Monday, September 14, 2009

The most dangerous safari!!!

You may remember, on the first day of searching for Joey, I accidentally swallowed a Mango-dosed tranquilizer dart! Even though neither of the nurses on the trip seemed at all concerned about my comatose condition, a worried Rosie consulted Tammy and Max who called a local doctor who makes tent-calls.

His prognosis? Take two freeze-dried dung beetles and drum him in the morning.

Since I'd be sound asleep for the next 24 hours, Rosie gathered the girls for an excursion with their Tour Guide Tammy! You see, she leads safaris of her own and they are of a much more dangerous variety—at least to your credit cards!

Off they went into town! Their first purchase was some Jungle Green pills to dispel any remaining bean gas among the boys. You can't see it in the photo, but they got Jungle Greens In A Drum for Mango.

The Dughallmor Beagles had sent Rosie a shopping list — they can devour pigs' ears in a matter of seconds, let's see how long it will take them to polish off these elephant ears.
And naturally, she couldn't resist ordering several crates of these leopard-print tennis balls. I don't know, it kind of tastes like a mouthful of Mica. Not that I'd know from personal experience.
Rather than spending all her rand on a shopping spree, Khyra decided she really wanted to indulge a complete South African makeover. She'd noticed the admiring glances that Tammy got for her luxurious blonde locks and decided to see if it was true about who has more fun...

So what do you think of her new look??? I think she's the Cat's Meow!

...and apparently, these local gals agreed with me.

The girls were delighted to meet a local celebrity - Gregory Da Silva, the world famous Egg Man of Cape Town, South Africa!

As Asta and Honey posed for a photo with the Egg Man, Rosie was inspired....and after a private consultation with the Egg Man, she revealed herself as....


How she's going to get that back on the plane, I have no idea! She may have fit that tent in her totebag but I think she'll have to wear this on the flight.

A few hours after the girls arrived back at Max's estate, there was a knock on the door...*

"No, you fool," replied an irritated Lacie, "I didn't say I wanted to 'bag an alligator' — I said I wanted to get an alligator BAG!"
Well who knew? Apparently Lacie won't date just anybody/thing!

* Other than the bouquet of flowers, this photo wasn't retouched. It is a REAL alligator that came to visit some people on Hilton Head — where we're headed on Friday — when they were barbequeing in the back yard!!! Fortunately, this alligator was on the other side of the Island from our house and the alligators in the lagoon behind the house always phone before they drop by!


Gus said...

Petey: We hope you are feeling a bit better, based on body weight comparisons, you might be OK about half way through the HiltonHead retreat. Hope Rosie can stay to nursie you.


Unknown said...

Oh My - these adventures just keep getting better and better!! :-0

Khyra's new look is just priceless!!!!!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We love Khyra's makeover - maybe now she will be able to roar out a woo.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Dexter said...

I am loving Khyra's new look. She is WILD! I suspect Lacie can still get a date with the gator guy if she really wants one.

You guys sure are busy. My goodness.


Joe Stains said...

omdog!! that alligator pic is too much, almost as scary as Lacie in that bikini. woops, I mean. crap.

I am going to go continue being lost now.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Petey!
OMD! I hope you are feeling better now!
Khyra's makeover is pawesome! Purrrfect!
Kisses and hugs

Golden Samantha said...

What a bunch of tales here - sounds like everyone's having adventurous excursions woohoo! The alligator photo is sca-ry!!! I wouldn't want one-a those knocking at my front door.
Huggers xo

Ziggy Stardust said...

The ladies seem to be having a fun time. Khyra I would never have recognized you. Wow! The alligator picture is crazy.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Duffy said...

Glad the aligator was on the other side of the door (and town)! You don't look too well. Hope it's temp a rary.

Maxmom said...

Hey there Petey
You guys are priceless!!!
We love Khyra's new look...she'll just have to learn to flip the tip of her tail to get that real kitty look.
...and that 'alligator'. That is quite a picture! I didn't know that there are alligators in SA (crocodiles yes, but Alligators?...yeah, a real first!:)
I must say, we are enjoying your adventures and creativity immensely. Well done!
Lots of licks
ps I'll have to talk to that girl friend of mine...she gets into all sorts of ventures which I don't know about. mmm :)

Asta said...

I soo enjoyed that little shopping excuwsion. I was sowt of having wifdwawal symptoms. Thankd dog fow Tammy's toow.
I simply love Khywa's new look..hmmm, do you think I should folow suit?

And to think I was in hilton head once..scaaaawy
smoochie kisses

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

I soooo loved shaking it all up!

Maybe this will help me be able to khlimb my tree - not just stretch out under it!

I bet Lacie is going to be sooooo furry jealous!


Hamish Westie said...

Oh Petey, please tell Khyra to go back to the grey look. So much more distinguished, and well, just, right, for a husky, don't you think.
Cheers, H.

Maxmom said...

Hey Petey's Mom
Just a little note to say a biG THANK YOU for all you guys' hard work with this adventure. It has been a huge but wonderful learning curve for me as well as an honour to be involved. Thank you especially for showcasing our beloved SA with dignity. You guys have been awesome!
With thanks and love
Max's Mom in SA

Clive said...

Hi Petey

Love the photos! Khyra looks amazing and that croc at the door - very scary!

Enjoy Hilton Head!

Take care

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


It's Auntie Mumsie...Lacie seems to have "lost" her cell or she's just not answering my calls...

First of all...Khyra as a


You've posted some really funny things in your life, Petey, BUT YOU OUTDID YOURSELF ON THAT ONE....

As for the leopard skin tennis balls...the ball creature,
the aligator knockin' on the door in Hilton Head...

Well...that was the funniest post ever...

As for Lacie ownin' a $60,000 bag? Could I get a little more info on that? And what's this about her being willing to date a reptile? Plus, carryin' a bag made from a reptile?

Thank you for straightenin' out the nightie issue...

I'm thinking a wool chasity belt mite be next...

Kisses, dear Petey...

Auntie Mumsie

TwoSpecialWires said...

Well, now that we're a couple of days late, we know that you pulled out of your induced coma. We're hoping your eyes went back to normal, too. That was some ugly glance you were posing. It looks like the girls enjoyed their shopping adventure while you slept... we're just wondering when alligator started growing in the pink variety? Have we been missing something?

Glad you are almost home, but even more appreciative that you've shared this adventure with us. It was just like being there (without the fear of bugs or beans).

Fergi and Jake ooxx

Dughallmor Beagles said...

LOVE Khyra's new look.....I wonder if she got her tongue died blue?
Phew.....that was a close call Petey...your eyes were almst poppin right outta your head before the medicine man came, hehe, thank doG I was there.
And I felt so much better after a little retail therapy....Snoop, Alf & Gabbi will love the elephant ears, hope I get them through cutoms!!
I am saving the leopard print tennis balls for our next trip, we can de-fuzz them together :o)
Until then....
Love, Your Rosie-Posie xxxx

Jack & Moo said...

Is that our friend Khyra??!!? Wooo! Now that's a makeover!
Love the alligator coming to call, reminds us of a certain candy-gram land shark....beware the gator bearing gifts...

Woos & a-roos,
Star & Jack a-roo

Flurry and Aja said...

wooo rooo

Your new look is spectacular! I think we should have a Dog Night Out as blondes.