Sunday, August 7, 2022

A Hot Week Again And Selfies, Too.

Well, our week stated out with reasonable temps, and even a good thunderstorm in which we got about a little over an inch of rain. Then we were right back into the dog days of August...aka Dogust! 

The past few days you could cut the air with a knife and the dew in the morning lasted till mid afternoon. In spite of that, Petcretary mowed our yard, on Friday, because here was a bit of a refreshing breeze, and the weekend was going to be even hotter. So Saturday became a lazy day of not doing too much other than needed chores. We are forecast to get more storms today and Monday...we'll see.

We also saw that *she* put a note on the calendar for the 23rd...yikes it says B & D to the vet. Phooey. Maybe we need to take August out of the calendar, it seems we go there about the same time each year. Wait, if we do that, then Dalton won't have a BD, nor will our unfurbro-the-younger. Well, hey, then they'll never get old, BOL!

Didn't see any bunnies this past week, and the lone swallowtail refused to pose! There were a lot of cranes around though, in the field across our street. On the middle of the road on the way to *her* work, and in the various fields along the way.They were too far to catch them with any camera that petcretary has. Here's one from a previous 'catch':


We got bored a lot...so I, Benji, found more exciting things to do...

I don't know why this put Petcretary into a frenzy and I heard some HBO words, too...BOL!  When *she* gets annoyed, its not boring...tee-hee!

Maybe these deeds above were he reason I got a bee sting...two actually, one on my paw and one on my face. Thankfully my fur is thick, and after I got some 'apis' both in my mouth and on the stings, I felt better, and there was very little swelling. (Apis is a homeopathic remedy for stings.)

Dalton continues to be a nervous-Nelly...or Willie since he's not a gal! BOL! We keep on with the CBD and other calming remedies, but perhaps when we go to the vet in a couple weeks, we might ask for some other help. Pheromones don't seem to affect him at all, we have tried that, too.

Well here are our selfies for this week:

Our grass is greening up again since we've had some good rains. Now our grass needs mowing again...and it got 'shaved' on Friday.

On another note, Most everyone knows Athena and her mom, Marie. Marie recently lost her brother unexpectedly. It would be nice to go there and comment with your love and sympathy if youu haven't done so already.
You can visit Athena and Marie, Here.



Thanks, Ann from Zoolatry for this beautiful graphic.

We are joining up with all the other selfies, at the Sunday Selfie Blog Hop, hosted by The Kitties Blue, at the Cat On My Head.

Thanks for always faithfully hosting this blog hop each week! We love you all, and we love Snday Selfies!





Sunday, July 31, 2022

Random Guest Selfies!

Today we thought it would be fun to show you some random not doggy selfies...and some are not even of creatures, BOL!

This swallowtail was visiting our marigolds on the patio...this was the only selfie it allowed...

One early evening this balloon was flying overhead...there is a pilot in the basket, so does that count as a selfie?? BOL!

Petcretary planted an onion she wasn't going to use...and after a while this came up!
It grew taller and prettier!

Then all the little buds opened, they look like stars!
A close up - aka an onion selfie, LOL!
Petcretary has no idea what she did with the editing things to render the onion stems to look like this...
When Pawppy & Petcretary joined the unfurbros for a celebration dinner, this bunny obliged with his/her own selfie! (There were pretty gardens around, and this place was inside the city, very close to downtown. Animls seem to adapt well, sometimes.)
Us pups were playing chase and had to stop for a rest and a breather as it was plenty hot! So there you have it...an Ussie!

 

This past Tuesday, petcretary was super fast once again and was a first commenter at Teddy's Tuesday Teaser.

WOWZER! I was one of THREE First Commenters on the Teaser post of July 26, 2022! Call me FAST and FURIOUS! (Petcretary, Mr Frank, and Sharon)

So petcretary guessed correctly on the Teaser photo of July 26, 2022 BUT she was not the FIRST to guess right….oh well…she got a badge anyway! (And didn't those eggs take a great ussie!!)

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You may have already seen these, but but there were some new Angels this week...

Sophie

Collette

We are happy to hop with all of our selfies with the Kitties Blue who host this feature each week.
We love them and they just added two rescued orphan kitties to their furmily! Kudos and congrats to them! And THANK YOU!!


Monday, July 25, 2022

Happy Anniversary #35 To Our Pawrents!!


                       Petcretary needs to scan their wedding pictures so you can see them on THE day! Maybe by next year...


Awww Monday

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Quiet Week ~ Sunday Selfies

 Well, it has been a rather quiet week here...but we think petcretary likes it that way. Mostly the most hullabaloo was at the bird feeders...lots of quibbling over who gets to eat first, LOL! There are lots of volunteer sunflowers and thistles there, now too...which a lot of birds like, too. So far the squirrels have not been there, else they would have already ruined them all! We have been hot here, around 90 or so, most days, (34C), but we think that must be cool by the reports of some areas on our globe being 40C or more, yikes! We have high humidity too...that make us feel yucky outside and petcretary too...she does her outside chores later in the evening when the heat is less.  

Sunflowers, Yellow Thistles, and yellow 'daisies' not sure of the proper name. THese are all volunteers, planted by the birds dropping the seeds...
Sunflower Selfie with a bee Photo-bomber...LOL!

This sunflower, yet to bloom, is taller than petcretary!

Another Sunny selfie!
We are supposed to get storms here overnight, and the prediction is that Monday will be less humid and pleasant temps. We shall see...if so them *she* will mow the lawn...a daunting job...but she can handle it, if its not too hot. Sometimes she takes about 4 hours to do the most of it, the rest being our wilder woodsy area, which we only mow every once in a while to keep the weeds in check. Somehow, nonetheless, Benji always manages to find the places where there are cling-ons to hitch a ride in his furs. Hardly anything sticks to Dalton. LOL!

Well, here are our selfies and an ussie for this week...no guests to show, LOL!



Sometimes using the zoom lens doesn't give the best results...but we both are smiling so there!

We are hopping along with all the other Sunday Selfies at The Cat On My Head. The Kitties Blue host this fun weekly feature. We love you kitties Blue!! Thanks for your faithful rendering of this, each and every week!

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Husky Lost Selfie!

 Yup, you read that correctly!

On Friday evening Petcretary went outside to put the trash away, and wow, there was a big dog running loose in front of our house. Of course we right away had to play a through the fence chasing/barking game...and we did other communications too...in the form of pee-mails, so that dog would know he was at our house if he came back, BOL!

Anyways, petcretary ran inside to get a leash, and she actually convinced this dog to come into our 'sally port gate', which is a double gated area to minimize escape artists to get out...made esp for our forbear, MJF...( A  Sally port is  an enclosed entry and exit area used either for vehicular or pedestrian traffic with gates or doors at both ends, only one of which opens at a time.)

Sally port is means an enclosed entry and exit area used either for vehicular or pedestrian traffic with gates or doors at both ends, only one of which opens at a time.
Sally port is means an enclosed entry and exit area used either for vehicular or pedestrian traffic with gates or doors at both ends, only one of which opens at a time.
Sally port is means an enclosed entry and exit area used either for vehicular or pedestrian traffic with gates or doors at both ends, only one of which opens at a time.
Sally port is means an enclosed entry and exit area used either for vehicular or pedestrian traffic with gates or doors at both ends, only one of which opens at a time.

Once in there she realized this dog had no collar on, so she made a slip collar out of the leash and put it on him...and started to walk to a house three doors down...where they have a husky...and we all thought this was their dog, escaped. That dog's owner came out and said, nope, not my dog...he's over there in our yard...OMD! So where did this one come from??

Who knew?? We sure didn't!

NoNameHuskyLost!
 All of a sudden a car pulls up and said, he knew the owners of this dog, so he drove off to tell them...but soon he was back and said they were not home...

So we sat down and waited because that man also said that they were out looking for him.

Meanwhile NoNameHuskyLost was enjoying a snack...and some snuggles. He was wet and muddy...he must have been in our nearby creek, and had also crossed the highway as well, since we now knew that he had come from about 2 miles north of our house. Wow, naughty pup having a gallop through the woods and not over the river but in the creek, and not to grandma's house but to total strangers! BOL! After a long while of chatting with our neighbors and deciding what we should do next, suddenly another car pulled up and said this was HIS dog...and we knew it was not a lie, because NoNameHuskyLost was glad to see him...and the first car came back and confirmed it. NoNameHuskyLost...and Found!

He was so grateful to have his dog back, and he was almost in tears.

And we, Benji & Dalton never got to play with NoNameHuskyLost in OUR yard...phooey

And after all that, petcretary forgot to ask what his name was, BOL, BOL!!

We asked petcretary to beautify the pictures she made, so they could be our guest selfie this week.

NoNameHuskyLost...and Found!

NoNameHuskyLost...and Found!

 

In other news, Petcretary was one of two firsties at Teddy's Tuesday Teaser Class...but she wasn't first with her answer...though she confirmed the answer of the first right one.

There were new badges!


We are joining up with all the other selfies at The Cat on My Head. The Kitties Blue are our weekly hosts of this fun feature, and we thank them so much for doing this; already for many years! We love you all!!


Sally port is means an enclosed entry and exit area used either for vehicular or pedestrian traffic with gates or doors at both ends, only one of which opens at a time.
Sally port is means an enclosed entry and exit area used either for vehicular or pedestrian traffic with gates or doors at both ends, only one of which opens at a time.
Sally port is means an enclosed entry and exit area used either for vehicular or pedestrian traffic with gates or doors at both ends, only one of which opens at a time.
Sally port is means an enclosed entry and exit area used either for vehicular or pedestrian traffic with gates or doors at both ends, only one of which opens at a time.
Sally port is means an enclosed entry and exit area used either for vehicular or pedestrian traffic with gates or doors at both ends, only one of which opens at a time.

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Sunday Selfies With Blogville Sadness

 We are once again doing our Sunday Selfies. These pictures are about a month old, when our grass was not brown and crunchy. Though over the past week we've had about 5 inches of total rainfall, as measured in our gauges. We had half a day of drizzle, and several heavy downpours. At least we didn't have severe weather.

A distracted pair trying to make an ussie, BOL!

While this image is only a month old, Benji sure looks very 'puppy-ish' here, must have been the lighting.

Dalton in a rare 'ears up' image...sorry your ear got cut off, they are so tall, BOL!

 

This past Tuesday at Teddy's Teaser's Class, once again petcretary was first in the classroom, along with three others...kind of a door jam, LOL!

So she got this 'badge', which we know you've seen before, LOL!

I was one of FOUR First Commenters on the Teaser post of July 5, 2022!!!
Here was the Teaser image, needing to be guessed.

This is Dismals Canyon, in Phil Campbell, Alabama !!   More info?   CLICK HERE

And after some snooping around the interwebs, Petcretary guessed the spot correctly. A Double Firstie, 2 weeks in a row!! So she got this badge as well:
I was a DOUBLE FIRSTIE on the Teaser Post of July 5, 2022! I was one of FOUR FIRST COMMENTERS AND I was also the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER….lucky me! 

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As aforementioned, Blogville is sad this weekend, as one of the most loved kitty ladies has earned her Angel Wings, and now lives at the RB. Understandably her family is devastated,, and they miss her so very much. She would have been 20 in November...incidentally her birthday and her Grannie's Birthday are the same as petcretary's BD. Imagine that!

Little Binky. 11-13-2002 ~ 7-07-2022

                                 If you haven't already done so, you can visit her page by clicking on the caption above.

 

Though we may be sad, we still want to participate in the fun weekly feature as hosted faithfully each week, by the Kitties Blue, from The Cat On My Head. Thanks so much for always hosting!