Archive for February, 2011

A tribute to Sophie…

Posted in Family & Friends on February 27, 2011 by beatricebella

As promised I have set up a new page – My sister, my Sophie – a gallery where you can share my favourite photos of my beloved sister Soph…

A big thank you to Hubertus, as well as Sophie’s parents F & R, for use of some of their gorgeous photos of our lovely girl.

© Beatrice Bella Fauve and Bella Vizsla, 2011.

My saddest day…

Posted in Family & Friends on February 26, 2011 by beatricebella

It is with the heaviest of hearts that I share the terrible news that my beautiful gentle loving sister Sophie passed away suddenly on Thursday evening as the result of a tragic accident. Mum and dad and Sophie’s parents are devastated – I am heartbroken – Sophie  was not just my sister, she was my best friend.

Here are some of my favourite photos of Sophie (at rear) and me (front), taken by her dad when we were small.  Whilst Sophie’s time with us was cut short, she lived the fullest and most wonderful life, knowing only love, warmth, care, fun and kindness – I can’t imagine a pup could have a more perfect loving home or happy contented life than my treasured Soph.

In coming days I will be posting a tribute to my beautiful loving sister, she will always be with us, our  sweet Hungarian princess.

© Beatrice Bella Fauve and Bella Vizsla, 2011.

Happy 1st birthday to me…!

Posted in Outings with tags , , , , , , , on February 22, 2011 by beatricebella

Hi all. Happy birthday to me – I’m one year old today! To celebrate on the weekend we went away “camping” (whatever that is!) with mum and dad and some of their  friends. Anyway we had the best time EVER! Check out the pics people…

© Beatrice Bella Fauve and Bella Vizsla, 2011.

Hot dawgs…

Posted in Outings with tags , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2011 by beatricebella

Hi all! Well if you live in Brisbane, or anywhere in Eastern Australia for that matter,  you’ll know that lately it’s been hot, hot, hot! And humid. Did I mention humid? Only about 90% humidity people – give a dog a break!!! Regular readers will know that late last year mum and dad got us a shell pool for the backyard so we could cool off over summer. For a while I felt positively privileged people. I boasted of our good fortune down at the dog park, bragging to any hound who’d listen about our luxurious courtyard water feature. At the time I heard whispers from some of the others about the existence of giant sized shell pools like vast deep azure lakes that could fit dogs AND their humans! Now mum had fallen into our shell pool once, (it wasn’t pretty people!), and our pool was certainly blue, but these myths and legends of enormous in-ground shell-pools in giant sized backyards just sounded ridiculous.

That was…until last Saturday people.

For behold the magnificence that is…A REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY BIG SHELL POOL…!!

 

Hip happity days – I think I’m in love ! …with dad’s brother who owns said magnificence and let us swim all day long this last Saturday. *Sigh*. How will we ever go back to our courtyard people?

Mum, dad, you won’t really miss us will you? Now how do we amend these papers…Dougal get a pen and take this down “condition of vizsla ownership – must own real pool (sad little shell pool not permitted).

Now get your floaties ready D – summer’s here!

© Beatrice Bella Fauve and Bella Vizsla, 2011.

 

 

Introducing…Seymour, Pansey and Suki!

Posted in Family & Friends with tags , , on February 6, 2011 by beatricebella

Hi all. Well I thought it was high time I introduced you to a few more of my gang! By now you should know that I am a big fan of Felis Catus aka THE CAT. But did you know people that my very favourite cat breed is…the Oriental. Now there’s a few reasons for this, mainly being that they are sort of like V’s. You know, sleek, powerful yet elegant, great hunters, love of birds, weakness for milk, ability to leap metres in a single bound, deeply bonded to their humans…and all while looking v gorgeous – need I say more people? Anyway here’s some pics of some kitties whose humans ( C & D) are mum and dad’s friends. Some of these guys are ex-show kitties!!!! Maybe they can teach Dougal a thing or two!

Anyway, without further ado let me introduce you to… PANSEY (below)

Pansey (aka Rama) – Quanmarra Abelia – is 10 years old,  a retired show kitty and ex-breeding queen!  She was Kitten of the Year in 2000 (!!) and a Platinum Double Grand Champion!!
Rama loves to relax in sunlight, greet visitors, sit on laps, lounge on the king size bed.  She’s very confident, extremely talkative and is the top cat (like me, except of course – I’m a dog people!).  Her fur is silky smooth (well apparently, her parents told mum this but they’d bit a bit biased – show me the cat I say!) Purrrrrrrr!!!!!!!

Now here’s SEYMOUR (below). Seymour – Quanmarra Light Ice is 6 years old and is a Lilac Tabby Point Siamese – what a cutie! Seymie loves to relax in sunlight, lounge on king size beds, climb his cat-pole, drink milk, and polish off any left over ice cream in the house.  He’s very goofy, fairly quiet although yowls randomly at goodness knows what (much like Dougal!), and thinks he is the top cat! (watch out Pansey!).

And not to forget – the gorgeous SUKI…!

Suki is a 4 years old Seal Point Siamese – with piercing blue eyes she loves to relax on the lounge. Whilst some would say Suki is, well, a bit pear shaped,  I’d prefer to say she’s just big boned!

C & D rescued Suki via the Animal Welfare League at the Gold Coast and got Pansey and Seymour from Quanmarra.  Quanmarra, the breeding prefix, means ‘hunting’.  Just like our love of ducks, Rama and Seymie love to hunt patches of sunlight to snooze in, and occasionally toy mice! Bring it on kitties – we love sunbaking too!

C says – “Rama and Seymie love BBQ chicken, DUCK (!!), lamb and beef.  They get raw chicken wings for their teeth and diced chuck or skirt steak.  All LOVE cat grass.Rama and Seymie often enjoy a weekly treat from Adam’s Continental when we go, however Suki prefers dry food.  She’s a more steak and veg kind of gal.”

Adam’s Continental (which C refers to above) (Cobalt Street, Carole Park), is the bomb people. I wish they had a website so we could link to it but they don’t. Mum & dad go there sometimes with a big cold box thing they load full of delicious European style sausages, and meats. Yum yum!! Unfortunately they make us wait outside and smell the delicious smells coming out of the shop everytime someone walks in or out. But the coolest thing is we get lots of pats, and sometimes people speak hungarian to us!!!! Can you imagine it people! Anyway back to the kitties…

…and it looks like they have a soft spot for cupcakes and coffee froth too!

And grass! Nom nom nom!!!

Now here’s a description of a typical day in the words of the Suki, Seymie and Pansey themselves:

4am – stretch, run up the stairs, see if mum, dad and new baby Gia are up.

5am – dad up, get pats and tickles, fresh food and water, back enclosed verandah opened for kitty tv time – watch all the birds, butterflies, bush turkeys and lizards.

6am – watch dad leave for work on the vespa. (yes they have a vespa too – just like mum and dad’s!!!)

6.01am – decide what is worth investigating and/or destroying today – generally on top of a cupboard, inside a cupboard (Suki can open cupboard doors, Seym can close doors and Rama, well, she just oversees, or directs, the mischief).  Its a recipe for disaster, honestly.

6.15am – determine optimum sun position for the morning and reserve seat.

7am – mum’s having breakfast, generally near the optimum sun position.  stretch, have pats and lap time.  Claim that dad didn’t feed us this morning, see if there is any chance of additional food, or better still, left over milk from mums cereal (why doesn’t she have bacon and eggs on a week day).

7am – noon – sleep in sun

noon – mum’s having lunch. stretch, have pats and lap time.  claim that food from the morning was tainted and new food is required.
post noon – siesta time, of course.  migrate from the verandah to inside for some play time then a rest.

5pm – dad home, stretch, have pats and lap time.  silly time!!!  racing up and down the stairs, playing with toys, chasing each other, leaping bouncing off the cat pole, all systems are go.

5.30pm – exhausted from silly time.  dinner time for kitties, and if we’re lucky, entree of cat grass!

6.00pm – mum and dad’s dinner being prepared.  initiate operation cute face in the hopes that tid bits of chicken, duck, lamb etc will be accidently dropped on the kitchen floor.  Depending on the menu, Seymie may get left over ice cream.

7.00pm – mum and dad dinner time – see above.

8.00pm – relaxation time with mum, dad and new baby Gia.

Anyway all hope you have enjoyed meeting the gang! Big thanks to C & D for assisting in my interview with the kitties!

In my next post I will explain the reason for my v long absence from the blogosphere during January…and yes mum that would be your fault…!!! The shame, oh the shame!!!

© Beatrice Bella Fauve and Bella Vizsla, 2011.

We’re back!

Posted in Homelife with tags , , on February 5, 2011 by beatricebella

Hi all!! Now before the outrage begins,  let me assure you no butterflies were harmed in the making of this post…but most  importantly people, please note…

WE’RE BACK!!! Bigger, bolder & waggier than ever!

© Beatrice Bella Fauve and Bella Vizsla, 2011.

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