Sunday, 23 September 2012


Hello folks!

You may have noticed that I’ve ‘disappeared’ from Blogland lately. I apologise. As you know, the Missus has been using my blog to post photos of some really wacky looking animals from Africa! (Rumour has it that she’s going to post some more. Good grief!)

Well, I might have been out of sight, but I’ve certainly been keeping myself busy. My biggest news is that I’ve recently got to know this pretty girl-dog who happens to live down my street. Her name is Pebbles and, like me, she’s a booti-ful Golden Retriever.

Meet my new (girl)friend, Pebbles. Hasn’t she got big floppy ears?

Pebbles lives with an old couple whose son (her owner) is currently working overseas. Unfortunately, because of their age, her new caregivers aren’t able to take her for walkies as often as they’d like. So, Me, Dad and the Missus have recently taken to bringing Pebbles along with us when we go for our regular walks.

Here’s some pictures of Pebbles joining one of our ‘walkies rituals’…

As I approach Pebbles’ house, I’m always wondering to myself, “Is she going to be there?”

There she is, always waiting at the front gate for Yours Truly.

How can anyone resist such googly eyes! Awww…

Unable to conceal her excitement, she often wriggles her pretty head through the gate, with her tail thumping hard on the ground. I hope her head doesn’t get stuck one day!

Nonchalantly, I swagger towards her and whisper sweet nothings into her ear. Sorry guys, I am not going to reveal what I say – IT’S PRIVATE! Heheheh.

The Missus puts on Pebble’s leash and we’re soon off for one of our regular walks! Arooo rooo rooo!

Even though we are now getting familiar with each other, I can’t help but feel a bit nervous - it’s been so long since I’ve been dating! (Remember Lucille, the Great Dane from Italy?

My experience tells me that I have to give an air of calm and confidence when we walk together…

…but inside, my heart is beating frantically! I try my utmost not to show a hint of excitement when we get too close. ‘Gasp’!

I even play hard to get when she tries to kiss me. I always regret it later though. D’oh!

Anyway, we enjoy sniffing around and exploring our neighbourhood together…

…and occasionally stopping for a photo-opportunity.

Mind you, it’s not easy taking photos of Pebbles and Yours Truly sitting still and not fidgeting. Especially Pebbles, gosh, she’s EVERYWHERE!

See what I mean? She can’t keep still! Argh!

She’s even worse when we’re walking. I go one way and Pebbles heads in the opposite direction. Poor Dad – he doesn’t know whether we’re coming or going!

To keep the peace, I usually just let Pebbles lead the way.

Occasionally, we get out acts together and Dad has an easier time.

Our walks usually end with a stroll in the local park.

This gives the Missus one last opportunity to get a photo of us looking straight at the camera…

…but not this time!

Well, after a thousand takes, she finally managed to get a good picture of the two of us behaving for the camera…

Ta-da. Aren’t we a lovely couple?

Alright folks. Wish me luck on my blossoming ‘boyfriend/girlfriend’ relationship with Pebbles. I’ll keep you guys posted.



Mango said...

Miss Pepples is one lucky gal to be squired about by a handsome dog such as yourself.


Wild dingo said...

OMD! Homer...I can't tell you how this post has given me a mile-wide smile. As i am reading this in hotel room in bed waking up with my cup of tea, I had such a big smile, my old curmudgeon man, Mr. Wild Dingo, who never smiles at ANYTHING (ok i exagerate, but he rarely smiles), he aske what I was smiling at so I showed him (he knows woo cuz I share your adventures with him sometimes), anyway...he cco'd and giggled like a giddy girl when he saw your walking pix! Its sooooo nice of woo to share your walkies with a pup who needs them. Soooo nice. And she is so pretty!

Have fun dating her. Piece of advice: always let the girl choose direction!!

The Thundering Herd said...

Woo, Homer, you stud you. Very nice of you and your humans to show a lady some walking time when her own humans are not able to do so.

The Life of Riley said...

Hi Homer,

We are glad that you,ve made a new friend. Two Goldies are always better than one. I'm sure your family gets lots of extra attention from people when you two are walking together!


STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Ooooh, Homer, you are a real smoothy. Your new (girl)friend is lovely. It was so nice of your mum and dad to offer to take her for a walk with you. You make a very sweet couple! Enjoy your walks mate. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What a lovely friend you have there!! I think it's so very nice that she can be included in your walks and the two of you get to spend some good 'quality time' together!

Finn said...

OMD OMD OMD! She is so adorable!!! May you have many remarkable walks together!!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Homer, Pebbles has the sweetest face. We can tell just looking at her that she is a very nice girl. Sounds like love is in the air and you have made yourself a super pal.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

How can Pebbles resist an international man of mystery like you, Homer?

Tucker and Daisy

brooke said...

How nice of you to share your walks with a new friend!
I always feel bad for the dogs we walk by as it seems like they never get out anywhere! So far we've only met a couple dogs out walking who don't bark their heads off at Dar. We actually walked around the neighborhood with another dog (and her owner) the other night! Have you gone to the Chinese graveyard? She mentioned (as had another lady we met) that many people go there to let their dogs run off leash.

Mitch and Molly said...

Pebbles is a beautiful girl, Homer! We're happy that you get to walk with her all the time!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Sam said...

How nice of you to make sure she gets out!

Are you sure she won't get her head stuck?


Lucille, the Great Dane from Italy said...

I am so very jelous!!!!
But I cannot deny she is tremendously beautiful...
How lucky you are....
But still I am jelous - tell your Missus to buy you a smartphone, my human told me what I need to do to monitor you :)
You really seem to have a great time together, enjoy!!!

PS: ask your boss what it is like to have two doggies instead of one on the leash ;-)

Love, Lucille

Kari in Vegas said...

She is so adorable

Stop on by for a visit

KT and Easton said...

Hi Homer, good to see you back on the bloggy pages. Yer gurrrrrrrllll friend is very pretty. So glad your Mum and Dad take you guys out fur walks together. It's pawsome.

Yer pal Easton

Oorvi said...

Hi Homer the Handsome!
Thanks for visiting my blog. Pebbles is beautiful and I think the two of you look fantastic together:)
Licks n wags,