Snoopy Sniffer

Snoopy Sniffer Doodlewash

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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  1. Sharon Mann 7 years ago

    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!

    • Author

      Thanks so much Sharon!! 💕😃 Yesterday was a bear of a day…hehe… but glad I stuck to my goals. Fisher Price did make fabulous toys. So many fun things from them! Glad you liked this one!

  2. Catherine Johnson 7 years ago

    They were the coolest toy. Great doodlewash, Charlie!

  3. 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. 💛

    • Author

      Awww thanks so much Laura!! This week has been a lot busier so I’m thrilled you liked this! Hehe…guess it’s good to practice being faster anyway! Hehe ❤️😃

  4. Kari 7 years ago

    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..

    • Author

      Thanks and Hehe… Yay! I’m glad! You have to do it with me Kari!! Lol 😊💕😃 It is relaxing to make even a quick little bit of art. Let’s keep going!! 👍🏻😃

  5. Jacob 7 years ago

    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’! 😀

    • Author

      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 😊😊

      • Jacob 7 years ago

        Yes, that ‘real life’ thing is often a pest I find!

  6. Rachel Murphree 7 years ago

    Those WERE such very cool dogs. I remember them well. As always, fantastic sketch, Charlie. Good for you for keeping up your practice. you are an inspiration.

    • Author

      Thanks so much Rachel!! 💕😃It’s been so crazy tough this week, but I’m determined to keep going, even if it’s in bursts! Hehe

  7. Akire Bubar 7 years ago

    I LOVED that toy! It made a really satisfying noise (that my mother probably hated), too! Clop, clop, clop…

  8. Jill Kuhn 7 years ago

    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! 👍😃🌟❤️

    • Author

      Thanks so much Jill!! 💕😃I’m just always afraid if I pause I’ll lose momentum entirely. 😊lol So I just go crazy and keep trying to go for it. We’ll see how long I can last I guess. Hehe

  9. anna warren portfolio 7 years ago

    I had a very similar pull-along dog – it was the sound that made it special! Great drawing Charlie, impressive for a quickie!

    • Author

      I agree…the sound was the best part and impossible to convey in a doodlewash. Hehe… Thanks so much Anna!! 💕😃

  10. Teri C 7 years ago

    What a fun sketch! The love of a child’s life. And you are like th battery bunny, you just keep going…and we love it.

  11. Yay, super cool…..I have the little one too. Wobbly orange wheels. So pleased you doodle washed him

  12. artandmoondreams 7 years ago

    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.

    • Author

      Thank you so much for the kind words, Haunani! 💕😃I’m a bit off my schedule this week and trying to rally! I’m thrilled you liked this! Thanks friend!!

  13. I’m continually astonished at how you fit in a daily wonderful painting, Charlie. Don’t let The Man break your stride! Lovely dog – I think my kids had something similar.

  14. ann christina 7 years ago

    So cool! I think I had one of these too. At least I remember them. Their tail was a spring, wasn´t it? Thanks for bringing these lovely memories back to us, Charlie! 😊💕

  15. Jodi 7 years ago

    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!

    • Author

      Thanks Jodi!! ❤️😃Lol I’m sure your Charlie would find this endlessly amusing! But not as good a friend as Kitty of course. Hehe 😉

  16. memadtwo 7 years ago

    Fisher Price made some great toys back in the day. You captured the life in him too. (K)

  17. Cathe 7 years ago

    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!

  18. Art We Wonderful 7 years ago

    Like so many others have commented here, keeping this daily draw, write, and post activity on schedule is Herculean. And we appreciate the strength of your resolve… and the smiles your work gives us!

    • Author

      Awww thanks!! My schedule is daily, but I can’t seem to get the time consistent lately. 😊 I can’t thank you enough for the encouraging words. It’s tough to post daily, but I’m determined to try!! 💕😃

  19. kirkistan 7 years ago

    Great image!

  20. captelaine 7 years ago

    I had that same doggie, great memory… sadly I’ve no idea what happened to mine either. Thanks for the memory.

  21. Teresa Robeson 7 years ago

    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 😀

    • Author

      Awww thanks!! ❤️😃This series has been fun! I’m glad you’re enjoying it too. This little doggie was my absolute favorite! And I’m also having trouble getting to blogs as well, but determined to keep trying! 😊

  22. Deb Breton 7 years ago

    So CUUUUUTE! You are stirring up so many great memories!

    • Author

      Awww thanks Deb!! 💕😃Hehe!! This little guy is actually my favorite after Paddington. Animals will always win in my world! 😊😊

  23. Sandra Strait 5 years ago

    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!

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 5 years ago

      Thanks so much, Sandra! 😃💕hehe… yeah, Snoopy was the coolest!! I would have been envious as well!

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