Snow Day

Everything was white and snowy this morning and that means…

SNOW DAY!

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Riley snuggly in her equafleece.

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And like every good snow day we headed down to an empty field and did something fun and freezing cold.

Like…

 

Build snowmen!

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We had a sort of issue trying to put the head on the body so two separate snowmen were created.

I can’t say that Riley has never seen snow before because she had but she does absolutely love it and ran around like a crazy thing which is why it was pretty hard to get any good snaps of her!

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Unfortunately she does get what we call snowballs on her legs (clumps of snow that attach themselves to her and don’t pull off easily, other snow dog owners will understand). These irritate her in the way large clumps of snow stuck to your leg do and she starts eating her which makes her freezing cold. Due to this and the fact that our hands were numb we returned home.

You can tell in the picture with her next to the snowman that she was obviously upset about these snowy balls so we returned for a cup of tea (for me) and a warm bath (for both of us).

Also you may have noticed at the top of the site we have two brand new pages “Create” and “Places” which have posts with interesting places we’ve been and nice things to make. These have both new and older posts which I have successfully uploaded from our old site, I have read through some of them and they are at the least strange and the most amusing but are worth checking out!

Have a good snow day!

A Saturday in the life of…

 

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RILEY

Getting ready is a breeze for me, I can’t see why owners take all morning? A breakfast of my favourite http://www.gentledogfood.co.uk/ and I was ready to go.

We went for a run through the woods and it snowed! There were no photos of us this morning as the camera was left at home but you can imagine me running in the woods…

I came back cold and with a few twigs up my armpits but I love running and jumping over snowy logs and chasing squirrels. I had a warm bath and comb through and zonked out on the sofa.

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5k is a long way for short legs!

I must have slept for a few hours because before I knew it, it was training time – this one inside because of the freezing temperatures and snow (that didn’t stick). I am learning to fetch certain objects but I am finding this hard due to the fact that as son as I go pick it up I have a sudden urge to throw the object high in the air and run off!

After several practices I was rewarded for my hard work with a rawhide chew which can keep me occupied for AGES.

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I have a busy schedule at the moment being a family dog, a runner, an agility star plus having a blog. I am told I have an agility competition coming up soon…

I ended the day with some snoozles in my wonderfully comfy beco bed (http://www.becopet.com/shop/sleep/beco-donut-bed/).

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On the 8th Woof of Christmas ~ How to play hide and treat

On the 7th woof of Christmas My Mutt Riley gave to me… How to play hide and treat Deck

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My Top 5…

Owner Gift Guide

Dog Breed Quiz

 Draw Riley

And A Doggy Gift Guide

So here is one of our favourite rainy day games that we would like to share with you.

YOU WILL NEED…

  • A dog6tag_040916-1759271

I chose this one!

  • Some food or a toy
  • 2+ people

 

HOW TO PLAY:

  1. One person gets the dog to stay and wait for the other(s) to hide in a fairly obvious place, this place will depend on how clever your dog is.
  2. Wait for everyone to be hidden then the 1st person calls the dog or squeaks a toy and the dog (hopefully) goes looking for them
  3. The person who was waiting with the dog goes and hides and waits for the person who the dog has hopefully found to say “goodbye” which will be your signal to then call the dog
  4. While the dog comes to you the person who the dog has just left goes and hides somewhere else
  5. This can keep going for as long as you like and can be fun and a great way to practice recall while testing your dogs hide and seek ability

Happy playing!

On the 7th Woof Of Christmas ~ Collages

On the 7th woof of Christmas My Mutt Riley gave to me… How to train your dog to beg

Deck The Halls

My Top 5

Owner Gift Guide

How To Draw Riley

A Dog Breed Quiz

And A Doggy Gift Guide

 

I have made some collages from this past year with some of my favourite photographs from the past year, hope that you like them!

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On the 6th Woof of Christmas ~ Deck The Halls

On the 6th woof of Christmas My Mutt Riley gave to me… deck the halls

My Top 5…

An Owner Gift Guide

A Dog Breed Quiz

How to Draw Riley

And A Doggy Gift Guide

 

We’ve been getting Christmassy at home and now have our Decorations all up! Can’t believe it’s only 5 days until Christmas day!

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All snuggled up!

 

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We love this pink and red dog bunting that lights up too from http://www.wykenvineyards.co.uk/country-store.html.

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Our tree, the decorations have to be fairly high up so SOMEONE doesn’t pull them off and try to eat them. Tasty baubles.

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Our lights are up and on!

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A big thank you to all of those who participated on #mymuttytopfive and who left comments saying you enjoyed it! We especially enjoyed reading http://thebookofbarkley.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/mymuttytopfive-fun-with-new-pet-blogger.html post.

On The 5th Woof Of Christmas ~ My Top 5…

On the 5th woof of Christmas My Mutt Riley gave to me… My top 5…

An Owner Gift Guide

Dog Breed Quiz

How to Draw Riley

And  A Dog Gift Guide!

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The 5th of December and as we have only been blogging since August it would be nice to share some of mine and Riley’s top 5 things so you can know a bit more about us!

You can participate in the #Mymuttytop5 with us and can use our questions or your own  you have a blog but don’t forget to tag some people (and let them know) and please tag us too!

So here we go…

My top 5:

Dog breeds

  1. Miniature Schnauzer (obviously!)
  2. Cocker Spaniel
  3. Miniature poodle
  4. Golden retriever
  5. Border Terrier

 

Spare-time activities

  1. Dog agility!
  2. Blogging
  3. Painting
  4. Playing netball
  5. Reading (I love murder mysteries!)

 

Ice cream flavours

  1. Blackcurrant
  2. Gooseberry
  3. Salted Caramel
  4. Strawberry
  5. Mango

 

Favourite places 

  1. Crufts
  2. The woods behind my house
  3. Nice in France
  4. The Lake district
  5. My bed!

 

Websites & blogs

  1. http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/
  2. http://agilitynet.co.uk/
  3. http://groovygoldendoodles.com/
  4. http://earlsworlddogblog.blogspot.co.uk/
  5. http://www.sugarthegoldenretriever.com/

 

Riley’s Top 5:

 

Toys

  1. Soft toys – especially ones that squeak
  2. Kong ( it dispenses food so…)
  3. Sheep fur tuggie
  4. Football
  5. Plastic balls

 

Tricks

  1. Weaving through legs
  2. Weaving through arms
  3. Jumping through a hoop
  4. Giving one and both paws
  5. Looking cute for some food (This one came naturally)

 

Spare-time activities

  1. Eating
  2. Sleeping
  3. Agility
  4. Running
  5. Stealing food

 

Hope you enjoyed our top 5… and learnt a little more about us.

Please feel free to use this for your blog – we’d love it if you linked us! We are choosing:

http://www.sugarthegoldenretriever.com/

http://earlsworlddogblog.blogspot.co.uk/

http://brandoandbogart.blogspot.co.uk/

https://tylersat99.com/2016/11/20/black-and-white-sunday-scratch/

http://thebookofbarkley.blogspot.co.uk/

To carry on the #Mymuttytop5 if they so wish!

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On The 4th Woof Of Christmas ~ Owner Gift Guide

On the 4th woof of Christmas My Mutt Riley gave to me… An owner gift guide

A dog breed quiz

How to draw Riley

And A dog gift guide!

The 4th woof today and we are giving you some help on choosing the perfect gift for dog lovers and owners of all ages!

Click on the picture to head over to the website!

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Dog owners will love a cute portrait of their own dog from http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/adamregesterartandillustration/product/pet-portrait-commissions

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A make your own sausage dog kit is a great crafty idea especially for younger owners or ones who wished for a dog this Christmas buy now from http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/sarahhurleydesigns/product/make-your-own-sausage-dog-sewing-kit

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A mug with your favourite breed on it is sure to please especially these nice designs from http://www.emmabridgewater.co.uk/en/uk/all-patterns/dogs/icat/patdogs

 

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These cute dog tail hooks don’t just look nice but are also perfect for hanging up your dogs lead after that muddy walk! From https://shop.nationaltrust.org.uk/dog-tail-hooks/p6958?campid=PPC_Central_Shop_GoogleShopping_2016

 

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This lovely set of dog earring and a necklace is perfect for a Scottie owner! Look at… http://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_37484+BSST049123_-1

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Lastly what more could you want than a pair of lovely fluffy dog slippers to warm your feet up after a walk in the field with your hound? A perfect Christmas gift from http://www.next.co.uk/g53274s5#954163

 

Hope these ideas helped with any Christmas shopping! Wishing you all a happy festive season and that you can spend time with loved ones (the best gift is a hug!).