Archive for the ‘Voorburg’ Category

Things just get better and better

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

NO job

and now

NO home :)

Hi all,

Yes the house is sold .. zipedidoodazipedyday :) ( a little miracle considering the market and that we are in the summer holidays here in Holland and nothing happens)

The first stage of the sale has gone through, in Holland you have 3 days to pull out of the contract (buyers remorse hehe ) , the three days have passed and then it goes onto the next phase, the buyer deposits a certain amount (Sept 9th) and then the house is delivered to them Oct 24.

I have to say I am a little scared since I dont have another house to go to.. so when I think about it my insides stop and implode ! (laughing a little) but apart from that.. I am very happy that a new phase in my life is on its way.

I am still questioning what that phase is though.. its hard to arrange a moving van if you dont know where you are going or how much you are taking with you hehe so I am selling and giving as much as I can and thinking about storage possibilities.

Any advice on how to best handle this is very welcome though :)

Hope things are going good for everyone and you are well and having a good summer :)

Lots of love

Cath

Cleo lost her crown

Monday, February 16th, 2009

sorry mutti, i have not been writing,
a bit fed up with work and life in holland, otherwise ok.
dogs very lovely.

the only news is that cleo lost her crown as naughtiest dog on the planet.

tarpi held it for a few days by knocking a huge jar of nutella off the kitchen counter and eating all of it + quite a bit of glass (she threw up some big chunks) what girls wont do for chocolate…
so nearly chocolate poisoning and the vet had to give her a shot to protect her guts..

the good news is cleo a few days later regained her crown, i was in the bedroom and she came in with a huge loaf of bread in her mouth (the last i remember it was also on the kitchen counter)..

it was sweet, that happy little look of finding bread treasure on her face.. all hers.. :) , i dont think she was expecting me to be there..

anyway as you can guess, some things are the same :)

lots of love xxxxx
Cath

ravioli

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

wondering if i will look away for a moment and that ravioli will be hers…

thats pretty interesting Ravioli you have there..

thats pretty interesting Ravioli you have there..

Mug Shots

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

now I ask you..

does this look like the sort of dog that might take a 3/4 loaf of french bread and half a pound of butter from the kitchen counter.. (and eat them… of course.. :) )

My mummy may send me to Australia if I dont buck up my ideas :)

or does this look like the sort of dog that would chase a visiting migrating African goose around the courtyard of the childrens’ petting zoo.. (she must have got pretty close because a small ‘pouf’ of feathers exploded like an easygoing firework from the gooses tail-end), before being dragged away…

there was a hissing audience..

two black swans.. :)

I don't chase geese.. honest..

All in a mornings work.. :)

Lots of love

Cath

Its a puzzle

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

I’ve grown to love her naughty naughty ways… weve been back to the pond twice now and each time she cautiously goes around the edge sniffing and checking and wonders what could have happened.. I think she cant quite work out why she can see the ducks walking on it but she cant… plus all those ducks juuuust out of her reach walking and swimming.. I can see here little mind working.. her little eyebrows move about.. :)
Anyway.. they are snoring away on the couch now.

You’ll have some trouble with her..

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

Hi all,

We have had very cold weather for a few days now, frost on all the trees – it looked like the most amazing wonderful winter wonderland for two days – a sort of Gods extravagance, lots of people out taking pics.

Gods extravagance

Gods extravagance

Gods Extravagance

Gods Extravagance

The canals were also frozen over for the first time in over 10 years… people skating on them.. (its a big news item across the country, theres a whole generation of dutch kids that have never seen this.. )

We went on our usual Sunday morning walk and Cleo .. a little bit curious as usual.. tried her hand on the ice today.. and it being a bit warmer today… she fell through.. !

The look on her face..! sort of frozen..! :)

Anyway I was probably as shocked as her, (more…)

Holland – Cleo has lost control..

Friday, November 9th, 2007

of her ears :)

Its very windy here today and her ears are being blown about all over the place.

Its really cute.

Lots of love

xxx

Cath

Water retention or gas ?

Saturday, September 15th, 2007

water retention or gas ?

Hard to believe but I do feed Tarpi the same as Cleo and they play the same together.. (and nap the same).. so i like to think her turbo foraging may have contributed a little bit to this……

though there is a school of thought that says dogs are fat because their owners feed them too much.. :|

Lots of Love

Cath

Potcake Pop Quiz..

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

Ok ..

Know your Potcake, which potcake parts go with which potcake ‘smile..’ :)

(ok i pulled their little noses up a little to get a good smile..)

Lots of love

Cath

naughty ear

naughty ear

playful smile :)

playful smile :)

sweet smile

sweet smile

golden ear

golden ear

Induging in their favourite hobby..

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Hi

I thought you might like these pictures of my dogs indulging in their favorite hobby! Napping!

Lots of love Cath
ps before you get too broody about dogs.. the plump one on the left rolled in poo this afternoon… 3 days after I washed her.. this is especially outrageous :) since I hardly wash her.. she has to be really stinky and greasy before I lift all wriggling 60lbs of her into the bathtub!!!

mayoress napping

mayoress napping

babymouth napping

babymouth napping

digesting after lunch..

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

Its beautiful weather here.. the dogs are nice and warm (and full) and happy. they are both lovely bahamian girls.. their little bottoms waggle when they walk .. its funny to watch..

Love Cath

digesting a late lunch

digesting a late lunch

not sure what to call this pic.. ‘also digesting a late lunch’ or ‘choose your peer group wisely’ :)

also digesting a late lunch :)

also digesting a late lunch :)

snugglewugglemousebunnybabydog

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

hiya,

she is my little snugglewugglemousebunnybabydog here in the netherlands.. Tarpi and her are here.. they are almost really well behaved.. if you are having trouble with Jaspers behaviour .. google dog behaviour.. its all about you establishing yourself as the alpha dog.. which you are of course. he just cant read your language .. u have to do it in dog body language so he understands..

Anyway good luck with the dog training.. I cant tell you how much nicer it is to be with the doggirls now that their behaviour is better.. its a real pleasure and totally worth the effort to work with them to change their behaviour.. it once crossed my mind to get rid of one of them (terrible eh) because she was so so naughty.. you’ll never guess but it was the little one in that picture.. there has been a slow but steady transformation with her and now I adore her.. but it took a lot of work it didnt happen by accident..

Lots of Love xxxxxxxxxx

Cath