Monday, 21 July 2008

International Present Exchange!

Yes, remember the DWB present exchange?! Well, after all the computer woes, we have finally got around to posting about our wonderful presents from Verdi & Gaucho. Apologies to them for taking so long to do this post.

When the parcel arrived we knew straight away it was for us, and contained all sorts of lovely stuff.

We got straight down to some very serious sniffing to try and deduce what it contained.

Then of course the bossy little madame that is my dear sister pinched it from right under my nose and ran with it out into the garden and claimed it as her own. She's such a little minx (though I have to concede that she is jolly good at opening parcels!).

Oh, she said this photo's for her BabyStan! I don't know, these youngsters grow up too fast nowadays.

It really didn't take her long to get the brown paper off that parcel with those Crocodale jaws.

But then look at that look of woe when ma made her sit and pose with the box rather than just diving right in. Does that look like a happy puppy to you, har har!

Here was the first peek at what delights were inside. The pink and orange things you can see were two soft toy flowers for E & J. Sadly ma didn't get any photos of them before the girls took them to their mummy's house, but they were delightful, and the girls adored them. Thank you so much for thinking of them as well as us Verdi and Gaucho.

Their was a new collar for each of us, made of lovely soft leather. We guessed that the pink one was for Cassidy, the blue one for me, har har!

What do you think? Pretty nifty, eh?

There was also a very natty bandanne eac, so we won't have to wear Oscar's precious ones anymore. Cassidy stole them both.

But ma managed to retrieve mine so I could pose. About the floor...well all I can say is that a certain little lady was in BIG trouble. I'll let her tell you more about it another time!

And this is what we could smell, even before the pardel was opened, yummy!

And last but not least were these two toys. The pink bone has a particularly loud squeak, which Cassidy delights in chewing when ma and pa are trying to watch the television.

They have both endured lots of play, and both are still intact with barely a tooth mark, so very well chosen Verdi and Gaucho!

Thank you once again for such lovely and thoughtful gifts. We are very grateful, and sorry again that this post has been so delayed.

Toodle pip

Harry x


Peanut said...

what great gifts.

Deetz said...

Those are pawsome photo's!!! I am so glad the puter is working now. What great prezzies and treats and stuff.....whats up with the floor?

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...


The sounds of a 53lb Dale crashin' to the floor after viewin' Cassidy's pic of her South End facin' North....

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh my...Harry...Babystan is out cold. Even my trusty smellin' salts haven't brought him around. ( I use a new brand of salts featurin' the stench of Scruffy's's been known to awaken dogs outta comas...)

That site of er Cassidy was too much for him...

Hey...what in the world happened to ur floor over by the doggie dishes? Inquirin' minds wanna know!
And nosy ones.

Barkin' at ya handsome Chap...

Asta said...

Cassidy and Harry
Those awe supewb gifties Verdi and Gaucho sent you..I love youw collaws and bananas..and the toys look weally cool..I bet babyStan is in seventh heaven
smoochie kisses

Agatha and Archie said...

OOhhh so pretty those collars!!! ANd the bandanas are so you!!!!!9both of YOU!!) What is up with the floor???? Love A+A

Lorenza said...

Hi, Harry and Cassidy!
You got very nice presents from Verdi and Gaucho! Squeakie toys are the best!
You collars are pawesome too!
I can't wait to hear what the little girl did!
Kisses and hugs

Molly and Taffy said...

Hi Harry

It is great to see you back blogging. Your pressies look wonderful and we too are extremely curious about Cassidy and the floor! Do tell...please.

Molly and Taffy

Amber-Mae said...

Those are some really nice pressies! I especially like the collars. You look sooo...well pretty in that collar Harry. Hehehe! No offense. *snort snort*

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Simba said...

Dropping by to say hello. Hope you had a great weekend.

Simba x

Simba said...

Dropping by to say hello. Hope you had a great weekend.

Simba x

Faya said...

Ah quelle joie de recevoir des paquets ! Vous m'avez manqués. Je suis contente de vous retrouver. Cassidy comme tu es grande ! Et Harry toujours aussi "handsome"...
Bisous, Faya

Maggie and Mitch said...

What wonderful gifts from Verdi and Gaucho! The collars are just beautiful!
Oh, Harry - you look so handsome in your new bandana!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Those are really pawsome gifts. :)

~ Girl girl

Patience-please said...

wonderful photos of fantabluous pressies!!!

wags from the whippets

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

What a great bunch of presents! You both look great in your new collars and the toys look like loads of fun!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Clover said...

Hi guys, great gifts in your goody exchange!!
Cassidy - you have turned into such a beautiful young lady! Every time we come by your blog you look much older than the last time!
Harry - you are looking as distinguished as ever - the blue collar looks nice on you!
Love Clover xo

Bogart said...

Happy to hear that your computer woes are over! EXCELLENT presents!!!


Joe Stains said...

I can't wait to hear the story about the floor! You guys look great in your new collars and got some fun treats and toys. We are sad we missed this exchange!

Kirby said...

Hi Harry & Cassidy,

I'm so happy your pooter issues are behind you and you are back and blogging! I've missed you both so much! What great prezzies you two got. Those collars are super snazzy, and you both look so dapper in them!

Your pal,

BWTH Dog House said...

The collar is nice, the bandana is nice, the treats is nice & the toys is nice!!!

slurpy licks,

Pippa said...

Hiya H&C
I've not been allowed to blog for a while either (about the same length of time!) so I'm pleased I don't have lots of posts to catch up on. Do you like your friends' Mac? I like mine.
They are very good pictures of your presents. Pet shops here have nice toys I think, although I get bored with them.


Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Wow! Lovely gifts! You look so spiffy with your new collars and bandannas! Makes me feel like joining the exchange too the next time it is held...Hope it's soon! heh!


Jake of Florida said...

Cute cute pictures. Ms. Cassidy is beyond adorable!!! And Mr. Harry is so handsome. Loved the collars and the bandanananas.

We just wanted to say hello and tell you we're happy you've got a computer again!!!

Jake amd Just Harry

Gaia the Airedale said...

Pawesome gifts and fantastic photos you two! You both look so happy with everything you got, thats great! I love the collars and bandanas!

puppy breath,

T-man said...

Beautiful presents!! It's fun having a bit of Christmas in the middle of summer ;)

Boo said...

great toys you got there. i didn't participate in the gift exchange coz mom, yes, mom, missed it for me!

wet wet licks


Noah the Airedale said...

Hi Harry & Cassidy,
Wow the pressies look great and you both look stunning in your new collars.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Harry! Cassidy!
That's way awesome! It looks like you both had the best time ever opening those presents!

And those collars! Did you try to eat the flowers? Did they taste like real flowers? Hehehehe!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

jaffeboy said...

That's some fantastic package you got there!!!

I can't believe Cassidy is such a big gal now.

Harry, are you still getting the puppy nonsense from her? Seems like it... hehehe...

Huskee Boy said...

Great pics (esp the one that Cassidy dedicated to BabyStan) and great gifts!
I am so signing up for the gift exchange next year. My secretary missed it somehow and I have already given her the sack. Hopefully my new secretary will be better.


Wow you guys are so lucky! What a great parcel filled with many goodies! Our parcel from Amber Mae was returned to her unbeknown to us so we missed out on a great parcel. Glad you guys enjoyed yours.

Sitka, Tia, & Cornelia Marie said...

Harry, those were excellent pressies that woo and Cassidy received. I know you two have had alot of fun playing with the toys!

the 4 Bs said...

that's a pawsome package that you got with wonderful stuff inside. Cassidy is really good at opening the box. we are impressed. and miss Cassidy is a big girl now. is she as big as you now, Harry? you two are such cool dogs. we sure are glad you are back again. we missed you.


William Tell said...

What nice toys and treats. You sure look like you're enjoying your presents!

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Jackson said...

Hey pals, what great gifts! Can't wait to hear about the mess on the floor!

Mango said...

Why expend energy opening the box when you can sit back and let Cassidy do it? That way, you are ready to fully engage with whatever comes out.


P.S. What a terrible pout face Cassidy has.

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Those are great gifts! Verdi and Gaucho sure have great taste. We like the choice of pink and blue.

By the way, Cassdy butt shot is so sexy..hehe

Boy n Baby

Verdi y Gaucho tibetano en Madrid said...

hi buddies...
the collar in your neck are terrific.. and so cool..
Cassidy you are a pretty girl...

we feel so happy that do you like the gifs

a big hug