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Tuesday, 10 March 2009

A Birthday, Sets of Four and Sisterhood! *edited to include food drive*

This is a very busy post, there is lots happening today!
First of all....it is Mason Dixie's birthday today, she is five! Happy Birthday Girlfren (with extra smoochy kisses from Alfie...mwah!) If you haven't already been to Mason's bloggie to wish her Happy Birthday.....what are you waitin for??!

We recently entered Mason's contest to design a blog award. Voting closed today and we are delighted that we won!! Thanks for your votes, folks! The paw featured in the High Five Club award is none other than Snoop's front paw....left I think!

And speaking of awards, we received this lovely Sisterhood Award from our friend Sue and her Portuguese Water Dogs....thanks Sue....your visits and kind comments are always appreciated....as is your shared love of Snooter-Cam!

We are awful at choosing people to pass these things onto so we want ALL our Blog-Sisters to have it, if you are in our sidebar it means we love reading your blog....so help yourself!
BUT....the one person I want to dedicate this to is Bogart's Mum, Lulu. Over the last few awful weeks she has shown such dignity and still managed to make us all smile in her darkest times (and cry- ALOT!) and realise what a wonderful online family we belong to. Most of us have never met each other but just reading all the comments that Lulu, Bogie and Klaus have had and seeing the love and concern that everyone sent them really sums up what this blogging lark means to us....without being cheesy, friendship and sisterhood...through the sadness but also the smiles we bring each other.
Which brings us nicely to our next item....this story is incredible....you just couldn't make it up and it has led to the beginning of a lovely -and hopefully long- friendship :o)

It involves this little house....

....this lovely lady who lives in South Carolina....Petey and his Mom, who live in New York....and us! Check out Petey's blog for the full story!


I saw this on Addie & Lucie's blog and then I went to Dina's and saw that she had posted about it, so decided to copy, thanks for the idea Dina!

Addie and Lucie have reached their 200th post and to celebrate this momentous occasion, Mom Staci has pledged to donate 1 lb of dog food or treats to their local dog food bank per unique comment on that post, up to 200 lbs.
This very kind gesture will help families who are struggling to feed their pets in the current financial crisis...and all it takes is one comment from YOU! Click on the image above to go and leave a comment, let's help them reach their goal!


These were all taken yesterday at Roseisle. I have this four frame burst tool on my camera which I use ALL THE TIME! I usually only use maybe one or two out of the four and ditch the rest but today I thought i'd try something new....enjoy these sets of four, the last is my favourite....toffee-nosed cow!

Above is the only set that has been doctored....just to try and take some of the glare off Snoop's white bits!

If the wind hadn't been flapping Gabbi's ears around I think the top left shot here would be picture-perfect!

23 sniffy tailwags:

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...


What a full post!

My Siber head is spinning!

On the vikhtory AND the award!

I'll be proud to add it!


We haven't read Petey's post yet - but will head there soon!

Bakhk to my nap!
I'm resting up extra much today - My Doggy Nanny is returning from her trip! I haven't seen her or Fred since late JANUARY!


Martha Basset said...

Hi Guys
Glad you won with the 'high five' snap of Snoop's paw. Just think that paw is now famous!
We read the story on Petey's blog and thought it delightful.
Lovely tribute to Lulu who, as you say has been amazing.
We also agree with what you say about the DWB community. We are really glad to be part of it. In an ideal world we would get to know everybody!!!
We are also happy to share in the 'sisterhood' award - thank you.
from your basset buddies
Martha & Bailey xxx

Martha Basset said...

PS Great pictures!!!!

Mason Dixie said...

Thank you so so much for the birthday wishes on your blog today. And congratulations on winning!!! sorry have not been around mom is still visiting her brother and new Nephew. Will be posting soon. love and licks. Mason

Niamh said...

Congrats on your awards beagles. I love all the 4 shots of you. 4x as many beagles! Thanks for telling me about Dina's blog.

Your friend,

castle diva said...

Congrats on winning. You have a wonderful blog.

Ms. P and Cinza

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

Love the paw award and congrats on all awards. We posted to on Addie's blog even though we don't know her, great job they are doing there! Have a wonderful Magical Day!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Dina ... UK said...

Lovely full post Nicky,
Congrat's on winning.

I love the Toffee Nose! that made me laugh... :-)

Petey said...

What a fabulous post! Mason Dixie's birthday, the High Five Award, our wonderful shared story, more awards and the food drive! We dashed over to the food drive and had to come back to leave a comment.

The four-shots are great - like stills from a movie. I've written in a new role for Gabbi in Beagadoon. Those last photos look like studio stills!

Slurpy kisses for my Rosie Posie gal,

Your Petey

Gennasus said...

Congrats on winning with the High Five Award! Can't wait to see it appearing on all the blogs.

I think it's great that you've been able to keep Petey's granny in touch with her past. The world is definitely getting smaller thanks to blogging.

Hero said...

Congrats on your winning design and crongrats on all your awards! As always, I loved all your photos!

Eric said...

Phew what a post!! My square head has gone a bit fizzy. Or is it dizzy??!! Congratulations of your awards, your recognition of the wagging DWB community , the food drive which I will go to and of course Petey's story!! I'm sure your Mom has made Petey's Mom and Granny more happy than she can imagine. High five paws to her and you to pals!!! I'm happy we have met. And your 4x Beagled Photos are brilliant!!

Wiry wags, Eric xx

LizzyBean said...

I just love your blog! Congrats on the award! Loved the story (I went to Petey's side). thanks for the fun diversion.

The Army of Four said...

Wonderful pix - what a cool feature on your camera!
I read the story on Petey's blog - WOWZERS, that's incredible! Mom got all wet-eyed!
Play bows,

gaylen said...

Those are fabulous pictures. I want that feature on my camera. It's pretty cool. I love the photos of snoop rolling around. g

Andrea said...

A very robust post!! Great photos! And congrats on winning the award design contest...Sophie and I voted for you!! :)

Maggie and Mitch said...

Congratulations on the Sisterhood award! We just love that you passed it to Lulu! Fabulous choice, guys!
We haven't been to Petey's blog yet! Thank you for the heads-up! We're on our way!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

JoceBeane said...

Wow ... So much news!!!!!

Congrats to everyfurry for all the great things happening!

Ludo van puppy said...

Well dones on winning the award competition and on your awards! Snoop's rolling around piccure be my favourite of the four. I wish I was allowed to do that!
Very good post in the first half too!
~lickies, Ludo

The Devil Dog said...

Wow, action packed is right. We are going to read about Petey now. Thanks for the award and all the fun news.


Dot O said...

Your post is filled to the gills!!! So much info that I will catch up on. I came for the pictures!!! So, so cute.

Thanks for stopping by....our little girl was born today! She's one of 10 puppies and all look very healthy. I will share the link via email with instructions.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Great pictures, beagles -- as usual!

Joe Stains said...

We heard the story about that very special house from Petey, SO cool my friends. What a small world.