Monday, December 29, 2014

Christmas 2014

This my 13th Christmas with Alanea & Dave.  I am very happy with everything  Here are some nice photos.

The weather has been very good, cool but sunny for the past few days.  I have to wear my hoodie jacket that Alanea bought for me.  Dave takes me everywhere and we get an early start every morning.

January 1st will soon be here.  I hope that the weather stays sunny because Dave said it can only get warmer.  The Mimosas will soon be blooming and that is another photo / blog post for sure.  This year they flowers on the trees should be brilliant / brilliant.

Alanea just received the NCIS New Orleans ornament today in the mail from her sister in Toronto.  She went there on vacation 2 weeks ago.  Holy Creole Christmas.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Why I like to go to Italy

Dave & Alanea took me to Italy again.  This time we only went to Italy overnight and stayed in the same hotel in Ventigmilia.  Ventigmilia is only a few kms beyond the border with France but it is quite different.  Every Friday there is a big outside market where you can buy lots of clothing and fancy stuff.  The inside market has very good and colourful food and I saw a swordfishes head with a very long nose.  The best part is going to the restaurant with Dave & Alanea especially this time because we sat in the warm sun on the patio on the sea.  Dave took a few photos and there is even one of me sleeping at home.  It is exhausting to have to keep Alanea and Dave entertained.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Working and reading stuff

Sometimes Dave and I just sit on the couch and read.  Today we were looking at some information the Uncle Jeff sent from China about the Russian currency markets, what's left of it.  Uncle Alex is feeling the pinch because his business is in St Peterburg.  I will hear all about it tomorrow when Dave, Alanea and I go to their house for cocktails and cookies.  It is close to Christmas time and the weather is bleak but not cold, maybe 14 degrees during the day but very humid.  I am eating everything that I can get because it is cool.  In the summer I eat less but Dave says I am part Labrabor Retriever, the belly part.  Alanea is working hard.  I posted a photo of Uncles' Brad and James and Chester's new kitchen.  I might go there and get something to eat.  Dave is reading 50 Shades of Grey, he said that the only thing missing is the Border Collie, inside joke.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Me at the vet

I went to the vet again and she said that I am OK, Dave has to hold me tight when she takes a litre of blood out me.  Alanea thinks that I need to go to the vet to check my kidney function but I am doing good.  I pee like a moose and eat like a Labrador Retriever, no flies on me.  Dave and Alanea are thinking about a trip to Italy just for supplies, you know what that means Italian wine.  It is December and the vines are dormant but there are Christmas markets and creches popping up everywhere.  I will post a few more times before Christmas to make sure everyone knows whats up.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christmas appoaching

Dave and Alanea went to a Fete de Noel today but I stayed home because Alanea said it was too busy there.  I know that she really just wanted to go to the only restaurant in the area that does not welcome dogs.  It serves her right that they were full and she did not reserve a table ha ha.  We are doing our best to stay busy at a boring, rainy time of the year.  Today it is sunny and 12 degrees.

 We make pizzas, and go for walks when the sun shines.  Dave gets busy planting bushes and Alanea does intellectual stuff.  Me, I supervise.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Alanea takes care of me.

I got my new stash of food today and I was very impressed.  Alanea orders on line and the goodies
come right to my door.  Alanea and I are very good friends.  I am so happy, new cookies and food.  Dave does not care, he's a dork.  Pain in the ass.