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Thunder, When You have Sleet???????????

March 22nd 2011 3:49 pm
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Now, we are a couple days into the calendar season of Spring....
The geese that started showing up a week ago...Must be really confused??????? Last week, after the clean-up from the blizzard: The weather turned very springy! The temperatures warmed up into the 40's. One day it was almost 50... We had sunshine! The county road dried off...Giving Gma and Mazy a place for outside walking. Since the ranchyard is a mix of slush,dirty snowbanks,icy waterholes,mudholes and other assorted sloppy stuff!

Then those silly weather persons started spouting off about another winter storm.... The wind arrived late yesterday afternoon. Blew and pounded all night long. We woke up to rain sprinkles and dropping temperatures. Freezing rain combined with sleet most of the day. This afternoon we had some major thundering noise, while it was sleeting.... This old gal sure doesn't understand this combo of weather????

My landing and steps, along with the patio are ALL iced up! My old ears and nerves have to listen to those Thunder-boomers! I HATE THUNDER!!!!!!!!!! Reminds me of the TORNADO in 1999....
Now the icy rainy stuff has stopped and we are having fine snow. This storm is suppose to last until Wednesday evening.... Who knows?????? Nothing is normal anymore!

I just know that Everyone is so burnt out on WINTER.... We have had snowcover that stayed, since 1 st. week in November. The snow in October did melt off... We are ready for lots of sunshine and warm days. All this ugly,dirty wet stuff to dry up and go away!

I'm being very careful, as I slowly toodle across the icy patio to do my business. Thank goodness the thunder-boomers have stopped! I sure Hope, they are gone???? They cause this old pupper to have anxiety attacks...I guess this is all the news I have.....I did enjoy sunning myself those couple nice days!

Off to catch a Nap before supper... I was given roast beef for lunch! I washed my bowl, clean as any dishwasher could ever do! Grandma made a big pot of vegetable beef barley soup for lunch... She had way to much leftover roast beef.... Thank goodness, I was here to help her out! Grandpa gave me a piece of fresh biscuit with strawberry jam....There are PERKS to being a senior,senior,senior pupper!!!!!

Sure Hope my pals are having better weather than we are??????
BTW-The children involved in the school bus accidents during the blizzard will all be a 100%...... They had cuts, scratches, bruises and a couple broken bones... but they were minor injuries.
Hugs, Baby

 

Spring or Winter ????????????

March 12th 2011 3:26 pm
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Spring or winter?????? I'm so confused!!!! Friday morning, I went out and strolled the ranchyard. Did a little sunbathing on the back steps....Water was dripping off the house. The barn sparrows were holding a concert on the patio. One sparrow was trying to build a nest in the downspout of the rain gutters.

Gma scrubbed up my entry,cleaned my beds,washed my bowls and put everything back. I came in and had a nap. Ate lunch and took a nap.... Woke up about 2:30 p.m., asking to go outside.

Gma opened up the door..... And, I thought I'd been shot into the Twilight Zone! (Remember that old wierd television program?)
The calm,sunny, warm 41 degrees had been replaced with: Chilly rapidly falling temperatures. New snow and blowing snow! The wind was horrible! I struggled down the steps and did my business.... Gma met me at the door with a big towel. She wiped me off and rubbed my ears.... I looked at her like I was totally lost! Where was I? What had happened to the lovely Spring day????? Could I be dreaming????? Then, I had one of my little spells... A few seconds later, I was my old self again!

I went to my bed and took another nap....Surely when I woke up, I'd realize I had dreamed the whole thing???? About 5:30 p.m., I ask to go outside again... OMD!!!! I wasn't dreaming!!! It was still blowing and worse than before. I pottied quickly about 20 ft. from the door. The wind blew cold snow in my face...I couldn't see! I started turning circles, trying to figure out, where I was??????

Gma came to the cattle room door and was calling my name.... I don't know, if I could see her or I just followed the voice????? How could I hear her over the 50 mph wind????? I plowed through the snow and made it to the cattle supply room. Gma greeted me with a warm big fluffy towel. She carefully brushed the snow out of my eyes. Between the snow plastered on me and my cataracts, Gma didn't know how much, I could actually see??? Dried me all off.... She gave me a towel massage while we talked about the ugly weather!!!!!

I was all done in....just a couple minutes of total confusion on the patio. I took another nap, knowing suppertime would be soon. Gma had made some bean soup to use up left over pork roast. She had more meat than she needed.... She cut up the pork roast and warmed it with my kibbles for supper. It was just pawsome to have a special supper after playing the abominal
Snowbaby again....

I went out at 7:30 p.m. and the wind was a little better. The snow on the steps and patio was so deep. Gpa had taken a snow shovel and made a pass across the patio. I had a strip to walk on. 10ish the wind was dying down and Gpa shovel the landing and steps so I wouldn't fall.

I woke up this morning and the storm was all over.... We have one big mess around here. Gpa pushed a little snow with the tractor. We have areas that are so deep and hard from the high winds that our tractor can't push through it. Winds varied from 30 mph to 75 mph during the storm. Gpa has lived his whole life here. He said, he has Never seen the snow pile up on the westside of our home,shop and driveway like it is now!!! He thinks, we have to call the guy with the payloader, again!!! Yep, our 1/4 mile driveway is blown shut and packed hard.....

See Mazy's diary, if you want to know about the closed roads,stranded people,activating the National Guard and all that stuff....Today it was in the high teens. The sun was shining. Finding a place to do your business was a problem.... There are big,deep snow drifts everywhere! Some are 4ft. deep or deeper.... Mazy was out chasing bunnies and she could walk over the top of the 4 ft. chain link fence in the frontyard!
She went bunny hunting 2 times ... She had bad cabin fever from yesterday... The bunnies were out,too! She ran and ran, across deep snowbanks. I think, she will have very achy little leggers tonight....

Wait til you hear the weather forcast for the new week. Next week will bring a whole new set of problems. I'm exhausted and need a Nap! Almost time for supper...We sure are glad our place doesn't calf in March! Any babies born outside yesterday would have froze....

I sure hope the weather isn't a problem at your house. Alot of places are having awful weather....Anybody out there, have real Spring, yet????????? Spring is sssssssssssooooooooo close, I can almost Smell it!
Hugs, Baby

 

Another Week and It's Still Winter!!!!!!!!!!!

February 28th 2011 2:40 pm
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I'm sure hoping that Spring Shows Up Soon! Winter showed up early and without warning... It would be Pawsome, if Spring was both lengthy and came early. This Old nose, longs to smell green grass once again!

This Old gal is sure tired of the roller coaster ride of winter weather extremes.... Saturday we awoke to a Bitter -25 without the windchill...Saturday was windy,cold,gray and blustery all day. Sunday it was 28 above zero,sunny and pretty calm. The temperature changed 50 degrees. This is NUTS,even for the Prairie! Average temperature should be 34 above....

Oh yes! Where was I? I drifted off for a minute! I snuggled into my plush velvour bed and napped away my watch... If anything was going on,while Gma and Gpa were making sausage.... Little Miss Mazy's Sonar would pick it up and Alert me to stand guard! She can hear a mouse sneeze a mile away....She will bark as a leaf drifts to the ground....

Maybe, that's a good thing???? Since my hearing isn't what it once was.... My cataracts leave me with Fuzzy vision, as if, you're looking through a coca-cola bottle....I gotta tell ya, there is Nothing wrong with my Nose!!!!!!!!!!!

Last week, 2 chocolate labs from a few miles away visited our place. Two times in the same week. Since, Gma didn't know these furs... She wasn't letting me out, while they were up by the house. When I did go out, I smelled them!!!!! I spent alot of time...sniffing out every inch they had run and walked on, up by my house.... I didn't know where they had went, but I knew I'd had visitors!

We found out where they do live. Also, that they are harmless. The boy is about 5 yrs. and the gal is only a baby of 6 mos. The guy that owns them is gone long hours....And Hell-O! Puppers Seek Companionship and Need Exercise! They were lonesome and bored, so they went exploring... several miles from home....A few days later they were even farther from their home at another neighbors......

Anyway, Gma wasn't taking any chances with me... I'm not too speedy anymore. No match for a much younger, heavier and faster
animal. I've never been a scrapper,either... Isn't that Sweet? Gma did want those puppers to have a chance to hurt me!

Well,it's a new week with the same old stuff happening around here...I'm gonna Zoom around and play in the groups awhile. Catch a nap before supper... After supper....all us furs can sit and look at new photos and diaries of our pals....
I'm hanging in there.... If, we don't have something Green here by April...I demand my Furpals seen me an envelope of Green grass, before I forget what it smells like.....I'm Older than Dirt! I could have a touch of dogtimers?????????????????
Hugs, Baby

 

I Know,I Know....I'm Not Senile!

February 21st 2011 1:49 pm
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I know,I know,I'm not senile! Yep, I write about the weather alot... Cuz, if your a senior,senior,senior pupper...The weather becomes a Big part of your daily life! You don't like cold, wet, snowy, windy Winter weather! You also, do not like hot,dry, windy weather that comes with the dog days of Summer! I prefer temperatures between 60 and 70 degrees. Summer is easier to adjust too than the winter cold. I just lay by the
air-conditioning vent. Lay in the shade outside. Enjoy the early mornings and long evenings of the prairie. I stay in during the heat of the day. Usually 1 to 5 p.m. A plus of Summer on the Prairie is: we have very little humidity....

Last week we had the 4 days of beautiful weather. Not too Hot and Not too Cold. I laid on the back steps and sunned myself. I strolled through the ranchyard. I hadn't done this for several months now. I thought for just a moment...maybe, an early Spring???? There is always a payback..... for such a break in the middle of winter. Alot of snow did melt. Now easier to get around. All the ice melted off the county farm to market road. We had Never seen 3" of ice on that road before. We still Do Not have mail delivery.... This is starting to tick Gma off.

Today the sun is finally shining and it is 6 above. Tolerable to go outside and not try to break my neck getting back in a flash! Thursday through this morning it was bitter cold...-25 with the windchill. Not a speck of sunshine. Overcast,gray and general ucky! The humidity was high over the weekend. We experienced the bone chilling cold the Eastern part of the U.S. is known for... Where once you are cold, it is all the way to your core. You can't get warmed up...The bizzare wind of the past 3 days has moved eastward. Watch out pals!!! It's coming your way..........

I stayed huddled into my pillow bed as much as I could. I went out only when necesscary. Right back, inside! Even that crazy little doxie,Mazy only lasted 5 minutes on Sunday. Long enough to run to the stocktank with Gpa and back to the house.

Gma thinks my arthritis must have been in orbit....Cuz, I didn't have my usually appetite through the worst of the weekend. Yesterday, my appetite returned and I ate all my
mini-meals. My tummy does better since Gma feeds me 3 mini meals instead of 2 larger meals. If, I turn my nose up enough times.....Gma makes me something special. Yesterday morning I had scrambled eggs with meat and potatoes in them. You bet! I ate those right up!

Please, stop by my page and sign my guestbook, when you have a minute or two. I also have some really cool music there...
Thanks to Momma Shawna and the Kirk Pack. We did zoom through dogster and catster over the weekend. Read all our pals diaries. Looked at all the new pictures. We tried to visit our groups and play games too. Gma and I needed some extra rest...We pooped out before we completed our mission. Today's another day...We will just pick up where we left off...Still waiting for some pal to send me a picture of some Green grass!
I'm praying everyday for an early Spring!

Hugs, Baby

 

Beautiful .........

February 14th 2011 2:51 pm
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Beautiful weather here for Valentine's Day! Last 3 days has been in the 40's. I've been out sunning myself and walking around everyday. Dripping and slushing all over the place. A little slippery by dark... Enjoying every minute....

I've been running around helping my pal Copper set up the Gumdrop Stop at Christian Dogs and Cats. We are having so much FUN! Building a place our furs can come and hang out.

The place is similiar to an old time soda shop. We have treats to eat. Games to play. Like hide and seek. Sophie Claire won the 1st. game of find the BOBO.... We read,color and listen to Pawtastic music. Little Georgi brought and shared her favorite song "If I were A Butterfly!" Such a Happy,happy song....

We have bean bag chairs.... The young puppers just love to jump in those! We saw the older puppers helping the puppies color and read. Since it is Valentine's Day....Copper and I ordered all kinds of treats for the Gumdrop Stop...I think, Copper is having a little surprise party for all the Furs....

Well, I'd better go see if those deliveries have arrived yet????
Everyone have a Pawsome Valentine's Day!!!!! I heard something about Cake already being there. I'd better go and grab a piece before the babies start snacking....

Kisses and Huggies to Everyone!
Baby

 

February Happenings

February 8th 2011 10:16 am
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Last week,Mid-week... we had 3 days of defrost temperatures. It felt so Good on these, Old Bones! The icicles were dripping off the house. The snow was crusting.... this will hold the blowing down.... I was just settling into a new and improved comfort zone AND.....POW! It was gone!!!!!!

We had freezing rain, Friday during the night....An arctic front started rolling in and the temperatures hit the toliet! I woke up to: about 3" of solid ice on my patio,landing and three steps...
It was just awful!!!!! I was ever so Shocked,when I fell down the steps...NOT ONCE, but Three times on Sat. I skidded across the huge patio... to Potty! I tried to squat to potty.... my hiney leggers,went WHOA!!!!! What's happening, here?????

It was like the fawn in the movie, Bambi...1st. time, he tried to stand up...All four leggers were going different directions!
I was so embarassed!!!!! I tried to crawl back across the patio to the door...Finally, made it! Gma couldn't even help me! She couldn't stand up at ALL! I used my sharp nails to dig into the ice a little.... Absolutely, not dignified! Sure glad there wasn't a camera.....Gma was So worried, I'd break some bones! I'm tough....I managed to get through it...Gpa had to use an ice bar and chop all the ice off the patio!

My poor Gpa...Before the freezing rain and new blast of cold arrived.... The melting on the roof and around the rain gutters caused water to run into our Sunroom....Yep,again! So,Gpa took the rain gutter down....Beat all the ice out of it. He found a place behind the gutter where moisture was getting in on the nice days and then refreezing. When it warmed up, it melts and runs into the Sunroom. Middle of week was spent fixing that mess.... Warms up again this weekend.... We will see if, our problem is fixed??????

Still,No cattle sold....either way too cold Or warms up... Then it is to sloppy for sorting and loading ... Getting snow out of our way is still a big problem....Gpa was lining someone up with a payloader to remove snow.... Gpa needs to open the 2nd. big hay yard. Haul some snow into the open fields to keep our driveway open. County plow spent an hour opening our drive this past week. Strange winter....doesn't seem to be any middle ground....

Gma loaded up the car, her suitcase, a bunch of stuff and disappeared on Sunday. She isn't back yet...I heard her mumble something to Mazy. Sounded like: take care of the old gal, Mazy....Make sure, Precious isn't counter surfing.... Watch out for Gpa! You're staying here so: Gpa has to come to the house for a break....Where did that crazy old lady go???? It was -25 below,icy,blowing snow...even with raw temperature of 19. Gma hasn't been away from here over night... but 1 night since she brought Mazy home. She will be 4 in July.....This is really strange..... Keep ya update furpals....Back to my afternoon nap!
Kisses, Baby

 

Cookies,Beef,Leaks,Exercise,Tractors and Other Nonsense

January 30th 2011 3:51 pm
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Good Afternoon Furpals... Both Near and Far...Tomorrow is the last day of January. A New week has started.... It's ever so cold.... Minus 5, blowing and has been snowing most of the day! Who knows what the windchill factor is?? Who cares????
By now you know the story with me...I Hate the Bitter cold combined with snow... Back to holding out, as long as I can before I agree to go outside. I know, it's not good for me... I'm just Not going to co-operate on extra trips to potty in this ucky stuff!BBBBBUUUURRRRRR! How much winter is left??? It's hard to say...Probably 2-3 months worth. This winter has not been anything like normal....

We did have the January thaw they predicted. We had 4 days of in the mid to high 30's. Nicest day was 38. The sun was shining, little wind and comfy temperatures. I actually, laid on the back steps one day for a good 30 minutes. Soaking up the sunshine! It felt so good... One day, I followed Gma around our circular driveway several times. The most exercise, I 've had at one time, since Fall disappeared....Mazy was being crazy and running the snowbanks and liliac bushes sniffing out bunnies.

I now call her, Bunny Brain!!! I mean Really, I have cataracts and I can See the bunnies better than she can! Does her sniffer cancel out her eyes???? I mean, can't she Smell and See at the same time???? Apparently Not! They are sitting very still, maybe 8 ft. away.... She doesn't see it! Probably too busy looking for the bunny poop?????? Can You believe it? I saw her eat that stuff! If, we want to talk outside eatery...then go for the good stuff! Gpa just butchered....In my younger days, I'd have been there all day getting the fresh meat! Too Cold and I'm too Old! Not walking that far for frozen raw food! Gma will cook just for me.... Whenever, I turn up my nose at the regular food! Rabbit Poop, uck!!!!!! This was Never on this Gal's menu!

Nice days brought new headaches to our place! Dripping off house made big icicles. Filled the edge of the roof and rain gutters full of ice. I bet, it was a good foot deep before Gpa chopped it with an axe... He had to hang on a big metal ladder to do this. Somehow... a trickle of melting water found it's way behind the metal siding,insallation boards, old stucco surface, wool insallation, traveled down the wooden frame and then: into the sandplaster texture in Gma's living room.... Yep, we have an Official Leak!!!! Gma is Not Happy!!!!! The interior walls were just redone about 5 years ago.

Gma had to shovel snow,ice and slush off the coal cellar roof and coal cellar door. Started shoveling it away from the foundation of the house. This is an old house. Way back then, no one installed floor drains in the basements. Gma is worried about water, if too much melts at one time... Now, she plans to shovel the snow away from the foundation... Will be slow going...She can only shovel so much at a time. She can hardly stand herself today from what she did yesterday.... The snow is banked up against the house.. The depth is between 2.5 Ft. and 4ft.

Gpa got one tractor fixed.. He is up and running with the old farmhand! Cows are happy! Back to being fed on time! The weight of the snow was too much for an old wooden barn. It was a small barn used of hiefers. The roof collasped about 4 days ago. The building in now Toast! Provided an extra shelter for bad weather stretches. Where is was...we now have a pile of lumbar on the ground, topped by a mountain of snow! A big section will need all new corraling.(Ground is frozen...so a job for late spring!)

Gma made beef Slim Jims twice this week.... Didn't make any for us puppers! She was making spicy ones. She baked buns and 2 batches of cookies. We didn't get any of those,either! What's up with that? I was getting Honked off, big time!!!! Then, she cooked a roaster full of soup bones. Cleaned all the meat off...
The barn kitties had an extra treat! But, so did this... Old Gal! (Mazy,mazy...little painzy ...didn't get any!!!!)
I had roasted beef 4 times.... This all happened, cuz Gma is cleaning deep freezers. They just butchered, will put new beef into the freezer in a couple weeks. I heard her say... the last Steer was sssssooooo big, she had 15 pkgs of meat to cook up for kitties and me!! Yahoo! I'm a loving it!

Well furpals....I'd better go! We all gathered around the puter
so we can look at your pictures and read your diaries. We have alot of pals to check in on before bedtime...Take is Easy! Don't take any Rubber Bones! Demand the Edible Chewies! Who's idea, was it to sell rubber bones???? I mean really, how lame is that????


Hugs and Kisses,
Baby

 

SSSSSSSoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnn - !!!!!!

January 23rd 2011 6:09 pm
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Howdy There Pupper and Purr pals....One week of January left and this old gal has survived another January.... It's been a stormy,cold,windy,snowy,bitter month! This is the 3rd. harsh winter in a row for here on the south central North Dakota Prairie. So far, we've had only a couple nice days this month.
After All the Bitter Stuff...if, it Hits the Teens, it's a Day of Great Celebration around here.

This last week of January they have forcasted a January thaw....I'd said, "Let me see it, 1st. then I'll believe you weather humans!" Well, they are still saying it.... I'll keep you posted! This is a big state with many,many square miles. The climate from East to West and North to South varies alot in any given day. However, we are suppose to see the 20's this week.

I'm dragging my old hiney out to the Patio and sun bathing
...if, the Sun does Shine! Maybe, I can blacken up some of that hair that is turning awful white???? I look black in my pictures, but any hair that falls out: the last 1" is silver gray to snow white....Ugh!!!! What's a Gal to do? Hey, Clariol lady: do ya have Ebony Black??? I think, I'd need a gallon or so.


FUN INFORMATION ABOUT MY STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA
I'm going to leave here some interesting facts about our state. I hope you enjoy reading them....
•North Dakota has recently been ranked the friendliest state in the U.S., according to Cambridge University.
•A vacation here is called the most affordable of any state by AAA.
•North Dakota ranks #1 as the safest state to live in.
•North Dakota ranks #1 for high school completion rates.

These are just a couple of the "firsts" you can find in North Dakota.

•ND produces enough soybeans to make 212 billion crayons each year.
•ND produces enough sugarbeets that produce enough sugar to sweeten 27 billion gallons of Kool-Aid.
•The world's largest french fry feed is held every year in Grand Forks, during Potato Bowl USA. In 2006, a new worlds record was set with 4,620 pounds of french fries that were served at the French Fry Frenzy. Around 10,000 people were served. About 113 gallons of ketchup were used as well.

•The geographical center of North America is marked in Rugby.
•Explorers William Clark and Meriwether Lewis, along with the Corps of Discovery, spent more time in (what is now) North Dakota than any other place on their journey.
•The International Peace Garden is located on the U.S. and Canadian borders of North Dakota and Manitoba, and is a beautiful symbol of peace and friendship.
•North Dakota is home to more wildlife refuges than any other state. Wildlife viewing and birding opportunities are abundant.

IF,YOU ENJOY THESE FUN FACTS...I'LL SNIFF SOME MORE OUT FOR MY FURPLAS FAR AND WIDE....
Do stop by this old gals page and please sign my guestbook. I have a couple real Cool Tunes playing there. My favorite is "Don't Worry Be Happy!"


27 BILLION GLASSES OF KOOL-AID! I WONDER HOW MANY GLASSES OF THAT BELONG TO: my Grandpa????? He is the Kool-aid King of N.D. Somwhere around here he has his koolaid crown... Now why didn't they tell me how much BEEF, we EAT??? After all, we raise plenty of BEEF up here.... What about our Awesome Sunflower seeds,corn,canola,buckwheat,flax,durum and spring wheat???? How about All the OIL the state is sitting on top of?????


A FUN FACT OF MY OWN IS: WE EAT ICE CREAM YEAR ROUND! EVEN WHEN -40... YEP.....I Never,ever turn down ice cream!!!!!
Well see ya later....off to finish my after supper nap!
Catch ya soon, Baby

 

Now this is Funny!!!!!!!

January 15th 2011 12:24 pm
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Hi Pupper and Purr Pals.....


2 feet of Snow 2011



Mazy woke me up from my Nap...Drug me to the Puter! I gotta say, "this picture was worth losing a few winks of sleep."
This is Truly FUNNY! I've never seen any HuuuMans with Feet this Big! Have you???? Some people just are so artist...Can make something Funny out of the ucky,cold,wet snow!!! I sure hope, they had good wool mitties....Think we have to send this to the grandkiddies. They make Snowmen all the time. I bet Jaxcen would love to make a Snow Foot. Is that anything like Big Foot????

Too much to think about...Back to my Nap! Almost supper time...
Just another day on the frozen Prairie! One day closer to spring. Thanks everybody for checking in on this old gal...
Hugs and Kisses, Baby

 

January on the Prairie

January 14th 2011 2:31 pm
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Howdy furpals....Here it is, almost the middle, of the 1st. month of 2011. What can I say, about this current winter????? It's Going to be another BAD ONE! I'm Positive..... this is the Total Truth! The last 3 winters have Not been a Picnic..... All of them have been pretty tough! No wonder, I NOW PIDDLE on the PATIO!!!! Spent most of my life always going into the hay yard in the winter to potty....I Never wanted to make any extra work for Grandma. Cuz, I was so thrilled to be rescued from abuse...

This winter I've left enough frozen piddle on the patio to make an ice skating ring....A dogster pal, suggested selling tickets to skate! We really didn't think there would be any takers! So, when it warms up ... Gma chips it all off with an Ice Bar. She said, she does this so she won't slip,fall and bust her hiney! I know, she really does it for me....So, I have a clean place to potty.

Day 2 of Quick and Fast warmer temperatures. Made 20 above before the temperature started falling. Snow in the forcast for tonight through Tuesday. We had 3" this morning! The new snow wasn't suppose to arrive until during the night.... They missed that by 12 hrs. It has stopped snowing for now. More coming... We've had more snow in the last 3 winters, than in most of the winters of my life, rolled together! Getting a picture?

Gma was suppose to go to town for a BP check. Tried to do this 2 Fridays in a row. Weather prevented her from going both times. Last week the driveway blew shut and couldn't get out with the car. This week, she was walking out to the car and ready to go. Neighbor swung in with tractor parts for Gpa. She ask, "how are the roads?" Reply, I-94 is good. The county road out here is a total white-out. I couldn't see a thing. I almost hit the snowplow! He is 20 yrs. Gma's, junior.
This was enough for Gma...She turned around and went back into the house. She is monitoring her BP here at home as instructed.

Gma called and cancelled. Gma said, "if, she fought white-out for 10 miles, her BP would be in the twilight zone! Thanks, but no thanks!" It's only slightly, elevated... She still thinks it is elevated due to higher physical pain level. As well as, it is winter, Not OUR season! Some stress with all the equipment breakdowns... Since her BP has been waxing and waning for 20 yrs. due to her chronic pain level. Never has been truly high BP... I bet, if Gma took My BP with that fangled thing: on a bitter,windy,sub-zero day.....Mine would a G-Zillion for sure!!!!! The only thing, that makes me Happy on All those days is: Ear Rubs, Sweet Nothings Gma says to me, grilled Vension, my beef, tiny mini flavored bone biscuits, snuggling into my new velvour bed.... Plus, I Love those homemade Peanutbutter Biscuits.... Gma, can now see a cataract on the other eye. I now have a matching pair... I'm a little hard of hearing, vision a little cloudy and sniffer isn't what it used to be....Aging is for the birds! I still have the Sweetest Nature..I'm Never Crabby at anyone.....How many puppers can say that??????

Another neighbor was here for coffee. He said, he read somewhere,long range... We are suppose to have 10 hard, tough winters... This being number 3, we have 7 to go!!!! Gma said, "if we, have 7 more like the last 3....her and Mazy will be spending them somewhere warmer than North Dakota. Boy! She meant it!" As for me, I THINK the guy who wrote the article is All WET! Since I'm a senior,senior pupper.....don't think, I have to worry about trying to battle 7 more??? I mean REALLY! They can't even predict the weather correctly for 3-4 days at a time... Are weathermen, guys who can't do anything, else????? I could do, weather! I can tell you, how cold it is: by how long, it takes my Piddle to freeze!!! I'm better looking than alot of the weathermen,too!

Since it did warm up ...Gma made me walk around,stretch my leggers and get some fresh air... I wasn't impressed! It is still winter...I did it, to humor the old gal! However, I know fresh grilled vension is waiting in the frige. I better get my nap in before supper.....BTW- I heard on the news this morning 47 of the lower 48 states have SNOW! Only Florida, didn't have any.... and Hawaii of course...Alaska, of course gets snow every winter... What are the odds on that happening, every year??? Just wondering?????

I'm dreaming of Spring wild purple pasture crocuses.....Anyone, want to guess, when they bloom this year?????
Kisses and Hugs, Baby

 
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