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SPRING,IS IT HERE????????????

April 1st 2013 3:57 pm
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HAS SPRING ARRIVED???????Maybe,it is finally going to happen?
We've had a week now of slightly warmer temperatures. Mostly 30's,
a couple of 40's. Some sunshine that always makes it feel warmer.
Several days of very heavy fog. Not so much FUN!

Now we have snow,slush,ice,standing water,some muddy spots,wet
hay & sloppy manure around the place. I've been outside with Gpa
sniffing and snooping several times without a coat. Today Gma
took me for 30 minutes after all the laundry. Today was the 1st.
time,I had to have the paws and tummy showered off. We have been
able to just wipe me off! Looks like spring is finally trying
to unfold! Yippy!

We are hoping we will not have any snow in April! There are a
lot of Aprils where we have had heavy snow. Even snowstorms!
We will be in full swing of calving in about 2 weeks. Last
year on Good Friday it was 81. This year is was 38. Last year,
alot of peeps had potatoes and cool weather vegetables already
planted. This year the ground is still frozen. Ice hangs in
the rain gutters. Last year we had an outside BBQ for Easter.
This year we had Easter Dinner all cooked inside!

We do need rain this spring. As we do not have the subsoil
moisture we had as reserve in spring of 2012. Last year Gma
had washed all the windows inside and outside. Raked the yard
and cleaned up sticks and branches. This year,NOT even
close to warm enough to do so....

We had a Pawsome Easter and we hope all our pals did too!
Thank you for all the Easter Eggs and other Spring pressies
sent to my furmily. Our pages are so very pretty! The
grand children were here. No Easter Egg Hunts this year.
They think they are getting TOO BIG.... No one ASK ME,
if I wanted to pass! I LOVE sniffing out plastic
eggies with my own personal treats stashed inside. We
didn't do it! Gma and Gpa are trying to shake colds.
All the preparations to be ready for the day. Just wasn't
any extra time.

We had a yummy fried chicken dinner,bacon augratin potatoes,
green beans,creamy cucumber salad,green vegetable salad,
relish tray,crescent rolls,lefsa and apple and lemon pies.
Precious and I had chicken for Easter dinner too! I also
tasted the lemon pie. I've Never had that before...I Loved
it!

The kids played toys with me. Granddaughter washed all
the dishes for Gma. I volunteered but was rejected! So
Jaxcen and I went off to play with my stuffies. The peeps
played a whole game of double dominoes. This is 12 rounds
and took all afternoon. It was then time for them to go home.
I was sad to see them go! The kids had school today....
Their school had given a few days off for the state
basketball tournaments.....They had to give up Easter Monday.
I slept in this morning,as I was a pooped pup!

Tell me about your exciting Easter??????
Hugs and Kisses,Mazy

 

EASTER BLESSINGS

March 26th 2013 2:44 pm
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Holy Blood

He walked the way to the garden -
And blood fell in that place;
Bounded before the rulers,
His blood streamed down His face.

No mercy, grace or pardon
Was granted to Him, here.
But, God was, then, providing
The price for all the years!

My sins were, there, upon Him;
Blood red, then sparkling white!
My hope in Him, eternal,
Brought Heaven into sight!

How can that bright red blood
make white?
I do not understand.
But this I know, we'll never need
Another sacrificial lamb!

He is so very beautiful,
More worthy than any words.
I cannot think of the abyss,
Were His name never heard!

The tomb is but a vacuum,
Drawing earthly souls to Him!
The blood has done it's mighty work
And we are cleansed from sin!

© 2000 by Joan Clifton Costner

 

BIG DOGGIE FLEAS

March 26th 2013 12:15 pm
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My playground is full of BIG DOGGIE FLEAS!
I can't post in any of my groups. I can't update
games, where I am an Admin. I can't send paw mails...
I sent a message to HQ with the problems. Did they
receive it?
I can't send rosies to birthday and sick pals.
I can sign in and out of dogster. I can read articles.
I can't comment! I can do a diary draft.....Weird?

This is Easter week and our time is very stretched.
This couldn't happen at a worse time for our house.
Precious is Princess of the Week at the PDPC group.
She can't even answer her questions,that fellow furs
have left for her. Absolutely is a big bunch of Phooey!

I tried different browsers,dumped all my cache
and history. Just doesn't matter!!!!!!!
Still can't get into play with my pals!!!!!!
I am so upset, I could just Nip someone.....
I'm not a growly pup!

 

Sunny Saturday

March 16th 2013 2:47 pm
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We have a very sunny Saturday! Only a skiff of snow so far!
It is cold with NE winds. Went from 50 a couple days ago to
sub-zero again at night. Barely the teens or low 20's for
daytime. Will spring ever come? Snow is in the forecast and
these low temps. for a week.

Gpa went to watch the grand-kids play basketball in a small
tourny today. Gma and I stayed home. Gma was real tired from
the lefse making. She made 84,left out a big package and
froze 10 pkgs. Gpa is ssssssooooooooooo happy! Gpa thought
it turned out great! Even when Gma hasn't done it for years.
She was using up the last of the potatoes from the garden.
I tasted it and thought is was o.k.o!

Gma didn't want to go out in the cold today.I was happy, I
didn't have to spend the day by myself. We did up our laundry.
So I had Hot stuff to lay in.... We did some cleaning.
Lined up all the stuff for our Monster cookies. Gma will
spend the whole day tomorrow doing that. We are baking and
freezing for Jaxcen's confirmation dinner and celebration
the middle of April.

Just wanted to zoom by and wish all my fur pals a very happy
Saint Patrick's Day. Hope all is well at your house? Hopeful
the very BAD weather will dip around us! I'm being extra good
since I found out that Easter is at my house! This means I'll
have Easter dinner too! I'll have plastic eggs to find with
my treats,too! Not just the grand-kids...Did they laugh
last year...I sniffed all of them out of the hiding places.
They are still wondering, how I do that???????They just don't
understand the strength of a hound's snout!!!!
hugs and kisses,mazy

 

March,Marches On........

March 13th 2013 4:19 pm
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HAPPY SAINT PATRICK'S DAY TO ALL..........
Hi there pals. Can you believe it is mid-March already?
We've done the dreaded time change? Now it isn't dark until
after 8 p.m. way up north. Supper of course has been messed
with too....Gma and Gpa are lucky to be eating by 8ish. This
of course, means my venison or other meatz nibbles are later
too...Gma and I can't get to sleep at night. We also, can't
start our day as early as Gpa. Sure glad, he doesn't need
Gma to do his breakfast!

Saint Patrick's Day is just about here. I hope, whatever
Gma makes that day has my name on it too. Easter isn't
too far away. Lucky for me, Easter will be here. I won't
be left alone for the day. I will have an Easter dinner
too! We hide plastic eggs with goodies for the grand kids.
Last time, they hid eggs filled with my own treats for
me to sniff out. OMD,I had the best time!So much FUN!

Gma planned the Easter menu last night after finding out
she was the COOK for the day. We will sit and play games
through the afternoon. We aren't having Ham because,Jaxcen
the grandson is confirmed on April 13th. His Mom is making
a ham dinner after church for both sides of the furmily.
So with all those extra peeps,I'll have to stay home.
Human-bro will be back to ND for the weekend. He is Jaxcen's
Godfather. The next day, Gma and Gpa have been married
40 years. The kids are taking them to the capitol city
for supper. By then we are calving. So they are hoping,
no problems with weather or cattle. Gma would be very
disappointed, if she had to stay home and cook her own
supper.

Gma is busy baking for Jaxcen's special day and for Easter
too! Also to fill grandkids and Gma's freezers with goodies.
Once we can work outside, Gma doesn't have much time for
the big baking. Believe it or not,both houses have eaten
all the other stuff. In fact we made 3 kinds of cookies
this week. Had to fill Gpa's jars on the counter.

Gpa redid Great-Grandma's Lefse board with a new pastry
cloth today. Gpa wants lefse for Easter and just any old
day. Gma hasn't made lefse in years, but she is going to
give it a whirl. A tiny package in the store is over $6.
Do you pals know, lefse?(It's a flat round potato bread
and it's Norwegian) She is planning on apple and lemon
pies for Easter. She promised Gpa some homemade caramel
rolls. She made him huge man's sized biscuits,double
batch and froze half. Gma had 1 and he ate the other 11.
I think, Gpa is as SPOILED as I am!!!! If you go to
AllRecipes.com you can type lefse in and see pictures.

Gma finally made it to the dreaded big mess in the
basement. Gpa hauled all the old boxes to the garbage
building and they came today. She managed 1/2 of the
project. Dryer pipes came apart,blew fuzzy,dusty
bunnies and other gremlins ALL over the place. Just
plain nasty! Cobwebs up in the ceiling and around
all the furnace pipes. She was a major Piggy, when
she hit the shower!Precious ran down to snoop but
I stayed on the main floor. I knew she was on a
mission! OMD, when that happens,just stay out of
the way....

It was only 2 when I woke up this morning. It did
make 30. I've been outside a little more but still
can't stay long. We need the snow to melt and go away!
Gma and I are so tired of winter! Well pals, time for
me to eat. Gma fixed 5 stuffies this week.....
so much FUN to have new squeakers in some of my
favorites.
Catch ya later,Mazy

 

MARCH MADNESS.........

March 4th 2013 3:13 pm
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Zip-zap, it was Valentine's Day and then it was March 1st.
WowZer that means, surly Spring is on its way?? Just around
the corner??? I certainly hope so!(My thoughts on Sunday,while
pawwingly waiting for Grand-kids and that sausage/pancake
brunch! Followed by an afternoon filled with dominoes and farkle.
As well as snack patrol under the dining room table! Gotta
love those kids!)

I sat on Gma's lap and helped her play her dominoes. So she
wouldn't be off the charts with her score. I woffed for a
snack.....I mean everyone else was snacking! I had a couple
pieces of popcorn and then.......Kids were eating jerky
Gma made them. I wanted some too! I woof,woof,woofed some
more! Well Gma got up and got me 1 of my own puperoni sticks.
Cut it into about 2 dozen microscopic pieces! I mean,I needed
her bifocals to see them! Then she laid them on a coaster on
table.....About 18" away from my snout! She said, Mazy you
need to practice your patience...What practice my patience!
I'm always waiting on you, to do this or that for me!!!!!

There were my bites of pup stick just laying there! I shook
with anticipation,but no bite! Grand-kids said, Gma aren't
you going to give it to her???? Yippy! Someone's in my
corner! Gma said, after I take my turn,she can have a piece.
If, I don't spread it out.....she'll eat it all AND be
back asking for you to share your jerky!

Then hooman-sis got into the chat....Said, "Jaxcen...this
would be like Gma taking a nice, hot, fresh monster cookie
out of the oven....puttin' it,in front of you and saying"
Jaxcen, it's yours, but you can't EAT it yet!" Don't you think,
that would be hard???????????????

ALL RIGHT! NOW I have sympathy in my corner! Give me a bite!
I relaxed,stopped shaking like the energizer bunny....Helped
play Gma's tiles....she took a turn,I got a bite! Worked for
ME! I was practicing patience!!!!!!!!Gotta tell ya, I wanted
to jump out of her arms,scamper across the table,grab my
snacks and run! Did I?????????????NOPE,I did not! I waited
patiently! OMD! I HOPE she doesn't want to practice patience
again anytime soon!(Maybe, it was a full moon and brought out
the Evil in Gma?)

Snow arrived last night. It was 48 for awhile today. Temperature
has been falling since lunch time. We have about 6" of new snow.
Gpa had to shovel out all the cattle feed bunks before he could
dump grain. He had to take the tractor and push snow in the ranch yard.
Poor Gpa had to shovel the steps and patio too! I went out
for a few minutes while he was shoveling. Wind is suppose to be
on the way.

Gma tortured me by cooking a roaster full of meat for the barn
kitties this afternoon. Gpa is almost out of canned for them.
So Gma cooked meat to mix with their kibbles. A supply run is
in the near future. Depends on what the weather does. Gma and
I shared a gingersnap this afternoon. After we worked our
paws to a frazzle with deep cleaning.

I hope all my pals are doing well? I have lots more to say
about the craziness of March in North Dakota.(NO time today)
Gma has to start her pot of bean soup for supper. She has
a bowl out with stuff to make biscuits. I sssuuurrreee hope,
I can have a bite of biscuit with jam?????I think, that would
be a pawsome desert for me. YES,WE ARE barkin' about food again!
How do you think:the furs and hoomans survive the winters
up here? We snack alot! We enjoy really good food! Gpa says,
"thank you, God! Gma is a darn good cook!" He's been eating
her stuff for 39 years and 11 months. Can you believe it?
I told you pals, they are older than DIRT!
Catch ya later,
Hugs and Kisses,Mazy

 

Goodies Boxes Were FUN!

February 20th 2013 8:53 am
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Hi there,pals...Just popped in quick to thank everyone
for the Valentine Goodies. it was so much FUN being able
to send those Pawtastic Big Boxes of Yummies to our Pals.

Can't believe almost a week has past since Valentine's
Day. We had a quiet dinner at home. Roasted lemon-pepper
chicken. Precious and I both had some. No chocolate brownies
with peanut-butter frosting for us. I did eat a plain
strawberry. No whip cream or chocolate dip for me!

How many of you are spoiled like me??????? I had a nice
big box with a surprise! Actually 3 surprises in it...
A fuzzy tree stump with 3 holes. Inside are 3 baby
squeakie squirrel stuffies for me to play with. I just
LOVE it! Gma took pictures but hasn't had the free
time to try and put them up for me. I heard in one
of my groups 13% of the furs receive Valentine's gifts.

I had 3 Valentine's in the mail. A bunch of p-mails and
doggie gifties. I Never knew that Valentines could be
so much FUN! Dogster has opened a whole new world to
this little doxie....

It was 44 Sunday and I went out with Gpa. Monday it was
between -25 and -35.BBUUUUURRRRRRRRR! To big of change!
Today it is still sub-zero and a windchill too! Right
now it is -5 raw temp. Poor Gma and Gpa have to go to
the capitol city today. They have mega stops besides
medical. They haven't made a trip,due to the weather
extremes! Gma is going to be a Crabby ABBY! She did
dug out her down coat, that goes to her ankles.
She looks like a FAT RASPBERRY in it! HeHe! She is
trying to prevent some of the weather fall-out...

Precious and I are so glad,we are on guard duty.Staying
inside,nice and toasty! I have my 3 little squirrels to
honk at Precious.(That will help fill the day)
Gotta run, be back to tell you about the sausage day
and all that jazz.....

Have a Pawtastic Day, hugs and kisses,Mazy

 

Crazy Week

February 11th 2013 3:10 pm
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This will be a crazy week for the Ponderosa.
We started yesterday,losing our electricity for
several hours. (Now Gma misses her gas stove!)
We had heart shaped sugar cookies in the oven,
when it went! Enough heat in oven to finish
those 3 pans. Threw the other dough back in
fridge.

We had a COLD supper! Gma had candles burning
all over the house. Even a kerosene reading
lamp was going. I didn't like it! It was dark
and cold in my house! I could hear the generator
running...The calves were out of water! The cattle
have 1 notch up on me! Gma and I were chilled by
the time the power stayed on. The blizzard hit east
of us. The power issues covered a good sized area.

We have jerky and cookies to finish. Three freezers
to defrost and clean. The beef is processed this week.
Gma/pa made plans with the Grand-kids for supper too.
Gma will deliver their Valentines. Cookies,jerky
and their cards.

Gma had to juggle other appts. because they are
making sausage on Saturday. It is a very LONG
day! They leave in the morning and return at bed
time! I hate sausage making day! So, I'm on guard
duty at least 2 times this week. Gma is trashed
for 2 days afterwards. Glad it is only 1x per year.

I was surprised this afternoon to find out, I am
Princess of the Week at Princess Diva and Prince
Charming Group. What an honor and what a beautiful
picture Bailey made me. My secretary managed to
load the picture. It took a few tries before it
showed up on my page. Fleas aren't all gone yet!

I want to wish Everyone a Happy Valentine's Day.
Just in case, our paths don't cross again this week.
May you all have lots of snuggles,cuddles,lovies,
treats and maybe a new toy for our day of LOVE?

Hugs and Kisses to All,
I'm off to have some supper....Mazy

 

It's Saturday,Time for the Really Important Stuff......

February 9th 2013 9:52 am
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OMD, it's Saturday! I was a lazy,lazy girl! I slept until 10:30!
Gma checked on me a couple times. I was just Fine,toasting and
Roasting in the covers! I wasn't in any hurry to rise and shine!

The bitter cold moved out.Replaced with warmer temperatures and
lots of fog. 50% chance of snow for Sunday. The blizzard stuff
is only predicted for eastern ND.

The butchering guy was able to come. Haul our steer off to the
locker. Gma is sure glad we don't process our own beef like we
did in the old days. She spent 4 hrs. cleaning and processing
the liver and heart. Froze 24 pkgs of meatz for the barn kitties.
The 1st. batch of liver,cooked and chopped,they gobbled right
up! I did get to taste the liver,it was yummy! Gma said, it's
too rich for me! I'm the Princess,so how can anything be too
rich for me????

The Valentine baking is all done,except for sugar cookies.
We shipped a Love box to Great-grandma and pa. Hooman sis
took theirs home to her house. Gpa went for his throat
tests,no results yet. The clinic messed up and didn't
do his blood-work. He fasted a 2nd. time,went to the
local clinic. He didn't have an appt. so they didn't
do it. Now he has to fast a 3rd. time and go on Monday.
Gma is waiting for him to say, the heck with it.....

I spent a bunch of time,deleting some pictures. Needing
room for new ones. I had to load my new Valentine pic,
several times before it worked. I thought doggieville
had fixed their troubles????? Preferences are set
for just members but still have 2 furs being spammed?
We still can't rearrange Foxie's pics,the way we want
to. We deleted a bunch off, to see if that would help.
We are happy to be able to see so many of our pals
new pictures. Instead of big blue empty boxes. Everyone
has pawsome Valentine pictures...

I'm so enjoying hosting the new Wheel-a-Verse Game at
Christian Dogs and Cats. The puzzles are Bible scriptures.
We just wish, we had more furs coming to play with us.
So if, any of our pals have Free time....Come on over,
to CDAC and check out our Wheel-a-Verse. We are itching
to give more prizes...Better get goin', as I have a long
list of stuff to try and do at the puter! I have my
Secretary handcuffed to my paw! We are so far behind,
I think, I'm ahead of myself.
Hugs and kisses,mazy

 

Phooey and Double Phooey!

February 1st 2013 3:36 pm
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We hurried here and there to finish our work. We planned
on looking at all the new bootiful pictures our pals have posted.
Our bark board showed there should be 24 to check out. Nope,
we have 24 blue boxes with no photos!!!!!! We did catch up
on new diaries. Zoomed around to some groups and played awhile.

We had our first puzzle solved in Wheel-A-Verse. Yippy and Condogs
Shaki! So we put up a new puzzle in CDAC. We sure hope everyone
enjoys this twist on Wheel-A-Fortune. We are sure having a pawsome
time setting the puzzles up.

Can any fur tell us????? Is anyone having their diaries
Spammed repeatedly by oodles of different names. Certainly
not any of our furpals... We found this out by reading our
regular e-mail. Checked the 2 furs in the furmily that we know
it is happening too. Spamming is on very old diary entries.
They continue to hit those two entries often. Started deleting
a few of them. Quit, wanted to ask other furs, if they
have had this problem? If so, is it an HQ issue???????????

BTW- before I sign off....It was -20 and windchill of
-50 yesterday. -23 at 2:30 a.m. and then a SE wind came
rolling in. It actually made 22 ABOVE today! Yippy! We
are thrilled! We also has some flurries. Doing our
Valentine cookie baking this weekend. So we can send
my Great-Gma and Great-Gpa a package. Also, baking
for the grand-kids. My peeps will deliver to them.
They will take them and their pawrents out for a
Valentine's supper. I know there must be a toy in
being left behind? I don't understand why restaurants
don't want me to come liven the place up?
Suppertime, Hugs and Kisses,Mazy

 
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