Monday, April 5, 2010

Another sad goodbye and some woofin' wif da Lexie...

Little Lippe's trip is going sooooo well, it's just overwhelming!!! I knew, my anipals would take great effort in giving Lippe a good time at their places, but the adventures he experienced so far, were just pawsome!!!

Traveling the world is great fun, but there are also sad moments to go through. Saying goodbye is always hard for Lippe and his hosts. He spent a wonderful week in Oakham with Fuzzy, but time flew by way too fast again!!!

At their last evening together, they finished their book about The Monkeys Escape...

...and the next morning came. Lippe, Fuzzy and his siblings met for a group hug...

...followed by a last BIG hug from Fuzzy, before Lippe had to leave.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Fuzzy!!! You were a great host and became a very good friend for Lippe!!! I'm sure, he will visit you again, when he's back from his adventure!!!

Fuzzy took many, many pawsome pics of Lippe's visit!!! You may see more of them on his flickr, it's definitely worth watching!!!

But Lippe had to move on to his next destination at @dogstoyevsky 's, to arrive their on time for Easter!!!

I was a little worried, if he might be scared of Lexie, as he is not used to doggies, but no, it was love at first sight between Lippe and her!!!

They became friends right away and Lippe loves to give his Lexie some nice ear rubs.

In the evening, Lexie wanted to take part in @henryandfriends #keepfits on Twitter, but I guess, Lippe got her a little wrong...

He was tired from his journey, but there was enough time for some chocolate eggs before going to sleep...

The next morning came and the sun was out and smiling for Lippe and Lexie!!!

They decided to have a little play in the garden, so Lexie grabbed her ball and off they went...

But I guess, Lippe had football on his mind, when Lexie asked him for a game and not throwing this iron thing around...

After the game, they both needed a little rest and some treats.

Later that day, Lippe went to bellydancing with Lexie's mum!!! I'm not sure, if he wasn't a little too overdressed...

However, the dancing ladies loved him and little Lippe felt like having a BIG harem!!! The troupe teached him some bellyrolls and I can tell you, Lippe has enough belly to roll...

The next day, Lexie took her new little friend to a birdy reservation. Lippe was very excited, as he loves to watch birdies!!! He even tried to fly like a bird too...

It was a windy day at the reservation, but Lippe was a good boy and wore his waistcoat, he got from Fuzzy, outside. And Lexie was very caring and sheltered him from the wind.

Next day, next adventure!!! Lexie and her peeps took Lippe to Colchester Castle and the Hollytrees Museum!!!

Time for a little more history!!!

Let me tell you about Colchester Castle first:

Beneath Colchester Castle are the remains of the most famous Roman buildings, the Temple of Claudius (built 54 AD - 60 AD). The Romans built the temple, to show off their power and success, but the native Britons felt oppressed by them, so that the temple became a main target of the rebels led by Queen Boudica, who attacked the Roman town of Colchester in AD 60. They barricaded themselves into the temple, but after two days, they were all killed by the Romans. Up to 30,000 people could have been killed, but the town and temple were rebuilt after the revolt.

Around 1076, the great stone base of the ruined temple became the foundation for Colchester Castle. But the huge size of the temple meant, that the keep of Colchester Castle was the largest ever built in Britain. Nowadays, it's the largest existing example in Europe.

Colchester Castle was ordered by William I and building went on until 1080, when a threat of Viking invasion forced a stop. But the Castle was completed around 1100.

In 1645, Matthew Hopkins, a self-made Witchfinder General, used the Castle to imprison and interrogate suspected witches.

In 1648, during the final stages of the English Civil War, the Royalist leaders Sir George Lisle and Sir Charles Lucas, were executed just to the rear of the Castle. It is a local legend, that grass will not grow on the spot, on which they fell.

Colchester Castle has been used as a museum since 1860 and is still a symbol of Colchester, the oldest recorded town of Britain.

Now, we all need a little break, a piece of cake and plenty of whipped cream...

...before I go on telling you about Hollytrees Museum:

Hollytrees Museum is situated in an 18th century house, which was used as a private residence until 1929. Then, it was turned into a museum. It was built in 1718 and is called Hollytrees, because of two holly trees planted there in 1729.

Some people claim, that there is a ghost living at Hollytrees. Many of the staff have reported footsteps and piano playing accompanied by wafts of perfume...

At Hollytrees Museum, Lippe discovered 300 years of English history and he learnt much about the life of the rich and the poor people during that period.

He tried out their machines...

...watched their uniforms...

...and picked a precious tea spoon for his Earl Grey.

After a long day at Colchester, Lippe needed a rest and picked an old chair at the museum for it - I hope that was not the reason, they threw him into jail...

Outside the museum, he saw a phone and wanted to give us a call - but he had forgotten our phone number!!! Oh, dear!!!

So, he went back into the museum and left us an old-fashioned text message before they left homebound!!!

After their adventure at Colchester, Lexie and Lippe spent a lazy Easter Sunday at home. Lippe had a traditional English breakfast served in bed and I bet, all of it disappeared in his tummy!!! You see, he is completely feeling at home, but I hope, he took only his shirt off and not also the pants...

Later, Lippe and Lexie watched some Formula 1.

Lippe was very happy about Sebastian Vettel's victory, but Lexie looks a little (just a little ;-)) upset, as the English drivers did not really well...

Then, they took a little walk down to the water, to end the day.

Thank you Lexie and peeps for all the great adventures and the many, many pawsome pics you took for us!!! We hope you're enjoying Lippe's stay with you as much, as we do!!!

If you haven't met Lexie on Twitter, do it right now @dogstoyevsky!!!

And check out her pawsome bloggy as well!!!


  1. This is great! I'm glad Lippe is continuing to have fun and learn new things :-).

  2. I woz getting all leaky-eyed wif the group hug and the Fuzzy hug *SOB* but then it gotted all happy again when Lippe had advenshures with Lexie. Wot an eggsiting time!

  3. I loved all the pictures but the expression on Lexie's face at the race results made me laugh out loud!

  4. Oh Lexie! She is even more darling than her twitter icon shows. I'm so happy Lippe is having such a great time. This is putting pressure on for his Chicago visit! :-)

  5. Oh wow Lippe is having such a good time and learning so much, hope to see you on your way back through England Lippe after you have been to the states. Our man person used to live in Colchester so it brought back memories for him.

  6. Lexie you did show Lippe a great time !!I love all the history an great pics !!Lippe did have a great big bed of his own an wow what a breakfast !!HUGSxxx


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