A Jingle Bell bus of Doodles!

Hop on board all doodles! 
Well, almost all doodles! And there were more coming!!!We were all on board for our 3rd annual Doodle Christmas Party.This year we chose the Brigit Bakery Afternoon Tea bus – and 28 pooches and their hoomans had a most delightful Afternoon Tea on board this London Routemaster bus. Oh what a setting, said Freddie.When everyone settled in, We pooches snuggled up to our hoomans Rusty with MartineFreddie adopted a “grandmother”

“No!” said Dylan, “she’s mine!”While Emma gave Nellie a hug.
Me too!” said Dylan.Emily, Dylan, Nana and Nellie travelled from Windsor.At another table …Uka (Welsh Spaniel) and Oggy (Cavapoo) “eyeing” the foodAndrew, Stanley and Annie – Stanley is one of those who doesn’t care about food too much. Unimaginable!

With Jane is Blaze, a Doodle Aid rescue – wondering what on earth is on her head! Sam and Gary with Lola left Rutland at 6am to get to us!Maybe that’s why Lola is tired!Claire and Liam with Boo (cockerschon)Lisa and Ally with Mac and Maisie
Charlotte and Ed with Oggy and Uka
Lorraine and Emily with Piper – who came all the way from Yorkshire!Tamara and Floyd (Labradoodle)

Noura with Teddy (Cavapoo) and Julie, while Teddy and Barnaby made friends After Dylan claimed his Grandma, Freddie moved onto give Loesje for hugs.Loesje and Rob with Coco came from Bristol.Finally Fred went back to his mum, Belinda.While all that was happening on the Upper Deck,

On the Lower Deck …Graham with BooBooJackie and Deepak with EllieNavin and Ruby with Bella (cavapoo)Martine and Jim with RustyTrish and Nicos with Archie Joanna and Dawid with Crumpet (Labradoodle)
Theo (Cavaschon) and Winston (Pooschon) were so excited – we only managed to get a photo of his tail! 

It was heard that Barnaby nicked a sandwich!  Tsk! Tsk! Freddie – caught on camera, desperate for all those goodiesRusty had some tea.And I behaved impeccably (at the moment when this photo was taken)but some were not so food inclined and snoozed, i.e. StanleyWe didn’t make a single woof. Can’t say the same for the hoomans. They made far too much noise singing especially the little ones! Dylan had to sing – “The Wheels on the Bus” … And Liam then went on to sing the dogs went “Woof! Woof! Woof!”The big hoomans all sang Christmas songs!

We had so much fun and the food, well, what can we say? Nothing because I didn’t get any!!!!! Well, maybe just a piece of salmon and some bread.

May’s comment: We started our annual Doodle Christmas Party three years ago so that our much-loved and privilege poos, especially at this time of year when we splurge on gifts, that they could give something back to those who are in need of a home.  In the first year we donated to Hungary Hearts Dog Rescue in honour of George, our honourary poo. Last year we donated to DOTS – Dogs on the Streets and this year due to the ever-increasing popularity of doodles, there are now many more in need of a home, so we are supporting DoodleAid – a charity that rescues and rehome Doodles.

THANK YOU to all who came to make merry and help raise funds.  Some came as far as Yorkshire, Rutland, Bristol and Dorset! Well done you dedicated ones!!!!

THANK YOU to the generosity of the following who donated amazing raffle prizes:

Amarcord Photography (Indre), Balcombe Street Window Box (Martine), Teddy Maximus (Holly), The Phillips, Brigit’s Bakery, Cloud7, Belinda (Cosy Chic Pet Boutique), The Enlightened Hound (Debbie Kendall), A Dog Lover’s Dream (Nathalie Pritchard), Lily’s Kitchen (Emma), Furry Chef, Love My Human (Jenny), Sally Muir, Venture Photography, PhotoByA4 (Aurelie), Pet Angel (Richard Ward), 

And for our goody bags!Furry Chef, ScrumblesLily’s Kitchen, Pet Angel, ByBenji Biltong, Sally Muir, Love My Human

THANK YOU Brigit’s Bakery for a most memorable Doodle Christmas Party. The buses are for private hire and dogs are obviously allowed if you take over the whole bus.

If anyone has any ideas for next year’s venue, let me know. We’re growing as a group and will need a larger venue as our dogs from grown from cockapoos to labradoodles and goldendoodles!!!!  And if anyone wants to organise it – over to you!!!

About DoodleAid:

DOODLE AID NEVER PUTS ANY DOGS TO SLEEP, WE ARE HERE TO SAVE DOGS LIVES.
WE WILL DO EVERYTHING IN OUR POWER TO MAKE SURE THE DOGS WE RESCUE ARE SAFE, AND HAVE SUPPORT WITH VETS AND BEHAVIOURISTS.
ALL OUR FOSTER HOMES ARE CHECKED BEFORE REHOMING AND FOSTER PARENTS ALWAYS GET OUR FULL SUPPORT.
WE HAVE SAVED MANY DOGS LIVES WHEN THEY HAVE BEEN TURNED AWAY FROM VARIOUS PLACES, AND WILL CONTINUE TO HELP IN ANYWAY WE CAN.
THANK YOU FOR THOSE WHO SUPPORT US AND VOLUNTEER IT MEANS THE WORLD TO US AND THE DOGS.

Photographs from PhotobyA4 and various passengers on the bus.

13 Comments

  1. jackie lalwani

    thank you May for all you have done for us as a poo/ doodle group. photos are wonderful.
    we will also look for venues/opportunities on our travels for next years party – certainly the bus held some challenges and difficulties with space with humans and dogs!!!!

  2. Jill Keiser

    Boy, you doodles sure know how to put on a party!

  3. Rose lonsdale

    Peggy-poo and i would love to come along next year. How do we put our nams down?? How will we be considered? Rose and Peggy x x x

    • Miss Darcy

      Where do you live? All the doodles have at one time or other been a part of Hyde Park Doodle friends (FB) in London. And we’ve become friends. We do different venues every year.

  4. Would have liked to have joined you. We are volunteers for Doodle Trust charity to rehome, support and educate poodles and their crosses since 2007

    Can you add me to your mailing list please? I’m based in Canterbury and wil be meeting up with you later this month, hopefully

    • Miss Darcy

      Why don’t you join us for a meet sometime? Join Hyde Park Doodle Friends on FB. And I will add your name to the Email list.

  5. Lyn Andrews

    Oh wow, what a lovely doodle day of fun, not sure Misty would of been able to control herself around all that lovely food.

  6. Sue hyslop

    What an amazing idea How do you get involved with this

  7. Angela Dillon

    It looks like you all had a brilliant time. I’m sure all the Camber doodles would have loved to be with you. James and Frank can we have a bus for Camber ? 😍😍🐾🐾

    • Miss Darcy

      What a great idea! Plan for next year! Book the bus and we can do a Hyde Park one and a Camber Sands one!

  8. Lin Ponchaud

    Archie and I would love to join you next year. We live just outside of Bristol.
    It has been a tough year as my marriage has broken down and we have moved back to my hometown. Archie has kept me going through all of this.
    Onwards and upwards for 2019 with my loyal friend at my side xx

    • Miss Darcy

      There’s a cockapoo group in Bristol. I can put you in touch with two cockapoos we know there.

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