Saturday, September 25, 2010


Did we make it sound like Mummy was taking an exam? Guess we did since she is getting so many good-luck wishes!!
Nopes Pawple,  it isn’t Mummy who is taking the exam, it is her students!
Thank Dogness she is done with all her exams a long long time ago. Med-school exams are horrible! Believe me, I know all about it. I was just 10 weeks old when I saw Mummy take her last one. Buddy is lucky he hasn’t gone through those days!
Exam time now means Mummy has to prepare the students, the wards and the patients. Take extra classes for the examinees, admit interesting patients and convince them to allow examination by the students. Exams start really early and they continue way into the evening depending on, Mummy says, how much ‘the grim, grey-haired senior doctor likes to torture the students’!!
We know, because we have to wait longer for mummy and Daddy to come home.
We understand and we wait patiently. Well, you cannot tell a grim, grey-haired senior examiner taking a grave viva that he is making everybody late! But on occasions, when it gets extremely late and there are no signs of the exams ever ending, she just comes home. There are explanations to be made, but somehow most people seems to accept that we can’t be left alone for so long. Thank Dog for that.

The toughest part is convincing the patients. I mean, would you like to be examined and questioned about your illness day after day, over and over again?
But many of them do agree and sit through for the exams. Then of course, they get some special advantages like their lab investigations are done free of cost and they are operated on a priority basis.
Some funny things happen too. Like, some patients have been examined and grilled so many times they know exactly what is wrong with them.
The other day one of them told a student,’ You got that wrong. My nasal bone is bend to the right, not left and you forgot to examine my neck nodes! You must also ask me if I am immunised’.

Well, now you know what has been keeping Mummy busy. But YAYYY! … we are back!
Just in time too.
National Dog Week’ you say? And a ‘Show your Tongue’ Contest?
What fun!!
Glad that our Lovely Little Twinkie is taking International Entries. I am such a natural at it.
I mean, what better way to tell the world you are happy than to hang it all out? I do it ALL the time. See…

Exhibit 1

Exhibit 2

Now, Ginger is rather shy about sticking out hers. She thinks it is very un lady-like. At most times, she is a quaint, elegant princess.



Here she is at 2 months of age.


And here she is today.
So you get the picture here…

Well, Buddy I protest! 

gin hangin out2

Oh alright! You qualify for this contest I guess, Ginger.
Now let’s try it with Daddy. Twinkie did say everyone can pawticipate, except lizards and reptiles of course

Look Daddy, it is easy. You just have to stick it out like THIS…


He didn’t get it, did he now?


No, Buddy. He definitely did not. But here, I am doing it again!

Oh! Can’t wait to see everyone else’s entries!!



Maggie Mae said...

I am so happy you guys is back! I sure missed you both bunches! Your tongue pictures is wunderfuls! Glad to hear that your mom will have less busyness in her day too.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Glad to know exams are over for your Mom. Great tongue entries, Buddy and Ginger - good luck and have a good weekend.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

The Teacher's Pets said...

Wow, your mom sure does have a lot of responsibility on her shoulders to teach so many students and to make sure they know all about illnesses, medicine, etc. Good for her!
I love the last picture of both of your tongues hanging out! It would've been funny if your dad stuck his tongue out too!

Anonymous said...

Hello! Got your email and now I also got your shots. I'll be posting them later tonight. I "borrowed" the last shot for Ginger (due to some serious tongue action) and the top one of Buddy (because his eyes look way cuter in that photo). If you don't like my choice, I'll consider a swap. :)

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Love the pictures!!! Best of luck to both of you in the contest! Also glad those exam's are over. It sounds like your mum and dad stay very very busy! Bet you are glad to see them when they get home! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What GREAT entries!

Best of lukhk to woo two!


Mariodacat said...

We're so happy you are back & posting again. Also very happy you have your mama back again. Those exams sound like they are no fun.

the booker man said...

HOORAY! i'm so happy to see your tongue entries! lookin' good, buddy and miss ginger!! :)))

the booker man

the booker man said...

pee s -- i forgot to woof that i'm super duper glad your mama is done with all those long exam days, too!!

The Chair Speaks said...

Hahaha, that's a great tongue show!

Priscilla said...

Yippee!!! So glad that your mom has done all the exam thingy and her students won't bother her much from now, hopefully. We always love to read your interesting posts!!!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Your mom does sound superbusy!
What great tongue shots, guys!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

snoopydog said...

Lovely to see you again! What great tongue shots. It's good when 'mums' and 'dads' are super busy, because they give you sooo much more love when they DO get home!!!!! Love to you both, Ros and Oscar

Pat said...

Lovely blog - and dogs :)

the booker man said...

pssst! miss gingin! i've got an i-d-e-a! i think i know just the perfect lady doggie for buddy! :)))

the booker man

the booker man said...

miss gingin! okie dokie, so i'm back with that top secret info i was promisin' you! i don't think you've met the TOP SECRET DOGGIE yet, so put this in your interwebs:
miss zona is a pretty pretty lady, and she loves the grrreat outdoors and travelin' and campin' and stuff! plus, she is the same age!
what do you think??? :)

the booker man