|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 over...so 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 good...an 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 on...um...DUH! Well, its been working just fine since THAT!
We also are doing the Blessing Train this year, here is our decorated Box car.
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.
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!