Morris’ staycation

Morris’ staycation

Morris the westie features in Minnie The Westie's cartoon books.

Morris the westie features in Minnie The Westie’s cartoon books.

Morris is another Westie dog… he lives next door to me and he’s my boyfriend.

You may have met Morris in my cartoon book

In the cartoons, Morris is sweet, funny, charming, thoughtful and sophisticated (in a doggy way).

Morris and I also have a lot of adventures together!

Oh, the holes we’ve dug together, and the great sniffs we’ve sniffed. *dreamy look*

What can I say, Morris is pawsome! πŸ™‚

 

My boyfriend, Morris the westie, in my cartoon books is based on a real life Morris The Westie!

My boyfriend, Morris the westie, in my cartoon books is based on a real life Morris The Westie!

 

Well, the cartoon Morris is based on a real life Morris the Westie!

Morris’ family recently went overseas for 3 weeks… and Morris came to stay with me!

Morris and I both enjoyed his “staycation” very much… as you’ll see from our photos!

 

The mornings always start the same... with cuddles! That's me, Minnie, on the right (cuddled up to mum), and Morris is on the left, kissing mum's hand.

The mornings always start the same… with cuddles! That’s me, Minnie, on the right (cuddled up to mum), and Morris is on the left, kissing mum’s hand.

 

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In the mornings, we like to check out what’s been happening in the garden. Here we are both practicing our “innocent” faces. (That’s me, Minnie, on the left, and Morris on the right.)

 

westies-keeping-guard

On cold mornings, I stay inside (where it’s nice and warm!) and keep an eye on Morris as he patrols the outside. If he discovers anything interesting, I dash out through the doggy door to join him! This way I get the best of both worlds. πŸ™‚

 

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Some days, we just sit and relax in the sunshine. πŸ™‚

 

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Once we are content that there are no cats to chase in the garden, the sunbathing continues inside, where it’s warmer. (It’s winter here in Auckland at the moment!) That is Morris on the left, and me, Minnie, on the right.

 

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We need a nap after such a busy morning. That is me, Minnie, on the top, and I have stolen Morris’ bed…

 

westies-sharing-a-bed

Morris is not impressed that I’ve stolen his bed, so he comes and joins me! That’s Morris on the left, and me, Minnie, on the right – looking decidedly unimpressed with Morris’ tactics!

 

westie-toy-rampage

Help! Morris is killing my Christmas-chicken-in-gold-hotpants toy! (OK, so I never liked that toy, but still! Help?!)

 

westie-destroys-chicken-toy

Morris says, “It’s OK, Minnie, I’ve killed that Christmas-chicken-in-gold-hotpants, it was freaking me out! You’re safe now!”

 

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At the weekend, we got a trip to Cheltenham Beach (Auckland, NZ)! That is Morris on the left, and me, Minnie, checking out the good sniffs on the right.

 

westie-before-shower

Morris says: “What do you mean I got grubby on the beach? Surely a fellow as handsome as I am doesn’t need a shower?!”

 

westie-after-wash

Morris says: “Mummmeeeee! That mean lady washed me! Not fair!”

 

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Getting takeaways for (the humans’) dinner turns into an exciting Westie outing! That’s me, Minnie, on the left, and Morris on the right.

 

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Night night! As you can see, Morris made himself right at home, using mummy’s pillow for his head rest, and my head as his butt rest!

 

And there’s more!

Morris learned a few tricks while he was staying with me:

  1. He sits and waits till he hears the word “OK” before eating.
  2. He gives kisses on demand! (Well, in return for some bribes!)
  3. He chews bones! He’s not been much of a chewer before, whereas me, I really love my bones. I show him how it’s done.

Enjoy the video of Morris’ new tricks!

 

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Love β€˜n’ nose licks,

Minnie x

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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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Date night with Morris!

Date night with Morris!

In my cartoons, you’ll meet a handsome Westie called Morris, who lives next door to me.
(Paws off, people – he’s my boyfriend!)

Cartoon Morris is based on a real-life Morris, and last week he stopped by for a date at my house!

We had so much fun… we tried out all the couches, and all the arm chairs…

westie date night

Above: That’s Morris on the left, and me, Minnie on the right.

Playing musical chairs (or, rather, musical couches) proved to be rather tiring, so eventually we settled down for a nice nap together…

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Awwww, puppy love! *dreamy smile*

Love β€˜n’ licks,

Minnie x

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Treat yourself (or a loved one) to a book full of smiles!

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Minnie The Westie now has her own YouTube channel!

Minnie The Westie now has her own YouTube channel!

Woof woof, yes, I’m now on YouTube!

Here’s the link to my Channel: please visit it and click “Subscribe”, so you’ll see my new videos and updates!

Here are the very first Minnie The Westie videos… these are of the real life Minnie The Westie, I am giving mum puppy eyes in the hope that she makes some cartoon videos too! Watch this space!

Do Westies have the cutest doggy butts?

My humans think that Westies have the cutest doggy butts.

Yes, my humans are weird, but they do have a point. πŸ˜‰

What do you think?

Mum recorded and edited this video on her iPhone, using techniques she learnt from iPhone Video Hero.

Minnie The Westie’s pawsome beach adventure!

Join me on a fun-packed outting to the beach!

Again, mum shot this video on her iPhone, but edited it on her Mac using iMovie. It is pretty pawsome!

Please do share these videos with your furiends – spread those smiles… and a bit of MinnieMania!

Till next time!

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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SPCA Medal

SPCA Medal

Mum and I regularly volunteer for Outreach Therapy Pets: we visit a care home, and brighten the residents’ day by letting them pat me. (Talk about a win-win: they love it, and I love it!)

Here in New Zealand this is organised as a joint venture between two charities: the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and St John (providers of ambulance and first aid services).

We recently got a letter from the SPCA which read as follows:

Dear Cornelia

As you will be aware new Zealand is joining other Nations in celebrating the remarkable service rendered to her subjects by Queen Elizabeth in this her Diamond Jubilee year. Many exciting events have already occurred, and the Royal New Zealand SPCA intends to play its part in recognising this celebration.

In preparedness for the Jubilee the Governor General released an emblem, approved by the Queen, that would become this country’s exclusive symbol marketing the 60 years of her reign. Designed by Phillip O’Shea, New Zealand’s Herald of Arms, it contains the Queen’s personal emblem and the Royal Cypher, a diamond shape representative of the occasion, and our own symbols include the koru and manuka flowers.

The SPCA has been given approval to use this emblem in an appropriate form and manner, and in determining its best use we were guided by the Queen’s Jubilee address to the British Parliament on 20th March 2012 when she stated that ‘volunteers are a source of vital support to the welfare of others, often unseen and overlooked’. What better way to celebrate the Queen’s 60 years of service than to recognise our own volunteers. As a result we have struck a gold medallion featuring the Jubilee emblem to present to 1000 selected SPCA volunteers throughout New Zealand in recognition of their meritorious service to the organisation, and to the animals.

I am pleased to inform you that you have been selected by your peers to be a recipient of this unique and exclusive medal and in so advising I send congratulations and thanks for the volunteer services you have provided.

These medallions will be presented at the Annual Blessing of the Animal Service which is being held in theΒ CathedralΒ of the Holy Trinity, Parnell, on Sunday October 14th, 2012, commencing at 1.00pm. A special reserved section in the Cathedral has been set aside for you and you will be ushered to your seats on arrival. Please bring this letter with you for identification purposes.

Once again please accept my personal congratulations for this well deserved recognition.

Sincerely,

Bob Kerridge, National President, Royal New Zealand SPCA

So off to the Cathedral we went for the Blessing of the Animals!

The cathedral! I refused to turn round and pose, I had to pull mum along to give her the hurry up. After all, there were lots of people and animals waiting for me!

The cathedral! I refused to turn round and pose, I had to pull mum along to give her the hurry up. After all, there were lots of people and animals waiting for me!

 

So much for there being reserved seating: the cathedral was packed! We stood at the edge (which was actually a very sociable place to be!)

So much for there being reserved seating: the cathedral was packed! We stood at the edge (which was actually a very sociable place to be!)

 

Here I am chilling out with some new furiends. The cat in the hat is called 'Lady' and I was absolutely fascinated by her!

Here I am chilling out with some new furiends. The cat in the hat is called 'Lady' and I was absolutely fascinated by her!

 

Here I am giving 'Lady', the cat in the hat, a good sniff. She didn't mind at all!

Here I am giving 'Lady', the cat in the hat, a good sniff. She didn't mind at all!

 

OMD, the whole day was so much fun! There were so many dogs in that church!

I think I saw one other cat – and also a gecko!

Once I got home again, I put my posing face on…

Mum and I with our medal.

Mum and I with our medal. πŸ™‚

 

Pretty exciting, huh! I am very proud of my medal, even though the volunteer work I do is easy-peasy!

Love β€˜n’ nose licks,

Minnie x

 

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