Wednesday, April 16, 2014

What Happened to Spring

Look at the nice surprise we discovered looking out the window this morning.  SNOW!   Not much but it's still the wonderful white stuff! 
We're off for our 7 AM walkies.  Wait up for us, Mitch and dad!

 Mom bought me a new harness and today is the first day that I'm walking with it on.    I love it!    Suddenly, I have lots more leash length!  I'm turned around in this picture smiling at mom. 
I'm a most happy girl, ya know ☺
 Mom says so far she loves this new harness.  I don't pull as much and that's supposed to be a very good thing!
 The snow made the daffie's heads all droopy~
 We had lots of rain yesterday and very gusty winds and we were actually surprised to wake up to snow.  We figured that the weatherpeeps were trying to fool us.
 Ice in the bird bath~~
 Mom is soooooo happy that she picked daffies and hyacinths and brought them inside.  Not only do they smell wonderful but they're making her smile until all of the snow disappears. 
 We hardly got any, mom.  It will all be gone by day's end. Don't worry!
We're going to be enjoying this snow while it lasts!

So until next time............

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Spring Fever

This was yesterday morning at 6 AM.  Mom took me out to do my bidness.   Today we have rain. 

 That's MY feather, Molly!  You stole it from me!

I wasn't digging.  Why would you think that?
 This is day 3 of the most perfect spring weather!   Molly has major spring fever!
 The hellebore are so pretty~
 And the daffies are all coming into bloom~
Spring is so pretty and so much fun!

So until next time..............

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Monday, April 14, 2014

Mitch Monday

Love ya lots♥

Saturday, April 12, 2014


I smell something very familiar to me - something that I LOVE!
Which drawer could they be in?

 I found them, Molly!
 A whole drawer-full of yummy fabulous feathers!

 I just love to chew them apart and scatter the pieces everywhere!
Dad says, "No, Mitch, you can't have my feathers.  Each and everyone of them is special to me."
 I am not fooled by this mom - it's a fake and it's not funny! 
I want the real thing!

We thought you guys might like to see the video that our timber frame buddy, Dana, uploaded to the Northford TimberFramer site.  It's a tour of Crumpie's barn!

Love ya lots
Mitch and Molly

Friday, April 11, 2014

An Update From the Pond

This is Lucy, the Grey Lag goose.  Dad suspects that she might be carrying eggs that will need to be laid soon.    The strange thing is that the two male Grey Lags are sweet on each other so how the heck did this happen?  Time will tell!
BTW, the waterfowl are not promiscuous like some hoomans can be. 

 We saw Lucy swimming past one of the nesting boxes yesterday morning. She looked like she was scoping it out for her nest.
These two Barnacle goose girls are Wilma and Betty and they have dibs on the nesting box too.  We keep trying to tell the girls that there are 2 nesting boxes but everyone seems to want this one. 
 This is Barney, the male Barnacle.  He constantly lets everyone know that he rules here and no one  will inhabit that nesting box but his girls.  We're not sure which one he's paired up with. 
 These are the black swan eggs.  Once again, we were lucky to catch Aunt Agnes off the nest. She rarely is.   Dad is thinking that the due date might be around May 1st. 
 And here she is. The best Auntie in the whole wide world! Bless you Aggie!  You deserve your break time!
 Buster and Hazel have built a sort of make-believe outdoor nest. They are just not interested in being parents this time around. 

This is Alice Whooper.  She is the new kid here. She flew in from Tennessee on Wednesday. She was actually late getting here and dad was a nervous wreck.  She was tired and scared when she arrived but look at her now.  She's been enjoying the sunshine and the pond.  She's under a year old so she doesn't whoop yet like Angel Whooper does.   She is inside the penned area with the black swans so she and Angel have a fence between them.   Dad is hoping that the girls will bond in time and be BFF. 

So that's the latest news on the waterfowl.  We will update if anything exciting happens!

So until next time............

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Mr Peabody and Sherman

Does anybody remember the Mr Peabody and Sherman cartoon?  It was around in the late 50's and early 60's.  That's what we thought, mom - you're ancient!   Anyway, Mr Peabody was the smartest scientist-inventor Beagle and Sherman was Mr Peabody's dorky adopted hooman son.  They had many nutty adventures together. 

We were the winners from Bocci's give-away a couple of weeks ago and our box came in the mail on Monday. 

 This box weighs about 10 pounds and it's LOADED!

 Mom says that this is a timer.
 A treat is hidden underneath these cool cups and we get timed to see which one of us is the fastest to find it!
 This trick involves seeing which one of us is fastest getting out from underneath the towel
 We decided that mom was cheating so we are keeping our own scores.  We both got perfect scores and we are both geniuses! 
 Mom had a treat in front of my nose and  I can't see with these stoopid frosted lenses.  She was waving it at me and I finally noticed it!   Mom was laughing so hard, we thought she was going to wet her pants!
 No way am I putting on those dorky glasses!  The bow tie is good enough for me!
 You really do look pretty funny, Mitch!  You wear those glasses soooo well! haha
Thank you so much for choosing us for this give-away, Bocci!  We have had the bestest fun with this box!

So until next time...........

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Washington Wednesday

Do you see that painting on the wall behind me?
Do you think that we look alike?

My dad is a HUGE George Washington fan!

Love ya lots♥

Monday, April 7, 2014


We got a box in the mail and it came all the way from Australia!

 It's from Miss Wendy.   She the artist that creates MudPups~

 Aren't they just too cute!   These pups are Airedales but she does other breeds too.    The pictures don't do them justice.  They are just fabulous in person!  Mom has been drooling over all of Miss Wendy's work and swore one day that she'd own a MudPup.  Now she has a trio!
 And Miss Wendy sent a surprise in the box - an AireOrnie!  This was definitely meant for me because I'm the awesome one, right, Molly?!
 Thank you so very much, Miss Wendy!
Your work is absolutely gorgeous and you sure are making our mom smile a lot!
So until next time..............

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Belly Bites

We found a box from Chewy on our front porch this morning as we were returning home from our walkies.  It rained last night but the treats inside the box were safe!

 These Natural Balance Belly Bites are made with chicken and peas and garbanzo beans so that means that they're superhealthy and they're semi-moist which means that the aroma that's coming out of this treat bag is driving us NUTS!
 What mom?  We have to show you our bellies for a Belly Bite treat?
 I'm in!  I'll even high-five ya from the floor, mom~ 
Anything for one of those yummy treats!
 It looks like Molly is joining in too!
 These treats are awesome!  We get more than one because we've worked hard to earn them, right, mom?
 Thank you so very much Mr Andrew from Chewy for always sending us the bestest treats in this entire universe!  We feel like the luckiest pups alive when your boxes arrive on our doorstep!
So until next time............

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly