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October 24th 2010 3:07 pm
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Sunday is suppose to be a slow day.... A day for extra napping! Not this Sunday!!! G-ma heard the weathermen. They were Saying REAL STUPID STUFF!!! By mid-week it would be much colder with either drizzles,sleet,sleet-snow or plain old snow....In my Opinion, it could be ALL of the Above!!!

Since both G-ma and I are hobbling around....feeling the changing weather rolling in....she took the forcast to Heart!
She told G-pa....Baby has to have her bath before the weather turns cold and stays cold.

First, she brushed and brushed a ton of undercoat out. She cheated. She used a special brush that cuts mats and undercoat.
She gave me a little rest from the brushing while sucking up the hair.
She had G-pa carry me to the tub. She doesn't carry me anymore. She is afraid she might drop me. I'm a full load!

I knew as soon as I was in the Tub, I was having a bath. G-ma puts a rubber mat in the tub , so I won't slip and fall. Takes awhile to get my thick hair wet, all the way to the skin. I was full of shampoo suds and given a good massage,too. I was getting tired... so I just sat down in the tub. Let G-ma work around me and do her thing.

G-ma finished rinsing me with the shower nozzle. I was getting HOT and panting alot. The tub was still draining. G-ma said, just wrap a towel around me and carry me to the entry...

Here I thought I was done !!! Oh NO! She brought several big beach towels and dried and dried on me. When I shook hardly any water came out. She went and got the blow dryer. She used that on me for a few minutes too.

I was really,really good. Since I have arthritis.... G-ma wanted my thick hair to be completely dry by bedtime tonight. I think, we will make it! I had extra treats. This part was Terrific!

I look Great!(I'm all shiny black, like Mazy) I feel so much better! I've been busy napping alot this afternoon. This was a huge work-out for this old, senior,senior pupper.... BTW-The ear infection is clearing up. We've been treating it since the 19th. I like the EXTRA ear massages I'm getting with the antibotic ointment.

Today is chilly,gray,cloudy with fog that never lifted....Poo! I really do Hate the damp and the cold! I'm praying every night it is a Mild Winter with little Snow! I'll Keep my furpals posted...


My Crazy Ears......

October 22nd 2010 3:27 pm
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Hi pupper and purrpals.... Well this has been a CHALLENGE week for me. I kept shaking my head and then trying to scratch my ears! So, G-ma gave me the hard word.... Said, Baby we have to Look in your ears! I think, you have a problem?

Yep, I had a BIG Problem!!! After G-ma gave me no choice and checked me out... I have a Major Ear Infection going on... We've been treating it all week. ... Things are coming around. Looks a 100% better than the beginning of the week. I'm not scratching anymore. The redness and inflammation is improving.

G-ma keeps a pretty good supply of basic pupper care products. She cleaned my ears out. Started treating them with some prescription ear antibotics. So that whole situation is on the mend...I'm not fighting the medication each day now. Cuz, I know it is making the problem go away!

Came as a total surprise to me! I've been the healthiest pupper All my LIfe. Now the last 3 yrs. I've had some issues. Alot of the stuff is just plain old,old age....

I'm pretty funny about people's messing with my ears,feet,eyes and teeth.... It's the Only time G-ma says, "the extreme anxiety, I have when someone is doing one of those things is due to the Abuse of Many Moons Ago! I'd just rather No One Messes with these parts of me!!! I don't growl or bite.... I just get myself so upset trying to find an escape route, that I have major anxiety attacks.... At 17yrs. old, G-ma is afraid it will trigger a cardiac episode....

I'm not Crazy about a bath. I tolerate it... I always feel so much better after a good bath.... It's about that time! I need a good bath before weather turns cold and winter sets in....I DON'T MIND BRUSHING... WE DO THIS OFTEN WITH MY HEAVY THICK COAT.

I had 1 of my spells this afternoon...Out of the Blue, I fell down. Let out a howl and had some spasms. Total spell lasted about 10 seconds. When it was over, I knew where I was...All the body parts worked.... I got up, had drink of water and went outside to lay in the sunshine on the step. It's been about 2 months, since the last little spell. Don't appear to be getting any worse.

Couple mornings this week the temperature was only 27.... Just a little frosty! Silly weathermen are saying, we could have snow or sleet showers by mid-week. The family is not Happy!!!!!
G-ma raked again... Still not done....Hope the weather holds to see my old people finish up the yardwork?


I Remember It Fondly....

October 17th 2010 2:06 pm
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A Big Howdy from the ND Prairie-Today it is gray,cloudy and very crisp. It is only in the low 40's. My arthritis is really
flaring today.
I am not a perky pup, today...I only ate half my dinner. I don't want to go outside and potty. I went out 1st. thing this morning but just refusing now. It is past 2:40 p.m.
My legs are very stiff...I'm hobbling some, when I walk today.
The weather change has me just wanting to lay on my soft pillow bed. Guess, I'm going to take some extra naps...Tomorrow, when the sun returns...I'll perk right up.
Our wonderful Indian Summer weather this month of October is probably drawing to a close. I sure hate the idea of cold weather setting in.
Doesn't matter when snow arrives it is always too soon for this old senior....I just don't do winter well,anymore. When I was a young pupper I so enjoyed the winter weather.
My fursis,Foxie and I would spend hours playing in the snow. My favorite was rolling in the snow. Making pupper angels...AWH! Such a long,long time ago.....Youth,I remember it fondly....


Great Fall Weather....

October 13th 2010 1:13 pm
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Hi Pupper Pals- Today is another Great weather day. Sunny, big blue sky, no wind
with temperature of middle 70’s. It was 55 when I made my 1st. trip outside this morning. Sure makes it easier on this old pupper with arthritis. The temps. have been just Pawsome the last couple weeks. A little foggy due to such warm ground for October on the prairie. Fog burns off pretty fast in the mornings…

I took a poll of the furs, around here. (Even included the barn kitties).We are all in agreement that we like these rare calm days. Precious chose a spot on the patio to sun herself. I laid on the carpeted back steps soaking up the sun. Mazy decided to jump up on the roof of the old coal storage room.

I haven’t decided, if she chose this place to sun herself because; this made her taller than Precious and myself ??? Did she choose this place because she is young and strong ??? She can do a lot of jumping, that I haven’t done for many years.
Precious said, “Mazy likes the warmth of the shingles on her tiny hinnie.”
“ Also from there she thinks she is Big Stuff! She doesn’t feel so short! She‘s the TAR baby of the bunch!”

Precious went off hunting after her breakfast and tanning session. She came back with a mouse… EEWWWWWWWW! She ate the head before leaving it in the yard for G-ma to pick up. Mazy went off to help G-ma clean leaves off the patio and steps. Who knows, what they did after that??? I was busy taken my mid-morning nap.

Lunchtime was great….Beef chunks over turkey kibbles with some gravy. I went out to sun myself again…. Pretty soon, I was barking up a storm! This set pee-wee off in the house…. Cuz, she couldn’t see: what I was barking at?????

G-pa has a Cow that is way to tame…. No respect for G-ma’s yard. Thinks she can graze wherever she wants too… So, I barked and barked and barked, some more!
The cow, just blew me off! She just kept grazing the lawn. Decided to walk all over the big patio.

I tried so hard! I wanted to scare her off … She sure isn’t afraid of nothing… I think, I strained my woofer trying to help out…. G-pa didn’t come for lunch until
2 p.m. G-pa had to chase her all over the place! I guess, she’s a tough old cow? She doesn’t respect G-pa either! This sure Helped my self-esteem…

If, she doesn’t listen to the Boss, then she doesn’t listen to anyone! If, Angel Foxie had been here…she’d have nipped her hoofs… Followed by running her back to the pasture. (Those were the good old days! Nope, Foxie and I were not cattle puppers.
We wouldn’t let them things get close to our Momma… No way!!!!! So I guess, we were a team….Sure miss my fur-sis)


Awesome Day!

October 1st 2010 9:01 am
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Yesterday was the most perfect fall day.... Nice temperature of 70 without our crazy wind... Big blue cloudless sky.... I laid outside while G-ma cleaned the entry and my bedding. Soaking up the warmth of Fall.

G-pa had to spray the foilage and house for spiders. I stayed inside most of the afternoon for the spray to dry. Sprays are not good for us, Puppers! We are sure hoping the zillions of spider nests... doesn't mean a long, hard, snowy winter????? I have a very hard time with the cold and snow the last few years.
When I was a young pupper....I liked to roll in the snow and make snow pupper angels! So much Fun! Now I keep my rollin' mostly to grass.... This old gal can still scratch her own back even being a little tugboat these days.

G-ma and Mazy went on a Praire stroll in the early evening. I decided to Surprise them and go a little ways. I haven't done much of that this past year. I made about a 1/3 of a mile. It was enough... I went home to the step and waited for the youngster to poop out! (Actually G-ma poops out 1st. Mazy would go and go and go! We just have to make her Quit!)

G-ma fired up the gas grill last night. While she was cooking the yummy steaks.... I bummed a back rub! I've always liked a back massage using a human foot. If, the foot is in the wrong place... I just turn my old body to hit the spot I want. Cool,hun?????

I finished off my evening with turkey & rice kibbles topped with beef chunks and gravy, plus a few pieces of vension steak.
G-ma and G-pa filled up on beef ribeye. (There was a little left... Guess, who got it? Not Mazy! Me! Cuz, the vet said, at 17yrs. let me eat whatever, I will eat...) I had room for those few tiny little bites!!! This must be the Biggest Perk of being Elderly! Somedays, I really work that for a change in my menu... Like scrambled eggs and rice or cottage cheese and rice..... Yummy!!!!

Today is windy and colder...Only going to be in the 60's. The weatherman said, a hard freeze is coming tonight.... Haven't had a hard freeze yet. It is late this year... The wind is out of the Northeast. (North, Northeast and East winds are always cold...) I just love the South winds...carrying warmer Fall weather. Maybe as a senior,senior pupper, my new favorite season, may be FALL?????

Hope all my Pupper friends are doing well??? Abby, I'm saying special prayers for your surgery, October 12th. The furs Docs will fix your leggers, right up!!!!! Rest easy, my friend...
Hugs and Kisses, Baby


OMD! What Did The Bulls Do???

September 23rd 2010 6:56 pm
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Pretty wet and chilly Tuesday morning. The sun came out and dried things up. Certainly was a very beautiful fall day. Comfortable temperature,sunny and the wind quieted down.

G-pa was left in charge of seeing I had a chance to get out and potty. Make sure I had my lunch. He was busy getting ready to go to the field. Hoping to bale up the hay that had been on the ground since the baler flew apart! He finally had that repaired.
The sprinkles and drizzles had moved off.

He came a little late for lunch, but I didn't mind. He'd stopped back for morning coffee and let me out to stretch my old legs. I'd taken a few extra ZZZZZ's waiting for him to come.
An old gal, needs her beauty rest, you know?

G-pa took care of Mazy and I. He sat down and had a quick lunch. Gave us gals our afternoon treats to chew on while he was gone. Out the door he went....I settled in for my after lunch nap.....And then, I hear him hollering like a stuck hog!

Holy-moley! All the Bulls are gone! Oh, no! How did they get out this time??????? G-pa starts looking around... The bulls plowed through about 30 feet of corraling. Tore it completely out! So much for the haying.... (hay would have to wait)

He found the bulls, put them in a pasture, until he could repair the corral. He had plenty of extra large poles for replacing the broken poles. He had to make a quick trip to town. He had to hook up the stock trailer for the lumbar.
He needed 2 by 8's, 16 ft. long. Raw rough lumbar....

By the time G-ma arrived home from a day in the capitol city.
G-pa had the holes dug and new poles were set. (He dug them by hand) He didn't want to be gone long enough to get the post hole augar from the neighbor. Didn't know where the bulls would be by then.

G-ma thought it strange that he was up in the north corral working. She knew he wanted to bale hay. She went to check it out. He gave her the whoa down of the day....

She grabbed some tennis shoes and leather gloves. She held the lumbar while he attached it to the poles. Takes awhile and some strength to pound in large 4" nails. He was trying to prop the lumbar up with a come along. Hold the lumbar and pound the nails with the other hand.

Didn't take sssssssssssssooooooooo long with the two of them working together. Mazy and I supervised.... I hadn't strolled out to the north corral in a coons age! If my old ears were what they once were. G-pa would have known as soon as those mean,devil,trouble makers were loose.......Alas, I didn't hear a thing!

So, any-who..... It was the nicest and busiest of fall days! I enjoyed my stroll through all the corrals exercising my nose...
Terrific break from the damp cold drizzling...I wasn't so stiff in my leggers. I even did a couple rounds of my Happy Dancing before supper....G-pa gave me a nice massage....


Announcement......Hurry and See

September 13th 2010 2:50 pm
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Calling all Furiends....Come and see! My fursis, Angel Foxie was chosen Ruler of the Week (Sept.12-18) for the "Rotties Rule" group. Yep, it's TRUE, I swear on it!

Not a drop of Rottie in that Wired Haired Fox Terrier.... She is silver,gray and brindle in coloring. She had some honking BIG TEETH! Mine are actually pretty small in comparison. She used those teeth to do major destruction on tons of toys.... I never tore a single toy up in my whole life! I was just thrilled to discover that puppers have toys,treats,nice beds and such...

Don't ask me how they decided to let a Terrier Rule the Group for a week????? I'm still thinkin' on that one! I wonder, if they knew she was bossy???? Yep, Foxie always decided what game we were going to play. What route we would take for our big daily ramble across the prairie. She even decided how far we would go. How long we'd stay gone... See what I mean about bossy???????

Don't get me wrong... I didn't mind! Someone had to be 2nd. in command to our Momma. I was just so happy to have a forever home. A warm house, nice bed, plenty to eat. Toys and treats. I even learned to enjoy brushing and a bath. Foxie was a COOL sis... We spent 11 plus years together. She regularly visits me in my dreams...She's been sharing how wonderful Heaven is for puppers and purrs.

Well gang, I need to take my before supper nap. I spent several hours outside sunning myself under my favorite cottonwood tree. About 70 with just a light breeze. The Biggest powder blue sky, not a cloud in sight....Hugs and Kisses, Baby



September 12th 2010 4:58 pm
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Hi there, furpals- Today was the most perfect day for me.... The high prairie winds, didn't show up as forcast! Yeah! It was in the high 60's. Not too HOT or too Cold for these OLD PAWS!

I enjoyed laying outside in the sunshine.... The sun stayed out today, instead of coming and going, every 5 minutes like yesterday. I had to stay out yesterday afternoon, when I didn't want to... My job was to keep Mazy company while G-ma mowed everything. The grasses and weeds never did get dry. She pushed through it,anyway. No time to come back to the mower this week. Last year, everything was fried before August was over. Mowers were put away. After the 3" rain on Labor Day, everything is as green as it was in early summer.

I even took a stroll today with G-ma. I rarely do that these days.... I did my Happy Dance... There was a short time frame today, I felt like a Pupper again. I even played a little while. I was looking around and really missing Sassy Foxie girl...

I'm finishing my perfect day with some fresh cooked vension... First, I have to eat my kibbles and beef slices in gravy. Yummy!!! Then I'll curl up on my fluffy pillow bed and take a nap. Re-gather my energy for my evening stroll... Mazy's day was more exciting than mine. However, I'm retired, not just tired.... I don't work anymore! I did have to bark at a calf this morning. Came up on the Patio. I thought, it was too close to G-ma. I was ready to chase it away. The calf decided to move on quietly and not test me! I have a reputation with those cattle!!!!



September 9th 2010 3:11 pm
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It's overcast,gray,extremely windy and drizzles. It is about 60 but feels colder with all the wind. G-pa made the trip to buy the blackjack roofing stuff. He put it on. The rain today hasn't been enough to know if our sunroom is now leakproof! The verdict is still out there... G-pa is still apologizing for thinkin' I flooded the Sunroom. (I should have, they were gone over 9 hrs.....)

Momma just finished brushing me.... Felt so good! I did my little Happy Dance... I'm a mighty fine Pirate Gal now... My Pirate name is PeglegHairyLegs.... What a COOL name for me!
My furpal Nutty figured out my name for me.... I've always been really hairy... so this sure suits me.

We fired up our furnace today. The damp was doing both G-ma and I in. Our Art and Ritis buddies are real active.... The youngster Mazy just wanted the furnace cuz she's a Toast and Roast Baby... Remember furs, the TAR BABY! (HeHe) Now we can find her sitting on the kitchen heat vent. Otherwise she is under a blanket somewhere.

Before the furnace was turned on... She hid under her fuzzy blankies all morning. She doesn't have my thick coat of fur.
G-ma took her fuzzy blankies and warmed them in the clothes dryer. She laid in them for a good hour. Mazy didn't think the regular laundry held the heat long enough today... I was content on my thick padded pillow. Plenty of cushion for these old paws.

I had beef slices and gravy on a little kibble this morning.
(I only ate the kibbles, cuz they were in the gravy). I had some vension pieces for midday snack. They are my favorite, easy to digest on this old tummy...Grilled just right for us...

G-ma decided to work 1/2 day, so we could all catch-up on what our furpals have been doing. We've had a very entertaining afternoon looking at new pictures and reading diary updates.
Everyone is so busy... We are sure happy you give us a window into your world.

Better head out, gotta make a call. Copper's Momma had to have two toofers pulled yesterday. Gotta check and see how she is feelin' today.
Hugs and Kisses to All,
Your furpal, Baby


No, It Wasn't Me !!!!!!

September 7th 2010 7:12 pm
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Hi Furpals- We had a really Huge Rain on Labor Day. Our rain guage said, a good 3". Started in the morning, rained all day and late into the night. We now have Big waterholes all over the place. This was a good soaking rain and great mositure for fall.
I mentioned the rain because my peoples had to change their work plans for the day. Mazy and I held the fort down for the day. We both kept our eyes and ears peeled for anything strange while on guard duty.
They went to buy supplies for the place. I guess the kitties were out of food. Don't know how that happened? Momma bought food for all of us at the same time. Mazy and I still have plenty of food. Grandpa might be feeding more outside kitties than he told Grandma?
Anyway... Please excuse me, my mind started drifting... They did the shopping. Decided to spend part of the day away from the place. They both have been working 7 days a week all summer. It was dark when they arrived home.

Grandpa came in 1st. Grandma was bringing in some breads and fresh fruits. Left the rest to unload in the morning. It was still raining but not pouring. Grandpa greeted G-ma with Old Baby had an accident in the Sunroom.

Grandma set her stuff down and went to look. Yep, there was a huge puddle in the middle of the vinyl floor. Off to get the mop and bucket... I kept trying to tell them, I didn't do it!
No one was listening to me. I was in a hurry to get outside and take care of business. Or else, I would have potty ALL over the floor! I'd crossed my paws as long as I could!

So, long story short: G-ma starts cleaning up the floor and something falls on her head. She looks up! Drip, right in the eye.... The ceiling is leaking! G-ma cleans up all the water. Puts a couple buckets there to catch the dripping. Wasn't much else you could do at 10 p. A discussion over how important it was to address this immediately. Couldn't be added to bottom of the To-Do List....

Nope... It wasn't me! I hadn't drank alot of water all day. I held it until they returned. Yep, I've had a few accidents in the last 3 yrs. (Not many!) Always on a floor you can clean up. Not on carpets!

It rained into our sunroom. Grandpa is still trying to figure out exactly where the leak is. The shingles are good. Some of the insalation is wet. So removed it. A friend who has done roofing came and looked. They have an idea, but not positive. Now G-pa has to get some blackjack stuff and squirt under the shingles. If that doesn't work...he will be driving me crazy with banging... He will have to re-shingle that roof!

More rain in the forcast for the week. So he will have to make a special trip to the capitol city to buy blackjack. Sure hope that works! Carpet install next week will be enough on my old nerves. I enjoy my peace and quiet!

Of course, Mazy was trying to blame All that liquid on me,too! She has a potty station she goes on, when we are home alone. Little stinker ran right to her pad to show them her business was there. She was trying to blame all that other mess on me!

Mazy and I both knew it was water. We laid there all afternoon and evening.....watching it drip,drip and drip! Nice we had the radio. Helped drown out the rain and the dripping.

G-ma found a good inch of water in both the pails this morning.
Always something with older houses. G-pa grew up in this house. The old house has its aches and pains! Just like the peoples that live in it! The house survived our tornado in 1999. Built out of solid lumbar in the good old days. Our buildings and trees didn't fair as well.....The tornado started my Phobia of storms!

Hope this finds all my furpals doing well. Watch out for those little stinkers, if you have any at your house! Mazy can be a real trickster!
Hugs and Kisses, Baby

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