Sunday, August 28, 2022

Another Crane Selfie!

 Well, this past week was full of all kinds of things, the good the bad and the ugly, even...sigh...

We had to take our yearly trip for a check up at the vet place. All was fine, except there was a problem with our poo-poo samples. Sheesh, *she* picked them up and brought them along...apparently we like to mess around where birds have been and long story short, now we are on medicine to get rid of the parasite that was lurking in us. EEUUWWW!

Here we are trying to get out of the room we were in...BOL! We do kiss the vet man though, he really is nice.  Petcretary took our furbears Pipo, Minko and MJF there before we came along.

We even made our selfies there, BOL! Petcretary thinks we look nervous...well, duh!!

One evening at her work, the Sandhill Cranes were strutting in the yard there...this one allowed a selfie, though it isn't the clearest, looking through the window and hastily snapped.

He/she even looked at the camera! A talented selfie taker!

Earlier in the week, petcretary was frightened out of her wits, practically.

Pawppy said he was not feeling well, and had cancelled a meeting he was supposed to attend. Suddenly he had a grand mal seizure:( What a scary thing to witness, since he had no prior history of that.) After a while he came round from the fog he was in and he sat in the recliner for a good long while. Later that evening he went upstairs to go to bed...and had yet another G.M. event. *She* called 911, and pawppy was taken out and went by ambulance to the ER.

Us pups were scared, too, because there were about 8 strangers in our den...the fire dept, the paramedics and the police, too. We don't like intruders and so many at once is very unsettling!

He came back with petcretary several hours later...and the next day he had no recollection of the previous day, other than what we told him, and a few vague memories. So he is on medication now, and in the care of a neurologist...and tests are ordered, etc. What an upheaval:(

We covet pawyers, POTP and healing thoughts for our pawppy...this is not a nice way to start your retirement.

Today is also Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day. Most of you might remember Pipo, Minko, and MrJackFreckles, their images are on our header...petcretary and pawppy also remember with love, Groucho, Simba, Suki,and Toki. They both had many pets to remember from their younger years before they met and got married. There is a blog post HERE, remembering our furry ones, and the pups that she had growing up. There were canaries and goldfish, too as well as budgies. Pawppy had many Scottie dogs, and  cats.  He also had three kitties here, before we met! 

(Pipo was not yet an angel at the time of that post...)

Speaking of Angels, we had to say goodby to some more beloved pets, now flying young and strong at the RB:


We are hopping with all the other selfie makers at The Cat On My Head!

Sunday, August 21, 2022

In Loving Memory of Minuet

Sadly after we posted about Minuet needing a lot of POTP, and pawyers, we found out that she had become the newest Angel at the RB.

Rest peacefully, Minuet, soon you will take up your new duties of ruling  your underlings, with all your regal dignity. 

We send love and comforting thoughts to your family, who will miss you so much.

We know you truly appreciated them who loved you and carefully nurtured you when you were suddenly without your own family.

After The Pawrty Sunday Selfie

 Well, Saturday, Dalton's birthday, was beautiful weather , and perfect for having a birthday affair!  Rain was in the forecast, but it stayed away till after dark. Phew! The rains and thunderstorms started up big time, then.

We asked Dalton to pose before we got started...

Something isn't quite right here...BOL!

Ahh, thanks Petcretary, this is way better!

I got a lot of new 'loot'!

We had pup cake and doggy frozen ice cream!

I stole borrowed Dalton's new toy for a while...

I am not too sure what to do with this...

Let the games begin...

A Birthday Selfie

We were tired out after all that romping!

In other news, Petcretary gave a guest picture for Teddy's Tuesday Teaser. It was of a quaint town in The Netherlands.

Brielle, The Netherlands
So Teddy gave her this badge to thank her:
I was the GUEST Teaser on the Teaser post of August 15, 2022. It was my photo!!

Can we all please take a moment and send healing and comforting thoughts to Minuet, from I Have Three Cats

We are joining up with all the other Sunday Selfie Hoppers! Thanks Kitties Blue, for hosting us, each week!

A sad update:

Minuet as mentioned above has become an Angel...

Minuet as mentioned above has become an Angel...

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Dalton: 'Its My Birthday! I am Six!'

It is my birthday today...Well, we really don't know when my BD is, when I was rescued, it was during the time of Hurricane Harvey, so petcretary used that day as my birthday, since it was going to be the first day of the rest of my life. I was gotted about a month later.  And yet another mystery: Petcretary thinks I am 6 today, but the vet has me at 8, yet my adoption papers say I am 6. Whatever, it doesn't  matter all that much! I have been here going on 5 years now. Wow, time flies!

Petcretary is off today, so I bet we are going to have a lot of fun together! 

I hope there will be cake and ice cream, Mmmm!

Oh, yes, I hope I will get presents, too! Though as far as toys go, I really rarely play with them, unless its a tug of war with Benji....*she* thinks I do not know how... but I sure know how to play with my beloved brofur Benji! BOL! We play a lot of bitey-face and chase games...and we often try to  body slam each other. Us terriers are all rough and tumble!

The card I got has a nice cake on it...but I don't think I can eat it, BOL! 

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Flashback Selfies...

Petcretary is working this weekend, so we thought we would give her a break and let her do a flashback...from about this time in 2019.
Another week  has flown by and it’s time to ‘do’ our selfies again...
Pipo got to enjoy lots of sunpuddles this week...hooray!

We, Benji and Dalton did lots of barking, chasing varmints,and digging...we found and exterminated two big fat moles...though petcretary was less than thrilled with the cavernous mess we left behind, BOL!

We even managed to sit still for a double ‘ussie’!

And to not make Angel Minko Miss out on flashback, here is Minko, ca 2014.
And Angel MJF...well flashbacks are good for him, too!
MJF, ca 2016
And now for current news....Our pawppy decided it was finally the right time to take leave of his work and go into retirement! Hooray, he might be home with us a lot more now...and petcretary hopes he will be able to do some of the things on that always infamous 'Honey Do List'!
They were gone for hours this past Friday, as there was a big party for him, even the mayor of our city was there to give his thanks, and blessing on his retirement. He was working there for 42 years!
On Saturday I, Benji didn't want to get up...and I ate my brekkie, while laying down. I didn't even get up to greet my peeps, though I did thump my tail. Petcretary made me get up...and then she watched what I would do...and she saw I was limping and favoring my right front paw....she could not find any swelling, cut, etc,and I didn't really flinch when she ran her hands over she thought maybe I got a bit too crazy with the games I play with Dalton...or maybe he bruised me when we played a rough game of bitey face...which also means bitey everything, BOL!
It will remain my secret...
Anyways she gave me an aspirin, after looking up the dose for a pup of my size, and some CBD as well. Later I was running around outside again...with only the tiniest of limps, but at least I seem to be on the mend. Phew!
It was a good day for lollygagging around anyways, as it rained all the day long! And sometimes poured hard! Blech...though petcretary was glad to get it, not to mention the parched ground. She also said it was a good day to go to her work on a weekend day, as there was no need to grumble about having to work on a beautiful day. BOL!

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Spoil Your Dog Day! A Word-y Wednesday

Visit these wonderful pups, here.
We, Benji & Dalton are always spoiled, or so the peeps here tell us, BOL!
Life is good for us, considering how our lives started, since we are rescue pups, all the way from Texas...we really don't recall a lot about how we got to Michigan...we heard that kind peeps took us out of the shelters we were in and brought us in big truckloads to various we ended up in our city, but were not in the same shelter/ fact we were rescued in different years, BOL!
I'm so soiled, Benji neverminds when I sit on him...
I love to lay here and watch all the goings on from the top of the steps.

We sure love that we ARE spoiled, yes-siree!

Thanks, Petcretary and Pawppy for loving us and spoiling us, too...well, sometimes!! Can we have those treats, now??? YUM!
Wordless Wednesday

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 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!