Today I almost didn’t have time to make a doodlewash, but managed to do a quick one of the very first dog I remember owning as a little kid. This was a Snoopy Sniffer Pull Toy by Fisher Price. He had a cousin called Little Snoopy that was just a wooden block on wheels, but this guy actually walked with his little double-jointed legs when you rolled him.

Snoopy Sniffer was a cool little wooden cut-out dog with paper lithographs on all sides of a white hound dog with brown and black body coloring. He had floppy brown felt ears, white plastic feet, and a red vinyl leash attached to the top of his neck. When you pulled, Snoopy made an “Oww-oww” sound, moved on all four feet, and wagged his little spring tail. He was the best pet ever!

I don’t have much time today to write a proper post and I’m super exhausted, but I wanted to share this little guy with you. I’m determined to keep my daily doodlewashes going, even when I don’t have time to write much about them. Not sure how many of you remember this one, but I have incredibly fond memories of pulling him through the house. I loved these wooden toys as they felt more “alive” than the plastic ones. No idea what happened to Snoopy, but I still miss him and I’m glad he was there for me in those early years.

About the Doodlewash

M. Graham watercolors: Burnt Sienna, Quinacridone Gold, Pyrrol Red, and Neutral Tint. Lamy Safari Al Star pen with Platinum Carbon black ink and second pen with Platinum Carbon sepia ink in a 5″ x 8″ 140 lb. (300 gsm) Pentalic Aqua Journal


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50 thoughts on “Snoopy Sniffer

  1. Thanks for posting Charlie, you are a highlight every evening. We had one of these cute pull toy dogs in our house. Fischer Price made quality toys. You have a great memories for all of these fun toys from the past. Very nicely done doodlewash for being quick!

  2. So cute, Charlie and I’m definitely feeling the wooden texture too. Well done! I’m really impressed with your drive and determination and don’t worry if you don’t have time to write. Your paintings are always a treat! Thank you for sharing and I hope you get some good rest tonight. 💛

  3. How sweet!! And for a quick doodlewash, it looks great to me! I don’t think I’ve seen one before! You really put me to shame as I’m contemplating skipping my daily art because I’m so tired.. But maybe it will help me to relax..

  4. What a curious but charming little thing! It’s another toy that I would probably have loved but never actually had – it at least makes more sense than pulling a telephone across the room! 😉 I love the rolled eye – did they move? – it’s as if he’s thinking “here we go again” just before being dragged around some more.

    This doesn’t look a quick job to me, Charles! And we clearly need to have stern words with whoever is putting the prospect of a daily doodlewash into peril – how dare they threaten our fun! Big cheers to you for pushing on where most would probably wouldn’t. Keep on doodlewashin’! 😀

    1. Thanks Jacob!! 😃They eye didn’t move…it was just a printout…hehe… But he did look up at you longingly like that which was pretty cute! And no stern words needed…just real life happening and closing in on my dreams of being a full time doodlewasher! Lol 😊😊

  5. Oh, I love Snoopy! 💖💕 Thanks for sharing your stories and your art, Charlie! 😄 I look forward to it each day! But it is OK to take a break now and then. We will all still adore you and your art! 👍😃🌟❤️

  6. This is so delightful. The memories is brings, though I never had one, I do remember my fascination with it as I watched cousins pull theirs across the floor. Your paintings are so vivid and lovely. Thank you for making time to share and to continue being an inspiration.

  7. What an amazing Doodlewash Charlie O!!! You nailed it again! Can’t believe this was a quick one! So full of life and detail. You are so talented!! Thank you for taking the time to do this and share with us. I bet my Charlie would have a blast with this! LOL!

  8. What a sweet Doodlewash. I haven’t thought about this cute little dog in forever but I clearly remember how the legs work and the spring tail. So cute and well executed!

  9. You almost didn’t have time to doodlewash…and apparently, I really didn’t have time to read blogs! I don’t even remember why. How sad…like the expression on the poor painted pup! LOL! I played with that toy but never owned it. You keep bringing back these fun childhood memories for me, Charlie…I have having serious pangs of nostalgia! <3 😀

  10. I never had one of these Snoopy pull-dogs but one of my friends did, and I was ever so jealous. I didn’t visit to visit the friend, I was there for Snoopy, lol. Thank you for the memory and the lovely art!

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