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THE WUFFINGTON POST-1

Posted on January 30, 2013 by
TOMMIE
on the road at
Megalong Valley, New South Wales
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Woof woof everyone.

That is how I start my Daily blog - The Wuffington Post - on Facebook every morning. Then everyone all over the world says Woof woof back. We are a like a pack of howling dingos.  I have dingo friends all over the world who howl back at me every morning.

Anyway, Dad and I have been busy although it may not appear that way. We are still in the Megalong Valley but will be hitting the road soon. Dad just needed a break and there are either floods or fires everywhere around us. Plus we have almost finished my book. Dad ghost wrote it but it's all my thoughts. 

I had wanted to talk about our relationship because a lot of writers like me like to do that. Dad and my relationship is getting better and better the older we both get. We have kind of grown on each other like mould on a buried bone. For instance, at night I just walk to the door and Dad lets me out. Then he comes out later and knows by how relaxed I am in my bed whether I want to come in or stay outside. Sometimes he just sits me for a long while. We call it quality time. 

We have developed an understanding, Dad and me. I have noticed Dad doesn't scream at me when the car pulls off like he used to. I can't help barking and he knows that now. Dad and I tried everything to stop my barking - reward therapy where I got something if I didn't bark- that didn't work; replacement therapy where Dad pretended something else was going on when it wasn't - but I am not stupid; Stopping the car - that worked until the car started again.

But heres what I mean by our relationship getting better. I heard Dad say that he knows when I am not here anymore he will miss my barking. He needn't bother because I hadn't intended going anywhere, but you know what I mean. He even likes the things he doesn't like about me. That is what we call a real breakthrough because Dad isn't very mature.

So I just wanted to tell you that. And also that if you become a Swaggy then you can download some  stuff from the Swaggy's Free Downloads. Dad has just added an Apple Pie recipe from Chrissie at the Megalong Tea Rooms. I am not allowed to have any pie but that doesn't stop me trying.

Ok everyone Woof woof!

The Wuffington Post is on Facebook every morning with new pictures and my daily thoughts, which are very deep. 

Tommie xx

 

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lorie canfield
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Oh tommie i love you you and your dad make my day.i use to try to get my buddie to quit barkin to but i realize it who he is lol and i love a talk he does to . you both take care
Tommie
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Woof Lorie - its been a long battle for Dad to accept my barking. Thing is, I love it.
lorie canfield
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you go boooy get your bark on . your dad seems like a awsome human
cheryl marcel dodd
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Sounds like a match made in Heaven. Our dog has trained us well to do exactly what she wants with just a lick in the ear and a tail wag as our treat..we dont mind though.
Tommie
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Hi Cheryl - yep Dad is finally trained. I am thinking of entering him in a competition.
ange black
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Tommie, Woof! I like your style. You tell it like it is. Can't wait to buy a copy of your book =^..^=
Tommie
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Woof Angie - It will be raw but profound. In a dog way.
Julie Baker
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Woof Tommie, you must know by now relationships between people and their dogs are very special just like you and your Dad. some things my swagettes do drive me insane but I would not swap them for the world. All five of their personalities are different. Your Dad wouldn't change things now because you have grown accustomed to each other. Will be buying a copy of your book so when we have a quiet time all six of us can sit down together and read and look at the pictures of your wonderful life with your Dad. Love and licks (the licks are from my swagettes not me - yuk) x
Tommie
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Woof Julie - That would be great. Yep, we are sort of a double act now.
willyhunsaker
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Tommie.....you have to know between we two dogs, the reason your Dad likes you even when he doesn't like what you do, is because he LOVES you unconditionally. (it is hard for Dads to use that word sometimes)...when I read your Dog Blog I know that you have a special place in each other's heart....keep Dad safe, and Tommie, woof, woof, woof. Think you are a rare breed my friend.
Julia
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A lovely post, Tommie... it reminded me of this song. I know you don't have a boat as such, but the lyrics says it all, and dogs can sail the oceans, too... Woof! Julia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iGhrbXGBkQ&feature=player_detailpage
willyhunsaker
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woof from Willie......sweet dreams my friend.
willyhunsaker
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Woof for Monday (our Sunday)....wishing you and your Dad a great coming week and safe travels. Ciao