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
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
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
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
January 29th 2013 3:00 pm
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I have say,when it rains it pours!Troubles that is...
Not the badly needed moisture to help us this spring.
The sun didn't show its face again today. The temperature
was way less than forecast. 20 was the high. The new
cold front is rolling in tonight. The next couple days
the highs will be around 0 without the windchill.
We have had very light flurries in the past week. The
snow is so dry..there is no moisture in it. The bottle
baby is being kept in the milk-house. Where he can stay
warmer. He's a good eater and doing fine. His Mom is
eating and improving. Enough days have passed that he
will be a bottle baby. Just too hard to spike him onto
Mom now. She needs her reserves to mend....
Gpa goes and see the 1st. Doc tomorrow. He ate a 1/2
bag of Hershey Kisses for his supper. He wasn't in the
mood for anymore pudding,jell-o,tomato soup. He didn't
want plain broth. He's 1 of these guys that if it is
soup the spoon better stand up in the bowl! Really we
have Sloops at our house. They are thicker than soup
and little thinner than stews. This morning he dipped
3 chocolate chip cookies in his coffee. He's having
sugar D.T.'s big time!!!!!
Anywho...he is going to try angel hair pasta with
meatballs for supper. See how that goes???? He works
hard and is in the elements...So he has to have
nourishment. Gma tried to talk him into drinking
some Powerades....He could have had pureed foods.
He told the ER Doc,he wasn't eating baby food.....
Gma made herself stir-fried veggies and brown rice.
Gpa hates it...so she was happy and didn't feel guilty.
We played after my supper. Did a training refresher
mini course with my venison. I sure don't know, why just
because he couldn't eat: I had to work for my meatz????
We played,we read and snuggled with the moist heatpad.
Since January has been a beast for Gma and her ritis
and fibro boys. Nothing helps except to just keep moving.
I was going to have a greenie for snack,then out of
the blue, before I started the greenie: I was gaggy
like Gpa. Then I threw up all over the rug, under the
dining room table. Gma took the greenie and put it away.
I didn't have any bedtime snack! Does this sound fair to
you?????? I had something caught...but don't know what
it was???? I was right as rain, after that! Gma said,
it wasn't sympathy pains for Gpa....too much time had
passed! I didn't mess with my breakfast this morning.
Hungry... I was starved!
We plugged along today, but nothing real major. Caught
up on some correspondence. Gma just couldn't get her
crabby old body to co-operate. In other words, it was
PLAIN BORING AROUND HERE!!! I should have rode to the
Elevator with Gpa. A trailer of grain for the calves.
Southern pals...please send warmer weather....
Catch ya later, Mazy
January 26th 2013 10:48 am
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SURPRISE!!!!!!!!!!!We have a new baby at our house!
I can tell You it isn't the Baby of choice....I mean,
maybe I'd be interested in a little fur-sis? My size,
doxie,doxie mix or some other small breed....
Thank God, it isn't a Grand-baby! Gma said,
" we've done diapers,bottles,spit-up,pee and
poop,etc.... The others are better than 1/2 grown.
11 and almost 9. Their Mommy would have a stroke
to do all that again!" Gma, just isn't fast enough to
do the baby mess again!On with my story.....
Gma left me guarding and went off to run errands. Have
the weekly massage,so the old gal can keep, keeping-on!
Seems to settle her for a few hours. Gpa went off to
the elevator to buy milk replacer for the bottle twins.
Who BTW are doing nicely...Salt and minerals for the
Gpa beat Gma home and found a Heifer trying to calf!
Not the one he had been keeping an eye on either!
Our bulls broke through a pasture fence and visited
the ladies.....way too early! Can't blame these
early arrivals on the neighbors,either!
Gpa gave her some time but things were going to slow.
He dug out the calf pulling stuff and pulled the calf.
What a way to arrive in this new world...Then it was COLD
too! Already -2...The little boy was very lively.
Even tried to suck Gpa's fingers! Hey there, hand washing
is my JOB!
Gpa put him on some straw in the wheelbarrow. Took him
to the milkhouse. Had Gma fetch him a bulb for the heat
lamp. The Cats pretty much cleared out of there...hehe
The light warmed him up and dried him off.After supper
Gpa took instant colostrum to him. He nursed the moo-moo
bottle like a pro....He's a survivor,as he has strong
instincts! Gpa left him there all night.
After awhile, some barn kitties went inside. They were
so curious....they found the light,it was warm,so they
stayed. The baby moo was curled up on hay with a full
tummy sleeping away....
His Mom is up eating and drinking...Gpa said,"she looks
rough!" So we haven't tried to give her calf back to her.
Gpa will try in couple days. If she doesn't want him,
then Gpa will be raising him on a bottle. I sure hope
the Bulls didn't set Gpa up for several January and
February babies. Bulls can be busy boys in just a few
We usually calf from late March-May. The other half of
the herd is from late August-October. Gma is sure glad
she isn't strong enough to take care of bottle calves
anymore. OMD! She's have to be out there every morning
and evening with bottles. Gpa hated that job when he
was young....had no patience for it. Gma took care of
all the orphans:lambs,calves,piglets and sometimes a
Things do change....Gpa used to pick a calf up and
just carry them off...later on, drag them to where
he wanted them. These days,he grunts to put them in
the wheelbarrow and push them to their new digs!!!!
I think the big changes around here is called "old
age!" I'm here to keep them from getting dogtimers!
They might go out to lunch, forget to come back home?
I have to keep them entertained and mentally
challenged! It's a tough job, but someone has to do it!
Tomorrow the Grand-kids are coming to play games. They
help keep Gma and Gpa on their toes too! We give them,
absolutely NO Breaks in our games! They beat the pants
off of both of them,about 9 times out of 10. We're having
pancake,bacon and scrambled egg brunch. We made 25 popcorn
balls. The kids can take a bunch home with them.
The last batch was 18 and Gpa,Gma and myself ate them all!
I did snatch 2 mini marshmallows that flew out of the
bag...as she was adding them to the pot of melted butter.
2 mini marshmallows and a couple bites of shredded cheddar
cheese were my snacks... No wonder, I charged
after those marshmallows like I'd never had a treat!
Gma is starving ME! No one in this house is on a diet...
Unless it is a diet filled with goodies???????
Gotta tell ya, Gma has to have Gpa's help with the big
pots filled with hot stuff! Cause, she can't pour,hold
and stir all at the same time....like she once could!
Gpa uses a wheelbarrow and Gma uses Gpa...They manage
to get their jobs done.....
Hugs and Kisses,Mazy
January 26th 2013 10:00 am
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SENDING MANY THANKS TO MY PALS! What a surprise to wake up
and find I had mail....Greetings from pals. Pressies and a
beautiful DDP picture. A bottle of champagne to celebrate.
Some ribbons for my page. A beautiful crown filled with
jewels to be the Queen of the Ponderosa day....
Thank you Peek-a-boo & pack,Cooper and pack,Coco & Puffy,
Hershey & Van Winkle ,Angel Whisper & Dixie Rayne. You're
all so very sweet and so very furry nice to me. Thank you
HQ, as this is always an Honor.
FLEAS AT DOGSTER....We WERE NOT able to post our beautiful
DDP picture made by Cooper. We loaded it, into our
pictures and it will not show up?????Neither will our
bottle of bubbly....Phooey!
We will try later to again, put it on my picture page.
We Hope some pals will see it here.
THANK YOU COOPER...JUST LOVELY
Today, we will make the low 20 ish. No sunshine and wintry
outside. We are busy making popcorn balls for the grand-kids.
I like them too! They are coming to play games tomorrow.
Also for brunch....They ask for homemade pancakes,bacon and
scrambled eggs. My favorites for Sunday! We are doing up
laundry...so that meats HOT work clothes to TOAST AND ROAST
A Pawsome weekend for ME! I haven't seen those kiddies
since Thanksgiving time......We have a surprise for them!
A New Baby at our House! More on the baby next time....
Everyone have a Pawtastic Weekend!
Hugs and kisses,mazy
January 22nd 2013 2:50 pm
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Come in, said the spider to the fly! Geesh!
Just kidding!!!!! Come into my cozy, toasty kitchen.
Pull up a chair and park your paws....I've been
busy on this cold January day. Trying to forget
it is Ever so Cold Outside.
I made Lazy gal's sweet rolls and bread. Sit
and I'll bring you some nice warm cinnamon
twisted roll with vanilla glaze. Coffee,tea
a bowl of water?????
Staying Toasty With Bread Making
If rolls and butter bread aren't your thing. I have
several kinds of cookies. Even apples,oranges and
clementines. Rest your paws and tell me what is new
at your place. Every gal deserves a break. The laundry
is done. I've roasted in the hot towels and bedding.
It's time to sit back and rest,until time to sling
hash for supper...OMD! We're not having hash,don't
slobber. I'm having pork chops,fried spuds with the
orange orbs from the garden called sweet carrots.
Fresh butter bread....
After supper, to burn up all the goodies....I guess,
I'll have to exercise with Gma. She needs my help or
she cheats and quits way to soon! Gotta watch these old
duffers all the time! I'll finish the day with Zoomies
around all the living room furniture. Up and down the
hall,into the bedrooms....Play a little chase,some
tag and some hide and seek. Close my day by settling
into my big bed in the bedroom,not the kitchen!
I'll zzzzzzzzzz's, snug as a bug in the middle....
Hopefully, it will be warmer tomorrow????
It did make 12....Light flurries and no sunshine.
Windchill? Did want to know! Gma and I are
staying inside. She doesn't want to pull a
sweater over my stitches. They are still there.
I didn't take any medicine today. I don't seem
to be itchy... Thank my dogness for that!
January 22nd 2013 2:27 pm
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Here's the torturous girdle mesh after surgery.
Now wasn't that a fine trick...
Houdining out of that mess???????
I did it in the middle of the night and inside the
covers too! I was just so miserable I couldn't
sleep! While Gma was out COLD!
Surgical girdle mesh
Here is the Queen Size Inflated bed 4 Gma and I.
We slept there 10 days.
Grandpa only tested the bed.
He did volunteer to sleep there.
I wanted my Grandma.
Kitchen Queen Size Bed 4 My Recovery
Here is my bed,myself minus the torture wrap.
LOOK at my Eyes!
Can you see I'm on DRUGS????????
My Bed,Me with the Torture Wrap.....
First FREEDOM with an 8 squeaker toy from the after Holiday
stash....Gma said, it was the BEST spent $3 for 2 hours of entertainment. 2 hrs. later 7 squeakers were phooey! I chewed
3 holes in the plushy part. It's a rainbow colored reindeer...
It's in the stuffie hospital....I had alot of pent up frustration
to work out!
1st. Freedom and 8 Squeaker Toy......
Kitchen play as I started to feel better. Alot of these were
Christmas toys. My Secret Santa Buddy sent me a small pink BoBo.
Penlope Pink BoBo saved my sanity!!!! Thank you Buddy!
Can you see Penlope Pink BoBo and Patsy my Pink Piggy?????
They kept me almost Happy in my Prison!
SSSSSSSSSooooo there's my short version of my surgery!
I sure HOPE I don't have lots of those fatty tumors
as I age?????? This was NOT FUN!
January 20th 2013 2:14 pm
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Well, we have an issue at our house. Gma does!
Gpa and Furs do not! We all sleep just fine!
We all love our 18 year old,double pillow-top bed.
It is in pristine condition and has been flipped
regularly through the years.
Precious and myself, think it is the to die for
bed....We both sleep on it! I sleep there at night
and Precious sleeps there during the day. We think,
it is Pawsome! Gpa has NO Issues with the bed,either!
While I was Imprisoned in the kitchen...Gma slept
with me, on an inflatable queen mattress. She slept
better than she has in sssssssssssssssoooooooo long
she can't even tell you when??????? BTW-Tonight,I
am going back to my regular bed. Yippy!
Gma has had sleep issues for 40 years. Due to the
fibromyalgia and arthritis. The restorative sleep
is very poor for Gma. This repairs the hooman body
from it's daily wear and tear.
She doesn't take sleep meds. or anything but aspirin
and arthritic time released tylenol. She tried lots of
meds. when younger. They Never found a good combo...
She became very sensitive to all medicine while they
play Russian Roulette with her.
Gma was telling her massage therapist about the kitchen
sleeping....She said, she is having a same trouble in
her pillow-top. They chatted and both know that they have
very firm mattresses. These used to be the recommendation.
Now Orthopedic Docs, say softer is better....Less pressure
Now she has pressure points from her neck to her feet.
No matter what the position she is trying to settle into.
She tosses and turns all night long. As the birthdays are
passing..it is showing on Gma. Not just her face but her
energy level for her day. Fatigue is a Big Problem.
The question is to buy or not buy a new medium pillow
top...See if, it Helps her????? The one we have would
move to the guest bedroom. It is a much better bed, than
the current bed in there. Gpa is stumped! He couldn't
believe Gma has slept so well, this past 10 days.
Except for the 1st. night....This was ME! Wiggling out of
that stretchy mesh and playing Houdini in the covers.
Gma said, if it isn't the bed....It is Gpa's snoring
concerts that have become chronic in the past decade.
Some nights,she can pretend they are concerts..HeHe!
Other nights,she can't get to sleep. Most nights, she
reads until, she can't hold her eyes open! She says,
she hurts so BAD when she crawls into bed and lays
down. She even told us, if she didn't have too...she
wouldn't sleep at all!
Precious and I know, we will be Happy no matter what
we have in there. If not, we will run over to the other
bedroom and bunk there. Gpa can sleep Anywhere! A chair,
couch,anything he can find.....He has good, bad and so-so
nights...Says, it's not the bed but his age! Other people
tell her, you just don't sleep well..when you get old!
Great! Since sleep has been an issue since age 20...
Our Big question is buy or not buy? What do our pals
sleep on????????? Gma was looking online at other beds.
Such as memory foam....People we ask,either Love or
Hate them! Doesn't seem to be alot of in between???
They are so very expensive! A good pillow-top is a
good size investment but not 4-5 of her yearling Steers!
Gma has King size headaches just looking online at options.
Wanted to know what is out there before she considers
dragging herself from store to store......
OPINIONS and SUGGESTIONS and INFORMATION WELCOMED......
I think, Gpa is hoping it is the BED and NOT HIM??????
This little doxie Do NOT Snore at all!
hugs and kisses,Mazy
January 19th 2013 3:57 pm
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I know my pals have been following my recovery from surgery.
I'm here MYSELF to report with my own PAWS! Can you believe it?
1st. I must ask that our pals say a prayer for Precious. A
couple nights ago,Gpa went to put her in the sunroom for the
night. She jumped out of his arms! He was on the landing.
It was a HUGE JUMP and she landed hard! She started with
limping and Gma thought it was her hip??? Last couple days,
she has chosen odd places to lay. Gma noticed,she seems to
be having trouble getting up and down. Finding a comfortable
spot to lay. Is it her back? A strain? A pinched nerve?
A herniated disc?
She isn't eating like she normally does. She has a HUGE
appetite. She is just picking a little. She is drinking.
She is going potty in her box but not the normal amount.
She is letting Gma pick her up so she doesn't jump off
loveseat. While she is a senior,she naps alot,she just
isn't herself. No crying but appears like there is some
Gpa was going to town,Gma sent him to the Vet for
some pain medicine for a kitty. They can't take what
they give pups. Gma told Gpa, if she wasn't perked up
by Monday. Gma would take her to the Vet. The Fur Doc,
told Gpa...he really didn't know what to do for her?
Basically they are Livestock Docs and not specialized
Well, we know they don't have the pricey equipment
that the small animal Vets have. Angel Foxie had to
go to a specialist all the time. Gma said, well we
have 2 places where she has been, many times. They are
both 60 miles away. If we can find out, what exactly
is wrong, we can probably fix it. ????
I Feel BAD for her...She did tease me, while I was not
feeling so good,but I forgive her. I think, maybe there
is something to this TOO much JUMPING business????? If
you could just say a prayer for her, I'd be really very
As Grandma's Dad, he is finally home. He is stable,
not so weak now, some issues have been handled. He's
been home 2 days now. So far, doing better. We are
praying things are back on the right track for him.
Little ME.... I'm NO LONGER locked in the kitchen.
Gma took the laundry baskets off the loveseat today.
I'm jumping into the chairs. Using my bedroom Pet
stairs on the big loveseat. The smaller one, she
will let me jump on. I've stayed on Gma's heels
almost all day! (Just because I could!) Gma and I
are still sleeping in the kitchen. She doesn't want
me to wakeup during the night,not use the pet stairs
and jump off her extra high pillow-top to go potty.
She says, I'd be on the floor before either of them
knew that I was going to do it!
I'm playing,still taking the Rimadyl so I won't scratch.
I'm being very a good girl! I'm not playing as
rough at I usually do....Their Idea not mine!
Pawsome to go from a little living room playtime to
most of my Freedom restored...NO CAVE! It's all sealed
up...Whole different story for another time....
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