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I AM NOT ANGRY - JUST A LITTLE DISSAPOINTED

Posted on March 31, 2012 by
Tommie
on the road at
Blackheath
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Woof

Dad has a lot of sayings. When I do something wrong like chase a postman or jump on the lounge, he says "I'm not angry, I am just a little disappointed in you Tom". It always Tom when I'm in trouble. I wish he'd just growl at me and get on with it.

Anyway, I only got one comment on my blog last week and it's left me feeling a bit flat. Now I know what Dad means because I'm not angry, I am just a little disappointed.

I know your only as good as your last Dogblog but I thought the last one was good.

I think maybe no one is interested and I wonder if it's because I haven't got Dad's range of vocabulary, I don't go on and on about things like he does. I just call a dog bone a dog bone. Even some of the people who I walked the Ilpurla Trail with last year haven't contacted me lately. I thought we were really close. Without naming names, Rowdy and Alice come immediately to mind.

I've started over-eating again. I am not saying it's YOUR fault, but I am not saying it ISN'T either.

Dogs are pack animals and we need to know we are loved. I know Dad loves me but what happened to Frieda, Lily, Molly, Amooti, Dubbo, Tinkerbell, Roxy, Kira, Cleo, Jessie, Mitsy and Max.

Maybe I should just "move on" which is another of Dad's saying.

It is a beautiful day here. We are off to Sydney to visit St. Stephen's Cemetery in Newtown. Dad is writing a story about it called "Dog Walking in a Cemetery". He loves it because of the history and the beautiful sandstone headstones.

It's the smells of a 150 years of Newtown dogs that I love. Now that's history. 

There have been murders in the cemetery grounds too and there are ghosts that humans think they can see, but I can see. Dogs are better that way.

Maybe I'll write about the ghosts. A bit of sensationalism might be good to boost my readership.

I don't want to have to start talking romance to get readers despite some very obvious advances by a number of cute girl dogs. But where are they now? Cat got your tongue. [That's my first joke. It's funny because I am a dog.]

Any way ... I am not angry ...  just disappointed!

woof woof

Tommie xx

Ps. Dad talks about our friend Alison Hunt this week in ELDERS-1 She is always very kind to me.

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Frieda c/- sally & Steve
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Hi Tommie.Its Frieda here. Look,really!I have invited you to walk with me in Centennial Park but to no avail. A girl has her pride you know. I have been a little highly strung lately because my Mum went on a course and left me alone at home during the day (although I WAS out with the dog walker for a few hours in the middle of it). I was only wanting to see where she was. Who knew that shutters and doors could be so easily destroyed? I think Mum and Dad are deeply disappointed (but not angry). I now have a new kennel, new toys and have had a visit from the dog trainer. Cant figure out why. I will share a bone with you any time Tommie. Love from afar, Frieda (woof,woof)
Tommie
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Woof Frieda. Now I feel terrible .. everything you say is true That's the great thing about being open and honest. Maybe I have to have a good long hard look at myself. Dad and I are off right now on another trip but I promise I will visit when I get back. Woof Woof Txx
Jessie
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I can tell you are more than disappointed. Life is a bitch! But then so am I. Yours (if you play your cards right) Jessie
Tommie
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Woof Jessie .. I think your the kind of bitch they warned me about at the Katoomba Dog Pound. Yet I am strangely attracted to you. Woof Tommie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Holly Campbell
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Dear Tommie - I'm a bit pushed for time so I can't write a lot today but your tail, sorry tale, touched my heart. I love - really love - reading your blogs (I usually just read yours but don't tell Ray) as I too am a dog - a human dog as I am born in the Chinese Year of the Dog, so I totally get where you are coming from. Don't give up - you are loved and admired and appreciated I am sure, it's just we humans have so much we have to do everyday that we sometimes forget our most loyal fan base (our doggies) and take you for granted which is no excuse and we shouldn't!! Keep up your wonderful blogs as you do write really well, and often simplicity is best. We humans often try to be too clever I think. So call a dog bone a dog bone and keep up your wonderful efforts. One day you should put all in a Dog Day Diary and publish - I think it would be a huge-bestseller (get Dad to take a look at past Dog Cartoons from the New Yorker - they publish collections in book and calendar form and they always are huge sellers - specially round xmas time as gifts for dog lovers). So a big pat and a tummy tickle from me and I hope one day to meet you nose to nose! Holly xx
Tommie
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Gee a human dog. Wow. That's really something. You do talk a of sense as well. Especially the bit about reading the Dog Blog before the eSwag. Dad has just got a book published about us. Mind you the editor said something about ME being the central character. You should have seen the look on Dad's face.. Love to You Holly... human dog .. who would have thought? Tommie xx
Hedley
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Hi Tommie, it's Hedley here. We haven't actually met but I've been reading your blogs and to be honest I'm a little bit disappointed too... I thought they'd be longer!! After all, you write so well. For a dog. Best 'dogger' out there. Don't let anyone tell you any different. Keep those paws tap tap tapping Tommie! Hx
Tommie
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Woof... Hey thats cool .. I'm a Dogger ... well thank you Hedley. I guess its a confidence thing. I mean .. does anyone REALLY care what a dog thinks. Dad says I am still finding the writer's bark. I have just been running around a little park in Grenfel. Its is so pretty. Dads on his laptop and I am enjoying the end of the day. Woof Woof.. I am a best "dogger" out there. Tommie xx
Meg
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Hi Tommie You are wonderful! If my dog Spanner was around he would be terribly impressed as writing was not his forte. Unfortunately he died at a ripe old age last year and I am waiting for another dog to walk into my life. I think you would have liked him - a black kelpie who was a real gentleman who only really thought about food and sheep - but not in the same breath luckily. By the way you could pass on to your dad if you think of it that his blogs are not bad either - they even make me laugh out loud sometimes. By the way I came to know you on the Ilpurla in case you've forgotten. Cheers meg
Tommie
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Woof Meg .. of course I know you. You were very kind to me. We are having lunch in Hay at the moment. Dad will be pleased you like the blog. woof Tommie xx
Rae
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Hi Tommie, I was looking at photos from the Ilpurla trail not long ago. You showed up in almost half of them! Some dog! Always checking on us to see we were all still there, keeping up. Don't give up on your losing weight /exercise. You'll be very much needed on the next big walk.
Tommie
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Woof Rae. We had fun didnt we. Could you send Dad some of those shots and he can share them on my Dog Blog. woof woof T xx
Honour
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Don't be a woos (is that how you spell woos?)Tommie. Turning to the grub just because you only get one lousy comment on one blog? What sort of excuse is that? Anyway, I hope you're feeling better this week, now that numbers are up again. Maybe if you do write a story on the ghosts at the cemetery it will take your mind off the food, eh? Are there any good epitaphs there?
Tommie
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Point taken. Basically you sare saying don't show any canine vulnerabilities and diplacve my feelings with ghost writing. Thanks Honour. xx
Honour
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Hi Tommie, Not long after impulsively hitting 'post comment', it occurred to me that perhaps I'd been a tad insensitive towards your finer sensibilities. But then I woke in a sweat at 3AM , realizing that I wasn't just a little disappointed in your turning to food for solace over a temporary drop in your readership, I was angry ... or maybe a bit jealous ... because I don't have a readership! Not even one! So enough of the canine vulnerabilities already! Save them for someone who cares! (sorry Tommie, I'm going through a get-angry-at-ageing thing. Can't wait for your dad's program on that, maybe it will sort me out.) How's your ghost writing coming along?
Tommie
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Woof ... I don't think you understand what a leap it is for a dog to blog. And yes.. I AM vulnerable. You spend your life being told to share and when you do your a wuss. I am confused. more likely you are channeling the Get Angry with Ageing part of Noskopar - thats it. Dad and I will be in the desert today and looking for products for Extreme Exfoliation. woof woof Tommie x
Honour
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Dear Tommie, I'm really sorry I called you a wuss! It was heartless of me. A senior moment perhaps. Are we still friends? I hope you and your dad are having a great day in the desert. :]
Tommie
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Woof woof .. tail wagging. Tommie xx
Pixel, keeper of Kit W. in Canada
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Tommie, I implore you not to be discouraged so soon in your blog career. It often takes true talent a while to be recognized and to build the profile that draws the best kinds of attention, I hear. Me, I'm quietly taking notes on the weird beings whose digs I guard: three humans and nine felines, all of them distinctly batty and in need of my watchfulness. One day, a tell-all expose will reach the world. Meantime, I look forward every day to finding anew blog from Tommie The Intrepid, keeper of Ray E-Swagman. NEVER give up! ~ Pixel, Canine Courtesan (Ret.)
Tommie
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Woof woof Pixie. Canada. Wow. Wheres that? Please write your story and tell me about the humans and Canada. woof Tommie
Rosa Christian
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Hey Tommie! This is the first time I've written to you but that is because my Mum is so hard to push into doing things. We have just got back from Canberra to look after our new grandson and his mum while his Dad was in the Middle East. We drove down, stayed for about 4 months then drove back. Man, is she a mad driver! We always seems to be in a hurry. I wish she would stop and let me out more often. I think your life sounds really exciting and love to read your stories. Please don't stop. Cheers, Sinbad.
Tommie
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Woof Sinbad. Great name.Luckily Dad drives like a nun on sedatives so that's good. And he doesn't stop. In fact we are on the side of the road now and I had a swim where the Darling meets the Murray. It was refreshing. Hope Rosa wasn't an old nun. woof woof Tommie.
Julia
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Hi Tommy, sorry I didn't reply to your last blog. I've been on "sorry business". To tell you the truth, it was all a bit close to the bone for me, as my cat died as a result of something that started whilst he was in cattery, and though I gave up my job and nursed and nursed and nursed him, in the end it was not enough...
Tommie
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Woof Julia. I am very sorry about your cat. I dint really know what to say except it sounds like he had a very loving owner. woof Tommie xx
Julia
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Thank you Tommie, you don't need to say anything... I realise it's a bit of an imposition talking about a CAT on your Dog Blog! But I know Orlando was thinking of contacting you direct to sympathise with you being left behind whilst your Dad goes on walkabout... he just was'nt quite sure how you'd react to him and, in truth, was a little scared. I just wanted to say it can be really hard for humans too... Glad you've got Steve to stay with, if needs be. Jxx
Heather
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Hey Tommie, sorry I haven't been able to write to you for ages because my Mum had to go away when her new grandchild was born and she said I couldn't go. She left me at a bed and breakfast place. I got to play with Nelson, another labrador. There were geese and chickens and lots of naughty cats. I didn't get to see the computer to read your blogs for so long.
Tommie
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Woof Max.. thats OK. Dad and I are in Hermannsburg at the moment and the camp dogs bark all night long. Soundfs like a good holiday for you. woof T