Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Birthday Pawrty Selfies And National Dog Day!

There was a big doggy pawrty here last week...a big pawrty with two pups, BOL!

And I, Pipo, being a kitty was not at all 'im-purr-essed'... MOL! I just went and had a nice quiet sunpuddle nap. During which I was interrupted to take a selfie...phfffftt!

We have had lots of sun and no rain in sight...the grass is starting to crunch. Of course the weeds are still green and they are taller than the grass...sigh...however today it poured lots throughut the day, We really needed it. Now the earth around here had a good drink.

Anypaws, here are some doggy pawrty highlights.

Here I am with my 'loot'!


No way! Thas is MY cookie from  Auntie and cousin Eddie...grrr....

Shucks, it looked and smelled so yummy...
putting the lick on my cookie...thank you Auntie and Eddie!
Oh, BOY!


Finally! Petcretary said Dalton needed to share so she broke it in two...

It was....

SO yummy!

I ate mine so fast petcretary didn't get any good pics, but here I am with this bunny I snagged:)

And...I'm Off!

Rabbit tug of war..
Poor bunny stands no chance in our jaws.

But its so hot that we forgot to yank it all to bits, BOL!
A birthday and brofur 'usie selfie'!

Many on you know Sherri Ellen, the LadyMew of BellaDharma; She has some major health issues and could use lots of purrs, Prayers and POTP. You can visit her blog here.

We are hopping along with the Selfies at The Kitties Blue, the weekly hosts of this feature.
We are kind of late, but hey no matter, this post was about the pups mostly and it *is* International Dog Day! WOOF!!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Happy Birthday, Dalton!

Happy Birthday to ME!
Today I am three!
I used to be
And go wee-wee..
But lately
I pee
On the tree.
From Texas I had to flee,
But now I am free
To be a real doggy
Love made me
not be crazy
Or scaredy...
Says I'm a cutie
And goes squee!
I will be
Filled with glee
As I celebrate Three!

So today I am having my third birthday, we are not really sure when my birthday is, but this was the day I got rescued in Texas, which was the beginning of the rest of my 'now' life.
I have gained a lot of confidence since I got my brofur Benji...though I still sometimes wee-wee on the floor when I feel scared. but not nearly as much or as often as I used to. Men?? Well, they still scare me a lot, even pawppy...and my two unfurbros. Pawppy feeds me twice a day, and I will come up to hime beitmes for an chin scritch...but then I give hime lots of barks when he goes rto work and carries that big bag with him. And at unfurbro-the-elder if he has his backpack with him...something about those men with bags...maybe I need to have a dog whisperer figure it out, cause I can't tell my furmily myself...too scarey you know?! Though I *know* they love me...

Oh well, enough of that! Happy Birthday to ME!!

Maybe next time we post, there will be birthday pics to share...

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Multi-Legged-furry Selfie!

This week I, Pipo, and the pups, are taking a selfie break in order to show you a different kid of selfie, actually a guest selfie from our yard.
Petcretary had her phone-camera handy so she tried to help this dude get a seflie for our blog...

It is a White-Marked Tussock Moth Caterpillar...and this is the info on these furry creatures that she found:

White-Marked Tussock Moth (Orgyia leucostigma)

Size: 3.5 cm
Hosts: over 140 known hosts, including alder, apple, balsam fir, birch, and larch
Range: Eastern North America
Identifying Features:
  • bright red head (with two long black "antennae") and two red glands towards the end of the abdomen
  • four thick tufts of white, grey, or yellow hair on the first four abdominal segments
  • broad, yellow-bordered black stripe along the back
  • fluffy tufts of whitish setae near their legs
  • one long black hair pencil at the end of the abdomen
This snazzy species is found on trees in urban areas. They're indiscriminate eaters—they go as far as munching on decorative hawthorns and acacias—and when populations soar, these cats can defoliate entire trees.
Note: White-marked tussock moth caterpillars have irritating spines that can cause rashes, so handle them with care (and gloves!).

Raising White-Marked Tussock Moth Caterpillars

Seeing as these guys aren't picky eaters, they aren't too difficult to raise. Just create a comfortable environment for them, give them plenty of food, and let them grow!

Quite the Cocoon!

Female White-Marked Tussock Moths don't have wings. They spend their entire (if brief) adult lives on the cocoon—mating, laying eggs, and dying all in the same spot. Luckily, they (and their future larvae) have some protection; before pupation, the White-Marked Tussock Moth Caterpillar weaves its venomous setae into its cocoon, providing a defensive shelter both for itself and its offspring. 
Here is  a picture of a full grown moth:
Photo and info credit: https://owlcation.com/stem/furry-caterpillarhttps://owlcation.com/stem/furry-caterpillar
So while we are on leave for selfies, petcretary did help us make several cards for others...using their selfies, MOL!! 

We are joined up with all the other selfies at The Kitties Blue who are the host of this weekly fun feature. Thank you! The SundaySelfies feature is Five Years Old this week! Wow! There is a celebratory pawrty gping onn there, Hooray!