Max - It's because we have a lot of news!
JD - It's been a really busy week for us, what with us helping our humans with the sheds and the building works! And you know what - today we're having a tremendously exciting day!
Max - We sure are - and it's not even lunchtime yet!
JD - It all started off with our usual morning walk....
Max - ....we met up with a lot of our friends - Ty the husky puppy (hasn't he grown?!) and Dylan the Tibetan Terrier with his little sister Flossie (who got a bit jealous of Max and Ty touching noses!)
JD - Dylan asked female human if he could have a close-up photo - she was happy to oblige as he's super cute. Do you know, at a local country show Dylan won first prize in the 'puppy the judges would most like to take home with them' section?!
Max - Our chum Neo was there - you might remember him as the doggie who is a little obsessed with his tennis balls. He was very happy this morning as he had TWO!
JD - And I made the wonderful find of a discarded sock! Oooh, it was smashing to play with!!
Max - So, after all this fun we eventually decided that we had better take our female human back home as we know she can start to get a bit grumpy if she doesn't get her morning cuppa by a certain time....
JD - ....indeed! We find that humans are usually happier if we train them around a set routine you see, he he he!
Max - And do you know what we discovered when we got home? Do you?
JD - Erm, they probably don't Max! I think you'll probably have to actually tell everyone or we might be here for a while....
Max - Oh, okay then JD! Well, we got home to find not just one, but TWO parcels waiting for us!
JD - We were SO excited! One of the parcels was from a far away place called Singapore....
JD - "Oh, what is it, what is it?" Max - "Sniff! Sniff!" Hmm, smells familiar, but I can't quite put my paw on what that smell is JD...."
Max - ....and the other parcel was from another far away place called Australia!!
JD - On this second parcel was a small address label, which also had the picture of the most beautiful Schnauzer nose in the World, so we knew immediately that this parcel was from the wonderful, the intelligent, the beautiful and amazing Sasha - sigh!!
Max - We know that the parcel from Sasha is for our birthday next week so we are not allowed to open it until then! We're so excited - we're going to take loads of photographs of us opening it and we'll be blogging about it next Sunday when we're all mature and grown-up as we'll both be one year old!
JD - We have to say though, we're a bit grumpy with our human because not one of the parcels that we sent out over 4 weeks ago (to Sasha, Oskar and Ruby and Penny) to celebrate our 100th post has turned up yet!
Female Human - Well lads - I can't do much about the speed of the postal service you know!
Max - Humph! Anyway, we knew that the parcel from Singapore was from our lovely pal Cobi - and it was a wonderful spa treatment for the two of us, some dead sea mud!
JD - We're booked in to have a grooming session on Friday and our human has already told the groomers that we'll be turning up with this treatment applied! They'll wash it off and then give us a lovely haircut.
Max - We can't wait to be pampered with it! We're going to look so handsome - almost as handsome as Cobi!
JD - Is that possible Max?
Max - Well, I did say ALMOST JD! I don't think that we could ever look as stylish as Cobi.
JD - Very true! Anyway - female human told us that she's never had a parcel from Singapore or Australia - ha!
Max - We truly are international Schnauzers, he he he!
JD - Stylish Cobi and sweet Sasha - thank you both so much! We're so excited and we can't wait for 'part 2' of our blog about each of your parcels!
Max - Also, something else very exciting happened about a week ago and female human has been very tardy in getting this news onto our blog!
JD - Yes - we might have to have stern words with her about it!
Max - You see, we got an award from Dennis the Vizla dog! It's the CLASS ACT AWARD and he presented it to us in recognition of the charitable donations we will be making at the end of September in honour of our 100th post!
JD - Thank you Dennis - we are honoured to accept this award! Next weekend (end of September) we'll be posting about how much money we've donated to Dogs Trust - we're very proud to be doing this!
Max - The only requirement of this award is that we pass it onto 6 other class acts!
JD - Gosh! We think ALL our buddies are class acts, so we thought what we'd do was to pass this award onto our 6 newest blogging buddies. So, please accept this award Mr Darcy - hearing about how you help your daddy with his push-ups by sitting on him and falling over him is clear evidence of how helpful and classy you truly are!; Clive - we aspire to become PAT doggies and we view actual service doggies as super-class-act doggies!; El'bow and Hauwii who are the classiest 'little and large' double act we've ever seen; and Nellie and Calvert, whom we feel like we've known for years which is surely a sign of true friendship and makes them a star class act in our eyes!
Max - So please accept this award - we think you all ooze class!
JD - Whilst we're on the subject of our wonderful blog friends, can we please ask you all to pop over to Munchkin Memoirs and vote for our Schnauzer pal Santa in the 'Most Ear-resistible Contest'!
Max - Please DO take the time to vote! We would like to uphold the honour of the Schnauzer and Santa has the prettiest, most amazing pair of ears that we have ever seen on a doggie - he he he!
JD - Finally, we have what we think is really thrilling news to share!
Max - Yes! Recently we have been showing our humans what good puppies we are by no longer chewing or scratching the furniture or trying to eat the newspapers and the CDs, so they have decided to award us the ultimate privilege...
JD - ....oooh, I can hardly say the words I'm so thrilled about it....
Max - ....our humans have FINALLY allowed us to join them on one of their sofas!
JD - Isn't it exciting? Female human really enjoyed how much we cuddled up to her when we visited Pippa at home recently and were allowed on the furniture there, so she really wanted those schnauzer snuggles to continue back home! BUT she also didn't want us climbing up onto ALL of the furniture, so she had a plan!
Max - She sure did! She bought several blankets and introduced them to us as something we were allowed to snuggle on - ooh, they were comfy!
JD - After about a week our blankets were moved to cover the sofa - and since we knew that these were OUR blankets we knew that it could only mean one thing!
Max - We were finally allowed on the sofa!
JD - We were, we were! We were finally being promoted from the floor....
Max - ....up onto the furniture!
JD - "Are you SURE we're allowed to be up here Max?" Max - "We're on our blanket aren't we JD? I'd say that was a 'code green'.....!"
JD - Female human says this has been a good move - we know we're only allowed on the sofa where the blanket is and it means that whenever they have to go out we're a lot less stressed! In fact, we don't even give them a backwards glance when they leave now, he he he!
Max - To show you what we mean here are a few still shots that have been taken from this week's puppy-cam....
King JD and Prince Max! JD loves to be 'king of the castle' on the sofa and often tries to take the higher ground!!
JD - Female human has realised just HOW much I love to snuggle. As you saw from the photo above I DO like to be 'king of the castle' - he he he! But there is a practical side to me sitting on the sofa like this - it's because when I'm perched a bit higher I REALLY can snuggle up very close to female human....bliss!
JD and Max cuddle into Female Human - Max is looking especially pleased with himself but let's just have a little close-up of JD's snuggle technique....
Max - So, as you can see, we've had rather a nice week this week! Busy, but very nice!
JD - We sure have - and next week is our first birthday so it's just going to get better and better!
Max - Thanks again to Cobi and Sasha - we can't wait to blog about your parcels next week!
JD - We know this has been a long post so we hope you stayed with us to the end, he he he! Have a nice weekend everyone!