“Who Let The Dogs Out?” In San Pedro, Ambergris Caye,Belize

Hi Zig here.

For first time readers (where have you been?) I’m the real cute and good looking one on the right. Oh, and my full name is Ziggy BelizeEast.

I’ve grabbed hold of John’s iPad to let you know what kind of Christmas I had. I was hopeful that Santa Paws would bring me an iPad of my own but I had no such luck. To say I’m gutted would be an understatement. I did get some great presents though but not before we all dressed up in our Christmas gear.

I’ve got to admit it, I only kept it on because it had Arsenal’s badge on it. I wanted a snazzy Christmas T shirt like the rest of them.

Rose (I really, really like her),Geordie, John and Fred.

I quite liked the snowman one that John wore

but I think I would have looked great in the green Elf shirt too!

“You agree, don’t you.”

They all went out on Christmas Eve without me. The last I heard before they disappeared was something about alcohol …

I didn’t mind though because the next day was Christmas Day and time for my presents. But not before they had some more of this alcohol stuff.

Geordie ‘doing the honours’.

And what they described as “a little light breakfast”.

Me? I had some dental sticks. They’re great for keeping my teeth pearly white!


And then it was time for my presents.

“Come on Geordie. Stop teasing me. Get it down off the table”.

A new travel bed for when I stay away from home.

And a new lead


with a matching collar!

Oh, and I also got more treats to add to my ever growing store.

“Beggin Strips? I don’t beg, I just roll my eyes!”

We enjoyed breakfast together and then the four of them set of for lunch and left me to guard our home. It’s my job and as Head of Security for Highbury House I know that it’s a 24/7, 365 day commitment. My time with BATSUB taught me that.

The next day (Boxing Day) was a sad one for all of us. It was time for Geordie to leave us. He’d been with us for nearly a month and I’d got used to playing with him again.

Geordie, John, Rose and Fred having a farewell drink before Geordie got on his plane.

And what about me you’re thinking. Well I was trying out my new bed.


“You’ve got to admit that green is so my colour”.

Rose (she’s the nice one) and John could see that I was feeling a bit down absent Geordie so they asked me if I’d like to go out and so we took a ride in to ‘Town and I was amazed at just how much progress had been made on some of the building developments.

I mean what about the new hotel just south of the Sir Barry Bowen bridge that John told you about November last year.

And the supawmarket across the road.

“I hope it’s going to have a doggy section’.

And the new floor above Mark’s Shopping Center.

A house in Boca Del Rio is ‘growing’ bigger.

And what about the new restaurant and bar near Annie’s Pastries.

Very rojo!

And just across the road another new supawmarket.

“Now this one must have a doggy section”.

While we were out we heard that the San Pedro Town Council is going to enforce the Dog Registration Law. Obviously the ‘Council wants to know who let the dogs out (ouch).

Oh well I’ve got to sign off now and put the iPad back before John discovers I’ve been using it but before I go I just want to wish you all a happy new year. May you get what you deserve in 2016. For me that will mean lots of treats!

The headline for today’s (supaw) edition is based on the single released in 2000 by the Baha Men which reached number two on the UK Singles Charts and number forty on the US Billboard Hot 100.

“You’re My Best Friend” in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize.

Hi it’s the Zigstar here. 

I’ve been trying for an absolute age to wrest control of the iPad from John but as furtive as I’ve been – and trust me I have been the ultimate in furtiveness – I’ve failed miserably. At times it seems like the iPad is an extension of his arm. Does he never put the thing down?

Get hold of it at night when he’s in bed you’re probably thinking. Well that’s a good idea and under normal circumstances it would probably work but I don’t operate in normal circumstances. Night time is when I do my thing. This is the time of the day when I make sure that Rose (she’s really, really nice) and John can safely sleep soundly in their bed (yes, the one that I’m not allowed to get on – yet!).

But a few Fridays ago the opportunity presented itself. Darren ( he’s a member of BATSUB based at Price Barracks – my previous home) came over for the weekend and John (unusually so if I might add) did his best (his best, by the way, is not very good) to be sociable and, as a consequence, was not glued to the iPad.

I’m racing ahead of myself though. Quite understandably after such a long absence you want to know how I’ve been. You do, don’t you.

Well I’ve been very good ( I’ve been naughty a few times too though) .I’m still enjoying life at Highbury House with Rose (have I mentioned that I really like her) and John. I’ve been exercising quite a lot so that I can efficiently and expertly carry out my duties as Head of Security. I’ve put on 3lbs and I now weigh in at 59lbs. But there’s no fat. I’m a lean, mean fighting machine. 

Now with the amount of treats I get I could quite easily be a roly-poly boy. I mean just a few weeks ago my friends Kathy and Ron from North Carolina came to Ambergris Caye for their final visit before they move here next April and even though they must have had loads of stuff on their minds they still thought of me. Look what they bought me.


Lots of treats but they also brought me some new exercise equipment so I retain my fine physique too!

The big excitement in the house though was the impending visit of our very good friend Geordie who signed off from BATSUB at the end of June when he was posted to Germany. Geordie sometimes used to look after me  when I lived at Price Barracks and at the beginning I couldn’t understand what he said (he speaks with a broad North East England accent) but I’ve got two great ears that are just made for linguistics and picking up on regional dialects. And, even if I do say so myself, I’m an extremely fast learner and in no time at all we could converse with each other. Better still though was that I even managed to inflect my barks with a Geordie accent!

Geordie was due to arrive on the Sunday and Rose , with a modicum of help from John, had planned a surprise – she was going to decorate the bar at Carlo & Ernie’s Runway Bar & Grill. Her plans were scuppered though when John got a text from Geordie. He’d arrived and was sitting at the bar waiting for us!

Rose being the ingenious type that she is ( and very pretty too if I might add) seemlessly switched to Plan B mode and started sticking pieces of paper to the breakfast bar.


With the sign up Rose and John rushed to meet Geordie. Me? I stayed at home. I had work to do guarding our home!

If you’re wondering what Geordie looks like here’s a photo of him in his working clothes. Neat eh!

After what seemed like an interminably long time – it probably was because they looked and smelt like they’d really celebrated Geordie’s arrival – they all returned home. And then the fun began. Geordie had presents for me! But not before we reacquainted with each other.

With the ‘hellos’ over it was time for my presents. And about time too!

Some Tasty Bits for a tasty boy!

And some tick and flea treatment and some tick twisters that Rose ( she really looks after me) had ordered.

And best of all is the ball.

It doesn’t look like much you’re thinking. But it is, it’s special. It’s got lights in it. Thank you Geordie, you’re my best friend.

I knew straight away that it would be my new favourite bit of exercise equipment.

“No, you can’t have it Rose” ( Rose is the pretty one on the right and I’m the incredibably handsome one on the left).

Here’s me exercising with it when they’d gone to bed.

“Now that’s what you call a selfie!”

I’ll try to write again real soon and with Geordie with us until 26 December I should get plenty of opportunities to get my paws on the iPad (I’m now starting to think of it as Mypad) real soon.

The headline for today’s edition is based on the single released in 1976 by Queen which reached number 7 on the UK Singles Chart and number 16 on the US Billboard Hot 100.