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.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Meet my friend Kitty

It's not quite summer here in Australia, but already it is getting hot, so we have to wait until the evening for our afternoon walk. The good thing is, we get to see our friend Kitty, because he only comes out early and late in the day. Unlike all the rude cats in the neighbourhood who run away when we want to say hello, Kitty comes to say hello. At least that's what we think "meow" means; he is very friendly and not at all shy. So when it's time for walkies, we know it's also "Kitty" time and we're all excited !

Last Friday, it was our sister Amélie's birthday and we had a great party with lots of yummy treats !

I love Amélie's ears so much, she gave them to me, thank you Amélie, they really suit me well, don't you think ?

Take care my friends  !

Sunday, October 30, 2011

A soccer star is born

Today, we are proud to introduce to you Arsenal Football Club's newest recruit, Bella the Westie, and we have some exclusive photos of her training in her home ground of Cheltenham.

Amélie kicks to Bella

She runs after it

 Go Bella !

 And she kicks it !

Oh no, it's out - it's going to be a throw in...

Bella goes for a head butt

Well done Bella !

Look she jumps to strike the ball even harder !

What a fantastic head butt !

With a player like Bella, Arsenal will be unbeatable.
I hope Bella has negotiated with the club to get lots of yummy treats and juicy bones...

On Saturday, Mom and Dad signed their book Dear France, sweet country of my childhood  at Dymocks book shop. They also sold Mom's beautiful cards and crafts. They said that they met many delightful persons and that their book was very warmly welcomed. They want to thank all those who came, they loved meeting every one of them and hope to keep in touch.

Mom's creations were very popular, particularly the Procençal characters cards

My lovely sister Amélie was there too

Take care my friends and have a great week !

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Provençal apron and wreath

The local newspaper came to take a photo of Mom and Dad to talk about their book signing at Westfield Southland Dymocks book shop on the 29th of October at 12:00pm.
Mom made a beautiful Provençal apron that she is going to wear at the book signing.

Mom and Dad love Provence, they had some family and friends in Grasse and L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and often went to visit them.

On the top left hand side of the photo you can see a Provençal wreath that Mom made.Here is a close-up.

Ollie went horse riding for the first time and did rather well.

I didn't do so well, I didn't know which way to get on !

I played Rummikub with Anaïs and Amélie, but Amélie won again !

Take care my friends and have a great week !

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Blue, White, Red - Bleu, Blanc, Rouge

Bella the Westie and Ollie the Papillon live in a French Australian family and they are bilingual : when their Dad says "walkies" they say "woof woof" and when he says "promenade" they say "ouah "ouah" !
Today they are dressed in Blue, White and Red , the colours of the French flag.

Bella le Westie et Ollie le Papillon vivent dans une famille Franco Australienne et ils sont bilingues : quand leur Papa dit "walkies", ils disent "woof woof" et quand il dit "promenade" ils disent "ouah "ouah" !
Aujourd'hui ils sont habillés en Bleu, blanc et rouge, les couleurs du drapeau Français.

"Tell our readers why we are dressed like that, Ollie."
"Dis à nos lecteurs pourquoi nous sommes habillés comme ça, Ollie."

"Our Mum and Dad have published a book about France, the country of their childhood."
"Notre Maman et notre Papa ont publié un livre sur la France, le pays de leur enfance."

"There are beautiful photos and art made by our Mum and Dad, vintages postcards and posters, memories from their childhood and their grandparents' childhood and lots of interessing facts on France, French traditions and way of life."

"Il y a de belles photos et oeuvres d'art faites par notre Maman et Papa, des cartes postales et affiches de la belle époque, des souvenirs de leur enfance et l'enfance de leurs grands-parents et beaucoup de faits interessants sur la France et les traditions et le mode de vie Françaises."

"There are some nice recipes in the book too, it makes me hungry just thinking about those delicious dishes !"
"Il y a aussi de bonnes recettes dand le livre, ça me donne faim rien que de penser à tous ces plat delicieux !"

If you are interested, go to the site : www.dearfrance.net
Si vous êtes intéressés, allez sur le site : www.dearfrance.net

Did you know ?
"Pooch" in French is "Toutou", pronounced "tootoo".

Take care my friends and have a great week-end !
Prenez soin de vous mes amis et passez un bon week-end !

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Happy birthday to our sister Anais and our Dad Pascal !!

Our sister Anais turned 19 yesterday and she had an amazing present from one of our admirers, Sue.
Sue is a very talented cake maker and decorator; last year she won second place at the Royal Melbourne show for a westie cake and we featured it on our blog. She was so happy that she made one especially for Anais' birthday.

It is really gorgeous, isn't it ?

It looks like me too, with my beautiful pink dress and my little yogurt bottle :

You can see Sue's beautiful cakes on her web site : Partake of Cake
Go and have a look, they are really amazing !

Here's the birthday girl Anais :

Anais with Ollie :

Last week it was Dad's birthday, and he got a beautiful book with outstanding photos of dogs, it's called "Dogs Gods" by Tim Flach.

Mum made him this beautiful drawing of me with some cute little birds, he loves itand so do I !

 Itr's been a long time since we posted on our blog or visited our friends'blogs, here's what we and our Mom and Dad have been up to :

  • Publishing a book on France and our Mom and Dad's childhood : dear France, Sweet Country of my childhood". Click here for more details.
  • There is still demand for our book "Paw Steps to Happiness"; unfortunately it is out of print, but we are preparing a new book on happines. But if you have missed out on Paw Steps to Happiness, it is now available as an e-Book (PDF format) for only US $4.99. Click here to order.

  • Ollie dressed up as a little teddy bear, isn't he cute ?

Love is all we have, the only way we can help each other

Take care my friends and have a great week!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Happy Father's day to our wonderful dad !!!

In Australia, Father's day is on the first Sunday of September.
We had a great party for our Dad :
We dressed up

Mom decorated the house with birds, angels and candles

Dad is so happy to have his three lovely children Anais (18), Anais (21) and Matthew (12)

The children and Mom bought him some great presents and beutiful cards, he was so happy to have so much love.

Dad is so grateful to Mom, because it's thanks to her he's a Dad and she looks after the children with so much love, care, courage and patience (apparently you need lots of patienceto look after children, and Dad says the same applies to us doggies !!)


To our readers in Australia, we hope you had a great day with your Dad or with your children.
*** Tell your Dad you love him every day, don't wait until Father's day ***

I love my father as the stars - he's a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart."

Terri Guillemets

Take care my friends and have a great week !
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