Sunday, November 25, 2007


There is going to be a by-election here soon and they are calling for nominations.

I don't think that I shall stand as I have too much to do,
and I am waiting for a vacancy for the Governor's job

However I think I know exactly the right candidate!


I cannot think of an election slogan which would catch on at the moment. Any ideas?


Saturday, November 24, 2007

I'm Back at last!

Hi everybody! I am sorry that I have not been posting but my Dad tells me that he has had computer problems. (I think it is because he is too lazy and has been painting those pictures again!)

Since I last posted we have had lots of visitors in the Islands including 250 veterans from 1982. They had a big brass band and lots of bagpipes (I think I would like to learn to play the bagpipes or perhaps the trombone! -it is the bone bit that interests me!-) It was great to see them and I would like to say Hi to Adrian who really knew how to talk to a Basset!

Since then the weather has been very cold and we have even had snow!

A Basset should only go out there when nature calls
and then hurry back

and come in and wrap up well!

I did try to keep my spirits up

and look cute for everybody

However things have improved and I managed to get Dad out for a walk.
even though there was still snow on the hills!

Am I growing into a handsome Basset?Crufts next year?

By the way Luca's granddad arrived today from New Zealand and we have both promised to make sure that he gets lots of walks!

This time last year I was getting ready to sail away on my ship. It seems ages ago!


Sunday, November 04, 2007

Digging Holes!

Luka has been teaching me about digging!

I'm not sure what he is digging for but I think it must be food!

Let a basset have a look!

"There is nothing here Luca!"

He won't be able to do that sort of thing when I am Governor!

Oh yes and I have a new picture of Boom. Is he turning into a SUMD?

He certainly seems to be adopting their habits!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Sorry I Have Been Just too Busy!

I am sorry that I have not updated you on my activities recently but I have been just too busy!!

I have had to entertain Kerrio while my dad has been at meetings. She is inclined to get very tired in the evening so I have to keep her Company as she has left Brian at home!

(She just can't cope with the long walks!)

At this time in the Falklands the elephant seals come ashore and it has been pointed out that they may have some connection with the bassets.

Is this the origin of the 'Flat Basset'?


Their sleeping habits seem similar too!

Can't stop! I smell mutton shanks cooking! (My favourite!)

Will be back soon


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Patience is rewarded....

I am such a patient Basset... I have waited...

And waited....

And waited....

And waited....

(of course the fact that I have Sally to take me for lots and lots of long walks and Jazz to play with DOES help).

Now finally my Dad is HOME!!!

And I am in Basset Heaven.

Just a Basset Boy and his dad... on a beach... at dawn.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

He is off Again!"

My Dad is off on his travels again! This time to a place called India. Sam is going back to university at the same time so I am left behind again.

However the good thing is that I am to stay with Jazz again so I am sure that I will be able to have a good time as well.

And Kerri will be coming back with my Dad when he returns!

Monday, September 10, 2007


Oops, I missed ernest's tag!

Let me think................

Here goes: General Jackson.

1. A bird (nice to eat!): Goose
2. Something laid by a bird: Egg
3. A kind of Tortilla chip: Nachos
4. A tasty Latin American pie: Empanada
5. My dad eats this on Sunday: Roast Mutton (my favourite!)
6. A scrumptious biscuit: Anzac
7. Young Mutton: Lamb

8. A kind of Orange: Jaffa
9. A fruit that does not interest me: Apple
10. A kind of Cheese (Sarah gives me some): Chedder
11. Big shrimps: King Prawns
12 Meat in a skin (my Favourite!) Sausages
13 An eight armed animal: (good to eat!): Octopus
14 What is in my bowl after supper: Nothing!

As usual I have food on my mind! Not sure why but it keeps cropping up!


Friday, September 07, 2007

Random thoughts!

The Falklands are covered in off road tracks.

I wonder who has passed here

I had better look my best in case it was the Governor!

Sam and I are on the scent

It is all too tireing -especialy the steps into the house

Unless it is SUPPER TIME!

Dad says that Kerri is coming to visit next month. I cant wait to see if she has grown like me!


Monday, September 03, 2007

A Winter's Day

Contrary to many people's belief a fine winter's day in the Falkland Islands can be very nice. Today was one of them and so Luca and I took everybody for a walk as it was really fine and sunny.

This is Diddle-dee something that grows everywhere in the Falklands
(It has berries in the autumn but even a Basset would not eat them!)

The ferns are full of very interesting smells and I am told that penguins live in burrows like rabbits near here (but Luca and I are not allowed to go there)

However after doing my duty as a General and inspecting the guns, the day being sunny and me being tired; a lie down was needed!

If you cannot see Luca in these pictures it was because he would not stop still enough!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Happiness Is...........

Happiness is a full tummy and being able to really relax with people who understand.

Nose on the alert for any new smells

Sam is the perfect example. (his shoes smell nice too!)

but a knee is just as comfortable!
I will miss him when he goes back to university!

I understand that Boom is growing fast! (he is the one in front!)

Quite a handsome chap, but do you think that he is actually a SUMD?
Answers on a postcard please!

PS. It seems funny but I have not been in any trouble this week. I wonder how long it will last.
( I did collect all the shoes and boots that were lying around in the porch and heaped them up in the garden but as I did not chew anything it seems that I was forgiven!)

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


Adam and Jenny came to supper on Monday and they ate the mutton shanks that I thought were for me!Not an awful lot left for a starving Basset!

Lets hope that there are more somewhere!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Thanks for the Birthday Greetings

I went to the vets for my toe nails to be cut but Zoe was not there so Sarah (my favourite) cut them for me. It was fun and I did not make any fuss so I got a special treat afterwards! Zoe came in later so I was able to see two of my favorite people which made my day. I am looking forward to pilling day in a couple of weeks!

My toenails look and feel perfect!

I can sleep with my head under my feet quite comfortably!

My birthday was great! I had cards, emails and even presents! Unfortunately Dad was too busy that day to take any pictures but I have to tell you that for my supper I had braised mutton with gravy and biscuits! It was fantastic and something that I will expect every day for the next year! Anyway thank you everybody who sent cards and emails!

Now that I am a year old I shall have to think seriously about my career!

I hear that they have shortlisted people for the Chief Executive position. I wonder why they did not approach me? If Ernest can be president of the USA I am sure that I could be Chief Executive here. Am I getting ideas above my station?


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

For all Boom Fans

By popular request I am posting some recent pictures of my Cousin Boom. He is getting to look less like a Basset every day but I suppose we should not hold that against him. We cannot all be perfect!

I have to say that he starting to look like a fine fellow!


and a good mover!
I am sure that we shall get on like a house on fire. I shall have to start him thinking about his career very soon. (He could be Governor of West Falkland!)

I'm off to see Zoe (the Vet -my favorite!-) this morning to have my claws trimmed. I can't wait!