Sunday, November 29, 2009

Lazy Summer Sunday

Hi Readers, its another very hot day at the house of hound. Summer doesn't start until Tuesday but boy, are we in for it over the next few months.

There is only one thing to do on days like today and that is retreat to somewhere cool and do what we hounds do best.

This is Homer trying to show how tough he is by sunbathing. He lasted for five minutes before bolting inside. I'm not that silly.

Homer in a heat induced trance.

Cherry snoozes on the cool tiles.

Here is Homer & I taking it easy.

Take care until next time Readers - Murphy.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

2009 GAP Christmas Party

It was off to the Roma Street parklands in Brisbane today for GAP's annual Christmas party. It was a very warm day and we were under some lovely shade trees in the park. There were heaps of activities on which included face painting, trivia competitions, a sausage sizzle, longest tail and biggest/smallest dog competitions as well as a BBQ and GAP merchandise for sale.

Mum was on duty in the welcome tent and Dad was cooking at the BBQ so it was up to Freddy and I to check out the activities and report back. I hope you like the photos!

Around the grounds
The welcome tent which also housed the face painting and GAP merchandise stalls.

Mcee's Rebecca & Kirsty in da house (well, in the parklands anyway)

Greys everywhere!

This is Butch and his pink muzzle - why are people so unkind?

Catching up with old friends.

Oh, I've missed you!

Michelle's family.

Meet Dash, our unofficial mascot. Dash is 13 and has been a great ambassador for GAP. He is now happily spending his retirement with Jim & Sandy.

Freddy takes advantage of Princess's rump for a snooze!

Dash & Suzie.

Waiting for a sausage. The lads look on enviously at Dad's BBQ skills.


Fancy Dress Competition
One of the wise Kings was there.

The Ruddiman Clan.

Milo struts his stuff.

Don't all greyhounds have wings? Angel thinks so.

Antlers anyone?

Too cute (for a non greyhound, of course)

The final parade.

Mama J's girls Milly & Gracie took out a prize.

Cooling off!
Well, it was really hot today.

Chillin' in the clam shell

Freddy & I cool off.

Shower anybody?

Ah, thats the spot.

What do you mean "times up"?

Kenny helps out some hot hounds.

Paw Painting
Foxie power

Tabs works on his masterpiece.

All this painting is making me thirsty.

Anyway, I must be off to dream about sugar plums and sausages. Bye for now - Murphy.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

I love you,Man

Hi everybody, Murphy and Homer won't be happy with me but I thought I would post this pic anyway.

I think that this photo was the basis of the bromance movie "I love you, Man"

Clearly a breach of copyright that should be worth millions! Don't tell the boys! - Russ

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Hi all, its Homer here. I've pinched Murphy's log on as I wanted to tell you about a strange experience I had this morning.

I was just reading about Steve Irwin day being today on the Australia Zoo website before I went for my morning patrol around the House of Hound with Murphy. We were down the back when we saw this ghostly image next to me and .. well have a look for yourself.

Sorry about the quality of this shot but Murphy was a bit startled when "Steve" appeared.

Crikey, get a load of this little beauty!

To be honest, it looks a lot like dad but I'm not sure how he managed the hair?

Oh, I see!

While there is no argument Steve was a full on individual there is no doubt he loved animals and worked tirelessly to protect them. Have a look at the Australia zoo website link above for ways to help continue his good work.

Anyway, I'm off to the local 7-11 to see if I can spot Elvis or Michael Jackson. See you later - Homer.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Undurba School Fete

Freddy and I headed to the Undurba State School today for their annual fete. It was a very hot fine day and there were heaps of people there.

The GAP dogs were a big hit with loads of people stopping by for some pats and we got a good level of inquiries about greyhound adoption.

I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Security was tight for my arrival.

Very tight!

Freddy being cute.

Me being cuter.

Ah, get it off, get it off!

Coco & Friend

Red gets some lovin'.

Is that my lunch?

Mmm...Ice Cream!

Fifi the foster and house mate.

There was also a show and shine at the fete but it did little to take attention away from the greys.

Me getting mobbed by the rural fire brigade koala and my other fans from the school. Sorry show & shine!

Coco sharing the love

Kirsty hit the stalls for goodies.

Coco doing her bit for GAP sponsor Advance.

Me and my pack.

Freddy had a great day. As well as dishing out the love, he managed to beat his PB and piddle on two police cars, a fire engine and an ambulance.

Hopefully Freddy's record will soon be forgotten and we will be asked back again next year. Bye for now Readers - Murphy.