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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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Monday, 31 October 2011

Its Howl-o-ween

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Well I guess it going to be great fun tonight, so I thought I would get into the howl-0-ween spirit with some of my mates. Thats me on the far left.  Those of you who read my blog on a regular basis will know just how much I hate humans with sticks (that is because in my early life before Mr & Mrs Stop'it adopted me I was beaten so much), so tonight any humans that come my way with broom sticks or the like will be very sorry! 

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Oh yes and if they are a bit big for me to handle I can always call in support from my mate Pal..............

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Thursday, 27 October 2011

K9 for F1........

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Another good start to a sunny day and romp around the beach, even Mrs Stop'it joined me on the beach this morning.  After my run about the "Guv" had lots of business things to do so I got left in the car alone a few times.  Its OK this weather as its not too hot for me, one thing thank goodness my people are always careful of especially out here in Greece.  When they do leave me alone though I "break through" the plastic partition Mr Stop'it has built to keep me in the rear, that way I can pretend to be the driver and sit in the Guv's seat. Mind you I do get a telling off when he gets back!

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Wednesday, 26 October 2011

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This lifeguard thing I think I could take seriously, for my Greek friends have a close look at my boat and you'll see what I mean!

Well this morning was quite hot for late October and off we went as normal for our beach walk along the coast at Velika. It has been a while since I had a good sniff around this bit of beach as the "Guv" usually goes to a part of the beach a bit further along. Since I was last there the farmer has dug some big deep trenches, I think its to stop locals driving up and cutting down the trees on the beach in the winter for firewood.  Good job I say because if it continued like last year all my male canine friends would have "nowhere to go!"

Monday, 24 October 2011

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

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A good run around in the woods this morning with the "guv" but not a cat in sight to chase!  Some things though I just do not get. Humans are always on about us canines, not allowed in there, not allowed here etc. etc.  Some of you say us dogs make a mess.......uh you should see the mess left in the woodland by you humans.  Plastic bottles, cans, loads of paper and some other unmentionables all over the place where cars or your mobile kennels have been.  Now us canines might get caught short now and then but we don't make that kind of mess!

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Beach watch babe.......

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In my earlier postings you will recall how I chased the criminal element in Greece after I thought she had stolen the walking stick. Mr Stop'it was none too pleased with me as apparently for a successful "collar" you have to say you seen the crime committed and not make assumptions.  Oh well the end of my Police dog career I think.......
So today I've tried another occupation as Lifeguard-dog.  The only problem I can see is that I hate water, so if I keep watch from near my tower I guess the best way to prevent drownings is to chase the humans away BEFORE they get into the sea!  As you can see I've done a pretty damn good job so far.......

As a side thought I wonder if I can have a couple of puppies like Pamela Anderson had ?

Monday, 17 October 2011

I HATE cats!

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Boats & buildings........

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Another good outing for me today.  It started with a visit to Analypsi beach where I was allowed to have a good run around.  However Mr Stop'it keeps very near me as last May one of my good canine friends was poisoned here. (see blog post earlier this year) Mrs Stop'it took some pictures of some rather small turtles swimming about and basking in the sunshine on some discarded wooden pallets in the water inlet just behind me.
I was far more interested in the dogs barking near by and the cow that was munching its way through the bamboo growing around. 

Later we went on a long drive to look at Ancient Messini. I heard my people saying that is was built in 4th century BC with what was then state of the art techniques to withstand Spartan incursions, but all the workers were on strike due to Greek austerity measures.  Uh.. no wonder its still not finished !!!

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Yes ! The beach is mine again.....

One good thing about October and the slight change in the weather is that most of the tourists have gone home!  October also means for me the freedom of the beaches again.  So this morning I had a good old sniff about and run on the beach.
The "Guv" always takes Mrs Stop'it out for an airing with us, but she tends to sit on a chair on the beach and read her book whilst me and the "Guv" have a walk and look around.  Saying that there was not much washed up this morning and the foreign tourists beach hut made of drift wood and palm leaves is slowly getting broken up by the wind and waters. 

Now I think I remember reading something like that somewhere!

And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

Friday, 7 October 2011

I want to be a police dog !

The other day I told you about the fun I have barking very loudly from the car window as we pass old Greek ladies dressed in black with walking sticks. Well I have decided what is even more fun, chasing old Greek ladies that "nick" walking sticks ! 
Now you can guess this does not go down well with Mr & Mrs Stop'it but I have told them I am in training because I want to be a police dog and catch the criminals......

Thursday, 6 October 2011 I was saying

Well I know it was a long drive and I might be a bit of a "mutt", or so Mr Stop'it calls me from time to time but I thought the Eiffel Tower was in France and I am sure we did not go that far!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Off for a picnic.....

I noticed this morning as Mr Stop'it was giving me my early morning brush down that the Mrs's of the household was busy in the I know that means food!   I went in to investigate and sure as my name is Rosie there was lots of food being wrapped up in tin foil, what more some of it was mine!

This can only mean one thing, we're off on a trip......yippee.

So with the tin box on wheels loaded up, me in the back we set off. It really is great fun getting my head out of the window, wind in my face and barking at all the other dogs I see and of course frightening little old Greek ladies dressed in black as we pass them with a great big   B  A  R  K.
I'll show you tomorrow where we went........

Saturday, 1 October 2011

28 dogs killed !

Some time back on my blog I told you about the danger me and my canine friends risk in Greece with poison being laid on open land to kill us....well things have hit a new low!  I post below a letter from a cam-board friend that is self explanatory.....please help.

Today I received a sad email from the kind people who run the Melios Animal Shelter in Gythio. Somebody went onto their premises twice this week and poisoned 28 of the dogs they had rescued and were caring for. As you can imagine they were devastated to see their poor dogs lying dead.

They do a valuable job, with very little money (like our local animal welfare organisation, KAWs) to help the abandoned, often badly treated animals they rescue. 

They are appealing to the Mayor of Gythio to help and support them to stop such acts of cruelty to animals and to help them raise funds to carry on. They have asked as many people as possible to email the Mayor to ask him to help their cause.

It would be a big help if anyone here who is, as I was, shocked by this could write to the mayor in support of Melios Animal Shelter. His email address
Your support would be very much appreciated by the Melios team, Vasiliki, Litsa, Jenny, Judi, Jolly, Mali, Henia and Els.