Monday, October 2, 2023

Molly Monday

 The news from my vet is that I do NOT have a Lyme flare up and he didn't have a reason for my limpies.   Mom knows exactly what is going on.   As I'm getting older, my hyperkeratosis is getting worse and it's causing me more pain when I walk, especially outside crossing the rough driveway to get to the grass.       

Because we have wall to wall carpeting here, we need to protect Landlord Bob's rugs so mom bought toddler's socks for me.  Mom is going to keep me lathered up with paw balm and see if that helps.  

I don't have to wear the socks all the time but she said that I have to wear them until the balm gets pretty much absorbed into my dry cracked paw pads.   
We did go for a short walk on Sunday morning and mom didn't think that I was really enjoying myself as I kept looking at her as if to say, when will we turn around and head back home?   
There is no cure for hyperkeratosis.   We have to deal with what we have and mom wants to be sure that I am not in any pain.   As the colder temps approach, maybe I can wear my boots on morning walkies and we can see how that goes.  
Thank you everybuddy for all of your well wishes and POTP.   My limpies are gone and we will get through this one day at a time.

Love ya lots♥

Sunday, October 1, 2023

Happy October


Happy October,everybuddy!

Love ya lots♥

Friday, September 29, 2023

Nature Friday

 We are joining Rosy today for Nature Friday~~

Tuesday morning, I saw my vet and mom told him all about my limpies.   He stole some blood, prescribed doxycycline and sent us home to wait for results.   We are still waiting and my limpies are not totally gone so no walkies yet.   

In the backyard, the pink Asters are still blooming~
The purple Asters are just gorgeous!  Those dead things over my head are gone-by Coneflowers.   Mom doesn't cut them down in a hurry because the Goldfinches love them.   
Yesterday was a beautiful day to scratch my back on the freshly-cut grass~
Landlord Bob's Roses don't seem to want to quit!  
Happy Friday, everybuddy!
Love ya lots♥

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Tasty Tuesday

 Mom bought apple cider at the grocery store this week and wanted to make a batch of  Apple Cider Muffins~~



  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Spray a 12 count muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together your flour, brown sugar, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon and mix until combined.
  • Add in your eggs, oil, apple cider and milk and stir until just moistened.
  • Fill your tins about 3/4 full with batter and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Let cool for a little bit.
  • Meanwhile in bowl melt butter, in another bowl whist together your sugars and cinnamon.
  • Dip the tops of the muffins in butter then in your cinnamon sugar mixture.

Batter in the greased muffin tins and ready for the oven.  We always use  the larger muffin pan and they take approx 30 minutes to bake.   

Official TasteTester at your service!
Muffin are just out of the oven.   
Mom is not a huge fan of sweet toppings so she left that off.  The muffins would have probably been prettier with the topping.   
A pat of butter and a taste~
I'm waiting, mom, but having a hard time not jumping into action!
We both loved them!   Mom is considering next time maybe adding a peeled and diced apple or maybe a few chopped walnuts?
Happy Tuesday, everybuddy!

Love ya lots♥

Saturday, September 23, 2023


Happy Saturday!

Love ya lots♥


Friday, September 22, 2023

Nature Friday

 We are joining Rosy and Sunny this week for Nature Friday~~

The latest news is that I WAS limpies.  We had an appointment for me to see my vet on Tuesday and on Tuesday, limpies were history so mom cancelled the appointment.   Yesterday, we were back to limpies.  We haven't been walking very much lately but I'm still doing my high fives! 

Miss Molly Butterfly Bush is still blooming~
Miss Violet is still in bloom too.   Sadly, Miss Ruby is history.   Mom will decide next spring what to plant in her place.  
Our pink Asters are in bloom~
The purple Asters are making quite the showing this year!
Happy Friday, everybuddy!
Love ya lots♥

Monday, September 18, 2023

Molly Monday

 Thank you so much for the outpouring of love and all of the hugs that you sent our way.   We appreciate each and every one of them more than you will ever know.   Mackie's dad was a larger than life person and he will be missed by so many for a long time to come.  

We have to share this picture.   It was taken at a barn raising after the work was done and the fun and festivities began.    Every time mom sees the look on his face, she bursts into laughter and that is a very good thing☺

Happy Monday, everybuddy!

Love ya lots♥

Friday, September 15, 2023

Friday, September 8, 2023

Nature Friday

 We are joining Rosy and Sunny this week for Nature Friday~~

It's been very hot this week and mom and I do not like walking in this kind of weather so these flowers are from before the yucky temps set in.

A purple Aster from our garden~

The Wild Asters along our walk~
Lavender from our garden in its second blooming.    The bees are loving it!
We looked this one up and it looks like it could be the Pagoda flower.   It's along our walk and the plant is so large that it is encroaching on the street and it's just beautiful!
This is the White FireWeed and it truly is just that - a weed!  It is everywhere and mom can't rip it out fast enough!
We found cheerful yellow Mums~
Happy Friday, everybuddy!
Love ya lots♥

Monday, September 4, 2023

Happy Labor Day

 Mom works a bit on a puzzle just about every day.   You probably can't tell from this picture unless you bigify, but I am in need of a new tennis ball.  This one is in deplorable condition, mom, and I have no idea how that happened!

Have a wonderful Labor Day and for the peeps in my neighborhood - it is NOT the 4th of July!   Keep the fireworks quiet!  

Love ya lots♥

Friday, September 1, 2023

Nature Friday

 We are joining both Rosy and Sunny today for Nature Friday~~

Off we go~~

We found a Cosmos still in bloom~
The Rose of Sharon's are still flowering away!
The white ones are just as pretty as the pink!
Landlord Bob built a small driving bridge over the end of his pond.   We love the cute guard rails!
Autumn is upon us!

Happy September First!

Love ya lots♥