Pay Bills or Play Ball?
Thursday, March 6, 2014
A Little of This and A Little of That
The 'Tete-a-tetes' are blooming.
A 6" mini rock garden Narcissus.
We have a new landscape client, 'Barley'.
White Dog on a Wet Day!
The large daffodils are almost ready to pop!
The pots of mixed tulips have not been eaten by rabbits or deer...or trampled by dogs...Yet!
Monday was sunny and warm enough to have a nice lunch outside, at Elephant's Deli.
While working on this hillside on Council Crest.
Mom felt eyes watching her and looked up to see...
He yawned and scratched behind his ear.
She woke him up!
One last bloom pic before we go.
It's pouring down rain right now.
The first day of spring is 2 weeks away!! Yippee!!
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
I got a nice pretty pink award, from a cute little Texas Terrier!
Here are the questions she asks me:
1. Has you ever killed a varmint?
Never!! That is what Stanzie is for!
2. Do ya likes goin swimmin?
YES YES YES!
3. Does ya like da kitties like I do?
Not so much, maybe with catsup.
4. Is you Head of Security round your place or nots?
Somebody has to protect my family from the neighborhood thugs!
5. Does ya bark da mailman?
No, I save all my energy for this fella!
He brings all the boxes for ME!
6. What are your most favoritest toy?
Any toy that dispenses treats!!
7. What are dat one super special cute thing ya do dat makes all da peeps go "AWWWW"?
I smile...ALL the time!
8. Does you wear clothes or is you a dog who likes being all natural wif no artfishul colorins and preservatives more?
Well, we do like to wear our game day jerseys!
Go Ducks! Go Beavers!
9. Do you have a favoritest movie or TV show?
I like ALL shows with animals!
10. Has you ever been on any trips? Where has you gone?
I go to the Oregon Coast a lot!
I like to go to Hood River, Oregon for Apples and Pears!
We can't keep track of who has received this award already..SO, we pass it on to ALL our blog pals!
Here are 10 questions for YOU!!
1) What is your favorite game.
2) Do you get to sleep on the master's bed?
3) If you could go into the pet store and pick out anything, what would it be?
4) When sleeping...do you talk, snore or run?
5) What are you most proud of?
6) What was the last thing you did that made your people mad?
7) What was the last thing you did that made your people laugh?
8) Where would you like to go for a vacation?
9) Have you ever eaten a bug?
10) Who is your BFF?
Monday, March 3, 2014
Saturday, March 1, 2014
The nice folks at Bugsy's Box asked us to look over their products, give them a trial and give our furry opinions.
The box arrived today, Yay!
Open Open Open!
I take my job as a 4-legged reviewer very seriously, so let's see what we have here.
Let's start with the all-natural 100% Venison Jerky.
What's that Canine Calm? Do I really need that? I'm always calm...heehee.
Canine Calm is a spray of pure essential oils traditionally used for relaxation and of course made in the USA.
The directions suggest spraying on hands and messaging the outer area of the dogs ears, belly or chest.
It may also be misted onto bedding, clothing or inside the car.
It does smell nice and I do like lavender, geranium and marjoram.
We will have to get back to you on this one...next thunderstorm or fireworks event.
Next up....The Smart n' Tasty Treats.
We received Tuna AND Duck/Sweet Potato!
Grain, Gluten, Soy and Dairy Free, made in the USA with quality US ingredients.
ALL I CAN SAY IS, "I'm Smart and these are TASTY!"
BUT, paws down....my favorite thing in the box was this Bow Wow Pet Spiked Ball.
So far, it has survived 87 minutes of Airedale!
Thanks Bugsy's Box!
Any dog would be lucky to receive one of your boxes.
Go to bugsysbox.com to find out how you can start receiving a box a month for as low as $19. a month with free shipping to US and Canada!
Friday, February 28, 2014
My sister is feeling SO much better today!!
(This afternoon on the porch, looking at a box that came in the mail FOR US!)
Stanzie's bite incident, has put the peeps on spider patrol and research.
They have been raking, sweeping, blowing and cleaning all the places that Stanzie likes to hang out on the property.
One of her favorite places to lounge, is the den of hay that the peeps made for her under our big deck.
Today, they raked away all the hay and the first thing Mom saw was this large brown spider on the lattice.
So, she snapped it's picture for ID purposes, then she beat it to death with a rock.
We are "pro" nature around here, unless nature hurts MY SISTER!
(We will have Alpha Ecological Control back out SOON!)
The pictures on the lattice are our spider. The pictures on white are Google Images of the Hobo Spider.
We are not 100% sure, but we think it was a Hobo Spider.
Not as deadly as the Brown Recluse, but still poisonous.
Stanzie's bites....after a week of treatment and meds.
Stanzie has really rallied back! Today, she had her tennis ball out in the garden and was attempting to bury it, before being discovered.
That's a good sign!!
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Your P.O.T.P. did the job!
It's a bird, It's a plane.....
It's SUPER Stanzie!!
Well, it has been a week of fret and worry. When a senior dog develops a giant, bruised, bloody and oozing lump that suddenly appears for no known cause, you can't help but think the worst and prepare yourself for diagnosis 'C'.
But, it was not the outcome today for Constanza Marie.
Cancer has been ruled out.
Her final diagnosis was Toxic Spider Bite.
The swelling has gone down and 2 distinct marks are now apparent. While still scary and very gnarly looking, we can fix this!
So for now, we stay on her meds and antibiotics. The vet said she does not have to wear the "cone of shame" and if she licks the leg (not obsessively), it is okay for now. She is actually doing it some good and draining some of the fluid away.
She continues to enjoy all her meals and is really bummed about missing her walks.
We hope to have her back on the Idita-Walk trail, when we get the "thumbs up" from her vet.
Thank you for all your well wishes, it made US feel better.
Stanzie was never worried :)
The OP Pack diagnosed Stanzie 2 days ago, without even seeing her leg!!
We wonder if they make house calls?