Tuesday, December 28, 2010


TOBY here...

Hello there to all my buddies across the world.
Geesh it's beautiful summer weather here and I am having the time of my life!
I've got so much energy I don't know what to do with myself, but I think I'm now in bad books!

Yesterday, I ate some disgusting 'unimaginables' and Maxmom is seriously miffed at me, so I've been banned to the garden.  They were really smelly - under the tree in the park - and I had a good munch on them. 
BUT then Maxmom marched me back to the house...
I got my mouth washed out thoroughly with a hosepipe for doing this?
Why? What's so bad about foul-smelling, puky looking stuff?
Anyway, I've been banned to the garden. Not that I mind...!
Aunt Tam' is always around to snoopervise me and 'King Toffee' keeps me well entertained.

I think I'm growing up...mmmm...yes, my danglies are getting bigger and I'm finding Aunt Tam a lot more attractive nowadays.  Even the King smells good sometimes.  Is this normal for a poochie my age?
I'm five months old now.  ...?

I have noticed that King Toffee marks his territory regularly by lifting his leg but I'm not doing that yet.  I'm still a bit outa balance! Perhaps I'll try soon.

Anyways, our garden is very interesting. Maxmom told you a bit about our masked weaver bird yesterday, so I thought I'd show you some more of him building his nests.

First he strips the branch of all its leaves.

Then he ties two branches together with strips of grass or palm frond, so that he can balance while he weaves his nest.

Cool hey?!

There are other birds in the garden too.

I think this one is boring, but Maxmom says doves are beautiful too. 

Maxmom's cherry tomatoes are doing well too...I'm sure it's time for me to dig them up for her....?

I'll have to think about it! What do you think?

Anyway, I'm not sure what I've done wrong lately, but Maxmom has thrown me outside for the moment.
I think it could perhaps be one of these things:


* I've been raiding the rubbish bins
* I'm eating unimaginables
* I wake Maxmom in the mornings with a good back SCRATCH!
* My brain is short-circuiting a lot recently and I'm not really interested in Maxmom's instructions
* I'm humping Aunt Tam and The King when they smell good.
* I run into the house after my swim. It's fun to watch the humans yell at me.
* ...and rub myself on everyone when I'm wet.
* I raid Miss "R"s room and chew up the toilet rolls
*...and much much more...


So which one is wrong?
Please tell me!?

I's a Toby pup!

Am I that bad?


Toby in South Africa


kks said...

Oh Toby! you are very bad indeed...but that is how puppies are...but you should really listen to your momma, or you will be banned to the garden forever! :) teehee
amazing how much trouble a pup can get into!! we all have a tendency to forget!
very cool bird, and great shot of him starting his nest!

MySpecialDoggies said...

Hey Toby
You're growing up! Puppies are blamed for everything - aren't they?

Your mom captured great pictures of the weaver bird building a nest. And needless to say, you are just too cute for words.

Nadine & Neeli
Angel doggie Apples (1994-2010)

D.K. Wall said...

Hmmmmm - smells like somepup is about to enter that wonderful stage - teenager!

emilene said...

What a lovely post!! Toby - I don't know how anyone can look into those eyes and stay cross with you!

Hugs from your tiny friend down south...

Abigail the Yorkie :)

verobirdie said...

Oh oh, Toby is becoming a teenager :-)

Cocorue said...

awwwww Toby,

you are NOT bad, just growing up
and Please Do Not grow up TOO fast...

chikisses for a wonderful new year
coco and tiffy

WFT Nobby said...

Hi Toby
Stuff can't be too smelly eh? (I'm partial to a nice chew of sheep poo myself...)
As for the leg thing, I was 8 months and 2 days old when I first lifted my left leg, and, guess what, it was only this morning that I very tentatively lifted my right one! I still like to squat if I'm feeling lazy or a bit wobbly.
Toodle pip!
PS Alls well with me. I have been trying to get Gail to help me with my blog over Christmas but we're staying with her elderly parents and she says its too much effort trying to make sure I behave myself and obey the rather strict house rules here (no mess, no jumping, no barking, no chewing etc etc etc,)

rottrover said...

Oh-oh Toby...the dreaded adolescence!! Good thing you've had all that training. When you're about 2 you'll remember it all ;-)

Anonymous said...

I don't think any of those things are bad...for a PUPPY! LOL! Poor MaxMom. it's not easy being a puppy mom. as for your bad things, she'll get over it. when you are about TWO!

In the mean time: try to do some cute pupy things to make up for it. that will help her forget the puppy nonsense.

Mrs. JP said...

Why do dogs love to eat poop and roll in smelly things? Puphood is such a challenge,,,it's a good thing he's so cute. I've been wondering how the moments after a swim went,,,now I know. Oh, we're snickering in the holler!

Deborah said...

Oh that was funny! How can you be in so much trouble with that cute little face!
The birds are beautiful as is your weather!

Sierra Rose said...

Sounds like your hormones are firing off big time Toby!! I had that wild stage...mom thought I would never calm down..but she kept her training up with me...and was patient with me for the most part even though she wanted to scream lots of times :) Hang in there pal. I still love toilet paper rolls!!!
Wonderful photos of nest building!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Maggie Mae and Max said...

OoH Toby,

My mom knows just how MaxMom feels...
No matter what you do you still is a cutie!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Tama-Chan, Benny, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Hotesse & Heloise said...

Are you being a typical teenager, Toby? I have to confess that I personally did not do any of the things you describe, but I am told many of them are pretty normal for a pup your age.

I would hold off any more eating of disgusting stuff if I were you, though...


♥I am Holly♥ said...

Toby, you are a very sweet hooligan!! You are just about at that age where you are heading on the manhood already!!! Hard to believe since you are still a puppy but it sure comes quick! The other stuff is typical puppy behavior as far as mom is concerned....I did all kinds of things for the first two years before I calmed down!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

kissa-bull said...

oh toby you awe just a pupper being a pupper so no worries. you should try waking your mommy up wiff some warm aromatic toots instead of the back scratch that might work better
let ush know how it goes ok?

pibble sugars
the pittie pack

sprinkles said...

Oh yes, I remember those puppy days well. Shiver STILL wakes me up if he thinks I've slept in too long. Only he doesn't just do a back scratch. He pounces on me, lick me and chews on and if that still doesn't get me up, he might even let out a bark or two.

King Toffee looks as handsome as ever!

I know it's hard, Toby, but do try to listen to your mum. Otherwise you might be left out in the garden for good! Ok, maybe not but even so - always listen to your mum! (Advice my own mom wishes I would take! lol)

Molly the Airedale said...

You are just a curious sweet boy learning about life! You're not bad at all, Toby!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh my goodness Toby hope it was good. Yukies! So you are a teenager and the hormone things are raging. I got my peepee or something snipped. Once in awhile my Lily looks mighty fine Good luck kid
Benny & Lily

pam said...

Oh yer not bad dearest Toby yers just a puppy. Try to mind yer Mom.

Bobo and Meja

Lorenza said...

Sounds like you are making their lives very interesting!
Wrong? I don't see anything wrong!
Kisses and hugs

Becky Andrews said...

Toby the garden you are banned to sounds beautiful, indeed!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Toby, is that where dogs-breff comes from? (from eating disgusting 'unimaginables')Tee hee!

The Heartbeats said...

TOBY!! You are turning into a man-dog which means that your brain doesn't work anymore and you think with, er, well, your danglies?

That's a danger of being a boy dog!


Piappies World said...

Hello Toby our sweestest hooligan pal!

No way are you a bad pup, you are growing up. We love you the way you are and Maxmom does too!

Happy Holidays!

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai & Wai-Max

Valerie Cummings said...

Toby, you are precious and its all a part of growing up! Hang in there!! We love ya!! Hugs Joey and Kealani