Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry Christmas Everybody.

We hope that your Christmas was as full of love and laughter as ours was.

Myself, Ozzy and Eddie with Santa and his helper elf. The elf gave us yummy treats!
Mum with us and our Christmas visitors.

Anyway Readers, I'm off for a lie down as I have eaten way too much lunch/dinner/breakfast/lunch. Bye for now - Murphy and the house of hound team.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Happy Birthday Grandad

Its my grandad's birthday on Thursday so I want to wish him all the best. Dad said that grandad will be 609 in dog years - Wow!!!!

Here is my grandad with the newest human pup in the pack named Christian  Not as cute as me but not too bad I guess (just needs more fur and a tail).

Anyway Readers, I have to go shopping for a birthday present but don't tell you know who. Bye for now - Murphy.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

GAP Brisbane's 2012 Christmas Party

Hi Readers, today was our Christmas party and I was so excited to see everybody at Decker Park at Brighton. We had about one hundred humans and almost as many dogs at today's party and it was lovely to see some of our trainers and owners drop in with the next batch of GAP recruits.

The guys from the BBQ company did a great job and we all enjoyed sausages, bacon, eggs and fruit juices for breakfast.

I hope you enjoy the photographs -

Just another beautiful Queensland morning!
The park was quiet when we arrived ...
 .. but soon it was full of greyhounds and their owners enjoying themselves.
The queue for breakfast starts here!
Santa Portia dropped by to spread some Christmas Cheer.
Luna and Zuma are the best of friends so we made Luna a grey for the day.
Honourary greyhound Gus made us all smile with his costume.
 As did big sister Dreamy.
A nice family shot of these two Border Collies and their kin.
We had the pick of the park today and chose a nice shady area.
Tia came dressed as a Christmas tree and gets a hug from her human.
Big sisters can come in handy some times.
Some of the party goers.
 Luna keeps hydrated in the hot weather.
 Barb with her hound Saddle.
This plover thought he might be Christmas lunch if he attacked the greys so decided to bother these Lycra louts instead.
Aunty Gail and Mum (and me!) talking about what a great year GAP has had.
Beck presented Aunty Gail and Mum with a lovely thank you card for all their hard work with the hounds this year.
We all went for a paddle after breakfast (and before dessert) as it was so hot today.
Eddie walking on water. I think he looks like a giant prawn!
Sue and Kristy with hounds Kyle and Sam cooling down.
 Yours truly having a paddle...
.. while Liam found another way to stay chilled.
Gracie appears to have lost her purse and high heels. Dad says he sees this a lot on the train.
So many party goers and their humans. Its fantastic to see how popular I greyhounds are.

Thanks again to Mum and Aunty Gail for organising today and for their long hours at GAP finding homes for we greys and educating the public about our gentle natures. We had dozens of dogs who didn't know each other here today and everybody got on really well. Thanks to everybody who bought along yummy treats for usl.WellReaders, I got a little too much sun today so I'm off for a snooze. Bye for now - Murphy. 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Dog's Breakfast at Boondall.

Hi Readers, for our last promotion of the year we headed to the Muller Road dog park at Boondall for the local council's dog's breakfast. We all had a great time and loved meeting all the local pups and their owners.

I hope you enjoy the pictures-

Part of the welcoming committee at the Boondall dog park.
Me looking smart in my Christmas collar.
 Ozzy being cute for the camera.
Eddie doing his hypnotoad impersonation.
Our calender girl Holly.
These two cuties arrived just after we did and came up to say hello.
What a couple of swells are brother Ozzy and I in our matching collars.
GAP favourite and Delta dog Jay Jay dropped in to say hi on his way to the old folks home to brighten their day.
Ozzy watches on as a small fluffy terrorises other pooches in the park.
Getting ready for the fancy dress parade.
Me playing peek a boo with one of the human pups that visited today.
Mum and the boys talking about hounds to some potential adopters. How could they resist?
Ozzy gets a Christmas kiss from this young pup.
Today there was a sighting of the rare minisaurus and bumble bee dog at the park.
Xena got too hot at her display and popped into our shade to cool down and have a pat.
Ozzy meet this young one while queuing for the sausage sizzle. He thinks she wants to be a loin tamer as she kept patting his tongue.
Can't a dog get any privacy. Me trying to sneak away from the display for some me time.
This young lovely had a roll in the water dish then a role in the dirt. Won't her mum be happy when she finds out!
Councillor Newton cutting the ribbon on the new shelter at the dog park. Not a moment too soon either as it was so hot today.
 See, told you it was hot!
Councillor Newton with Mum, Auntie Marnie, Holly, Jess and the pack.
One of the local artworks near the park. I'm going to sneak back one night and do a Banksy on it greyhound style.

Thanks for stopping by Readers. Its our Christmas party tomorrow so I'm off for a snooze to make sure I'm at my best. Bye for now - Murphy.