Wow, what a amazing year. We are turning 1 in September. Its been so satisfying, exciting and at times absolutely flat out, but I have loved every minute of it. We will be celebrating for the month of September, so go to our facebook page and website for more information, we would love to see you there.
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Name: Bart Chambers (sometimes also known to others as El Barto, King Bart, Sir Bart – see the theme?)
Location: Blue Mountains, NSW
Job Title: CEO extraordinaire of Sculpture by Teangi
Age: Isn’t it rude to ask? I’m almost 12.
1. What is your favourite toy? or type of toy?
Banana used to come with me everywhere and I never ever put a mark on him. Since then I have been in love with ‘softies’. They all get a name and it only takes me a short time to learn their names. I do love, what we call in our household, an ‘afternoon chew’ – my fave of that comes in the form of a Hurley. It’s good for a little chew in the afternoon to relieve the tension that an important business-dog like me gets during the day.
If sleeping was in the Olympics I would be a gold medal winner for sure.
When I am not sleeping I like keeping an eye on my ‘chook sisters’. They are also known as the Bartlettes and are the ‘production assistants’ at Sculpture by Teangi. They keep me entertained and I love them to bits, even when they are whingey or having a little peck at my back. Workplace politics can be like that sometimes.
In my younger years I also used to get balloons. They would be hung up around the house just to tease me… I need to get them. Occasionally I was allowed to get one which basically involved me jumping up trying to bite it and it going higher into the air. I am not allowed those now due to my bad knees.
She looks very similar to me so why wouldn’t I love her?
I have quite a repertoire of dress ups – we like DIY rather than purchasing items as it makes it more special and creative. We tend to focus around topical events and moments; examples of past dress ups are Halloween, holidays, the Tour De France….. anything that takes our fancy really.
I then met my mum when I was about 18 months of age. Mum and dad met at the place where they serve ‘happy juice’ over the counter. Mum was on holidays at the time and heard dad was working long hours and I was at home by myself. So mum started coming over when dad was out and walking me… that’s when mum and I fell in love. And then I got mum and dad to fall in love with each other too which has worked out great for me!
Other than that, being a CEO, I don’t really do much as I just take credit for everyone else’s hard work. I crack the whip at mum to get the sculptures done and the Bartlettes are always on hand to nag as well.
I am generous with giving mum days off as long as it’s all about me when she does.
When I am pretending to work hard, with that serious furrowed brow look, I usually am just on the laptop so that noone can see the screen – then I am just on facebook all day chatting and sharing my silly sense of humour. But don’t tell anyone.
A perfect day for Bart is hearing my dad’s alarm go off… this makes me get up off my bed and assume the position. The position is that at the end of the bed so dad can lift me up for my ‘mumma cuddles’ while he gets ready to go to the big smoke to work. Mum and I then have cuddles until it is a more acceptable time for getting up. Mum says my bladder is made from cast iron but not sure why as it isn’t that heavy, in any case I can hold on for a huge amount of time if sleeping and cuddles are involved.
The ideal then would be that once mumma cuddles are done dad would come home so we can all have the day together but usually he is home a lot later than I would like.
So in the meantime I hang out with mum. She calls me her shadow so basically what she is up to is what I want to be up to. We spend time with the Bartlettes and I usually have some sunbaking to do.
I don’t ask for much really, remember I am a rescue dog, a perfect day for me is to have pack members that love me, some yummy food to eat, somewhere warm to sleep and lots and lots and lots and lots of cuddles. Everyday is really a perfect day – I am a ‘glass half full’ kinda guy.
Bart’s Mum – Teangi Chambers
On 20th June, we had a very different Pampered Pooch Party. We had Channel 7 Today Tonight interview us, and take footage of what we do. We also had the lovely of Claire from Petography, come and take some professional photo’s of the party for us. We had Pepsi, Pepper, and 3 Pugs and a Blue Heeler celebrate Pepsi’s Birthday. It was a wet and windy morning, but nevertheless we all had a great time, including the Pooch’s.
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