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I went AWOL… and here’s some puppy spam



Well, hi there!  I’m just casually checking you out… you smell great.  Is it your perfume or have you been eating something?  I’m the reason that my hu-mum has been busy and hasn’t posted anything on her blog… naughty hu-mum!  Still, I’m so cute she just can’t resist and she’s been busy trying to teach me lots and lots of things.  Some of them I find easier than others.  Sitting so I get my dinner?  Sure, I can do that.  Politely waking her so I can go outside when I need to overnight… we’re working on it.  Anyway, I’ll hand you back to the hu-mum and she can tell you what I’ve been up to since I arrived.

Love and puppy kisses,

Willoughby xx

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Willoughby loves being outside, playing wiht the leaves and any toys the kids have left lying around.  Here he is, working on killing a lizard.  Fortunately for the lizard it’s just made of rubber.  Unfortunately for the lizard he chewed its feet off.  Fortunately for Willoughby I didn’t discover this until the feet… reappeared.


Life is tiring and he takes lots of naps.  The kids like to interrupt him, uh, play with him a lot and so he doesn’t get as much rest as he’d like.  He was snoozing so well here that you could just see it.  Well, if you have the Little Moments app, of course.  😉


Exploring the yard again!  We’re working on him coming and then sitting at the sound of his name.  Beagles are really intelligent dogs but they’re ruled by their nose and he will follow a scent above all else.  That’s why he won’t leave the property without his leash.


Playing with the kids, there’s a lot of that happening.  Master2 still doesn’t quite grasp the concept of “gentle with the puppy” and likes to check that his tail and ears are still attached.  So far they are!  He’s a very forgiving dog, too.  Well, either that or a glutton for punishment as he keeps going back for more!


Just casually looking cute here.  It seems to come naturally!

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I didn’t do anything for Melbourne Cup this year, but I did take this picture when Willoughby looks like a racing beagle fascinator.  Okay, it’s the angle, but he does love to race around the yard.


Hard to resist taking pics of the puppy asleep.  I love how wrinkly his mouth gets and he just loves lying in the sun.


We have toothpaste addicts in this house and here is poor Willoughby after wandering into the bathroom and getting fingerpainted with toothpaste.  It is a nice heart shape though… and he smelled minty fresh!

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Catching up on the latest episode of Baby Jake on ABC2, the kids channel.  He was a bit annoyed he’d missed Play School (although after seeing what he does with his toys I think Big Ted and Little Ted are secretly glad he missed them!) but he did get to enjoy Sesame Street.


I love The Very Hungry Caterpillar and here’s Willoughby curled up with a toy one.  Well, that and Giggleosaurus.  So far he’s sharing toys nicely with the kids but he’s rather loathe to let them touch the caterpillar!


As if it’s not bad enough that I’m constantly whipping my phone out to take photos, here he is politely sititng through a photoshoot with MissNearlyNine.


And here we are, ready for another day’s adventure.  Turns out he’s not a fan of selfies on the phone and so we got a bit of a Blue Steel look here.


I’m not missing in action…



… but I’m just too tired to post!  It’s school holidays and that means life is busy, busy, busy here with kindy or daycare (depending on what you want to call it, Mr2 thinks it’s kindy) for the youngest and vacation care for Mr7.  I don’t drive so that means a lot of walking and pram pushing… but it also means I can indulge in an extra wine or whatever and think that I’ve worked those calories off already.  Not that I’m losing weight (hey, I’m in shape… round is a shape!) but I’m maintaining.  *lol*

I haven’t been game to work out the amount of kilometres I cover doing the drop off or pick up loop.  The last time I tried working it out was on April 10th and later that afternoon Mr2 had a pretty scary accident.  I guess I’m a bit superstitious after all since I haven’t attempted to map it out – I use Map My Run for stuff like this – but I think it was around a 7km walk from here to kindy to vacation care and then home again.  I manage to do that twice a day – unless my husband is free and can help out with a pick up of at least one child – and I get to do it twice a day.  If it’s just vacation care and back then it’s around 6km… twice a day.

Really I should be nicer to my feet and wear my sneakers instead of my favourite pink shoes.  Aren’t they cute?  They were a $15 Target bargain.  Mind you, I used to do this loop in thongs (that’s flip flops for the overseas people, not underwear!) and then got a bit smarter about it.  But obviously not that much smarter… yet.