Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Christmas Gifts

 This year, still no snow but we all had a fun Christmas and lots of pawsome gifts! One present just for me was this beautiful hand knitted sweater from a Facebook friend of my peeps who lives in Sweden. It is warm and so pretty that I did not want to take it off even though it is not at all cold indoors.

Here I am looking out for the post before Christmas day. 

 Of course Crybbe had the first turn at pulling off the wrapping paper on our Christmas box.

And it was full of goodies! A selection of tasty dinners for Christmas meals.

And a fun reindeer stuffy with squeaky legs BOL

 My Mum, Saoirse, was not too sure she wanted to share her bed with him!

But there were even more special treats to come too. Ruby the miniature schnauzer puppy who left us to live in London sent a stocking filled with tasty fish treats and a box of even more! Thank you to Ruby's Mum and brother Buster for these wonderful presents. There was even a little angel for the Christmas tree for our peeps too!

                We had plenty of munchies on Christmas Day which were greatly enjoyed.

                  Raven was so tired that he could hardly keep his eyes open for a photo.

Frida had been having a snooze under the sofa cover but popped out to see what was going on.

And I was still having fun posing in my new sweater.

I hope that all my bloggy friends had a lovely Christmas too!

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Christmas is Coming

We still have no snow here but it is very cold and the grass and plants are white with frost. I am wearing my PJs into the morning as it is so chilly here when I go for my morning explore in the garden.

 The pond is frozen too and Leigh has to break a little hole in the ice so the birds can get a drink.

 I can still play out with my brother and the others but we don't stay out for long.

The peeps have scattered some sand on the paving stones so we don't slip when we are running around./

But indoors it is lovely and warm and decorations are going up for Christmas.

 Our Christmas tree.

There are lots of coloured baubles and little toys but not for us doggies to play with!

This is one of the 'memory ornaments' with a photo of the pets who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge. This one is Kaska.

The schnauzer on the hearth has a Santa hat BOL

And our Christmas owl on top of the tree :-)
I am looking forward to seeing what presents will be going under the tree for us K9s too!

Thursday, 7 December 2017

A Victorian Christmas

 The other day my peeps went to visit Harewood House which is dog friendly but dogs are not allowed inside the house - not all doggies are as well behaved as me I guess BOL. So when Judith and Leigh heard the house was decorated for Christmas they decided to go without us to have a good look round and take some photos to share. Harewood House was used in the TV series about the life of Queen Victoria and the rooms are decorated in the fashion of those times. It is very beautiful.

This is the Christmas tree in the entrance hall with all the fine presents underneath.

The rooms were all set out as though the family had been there just a little while before so there was a good fire burning in the hearth and there were Christmas cards and children's toys scattered around.

There were lots of dolls and doll houses and even a model school room with a doggy which had a bit of a schnauzery look to me!

The dining room was very grand with beautiful glasses and the remains of a meal.

Then it was through to the long gallery with a high ceiling, lots of paintings and three Christmas trees as well as a lovely Nativity scene. The Christmas trees were set on pedestals which was traditional in large Victorian houses. The peeps thought that sounded like a good idea to keep the tree decorations out of reach of little dogs and cats!

Then it was downstairs to where all the real work of the house went on.

Through a little drawing room

And into the kitchen.

The trestle tables were all laid out with food for a banquet.

There was a fine range for cooking with copper pans.

And a second cooking range too:

And even a little child's version of the cooking range!

There were baskets of fresh fruit and vegetables.

And through the kitchen back outside to the gardens.

The garden bushes were decorated with lights and baubles.

And there were stars in the trees.

It was a wonderful place to visit for the peeps to get into the Christmas spirit. Now I am looking forward to our own tree and decorations here at home only maybe not quite so grand!

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Magic Finds Some Snow

We still haven't had any snow here in our part of Yorkshire but my schnauzer sister, Magic, managed to find some when she travelled to Brimham Rocks near Harrogate, for some parkour training. It was very cold and she needed to be wrapped up well and have a secure harness to keep her safe.

Here she is balancing on the wall.

There were some other dogs training too.

One of the big dogs decided not to bother with the wall balancing BOL

Magic enjoyed herself but she was very tired when she got home.

Brimham Rocks is a great place to explore but I think I will wait until summer!

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

When Danny met Dani

This is my brother Danny looking rather pensive. He overdid all the running and jumping at the Affenpinscher Walk last weekend and the muscles in his back were hurting. Magic and Crybbe already visit the K9 Chiro for a bit of TLC every so often so Judith and Leigh decided to take Danny along to meet Dani, the K9 Chiro.

Here is Danny having his back massaged.

And here he is having some laser therapy. He was not too sure what was going on at first!

But then he started to enjoy it.

Oh, that is so-o good.

And even time for a little cuddle as well :-)

And a little head massage too!

Danny felt so much better after that little session of manipulation and laser therapy and enjoyed a bit of sunbathing from the table. Although it is very cold outside, the sun through the window is wonderful! I think Danny might like to go back to see Dani again - especially as he told me treats were on offer too.