Mazy's Prairie Mischief and Adventures

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Saturday Started AT 5 A.M.

January 12th 2013 2:51 pm
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Woke up at 5 a.m.,you do that, when you go to bed
before the chickens! Gma and I are night owls! We had
a good night. We both slept well. We were up only 1x
to potty. I snuggled real close to Gma in the flannel
sheets. Outside was a raging blizzard and couldn't see
50 feet. This morning the storm had moved off,leaving
sunshine,but high was 5. Windchill factor-35. Gpa
worked on his tractor all afternoon with just a space
heater. BTW,I slept Pawtastically, because I didn't have
that corset,squeezy mesh thingy on me!

Gma cooked beasty for the barn kitties,because it is
so cold. The can food is cold and kibbles are dry.
Kept kitchen toasty and teasing my snout! I had
chicken broth,chopped turkey and my kibbles for lunch.
I had some yellow cake yesterday and oatmeal cookie
today for snack. My appetite has returned to normal.

I have NO bandage right now. I can't reach the stitches
with my tongue to lick it. They don't itch yet,so I'm
not trying to scratch with my back paw. (My t-shirts
will come out, if I start trying to reach the boo-boo)
The Fur Doc put in lots of very small stitches cuz,I'm
a very energetic doxie....Wait till they report the
mesh wasn't that clever of them! I know, they will be
surprised! I think it will be summer before I have
hair on my chest again????I didn't have that much to
start with!

I haven't had opportunity to jump,so I haven't. Last
night, Gma put laundry baskets on the loveseat, so I
couldn't get up there. Gpa laid on the floor to play
with me. He played like an OLD GEEZER! NO ZOOMIES OR

Today, Gma and I played ring around the dining room
chairs. I carried a stuffie and she followed,pretending
to take the stuffie. What's her problem? She wouldn't
pull on it,either? Then we took a box and put all my
new smaller stuffies in.....My job was to take them out!
Then I put some in and she took them out....This was
so boring! I went and took a NAP!

Gma wanted us to be TWINS so she managed to give herself
3 Boo-Boo's today. A steamy burn on her finger, a cut
thumb and then the big one! She totally washed everything
in the master bedroom. Since laundry room is real close to
MY PRISON! While cleaning the mattress,she fell on the
end of the bed frame....She said, it was stupid!WELL STUPID,
has a little cut,a BIG BRUISE and THE FOOT SWELLED UP. She put
an ace bandage on it. TOP of her foot AND she can't put a
shoe on...Good thing, she can't go anywhere,anyway!She's
at my beck and call 24/7. Must stay close to phone for
reports on her DAD.
I wanted to kiss the owchie, but she wrapped it up instead.
She is limping when she walks. Now she really is walking like
an OLD GREEZERETTE...Isn't that what they call real old,funny
prairie persons who camp in their kitchen in January?????

Thank you pals for all the p-mails,messages,rosies,
electronic get well messages. Especially, all the very
good advice. You know Gma worries cuz, I'm just Everything
to Her.... I'm with her at least 95% of the time....
Hugs and Kisses,Mazy


My New Name Is Houdini

January 11th 2013 1:12 pm
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January camping in our kitchen!My Gma and Gpa are weird!
The neighbors would have them committed! I always sleep with
them in the Big bed.....

When supper dishes were over...Gpa said,"where did they do
the surgery?" Gma said"on her chest." Gpa,"The bandage is
down by her lower belly." So they flipped me over to see...
Yep, the bandage is down to my belly! Gma,"call the Vet!"
Gpa,"she's laid in her bed all afternoon. Sat on heat vent
a couple times. No romping! The bandage isn't where it
is suppose to be...Now what do we do?" Gma was worried this
mesh would stick on the drainage of the incision.

Fur Doc,"roll it all up,put bandage back and stretch the
mesh back into place." Mazy said,"easier said than done.
It hurts! don't touch it! Gurrrrrrrrrrrr!" Gma said,"she
is going to snap! We will have to muzzle her." Farm
handkerchief didn't make a good muzzle! Gpa's arthritic
hand could hold her snout shut,while Gma carefully
worked to roll the mesh up. Redo everything,put back
into place. Then Gma took safety pins and pinned more
tightly on the back side of the neck. (Problem fixed)

Gma says,"I'm exhausted! I need to go to bed!" Not even
8 p.m. Gma says," she is going to cry or chew the gate."
Gpa,"why can't we put her in the bed?" Gma,"we aren't
fast enough if she decides to go potty in the night
to stop her if she doesn't use the pet stairs and jumps!
We have a storm moving in. She can tear the stitches out.
I'm not willing to take the chance." Told no jumping
or climbing for a week.

Now they brain storm....Gma says," get the inflatable
queen size mattress from upstairs and the pump." They
pump it up,flannel sheets and a big comforter. The bed
just fit width of the kitchen.

I was antsy but not crying. I got on the bed but gave
Gma the pouties and cold shoulder. Music on, Gma fell
asleep and slept good until 1:30. Mazy made it to her
potty pad...OMD! It was total mush! Had to be removed.
The smell was awful! Plus spray the kitchen down......
2 something, we are up! Our little mazy is now a Houdini!
Houdini has the mesh rolled all the way down to her rear
flanks. Stitches are at the other end! How did she do that?
She settles again,doze off!

3:30 up again! Yippy, kidneys are working! 20 hrs. but
finally peed. It was huge! Gma cleans that up.She decides
to remove mesh that's binding her hind legs. Carefully,
Gma stretches this big rolled mess and she steps out of it.
Now we both settle in and sleep until 8 a.m. Now the
Princess curls up happily by Gma. The stitches look good.

All the bedding was put in the living room. Think Gma
will be sleeping in the kitchen for a few days. Gma
doesn't sleep well anyway. She didn't sleep any worse
on the mattress than in her bed. 1st. stretch was better!

Mazy has eaten and went another 9 hrs. before she peed
today. Have given her pain med 1x. It is good for 12 hrs.
Today,Little Houdini has some sparkle in her eyes....

We are thanking God for all the blessings. Thanking
all our pals for all the prayers......... Thank you
for the POPS and pmails. We so appreciate your support.

Great-Gma didn't call last night. We are assuming
Great-Gpa is still in the hospital. If we don't have
a new report tonight. We will call her. Great-Gma is
trying to catch some extra sleep too.

The storm is rolling in. Schools were let out early.
It started snowing this morning. Temperatures are still
falling. Suppose to be a stormy weekend. We managed a
leaky faucet,laundry,making a big pot of vegetable beef
barley soup and a cake. Made fresh bread yesterday.
Gma pushed through her physical therapy. Drying the
towels now.

Our Houdini is calling her maid/nurse with her doxie
yodeling song. She has been pretty quiet today. Has drug
a few toys around the kitchen. She does have her special
sparkle in her eyes that was absent yesterday. Precious
is being a pain in the butt! Making sure Mazy knows
she can goes wherever she wants until she irritates Gma!



January 10th 2013 8:22 am
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Mazy's Grandma here.
Mazy went to her Fur Doc this morning about
8 a.m. She is having a fatty tumor on her chest
removed. It was aspirated last spring to see what
the cells were. Nothing showed up but fatty cells.
It was the size of Gma's little fingernail last spring.
It is now the size of a quarter and thick. It's rapid
growth has been contributed to by her going under a
rocking chair to her cave. Her chest has been rubbing
on the growth. While asleep they are going to check
her teeth for us. Clean if necessary. We brush them
regularly and give her dental bones every week. As
hard as we try,we have trouble reaching the last
4 molars. We think this is due to her overbite.

She enjoyed her ride to town as it was 34 degrees.
Curled up in the sit and snuggled into her blanket.
She has the butt warmer toasting her too.
Upon arrival at the clinic, poor baby began to shake
like a leaf.
Fur Doc had me put her into a metal kennel. She tried
to jump into my arms. Just broke my heart! She didn't
and wasn't crying when I left.

It must be small animal day. 2 other small pups there for
procedures. 1 with a hip issue,another with a lip growth.
I always worry about anesthesia and coming out of it.
The smaller the animal the more I worry about it.
There is a shot they can give to wake them up.
I did this when she was spayed and had impacted
baby canines removed.
I suppose part of the concern is previous lap
baby who was sensitive to anesthesia. Grandma
here is also one who netters another universe!
They now give me those shots too....

The clinic will call as soon as she is awake
and vitals are normal.We will go and bring her home.
I can see to her needs better than anyone.
I want her monitored closely. The big thing is to
keep her from jumping for a week. So this can heal
and not tear the stitches out.

She hasn't been in a crate in over 4 yrs. but it is cleaned.
Made comfortable and will be used if necessary.
Hoping she will be happy in her new bed in the kitchen.
There is a gate to keep her from accessing the
living room or bedroom. She jumps to sit on the
chair and loveseat. The sunshine and looking outside.

Late tonight or in the morning the weather heads
to the deep freeze.
It was 38-40 for several days. By Saturday it
will be sub-zero. Snow is predicted. There wasn't
any wind earlier. The wind has moved in and it is
only a little after 10 a.m. The big trees and bushes
are rocking and rolling.

If you could keep us in your thoughts, we appreciate it.
We will update and let our pals know how things are going
as soon as we can.


Crazy,Crazy Week!

January 6th 2013 12:18 pm
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Things have been NUTS at our house! Gma, running
for physical therapy and Dr. appts. Supply run for
the tribe of feral CATS! They drive me Crazy, acting
like the patio and yard belongs to them! Sitting
by windows and teasing me, while I'm inside. How
dare they, treat royalty like this?????????

All this Jazz,Cuts into my ME time! Playing,snacking,
snuggling....Plus all the dogster time I can steal
to try and keep up with my pals. I like knowing what
is going on at your Ponderosa!My dogster playtime
has been suffering due to January busyness! Crazy,
I tell you! We are suppose to rest in January!
By March with any luck, we will be working outside
once again...

This week when they did Doc and supply run....they
came home unloaded it all. Gma was putting it all
away,while Gpa was doing cattle chores. I was of
course checking every bag to see what they bought!
Can you believe it....No toys or treats for me????
Well I guess, I'm still breaking in the Christmas
loot! Back to my story....Phone rings and Gma talks.

Gpa comes in and Gma says, we have to go help
butcher. They just got home, off they go and leave
me again! When they return it is almost bedtime!
Then, they bring meats in the house. Pours it
out on pans, still a little warm. Can't freeze that
way...It would sour...Gpa puts the pans in the cold
cattle room until morning.

Over the course of the weekend, Gma packages and
freezes a bunch of meat. Several packages have my
name on them. I have venison beast for this 2013.
OMD! I'm so happy! I love the turkey and chicken
breast bites.... But,I've always had venison bites
for most nights.(Of course, I have to eat my dry
kibbles first) Venison is my Favorite!

Yesterday, Gma cooks up a big roaster full of
beast that was still on the bones. Gpa gave it
to the barn kitties with their kibbles and
canned meats. I never have bones,but who said,
the feral cats can have meatz from the house?
Gma did cook a small piece of just venison for
Precious and myself to share. I was just tortured
while those pawsome smells went through my
kitchen....ALL afternoon!!!!It all turned out Good!
Supper was yummy!

The end of January, they will be making sausage
with their friends. They make about 60 pounds
for our house. The projects takes a very long day.
Since 4 families are making in the same day.
They do up about 250 lbs....that's alot of sausage!
We have tons more to share but not today...
We are racing from project to project trying
to catch up around here.

We Hope all our pals are doing well? Settling
into the new year?????? Can anyone tell me
why,me standing on Gma's chest while she does
her stretchy stuff for PT, isn't COOL?
They just added strengthening exercises....
My 11-12 lbs. on her chest is plenty of
resistance! I make her giggle, as I try
to kiss her face....I even tried to french
kiss her...... Just wondering?????

Hugs and Kisses to All,Mazy


2013 Has Arrived........I MISSED IT!

January 2nd 2013 4:08 pm
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Everyone tells me we started a new year!
Can't prove it by me... This house missed the
whole thing! We had all gotten up very early
on New Year's Eve Day.

It was Gma's fault,we missed New Year's Eve.
She woke up with cramps in her leg and foot.
She couldn't stop them,so she stayed up. It
was only 5 a.m. Then She put the coffee on
and that is Gpa's job. He smelled the coffee
and he got up! He thought he over slept.....

They both left the warm bed and I got cooled
off. So I got up too. It was still dark outside.
For some stupid reason,Gma took me out to
potty!Then I was even colder...She was not
with the program. She hadn't heated a towel
for me.....

I came back in, jumped into my new furry bed.
Snuggled down under my blanket. It was a cold
day of only teens. No sunshine to brighten
the day. I toasted up as soon as she turned
the oven on to bake fresh bread. I ate and
took a nap. I was cheated out of about 4 hrs.
of sleep. A gal just can't have enough beauty
sleep. Can she????????

We stayed busy all day. This is what we do when
she has a bad night. We had a nice supper and
cleaned up the mess. Played with my new toys.
Snuggled under the warming blanket and used
the heat-pad too.

By 11p.m. my people were totally SHOT! That's
how I missed seeing the ball drop and all
the party stuff. It was all Gma's fault!
That's my story and I'm sticking to it...
Sometimes, it is tough living with old

New Year's Day, the morning was frosty,foggy
and very overcast. It cleared off about 1 p.m.
The sun even came out. Gma and Gpa went off
without me! How dare they????Gma said, Gpa
needed a break from the Moo-moo's not Me!

They left me treats,then I took up my post
guarding the property. They returned after
dark. We had a light lunch for supper. This
means they ate somewhere while they were gone.
Before I knew it, it was bedtime once again.

This morning Gma and I slept in. It was Pawsome!
Left us racing the rest of the day to catch up.
Gpa worked some calves. The temperature was 31,
so the vaccine doesn't freeze. Gma made a big
pot of bean soup for supper. We washed all
the scatter rugs....I had 2 loads of Hot rugs
to lay in.

We went outside for 30 minutes. I ran around
while Gma shoveled snow off the patio and steps.
Gpa had went off to town.Here it is supper time.
I guess, I'd better go eat. Gpa is in from
feeding the cattle and the 2 calves without
a Momma Moo.

I'm going to be real bored the next 2 days.
Gma had medical appointments and Gpa has to
take her to the capitol city. Friday she
uses 1/2 day to do physical therapy, a massage,
and local errands. Boy! Are they gonna pay
for me being left with just Precious (the cat)
so much this week.

I Hope everyone's New Year's was more exciting
than mine was. I was all dressed up and nowhere
to go.....Hugs and kisses,mazy



December 29th 2012 3:00 pm
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Only a couple days until the New Year Arrives.
2012 was just One Big Blur, as it Zoomed right past
us! We don't know, where it disappeared??? We just
blinked, a couple times and the year is almost gone!

We are wishing all our pals a very Happy New Year!
We pray God's Blessing on all of You....May the
New Year bring you good health,peace,joy and tons
of love.

I have to share a special gift Gma received from
Great-Grandma. A card filled with old Kodak prints
of Angel Foxie when she was a puppy. Gma thought
this camera does tons of stuff the old one didn't.
She took pictures of the prints. Then she loaded
them into the puter. Placed them on Foxie's page.
Her number is:1150235. If you have time, take a
peek..... Grandma said those old prints were so
very special to her. Now they are on Foxie's page

She was one cute pup! Gma says with energy to burn!
Gma says, I can do almost anything Foxie could do.
Except I can't track deer for 5 miles in 1 outing.
I don't like to swim the lake as she did. Tubbie
is fine but the big lake scares me....I've learned
how to play ALL of Foxie games,except I don't
play softball. I'm too short and I can't carry
a softball in my mouth....HeHe,I play soccer and
she didn't....

Warmed up today and was 27 and sunny! Nice break
in the weather. I was outside about 10 minutes.
Running and playing in the snow. It was enough
and my paws were getting cold. So I came in
to play at dogster.
Well I'd better run,Hugs,Mazy


Patootie Picture Games

December 27th 2012 12:30 pm
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We are trying to work with the new camera. Takes
great pics. We are having trouble figuring out the
software features to edit,put in albums,e-mail to
furiends. Some areas of the program, are clear as
MUD! It will take awhile....January is a month for
regrouping. As well as projects we haven't done.

Hopefully before the growing season returns and
we head outside for 85% of our days...We will have
it all figured out....I'm playing games with Gma
while she tries to take practice pics. I flip and
flop... Throwing my patootie to the camera! I
think, it is so very funny...Gma gets tired and
stops shooting pics. Then I go lay down so very
nice...a perfect pose. Before she can return,
I jump down and scamper off. I'm having a blast
with this new game.....Then she calls me Dinkie
Stinkie... instead of her Twinkie Dinkie!

I was ssssssssssssssoooooooooooo very good for
so very long....Santa Paws delivered plenty of
new stuffies and treats for me. Now after all
the cold and not being outside much. I really
have excess mischief to make....I see the camera
gotta run.......Zoom, I'm outta here! hugs,mazy


Santa Paws,Carrots,Cookies,Reindeer and Pressies....

December 27th 2012 12:14 pm
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Santa Paws came leaving me treats and a new toy Owl.
Great-grandma's box came and brought me a Reindeer, a
Snowman and a Kitty. Kitty has squeakies in all 4 paws!
I had 3 Secret Santas.... So I have lots of treats
stashed away for this next year. A new pink BoBo,
a Chipmunk and a Fish. The Fish gurgles like it is
in water. Ever so funny....

I can't pick a favorite, I just run from toy to toy
while we play. I also have a new sweater and collar
from Santa Paws. I have a new quilted hoodie jacket
from a pal. (I've filled out a little) So I have to
exchange for another size. I love all my pressies...

Christmas Dinner was just Gpa,Gma,Precious and myself.
Roasted chicken,baked sweet potatoes,fruit salad,
crackers with crab salad,chex mix,nuts,caramel
corn, cookies and candies.... Some white wine...
I loved my chicken,sweet potato and some cookie!
They played with me,snuggled,took pictures,read
a little,called furmily and CRASHED EARLY!

We've been having flurries with little sunshine for
weather. It was very cold the 23-24th. Warmed up
on Christmas Day. (Teens) I don't know how Santa
flies in the sub-zero. It was -11 Christmas Eve.
He found my house,ate some cookies and took
garden carrots for the reindeer. I'm sure, I
heard reindeer stomping on my roof! I woke
up and heard bells too!

I hope all my pals had a Wonderful Christmas.
We pray for everyone an abundance of peace,joy,
love and plenty of furiends....May You All Be
Blessed and Have a Happy 2013.

kisses and huggies,Mazy


Crazy People, Up Before The Sun....

December 23rd 2012 6:43 am
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OMD,Gma was up at 6 and Gpa was right behind her.
Is someone sick???? Gma doesn't get up at 6!!! Well the
bed didn't take long to cool off. I got up,ran to the
kitchen to sit on the heat vent. The furnace had was
running to warm the house up. I laid right down on the
vent. I was truly in Heaven!

Gma said, Gpa did she stop in the bathroom? NOPE!!!!!
Well before I could get all Toasty...she snatched me
up,threw a sweater on me. Hustled me outside! I thought
I'd die! It was 5 with a cold northeast wind....
I did a extra large dump,cuz I'm not going back out
there! I thought, I froze my paws and nose in less than
2 minutes.

Thank goodness for indoor potty stations! The older
I get the more I like my indoors potties! Why take me
out in that miserable COLD? I guess, Gma wants me to
remember when the weather is nice, I go outside...
Really Gma?????? DUH! I'm a smart doxie,I know that!

I want to say, I haven't seen them using the old
Outhouse! So why SHOULD I HAVE TO GO OUTSIDE????????

It was Pawsome to find out that I am one of the DDP's.
Cooper sent me a beautiful picture for my page. Thank
You sweet pal. Thank you HQ, we are honored.

Today is the last day for wrapping pressies. I still
haven't gotten to Peek much. I know they are here!
My Secret Santa,Buddy from Canada who sent me a supply
Begging Strips,Mini Busy Bones, Squeakers to repair
Stuffies and a bright pink BoBo. I named my BoBo,
Miss Penelope. My virtual Secret Santa,Bonzer from
way far north in Alaska. Spoiled me Rotten for a week,
prettied up my page with Christmas pressies. You
boys are the BEST! Maybe,I need a big, strong boyfriend?

I've been having so much FUN around dogster:playing
Christmas games,looking and reading at pals pages.
Sending greetings....Even let Precious have the PC
awhile in keeping with the Christmas Spirit. Actually
we have 2 big PC's but Gma says,she can't help us
both at the same time. She isn't as FAST as
days gone by. Whatever that means? Sure it has to
do with this 40th. Christmas together????
My snail mail beat Gma and Gpa by 3 to 1....HeHe!
I think Gma is going to put them up, try to take
picture of the display. Practice for the new camera.

We make our caramel corn today for the grandkids.
I'm sticking in the kitchen.......Hoping Gma has
fumble fingers! You know I have a Sweet Tooth!
The caramel corn is so yummy!

I'll be in and out over the next few days. I want
to Wish All The PuPs and KiTtIeS a MERRY CHRISTMAS.
Big Kisses,Mazy



December 21st 2012 7:19 am
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Gma has Lost almost the whole day.....trying to figure out the new camera....It's on auto mode for now! She never thought about the new software for loading the Pics into the PC and all that jazz!

1 King size headache later ... and hours and hours of messing around.
We have pics put into this thread........ We apologize for size....
Don't know how to adjust the size yet.......

It's going to be a LONG TIME before Gma knows the ins and outs of this camera......As well as the photo editing program.....We are happy that they are connected to Shutterfly...We know how to do prints and cards through them. New techy stuff always throws us for a LOOP!

Leaving a couple pics below for you to see.....Also a copy of my Christmas Card....

I spent the day running around playing with my new BOBO that is bright pink from my Secret Santa. I also spent about 30 minutes playing with the wrapping paper. I think, I need a NAP too....

Tomorrow Gma will have to squeeze into the day...all the stuff she didn't do today.......Come here Gma, I'll kiss your headache away.
Good thing, Gma made up the big pan of lasagna before we worked with the camera and software......Or Gpa would be eating a sandwich for supper! He is out working in the Cold...Warmer today than it has been. it is in the 20's with sunshine.....


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