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September 26, 2007

A'Famosa, here we come again!

Hey friends! Sorry for taking too long to post about my trip. My mommy has contracted conjunctivitis in both her eyes so she didn't have any mood to help me blog. Her eyes are sooo disgustingly red & she is feeling very uncomfortable. She has gone to the clinic already & her eyes are not hurting as much as yesterday but they are still red & swollen. Hope she will get better soon...

Here is us getting ready to hit the road...

Okay, now about my fun fun fun trip! Last Saturday, we went to A'Famosa for a howliday & a doggie event. My hooman booked a condotel room there(the same room we stayed in last year) I liked the room alot! It was small but very cozy. Why? Becoz there were air-conditioners! Woohoo! My dream come true.

Here's me making myself at home...

Here's us making ourselves comfortable on the cozy bed... (Psss... actually we doggies are not allowed on the bed.)

Is this what it looks like when we're on the 21st floor? Woh! I've never seen in this scawie perspective before...

We got to play in the corridor coz it was empty. It was fun chasing each other up & down!

After checking in & settling down, we decided to try out some of the activities in A'Famosa itself. There were many but my hoomans decided to go for a pony ride before the event started at 4pm.

Here's my mommy riding on a bootiful pony. Her name is Misty...

Chloe was barking at Misty but Faith & I wanted to ride on her too! We barked & whined non-stop but my mommy did not allow... Awww, not fair!

After horse riding, we headed back to our room to get ready for the doggie event. Weeeeee! The event was actually just a few metres away room our condotel. So we actually could have just walked there but we decided to drive there.

The event actually started at 5pm. The first game was called 'Simon Says'. I find this game the 2nd funnest besides the 'Best Tricks' game becoz this is a game where hoomans make the silly mistakes. Not us doggies! We doggies just do what the hooman says but if they make us & themselves do dumb mistakes, then we are loosers! I joined this game with my mommy & we were top 4 or 5 but then my mommy made me stand when she was not supposed to so, we got kicked out!

The second game was called 'Best Dressed Dog'. My hooman asked a tailor to costume make my costume. It was a graduation costume. Quite a number of doggies joined & all their costumes were nice too!

Here's my hooman trying to dress me up. We only had one minute to dress up... Phew!

Here's me posing & holding my scroll...

Gosh, I look sooo geeky... While trotting around to show off my costume, my shoes, my sleeve, my spectacles & my pants were falling off. Oh, how embarrassing...

Me holding my scroll again. Heeheehee... I got Ph.D. in 'Bark'ology! I'm soooo smart.

After showing off my costume & barking on command, guess who won?

ME AGAIN!!! Yaaaaay! My friend Scruffy(the one in the Red Indian costume) got 2nd placing.

See how happee I am?

The next game was the 'Fastest Recall'. Faith & my hooman M joined. Faith was actually was the fastest but then ran off to play with her Rhodesian friend. So, she was not qualified for the semi final round... My hooman M was not happee at all! She also joined the 'Waggiest Tail' game but stopped wagging after a while so, no trophies for Faith, again!
Here's everyone & their doggies getting ready...

The 5th game was the 'Longest Sit Stay' game. Mommy & I joined this. We doggies are required to sit & stay for as looooong as possible without breaking.

Here we all in our positions... Mommy gave me one nice tug before asking me to stay.

Slowly, all the hoomans had to increase their distance away from us. Each time they increase, one after one dog breaks.

After that, there were only me & my friend Scruffy left. My mommy then asked to go out of sight. A man came up to me teasing me with treats. I ate some in his hand but still maintained my position, so did Scruffy. He called me to come towards him but I refused becoz when I'm asked to stay especially when my mommy asks me to, then I do it to please her.
After a minute or so, Scruffy broke & I won! Yippee-doo-dah! This was my 1st time that I actually stayed while out of sight.

The next game was called 'Puppython' where handlers & their dogs were to run
one round around the condo & who reaches the finish line, wins. My mommy made me join this game so my handler this time is my hooman B. The man always do the running right?

Can you see me & my hooman B?

When somebody blew the whistle, we all ran as fast as we could! We were actually ahead of everyone else but then... my hooman B fell & injured himself really badly. He fell on the rough road. I actually ran off but then I turned around & realized, that my hooman B was no longer running with me. So I ran back to tell him to get up, get up! But then he couldn't. He was bleeding all over so we didn't continue the race.

The last game ofcourse was the 'Best Trick' game. My favooooooooorite!

Hear all the applause? Oh, I just luuurve applause from the crowd. They loved me! They really did... Mommy just taught me to jump over the hoop the day before. I'm actually very terrified of it but after a few rounds of practice, I'm not so scared of it now. And who won? ME won! Chloe also joined & got 2nd placing. Lucky her!

After the event was over at about 7pm, we all got to run wild in the field & play with our friends. Then when we headed back to our room, we were like...

...this! Soooo pooped out & hungry.

So we got some wet food to eat! Okay, doesn't look very tempting right but it was delicious!

Okay okay, I know you all can't wait to see the trophies right? But wait wait, patience. Our howliday hasn't ended yet ya know? We actually extended one more day to have a longer howliday coz since my hooman drove all the way to A'Famosa, mise as well right?

So the next day, my hooman M & B brought us for our toilet walk.

We had a looooooong walk!

Then later, we had to stay in the room by ourselves coz... My hoomans got to have fun! They went for go-kart race. My hooman M said that my hooman B was a maniac driver! Hehehe, I'm sure he was.
For din dins, we had KFC! Yum yum! I had one whole chicken breast for myself... *lick lips*

Oooooo... Come to me chicken meat!

The next day on Monday, it was time for us to go home. We had to check out at 12pm but we check out around 2pm. My mommy gave us a bath. But 1st, we
got to play in the bathtub. It was sooo fun!

We had a bubble bath!

Mommy put those bubbles on my head... Not funny!

I was actually having alot of fun playing & eating those bubbles...

Ooooo... Bubbles bubbles bubbles!

Okay, I'm tired of playing with these bubbles...

This is me after my bath. My nose is sooo big!

Okay now, the time you guys have been waiting for... Here they are!

Our shiny trophies!!! Gorgeous me Champion 3 times & Chloe got one 1st runner up trophie...

We sure had a fabooooooolous time there! We will definitely miss A'Famosa but we'll be back next year, that's for sure!

Hope you others had a faboooooolous weekend too! Now time for me to catch up with all your bloggies. Till next time, see ya!


Pacco de Mongrel said...


so many trophies...

n y ur hoomans got 2 enjoy so many fun stuff wan...

last time i go no horse riding also

Prince said...

Great amber !! nice costume ! I like it so much. Can I order 1 set?

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Woh that looks like a pawsome vacation. Bubble baths, aircon room and comfy big bed. I love that geeky look on you Amber. hee

~ Girl girl

Snowball said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!You are so smart, Amber!!!


Asta said...

Amber Mae
I'm sowwy you couldn't come to my pawty, but WOW you had the best weekend evew!
Those awe amazing twophies!You should be vewy pwoud of youwself.
I hope youw Mom's eyes get lots bettew soon
smoochie kisses

Natasha Fernz said...


ROSSI said...

wow!!.. it sure looks so much fun to me!.. really hope i can join in the trip.. but just too bad i can't..

oh yes!!.. congratulations again.. n i knew it that u n ur sista will score again!!.. congratulations..


Stanley said...

Cool vacation spot, Amber! Congrats on the trophies too.

I love to watch you and Chloe and Faith when you're just hanging out together ~ like in the bathroom around the bathtub. You have a very cute black spot on your tongue. The bubbles really made your tongue spot show up!

Goober love,

Amber said...

What a fun trip you all had. I hope I get to go next year, it looks so fun. Congrats on the trophies!! I love your costume, really suits you because you are soooo smart. Oh, hope your hooman B recover from the bad fall, ouch.

Simba said...

You have been busy. Love the horse. Hope your Mummys eyes are better now.

Simba x

Max Dex said...

Boo hoo~!

Aren't the hoomans horrid for not letting you ride on the horsie? No worries Amber, I am sure we can get our horsie back for the three of you for a go!

I am glad you had fun! It's looks really exciting!

fee said...

you are so amazing, amber! you always win!

did you get to ride on misty in the end? i think it must be a funny sensation, with no windows or roof.


Maggie & Mitch said...

Congratulations Amber! We just love watching you perform! It's better than TV! I love you dressed in your graduation gown with the glasses! You look so smart!

Love ya lots,

Hui Min said...

owwww conjunctivitis in both eyes?? poor hooman! i hope she's feeling better now and is not tearing anymore. the last time HM got it she couldn't stop whining!

wow A'Famosa looks like a lot of fun! and i'm amazed they let dogs stay in the hotel too! hehe.. were there good doggie facilities? HM is thinking of taking a short holiday in malaysia. what good things are there to do in A'Famosa? she's very hooked by the horseriding :p

i love your costume, amber!! you look extremely smart! hehe you should do your tricks in that costume.

hope your hooman B is not hurt anymore :)


p.s. and happy mid-autumn festuval!

umekotyan said...

Are the sicknesses of mother's eyes safe?

I want also to ride on a white horse.
And, baggy seems to be happy. :)
It envies it in wonderful holiday.

from loved ume tyan

Clover said...

Oh my goodness, Amber! Congratulations to you and Chloe on your awards! Looks like you had so much fun on your trip. I super love your costume and the picture of you with soap on your mouth.
Love Clover xo

huiyin_hsu said...

oh man i see me & my pup in the dogathon race ! and yes we were the smallest ones there :p

Lucas said...

Congratulations!!! You really are a champ! ;)

Balboa & Mommy said...


YOu always have the best adventures.

Frenchie SNorts

Sparky said...

Wow, what a fun time you all must have had! Congratulations! So you can jump through hula hoops now too, eh? Awesome!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Amber
You did it again!!!! Do you have any idea how many trophies you already have???
I hope your mom is feeling better now!
Have a good night

Noah the Airedale said...

Crikey Amber-Mae, you guys did so well. Your mum must be so proud of you all. We love your costume to, it really was the best. Thanks for showing us the photos.

Hugs and woofs
Noah, Willow, Lucy & Tess

MONA, JACKS & TOBY TOO !! said...

Loved the video and you are cleaver to have learned all those tricks.


Just us

Anonymous said...

Wow! You all did fantastic!!! Looks like you had a lot of fun!

Joe Stains said...

those are some GREAT trophies, good job guys! we hope your Mom's eyes are feeling better real soon!

Verdi el perro said...

amber.. your´s photos are grate.. we catch two to the photo blog.. if you have me a autoritions...
I am trying myself day with the blogs for all, but this to be disconnected a week is hard..
we lost many partys this last week, to see whether to the next cannot attend.


ilovepearly said...

Sounds so fun....
You guys are so well train...
So amazing...
and got yummie food too.....

Suki said...

Congrats on being the "last doggy standing" - er, sitting, I guess! There's no way I could do that, I'm too squirmy. And I'd probably freak out if my Mom went away!

Puggy kisses

P.S. Hope your Mom feels better soon! :)

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

Hey Amber! You had a wonderful time, and you certainly did love the applause too!

It all looked like such fun! Wish I could have been there, although I would not ever be as clever as you with your Barkology degree!

love and smiling licks, Marvin xxxxx

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

oooops meant to say, I hope your mama's eyes are better real soon!

Ferndoggle said...

Looks like you had a super time. And You ALWAYS win Amber! You're so talented!

Hope you Mom feels better soon. Icky eyes are stoopid!


Bernard Hinault Lilje said...

wow-- you are such a well trained dog!!!! Congrats to you all!!!


Huskee Boy said...

I am SO jealous cos you gals always get to have SO much fun!! I love the geeky outfit.. makes you look like a brainy professor!!

Jackson said...

Hey Amber, hope your Mum's eyes are better now. Just loved your graduation outfit! And I'm not surprised that you cleaned up with all the prizes again! J x

Momo :) said...

Amber!! Hope your mom is feeling much better by now.

Thank you so much for sharing so many gweat pictures!! What a wonderful day you guys had!! I wish I could be there with you!

I'd love to take Barklogy as well!! So I can attend graduation ceremony with you!

Momo xoxo

Ume said...

Yay! the Queen of Tricks did it again!!! Congrats Amber & Chloe!
luv dat PhD costume, Amber!

Charlie said...

You are so amazing, Amber!

Anonymous said...

Wow you guys get to enter all sorts of dog events - you are so lucky!

And congrats on the prizes very well deserved I think. I just love seeing you perform your tricks Amber - you are so beautiful and clever!!


PS KFC is my favourite too!!

TH said...

Hi Amber! Congratulations! You are very talented! How many trophies! I loved you costume. I adored that video, you obey your mommy so much.
Lots of licks

Faya said...

Hello Amber ! Thank you for visiting my new blog ! Congratulations ! The video with your mom is just great ! No ... YOU are great ! And I love your big nose....
Kisses, Faya

powder-puff said...


you are ssssooooooo talented gurl!!!

you were PAWSOME in the trick competition, is there anything your not good at!!!???!!!
since you have so many trophies let me know if you ever wanna let me take one of your paws for ya!!!

peace out

Tadpole said...

Okay, wait a minute - I got stuck on the BED part.... You were not supposed to be ON the bed?!?! They why in the world was in there in the first place?!?! All beds are made for dogs! Don't they know that?!

*Sasha* said...

CONGRATULATIONS! You gals were great! N it seems like you were having fun...lotsa lotsa fun...i really wish I could join you next year!

ChaCha & Yuki said...

congratulations!!!! hahhaha i hope ur mummy's better now....not nice having swollen eyes.

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Congratulations!!! Your trophys look so grand!

Boy n Baby