A to Z Guide to Happiness

Two cute dogs, Bella the Westie and Ollie the Papillon, show you how to be happy and bring happiness wherever you are, by following their paw steps with their friends and family.
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Friday, June 18, 2010

Welcome to my almost Royal Hat Parade !

On Monday, Australians had a public holiday for the Queen's birthday; in fact her real birthday is on April 21 which is a week after mine, so I think next year I'll ask her if we can combine our birthday parties.
I knew Her Majesty loves dogs and in particular corgis, so I invited her to my hat parade and told her my friends from Corgi Country would be there. Unfortunately she was already booked to go on a hat parade at the Royal Ascot horse races. Never mind, the most important thing is that so many of my friends came to my hat parade, thank you all, I'm so happy you could join me !

I now declare this not quite royal hat parade open, enjoy all the wonderful hats and vote for your favourite - voting is on the left hand side of the blog near the top. You have until Thursday next week to vote and the most popular will have a mystery prize, good luck !

What a great opportunity to make new friends ! I've put links to those that have blogs, go and visit them and introduce yourself ...

BG  is having a great time

Carrleigh is very elegant

Chloe is very cute


Cookie is the youngest one

Dott is celebrating the occasion

Fudge looks very funny with his bone hat

Honey looks very pretty with her bandana


Lady Bug is lovely

Lily looks like a wizard ready for an mazing trick

Little Princess Luna is the prettiest Lady Bug

Maggie Mae looks very funny enjoying her treat

 Maggie looks adorable with her spring hat

Mango is a gorgeous ladies man

Mitch is a champion baseball player

Moiselle is adorable with her turban

Morgan is ready to go skiing

OC is enjoying the party

Oskar is a great chef !

Piper is a beautiful viking

Remington the cowboy is ready to ride his horse

Samba has a lovely bandana

Snoopy is a true blue Aussie

Stanzie has green paws, what a beautiful garden

Thanks Wyatt for looking  after our safety

Did you know ?
In 2004, archaeologists at a dig in Wales where the queen’s ancestors lived during the ninth century discovered a leg bone from a corgi-like dog. So it means that corgis have been loved by the Royal family for a really long time !

Enjoy the company of your friends and make new friends, it's great to get together !


Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Terrific, the hat parade is a hit, thanks Bella.
Too many cute pups, too many hat styles but I think you have the most stunningly beatiful hat of all.
I love Snoopy's photo, his fur and his hat define fashion!
Hats off to you and all participants!

Maggie Mae and Max said...

All of the hat pictures are great Bella! What a wonderful idea this was. I will have fun going to new bloggies and making new furiends too.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

PeeS Oh sure, I am the funny looking one. I guess that will teach me not to cooperate with mom when she is trying to takes my picture with a hat on :)

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

What a great hat parade Bella!! Thank you for putting it all together.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Anonymous said...

Ohmidogness! I am going to haves to think on this for awhile. EVERYBUDDY looks so grand and wonderful in their hats. How am I ever going to decide on just one?

And of course you, Miss Bella, are the grandest of them all. Most Stunning!

Wiggles & WAgs,

houndstooth said...

Oh what splendid hats on parade! I knew I was forgetting something this week! You all look lovely!


How Sam Sees It said...

Oh, dear! I can't pick a favorite!


Wyatt said...

How can we pick just one! Everybody looks grand and fit to meet the Queen!


the magic sleigh said...

Woooos! What beaWootiful hats, most especially yours Bella, Stunning! How to pick just one?????
~husky kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Peggy y Mhathy said...

What a wonderful pictures, everybody looks cute. Your hat parade is a succes! Our congrats...Peggy and Mhathy

Molly the Airedale said...

We can't possibly choose just one! There are so many wonderful hat parade entries, Bella!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

What beautiful hats!! Of course my Mama forgot to email ours...but she did post it on my bloggie today in an effort to get me to forgive her. We linked to your wonderful parade.

Now...who to vote for...hmmmmmm so many pawsome hats!!


bichonpawz said...

Awesome Hat Parade Bella!!! Thank you so much for hosting this!! It will be very hard to pick just one!!
xoxoxo Chloe and LadyBug

the booker man said...

wowsers, miss bella! what a most fantastical hat parade! so many wonderful hats to choose from...i don't know how i'm gonna choose my most favorite?? i just have to know, miss bella. you're hat was so pretty and HOOGE! was it heavy to wear? you are such a pro! :)
the booker man

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! This is so great Bella. Everyone is gorgeous on their hats. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Remington said...

WOW that's a lot of hats! Well done, my friend! Thanks for including mine. I appreciate it! Have a fun filled weekend!

Piappies World said...

Hello Bella!

Such wonderful photos! So sorry we missed the Royal Hat Parade! Silly Mommy has been busy. *sigh*

We hope there will be another one and we promise to be part of it!

-Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & the Piappies

♥I am Holly♥ said...

What a wonderful hat parade!! Beautiful models for the hats too! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

George The Lad said...

Hi Bella great hat parade, I'v put a vote in but they are all winners for taking part,mom did try but my head just don't like hats they make me ears ich.
See Yea George xxx

Lorenza said...

The Hat Parade is pawesome!
How I can choose just one??
Kisses and hugs

The Daily Pip said...

Oh my goodness, Bella, you are the cutest little thing! I hope we can be friends!

Happy blog hop!

Your pal, Pip

Shawn said...

I'm a new follower of the Saturday Pet Blogger follow, please follow me back.
Thanks, Mr. Monkey


Unknown said...

Wow - what a brilliant idea for a post, Bella! Gorgeous hat parade! Oooh - I just can't decide who to vote for - everyone looks so wonderful. I have to say, though, that first picture of you with that exotic fan-looking hat is just stunning!

Honey the Great Dane

♥Mona + Prissy + Angel Weenie♥ said...

Hi Bella,

I just came over from my bestest friend, Mango the Maltese. You are so cute. I'm Mona, a wire hair rescued dachshund. I live in Texas not to far from Mango but still to far. You are adorable and I see you like tom dress up like me.

Mommy wanted to send you one of my hat pictures but it woulnd't work when she clicked on where you said. We'll just enjoy the pictures and vote. You have so many pics of a lot of my friends. Sorry it took so long to find you we're here now and we will be back.

{{{huggies}}}... Mona & my Mommy, Sarah

Two Little Cavaliers said...

Thanks for joining the blog hop. What a cute idea to get all of your friends in on your birthday. Hope you have a great rest of your weekend.

Felissa, Davinia, and Indiana


Flo de Sendai said...

Hahaha ! EXTRA ce billet !
Je donnerais le 1er prix a Maggie et son chapeau fleuri violet, eh oui, j'ai un faible pour cette couleur...
(zut alors, j'aurais pu vous envoyer une photo des miennes coiffees !)

Bisous a toute la petite famille de Bella !

ocmist said...

Wow! You had a GREAT turnout, Bella! So MANY hats to chose from and such cute pups, too! I don't know how we will be able to come to agreement on just one choice between the 6 of us! We love so many! The girls love some of the guys more and the boys think some of the girls are just the cutest!!! The Country Corgi Crew

ocmist said...

By the way, Bella, we posted about your hat parade on our Country Corgi Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Country-Corgis/214430940859

You've done an AWESOME job with this!

Martha said...

Oh my goodness, they are just so lovely. We must say Honey had such an air of sophistication!
Everyone looks great, including you of course.
Never have we seen so many smart doggies.
Good luck with the competition.
Martha and Bailey xxx

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