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Sunday, 26 December 2010

Images (and a few words!) of Christmas 2010

JD - Hi all - we hope you've had as fun a Christmas as we have!

Max - Here are some snaps of what we've been up to over the past few days....

All shook up! A new Elvis squeaky chicken from our blog sweetheart Sasha!

Plus a cool squeaky Roo - he's a tough little fella and has resisted our chewing thus far!

December 2010 has been the coldest in the UK since records began in 1910! We wanted a drink from a water trough whilst out on our Christmas Eve walk and FH managed to heave the top lump of ice off it for us to have a slurp from the cool, unfrozen stuff underneath. Here's JD posing with the ice!

Max ambles alongside the frozen river!

JD totally freaks FH out by walking on the frozen river - she was squawking and shrieking at him to 'get off NOW!' (The odd box thing you can see in the river is a hide for otters - don't forget, we walk at a nature reserve!)

Our advent calendars!

Us waiting for a nom from our advent calendars!

We open a Christmas pressie - ripping the paper off is great fun!

FH tortures us by making us wait to open a pressie from our great pal Syd, a rescue greyhound!

The torture continues as FH makes us pose with our fab new stuffies from Syd!

At last - let the playing commence!

Beach sunrise, Boxing Day morning

A well earned rest after so much excitement!

JD - And we haven't even showed you what MH and FH got us yet - can you guess what we got?!

Max - We can't wait to show you - it's JUST what we wanted!

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Winners of Shelby's Christmas Raffle!

JD - Hi everyone! The humans are back from London and we're back from the kennels so we can FINALLY do a post about Shelby's Christmas raffle!

Max - We're sorry it's a bit late - the draw WAS supposed to be last weekend but had to be put off until the 8th because of the bad weather we've had in the UK.

JD - And then as soon as the draw happened the humans went to London and we went to the kennels - it was all a bit up-in-the-air we're afraid! So we mailed the winners to Mona so that she could get the word out about who the lucky winners are.

Max - But, without further ado, here - at last! - is the photo edition of Shelby's Christmas raffle!

JD - On Thursday morning FH wrote down the names of everyone who had entered together with who had purchased the tickets - she wishes she had printed it out as it took her nearly 2 hours to do this, he he he!

Max - We then chose a box for her to put all the tickets into....

We thought this was a most suitable container to hold the tickets!

Just LOOK at all those tickets!! Thank you so much everyone who purchased a ticket!

JD - As quite a few of the prizes have been supplied by Lily's human Jo we asked Jo if she'd draw the 4 winning tickets and were delighted when she said yes!

Our beautiful and generous GSD pal Lily - isn't she just gorgeous?!

Max - We LOVE Jo - she makes such a fuss of us and gives us treats and cuddles and tells us we're good boys and handsome boys - sigh! She's our most favourite human in the whole wide World!

FH - Um, Max?

Max - Oh, er, yeah - I meant our most favourite AFTER you and MH - ahem.....

JD - Nicely backpawed there Max! Anyway, Jo is great! She doesn't blog so we also figured she'd also be a really 'impawtial' person to carry out the prize draw!

We sit like good boys for Jo and get a yummy treat as a reward!

Max - "Jo, Jo! You love ME the most don't you?! I'm sure you're giving ME the biggest cuddle!"
JD - "Nice try Max, but just look how well I fit into Jo's side and look how tightly she's holding me - I'm OBVIOUSLY her favourite!"

Max - After all the obligatory cuddles and smoochies with Jo we waited patiently whilst she drew out the 4 prizewinners!

JD - We gave the box a huge shake between each draw - and these were the tickets that came out.....

1st place winner - Trixie and Minnie with a ticket that Barbara Bassett had bought - well done!!

2nd place winner - JD and Max with a ticket from Oskar! We were so excited, but FH pointed out to us that it was highly likely that Santa Paws could be bringing us some of the items in the prize packages so we agreed that the 2nd place ticket should be drawn again. But we want to say thank you, THANK YOU to Oskar! He's just the best - so generous to get us a ticket and help Shelby - this is why he's our best-est blogging pal! If you don't know Oskar (then you've probably been living on the moon!) then please do visit him, he has such a fun blog. AND he also runs PBU (Pet Blogs United) with his mom person, which is a great blog-forum to meet pals - you really should check it out. Yup - Oskar is the best and we're so happy to be able to call him our best pal!

2nd place winner - Maggie Mae with a ticket that Mona and The Mommy had bought - woo woo!!

3rd place winner - Scampi with a ticket from JD and Max!!

This is Scampi - isn't he cute!! We purchased some tickets for some of our local pals and were delighted when Jo picked out one of these in the draw! Scampi doesn't have a blog but he has appeared on ours a few times - when he knows what he's going to get for his 3rd place prize we'll post some photos for you all to see!

4th place winner - Miss Mayzie with a ticket from Mona and the Mommy!

Max - Thank you so much to everyone who took part in Shelby's raffle - we had a lot of fun hosting it and we raised lots of green papers for Shelby and that's the main thing.

JD - And well done to all the winners! These are the prizes so please look below and let us know what you'd like.....

Puppy pack - medium stuffie octopus toy and lots of doggie toys and treats!

Pet's Eye View Camera and doggie chew toy!

Puppy pack - with giant stuffie octopus and a great selection of doggie toys and snacks!

Digital photo frame complete with 1gb memory card

Max - Winners can check this post below for more details about the prizes if they need to!

JD - We hope you all enjoyed reading our post about the raffle as much as enjoyed doing it!

Max - We need the winners to let us know what they'd like as a prize - please leave a comment below with an e-mail contact.

JD - Before we leave we'd like to remind everyone about Blueberry's Christmas auction which ends in less than 24 hours! Be quick - get your bids in to avoid severe disappointment!

Max - At 12 noon GMT tomorrow the auction ends - we will temporarily disallow all comments and will then post a list of the lucky winning bidders in the afternoon! Good luck everyone!

JD - Thanks again! We're sorry we haven't had a chance to leave comments on your blogs recently - the raffle and the auction have taken up all our time, but rest assured we're still visiting and will start leaving comments again in a few days time - please bear with us!!

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Thursday, 2 December 2010


JD - Hi everyone! It's been VERY cold and snowy here in the You-Kay! Even our beach walkies have been a chilly affair!

FH does insist on wearing daft things on her head claiming that it keeps her warm! Here we all are mid-walkies on a rather snowy beach.

Max - Mind you, we LOVE the snow! It's so much fun to frolic in - and it's wonderfully refreshing to nibble on too!

We pose next to some snowy rocks - Max was rather proud of his ear standing to attention in this shot!

JD - The only thing we don't like is the ice balls that form on our paws when we go out - sometimes we end up looking like we're wearing moonboots!

Can you tell which pup had just been sampling the snow in this shot?!

Max - Mind you, one of the BEST things about the chilly weather is getting warm and snugly again after our walkies!!

Cosy and warm again - snow is tiring stuff you know!

JD - We hope all you pups out there are keeping warm and toasty and safe....

Max - ....and before we leave we'd like to thank everypup for their help in Blueberry's Auction. It's so exciting - fabulous items are coming in every day for listing, pups are already bidding left, right and centre and everyone's doing a great job at getting the word out.

JD - Thank you all SO much!

Max - And finally, here's a short video of us on the beach earlier with FH.

JD - Even though it was near blizzard conditions she still insisted that we carry out agilities - can you believe that?! She's a slave driver!!

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Please help!

JD - Hi everyone! We're sorry we haven't been around to visit you recently but it's because we've been busy on something very important!

Much as we like to spend most of our time at the beach we have recently been working on other things too!

Max - Yup! Our beautiful pal Blueberry recently had surgery for cancer and the huge hearted Frankie Furter had the wonderful idea to hold a Christmas Auction to help raise funds for her treatments.

JD - Frankie and the Slimmer Pugs got chatting about this and asked if we'd host the auction page, as we did for Shelby's auction earlier this yer.

Max - Well, we were honoured to be asked and immediately agreed so we've been spending the past week setting up the auction site.

JD - It's now live so please check it out by clicking on the piccie below!

Max - We need your help to spread the word about this, to bid on items if you can and to donate items for it if you're able!

JD - We've already had some AMAZING auction items donated - the kindness that's out there in the dog-blog community is just PAWSOME!

JD cosies up to his beautiful GSD pal Lily! Just like the dog-blogging community Lily is very generous too - she recently donated some items to Shelby's Christmas Raffle. Don't forget to buy some raffle tickets - click on the picture above to link to the amazing prizes you could win! Closing date for Shelby's Christmas Raffle is 4th December.

Max - We're hoping to add items to the auction fairly regularly so please do keep on checking back. Why struggle with busy shops for your Xmas shopping when you could buy something amazing at Blueberry's auction?!

JD - One thing we'd like to ask is that you check out the 'thank you' page of the auction site as it's our shout-out to everypup who has made this wonderful event possible - we think you're all great!

Max - Blueberry's Christmas Auction will run until 12th December so we probably won't get a chance to blog much ourselves until then as we'll be concentrating on the auction site. But being part of the auction is great fun so we don't mind!

JD - Oh! Before we go we just HAD to share how excited we are that we've gone into triple figures with our followers for 'Schnauzer and Schnauzer' - wowzers!

Max was so stunned to find that 'Schnauzer and Schnauzer's' followers had gone into triple figures that he keeled over, he he he!'

Max - 100 followers - we're beside ourselves with excitement! Seriously - our tails nearly wagged OFF when we realised!!

JD - In the meantime please DO check out Blueberry's auction. You can help by spreading the word or by bidding or by donating items. Everything helps!

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

The sun always shines on the righteous - he he he!

JD - Hi everyone! We wanted to share some photos with you that FH has been taking of us over the past couple of months.

Max - As Winter draws in the days are getting shorter and we now have to go for our walks in the dark - boo!

JD - However, before this happened FH and us really enjoyed watching the sunrises so she took lots of snaps to remember how beautiful the start of each new day is, er, was!

We wait patiently for FH to take our photo!

Even though we're just small silhouettes in this photo (when we should be the featured stars of the show!) we still really like this photo of low tide and the pier

A bit of a 'windy woozle' situation in this photo!

FH LOVES this silhouette photo - just look at how blue the sky is! JD is enjoying an early morning paddle on this very clear, very COLD morning!

The boys take a brief breather as we all wend our way home after a very enjoyable morning romp!

This was one of the last sunrise photos that FH took of us - we were on our way home and more than half of our walk had been in the cover of darkness. Two weeks later FH took the photo below, in the EXACT same spot at the EXACT same time....

....obviously, we were facing in the other direction for this moonlight shot, but it is the same place (well, okay, we were at the bottom of the hill in this photo, in the one above we were at the top of the hill!) As FH says - the World turns, same time, same place, different season!

And to finish we leave you with a sunset photo, just for a change, he he he!

Max - And hey - we've started to notice a strange phenomenon in our photos, which is that in 90% of them my brother JD is ALWAYS on the left with myself, the handsome (and modest!) Max, ALWAYS being on the right.

JD - It's not ALL the time. For impromptu snaps, like our last Wordless Wednesday, we mixed it up a bit with Max on the left and myself on the right! But it seems that whenever we're called upon to pose for a photo we insist on ME being left with little bro' right!

Max - Well, people and pups often say they can't tell us apart - even though my brother is practically a GIANT....

JD - Hey!

Max - ....so we thought this would be a good way to help everyone to identify us, he he he!

Sunday, 7 November 2010

A happy and uplifting photo story

Hi everyone - JD and Max here! We asked FH if we could please do a cheery, uplifting post as we notice there seems to be a lot of sadness and pain out there in the blogging World just now. So we'd like to share this with you - it's a great story without a word being said apart from the dialogue at the end.... you might have already seen it but even so we think it's great and worth seeing again and it may just bring a happy tear to your eye...

It was a German tourist who jumped in and saved the dog. Upon getting back up on the bridge he checked the dog out and told the owner "zer dog is okay and vill be fine!" So the owner asked if he was a vet?

He replied "Vet? VET? I'm soaked!"