Winter beach holibobs 2013

Winter beach holibobs 2013

Woofings, furiends!

It is mid-winter here in New Zealand… I just got back from a short holibobs with mum and dad. It was a bit chilly, but we had sunshine and blue sky every day, it was pawsome!

We rented a little cottage right next to Onetangi Beach on Waiheke Island. Waiheke is about an hour by car ferry from Auckland, New Zealand.

Onetangi Beach is my favouritest beach: it’s 1.87km (1.16 miles) long… doggy bliss!

Here are my holibob photos…

I keep a good lookout on the car ferry!

I keep a good lookout on the car ferry!

 

 

Ahhh, what a beautiful sunset on Onetangi Beach!

Ahhh, what a beautiful sunset on Onetangi Beach!

 

 

Not bad for mid Winter!

Not bad for mid Winter!

 

 

Lucky mum took this picture when she did, moments later yours truly chased the seagulls! BOL!

Lucky mum took this picture when she did, moments later yours truly chased the seagulls! BOL!

 

 

I can even keep an eye on the pesky seagulls on the beach from the cottage we stayed at!

I can even keep an eye on the pesky seagulls on the beach from the cottage we stayed at!

 

 

There's a good view of the beach from the deck, too.

There’s a good view of the beach from the deck, too.

 

 

Even the cafe down the road has a pawsome sea view!

Even the cafe down the road has a pawsome sea view!

 

 

There's more to Waiheke Island than stunning beaches... there are also pawretty green hillsides, complete with moo-moos and sheeps - as well as vineyards.

There’s more to Waiheke Island than stunning beaches… there are also pawretty green hillsides, complete with moo-moos and sheeps – as well as vineyards.

 

 

The beach is definitely my favourite place though!

The beach is definitely my favourite place though!

 

 

Oh dear... so many beaches, such short little legs. I got tired and dad had to carry me!

Oh dear… so many beaches, such short little legs. I got tired and dad had to carry me!

 

 

I'm so tired, I think I'd like to drink this coffee, please.

I’m so tired, I think I’d like to drink this coffee, please.

 

The holibob was pawsome – though I am happy to be at home again, and rest up a bit!

Love β€˜n’ nose licks,

Minnie x

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Easter sailing holibobs 2013

Easter sailing holibobs 2013

Woofings! Here in New Zealand we’ve been enjoying the driest, warmest, longest summer, since like, furever!

So at Easter we set sail once again to our favourite spot: Te Kouma, in the Coromandel Peninsula. (Yes, I’ve been here many times, including Summer 2012 and earlier this year too.)

OMD, there are moo-moos on the hills - and on my beach!

OMD, there are moo-moos on the hills – and on my beach!

 

I was fascinated by the moo-moos on my beach! We kept a very respectful distance from each other. (I would have loved to say ‘woof day’ to them, but mum and dad kept me away. Spoil sports!)

As you can see in the photo, we had our kayak with us! I repawted to you recently that I am now a kayaking dog, and I did more kayaking these holibobs.

Mum takes me for a spin on the kayak. Look how flat calm the sea is, it's pawsome!

Mum takes me for a spin on the kayak. Look how flat calm the sea is, it’s pawsome!

 

Round the bay (and round the boat) we go... it's so pawretty!

Round the bay (and round the boat) we go… it’s so pawretty!

 

Dad took me for a paddle too.

Dad took me for a paddle too.

 

So yes, we did lots of kayaking. But I digress. This blog post is about our Easter holibobs… and you’ll never guess what, the Easter Bunny came to see us in her little rowing boat!

 

The Easter Bunny brought chocolates for mum and dad! (This is the daughter of a friend of dad's... they were also spending their Easter holibobs on their boat.)

The Easter Bunny brought chocolates for mum and dad! (This is the daughter of a friend of dad’s… they were also spending their Easter holibobs on their boat.)

 

Chocolate's no good for dogs, but fear not, my furiends, I did not go hungry. Mum gave me a lovely big bone to nom on!

Chocolate’s no good for dogs, but fear not, my furiends, I did not go hungry. Mum gave me a lovely big bone to nom on! *drools*

 

All too soon it was time to go home: holibobs are never long enough. Here I am on mum's lap while she's steering the boat. If you look carefully, I am so content that my eyes are closed and my tongue is poking out! I was like this for ages, I was totally blissed out!

All too soon it was time to go home: holibobs are never long enough. Here I am on mum’s lap while she’s steering the boat. If you look carefully, I am so content that my eyes are closed and my tongue is poking out! I was like this for ages, I was totally blissed out!

 

Bye bye beautiful Coromandel, I'm sure we'll be back again next summer!

Bye bye beautiful Coromandel, I’m sure we’ll be back again next summer!

 

So that was my Easter holibobs!

Good times, my furiend, good times…

Love β€˜n’ licks,

Minnie x

 

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Kayaking dog: Minnie the Westie goes kayaking!

Kayaking dog: Minnie the Westie goes kayaking!

It’s so exciting… Santa brought Mum a kayak for Christmas!!!

(There’s a bit of a story – in cartoon format – about that! You can see it here.)

It was impawtant to Mum that the kayak had enough room for me, so she wanted a sit-on-top one, with plenty of dog space. The kayak also has to be small, so that it fits on our small yacht (sailboat). She got a Viking Pacer kayak, which is made here in New Zealand.

The Viking Pacer kayak fits on the side deck of our Elliott 7.9m (26ft) yacht.

The Viking Pacer kayak fits on the side deck of our Elliott 7.9m (26ft) yacht.

 

Before taking to the water, Mum read up about taking dogs kayaking. (I’d love to share the links with you, but the web pages no longer exist!)

She also made sure we’d be safe out on the water: both her and I already have life jackets.

A life jacket is essential for kayaking dogs.

A life jacket is essential for kayaking dogs.

 

If you think that I’m pulling a funny face, you’re right. I hate wearing the life jacket. Orange is so not my colour! Mum says I look cute in it, but I don’t believe her. It’s pawful!

 

Mum and I on our very first kayak outing together.

Mum and I on our very first kayak outing together.

 

Mum has a silly grin… me, I’m not so sure about this kayaking dog thing yet! I stay absolutely stock-still like a little furry statue… I don’t want to rock the boat!

I should add that Mum did kayak around a lot first, before taking me onto the water, and she only takes me when the water is flat calm. She is always safe and careful.

Mum also watched lots of kayaking safety and instructional videos on YouTube at home before the holibobs – her favourite videos are by Paddling TV.

One day Dad made us practice our safety manoeuvres. He made Mum capsize the kayak, and (a) got her to practice the “brace” motion to prevent the capsize; and (b) capsize the kayak properly – and then climb back on it. This was trickier, but she did it!

The next bit, I wasn’t so pleased with: while Mum was in the water near the kayak (and he was on the yacht), Dad put me into the water, while I was wearing my lifejacket, to check that I could swim in it OK. Since he was the one to put me in the water, it was obvious to me which parent I’d swim to for safety – Mum!

I could swim, but it is weird that dog lifejackets have most of their buoyancyΒ on the back, but only neoprene underneath. I hate swimming, and a little more buoyancy would have been nice!

Thankfully no photos were taken of me at this point. I am very very pawleased about that!

Anyway, here is another photo of me and mum kayaking – I’m looking a little more confident now as a kayaking dog!

I am getting more confident as a kayaking dog!

I am getting more confident as a kayaking dog!

 

Mind you, I do keep nice and still on the kayak. Besides, it’s quite comfy sitting between Mum’s legs!

Mum takes me for longer paddles now that I'm getting more confident as a kayaking dog.

Mum takes me for longer paddles now that I’m getting more confident as a kayaking dog.

 

There are so many pawsome beaches and bays to explore…

We have the whole bay to ourselves at Ponui Island.

We have the whole bay to ourselves at Ponui Island.

 

Dad joins Mum and I on the beach... he's arriving in the dinghy.

Dad joins Mum and I on the beach… he’s arriving in the dinghy.

 

I'm ready to go back to the yacht now!

I’m ready to go back to the yacht now!

 

Back at the mother ship... and I do believe it is dinner time now! *nom nom nom*

Back at the mother ship… and I do believe it is dinner time now! *nom nom nom*

 

If you want to see more of my summer holibobs photos, here they are:

Summer holibobs 2013: Part 1 – on the boat

Summer holibobs 2013: Part 2 – adventures ashore

That’s all for now – till next time!

Love β€˜n’ nose licks,

Minnie x

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Birthday holibobs

Birthday holibobs

Apawlogies for being so quiet on my blog recently. We are having the most pawsome summer in New Zealand (in fact, all of the North Island has been declared a drought zone… it’s sunshine, sunshine and more sunshine).

I’ve been spending most weekends cruising (sailing holibobs) with mum and dad on our yacht (sailboat). And that is where I (the real Minnie) celebrated my 7th birthday!

Minnie celebrates her 7th birthday in style on board her yacht!

Minnie celebrates her 7th birthday in style on board her yacht!

 

It’s a dog’s life, eh!

I also got a bone – and 4 walks on the beach… as well as lots of cuddles, of course!

Love β€˜n’ nose licks,

Minnie x

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Summer holibobs 2013: Part 2 – adventures ashore

Summer holibobs 2013: Part 2 – adventures ashore

Woofings and welcome back to my summer holibob photo album!

If you’ve not seen Part 1 yet, it’s here… it’s all about life on board my boat.

In fact, all of the photos in Part 1 were taken at Great Barrier Island (in New Zealand). The photos in Part 2 were all taken at Coromandel Peninsula (New Zealand).

Another day; another bay. I resume my fav position on the cabintop. It's cool, breezy, and has a great view!

Another day; another bay. I resume my fav position on the cabintop of my boat. It’s cool, breezy, and has a great view!

 

This bay is so pawretty that I have a big smile on my face!

This bay is so pawretty that I have a big smile on my face!

 

There are lots of hills for me to run down near this bay... pawfect for a Westie!

There are lots of hills for me to run down near this bay… pawfect for a Westie!

 

Two smiley girls! Mum loves it here too. :)

Two smiley girls! Mum loves it here too. πŸ™‚

 

A little while later, daddy gives me a cuddle and a belly rub! Gosh I love holibobs!

A little while later, daddy gives me a cuddle and a belly rub! Gosh I love holibobs!

 

It's a hot day, and I find a nice shady tree to sit under. This is the life!

It’s a hot day, and I find a nice shady tree to sit under. This is the life!

 

A few days later, we check out another beach. I love the soft, white sand, it's so nice under my paws!

A few days later, we check out another beach. I love the soft, white sand, it’s so nice under my paws!

 

Running on this pawretty beach makes me smile! :)

Running on this pawretty beach makes me smile! πŸ™‚

 

Phew, that was hot work! I find a nice shady spot where I can rest and cool down.

Phew, that was hot work! I find a nice shady spot where I can rest and cool down.

 

Finally, here's how I get from boat to beach: on the Minnie-Mobile (which has a Minnie-Motor)! Mum and dad take me ashore several times a day. This evening trip ashore was pawticularly pawretty. We get to see lots of lovely sunsets on holibobs on the boat. :)

Finally, here’s how I get from boat to beach: on the Minnie-Mobile (which has a Minnie-Motor)! Mum and dad take me ashore several times a day. This evening trip ashore was pawticularly pawretty. We get to see lots of lovely sunsets on holibobs on the boat. πŸ™‚

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed my holibob photos… there’s more to come!

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Love β€˜n’ licks,

Minnie x

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Summer holibobs 2013: Part 1 – on the boat

Summer holibobs 2013: Part 1 – on the boat

Woofings!

Gosh it’s been a while since I last blogged: it’s summer here in New Zealand, and I’ve been enjoying the summer holibobs to the max! The weather has been hot and sunny, so I’ve been chilling out. πŸ™‚

I went away on mum and dad’s yacht (sail boat) for 3 weeks, it was soooo relaxing, and I had lots of pawsome adventures!

In fact, I’ve got so many photos to share with you that I can’t fit them all into one blog post, so I’ll spread them out.

I hope you like them!

Ahoy! And welcome to my yacht! This is my favourite chillaxation spot when we're at anchor: it's nice 'n' shady, plus there's a great view. The breeze gently wafts over me, and I get to sniff all the latest sniffs!

Ahoy! And welcome to my yacht! This is my favourite chillaxation spot when we’re at anchor: it’s nice ‘n’ shady, plus there’s a great view. The breeze gently wafts over me, and I get to sniff all the latest sniffs! Pawfect for a westie!

 

I can also stick my nose over the edge, and keep watch on what's happening in the cockpit!

I can also stick my nose over the edge, and keep watch on what’s happening in the cockpit!

 

Naturally, my beach towel is pink. :) I look very snug and cosy eh!

Naturally, my beach towel is pink. πŸ™‚ I look very snug and cosy eh!

 

This is another great spot: near the noms! Mum might think this is her spot, but hey, finders keepers! ;)

This is another great spot: near the noms! Mum might think this is her spot, but hey, finders keepers! πŸ˜‰

 

I wuff to keep watch on what's happening in the bay... mum calls me her Baywatch Babe! BOL!

I wuff to keep watch on what’s happening in the bay… mum calls me her Baywatch Babe! BOL!

 

Phew, that was hard work, I'd best have a nap!

Phew, that was hard work, I’d best have a nap!

 

Mum's very good at relaxing on holiday too. Here we are chillaxing together! Mmmm, so comfy...

Mum’s very good at relaxing on holiday too. Here we are chillaxing together! Mmmm, so comfy…

 

Whereas mum likes relaxing on holiday, dad is quite active. He had a few attempts at fishing, but the only person to get a fish for dinner was me! (He only managed to catch little bait fish... nommy for me!)

Whereas mum likes relaxing on holiday, dad is quite active. He had a few attempts at fishing, but the only person to get a fish for dinner was me! (He only managed to catch little bait fish… nommy for me!)

 

Phew, that was a big day! Lucky I have a nice comfy bunk in the cabin, and my teddy bear to use as a pillow. zzzzzz....

Phew, that was a big day! Lucky I have a nice comfy bunk in the cabin, and my teddy bear to use as a pillow. Zzzzzz….

 

The next day... Just as well that I have a big mug of coffee to help me wake up!

The next day… Just as well that I have a big mug of coffee to help me wake up!

 

That’s just Part 1 of my holibob photo album: check out part 2, my adventures ashore!

Love β€˜n’ licks,

Minnie x

 

PS. A final photo, just to show that it wasn’t sunny every day!

We did get one day of rain:

We did have one day of rain on holiday. It was still warm though, so I kept up my Baywatch guard dog duties!

We did have one day of rain on holiday. It was still warm though, so I kept up my Baywatch guard dog duties!

 

PPS. I have sailing holibobs every year!

To see my entire holibob photo album, check out:Β http://www.minniethewestie.com/tag/holibobs

 

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Winter beach break

Winter beach break

Earlier this winter I had a short holibobs with mum and dad on Waiheke Island.

We stayed near this pawretty beach: I got wuffly long walks every day, and met lots of new furiends at the beach!

Here are my holibob photos…

This is where we went: Onetangi Beach on Waiheke Island (New Zealand)... it's very pawretty!

This is where we went: Onetangi Beach on Waiheke Island (New Zealand)... it's very pawretty!

 

Yay, I love the beach!

Yay, I love the beach!

 

Meeting some wuffly new furiends on the beach.

Meeting some wuffly new furiends on the beach.

 

Time for a photo oppawtunity with mum. As you can tell from her clothes, it was quite a cold winter's day!

Time for a photo oppawtunity with mum. As you can tell from her clothes, it was quite a cold winter's day!

 

It was just a short break, but just what this doggy needed! It was so much pawsome fun!

Love β€˜n’ licks,

Minnie x

 

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Another sailing holibob!

Another sailing holibob!

Even though I had sailing holibobs over Christmas and New Year, I was lucky enough to have another sailing holibob at the end of January! It is summer here in New Zealand, and we are lucky enough to have a number of public holidays at this time of year, giving us long weekends to enjoy.

The last Monday in January is always Auckland Anniversary Day – a public holiday for the Auckland area only. And as Auckland is known as the “City Of Sails”, it is only right to spend it on mum and dad’s little yacht!

Here are my photos from that weekend… as you can see, I had a lot of pawsome adventures!

Westhaven Marina (or perhaps I should rename it 'Westiehaven' Marina!) in Auckland, The City of Sails.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the best things about sailing holibobs is all the beaches I get to visit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mmmm, lots of great sniffs on this beach! *sniff snort*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dad barbecues noms for dinner on board the boat. Note that I am first in the queue for noms, don't even think about pushing in line, mum! πŸ˜‰

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YUM!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tired out after a big day... and I'm sure there are more adventures to be had tomorrow, I'd best get some zzzzzzzz....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next day, we visit friends of mum and dad's on their boat. I assume my usual position, guarding the barbecue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have a little snooze on my friends' boat. Barbecue guarding is tiring work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yay, it's time for a trip ashore! I love going in the inflatable dinghy, we call it the "Minnie-mobile". πŸ™‚

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ooooh, pawretty!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On this beach, we catch up with some different friends. These people belong to my furiend 'Major', who is a mini schnauzer. Major and I had a great time running around the beach together. Mum did try to take a photo of the two of us, but we didn't keep still long enough and blurred all the photos! BOL!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mmmm, the sniffs here are EXCELLENT! Dad said something about there being rabbits around, but I didn't see them, unfortunately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That was a fun trip ashore! Now it's time to head back to our boat on the Minnie-mobile. I am the figurehead of the Minnie-mobile. πŸ˜‰

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back on the boat, I want to get onto Facebook and Twitter and tell my furiends about my adventures, but dad keeps hogging the iBone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time for another nap in my favourite spot, on the cabin top. It is nice and shady (because of the boom above me), and I get to see everything that's going on in the bay. Plus it's nice and breezey, so it keeps me cool and delivers all the sniffs directly to my nose! Pawfect! πŸ™‚

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hang on, who's this? I hope they are not going to interfere with my Minnie-mobile?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And now there are two of them! I watch the duckies closely. I am not happy about them being so close, but I don't like swimming so jumping into the water isn't an option. All I can do is glare at them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horrors! Mum decides to go swimming - and the two ducks swim with her as she does laps around the boat!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am most concerned about mum as she swims around the boat with the two ducks! I go to the bow-wow of the boat to keep a close eye on mum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phew! I am pleased to say that mum was unscathed after swimming with the ducks. I can now nap on my beach towel, worry-free. Mmmm, I do love sun puddles!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All too soon it's time to head home again. My favourite position is on mum's lap when she's helming!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the way home, we see the Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa AC45 catamarans out practicing. They are the practice boats for the next America's Cup. I have seen them out on Auckland harbour before, but never this close!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Luna Rossa catamaran is "flying a hull". Apparently their boat speed triples when they sail like this. Yikes! Looks a bit scary to me! Note the pretty Auckland skyline in the background. πŸ™‚

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lunchtime! Back at the marina berth, we are really hungry and decide to barbecue sausages on the boat before we head home. Naturally, I guard the barbecue. Nom nom!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holibobs + noms = a happy dog. And what pawsome adventures I had!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Till next time,

Love β€˜n’ licks,

Minnie x

 

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Summer Holibobs Album 2012

Summer Holibobs Album 2012

Woofings!

I am now back home after wuffly holibobs with mum and dad… we went cruising on our small sailboat for a couple of weeks. (Here in New Zealand, Christmas and New Year are in our summer.)

Here are my holibob photos!

The best thing about holibobs? Lots of napping and relaxation! Here I am, having a snooze on the cabin top of the yacht. We are anchored off Ponui Island in the Hauraki Gulf.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The other pawsome thing about holidays is getting to spend lots of time with mum and dad. Here dad and I are looking for rabbits! (We didn't find any, but I could sniff 'em!)

 

It's Christmas Day! I got this cool squeaky turkey, and some new bones to nom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cuddles from daddy. πŸ™‚ Me - a daddy's girl? Yep, definitely!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dad is fishing, and I watch veeeeery closely... I love fish, nom nom!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drat - no fish on the line, just bait! Maybe dad will let me eat that, it smells nice and fishy and stinky... please? What do you mean by 'no'??!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next stop: Te Kouma Harbour, Coromandel Peninsula. This is a panorama taken from the hillside... it's very pawretty here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leaping through the long grass on the hillside at Te Kouma! Our boat is anchored in the bay behind me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So exciting - there are wild turkeys on the hillside at Te Kouma! No, I didn't catch one, but I did find a turkey feather *nom nom*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chillaxing on my beach towel on the boat after an energetic time ashore. Those hill sides are mighty steep if you only have little legs, y'know!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giving the humans the hurry up for my dinner! All that walking 'n' sunbathing 'n' stuff makes a dog hungry, y'know!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beach dog. πŸ˜€ I wuff the beach!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And then the rains came. For days and days and days. Mum and dad got so bored they started collecting rain water to top up the boat's water tanks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rainy days = indoor puppy playtime. Just as well that mum packed lots of toys for me!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tired out after a big indoor play session! Here I'm cuddling up to my new turkey toy, plus an elephant toy that Morris gave me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yay, the sun came back! I resume my nice spot on the cabin top. It is shaded nicely by the boat's boom, and I get a great view of the bay from up there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pawretty sunset πŸ™‚

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And those were my holibobs! It was kinda relaxing and kinda strenuous too – and a lot of fun.

Did you have holibobs too? Do tell me all about it!

Love β€˜n’ licks,

Minnie x

 

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Happy 2012!

Happy 2012!

Wishing you a very happy new year, my furiends!

Yes, I know that we are more than half way through January but I am only now back from my holibobs. Here in New Zealand it is summer after all, and I have spent a couple of weeks holidaying on mum and dad’s sailboat. (With mum and dad there as well, of course – someone had to do the sailing and the cooking, y’know!)

I will add my holibob photos onto this blog next week… keep an eye out for them here!

Did you have holibobs as well? I hope you had some good adventures with lots of greats sniffs and noms.

Holibobs are all about discovering some great new sniffs!

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s in store for 2012?

Have you made any New Year Resolutions?

I haven’t… there’s no improving on Westie perfection! πŸ˜‰ I intend to spend 2012 enjoying daily walks, noms, cuddles and naps. Much like last year, and the year before that, and the year before that…!

Mum has some exciting plans for Minnie The Westie for 2012. She has already started sketching cartoons for my second book. All going well, that should be ready by the end of the year. (Not seen my first book yet? Find out more here.)

Here’s to even more waggy tails and Westie smiles in 2012!

Love β€˜n’ licks,

Minnie x

 

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