July 25th 2010 3:35 pm
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The neighbors got together and made hundreds of hay bales. Our injured friend's main hay crop is in the bale. Will be lots of other things to help them with, as our summer slips away, too quickly. Grandma said, "of course, there was plenty of everything to feed all those hungry men." I actually got to taste ham while it was being sliced....I really,really liked it!
I had to stay home those 2 days and hold the fort down here. I had extra special treats for being such a good little gal. I had 2 busybones this week. I just love saving them until they are back home. I then play a game of hide and seek with them. I hide them and it is Grandma's job to look for it. Followed by telling me what good hiding place I had. I do this, usually 5-6 times.... then I lay down and eat that busybone.... Yummy! (A Big Plus,It keeps my teeth clean,too...)
Way too busy here! I went a couple times to help move Grandpa's equipment. Love my rides... The other day, Grandpa and I walked about 2 miles to get his pick-up and bring it home. Grandma said, she would take him.... but, he said, I was Antsy and needed a good stretch. I had a Blast! New stuff to sniff on that Prairie Trail. We drove the pick-up home while I hung my nose across his arm to see better. I'm chief look-out! Funny thing, Grandpa has been walking with me on a regular basis. He says, it is his Thinking Time! This all started with Grandma's back surgery. He LIKES IT! He never used to walk anywhere he could drive...See, I run the Fitness program around here,too...
We spent 7 hrs. mowing around the place on Saturday! Yes, I was back to supervising! I hate the job ...but, someone has to keep Grandma on track... Hope the ranch yard doesn't get away from her again. Took way too long to finish. Meanwhile, I was landscaping a Big Flickertail Gopher Hole...
I was enlarging their front entrance.... I had all, but my hind legs and pointy tail inside their house! I was Digging Away!Where was the Camera, when we Needed ONE?????????? (It was my Proof, that I truly am Rodent Control!!!!)
Grandma pitched a pile of manure... I just couldn't help myself! I did it! I rolled and rolled in it! It was dry stuff...but, she gave me a tubby,anyway! I knew after all the Gopher destruction, I was going to end up with a shampoo...so, I decided to get into all kinds of stuff the rest of Saturday... I mean, really...why waste the water????
The thunderstorms have left lightening and thunder. Sticks to pick up. Only a few drops of rain. All the rain has been either north or south of where we live. Everything is very dry! Now we are using a sprinkler. I don't like the sprinkler! The water is just too cold!
The crops are toasting in the field. Grandpa says, they won't amount to much this year. Good thing, I get my Oats from the store! (I just love, Cherrios....) Raw Oats are Phooey!!!!!!!
Well Grandma promised to take a Prairie Walk with me... Guess, I'd better get a going! Otherwise, she will be busy with Supper and I'll miss out.
July 16th 2010 12:23 pm
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This next week... we are having a Haying-Bee. A good friend Zigged when he should of Zagged! He was chasing a Bull (not a Ball) to move him to another pasture. Oops! A Big Rock and not enough time to totally miss it. He rolled the 4-wheeler. The back end of it, landed on top of our friend. Almost a week in the hospital. He has 3 breaks in his pelvis. Even had to have a surgery for pins. He had lots of medical stuff to bring home to help him get around...
All the neighbors are getting together to mow, rake and bale his hay crop. There are several hundred acres to put up. It will all be done in a couple days. Gram is cooking for all these men...I heard her say, HAM the 1st. day. I hope she saves me a piece? Smells yummy, but I've never tasted ham.
She has neighbor ladies helping with tasty salads and desserts.
I have to stay home those couple days. Gram said, there are too many pieces of equipment. I am so little and nobody would see me... I promised to be a good girl and hold down the fort at home. Maybe, the 2nd. day, Gram can come home, get me in the afternoon for a ride. I can see the big rakes and balers working in the fields. Gram doesn't know, if she is feeding 20 or 30 people... Sure glad it is not my job to figure this ALL out! I just know, I am given extra treats when my Grandma and Grandpa are away. (It's been a long time since we have had a Planting, Haying, Harvest or Hay Hauling Bee.) Grandma says, "Thank God!" Means the neighborhood has been pretty healthy! I'm curious, cuz I've never seen this kind of thing done, before....We Never get bored on the Prairie! Always Tons of Stuff going on!
My trips and swimming lessons at Cherry Lake are temporarily on hold. The paint brushes have been parked for a spell.... The blizzard of continuing cottonwood suspensed that project. Daily snowing of cotton keeps us chasing the cleanup both inside and outside.
I sniff around the yard while Grandma tries to clean it up off the patio,steps,lawn furniture,etc... She even has to shower it off the flowers! Thank goodness for the old tough perennials that Gram has... I pop in and out of them, sniffing for the cottontails! I never get into trouble over the flowers.... I stop to smell them along the way.
My yard has day lilies, hollyhocks, yarrow, balloon flowers, Texas bluebells,violas, red lilies and pink lilies, tiger lilies, carnations,stonecap, daisies, ornamental grapevines and hostas for summer flowers. We have red and white petunias and red geraniums for annuals. Of course the tulips and irises were done along time ago...
The cotton, sticks to all of us... So we all wipe off before entering the house. Still we chase the stuff inside with the big vacuum....Good thing, I'm not allergic to it! I still have to have eye wash, more often than normal...
I've been getting lots of rides to and from the fields. Grandpa is still making hay.... We go and help move the equipment and the pick-up. I love to bounce across the prairie! Must be the little dare-devil in me?????
BTW- It has turn off HOT, HOT and HOTTER here! The small grains are starting to turn.... All that WET weather in June and now it is dry! Crops are not looking so great! Heat cooks them fast!
Well, furpals..... I'll be back to report when things settle down for our house... Huggies and Kissies, Mazy
July 6th 2010 7:52 pm
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Wee Wee, it is All about me! Wee Wee, Today, I am Three! Cakie and ice cream were part of my treaties...(MY Birthday song that I wrote myself... spent the day singing, everywhere I went!)
I even had a small piece of real bacon.(they had BLT's and pasta salad) Poor Grandma is so tired...Trying to do her daily work and totally recover her puter! Oh yeah! If, bacon and being 3 go together...can I, be 3 again and again and again?
Grandma gave me a little 8" BoBo toy. (Looks just like the 1 Kirk Pals sent...see my pictures....except this one is smaller) Since I have 2 BoBo's my size...Luv's my BoBo's!!!!!
I owe so many Thank you's: for the Lovely pictures you made me and the wonderful Birthday pressies! I JUST LOVE THEM ALL SO VERY MUCH...I CAN'T pick a favorite!!!!!! Thank you, thank you and thank you... to All my Wonderful Fur Pals!!!!!!!!!! I Love you all!!!
Grandma had to mow the last 2 days...Tons of inside work, too! I helped her carry water to her tomato,pepper and cucumber plants after supper.
Well, I had a Great Birthday: I was outside while Grandma mowed. I rode to the hayfield to give Grandpa a ride home for equipment. I do enjoy riding in the Rodeo.. Grandpa took me hunting today. I caught a mouse this morning.... I had company for coffee, today...the neighbor played with me and my new toy...(So very cool!) I had a few special snackie treats. A rain shower and Grandpa was home from the field...So tons of extra Attention, there! More play after supper....Now, I'm yawning! It's about time to go to bed....
Please be patient with me on answering your: mails, thank you notes and other little things. Gram said, the Puter has been recovered....(I Never saw it, leave! Where did it go?)She talked to it, alot... this past weekend! Then, she would do this or that! I laid in the office chair and supervised! She says, alot of programs have to be re-installed. Says, it's a long ways back, to what it was, before July 4th. (I don't quite understand???)
Tomorrow, she says, I have to supervise some more painting of doors... This supervising thingy, I'm doing alot of, lately! The pay is GREAT! Extra Treaties! A few extra mini gaming and play sessions on breaks... But, I gotta say, it is the Most Boring Work for A Doxie!!!!!!!!!!! BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'd rather be out Hunting!!!!!
God Bless Each and Ever Fur,
Huggies and Kissies, Mazy
July 5th 2010 5:37 pm
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Hi Furpals- This is a TEST! Puters are Terrific when they Work! They are the Pits when they don't!
Tell ya'll, about it later! Gram has been working very hard to get her eqiupment up and running. While I have been having Major D.T.'s from Dogster withdrawals..... I can't take it much longer!!!!!!
All this baloney over a Holiday Weekend! I didn't get to send pressies to my furpals...I'm just so beside myself! Tomorrow is My 3rd. birthday! Grandma better have some Time set aside for Me!!!!!
This whole Mess threw my world upside down since Saturday!
3 Days of No dogster furpals!!!!! Now Grandma is reallly behind on her other work.....Puter fixes take Big Time! Lots of stuff to still do ... Did all the critical stuff 1st.
We are NOW even more grateful that Dogster HQ is working so hard on all the sites fixes! It's very Time consuming! Just plain hardwork!!!! Thanks Dogster HQ for All you do for all us Furs!!!
June 26th 2010 12:34 pm
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Well, the 4th. of July is just around the corner... Since June has been so packed full of Thunderstorms....Chocked full of thunder and bright lightening......I'm ready for a Party! Fireworks,dancing,food,visiting,cool tropical drinks and more, more and more FOODS....I'm a mini-doxie, so the Menu is very, very important!!!! Must have a Huge variety of yummies! Put my order in with Grandma....
Since, I turn 3 yrs. old on July 6th. I think the 4th. this year should be really,really special!!!! Cuz, Now I am a BIG GIRL!!!!!!
All these thunderstorms...I don't think, I'll be AFRAID of FIREWORKS, anymore!!!! I've been practicing my dancing for the BIG PARTY!!!! Saved cans all year for the Grandkiddies to exchange for fireworks...I think, maybe, they should move the party from their house to my house???? The fireworks will be wonderful reds,blues,greens and white.... Not boring like lightening....
Take a LOOK at the WONDERFUL PICTURE from the Cali Crew! They Captured me at my very BEST....Dancing,partying and showing off!
All I NEED NOW is a recipe for a Wonderul,yummy puppy birthday cakez. ANYONE, HAVE ONE?????? Please, P-MAIL me with the recipe?
Cuz now, I'm a Big Girl, have to watch my figure, keep it nice and toned...Too young to pack on the Fatz! Don't want my Grandma's back trouble,too! I have enough to do to just keep her a movin'!!!!!
Catch ya later furpals....Gotta get back to planning that Big Party!!!! Ssssoooo first, let's LOOK that Menu over again!!!! Huggies and Kissies, Mazy
June 23rd 2010 4:59 pm
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Congrats!!!!!!! WWWWOOOOOHOOOOO!!! Dear Furpal, Harley Davidson!
So very glad to hear that you were chosen Dog of the Day!!!!
Good thing your fursis wasn't up to par today and made a visit to the Fur Doc...(Cause Grandma had promised to call and check on Lucy with Momma Shawna).... Or I would have Missed the beach party in your honor!!!!!
Cuz, Grandma was outside chasing the grass with the lawn mowers again....Dang, this grass cutting is already getting old....Summer just started! We don't water it, either! It has been a very moist June.
Now Grandma has flowers and veggie plants to water as needed,too! Sure cuts into my hunting time! Really a bummer for me! I was outside and loose while Grandma was mowing this afternoon.... but, I stayed in the yard. Took a nap in a lawn chair...Hunting alone, isn't as much Fun, as with someone else tagging along....The manure hauling guy came back and finished up Grandpa's corrals this morning. Grandma kept me in the fenced in frontyard due to his huge equipment....(The guy not being able to see little ole me... I didn't like that...I'm the furgal that doesn't like to be outside by myself..) Ya, Grandma was out there mowing, but I could hear her and not always see her... Sure glad he is gone now for another year...
Just HATE it, when Grandma's workload, interrupts my exercise time and my dogster time....So maybe, a storm day here or there is a good thing! So, I can catch up with my furpals...not miss out on important things here at dogster.... Well, I gotta go and check in with Momma Shawna and see how my furpal Lucy is doing...since her trip to the Fur Doc this afternoon. Hoping everyone is having a Fun filled week....
BTW - Grandma mentioned painting some exterior doors soon. I got a feelin' I'm not going to be crazy about this project... Since, I know she won't let me help! Maybe, I can autograph the doors with my paws while they are still wet....HeHe! Sounds like a Mazy trick,to me....
June 20th 2010 3:44 pm
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Today is Father's Day... I sure Hope all my furpals make today special for their Poppas or Grandpa's. My Grandpa being a rancher has worked all day, like every other day! He is out in the field testing his double hay mower to see if everything is working o.k. It's a new summer with a new hay crop to cut,rake and bale. Our moo-moos are on pasture grass now...But winter always comes to quickly, here on the prairie.
Grandma has a nice supper lined up for Grandpa. I'll make sure, I entertain him tonight with my playing and clowning around....
Hard to believe that June is slipping away so quickly.
The manure hauling man...finished taking the moo-moo poop to the fields this week. Grandma still thinks the ranchyard stinks from disturbing the piles in the corrals... I had to have 2 tubbies this week. The man dropped some poop off his spreader in Grandma's driveway. I try to walk past and not play in it! Something just comes over me and I can't help myself! (Off I go to roll and roll...Whether it is a little or a lot, I get a shampoozie and the hairdryer...) I did it, again today... as I got bored while Grandma was cleaning the interior of her auto.
Around the high winds and stormy weather of the week. I helped Grandma plant her flowers, some tomatoes plants, a couple peppers and 6 cucumber plants. The red and white candy striped petunias look very patriotic. They will overflow with blooms by the 4th. of July. About the same time, I turn 3 years old...
I told Grandma, she'd better get to looking at all the cake recipes at dogster. Cuz, I expect a puppy-cake this year!
We also had lots of branches to clean up after our thunderstorms and high winds. Now it is time to mow everything again. Thought we just did that???????
I must thank the Cali Crew's Mom for my Awesome Beach picture on my page. (Pop over and take a look. It is just too COOL!)
The rainy days this past week ...allowed me to read and catch up with all my furpals! So rainy days are not SSSSOOOOO bad! I don't like Thunder...I bark and bark until it goes away...I'm fierce! I can scare anything away, if I bark at it! Behind a closed door, I sound Bigger than I am....
Now Peter Cottontail and his wife, Petunia have a bunch of little Peters and Patties, running around... (A new rule! Grandma says, I'm too fast for the little ones...so, I only get to sniff where they have went, but not chase them... I only get to chase the big ones that can out run me....or at least can hide...where I can't find them!) Grandma and her Rules! Everytime, I think, I know ALL the Rules........she adds some New Rules!!!!
My little chest has finally dropped down like a proud doxie should....(Grandma is going to try and find a harnass that will fit me....She measured me this morning and put it on her shopping list. I don't know if I'll like this harnass thingy for leash walking....but, I know, she will bring a new toy home from Pet Smart...So, I guess, I'll behave and give it a try! She says, sometimes I pull on the leash... she worries about my little neckie and throat. Grandma just uses the leash a couple times a week, so when I go away from the Ponderosa, I'll walk nicely on the leash..I love to go for rides and visit...I am finally 9 pounds.....Maybe 9 and some ounces...our scale doesn't do ounces....So Guess, it is Official...I'm a big girl now!!!!! Do Big Girls Get More Treats??????????????
June 10th 2010 7:04 pm
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I found a new game to play! Grandma doesn't think it is a very Good Game! I Look at it, as Payback for Leaving me Home last Saturday.
You See, Grandma and Grandpa's No. 1 child, a son, who I call Mr. Fancypants, lives in the City.... He doesn't like the Country or small towns! He makes 2 trips a year back to North Dakota.
He came last weekend to help Jaxcen, their Grandson celebrate turning 6. Grandma turning another year older,too. The 2 kids decided the Family Picture was too old. It was from 1999. They made arrangements for new family pictures. (Caught, Grandma at a weak moment! She doesn't like her picture taken).
They left early in the morning and it was evening when they returned. Grandma had to get up really early on her birthday... She didn't care for that. The pics took longer than she wanted them too. I guess, they had lunch out. Then went to Jaxcen's house for his party. Had a BBQ there,presents and cake.
This whole time I'm sittin' home by myself! I didn't get to hunt,either! Well, I guess, I was left home because of other little kiddies that are not used to a little size doggie.
Grandma brought McKenzie home with her to spend the night. So all was forgiven! Kenzie is the oldest grandchild. She plays cool games with me!
Anyway, Kenzie and I played,watched TV and had popcorn. It was bedtime and I decided to sleep with Kenzie. So we were all snuggled in,watching TV...It was GREAT! About 3 hrs. later, I woke-up and missed my Grandparents!
So I jumped out of that bed and ran to their room. Jumped in bed with them like normal.... a couple hours later, I woke up and wondered if Kenzie was still here? So, I jumped out and ran into the other bedroom. Got in bed and slept a couple more hours....You get the picture????? I woke up and went back to Grandma's bed.
By now, Grandma isn't too Happy with little ole me! She told me to settle down,not move again, until she got up to start the day.....I LOVED the Game of Musical Beds! It was Lots of FUN!!!! Kenzie Sleeps really sound, never knew I left!
However, Grandma and Grandpa hear everything! They were NOT Pleased! HeHe...is was a packback for leaving me behind!
On Sunday, they had a big BBQ here! I've never been around a group of 25....since, I'm a little busybody, Gram put me in the fenced in frontyard. She had hostess stuff to do and couldn't watch me too. Didn't care much for being in the frontyard by myself. Some of the ladies are not pet peoples...It turned out o.k. when the meatz was cooked and everyone fed. Grandma came with some turkey hot doggie for me. Yummy! I Never had that! I liked it, very much! Being in the front yard wasn't that bad. While the family set everything up in the morning for the BBQ, I was able to run and play. I didn't get cheated on my exercise! Cuz GRAM DID SO MUCH YARDWORK FOR THE BBQ...I REALLY NEEDED THE SATURDAY, SHE WAS GONE TO REST UP, MYSELF!!!!(Shuuu! Don't tell Gram! Furpals that's our little secret...)
My oh, my! My Gram has been really pooped out all week....Rainy day...so she took time to Help me catch up with all my furpals. Still trying to figure out all the new stuff around the updated dogster....having some trouble connecting with some of our furpals. We don't know why????? Hope it all works out soon...
You get the chance..try the musical bed game! Way better than musical chairs!!!!! Huggies, Mazy
May 31st 2010 8:13 pm
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Hey Furpals--- Justed SHOCKED! I'm shocked... I was chosen Diary of the Day for Sunday, May 30th. I'm truly surprised! What an Honor...I'm still so, New here at Dogster...
Anyway, the reason I am so shocked is because I didn't know a thing about it until almost 10 p.m. tonight.... I didn't get to Celebrate and Eat Extra Treats! Nada!!!
Why? Cuz that Grandma of mine, the one I live with...She didn't finish the yardwork on Saturday and ssssssssssssooooooooooo,
she was out there 7 hrs. on Sunday! I was out there,too! Not doing what, I wanted to do...I kept trying to get her to leave the mower,rake,pruners and weed bucket. Begged and begged for her to go hunting with me in the shelter belt...She played ball on breaks. By the time she quit, there was No hunting ability in that old gal! It was truly a SAD thing to see! I thought maybe, I'd have to carry her to the house?
We ran inside and showered quick! Me,too! She fired the PC up and hurried to Christian Dogs and Cats to join the Sunday Evening Service. It was just lovely.... all about Memorial Day and its importance. We tried to read some group mails and did a couple pop in's...here and there.... She was Pooped! I lost my typist for the evening. I went and curled up with her on the bed. She used me as a moist heatpad for all the ouchies she had! We listened to a movie that was kinda scarry... I hid under the covers....First thing, I knew I was sound asleep!
I sure hope my typist and I can learn to navigate the NEW IMPROVED DOGSTER, very quickly...WE are trying!!! If, Gram wasn't having so much trouble getting from place to place and all the little errors the PC says are happenening now.... I'd get to read the Diary of the Day. As well as, the Dog of the Day and Week. I've always liked to read them. Now...it takes alot longer to get around from little thing to little thing....Our time is limited each day....We are disappointed we don't have the opportunity to do more while logged in.
I'm even having trouble keeping tabs on All my Furpals...since the changes...I know it is Gram! Change and updating is hard for her! Took her years to learn to use the PC...What can I say?
Her memory skips from time to time....
Anyway, A Big Thank You to Dogster Headquarters for Diary of the Day, May 30th, 2010.. We must say we had lots and lots of help with my dogster page..... We thank those Special furs and humans,too!!!! God Bless All of You, Mazy
May 29th 2010 5:35 pm
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Hi There Furpals- A Big Howdy from the Prairie! Wanted to thank all of you for the hot dogs and burgers.Yummy!Yummy! Our BBQ has been going strong the last couple nights. Breaking a new one in....
90 Degrees here, the past 2 days. Little toasty for May. I helped with yardwork this morning. (My favorite job is breaking sticks into mega,tiny,mini-stickies....Just trying to Help Gram!
Tons of wind,lately.... Many tubs of sticks and branches. A bunch of branches, too BIG for me to chew down....10-12 feet.. That's what the 30-50mph winds, do here...) I did help pull a few weeds. I offered to DIG them out of the flower beds! I got a No! I'll do it by myself, thank-you! I was only trying to Help!!!!
A early lunch, as I was so starved from working ssssooooo Hard!
The temperature SHOT right up there.... So, Gram started the mower... She got her Exercise, but not with me! I got Jipped, today! I didn't Feel like hunting, alone....so, I just settled myself on the patio. I laid in a lawn chair and watched. During breaks, I'd play Ball with the OLD gal...Geez.... I was really bored! She worked until she out of fuel! Yeah! The lawnmower gas and her own tank! Empty! All done in.....Did she finish....NO! So more of the same boring stuff tomorrow... Unless it blows up a thunderstorm, tonight???? It went from 90 down to 60 ish in less than an hour. Now we are both COLD!
Well, it is just about my supper time... So, I'd better wind this up. I'm praying Everyone has a Safe Memorial Weekend. Don't forget to buckle up.....
Say a little prayer for All the Armed Forces and their Families, past and present. Freedom, isn't FREE...they paid the price for All of Us. God Bless All of You, Mazy
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