Sunday, July 31, 2011

Easy Like Sunday Morning

Life is good. Mom had fresh green beans yesterday. She "dropped" two (for me, of course) and boy were they yummy. She also has some snap peas growing. She is very excited about that. And her sunflowers are growing well. She'll post some photos of that tomorrow. Today, I'm not sure what she is going to do, but I know what I am going to do. RELAX! In the sunshine!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

Funny Friday

As I told you, PlusOne slept over Memere's Wednesday night. Memere asked about making his bed. PlusOne replied that he had taken care of it. Memere went in the room and said to PlusOne, "you can't use the floral sheets. I am having company and I need to keep those sheets for the company."

PlusOne replied "So, I'm not good enough for the floral sheets, huh?" Memere laughed. Memere told mom. Mom told dad. Dad called PlusOne and said...

"That's okay, mom doesn't let me sleep on the floral sheets either!"

Guess there's no question where PlusOne gets his sense of humor from.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

It's Quite In The House

PlusOne slept over Memere & Pepere's last night. It was awfully quiet in the house.

And since he wasn't home, I had to share the bed with Lucky.

But I didn't have to share any of these luscious berries! For some reason, Lucky doesn't eat them. Mom has been sharing with the people at work and Memere & Pepere. The general consensus is that they melt in your mouth and are "so darn good". Memere said she thought she'd died and gone to heaven.

Enough with the sharing mom! They're MY berries. Just like everything else in the house. MINE! MINE! MINE!

Any questions?

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tattle Tale Tuesday

Thursday PlusOne brought Lucky and I to see Memere and Pepere.

This is what I looked like after I ate 3/4 of a bag of Missy's (Memere's woofie) special treats ordered directly from the vet's office. They were in the cabinet under the sink and behind the garbage can. There were no locks on the cabinet (Missy does not get into the cabinets) and the only reason they were behind the garbage can is because Memere was not ready to start giving them out to Missy.

Mom's co-workers say that I need a new job. A job that utilizes my special skills. Mom has no clue what kind of job I could do and not get into trouble. Memere and Pepere say I am a pill. I say that mom better buy Memere some more treats. What do you think?

Monday, July 25, 2011


Supposedly it is only going to get up to 81 degrees today, with a chance of thunderstorms. It was actually in the low 60's last night. It was beautiful, after all the awful hot hot hot heat heat heat and humidity humidity humidity. My best friend this weekend was the a/c and I don't think anyone can blame me. I really don't want a repeat of that any time soon!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Camp Sunflower Weekend

We're not actually GOING to the Camp Sunflower Weekend (nod, nod, wink, wink).

Where there will be a great swimming hole scouted out by our fabulous hostesses, Wilma and Brigitte.

And lots of other extravaganzas that I can't possibly share with you.

But as you can see by how excited Lucky is, it will be a wonderful time. Not that we're going.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Frying Friday

Can we go back inside now, PLEASE? I'm melting out here!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Auntie!

Today is Auntie's Birthday. Happy Birthday, Auntie. Auntie is like a squillion years old in dog years. She is older than mom by, like, a million years (dog years, of course).

Auntie knows I love her by how much I bark at her when she comes over (I bark at Auntie a lot). I am telling her how much I love her, but I don't think she believes me.

Happy Birthday, Auntie!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Bery Berry Tuesday




Monday, July 18, 2011

Wicked Happy

I am WICKED HAPPY that mom and dad believe in air conditioning. It's been hot, hot, hot and starting in on really humid (mom says that when you get out of the shower and dry off you should feel DRY, not damp!) so luckily, mom and dad put on the a/c and Lucky and I are in heaven.

Mom's computer is pretty much all set, except for a few email addresses and some missing games, she's back in business. Woo Hoooo!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Easy Like Sunday Morning

Well, mom's computer is almost all better. The only thing she can't find is her Email Address Book. What a pain is that! Doesn't matter to Lucky and me, though, because we had laps to lie in and got lots of cuddling. Enjoy your day!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Sunny Saturday

Lucky and I have been relaxing in the sun the last few days. We are going to do the same today while mom finishes rebuilding her computer, and re-installing everything! Mom didn't realize she had so many photos of us, lol. What can I say, we're photogenic!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Thankful Thursday

I know I have said it before, but I will say it again. I am glad my mom loves me so much and forgives me for being on the table when she gets home from work. (I'm not a bad dog, I'm ADVENTUROUS!)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tattle Tale Tuesday

Cheysuli got both of mom's TV hints. Congrats. Mom says the two of you are showing your age, lol. The good news is that the all great and powerful computer guru thinks mom's computer just needs a new power supply, and it's on the way. The other good news is that mom has a spare to work on until hers gets fixed. Mom says it's good to be the IT geek!

Monday, July 11, 2011

He's Dead, Jim

So, mom thinks her computer is toast. It kept turning off whenever it wanted and then would turn on whenever it wanted. The last time it turned on mom's screen themes were gone and it was welcoming her to Windows XP. It's a good thing she knows how to rebuild it (we can rebuild him. We have the technology.) And yes, mom is quoting famous TV in this post. If you know what she's talking about, post it in the comments. Maybe it will make her smile. I know I sure am trying my hardest.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Easy Like Sunday Morning - NOT

That is, if mom's computer decides to behave. Last night mom turned it on, touched the mouse and poof! It turned itself off. It's something to do with the USB ports, but mom wasn't interested in figuring it out last night. She just backed it up and left it for today. Pray it behaves!And that mom can figure it out.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Gray Day

After a couple of hot, humid days, we had a cloudy, looks like it's gonna rain any minute kind of day. That wasn't too bad. We slept late with PlusOne and enjoyed an easy going day.

Until mom got a bee in her bonnet and started washing the windows in the breakfast nook. Then she washed the walls. Then she started on the baseboard molding and the floor. Lucky and I decided that we didn't want mom thinking we were next, so we high tailed it to another room and hid out until mom calmed down.

I wonder if that's going to happen again today? And tomorrow?

Friday, July 8, 2011

World Domination

I was going to begin my plans for world domination but decided that lying in the sun is more pleasant, so I am going to turn the plans over to my best general. General PlusOne! Here are his troops.

I think with that fierce red dragon PlusOne should be able to conquer the world. Don't you?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Berry Thursday

Look at mom's huge raspberries! Mom is certainly enjoying them.

So am I. I am eating all the ones I can reach, much to mom's dismay. She keeps yelling at me to get out of them, but mom, I tell her, they're yummy!

Look at all the boysenberries. They will be ripe in a few more weeks, and mom is excited about how many are blooming. Can you say double yummy?

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wordless Wednesday (Almost)

(PlusOne returned, and all is right with the world!)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


PlusOne is spending the night with Grandpa and Nana, so I have to share the bed with Lucky. Which isn't so bad, except that she takes MY spot next to mom or dad. I muscle her out of it and no, I DON'T feel guilty about it either. She understands these things. (She better, after seven and a half years!)

PS Raise your paw if your parental unit does not want to go to work today.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth Of July

Here are some interesting facts about the Fourth Of July.

2.5 million: The number of people living in the newly independent United States in July 1776.

311.7 million: The estimated population of the United States on July 4, 2011.

Patriotic-sounding place names:

31: The number of places that have "liberty" in their names. The most populous one as of April 1, 2010, is Liberty, Mo. (29,149). Iowa, with four, has more of these places than any other state: Libertyville, New Liberty, North Liberty and West Liberty.

35: The number of places that have "eagle" in their names. The most populous is Eagle Pass, Texas (26,248).

11: The number of places that have "independence" in their names. The most populous is Independence, Mo. (116,830).

9: The number of places with "freedom" in their names. The most populous is New Freedom, Pa., (4,464).

5: Number of places with "America" in their names. The most populous is American Fork, Utah (26,263).

1: The only place with "patriot" in its name. Patriot, Ind., (209).

Fourth of July Cookouts

More than 1 in 4: The chance that the hot dogs and pork sausages consumed on the Fourth of July originated in Iowa, followed by North Carolina and Minnesota.

6.8 billion pounds: The total production of cattle and calves in Texas in 2010, making the Lone Star State the largest producer of steaks and burgers in the country, or about one-sixth of the nation's production. Runner-up states are Nebraska (4.6 billion pounds) and Kansas (4.1 billion pounds).

6: The number of states in which the value of broiler chicken production was $1 billion or greater between December 2009 and November 2010. (Georgia, Arkansas, North Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi and Texas.)

Over 1 in 3: Odds that your side dish of baked beans originated from North Dakota, which produced 36 percent of all the nation's dry, edible beans in 2010.

81 million: The number of Americans who said they have taken part in a barbecue during the previous year.

Have a great Fourth!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Vet Results And Ribs

When mom put the leash on yesterday morning, I thought we were going someplace FUN! The VET was not FUN! I had blood stolen, got a needle stuck in me and then my ears were checked out. I have an infection in them, so mom has to give me drops twice a day.

I am perfect, however (that should come as no surprise to any of you) in my weight. At 18.4 lbs, I have a lovely waistline and was complimented by no less than FOUR of the staff, including Dr. Loves Me A WHOLE Lot (who wanted to kidnap me from mom when I was very young).

Mom made ribs today, and DIDN'T SHARE! Here they are.

Dad pretty much devoured an entire rack all by himself. It's not really surprising when you figure the meat was falling off the bone tender. Mom and dad made a whole lot of "yummy" sounds, but neither one of them chose to share. I think I shall have to think of a suitable punishment for that.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

VET Visit

Shhhh, I am hiding from mom, so she can't take me to the VET! Don't tell her where I am.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Finally Friday!!!

We've had some gorgeous weather lately, and we are looking forward to mom coming home early and staying home until Tuesday. Yippie!!