About Maya

My name's Takas Ne┼čeli, but everybody just calls me Maya. My Mum named me that after one of those funny dogs with no scent from the TV. My Dad says it's an anagram for 'My Amazing Young Anatolian', whatever an anagram is. I'm two years old, I weigh 49 kilos, and I am fawn with a black mask, but I have a white tail tip too. I live with my Mum, my Dad, my brother Zeke, and Mum's pets in sunny Townsville, Australia.




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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Back to Adventuring

Well, it has been a while since my last Adventure, which is mostly because Mum went off and had one without me! I keep insisting I would be perfectly well behaved on airplanes and trains, but so far I haven't been allowed to prove it. But Mum's back home again now, and we celebrated by going somewhere new.

New place was Dan Gleeson Gardens which is nice, but a little bit small. I did enjoy the fig trees which has little caves everywhere, and I think that Mum needs to plant one at home. (Or three or four. Hey, we live on an acre, there's a lot of space to fill!)


The brave fig-cave explorer!

I was most disappointed to discover half the park was fenced off though, including some very nice looking ponds with fountains in them that would have been excellent to swim in. Apparently the fence was put up because of fruit bats? Um, correct me if I am wrong, but wouldn't fruit bats just fly over the fence? Hmfp, I just can't figure humans out somedays.
I really wanted a swim, too.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

The Vet Adventure

I kind of get the feeling Mum tricked me today when she said it was time for an Adventure, because she wound up taking me to the vet for my check up. The vet is a bit like Mum's work because there are a lot of tasty treats, people to pat me, and dog and cat scents to sniff. Erica, my vet, is a pretty nice human, but she always seems to do things like give me nasal sprays and take my temperature, which isn't really much fun. She gave Mum a treat to take home for me though, so she remains pretty nice.

Mum, do I have to see the vet?

After I got a clean bill of health, Mum made up for my vet visit by taking me to a new park. It was a park that Mum used to visit a lot because she lived close by to it, and she took Zeke and the dog she had before me, Jayne. It must have been a very long time ago because I couldn't scent any Zeke-smells.

There were some interesting things to do at this park, (it was called Mountview Park but I couldn't see any mountains from it) like rock-climbing.

There was also walking on walls! Mum says this is great practice for when we do Agility.

We got home in time to do some gardening, then we cooked a roast chicken... I am very helpful with household chores.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Adventure at Austin's Abode

Today Zeke and I got to go on an Adventure to Austin's place! There are lots of things to smell, half-eaten toys to chase, and of course there is Austin to play with! Zeke spent most of his time trying to get the attention of the kids next door, since his legs have mostly been too sore to play much, but even he had a short play with Austin. (Everybody likes Austin!)

Wrestle time!
Sometimes Austin knocks me over!

Me, Zeke and Austin having some downtime in the shade

Race time!

Austin is pretty fast!

Pretzel time!

Friday, 8 August 2014

Adventures with Austin

Well, it's been a quiet week for Adventures. Mum has been sick - she even had time off work which she NEVER does, so we haven't been going very far. We even missed out on Agility which was a shame. But Mum is getting better so we went out today - I got a surprise when we got to the beach, because my very-best-friend-Austin was there, too!

Austin and I always have a heap of fun, especially when we have a  beach adventure. Just because he's little (oh, and NEVER tell Austin that I said he's little) doesn't slow him down - he can keep up with me no problem and he never gets tired.

We played at racing, then tag, which is one of Austin's favourites. We also did some swimming, and checked out all the little tide pools. The beach was BIG today with lots of rivers, channels and pools.

I also had time for my usual spa bath. Austin doesn't really get spa baths, because he doesn't like to stay still for that long.
There was just time for a few last wrestles before we went home.

Saturday, 26 July 2014


Come on Mum! It's ADVENTURE time!

I really think that Fridays are my favourite day. Mum's weekend starts on a Friday so she spends all day at home with me and Zeke! (Well sometimes she has to run errands without us, since she says dogs are not allowed in banks or post offices. All I can say is that those banks and post offices must have never met me before.) But not this week! So I helped mum around the house a little.

Me helping out with the gardening

My bench!
After gardening, it was time to head out for an Adventure! We went to the Strand and walked down to Jezzine Barracks, our new favourite place. We took a rest break on my favouite bench and watched the sun setting.

After our walk we stopped by Grandma's place. There were lots of visitors there so I got plenty of pats and attention! Also, I had to play with Goldie, Grandma's puppy. Goldie hardly looks like a puppy anymore though...

Ow! That's my FACE, kid!

We stayed for a visit and finally, after some treats from Grandma and lots of games, Goldie was tired.

Mum and me were a bit tired, too, so we said our goodbyes and headed for home. I helped Mum some more (cooking bacon this time. Mmmm... bacon) then went to bed.

And slept very, very deeply.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Lots of visitors

Well, it's been a while since my last Blog - we didn't have a computer after Dad broke the old one! Mum was nooooot happy. But now we have a brand new laptop and I can keep posting again!

In the meantime, I've had some Adventures to Bluewater park, the beach, and the river. Zeke and I also had lots of visits at home! First, Austin brought his humans over. Austin is still my very best friend and we had a great time.

Let's play, Austin!

Then Goldie and Grandma came out. Goldie is still getting bigger and bigger, she weighs almost as much as Zeke. She still isn't as fast as me though, nor as good at wrestling.
Chew ya paw off! (Not really)

Still, Goldie is I suppose, pretty fun, for family.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Winter at the Beach

We headed to the beach this evening. It still gets dark pretty early, so by the time Mum finishes work and drives home to pick up me and my brother Zeke, the sun is setting. But that's okay, because Mum especially loves sunsets. She said the water was too cold for her to swim, but she let me paddle.

Okay, it's pretty cold.

Zeke and I also got to play a little bit. He doesn't see very well as it gets dark so he gets crankier than usual.

Still, I'm glad we have a Mum who takes us on beach Adventures, even when it's getting cold and dark!