January 5th 2014 10:11 pm
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Yikes! My peeps spent tons of time outside today, and they moved even more tons of snow. They don't know where to put it anymore, there is so much. We live in the zone where the latest winter mess and deep freezer is happening. Eskimos would laugh at our troubles, but we are groaning. And I am not a husky, a malamute or some other snow loving pup. UGH!
At 6pm growlmy went outside fur the umpteenth time to clear away snow, and she thought the there was already a foot of it...and it was still coming down with a vengeance...at a rate of 1 - 2 inches per hour, OMD, that is too much snow.
Almost all the area churches were cancelled today, as well as schools and other venues are closed tomorrow. Unfurtunately, growlmy has work that will nevfur stop fur the weather conditions, so she will have to navigate the roads tomorrow. At least she works second shift, so maybe a lot of the mess will be cleaned up...except that when the plow does come over our road, OMD...then there will be more hours of shoveling to do. YIKES!
We also have a roof rake, to keep roof snow at a minimum. Growlmy was at it just befur suppertime, and when she touched one part of the snow up there...all of a sudden she heard a rumbly whooshing noise...and down came almost all the snow from that whole section of roof. It was a real life avalanche! Wow! It almost buried her, but she stumbled out of the way just in time when she realized what was happening.
Now finally the snow seems to be tapering off...but...the winds are picking up and the temps are going down, down, down. To below zero. And forecast wind chills of -25 and down to as cold as perhaps -45. Too cold fur me, thats fur sure. The forecasted highs for the 6th & 7th are about zero. Brrr! Brrr!
When the peeps are clearing snow, I run up and down the newly cleared paths, and inspect them...and of course I have to put some of my messages on them, afterall these are my paths, too. Sometimes growlmy makes paths onto the grassy areas, but not today, she just stomped through the snow to our generator to dig out its exhaust pipe, and said that would have to do fur me as my art gallery if I needed to do any of my productions.
Pawppy is taking the day off work tomorrow to help keep things cleared out...and he can work from home on his confuser if need be. He took unfur-bro back to Ann Arbor yesterday befur the snow started. And Boss-boy went back to his own pawlace on the 3rd. So we are all where we belong, and warm and safe, too.
And the peeps made sure there was plenty of noms fur themselves and us furs here, so we are all set!
Don't try to change things on your pages in the 'fun stuff' sections (the biofields), because the flea that is pestering them will eat up all your work and you will go right back to a blank Dogster page. UGH! Fleas, Grrr!
December 26th 2013 12:01 am
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Growlmy was sitting at her desk...when suddenly all was too quiet. Deadly silence. Deafening silence. That generator makes noise like a power-lawnmower, LOUD!
It was the generator...it stopped chugging! Growlmy about had a heart attack, because she thought the machine had conked out.
Then she realized that the confuser was on, the light was on, and the power was ON!!!
Hooray! Merry Christmas!
Except then she had to go and leave fur her work, My furmily & I had to share her with the peeps at the nursing home. Oh well, I guess its OK, cause the power is on, the Christmas trees are LIT, the den is cozy and all the menfolk are here.
I got some stuffies for doggymas...but they are just lying about untouched. I had a ton of more fun shredding up all the wrapping paper, I even tried to snag some presents befur the intended receiver got to open it...don't touch that yet, they said...but they didn't know I was trying to help them open it, or maybe drag it to them...
Thanks to all of you who sent me all the pretty lit up trees! Just the thing to brighten up what was starting out to be another day in the dark.
Thanks to HQ, too fur letting us gift our pup-pals with these beautiful trees!
December 22nd 2013 7:59 am
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Slip & Slide...
Ice all around.
It fell from the sky,
Now it covers the ground.
Thick and clear,
Cold and bright...
While quite dangerous,
Its a beautifur sight!
Tree limbs in the yard.
Too heavy a burden of ice.
Sidewalks are glazed.
This ice isn't at all nice.
Some call it sleet,
It surrounds all it touches,
Makes walking quite the feat!
If from behind the clouds,
The sun would peek,
It would make all sparkle.
The icy cover bleak,
Would become a splendor - cold;
But wondrous to behold!
Last night we had an ice storm here, and now everything is covered in slippery, heavy glaze. Power is out in many areas, snow is headed our way and travel is hazardous.
We here also lost our power, and earlier this morning, all the neighbors had an exodus from their dwelling, presumably to places with power.
We do have power, as we have a generator, but of course we are limited in all the regular things of life! At least we have heat and light. Growlmy is using a wi-fi phone connection to send out this entry, as our internet is also out.
The funny thing is, boss-boy came over here befur the storm started and now he is 'stuck' here, BOL! His apartment still has power, BOL! Go figure!
So my playtime with you is not going to include any picture making...
I sure hope all my pals in the path of this messy and dangerous storm are safe and warm.
Now I need to go and help the peeps clean up some fallen limbs in my yard. No power lines down here, thankfully, just the effects of no power...sigh...
Have a nice day and soon enough it will be Christmas!
Growlmy saw the Ho-Ho Man at her work the other day, BOL! He really was there! She may see him again, as she has to be at her work on Christmas Day...her job nevfur stops fur spawsial days...so I will be sharing her with her residents, she says its fur a good cause!
December 3rd 2013 10:44 pm
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Yes, that's right! Happy Early Christmas to Growlmy.
Today I had to yard guard duty again, and pawppy & growlmy drove off to the big city north of our village.
Growlmy had to go and see her oncologist again...just her regular appointment, now she only goes once a year. Well all is well, and she still can wait another year.
These things stress growlmy out...always not knowing until you go and get things checked, and so on...and since 2006 she has to deal with a kind of demon that likes to tease her by saying:'you have had the big C and you might just get it again.' So she has to pick that thought up and toss it off to the side or behind her...at least as time goes on it bothers her less than before, thankfurly.
I am happy that all is well with my beloved Growlmy and hope it stays that way!
Growlmy has one thing to add:
Praise the Lord!
Now tomorrow she hopes to get some decorating done here, but she wonders why she even should, she has to work on that day...but it will help get her 'in the mood', BOL!
I sure hope being in the mood doesn't mean the camera will come out of hiding...
November 28th 2013 9:06 pm
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Happy Thanksgiving, pups and peeps evfurrywhere!
I hope you all had a nice time, today.
And that you all stayed well and safe.
Thanks so much, too fur all those endless cornucopias full to the brim and overflowing with doggy biscuits! Wow!
My page is buried in them! THANK YOU!
I am thankfur to woof that all is well here, too.
My boss-boy is even here! Overnight. He decded he didn't want to be driving back & Forth...hooray fur me!
Unfurbro is here, too, of course being off of school fur a few days. He has homework though, and studying to do...he may be applying fur grad school...phew! Rather him than me, BOL!
I am thankfur, too that I am loved, have a nice den and good noms and even my toys are great!
About the noms...
Growlmy made the 'traditional' meal, you know turkey and all what goes along with it. I got to inhale the yummy aromas while the peeps all went to church this morning. Then I helped in the kitchen, OMD!
Salad, Yup I got my bits of that...
Sweet potato: Ditto...
Beans, yup, that too.
I don't like the cranberries too much, so I didn't mooch any of that.
I already mooched some pumpkin yesterday as growlmy was cooking one to scoop out to make her pumpkin pecan pie. Ooooh! Mmmmm!
Then of course that big turkey! OMD! The biggest growlmy has evfur roasted. She didn't think it would fit in her oven...she got it at her work, they give all regular employees one this time of the year...score!
Well, you can believe that I was hovering between growlmy's feet and the cupboards, trying to will her to drop a hunk of that bird so I could snatch it! Almost...close but...nope, only the teeniest bits came my way. She said she had some specially fur me...
So when the peeps all sat down, I followed to the dining room. Growlmy placed a bowl of something where my regular dish usually is.
She said it was MY turkey. What?? This wasn't the turkey I smelled in the oven! I looked at growlmy in stark disbelief and felt cheated.
There were peas in it and some other things I don't remember, and little cubes of...what was called turkey by the label.
It was 'Turkey Day Feast For Dogs'. In a little jar. Um...I really wanted some REAL turkey, growlmy...
Well, growlmy relented a tad and put some wee bits of chopped up white turkey meat on top of the other concoction....then I too, relented and ate it all up! It wasn't too bad, it just wasn't the 'Real'!Later I polished the bowl so that growlmy did not have to wash it, BOL!
But seriously, I don't think I will beg fur that ready-made doggy Turkey Feast anymore...But I will beg and mooch real roast turkey breast!
My kitty brofurs scored worse than me...they got some teeny bits of gobble bird, too...Minko sniffed and delicately made it disappear, Pipo sniffed it and stalked off in disdain, BOL! So...I snagged it! Score!!
November 26th 2013 7:56 am
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Well, last night, Growlmy was at her job, and I was guarding Pawppy & my kitty brofurs.
We have some new furniture and it is rather sturdier than the old junk, and taller, too. The arms are wider, and I have even tried to lounge on them...
Right beside the loveseat is a side table, followed by Growlmy's desk...where she helps me do Dogster things...
Well, I have, more than once since the new stuff came, tried to 'visit' Growlmy at her desk, by walking over the big armrest, the side table and then on to the desk...and I do not know why this bothers Growlmy so much, something about knocking things off the desk...
Usually when Growlmy steps away from the desk, she closes the confuser, (laptop), partially or completely.
And that is how she left it when she went to work. It was too cold to be on yard duty until pawppy came home, so I was inside my den...confuser in sleep-mode...but there still is a bit of warmth coming from it.
Pawppy came inside, and I was evfur so happy to see him. Then after I greeted him, he went into his mancave/office and put away his briefcase. Then he heard a noise of things crashing to the floor...
He saw me lying right on top of the confuser's keyboard...I had climbed onto the desk, used my schnooter to push the laptop open and voila! I could now use it...only there was this problem...I haven't been to dogretarial classes so I really was confused about how to make the keyboard on Growlmy's confuser do anything useful...so I decided to just guard the whole thing, BOL!
Meanwhile the pens, paper, and speakers were on the floor...
Pawppy was NOT happy at all, OMD!
Pawppy tattled on me this morning when he was talking with Growlmy...sheesh, I hope I don't get blamed now, when one or both of my kitty brofurs jump on the desk...(Pawppy thinks I was trying to warm my belly on the warm keyboard...my brofurs have tried this too, but they just get giggled at.)
I only wanted to get on the confuser to wish all my furry pals and their furmilies a Happy Thanksgiving!
November 19th 2013 9:52 pm
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We had some nasty weather here 2 nights ago. I had to bark at all the thunder and I helped the wind howl, too...I added my own.
The sirens were on...severe weather warnings were in full force.
Pawppy was ready to leash me up, and crate the kitties so we could go in the cellar, but the worst of this severe weather went to other areas. However, the winds that were so howly were clocked at 70mph here, and more in other pawlaces. OMD, that is how fast the traffic goes on our interstates!
So our town has lots of power outages, though here in our little village the power stayed on! Growlmy was at work through all of this, and when she came home she knew that power was out...the darkness was so furry thick for a lot of her 8 mile drive back...and our lights here were like a beacon piercing the gloom!
Some parts of town and in our whole region still have no power, and it is cold now, Brrr!
Hope they get it back soon. There are shelters open fur those who may need it.
Yesterday I had fun helping growlmy clean up loads and loads of branches, siding, roofing materials, and several big limbs. Our wood pile is looking like a skyscraper by now, BOL! Maybe I will get really brave and climb to the top...what...growlmy says she won't let me, spoil-sport!
Today growlmy noticed water damage in MY back porch, where I stay when its not too cold if I have yard-guard-duties. Oh-oh...that flat roof must have sprung a leak from the horizontal deluge that accompanied that storm. At least my heated nest is not where that came in...
Well, I have to go and rest my weary old doggy bones now...
Stay safe, warm and I sure hope that we do not get any more storms like that one.
Growlmy is now starting to get prepared fur gobble day...
November 13th 2013 10:43 pm
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Hooray! Growlmy came back. I was SO happy! I sniffed and sniffed her bags, because I just knew she came back with Murphy, I could smell him!
But no, she left his with my Auntie.
I am sorry that the picture factory had to be out of order these past few days...sorry if I missed any spawsial days and honors...though at least with the modern technology,I could still woof at you from afar! BOL!
Grpwlmy says she is 14 years old today? What!?!
She added up the numbers of her years and came up with that...and next year she says she should have the bloom of youth because she will only be 6, BOL! BOL!
Happy Birthday Growlmy!
And Happy Birthday to Finley's Momma, too! Our moms share a birthday!
Its a good day fur sure!
Pawppy did a good job of being my 'guardian' during my staycation
But just as soon as growlmy got home and started to do some cleaning...I went and had a kitty styled snack...BOL! So there were no more licks allowed to my peeps...and out came the toothbrush, too...sigh...
Well, we have had some bad weather here...snow and sleet and rain and furry strong winds...lots of branches down in my yard...more work fur the peeps.
Speaking of work, growlmy has to go back to her job tomorrow...for the whole long weekend...four shifts in a row. She will be pooped! She says due to her days of youth being upon her she will ask for a day less of work time after the new year. So instead of 3 days one week and four the next all weeks will be 3 shifts.
Growlmy says that really soon she will have to get out the decorations for the upcoming holiday time...I think that may mean pictures. OMD, I shall have to make myself scarce!
November 2nd 2013 10:11 am
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No wait, that is just shake & rattle...all dem naked boneses all over my page.
They go rattle...shakey...clickety click, and then they rattle some more. They sure are the dancingest skeletons I have evfur seen!
They are naked bones cause they don't be wearing their skins anymore, nor their MEATZ™ , well, I like to gnaw on bones...but now just imagine if all dem bones were Meaty Bones!
Thanks to all the pups and their furmilies who sent them out.
We didn't get any doorbell ringing ghosties or goblins here though. We live a bit out in the countryside; (Our neighbors take their kidlets to areas in town to go trick or treating, the dens they visit are a lot closer together)...pawppy went out, and growlmy was working. And it was a super soggy night. It rained ALL day. So needless to say I didn't have a hoot or a howl to do...so I was my regular evening-time couch potato, BOL!
In a few days growlmy is going out of town, she says she is going to see my Auntie...but wait a minute, that's where my cousin lives, Murphy.
Growlmy says I can't go this time because she is also going to spend time at my great aunt's who is having her 94th birthday. WOW!
Pups are not allowed there...sigh...
Growlmy says that she has a cold, too...sniffle, sneeze and cough...she thinks she may soon start to bark, too, BOL!
Almost evfurry fall she gets this bronchitis junk to visit her with its miserable plague. Sheesh, she hasn't been sick for months and now just when she has to go away wham...it jumps on her!
Hmmm...maybe just maybe she might stay home instead? Nah, she will go even if she has to wear a face mask to keep her germies to herself...and howloween is already over so she can't even pretend to be wearing a costume.
During those days she will have little or no access to the picture making factory. She might be able to say hello in a comment once in a while, but no pics...sigh...so if any important days or occasions are missed, pawlease furgive growlmy & I.
After she gets back...well I still won't be pawlaying a whole lot here, because her and pawppy will be taking some more time to dogabrate growlmy's barkday...one short of 6 decades...yikes...so elderly almost! She says soon she may need to reserve a bed in the nursing home where she works...BOL!
Gotta go and bark at all dem dancing-rattling boneses!
October 9th 2013 10:22 am
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That's what I woofed yesterday when a car drove into my driveway. It had a plate on it from Ontario...Hmmm, I have seen that car before! Yippee-Woof-Barkety-Bark!
Its my Auntie!
I ran to greet her with some good MJF kisses and then I began to sniff for the other half; the fourlegged one...well he didn't jump out of her bags and not out of her car either. He was enjoying a staycation with his fave neighbors. Well, I won't have to share, BOL!
(He had 2 recent surgeries to remove bad teeth and a benign tumor in his mouth, OUCH! But seems he is recovering well, finally, after some bad post anesthetic issues.)
Well, we had some good visiting and then they ...growlmy & Auntie took off fur parts unknown...sigh...dogs nevfur get to have too much fun.
They came back when it was dark, but I still got to enjoy some more company with her because she slept in the livingroom. Hey, why'd you pull the gate across? Sigh...
This morning we had some more time together, and then she had to get back in her car to go back to her den and her Murphy. I hope to see him one day...Auntie said that while out and about growlmy & her saw another Cairn terrier, but he had been shaved, OMD, That ruins their coats...well, I don't have to worry about that, BOL!
Growlmy found me on top of her desk last night. Trying to curl up on the confuser, OMD! I got bootted right off:(( She thought maybe I was trying to send a note to Murphy of another Dogster Pup, BOL!
This morning upon getting on the confuser, the furst thing we found was a note from Dogster: You are a Daily Diary Pick! Whoo-hoo! A DDP!
And its been a week since I woofed anything, BOL!
We also have huge walnuts falling from our trees. They are the size of tennis balls. (A long time ago, growlmy's pawrents second dog, would pick those up and play stay away/catch me with them, BOL!) They do not taste good in my mouth if I pick up those green/black globes, and they sure make a big thunk when they crash down...I make huge woofs if they hit the roof or a drainpipe and make a big clunk. OMD, If they hit right with wind they would break a window or leave a dent in your car. At least ours is parked on the other side from where that tree is. Growlmy says she needs a hard hat to go and clean them up...since its finally nice; warm and sunny out, maybe she will go and clean them up, and I will snoopervise. They can't be left there else no one can mow the grass. I wouldn't mind them staying though, they attract squirrels...then I will some fun and something worthwhile to do...getting rid of varmints!
Growlmy can't save them either, by the time they are on the ground, they are almost always full of worms and half rotten, YUCK! She has to wear really old clothes and heavy gloves too, because otherwise she will turn an ugly dark color/stain that takes forever to wear off skin, and nevfur comes out of clothes. UGH!
Growlmy hasn't seen a bumper crop like this in years. So...she says she thinks we are in for a bad/snowy winter...YIKES!
I shall woof with you all later...
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