Saturday, June 30, 2018

Mackie Was Here

Mackie got to see our new place for the very first time.   The first thing he does when he visits me and mom is to make sure there is enough kibble in the food bin for him!

Of course we remembered to pack and bring your purple baby, Mackie!
 We had more fun together this time, even though there isn't a fenced in yard here.   We have more space and that's a good thing!
 Mom groomed him and at exactly the right time with our superHOT temps on the rise.

Love ya lots♥

Friday, June 29, 2018

Flower Friday

We are joining Rosy for Flower Friday~

Off we go~
That's a heavily scented Snuggle dryer sheet tied onto my harness.   The bugs are very pesty in the early morning flying around my face and mom's face so we are both wearing dryer sheets.  Our friend, Art, told us that they work and so far - so good!
 We didn't get too far before we discovered that Landlord Bob has another Clematis in bloom!
 We found Evening Primrose~
 And Lilies around this well~
 And Lilies near this mailbox~
 Guess what I found?!     I left it there but I sniffed it for a good long time!
 And even more Lilies!
 We discovered that someone mowed a path into the secret garden so we followed it.
 I wonder what they're going to do in here?
 And we found this beautiful Foxglove in our back yard!
 Happy Friday, everybuddy☺

Love ya lots♥

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

National Sunglasses Day

I know these sunglasses aren't protecting my eyes too much but they are so SUMMER!

What about a pair of ice cream sunglasses!
Happy National Sunglasses Day!

Love ya lots♥

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Friday, June 22, 2018

Flower Friday

We are joining Rosy for Flower Friday~

We didn't have to walk very far this week to find a beautiful Clematis.   This vine belongs to Landlord Bob~
 This is the flower up close~
 And he has another Clematis planted along the fence line that separates his yard from ours.
 I think I see an AireGirl in our basement, mom!
 A couple of weeks ago, mom told you that we had Mayapple growing in our yard.  She thought that it was but it isn't.     These plants are Chinese Lanterns and the fruit that you see that is green will turn orange eventually!   Mom is thrilled because it means she can pick them and have free autumn decorations for inside the house!
 The Daylilies are in bloom. 
 And we found this striking Rose Campion blooming not far from the Daylily~
Happy Friday, everybuddy!
Love ya lots♥

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

One of My Greatest Fears

Don't laugh too hard but one of my greatest fears is the housefly.  
 If I hear one, my tail goes between my legs and I RUN!
 I don't care where I run to - I just NEED to get away and find a safe place when he can't get me!
 Mom was reading online that "Flies hate the smell of essential oils like lemon grass, peppermint, lavender and eucalyptus – put a few drops in a spray bottle and use around the house daily."
 So she mixed up a batch and sprayed it all over the screen door - inside and out and all over the siding that's close to the back door.    Can you see the duct tape on the screen?  It's plugging up any holes where a fly might be able to get inside my house.   Mom spends lots of $$ on duct tape☺
This will be the next thing that she does:

"I did a bit of research on this and it has actually been popular for years.   Flies have compound eyes with thousands of tiny lenses.   Their eyes are especially good at picking up movement.   One theory is that when a fly sees the reflection of the sun off of the water, they perceive it as movement and stay away.   I noticed that when we do get a rogue fly inside, it is often an overcast day.

Fly-Away How To:

1.  Fill a plastic sandwich bag about 1/3 full of away StephanieBlue
2.  Add a penny.
3. Seal, fold and tape the top to prevent any leaks.
4.  Place inside a 2nd plastic bag.
5.  Cinch and tie.
6.  Hang over doors on the exterior of your home."

She bought a flyswatter and she uses it and I stay by her side to encourage her to "GET HIM!"
 I think I hear him in the bedroom end, mom.  HURRY!
Because I have a fear of flies and thunderstorms and fireworks and umbrellas and who knows what else because mom says that I create new fears daily, she decided to give these treats a whirl and see if maybe they will work for me. 
We are hoping that SOMETHING will work!  Mom says that she has never known an Airedale with so many fears before.  
We will let you know how it goes.

Love ya lots♥

Sunday, June 17, 2018


Mom groomed me on Friday.  She wanted to get a jump on it because Monday is supposed to be near 100 degrees here with humidity.   yuk yuk and double yuk
I'm ready for the heat now with shorter furs!
 So after groomies, we went outside and rounded the corner and I flushed out a chipper that thought he was going to get away from me by climbing up the inside of the gutter.    Why couldn't this have happened when I had a fenced in yard?!
 We continued to walk around the house and I needed to check out this gutter for chippers too.   You never know where they will be hiding, right!
Guess what else we have discovered.  The woodchucks from our apartment apparently have followed us here to our new home.   I saw a huge mom racing away from me and heading to get underneath the shed and another day, mom saw 3 little ones eating grass in our back yard.   Stoopid woodchucks!

Happy Father's Day to all of the dad's!
Love ya lots♥

Friday, June 15, 2018

Flower Friday

We are joining Rosy again this week for Flower Friday~

I found some beautiful climbing hydrangea on my walk~
 And fragrant honeysuckle!
 And Kousa Dogwood~
 Isn't this whirligig so cool!
 We found Bleeding Hearts~
 And the Rhodies are still blooming away in our neighborhood.   They are so pretty!
Should we call this a peppermint Clematis?!
Monday morning, we went outside for my morning constitutionals, and we discovered this:
Mom stepped on it and she smelled a mushroom smell so we knew that it was in the fungus family.   We went back inside and looked it up on the internet and this yellow slime in the middle of our grass is called Dog Vomit Fungus!   ewwwwwwwwwww    This stuff appeared overnight.  The next morning, the yellow had turned to a dead tan color.  

Have a fabulous Friday, everybuddy!

Love ya lots♥

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Not Again

Mom keeps rearranging MY room!   Yes, I know it's her room to groom me in and things need to be accessible but it's also MY toy room.
 These are not grooming tools - they are tool tools!   Shouldn't they be in the basement?
 My treat machine is empty, mom. 
 Don't you think it might be time to refill it?!
Love ya lots♥

Sunday, June 10, 2018