A to Z Guide to Happiness

Two cute dogs, Bella the Westie and Ollie the Papillon, show you how to be happy and bring happiness wherever you are, by following their paw steps with their friends and family.
You will see them having fun, relaxing, following their dreams and giving all their love. They will give you tips on finding and spreading happiness and inspirational quotations.

Read Pascal Inard's full bibliography here with list of all published and forthcoming work.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Adopted and Adored dogs

We found these wonderful stamps issued by Australia Post :
Here's the story behind them (from Australia Post web site) :
"This special issue seeks to raise awareness of responsible dog ownership and support the dedicated work of organisations re-homing lost and abandoned dogs.
Australia has one of the highest levels of dog ownership worldwide, with an estimated 40 per cent of Australian households having at least one dog. This means that there are around 4 million dogs nationwide. But while Australia enjoys a high level of dog ownership, a high number of dogs are admitted into shelters. During 2008-09, the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) alone recorded 69,383 admissions into its shelters across the country.
Each of the dogs featured in this stamp issue has been given a second chance. All five have spent time in a shelter before being adopted into adoring new families."
Well done Australia Post for telling everyone how wonderful it is to adopt a homeless doggy !

I've put on my nurse's uniform because tomorrow my Mum is having an operation for her varicose veins; she'll only be there for the day, but I figured the humans at the hospital may need my help because I'm the one who knows best how to look after her :

In our next post, we'll announce the winner of our book contest, tell you all about the book and who's in it, and how to get it - how exciting !

To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
Sydney Smith

Friday, September 24, 2010

Happy Hats, a lovely present and visiting our cousins

On Wednesday we went to see Dad's aunty Mimi to introduce Ollie. This is Cookie, she is 6 months old :

Anais introduces Ollie to the lovely Snoopy :
Amelie cuddles Snoopy :
Snoopy likes to wear hats too :

We get on so well together; now Ollie loves to dress up as much as me, he is my co-star ! Let's try some hats !
Bella, you could go to a wedding with this hat, its so lovely.
I love Mum's Duck Harold, he's always cheerful.
He even lets me borrow his hat :

Our friend Cinnabar sent us a really nice soft toy dachshund because she knows Mum loves them - thank you so much Cinnabar !

I love to pat her :
I can put her on my head :
I love to pat her too, but Mum wants to have her now !

Cinnabar doesn't live far from us so we'll get together for a barbecue one day and have some yummy sausages !
Cinnabar likes getting wet, but then she dirties her Mum's house so she's going to get some boots like mine.
Tomorrow is the Australian Football grand final; Cinnabar's Mum's team "the cats" didn't make it and Cinnabar's team "the dogs" didn't make it either, it will be "the saints" versus "the pies" so we say "Go Saints !".
Look at Cinnabar, she is lovely with her golden hair, I think she looks like Goldilocks :

Aunty Mimi sent me a card, I am so happy, thank you !

Take care my friends and have a great week-end !

Be glad every morning that you've been given a brand new opportunitty to fulfill your hopes and dreams; be glad for all the seasons and the beauty they bring to your life.
Jon Peyton

Monday, September 20, 2010

It's raining dogs !

Let's sing along with Harold the duck !

" God bless Mother Nature, she's a dog lover too
She took off to heaven and she did what she had to do
She taught every angel to rearrange the sky
So that each and every human could find his perfect dog.
It's Raining dogs! Yeah!
It's Raining Dogs! Ollie luia! - It's Raining Dogs! Amen!
It's Raining Dogs! Ollie luia! - It's Raining Dogs! "

Featuring Ollie, Bella, Snoopy and Belle.
(idea by Matthew Inard, 11 years old !)
And in our "Pet Hits" series, there's also "Goats just want to have fun" by Everyday Ruralty

When Dad said there was a package for us at the post office, we said "hurry up, go and get it !", and then when Dad came home we said "What is it ? Quick Dad, open it !" It was our GABE prize from Oskar, thank you so much Oskar, we love all your presents !

There are some really fun toys, a "mini Bella"and a polka dot collar that will go so well with all my polka dot fashion. There are are even some presents for my Mum, how thoughtful !

Even the box tastes nice !
Thank you heaps Oskar and Pam, we love you !

No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich.
Louis Sabin

Our book is at the printer now, he says it will take a week, we can't wait !
We will announce the winner of our competition when we lauch the book, so stay tuned !

Here in Melbourne, we are on school holidays and enjoying time with our children and little dogs.
Dear friends, take care of your loved ones and find happiness.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Fantasic Fashion Friday presents more polka dots but also rhombus !

What's this parcel ?

It's me Ollie, presenting another Fantastic Fashion Friday !

And today, we have two special guests !
The one and only Sir Salty looking very distinguished with his scarf

And the wondeful Lorenza, isn't she pretty in all colours of the rainbow  ?

And now we have something a little bit different, rhombus !
We are both wearing .lovely gifts - My jumper was a gift from Derby and Juleps Mum Katie, I love it ! Dad's jumper was a father's day gift, I think it's good that we have matching outfits.

And Bella is also wearing a gift from Katie, isn't she lovely ?

Presenting Pet Blogs United

http://www.petblogsunited.com/ is a place for all pet bloggers to meet up, make friends, and especially support each other. It was created by Oskar and his Mum, go have a look, say Hi and join up !

Did you know ?
The tallest dog in the world is Giant George, a great dane from Arizona who stands at 1.092 metres tall.
The smallest dog in the world is Heaven Sent Brady, a Chihuahua from Florida who is 15.2 cm in length

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sleeping beauty and her doggie friends

When I sent some postcards to my friend Maggie Mae she put them near her bed.

Mum loves Maggie Mae, so she found a soft toy that looks just like Maggie MaeAnd now she can sleep with her
There's also mini Maggie Mae And Booker Man

As you can see, Mum is still very young at heart; sleep well my lovely Mum !
Derby and Julep's Mum sent me (and Ollie) some lovely clothes and bandanas, thank you Katie !
Did you know ? Katie made 245 bandanas and sent them to rescue groups & shelters from the east to the west coast, plus Canada! Well done Katie !

Do you want to help homeless dogs ?
- Become a "Fan" of The Pedigree Adoption Drive on Facebook right here: www.facebook.com/Pedigree?ref=ts
The Pedigree Adoption Drive will donate a bowl of food to shelter dogs for everyone who becomes a "Fan" or "Likes" The Pedigree Adoption Drive. So far, more than one million bowls of food have been donated!
- Write a short post on your blog that highlights The Pedigree Adoption Drive. Pedigree's search engines will automatically pick up these key words and a 20 pound bag of dog food will be donated to shelters across the USA.

To love is to want the well being of the one you love

Take care my friends until next time.
Coming up... More fantastic fashion with polka dots, featuring Sir Salty and Lorenza, and more sleeping buddies, featuring Corgi Country and Mango (we're looking for a maltese soft toy !).

Friday, September 10, 2010

Fantastic Friday Dot Fashion Parade

Welcome to my second Fantastic Fashion Parade; do you like dots ? I sure hope you do, because you're going to see lots of them tonight !
You can can wear dots from head to toes, they are everywhere : on hats, scarves, bandanas, jumpers, t-shirts, trousers and even boots !

I love dots too you know !

Hi Bella, this looks nice ! Ollie, this isn't for eating !

It's for sharing !

I love Australian aboriginal dot paintings, they go so well with my dot fashion !

Take care and have a great week-end, we love you !

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.
Gilda Radner
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