#52SnapShotsofLife – Week One: New

We are a little late to the game, (still in time though. YAY!!) and are excited to take part in The Lazy Pit Bull’s ’52 Snapshots of life’ photo challenge. We will be posting both here and on Instagram if you would like to join us? Yaa!
Here is the list of themes for the year, which you can find on The Lazy Pit Bull’s website and Instagram feed:

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The theme for this week is ‘NEW’.

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This image was taken this week from a NEW rescue centre that is opening in our area. All of the pups there are rescued and brought over from a life of abuse and/or neglect in Romania. They are all looking for a brand NEW life, in a brand NEW forever home… and right now they even have a brand NEW temporary home, as the shelter has just relocated.

For me, I am looking forward to perhaps getting involved in a brand NEW challenge as I offer to volunteer in some way when they are up and running. So it’s likely you will hear a lot more about this wonderful NEW venture right here on the blog.
Want to join in the photo challenge? Click below to get involved:

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For this week, we decided to post in conjunction with Wordless Wednesday… even though there are lots of words! Please forgive us, we have bribes treats!!

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#Wordless Wednesday: Happy New Year!!

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We wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for sticking with us, supporting us and sharing all your love, laughs, struggles and triumphs this year… May 2015 be even more special!

Love and licks,
Carrie, Myfie, Ellie and Millie x

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Wordless Wednesday: Happy Merry Christmas

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To each and every one of our friends in Blogville, and their family and friends and their friend’s friends… We hope you have a smashing, lovely Christmas and thank you for your support this year!

We Woof You!
Carrie, Myfie, Ellie and Millie x

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Black & White Sunday: Be Good For Goodness Sake

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Which list are you on?.. He’s coming y’know?

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#FlashbackFriday: Where, Oh Where Have We Been?

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My goodness! I don’t think any of us realised we had been gone for quite so many weeks! We have missed Blogville so much and would like to thank those of you that left supportive messages for us, wishing us luck with the Craft Fairs!
We will be replying very soon. Until then though, we thought we should pop our noses in and say ‘Hi’ and let those of you who are interested know just where we’ve been all this time!

As you may have read, it was our very first Craft Fair this December, and we were all mightily nervous about it. Personally, I wasn’t bothered if we didn’t sell a thing… it was all about getting the experience under my belt. I am so much more comfortable behind a computer screen, but being out there in the big wide world I find a little daunting. Also, I had to go it alone (well, that’s not strictly true I had a very good friend who was selling her wares alongside of me), but what I mean is, without the pups! It turns out that even though they happen to be staff members… they aren’t allowed to come along! Which we all found a little rude.

Fortunately though, Myfie came up with the genius idea of taking ‘Bob’ along. So I dressed him up in all the festive finery that we created and he became my partner in crime for the weekend.

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He was very well behaved, but was a little shy with the customers.

I really had to fight an inner struggle not to cancel the fair all together, but in the end we made it. I took some pictures of our stall to show you. We had some nightmares with the banner, so please don’t pay too much close attention to that. It is still being resolved, but I am sure we will get there in the end.

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I was quite happy with how it was all set up in the end, and even did a last minute Fair at a second venue on the Sunday!
So by the end of that weekend, I had three events behind me and I managed to pick up some great tips and experience along the way.

The Fairs were on the weekend of December 6, before and after this day I did a little bit of crafting for my own pups. I decided it would be a great idea to make them some Advent Calendar Bunting. Which, of course starts December 1… so BEFORE THE FAIR!! Eek.
I’d also never even done one single blanket stitch up until this point… great idea, Carrie. It’s not like you have enough pressure on yourself… why don’t you find something massively time-consuming to do in your spare time *eye roll*

Anyway, I did do it and despite messing up the numbers right at the end (if you can name some method to try, I probably did… and I probably messed it up) I was pretty pleased with the final result. Most importantly, the pups were happy with it… or rather they were happy with the special seasonal Delibakies I placed in each pocket.

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It turns out this was a genius idea on my part. The pups have been none too impressed by how much I have been out and about of late. I’ve been to a few places where they aren’t welcome to join me, so some daily apologies in the shape of tasty morsels have gone down quite well.

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Just after the fairs I was excited to find out the Coca Cola trucks were stopping by our town. Nothing signifies the arrival of the festive period more than the #HolidaysAreComing Coke ads does it?
I have to say though, there was a distinct lack of lights on this truck, it didn’t resemble the ones used in the adverts much but, well, it did help me to feel that little bit more festive. I could have taken the pups this time, but really I think they would have been a little overwhelmed by the sheer amount of people, and I don’t reckon they would have been impressed by the truck much either! Possibly Myfie if he could have gotten close enough to cock his leg up against it…

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Back in September we won a giveaway on Facebook from a company called Lillie and Millie, and this week we received our beautiful cards and notelets. I had just finished making the girls some festive hair bows and (MY) Millie was so proud that she matched her little illustrated self, she posed happily for a snap. Ellie, is happy with her hair bow too (even if she forgot to tell her face that) and I think they both look adorable.

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I’m hoping to fashion Myfie a matching bow tie before the big day and I’ll be sure to keep everybody posted now we are ready to snuggle on back into Blogville.

All that remains for us to do now is to… err… get ready for Christmas! Yay! In just a few days!… Ahem.What can I say? we like a challenge!

Are you all ready? Are you excited? Will Santa Paws be visiting your house this year?

Thanks so much for being patient with us and reading through this stupidly long post. We wish each and every one of you a VERY Merry Christmas x

 

 

Black & White Sunday: Relax… don’t do it

Here is Myfie, he is one of my staff members that doesn’t let stress get to him and he never EVER lets work interfere with his rest time.
In fact, recently, he has taken his relaxation to a whole new level and since I don’t have time for a sit down in my cozy slippers, he’s doing it for me… isn’t that sweet?

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I wanted add in (yet another) note of apology if I am not around as much as usual this next week or so… I have my very first craft show coming up and since all of this stuff is completely alien to me, it’s all just a little bit stressy.
I’m worried that the blog will have to take a bit of a back seat, so please please don’t be offended if I don’t stop by. I WILL be along to catch up with you all very shortly. In the meantime, if anybody has any tips for me that would also be great! Ha.

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Myfie your suggestion is appreciated but I can’t see taking extra naps getting any of us very far!

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Black & White #RemembranceSunday: Lest We Forget

At the going down of the sun,
and in the morning,
we will remember them…

This post is in honour of the brave humans and animals, who gave their lives for our freedom.

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(Nearly) Wordless Wednesday: Calming the Storm

It’s Bonfire Night here in the UK, today. So many pups and pets struggle at this time of year, but we’re so luck that it doesn’t really bother our gang… usually.
This week, Ellie hasn’t taken to bangs, fizzes and whizzes very kindly. She’s nowhere near as bad as a lot of furry friends, but it has unsettled her slightly. When Ellie gets uptight, it sends ripples of insecurity through the ranks, so we decided to try to nip it in the bud.

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We popped Ellie’s Thundershirt on her early in the day, in preparation for the night-time activity.

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And fortunately it turned her into Wonder Westie, and banished that firework fear away!
We’ve had a relatively (as it ever is) calm night in the Pawed household and we hope you have too!

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Black & White Sunday: #SelfieSunday

Since the pups have been papped quite a lot this week (you know with Halloween and everything) they became worried that you would miss seeing them in their natural state. So they cleverly waited until they were all at their scruffiest and took some selfies for us… Lovely! Thanks guys, and thank DOG for Black and White!

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Gorgeous, Myfie! Thanks for that.

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Yes, Millie! I will be sure to let everybody know you were purposefully looking off into the distance as though you were deep in thought.

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No, no Ellie your nose doesn’t look big AT ALL!

Erm, we hope you enjoyed our selfies, how many of you take your own?

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