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Nr Messinia, Greece and often Nr Chalais, France
Hello, I'm Rosie, a Greek dog rescued after being dumped from a car ! Follow my blog and I'll tell you about my life If you want to hear my story from the very beginning click on visit "About me (Rosie)" below and follow the link

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Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Merry Christmas

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Now once again the people I look after have made me wear these funny head things.  I tolerate it because it seems to amuse them and I get to open the food parcels they bought me !

Mind you what's with all the wrapping?  I'd have been just as
excited if the food was put in my dish as normal!

I was right, its food.....mind you not sure of the shape, still
nom, nom, nom, nom......

OK, its now posing time for photos with the "Misses" on the 
balcony in the sun.....
Merry Christmas 2012 from Greece

(come on Guv, take the photo quick I can't  hold this smile for long!)

Friday, 21 December 2012

They're gone

My people and I went this  morning to the beach to feed the pups and their mum but they were not there!  I had a good sniff and hunt around, through the rocks and undergrowth but found no sign of them.  We can only hope some kind people took the pups and their mum and are now looking after them like my people look after me!

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

They won't know its Christmas

Over the last week or so my people have been taking me to another beach for the morning walk.  Its a fair bit further from my house, but I don't mind though  as besides giving me a run on the beach the reason is to feed some poor puppies and their mother, who are unwanted dogs (just like I was) my people found hiding in the rocks...

The Guv has posted lots of information on various cam boards in hope that someone here in Greece will be kind enough to give them a home, but somehow I do not think it is going to happen.   I had a look at the pups and they seem quite strong, but their mum is terribly thin....I don't think they are going to have a very good Christmas.  I know the people I look after would give them a home if they could, but I heard them say that as they have me and we travel a lot they can not home more of my friends.

I feel so lucky I have a nice warm home....................

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Its getting colder

Some of my regular readers will remember when I went to the UK the folks I look after bought me this barbour owing to the cold and rain.  Well as from today it looks like I might need to wear it here in Greece!

The winter rains have set in and yesterday there was snow on the mountains opposite. The rain really hampers my patrolling the land for my people as I hate getting wet.............

Monday, 3 December 2012

My card for you......

I want to be the first to send  my friends a Christmas Card
please click the link below to view it.......
put your speakers on loud though !

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Remember us also.......

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I know the 11th September is a day for humans to remember fellow humans that gave their life for our freedom........but as a canine I must ask you also to give a thought for your "best friend" that also played a vital part...........

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Back to normal

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Well life is now back to normal for me here in Greece after my three month tour of Europe.  Most mornings start with a brush down and a walk on the  beach or through the olive groves.  This time of year though the harvest has just started and that means I'm not normally permitted to run and pester the its beach, beach and more beach. Still there's enough space for me on here.......

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

I would have savaged them !

Now as I was saying the gypsies "nearly" got into the human kennel. They failed only because the Guv and I got there in time to chase them off!  You see despite the Guv being nearly the same figure in years as he is legally allowed to tow the human kennel at in speed terms, he ran just about as quick !

I was ready to jump in through the window they had taken out, as the Guv ran around to open the door, just in case there were more "gyps" inside, but no thankfully they never got in at all.......
The Greek police were  called as we would have been able to recognise the people responsible, but a message came back that they could not get there for another 3 hours as they were busy catching real criminals!

Let me tell you if I had got them the police would have been quicker as a savaged body of a gypsy might have caused a bit of interest !!!!!!

Monday, 5 November 2012

On guard permanently now...

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On our drive from Patra to my home in the South Peloponnese the Guv and the Misses decided to stop at Zacharo for breakfast, something we have done in the past.  You see the Guv knows a nice little cafe where he can get an English breakfast and French coffee.

Whilst we were there in the cafe some  gypsy boys came and tried to make friends with me......I soon sorted them out, so off they went.  However not long afterwards the Guv spotted them again, (well one of them at least) circling on his bike not too far from where the car park was where we parked the "Poppymobile" and human kennel on wheels.  Now the Guv is a bit quick thinking and seeing one of the boys was missing took off with me in the lead running to the car park!

Good job he did as the Bas":*&s had broken open the human kennel window and were going to rob us!

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Home at last....

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Finally we got off the ferry and I'm back in my homeland (Greece). The Guv decided not to rush down to my house but to camp again at Kalo Alysos just outside Patra.  In fact we drove from Igoumenitsa, stopped for a drink and walk about on the way, set up camp in Kato Alysos went to the beach front for a walk about and saw our ferry just approaching Patra....we certainly beat it!

Friday, 26 October 2012

Ou la la....

During the ferry trip back  home I met a French Poodle called Beverley. Like me she was allowed to sleep on deck with a bed of her own.  Now I always thought French Poodles were petite.......but Beverley despite being still only a babe was GIANT !

Friday, 19 October 2012

I am sailing, I am sailing.....

I am sailing, I am sailing home again across the sea......well in true Rod Stewart style I can sing also with my "gruff voice".  Mind you I don't think the Guv realised I was singing, he just thinks I'm barking.......barking mad sometimes!

Just had a thought, do you think Rod Stewart was  born on a ferry?  'Cos there are lots of humans on this ferry with the surname "Stewart"....I seen it on their badges.  Another point why do all humans with surname Stewart dress the same?
Oh well.......mind you their names may have been "Steward".....
I think my eyes are tired!

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Ferry time.......

So with human kennel in tow the "Poppymobile" headed for the port of Bari in Italy and we are ready to set off on the final sector of my European tour back to Greece. For all my canine friends out there make sure you do "what us dogs do" before you get to the ferry port as there is absolutely no where to "go".  Sometimes some of your humans just do not think about us dogs!

Sunday, 7 October 2012

I'm going home (I think)

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Saturday, 6 October 2012

The last stop in Italy

I was glad that after the site we had to stay at Riccione the Guv had planned to stay at the next site, a short drive from Bari on the trip to the UK. He had checked it was OK for me and it would be open in September.  Whilst it was a bit run down on the actual camp ground, it was clean and had shady forests between the camp site and beach that would be great for me to run about in. What's more it was only a small site with room for about 30 caravans.....

In the evening of course I could have the run of the beach to myself..woof,woof

Monday, 1 October 2012

I hate Italian sites

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I definitely hate Italian camp sites! After our trip through France and staying at some great sites this was a nightmare. My people were far from happy as the site was real busy and none too clean. Unfortunately nearly all the sites in this part of Italy were so big the Guv had little choice.

It was a shame really as the welcome we received was first class and whats more the girl at the reception gave my people a present for me, a pink plastic bone with a roll of "doggy do" bags inside.

The site had its own park for me to play in, but I had to wait my turn as the black mutt got there first....and I'm not sharing with him!

Friday, 28 September 2012

That dam wall.....

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As I said yesterday this to me was "scary". The wall in the photo is the wall of the dam holding back all the water in the lake I showed you yesterday.  Now fancy living in that village next to that wall.......mmmmm not me I don't like water at the  best of times!

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Up and over.......

As the Poppymobile drove higher and higher it got colder and colder!   On the top of the Col de Mont Cenis we got out for a walk about. 
 A brisk walk that was I can tell you.

2083 meters high and cold enough to freeze my paws to the ground
I think they mis-spelt the name of this place and missed the "D" off the end of Col.......

This is the "refuge" on the top of the Col.  It was once the boarder crossing  and customs point.  Odd that, I always thought a refuge point was where humans took their rubbish!

The lake has been created by humans making a very large wall just above the village below.  I'll show you some scary pictures tomorrow.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Was it "Terminal"

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It was now time after our months tour of France to make our way home to Greece and so my people headed to the Italian boarder and the Frejus Tunnel.  Things were however not to go well we soon found out the tunnel was closed!  The Guv decided the best way was now up and over the French -Italian Alps through the Col de Mont Cenis pass.

It was a very long way up I can tell you, but the new "Poppymobile" towed the human kennel on wheels behind with ease.  Mind you I did panic a bit when we reached this village as the Guv made the statement "Its Terminal".....or something like that! 

Monday, 24 September 2012


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I knew the Misses had a sweet tooth, so this town would prove to be human heaven for her!  Montelimar is famous for its Nougat, or so I am told.  Now as this sticky stuff contains nuts, and as nuts are poisonous to us canines I do not get to taste it.

Now just where in town is the butchers shop ?

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Cool camping

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For all my readers that like camping I must tell you about the real cool camp site we stayed at in Les Coombes near a village called Felletin.  It was owned by a British couple and was first class. Right next to a giant lake & river and whats more despite the lake there were no flying bugs about to bite me!  

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Oui, Oui its Le Puy......

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Well its back to the "touristy" thing again, this time to Le Puy-en-Velay.  Mind you I got pretty worried when I seen all the steps up to that church, there was no way the Misses and I were going to climb up there!

Now I was also told that Le Puy-en-Velay was famous for making lace and that the Misses was going into town to buy some for herself........well I thought the Guvs in for a fun time, lace nightdress? lace panties? lace tops..........oh no,  she goes and buys a lace TABLECLOTH!

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Gold beach ?

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On another trip we went to Arromanche and I am told the the Misses  father landed here in WWII.  It was  however very busy and they would not let me in the museum here!  I did however have a good look at the memorial plaque.

Later that day we met some of our friends from Herefordshire who were on holiday in France as well.  I had met some of them before though one night when we went out for dinner in the U.K.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

A Greek flying horse in France!

The current Pegasus Bridge
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When my people were in Normandy I got taken to the 6th Airbourne Museum and to Pegasus Bridge. I was even allowed in the museum with my people so had a good look around the place.
I hear the Guv's father was in the 6th Airbourne during WWII

The original Pegasus Bridge preserved and moved to the museum

Me and one of the Horsa gliders

The first house in France to be liberated by the 6th Airbourne

My people had coffee and something to eat at the Gondee Cafe on Pegasus Bridge and spoke to the current owner who was a little girl during the liberation of France, her father was the owner of the Gondee. The cafe remains in the same family ownership.......

Saturday, 15 September 2012

If you go down to the woods today......

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For a few nights we stayed at this farm camp site which I thought was great!  There was acres and acres of wild woodland for me to explore, and on the second night we were the only campers there. That meant I could chase rabbits, bark as much as I wanted and generally have a good doggy time.

Mind you I still did my job of protecting the Guv & the Misses.......

Friday, 14 September 2012

Tourist dog.....

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Well guess I had better do the touristy thing and have my photo taken with the "Guv" near the river in Aubusson. The Misses never did get her tapestry, that I now have learnt is some sort of picture in cloth humans have some delight in looking at. It appears there are now no factories left in the town making tapestries.  Good job I think, that means the Misses saved her money, and that means she can buy me more FOOD......

Thursday, 13 September 2012

A bridge too far?

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Its hot, I'm hungry and the Misses wants to look around this place called Aubusson!  Well I think I'll just wait here until she has finished and take a rest.

Apparently this town was once famous for making tapestries, now I thought those were things served with drinks in Spanish tavernas, or is that pastries?  No I sure its tapestries.........Uh, not sure what she thinks she will find though as she wants one to hang on the wall.......bit sticky I think.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

I want it, I want it........

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OK, I found a small place for me, the Guv and the Misses. A bit of room to run-a-around and a few deer loose in the grounds to provide me with a bit of meat for a few months!
Now if only the Guv could win the lottery, 'cos I don't think his piggy bank is full enough yet!!!!

Thursday, 30 August 2012

I'll help them look.....

All this touring around France over the last three weeks is quite exhausting for a dog like me.  Now the other day I heard my people say they that when they get old they will come to live in France.  "Uh" I thought they were old!  Now me, I would prefer Greece, but I guess I had better help them out and look at some places for sale..........