Saturday, May 15, 2010

Trails & tripulations: Schnauzerama

Hello everyone!

I'm still in Queensland on my holiday and it's been wonderful - and I want to share some of the Schnauzerly fun I've been having!

Here's Mr Skink. He's not a Schnauzer, but I think he's cute enough to have honourary Schnauzer status. And I didn't try to eat him, not even once!

My friend Bobby came over to visit the other day. He's in the picture below, but a bit difficult to spot. From bottom to top it's me, Heidi, Lexi and then Bobby hiding in the shadows. We're getting yummy treats from my Grand(hu)ma!

Here's the picture from another angle. Bobby's the one with his head under the footstool...

Oooh... here's a much nicer picture of him - isn't he cute!

And me, don't forget me!

I've been playing and playing and playing with my cousins. Here's me playing tug-of-Flea with Lexi.

It was a very exhausting game so eventually we had to playing whilst lying on the ground.

I think Lexi won that round.

And what was Heidi doing when we were tug-of-Flea-ing? Well, supervising, of course!

My Grand(hu)ma lives right near Mooloolaba, which is a very popular beach - see how pretty it is.

I wasn't allowed to go see it, though - look at this ... unbelievable! How is this even possible??

Doggies are not allowed anywhere on the foreshore, or in any of the cafés in Mooloolaba, not even outside! If they get caught there, the café has to pay a $2,000 fine, and the doggie's owner has to pay a $200 fine. It's not very puppy-friendly, at all!

Bobby's human is involved in a group called Pups in Paradise, which is trying to make sure there are still some areas that doggies can go!

There is another beach nearby, called Buddina Beach, which has an off-leash area for puppies. We went there and had the best time!

Here's the three of us checking out a hole. (Lexi had to stay on-leash, because she likes to go off on little adventures of her own.)

Heidi chose not to supervise on this trip - she really likes the beach!

Actually, maybe she likes it a little too much - she looks a bit insane in this picture.

Er. Yes. Maybe I enjoy the beach a little too much, too!

Tomorrow I'm packing my human back into the car, and making her drive me back home again - I've had a wonderful time meeting and playing with my cousins, and running up and down the stairs with them in the middle of the night, and playing games with their toys, but I need my human to go back to work so she can keep me in the style to which I deserve to be accustomed!


Unknown said...

Oh Sasha - seeing all those wonderful pictures of you on the beach made me even more gutted that I couldnt' come to meet up with you!! :-( But it looks like you had a great time with your cousins.

And whew! We didn't know about those "No Dog" rules in Mooloolaba - when my humans took me up there, we even walked through all the cafes and stopped to have waffles & ice-cream...guess we were lucky we weren't caught! Although it was really strange coz there were quite a few other doggies around and none of the cafe people came to tell us that I was not allowed there...maybe I was just lucky! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Scout's mom said...

Hi Sasha,

My humom and I have been following your adventures for a while now and just had to comment on how much we have enjoyed following you and your friends.

After reading about your great vacation I just had to sign on and say you certainly live life to the fullest!

Great beach shots, JD and Max will just adore them :) We have beaches where I live too!

Your new Nova Scotia Brittany Spaniel Friend....Scout

JD and Max said...

Hi Sasha - oh, we're so glad you had such a good time on your holdiay! We can see from all the photos just how much fun you've had and what a sociable schnauzer you are! All your cousins looks like so much fun - gosh, we wish WE knew some other schnauzers!

We especially LOVED that last photo of you - he he he! You've even got a sandy tongue - now THAT'S a sure sign of a doggie having fun!

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Oskar said...

What fun it looks like you had!