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Friday, 1 May 2009

Post #200 !!

Wooohooo! It's our 200th post!

Let's take a moment to reflect....

We were encouraged to start our own blog by Sue of Gennasus way back in September and for that we blame thank her, but little did we realise when writing our first post what a huge addiction part of our lives it would become. Through a growing love of photography it has awakened a new appreciation for the beautiful area that we are lucky enough to live in.

But more than that, it has opened up a whole world -literally- of new friends....each and every one of you have made this hobby of ours far more enjoyable than we ever imagined it could be, and in so many different ways. We all learn so much from each other, help, teach, encourage, laugh with and cry for each other, we enjoy the relationships we are forming immensely. As well as writing our own blog and enjoying the comments and feedback, we love to read all our friends' blogs too....when our secretary is not slacking off....and read all your comments, after all, what would a blog be without comments? (We promise to do ours soon!)

You have all helped and encouraged us over the last 200 posts and we look forward to sharing the next 200 with you!

So, you can be sure you'll be seeing lots more of us lovely Beagles, whether at work....

....rest (can you spy the smug kitty? Grrr)....

....or play.... (you can biggify all the collages!)

...whatever the weather....

....whether in black and white....

....or showing our true colours!

We'll share with you our wonderful scenery....

....our glorious skies....

....the friends that we meet....some random, some regular....

....even some strange human behaviour!

Armed only with a lowly camera phone....for the time being....

(Any nice people at Canon want to donate to a great cause? Click here!)

....we'll share more photos and videos of us hunting as a pack....

....and let you watch in amazement as we catch our own food!

We hope to run more contests....

(For those of you who took part in Red Snooters or played host to Rambo, we haven't forgotten your parcels....we just had a minor glitch!)

....go on lots more hot dates with our sweethearts....

....sometimes chaperoned by one of our dear Aunties....

...and meet many more lovely friends. If you're reading this then it means you're cool, no two ways about it :D so please take this award as a token of our appreciation for your friendship. It was given to us a while back by some DOT* friends, HoneyDew and Sampson and we'd like you all to have it, no strings ;o)

* Dogs on Thursday, a meme we always intend to play but never seem to get round to which is silly as we post ourselves every day. The button is even in our sidebar....maybe this week we'll remember!)

April was a wonderful month for us, from Alfie winning his certificate (which arrived this week) to Rambo the globetrotting Easter Bunny,

....to Joey and Zeke becoming our 100th follower just the other day, to being nominated for the Awesome Blog Award by Cocoa and Barley....and winning!

Thanks to the Beans for nominating us and to everyone who voted for us at the Bone Zone, we are honoured, especially being up against such a worthy opponent....please Doo get well soon Scooby!!

But April has also been a very sad month for many....lots of dear friends passed away including Honey who lost her battle with cancer this week, and Petey's Granny Betti, who died suddenly last week and whose memorial service is taking place today. Please say a prayer for them, hold your loved ones close, keep your paws crossed for those who are sick and let's hope we can share some happier times ahead.

And to end on a happier note, May is kicking off with a wonderful event....Asta's wheelie sister Myrna is marrying her true love Gilbert in Salzburg this weekend and we're all invited, it promises to be a glittering affair....make sure you stop by Asta's blog to give the happy couple your best wishes and see us in all our finery! We're off to primp pwimp ourselves now :D

And the polls are now open for Mason Dixie's Wiggle Waggle Walking contest, she has lots of participants strutting their funky stuff, including us! Why not go over and see for yourself?

Don't forget to leave a comment on this post to go into the prize draw!

You have until 6th May, when Snoop's birthday post goes on just after midnight (GMT). We probably won't post again before then, we're going to have a few days off for the wedding and to do all our catching up and we'll post Clive's tag after that....see you soon!

69 sniffy tailwags:

Jake of Florida said...

Yay, Could it be we're the first to congratulate you not only on your 200th post -- but on such a warm and wonderfully touching one at that!!!

We're so happy we have gotten to know you (not to mention one of us has fallen in love with one of you) -- and we look forward to another gazillion more posts to share and enjoy together.

Wirey love from South Florida to Scotland!!!

Jake and Just Harry

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Of khourse I spotted IT in the pikhs!


I'm glad woo are here!

I'm glad I'm here to see woo here!


Nibbles Treats said...

What a wonderful post! Your collages are simply stunning - super jealous! We're glad we've had the pleasure of meeting you funny, loving and happy beagles. We enjoy all your adventures and look forward to seeing all that happens at the big wedding. Congratulations on 200 posts! Whew!

Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

Congrats on your 200th! post. We are so proud to have met you and to count you as our friend! Your collages are amazing, and I am thrilled with a mention and a photo. My dear Snoop's birthday is close to my Mommy's! I hope to hear from my dear Snoop soon at the big event. We will have a grand time! Enjoy your little holiday off of blogging, we will miss you!
-Kira The BeaWootiful, Scampi and Mom

Painter Pack said...

Congratulations!!!! Woo is the bestest little guys ever! We loves the beagles!!! And we are furry glad to have woo all as friends!!

Mya Boo Boo

Diego Dog said...

Wooooff....200! Congrats!!

Diego Dog

GoldenSamantha said...

Huge congrats on your 200th! What a milestone and such a full and wonderful post it is! So many pictures and I can't believe they've all been taken with...a camera phone????? Hard to believe! Magical! Super collages of wonderful memories - love the history portion of the story - huge congrats and have a great time at the wedding!!! Primp primp!
Woofs and Love xo

Mason Dixie said...

What a perfect 200th post. I can tell you 4 put a lot of thought time and energy into this post. I am so thankful to have met you and especially my Alfie, for now I am complete. =) Thank you for helping my blogging addiction that much better. =)

Gennasus said...

What a great post, I loved it....and it's all my fault!! I think I deserve an award just for launching the world famous Dughallmor beags onto an unsuspecting Blogland.

Congrats on the 200 - keep em coming!

Almost forgot....lovely rainbows too, especially the socks!

Maggie and Mitch said...

What an awesome 200th post! You guys really do have the most awesome blog! Congratulations on your win!
We love your first picture - your reflection picture best!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Anonymous said...

Happy 200th post! We were honored to be the 100th followers of one of the best blogs on the internet. Congratulations on all your achievements - great job!

Your pals,
Joey and Zeke

Niamh said...

Yay!! 200 posts of beagles and beaches. What could be better? I am so glad to have Scottish blogging friends. Congratulations on doing such a great job and making blogging so much fun.

Your friend,

Jewels said...

YAY! Happy 200th post day! That picture with the animated rear-end of the bulldog is disturbing by the way!

I've loved reading about all of you and consider myself lucky to have found such a creative blog full of so many furry faces!



Sue said...

Congratulations on #200. Did you ever think you'd find so much to say? I was amazed to make it to # 10 and now I'm over 200 also. Here's to the next hundred.

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Congwatuwashuns on yur 200th post!!! Wat an awwsum 200 it haz been!! Heer'z to mannee more!

Gus and Waldo

Kess And Her Mama said...

Happy 200 and may there be many more. What an amazing journey you've had in such a short time! We for one are glad that you've joined the blogging world and enriched our lives!

PS. Congratulations on your win! You guys rock!

The FOUR Musketeers said...

What a nice post !
We love this post a lot !

TwoSpecialWires said...

You did it again! Even better! This is an incredible 200th post - congratulations on the milestone and congratulations for all the kudos you've already received and will continue to receive. You deserve everyone. And more.

(Our favorite was the reflection collage.... but then, we haven't gone back and carefully studied all the others. That opinion will probably change several times as we oooo and ahhhh some more.)

Enjoy the weekend and the wedding! You deserve a holiday AND a celebration!

:) Jake and Fergi :)

Anonymous said...

Ooh - what a wonderful, wonderful post!! Just love visiting you beagles! And how you manage to always cram so much into one post is beyond me!! It is also so nice how you remember everyone else in your posts.

My human says she can't believe you take those amazing photos with that little phone camera!! That is amazing! It puts her to shame with her big digital camera that she still doesn't really know how to use properly!

Congratulations on your 200th post!!

Honey the Great Dane

Tibby said...

Hi Beagles!
Congratulations on your 200th post! And what a wonderful post it is! I am soo happy that you share your lives with us and look forward to following along for the next 200 posts and the next 200 and the next and the next!
:) Tibby

howard said...

What a great shots! Congrats on your 200th post!! Have you read this article on Zootoo and Randy Grim of Stray Rescue St. Louis? http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-04-12-zootoo-shelter-clash_N.htm

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Best wishes to you on your
Big 2-0-0 blog! This was a really cool post!
Smooches & Hugs,
BabyRD & Hootie

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Yay 200 -- here's looking forward to the next 200!

bagel said...

congrats on reaching your big 2! :p it was really aw... reading this post and the pics are truly amazing! thanks for sharing with us such wonderful moments and definitely looking forwards to more to come! :D

Martha Basset said...

Many many congratulations on your 200th post! All your posts are great with lots of photos, stories, videos and links!! This post surpassed them all with so much included.
It was warm and funny!
We love the picture where you guys are hunting as a pack and think you could have got the sandwich no bother!
If you need some basset help just let us know.
See you at the wedding!!!
lots of love
Martha & Bailey xxx

Hamish Westie said...

You have such a wonderful blog, always something new, interesting an entertaining. We in this household really appreciate all the effort that 'the secretary' puts in, and well done too to all the beagles for, well, basically being so cute and providing so much amusing material. Well done also to the lovely scenery and great skies!
Thanks also for showing me Roseisle - hope to meet up again before too long.
Looking forward to the next 200 posts.
Cheers! H.

Anonymous said...

Wow what a wonderful wonderful post. Happy 200th Post!!
We loves coming to your blog, its always jam packed with good stuff and great photies. (Our mummy just uses her silly phone camera too!).
Hope you alls get to celebrate!! xx

Noah the Airedale said...

Crikey 200 posts...good going pals. Wonder how many we've done. Hmmm must check!
We're very glad you've started a blog. The photos you post are wonderful. We totally enjoy the scenery.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Dina ... UK said...

Congratulations on your 200th post.

Congratulations for winning the Awesome blog award.

I will add the blogging friends award later, Thank you.

Thank you for being there on IM when I need help...
Have a great May Day...

Momo said...

Congratulations! I always love visiting your blog. Great photos and stories!

Dot O said...

Congratulations on your 200th post!! You put so much time and effort into every single post you do - you are truly amazing.

I love your photos, I love your photo collages, and your furbabies are beautiful!

Here's to your next 200!

Suzuki said...

Congratulations on 200 posts guys!
Big licks to you

Rosie said...

200 that is pawsome! You do have the best ski pictures! Congrats and I look forward to reading many more!
Loves from pugs,
Rosie Marie

Cocoa the Beagle said...

Congrats buddies!! We think your mom is a great photographer! We love all your scenic pics!

Cocoa and Barley

LizzyBean said...

Hurray for post 200! And congratulations for you and Mason Dixie for 100 followers; you deserve it! I find reading your blog one of the most enjoyable parts of my day: I love seeing where you walk, I adore the beagles (I'm kind of partial to beagles anyway!), and I think you are terribly clever! I have a friend who talked me into blogging too -- she even created the blog so that I would do it. I'm kind of slow with figuring out how to manage the layout, etc., but I'm learning! I love meeting all these interesting people and their animals and learning about their interests. I'm absolutely shocked that you are taking all these great photos with a CAMERA PHONE!! I can't imagine what we might be seeing if you had a snazzier camera! Cheers and congratulations! Thanks for coming to our blog and being our friends!

Eric said...

Yeah!!! Hip Hip Horray for the D B's. Wagging good postie pals. I'm doing a jig cos I met you- can you tell?

Blogging is pawsome eh? New worlds open up,new friends, new ventures. And who would have believed that through you doggies blogging you were able to show Petey's Mom in A Merry Car,her childhood home? Amazing. That was really really really special. Like you pals!
Specail hugs for Mom and her magic camera phone :)

Congratulations on the awards and the 200 posts. Phew that takes some doing, no wonder you need a rest!!

Wags and a squillion kissies. Eric xxxxxxx

Checkers said...

Congrats on 200 posts - they are always such lovely posts with extraordinary photos. It's a pleasure visiting you every day. Thanks for being part of my life.


Penny said...

Wow #200 post already....AMAZING! A 'HUGE' Congratulations to you! I loved reading that post it was so funny then agin what can be expected from such humourous doggies like you! Really do hope to see you for the #1000 post!!!=]
Lots of sloppy licks,your dearist pal,Penny!=]=]=]

Joe Stains said...

Congrats on 200 posts!! We sure are glad we met you and are able to call you guys our friends. We love to look at all of your photos and see the beautiful place you live, it really is a world apart from what we see everyday.

Congrats again and we will see you at the wedding!!

An English Shepherd said...

Congratulations 200 posts thats a lot!

Wizz :-)

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Congrats on post number 200.

Also congrats on the awesome blog award. :-)

A really great celebration post you have done Nicky. It must have taken you ages to do.

Have a great weekend. :-)

RockstarJen said...

Congrats on it all. Can always count on lots of fun here. Have a great weekend!

Andrea said...

What a wonderful 200th post!! I thoroughly enjoyed all the photos! Sophie and I always love stopping by your blog. Congrats!! :)

Anonymous said...

I know I am only a new furiend of yours but that is no measure of how much you mean to me!! I love your bloggie and this post almost brought a tear to my eye! I have been blogging a lot longer then you and you have so many more friends already then I do, I think it is because you are truly wonderful, inside and out! Congratulations on your 200'th and let's raise our waterbowls to the next 200 to come!!


Stanislaw said...

Congrats! That's a lot of posting! Your dewclaws must be tired.

We LOVE that one dangly jowely photo of beagle-ishisness showing some canine belly!

Amber and Nala said...

Happy 200th post Beagles!! That picture of you hunting for your dad's sandwich was great...it made us laugh alot!! :)


The OP Pack said...

Congrats on #200!!!!! WE are so very glad that you blog - you give us so many beautiful photos and stories, we always want to visit to see what you have to share. And this post is no exception - awesome job - thank you.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Thor said...

Congrats on your 200th post, Guys! What a cool post!


Ria said...

Happy 200th, puddles from Ria n Jasper pug!xxxxx

Jenny said...

Nice post and pics Niki as always!
Congratulations on making 200! and Well DONE! Alfie on getting your sh cert of merit! ACE!

Paco....Milo and mom..Simona said...

Clap clap clap clap!!!
Congrats on your 200th post dear riends!!!!!!!!!
This post is GREATTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!
the best of all post we have read till now!!!!!
We're honored to be your friends....you have make our life more precious with your friendship!!
All your adventures...all your photos....all your post will be unforgettable for us.....you have a special place in our hearts!!!!!
We're soooooooooooooo proud of you!!!!
Ad thanks for the wonderful award!!!!
We'll post it soon....
Thanks for being our friends!!!
We love you soooooooooooooooo much!!!!!
Sweet sweet sweet kisses and licks!!!

The Army of Four said...

Congratulations to our favorite 4-pack of Beagles!!! This post made us smile more and more with every word and picture. What a special post.
We love you guys and are so happy you're our friends!
Tail wags,

aninhas said...

Your photos are great :D
congrats for the 200th post :D
let´s come another 200 :)

auf auf

hugs and lick´s from kikos world

Chester's Mom said...

I am so late in congratulating you on your 200th post. My bad. What a great bunch of beagles you are-this post attests to that fact!!! So much info, and so well spoken. I am honored to have met you and my only regret is to not have more time to spend with you and all my friends in DogBlogville. You are definitely leaders of the pack when it comes to great blogging!
Again-CONGRATULATIONS and I am looking forward to many, many more.

Woofs and 200 slobbers,

Pee. Ess. The mirror picture is my personal favorite!!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Great post. We love all the pictures..
We love bogging for all the same reasons.. It is great to have our own support group..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Riba said...

Snoop's birthday is on May 6th? Luna's too!!! :o)

How old is he? Luna's turning 4.

Pics are great, as usual.

Riba said...

And I vote for Canon too :o) We have EOS 450D and it's great. And the old one A710 IS too :o)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 200!

River said...

Congratulations on your 200th post! We admit we can't get enough of all the beagles and their scenery. Thanks so much for sharing your lives!

love & wags,

The Devil Dog said...

Congrats on post #200! May you have 200 more. We love reading about you, seeing your great skies and hearing all your tales.
Thanks for blogging.

Roxy & Lucky

Rich, Jane, Boomer, and Daisy said...

We started following at your 200th, um, anniversary. Looking forward to the next 200!

Another vote for the Canon 450D!

Carolina said...

Many CONGRATULATIONS on your 200th post!!!!! Yippeeeeeee!!!!!!! And they are all lovely and funny and great. I'm happy to be one of your many many blogfriends and I will certainly grab the blogfriendlovebadge and post it on my blog. I am looking forward to the next 200 hilarious, beautiful, romantic posts. Oh, and I like your new header photo. You lucky beachboys and -girls.

Hugs xx

Clive said...

Big congrats on your 200th post! It is warm and funny and brillant as always. Little man's mum cannot believe those photos are taken from a camera phone! She loved the reflection ones in particular! We had a lovely beagle staying with us in the hotel - doggy heaven is Cannes!

lots of woofs
Clive and gang

Ludo van Doggy said...

I has read and looked at this a couple of times now and not really knowed what to post. What a truly special post that beed, so much work must have goned into it.
I so glad you does blog and to has met you all. Happy 200 and here's to another 200 and more!
~lickies, Ludo

Anonymous said...

man 200 posts!!!! you beagles are prolific.
uh...pretty soon you'll have 200 responses!! by the way -- CONGRATULATIONS!!!! great pictures, as always...and it was great seeing you guys at myrna & gilbert's wedding. when you get a chance stop by and see what Lucia and i did after the wedding!
get going on the next 200!
theBUSTER, Ms. Persephone & Ms.Blue too

Mochi and Mommy said...

Congrats on your 200th post! I look forward to reading many, many more!!! :)

I love all your collages!!! :)


Dot O said...

Just checking in to say Hi and that I hope all is well with you and the beags!!!

LizzyBean said...

Alice wants Gabbi to know that she voted for her in Mason Dixie's wiggle contest....she thinks Gabbi is one cool beagle girl!!
I laugh every time I think about the "hunting as a pack" photo!

L.E.W. said...

Congratulations on your 200th post!!! Keep 'em coming...

Stinkin' kisses from sweden.