Sunday, 27 December 2009

Merry Minnie-Moo Christmas!

Hello! Hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas.

Ours was very good, we all got a new toy each and had some lovely walks and yummy food! Muzzle and Daddy gave us some of their roast dinner with our food which was very tasty.

We have had a bit of snow, but it's all melted now so the fields are muddy and a bit boggy, but who cares about a bit of mud when you're having fun? (Muzzle says she gets the horrid bit when she has to dry us down when we get home!).

Here are some photos Muzzle took of my brother and me on our walk today. Some of them made Muzzle laugh out loud!



Saturday, 19 December 2009

I'm back!

Hello to all my friends, old and new!

Can't believe it's been so long since I last blogged. I blame Muzzle, she's been so busy I've not had much of a chance to use her computer. She's been sending out lots of packs for those people that have very kindly sponsored an oldie for Christmas.

Now she's warming herself by the fire, I thought I'd pop on for an update ...

Trying to think of what I have been up to since I last blogged. The most exciting thing would have to be the walk Muzzle and Daddy took me on last weekend. It was the Winter Walkies organised by Oldies Club, a wonderful UK dog rescue charity that Muzzle volunteers for. We met up with lots of dogs (Muzzle counted about 40!) and their people and had a fantastic walk around some trees - an arboretum is its posh name!

Muzzle took lots of photos which you can see HERE. I had a ball - literally, look:

All the dogs got on really well together and our people had a good chat too. We must have looked quite a sight for those other walkers we met along the way! There were five dogs there who were adopted from Oldies Club, who brought their lovely new families along for the walk, plus lots of dogs from other rescues, me included.

After the walk we met up at the start and shared goodies. We were very lucky that the weather was dry and sunny after all the rain we have had.


Sunday, 1 November 2009

Autumn Fun

Muzzle and Daddy took me to a forest yesterday with one of my brothers. Lots of leaves had fallen off the trees - Muzzle called it Autumn? - and it was great fun running around in the leaves chasing my ball.

My brother had a fun time too apart from a few scary noises.

Friday, 30 October 2009

Mango will be proud ...

... At least that's what Muzzle thought as she took these photos of me yesterday.

We've made the thumbnails as small as possible and advise that you don't look/click if you are squeamish/eating!

Muzzle was particularly impressed with my effort LOL.

So scroll down if you're brave ...

Friday, 23 October 2009

Friday Frolics!

I had great fun running around with my brother on our walk this afternoon. Thought we would let the photos do the talking ...

One of my older brother looking rather splendid Muzzle says:

Then she tried to take a photo of me (she said Dexter would like it ;-)). You may observe that I was more interested in the dogs walking the other side of the field ...

So Muzzle moved around to take this shot which she thinks is rather lovely:

As Daddy was with us, she got him to take some photos of us - she says I was my usual helpful self, but my collie brother wasn't quite so obliging this time LOL

I think Muzzle loves me rather ...

Hope you enjoyed :-) Sorry I haven't been so good at blogging recently, blame Muzzle for not letting me on the computer as much!

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

A big thank you for my first donation

Some time back Muzzle helped me set up a Just Giving page to try to raise some more money from Labrador Rescue South East & Central, the rescue that very kindly took my mum in, gave her a safe place to have her babies (including me!) and then found wonderful homes for us all.

Last week I received my first donation to the page - Muzzle didn't realise until yesterday.

We aren't sure how/if we can contact the very kind person directly, so in the hope they may read this - THANK YOU so much for your kindness. The rescue does a wonderful job for Labradors and we are really pleased to help them in any little way that we can.



Sunday, 11 October 2009

Walk with a Wiggle!

Yesterday Muzzle and I arranged a last minute walk with a friend of mine, Wiggle - a black Lab who is a sponsor dog from the same rescue as me - and his mum.

We walked along a river and through different fields where we chased balls, met nice people and dogs and had a splash in the river. Muzzle says I was quite brave as I went in a bit deeper in the river than usual so that I could retrieve the ball. She was pleased about this as it washed off the mud I'd got on me after laying down in a puddle!

We went to a pub/cafe place so the mums could have something to eat and drink and Muzzle saved me the last bit of her hash browns - yummy! Then daddy and his friend came and found us and took us home :)

Here are a few photos ...

Me waiting for Wiggle to come back with the ball.

I did get a bit braver ...

Swamp monsters? LOL

Wiggle loves the water!
Me doing my kangaroo impression for the ball Wiggle's mum is holding! ...

Wiggle looking rather handsome again :-)

There's a ball and a Minnie-Moo in this photo, in case you were wondering ...

Friends posing together :-)

Wiggle doing a bit of an Elvis impression

ME in the WATER past my ELBOWS! LOL

Me and my shadow

Pretty Minnie-Moo (so Muzzle says!)

Very handsome Wiggle

and after that Muzzle and I wanted to show you just what wonderful things Wiggle, his "mum" and Labrador Rescue South East & Central have made happen. Wiggle came into rescue in summer 2008 after living a less than happy life for some time - this is one of the first photos his mum took of him - it makes Muzzle cry whenever she looks at the photo.

What an incredible transformation?! Wiggle looks so much younger, healthier and most importantly HAPPIER than he did last year. Muzzle says the light has come back into his eyes and that it would be hard to believe it was the same dog in both photos if we didn't know him. We love Wiggle :-)))

Monday, 21 September 2009

Berry Happy Minnie-Moo

We have been enjoying really nice sunny - and not too hot for running - weather recently and Muzzle has been picking blackberries for us all to eat on our walks.

In the last few days Muzzle noticed I have been watching her picking the berries and have started copying her. She took some photos, including this one ...

Also one of me looking rather lovely - says Muzzle - and one of me having a good run around - my brother was chasing me. I love it when he does that - though Muzzle says she wishes I'd spend more time looking forward while I run around and maybe there'd be less chance of running into her. Oops.

This is a view of some of the fields we walk in. Muzzle says if the sea was just nearby too, it would be perfect.

Hope you enjoyed the photos.

Love M-M xxx

Monday, 14 September 2009

Thinking of Bruce

Some of you may have read about Bruce, the dog seized from his family in Northern Ireland, believed to be of pitbull type (which are illegal in the UK, including Northern Ireland). The poor soul has been held in kennels for a long time and lots of people have been involved in trying to save his life and have him released.

Today his case is at the court of appeal and many people around the world have their fingers - and paws - crossed for Bruce.

Muzzle and I hope very much that Bruce is allowed to live and be released back to his family. He has done nothing wrong other than to be born of a physical appearance banned in some places :-( Imagine your dog being taken from you just because of how they look :-(

A few months ago various candlelit vigils were held around the world. Those that couldn't get to one were asked to hold their own at home and take a photo. These photographs were made into a number of montages posted on YouTube. This was the photo of Muzzle and me. We have been thinking of Bruce all day and hoping so much for a positive outcome.

Here is a video about saving Bruce, borrowed from YouTube:

Please let Bruce live.

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Scrounging Minnie-Moo

Yesterday I spent the day at a charity dog show with Muzzle. She had a stall to sell her cards and it was right next to the Oldies Club stall so we had some good company.

Muzzle said I was very well behaved - such a good girl she let me stay off lead most of the day as I just hung around with her and the people nearby and said hello to lots of people and dogs. Muzzle was very proud of me and a few people told her how well behaved I was :)

This did mean I had the opportunity to check all those coming near the stalls for treats - and I did very well from this - well Muzzle said, who could resist this face ... ?

Sunday, 30 August 2009

A new friend

Muzzle took me to visit a friend of hers earlier this week, they have moved to a really lovely place and we got to go on some great walks. It was so nice we could have stayed!

I met Muzzle's friend's daughter for the first time. She is really sweet and very dog friendly - they have dogs of their own too. She was persuaded to sit for a photo with me - she was dressed as Fireman Sam at the time. We had a great afternoon, hope to go again :-)