Tribute to My Beautiful Grandma - Rest in Peace.

While everyone was celebrating the new year, I was at the hospital saying goodbye to my granny. She passed away on new years day at the age of 91.

My granny was a light in this world. She was the strongest person I knew with a huge heart. She lived a long beautiful life and I'm so grateful that we had her with us for so long.

My grandparents raised me and I stayed with them my whole life. Grandpa is now 94 and last December they were married for 69 years. They knew each other for only three months before they got married. Had 6 children, 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Anyone that asked her what's the secret to a long marriage she always said in afrikaans 'Jy moet dra en verdra'. I think it means be very tolerant.

Those who asked her what's the secret to a long life, she said she respected her parents, like the commandment says. Also believe and trust in God.

Granny was sick for a while now, she got better and then suddenly she was gone. She kept saying God told her she still had work to do.

To some it may seem unfair that God took her from us on new year's day because it's such big day to celebrate. But from now on every new year her memory will remind us of how we should live.

She never drank or smoked, was a good wife, mother, grandma and great-grandma. She was in church every Sunday even when she was ill.

People were drawn to her and everyone that met her felt blessed. She knew what she wanted out of this life and at the end she had no regrets. I admired her so much. Her work to inspire will continue forever. God planned it this way and I feel at peace.

Thank you granny for raising me. For all the lessons and always being there to talk to and laugh with. I miss you so much. My heart is broken but I know God is taking good care of you now. God will be with you till we meet again. Love you always mamma. ♥


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Barking 101 - How to Have Successful Barkoffs at Night.

Ruff! Ruff! Hello my fluffy pack! Recently I shared my revenge plan to get mommy back for betraying me. In there I talked about how I arranged barkoffs at night in order to turn mommy into a zombie.

For those who don't know, barkoffs are barking competitions where doggies in the neighbourhood compete to see who has the best bark. I thought I'd share some tips for those doggies interested.

Why have barkoffs?

Some may wonder why have barkoffs? Well, for me it was to get revenge on my human Renza. Our humans are very naughty sometimes and they keep blaming us for unnecessary things like destroying shoes. They have enough!

It's a perfect payback strategy for all the times they ate infront of us or wouldn't allow us on the comfy couch. For all the times we were yelled at for eating their precious furniture, clothes and cars.

Yes! I ate mommy's car. So what?! I was teething. I ate all my toys and the car was conveniently there. It's Renza's own fault for not providing me with proper chew toys. Anyway, barkoffs are payback for everything!

Barking 101 - Fluffy eating blue car.

They think they rule us, but we need to show them we're in charge. Barkoffs are not just to show off your barking skills but to show your human if they mess with you, they'll become the walking dead. I mean zombies. You know, humans that don't sleep. Geez! No one is getting murdered!

Here are some barking competition tips.

Ways to have a successful barking competition

1. Must be at night

The best time to hold a barkoff is at night. Why? Because our humans are asleep then. Durr! So far none of them has gotten up to make sure their doggies stop barking. That means it's the best time.

They are comfy in their warm beds and when the human is half asleep they won't get up for anything. You can try during the day but it's historically known as a bad time.

2. Make sure your human is asleep first

Test bark first before you go all out. If your human does not attempt to quiet you then they are asleep. That's when you can start signaling to the rest of the dogs in the neighbourhood to check if they are ready.

Barking 101 - Fluffy and Buffy inviting dog to barkoff night.
Inviting grumpy evil neighbour to barkoff night
Worst case scenario, your human gets up and starts yelling at you to keep quiet. You're on your own then. Try sad eyes if you're in too much trouble. Goodluck!

3. Perfect your barking skills

Remember this is about winning. If you have a lame bark then don't even try to join in. Snowy has a one tone bark. He is a perfect example of a dog that should stay far away from barking competitions.

I'm not sure who taught him this important skill but they did a very bad job. Buffy has 10 or more different barking sounds. It's impressive! He taught me the howlbark and I use that when I battle in barkoffs.

Buff joined the other day for the first time and it went on the whole night as other dogs tried to outperform him. I'm always competing so that means I'm ranked on top in the neighbourhood. Buff just won that one night.

Practice your barking skills everyday. Try different tones. Don't be a one-toner otherwise you'll lose rank and status.

Oh, update on Snowy! He is now a master hole digger and escape artist. Guess he was ready to upgrade from his watering everything skills.

Mommy wants him back with us, but it's not up to her. Too bad mommy! Your precious Snow-snow has his own home and human. Move on already!

4. Don't bark alone

I hear some doggies barking alone after everyone has stopped. It's over! Accept defeat and go sleep! Geez! No one cares!

Don't be that dog! Best to do it in groups then you won't get into trouble. You just blame the other dogs. Like yawning, barking is contagious for dogs. At least your human must continue to believe that.

5. Get enough sleep

If you're planning a barkoff, get enough sleep during the day. If you don't, you'll be the one that will feel like a zombie.

Zombie-dog is not a title you want to have. Sure you'll be feared, but you'll get less cuddles and tummy rubs because everyone is very protective over their brains.

Letting mommy know she can forget about sleep

Hope that was helpful my fluffy pack. Remember to practice your bark regulatory or else you'll get crushed by the competition.

In the beginning I made that mistake, but then I started barking at the school children and that significantly improved my bark.

Got to go now. I just heard a car pull up. Great time to show visitors my barking skills and my fluffy dance. Buff already alerted mommy to come out with his visitors bark.

Soon they'll look scared of all our fluff and cry like babies because humans are that crazy. Don't worry! They'll soon be mesmerized by me and my special skills!

If not, I'll have to use my trip skill on them. Hug their ankles very tight and watch them trip and cry for real. Bwahahaha! What?! Too evil?

Ruff! Ruff!

Author: Fluffy
Job: Doing puppy work, part-time blogger, world leader in training.
Future plans: World domination
Likes: Biting hands, destroying everything in sight, playing, stalking, digging, cuddles and tummy rubs.
Dislikes: Baths, self-cloning Needleman and not getting my way.

Pic credit: Pics of Buffy and Fluffy that Renza edited.

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Woof! Woof! Hello, you guys. Today we have another special discussion on the blog. If you've ever noticed your dog suddenly supercharged, running faster than normal and acting crazy, then you've witnessed the Zoomies.

Zoomies is something that many dog parents are puzzled about and we thought we'd clear up any questions you might have about it.

It's best to get these answers from us because we know more about the subject. Zoomies is in our blood. Literally! But we'll discuss that later.

Fluffy will be joining me today. She's been a bit unhinged lately after the spay experiment. Not sure if she's still high or what. Who are we kidding? She has always been crazy! Help me!

Buffy: Morning Fluff!

Fluffy: Morning Buff! I heard that crazy comment! Grrr!

Buffy: It was a compliment Fluff! Geez! I see you're all better now after the Needleman experiment.

Fluffy: Yes Buff, I'm all good now and I got some sweet revenge on mommy too. She'll be feeling my wrath for a while still.

Buffy: Sorry I couldn't help you with revenge business. I was too busy hiding from the scissors. But I've seen your revenge work in action and I'm impressed.

Fluffy: Thanks Buff! And I understand why you couldn't help. Your hiding was actually part of my plan.

Buffy: Wait! What?

Fluffy: Huh?

Buffy: We'll discuss it later! Today our loyal fluffy pack wanted to know all about zoomies. All dogs get them, but you get them all the time it seems. Maybe you can answer this one Fluff.

Fluffy: Well, Buff!...Long ago our ancestor, the wolf was bitten by the crazy Tasmanian devil aka the Zoomie god. Ever since then the wolf and all its descendants, including us were cursed with changing into zoomies atleast two or more times a day.

Buffy: Seriously Fluff!

Fluffy: Yep!

Buffy: So we're kinda like a werewolf but in this case Tasmanian devil cursed wolves.

Fluffy: Weredogs!

Buffy: Yes, we are dogs Fluff!

Fluffy: No, I said Weredogs! One word!

Buffy: Oh I get it! Is there a cure for our zoomie weredog curse Fluff!?

Fluffy: When we change into zoomie weredogs we provide laughter for our humans so there's no need for them to look for cures. I rip apart stuff during my change but I also do it when I'm just a doggie. It's normal fluffy behavior amplified!

Fluffy Zoomies

Buffy: You ripped apart my bed atleast 10 times this week!

Fluffy: Sorry Buff! It was the weredog! Not me!

Buffy: Oh. I get zoomies at 5 pm only and you get them in the morning around 7 or 8 and then 5 pm again. Why do you get double zoomies?! Is there a reason?

Fluffy: Well, Buff. The curse is stronger in younger dogs. In time, I'll only change once a day. When I was a puppy I got zoomies all day long. It's part of growing up.

Buffy and Fluffy Zoomies.
Zoomies is coming...

Buffy: That makes sense yes Fluff! Are there any tips you can give our loyal fluffy followers on how to handle the zoomies?

Fluffy: Sit back and enjoy the show! Don't laugh when you're eating or else you'll choke and don't blame your doggies for what the Tasmanian devil did to the wolf all those years ago. Things will get destroyed in your house, but it's not your dog's fault. It's the weredog's fault!

Buffy: Thank you for that valuable information Fluff! I'm sure the fluffy pack appreciates it. Even though it sounds like it was made up.

Fluffy: Nope! That's the story of our people Buff! It was just buried like all curses are.

Buffy: I think we can end off now and go rest up for afternoon zoomies.

Fluffy: Agreed! My morning zoomies was productive but I'm wiped!

There you go guys! I hope you have all your zoomies questions answered now. Mommy thought that Fluffy was possessed when she first witnessed the zoomie change.

Someone told her it was just zoomies but now we know that it is a form of possession by a different type of devil that's also a cartoon character. The horror!

Please don't bother with cures. Us doggies love zoomies and you should too!

Woof!! Arhoooooooff!!

Interviewer: Buffy
Job: Guard dog, part-time blogger, Alpha dog, part-time chef
Future plans: Be the most cuddliest dog in the whole wide world
Likes: Playing, eating and sleeping
Dislikes: Grooming and food thieves

Interviewee: Fluffy
Job: Doing puppy work, part-time blogger, world leader in training.
Future plans: World domination
Likes: Biting hands, destroying everything in sight, playing, stalking, digging, cuddles and tummy rubs.
Dislikes: Baths, self-cloning Needleman and not getting my way.

Pic credit: Pics of Buffy and Fluffy that Renza edited.

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Fluffy's Revenge - Paying Back Mommy Renza.

Ruff! Hello my fluffy pack. As you all may know, recently I was spayed and betrayed (read). Mommy Renza is the culprit and I was thinking of ways to pay her back for betraying me.

I've forgiven her a little, but she has to suffer a bit. I need to let her know no one messes with me. No one! Grrr!

As your future queen I can't be seen as weak. I need to make an example of human mommy Renza otherwise my fluffy sheep will turn into wolves.

Exhibit A: Betrayal proof

Here are some ways to get her back.

Fluffy's Revenge

1. Howl every morning at 4 am

If you are a loyal fluffy pack follower, you should know that I howl every morning at 6 am. Think of me as an alarm clock. Kinda like a rooster but a doggie. Rooster-dog!

Renza passes out at 10 pm every night like clock work and needs exactly 8 hours of sleep to feel 'normal'. I've changed my howling time to 4 am and now she gets only 6 hours sleep. Shame, she looks like a zombie. Take that mommy!

2. Send away her beloved Snowy

As soon as I heard of the spay experiment plan, I jumped into action and increased my interactions with Snowy. He's very old and not my type, but I made mommy think I like him by holding paws infront of her.

It was not nice but a fluffy got to do what a fluffy must do. What this did was stress her out and she was on the verge of breaking. She knew it was time to say toodles to Snowy and kept asking when they're gonna fetch him. Soon he was gone.

I saw her shed one tear after that. Her eyes are too dry for tears so one was all that came out! Take that human! I'm sure your Snowy is happy he's home with his own mommy. Not a fake one!

3. Turn her Buffy against her

You all should know that Buff and Renza go back before my time. It's a bond that's really hard to break, but that will not stop me from trying.

After I was drugged and had my organs removed, I never left mommy's side. I slept in her room, got loads of head scratches and more treats than Buffy.

I milked it long enough for Buff to notice the scale has shifted. He saw all of this and now he's very upset.

He nipped her tiny hands and she was very cross. Unfortunately she manipulates Buffy and soon there will be balance again.

He's getting hand fed yummy treats for super glue bonding time. Fine! You won this round Renza. It was nice to know how close I got to burning that bridge.

4. Have barkoffs in the middle of the night

Unfortunately a human can still function on six hours of sleep. I decided to arrange barkoffs at night to help remedy that. What are barkoffs you ask? Well my fluffys, it's barking competitions between neighbourhood doggies.

There are a few dogs in our neighbourhood that think they have the best bark on the block. We have regular contests to see who is superior. Me! It's always me. My bark is a howl-bark. No one can beat that. No one!

Well...Buff ruined my rank when he decided to join in the other night. He's an expert barker and has atleast 10 or more different barking sounds. All for different situations! He taught me the howl-bark and some others.

Snowy has one bark for everything. Yep! One monotone bark! That makes him a really bad guard dog.

No one knows if he's barking at visitors, another dog or the wind. He was good for extra back-up though, but should not bother joining barkoffs.

Luckily Buff only joined in once and my rank was restored. These competitions are best performed during the night when our humans are sleeping otherwise we'll get into trouble.

Renza is a light sleeper and does not appreciate my howl-barking skills. Guess my quiet training was incomplete. Or was it!?

Sleep deprived zombie Renza will be my best creation ever! The disobedient humans that refuses to follow me and that mind-tuning is too good for, will be thrown in a dark pit with her on fluffy island. Brraaaiiinnnnss!!!

5. Sell human mommy Renza

I'll be putting up an ad online soon to advertise Renza for sale. I'm sure she will bring me in alot of money to contribute to my fluffy world domination fund. Here's a ruff draft of the ad.

Human For Sale

If you're looking to buy a human, look no further. Please don't! I have a human to sell and the sale needs to go through fast before anyone suspects anything.

Here's what you'll get!

Human has tiny hands with long nails, perfect for tummy rubs. She has enormous eyes and is a bit chubby. The winter did not help! She can make yummy food and clean good but gets very lazy sometimes. You'll probably get one meal a day if you're lucky. Get used to dried bag food. 

She's obsessed with tv shows and refuses to play with me during her watching time. Human is also a master manipulator and backstabber so watch your back. Don't buy if you're a weakling because there are no refunds. She's takes way too many pics of me and my brother Buffy and I'm sure our souls are forever stuck in her cheap phone.

Make sure you call the following number to place your auction money bet. Bidding will start at $666. Call 0800 PAY BACK.

Hope one of you will buy her otherwise I'll have to arrange to have her shipped to another country and I'm short on fluffy funds right now. Zombie Renza might derail my plans and fluffy island is nowhere ready to contain the backstabber.

I feel much better now that I have my revenge plan written out. If any of you tip her off you will be marked as a traitor and you know what happens to traitors. To fluffy island you must go for some much needed tuning.

Buffy trying to warn Renza
Buffy trying to warn Renza but failed miserably!

Got to go now my fluffy pack. I see mommy walking this way. She has treats! She's smiling at me and asking what her sweetie is doing. See what I have to deal with?!

I need to stay strong. No melting can take place...My tail just started wagging uncontrollably. Damn you tail!

See you soon, fluffy sheep! I need to give mommy some licks and cuddles so that she can go to sleep! Shhhh! One word of this and you're toast!!

Ruff! Ruff!

Author: Fluffy
Job: Doing puppy work, part-time blogger, world leader in training.
Future plans: World domination
Likes: Biting hands, destroying everything in sight, playing, stalking, digging, cuddles and tummy rubs.
Dislikes: Baths, self-cloning Needleman and not getting my way.

Pic credit: Fluffy(me) and Buffy posing for pics Renza took and edited.

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