Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Homer's Happy Christmas 2012

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope your day was fantastic.

I was so excited when I awoke, knowing that I would get lots of presents and yummy goodies! Yay!

Here’s me checking out my pressies. Much to my disappointment, I didn’t get what I wished for…

…“Where’s the iPhone 5 that you promised me?”

Oh well, all was not lost. I got some yummy treats and a pink flamingo cuddly toy...

…which I played with for the entire afternoon.

Here’s me sleeping with my new toy.

The best was yet to come – the mouth-watering FOOD!

By the way, something sneaked into my kitchen last night. Can you guess what it was?

Woo hoo, it was the ‘Turkey God’!

As you know, I always worship the Turkey God whenever It comes to town.

I stared in awe for a while, before beginning to pray…

Unfortunately, It refused to budge from the bench!

There it was, the Turkey God in all its glory, weighing in at 11kg/24 pounds. It lay on the kitchen bench, dressed in exotic herbs and spices.

Man I was drooling!

Finally, after what seemed like a lifetime, the Turkey God emerged from the kitchen, fully cooked.

At last, the Missus prepared my portion, complete with all the trimmings.

Got to go now, there’s food to be eaten.

Wishing all of my friends a very Merry Christmas!

Friday, 21 December 2012

Christmas Cards 2012

During the last couple of weeks, I have been receiving Christmas cards from my four-legged friends around the world.

Thank you for thinking of me during the festive season!

Check out the doggie faces on my cards. They are simply so adorable and precious!

The Missus has placed the cards in a great place – next to my food bowl. I can now admire the booti-ful cards whilst partaking in my favourite pastime – eating! Clever eh?

Thanks again to everyone who sent me a card. For all of those who haven’t received a card from me, this one is especially for you…

Merry Christmas to everyone! I woof you.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Crazy Christmas Tree Capers

Woof everyone!

I hope your weekend was fantastic! Mine wasn’t. You see, Christmas is around the corner which meant that it was time to put up the darn tree…

“This is so complicated!” I didn’t know where the heck to start.

I spent the next 30 minutes staring at the different parts and racking my brains as to how they were supposed to fit together.

It all got too much for me. I thought I’d better take a ‘power nap’ – hoping that my mind would be refreshed and I could work out the damned instructions. Whilst asleep, I dreamt of pixies, elves, gnomes, fairies and goblins, all helping me to put up the tree…

…miraculously, by the time I woke from my deep slumber, the tree was up! Hooray!

Blimely! Dreams really can come true!

Unfortunately, my job for the day wasn’t yet complete…

…I still had to sort out the lights. Bah! I always seem to get myself tangled up!

“…The lights! Ahhh!”

Luckily, I don’t have any such problems with the booti-ful decorations.

After hours of tribulations, I had finally completed my Christmas decorations.

Ta-da! See. I am an expert!

So, if you need any advice on putting up your tree, drop me a note and I will try my best to offer you some excellent tips!

Good luck.

Monday, 3 December 2012

The Serengeti: Our Last Day, February 2012

I had enjoyed my time ‘chilling’ with the lions on the first day of our visit to the Serengeti. However, these were by no means the only predators we got to see during our stay.

It was a particular hope of mine that we would get to catch at least a glimpse of a cheetah. I was not to be disappointed.

Our first encounter was with a lone cheetah weaving through the tall dry grass of the savannah.

On our final day, we were lucky enough to witness two fantastic cheetah sightings. Firstly, we spotted a mother with four beautiful young cubs. They could have been no more than a few weeks old.

We also came across a coalition of three cheetah brothers prowling across the plain.

In addition to the cheetah sightings, during one particular game drive, we experienced a real treat. Unexpectedly, we came upon one of Africa’s more elusive creatures – the Striped Hyena. These are nocturnal animals and it is rare to spot them. Not only did we find an adult female in broad daylight, but we were thrilled to discover that she had a sole cub with her.

We spent at least an hour with these intriguing animals before moving to explore some other wonders of the wilderness.

The beautiful savannah.

It was all too soon time for us to leave the Serengeti and return to ‘reality’.

Over the past few weeks, I have posted a number of blogs chronicling my experiences in Botswana and Tanzania. I would like to dedicate all of these journals to the many great men and women who work tirelessly to preserve these wonderful environments and to protect their magnificent inhabitants.

I publish this posting having just returned from my latest ‘pilgrimage’ to Africa. More on this to follow…

The Missus.

With our Masaai guide, Nboi.