Wednesday, 27 August 2014

It Happened Again!

I just gotta say you pups are pawsome and even when we haven't been on here, because the momma is doing other things she thinks are important, we get awards.

My pal Freckles has given me an award.  Freckles, thanks for saying there is no deadline and we will get to it.  Honest!

Now I see that Charlie Downunder has given me an award.  Oy vey!

Well one of the rules is you are supposed to post your favorite song. 

BOL, enjoy!

We promise to get to the awards and update what I have been up soon.

You are the bestest pals ever!

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Winter is Coming

Well apparently winter is coming to our part of the world and mom is getting prepared.  Even though she hopes we don't get snow until mid-November, she is starting to get things organized.  Like today, she thought it would be a good idea if she tried my Muttluks on me.  She only put them on my front paws and I kinda got used them.  Ok, try not to laugh when you see the video she made of me!

video

Now she wants to try them on my back paws, and then we will work up to having them all on at the same time.  Oh, this is so embarrassing!

Thursday, 7 August 2014

I Survived!

Well pups, somehow I managed to survive my incarceration at the pet resort.  Apparently I had a good time and was playing lots with the owner's dog.  She is a lovely girl named Emily.  I got back home on Monday afternoon and basically slept all the rest of Monday and most of Tuesday.   My stomach has been a little upset, and mom says it sounds like aliens are in there.  I think the peeps are waiting for something to bust out of stomach or possibly even my back end, BOL!  Mom is making me some rice and she tossed a can of chicken soup into the rice and she will also scramble an egg for me to have.  Hopefully the aliens leave soon.

The peeps had a good time at the wedding and they say the food was the best they have ever had!

At the reception the hors d'oeuvres were scallops in some sort of marinade.  Mom did not have these as she is allergic to scallops and no one wanted to have to use her Epi-Pen on her.  The other appetizers were seared steak with foie gras on top and a souffle served in an empty egg shell and the souffle had a sprinkling of caviar on top.  Those were very tasty!

I would just like to point out that I got nothing in a doggie bag from these hors d'oeuvres!

Then for the meal.  The first course looked like this.
So that right there would be Buffalo mozzarella, with roasted grape tomatoes, pea shoot insalate and Italian herb vinagrette.  Doesn't that mozza look pawsome?  I love mozza!  Did I get a taste?  NO!

Then came the next course and it looked like this.
There you have braised beef short rib ravioli, Amarone reduction, and shaved parmeggiano-reggiano!  I love beef short ribs and the cheese sounded wonderful.  Did I get a taste?  NOO!!

For the entree you could have chosen between beef, chicken or fish.  Mom choose the chicken and it looked something like this.
Yeah, free range chicken breast Beurre a l'Anglaise with toasty spicy hazelnuts.  Very, very tasty according to mom.  I know, what you are thinking pups!  Did I get a taste?  NOOO!!!

Then came dessert, mom said it was the most complex dessert she has ever tasted!  She thinks it was served in a rose bowl, BOL!  So now you pups know what to do with your old rose bowls!  Serve dessert in them.
Chocolate Blush Verrine, Chocolate hazelnut mousse, vanilla sponge cake, cherries, mascarpone creme with white chocolate glaze.  It's like there's a party in your mouth and everyone is invited!

Well, at least the peeps ate well!  I had dry kibble at the pet resort.  Mom supplied the dry kibble.  It is my usual boring kibble.  I did get a treat at the pet resort.  Apparently I got a bully stick and I liked it.  Sigh!  Don't you think the peeps could have brought me back a doggie bag or at the very least a soiled napkin with all those delicious smells on it? 

Well, mom says I have to try and eat my rice and scrambled egg now.  She is hoping that will settle my tum and make those aliens go away.  Later pups!

Me digging a big hole in the back yard and getting very muddy!  How can you have a blog entry without a picture of yours truly!?

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

I hope I see you all again!

Well pups, the peeps are going away this weekend and I am being sent to a "Pet Resort"!  Quite a few weeks ago I sent Zoe a link to the place I will be staying at, and, well, she just said she hoped I would make it out alive.  BOL!

So just in case .....

I leave my collection of beef jerky and bully sticks to Zoe and Tux.  These are prime bully sticks from Alberta and the beef jerky is made locally in my city.  It is pawsome and I hope you enjoy it!

I leave my collection of 100% Canadian freeze dried ducks feet to Freckles.  I love these duck feet Freckles and I hope you will also enjoy them!

I leave my homemade sardine, peanut butter and sweet potatoes cookies to Charlie.  These are very tasty cookies Charlie and I love how awful they smell when mom cooks them.

I also have a bunch of Dentastix, milkbones and other treats that I would like divided up amongst all my pals.

Well I hope I have a good time there and I hope my peeps have a safe and wonderful weekend! 

Take care all!

Monday, 21 July 2014

Helping Mom in the Garden

Well pups, the weather has finally turned warmer and I am helping the momma in the garden.  Lots of things are starting to grow good in the garden and the flower beds are even looking not too bad.
Mom is growing tomatillos for the first time and she is quite excited!
Mom likes to try different things in the garden every year.  This year is tomatillos, okra, and celery.
First tomato of the season!
The tomatoes are just starting to produce fruit.  Mom is making sure to fertilize them and she even talks to them to encourage them to grow.  Yup, she gets a little loopy in the warm weather, BOL!
Zucchini!
Would you believe last year we had only 5 zucchini's!  That won't be a problem this year.  This year anyone that comes to our place better lock their car doors, or they will be leaving with a bunch of zucchini!

Like I said, even the flower beds are looking not too bad.
Bell Flower?
Ok, pups, mom thinks this is a Bell Flower.  Is she right?
Veronica
That is mom's favorite flower and it is called Veronica.  Angel Abby used to always dig a nice spot for herself behind this plant and watch mom work in the yard from that vantage point.  One year it took mom 3 wheelbarrows full of dirt to fill in the spot Abby had dug for herself!
Tiger Lily
Did you know that the  Tiger Lily is the official flower for our province of Saskatchewan!?  It is a protected species in Saskatchewan so don't mess with it!

We are still going on lots of walks.  Thankfully the tick population seems to be going down a bit.

On one recent walk we went down to the river.
Looking across the river
The river is still running quite swiftly and the water level is still very high.
Looking upstream
It was a very quiet day down at the river.  Not even a pelican was seen!
Looking downstream
We hardly have any shore this year.  The water level should starting going down in the near future.

After walking around down at the river we came back up the riverbank to continue our walk.
Looking across the river at a canola crop in full bloom
Then we walked through our neighbor's fields.
Winter Wheat
The winter wheat is just starting to turn golden at the top.  A few more weeks and it can be harvested.
Neighbor's Canola Crop
Our neighbor's canola crop is just starting to bloom.  Soon it will be all yellow like the one across the river.  Once the pods are ripe it will be harvested.
Fun, Fun!
Of course, no walk is ever complete without stopping to roll in something absolutely disgusting.  Yeah me!

When I am not rolling in something horrible, I like to spend time with mom in the garden.  I do try to warn her about insects that might hurt her, but sometimes she just doesn't listen to me!
Ant bites.
Yup, apparently mom is very tasty to ants.  Who knew?

Right now there is one thing that is driving mom crazy in the garden and in the flower beds and in the yard in general.  I think she is about to go "Caddyshack" on me!
GOPHER!!
To quote Carl Shackler from "Caddyshack", "My enemy, my foe, is an animal. In order to conquer the animal, I have to learn to think like an animal. And, whenever possible, to look like one. I've gotta get inside this guy's pelt and crawl around for a few days."  This fella is driving mom nutzo!

Well that was my walk and what is happening in our world.  Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!
ME!!! Looking handsome as ever!!

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

I think I won another Liebster Award

Pals, I think I have won another Liebster Award.  My pal Finley of Finley's Fables left a message in the comments of my last blog that said I won!  Yippee!!  When I go to Finley's page though, I don't see my name at the bottom.  That is ok though.  I see that Finley was nominated by Whitley of Whitley Westie so ya know what?  I am going answer Whitley's questions to Finley and Finley's questions to me!  Oh, this could be fun!

Liebster Award from Finley via Whitley!
Here are the rules:
1. Thank the pup that nominated you and link back to their blog.  
Thank you Finley and Whitley and the links to their blogs are above.

2. Answer the 10 questions posted by the blogger that  nominated you.
I will get to that.

3. Nominate 10 bloggers for the  award.
We will skip this part because we don't follow that many blogs yet and mom has been busy in the yard and not reading that many blogs at the present.  We do love all of the pals whose blogs we do read.

4. Create 10 question for your nominees to answer.
Well I am not nominating anyone, but I think I will try and think up some questions and if you want to answer them on your page please do!

So here are Finley's 10 Questions to me:
1. Do fireworks scare ya? No, fireworks don't scare me, but we live in the country and I have not been exposed to many fire works.

2. Do ya eat citrus? I do like the occasional piece of orange!

3. How far have ya travelled from home?  The furthest I have travelled is about 780 km from my home when we went visiting family. 

4. Do you like water? I love water!  Water is so much fun!  What is there to not love about water?

5. Do ya gets to sleep in da big bed with yer folks? No, I prefer to sleep on the floor.  I especially like to sleep beside the dryer in the mud room and if I lean on it just right and I can make it squeek like crazy.  This also drives the peeps crazy, BOL!

6. Do ya have a favorite person? I love everyone, but I think momma is my favorite!

7. Do ya like cats? (if ya is a pup)  & do ya like dogs?? (if ya is a cat) I do like cats, they don't seem to like me!

8. Do you like to wear clothes? The only clothes I have to wear is a snowsuit for winter.  I hate it!

9. Do ya sleep belly up? Belly up, belly down, on my side.  I sleep whatever way I want to!

10. Do ya like car rides?? I love car rides!  I do  not like being seatbelted in, though!

Now to answer Whitley's Question!
1.  Do your momma or daddy sing to you?  Mom sings something that starts "Buddy Wuddy Nuddy", jeepers don't get me started on her lame song.  I just shudder when she starts singing!
 
2.  Are you preparin for da zombie apocalypse?? Yes and we are ready for it!  Mom plays a lot of "Plants Vs. Zombies" and she just got her "Golden  Sunflower Award"!  That means she has survived 20 rounds of zombie attacks!  I am following the momma if we ever get attack by those zombies!

3.  Has ya ever killed a varmint?  Yes, I have!  I am an awesome hunter!  I caught a couple ground squirrels just the other day!  Tasty critters!

4.  What are your favorite game to play? I like to chase critters!  Oh, and I will play fetch.  Mom throws something, I run to get it and then I don't give it back! 

5.  What are your opinion on baffs? Why do we need baths?  What is wrong with the essence we have after we have rolled in some decaying creature!  I am proud of my stank after I have rolled in something disgusting!

 6.  Does ya have a special talent or trick? I can sniff out ticks!  I know when one is on me and I start chewing the spot where it is and there is always a tick.  Mom wonders if I could sniff out bed bugs, but she doesn't want to find any bed bugs for me try on!

7.  Do ya ever just bark and da peeps ain't got a clue why? Absolutely!  Confusing the peeps by barking at nothing is awesome and so much fun.

8.  Who are your bestest friend? Momma is my bestest friend and daddy, too!

9.  Do ya give kissies? I lubs to give kisses to everyone!  I am one big affectionate pup!

10.  What do your home smell like? Right now it smells like mud and wet dog because I was digging outside and then I decided to lounge in my pool.  Ain't wet dog smell the best?

Those are my answers to the questions and what pawsome questions they were!

So here are my 10 questions should anyone want to play!

1. Do you have any fursiblings and do you get along with them.
2. Do you get human food or doggie kibble.
3. Do you like fruit of any kind.
4. Do you like vegetables.
5. Are you subjected to toe nail clipping and brushing and other forms of torture.
6. Do you have a superhero costume that you like to wear.
7. Have you ever knocked over the Christmas tree or unwrapped something under it.
8. Do you like ice cream and how often do you get it.
9. Does you have to wear shoes of any kind.
10. Do  you drool a lot.

Thanks Finley and Whitley, this was a lot of fun!

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Keeping Busy

Well pups mom has been keeping busy trying to keep the weeds down in the garden.  We have been getting a lot of rain lately and the weeds just love that.

Sky after one rain.  Some beautiful colors.

The best thing about all the rain is the MUD!!!  I love mud!!
What is not to love about mud!
Things are really starting to grow in the garden and once the weeds are all gone, mom might actually take a picture of the garden and  post it here.   For now, all she will post is the picture of the big rhubarb plant we have.
Anybody want some rhubarb?

Of course the rain does make the flowers look pretty as well.
Bleeding Heart after one rain.
Beautiful double rainbow after another rain.

Well pups, mom wants to get back out in the garden and get rid of a few more weeds, so I must go supervise her.

I will leave you with a photo mom took of the sunset on Canada Day, which was July 1, just in case you didn't already  know that!
Canada Day Sunset
Hope all my pals are having a pawsome summer!