Monday, 31 October 2011

Spooky Halloween - help!!

Hello Peeps

Happy Halloween to you all, we wanted to know if anyone knew about the Haunted House here at Blogville? Louis and I are going tonight to investigate as we hear there are strange goings on there, especially at Halloween.....

The Blogville Ghost Busters so far...

Can you spot anyone in the photo?, We have our best Ghost Busters disguises on, anyway do let us know if you know any history of this kennel, some of you must have heard something? We'll report back later with our findings, Louis is a bit scared so if anyone wants to join us you're very welcome! Please leave your name in the comments and we'll add you into the photo and write a full report on the Investigation later in the week!  Dex and Lou xxx

The Ghost Busting Team so far...

Dexter Devil May Care                             Buster Blood Vessel
Louis Lawdy What Was That Noise           Darwin Fear no Danger
Finn The Fearless Defender                      Mia the Sweetie Treat
Magic Might Bark a Bit                             Henry Victorious
Caiomhe The Quiet One ;-)                      Scruff the Unstoppable
Mr Pip the Pumpkin aka Princess Pipula      Sir Suka The Mighty
Sarge in Charge Sir                                 Shawnee The Trail Blazer
The Good Fairy Rubie Lou                        Rory the Tall One
Stella the Brave                                     Jazzi the Just and Bold
Op Pack Our Hero's                                 Tessa the Tiny Big Heart

Friday, 28 October 2011

Get Involved! - The Blogville Christmas Card Exchange...roll up, roll up!

Morning Peeps!

We are very excited to tell you about the Blogville Christmas Card Exchange, we are honoured to be helping Jazzi's Mom with this by becoming Schnauzer Days International for a few weeks!

We all love receiving Christmas cards don't we, and we'd love to send greetings to our Blogville buddies around the globe that's for sure.Well we are collecting all the names of Peeps who would like to do the same and Jazzi's Mom will send a list of addresses out to everyone - great idea or what?!! We can't wait for cards to come through the letterbox!

I know a lot of you all pawticipated in this last year and there are a lot of new Blogvillians who we're sure would love to take part, including us - it's a great way to make new friends too - in fact it's just a pawfect idea!

So, if you want to keep your Postman busy this Christmas - get involved!

Here's what to do:

You can send Christmas, Holiday and Hanukkah cards as well as E-Cards. It's just as much fun getting them online as in the mailbox.

The deadline is Nov 19 and names must be in by the deadline, sorry we can't take any addresses after this date. The list will be E-mailed to you on Nov. 21st. If you are sending to any overseas, then you will want to get those out right away so that they will have time to get there.

To get your name and address on the list, you will need to sign up.

If your state begins with the letters A-L you will E-mail the Hounddogmom

States starting with M-Z you will E-mail Finn ~~ marianne(DOT) d (DOT)howard(AT)gmail(DOT)com

If you live outside of the US you will Email us at Schnauzer Days~~ schnauzerdays(AT)yahoo(DOT) co(DOT)uk

This is the info we need:

Your blog name
Your blogs address
All the dogs/cats name that you want the cards addressed to.
Your e-mail address for those people going green and sending e-cards.
Your snail mail address for mailing.

It is importnat that you know that all information sent will be treated with the utmost respect and complete confidentiality.

So, what are you waiting for - get your Peeps emailing - NOW!!!!! ;-)

And come on Peeps outside of the USA, please make our day and fill our inbox for us, we'll confirm every email we receive so do let us know if you don't hear back.

Grab the badge at the beginning of the post and help spread the word, if you're outside the USA it would be great if you could like back to here so peeps know what to do - thanks!!

Dex and Lou 
Schnauzer Days International

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

The Momster's Back!

Morning Furiends, hope everyone has had a good week so far. We are happy bunnies here because the Momster is back from her holiday which means PA services are resumed - bol!!

As we told you she went without us but it was still a doggy holiday - just no dogs! This is where they stayed, it was in Winchester, Hampshire

The luxury Cabin
The story behind the trip is this. Nearly 6 years ago when the hoomans got me as a Pupster they joined a forum all about Schnauzers to get advice and make friends. Well, the Momster made extra special friends with 3 other ladies and they have become really close online friends and seen each other through some difficult times too. It was a dream come true for them all to meet up for the first time. We can't include photo's of the meeting yet because this is what the magazine is writing about - how exciting is that!! If it wasn't for us she wouldn't know these friends so we think she owes us big time!

These are our Cousins whose Moms went on the trip too:

Darwin and Mia

Henry and Scruff

We imagine that the majority of the time was spent talking about us, why wouldn't it be??!! However we think they may have found a little time to themselves, there was talk about a hot tub, shopping and pubs!

On a different note we will have some exciting news at the weekend about the Blog land Christmas Card Swap. We are helping Jazzi's Mom with collecting details of everyone who is taking part so watch this space for more news on that!! Have a great week everyone, Love Dex and Lou xxx

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Training Days and Doggy Friends

Morning all,

Well it feels like Winter is just around the corner as we woke up this morning to a brrrrrrrrr morning, so it was breakfast and straight back under the blanket for us :-)

Only a short post today because SHE is going away this weekend, more to report on that next week, however it is very exciting and doggy related.

Louis will be missing training this weekend, which means he'll also miss seeing his classmates. Here's a photo of them a few weeks ago when the sun was still shining. You can see Louis second from the left next to his cousin Kaydee the Boxer and his friend Tara on the other side.

Louis and his buddies
You can click on the photo for a better view if you like. Of course I (Dexter) don't need training - although I was a little concerned to hear HER say I could do with a refresher as I'm getting a bit too big for my boots. Now what's THAT supposed to mean, everyone knows I run this household ;-)

Have a lovely weekend everyone and our PA will be back next week with a report on the weekend. Meanwhile we'll be sneaking upstairs and sleeping on her side of the bed for 3 whole nights - yippee!!!! Dex and Lou xxx

Monday, 17 October 2011

Another photo session...

Hello Peeps! We hope you've all had a lovely weekend, we had quite a lazy one but a few good trips around the woods in between.

The Momster is very excited as it seems we, ie her really, are going to be in a magazine, we'll tell you more nearer the time, just to keep you in suspenders bwah ha ha!!As a little teaser we MIGHT be in it with some friends we've introduced you to on here ;-)

Anyway she had to send them a photo of her with us, of course they would want US in it, so on this occasion we agreed to pose for the flashy box.

This is the final photo, as you can see I'm sat by the side of her and getting pretty fed up by this time and have my Victor Meldrew face on. For those buddies across the water he's a funny TV character who is a very grumpy old man!
As this is about the only photo we have of us with her that she has not deleted we thought we'd include it today. Until it probably gets deleted next week, she says she looks much younger in real life - bwah ha ha...bwah ha ha...ha ha ha....must go and lie down, my sides ache.

Love to all and we'll see you all soon, Blogger was being silly for us but hopefully is back to normal now. Dex and Lou xxx

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Angels with Dirty Faces...

Hello Everybuddy! Hope you've all had a good week and those who were feeling poorly and having to see the V-E-T are feeling much better!

We've had a few days of wonderful sunshine again - yay! Yesterday we went down to our Grannies for the Popster to mow her lawn and tidy up the garden ready for Winter. The first thing we did was rush down to the bottom of the garden to check the sheep in the field behind the house, we like to stop and pass the time of day with them. Guess what we found?

Our sheep friends have gone and instead we have a field full of slugs in the next field - what's that all about? Our Momster tells us these are not giant slugs but big bales if hay wrapped up ready for the winter in black plastic, hmmm...not sure about that...this is going to need some investigation we can see. There is a railway line which runs right behind this field, imagine across the middle of the photo which sometimes has the Orient Express on it and sometimes a Thomas the Tank Engine - we'll try and get some pics of that for you sometime.
We had a few hours chasing the lawn mower and making lots of noise and eating lots of the lovely green stuff.
We must admit we did get our faces pretty dirty, Louis's beard came off worst as he's got the longest but it was worth enduring the torture of the beard wash later for all the fun we had. We didn't manage to silence the mower thingy sadly so that job still has to be done another day - we'll keep barking at it until it shuts up, you'll see!
After a hectic day of fun in the sun there was only one thing to do last night - sleeeeep, and dream of talking sheep :-)

Have a lovely weekend everyone - we'll be round to visit you all over the next couple of days and catch up on the Blogville News.  Dex and Louis xxx

Monday, 10 October 2011

Windy Days and Mondays...

Morning all, Dexter here. Monday morning again, and a real change in the weather. We have howling wind today - it whooshes around the house and makes such a noise, it doesn't bother me but Louis is really scared and runs and hides behind the sofa shaking, he's always been mega noise sensitive - any of you peeps have problems with noise? We're dreading bonfire night with all the fireworks next month, we've asked a trainer friend of ours for advice but if any of you have any ideas it will be gratefully received by the Peeps :-)

Sniffing the breeze...Louis doesn't mind the wind in his beard outside at all
Meanwhile we've been enjoying some good walks, the cows are still in our favourite fields but hopefully won't be for much longer and we can return there for our winter furtling grounds...can't wait to see what's changed, and any new rabbits that have moved in!
Our Winter Furtling Ground - can't wait to get back!
Anyway, hope you're all having a good day so far and enjoy the rest of it. Take care all, love Dex and Lou xxx

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Wordless Wednesday and Crafty Things

Clipper fury...

Well, not quite wordless, that would be impossible from us ;-)

Don't forget it's Safety Week this week in Blog Land, with lots of advice for keeping us and our hoooomans safe and sound. Check out Sarge's blog (bottom of post) for a list of blogs to visit :-)

Finally, Frankie wanted to see what the Momster had been up to at her sewing machine so here is one of the things she has been making ready for Christmas, these little trees, we haven't managed to get one off the table yet to de-stuff or leave pee mail on, it but we're working on it.

See you soon all, have a lovely rest of the week and stay safe! Dex and Lou xxxxx