Thursday 8 November 2012

Book Review- Sad Tales for Me, Remembrance Day & a Catch up

Hello Everybody!
Mum has been a busy bee lately and firstly a big thanks to for this post today. but she told us that there was a big surprise for her(and us we hoped!) coming through the hole in the wall and at the weekend we heard a ‘thud’ at the door.  So naturally we had to inform Mum with a chorus of barks of this strange gift from the hole in the wall…but alas the parcel was not filled with delicious treats for us…well what on earth is going on Mum?
This doesn't look like edible goodies to me...but it does have a dog on it, so I suppose it can't be all that bad, can it?
Now Mum told me that a very nice company  sent  ‘us’ a wonderful book to read.  Now I don’t know about you..but I'm not too sure about doggies reading…Mum says we lack the brain capacity, or some nonsense like that. But me, as a lady doggy can read perfectly thank you very much. So after Mum read the book, I took it upon  my highly intellectual self to read and review this book on behalf of us doggy kin (okay so Mum helped me a bit with some big words)

Now the book 'Sad tale for me' is aptly called by the author -who I’d like to add is a doggy himself, an ‘bidography’ which Mum says is a play on words. It is written from the point of view of a little doggy, like our blog!- called James Barklee . It is written for little children humans (and grown ups too) with some wonderful illustrations of James Barklee and his adventures.
I like it because it really shows what life is like for a doggy in the eyes of a doggy to be precise,  plus I can relate because James is often in trouble because of his size and although he is an itty bitty doggy I can think of one doggy who get into trouble a lot because of his size, can you guess who it could be? BOL!

The book is a lovely read, if I do say so myself there is lots of nice little quotes, that I can really relate too, like this one: ''...because my family loves me; eccentric, individual me, just as I love them faults and all'' 
Sweet ins't it? The only problem is that the book is too short, I would have liked to read more.  Well done Mr James Barkele, your just like us, a typical doggy, with lots of doggy problems…but no matter how many naughty things you do, or how mad your family may seem they will always love you- no matter what!

Now you may wonder why I am wearing a poppy on my head. Yes I know it makes me look fabulous but there is reason behind it. It’s to commemorate Remembrance Day on the 11th November to remember all those who gave their lives in the call of duty. Mum says to be respectful we all have to wear one, Mum got these wonderful handmade ones from her Manager at work. I think we look the part!...even if the boys were a little bit reluctant to have flowers on them...
Finally- can you believe it is November already?  I don’t know about you but it is really really cold for this time of year, the mountains already have snow on them.  Dante is feeling the cold in his legs, so Mum made him these special ‘pants’  which she puts hot water bottles in (but not too hot!) so his hips don’t get cold and stiff…and although he looks stupid they keep Dants a happy Alamants! 
Mum also keeps saying it is only another week till our new playmate is due to be born..wonder what she is on about?! Have a great week everyone, remember it is nearly the weekend and you can all get up to lots of great adventures then, as long as it is not too cold. hehe. 



  1. OMD! That sounds like a great book! Thanks for the review! Very smart pups indeed!
    LOVE the pants Dante! Very practical, and stylish....maybe Project Runway will be knockin' at your door soon!
    Sampson, Cool pic, dude! My ear does the same thing!!


  2. Sounds like a good read! I like how you guys describe mail delivery too! BOL!

  3. Sounds like a great read!

    did u see we gave u an awards?

  4. That books sounds wonderful!!Sampson you got it goin on dude. Thanks again for the review, I think we will look for it and read it ourself.

  5. Love those pants!!!

    XXXOOO Daisy, bella & Roxy

  6. Ooooh, a bidography! That sounds like a very sweet book, anything with dogs is good eh?
    Love the poppies in your hair, makes you even more beautiful - if such a thing is even possible!
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  7. Love the pants too. Stay warm folks. Have a terrific Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  8. A new playmate about to be born! That sounds exciting - look forward to hearing more. Meanwhile we love your poppies and those warm pants for Dante are a really good idea in this cold weather - woofs and licks from Magic xx

  9. That last picture is adorable!

  10. Howdy Mates, the books sounds good. Glad you shared it with us. You mum sure knows how to look after Dante. What a great invention to keep him warm. Love your photo Sampson, those ears are hard to control aren't they hehe. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory
    P.S. A new playmate about to be born??? What the heck is that all about mates???

  11. You are very good at reviewing fings - did you do our blog treat review fing???

  12. Just saw your interview on Coffee with a fun to get to know you better. Daisy Boo with "Bernadette's voice cracks me up!!!

  13. Youz good at doing review'z, love'z all the photo'z and the poppy'z.
    Have a fabulouz Thurzday xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  14. Sounds like a great book. New playmate?

  15. Hi There,

    Let me tell you, sometimes Mum's have no idea what they're talking about - Dogs can't read? Huh?

    Sorry the book was too short, maybe they'll do another one too?

    Wags to all,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  16. That book sounds PAWSOME! I can't wait to see your new playmate!
    Love the last pic - BOL :)

  17. Hi, we read about you on 'coffee with a canine'!

    Thanks for the healing slobbers for Roxy's ear. It is healing nicely!

    XXXOOO Daisy, bella & Roxy

  18. Dante....
    This is Rose. Mama wanted me to respond to the comment you left earlier. So, here goes!! ;)
    "Dante sends his slobbers to Rose" <3 .
    What does that mean? Dante, do you want to be my "Boyfriend"? Is that it? Do I have an admirer in you? ;op
    Love, Rose

  19. Mom says her can use a lovely read, thanks fur da review! Hopes you all had a most wunderful weekend!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

  20. Hi, thanks for stopping by my bloggie. We're very impressed that your mom is so ingenious - we're sure that Dante is being well looked after. I get acupuncture and regular chiropractic treatments to ward off the stiffness and I go for weekly swims, so all that helps. We thinki that you have a beautiful family. We'll be back to visit soon.

  21. New playmate?!? that sounds exciting! Excellent book review, and thanks for explaining about the poppy. A friend of ours was wearing a poppy on his collar, and now we know the significance. LOVE the photo of Sampson with his ear flapping!

    your pal,

  22. Those poppies are pretty cool. I think it's a great thing those pants that your Momma made for Dante. He must love the warmth from them. The book sounds like a great read. :)

  23. Thanks for letting me know about the book! I love to read and add new books to my library.... LOVE the last pic....perfect!

  24. Very nice book review, but we really enjoyed the pictures of all of you!!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  25. I have that book to review as well *Snortle*!! Perhaps I'll just cut and paste yours! ;-) Deccy x

  26. Poor little Dante. Awww, the book even has pretty pictures. I would love to read it myself but I don't want to end up crying.

    Thank you for dropping by... we haven't been updated with you guys. I hope Dante is feeling better with the silly looking leg warmers.

    Huggies and Cheese,


  27. Daisy....
    Finally catching up on people's Blogs. Gee, am I behind!! :-(
    You had me at "eccentric"!! That book sounded cute!! ;op
    Love, Raelyn.... And Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE "Mystery Dog"!!


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