Wednesday, 26 December 2007

season's greetings

Best wishes to you all, whether you celebrate Christmas or not. I hope you all have been well, happy and surrounded by warm hearts.

Here in Mojo Towers things were a bit quiet. Both sets of grandparents are visiting soon but not on Christmas Day, my Dad's brother lives in Canada and my Mum's brother lives in Australia. So we decided to have fun with just us.

Things started great - while Mum and Dad sat in bed drinking coffee, I was allowed into the bedroom and even allowed on the bed. To stop me bothering the cats I was fed morsels of dry cat food. Imagine, lying there like the Queen of Sheba, being handfed while the cats glare from a distance.

We decided to go for a walk up on the north coast at a place called Braunton Burrows. I think it should be renamed Dog Heaven actually. It's the largest sand dune ecosystem in England, and is renowned as a place of ecological interest and as a prime dog walking site.

As soon as I arrived I got to mug some Border Terriers.

Every dog I met was in a state of happiness, which got infectious. I started tuck-butt-running almost immediately. Then I spotted this sand dune...
... which got me charging around...

...and charging around some more.

Tomorrow I'll post some videos of this but I don't want you to get too bored in one day!

We were still a long way from the sea at this point and had a good walk through grassy hollows and grown-over dunes. Then we finally got to the sea.


I spotted some dogs in the distance...

Then went and joined their pack.


As you can see, the clouds were really odd. One half of the sky was blue and the other half dark grey. Gorgeous.

I never ran out of energy. Here I am racing up a dune just so I can race down again.
Incidentally, the Burrows are called Burrows because they are full of rabbits. So I got to stick my nose in hundreds of rabbit holes.

I've made the humans promise to take me there again soon. They readily agreed - apparently they have never seen me so happy.

Once back, they cracked open the bottle of champagne but didn't give me even a single drop. Humph!


Still, they did give me a great present, which I unwrapped by myself:


A Wubba! I was so tired I could barely keep my head up, but I still managed to break one of the squeaks in it fairly soon. Yep, Wubbas are the best!

I hope you all had a great day yesterday too. Hairy Christmas hugs to all of you!

46 comments:

  1. WOW!!! Can I come visit???!!! What a beautiful spot for running and playing...and RABBITS!!! Dog heaven indeed!!

    All we have is snow, ice, and more snow. *sigh*.

    Merry Christmas Mojo!! Aren't Wubba's great!!

    wags,

    Simba

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  2. I have to ask my mom if I can come to you for some holidays.... It is beautiful....
    Wubba is the best toy ever !!!
    Kisses, Faya

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  3. You be having so much fun Mojo, whee! Me will have to ask mummy if me and big Hary can go there for run arounds.

    Happy Christmas!

    Nibbles
    Cassidy x

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  4. Isn't Wubba just the best! We're glad you got one too, Mojo!
    Your dunes are beautiful and the pictures of the sea are just awesome! What a fabulous spot!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

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  5. Mojo!

    Merriest Chrstnas to you and your Family too!

    These pics in the sand are greatest ever!

    Love,

    Putter ...:)

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  6. Man you are one lucky pup! That place looks like the greatest place EVER to run around in.... and CHOCK FULL OF RABBITS!!!!!!!!!! heaven,we can only imagine....sigh And to top it all off a wubba!! Has there ever been a greater day??!! Love A+A

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  7. Mojo Merry Christmas from all of us at basecamp thuglet....your kong wubba looks great!
    Fabulous photos.

    Merry Christmas
    TTFN
    The Thugletsx

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  8. Merry Christms Mojo.

    Your Christmas walk was amazing. Enjoy your wubba.

    Molly and Taffy

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  9. Merry Christmas, Mojo. I am glad that you had such a great time during Christmas.

    I received some pressies but non of it are from my hooman how sad is that.I think I need to try to get a wubba too. It must be fun since everyone said so.

    Luv,
    Snowball

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  10. Hiya Mojo,
    You look like your having the best time ever. Those cloud photos are wonderful.
    You'll love your wubba. Our's is still going infact we had a good play with it yesterday. Have fun.

    Hugs and tail wags
    Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

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  11. Hi, Mojo
    Happy Holidays!
    Thanks for sharing all those beautiful pictures!
    Enjoy your wubba!
    Have a good night
    Lorenza

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  12. Hi Mojo,

    What a great Christmas day! Those sand dunes are amazing and the sea too! You are sooo lucky!! I'm glad you had such a wonderful day and you topped it all with a Wubba. Best day ever!

    Your pal,
    Kirby

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  13. The long beach & sand duns look amazing, no wonder you had a pawsome time.

    Pats & pets
    Blue

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  14. Once again - beautiful photos and a beautiful spot. Our mum says she has been to Braunton Burrows and loved it there too, but we have never been - shame. Perhaps we will go soon....looking at your photos have given us inspiration!! What a perfect Christmas Day you had. Thanks for sharing it with us!

    Love Molly and Gertie
    xx

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  15. Hey Mojo, what a lovely place! It was raining here on Xmas day so we didn't get to the beach, but we went on Boxing Day instead. Good work on the wubba! I got an octopus toy from Santa Paws and I'm working very hard on its destruction. J x

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  16. Merry Christmas, Mojo Girl!

    That is one VERY COOL walk you had. Once you found the sea, it looked like you and your spy dad were standing on glass. Very funky.

    I loved all the photos and was becoming more and more jealous as I looked at them. That place looks like the most fantabulous dog-spotting, rabbit-hole-sniffing, run-like-the-wind place a dog could go! I only wish I could share it with you, cuz you look like you know how to have yourself a great time.

    Christmas smooches to you and your peeps. Glad you go the card, and that we befuddled your grands. (And they probably thought your mama and dad were CRAZY, talking about you getting mail).

    Goober love,
    Stanley

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  17. Hey Mojo,
    You have such wonderful places to go for walkies. We just love our wubbas too. You will really enjoy yours. We're glad you had a nice Christmas Day & hope you have a Happy New Year!!
    Luv & Wirey Hugs!
    Butchy & Snickers

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  18. wat on earth are those places....

    seems like a paradise to me...

    i had already start dreaming i'm there...ZzzZZzzz.....

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  19. Hi again!

    Just wanted to wish, a Happy New Year to you all.
    And say, you, Mojo, are in my 7th day of Christmas post. TY for use of the champagne photo!

    Love, pats & pets
    Blue

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  20. Happy New Year Mojo

    Love from

    Molly and Taffy

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  21. Ok Mojo, I'm packing myself into a box right now to come and visit, it's soooo beautiful there...

    HAPPY NEW YAIRE!!!!

    Love,
    Bogart

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  22. Happy new year, Mojo! Here's hoping that 2008 is the best year ever!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

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  23. Happy New Year Mojo to you and your hoomans. Hope 2008 is the best!

    regardies
    The Thugletsx

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  24. Ahh...Mojo....we're coming too...but before we go and do zoomies in the dunes, can we play with the dead rat first??? That's even better than a wubba!! You are the luckiest dog! Babystan would love to do Dale chases and Dale kissies with you...he's such a pup, yet!

    Happiest New Year!

    Scruffy and Lacie and Babystan

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  25. Hi Mojo,

    We discovered we have a lot of the same friends, so can we join your terrier team? We enjoyed watching you scamper up and down those dunes. The closest things we have to dunes are the sandtraps on the golf course next to our development. Not quite the same, but we make the most of them when we get a chance.

    So Happy New Year -- come visit.

    Jake and Just Harry

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  26. Hi Mojo, my name is Kimi and I am also an airedale. I live in seattle washington, USA and I'd like to add your blog as a link on my blog. Is that cool with you?

    My blog is www.chroniclesofkimi.blogspot.com

    email my mum at sheila.tay@gmail.com to let her know she can do the work for me. Thanks

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  27. Hey, Mojo girl!

    Where are you, sista? I bet you're out rampaging through the countryside with your peeps in tow. Wherever you are I hope you're having yourself a blast! Can't wait to hear more about your adventures.

    Goober love,
    Stanley

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  28. Rabbits and THE SEA! Yo are soooooooooo lucky!

    And that was a great guilt face, by the way :)

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  29. Happy New Year, Mojo! That place looks amazing. Running, playing, sand, sea, and RABBITS too?!? Sorry you didn't get any champagne, but at least you got some tasty kitty food!

    Your friend, Lenny

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  30. Mojo - we've tagged you! Come over and see!

    Love Molly and Gertrude
    xx

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  31. Hi Mojo,

    I think your country is absolutely stunning. I love your blog so much, I told my Mum to add it as a link to my blog. Hope you don't mind.

    Much love,
    Kimi

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  32. HI Mojo, I forgot to leave my blog add for you,

    http://chroniclesofkimi.blogspot.com/

    Love, Kimi

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  33. Miss Mojoober JO!

    Where are youuuuu? My hairy bruzzer Stanley is missing you and so am I (even though you've not met me yet, I still like you LOADS)!

    I hear your dad is a spy. Any chance I could get some special super secret squirrel spy equipment from him?

    Gooby love & kissies,
    Stella

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  34. Hello Mojo

    Where are you? Hope everything is OK.

    MOlly and Taffy

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  35. Mo-Jo? Moooooooojjooooooooooo! Where are you? Heeere, Mojo!

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  36. We haven't heard from you in ages, Mojo! We miss you! Come back!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

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  37. Dear Mojo,

    I haven't written to you in a long time. Sorry. But I have been following your blog all along because you are just sooooo darn cute and have such wonderful adventures!

    Now you haven't posted in a very long time and I'm getting a little worried about you. Hopefully all is well with you and your parents. Please give us a sign to let everyone know you're okay.

    YOUR SECRET ADMIRER
    XXOO

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  38. I'm missing my Mojo. Come back, come back, whereever you are! J x

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  39. Mojo!

    My mama wants to send you something - a sample of the yummy dog treats we're making (it's doggie jerky!) - if you want some, just drop me an email with your address (my email is bogarthandsomedevildog@yahoo.com) and I'll get ya some right out!

    Love,
    Bogart

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  40. We hopes you be OK Mojo. My mummy emailed your mummy the other week but we haven't heard back...

    Nibbles
    Cassidy x

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  41. Happy Valentine's Day !!!

    Did Dad get a new iPod??


    XXoooXXXooooXXX

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  42. Hi Mojo, Where have you been? Come back fast. I miss you.

    Luv,
    Snowball

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  43. Hey Mojo - where are you? We keep looking for you in the woods near Killerton - in fact we are probably going there today.....

    We just want to know you are ok!

    Love Molly and Gertrude
    xx

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  44. Hey Mojo - glad to hear from you! Yes - we did go to Killerton today and kept our eyes peeled for you.....what a shame! We didn't get very muddy really - we are wondering whether we go to the exact same woods at Killerton or not. Anyway - great to know you are ok. We would love an Airedale trip to Braunton Burrows! Let us know when you are thinking of going and we must try to organise something.
    Love Molly and Gertrude
    xx

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