Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Our yard is now in phase two...repairing the irrigation. I always thought you just called it a sprinkler system, but everyone working in my yard calls it an irrigation system! It sounds like we're on a farm.  Daisy is just excited there are more holes in the yard for her to make bigger!

The pretty clouds and Daisy are trying to distract me from my sad dirt garden. 

Monday, September 22, 2014


A Back To School Cold (BTSC) isn't so bad when I have such a wonderful nurse taking care of me. 
She naps when she thinks I should nap. 
Daisy checks to see if I have enough Kleenex or if it's time to bring some from the trash can. 
Daisy even brings me some healthy food, like a squeaky carrot.  
I stopped by the market today for some more medicine and came across this...
I still have no words. 

Saturday, September 20, 2014


Guten tag! It's me...Fräulein Daisy!  Ranger and I had a big date to Oktoberfest that Casey hosted!  I was so excited to go on my first date.  Ranger sent over my outfit because he knows I love to dress up for parties.  Didn't he do a great job?
Ranger picked my up in his cabrio auto.  We zoomed through the streets to beat the rush to the Beirgarten.
Prost! Mehr beir, bitte!  Everyone wanted more beer!  Some of the Blogville residents drank 87 beirs!!  Ranger and I laughed when they said, "Ohje. Bitte keinen Alkohol mehr!" (Please, no more alcohol!).  Ranger (isn't he HANDSOME) made sure they got some foodables from Chef Sasha.  We listened to the Oompah band and someone even did a little chicken dance!
Ranger belted out some "arrooos" (I was sooooooo impressed!) to gather everyone for the Vienna sausage  wiener schnitzel Dachshund races.
87 million people cheered on our friends!  Schnell laufen little doxies!!!
After the races, Ranger asked Reichst du mir bitte die Brezeln? ...Pass the pretzels...are you KIDDING!  Pretzels are my FAV-OR-ITE!  What a perfect way to end a perfect date.
Danke schön, Ranger, for such a lovely day.  Auf Wiedersehen!

Thursday, September 18, 2014


It got down to 84 degrees today. We don't know what to do with ourselves after record breaking 105+ days! Daisy is so cold, she rolled herself up in blankets. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

National Pet Memorial Day

If you read any of Blogville's posts today, you more than likely have some in common with all of us - we've loved and lost a member of our family.  Of course, I think about my Piper all the time.  This is the very first picture I ever took with an iPhone!  It was a really big deal at the time.  Poor Piper was so patient while I tried to figure out how it even worked.  We were shopping for toys - perferably with stuffing and squeakers because she had so much fun gutting in order to find the squeaker.

Piper joined a long line of mostly Scottie dogs that were part of our family...
Mr. Mac, Lady, Shasta (cocker), Muffin, Windy, Sarah (parakeet), Limie (parakeet), Tess, Biscuit (bunny), Shasta (wired hair fox terrier), Honey (bunny), Waddie (cockatiel), Tammy, Brynn, Moira, and 'the boys' (strawberry finches).

All around Blogville, we are remembering Greta from Idaho Pug Ranch.  She has so many awesome stories posted over there, but our favorite was the PugRanch Tavern.  That post had us cracking up!  We're laughing just looking at this picture.
Greta joins Jazzi, who introduced Daisy to tacos and Blogville, and our scottie friend Sammy who both very recently crossed the bridge.  We hope everyone in Blogville has happy memories of their family members today!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Teacher's Pet

In my class, we have two teacher's pets a day. They are the class helpers and line leaders - it's a big deal. I made chair covers with 'pet' fabric awhile ago and they were a little worn out. Daisy and I made a bunch of new covers. These covers are for pretend pets. Everyone knows you can't have a whale or a shark for a pet!
These three are dogs covers. They even had Wheaties!
These are for birthdays when you are automatically the 'teacher pet'...we call them 'birthday pets'. 

Thursday, September 11, 2014


 Daisy and I were watching some 9/11 shows tonight and we saw so many search and rescue dogs in the pictures.  We did a quick search about them and came along an article about Retrieved by Charlotte Dumas.  She found search and rescue dogs from 9/11 ten years later and photographed them.  They are truly amazing portraits. Click on the won't be disappointed!
To all the 9/11 service dogs...we are thoroughly grateful! 



Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Catching Up

Before we start our catching up post, Daisy and I want to send {{{hugs & kisses}}} to Greta's family at Idaho Pug Ranch.  Greta crossed the bridge today after eating poisonous mushrooms.  She will be so missed in Blogville.   Remember Greta's dynamite digging skills?!
Part of our catching up this afternoon involved the "So You Think You Can Dig Contest" from August.  Daisy and I have a little something for each contestant that will go in the mail tomorrow.

We are also {so embarrassingly behind} in thanking the Crabby Girls ~ Beachnut, Oceana, and Sheldon for the amazing box of goodies!!!  Daisy suggested "Davy Jones" for their new dog sculpture and it won!  They rushed our prize box to us and it was delivered sometime during the new patio extravaganza.  Daisy was phoning in her posts and then I went on vacation.  So, we are now delighted to show off our loot!  Thank you, B, O, and S!  We hope you have a snappy day!


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Summer Reading With Daisy: "David Goes To School"

School starts tomorrow.  It's our last night of summer vacation.  For my last summer review, I picked David Goes To School by David Shannon.  Good Boy, Fergus, also by David Shannon, kicked off my summer reading - so I decided to end with another book by him.  There are a lot of David books.  The first graders always get a kick out of David because he's so naughty.  We are secretly hoping there is not a "David" in this year's class!
David hears the word "no" a lot because he has no self control.  We talk about what David could have done instead.
When you are a little kid or puppy, this is always an issue.  Always.
Oh, David is sooooooo bad!  Do you see the drawing of Fergus on his desk?
David finally gets to go home.  We always hope David can follow the rules and is ready to learn when he comes back to school the next day.
I helped make some "magic dough" for the students tomorrow.  Every student gets a little ball of dough. There's magic in the air on the first day of first grade for a first grader.  If you squish the dough (when you get the OK to!) and it turns a color, you are going to have a GREAT year!  If it doesn't turn a color, UH OH.
We hope all the first graders have a magical first year and don't have a "David" in their class!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


It was fun at first.  
However, Daisy and I are now over re-enacting pioneer days. The power has been out for almost 2 hours. 
Luckily, I have a white dog. 
Good night.