Sunday, March 2, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
- Preheat the oven to 350 degs F (175 degs C)
- Combine egg, peanut butter, oil and vanilla in a large bowl; mix well
- Stir in the carrots and mix thoroughly
- Sift the flour and baking soda and fold into the carrot mixture
- Spoon batter into greased cake tin
- Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes, let cake cool in pan for 10 minutes then turn out onto serving plate
- Spread the cream cheese over the cake while it is still warm for 'icing' and add whatever decoration you see fit
Sunday, February 23, 2014
When we took her to the river though, there was a factor I had not quite considered properly. The ducks. They were useful in a way, because she wanted to get to them, so she was willing to come out in to the water with me. At first she had no clue that she had to move her legs to stay afloat and keep moving in the water. With her float coat on she had a tendency to just float, and then lean over into a capsize.
I took the float coat off and she started to figure out the swimming thing.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Sunday, February 9, 2014
For scale, Mouse is now the same size as 6 month old puppy Indi (that is her, the black with white on her face, bouncing around in the video).
We organised to meet at a nice spot by the river, which meant a nice ride for Mouse in her Greyhound-Chariot. It was 20 kilometres round trip which is the furtherest I have ever towed her, and my legs were a bit stiff this morning but it wasn't too bad.
Anyway, here is the video!
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Skip this if you are not interested and just want to see Mouse....
In Western Australia, the government has deployed drum lines to catch sharks over 3 metres that come near popular swimming beaches. This is due to a few people being attacked by sharks in recent years. Statistically, your odds of getting chomped by a shark are very very low, especially if you are swimming at a popular beach with plenty of other people. The people who have the most encounters are those who paddle surfskis, surf isolated breaks or dive off shore. People have many reasons for objecting to this, but mine is pretty simple. The 'target sharks' are all 'vulnerable' and 'endangered'. Likely bycatch species are also vulnerable and endangered. So far the hooks are catching small sharks, and a very small tiger shark was caught last night that died on the hook, because sharks need to swim to breathe.There were 6,000 people on the beach. I was a little bit worried about how Mouse would deal with all the people, the amplified speeches and the police horses. It turns out I didn't need to worry at all.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
So it's been a long time since I've done a blog entry - almost a month! A lot of stuff has happened - we have had a professional photo shoot with Alex Cearns at Houndstooth Studio, had many dog park visits, doggie dates and adventures. We've been using the bike trailer when it isn't too hot (if it's over 32 degrees C the dogs prefer the mobile refrigerator, i.e. car).
I have not had much time for writing the blog!
Anyway stay tuned as I get some entries together, but in the mean time here is a little video I made of our kayak trip out to Seal Island, in the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, about an hour South of our house. A young Sea Lion came out to play with us, and he was incredibly cute. Sea Lions are rare and we are so lucky to have them living so close to us!
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Mouse didn't want to get into the trailer in the driveway. She kept trying to get in the car. We decided that we just needed to take the plunge and shove her in.
|get in you little minx!|
I will be working up the distances with both of them so that I can bring them along to the local cafe strip, the river, and the fully fenced off leash park which is about 6km away.