Monday, 14 August 2017

Crybbe and the boys visit Burton Agnes

 This is Crybbe, head of our canine household, and last week he took one of our house guests, Ollie, and my brother Danny with the peeps on a trip to one of our favourite places, Burton Agnes.

This is a photo of the house where us doggies are not allowed but there are so many lovely places to explore outside no-one minded not going indoors.

Here are the boys posing on the steps into the garden. Crybbe and Danny are on the top step and Crybbe is being cheeky and poking his tongue out at Ollie BOL

The visit started with a walk through the woodland.

There were some lovely wood carvings like this one.

And then back into the gardens which are very beautiful in the sunshine.

The three boys feeling the heat!

Some of the beautiful flowers.

 And a pretty peacock butterfly.

Danny posing as usual :-)

 Ollie looking good by the hydrangeas.

And Crybbe!

They had a wonderful time exploring the gardens.

Next time I plan to join the boys :-)

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Enter the Dragon

So much has been happening here these past few weeks that there has not been time to blog at all!
The scariest thing of all was when the peeps told us that a dragon was coming to live here.

All I could think of was a monstrous fire breathing creature that would eat us all for breakfast!

                                 I remembered those scary models at the sculpture park......

But when he arrived he was the tiniest baby dragon you can imagine.

And not scary at all :-)

His name is Phoenix and he is a Bearded Dragon. He was born in Derby UK and his mother is called Snickers and his father is called Thor. Our peeps went to meet all the family when they collected him.. In the wild, Bearded Dragons live in Australia where it is quite a different climate from here. He needs much hotter temperatures and lower humidity than we have here in the UK so the peeps have got him a special vivarium to live in with basking platforms and UVB lights and caves and branches to keep him happy and healthy. 

Here he is enjoying the basking lamp.

And peeping out from the leaves.

He looks quite pale here but he is shedding his skin as he grows.

He is a lovely patterned orange/red colour when he has shed.

We are just getting to know him. Aoife loves to watch him from the arm of the sofa.
We are looking forward to watch him grow :-) 

Friday, 28 July 2017

A Canal Walk with Affens

The other day the sun came out after lots of rainy days here and me and Danny set off for a lovely walk along the canal near where we live and Crybbe and Frida came too with our peeps.

Here we are setting off with Danny in front and me at the back!

We were soon all running along enjoying the sunshine.

The canal was very quiet with no boats or men fishing but plenty of flowers to see.

And some metal sculptures too.

This one was very tall and had strange beasts on the top like this bat:

He was too high up to worry us though.

This is Crybbe looking out for us as the senior affen in the pack.

And Danny who just can't help posing :-)

Here he is again by the water's edge.

It was a fun walk and lots of opportunities to run but stops for snacks were good too!

Frida by the canal bank

And me running for a titbit!

It was a fun afternoon and looking forward to going back there soon.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Keith (Moon) and Oliver (Reed)

On Saturday we had a visit from these two fine boys. The schnauzer on the left is Oliver (Reed) who is one of Pip's pups from her first litter all grown up now...and his new 'brother' Keith (Moon) who lives not too far away from us in Leeds with their family.

We had some fun times together in the garden. Here are Oliver and Keith keeping an eye on the affens heading into the top garden. They are pretending to be 'bouncers' BOL

This is Keith with my Mum, Saoirse, in the top garden.

And this is my aunty Frida who is very pretty.

My Mum (who needs a hair cut)  :-)

And me! 

Somehow I never seem to look as neat and smart as Frida and Danny  BOL

And just one last photo of Oliver who likes to pose - here on the sofa:

We enjoyed having Keith and Oliver to stay and look forward to seeing them both again soon.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

The Affenpinscher Garden Party

Hello Bloggy friends - I am just coming through my 'season' now so will soon be able to go out and about visiting places again. Sad to say I missed the Affenpinscher Garden Party this year but maybe next year I will make it. My brother Danny went with Crybbe, Aoife and Frida and they all had a great time. Here are some pictures from the day.

This is one of the stalls selling lots of affenpinscher items for the peeps. Leigh bought 2 affen mugs for coffee time :-)

There was a cake stall too selling lots of scrumptious cakes.

Frida and Crybbe followed their noses to the house too where lots of lovely cooking smells were wafting out to the garden but doggies were not allowed inside.

Frida was getting very peckish with those lovely smells!

But there was lots to see and do in the garden and titbits to find dropped on the ground!

There were lots of affenpinschers of course but also other dogs enjoying the sun.

There were even some sheep BOL

There was a Fancy Dress competition but we did not enter this year. Here is one of the fun costumes.

And my kind brother Danny brought me back a little present - a bling collar that he won as a prize in the Most Handsome Dog class.

It has lovely sparkles on it :-)

Danny did not want his photo taken so he kept hiding.

But my grandmother Aoife was not so shy.

And here is Frida:

And Crybbe :-)

It seemed a really great day out and I hope I can go next summer!