Saturday, March 19, 2011


TOBY here...
This morning, I woke up to a sparkling new world. 

 It had been raining last night and I went to investigate the garden.
 I discovered a Hadedah Ibis on my neighbour's aerial.
Obviously, I had to turn on my neighbourhood alarm-clock!
(And let me tell you, I have a VERY LOUD BARK!) 
Afterall, why should humans sleep in on a Saturday morning?

I've been thinking:
I've actually had a really busy week:
There were a few practice sessions for my role as
in the forthcoming production of
(Just 2 months away!)
("Annie" and me)

We also had a photoshoot on Thursday evening.
And I've been busy with my continuous training. 
(Practicing my 'bow' with Maxmom)
But now its weekend - and a long weekend, for that matter - so I'll be spending some quality time with my family.
(The "King" and Aunt Tam')

I love being around my humans - they always have treats lurking in their pockets.

Anyway, it rained last night and the world looks clean again.

(With so much mud around, this could well mean
that I won't be clean for long! BOL!)

I'm beginning to understand why my predecessor, the great
enjoyed the garden so much... 

There is so much to discover - interesting flowers...
unusual smells...
 and a very large water bowl. 
If you look up into the trees there are leaves which are changing colour, and birds...

 and fungus growing on the wet tree-stems... 

The world that I live in is really beautiful.
I am a 'Golden Retriever' and Maxmom is my 'Receiver',
how great is that?!

It seems that the great 'Maxdog' was right...

We must seize every day!
We must..

So, dear friends, please may I wish you all a very happy weekend.
What a blessing it is to have such wonderful cyber-buddies!



Miss Bailey Herself said...

Hi Toby

thanks for joining my blog. Aren't weekends excellent? I've been thinking about the pooches in Northern Japan; I might write something tomorrow about them and, of course, their owners.

Slurps and sniffs, Bailey

Amber-Mae said...

You have a very cute bottom, Toby. Great pictures, thanks for sharing them! I particular like the one where you were peeping through those leaves. Too cute!

Pepsi the Lazy Bum said...

You're having a gorgeous start to the day, Toby. Lovely peektures :)

Happy Weekends!


Zona said...

What amazing pictures!! I haven't been by in SOOOO long (thanks to mom's schedule) so I'm glad I got caught up this morning. Congrats on your role as Sandy! You're going to be an even bigger super start, Toby!!


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

You're growing up, Toby!

We did laugh at Amber's comment!!!


How Sam Sees It said...

You are cute, Toby! We hope you have a wonderful day! (We laughed at Amber's comment too!)


KT and Easton said...

Hey Toby, If its Saturday and you're UP, the hoomans should be up to pet you and feed you treats!!


Emily said...

That's how my dogs feel about Saturday morning, Toby! If they are up, everybody should be up. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Looks like you're off to a great start!

Peace, Love, & Paw Prints

Sheila and Bob said...

Max is watching over you and guiding you with his paw and he is so proud.

Sheila & Bob

Anonymous said...

You are RIGHT!

Have a Pawsome weekend!

woo woos, Tessa

Mrs. JP said...

The garden pictures are great! It's good to know that Toby is no respecter of napping as is our pack. Your Annie looks like the real deal with that red hair. Is it a wig or is she just a real red head? She's lovely.
I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend. Blessings from all of us in the holler...

Homer said...

Hi Toby,

I love your oversized water bowl!

Have a great weekend too!


Two French Bulldogs said...

Good job hiding after you woke up the neighbors.
Benny & Lily

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Good job Toby getting everyone up early on a Saturday morning. With such a wonderful day, why waste it in bed? Take care, no worries, love Carol.

Molly the Airedale said...

You live in such a beautiful place and you are such a fortunate boy, Toby! Life is good!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Becky Andrews said...

Toby, you have had a busy week indeed. Love the neighborhood alarm clock. I will think of that next time Cricket runs out early in the am and barks.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Toby and Family!!

To start, thank-you for the kind thoughts on the loss of our boy Tanner...It never gets easier to lose one of our 4 legged family members...But having friends near and far always provides so much comfort! And knowing you have to get up early the next morning to feed those with 4 legs is always a reminder of life continuing and the joy of having pups like YOU, Toby in our lives!!

I hope you've had a good day!!!!

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

Oh Toby!

Woo are just too freakin' khute!