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Diary of a SAFFA Dog - Happy New Year

05 January 2014, 09:53

We are finally home!  It has been a busy two weeks with Uncle Nathan and our fellow guests at the Holiday Home.  We are all quite exhausted with the socialising.  The other residents constantly look to us for advice, due to our extensive knowledge of the staff and the facilities.

Bella developed a great interest in wildlife and spent a considerable part of the holiday interacting with the many possums that live on the property.  Barney and I accused her of ‘going bush’, much to her annoyance.

She insists that she has only an academic interest in the habits of the possum.  Barney told her that trying to catch them for the supper pot is hardly an ‘academic interest’.

The New Year’s Festivities were most enjoyable, although Bella was quite unwell the next day.  Mother had increased her dose of Valium to cope with the double whammy of the fireworks and an approaching storm.

She insists that in her somewhat confused, drugged state she knocked over a dining room chair, which apparently caused the chocolate cake to fall from the table in front of her.  The smell of this forbidden fruit overcame her and she wolfed the whole lot down in an instant.

I told her that she had better stop stealing chocolate cake as she was now getting a reputation and her ‘Princess’ image is becoming somewhat tarnished.  It is also contributing to the increasing size of her somewhat overweight belly. No doubt my advice will be ignored as always!

The house is a bustle of activity as Mother prepares to pack away the Christmas decorations and restore a semblance of normality to our residence.  She says it is a mammoth task and is planning to be away next year to avoid having to do it again!

Looking at the mess that she is surrounded by I estimate it could take her until next Christmas to clear it all up.  We are apparently also having a ‘throwing out session’, to rid the house of all unnecessary items.

It seems that we are to enter a month of austerity.  There will be an end to all excesses.  This is to include food and we are back to delving into the deepest corners of the freezer to see what is still edible.

We have all made our New Year’s Resolutions to be healthier, fitter and slimmer in 2014.  No doubt like everything else they will be forgotten in the not too distant future and we will fall back into our normal, sloppy ways.

We are in the midst of yet another extreme weather event.  This time it is temperatures so hot that it has turned our pool into a sauna.  We are all now glad that Mother had the foresight to rid us of our thick pelts before the festive season.

As per Government instructions, we are all staying hydrated and Mother is popping ice cubes into our water on an hourly basis.  I expect our next weather crisis will be a water shortage!!

As a family we are looking forward to the coming year and hope to have many happy adventures ahead.  Happy New Year folks!


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