Saturday, October 31, 2020

Happy Halloween!

Here is our official Halloween 2020 portrait!

Lady thought given that we recognize the sound of the mail truck that brings us and the neighbours packages (many from Amazon, but from other places too) and we bark even when the truck doesn't come down our driveway, it would be hilarious to dress us up as packages.  During these pictures, we hoped the mail person would come and take us to a house where there is no hat tax!

Happy Halloween - from 2 dogs who are plotting revenge from a to z:)

Friday, October 30, 2020

Spooky FFF and Nature Friday

Today is Aunty-Yam's Final Fiction Friday and Rosy's Nature Friday. We have a spooktacular tail  tale for you today, inspired by events from our real lives!

It was the type of day where the mist swallowed you up and you could disappear.
We had to use our noses and follow the deer had run, as we entered the woods surrounding our house.
It was eerily quiet. The only sound was the crunching of the leaves underfoot.

Suddenly from a distance, we heard a rhythmic tap, tap, tap. As we made our way through the misty woods,  it grew louder and louder. TAP, TAP, TAP. TAP, TAP, TAP. It was followed by a maniacal laugh! Our hearts stopped.  Then out of the tree, the pileated woodpecker dove over our heads and out of sight,  leaving a wake of destruction behind. 

Cautiously we pressed on. The smell of autumn decay, a bouquet of aromas for our senses. The quiet continued for some time. The crunching leaves, the occasional flapping of wings the only sounds. 

As we rounded the bend toward home, we heard it. The long howl of a distance cousin, likely a coyote. Dogs, we didn't know existed in the neighbourhood barked. The coyote howled again. It sounded closer.
We quickened our pace and soon made it back to our house. 

Safe for now . . . . .

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Monday, October 26, 2020

Mischief Monday - The Hat Tax - by Phod

 Dear pals,

It is the spooky time of year and time for us to pay the hat tax. If you are new to our blog, you may not know what a hat tax is. It is the tax we pay several times a year (it feels like every day) by dressing up in ridiculous costumes and having our pictures taken and having these embarrassing pictures posted on the internet. As Lady says we are freeloaders and don't contribute to the house, this is the price we pay.

So apologize in advance for the embarrassing pictures. We will share flashbacks all week and have our big reveal in a special Saturday post of Halloween 2020.

You can roll by you can't hide! 

a very embarrassed Phod

Friday, October 23, 2020

Nature Friday - Deer

Thanks to the lovely Rosy for hosting Nature Friday!

While most of the trail cam was outtakes of us and a few birds, we did catch a few of our deer on it! 

Thursday, October 22, 2020

A Lesson From Professor Lee

 If you want to get the best belly rubs . . .

First, give the person a little love. I find a kiss on the nose works well. 

Then stand beside them and demand they rub your belly. 

If this doesn't work, a gentle physical prompt may help. Increase the intensity as needed.

 Try at home and let me know if belly rubbing improved.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

A Conversation - By Phod

 Dear pals,

It is autumn and that means our house becomes a mouse B and B. So far we have caught 4. 

Lady said we dogs need to be more helpful with the removal of them and become mousers. I said, I want to have mice pets. Lee said that was above her pay grade. Then Lady said maybe we need a cat. She said it would be far more helpful then we are. When our angel cats were alive we didn't have this problem.  Imagine, thinking a cat could replace us, even if it could be a more helpful mouse bouncer.

On Friday, Man was giving many of our Halloween decorations to the neighbour, and she asked if we wanted a kitten, four have moved into her garage. The Man said no. Lady would say yes but she is worried about Lee hurting or killing it. Lady said too bad Lee wouldn't use her great hunting skills on mice and help. She says she knows I would be a gentle and wonderful cat caretaker. It is this gentleness that won't let me be a mouser. 

Anyway, it looks like it will just be us dogs and the mice and a cat won't be moving in. 

xx Phod

Monday, October 19, 2020

Mischief Monday - by Lee

 For 20 days I had the perfect life. My peeps were home almost all the time. They left once to see the grandpeeps and get groceries, and Man ran out to the corner store once, but mostly they were here.

Then, last Wednesday, Lady started leaving for work again. She was out all day 2 days, then on Saturday the peeps were out for 4 hours (don't get the Lady started on her computer problems and the need to visit the Apple store). Anyway, it was terrible. I showed Lady by sitting right next to her. I got as close as I could so she would feel the guilt. 

She said she is sorry but she has to workout in the city 2 days a week and the Man is here with me all day. She also says she finds it funny that 90% of the time when she is working at home I completely ignore her. It is Phod who is her shadow, however it is me who seems to miss her. What can I say, I am complicate

Anyway, this was the big mischief in my life and I hear this will be how my life is the next few months, assuming things stay open.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Nature Friday - More Autumn

Thanks to our dear pal Rosy for hosting this hop.

It has been a rainy, and blustery few week here and the peak is behind us. Here are some pictures from about 2 weeks ago in our backyard. 

Everyone loved the picture of the hills last week, so Lady went out and took a shot last Sunday morning. What a difference a week makes!

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Thanksgiving Outtakes!

It took a lot of shots to get our official Thanksgiving portrait. Here are some of our favourites.

Man, I don't want too . . . 

Cookies please.

Let's look different ways.

I'm out.

We should take a look at the back drop our pals will be enjoying. 

Are we not done yet?


Making the ugly face! 


Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Tuesday - Visitors

 Before people are on us for breaking Covid rules and having peeps over, we would like to say, we have been self-isolating for 2 weeks with only a few trips out for necessities so we could see people. (Now that this is over, Lady is back to 2 days a week at work). On Saturday, Grammie and the Big Guy came over for lunch. Grammie is one of our very favourite people so we went crazy.

Then on Sunday, even though we are entered a red zone (meaning things are locking down again and we aren't to have visitors), Uncle Chris and Emma came. We were not breaking the rules because people who live alone are able to have one house they bubble with, and we are it.

It was nice to have people over as it may be Christmas before we can all take the precautions needed to get together safely.