Tuesday, February 2, 2010

We've Got Royal Mail


Back before the holidays our Schnauzer friends across the pond, JD and Max, hosted a really fun "Bootieliscious" contest. Brutus has a pretty nice hiney, so I entered a photo. Actually they accepted several photos, and entered me in a few categories - I guess JD and Max like Brutus' hiney too!! Anyways one of the photos was really popular, and got us a win in the "Just for Fun" category!! BTW - the most frequent on this photo is that it looks like Brutus forgot his pants!

The mailman had a really long swim, so understandably it took a while for the package to get here (they had really bad weather in England too, not good for swimming!). We had sort of forgotten about our prize, so it was really a nice surprise when it showed up in the mail last week.

Never got a package from England before, and we felt very important to have had the "Royal Mail" handle our precious cargo! I let Brutus try his paw at opening the package:

What kind of tape do they use in England?? This stuff is strong!!


OK, I did the hard part. Now I need to borrow your thumbs, mom!

JD & Max must have let their human, Clare, help with the packing, because we couldn't believe how much stuff was in that little package (or parcel, as they say in the UK!)!!

Holy cow!! How did all that loot fit into that little green bag??

What cool pressies, we got! Not only are they fun (chewies, a toy & a magnet) & functional (a shopping bag and a waist pack), but they help other doggies to! Almost everything in our prize assortment came from DogsTrust, a huge rescue group in the UK. They do everything from sheltering and rehoming dogs, feeding homeless peoples' dogs and even helping with domestic violence. Check out their website to learn more!

Thanks for sponsoring such a fun contest, and for all the great prizes. Here's a few more photos of Brutus enjoying them!

Hmm, how could that bag be standing on it's own??


Oh.


Pretty lofty expectations to live up to!!


This is my favorite part! But it would be a lot more fun with someone on the other end!


That's more like it!


Just making sure we found all the stuff!!


Yep, got it all!

Thanks JD & Max!! We'll get a lot of use out of our prizes!!

23 comments:

SGR said...

Woof! Woof! What a great winning prize. Mmm but it seems that you are more interested with the lovely yellow green bag. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Stella, Gunther & Betty said...

How fun!! Oh boy do I remember that picture. It still makes me blush... tee hee.

Hey Brutus, do ya think your mom could leave you in that bright yellow bag, put you in the car and drive you out here? Hmmm?

Kisses,
Stella

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

We just love getting Royal mail - or any mail for that matter.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Martine said...

How totally fun!!!

Whats even better is how the package came together! Amazing!!!

We like that photo of Brutus... hahahah funny about his pants being missing.

xo martine & the kiddlets

PS: we are going to try and work on Brutus' pup scout photo today... work has finally slowed down this week.

Kari in WeHo said...

oh that looks like fun. Did he get in the bag on his own?

Salinger The Pug said...

OOOHHHH you totally deserved that prize for having such a cute tushie!!!!

VERRRY nice pressies!!!!

Something tells us the Royal Mail doesn't lose stuff and purposely beat up stuff like mom is convinced they do here in the US!

Love,
S-Dog

The OP Pack said...

Now you have another great photo for a contest - you look so cute in that bright yellow bag - and it is a great color for your shiny black coat.

Congrats on winning that contest - we remember all your entries, but this one was our favorite.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Twinkietinydog said...

That is one of the best presents I've ever seen! This is meaningful, yay! You have wonderful friends, Brutus. I'm going to guess your favorite toy was the yellow bag, correct? Yellow is your color, well, the red shoes were a hit too. Hmm
Twink!

Benny and Lily said...

Brutus weren't those the best presents ever. Even mom got some. We should have gotten in our tote but mom wouldn't share.
Benny & Lily
Pee. S we love that winning picture!

Heather and Walter said...

You deserve cutie-patootie prize! you're adorables!

Amber and Nala said...

Wow, congrats Brutus! We love that hiney picture...it made us giggle. You also look ever so cute in that bag...yellow is a nice color for you. :)

Kisses,
Nala

Frankie Furter said...

Wooooie what a grrreaat prize you won>>> Love the Bag o Frenchie shots.
PeeS. Buckeye Chuck did NOT see his shadow!! YEA.

Dory and the Mama said...

What great pressies Brutus!! We loved the "Brutus in the Bag" toy the BEST!!

Smiley giggles!
Dory

dewdana said...

I love the bag pics! I had forgotten about that contest but remembered your trouser-less butt! So cute!

Sonic said...

I think that card is awesome. I want to get one of those cards for my humans too!

Sonic

Jazzi said...

WOW!! A royal package, that is neat-o
Toys, even neater!!

Yes, you do look like you forgot your pants lol you look so cute on all kinds of pics there Brutus!!

Wags
jazzi

kissa-bull said...

i think we see another hiney entry
the second to last photo is just precious
gweat stuff you got there
you shure deserved it with the photo entry
wiggles
the houston pittie pack

Lorenza said...

Brutus!
Congratulations! They sent you pawesome presents!
I love your Bootieliscious pictures!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Life With Dogs said...

LOL! That picture of you in the bag is killing me! :)

Cocorue said...

Brutus, we just loooove you and yellow is definitely your colour!!!

congrats and TQ for making mumster smile despite worrying about Max in SAfrica

chikisses
coco

Maggie and Mitch said...

We just love that hiney shot of you, Brutus!
What nice pressies from JD and Max!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Deborah said...

Yeah Brutus! That was awesome! You got some nice gifts! Better late than never!!! Tell your Mom she takes great pictures!!

JD and Max said...

Hi Brutus - aw, thanks for doing such a great post on your prizes! We so agree with the other pups - yellow is your colour, you look very handsome in that bag! Shame our humans didn't send it out to you any sooner, but humans eh? What's a pup to do....?!

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.