March 10th 2012 1:40 pm
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OMD! Can you believe it? It is 70 outside! Bright sun and no wind!
I went out on the prairie with Gpa for an hour before lunch. Didn't find anything,except
I came back wet and dirty.
I ate and took a nap....This was after Gma tubbied my chest,
belly and paws for sand.
Out in the frontyard I spied 2 squirrels playing in the shelter belt. I couldn't get to them...I was in the fence....Phooey!
I saw my 1st. Red-headed Woodpecker and Golden Finch today.
I wonder where the bobbin' Robins are???? I have some blackbirds that have arrived this past week.
Gma was sitting on the step,drinking a cup of Joe. Let the sun shine on her face. A Honey Bee tried to fly up her Nose! I threw myself on the deck and laughed and laughed at her...The Bees have come out of the hives too. They won't bother you if you don't bother them. Gma says, this bee was invading her personal face space.....
This kind of weather the gophers will be pooping their noses out real soon....I better stretch those muscles.....so I can play gopher chase! They are such teasers! Calling me from hole to hole!
Coyotes were howling up a storm last night after dark.
It sounded like an Army of them....They barked and I barked!
Gma and I were in the fenced in front yard.....I even gave them my doxie Howl, a couple times....
It was so still, I could hear the train 7 miles away. The cattle stepping on fallen tree branches. Gpa said, with all that going on,how did I manage to potty???? I'm easily distracted...
I did my business and called it a day....
BTW-we change time tonight before bedtime. We will be messed up around here for awhile. Gma can never get to bed and then can't get up,either...with the new clock. How many of our pals,change times????? Gonna go sit in the sunshine...Toast and Roast,cuz, I'm the TAR Baby!
Catch ya later,Mazy
March 9th 2012 9:22 am
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Ya puppers know, we have Barn Kitties out the ying-yang at our
Cattle Ranch. Somewhere around 25 is the current count!
Gpa says, they are sparrow and mice control... I do see them
birding and micing! There are plenty of them... Gma won't
let Gpa use any Decon poisons, cuz of Precious and myself...
We Sniffs Everything Out Around Here...
Lately,I've been smelling some very strange new smells around
our Ranchyard....I didn't know what it was??? It was driving my Nose Crazy!
Gpa and Gma came home from the Basketball Game the other night
AND........Gpa SAW the CAT Burglar! We have a Masked Bandit!
The bandit is going through the same small door the kitties use
in the old milkhouse. One of several locations where he feeds the Kitties.
We have a BIG FAT RACCOON eating with our kitties! WowZer!
I've Never seen one, but I smelled it! Gma said, we used to
have alot of Raccoon around here. This was before my Time!
Gma says, if there is one, there are more. If the Bandit was
a Momma Coon....we will be seeing more real soon! No wonder
the foods disappear so FAST! The kitties now have some
Helpers! Coons LOVE cat foods....
Years ago they chewed through the Rubbermaid garbage can to
reach the extra cat food. Gma started keeping the food in the
cattle room....They are very clever little Bandits!
They even wear a black mask on their faces....
Gma said, Oh Sure! We are going to plant sweet corn in
our vegetable garden this year... The Coons will Sniff
that out in a hurry....They also like to eat cantaloupe
and watermelons. (We aren't planting any of those) She
says,a Radio can Help Keep them away...I sure HOPE they
don't EAT our Corn...I like Sweet Corn!
Gma said, I can't play with Coons Or HUNT Coons...
They won't bother us,if we don't bother them. They can
be scrappy furballs, if you make them MAD! Did ya know
Coon poopies are very toxic to puppers????
So pals, don't EAT poopies you find!
Catch ya later,I have to go jump on the bed...I'm so
helpful with changing the sheets.....Mazy
March 8th 2012 2:55 pm
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Grandpa made it home around 4 p.m. The Prairie Fire is Out!
Thank God! No one was injured..A semi-load of hay bales
and the long big semi-trailer are history....
The semi truck was saved.
They unhooked the trailer right on the highway and let the hay burn.
Two front wheel assist tractors were brought in to turn the trailer on
its side and push it into the ditch. So the rest of the bales could burn up.
Five fire departments responded to the 911 call. All small little
communities or smaller than our own. The sparks
of the burning hay carried on the wind...burnt about 100 acres of prairie land.
The area was very lucky...fire was was stopped before ...reaching heavy, dense,
thick overgrown CRP acres.
If this had happened it would have been very difficult to
contain and stop. The results would have been much different.
Took about 4 hours for this to be placed in a clean up mode.
The semi was a professional, hauling oil pipe to the western
part of the state and back hauling hay bales to an area in
Texas. We are Happy to report, quick response time,kept this
from becoming a major disaster. It is a blessing in this part
of the country that everyone works to the benefit of all.
We gave Gpa a big bowl of ice cream and some coffee to hold
him until suppertime. Off he went to do his own work... Gma
snuck up on me and did my complete grooming. Didn't I just
have that mess done??????? I was a good girl....So I had a
extra special treat...One of my pawsome peanutbutter crunch
truffle cups...I have 2 left in my Valentine Box.
I had a big outing this morning, so Off to nap before supper.
Catch ya later, Your Reporting NOSE of the Prairie,Mazy
March 8th 2012 11:57 am
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OMD! The phone rang and Grandpa jumped up...What NO lunch?
Grandma threw Gpa a bottle of water and some candy bars...
He was OUT THE DOOR!
The neighbor called and said, a hay mover had caught FIRE on the highway.
As the crows flies about 3 miles away.
It is very windy today and this is NOT GOOD!
The fire fighters in rural areas of North Dakota are ALL
VOLUNTEERS! Everyone rallies to Fight Fire. The open flat
prairie and wind...creates the potential for Run Away Flames!
So NOW we just WAIT for Grandpa to come home with a Report.
The FEAR with this wind... is the flames will jump from the burning hay ...
to the Open Prairie. Since we've had a pretty
open winter with little snow. It is very dry out there...
A few years ago...Some sparks from the county gravel road
started a prairie fire. We think it was broken glass, the sun
toasted until it created sparks. This ended up involving
8 landowners. We owned 1,000 acres of what burned off.
No buildings or homes were lost. Fires came very close to
a friend's home and barns. NO lives or injuries but a couple
close calls...The fire burnt 3500 acres before stopped.
Over 300 people and fire departments from
neighboring communities all helped fight the flames.
Cow pies smoldered
for days. A little breeze and we had active fires again.
We had people watching the areas for days and days.
24/7 in groups of 2-3 scattered over the 3500 acres.
Using 4-wheelers and small spray tanks to wet down cow pies.
Grandma fought fire too...She was given the nickname
Fighter-Eater by the regular trained volunteers! Gma said,
she went through too much to learn how to live on the
prairie to stand and watch....She learned to use a
Fire Flapping Tool that day. Forty years has exposed
her to blizzards,ice storms,straight line winds,fires
and tornadoes...Everyone here works together for the
benefit of all...
I'll report back when this is all over... Pray these men
can stop this fire quickly. The wind isn't dying down...
Today was forecast as a very breezy day....
March 6th 2012 1:53 pm
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I have a BIG problem with Grandma! She has become a Nervous Nellie.... It's a PAWSOME 55 today. Gpa is gone with a neighbor. Gma took me out for exercise.
Suddenly the RULES have changed??? She put that new harness on me and off across the open prairie we went....What, this is Crazy???
I am always allowed to run,walk,sniff and snoop the open prairie.
I Don't like this harness either.... It's a little loose...I must be a tweenie through my chest. An extra small is too tight and a small is too loose. This has happened on several brands. Grandma keeps trying because, I pull on my collar. She is afraid of a throat injury! I was broke of pulling until she had back surgery. Grandpa never uses a leash or collar. I decided, I want to go where I want to go...all the time!
When Grandma wanted to walk the county road after she mended,I started being naughty and pulling hard. We went round and round! I'd be good for awhile and then start in again...So she keeps buying the harness things,I don't like them! She says, I will when I get to used to them.... I bet????? I even pulled a paw through the neck today! HeHe..The last 1/4 mile Grandma let me run home loose. It was up our driveway...
She is worried and upset...Cuz, there are so many coyote poops! REAL Close to the house! All the bunnies are gone(they ate them). They ate a couple barn kitties,too...
They were howling just south of the house at bedtime last night.
She's afraid if, I snoop my hay bales as I always have....
I might stumble on a coyote in the bales (taking a nap)...She says, I'd be Lunch! I wouldn't have a chance....
So.......Cuz, she is worried about this.....I had to go across the prairie in that Stupid Harness! It was beautiful outside and I was happy to be out....I want my OLD RULES BACK...She walks and I come along,stop and sniff,dig a little,sometimes roll,go in the bale tunnels....Whatever, I feel like!
I don't know what to do with her????? She says the coyotes didn't used to be so close to the house. They were in the summer hill pastures. Over a mile away....Unless she carries a gun, she says a collar or harness is the only way to protect me!
Phooey..This Really Stinks! I haven't seen a coyote....just sniffed out a bunch of their poopies...
What do I do with Grandma?????? She was making me work on the leaving it,command...Everytime, I found a coyote poop!!! No rolling in it....This whole thing really STINKS!!!!!!
March 5th 2012 3:27 pm
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Woke up and the sun was shining brightly. It was already 30 above. The high for today was 50. Awesome! I didn't freeze my butt off today.... I didn't need a sweater,either!
I went for a prairie sniff,snoop and run before lunch. Didn't play with my breakfast or lunch today. We had lunch and off to town we went. I had a nice 20 mile ride. I did turn my butt warmer on to take the chill off the leather. Took a fuzzy blanket and a couple treats along. Gma needed to return her library books. She's fast! She knew what other books she wanted, so I was in the car about 5 minutes without her.
We came home, I worked on my tan and soaked up sunshine. Gma had to use her exercise equipment and finish her chores. Surprise! She took me on a 1 mile walk after that.... She wanted to try this new harness on me. It was o.k. Fits better than the other styles we have tried. Just for using when we walk the county road. Gma's MP3 player was still working after laying all winter. Her Pedometer needs a new watch battery.
After the walk, I had a couple bacon treats. I'm catching up here at dogster. I'm resting while working on the PC.
Another Great thing for today is: Precious and I are having Alaskan Salmon for supper with Gma and Gpa.
Afraid our sister-in-law made this package so Big...We have to Help! Gma said, she will be eating the chilled leftovers in her lunch salads all week. This means more salmon for us furs.
Gpa will eat it baked, but one time is enough for him....That's great... Cuz, Gma loves Salmon and so do us Furs....
I had a surprise picture from Sunshine. Check it out on my page....I have a magic mushroom for Patty's Day! It is super duper pawsome and cool too......thank you Sunshine...
Oopsie, I have to put that picture up.
Catch ya later,Mazy
March 2nd 2012 2:30 pm
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Just came inside from Gma making me snow
trails around the front yard. Now I have a
couple loops to run and blow off steam!
Without being in snow to my chest!
I was out earlier with Gpa around the ranch
yard where he had pushed the snow away....So
only spots where I'm plowing my own trail...
I've been out a good hour again today. It's
in the 30's but little breezy now. Calm earlier
today.... Gpa's friend came and they went off
to Tuttle for 400 bushels of Oats to use for seed.
We had used our friend's grain truck to buy Oats.
We've used all we raised to feed the calves. Oats
is $3.oo per bushel. Never happened in our whole
lifetime! Gpa is 61 plus....No wonder
multi-grain breads are so High! Oatmeal is
$3.19 for a family size quick cook oats....
Folks that is HIGH! What isn't high
these days? Where will it all stop?????????
So, they say we don't have enough oil in the U.S.A.
That is a bunch of hooey! Everyday,North Dakota is
sending huge freight trains several times a day:
carrying nothing but oil out of the state. This
Bakken find is HUGE! South Dakota and Montana
have oil too..... There is absolutely no reason
for fuel to be so high! Fuel drives the prices of
everything else up. Oil is going out in big
semi-trucks down I-94 everyday too....
I think, a bunch of penny pinching housewives
could fix the governments money troubles! It's pretty
simple.... don't spend, what you don't have....
They say, this or that will cost a Trillion dollars.
Like they are saying that is just pennies! Excuse me!
Not where I went to school......Pennies in a jar
buy my treats...Cuz they add up to dollars real quick!
Catch ya later,Mazy
March 1st 2012 2:39 pm
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I was Woke up very EARLY this morning! Tough on my beauty rest!
It was Big Cleaning Day.....so Gma wanted me up! She said, "I needed to get my business done and have breakfast. Not be messing around!"
This morning it was Beautiful outside.... The trees were all clothed in sparkly, diamond, glittered frost. Snow flurries but no wind. It was a Courier and Ives picture moment. It was in the high 20's.
I was a good girl...pottied and ate my breakfast right away. Some mornings, I play around, don't eat until almost lunch time.
Then, I snuggled into My Gal Cave with a fuzzy blanket.(under my great-great Gpa's Rocking chair...it's my secret clubhouse)
Gma went to cleaning...You know, the vacuuming,mopping,sink scrubbing and stuff like that. I saw her load the washer with the pawsome large homemade scatter rugs. I kept running and checking the laundry room. I want to be right there, when they come out of the dryer. If, I'm around, Gma will put a couple in my rocking chair for me. I'll lay there an hour to suck up all that heat..... I kept watch and had my HOT RUGS!
The sun came out after lunch. The temperature shot up to 38. Gpa and I went walking around....didn't find any vermin to chase...
I was out about an hour and had plenty of exercise. Last night I was out about 30 minutes while Gma shoveled snow. I had a sweater on and I was still cold when we went in. Today I was running without a sweater. I was fine, it was just dandy!
10 degrees warmer is a lot to little old me....
Well, I'm gonna lay on the loveseat and catch the last of the rays before sundown. Cuz, I'm the Toast and Roast Gal...The TAR BABY! Gma has a few things she needs to do before it is time to make supper. I know she is doing a shampoo...Hey Blow Dryer...
I'm watching and waiting...Love the hair dryer! I don't care, if Gma's hair looks good or not???? I just want to be 1st. with the blow dryer.........
Catch ya later pals, Mazy
February 29th 2012 3:23 pm
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The snow storm and blizzard missed MY Ponderosa by 30 miles.
Yippy!!!!!!! Gma,Gpa,Precious and I are So Happy!
Great Grandma called and chatted on the phone with me. I haven't seen her since I was just 1 year. I know her voice, I kissie
the phone when she talks to me. She sends me BoBo's in the mail.
I love my BoBo's. Speaking of packages...The last 2 shipped to the house, I tried to claim,as my mail. Gma said, "they weren't to me." What Not Mine? All Packages Coming Here Are Suppose to be marked Princess of the Ponderosa....
I decided today,I wanted to walk the treadmill... So I did... Gma was already on there. She had to stop it and reset it for just 1 mph. I got on and walked with Gma for a couple minutes. I was still going strong.....Gma took me off and had me go to the kitchen. She needed to go Super Fast (well for a Doxie it was Super Fast) She didn't want me jumping on and causing both of us a train wreck. I haven't walked the treadmill in a very llllooonnnggggggg Time! It was Fun and Kinda COOL. I still know how to do it.....
Grandma and I made pictures this afternoon. So I put them up... I think they turned out okay. We've only tried a few times. Take a look at them. We posted pictures that Miss Dixie made for Angel Foxie and Angel Baby. Zoom by there and take a Peek....
Sure don't know how she does it????They are great!
Well Gpa just came home so we have to finish a couple chores.
Went to town for another flat tire. Two this week on a tractor.
Almost time for my supper. Gma has to start the oven for some baked sweet potatoes. Yummy! I love them! Gma shares her sweet potato with me.
I Hope my pals are all safe! Alot of wicked weather going on around the U.S.A..... Happy Leap Day! Geez, if it were my birthday, I'd only be 1 instead of 5 in July...Gma can I change my birthday??????????
Catch ya later pals,
Kisses and Huggies,Mazy
February 26th 2012 2:27 pm
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WHAT A WEEK! Last weekend until Thursday morning our weather was very springy.... We had our bare brown prairie ground. I was outside sniffing and hunting. Gma took me on a leash walk on the county road for practice. Since I do not need a leash on the Ponderosa....My house is 1/4 mile off the county road. I never go to the road by myself...
Thursday morning, we woke up and it was WINTER! We had 3" of snow and now the ground is white. I've been avoiding going outside. I don't want to put MY PAWS in the snow! Gma laughed at me, while I walked the bricking of her flowerbeds but wouldn't walk in the snow. I did finally jump into the snow with the opportunity to bark and chase the barn kitties up and down the fenced in front yard. They were teasing me! They were on the outside and I was on the inside. Made me MAD!!!!!!!!
Yesterday it was calm,sunny and pretty nice! As the day unfolded, the wind arrived followed by a storm. The wind blew and blew all night....Started snowing during the night. It has snowed all day....It is still snowing! Suppose to stop Monday, then another round, rolls through Monday night or Tuesday. We are to have a Wintery finish to the Springy February.
The agriculture and ranching guys are pretty Happy! They now have some moisture for the pastures,hay fields and crop lands.
I'm sure glad my Grandpa doesn't calf in February and March like some of our neighbors. Calves born in this weather have their ears nipped right away... If, he did....he would miss out on all his sleep! Running back and forth to look the beef cattle over.
I pulled guard duty 3 times this past week. They went for big supplies one evening. Grandma went for haircut and library books. I like Books! Still don't know why, I can't go to the library????? She went for a massage and the local grocery store. Made Grandpa drive her.... She was a BIG MESS after a whole day to clean the stove and refrigerator. Plus all the extra messes that job made. Her ART and RITIS and FIBRO boys were not nice to her. I was so bored with the big appliance cleaning. It was snowing outside, so I stayed snuggled into my bed with a fuzzy blanket, all day.
I made Gma play with me and my toys after supper. She ignored me all day!!! She made brunch again this Sunday. I had scrambled eggs this time. Precious, didn't want any....so I ate her eggs,too! They were delish! No one shared their bacon today....
How come?????????? Gma had extra laundry this weekend, so I had lots of HOT laundry to roll and snuggle in. Gma and I have been reading in the evenings....She's really into these mystery books. I'm in Heaven, with this fuzzy warming blanket. We plug it in and she covers her legs. I get on her lap and she covers me up...I toast while she reads. Read away,Gma...I love this blanket, you're sharing! Santa will you bring me a warming blanket?????????
Gma and I spent the whole morning in the kitchen working with food. She didn't drop a thing! She made rice crispy bars. (I did snag some of that from Gpa) She cleaned vegetables and made a tossed green salad. She defrosted crab and shrimp. Made up seafood enchiladas for supper. I know there isn't any of those for me. They sure do smell good, when they bake in the oven.
Precious and I have been helping to eat up some turkey breast from the freezer. A couple days and we will go back to our venison nibbles after our peeps eat supper. (There are still 2 packages of turkey breast left in our freezer.)It was one huge breast to make so many packages, when Gma roasted it.(I think, Gpa is turkey-ed out! He's a HAM guy...Gma is the TURKEY gal)
Oh well! Precious and I don't care... We will help finish it....
I watched some sports on TV with Gpa this afternoon. I heard Gma say, I needed grooming. I slipped through the cracks of her days ALL WEEK....Except for the daily face washing....
So pals, if you live EAST of the DAKOTAS, Snow is coming! Get out your HOT TOWELS,COATS,SWEATERS and any other survival equipment you have...Tell those Pawrents to stock up on your favorite TREATS for kicking back to watch TV....Otherwise, show them the PANTRY! Tell them to shake a leg.....Get some of ABBY'S Pupster Cookies Baked ASAP!!!
Wonder if, I can put in an ORDER, right now????? Grandma is baking buns tomorrow! What's a few Mazy Cookies thrown into the day??? Grandma,grandma.......... can we make Mazy Cookies?????
Hun? Can we? Can we???????? Pleazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz,can we?
I'll let you know if I wear her down.....See ya,Mazy
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