Snoops Blog Archive
Published on: Friday, April 23, 2021
Welcome back to the sunniest of sunny terms. I’ve noticed that most of you are looking extremely healthy and can see that all this outside living is suiting you well.
Talking about healthy living, I’ve been doing a little bit of modelling for my relative who works for a dog food company. They have been promoting healthy eating in dogs, which I’m very keen to be involved in, as I know that healthy eating at school is a hot topic.
You will notice in my picture that I’m wearing a kale crown! Yes, I really do eat kale, it’s in my ‘Swish Fish’ dish, which is my next favourite (after ‘Wham Bam Lamb’ and ‘Beef it Up’). They are all packed with goodies such as carrots, green beans, sweet potatoes, peas and then nicely finished with a sprinkle of turmeric or rosemary. My mouth is watering just thinking about them.
The children have told me that healthier means happier so I’m on it!
Have a great weekend and enjoy the glorious sunshine.
Easter Related Mishap
Published on: Friday, March 26, 2021
To my dear friends,
Last week I confessed to a little mishap that landed me in a spot of bother. Well, it turned out to be ‘one of those weeks' (not just the one day) as there’s been another little incident. I thought it only fair to tell you all before you hear it on the grapevine.
You see, I was in Nursery with my littlest friends, watching them make crispy chocolate Easter nests and Mrs Masters said that for hygiene reasons I wasn’t allowed to help! I’m not quite sure what she was implying as my canine version of Old Spice hasn’t even worn off since my visit to the dog groomer last week, but I tried not to take offence. I was about to point out that I had to endure over two hours with the dog groomer to achieve human-grade levels of hygiene, aromas and fluffiness but I know how to pick my battles so I retreated to my basket. I decided to pretend to be a ‘Bake-off’ judge as the mouth-watering masterpieces were created before my eyes. I have to say that for their size, the little guys made excellent chefs and the presentation of their nests in their Easter garden display was spectacular.
Like all good judges I decided that I ought to sample one of their creations, but oh dear, what a bad decision that was. I can only describe the next few moments as pandemonium. There were shrieks, squeals and shouts that can only be described as general uproar.
So yes, I was in the ‘dog house’, as you humans would say. And yes, I did have a tummy-ache after eating chocolate. I don’t want to dwell on the matter but let’s just say that I had my first detention and I felt very ashamed. I was almost grounded on Pyrland Day but luckily the final decision went in my favour and I was able to join my friends for a day of fun activities. And what a day that turned out to be! In the absence of this year’s House Music Competition, this in my opinion, was an equally spectacular way to round off the term!
Happy Holidays folks. I hope the Easter Bunny hops through your gardens leaving behind that magical trail.
See you soon.
Your Snoops x
Oh Dear ... Bath Time for Me Then!
Published on: Friday, March 19, 2021
OK, I couldn’t help it, the temptation was just too much! I’m guessing you know what I’m talking about even though I haven’t mentioned this rather sensitive topic for quite a while. The thing is, everyone was distracted, admiring the beautiful spring flowers, and I just spotted it out of the corner of my eye. Discreetly, I had a quick roll and oh boy, did I smell good! I don’t know if she saw or smelt the evidence but it was only a matter of seconds before Mrs Masters gave me that disapproving look and called my name in a reprimanding way. The little hoomans didn’t seem to mind one bit, although they were instructed not to touch me.
I don’t know why humans don’t like the smell of fox poo. I’ve observed many of them spraying fragrances on themselves and I don’t think they smell superior to my firm favourite.
I was rather hoping to show off my attractive aroma in front of Meg, Mr Chippendale’s dog but on returning to nursery I was dunked into the sink and scrubbed with fairy washing up liquid!
If that wasn’t enough, the boarders bathed me after supper and then complained about the smell of ‘wet dog’ for the rest of the evening. I don’t know, there’s just no pleasing some people: you can’t have it both ways my friends!
I think it just turned out to be one of those days; we all have them sometimes.
Have a great weekend.
Countdown to the End of Lockdown ...
Published on: Friday, March 5, 2021
So here we go, my last diary entry from lockdown and let’s hope it’s the last one ever from a lockdown.
It’s Friday and this is certainly a weekend to celebrate as I will be welcoming back the boarders on Sunday and seeing the rest of you on Monday.
I’ve been told that humans sometimes suffer from achy cheeks when they smile too much, well in much the same way, I suffer from an achy tail when it wags too much, and I know that’s going to be the case on Monday.
In preparation for your return I’m going to have a bubbly bath, a thorough groom and a teeth brush. (Yes, you heard right, a teeth brush) I want to be looking my best and I don’t like it when I give you my warmest hugs, cuddles and licks and you call me dog breath!
You all know how much I love a good old run around on the front field, and in particular, a fun game of football. In preparation for our return to outdoor fun I’ve been doing my warm up exercises. Just take a look at my photo, I’ll think you’ll agree that I’m in fine shape.
See you all soon, I’m on countdown.
Wellness Wednesday – What a Treat!
Published on: Friday, February 12, 2021
Wellness Wednesday, what a day! Who ever thought of putting in the suggestion of a pet makeover is an absolute star.
I thoroughly enjoyed watching the children at school doing their yoga and fitness sessions, going on nature walks and engaging in all manner of creative projects. However, by far the best part of my day was my makeover. I was treated to a warm bubbly bath, a relaxing brush and cuddle time on the sofa. (Apologies to disciplined hounds that are not allowed on the furniture).
I looked an absolute treat when it was finished, as you will see from my photo. My beautiful golden curls shining beautifully, my beard trimmed and to top it all I got treats throughout the entire, heavenly process for being a ‘good boy’.
I do believe it was Mr Watson that organised this spectacular off-screen event and so I would like to say thank you and please could we do it again in the near future!
Have a great half term break, all, and see you soon.
P.S. I saw many of your pet makeovers in the Wellness Teams and had a bit of a chuckle at some of their get-ups! I had a lucky escape on that front but it’s not always the case as the junior boarders do like to include me in their role play!