Thursday, November 18, 2010

You got me and I got you

Today is four years to the day since my family got me, so here are four photos to show you how I’ve grown since the 18th of November 2006. 

The first photo was taken during my four hour car ride home (when I was eight weeks old). Dad went slightly mad with his power tools cutting air holes out of the side of this temporary box (there was never going to be a lid on it), but I didn’t spend much time in this box as I was happiest sleeping curled up on mum’s lap while dad drove the car.

Here I am in the same box when I was six months old, during my long legged skinny phase. I didn't have my Golden Retriever tail feathers yet.

Then exactly one year from the day that they got me I'm posing for a photo in the same box – much bigger, furrier and four times the weight that I was in my first photo! I was too big to curl up, so had to stand instead.

You can see recent photos of me, in my posts below, showing what I look like now. I don't think I have changed much since November 2007. Can you see any differences?

My family are so happy they got me four years ago. They believe that they got the best puppy in the world, even though we all know that there are lots of you out there that also got the best puppy (or kitten or human) ever on your own Gotcha days.

I'm really happy I got them too.


Saturday, November 13, 2010

My Saturday Summer Springs Stroll

Western Springs – a spring fed freshwater lake which was the source of Auckland’s first reticulated bulk water supply back in 1877.  The water comes up through the volcanic rocks.

I had a 40 minute leisurely walk around Western Springs Park today; stopping frequently to check out the waterfowl. The only thing that prevented me from getting into the lake with the birds was the leash linking me to my human. There were also eels and fish in there. Perhpas next time I'll get to go for a swim with them.

(Mum likes the colours of this New Zealand native bird – the Pukeko)


Wishing you all a good weekend,