JD - Hi everyone - we haven't 'Mirror Image Monday'-ed for ages so we thought it would be nice to get back to it.
Max - We usually compare ourselves with other doggies but for 'one day only' (he he he!) we wanted to show you some photos of us mirroring each other instead....
Photo 1 - Schnauzer foot-warmers!
Photo 2 - back to back!
Photo 3 - put your heads together!
Photo 4 - we're two Schnauzers - with a mere two ears between us, it would appear, he he he! We're very close brothers....!
Photo 5 - The perfect 'V' formation!
Photo 6 - an advanced mirror image maneouvre - dual-layering - sofa so good, he he he!
JD - Whilst we're on the subject of mirroring we would like to point out that we DO have one major difference between the two of us and that is - I can't seem to stop growing, he he he!
Max - Lot's of our pals think I'm rather short for a Schnauzer - humph! I'm actually rather tall! Miniature Schnauzers are typically 14 to 16 inches high and I'm 16 inches tall - oh yeah!
JD - But I'm still trying to fulfill my dream of becoming a Giant Schnauzer and I'm now a towering 18.5 inches tall - get IN!
Max - Female human measured us the other day becuase when she was scratching JD behind the ears whilst we were all out on a walk....
JD - Mmmm, it was nice!
Max - ...er, quite JD! But female human suddenly realised that she hadn't needed to bend down to do this, so realised that JD had grown YET AGAIN!!
JD - Indeed! As you can see from the photo below I have spectacularly long legs compared to you - ha!
Max - So we throw the 'mirror image Monday' challenge out to other tall Schnauzers out there! Please let us know how tall you are - are any of you as tall - or taller (gasp!) - than my 'big bro' JD'?! We'd love to know!
Max - Pet Pride is our favourite meme and is wonderfully hosted by Bozo - please go over and check out all the fun!
JD - For our Pet Pride entry this week we want to share with you one of our favourite games - it would appear to also be a pass time that our first love, the beautiful Sasha, also enjoys.
Max - We love playing in the long grass - sure, it means we have to have our paws checked out and have a thorough brush after each walk, but we feel it is well worth it!
JD - Look - here is a photo that the gorgeous Sasha posted last week of her making her way through the grasses....
Max - ....and here is a photo of JD doing the same! It could almost be the same field couldn't it? We like to imagine that when we're playing Sasha will suddenly appear out of the grasses and the three of us will have so much fun romping around together!
JD - We so love to play chase - and our humans really enjoy watching us having fun too, so it's 'win-win' all round!
Max - Often we'll start our game with a 'face-off'!!
JD - And then the chasing begins!!
Max - Can't catch me, can't catch me!
JD - Wheeeee!
JD - Hmm, where's Max gone, I can't see him....
JD - Hey - where did the long grass go?!
JD - Ah, here it is - that's better.....wheeeeee!!
Max - He he he - I've broken cover, gotta find the long grass again....
Max - Hey - neat! I've found a stick! Hope female human doesn't see me or she'll take it off me.....*chew, chew!*
JD - I'm rather proud of this next photo! Unfortunately we haven't been able to edit it so it's a bit small, but I love how I appear to have just levitated out of the grass, he he he!
JD - Phew, that was an exhausting game of chase, time for a pit-stop I feel!
Max - For today's 'Tummy Tickle Tuesday' post I'm sending a plea out to all my bloggie pals out there for advice and guidance!! As the weather here is changing and it's getting colder we're starting to snuggle under warm blankies. But what's a pup to do when he's snug under a blanket AND he wants a tummy tickle? As you can see below I have 'assumed he position' but as my tummy is covered no tickle is forthcoming from female human - gasp!
Exhibit A - a tickle-less tummy lies beneath the blanket....
Max - If any pup out there has any suggestions of how to overcome this serious dilemma it would be most appreciated.
JD - We wanted to do a happy post where we could share with our bloggie pals something that we're thankful for.
Max - Yup! We know that 'Thankful Thursday' is something that a few other blog pawticipants do - we thought it was a very nice idea so we thought we'd take a break from our busy schedule and give it a try too!
JD - "Leggo of the tug toy Max - we need to concentrate on Thankful Thursday!"
JD - So - we want to dedicate this post to our good blog pals - Fatty and Ally! Oh yes, and their humans too, he he he!
Max - Fatty and Ally are two very pretty little Schnauzer sisters who have a really stylish and fun blog.
Ally and Fatty show off their new car!
JD - They have a wicked sense of humour - their blog postings always make us giggle!
Max - But the reason that we're singling them out for our "Thankful Thursday" is because of what great friends they are! About a year ago our humans booked a holiday to KualaLumpur for February 2010 - it was because their local airport had just started doing trips to this part of the World and were offering really good value flights.
JD - Our humans tell us that flying from a local airport 'makes all the difference' - we can't comment as hadn't realised that our humans could fly! Wow - they kept that quiet!
Max - We're kind of in shock about that news! Anyway, they booked this flight - and the reason it was booked so far into the future was because female human had just taken redundancy from her old job so didn't want to travel until she had sorted a few things out - like getting a new (and better!) local job and getting us, which she has now done!
JD - Anyway, earlier on this year we all got to know Fatty and Ally through their wonderful blog. And - wow! - Fatty and Ally also live in KualaLumpur!
Ally looks a bit fed up with the flashy box, whilst Fatty hams it up!!
Max - We let Fatty and Ally know that our humans were going to be visiting and that they would love to meet up if the chance arose!
JD - And do you know what Fatty and Ally did when they heard this? They went out and took loads of amazing photographs and started to produce several tailor-made travel guides, just for our humans! For example - our humans told Fatty and Ally what hotel they had booked and Fatty took her daddy out to the actual hotel and took pictures of it so that they could get a feel for it!!
Max - Isn't that simply amazing?! Our humans have been blown away by their kindness - and are now even MORE excited about visiting! So far these gorgeous girls have published not one, not two, but THREE travel guides, JUST for our humans!
Ally and Fatty and their wonderful humans. Hey - we've just noticed - is Ally always on the left and Fatty always on the right in their group photos....?!
JD - Fatty has been so busy! She's been mentioning places to visit that our humans weren't even aware of! They're so excited!
Max - We wish our humans could visit ALL our bloggie pals, but they tell us that unless their local airport starts doing bargain flights to all the local towns of our pals it's basically not going to happen.....sigh!
JD - We wanted to say thank you Fatty and Ally - we're very thankful we found your blog and we're very thankful that you're our friends - we think you and your humans are wonderful!
Max - If you haven't visited Fatty and Ally yet you're missing a real treat - please do pay them a visit and let them know that JD and Max think they're brilliant!
JD - Hey, we like this 'Thankful Thursday' malarkey - we think we might do it again soon!
JD - The gorgeous Sasha posted a 'Tummy Tickle Tuesday' earlier today - and we were so taken with this idea that we thought we'd join in....
Max - So - here's a picture of me me asking - "Hey - I'm here! I've assumed the position! So come on - where's my tummy tickle?!"
Max - Ahhh, that's better - there it is!!
JD - Great idea for a post Sasha! We'd like to apologise for not leaving messages on everyone's blogs for a while. As you know we've been without Internet access but when we got it back female human was a bit unwell.
Max - Something called a migraine - she's had to be in a dark room as lights hurt her eyes, so obviously looking at a PC screen obviously wasn't the best idea.
JD - Hey, did you know - when humans throw up they don't try to eat it? Aren't they weird?!
Max - Anyway - now she's getting better we're going to visit all your blogs today as we've been simply dying to know what all our pals have been getting up to!!