Wednesday, December 15, 2010


TOBY here...

Hello there to all our friends across the world.
There are big celebrations in progress at our house at the moment! 
I think that Christmas has come early this year! 
Today Miss "R" received a letter with fabulous news:

MISS 'R' is part of the small group of students who have been selected to go to
in 2011

We want to shout out.....


This truly is a wonderful accolade and well deserved!!!

For readers who don't know, Onderstepoort is the only facility in Africa which trains our prospective Vets. Each year only a selected few students make the cut and we are
absolutely thrilled for Miss "R"!!!

This has been her dream all her life and at last she has the opportunity to fulfill her dream. 
We are all sending up a prayer of thanks for her wonderful results!
 It's been two years of really hard studying at university and it has finally paid off!

 We are so proud of our Miss "R".

Besides this wonderful news, I am pleased to report that the humans have finally put up our Christmas's looking great...believe me!
(although for some reason Maxmom has yet to get a decent picture...mmmph!)

She is in a highly festive mood though and I was required to put on my reindeer attire.

It's a bit scary though because it has flashy lights and all.   I am really not too sure of this!
But Maxmom's cakes are looking really good...

These cakes are earmarked as gifts for some of our friends

That's our wonderful news for the day!
You are going to eventually be a wonderful Vet for us furry-friends...
We promise to be your cheerleaders in the next 4 years (and beyond)

Sending lotsalicks to you all!


verobirdie said...

Yeah! Congratulation to Miss R!
You must all be so happy and proud of her!

Valerie Cummings said...

Congrats to Miss R! Ah Toby is getting used to all the things to do with the Holidays!!! Dressing up like a reindeer! CUTE!!!! Hugs Joey and Kealani

The Heartbeats said...

Congrats Miss R! Our Momma wanted to be a Vet too but she isn't so fond of blood, shots, surgery, sadness, and pretty much any of the stuff Vets have to do. She IS good at snuggles and scratches though so she had that going for her... Oh well, Congrats!

Wiggles & Licks,

Piappies World said...

We were able to head to dreamland when we your post. Congratulations to Miss R!!! We are so happy that she will study to be a Dr. V-E-T. It's really so wonderful.

We love you Xmas spirit. And the reindeer Toby is so adorable! The cake looks so special and yummy too!

Hugs and licks to Ms. R for all the Piappies!

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

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Congratulations to Miss R!!! Studying to be a Vet is just pawesome! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Sheila and Bob said...

Yea !!! Congratulations Miss R, what a wonderful Christmas present.

Angus said...

That's great news!

WFT Nobby said...

Hey Toby that is just absolutely brilliant news. The best Christmas present for your family I am quite sure. We shall be cheering on Miss 'R' as she continues her studies (just remember to stay away if she approaches you wearing one of those long glovey things.....)
Toodle pip!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Congratulations to Miss R - awesome job and we are sure it only came with a lot of very hard work on her part and encouragement and support from her family. How wonderful to receive this news before Christmas!

You make a very cute reindeer, Toby.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

sprinkles said...


Wonderfully exciting news! Later today I'm going to my parents house to help them decorate their tree. I don't think they'd bother with one if it weren't for me bugging them about it.

That cake is beautiful!!!

John Wilson said...

Hey Mrs. R, my name is John. I read a lot of blogs on religion and prayer and I've i feel like I've ended up here once before. I'd love to hear your thoughts about this prayer exchange website I thought it was an interesting idea and would be curious to hear what you (or other Christians) think about it

I'll check back here in the next day or two, thanks & God bless
John W.

kks said...

Congrats Miss R!!!! how exciting, that is wonderful news! we can exchange stories!

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

What brilliant news! Congrats to Miss R from all of us at The Poupounette!

Molly the Airedale said...

Congratulations to Miss R! What fabulous news!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Tucker said...

Woof Hoo!! Way to go, Miss R!!!

Mrs. JP said...

Yeehaw! We've been waiting on this post because we just knew that she'd get in. Brilliant!! What a happy time of year to get this great news. Congrats Miss R from all of us in the holler.

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

KhonGRats to Miss R!!!!


Two French Bulldogs said...

Congrats to Ms. R. Toby we love your reindeer ears.
Benny & Lily

Becky Andrews said...

Congratulations!! So very happy for you .. sounds like you have worked so very very hard for this!

emilene said...

Well done!! We wish her all the very best - with a support system like hers and her obvious dedication, she is bound to fulfill all her dreams!

Lots of love

Abigail the Yorkie & clan :)

The Life of Riley said...

That is great news - well done Miss R!

MySpecialDoggies said...

Congratulations to Miss R - awesome news. What a nice way to start the Christmas holiday!

Toby - you look so cute with your reindeer ears. Did you help with putting up the tree?

Nadine & Neeli
Angel doggie Apples (1994-2010)

Maxmom said...

Dear Mr Wilson...

You asked for my opinion about "your" website.

With all due respect, I am not sure what your intentions are, but I cannot support something where faith and people's personal feelings are converted into a money making or a co-ersive enterpise. Perhaps your intensions are good, but I am not in favour of what I see.

Kind regards


Tweedles -- that's me said...

We send our congratualtions to
Miss R too..
That is a very big accomplishement.
Toby,, you are a very cute reindeer. Shouldn't you be resting up to pull the sleigh?

NanaNor's said...

Greetings, I have several friends that lived most of their lives in your town and they both told me that it is quite a honor that Miss R was accepted into the school. So congrat's all around! I love the look of the Christmas cake-so very festive and Toby looks wonderful with all the decorations. Have a joyous Christmas.
Noreen & Reggie-dog

Scout and Freyja said...

Those cakes look fabulous! Did you save a piece for me?☺

Congrats to your daughter on her acceptance to the veterinary school. Here in the US students need to complete 4 years of university and the go on to veterinary college for another 3 years and then an internship with a practicing vet for another year. By the time they graduate the poor young vets are up to their ears in debt!