Thursday, 11 June 2009

The Fantastic Five

A couple of weeks ago, Missus’ friend Shanni came to visit us in Rotterdam...

This is Shanni with me at our place.

When Missus told me that Shanni lives with her two dogs, I just had to meet them. So, I immediately started to plan my journey to Shanni’s place.

Shanni lives in a place called Boxtel, near to Den Bosch in the southern Netherlands. Here’s a map showing my one hour journey from Rotterdam to Boxtel.

And here I am, waiting for the train.

I was travelling first class of course. Tsk! (Somebody told me that there’s more leg room in first class. As I have more legs than humans, I thought that this was the place for me!)

We finally reached Boxtel where I met Shanni’s boys...

Let me introduce you to Kingsley, the Border Collie. Kingsley spent a long period in a Singapore dog shelter before being rescued by Shanni. Despite his troubled past, he is a very good looking boy who has turned out to be a bit of a celebrity. If you don’t believe me, check out the links here and here.

This is Kingsley’s brother, Robin. He’s a ten year old Irish Terrier. He may be getting on in years but he still has endless energy and he plays around like a puppy.

Missus with Kingsley and Robin.

After my brief introductions to Kingsley and Robin, we all decided to meet up with some of their regular friends...

This is Boelie, a four year old female Labrador...

...and here’s Mokka.

She’s a one and half years old Labrador.Our meeting place was the ‘Magic Forest’. Rumour has it that humans mysteriously disappear from this place.

Sure enough, within minutes there wasn’t a human in sight. So, the ‘Fantastic Five’ made a pact and vowed to seek them out...

Kingsley, being so smart, was the obvious leader for our mission.

I was the intrepid adverturer in the group. Don’t I look swashbuckling? (And dirty!)

Off we set on our adventure with ‘Smarty Pants’ Kingsley leading the way and swashbuckling ‘Me’ taking up the rear.

After a while, we lost the humans’ trail.

“Where the heck did they go?”

Pretty soon we’d lost the plot altogether. Instead we just decided to have a sniffing ‘free for all’.

Anyway, we eventually tracked down the humans (or did they track us down?) and it was time to leave the ‘Magic Forest’.

Boelie has problems with her hind legs, so she gets to travel in style.

Doesn’t she look pleased with herself?

As for me, although I didn’t have my own personal carriage, at least I did get to travel back home first class. When Missus wasn’t looking, I even managed to sneak onto a seat for a while.

It was a great day out and I can’t wait for my next adventure with the ‘Fantastic Five’.


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...


What a fun adventure woo had!

Tank woo fur sharing!

PeeEssWoo: I love a pup that isn't afraid to get his paws dirty!

Chow Chow said...

I love your adventure! Please share more!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Homer!
Thanks for sharing the adventures of the Fantastic Five!
Sure you all had a pawesome time!
Kisses and hugs

The OP Pack said...

Wow, we would never be allowed on a train - that sounds like a lot of fun. And Mom wants to know how they were able to get such a beautiful pose from all five of you at one time. That is one gorgeous photo.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

Hey Homer

We missed you. That looks like a great adventure. Tucker has been on a bus, but the train looks like more fun.

Tucker and Daisy

CAM said...

Hi Homer.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful adventure with us. Its always great to make new friends.
Remember - the humans are always watching even though they might disappear!
Max &Co in sunny South Africa

Sam said...

What a wonderful adventure! Sam always looks forward to seeing what you have been up to!


Pipa said...

My Dog! How come did I miss this post of yours, sweet Homie? I'm so sorry I'm this late on commenting... wath a nice adventure you had there! Instead of a Star Trek episode, it was a Lost Track episode. I'm glad you all got toghether at the end. :)



Maggie and Mitch said...

Wow! You got to ride on a train, Homer! You are so lucky!
What fun adventures you're having and such handsome doggies that you're friends with!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Farley said...

That looks like an awesome adventure, and it's so cool you get to take the train :)

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Wow, Homer is one lucky dog! This is always such a fun blog to read :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Homer! We loved watching you travel on the train to meet Kingsley and Robin. Too bad we couldn't join you in the Magic Forest! We're looking forward to your next adventure.

See ya!
Joey and Zeke

GoldenSamantha said...

If I could only travel on a train it would be heaven. They're so tight with doggies here! (Homer- thanks so much for your comments about Terra - means so much to us, dear pup) So glad you are having such great adventures with your pals over "there"!!!
Hugs and Love xo

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

What a wonderful trip to Boxtel to see your celebs friend Kingsley then having a nice chance to meet up other doggies, Homer!
Yeah, you're right, we need to travel in first class too, we have more legs than hoomans, let alone the tails!

Paco....Milo and mom..Simona said...

woowowwooooooo Homie!!!!!
What a great day you had!!!
Fantastic five!!!!!
Great name for you guys!!!!!
we miss you soooooooooooooo much!!!!!!
hope you come to visit us soon...
thanks for sharing with us this fantastic time can we come with you?????
and you look gorgeous....we love your dirty paws!!!!
Are you going in the mud????
Lots of love and kisses

☮momoKo said...

It's so nice adventure!
I sometimes wear mud socks too.

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh wow! That is just the coolest! You always do such cool things, Homer - am so envious of all the things you get to do like ride on trains and travel to visit friends! LOVE that picture of all you doggies lying in a ring in the forest.

I second Chow Chow - please tell us more stories!

Honey the Great Dane

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Happy Father's Day to Homer's great dad.
Love ya lots

TheBeautyIn Life said...

Wow this is such a cool blog!!!

Dino and Family said...

Whoa! You got to travel on a train! How cool is that! The Fantastic Five looks like great pals to hang out with! I am so happy you got to spend some time with them! Love, Dino