Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all my blogging friends.

Sorry I've not been posting as much as I once did,
but I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and New Year!

Love, Minnie-Moo & family xxx

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Muzzle and Me

Muzzle took this photograph of the two of us recently. We love each other very much ...

Friday, 29 October 2010

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Mr Moo's Gotcha Day

Yesterday we celebrated my big brother Max's (AKA Mr Moo) eleventh Gotcha Day.

Muzzle says if you see him bouncing around and standing on his hind legs to try to grab apples from the tree (a trick he has very kindly passed onto me) you'd not think he was almost 12, but he is!

A few of our favourite photos of Mr Moo. For those of you who don't already know, I got my name because of him. When Muzzle and Daddy were waiting for a Lab pup to come into rescue, Muzzle was struggling to think of a suitable girlie name. She was having a chat with Mr Moo, as you do (you would, if you met him!), and told him that the puppy would be a little version of him, a mini-Moo - and there was my name, Minnie!

Love you Max

Incoming tuna cake ...

Friday, 1 October 2010


Muzzle took this photo a few days ago of us snuggling up on the sofa in the evening. We love each other lots and lots.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

**Thank You Dexter**

I received an amazing package from the USA recently - my prize for winning Dexter's Black Lab contest on the blog he is sometimes allowed to borrow from Mango the Magnificent.

I got so much stuff! Some balls to play with, a hard chewy thing which I am gradually working out what to do with and a fluffy Moose toy with squeaky bits! Oh and a card featuring a photo of the very handsome Dexter himself.

We also received three wonderful books which were very kindly donated by Randolph. I have given these to Muzzle as she's better at reading than me and she's really enjoying the first one :)

Really sorry, Dexter, we meant to post this a while back but Muzzle was going to take some photos of all the wonderful things. I have to have my chewy thing and toys at bed-time though or my brother will try to nick them - and Muzzle keeps forgetting to bring the camera! So we thought a photo-less post would be preferable to nothing - and we'll come back and add photos when Muzzle is being less rubbish!

Thanks again Dexter, the package was a really lovely gift to receive :-))


Friday, 10 September 2010

Muzzle's new blog - take a look

Hello friends. Wondered if some of you might take a few minutes to pop by and take a look at Muzzle's new blog and leave a comment to let her know what you think of it. She's not as clever as me so it took her a while longer to set hers up than it took me to do my new design :)

You can find it HERE. Her first post on the new place is about National Dog Adoption Month, which seemed appropriate, given that we're all rescue dogs and her passion for helping dogs.

Hope you like it. Here's my brother Max, AKA Mr Moo, who very kindly taught me how to hunt out apples in the garden :-)

Love Minnie-Moo

Monday, 6 September 2010

New Blog Design :-)

Muzzle has been helping me update the design of my blog as I have always been more of a red girl than pink. We have also made a new banner showing some of Muzzle's favourite puppy photos of me, the grown-up Minnie-Moo photo she had made into a canvas, plus one of me rolling in the sunshine as that always makes her smile.

We hope you like the new-look blog as much as we do :-)

Wanted to say a big thank you to Dexter (and Mango and their Mum) for the wonderful prize I received at the weekend too. We will blog about that later in the week!



Sunday, 5 September 2010

Flying through the clover

Not one of me as the observant amongst you will realise ;-) but one of my older brother Jasper, having fun running (or is it flying) through the clover.

For anyone new to my blog, Jasper has only been with us since New Year's Eve - his previous owner was very ill and the family took Jasper to a vet to be put down. The vet was reluctant to put him down, as although he was 12 he was in general good health, but they were closing for New Year. The vet contacted Oldies Club and Jasper came to us as an emergency foster. He loves life and is a really sweet boy. He helps Muzzle with fundraising for Oldies Club.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Woohoo (not very wordless) Wednesday!

I'm so excited! I took part in Dexter's black Lab contest and won! It was hard working out who all those black Labs were, even though I still think we all look different!

Thanks to Dexter for running a fab contest and to the gorgeous Mango for letting him borrow his blog for a while.

This was the photograph I entered - it was funny seeing which dog people thought I was!

and here's another one, taken the same day.


Saturday, 28 August 2010

No more apples ...

My brother Max (AKA Mr Moo) and I like to eat apples from the garden when they fall from the tree. Muzzle lets us have some but stops us having *too* many - although her idea of too many seems to vary from ours!

She made us come in yesterday so we couldn't have anymore. This was my pwease can we have some more face ...

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Black Labradogs are the best!

I have entered Dexter's black Labradog contest - you can read all about it here on the blog he shares with his lovely brother Mango.

While the untrained eye may think us black Labs all look the same, we do in fact vary quite considerably as I'm sure Dexter's contest will prove.

I may be slightly biased but I think us black Labradogs are the best. Muzzle says we're like sunshine and have such joy of life. She says we're always ready to go do something and have great enthusiasm for everything, whether it just be popping into the garden, or being fed, or going out for a great walk.

Muzzle says black Labradogs are always fun to be around and full of love and really enjoy spending time with their family and that she always plans to have at least one in her life at any time, preferably more :)

If you're a black Lab (anywhere in the world) and you have a blog, you've still got a little time to take part in the contest - just follow the link above for info on how to submit your photo etc.

Here's a photo of me that Muzzle took ages ago but only re-discovered recently. Not the one I've entered for the contest of course as that would be a bit too helpful to those trying to guess which photo is mine!

Thanks to the handsome Dexter for running this contest,


Sunday, 15 August 2010

Time to make Muzzle smile

Muzzle has been very, very sad since we had to say goodbye to dear Cassie. We have been taking Muzzle out for walks and this week she felt up to taking some photos of me playing chase/bounce with one of my brothers. He is 11 and still up for playing :) She also took a little video clip. Hope you enjoy.


Running together:

I don't like being chased by strange dogs, but love to be chased by my doggie friends

I am good at jumping (though not good at jumping over things like teeny fences, says Muzzle)

I am not so good at hiding ...

Muzzle says my brother was mostly white when we left home ...


Sunday, 1 August 2010

Goodnight Cassie, sleep tight ♥

We are having a very sad time :-( My big sis, Cassie, very sadly passed away this week following a serious illness. Cassie had seemed completely fine until just over two weeks before she left us. Muzzle is heartbroken and crying lots and we are all missing her.

Cassie was 12 and a rescue Bullmastiff cross Muzzle and Dad adopted when she was 12 months old. She has been so lovely and gentle with me since I arrived from rescue as a pup and we had lots of great times playing and snuggling together. She really was a beautiful girl and we can't quite believe she has gone.

Muzzle is too upset to write much right now but is going to write a proper tribute to her, on her blog, once she is ready.

Here are a few photos - one of the five of us taken just a few months ago when everything was ok; one of Cassie and me snuggling when I was a pup; and one of the last photos taken of Cassie.

If anyone would like to light a candle for Cassie, that would be very kind.

Sleep tight Cassie, we will love you always


Sunday, 25 July 2010


Muzzle took this one on our evening walk yesterday. She says it sums up my joy of life nicely.

Sorry I haven't been blogging much. Muzzle is very busy on the computer and my big doggie sis has been rather poorly so we have been concentrating our efforts on helping her get better.

Hope all my blogging friends are well.



Sunday, 4 July 2010

Calendar Girl

One of my puppy photos has been chosen for a calendar being organised to raise funds for rescue.

The photo came second place to a very cute photo of a teeny pup having a bath!

Here's my photo ... and while I'm here, today is the last day to vote for my brother Jasper's story in this week's competition, so please would you take a few seconds to click and vote? You can vote from anywhere in the world as far as we know. Thank you :-)

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Oldies Club Saved My Life - Please vote for Jasper

Please click here to read my brother's story and vote for him - he's trying to get the most votes to win a donation for Oldies Club, a dog rescue charity in the UK.

Thank you!

Muzzle and Jasper, just days after Oldies Club saved his life.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Muscle Minnie

Check out my shoulder and thigh muscles - pretty impressive for a dainty thing, Muzzle says. Must be all the running and bouncing I do!

Friday, 11 June 2010

Fun Friday

Muzzle took this video of me running around with one of my brothers today - we have great fun together when we do this and Muzzle loves to watch us :-)

We've put it on here at the smallest setting but it still seems too big for my blog! If you click on the video it should take you to YouTube to view it there properly. Muzzle says 720p HD is good.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Flower power

Muzzle took this one of me today - she loves me :-)

Have had a great day, after our walk this morning I spent hours in the woods having fun too! It was nice and shaded there so I didn't get too hot.

Hope all my blogging friends are having a great weekend.

Love M-M

Monday, 31 May 2010

Out for lunch

Yesterday Muzzle and Dad took me and Jasper, my Oldies Club brother, out to visit a garden. They had a cream tea and saved us each a little piece of the scone. Yummy!

Since Muzzle is usually behind the camera and not fond of being photographed, Dad took hold of the camera for a little while for a change and photographed us with Muzzle. We like this photo :-)

It was a beautiful garden and dogs are welcome, but we have to stay on lead. I usually want to charge around at the sight of lots of grass so it was a bit confusing for me but still fun!

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Minnie Me?

Recently we met a little Labrador puppy out on a walk. She was very sweet and gentle and said hello very nicely to us.

Muzzle said the puppy reminded her a lot of me when I was little. She took this photograph of her and my oldie brother Jasper.

A word to the wise.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Monday, 5 April 2010

Flying ...

... Muzzle took this yesterday - it looks like I'm flying, don't you think?

She says it also looks a bit like an old newspaper cutting due to the graininess of the photo and the way she's fiddled with it. We kinda like it though :-)

Friday, 19 March 2010

Famous Friday

It's the Mins ...

Photograph of Mins © copyright Angela Chapman, AKA Muzzle ;-)

Yumega Plus - Muzzle has been giving this to me for a little while now to help with my allergies. I like it - it tastes of fish.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Black Beauty

Muzzle took this photo of me yesterday. I had been having fun fetching my ball and was taking a breather ...

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Happy Gotcha Day to Me!

Today it's my gotcha day, two years since Muzzle and Daddy brought me home, adopting me from Lab rescue.

I have had a fab weekend. Muzzle organised a little walk for me yesterday with some doggie friends and today I had a great walk too. I've chased my ball a lot this weekend!

A few photos from my weekend ...

Here's a photo of our little group walk - that's me in the centre with Daddy and Jasper, plus our friends little Louie and three other Oldies Club dogs who joined us for the walk and their people of course :)

Jess the collie wasn't too keen on being in the photo as you can see, but Muzzle managed to fit her in. Just LOL.