Saturday, October 27, 2012

What a thing

I can hardly wait to see my friend Oscaroo The Schnauzeroo in the UK.  I am going with Dave and Alanea on Nov. 8 and I can hardly wait.  Oscaroo is my best friend except Alanea (Dave is a dink).  Oscaroo and I met in Toronto where we lived a few houses away from each other.  He used to come to my house and I went to his house every day depending on who had more Coors Light, Dave or Uncle Brad.  Poor James was either booting Dave out or dragging Brad home.  Oscar and I just played in the living room.  More on that subject to come.  On Saturday Dave was in the kitchen cooking all day long in preparation for the big birthday bash.  OK OK Alanea made her own birthday lunch but it was not just for her, and Dave would have screwed it up.  Auntie Karin and Uncle Rick were here too.  They are our big friends from Toronto that own a house a few KMs away from us on the coast.  Everyone had a good time as the photo shows.  I have posted a photo of me facing the wall today.  That's what happens when I don't get my dinner when I want it, I pout in the corner so there.  Dave has no sense of humor, just because I got him up at 05:30 for breakfast does not mean he should make me wait until 17:00 for dinner, I love me dini.  I will try to find a picture of Oscaroo.  It sure rained here yesterday.  I found Oscar's photo.  I added Cargo The Border Collie because he is special.  I love you Oscar, see you soon.  Cargo is a funny boy, he lives with my Auntie Sharon in Toronto (a special girl).
Cargo sent me a new picture after seeing himself on the blog.  He is running in the ravine where I used to run in Toronto.  One day when I was a puppy I scared Dave by running into the woods and when he found me I was sitting in a police car because 2 girls found me.  I was only missing for 10 minutes but Dave was mad about that and would not let me run anymore.  That was a bad day for me.  Dave did not tell ALanea that story for 8 years. 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Road Trip to Dolce Fregate Golf Course

I went on a nice car trip yesterday with Dave and Alanea.  We went to the Dolce Fregate Golf Course to see it because Alanea wants to play golf there.  The Roquebune Club members have priveleges there meaning they can spend money there too.  Dave bought Nike arm warmers (for cycling) in the pro shop for 8 Euros.  There is a nice Hotel with everything for people but not much for me and Alanea would have to pay 25 Euros per night for me.  Alanea just got up I got to go, more later.  We have important guest coming today for lunch.  It is Alanea's birthday on Oct 23.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

October in Southern France

It is October and the weather is cooler, the rain is falling and I like it better than hot hot hot.  I went for a walk this morning with Dave to one of my favorite places, The National Water Ski Teams lake.  There is a nice place for me to walk there.  Dave took a few pictures of the our terrasse, garden and olive orchard behind or house.  You should compare the garden with the earlier blog when the garden was newly planted.  Dave was a Benevole (volunteer) at a mountain bike race on Friday.  The race is the Roc d'Azur and there are 20,000 entrants in 6 or 8 different races.  Dave has posted a picture of the water station at the peak of the 80 km race with 2000 riders.  I am very busy these days watching Alanea work while Dave tends to a few properties.  Dave is curious about what followers would like to see on this blog.  Send him a note or email

Friday, October 5, 2012

Dave working and me supervising

We are into our 3d year in France and I have a new little couch that Alanea calls the Tarte Tropezienne.  Dave bought a real tarte and brought it home, it tastes very good and has cream inside.  Dave has been working on Anne's garden with his Brouette (wheelbarrow) and is now finished.  I am a supervisor and I watch Dave go off to work from my special place in the window.  He moved 7 tons of stone and laid Gazon Synthetique, nice job.  The weather has changed but is now tolerable, the summer was very hot.  I went for a walk yesterday at the Ski Nautique where people water ski, I love it there because I run with no leash and sniff everything.  Alanea was in Greece last week when Dave was working on the garden.  She brought nice Feta cheeze and olive oil home.  I had some cheese.  I have 4 new friends, but they are baby cats.  They were born just outside my fence in a water drainage pipe so I am watching them and barking when they get tooo close.  I would like to play with them but they are afraid of me and I cannot stop barking and wagging my tail at the same time.  Cats, who needs them?