Saturday, 30 December 2017

A very Morrie year...

Well hello there my brilliant Blogville buddies!

Well, with less than twenty-four hours until the new year it's time to...

Hee hee, yes, that's right!

It's almost the New Year!!

There is nothing happy about this stupid headband. GET. IT. OFF.
So before I barrel into 2018 -

I do like barreling into things...

I thought it was only appropriate that I look back at what has been a very Morrie year.

The year that was:


  • I learnt to fetch! (Well that's what mum and dad think. In reality I just taught them to give me lots of treats while I play with one of my favourite toys... )
My training started indoors - 



Before we ventured outside!


  • I made lots of new friends!

My park group grew....
Oh you... 
 And grew....

Oh good, more fur-friends!
And GREW!

You're all here for me?! Excellent...
And of course - I joined Blogville and made even more buddies!!!!

I love my Blogville friends!!
  • I discovered LOTS of new human foods!
Mmmm...Weetbix looks pretty good!

But not as good as the ice cream tub!!


Oh look - I can get my whole head in here!!
Oops.. I may have been a little vigorous in my licking...


Okay well the ice cream may have mysteriously run out, so maybe just give me a whole plate of potato gems...

Yes that should do me...
  • And I also discovered that while tennis balls may seem tasty, you shouldn't eat them :(
Apparently this might be hard to digest...
And if you do eat them - 

You can expect to have your tummy shaved and end up stuck in the dreaded Cone of Shame:

Thank goodness my hair has grown back now!

I wasn't the happiest guy with my Cone of Shame...

  • But despite my near-death experience, I somehow made it to my second birthday!
Woohoo! Birthday boy!!

And I cannot wait to see what 2018 will bring!!!

It's party time!!
See you next year!


"...because there's nothing minor about being a Morris..."

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    1. Thanks very much and same to you!
      Wishing you lots of adventures in the New Year :)
      Morrie!

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  2. You had SUCH a grand year. Mom had a good one because Dad went to Australia on business and bought back Tim Tam's, Golden Syrup AND Australian Cadbury! Her godparents were from Australia and she misses those treats now that they joined their pups at the Bridge. Have a wonderful New Year my friend, and we're SO happy you joined us in Blogville. Abby T. Lab in Chicagoland

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    1. Thanks Abby!! Yes my mum loves Tim Tams and Golden Syrup too!!
      Wishing you many new adventures for the New Year!
      Morrie :)

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  3. Happy New Year Morrie! I didn't know you at tennis balls but now you know they are not that yummy.

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    1. Yes my tennis ball eating adventure happened very early on in my Blogville journey, and it caused my Pawents a fair amount of stress...
      So anyway no tennis balls for me anymore, but I can still play with balls if they are those special non-destructible ones!
      Lots of good wishes for the new year, Morrie :)

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    1. Happy New Year to you too Kinley!!
      Hope 2018 is filled with treats!
      Morrie :)

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  5. Looks like you had a very good year, despite that little tennis ball incident. (I sometimes swallow my squeaky toys, but usually only little, tiny bits that I might gnaw off. But never a whole tennis ball!!! You win the prize on that.) We hope you and your family have a Happy New Year!

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    1. Hee hee yes I'm still the first dog I know to swallow a whole tennis ball like I did.. I'm sure I must win some kind of award for that :)
      Morrie!

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  6. It looks like you had a fantastic year. Just don't eat tennis balls this year. Or anything else that Mommy hasn't approved of. It is never a good idea

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    1. Yes it really was a fantastic year!!
      I do still enjoy a chew on a variety of objects... but I'm tying to reign that urge in a little bit ;)
      Best wishes for the new year!
      Morrie :)

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  7. Fetching is the only way to keep our peeps throwing the ball to us over and over. Great job, Morrie!
    Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks Molly!
      Yep I find fetch the best way to get mum and dad to hand over the treats.. But sometimes just banging my head against the food tin does the trick as well ;)
      Lots of licks for a super New Year, Morrie!!

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  8. Oh no, you ate the tennis ball halves? So glad you survived that! I eat weird stuff all the time but it's always edible (walnut oil might have been a stretch though). Looking forward to your 2018 adventures Morrie Major! Your pal, Toby (from Terra Toby)

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    1. Hey Toby!
      Good on you for eating questionable things!! Mum always tells me off for doing that but often you discover the pawents are just trying to keep you away from their tasty treats!! Although the walnut oil doesn't sound that delicious...
      Best wishes for 2018!! Morrie :)

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  9. You sure had a fun year...except for that time you ate the tennis ball. We are wishing you a Happy New Year to come.

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    1. Yep the tennis ball incident wasn't exactly a highlight... But the rest of the year was pretty great!
      Lots of licks and good wishes for an amazing 2018!!
      Morrie :)

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  10. I hope that cone isn't contagious.

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    1. Oh Kismet!! Don't worry, something tells me you are far too clever to end up in the Cone of Shame....
      I've certainly learnt my lesson :)
      Morrie!!

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  11. You had an adventurous year. Wishing you all the best for 2018!

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    1. Yes it was adventurous and lots of fun too!
      Can't wait to follow your adventures into 2018!
      Morrie :)

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  12. Quite a year you had!
    We purr 2018 will be a fun and happy one for you and your family :)
    Happy New Year !!!
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

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    1. It was a big year but a fun one -
      Hoping your 2018 is filled with treats and fun!
      Morrie :)

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  13. Happy New Year to you and your folks, Morrie!

    pip, minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto, TL

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    1. Yappy New Year to your whole pack too!!
      Morris :)

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  14. Well, other than the tennis ball incident, it looks like you had a wonderful year, Morrie! 2018 is bound to be even more fun! Happy New Year to you and your family!
    ♥ from the whole crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets

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    1. Yes the tennis ball incident was a bit of a downer... But the rest was great!
      Lots of good wishes for the new year!
      Morrie:)

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  15. We look forward to hearing about many more happy adventures of our new friend, Morrie. And no more surgeries! Happy new year! Amy. Lucy and Xena.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by!!
      Wishing lots of happiness for 2018!!
      Morrie :)

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  16. You do in-your-face playing just like Dui does! Happy New Year!

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    1. Yep I'm very good at getting right up in my friends personal space.. and sometimes get very confused when they don't seem to like that.. ;)
      Glad to hear Dui knows how to play like me!
      Happy New Year, Morrie!

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  17. oh my gosh- the Elizabethan Collar! Have a lovely New Year...hmm I think actually it's 2018 where you are already!
    Have fun- and thanks for visiting Lucy and my blog! Cheers!

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    1. Hee hee yes it's definitely well into 2018 where I am too...
      hoping I can avoid the horrible collar this year,
      Wishing you many happy adventures for wherever this year takes you!
      Morrie :)

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    1. Thanks Astro!
      You've been a super Blogville Buddy - thanks for making me so welcome!
      Morrie :)

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  19. Morrie you have had an amazing year fur sure! Wishing you and your Peeps a happy, healthy and joy filled New Year!
    Marty and the Gang

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    1. Thanks Marty and co,
      I'm really looking forward to more adventures in 2018...
      Wishing you lots of happiness :)
      Morrie

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  20. WOW Morrie - what a year you had....glad you were OK after having that tennis ball snack - I say stick with potato gems and ice cream! Hope you have even MORE adventures in this new year and I also an SO happy that you're my new friend! Hugs to you and your Mom and Dad who I know are so happy you are part of their world - just like we are!

    Love, Teddy

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    1. Thanks Teddy!
      Yep I've told mum just to stick to feeding me ice cream and potato gems... but for some reason she keeps dishing out the same boring dry food?!
      Looking forward to following all your adventures into 2018!
      Morrie :)

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  21. Happy New Year, Morrie! Except for that whole tennis ball incident, it looks like you had a pretty good 2017!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

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    1. Yes it was a good year - can't wait to see what this new one brings!
      Lots of licks and good wishes for your year ahead,
      Morrie :)

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  22. Wow, that was quite a year you had! I'm glad you taught your pawrents to fetch but you don't want to eat the Wilsons. Maybe you should tell your parents to buy you more antlers to keep you from eating Wilsons!

    Happy New Year!

    Stay Calm and Bark On!

    Murphy and Stanley

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    1. That's a great idea to get more antlers!!
      Wishing you both a very happy New year :)
      Morrie!

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    1. A very big Happy New Year to you and your whole crew!
      Lots of licks for a great 2018,
      Morrie :)

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  24. Happy New Year 2018 Morrie!
    I can't believe your look back, you actually ate a tennis ball, dude, you are one hard core Scott! I'm glad that you are feeling better after all that, I hope that your New Year is one filled with love, health, treats, squeeky toys and barking at squirrels! Nice to have you in Blogville with us, I'm excited to see what 2018 brings for us all!
    Love and licks from your furiends Frank and Max XxxX

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    1. Hey there Frank and Max,
      I love that you've called me a hard core Scott!! I think I will refer to myself like that from now on..
      Lots of licks and hoping your 2018 is filled with treats!
      Morrie :)

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  25. Morrie 2017 was way to eventful...here's to a calmer 2018 w/o any cones of shame. That was one lesson you won't forget I'm sure.
    Hugs madi your bfff

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    1. Hee hee yes it was a very hectic year - a but a good one!
      Wishing you a fun 2018 too,
      Morrie :)

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  26. Happy New Year, Morrie! I hope all your adventures in 2018 will be safe ones!
    ::licks::
    Hershey

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    1. Thanks Hershey I've loved following your blog and can't wait to see what adventures await you this year :)
      Morrie!

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  27. Happy New Year to you and your family, Morrie! We hope your 2018 is full of happiness, joy and love. And no more of those tennis ball ingesting incidents. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much!
      I'll try and stay away from tennis balls but I find them VERY tempting..
      Lots of licks, Morrie!

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  28. Happy New Year. We purray the new year brings ya'll much happness, health and luv. Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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    1. Thanks Dezi and Raena!
      Wishing you a fabulous 2018 too!
      Morrie :)

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  29. Wow you did have quite a year! Let's hope 2018 can bring many new adventures without any being nearly fatal. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you and a very Happy New Year to you and your whole pack!
      Morrie :)

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  30. Hello there. Did you really eat a tennis ball. Wow I have to tell Dudi what it might lead to. Happy - and hopefully no ball eating - New Year.

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    1. Ha ha yes I really did eat the ball - not the smartest thing I've ever done as it turns out..
      Hopefully I can resist the urge to do that again!
      Lots of licks for a great year, Morrie :)

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  31. Wishing you the happiest of new years Morris, we hope 2018 is filled with many adventures.

    Wooos from your friends in Spain.
    Khumbu, Kyra, Rita and Arko

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    1. Thanks so much my good friends!!
      Hoping the Year of the Dog turns out to be a great one for your whole pack!
      Lots of licks, Morrie :)

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  32. Dear Morrie,

    Happy new year! Hurray for training games, and for new friends, and most especially for ICE CREAM! Tennis balls are pawesome, but not for eating. I am sure you won't make that mistake again.

    I hope this year is as pawesome as the last! (Minus the tennis ball thing.)

    Licks,
    Cobi

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    1. Thanks Cobi!
      Wishing you lots of fun for the year ahead too!!
      Morrie :)

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