Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Happy and Sad...In One Post...

 First the Happy Part!

It was Benji's Gotcha Day on the yes we are a bit late in posting all about it...but we didn't forget, LOL!

Three years ago, Benji joined our furmily at the age of about 6 months...he was a rescue pup from Texas...who knows how he got to be in Michigan, we think they just pulled lots of pups from crowded shelters there and took them to others...where they would ave a much better chance of finding a new home..and Benji lucked out with us!

Petcretary didn't have a good chance to make any pics today as she had a lot of errands to get done, since she has been at home over the Christmas weekend and so on...sure, always excuses! When we get them of him with his new Gotcha Day stuffie we will show them:) Wonder how long it will last, BOL! So therefore she kind of cheated and used an image from our Christmas Photo session.

Benji on his Gotcha day, Dec 28, 2018.

It was a wet and soggy day here, and then the snow machine geared up...and we had snow, sleet and more rain even a bit of the nasty freezing rain. it should be interesting for  the morning commute around here...


And yes, there were some more sads in Blogville...


Galletta, whom we ourselves did not know, left for the catnip meadows of the RB...

This is Chester's 'Oma'...Chester is from the Daily Bone, and he often told us all about what his Oma was doing...she was a wonderful grandmother and was 95 years young when she passed away. We send our love and prayers to Chester and his family, esp his 'Ghost Writer'.



Though we have many words today, we are joining up into the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop...

Friday, December 24, 2021

Merry Christmas!!

 Its Christmas!! Wow, the big day we waited for SO LONG, well, now its here!

Our unfurbros are here, too...the more the merrier you know:)

Here we are in a snow globe...the weather is not conducive to snow here...more like rain! Blech!

Our cousin Eddie from Canada recently had a birthday and sent us this birthday pic of himself:

He also sent us another pic, for Christmas...
We put him in a snowglobe too:
Once again, here is our Official Christmas card to all of you!

Here is a bad picture that we made into art...Christmas is so full of art, right?? BOL!
Here is the original...we used a filter on our Gimp program.

Unfurbro is hobbling around here...he tripped off of a curb and hurt his ankle...Oops. Ouch. Things happen at the most inopportune times!

We had to have the plumber here as an alien team of our kitchen and in the cellar, too. Sheesh. They fixed our faucet, but they have to return to fix the problem in the cellar...sheesh, we have to bark so many intruders away lately! 

Petcretary won a calendar from Summer at Sparkle Cat. That was a pleasant surprise! Thanks SUmmer, we love seeing you in all those pretty pictures!

Petcretary was a firstie of four in Teddy's Tuesday Teaser...and she was also the first right guesser. It was Bethlehem at Christmastime. How appropriate!

Us four were first to sit down at our desks: Petcretary, Sharon, Frank and Charles

This was the badge for First Right guesser!

And since we are doing Sunday selfies even if a bit early, here is our official ussie for Christmas 2021!


And even though it is Christmas, there are still the many needs of those of our fellow friends and bloggers. Some we know well, and others not so much...

Ollie needed surgery

Monty, A New Angel

Siku Marie, Earned her Angel-wings

This family truly needs our fervent prayers right now.

Katie has a bad infection.

We are joining up with  Caturday Art, at Athena's Blog

We'll be in The Sunday Selfies for Dec 26th. Thanks for hosting!!

Thursday, December 23, 2021

POTP For Ollie

 Ollie of the Poupounette, needs surgery to repair a torn ligament...could we all purr and pawyer for him to get through that and recover fully so he can once again run in his fields. And for his #1 and all his furmily and friends as they are so concerned for him right now.


I am going to link this up to Thankful Thursday, because I am thankful that this way,  many more of his friends can send their POTP and pawyers.

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Getting Closer And Closer To Christmas!


One of our tabletop trees...just a decoration, no lights are on it...
Our week was pretty normal, so we don't have anything exciting to tell you or to woof at you about.
We each have our own Advent calendar, we get to hunt a treat each that there are lots of open spaces, we are getting excited to sniff out the big one for the 25th...but that means its the end of the treats, too...hey, why can't someone invent a treat calendar for each month??! Yum, that would be fun:)

Here are our selfies for this week, next week, it will be the day after Christmas! Wow!

We have lots of snail-mail cards, we thank all who sent them to us! We apologize in advance...we are only sending E-Cards this year...but we still love you all!!

This is our tree that lights up the living-room with all the pretty lights and the bigger star at the top. It has blurred the little angel at the top...but you can see the wings. We only have this small tree, as our den is not that big, and a large tree would mean the whole family could not sit in the living room without feeling squashed, LOL!

We are celebrating Kizmet's Gotcha Day and hopping with all the other selfies, its a fun thing each week, faithfully hosted by The Kitties Blue at The Cat On My Head. Thanks, Kitties Blue!

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Our Official Christmas Card! From Us To YOU!


Merry Christmas to all! May you also have a wonderful New Year!

Feel free to snag this from our blog, if you didn't happen to get one from our emails we sent out on the 9th, which was actually Christmas Card Day! We are only doing E-Cards this year, with a few exceptions, mostly for peeps who have no access to computers or are direct family.

We thank everyone who has sent us cards, (E-cards and snail cards); we love them all and we love you!

Life was trying to be ordinary this week...but nope, lots of less than ordinary stuff, LOL!

Monday during the daytime, Petcretary was making lunch, and there was a squirrel stealing peanuts on the ground under the feeder.

(Credit: From the internet of black squirrel images...)
So after a loud 'Squirrel!' from her, we both ran outside...but Dalton is very speedy, and he got there and nearly snagged that young black varmint. Some of them know the sounds the doggy door makes and then they get a head-start at escape, but this one had no clue. He did not even know what to do, he went back and forth, and Dalton actually got within a foot of it, before it put on the jet propulsion and scampered up the tree...

where it sat and scolded him with all kinds of un-publishable wordage such as only an angry squirrel can make!
(Credit: From the internet...)
Yes THE tree...its still standing there tall and brave. It has to be, as we had a very windy and stormy night, Friday night. And while the thunder was loud and the rains pounded down, the winds gusted up to around 60MPH. Saturday, there were lots of big branches on the ground, flung far and wide across the whole yard. Thankfully none hit the wires under that tree, or the house. We sure hope the tree dudes will be here sometime this week. In the far back of our yard, a huge limb came down on the fence, so now there are 4 balancing on it...but at least the fence is more or less intact and unscathed. We really need to invest in a chain saw...

Again on that selfsame Monday as the squirrel fun, the day turned nasty in the early evening, with wind, snow and ice. Our pawppy was supposed to be at a meeting in the next town he left early to account for the bad roads. Well, after a while there he was back home. he said it was just too awful out there and the roads were dangerous. Later we saw that there had been multiple slide offs and other driver disasters on that route he would have been on. We are glad he came home safely. We had 2 or 3 inches of snow...that stuck around till Saturday!

Traveling back to Monday yet again...after pawppy got home, suddenly the furnace decided to conk out. Ohh, sheesh, its 16F out there and the weather is very bad...well the repairman came here at 930pm, and of course we barked him invader you know! LOL! He fixed the furnace and after about an hour, he left and pawppy went to bed. Petcretary went to shovel  the sidewalk...and when she got in the furnace once again was not working. OH NO! The man on the help line said he thought it needed a new 'motherboard', aka brain...but he didn't have one in his truck. So he told *her* what to do, and she stayed up all night to restoke the thing over and over again, so that when pawppy got up, he wouldn't freeze and our pipes were safer that way too. They got back here early Tuesday morning, and of course we welcomed them with lots of our good and loud warnings! We got corralled behind the gate so we were not able to sniff the man...or in Dalton's case bite him...yes, they gave the furnace a much needed brain transplant, and voila! It worked! On Friday morning there was regular furnace maintenance scheduled, (Go figure the thing would conk out a few days before that!), so once again us pups were loud and boisterous in our greetings. They left, pawppy went to work, and petcretary went back to her own nest to catch up some more Zzzz'z. All was well when she got up...but...after about 30 minutes there was the error message on our thermostat AGAIN! The man came right back, and we were outside...oops! Well, we actually were well behaved and just let him come in to do his work...and the fix was fast and easy...he had forgotten to turn the gas back! Well, its been working just fine since THAT!

We also are doing the Blessing Train this year, here is our decorated Box car.

The Blessing Train runs at Raena and Zebby's Blog.

Maybe we should have put a squirrel dude on the top...And a furnace!! BOL!

Here are our 'ordinary' selfies:

Sheesh, can't a dude even enjoy a sun puddle in peace?

I'm a good boy, right?? See no digging evidence on my schnooter!

There are several new angels, sadly enough. We had separate posts for them, but in case you missed them, here are our mementos we sent to their peeps.

Kirby from Yellow Mound Quilts

Tucker from I Have Three Cats

Wolfie from FiveSibes


Asking for forgiveness... to those of you for whom I sent E-Cards and you received them...well, I was not paying attention, and I C/P'd the whole list if recipients into thhe wrong box, so you all got a huge carbon copy...oops:(    (Bad for security issues...) 

And I got some sent back to me, on account of there was no subject line. Sheesh, us pups will have to make sure she proof reads her send-outs! Sorry about the messes I cause sometimes. I am a techie klutz!

We are hopping with all the other Sunday Selfie Hoppers,  at The Cat On My Head.Click on this link to join up, too! Its fun, and a great way to make new furends! Thanks for hosting each week, Kitties Blue!

Click on this link to join up, too! Its fun, and a great way to make new furends! Thanks for hosting each week, Kitties Blue!


Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Wolfie ~ In Loving Memory

 Wolfie from Fivesibes, has left to go play in endless snow drifts inn the northern parts of the Rainbow Bridge. He now feels much healthier and he got to play with all his furblings who had been living there already.


Tuesday, December 7, 2021

In Memory Of New Angels

 Recently we heard there have been new admissions to the heavenly realms at the Rainbow Bridge. This of course makes us feel sad, but the furry new angels will be strong and healthy there...and they can join others of their families already there ahead of them...and a reunion of sorts with friends as well.


Tucker of I Have Three Cats


Kirby of Yellow Mound Quilts

You can visit these new angels by clicking on their captions.

Sunday, December 5, 2021

December!! Pre-Christmas Selfies

 Wow, its already the last month of this has just flown by! Soon it will be Christmas and then the new year...We sure hope 2022 will be way nicer, kinder and more peaceable than 2021 has been.

Well, our tree is still standing; the tree dudes had trouble with their truck so they had to reschedule. So here is one last selfie of said tree:

Its kind of sad to take down this majestic tree, but it really is becoming dangerous. (All the stuff on the porch is the new be assembled...soon we hope!)
And the concrete work is done, so when the weather is cooperative, we can get our shed put up...hopefully we can get it done before the snow really flies here...but if not, well, there is always the spring, LOL!
There is grass seed under all the straw...
Here are some selfies...petcretary was experimenting with some of the settings on the new phone camera...
I know my ears are large, but...

I was really distracted, just like Dalton was...the dog next door was outside...and we had to make sure he was going to stay there!
Here is a flashback turned into a Christmas-y greeting.

Petcretary was not a firstie at Teddy's Teaser Class, but she was right with her guess!

We are in The Sunday Selfies Blog hop.Thanks Kitties Blue for being the hosts!!