Monday, 23 December 2013

Viewing the Pups


At last me and Trilby got to see those pups! We still can't get right up close but at least we got a peek of them. They are still very small but they can move quite fast :-)


                                                  They all came over to say hello.


Aoife is still feeding them although they are getting so big they have to take turns. Poor Aoife is looking quite worn out. I think she'll be glad when they start eating proper food.


                                This is the boy - he is bigger than his sisters but very cute :-)


Anyway not long to Christmas now - the preparations have been put on hold till the last minute because of the pups but hopefully that won't mean Santa Paws forgets about us. We're looking forward to plenty of treats this year :-)

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Two Weeks Old Today

Aoife's pups are 2 weeks old today and their eyes are just beginning to open. I so want to go and see them but my peeps have said I have to wait another week as Aoife wants to spend as much time looking after them with no stress as she can. As if I would stress her!  But here are some photos Leigh took for us to see.






Saturday, 7 December 2013

Advent Affen Pups


Well Aoife is now a proud Mum too! She decided to take our peeps by surprise and have her babies early  - so Saturday night she started pacing about and not long after midnight on Advent Sunday she had one little pup....and with Judith & Leigh on hand to help if needed she had 2 more by the time we all got up.


         Here are the pups not long after they were born. There are 2 little girls and a boy.


Aoife is very pleased she has her very own babes and she is not letting anyone get too near if she can help it. See her look when the peeps go near:


                                                  And her 'these are mine' pose:


                   But they are sweet little pups and will probably grow fast just like mine.


                                                       More photos to follow I am sure :-)

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Countdown begins.....


This was Aoife a few days ago with Trilby - she could still share a bed then but not any more!


Aoife was trying to explain to Trilby about impending motherhood but I'm not sure she understood BOL


This was Aoife yesterday needing a whole bed to spread out now - I remember what that felt like:-(
And then there's the hunger.... Peeps never seem to realise that you are eating for many and you have to remind them every time that the bowl is empty:


Leigh says Aoife is having extra food but not so much that the pups grow too big before birth - well we have to believe it but those pups have started kicking now and we are all counting down the days to when they are born :-)


The peeps are getting anxious and excited but me and Trilby are keeping our cool.  After all I know what it's like already and I'm sure Aoife will be fine :-)

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Aoife's Exciting News


This is my affenpinscher sister Aoife and she has some exciting news to share. After our holiday in Wales this summer she went to visit a fine affen boy called Gus and now she is expecting some puppies :-) Well she is very happy to think she may soon have some little pups of her own and I have been giving her lots of tips of course being an experienced mother. I have also told her she can use my special white box for her pups when the time comes.


Judith and Leigh have put it together again to make sure everything is right and made it sparkling clean and comfortable. And all the other necessaries are being prepared for the birth.


It has actually become very cold here just now. Overnight the leaves on the big silver birch in the garden turned golden yellow:


So I have kindly lent Aoife my maternity hoodie to wear when she goes out. It is soft and warm and very stretchy so just right for a dog with a growing waistline :-)


                        Here she is waiting to go out and looking so pleased with her hoodie!

Well I will keep you up to date on how things go with little Aoife - we are hoping her pups will be born around the beginning of December :-)


Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Schnauzer Gifts Galore


No this is not a picture of our family but one of the new Christmas cards that my peeps are selling in the Northern Schnauzer Club shop. On Saturday they left really early to set up their stall at the Northern Schnauzer Championship Show. It was going to be too busy for us to go so we stayed home to look after the house and Judith came back to see we were OK lunch time :-)


This lovely clock was one of the items they were selling and there were lots more too.


A tumbler in a tin - Leigh said the tin would be very good for dog treats which sounded a good idea to me :-)


This is the schnauzer club calendar - no photos of my pups this year but some lovely photos anyway.


                                                And a pretty key ring all the way from Sweden!


          This is the other pretty Christmas card design - we are so looking forward to Christmas!

Anyway after a long day at the show and a good snooze on our part Judith & Leigh came home very tired but with some tasty treats for us dogs yum yum - homemade dog biscuits :-)


So me and Aoife agreed it was not such a bad thing our peeps went to the show after all :-)



Monday, 4 November 2013

Mabel Goes Home


My little Mabel had a fun week here with us while her peeps were away in France but on Sunday it was time for her to go back home. She had plenty to tell them about her week here with us - especially her first Halloween when she dressed up in a witch's hat :-)


When they arrived Mabel was so happy to see them again, she bounced round like Tigger! And her kind peeps had brought some presents for us from Disneyland in Paris. There was a scrumptious box of Autumn chocs for Judith & Leigh:


With chocolates looking like pumpkins, toadstools and acorns and all very yummy:


But of course we doggies couldn't have any of those, however good they looked, as chocolate is poisonous for dogs...but me and Trilby got our very own Disney dinner bowls!


                                            Well we didn't take long to try those out :-)


You can see Trilby checking there is nothing left at the bottom of the bowl. The bowls had Disney dogs all round and the one on the left below looks quite a bit like a schnauzer:


 But then my peeps said that was a picture of Tramp from Lady and the Tramp and we were not impressed with that at all. Crybbe and Aoife had a good laugh at us because they think affenpinschers are royalty here. But we do love our new bowls - they are fun to look at and even more fun to eat from!


                      Thank you Mabel's peeps and hope to see you again little Mabel xx


                                                            Trilby & Mabel - my girls :-)

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Schnauzer Girls at Harewood House

Yesterday we schnauzer girls - me and my daughters Trilby and Mabel went on a visit to Harewood House with our peeps. Mabel is staying with is for a week while her family are on holiday in France. Harewood House has lots of woodland places for us dogs to wander on lead and enjoy the smells. We were also allowed in the Walled Garden where we found a wheel barrow full of pumpkins   :-)


                              Here I am checking out one of the largest.

                        And there was even a scarecrow guarding the vegetables :-)


Leigh wanted us to sit for a photo together but there were too many interesting smells so only Mabel posed for a picture:


           She is looking a bit wet here - it wasn't raining but very wet on the grass.


But here we are all together waiting to see who else was coming along the path. That's me in the front with Mabel behind me and Trilby with her smart purple harness.

In the Himalayan Garden there was this - it is called a Stupa and was built here by Buddhist monks from Bhutan in 2004. It is the only one in the UK.


                               This is a close up picture of the Buddha figure.

We had a lovely morning exploring the grounds and woods and I think we just might get a chance to come here again in the Spring. It is another dog friendly place to visit in Yorkshire and not far from where we live.


One more picture of my 2 girls - Trilby in front and her little sister Mabel behind in her red harness.