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Friday, 26 December 2008

Christmas PQT

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
(Calvin Coolidge)
I agree, and a full Tummy Helps.

Christmas Eve is such a Long Day!!

I love Christmas, but Christmas Eve seems to go on forever...... In the dead of Night, Santa Paws, made his delivery, and Christmas Day finally arrived. I had lots of new toys, and of course there were delicious things to snaffle up without having to move too far from the kitchen.
Happy Christmas to all my friends, two legged and four. Poppyxxx

Thursday, 27 November 2008

PQT Cats & Dogs

Dogs come when you call, Cats take a message and get back to You
(Mary Bly)
Mmm, I don't always come when I'm called!

Art Critics a Puss

I Received a Flying Airball today. That's a Furball that comes by airmail if you were wondering, It was from The famous Cat, and feared Art Critic ‘Marmaduke Ginger Bits’. He would like an interview with me to discuss my art, for his new urban magazine, Cats in The City. I was surprised, and a little bit apprehensive, as I’ve heard he sharpens his claws especially well for interviews; I’ll let you Know.

Thursday, 20 November 2008

PQT Thursday

Fashions fade, style is eternal.
(Yves Saint Laurent)
I totally agree, dogs have style

Designer Bandanas

Thursday was an exciting day for me. Mum had ordered two reversable fabric bandanas from our friends Velma Tracy, and Leo at ‘Designsbyone, on Etsy.
Today they came, as you can see I was waiting for the Postman.....

Heres the Postie, mustn't bark,mustn't bark... easy, ahh perfect delivery, got it, Thank you, woof, opps! sorry...

Just checking to make sure its for me, Yes. Here it is Mum. Can I open it now, Pleeasee..

Here I am, Trying to pose like my friend the supermodel Velma Kelly!

Thursday, 13 November 2008


The time to relax is when you don't have time for it."
(Sydney J Harris)
I always have time"

Labradors have Stress Relieving Ears!

Mum has to visit the horsepital today, and has been taking full advantage of labrador stress relief. I know how she feels, I dread a Vets visit. We may not be brilliant at spelling, but labradors are the perfect calming influence, in an owners life.. Omm, woofy, omm

Saturday, 8 November 2008


"My momma always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know quite what you're gonna get."(Forrest Gump)
"Actually if he used his nose properly he would" (Poppy)

Lab Detective

Its been raining off and on all day here, its pretty miserable typical English weather. Still there's always a bright spot, its big weekly shop day, Saturdays, and the highlight of my day is when all the carriers of food are lined up on the kitchen floor. Its my solemn duty as ‘spider checker‘, to sift through the bags as thoroughly as possible before they are unpacked. I always like to do this when Mums out of the room, as I feel I don't wish to alarm her unduly, should find an eight legged interloper.

Thursday, 6 November 2008


Creativity takes courage.
(Henri Matisse)
Always put your best Paw forward first.

A Monet Moment

I was literally drooling all over a book on French impressionists, when I thought I might turn an arty paw in that direction today.
This is my latest pawtrait,inspired by a Mr.Monet; (Mum steadied my paw for the lilies)but the main part of the pawtrait is all mine....
While Mum and I held the brush, inspiration took hold of her and for some reason, she thought it might help if we both wore berets, apparently this was very funny, she kept giggling!
I myself really got into the spirit of the piece after the mood was set, and although I enjoyed painting, I wont be cutting an ear off if its not perfect, ear cleaning is bad enough..

Monday, 27 October 2008

PQT..Poppy's Quote for Today

"...We know from the truths of evolution and ecology that we are all related and interdependent. Anthropomorphism (crediting animals with human emotions and traits) is, however, outdated. Rather we know that we are like animals."
(Michael W. Fox)
Mmm, I'm not sure thats much of a compliment.

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Fishy Goings On......

Hi Food enthusiasts, Today Dad was having something called 'Sooshee' for lunch, He made a lot of fuss about it. Mum on the other hand steered well clear of it, I of course watched with interest, so intensely so that the moment a large portion hit the kitchen floor I was on it in a Flash. Dad had what Mum called a ‘Why me’ dance, a bit like I’ve seen the pigeons do. Well what a to do, it just tasted like raw fish to me, Dad never makes all that fuss about his fish bait. My humble verdict was, I’ve tasted better, .. actually Mum’s cheese sandwich smells pretty good.. mmmmm

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Poppy's Quote for Today

Art is not about thinking something up. It is the opposite -- getting something down.
Julia Cameron

Canvas Art

Hi ..Today was a first, I placed my right paw forward for some pawtrait art. At First when Mum started to busy around, I got a little worried, cos she normally only lays things out directly in front of me, when its ‘Ear Cleaning Time’., as I was suspecting the worst, it came as a pleasant surprise to find out I was only going to paint some art.
Here's my first miniature canvas, I used acrylics, I’ve titled it,' Trick or Treat’, as I think this sums up the season, and the eternal dilemma life asks of us dogs.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Poppy's Quote for Today

Food is an important part of a balanced diet.
(Fran Lebowitz)
Very very important, I agree, and don't forget treats..

Wheat Free Menu

Well Mum and I, participated in an Etsy Virtual Discussion, a new experience. One of the topics was what do you like to see in Blogs, apparently its 'the food we all eat'. Now Mum couldn't see why anyone would like to see what she eats and knowing what she does, I can totally see why!! (Actually its a lot of Chocolate, and cups of Tea). Now me I'm a Wagger and a Shaker, and I like to pad with the pack. I am incredibly interested in what Everyone eats, and hopefully drops onto the kitchen floor. I am a Wheat free girl, so I have healthy treats that include carrots and apple slices. Here is some of my daily food Platter.

Apologies to my Blog Readers; I'm afraid I could only get Mum to take a picture of this type of food, as she doesn't approve of my outward bound foraging of natural foods like cat cookies, and wild snacks.

Monday, 20 October 2008

Poppy's Quote for Today

"In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semihuman. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog."
(Edward Hoagland)
Semi human, thats pretty insulting Eddie..

Poppy, Who am I?

This picture is of me with my human Dad.
I'm a black Labrador; and I'm sure I'm nine human years old!, I forget. I was Named 'Poppy' when I was a young Puppy, apparently I was nearly Named 'Tahlula', but my human Dad put his foot down on that one, Thank Goodness; mind you I think it would have been a good name for my showbiz career. I was born locally and had quite a few brothers and sisters, I never knew my Dad; but my mum was named 'Daisy', and I used to see my sister 'Flea' sometimes.
I live with my human Mum and Dad, and its a comfortable life, apart from my diet. I love food, but I have to watch my waistline as I get older, actually Mum watches my waistline....
I enjoy walks in the countryside, where one can always chance the opportunity to try new 'al fresco' food experiences, and afternoon power naps. Excuse me, that reminds me, my paws are so tired, time for the executive nap..zzzzzzzz