Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Our Latest Project

Mom and dad have started another project so we're supervisors on the job again.    Our red barn needs a new roof. Dad is ripping wood shingles off and mom is on the ground picking them up as fast as they come down. 

 I made sure that I had a beef marrow bone to pass the time.
 And Molly got a frozen wash cloth for her teething toofers.   Once again, she's acting like a spazzzzz~
 She got a marrow bone too but it's an older one with no marrow in it.  Sorry, Molly. 
 We have sad news.  This is Gussie.  His Black Swan's wife was Myrtle and she is no longer with us.  Myrtle was very friendly and when anyone came near her, she would stretch her neck out along the ground and give you a swanny hello and welcome you to her yard.
We think she welcomed a coyote or a fox and her ending wasn't a pretty one.  Gussie misses her but he does well hanging with the rest of the waterfowl flock.  No, we will not be replacing Myrtle.
It's a horrible tragedy for such a beautiful  creature.  RIP, Myrtle.
 Mom and dad Canada Goose had goslings.  One of the parents was born here and they come back to nest and raise their young every year.  Dad says he knows it's the same goose by the band on his/her leg. 

 Mom's smaller wisteria is in bloom - the one that didn't get damage by the storms that we had this winter.
 Lookin' good, dad!
We're off to till the garden and plant some tomatoes!

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

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

32 comments:

3 doxies said...

Molly cracks me up runnin' around withs dat washcloth. You is really gonna be on your paws with her Mitch.

I can't wait to sees da barn with it's new roof.

I am so sorry to hears bout Myrtle. Such a beautiful thing shouldn't go likes dat.

Puddles

Niamh said...

You pups are all very busy! Be careful of flying shingles and enjoy your bones well away from all the work. Sorry about what happened to poor Myrtle.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Princess Patches said...

We are sorry about Myrtle! We hope she is resting at the RB along with the baby bunny that our mom had to bury last week. Somedoggies played with it and by the time Mom rescued it, it died in her hand. Very sad!

Your dad is one busy guy! Your barn will be beautiful again!

Aire-hugs
Patches

scotsmad said...

That's so sad about Myrtle. Poor Gussie.

Looks like there's lots of activity happening at your house. Glad you had the bone to help keep you alert for supervising!

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Gus said...

Wow..you are leading some busy life there. We are sorry about Ms Myrtle. Please tell your Gussie that our Gussie is available for grief counselling if needed.

Teka Toy

Sam said...

Your dad is brave to be that high! Yikes!

I'm so sorry to hear about your swan. Hopefully her friend won't be too lonely.

Sam

SissySees said...

So sad about Myrtle, but at least we got prancing Molly first!

Don't worry Mitch. We still come here to see your distinguished, handsome self.

harrispen said...

Sorry to hear about Myrtle.

I hope your mom is wearing a hard hat so she doesn't get dinged by a flying shingle!

You all have been very busy. I hope you are getting plenty of rest too.

Cindy

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Poor poor Myrtle!!!!! So sad!!! I cry when I lose a coon too!! Fly free Myrtle!!!
Molly you have a good Mommy to give you a nice cold wash-cloth for your gums!!
Glad you all had a good dinner and a good time!!

Martha and Bailey said...

Oh poor Myrtle, it just doesn't bear thinking about!
Good work supervising the humans guys but watch out cos soon they wont be able to bend down to get your dinner bowls without groaning!!!
Then again yours might be more flexible than ours.
Looking forward to seeing the end result.
xxx

Enya said...

Wow! Great project! Looks like a lot of work! I think, meanwhile you will need more bones....:))
enya

Oskar said...

Molly looks like she is enjoying he washcloth.

I'm very sorry about Myrtle. Poor Gus.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Sam said...

Hi Mitch, we're sorry to learn about Gussie. It looks like a big job. Your dad sure is a one-man crew. Up here, you'd likely see 2 or 3 men up there removing the shingles. At this rate, he'll have the roof finished by 3 PM tomorrow.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Oh Poor Gussie... Since Swans mate fur LIFE he is really gonna miss his beloved Myrtle. Sooooo sorry to hear this.

I love the frozen washcloth thingy fur Molly. I am sure it feels good to her teefs.

Sue said...

We're sorry about your goose friend. We hope her partner makes new friends with the other birds.

Poor Molly, those teeth hurt a lot and you just want to chew on everything. It's hard being a puppy, there's so much to learn.
Morgan and the Porties

Ruby said...

So very sorry to hear about Myrtle. I'm sure all of the other birdies will help him feel better. That's is what friends are for, after all.
Molly is so very cute! Oh, the teething....I chewed everything!hehe

Ruby

Ludo van Doggy said...

Molly look like she all go go go!
Sorry about Myrtle. :( the little goslings is cute. Mum says she needs wysteria tips, they bought one for the garden and she worries it getting blown about a bit.
~Lickies, Ludo

Clive said...

Wow, how busy you all are. We were very sorry to read about poor Myrtle.

Murray loved seeing all the baby goslings though.

take care
Clive & Murray

Lorenza said...

A very busy day at home!
I am so sorry to know about Myrtle.
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

The little geese are so cute! Oh and glad you had a nice yummy bone to pass the time -- good thinking on your part there Mitch!

Finn said...

Sorry to hear about your little friend, what a pretty little thing! Good luck on your new projects!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Brave Dad being up so high and brave Mom standing underneath:)

We are so sorry to hear about Myrtle. But life goes on with the little goslings. We have a lot of trouble here with coyotes snatching small dogs that are out on invisible fence - so sad.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Two French Bulldogs said...

When your dad gets bored he really gets bored. Bet that cloth is helping Molly. It helped my Lily
Benny & Lily

Jazzi said...

WOW!! Does your dad ever Stop??? bol Good rooof job and great oics there M & M.

wags
Jazzi

chicamom85 said...

Looking very good Dad!! Your Dad is so cool, even with the transplant, he is doing all kinds of stuff. My Daddy had a kidney transplant and still works but can't do as much stuff as he used to. I am glad you had a bone to keep you busy and poor Molly with her toofies.

I am sorry about Myrtle, that is very sad.

Loveys Sasha

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Mitch and Molly, sorry to hear about your friend Myrtle. Is it true Swans mate for life and if so what happens, do they find another mate? (just curious). Looks like a beautiful day with your mum and dad. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Remington said...

Molly certainly is getting the hang of things....she is so cute! Mitch you are teaching her everything so well. Don't work too hard....take time to have fun too! Great pics!

Jake of Florida said...

That's so sad about Myrtle -- for a Black Swan, losing his mate is a serious tragedy. But then there are the Canadian geese goslings to tilt the scale.

You've all been very busy -- and Molly has joined in the fun with her frozen washcloth!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Teddy Bear said...

That roof is looking good! We're so sorry to hear about Myrtle.:( Oh my, the goslings are too cute!:)

Love,
Teddy Bear & Sierra

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie said...

Poor Gussie, that was a horrible thing to discover :-(

WE hope the dishcloth helped little Molly, puppy teeth are like needles!

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh! So sad to hear about Myrtle! How horrible! And I suppose since swans pair for life, Gussie won't be taking a new wife??

And how lucky to have the geese come back every year to raise their goslings! That is so special! :-)

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

Galliena said...

Your pups are so cute! They look like stuffed toys ;) And, sorry to hear about Myrtle :( She’s in a better place now. On the other hand, wood shingles are very easy to install. They are lightweight and are made of simple materials. Just a heads up: Now that your barn’s roof is now at a new start, it’s proper that you check up on it every week or once a month. It’s to check if there are debris that would degrade your roof, or if there are any damaged shingles.

Galliena Gornet