Friday, 25 December 2020

MERRY CHRISTMAS! FROM DUDLEY & STAFF

Just a quick post to wish you all a VERY happy Christmas, despite the mess we're all trying to cope with.

Speaking of mess, on Tuesday Len spotted Dudley race upstairs - looking decidedly naughty. He followed him and caught him on our bed chewing an offcut of wood he'd picked up very quietly from the garage where Len had been working. We think he was about to try and hide it in the bed - little tinker

It's almost impossible to get a photo of him these days as he just fidgets as soon as you get the camera out. This is the best Len could do:

His lovely pale peach ears are hidden by the false 'beard' on the hat to keep it on for at least 30 seconds and his nose is his Winter 'snow nose' which happens each year so isn't unusual. Despite my daily care, once he hit two years old he does have a bit of discolouration around his mouth and under his eyes. He'd just had a huge drink of water before this was taken so his beard is wet which makes it look more pronounced.

But, he's still our beautiful boy and is such a joy, if anything with more character. During the run up to Christmas he's been  into absolutely anything and everything. We can't move without him trotting along to check out what's going on!

He also doesn't look too thrilled about 'doggie sized Santa hat' but if you look closely just below the middle of his nose, there's a little smile lurking as if he just knows it's his duty to act up! 

Stay safe, enjoy Christmas Day and I'll be back ASAP!

Special woofs from Dudley as well as lots of love from Di, Dudley and Parsnip xxx



44 comments:

Liz said...

Merry Christmas to you all. Fabulous photo of Dudley! xx

Fikreta said...


Merry Christmas! 🎅

Bunny said...

A Merry Christmas to you and your family. [Bunny]

Greta said...

Merry, Merry Christmas, Di! Love the cute picture of Dudley! Sending cheer & wishes for a peaceful holiday!

Mrs A. said...

Happy Christmas Wishes. Hugs from the gang here. Norm, Sammy, L'th and Mrs A.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Dudley looks so cute Di..sending Christmas wishes your way have a blessed day from our house to yours Hugs Tracey xx

Jane Willis said...

Merry Christmas. Gorgeous photo

Kathyk said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you, your family and your readers - with special hugs for the ADORABLE Dudders

Kathyk

KT Fit Kitty said...

Dudley is so adorable! Merry Christmas!

Carol L said...

Dudley looks adorable in his Santa hat! Great photo and fun story of the almost hidden treasure he found!
It's been a very trying year for the whole world, but I do want to wish you and Len (and Dudley) a most joyful, blessed Christmas day today! Thanks for all you do! Hugz

Sarn said...

Good to see Dudley is in mischievous festive mood!

Wishing you, Len and his lordship a merry day.

Love and hugs
Sarn xxx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Waiting for the turkey I had to hop in here and say I LOVE your Dudley, he has a face of an angel about to have her black wings LOL.
HAPPY HAPPY Christmas.
Faith x

Becca Yahrling said...

Wishing you & the menagerie (& Len! lol) a very Merry Christmas as well as a happy, healthy & blessed 2021! xoxo Becca

MadeByMeghanK said...

TOO CUTE!

Brenda in IN said...

He is adorable and so festive. Merry Christmas Di to you and your family.

Pat said...

It's a lovely photo of Dudley, the little tinker, and hope that you are having a good Christmas Day Di. x

Aquarius said...

Such an adorable little rascal - lovely photo. Hugs to all

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Adorable Dudley, so glad to see him! Merry Christmas to you, Len, Dudley and ,obviously, Parsnip! :D

Darnell said...

Santa Dudley couldn't be more adorable, Di! Thank you for sharing and for your Christmas wishes! I hope you have been enjoying your Christmas Day! Please continue to take care and I hope you have many blessings in the new year! xxoo Hugs, Darnell

KT Fit Kitty said...

OMGoodness, Dudley is so cuuuuuute! That's a great photo! Merry Christmas to you all!

Susan said...

I think it's a great photo of Dudley in his Santa hat! Re the discolouring on white dog fur - my breeder swears by 1/2 tsp of buttermilk powder in one of their meals of the day. I sprinkle it on and wet it down with about 1 Tbsp of plain yogurt. Tessa loves it and has very little discolouration under her eyes.

SHartl said...

My girls and I just love the photo of handsome Dudley in his Santa Hat, but we loved even more the story of him grabbing that little piece of wood from the garage and taking it for his own. I hope you, Len and Dudley all have a wonderful Christmas and stay well. My brother in law just recently got the new vaccine, as he is a doctor in Texas, and we're all hoping this is the start of a safer and more normal life in the new year.

LesleyG said...

He just gets more adorable! Love your stories, thanks for everything you do. Did he give you a staff bonus? That really made me chuckle, so true :) xxx

Trina P. said...

Aww, Dudley is simply adorable! Hope your Chrisrmas was fabulous.

Lia said...

Dudley is so cue as Santa. Our Tom does not want to wear hats.....
lIa xx

Linby said...

Merry Christmas Dudley you really don't want to be chewing wood sweet boy. Hope you all had a lovely day x

Craftychris said...

Merry Christmas! Hope your day was fabulous! Gorgeous pic of Dudley! xxxxx

AlisonC said...

Cute, hope you had a good day and didn't find splinters in your bed, lol. x

ionabunny said...

Hope you all had a fabulous Christmas. Dudley is such a cute Santa Claws. Take care. Hugz

Lynne in NI said...

Hahaha I'd say he doesn't look too impressed ;) Hope Santa brought him lots of new toys for being a good boy!

TK said...

Hope your Christmas was Merry & Bright, it sure seems that Dudley tried HIS best to give you one! Love dogs and their humor is quite amazing, enjoy him as I've lost mine this year and it is quite sad without her

Janice said...

Lovely photo of Dudley! I hope you have enjoyed a good Christmas Di.
Janice x

Megan J said...

Hi Miss Di, Dudley looks the part with his Santa hat and beard on, not a chance of getting one small enough to get on a budgie, let alone them keeping it on... one is training well and the other, is not... Have a wonderful week.... Megan

NanaConnie said...

Merry Christmas to al f you and I think Dudley is behaving perfectly in his darling little Santa hat! :-D

Karenladd said...

I remember when Toby would get a lot of discoloration around his eyes and mouth during certain times, and we never quite figured out why. Right now, he's snowy white, except after eating canned food, when he's pretty much a mess. However, Dudley looks adorable in his Santa hat, wet beard or not! Dudley is so full of life and fun, and I love hearing of his adventures (and misadventures). You are all lucky to have each other...Merry Christmas!

Suzanne H said...

I hope you had a Merry Christmas and thanks so much for the sweet picture of Dudley. We lost one of our cats this week which made for a bittersweet Christmas. I love to see people's pets.

Valerija said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Dudley is so very cute!
Valerija xx

Em Louise Fairley said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! xoxo

Jeanne H said...

Happy Belated Christmas Wishes to you. Happy 2021 too. Love, love Dudley in the hat!!

Vicky Hayes said...

Just look at your adorable boy! I know what you mean about the lurking smile - I sometimes think our dogs just humour us! Wags from Eva! Vicky xx

Janis said...

Such a fun photo of your mischievous little Dudley!! He allllllllllmost had that piece of wood in your bed before you ruined his prank. Ha. Our pets are such bright spots in our lives.
Many wishes for the most restful and beautiful of holiday seasons as we ease into 2021. May the New Year hold only best for you!!
<3 J

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Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Awww butter wouldn’t melt in joy mouth really mum! Put a piece of chewed up timber in your bed.. mmm no!
Not .. well, not now you’ve caught me anyway! 😆😂😂😂😂😖😬
Love your boy too he’s very handsome.
And thanks so much for my beautifully coloured “fleece navidad” card too! Happy Christmas... do love it, but over now for another year.

I’m busy card making at mo as forgot or rather had two pressie sprung on me so making them cards to give away as a return belated pressie.. one down, second one almost done. Almost New Year’s Eve here.. in five hours it will be midnight and New Year’s Eve.

BTW want you to know am praying lots for your Covid situation, very very concerning. Giant prayer hugs and keep well and safe.
Thanks for sharing, and God bless, Shaz in Oz.x

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Susan Renshaw said...

Love the pic of Dudley in his party hat!!

Fikreta said...

Merry Christmas!
he is so cute!