Sleep 'til you're hungry, eat 'til you're sleepy ~ Unknown

The average amount of sleep required is 5 minutes more ~ Unknown

26 June 2010

Cold and Freezing

Hi folks

Yesterday (Friday) me and Mum and her friend Emma drove to my Grandma's town to spend the weekend.

Woke up in the morning (feeling like P.Diddy) and looked out the window....

And there was...

FROST! Frost in my poofields!

This is what I think of frost...

It was a lovely drive...

Helping Emma focus her camera on a picture stop...

And then it all changed. See that flat funny looking cloud....


We arrived safely. Grandmummy is away in Australia at the moment, but someone has made a mess of the yard...
This tree dropped its coat - leave, branches and all!
There is a growly orange machine in the driveway that chopped up all these sticks today.
I'll get some pictures of the finished product tomorrow! It is miserable and cold here. I am cold, I am frozen and I want to go home!

21 June 2010

World Cup Fever

I put on my discerning face...
...And asked Mum what I heck I was meant to do with this soccer ball.

Mr Koda MD

19 June 2010

Infamous spew shot

Good evening folks

I have not been able to paw my posts because Mum has been hogging the computer putah and does not allow "my dirty mitts" on it.

First, beware those of you that are squeamish or if your humans get the heebyjeebies with blood and guts and spew, yes you guessed right, I am about to reveal to you all the dreaded spew shot...

Are you ready?

Are 'woo' ready?

Are y'all ready?

Ok then... Here goes:

It looks good enough to eat, right?


Aparently the smell was horrendous. This happened twice but as I pawed last time, I am feeling back to normal.

I got some new toys the other day. Here is me with one of them.

Its a ropey blue bone and I'm not allowed to enjoy its ropeyness outside because it will get wet and dirty. Blaugh!

I like prancing around the house with it, cos it doesn't do much else, no fluff to destuff or squeaker to practice your jawzercising. Its a pretty pathetic toy really.

Mum got some good shots of me, but I got a bit rambunctious and got a little close to the kamrah for this one:

And off I go on my little circuit around the lounge room. Then back to Mum in the kitchen because I must pretend I like to show off my pathetic excuse for a toy.

Briefly possessed by aliens:

And another little snippet I would like to share with all you lucky pals that are entering your summertime, here is Mums car being hailed and snowed on. Brr!

Happy weekend everypuppy and kittie!


16 June 2010

Back in Action

Good evening pals and palettes!

I'm sorry its been a while... Mum has been fluffing around forever with the new putah machine to get all the photos and blah blah I stopped listening to her excuses and while she has nipped away to the Ladies, I have taken over her beloved putah machine and decided to paw my own post. Woopee!

Do you like my pose? The kamrah caught me in a rather unsavoury position, pre-scratch. I have been a bit itchy-titchy lately. Mum had to take me to the V.E.T to get my jabs and the schnoz slurpables for kennel cough and to get my itchies and ears looked at.

We decided to change V.E.Ts too because our old one used to always prescribe a dose of prednisone and never looked any further into my allergies and what not. I am now a happy patient of Team Husky's V.E.T, however on my first consult we didn't have the pleasure of meeting Princey's Dr Ruth, I'm sure we can meet her oneday so I can give her some snuggles for looking after my Associate MD so well!

I was a bit nervous at first, going to a new clinic and I quivered in my boots (imaginary boots) while we waited for our appointment. The first thing our new vet did was weigh me and gave me a thorough poke and prod. Don't worry pals! He didn't go anywhere near the fateful "probe site". Thank dogness. He then had a look at my ears and took some swabs of the gunk in them to look at under the microscope to test to see what was irritating me so much. My old vet had never done this.

Then he gave me a scratch and a pat - which I think is a necessary part of the V.E.T job description! Then we were out of there!

That night, for the first time ever, I threw up some spitty stuff on Mum's bedroom floor, twice. Mum didn't think too much (she never does) and it didn't cross her mind that maybe I had had a slight reaction to the vaccination because it was different than the usual one I get.

Anyhoo... Mum got a call the next day from the V.E.T advising that he thought I might have a fungal infection and that I would need a course of medication to get rid of the nasties. Also of course I got prescribed some more annoying ear ointment, small bottle thank goodness!

4 more days later - Monday - I ended up feeling a little under the weather and ended up throwing up my bikkies in the lounge, I have a picture but I didn't want to share it with you at the moment cos it might be a bit gross... I spewed up an hour later and ended up funny bloated and all sad with tails between legs and all that.

I feel much better now and I have to reveal something... I was inhabited by an alien! I was approached and for an undisclosed sum of money, I offered to host an alien briefly to show him around so he could review the area for inhabitation by his colony. His companion wormed her way into the kamrah and took this shot of me:

And finally I want to introduce you to the occupants of Mums aunty and uncles mailbox in Melbourne, Australia - Hunter and Cockie. Hunter is a baby Huntsman spidey and Cockie is a cockroach. Luckily they don't have either of these critters in New Zealand! I think my Mum would go all topsy turvy should she come across either of these fellows!
And finally, finally - Happy Wordy Wednesday everyone! Wishing you the very best for the last part of the week!
Mr Koda
Pretending to sleep as Mum returns from the bathroom...

13 June 2010

New Putah

Good evening Gentlekitties and puppies!

I am pleased to announce that the lady of the house, in all her jazz, has finally purchased a new putah machine which means she won't get so mad at the current one waiting for all these bloggies to load!

Very exciting, but we may not be in action until later in the week as have to get the internet sorted out first.

Hope everyone had a brilliant weekend!

We were supposed to be scooting up a storm this morning on a 15 km run on the beach and through the forest but the weather is terrible - rain, hail, snow!!!! So we have stayed inside in the warm with the fire going.

Mum is very excited cos the new putah can play Sims3! Aparently thats good news...

Mr Koda

07 June 2010

Over the weekend

Good evening gentlekitties and doggies

I hope you all had a fantastical weekend!

I haven't got any racing shots yet but I will get some at some point. We did ok, 5th both days as I pawed to you all over the weekend.

I think we did ok cos me and Mum had some serious discussions about our tactics before the races...

Anyway. About the news, well. A special girl came to stay with us for Sunday night and we were set to keep her for good, however it was not meant to be. For many reasons, which I wont paw here, she was returned tonight back to her previous foster. While the outlook isn't good for her, my paws and ears and insides are crossed that someone super special will fall in love with her like we did and adopt her for good before the inevitable happens.

I would like to share a shot of us:

Mum is a watery blubbery mess as she paws this for me.

Please remember all you kind hearted folks - a dog is a commitment that you have for years and years, it should not be taken lightly and nothing should be entered into without considering every possibility under the sun, stars and moon. A mistake Mum made yesterday on a kind thought.

A shout out here to all volunteers with pet shelters, foster carers, transporters and any other profession that strives to protect and rehome those who can't speak for themselves.

Also Mum would like to apologise to Lucy/Storm for not being able to offer her a cherished forever home. Hearts are aching at our place tonight.


06 June 2010

Race update day two

Great evening pals!

Our second race went superbly and it was a bit cooler in the forest today. We have a longer race but Mum was very proud of me for doing so well! Fine starting form again of course.

We came in 5th again! A very good run and I definately deserve a nap! Mum however did zilch of the work (ok maybe a little bit) and she was out for roast dinner tonight, didn't know riding a scooter was so exhausting the chubbylug!

Oh! And one more thing... I got a present today, a pretty cool present that I've been wanting for a while for Mums sake and mine, its a bit annoying but I think it'l get better over time!

Can you guess what?

Photos will come.

Goodnight pals, I'm exhausted
Mr Koda

05 June 2010

Quick race update

Hi pals

Although we don't have any photos yet, I thought I might give you all a little update on our race happenings for today.

Mum went to the venue at 10am to help set up and get things sorted. She came home and got me at lunchtime and took me back the venue which afterwards I had to endure a few hours sitting/snoozing in the car.

Our race was at 5pm. I wasn't at all motivated and got a little excited and silly near the start line but returned to old Mr Serious once it was our turn to start. We have a good run but Mum didn't think a light was needed but it was very dark in the trees. We know the trails cos we practice on them all the time anyway. We passed a couple of 2dog teams. It was quite warm in the forest and I got rather hot, and slowed down quite a bit. But we still finished with no incidents in fighting form, though I wish the heavy lug on the scooter would've maybe helped out some more...

We got 5th today with a time of 14 minutes 29 seconds over 4.1km. A little slower than last year but it was very warm and tiring. We were racing with some VERY FAST pups so a 5th is fantastical.

Our next race is at 10.30am tomorrow (Sunday) and I hope Mum is feeling more energetic. We will be out at the venue about 8am so I still have a few hours kip to make the most of...

Keep safe pups and kitties and hope you are all having a great weekend!

Mr Koda MD

04 June 2010

Cocoa shell garden mulch

Good day gentlekitties and doggies

Mother Dearest received an email and she thought she might share it with the world about Cocoa Shell Garden Mulch - whether its true or not, who knows. But its better to be aware right?

Here goes:

Please tell every dog or cat owner you know. Even if you don't have a pet please pass this message onto those who do.

Over the weekend the doting owner of two young lab mixes purchased cocoa mulch from Target to use in their garden. The dogs loved the way it smelled and it was advertised to keep cats away from their garden. Their dog decided the mulch smelled good enough to eat and devoured a large helping. She vomited a few times which was typical when she eats something new but wasn't acting lethargic in any way. The next day the owner woke up and took the dogs for a walk, halfway through the walk she had a seizure and died instantly.

Although the mulch has no warnings printed on the packaging, an investigation on the company's website stated the product is highly toxic to dogs and cats.

Cocoa mulch is manufactured by Hersheys and they claim "it is true that studies have shown that 50% of dogs that eat cocoa mulch can suffer physical harm to a variety of degrees, however 98% of dogs wont eat it"

Cocoa mulch contains a lethal ingredient called theobromine which is lethal to dogs and cats. It smells like chocolate and it really attracts dogs. They will ingest this stuff and die. Several deaths have already occurred.

Theobromine is in all chocolate especially dark or baker's chocolate which is toxic to dogs. Cocoa bean shells contain potentially toxic quantities of theobromine, a xanthine compound similar to the effects of caffeine and theophylline. A dog that ingested a lethal quantity of garden mulch made from cocoa bean shells developed severe convulsions and died 17 hours later. Analysis of the stomach contents and the ingested cocoa been shells revealed the presence of lethal amounts of theobromine.

So I don't know how much of this is true but its something to be aware of out there in the big scary world!

Mr Koda - Racing!

03 June 2010

Sled dog racing!

Hello Folks!

The weekend has some exciting activities in store for me. It is New Zealands Queens Birthday long weekend and most important of all, the first of our sled dog races!

I am very very excited! We haven't had much chance to do any decent training because it has been too warm - don't get me wrong I do love to sunbake but sometimes some frosty coldness is good for our training otherwise we get too hot. I tend to try far too hard and I end up taking a while to recover.

Tuesday night we had our final training run! It was frosty and brilliant! Tonight we are going to go for a stroll with my pals at Team Husky to have a sniff fest prior to the weekend!

We have two races - one on Saturday afternoon and another Sunday morning. I run by myself - Mum had the option of taking Mr Yak but she is a wuss so I have to lug her fat bottom around the course on my own.

Wish me luck pals!

Mr Koda MD