Sirius Comes to Cardiff (& Crufts)

After a long trip back from Scotland via Ipswich I finally arrived in Cardiff.

I was warmly greeted by Rudy the resident house bunny who let me know that they were thrilled to have me come to visit them and that they would look after me.

After I changed into something a bit more casual I met the other resident Louie puppy. He was great fun and wanted to play lots of games with me including chasing a ball and playing with a tuggy toy. He showed me his toy box and he has nearly as many toys as I have clothes!!

Due to the long journey and having so much fun playing I became very tired and Louie was kind enough to let me sleep in his cosy bed for the night.

Friday morning I was woken up early and told to get ready and we were going out. I had no idea where we were going so I was very excited. We boarded a train and got tickets to Birmingham International. Now being a clever little dog and knowing what big event was happening this week in Birmingham I was jumping up and down with excitement at the thought of going to Crufts.

We arrived and I was stunned by the size of the place. Thankfully they had been before and I knew i was in safe hands. At least if we got separated I knew the meeting point was in Hall 3 thanks to the lovely lady on the loud speaker!!

The NEC is a very exciting place for a little dog like me. Lots of new smells and free treats!! Again I was shocked by the amount of stalls and I walked until my paws were sore and we shopped til we dropped.

Finally we decided to stop for a drink. For once alcohol wasnt the most appealing drink and I settled for a nice refreshing cola.
Oh and a piece of chocolate fudge cake. Well I had to keep my strength up. We had alot more walking ahead of us.

We visited the Discover Dogs section and the had a look at the show dogs. I tried out a bench to see if I was missing out on anything but after a minute I got bored and I definately prefer my job as a roving ambassador!!

Finally after a lot of walking and sniffing on my behalf we headed back to the station and made our way back to Wales.

Saturday was rugby day!! Wales vs Ireland. In the spirit of things I thought it only fair I should support my host nation (My Grandad was Welsh dont you know!!)

Obviously you cant watch a game without a beer so armed with a bottle opener I went in search for some.

Finding a cool bottle in the fridge. I popped the top and took it with me to enjoy the game on the tv.

The game was very exciting and I do admit to getting a little rowdy.

The final score was 32-20 to Wales. Lots of cheering and singing (and drinking!!) followed. No minibar to raid this time but thankfully they had a well supplied drinks cabinet although I do fear i got slightly carried away.

Sunday I had an almighty hangover. Thankfully there are no photos to show me looking all green around the gills.

The rest of the week I accompanied Amy to work down Cardiff Bay. I offered to assist around the office and helped on the computer and with the filing. I also had a go at answering queries on the phone.

They were so impressed with me in the office and grateful for my help that they invited me to a party. Sadly I would be off jet setting again by then but i did really appreciate the offer.

As well as helping out in the office I went to have a look down the Bay. We managed to avoid the showers and I got to look out across the water at the pretty boats moored there.

This may not look anything special to many of you but those in the know will realise that this is the Torchwood HQ. I was very excited and keen to meet Captain Jack.

One minute I was just sitting there hoping to spot one of the Torchwood team.........

... and then suddenly I disappeared into the Hub. Im afraid there are no photos of this and any information I may have is top secret and unfortunately I cannot reveal it for fear of an amnesia pill or worse being put in one of those cellss!!

I did manage to fit in a visit to the Millenium Centre as well.

I enjoyed my time in Cardiff (despite the massive hangover!!) Am looking forward to seeing where I shall be heading next!!


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Poosa and her adventures


Today i discovered the big disadvantage to visiting people who live in the wilds of nowhere... the postman takes forever to drive up and down farms and would you beleive i spent half the day in a box waiting to be delivered! I thought id stretch me legs and chill for a bit but helly dumped me at the computer with a mug of instant coffee (the outrage, i mean, INSTANT. a cat should be given freshly ground after a morning travelling through liverpool to get here, dodging stolen cars and shell suits)
I was introduced to the dogs who apparently patrol the premises. This is Boggy. He seemed like a nice chap, awfull breath and a bit doddery. What Di failed to tell me was this lad is not cat friendly and wasnt drooling through lack of teeth but because he was after eating me!!!
I hot footed it over to this brute instead. Big lad, gentle giant though and he protected me from the dribbling greyhound.
Understandably after that i felt a bit shakey and as much as i didnt come here to work while Di pottered round swinging a bottle of vodka, at least the desk was safe. Complimentary drinks were served and things began to look brighter pretty quickly. I realised big bro was on the pc posing with a diddy glass of lager. pah lightweight!
few more bottles and the world seemed a better place
By now the room was spinning but apparently the WKD was just a warm up before we hit the hard stuff. This was brought from St Petersburgh by Di's Dad, who also came back with suspected Legionaires Disease. Thank god he didnt share that one round too!

i got Di to ping home on msn and let them know i was here safely but way to bladdered to post any messages myself, so i continued to snigger at sirius and his dinky lagers.
Next day i was hauled out of my bed at 5am. yes there is apparently more than one 5 o'clock in the day and when you take one hangover and an early start its safe to say i refused to be seen by my adoring public till i had spent a while snoozing off the vodka.We got to the airport and boarded the plane. Oh my the views. we were heading for 80 degrees sunshine and all i could see was snowy mountains.
Got the to hotel and oh my the views... im sure they would be lovely but there are big hills in the way and some valley of some kings or other blocking the view of the desert
give the egyptians credit, they do half decent sunsets which i pointed out to Di coz she seemed to busy pouring a Tia Maria and coke and kept promising to do the sights later on. how can you do sights when you are blind drunk?
I spotted some building or other at the side of the hotel.. they started building this 3000 years ago and look... they still havnt finished it!
I tested out the table for comfort for tomorrows sunbathing but it wasnt comfy and when i stood up i had a holy imprint on me bum. show me the way to the sunbeds for gods sake
Finally i got myself ready for some serious sun worshiping. poosa size suncream, a ciggie and a can of coke zero written in squiggley letters. maybe i need to set a new challenge to see how many different languages i can find coke cans written in next?
Soon Jules will update with more pictures of our fabulous visit to Egypt ....including one of me being eaten by a CROCODILE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Poosa X


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