Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

It's Daisy's first Halloween.  Picking the right costume for her was easy.  All my students thought she was going to be a daisy.  Well, she *is* something found in the garden...a little garden gnome!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Daisy has a new fear.  It's the friendly ghost. Casper turns it's head and makes ghost-y noises. Daisy lets out a scared little growl every time we drive past.  I don't know what she's going to do at Christmas when she sees our next door neighbor's front yard holiday blow up extravaganza!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Daisy sniffs or licks our pumpkin every single today.  She had no idea the tastiness that would be inside...

 A little dumpster diving
 Not the eye!
 Daisy LOVES pumpkins...which doesn't surprise me at all!
scottie and jack o lantern

Monday, October 28, 2013


Dixie and Daisy love to play bear cubs.  I really should video tape them to get the bear sound effects!

This game never gets old!

Sunday, October 27, 2013


Daisy knew the opossum was there last night.  This morning, she sniffed every centimeter it walked in our yard (multiple times).  The smell stopped at the gate, so Daisy resorted to digging to find the live toy.

Nope, it's gone.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Not Playing Opossum

So, there are many days when I think Daisy's blog post is going to be about one thing and it turns into something completely different.  This is one of those posts.
I sat down to start the post and this was on my screen.
I had a feeling Daisy was on my desk while I was doing errands today!  So, I got my camera to take a picture.  Daisy was in the backyard and started barking.  She barks at her toys and I thought that was what she was doing.  She stops when I tell her to come in.  She didn't stop, only got louder.  I turned around in my chair and saw this...

I started taking pictures and calling "Daisy, cookie" at the same time. Can you tell she was thinking cookie or live toy? Tough decision!

 One last look...
We watched it from the safety zone (inside) for an hour!!  It just stared at us.  I may or may not have looked up "juvenile opossums without tails" while we watched.  I think the opossum may have fallen off the fence and took the pennants I have hanging up there when it dropped.

It finally moseyed around the backyard as Daisy and I watched through the windows (it does have a tail). It went under the fence into my 'middle yard' and couldn't get out to the front yard.  I opened the gate and put a slice of apple on the other side.  It took another 30 minutes to go into the front yard and freedom.
I also had a baby skunk at my school this week that took a nap in a student's backpack.  It's starting to feel like Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom around here.

Oh, one thing about turtles...I had to learn how to give turtles antibiotic shots because one of my parents' dogs thought it made great play toys.  The vet told me a lot of dogs think the same thing!  The turtles are fine and safely fenced in (away from the dogs).

Friday, October 25, 2013

Turtle Transport

My parents picked up a few more turtles for their pond.  Daisy supervised their car ride home. 

 Making sure they go into their new home.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Little Ghostie

Daisy is on the look out for tasty treats.  We're looking forward to next week's festivities!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Daisy went to Plant Depot.  Daisy + plants = dream come true
I just had to make sure she didn't eat all the plants that people wanted to buy!

 Time to go...

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


While we were waiting for Scott's race to start, Daisy checked out the beach. 
 She went in the lifeguard tower to get a taste of what Scott's summer job is like.

 Time to go watch Scott!

Monday, October 21, 2013

An Award!

Daisy received her first award from Taffy over at A Wiener Dog Blog.  We are so very thankful and honored to get...
Daisy read a little more about Taffy's breed tonight.  Daisy read the title and author first, just like my first graders.
 Reading all about Halloween costumes.
 Turning the page...
 Highly recommended reading!
Now, for the award fun stuff...
11 random facts about Daisy
1. She falls asleep at the vet's office - on the table when she gets a check up.
2. Daisy does not like black mailboxes and pay phones.
3. Snoring is a part of every nap.
4. She loves to eat anything that grows in the ground.
4. Got her name not because of her color, but because she ate out every daisy in my yard.
5. She's the best car traveler. 
6. Daisy is an only dog, but has lots of extended dog family.
7. She let me wiggle and pull out her puppy teeth.
8. Loves dirt
9. Apparently can jump quite high with her short legs (see The Nut House).
10. Plays not only with toys, but scraps of paper, twigs, bugs, cans...
11. Daisy is a very loving dog!
Here are the questions Taffy asked Daisy (pink) and I (blue) to answer...
1. What is your favorite treat / chew?
Bark Worthies!!! Delicious and they come in my Bark Box.
2.  When did you start blogging and why?
I started blogging a week after Daisy came to live with me (April 2013).  I know how fast puppies change and I thought it'd be fun to document her puppy-hood.
3.  What is your favorite thing to do outside?
Dig up all the plants!
4.  Do you sleep in your own bed or someone elses?
Oh, she is a cuddle puppy and sleeps with me.
5.  What kind of food do you eat?
My mom makes her dog food.  It has brown rice, chicken, refried beans, veggies, and vitamins.
6.  Kenneled when home alone or do you run the house?
Daisy gets to go over and play at my parents house with their dogs.  We are so lucky!
7.  How did you end up with your person?
I lost my scottie, Piper, and couldn't handle not having a dog.  I found Daisy through Linda at Green Acres Garden.  She has a B&B and scottie dogs!  It was a perfect fit!
8.  What's your rudest habit?  
I eat juicy, fat worms and then want to kiss you!
9.  Do you prefer to be nekkid or clothed?
I wear a daisy color's too warm for anything else.
10.  Do you have a dental care routine?  
I brush her teeth with a peanut butter flavored paste.  She also chews treated antlers and chew toys.
If you do, do you like it?
I love it!
11.  What's your most embarrassing story?
I bark every time someone is on the phone.  I hear another voice and think someone is in the house!
Daisy and I want to give The Sunshine Award to...
Daisy at Downunder Daisy
Dougall and Floyd at Dougall Diaries
It has the following rules:
1.  Thank the blogger who gave it to you.
2.  Share 11 random facts about yourself.
3.  Answer the 11 questions the blogger made up for you.
4.  Make up 11 questions for your nominees.
5.  Pass it along to as many bloggers as you'd like
Here's 11 questions for you to answer:
1. How do you feel about walks?
2. What is your favorite way to communicate?
3.What is your favorite blog post?
4. Are you dressing up for Howl-o-ween?
5. Do you play favorites?
6. Do you still see your parents or litter mates?
7. Is there anywhere you'd like to visit?
8. Are you afraid of anything?
9. What is your favorite toy?
10. What was your most memorable puppy story?
11.  Do you have other fur-friends that live with you?