NYE 2014

NYE 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Wyatt's Spa House...Day 2

Sheila the "Super Hero" groomer!

That's newly groomed me 'Wyatt' on the left and Rummy on the right.
Teaching Murphy manners and telling him about grooming.

Murphy takes his first swim in the pond and rolls around a bit, before hitting the grooming table for the very FIRST TIME.

Okay, Sheila! Work your magic.

I can see Murphy on the table and he is having a Hissy Fit.
Sheila is taking her time to calm him and make it a less stressful experience.
She is earning her stripes today.
Murphy wants NO part of it!

Meanwhile, mom keeps sniffing me, cuz I had "Almond Crisp" Shampoo and I smell nice.

Here comes Murphy!!
Less hair, super stylish and READY to GO HOME!!

Cousin Cassie and Cousin Samantha are up next.
Easy Peasy, Looking Good!

We never even knew that Samantha had white tipped ears!
Scrub a little mud off and SURPRISE!

Thank you, Sheila Tay Radcliffe.

5 dogs, 1.5 days of grooming, 6 hours of driving to our home and back to hers.
Uber Groomer!!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Spa Day with Sheila!

My New Pal, Rummy is here!! We are having a "Pee Off". 
He can Pee a lot, but I think I can Pee more!

He likes my toys and he likes to swim in my pond.
Stanzie thinks he is very handsome, she mostly just wags and smiles at him.

Rummy brought his mom, Sheila and she is going to fix our fur.
Stanzie is up first!

Yeah, Raspberries to you Wyatt! 

Looking good, Stanzie.

OMD!! Where is my sister?

Stanzie are you in here???

There you are, Stanzie.

Stanzie the Queen

Stay tuned to see my transformation, also nephew Murphy,
cousin Cassie the Westie and Samantha the Pom.
It's a furry furry weekend,


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Clematis and Fuzzy Dogs!

It is still too early and cold for most Clematis. If you see any for sale at the garden centers, most likely they have been forced in a greenhouse.

We stopped at Luscher Farms in Lake Oswego, Or. this week to check in on the Clematis Collection and see if anything was blooming yet.

The Clematis in the 'Atragene' group are in full bloom outside in the garden.
This variety is called 'Constance'. 
Hey, that's almost like my name, Constanza!
These Clematis actually need a cold winter and do well down to zone 3.
We love the way they have been trained into this spring blooming Viburnum.
The shrub provides the support for the vine and hides the woody part of the vine, which is never very attractive.

Plants are for sale on Fridays, 10 am-Noon. Also, there are plant sales on special weekends, check the link to the website.

In other news, we are getting Aire-Cuts this Friday. Nephew Murphy is getting his hair done too!
One last look at Fuzzy Dogs....
See you soon, all spiffy and sleek.
Wyatt and Stanzie

Sunday, April 13, 2014

My BIG Box

Why so much tape?


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Wyatt's Week

Our tulips are tuliping.

I went plant shopping.

I'm planting a client's backyard for a graduation party.


(the view from Sacagawea's house)

The weather has been fantastic this week.
It's good to be a gardening dog.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Tips on Thursday!

Here is a little garden tip from Wyatt.
Do you have pesky birds, like crows or jays that like to gobble up your seeds and little sprouts?
Many springs, we have had our rows of peas 'Picked Clean' before they can even sprout!

Sprinkle a little bit of lawn clippings over your newly planted seeds.
I makes it difficult for the birds to see the new shoots.
This works great for corn and squash seeds too.

Snow Pea Pods
By the time the grass clippings turn brown, the sprouts will be up and established.
"Ha-Ha"  Mr. Crow, we faked you out this year!


Tuesday, April 8, 2014