Sunday, February 17, 2019

SundaySelfies: Silent ~ Almost

Petcretary was very busy with not doggy or kitty things this week, you might even have missed her...and of course she has not helped us go 'visiting' too much either.
But we made her help with the selfies anypaws!And we made some cards, too...

Here is Pipo with his fave green fuzzy pom-pom..and he is in a nip trance, even has some on his face, MOL!

We took a moment from our puppy games to make a selfie duo.

We helped make lots of cards:

Miss Fitz
Kylo Ren

Zorro's Gotcha Day is today, and he is hosting a commentathon, to help a this caption to visit him

We are in the Sunday Selfies Bloghop, Hosted by The Kitties Blue

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Gotcha Day, Pipo!

Its Valentine's Day, and wow wee, its also my Gotcha Day! I was 'gotted' way back in 2004. Sheesh, I think I am getting to be an older gentleman! MOL! Being 'gotted' on the day of love is special for sure, and though we came from different parts of the city Angel Minko was 'gotted' on the same day! I do miss that dude...
Well, petcretary has to work today...sigh...but she is wearing some heart things to show her love...not only for me and from me, but for her residents as well:)

We here, hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Here is a little poem I wrote...

To My Pom-Pom Ball
I love Feb.
It is month of Fab
A month of love
And I love all my furends
I have in ‘The Web’.
I love my peeps
And of course their laps;
I love my noms
And special treats;
And warm comfy sleeps!
Against the wall,
I have my toy box
Filled to the very brim
With nip and mousies,
But most of all
I love my fussy Pom-Pom Ball!

I got this nice card from a fellow catabrating furend: Valentine! He has a birthday on Feb 14th, now that *is* spawsial!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Belated SuperBowl And Valentine Day Selfies

We had a rather boring week...petcretary slowly is getting over this nasty cold, she felt quite ill for a few days, but now she is back at work and has no more fever, Only problem is, it turned her into a kind of upright one that barks and barks a lot, BOL/MOL!
The weather was like a yo-yo too; nice but frigid, not nice and snowing, we had some freezing rain, and we had high winds, and we had a wee bit of sunshine. At least when it was cold this week, it was not in the below zero mode. though the wind chills were. We still got no walks this past week...but we  pups did get some long and exuberant romps in the yard, through mud, slush, ice and snow! The whole gamut!

Benji still has an occasional accident in the dining room...he goes out, *she* sees him do what needs doing and he comes in only to do more after five minutes. Hmmm. It is not marking, cause they are from squat maneuvers, like puddles. Marking would be more of a spray pattern...ok, ok.,TMI, TMI!!
Petcretary got some bells and attached them to the back door, and is trying to teach him to use those to indicate the need to go outside.
Benji also has discovered that bird seed tastes yummy, at least to him...he goes outside and nibbles at the leftovers that fall from the feeders...and the suet cakes are the best. BAD...

And wonder of wonders, Dalton seems to not be nearly as bad with the submissive widdles anymore. This has only happened once in the past couple of weeks. He seems to be of a happier and more confident demeanor now that he has Benji around. Except when there is a camera around, down go those nice handsome ears...and pawppy is still not too trustable in his mind, but it is v e r y  s l o w l y getting a wee bit better.

A large box arrived here this week, and inside were lots of kitty items from the Tomlyn company. Petcretary won that prize at a giveaway from Truffle & Brulee at SweetPurrfections. 

But Pipo is a silly dude sometimes, and he did not give any of the proffered items the time of day. Sigh...
So petcretary will donate them to our vet who will then use them with his shelter kitties (Froggie'sPond), or for the rescue kitties he helps, which is  also the same group (ROAR), where Dalton came from.

Saturday, while the sun was nice and bright, the pups were outside romping in the not too big of a fresh snowfall, petcretary got out her camera, and though the battery had just been recharged, it only had 20% power left. Sheesh! So only a few bad pics were made.  Good thing she has these Superbowl cards for our selfies this week, BOL/MOL! She was able to still use the sites even though the game was long over! Phew!

Today, we are getting a new, fresh dump of snow, continuing through Tuesday morning..up to 5 inches predicted, and for once we hope those weather guessers are wrong.

Here are our Valentine's Day Selfies:
Pipo purrs that Valentine's Day is his fave day of the whole year...because well, its his Gotcha Day!!

This is Benji's first ever Valentine's Day...and Dalton's second with us.

Earlier this week, on Feb 5th, we silently observed the first year of being without our beloved MJF. These kinds of remembrances are always hard, esp the first time. Here is one of the special mementos petcretary made in his honor...
All these friends with MJF represent some of the many creatures he chased...

 We made a card for Fenris:
Fenris dogabrated his tenth combined Birthday/Gotcha Day!

This Valentine's Selfie Hop is being hosted by The Kitties Blue. Thanks so much!

Monday, February 4, 2019

Sunday Selfies On Monday...Petcretary Is Sick:(

Yup; we are late, petcretary had to work the weekend, after all the cold weather we had, and now its in the 40'sF. A big slushy and muddy mess. And foggy as well.
And now petcretary has a bad cold complete with a squeaky voice so she can't yell at us, tee-hee. And sometimes she has no voice at all. She feels yucky but she says she hopes it will be not too long lasting, as its 'only a cold'. However sometimes these things fulminate into bronchitis or severe sinusitis, needing prescriptions to make them go away. It is a good thing she hardly ever gets these troubles... so she makes hot herbal healing teas, and takes herbal medicines to help her feel better. She hopes she won't start barking like us pups...
Petcretary was feeling all sad the other night when she got home from work as one of her fave little ladies she cares for had to go to heaven that night. That lady had been there since before she had started working there, and she was the last of the 'original residents' of the facility.
Selfies?? Hmmm...We shall have to delve into the files we have...the camera was not much in use this past week...
It was Super Bowl too, but between petcretary's work and her not feeling too good we forgot to make those badges that some of you the kitten bowl ones. She did see snatches of them at her work as many residents enjoy that sort of thing more than the 'real' game.

And you know, *she* even forgot all about groundhog day...sheesh! Us pups would have enjoyed seeing that rodent...around here he did NOT see his shadow, so spring should come soon we hope. After all that record cold it can't come fast enough!
I, Pipo will get myself ready for a selfie while those silly doggies do theirs...
Benji is hopeful this selfie will land him a yummy treat...

Dalton is pretending to be rather regal in this throne of a nest:)
We are good boy-pups, right?

I am ready to do my selfie now. How about this dangle??!
BuddyBudd turned 19! How amazing is that! A pawrty like that needs tons of balloons,MOL!
Cyndi from Jan's Funny Farm, sadly left her earthly dwelling place.
We are hopping along with The Kitties Blue, who are the faithful hosts of this weekly feature.


Sunday, January 27, 2019

Keeping Warm In The Deep Freezer Selfies

If we all thought last week's post, from the chilly State of Michigan, it will be even colder , dangerously so, this coming week, with Wednesday predicted  to be having a high temp of just below 0F. Brrrr
And wind chills so bad that frostbite could happen in just a few minutes of exposure. The schools are sure to be closed due to this. And today, Sunday and through Monday we are expecting another big dump of snow. Oh, my poor Texas transplanted pups! No walks for them, even with three coats. Not good for man nor beast. They go outside to do their business and privacy pawlease and scamper right back inside.
This past Friday we were dealing with a small new layer of snow, about 3 inches...and bitter cold winds, the temp was 9F during the day...and petcretary went outside only to see that she had a very flat tire. OMC! OMD! Dang!! She had to go to work later as well...sigh...Well, the service dude came and fixed it, by way of getting the spare tire installed. He couldn't hardly get the special bolts unlocked. The little things that fit into a tire gauge were also frozen and couldn't come off to check the pressure. In cold weather those service guys expect to help peeps with bad batteries, or to be digging someone out of a snow bank, or pulling them out of a ditch...but a flat? MOL/BOL! He told petcretary that it was the longest changing a tire job he'd ever done! Tee-hee. Petcretary just told him we have a sign on ourselves that says if it will be happening, it will happen to the best/worst of its possibility! And if that wasn't enough, the spare tire in her van is inside the floor between the first and second  row of seats. So the carpet and mud mats had to be lifted up...well, at least it was daylight!
And petcretary's car starts quite well, even in this cold, she has a block heater. It helps...a lot!

Well, the sun did show up a few times, for short one of the not quite as cold days we all went for a walk, bundled up to the max. Those pups need a good romp or long walk to get rid of excess energy.

Here are some pics of Pipo enjoying some of those warm sunbeams...well, warm if you are behind the glass in a nice heated house!

It may be extra cold, but sunpuddles are still comfortingly warm....

We're done now, can we come back inside?? By the way, we were practisong for opposite day which was earlier this week, BOL!

We are glad we have a cleared area for um...privacy please!

I have on three coats...yes its that cold...

I've inherited MJF's coats, and cause its so cold I have three of them on all at once. Layers keep me warmer...sigh...I feel like that lil guy in Christmas Story...BOL!

At least she did *not* put those silly bootees on my toesies. I refused to let her, BOL!

Hunching up helps to keep me warmer, too...

We are thankful we can live in a nice warm house.

Sorry for the yellowish tints, inside lighting is not the best:)
A baby like me...

Needs lots of good long naps.

Can I have some time with you alone now while Benji naps?? I don't need a nap, BOL!

We all felt sad this past week, when we learned that Tallulah from 15&Meowing had to go and live in Kitty Heaven. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her.
We made a couple of memento cards in her honor.


We are hopping along with The Kitties Blue, who are the hosts of this weekly feature.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Selfies On Tuesday With Guests

Oh, MY! Petcretary was so busy cleaning snow and working over the past few days, that we are now doing our selfie post on Tuesday! MOL/BOL! She took pictures but not so much of us as of the big full moon that got all covered up. She got home from work in time to see it...but um...the temp outside was not conducive to standing around trying to take pictures with a diddly Zoom lens on her Point & Shoot camera...but she tried! Until her fingers and toes were frozen...despite gloves and boots. The temp was -13F. (-25C) least the wind had died down somewhat. Today even though it was MLK Day, and many schools were not in session, some that were were cancelled due to the wind chills.
On Saturday, we had a good 6 inches of snow, maybe not the biggest snowfall ever, but enough to cause trouble on the roads.
Dalton is now in his second winter here, but this is the first winter ever for Benji. He is NOT impressed at all, BOL! Today we went for a walk when the temp had warmed up a bit above zero, so the pups had on two sweaters, covered by a heavier coat. They looked like the little guy in the Christmas Story movie who couldn't move on account of being so bundled up! BOL!
And to make the snow and cold seem even more not fun, Auntie (Eddie's Mom), sent a nice picture of the warm Caribbean beach she is at this week...sigh...
At least the sun has been out both yesterday and today. Pipo loves him a sun puddle even in the winter!

We three will return next time with our own selfies...this week we are showing off the moon and some others...

 Lunar eclipses are interesting, but though this one was considered extra special,petcretary didn't think it looked any redder than others she has seen. Oh well...So the 'Man in the Moon' did a guest selfie, Oh, MY!!

Eddie is gong to be another guest here this week: He outdid himself in the shredding department! Imagine if we had been there to help him, BOL!!

This dude loves to steal as many seeds as he can before he is thwarted by Dalton...Benji has still to 'learn' all about these critters...

We helped make some cards, too:
We heard belatedly that Avalon celebrated her Birthday
Ayla & Iza had their Gotcha Day
Clyde catabrated becoming 19!
Valentine had a Gotcha Day
Marley has his Gotcha Day, *today*!!

We are joining The Kitties Blue with our guest selfies.