Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I AM Back...

Hello Pals,

I am so happy to be back. MY (human's) laptop had to go to the PC doctor because of some bug that found its way through and when it came back, all passwords were changed, so I couldn't log on. After several months of trying different passwords I did it... I cracked it! So my friends, I am back online for good :)

Geeze, where do I start? I have nearly seven months of catching up to do and I have no clue from where to begin! I guess I could start with my holiday. The humans took us on a looooong trip, touring part of Europe. We went to Italy, Slovenia, Austria & Germany. The excuse was that the Bug had to visit some shows, but of course we all know why we went. We went so that I could increase the historic value of cities like Florence and Venice. Having someone like myself visit such places definitely increases the ratings of such cities. I mean seriously, if 'Curtis' visited it, then it must be worth visiting, even for the fact that one went to a place where 'Curtis has already been'! I'm sure Lonely Planet will feature this in one of their future books or newsletter, in fact I think they should put a new section in their newsletters 'Cities Visited By Curtis', I could consider writing a few articles for them if they asked nicely.

Anyway, back to my trip. I visited famous cities and famous monuments, I even traveled on a Gondola in Venice. We swam in lakes and glaciers, climbed mountains, crossed borders and played in the white stuff... Now that was really cool. I had never seen it before, its like a white flooring but when you step on it, you go down right into it, and its cold, really cold but super fun to play in. Even the Bug loved it! It's the funniest type of flooring though... pee makes a yellow hole in it! I'm trying to remember its name... oh yes... I got it... SNOW!

Next we visited Germany and went up a very steep hill to visit a castle. Do you know what? I am even famous in China. We met a lot of Chinese tourists who kept stopping my humans and asking if they could take pictures with us. So mad at the human, she said for them (the Chinese) taking a picture with the bug and I is equivalent to my human taking a picture with a pig or a turkey... food on a leash... Can you believe she would actually say something like that? My reply to that would be, it's equivalent to her taking a picture with Richard Gere or George Clooney on a leash.... Celebrity on a leash...!

We also got to camp in some really nice places, and it sure was fun running around off leash for kilometers and kilometers. The human says they were meters, I reckon they were kilometers though. I've never seen so many open spaces. The Bug did well at her shows too. She won everything and made my human super proud of her! I have to say she has what it takes to make it. She has 2 Championship titles and is very close to getting another 3, so she must be pretty :) The human says that, that time of her life will soon arrive and she will be having little bugs of her own. I have yet to decide if it's something I should be happy about or not. Maybe if she has bugs of her own, she will stop bugging me and leave me alone, but there is also the possibility that they all gang up against me and the rest of the world and devise a diabolic plan to take over the world.... Grrrr... I don't want to think about the end of the world....

Geeze guys I'm already exhausted just recalling the holiday, so I'll stop here for now. I hope you enjoyed reading, I promise to be back VERY soon. In the mean time, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Love Curtis

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

Happy Easter Pals!!!

 Finally after 40 days of lent I get to treats again, not that I really fasted from them but anyway. Today, my friends, I get to eat our home made Figolli! Figolli pals, are a Maltese Sweet cooked during lent and eaten on Easter Sunday. They are made out of a special sweet pastry and sandwiched between them is an almond based filling. They are then cooked in the oven, and a chocolate or icing filling is placed on the top the next day to make them look nice. I was allowed to help out in the kitchen and the human even let me (and me only, not the Bug!) to make my own one.

They are extremely easy to do too. First you kneed and roll out the dough. I left that to the humans, it's too messy for me. Then you choose your favorite shape, I chose a heart, and you cut out two identically pieces of dough. Then, you get the human to put the almond filling on one and ask her to put the other piece on top of everything. Then.... you stick your paw in the middle, so everyone knows it's yours.

I am guessing you need the ingredients right? Here you go:

For the Pastry, you will need:


--> 400g margarine
--> 800g flour
--> 200g sugar
--> 3 egg yolks
--> half a tsp grated lemon rind
--> water to bind 


For the Filling, you will need:

--> 400g sugar
--> 400g ground almonds
--> 1 tsp orange-flower water
--> 3 egg whites 

You really shouldn't eat too much. The human says it puts a lot of inches in unwanted places. Not sure what she means by that. Any way pals, enclosing some pictures taken on the day!

Anyway pals, I am off to eat mine...

Happy EASTER

Love Curtis



Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My name...

Hello Pals,

Hope all is well. Nothing very exciting is happening road here at the moment. The human is busy studying (which includes checking her emails 1,000,000 times a day, changing her facebook status a similar number of times and brushing the bug and my self 10 times a day!). The whether is getting warmer and we are spending more time inside.

Anyway, whilst the human was asleep this afternoon, and Paige was outside sunbathing, I decided to google my name and see what came up. I have to say I am impressed. I had no idea so many famous people where named after me. Don't believe me? Let's have a look:

Jamie Lee Curtis - An American Actress born in 1958. Apparently she is also copying me, in that she has her on blog in THE HUFFINGTON POST. She uses my name as her last name, I think it should be her first but if it were her first, everyone would think she was a boy, and seeing she likes me so much and wanted my name at all costs, she added it to the end of her name.

Daniel Curtis Lee - Another American actor and rapper born in 1991. Daniel must have thought his name was too boring, and he needed to a middle name. He must have come across my blog online and decided to use my name, seeing I am the smartest dog in the world.

Tony Curtis  - An American Actor born in 1925 and who sadly died two years ago in 2010. Described by many as a Hollywood legend, of course he is... he is using my name!

Simon Curtis - An american singer and song writer born in 1986. Mostly known for playing Royce Du Lac in the film Spectacular. The film it's self is named describing me... Spectacular!

Curtis Lee Mayfield - Lived between 1942 and 1999 and is seen by many as the driving behind black music in the 60s and 70s.

American rapper 50 Cent named his latest album Curtis. Boy I didn't know he was following my blog too. I am one of his greatest fans!

There are loads and loads more too! There is also a school of music named after me in Philadelphia called precisely CURTIS - Institute of Music,  and of a company selling consumer electronics called Curtis International. Not sure if I own a part of it or not though.

Man I have become so famous, and yet I am still so down to earth, smiling at everyone I meet in the streets and playing with little kids. Thinking about it, I should have put a (c) over my name, I would be rich and not just famous with so many people wanting to use my name!

Anyway pals, I have to go now. The humans are up.

Speak soon

Curtis

PS My name means 'courteous, polite'. I think it explains everything about me. Oh and by the way, Paige means 'servant'. Need I say more?

Thursday, March 31, 2011

New Skills

Hello Pals,

Hope all is well. I am exhausted. What a weekend it has been. Paige and I went for a day out last Sunday in the countryside to what the humans think was a picnic. What they don't know is that I had set everything up in advance and that in reality it was a "Meet the Fans Day". It was great and I made loads of new friends and got fed loads of treats. I performed tricks for my new best friend, a human kid called Martina and everyone has now discovered that Paige and I are excellent baby sitters. I hope it doesn't give the humans any bright ideas, such as bringing little humans home. I can deal with them for the day, but that's it. Can you imagine what it would be like if I had to keep up with a little human all day, everyday?! Well to be honest, I don't think it could be any worse then having the Bug as a puppy.... Can it? Well whether it is or not... I don't think it's worth risking. It would mean I'd have to share my toys, my bed and my treats not only with the Bug but also with the little human. I don't like the idea.

Speaking of sharing and Paige, she is now talking about having little bugs her self next year. I can see why the Mayans predicted the end of the world for 2012...!!! To make matters worse, the father to be is apparently someone called Diablo, which by the way translates to 'Devil'. This must be a bad omen. Puppies from the bug and the Devil himself... CATASTROPHIC. I must work out a plan to stop them. Any ideas? Get working on it pals, we are talking about puppies from a girl named after a witch and for all we know she could be a witch, fathered by someone named after the devil! This is our future and that of the entire world we are talking about. Geeze! How can the humans permit this? How can we warn them of all this?

Anyway, back to my "Meet the Fans Day", I got loads of attention and of course Miss Paige was put in the shade for a while, but of course she couldn't stand not getting the attention so she HAD to do something to attract the attention. Guess what she did? She dug up a grave! Can you believe it? She dug up another dog's grave just to show everyone she can make a good cadaver dog. Geeze that girl! Not even a dead puppy can rest in peace when she's around. Anyway, at least the humans told her off, covered the grave again and put some flowers over it. Actually thinking about it... I hope she did it just to attract attention and not because she needed the bones for some spell. Guess I'd best go and do some research on the subject, make sure she is not meddling with stuff she shouldn't be.

Speak soon

Love Curtis XXX

P.S If anyone is interested, I have another "Meet the Fans Day" this afternoon. Hope to see you all there.

Friday, March 25, 2011

The humans are back

Hello Pals,

The humans came back home early last week, and it was good to have them back. They smelled like dogs, and we could tell they had BOTH been unfaithful to us this time, but they are forgiven because they got us loads and loads and loads of toys and treats. We missed them loads, but of course I cannot say we were sad when they weren't here. Grandpa and Grandma stayed with us, and of course like all the grand parents, they spoiled us with extra treats and cuddles in the evenings as well as playing fetch with my orange squeaky every evening. The only thing I didn't like was that the fact that they chucked us out of MY bedroom and took MY bed, while I had to sleep on the sofa! Hrumphh...! Of course I'm now back to sleeping on MY bed, but I'm nice, I share it with Paige and my humans.

When they got home, the humans also mentioned they brought us something for St. Patrick's Day and I was so looking forward to it. I was hoping it was Guiness or some other Irish Beer. Instead they got me a huge green bow and got Paige a green hair band with two green clovers dangling from it. I cannot say I was particularly thrilled with my bow, but as long as it makes the humans happy, then that's fine, plus I think it suited me a lot, in fact my picture with it could easily be used for "Bow Selling" advert. What was so funny though, and made the whole experience worth it was Paige's grumbling and look on her face when the humans put the band on. Oh it was priceless! I would have taken a picture of her with her funny expression but she has learnt to smile for the camera. She knows that if she behaves long enough for her picture to be taken the human will soon remove what ever she made her wear and give her treats. Haha... she still looks pretty stupid though in it... and I am soooooo going to enjoy posting that picture of her on here for all the world to see :))

Anyway pals, I have to go. The human wants to use the computer I think,

Speak soon

xxx Curtis

Monday, March 7, 2011

Party Time

Hello pals

Hope all is well in your part of the world. Paige & I are home alone again & by the looks of it, it will be like this for a good few days. The humans packed their big black bags, hugged us really tight & told us to be good for grandpa & grandma. This usually means we have the house to ourselves during the day & then get spoilts by grandma & grandpa in the evening. It also means loads of toys when they get back.

So seeing we will be all alone tomorrow morning we are holding a party. Entry requirements are as usual: you must be less then 1m at the shoulder, have 4 legs and be able to bark. This means no humans or cats can or will be admitted. Please provide
a copy of this page as proof of invite. A password will also be required. the password for admission is 2 successive barks, 1 growl and the letters Y T R A P in k9 alphabet.

Got to run pals, grandpa & grandma will soon be here.

See you all tomorrow ,

Love Curtis

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day Special

Hello Pals,

Hope all is well. My blog is down to once, maybe twice monthly rather then weekly these day. I'm sorry but the laptop is never home when the humans are out these days. So I have to write my blogs when they're home and out of the room. Very risky... so I have to be really careful nobody notices and I can assure you it is NOT easy with two humans and a bug in the house, but thank heavens for Cesar Milan! All of them are in front of the TV watching it, so I have just enough time to edit the pictures I took today and write a quick blog.

It's the 14th February today... Valentine's day! The day for lovers... and the day for us boys to treat that special female in our lives. Seeing I have no other half, I decided to treat Paige and the humans... Yes humans... not human! As always my human forgot about the red rose, so while he was at work and my human ma was asleep I decided to go for a quick errand and buy 2 red roses.... one for myself to give to Paige and one for my human dad to give to my human ma. That way I have saved him a lot of grief from her for not getting her a red rose! For the second year in a row, he still hasn't figured out how the red rose finds its self on the table all wrapped up and ready to be given to the other human. He must be a bit slow ... Seriously... if he didn't buy it and the other human didn't... who does it leave? It leaves the Bug and myself... The Bug of course is too dumb to even think about getting a gift for my human to give to the other human... So it stands to reason that I got it... so he is either blind to the obvious fact that I'm smart or he just doesn't want to see. I guess he is scared I will surpass him in our pack! Oh well.

Anyway, let me tell you about my Valentine's day. One of my humans spent the entire day asleep because she was after her night shift, while my other human was at work. This gave me enough time to prepare a candle light lunch for Paige. It would have been cuter if it where a dinner, but I wasn't sure if the humans would be going out or not. So I prepared a delicious 3 course meal. I started with bone and heart shaped dog biscuits. Then I prepared a sauce for our kibble, served with a glass of non-alcoholic doggy wine and as a dessert I prepared a banana and doggy chocolate heart with cream... and boy did she enjoy it! I think I will be in her good book for months. I don't know about months, but I hope I will be in her good books at least till the 14th March, then hopefully she can introduce me to one of her friends for that SPECIAL DAY.

Oh no! I hear foot steps ... I think Cesar Milan has just finished. Got to run. Hope you enjoy the pictures


Love Curtis

PS. Re: 14th March... if you're wondering what it is, go and google it. If your a male... you will thank me ;)

Monday, January 24, 2011

This and That...

Hello Pals,

Guess who's back from her "Business Trip" (... which of course we all know wasn't really a business trip)  ? She came home acting as if nothing had happened, as if she didn't cheat on us with seven other aussies and expected hugs and kisses. Well she wasn't going to get any, but then she opened her suit case, and out came the whiskey for my other human and loads and loads of treats and toys for Paige and myself. So of course, we had to forgive her. That's how things work in the human world right? They mess up, buy gifts and it's all forgotten, right?

Glad she is back because she is no longer cheating on us and glad she came back cos she got us toys but I am not glad she is back because she using the laptop all the time. Her excuse is that she is studying for her exam, but she is on Facebook every time I pass by and check. Who does she think she's kidding eh?! I can't wait for her results. With a bit of luck she would have failed and then decide to quit. That would mean more time for us to play.... Yey!

My treated paw print is finally ready. Have a look... and let me know what you think. My official autograph. Get your limited edition one pals, they will be worth millions in the future. My human is using this one as a paper weight, I hope she doesn't break it! Speaking of autographs... a man in a car stopped us today. He was about to ask for my autograph when he noticed my humans where with me and of course he couldn't blow my cover, so in a panicky state he turned to my humans, pretended to be an undercover law enforcement officer and asked them if they had a doggy bag to clean up my "waste". Very clever of him I thought. Well mate, if you're reading this blog, you can send me an email with your address and I will send you my autograph and some free merchandize for your effort. Thank you for not blowing my cover!

Anyway pals, I have to go and eat. It's rather late already.

Speak soon,

xxx Curtis

Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Human is Being unfaithful!

Hello Pals,

Happy New Year!

A new year and new resolutions, and for some, why not, a fresh start. Well I'm sorry to say that not everyone sees it that way, my human to begin with. She has left us with my other human and went away, she was supposed to be away on business, but I can confirm that this is not true. I have seen pictures of her taken by Paparazzi online! Paparazzi I hear you ask ? Well of course, they follow famous and well known icons or their connections and since she is MY human she bound to be followed by them too! Anyway, you are not going to believe this, she has been caught on camera being unfaithful with.... not one... not two... not three... but SEVEN other aussies. Can you believe how betrayed the Bug and I feel? How can she do this to us? She went to another country and she has some herd of her own! And... that's not all! One of them is Paige's sister! Argghhh! I can already see the Newspapers tomorrow morning and their headlines on the front page: 'Curtis' human unfaithful' or 'Curtis betrayed by his sister in law' or 'Curtis betrayed in the Netherlands'. Grrrrrrr! I'm so mad at her. I hope she will get us some gifts to make up for this, otherwise she WILL NOT be forgiven.

In the mean time, when the cat is away, the mice will play and whilst she is enjoying herself in the Netherlands  we have been sleeping in her bed with the other human, licking the plates and going on long walks together with the other human. That's not all, we are also getting loads of treats and sssssshhhhhh.... don't tell this to anyone... human food too!!!!

Anyway pals, this was just a short blog, the other human is about and I don't want him to catch me online.

Speak soon

Curtis

PS Thank you Rianne Van Tiggelen for the picture of MY human being unfaithful with 7 other aussies!