Wednesday, September 9, 2009

An African Field Trip

Welcome to South Africa! In an effort to shake off some of our jetlag (with Mango snoring on the plane for the entire 15 hour flight, we didn't get much sleep. Who knew Ambien came in a dosage the size of a basketball?), Asta and I decided to go for a walk around Max's estate. Needless to say, Lacie insisted on coming along, yapping the whole way.

Well, you can just imagine the pitch her shrieking took on when we stumbled onto one of South Africa's legendary diamond fields! Max had told us we could help ourselves, so Asta set about finding a perfectly matched pair for some earrings, whilst I looked for a suitable trinket to soothe Rosie, who is none too pleased that I've gone to South Africa without her...

Lacie, on the other paw, went all Liz Taylor on us!

Just look at her haul! She claims she's out to bag the African Big Five - round, marquis, pear-shaped, emerald and cushion-cut!

She was so frenzied when we got back to Max's house, she started yammering on and on about diamond fields to Tanner who —no surprise — got all confused and roused Joey from a hard-earned nap (Mango's continued snoring at the house had roused several curious lady Cape buffalo) to go looking for this:
Needless to say, Joey was NOT amused.

For our daily adventures, be sure to visit Mango!


Jake of Florida said...

We found ourselves humming a melody straight out of a James Bond movie: (Baseball) diamonds are forever!!!

Jake and Just Harry

Maxmom said...

You found diamonds in the Drakensberg??? Im sure that PIcture was taken in the Drakensberg!!! This is a world first Petey!

Asta said...

Thank you fow keeping me company..seeing those diamonds made me all sad..I miss my Stanny..evew since he gave me my ginouwmous wing, I haven't seen him..Do you think that diamonds awe bad luck?
just wondewing
smoochie kisses

Martha said...

We are with Jake & Just Harry - we are also singing Diamonds are forever!
Now Petey dear, whilst you are there, I have always had a hankering for a diamond trilogy ring for my right paw!
This is so I can look at it and think about not only the past and the present but also so I can think about the future!
Now don't worry if it is too much trouble or indeed if it puts you in any danger!
We seem to remember a Leo Di Caprio movie with bad things happening all in the search of the perfect diamond.
Martha has no interest in diamonds - as long as she gets her dinner she is happy.
Do be careful Petey.
love you lots
Auntie Bailey xxx

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

You can all make Joey happy if you can arrange for an appearance on those diamonds by his beloved Yankees.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

TwoSpecialWires said...

Diamonds in the rough. That would be an apt description of all of you. Well, most of you. Okay, some of you.

Enjoying your adventures,
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Bobby said...

Great Diamonds should not some furbody bring me some.

Noah the Airedale said...

My sissies are placing their orders for a diamond each. They're not fussy just bring back what you can. They only have one's gotta be big. My pinkies will pick them up from you next year when they visit NYC. Thanks mate.

Noah x

Dexter said...

Who snores? I didn't hear any snoring.


Clive said...

Diamonds are definitely someone's "best friend" in this house!

take care Petey

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

I'm sure that was really Lacie NOT Mango!


Sally Ann and Andy said...

Petey be careful about the diamonds. Some people get awful upset about diamonds.
Sally Ann

Lorenza said...

Diamonds?? Wow!
Interesting... interesting...
Kisses and hugs

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Well Petey...cept for are a girl's best friend!!! Frankly, my favorite choice is the PEAR SHAPED DIAMOND I mined...go ahead Petey...laugh all ya want...when your socks and bondages are sunk on Wall Street, I WILL STILL BE RICH...just think...a diamond as big as my derriere...WOOOOOOT...tiny thing that I am, it would still be quite a few carrots, huh???? (Thinkin' bout carrots makes Lacie hungry so she chooses a few fresh cut carrots and carefully dips them into a yogurt dip and chews thoughtfully....)

Do you think since you built like five of them, they will come???

Just wonderin'...

Love ya Petey...if ya get scared tonight, Asta and I are only one tent over...

Love and kisses...


Joe Stains said...

Maybe some dogs will finally realize what I have to deal with as you guys all spend more time with Tanner. I hope this diamond find for Lacie sedates her for a while or puts her into some kind of blissful coma.