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Kittens Rule

When My Human goes to Away (normally for something called an Art Expedition), we are taken to stay with our Schnauzer Cousins Max and Nina at the top of the Village. This is always a good adventure, as Outside there is like a small farm, where...

soppy bax Made marian a dog's eye view

Puppy love

Dim Brother Baxter has to be the soppiest dog in the Village. If you want to know where Baxter is, look for My Human (MH). I’ve seen him. He’ll follow her outside to the washing line and pretend he’s on other business. The minute she’s back...

As I see it - pallette made marian

True colours

OK. So there’s a saying that goes… Tidy Desk, Tidy Mind. Which clearly intimates that my mind is something of a matzah pudding if you were to look at my palette. AND I’m a Virgo to boot. How does that work? One of the Zodiac’s neatest, most irritatingly...

Be Cool Bax

My Human (MH) dresses Baxter funny. And dim brother Baxie is so...

Whatever blows your ears back

For My Human (MH) it’s coffee – lots of it. Especially when she has one of her paintings happening in the studio. For me it’s got to be: Food (especially chicken bones left for us by the Village builders to vacuum) and Barking (baroooo) at nothing...

Painting Pet Portraits

So My Human (MH) set up her easel in the studio and dusted off the acrylics to paint a picture of me! Bonnie the Barker – aka The Village Newshound – now immortalized and given to the Chief of my Fan Club. MH’s normal style is...

More than meets the eye

My Dim Brother Baxter (MDBB) never ceases to surprise. Always last in line, Baxter will even step aside if Bloomy-the-Cat wants to try his food! Your classic runt of the litter, MDBB follows where I lead and never lets My Human (MH) out of his love-sick...

Everyone smiles in the same language

So My Human (MH) and I have the best game ever. This is how you play… 1. MH carefully makes her bed every morning, shaking out the sheets and smoothing the duvet and blankets neatly. 2. We go through to the kitchen where Hungry Cat and Dim...

I am Beagle – barooooooooo

My Human (MH) is spending many hours these days in her studio painting, painting. She left really early one morning, even before our walk on the "Pad" by the river, and has been an unresponsive Human ever since. MH keeps on pouring over her laptop brightness...

A nose on four legs

So My Human (MH) says that it's my nose that gets me into trouble. MH spent a panting hot Stanford weekend planting trees to make shade for us in a few years time. Dim Brother Baxter and I watched closely as she added humming manure and...

Swimming in the rain

My Human (MH) put on her It’s-Really-Cold-Outside-Jacket,  red gum boots aaand gloves for our walk today. Don’t know why - it was really lovely outside all misty and sloshy underpaw. She also seemed really surprised that I went for my customary swim in the river....

Made Marian Dog Blog

Cold Rain

Where I was born, rain came with banging noise, bright flashing lights and big drops. Here, at the beginning of June, with the brown leaves flying on the road and the morning Wandel a bit dark and cold but always lovely, the Cape Steady Rain came....

The Invisible Dog

My Human’s (MH) Art Teacher Rick has a Grandbeagle. He was telling MH that this beagle of his daughter’s has a special talent – this beagie pulls his blanket right over his head when he’s tired and goes to sleep. What the Art Human doesn’t know...

Cat Chat

My Human (MH) says that Bloomy the cat thinks she’s a dog. I don’t know why she would say that. Bloomy doesn’t like to go for a walk. Bloomy isn’t interested in the evening  Barking Choir. Or bones. Or rides-in-the-car. Bloomy does however like my dim brother...

Hottest Spot

On Tuesday last week, My Human (MH) read online that the temperature of 42 degrees in the Cape is the hottest recorded in 100 years. And it was the very same day that wild fires raged in the Peninsula and even over the Berg near...

The Village Vet

  My Human (MH) said it was just a matter of time before we got to meet the Nice Vet.   MH says if anyone is going to get a hurt, it’ll be me. It’s called being Prone to Accidents.  The freak accident thing happened yesterday like this....

The Beach

My Human (MH) says that Ratty from Wind in the Willows had it all wrong.   When he said: “If you believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing, half so worth doing as - simply messing around in boats!” he clearly had never...

Wild Things

My Human (MH) says that you can tell how hot it is by the length of a cat. Well Bloomy, MH’s Grandcat, has been stretched out reeeally long - with her toes as far from her tail as felinely possible. She’s snoring gently on the tiles...

The Ride

My Human (MH) says that dogs are such lovely people. Maybe it had something to do with The Ride.  At the end of November, when the morning was still dark, we found little pieces of biltong when we squeezed into the back of MH’s fully packed...