Holly and Ginger's big adventure: A tale of two tails!


We are Holly and Ginger, two Asterby sisters born on the 22nd of May, 2013, daughters of Kale and Saphire. 

This is our story, told through our eyes. 

Follow us here as we share regular updates on our amazing journey through life together with our devoted humans.

   

17/07/13

After a long journey from Northern NSW, we arrived at our new home in Wollongong and are greeted with much excitement and love by our humans.
Holly:  "I will miss Sharlene, she has been such a good Mum, but thankfully it looks like I am going to get lots of cuddles with my new humans.  I think I'll wag my tail.." 
Ginger:  "Hmmm... I think this place will be OK... not sure though... yes, there is lots of grass for me to play on, but before I get excited I will sit and watch for a while to see what happens.  I will reserve tail wagging until I have made a full assessment".

After a long journey from Northern NSW, we arrived at our new home in Wollongong and are greeted with much excitement and love by our humans. Holly: "I will miss Sharlene, she has been such a good Mum, but thankfully it looks like I am going to get lots of cuddles with my new humans. I think I'll wag my tail.." Ginger: "Hmmm... I think this place will be OK... not sure though... yes, there is lots of grass for me to play on, but before I get excited I will sit and watch for a while to see what happens. I will reserve tail wagging until I have made a full assessment".

19/07/13

It's been a great couple of days since we arrived, we've settled in and we love exploring our big yard, so many new things to see and do!
Ginger:  "Quietly follow me to the back corner Holly, don't let our humans see us, and help me figure out what this flower tastes like, does it remind you of blueberry?"
Holly:  "This was your idea Ginger and I'm the one who got busted!"

It's been a great couple of days since we arrived, we've settled in and we love exploring our big yard, so many new things to see and do! Ginger: "Quietly follow me to the back corner Holly, don't let our humans see us, and help me figure out what this flower tastes like, does it remind you of blueberry?" Holly: "This was your idea Ginger and I'm the one who got busted!"

20/07/13

Breakfast time at our place consists of mince and 'complete mix', followed by tummy rubs from our humans. 
Holly:  "There's that camera again, I wish the papparazzi would let us eat breakfast in peace!" 
Ginger:  "Don't pay any attention Holly, just do what I do when there is food to eat and pretend they are not there".

Breakfast time at our place consists of mince and 'complete mix', followed by tummy rubs from our humans. Holly: "There's that camera again, I wish the papparazzi would let us eat breakfast in peace!" Ginger: "Don't pay any attention Holly, just do what I do when there is food to eat and pretend they are not there".

01/08/13

Some days are just tougher than others...
Holly:  "These pillows are so soft, I don't think I could be any more relaxed"
Ginger: "I bet we look like a two headed dog!  Oh well, I'm comfy and warm, that's the main thing. Stay still Holly, and fall asleep".

Some days are just tougher than others... Holly: "These pillows are so soft, I don't think I could be any more relaxed" Ginger: "I bet we look like a two headed dog! Oh well, I'm comfy and warm, that's the main thing. Stay still Holly, and fall asleep".

18/08/13

The back deck is where we spend a lot of time relaxing, it's a great place to catch some sun and receive pats from our humans.
Holly:  "Ginger, must you copy my every move?  I know we are sisters but this is ridiculous!" 
Ginger:  "Holly, I was going to say the same about you!"

The back deck is where we spend a lot of time relaxing, it's a great place to catch some sun and receive pats from our humans. Holly: "Ginger, must you copy my every move? I know we are sisters but this is ridiculous!" Ginger: "Holly, I was going to say the same about you!"

01/09/13

It's Fathers Day and our human cousins are at our place to celebrate for the weekend; we have played and cuddled with them for hours.     
Holly:  "Ginger - you have a green tongue.  Green's not a good colour for red heads!"
Ginger: " I know Holly, they say that red and green should never should be seen without a colour in between, but this ice block is delicious and I don't care.  By the way, you have a green tongue too, Holly..."

It's Fathers Day and our human cousins are at our place to celebrate for the weekend; we have played and cuddled with them for hours.
Holly: "Ginger - you have a green tongue. Green's not a good colour for red heads!" Ginger: " I know Holly, they say that red and green should never should be seen without a colour in between, but this ice block is delicious and I don't care. By the way, you have a green tongue too, Holly..."

06/10/13

Sometimes you just need a hug from your sister.
Holly:  "I love you Ginger".
Ginger:  "I love you too, Holly".

Sometimes you just need a hug from your sister. Holly: "I love you Ginger". Ginger: "I love you too, Holly".

03/11/13

Our humans take us out for walks as often as possible.  We've already learnt to sit at the side of the road without crossing until we get the nod. 
Holly:  "You're so clever, Ginger".
Ginger: "I know.  You're pretty clever too, Holly".

Our humans take us out for walks as often as possible. We've already learnt to sit at the side of the road without crossing until we get the nod. Holly: "You're so clever, Ginger". Ginger: "I know. You're pretty clever too, Holly".

09/11/2013

The other day, our humans took us out for a drive.  We were told we were going out to get costumes for a Tudor themed party.  We both fell asleep and woke up with these Elizabethan collars.  Neither of us remember the party, but it must of been good because we had a hangover the next day and didn't feel like getting out of bed?
Holly:  "Ginger, I feel like Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth".
Ginger: "And I feel like Gwyneth Paltrow in Shakespeare In Love, Holly.  The Oscar goes to me..."

The other day, our humans took us out for a drive. We were told we were going out to get costumes for a Tudor themed party. We both fell asleep and woke up with these Elizabethan collars. Neither of us remember the party, but it must of been good because we had a hangover the next day and didn't feel like getting out of bed? Holly: "Ginger, I feel like Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth". Ginger: "And I feel like Gwyneth Paltrow in Shakespeare In Love, Holly. The Oscar goes to me..."

20/12/13

We've been promised a walk, but it just hasn't happened yet, and we can't understand why - what could be more important? 
Holly:  "Why is he ignoring us Ginger, we couldn't be any cuter, how can he resist our charms?"
Ginger:  "Keep staring at him Holly, droop the ears a little, tilt the head, work it, and sooner or later he will give in and have to take us.   He always does..."

We've been promised a walk, but it just hasn't happened yet, and we can't understand why - what could be more important? Holly: "Why is he ignoring us Ginger, we couldn't be any cuter, how can he resist our charms?" Ginger: "Keep staring at him Holly, droop the ears a little, tilt the head, work it, and sooner or later he will give in and have to take us. He always does..."

25/12/13

It's our first Christmas and we are at our Grandad's house on the South Coast of NSW for the first time.  We've met our canine cousins Flo, the hungarian viszler, and Clancy, the maltese cross.  They are fun to play with.  
Holly:  "Ginger, I can't see a thing with this hat on".  Ginger:  "Leave it on Holly, when the crackling comes out I will be able to get yours without you noticing".

It's our first Christmas and we are at our Grandad's house on the South Coast of NSW for the first time. We've met our canine cousins Flo, the hungarian viszler, and Clancy, the maltese cross. They are fun to play with.
Holly: "Ginger, I can't see a thing with this hat on". Ginger: "Leave it on Holly, when the crackling comes out I will be able to get yours without you noticing".

01/01/14

It's New Year's Day and we are at the beach early, no one is around and we can chase each other for miles; so much energy when you're a puppy.
Holly:  "Our humans are dawdling, Ginger.  I wish they'd hurry up".
Ginger:  "I know Holly, they didn't get to bed until sunrise... make the most of this because it will be a short walk and the last walk we have today!"

It's New Year's Day and we are at the beach early, no one is around and we can chase each other for miles; so much energy when you're a puppy. Holly: "Our humans are dawdling, Ginger. I wish they'd hurry up". Ginger: "I know Holly, they didn't get to bed until sunrise... make the most of this because it will be a short walk and the last walk we have today!"

02/02/14

It's the Asterby puppy reunion in Kiama and we have been playing with our brother, Samson.  It's so much fun, and best of all we get to see Sharlene again.  
Holly:  "Ginger, are you as happy to see Sharlene as me?"
Ginger:  "I am Holly, my tail won't stop wagging, and I don't wag it for just anyone, you know how hard I am to please. We love you Sharlene".

It's the Asterby puppy reunion in Kiama and we have been playing with our brother, Samson. It's so much fun, and best of all we get to see Sharlene again.
Holly: "Ginger, are you as happy to see Sharlene as me?" Ginger: "I am Holly, my tail won't stop wagging, and I don't wag it for just anyone, you know how hard I am to please. We love you Sharlene".

29/03/14

We know we shouldn't be up here, but if our humans can eat off the table, why shouldn't we?"
Holly:  "Why is he looking like he's about to get cranky, Ginger.  Isn't this where we eat dinner?"
Ginger:  "I know Holly, what's the problem?  The longer he takes telling us to get down the longer it will take for the food to arrive.  I wish he'd hurry up, and bring the water bowl too..."

We know we shouldn't be up here, but if our humans can eat off the table, why shouldn't we?" Holly: "Why is he looking like he's about to get cranky, Ginger. Isn't this where we eat dinner?" Ginger: "I know Holly, what's the problem? The longer he takes telling us to get down the longer it will take for the food to arrive. I wish he'd hurry up, and bring the water bowl too..."