30 June 2007

Pawsted by Mosilager

Just another day at the GBs?

Ginga Boo had some fun in the park...

Face off


... or did they?

We take a closer look...

That's not BooBoo!!!!

Here's the BooBoo:
Boo, mini-Boo(Riley), Ginga

So BooBoo met mini-BooBoo aka Riley, our neighbour. Ginga and he had a good time playing with her. She's a poodle / eskimo dog mix. Looks a lot like BooBoo with hair.

Here's a Ginga Boo pic for comparison:
You want some of this?

And another Boo pic just because people get upset with me when Ginga gets to star in more pics on the blog than BooBoo.
He loves the water

27 June 2007

Pawsted by Lova Rakotomalala

A Ginga story

As you know, there is a small concern about Booboo's weight.
So to remedy the slight weight loss, we figure that a bowl of puppy food every night can help him gain some needed muscles. Evidently, there is no such worry about Ginga :).
The problem is, everytime we give Boo puppy food, Ginga becomes increasingly depressed that he is deprived of the bonus food, especially tastier food.

To comfort his hurt feelings ( in the eyes of the Gingster, there is probably no bigger injustice
than unequal distribution of nourishments ), I-mei likes to hug him in a tight embrace for long minutes and whispers to him that he is as loved as much Booboo and that this situation is just temporary. You have to know that I-mei's hugs to the doggies are notorious for being of the choking kind. So at some point, either Ginga or Booboo have to escape for air. Today, Ginga decided to escape before the hug becomes unbearable. However, I-mei felt very sad about the early separation and started to fake-cry. We never tried that before so I expected Ginga to just walk on behind the table as he usually does. His reaction was priceless: first he looked startled and then he came back to I-mei and curled into her belly to comfort her and cuddle. It was the sweetest thing. For good measure, he added a little roll-over and a big Ginga smile. Yep, seeing that definitely felt like a royal treat.

PS: It is Madagascar's independence day so GB's had to have their walk outside with small multicolor lanterns.

21 June 2007

Pawsted by Mosilager

A gift for William Wales

Prince William of Wales? or England? anyway William of Wales is celebrating his 25th birthday. A reporter was rhetorically wondering what does one give somebody who has everything. Well, I have the answer - a day with BooBoo and Ginga.

So, in the morning, Ginga comes in and wakes you up with a big sloppy kiss.

Then he positions and repositions his body for a massage. Even though it sounds like work, giving a massage is very good for relaxation. He will tolerate big hugs during this process.

By the time the Ginga massage is done, BooBoo will come in for an arse-rub and he gets very excited when you get up.

Then Ginga Boo perform a little wrestling match for your benefit - especially if you like photography, this part is a lot of fun.

A long, relaxing walk follows, during which Ginga and BooBoo attempt to compete with each other by seeing who can poo-poo the most. BooBoo is about half the size - it's amazing how he manages to keep up. This must be one of the wonders of the world.

During the walk, other doggie parents are running around and you get to meet them, as well as people driving by who smile at you very kindly. This is particularly good for the prince, as he can be sure they are smiling at him because of the doggies, and not because of his fame and fortune and all that stuff.

Then, training time... as long as some treats are brought out, doggies will cycle through everything they know - sit, lay down, roll over, speak etc. and you can teach them new stuff as well. Ginga in particular becomes a genius when there is food around. It's extremely satisfying when they do what you want them to...

One can then go for enjoying nature aka taking the doggies to the woods so they can go off leash and you can enjoy the wild outdoors. Now you can find where squirrels hide and how fast they can climb up a tree when faced with BooBoo and Ginga.

Once home you realise that you are out of treats and go to the store to get some. When you get back they jump around and are very excited to see you, even if you just took 10 minutes to come back. Well BooBoo does the jumping around and Ginga dances.

I've never seen any paparazzi around gingaboo so the prince will be safe in that regard too. In conclusion, the best gift to give the prince who has everything is a day as a commoner, with a chance to get unconditional love from some little Princes.

17 June 2007

Pawsted by Lova Rakotomalala

GingaBoo approves of Paul Potts

A not-dog related video at all but just because this is so awesome.....
And also, Booboo and Simon Cowell are distant cousins. What ? You could not tell ?

12 June 2007

Pawsted by imei

Climate change: the 12 things Gingaboo would like you to do

To save their beautiful environment. (http://www.worldwildlife.org/climate/involved/individuals.cfm)

11 June 2007

Pawsted by Lova Rakotomalala

This is ..... GINGA !!!!!!

It' s summertime again which can only mean one thing: blockbuster movie and ice cream season is upon us :D ! Yay.
GingaBoos are celebrating in style and recommend:
"Pirates of the Carib. : At World of GingaBoo's End," "GingaBoo's 13" and of course, "I now pronounce you Ginga and Booboo". (As Joey Tribbiani would say: that was some very gentle comedy....)
But first, in case you missed last summer's blockbuster featuring GingaBoo,
here is a reminder of "300 (GBs)".

You may not remember them because the sudden fame got too overwhelming so they ask the producers to remove their names for the credits and use face-doubles, but hints of their athletic bodies are still visible in the final version.
Casting was quite easy, Here is what the producers were looking for:
1) King Leonidas: chiseled chest, scruffy face, powerful voice, engaging smile, fearlessness, jumping abilities and natural leadership.

Ginga was a natural fit (maybe not the last 3)

2) King Xerxes: conniving mind, athletic yet lean body, ambitious yet prudent, savvy in the art of dodging and retreating and recently shaved :)....

That's Booboo in a nutshell.

Famous quotes:
Ginga: " Tonight we dine in hell ! ( the juicy steaks down there are to die for) "
Ginga:" Madness ? This is GINGA !"

Booboo:"It's not my bark they fear. It is my divine power."

We also have footage of an epic battle that occured this week-end at Munger park's battleground against two "thespian" terriers ( Cherokee and Apache) , hopefully the clip will be allowed by the youtube marshalls :D.

04 June 2007

Pawsted by Mosilager

Awful for human good for doggie

Poor BooBoo!

At the start of summer BooBoo starts dragging on the leash outside, hanging back when we are walking and taking no interest in anything. This signals to us that he's getting overheated and needs a shave. The shave makes him look like a flying squirrel or an overgrown rat. Poor BooBoo... and to top it off Ginga is trying to pull his leash with his tail. Well we'd rather take happy BooBoo over pretty BooBoo any day... suggestions were made to shave Ginga but he would be at risk of a sunburn if we did that so I vetoed them.

02 June 2007

Pawsted by Lova Rakotomalala

What are the odds ?

Here is a spooky coincidence as we enjoy a bit of tennis watching the French Open in Paris. You ma think this has nothing to do with Ginga and Booboo but you would be mistaken.
Check out the picture below: Nothing out of the ordinary, right ?

Well, let me explain:
This mixed double match at the French Open features Mirza/Santoro vs King/Cermak.
Sonia Mirza is is not only Mosi's compatriot but she is also his favorite lady with a racquet :D.
She is playing with Fabrice Santoro, who not only is French but was born in St-Martin ( in the hospital where my dad works ) and my favorite player under 6 feet :D. They decided to team up for the 1st time this year at the French open. Hum,.... weird, hey?
But wait, the spooky stuff 's not over. The other team is made of V. King, who is a Taiwanese-born American (I-mei's turf) and the other guy, D. Cermak is Czech (The GB's favorite aunty is fluent in Czech).
I told you it would be spooky.
So is that all coincidence ? Let me rephrase, would you bet against the odds that Gingaboo's distant cousins are currently sitting courtside this double's match, barking instructions at the players ?
I know I wouldn't and I would not be surprised either if a hamster or an obese cat find their way on the court at some point.... Game, set, match GB's !

OK, many apologies for that nonsensical-tennis-interlude post on the Gingaboo blog. To make up for it, here are pictures of Ginga and Booboo doing the victory celebration with their own teamates: