Fluffiness, Facebook and a Birthday!

birthday_dog1The blog has been a little quiet over the last several weeks.  I guess sometimes life places too many demands on us and this means that something has got to go on the back burner!  I have missed posting here, reading your comments and visiting your blogs.  Thankfully, things have calmed down a little and I look forward to sharing more photos, adventures, videos, recipes etc with you all!

New Year’s Day 2013 marked the one-year anniversary of the Fluffy Tufts blog!  It has been an interesting year with many changes, some good (A New Home and the arrival of Venus) and some not so good (the passing of our beloved Munchy).  A number of you have been following us right from the beginning and many others have joined in along the way.  I would like to thank each and every one of our followers, as without you all, there would be no reason or purpose in continuing.

Finally, I would just like to let you all know that we now have a Facebook page.  The regular posts will resume here on the blog, so if you don’t have Facebook, don’t worry!  The Facebook page will highlight some of the popular posts from the archives, animal cuteness from the internet and BONUS photos/info from the Fluffy Tufts gang!

Click here to visit the Facebook page and please ‘like’ us if you want to follow our Facebook adventure!

Don’t forget that we have a YouTube channel here. Please comment, like and subscribe! New videos coming soon.

And not forgetting Twitter! Click here to view Pogo the Poodle’s profile and give him a follow!

Favourite Images – Cee’s Photo Challenge

Fluffytufts will be taking part in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge!  This week the theme is “Favourite Images”. I really enjoy photography and love loads of my photos so I found it difficult to narrow things down. I decided to go with two images that make me feel like a “real” photographer, rather than a random eejit with a camera!

I took this photo way back in 2001, when I was taking a photography module in college as part of my Media Degree. I had been photographing my brother’s band and managed to capture this shot. It was one of the first photos where I really thought “Yes! I am a photographer”!

Rock Star

Fast forward over ten years to this next shot! My foray into the world of photography was a very hazy memory. For Christmas 2011, I received the gift of a new camera from Mr Fluffytufts.  I felt self-concious and shy at first…like I was an imposter or a fake. Then I took this shot and was reminded that I am not a random eejit with a camera…”I am a photographer”!

Cactus

Back to Business!

Just a short post to announce that I finally have carved out some time to get back to the Fluffytufts blog.

Here’s a sneak preview of what’s coming over the next few weeks:

  • The unveiling of the new Fluffytufts den
  • The arrival of a new member of the Fluffytufts gang
  • An honorary member of the gang is staying put
  • A new video of The Lads
  • Plus, absolutely LOADS of new photos and stories!

Really looking forward to catching up with all my blogging friends and followers!

Double Rainbow

A Quick Update!

Just wanted to post a quick update.  I haven’t been posting much lately as there are some big changes happening here!

Firstly, my family dog, Munchy, has come to stay with for a while as the family home has been sold and my brother has moved into his friend’s spare room till he finds a place of his own.  She is settling in better than expected, but at 16-years old, I think she doesn’t really want to be hanging out with The Lads.

Secondly, myself and Mr Fluffy Tufts are house-hunting!  We are looking to buy a lovely house with a great garden for Shelli Cat and The Lads to play in.  So currently, a lot of my time is taken up with viewings.  Can everyone keep their fingers crossed that we find the perfect house soon!

Saturday Style – Valentinos Dog Boutique

Hi everyone! Pogo here, I’ll be posting today!

I was telling you all before that mammy let me join Twitter.  Well, I have over 800 friends there now! Can you believe it?!

One of my good friends is Dhyani Crawford (@Valentinos_DogB).  She runs a really cool shop for dogs where you can buy all sorts of really cool things.  I’ve made a wish list of all the things that I think a hip-and-happening young dog should get.  I better start saving my pocket money!

Grrr Red and Black Stripey Tee1 – Grrr Red/Black Stripey Tee

If you are the kind of dog that is happy to wear clothes then this t-shirt is for you.  I am a cool dude boy dog and I don’t want a cissy outfit, but this t-shirt really sums up my attitude.

The red and black combination is very striking and will complement any fur colour.   I think it looks a bit like Denis the Menace’s jumper and you can’t go wrong with looking like him!

Skull and Crossbones Charm2 – Skull and Crossbones Collar Charm

This collar charm will certainly go a long way to reinforce your Bad Dog status!  It would look great teemed with a Studded Collar.

For that special occassion or to impress the lady in your life, spike up your fur with Pet Head Barkin’ Blue Hair Gel.  I wonder if they have green gel that I could use on Paddy’s Day!

Army Camo Dumbell3 – Army Camo Dumbell Toy

This is a really cool toy. It’s army coloured so you could pretend you could play “bomb sniffer dog” and pretend you were in the army!  It’s got two squeakers in it too.

After all that playing, you might be thirsty. I would recommend getting the Road Refresher Bowl.  The cool thing about this bowl is that you can even have it in the car and it won’t spill!. It also stops your beard and ears getting wet.

Bosworth Pet Bed4 – Bosworth Leather Bed

After a night on the town strutting your stuff, this bed is a must to come home to.  It is available in chocolate or black.  I prefer the chocolate myself, but that is because my fur is brown!

In my opinion, nothing looks more slick and grown-up than a faux-leather dog bed.  You can get it in a larger size so there’s room for two!

Pop down to Valentinos Dog Boutique to see all the other cool doggy items!

“Awesome Blog Content” Award – How exciting!

Hi everyone! It’s Jimmy here. I’m doing today’s post.

Recently, we won another award! Me and my brothers were so excited. We were spinning and twisting all over the place.  We decided together that I would take the job of writing about this award!

Firstly, I must thank Sonel for nominating Fluffy Tufts for the Awesome Blog Content” Award.

The Rules for this award are:

ONE: Share something about you, alphabetically!  Just a word or two about you starting with each alphabet letter!

TWO: Nominate worthy bloggers for this award, no limit how many you forward it to.

Here is the A-Z of the Fluffy Tufts gang:

A : Agility: We LOVE our agility training.  Click to read more about agility!

B : Butter (The Peanut kind!): Peanut butter is delicious.  Recipe for Peanut Butter Balls!

C : Clicker: Mammy uses a clicker to teach us new tricks! It’s great fun. 

D : Daddy: He is the coolest man in the universe.  Here we are walking with Daddy!

E : Energetic:  We have loads of energy and love to run and play.  A video of Pogo and Casper playing in snow!

F : Fluffy:  We have lots of fluff.  Sometimes you can’t tell where one of us ends and the next one begins!

G : Gale-force Winds:  Mammy and Daddy take us out even when it’s windy.  We love the feel of the wind in our fur.  A Windy Walk

H : Happy:  We have a happy life.  Click to see our happy faces!

I : Ireland:  This is where we are from.  There are lots of interesting things to see and do here for both humans and dogs!

J : Jumping:  Pogo was the first of us to discover the fun in jumping.  Read more about him here!

K : Kong:  You can’t go wrong with a stuffed Kong!

L : Laughter:  You will here a lot of that at our house.  We like to joke around and have fun.

M : Mammy:  Our mammy loves us very much.  She wrote a poem for us!

N : Nervous:  Casper is very nervous of people and other dogs.  He often wears a Thundershirt to help him feel more confident.

O : Oven:  Mammy uses this to make yummy treats for us!  Recipe for Dog Cookies!

P : Piggy:  Some people say that I’m a little piggy in a dog costume.  I do have a curly tail, I do love mud, but I’m NOT a pig.

Q : Quick:  Even though we are small, we are very quick!  People call me a Pocket Rocket! Check out my moves!

R : Rita:  Rita was our human Nana who died.  Pogo and Shelli knew her and always talk about her.

S : Shelli:  She is the prettiest cat in the world!  Click to see photos of Shelli!

T : Twitter:  Pogo (@Pogo_The_Poodle) has his own twitter account because he is the oldest!  He wrote a blog about twitter.

U : Unforgettable:  We will never forget our visit from Santa!  He brought us Nylabones!

V : Videos:  Mammy likes to film us and make videos of us.  Click to see them!

W : Water:  We love splashing and paddling in water.  Here we are frolicking at the beach!

X : X-ray:  None of us have ever had to have an x-ray yet, and hopefully we never will!

Y : Youtube:  We love to make movies and put the up on our Youtube Channel.

Z : Zzzzzz:  Nothing like a good snooze after a busy day!  Let sleeping dogs lie!


Here are our nominations:

1. Passionate about Pets and People:  Barb is the author of this lovely blog which celebrates the bond between humans and animals.

2. Click Trick Dogs: This informative blog details the journey of a young dog trainer trying to be the best she can be.

3. Tales from the Training Centre:  Lots of really good training information most especially the posts about Therapy Dog Training.

4. ArignaGardener: An enchanting blog detailing life on a smallholding in Ireland.

5. DogDaz: This blog is bursting at the seams with cute photos and animal adventures!

6. Rob Slaven Photography:  Check out Rob’s blog for stunning photos!

Everybody Needs a Doggy for a Pillow!

I just wanted to apologise for the lack of posts over the last week or two.  We had a lot of things going on here, including a doggy emergency and the sad passing of a feline friend, Spooky.  I will update you about those in future posts.

We have agility training for a few hours now, but I hope to spend the evening getting back on track with my posts!

In the meantime, here’s a cute photo of Casper using Jimmy as a pillow!