Sunday, 19 November 2017

The First Yorkshire Affenpinscher Walk

There have been lots of schnauzer walks all over the UK for many years now when families with schnauzers get together for a country stroll with their dogs. My peeps thought that it was about time we had some affenpinscher walks too. So they have set up a group to plan walks in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire for other peeps and their affens. The only problem is that there are thousands of schnauzers around but very few affenpinschers. The UK Kennel Club registers about six thousand miniature schnauzer puppies every year and fewer than a hundred affenpinscher pups. But, on Saturday, two more affenpinscher families joined my peeps and me, Danny, Crybbe and Frida for a walk at Temple Newsam, near Leeds.

There are plenty of places for us dogs to run off lead and we had great fun! This is me and the next photo is Frida setting off along the path after the others.

One of the other affens who joined us was Libby - here she is with Crybbe investigating the smells.

And you can just see her in this next photo behind Danny.

One of the other affenpinscher girls who joined our walk was Sadie who was the youngest:

And she loved running and exploring in the woods with Danny.

Crybbe had to wear a warm jacket as he is getting older now and feels the cold more as he prefers to potter and enjoy the scents rather than run around like us young ones.

There were lots of different things to walk on - pavement paths, leaves, grass...and MUD

None of us liked the mud one bit and we tried to go carefully through it.

We were glad when we got back on the grass and Danny was happy to pose.

Here I am looking for a treat for getting through the mud.

And  here I am running along the path to catch up with the others.
After the walk we had a rest in the cafe and the peeps had some coffee.
This is Frida on Judith's lap. She looks as tired as we all felt!

But the first Affenpinscher walk was great fun and everyone enjoyed themselves. I am looking forward to the next one and maybe meeting a few more new affenpinschers too.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Winter is Coming

 It is getting much colder here now and we are having frosty mornings. Some of the trees still have their lovely coloured leaves like this one at the Yorkshire Arboretum. Crybbe put on his woolly jumper and went for a walk with the peeps the other day through the fallen leaves.

The leaves on the cherry tree in our garden have turned yellow and are falling too.

Trilby and Pip were looking for treasures in the leaves BOL

But now the colder nights and days have come we need logs for the fire.

And here is a mountain of logs on our driveway!

And stacked neatly in the shed.

Here I am checking the kindling.

And making sure all the wood is put away safe and dry in the shed.

We have a lovely warm fire going now in the evenings.

And Raven is happy to have the warmest spot on the mat in front!

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Doggy Days Out with Friends


While I was confined to the garden recovering from my operation, some of the others went out for some walks and fun with the peeps and met up with lots of other doggies too. Here are some pictures of a couple of doggy days out last month.

This is photo of Temple Newsam Hall which is not very far away from where we live. Dogs are welcome in the grounds and can be off lead in the park and woods which is fun but it can be very muddy after the rain....and we have had a lot of rain lately BOL

As you can see it was not a good place to go if you don't like getting your paws wet!

Danny was not too impressed with the muddy puddles and neither was Magic.

And then when they were coming out of the woods they met some monsters!

There were moving dinosaur models in the park too!

It was a better day when the peeps took Trilby, Magic and our holiday guest Ruby to a doggy play field for a meet up with other schnauzers and doggy friends.

Everyone had a great time chasing and running and looking for treats!

Ruby stood out from the crowd in her bright red harness.

She made lots of new friends - dogs and humans.

I had lots of games with the others at home though - when you have ten dogs in your family there is always someone ready to play.

More fun to come :-)

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Return to Blogville

Well it has been a long time since I was last blogging but thank you everyone who left messages from my last visit and I hope to catch up with posts very soon. There has been so much happening here these past few months that the peeps have not had time to update my blog until now so here is a quick look back at some of the events...and more to come soon.

This is probably the biggest event as far as I am concerned BOL
I had a little operation to stop me having "seasons" and the boys getting too interested in me!
I had to go to the vet surgery with my Mum & Pip who were having the same op.
We did all get to come home the same day and got well looked after by our peeps.

This is Saoirse (my Mum) fast asleep on the sofa.

And this is me sharing a crate with her too. 

We are wearing our suitical recovery vests which helped to keep us snug and warm although the peeps said it was also to keep us from licking at our stitches.

I must say that I did quite like my little vest and did miss wearing it when I was all healed up.

But all is well now and I can play in the garden with the others just as I did before the operation. Yesterday I had great fun with Danny in the garden chasing and wrestling.

There have been lots of visitors here too in the past month as some of the puppies who were born here have been coming back for little holidays while their new families are abroad.

This is Ruby (one of Pip's pups) who now lives in London and who stayed with us for a week.

And this is Kaspar who is Trilby's son.

And Mabel who is Magic's daughter.
They live with a family in York not far from us. They had been on a holiday trip to New York and bought back these lovely gifts for Judith & Leigh :-)

Well this is just a little catch-up post...more to follow very soon.