Sunday, August 31, 2008

Dr. Dog Internship - Session Three

We went for our third visit to the hospital on Saturday. Today, my goal is to sit up on a chair so that I can get closer to grandpas and grandmas.

My bum is a little too big for this chair, I think I prefer lying down for my treats. Yummy!


More! More...please!!!


This Grandpa kept his arms crossed for a long time and refused to talk. We met him on our last visit and he was very chatty, not sure why he is in a bad mood today.


With some help from Harley's mom and Xiao Lu's mom, he finally warmed up to me.



Here is sweet Nana with a lovely hairband! What a doll!


Next week will be our final internship session, I am getting really excited!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Hooray!!! My friend has been adopted! 黄金弟弟找到新家了!







No microchip, collar or identification tags were found on my friend and so, we did not succeed in finding his owner. The sad truth is that he may have been abandoned to the streets. Yesterday, we managed to find him a new home. His new name is Didi!

Here's a clip of the happy boy when he was adopted yesterday:



Wishing Didi lots of love and happiness in his new home!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Please help me go home 请帮我找回家人

请大家一起來轉PO,帮黃金弟弟找回家人。







地點: 臺北市和平東路三段, 麟光捷運站旁

犬種: 黃金獵犬,掃不到晶片

年齡: 1-2岁

性別:公, 未結紮

昨天帶他去做身體檢查, 没有心絲蟲,没有犬温热,精神很好。他體型瘦, 有剃过毛,可能是流浪了好几天所以很脏,在兽医那里也顺便给他洗澡和把毛给剃光了。

聯絡電話: 0917 488 728

Email: dino@lovedino.com

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Greetings from my old friends in Shanghai

Uncle Johnny sent this to me last night:



Seeing photos of Aibo and Demon really made me miss them so much! Remember the good old days? We really had so much fun together with Ash and Sev!

This was when I was 8 months old and we went to the Shanghai Binhai Forest Park.


And here is another clip when I was 15 months old and we had a blast at Zimba.


Take good care my dear friends, I hope to see you all again too!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Visit to National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall



On one recent morning, we went to the National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (國立國父紀念館). Dr. Sun Yat-sen (November 12, 1866 – March 12, 1925) was a Chinese revolutionary and political leader often referred to as the Father of Modern China.



The memorial grounds encompasses a cultural centre, a large beautiful park and a museum of the life of a great man known for his wisdom, benevolence and courage.

Here is a short clip of our little tour:

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Dr. Dog Internship - Session Two

Saturday morning was the second hospital internship session and this time, I got to go with Dad and Mom! My first trip to the hospital! Yay!

I love hoops!


I am ready! Throw it, Granny!



I love it! I get treats just by waiting.... Life is Good!




Showing off my nose trick.


Dr. Man Man (Dr. 慢慢), what a cutie!!!


Dr. Man Man (Dr. 慢慢) getting a full body massage.


Dr. Pony under the wheelchair.


Chang Chang enjoyed so many pets.


Nana having fun with Grandma.


Thanks to Harley's Mom and Pony's Mom for guiding us along and sharing their experiences with us.

The one hour session went by too quickly, but it was a fun morning for all! Grandpas and Grandmas got some exercise and Dad and Mom had a great time! Of course we doggies enjoyed it the most! With so many yummy treats and so much love and attention, we really can't ask for more!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Video from My Holiday: Go Go Water World - Day Two

Here is a short video of my second day at Go Go Water World. You can see that I am really starting to enjoy the water. Definitely looking forward to my next swimming trip!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Video from My Holiday: Go Go Water World - Day One

Here's the first video of my experience at Go Go Water World 狗狗水世界. Enjoy!



Many thanks to Belle's Dad for teaching Daddy to shield my eyes from the sides so that I stop trying to swim to the sides of the pool to get out. That is one great tip and really help me succeed in swimming. Thank you so much!

More Videos coming up! Watch this space!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Holiday at Miaoli - Day Three & Four

Day Three

I slept better on the second night even though the chickens crowed nonstop. For breakfast, Duo Duo's Mom got us some yummy traditional fried vegetable filled buns and soya bean drink.


Here are portraits of my friends at Jian Min Farm.

Duo Duo


Monica


Golden


The itinerary today is to visit the Flying Cow Ranch in the morning and swimming in the afternoon. The Ranch is just ten minutes drive away and the trees that lined the road on the way were lovely.


When we arrived at the 110 hectares Flying Cow Ranch ( 飛牛牧場), there was a big cow face in the carpark where we parked the car.


The view was spectacular with lots of wide green pastures.





Here's a nice shot of Duo Duo before he goes back to work with his mommy.


I also spotted a duck taking shade under a cow.


There were many black bellied sheeps too!


There are many things to do on the ranch and one popular activity is milking the cow.


Here are some baby cows taking a nap.


Here I am, taking a rest with the sheeps.


These life sized cow statues are great for a photo shoot.


It was an extremely hot morning, luckily I brought along my own personal portable fan.


DIY activities like jam and ice cream making, cookie baking and painting classes are held in this cute cottage.


I got some friendly pets from these kids.


I didn't buy any souvenirs because dogs are not allowed in the store.


After a good walk around the ranch, we decided to head back to Jian Min Farm for lunch.

There is a striking piece of fabric under the roof on our way to the restaurant


We were still full from breakfast and ordered a plate of fried rice. Duo Duo's mom was again very kind to give us some side dishes to complement our meal.



After lunch, we will be going swimming with Duo Duo and Golden, so we waited for them at the playground.

Monica was having her afternoon nap.


Here is a cute dinosaur slide.


Some shots with my family before we set off to Go Go Water World again!



It was a Monday, so there were fewer people and dogs.


Golden and Duo Duo are frequent visitors at the pool and they were already in it while I paced around.




Duo Duo's mom got yellow balls for all the doggies and Golden and Duo Duo really enjoyed fetching their balls in the water.


Here I am trying to reach my ball while Dad looked on.


I am a lot more confident today and I even entered the pool by myself!


I think I am really getting to like this.


Hmmm.....


Ahhh....


The sky was getting dark and Duo Duo's mom suggested that we quickly wash up before it starts to rain.


And it indeed started to rain quite heavily. The boss of Go Go Water World was playing fetch with his twelve Labradors outside and everyone took shelter in the cafe area.


The weather cleared up a bit and Duo Duo's mom said she would bring us to the Tong Siao Fishing Port (通霄漁港) to watch the sunset.

The view of the sea was awesome.




It was really windy and my face was flapping all over.


Mom! Look! It's your favorite sunset again!


It's gorgeous, isn't it?


Next, Duo Duo's Mom brought us to watch windmills. They are really huge!


Not sure what this stone thing is for, but anyway, I'll pose for a photo.


We better get shots of everyone before the sky gets dark.


The one and only family portrait of our trip.


There are ten windmills all together and it was really a breathtaking sight. Special thanks to Duo Duo's mom for bringing us to all these beautiful places.


Finally, We ended the day with a traditional Hakka dinner.


Day Four

Today is the last day of our trip, we woke up around 10am, packed our bags, said goodbye to our friends and headed back to Taipei.

On our way home, we stopped for a little breakfast.


We reached home safely one and a half hours later. After unpacking our bags, Dad and Mom decided to go to Danshui without me.

And guess what? They ended up with a flat tire on the highway. Phew! Luckily, they did not bring me along.


Dad called the car rental company and they sent a repairman over in 45 minutes.

While waiting, Mom spotted a young pregnant cat. She looked hungry, so Mom bought some cat food and water for her at the convenience store.

Kitty enjoyed her meal and rested there with them until the repairman came along.


The flat tire was changed with the spare one in the boot and Mr. Repairman advised them not to drive too fast or too far on the spare tire, so Dad decided that they should cancel their trip to Danshui and return the car instead.

So, that was the end of our vacation. It was a very memorable one for us, we met so many nice people on the way and visited so many places and most of all I overcame my fear of swimming.

I will be sharing some exciting videos from my trip shortly, so please look out for them.

Finally, a big thank you to Daddy for bringing me for my first holiday. Even though it was your first time driving on the left hand side and driving in a foreign country, you drove safely and smoothly wherever we went. Mom and I are super proud of you! You are the BEST!

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