Sunday, October 31, 2021

Friday, October 29, 2021

FFF Nature Friday - Halloween Edition - by Phod

 Thanks to Rosy and Aunty-Yam for hosting these events.

Today Phod (with some help from Lee) is going to tell you a spooky tale.

Phod will be in orange.

Lee will be in black.


It was a sunny and bright day . . .

Phod, scary tales are best at night.

But Lee, I don't like the night and besides Lady and I are in bed early. How could something spooky happen at night?

As I was saying, it was saying, it was a sunny and bright day and the pack had adventures to the field at lunch. Lunch is an unusual time for the pack to go to the field. It is usually an after work, but it is getting dark early. Also, Lady says soon there will be snow and we won't get to go into the field.

Phod, I think you are a little off topic. People don't care about this. Tell the story.

We enter the field, and who should appear - not the great pumpkin and not a werewolf (funny story, after Man made Lady watch the Wolfman, we went outside and heard the wolves). 

Phod - keep to the story! 

In her ghostly form, the Callie came. She followed Lee and then she followed me.

She was following us, trying to find the deer poop. I ate so much deer poop, the Man gave up and put me on leash.

Phod, how is this a scary story? There is nothing creepy about it.

Maybe not for you, but to my HORROR, Lady left you off leash and you got to eat more deer poop than  me.

Oh Phod . . . 

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Dressed Up By June

Thanks to Ann and June for creating these fun looks for us.

First up "Lee is never scared."

Next is "Phod's tasty snack." 


Monday, October 25, 2021

Spooktacular Week


Dear pals,

Welcome to Halloween week. Here we will  celebrate the Man's favourite holiday ending with the great reveal of 2021 hat tax on Halloween. We hope you enjoy.

Your pal, Zaley

Friday, October 22, 2021

Nature Friday - Our Official Fall Portrait

 Thanks to Rosy for hosting this event.

Today we are happy to share our official fall portraits.

First, we will start with a shot from last year, to show you how different the colours are this year at the official portrait tree.


Here is the official portrait of 2021

It is so much redder this year!

Now here are a few outtakes for you to enjoy!

Ummm, where's Phod?

It really is pretty, isn't it?

We can't work with this puppy!

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Throwback Thursday - Bagheera and Cinder

 The Man had to go in and clean out his office (he is likely never returning to it full time and they are doing renovations while most people are out). He came across pictures of Bagheera and Cinder. This is proof the hat tax has been in effect for decades. These pictures are likely close to 25 years old!

Nin - This was actually taken at Christmas, but fits the theme

Bagheera as Robin

Bagheera as Princess Penelope

Lady admits she isn't sure who got to be the pumpkin! 

Mummy Nin

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

A Spooky Adventure - Part 2 - by Zaphod

 When we left off yesterday, Lady and Man returned from leaving us for 87 million hours 3 hours with Grammie and the Big Guy. When they came back it was time for bed. While we have visited Grammie and the Big Guy in their new home, we have never slept over. It was new and scary. 

Within about 15 minutes in our bedroom, Hailey settled. I however did not. I was sure we were going to die. I scratched at the door, I scratched at the closet, I could not settle. In the end, to get me to stop trying to destroy the new house, Lady turned the light on and the peeps had to sleep with it on most of the night. Every time Lady turned it off, I would get upset. 

Hiding by the closet, waiting to die. I am sure the new house is haunted

We all got very little sleep that night, in a very hot room and Lady was thrilled at 6:45 when we needed to go out.

The next day Lady was helping the Big Guy with some electrical work. It was scary because it required the power to be turned off (which I hate) and Man went out to do some errands and it POURED rain for a bit. I was scared. Hailey says, she wasn't she says she was just helping, but I know she was scared too. Lady said neither of us was helpful.

Lee helping the Big Guy while I monitor the hall

Everyone in the laundry room!

Later that morning, Man returned, the rain stopped and Lady put the power back on. All the odd jobs were done, so I was able to finally relax before it was time to go home.

We all had a good nap Saturday and I have recovered from this spooky adventure. 

Monday, October 18, 2021

Mischief Monday - A Spooky Adventure - Part 1 - by Zaphod

 It was a dark and spooky night . . . .

But before we get to that, let's go back a few hours. At the end of the work day, our peeps loaded us in the car and said we were going to Grammie and the Big Guy's. We were so excited, we couldn't wait to get there!

Just before I threw up!

Someone not as impressed with the long drive

After 87 million hours we got there and had dinner and then our peeps left us. You see we had gone there for the evening/overnight so the peeps could go to Upper Canada Village to an event called Pumpkinferno. It is much closer to the grandpeeps then to our house. 

At this event, 7000 fake pumpkins are turned into wonderful, fun displays. Lady and Man got a lovely evening. It was 20C/68F and the rain held out. They walked around and enjoyed the lights. Here is just a sample.

One area was called, who let the dogs out?

A pumpkin Pod

Local school kids made pumpkins for a display

Area 51

Under the sea - with the water reflection

While they were doing that, we stayed with Grammie and the Big Guy. Hailey, was very relaxed (perhaps the meds helped) and I did a great job guarding. 

Lady and Man returned, way past Lady's bedtime, and told us we were staying over. This is when the real mischief started . . . come back tomorrow for more

Friday, October 15, 2021

Nature Friday - Autumn Hike - by Phod

 Dear pals,

Saturday of Thanksgiving was a beautiful fall day. It was 20C/68F. We went for a hike in the woods behind our house. This is Callie's forest but her peeps said we can use the trails!  Come with us! 

I match the ground

Huge fungi

The whole pack

Lady says this ferns make her think she is in Jurassic Park

Hope you enjoyed our stroll through a golden world!

Thanks to Rosy for hosting this!