).
It took me a while to think of a topic. I mean a dog’s life in this family is pretty cruisie – sleep, walk, eat, swim, eat some more, sleep some more, walk some more, humour the humans, sleep some more. It wouldn’t make for a compelling post and I hear that term bandied around a lot so compelling must be important.
I even looked it up in the dictionary – compelling :
- Evoking interest, attention, or admiration in a powerfully irresistible way.
- Not able to be refuted; inspiring conviction
Well, I’m irresistible – they tell me that all the time -and other dogs do admire me, but I’m not sure I inspire conviction. Hmm… I decided to check out the newspapers for inspiration. Helene spends way too much time reading them, much to GW’s disgust, so there must be something in them.
You know what? I was horrified! Talk about doom and gloom. There were murders, riots, bombings, political intrigue, and aid workers caught up in wars when all they’re trying to do is help people. Dreadful! But you know what was worse?
Some bloke in Tasmanian ordered cocaine then tried to pin it on his dog! True story – here’s the link to the ABC (see, I’m getting pretty good at this typing lark 🙂 ) http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-09-27/nightclub-owner-jailed-over-cocaine-deals/4282862.
The man’s clearly a bozo, but the worst part is the judge let him off! Why? Because the judge wasn’t sure that the owner could really be charged with trafficking if the coke was sent to the dog!
Now I’ve been around long enough to know that dogs don’t do that stuff. It’s wrong, just plain stupid, to think the dog would have set up the deal and had it posted to his home address. For crying out loud. You’d only need to leave the package under a tree and the dog would find it so why would he bother posting it home knowing full well he’d be caught?
Sheesh… I worry about you lot sometimes. Time for a nap… This compelling lark is harder than it sounds…
Ciao for now..
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Missed it Helene…you must have pushed it too hard…it ended up in Melbourne 😉
I’m not sure that pink beanbag is giving the right imnpression! I hope Helene and Graeme are planning on getting you a new bed for Christmas, one more befitting your station.
PS Hope you’re on the mend Helene xx
Brenda, the rain has been wonderful! Happy to send it south to you 🙂
Shelleyrae, with a warm staffie curled up on my feet I did follow Zeus’s advice for most of yesterday 🙂
Lol, Sandy, nothing against Tasmania of course!! Plenty of lush grass to eat down there!
Jenn, I’ve done a deal with Zeus and he can have a day a month, but he needs to find a more compelling topic 🙂
And yes, he was perturbed that anyone would smoke grass rather than eat it…
Helene, I’m so glad Zeus looked after you so well! Lots of kisses and cuddles I’m sure 🙂 Wish we could have some of your rain down here though… take care!
What a wonderful example you set Zeus “sleep, walk, eat, swim, eat some more, sleep some more, walk some more, humour the humans, sleep some more.” I hope Helene is taking some lessons from you and is feeling better
It’s alright, Jenn, she’s not from Tasmania. 🙂
Ps. Get well soon, human Helene. Puppy pats are better than any pill. Or Strawberry and Daiquiri suggest you try eating grass. EATING grass, they said LOL
Okay Zeus, this blog caper looks to be an ongoing one. I am going to have to feature you on my Wagtail Cottage B&B page. our puppy guests are the intelligent type- yes even the dreaded white fluffier who own the joint!!!!!!!
Lol, KC, Zeus would love nothing more than to visit your koala park!
He’s still laughing about throwing the authorities off the scent! And he’s in total agreement re Tasmania drug dude. No respect for a human trying to frame a canine. Grrrr…..
Brenda, thanks for your good advice to Zeus. He’s now sleeping peacefully having worked very hard yesterday to look after me 🙂 We had a gentle walk yesterday afternoon and have woken to drumming rain on the roof so it will be a short walk this morning as well.
Hi, Zeus, KC here. I’m glad to see you’re looking after your mum, they do need it sometimes. 🙂 I try to keep my mum active by getting her to walk me in the koala park. I’m very good at compelling her out of her office chair. 🙂
You’re right, what a dweeb that Tasmanian guy is. Duh! If the dog wanted the stuff posted to his home he’d have put the owner’s name on it to throw the authorities off the scent – so to speak. 🙂
Woohoo! Zeus, you’d better not tell her you’re divulging her secrets to the big wide world out here (but thanks, that’s wonderful news!) 😀
Hope you managed a walk, but I’m sure you can wait another day…glad she’s looking a little better 🙂
Thanks, Brenda, I was pretty chuffed with myself too 🙂 I’ve fed her lemon and honey all day and she’s looking a little better. I’m optimistic I might even score a walk yet.(Had no hope this morning…)
I think she’s started the next book but I’ve also heard her talking about a new series? Something to do with air safety investigators? Not sure it will fly, but I guess she can only try 🙂
Oh Zeus! What a wonderful post…you certainly did well 🙂 Now you make sure you look after Helene…get her cups of tea, and plump her pillows…there’s a good boy 😉 We can’t have her sick, we need her to be writing our next book! 😀