Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Tasty Tuesday - Sharing is Caring

Lady loves that the 3 of us are able to share food and there is no resource guarding (of course, for safety, and more so because Lee will take any opening to steal food she can, we are always closely monitored when we are being fed!)

Monday, December 30, 2019

Mischief Monday - Too Scary - by Lee

Dear pals,

The scariest thing happened here on Boxing Day. The Man, with Uncle Chris' help, decided to climb up the walls like evil squirrels to change some lightbulbs.

I was terrified, the Man who hates heights was terrified, Phod was so scared he went and hid by the front door not to watch.

I can't watch

The Lady found Uncle Chris and the Man very amusing during this. They had some very different opinions about ladder placement and such. Uncle Chris also made very helpful statements like "The ladder is too scary, you need a better ladder" (the ladder is new and perfectly safe). The Man and Uncle Chris did agree this was the stupidest idea for light fixtures (they were on the wall when the peeps bought the house).

In the end, 4/8 light bulbs that could be changed were. The Man did not feel comfortable climbing another rung to reach the top 2. The Lady said as long as there was not a trip to the hospital it was a success.

Cousin Emma being brave but being told to go away!
The Man hopes the lightbulbs burn a very, very long time! Lady is proud of him for overcoming his fear and doing what he could.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Monday, December 23, 2019

Mischief Monday - by Phod

I don't think I have been getting the love I deserve, while Lady prepares for the holidays. 

Happy Hanukkah!

2 days until Christmas!

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Dear Santa - By Lee

Dear Santa,

Ok, 2019 was maybe not my best year - there was that whole going through the wall thing. But as you can see, I am very remorseful about it (and it is not just because I feel shame wearing a hat). I think we are even now and if everyone can overlook the wall, I can overlook the hat.

While my peeps do an ok job taking care of me, I still have many needs. This year for the holidays:

I need more stuffies to de-stuff.
I need lots and lots of treats.
I need you to take the slow bowls from the house, so I can eat faster.
I need you to get rid of all fireworks and thunder.
I need you to make the Lady stop moving so much in the night so I can sleep more comfortably on her legs.
I need you to make it a little colder so the Man keeps a fire in the fireplace.
I need you to make the squirrels a little more stupid so I can catch them.

I think that is a good start Santa. 

I will try my best to refrain from going through walls in 2020.

Merry Christmas,

Love Hailey Bug

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Dear Santa - by Zaphod

Dear Santa,

I have been an extra good boy this year. I have not lost one of my Precious'. I have done an excellent job guarding the house. With the exception of some mice, no uninvited beings have been in our house. I have made sure to take care of my peeps. I have always let Hailey win when we are playing (even though I know I could win, it is more important to her).

It is hard for me to decide what I would like for Christmas. While it is hard to remember, before I lived here, I was a 'stray'. I didn't have a warm home or food. I didn't have love. Now I have all of this and much more. Since Hailey says I have to pick some things, I pick the following:

I want to not to get ear infections so that my peeps don't have to clean my ears.
I would like to stop shedding so I don't have to get brushed. 
I want a warm summer so I can go swimming in the lake a lot.
I would like my peeps to stop traveling so they are home with me all the time.
I only have 6 balls right now, I could probably use some more just in case.
I would like some yummy duck treats. 
I would like all the homeless animals to find loving, caring homes (even if it means they need to have their ears cleaned sometimes and be brushed).

I hope you have safe travels Santa.

Love Phod

Monday, December 16, 2019

Friday, December 13, 2019

Nature Friday - The Squirrels

The most frequent visitors right now to the Lady's bird feeders are the squirrels. We have red, grey and black ones. The red one is the meanest and usually chases the black one away, unless the black one comes with a friend. We seem to have 3 black ones hanging out. 

This feeder is emptied as soon as I fill it thanks to the 'spider' squirrels. 

Because the feeders are under the deck, the squirrels run across it a lot, so we get to bark at them a lot. Lady sometimes finds them distracting when she is working at her desk. 

Thanks to Rosy and the Boyz for hosting Nature Friday so we can share about our friend-emies. 

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Tis The Season - Pay the Tax

Tis The Season and in our house that can only mean one time. Time to pay the hat tax.

What is the hat tax you ask?

It is the price we pay for living as 'freeloaders' in this house. Lady says since we do not contribute financially, and only cost her money, several times a year we can amuse her by having to wear hats or dress up so she can take pictures and post them all over the internet. 

Here are the pictures from the first round of Christmas hat tax. Because the Man is still recovering from surgery, this year we only put up our Hanukkah themed tree because Lady could do this on her own (the 15 foot one is too heavy for her to do alone).

Hope our humiliation amused you all!

Tis the season!

Monday, December 9, 2019

Mischief Monday - Precious

Dear Pals,

Sometimes when I go out with the Lady and Precious, she doesn't throw Precious right away (talk about mischief) and I have to play alone with it. 

Sometimes Precious really likes to roll away. 

The other day she rolled off the driveway, down into the septic field. I had to race down the stairs to get it. Don't worry, I found it.

At least when we are outside, Lee doesn't got after Precious (the same cannot be said for inside). 

Do your toys ever cause mischief?

Your pal Phod

Friday, December 6, 2019

Nature Friday - From Greece

One of the Lady and Man's stops in Greece was to an olive farm. 

Pomegranate damp from a recent shower

A prickly pear - Lady can't stop singing the Bare Necessities when she sees this (when you pick a pawpaw or prickly pear and you pick a raw paw, next time beware, don't pick a prickly pear by the paw, when you pick a pear, use the claw . . ..)



Thanks to Rosy and the Boyz for hosting this fun blog hop. We hope be brought a little colour to everyone's day!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Thankful Thursday - The Holidays Have Begun

Last Saturday we hosted our annual Hanukkah party (yes, we know it was early, but it was the weekend that worked for our family).

Uncle Chris arrived with gifts!

The 3 waiting patiently

Phod making the first choice

He picked the polar bear 

Emma immediately stole the bear

Hailey took the seal

Phod was sad that Emma took his bear but was too polite to just take it back

Phod got a penguin

Everyone with a toy, sure the other's toys are better! 

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Monday, December 2, 2019

Mischief Monday - Not My Fault

Pals, it is not my fault. I can't help that I am part German Shedder and I need to be brushed daily this time of year as I blow my coat and if Lady misses a day or 2 this happens . . . . . 

Lady says it is almost enough to knit her a new dog! Why would she need a new one? Am I not wonderful enough for 2?