Sunday, August 31, 2014

We're Home!

I took a cruise to Alaska last week and Daisy stayed with my parents.  We scheduled some posts on blogger last week so we wouldn't get too far behind (we still are, though).  We both had a relaxing week and enjoyed our last week of summer!
Alaska has such unique wildlife...
Delicious food caught in the wild...
And, spectacular, breath-taking scenery!

I just started getting caught up on Blogville news, and was (and still am) stunned to read about sweet Jazzi.  It took a couple of tries to read the post in its entirety.  It is such a heart felt tribute to a taco loving Scottie!  Daisy's blog really got on the Blogville radar after she was a part of Jazzi's National Taco Day.  Daisy owes Jazzi a big THANK YOU for introducing her to tacos and Blogville and 87 million Christmas cards. 
 Muchas gracias, dear Jazzi!
Daisy is already looking forward to...
National Taco Day information

Friday, August 29, 2014

Dog Days

Our local nursery held "Dog Day"!  It was so fun to shop and see all the other pups picking out plants for their yards.  
Daisy was happy to look at all the flowers.  We have a lot of flower beds to fill in now.  We have to get dog friendly plants because someone still likes to nibble.
Daisy saw my Dad coming with popcorn.  Plants and popcorn = a perfect Daisy day


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Summer Reading With Daisy: The Paper Bag Princess

The Paper Bag Princess is another fun book by Robert Munsch. It is fairy tale-ish, with familiar characters...and a big twist!
"Princess Elizabeth was a beautiful princess."  She was going to marry perfect Prince Ronald.
A dragon destroyed the castle, prince-napped Ronald, and burned off Princess Elizabeth's clothes!  There was only one thing not burned by the dragon - a paper bag.  Princess Elizabeth put it on and followed the dragon in order to save the prince.
The dragon loved to breathe fire and was a little too self confident.  Elizabeth tricks him so she can rescue Prince Ronald.
When Princess Elizabeth rescues the prince, instead of being happy, he tells her she's filthy!  The not so prince-ly prince tells her to come back when she's dressed like a real princess.
The ending is the BIG twist and makes all the kids cheer.
Michael Martchenko illustrated this book, like so many other Robert Munsch books.  I have to say, this is one of my favorite Munsch books!
Happy Reading!
oxox
Daisy


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Paw-ticure

We took the Scottie trio to get a little pedicure at the vets.
Daisy was telling my Dad how to get there.
Some doggie was whining a lot in the car.  Daisy couldn't figure it out.
Daisy met Callie in the waiting area.  She's 13 years old and doesn't look a day over 3!
Nails are filed down and it's time to relax.
Daisy's a little sad her digging tools are considerably shorter.







Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Summer Reading With Daisy: If You Give A Dog A Donut

This is a REAL book!  It says dogs can have donuts!  If You Give A Dog A Donut is one of the "If you give a..." books.  The first one was If You Give A Mouse A Cookie.  They are all written by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond.  You can't go wrong with any book in this collection.  The dog one is my favorite, of course.
These books are so fun to read because they are a circle story.  So, the main character (Dog) starts with getting something (donut).
Then, the dog goes through a series of different events all stemming from the donut.
He even pretends he's a pirate!
Just when you think this tale could go on forever with all the tangents he has,  the dog ends up back at the starting point...getting a donut.  This is the best part of the story - finding out how the story circles back to the beginning.
So, if you read a book about a dog and a donut, the dog has to have a donut!
If You Give A Dog A Donut is such a tasty and fun book to read.  There are similar stories about a mouse (cookie), moose (muffin), pig (pancake), and cat (cupcake).
Happy Reading!
oxox
Daisy