OH wow Aunties we went to this thing called 'Summerfest' today and did they get the name right-- it was like summer.. Mommy said it was gonna be some cooler and less humidity so we could go... and ugh those weather guys got it Wrong Again.. It's was Hot, in the 80s...
But the beginning was fun! Cuz this part is ole Virgini history and you know I Love history! So if you don't you might wanna skip this part!
So Look Aunties! This is called 'The Old Mill' and it was built in the late 1600s and there was a grist mill, a saw mill and a textile manufacturing mill, this is the only building left. The mill was run by Water! And they even made uniforms for the soldiers! It was built around the place where George Washington met Lord Fairfax on Washinton's First Journey to the Frontier! Neat huh?!!
And they had this pretty rock and flower area, Very sniffy!
But not Near as sniffy as this bush! Yeah I coulda stayed here the Whole time but mommy made me move on!
To see the water!
And the Ducks!! Oh please bear with mommy Aunties, she Insisted on calling these Ducks when you and I and Daddy all know they are Geese! Geez she just kept on saying Look Missy at the Ducks! And then wondered when I was looking All Around-- I Only saw Geese!
Yup Geese All Right!
Cept this guy! Can you see him Aunties? He's Trying to hide on the waaay other shore, and he's camouflaged in there but couldn't hide from me and mommy! He's a crane, ya know the guy with the Reaaal long neck but he put it back down here- he was trying to hide from Mommy's camera... He shoulda known you can't hide from her camera!
Well there were Lots of kids wantin to look at the 'ducks' geez they called em that too... I didn't stick around to tell them any different!
We went up lots of old metal crinky stairs like a fire escape... I didn't like them but mommy said I was a trooper, I went up them all! And we saw this gorgeous, huge Magnolia tree! Look at those pretty blooms!
The Really good thing was when we got to the top of All those stairs and down a ways was one of My stores! Mommy an me went in and I got some treats for being sooo good! Cept I had to go by some Huge dogs on the way in- it was adoption day and they had some pit bulls and weinimyer (?) they were Big, they wanted to meet me, but I Didn't!
oh Aunties I am just Beat now... It was soooo hot, I just wanted to come in and cool off and sleep... I'm gonna hibernate till Fall! Hope you enjoyed my day as much as me! ❤️Missy
Hey Aunties look who came by under my window this morning! Baby Bambi!
Caught in the act eating Mommy's plants! You know that's the bush Touché was hiding under!
There was two of them!! Oh I Know this is awful blurry but mom had a hard time getting them cuz they moved so much and sooo fast! But I really wanted you to see them both!
And then they ran off by the big bushes but you can still see them some! They're very sweet but growing up way too quick! I like when they're Real little and finding their legs, they walk and run sooo cute! I just Love their spots!!
So then later it finally stopped raining and we got to go for a walk! Yay! It was supposed to be in the low 70s but boy it was humid so not quite as nice as we thought... But Look!! Mommy Bambi, Right by where we walked! She knows me so she just looked up and waved her tail and kept eating! Oh I just Love Bambi!!
I think that's the mommy cuz when we were walking up the hill me and mommy heard something running through the woods and knocking stuff over. We tried to look but the woods were so thick, we saw something and it was probably the babies. Mommy was a bit worried for awhile cuz we've had Lots of bear sightings nearby, that wouldn't have been good... Good thing Bambi was there that made my day!!
Oh boy, what a Fun day, I even got to 'help' mommy do the wash and fold the clothes! My Favorite part! Hope you guys had a great day too! ❤️ Missy
Aunties, Today started out Great!! Look who came to visit Me this morning!! FOXY!!
We were eating breakfast and he came right by the window in front of us!! Isn't he handsome?!! can you see his boots?
Then we went out and the day lilies and hostas are starting to bloom! But ugh was it Hot, even early...
So You know what mommy said... Haircut and b***!! This is all I have to say! I wouldn't even put on my robe, I just Ran to the bed dripping wet and got the Whole bed Wet-- That'll teach mommy for doing that to me!!
Then, cuz it's summer, mommy said I could air dry and not have to do the blow dryer! Ugh but it's too Hot, I just Can't.. let me Back In mommy!!
Time for mommy to do My wash! But Nooooo you Can't take my bed mommy! I Won't Let you, I Mean it!!
Here I am! I finally got dry and now you can see my new doo, mommy cut a lot off!
Ooh and did you see my new topknot doo? It was daddy's idea and I Love it!
See? Daddy asked mommy if she couldn't braid my hair like she does her's!! Sometimes she puts two bands in it but it's long enough now to just do one!!
Ohhh Aunties it was a hard afternoon with that cut and b***... And as if that wasn't bad enough I can't even rest tonite... Right before dinner time they started with these Bad storms... Mommy said we may even have to go to the basement cuz there were tornados too.. So here I am now, harnessed up, just in case, and just riding out the storm! Geez what a day! Sure am glad Foxy came by, he made my day! hope you had a good day, thanks for sharing mine! ❤️ Missy
Finally Success!! Daddy just came in and said Touché was back in her hole so Mommy was finally able to get a picture! Here ya go Auntie Julia, just for You! And, of course, anyone else who wants to see Touché!! Whatcha think Auntie Julia is she getting those babies ready to hatch??!! Missy
Here's a closer up so you can see her better!! I Love Touché! I just wanna go in there and Kiss her but mommy said I couldn't go down there!
Wow Aunties my day stared early today with a definite intruder, I had to announce it to Everyone, do you see him? Bet Auntie Julia does!
Here he is- it's Touché the turtle!
He's leaving now but I Have to go find him later- I Love Touche! Daddy says most people don't mess with a snapping turtle but not me, I nudge Touche with my nose to give him a kiss and he Loves it and Me! Mommy says as long as I'm nice and Touche doesn't mind I can kiss him!
Oh now's a good time to show you mommy rodies!
And her Lily of the Valley, I can't wait till they're all in bloom that's real pretty!
Soooo Dad comes and tells me and mommy that they just said there's like a 2 hour break in the rain so we can sneak in that walk mommy wants to take me on! Here's a real pretty flower we see on our walk, mommy thinks it's a wild mountain laurel like we have but ours is just starting to flower, this ones got pretty flowers now!
So Aunties we get almost to the far end of our walk and it happened... RAIN! Nooooo, they lied to us Aunties!!! So we headed back, in the pouring rain and we were Almost home when What should I Find??? I had to root it out cuz it was in Danger! It was sooo little and it was in the wash gully thingy that runs down the hill in the rain-- it was gonna drown!
Oh thank goodness I Got It! I was sooo worried I went and kissed it! Can you see it?? It's a Baby Bird! ** Note from mom- she did too, she went down to kiss it and the little bird turned around and Missy kissed it right on the break! The Absolute Cutest Thing I have ever seen!!
here he is, I call him sweetie tweetie!! I hope you can see him, he's sooo small and he's black and the pavement is black too. Anyway here I am getting him safely to the other side of the road where he's protected and won't drown. Whew that was close!
Hey Look what we have now Aunties, a dam! Yup looks like this didn't 'just happen' either-- I Think we have a Beaver!! I've been smelling something and dad thought he saw something swimming down here! I gotta check this out later!!
Oh wow Aunties I am sooo glad we are home, I'm Drenched! Ok maybe not drenched like some of you guys are sometimes but Trust me for someone who Hates Water this was a pretty rough day out in that rain! But I'm glad I was able to see Touché, to help, and to meet, sweetie tweetie he was a Real sweetheart! Now I just got to meet beave the beaver! I may not look wet here to you Aunties but trust me mommy is paying for having me out walking in that rain! ❤️Missy
Ok, just for you Auntie Jeannie, and Of Course anyone else who wants to see it! Let's go see the Flower Garden!!
Ok so it's called a 'revival-style' flower garden, whatever that means. And it's made in the same style they made gardens back in the 18th century, ya know that box style, actually it's pretty cool the way they did gardens back then. This garden is a small version and it's located in part of the original two-acre garden! WOW can you imagine a 2 acre garden? I wish we had one that big!! Oh and it's dedicated to the guy who was a benefactor and the first curator, that's what the plaque says.
They have Lots of flowers and herbs and i'm sure they did the planting in a certain way but i don't know it.. at least not yet, mommy bought a book and maybe that'll tell us! Anyway i'm hopeless on the flowers and herb names, cept of course roses and daisies -- mommy's favorites! They said Mrs Lee grew sweetbriers, tuberose, convolvulus, morning glory, and quamoclit (cardinal climber or cypress vine). Whatever those are, maybe they're here, I wouldn't know!! So i'm just gonna be quiet and let you look Auntie, i'm Sure you know the names of all of these!!
Pretty huh?! I just took a little break while you looked around! Let's go see that old timey sun dial thingy now!!
Look!! They say you can tell time with this by the Sun!!
I dunno, daddy say's he can tell what time it is... All i know is i think it's time to go!!
Ohhh One last sniff before i go!! Hope you enjoyed the garden Aunties! Missy
After my Big Bday Outing it was Finally time for my bday party!! I'm Starving and mommy made me my Favorite Salmon, cooked in coconut oil, yummy!
Bday Cake time!! Ooh looky what I got!! Thank You Auntie Jeannie for your Pupcake recipe!!
It's sooo good I'm doing my happy dance to eat it!
Mmm was my cake good and Yes that's icing on my beard!! Hey check out the dress mommy got me for my bday, Two new dresses, a girl Can't have too many clothes!!
Yay More gifts!! I'll have to check out my new puzzle game and toy later, I'm sooo tired I just want my new bone pillow now!
Nitie nite Aunties, Thank You for sharing my special day with me! ❤️Missy
It's my Birthday YAY!! Here I am in my Birthday Dress!!
I'm two today, well ok I Only count bdays since I was Rescued, so it's been two years today since I came Home with Mom & Dad (the dr thinks I'm close to three yrs old now)-- what a Wonderful day in my life that was when I came to my furever home!! See, Look how I've changed and how my life changed that day!
Wow those pics came in big, but hey you gotta See those!! Mommy will get the rest smaller I promise! I'm just soooo excited!! Mom & Dad have a Huge day planned Just For ME!!!
Ok I'm Ready, let's Go!!
Hey Aunties guess where I am?? At my Favortie breakfast cafe!! And boy am I Happy!! Know why? Well Besides having my Fave breakfast??!
Daddy made me put this pic in here cuz he thinks it's funny! Well Remember my bad tummy ache yesterday? On the way to my breakfast place I well, I umm yeah I did a big Huge Dump right in the middle of this road and mommy had to stop traffic and clean up my !! That's why I'm soo happy and mom is too cuz it's all out and now i can enjoy my day!!
Yum, I Love this place!! Mom says I have to have lots of protein to keep up today! OK I'm ready for our loong drive now! This is my longest trip ever, way over an hour if we don't hit bad traffic!
WOW, look where we are, I see the sign out my window- Sully Plantation! An old Virginia plantation!
Here's the story all about it!
Let's Go see how they lived in 1794!! I gotta warn you Aunties this is gonna be long but I just Know you wanna see this!
Here's the Plantation home where they lived back in the 18th century! They won't let me in there so let's go see something I like!
Oh yeah some nice sniffy stuff on the way to the next stop!
Here's the outbuildings, let's go see them!
Here's the laundry And the kitchen, wow All in this one little area! Oooh mommy wouldn't like that!
Yup laundry over here, hey look at them old irons!
And yeah the kitchen! Hey those kinda look like the pottery type stuff I found- Wow!
Next is the well, geez that's 36 feet deep, it'd take some time to get my water from there!
And the smokehouse and dairy house...
And here's the old schoolhouse!
And here's another living quarters bet it's a guest house?
Wow all I can see is a fireplace with a fire in it, Mommy's picture didn't come out cuza the fire and let me tell ya it's Hot!
Whew I need to cool off after that- Hey Look Tara how I found to use this bench, i gotta cool off Under here!!
Ok guys, off to My favorite!
The Cemetery And ????!!!
Ooh looky Aunties, a colonial lady and her errr 'Horse' Yeah a white Horse that's it!! Oh was she Nice she Loved me and guess What?? She has 5 rescues!! And she was sooo happy it was my bday and I came there to celebrate!
Oh Aunties what a Wonderful bday, one more water break and cool off under this bench! There was Lots more Aunties, gardens and old time sundials and all, but mommy said this was already Waay Too Many pictures.... But you just Had to see it and I Know you wanted too, Right Aunties?!
Mommy said she ordered a Gorgeous day for me and boy oh boy is it, No Rain!! I'm just soooo happy!
And Tired!! I slept the Whole way home! Till I heard....
Missy, Shopping!! WHAT, Shopping too??!! Oh Boy, a girl is Never too tired to shop! We went to two stores and I got Lots of goodies And the lady at the first store was sooo nice she was so excited it was my bday and she gave me a cookie!
Oooh I'm soooo tired and happy to be home! Wow what a day and I haven't Even had my party Yet! Mommy has to go cook my salmon, and I think I'll just take a nap Right here! Aunties this has been the Best day in my life!! I sure hope you enjoyed my bday outting as much as I did! Stay tuned for my bday party pictures later!❤️Missy
Oh Aunties I was having a pretty good bday week, the rain even stopped then it happened... Yup my tummy acted up again this morning. Mommy's been trying everything she can think of to make me feel better today, I didn't even want to go for a walk.. all I want to do is go out and eat grass... So I did... Lots of times. But this last time was different, you'll see why!
I was innocently chomping on my grass when I heard it... Could it be Lizzy???! I'm On It!!
Oops how'd that happen?? Mom always wonders why her Angel is on the ground.. Don't tell her Aunties!!
Oooh I'm gonna stop by and give St Francis a big kiss for making me feel better!! Mommy always keeps him out here to watch over me!
Ah Ha I hear her over here now!!
I Know she's over here somewhere!
Maybe Up here??
Oh No I'm Stuck!! Mommy's laughing saying I remind her of her Shepard pup who got stuck behind the wood rack once-- but I'm Smarter, I got myself outta here!!
Geez I can't get through here either, dad sure took my fun away with this wood rack!!
Wait, I think she's over here now, Yes I Know she is!
LIzzy!!! Can you see her head?? She's a redhead, no Wonder she was sooo hard to catch, they're even Faster!!
WAIT, over here, Yes quick!!
Ahhhh Another Lizzy!!! Oooh this ones a bigun!
Oooh I just LOVE Lizzy (the lizard)! I'm such a happy girl when I can chase Lizzy all over the backyard!! She's even More fun than chasing Sammy (the squirrel)!! mommy and daddy wanna know what I'm gonna do if I Catch Lizzy-- I said I'm gonna EAT her!! Hmm ya know that just might give me another tummy ache so maybe Not! Sure hope my tummy's Ok tomorrow, mommy has a Big day planned! Geez she better go finish my bday cake, I just don't know What she's been doing all day! ❤️Missy
Oooh Aunties it hasn't been a very good few days for me... See I got mommy up around midnight Friday nite / Sat morning and I didn't feel at all good... I was super restless, I couldn't even lay down, I just kept pacing and pacing and pacing all around. I Wanted to lay down but I Couldn't, it Hurt... mommy tried Everything she knew, ginger snap, Pepcid- I let out a Huge Burb after that but it didn't help Any... That went on All nite.. Then around 3am I started doing the weirdest thing, I'd lay on my belly and did a belly crawl Backwards, mommy didn't know What to think, I did that for hours.
Then daddy heard us, mommy was trying sooo hard not to disturb him but he came out and he didn't know What to think either. Mommy had been goggling Everything and was soooo worried. So she called emergency and they said I could come in if mommy was worried. But then I settled a bit so mommy thought I might get some rest but no.... By 5am I was back crawling and I started crying, I Never cry, and then yup I clawed at those stairs again. Mommy said that's It and took me to emergency.
I was pretty scared, I'd never been to the emergency hospital but they were nice. Cept the dr kept saying I looked like a frog... I don't look like a frog do I Aunties??! Anyway she checked me all out and she said she couldn't find anything... She thought it was all pretty odd too and it was good news in a way but not cuz we didn't know what caused it. So she gave me a nausea shot to help me settle. She said if it happened again I would need an ultrasound to see what was going on... That sounds scary, I hope it a Never happens again, so does mommy.
So we came home then, it had been a very looong nite... Mommy gave me some chicken and rice and I went to sleep. Mommy watched me for hours then she fell asleep too. We got up and I ate again cuz it was dinner time by then, then I went back to sleep, I'm sooo glad I can sleep and lay on my tummy now. Oooh do you know what else Aunties? That dr, the one who called me a frog, she said I was 'thick' too- hmmm mommy says she didn't even know me! Mommy an daddy always say I have a thick skull but that's Not what that dr meant... She said I needed to loose weight... What I was only 18.7lbs that's the Lowest I've Ever been! I don't think I like her anymore!
So see Aunties I Didn't get the outting I Thought I'd get, neither did mommy or daddy...
Have a good Mommy's day Aunties, my gift to mommy was I let her Sleep last night! She says All she needs is me to be all better! ❤️Missy
Oh Wow Aunties I'm sooooo excited!! The phone rang this Mornin and i just knowed it was for Me an daddy put it on speaker and they said it's IN, I heard it!! So daddy said we could go get it!!
Member last week when I got to go to the hardware store in my buggy? Well daddy ordered this lawn thingy mommy wanted and they said it would take 2 weeks but it Didn't it's in and it's for Me!! Well sorta, it's sorta for me... See these people have been helping daddy with the yard since he got hurt and mommy... Well mommy said they didn't cut my back area short enough and so she's just gonna do it herself!! Sooo daddy told mommy she couldn't always fix everything but she said she could if it was for ME!! So see mommy can't use daddy's big mower cuz it's too big an too heavy and too hard on her hands.. But she found this Really cool light weight mower thingy that's small and is rechargeable and should be just Perfect for my back area and mommy should be able to use it!! And it's IN!! And I get to go get it too!! Ok let's Go before it starts raining again!!
OH boy Aunties, we're Here and it's in There just waitin for ME!! I'm sooo happy!!
Wow we had to wait Forever at this special desk cuz they had to go find my Special Order and I got soooo excited and I was hoppin and jumpin in my buggy but they Finally got it! And Here it is, can you see it Aunties?!!! Oh an this guy waited all that time too just so he could talk to me an mommy-- he thought my buggy was the Best and wanted to know if it was made just for Me!! He Loved it!! He even patted the hood of my buggy, I let him, he was real nice! Anyway here It is Aunties, see how cool it is?!!!
I am soooo happy Aunties, not only did I get to go out Again but we went to get something Special for ME!! Ok we gotta take it home now and get it put in before the rain comes! Once all this Rain stops mommy can cut that forest that's in my back yard down super short to suit Me!! ❤️Missy
Oh wow Aunties did we get up Early today! Mom even set that clanging ringing thingy that makes us both pop outta bed Quick! See we gotta go take daddy for a test this morning then a special Treat!
geez and it's Still raining, I can't Believe this... Week 2 of Rain...
Well daddy's in there.. He's been in there awhile, I'm getting worried.. He promised he'd be Ok without me but maybe I better go in..?? He's seeing one of those vampires that get your blood.. Mommy said that's why we had to get up in the middle of the night..yup she did and she said daddy would be Real hungry!
Oooh Good here's daddy now we can go Eat, I'm Starving!!!
Ahhh here we are at my Favorite breakfast spot! Good thing they have a cover to keep us Dry! Brr it's a cold rain too, supposed to get worse later... but for now moms in there getting FOOD for me and dad!!
Hey Aunties, check out my raincoat, I even have a hood! Mommy got this fo me quite awhile back but I wouldn't wear it cuz well.. You know I don't do rain!
But ya know with treats like today I just may wear this coat Everyday! And Go Out in the Rain!! Yup I just might!
WOW Aunties you won't Believe what Just happened!!! member I said it was gonna get worse today??? Well it just did! Unbelievable we were workin on my blog when things started hittin the house and all kinds of lightning and thunder and LOOK! Huge Ice Balls fallin outta the sky!! I ain't seen nothin like this in my Whole Life!!
Wow look at moms poor peonies....
Ok Aunties, mom says I gotta get outta the window this is a serious storm... Good thing I ate! It could be a long nite.. ❤️Missy
Wow Aunties the pages are turning fast in my new adventures book!! I Can't believe that mommy and daddy took me on yet another new adventure today!!
Mommy said it would be Different and boy was she Right! I have No idea where I am!! Something about I usually would have to stay home but cuz I was Sooooo good on Sunday I get to go!!
Oh and remember my new Buggy?? Well I told you I wouldn't get tired on my big adventure Sunday and of course I didn't so I hadn't ridden in my new Buggy yet! Mommy said I Had to ride in it today and she sure hoped I'd be Ok! Well, Of Course I Was, I didn't make a peep the whole time! Here we are, mommy said it was a hardware store-- all I know was there was Lots of interesting smells! And I startled Lots of people when they saw it was Me-- That was Fun!!
Sometimes I'd peek out this side, I have a nice window here too! That's nice cuz I can make sure Mommy's still there pushing me too!
Well we're all done shopping now and daddy's loading the truck with all our goodies! Boy I had No idea what mommy and daddy did when they left me. These stores are Big and there's Lots of things and people and smells- I'm super glad I got to come! I can't wait to see where else mommy can take me, she said she's gonna do more looking for where all I can go!! She said I was the Bestest little girl in the Whole world, I didn't complain once and didn't make a peep! So I get to go Even More places!!
I'm the Happiest girl in the Whole Wide World right now Aunties! And the tiredest! But it's a super good tired, I'm dreaming of all my Fun trips and all those to come!! ❤️Missy
Today is my Big day! I'm so excited I've been up since 5am asking mommy if it's time yet!! I'm Still waiting... How Long can these people take to get ready!
I got my bag packed, I'm dressed and Ready to go! How do I look Aunties?!
Geez, where ARE they??? Don't they know this day is Huge for me?....Let's GO Folks!!!!!
Finally! First stop, my favorite outdoor Cafe for breakfast!
Mmmmmm, my favorite, egg and cheese! Mom says I'm gonna needs lots of protein to keep up today!
OK, we're on our way!! Hmm I've never seen any of this before! Mom said it was gonna be a long ride and she's right! But I'm doing Great just watching out the window!
Yay we're here!! See it off in the distance Aunties? We're going over there now! Any idea where we are??? Or what this is??? Me neither!
Ahhhh Look!! It's Britian on the green!!! Mommy said I was gonna see some things like my Aunties have over the pond!
Wow Aunties do you have one of These?!!
Or maybe one of these?!
I personally like this tank, think I'll just lay in the shade under it! I have No idea why they have a tank here with all these sports cars- but I'm just happy for a shady rest!
Wow there's a Lot of cars here Aunties, this isn't even half of them! And we've seen every one. at Least once!
This is my buddy George, George Mason that is! This is his place and he said I could come here! There's Lot of doggies here, I even got to meet some! I Like George, he likes doggies!
This is part of George's place, the part where they had the concert for me! Well I Let everyone else listen to it too! Yeah his place is Huge!
Oooh I Really like it here, Lots of people wanted to see me and pet me, that was Really nice an mom said I was Really Good!! I sure hope we come back here!!
Oh Aunties I'm Beat!! The last lady who petted me said she bet I sleep the rest of the day, I think I'll do just That! I had a Fantastic day on my first outting! Mommy said if I did good I could go Lots more places! And she's starting to plan my outting for next month!❤️Missy
Note from mom: oh my gosh I couldn't be prouder of Missy! She was Excellent today, didn't bark once, greated people and let them pet her! But the Best one yet was the first little girl we saw, am not sure how old she was but she was in a wheelchair and also couldn't speak, she wanted to see Missy so bad. I picked up my little darling and held my breath, I explained to her dad about Missy being a rescue and this being her first big outting and... she was Superb! She let that little girl pet her for the longest time- absolutely made my Day!! And of course Missy got a nice treat!
Yep this girl has come a Very Long way and I couldn't be a prouder mom than I am right now! A million thanks to everyone for all your help and advice in getting our little girl this far! Can't wait to see what the future brings for her! Hugs to all of you!
First I have to apologize to Auntie Jeannie for taking such a pitiful long time to do this.. This has been a real hard month for me and mommy said she would baby me all I needed, moms good like that ya know. See it was that awful prednisone trial the dr put me on, yeah I didn't do well on it at all and they finally took me off but ya know you gotta do that slow.. Then it wasn't till yesterday that mommy said she finally saw me acting somewhat normal again, almost two weeks after stopping that awful med. I think it's all do to a Great Big Thank You to you Auntie Jeannie and Auntie Julia for the raw honey and tea ideas that I got better at all! Yup I do! but nuff said about those awful weeks~~
Here it is My Raider Gator!! Yep cuz mommy Loves those Raiders daddy got her an all black Gator!! Check it out!
And here I am driving it!
Ok folks I gotta get serious now cuz we got Lots to do today! Good thing I'm out here supervising!
See my Gator has a great cargo area and we hauled some of moms gardening stuff over from the barn! My Gator also can dump, which is Great, but some of moms stuff is breakable so I better not show you that part!
So yeah we got some other work going on today that I gotta go supervise now too! Yup you guessed it- we got Dads tractor out to do that road work! See they took me shopping yesterday, more on that later, but luckily I got better Just in time for my Big Weekend Outing- YAY!! And after getting bumped all along that crazy road I told Dad you Gotta fix this thing! So yeah, today's The Day! Dad Listens to Me!!
And here's me driving it!
Yeah well My works done here, I got everyone started working! Now I'll just take a break and check this work out!
Wow would you look at how much of my gravel dad used?! My mountain looks more like a skateboard ramp now! It might be fun to run down it but I better not, mommy says I might wipe out at the bottom, it is Really steep!
Oh mom wants me wants me to show you the flowers that are blooming in our yard now- that's the and 'more'! If you don't want to see silly flowers just skip this part! But be sure to stop and see the bottom cuz that's where I'll be in pics again!
That's one of the wild dogwoods that you can kinda see by my Christmas tree in the pic above. And here's another one of the wild dogwoods. Oooooh that pic reminds, I almost forgot to tell you! This morning we saw Foxy!! Yes mommy was doing my hair before breakfast and foxy ran right under my window (where I look out at this tree), I of course barked and barked and scared him right off before mommy could get the camera! But trust me he was Gorgeous and guess what?! We watched and watched and he didn't come out the other side or to the road so it means he's Still living down in that den! Yes! Oh here's the tree!
And here's her peonies, I like these! Mom said this ones done so good she just ordered some more!
Heres her Iris, only ones bloomed so far! Mom says her grandma used to call these Flags, isn't that a funny name?!!
And here's her azaleas, the great big one in the center hasn't bloomed yet, it's got buds but not yet! Funny how they do at different times huh? Maybe cuz she moved these from the front where Bambi was eating them, maybe they're just a different type!
Oh here, you can see the buds of the center one here. See the white one is smushed into it cuz well... Dad thought it was dead and kinda put his wood rack right on top of the white one... Yeah moms gotta figure fixing that out still!
Well folks don't ask me why but mom took all these pics Before she did her gardening work- yup she did... So she's off doing her work now, who knows If she'll take more pics... All I Know is I'm Beat! I'm going to lay on my deck chair while she works! Mom put a nice towel on it so its more comfy for me! Hope you enjoyed my day today! ❤️Missy
Here I was Aunties minding my own business and having a very delightful day...
When mom announces its BATH day, oh No... I'd gotten by now for 3 Weeks, yup I did!! Mom's been using this new stuff when she grooms me and well I'll let her tell that part. I just know I Like it cuz I got 3 whole weeks Without a bath!! But she said my tummy was getting grey again, can you tell in the pic? I think it's just Fine! But then also when I had to go to the dr this week he put some med in my ear and it made my ear all greasy, mom said it reminded her of a girl that never washed her long stringy hair.. Yuk! But I think the Real kicker was I well umm, well umm I kinda sorta umm released my annals by moms pillow... Yeah I Did- well ya know you just Can't control those kinda things! I was just lounging in the bed by her pillow when... and well it kinda messed up my hair back there too, and I umm umm yeah Stunk!
So I also got a haircut, it's OK Aunties you can say it mom has already admitted it is by far the Worst haircut she's ever given me... Even dad couldn't look at mom when he said it really looked OK! See she says it's cuz she got me this new razor oh and that I moved too much- yeah right blame me! I'll let her tell you bout the new razor too all I know is it doesn't make much noise and it doesn't have that dumb cord so I Like it! But mom said the combs weren't the same and oops the one she picked was well pretty short! Just so you know Aunties it's supposed to Snow here Sat and I now have No Hair!
mom wanted me to do a 'glamor shot' for you guys but I shook my head so hard I threw the first bow under a big piece of furniture, mommy couldn't even get it.. Then she told me this bow was crooked and this is what I said!
And no story would be complete without my Favorite part of bath day- I'm Queen of my Clean blankets!! ❤️Missy
Notes from Mom:
We've been using Buddy Splash Lavender and Mint spritz for Missys comb outs and it does a great job. Both the lavender and the mint are good for controlling the yeast which is helpful too. It usually has a nice lavender smell but with my asthma and this cold I've had it was a bit too powerful of a scent lately so I used the peace and kindness for awhile. Then I diluted the Buddy Splash and it's really cut the smell, I say that in case you are scent sensitive please note it does have a scent. I also don't use it on her head or face, I only use the peace and kindness or plain water there. Buddy Splash: http://www.amazon.com/Cloud-Star-Buddy-Splash-Lavender/dp/B00N5THCJA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1460064682&sr=8-2&keywords=Buddy+splash
I had a Wahl corded clipper that I've used on Missy since I started doing her grooming. She Hated it, Both the noise and the cord! So I did lots of research on what might work best, be lightweight (for my old arthritic hands), be quiet for her and not have that cord. I got the Wahl cordless SE Arco clipper and Love it! Well other than i have to get used to the combs or try my old combs on this one! And it was very quiet so Missy really didn't mind it at all and we both loved that it didn't have that crazy cord! http://www.amazon.com/Wahl-Professional-Cordless-Clipper-8786-600/dp/B001C46R50/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1460065341&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=Wahl+cordless+se+arco
ETA: forgot to add my great find! I had to admit that Missy had won the short term battle over the new tub so it was back to getting in the big tub for us. But I had found a kneeling pad and tried it today, I was amazed at how much of a difference it made, it was Great!!
Well Aunties I haven't been on in a while cuz well mom hasn't felt well, something about allergies or a cold or something. I thought she was better but after today I really think she got a fever that affected her Brain!! Just wait till you hear this...!!
A huge box arrived that mom said was for Me! I got pretty excited at first but then her and daddy started putting together this contraption and I Know it Can't be for Me...
Is she Really Serious? She wants me to Stay in This, this Thing????
hahahaha that's the most absurd idea she's had Yet if she thinks for One Minute I'm gonna stay in This!!!
Ok now she's gone too far, she closed me in here....
Help me outta here will ya Dad? This is Crazy stuff!
Oh No I Can't Believe it- Dad Likes It!! Something about its got good wheels and we're gonna need that for rough terrain... I have No Idea What dads talking about I think he's gone whacky too, I got my Feet! Now moms saying some wacko thing about if I get too tired I can get in here and rest. Mom says they're gonna take me somewhere the end of the month and wanna have this just in case I get tired... Well I got News for her, I don't know where we're going, she won't tell me, but I won't get Tired!! I'm gonna take her on a super long walk today, I'm walking for Endurance now-- I Ain't gonna ride in that Thing!!!
Aunties ya know that super long walk I was gonna take mom on? Well we just got back and um.. I think maybe that endurance thing is Overrated, I'm beat! Wonder if mom would let me sleep in that um, um buggy thingy?!!❤️Missy
Oh boy Aunties, I wasn't gonna have a blog today cuz mom and dad both had appointments, daddy had to go get meds again for his tick bite, another month on meds so that Lyme disease hopefully doesn't get worse again from this latest tick...
Anyway I didn't think I'd get a walk but daddy got back and could watch our St Patti's Day roast, mmm mommy made me my Own roast too! Sooo mommy took me for a short walk which quickly became more!! Look...
Do you see it? My First find, a piece of porcelain buried down in where the big rain washed away our road! I thought maybe it was part of what mommy and I found last year but....NO! Mommy tucked it away and we continued our walk but something wasn't right...
So on the way back I went to the same area but up higher and started sniffing some more and There it was.. See it?! A bigger piece buried even deeper! I showed mommy and she dug it out!! Yay another find!!
Mommy cleaned it off for me, see the outside is that grey porcelain. Sorry if you can't see it too good, it's still wet but I just Couldn't wait to show you!!
and the inside is dark brown with gold flecks! I say this bowl is Definitely from the Indians! Daddy's being mean and saying it's probably a dog bowl... So ok maybe, but it's an Indian's Dog Bowl! Besides that, dog bowls don't have gold flecks inside, it's probably Real Gold, it Is St Patti's Day and it could be My Gold at the end of the rainbow! And daddy gets none cuz he was Mean, he said I only found it cuz it had dog food smells... Geez Really I have a roast waiting for my dinner why would I want dog food?!!
See this is why it Has to be Indian...
This is the bowl parts that mommy and me found last year in kinda the same area. I said they were from the War... Daddy said more like from the neighbors... Geez he's Mean! Finally, after I found this bowl today he said Ok, Maybe the General had a nice bowl with roses like this one! See!! And we had that humongous rain and the ground is Lots lower now where I found this bowl today so it Has to be Indian, Right?!! Daddy says I just have a Very Good imagination! But ya gotta admit I find some Great stuff outside my place!
Well, I hope you like my new finds, I'm gonna be huntin hard for more pieces now!! But gotta go eat my St Patti's Day roast now! Mmm mommy has cabbage, Irish bread and hot cross buns for us too-- Gotta Go! Have a Great St Patti's Day! ❤️Missy
Oh boy Aunties you won't Believe my day today! It started early with a Great Big Truck coming to My house!! And Look what it left!
Lots and Lots of gravel so daddy can start fixing our road!! Oh Boy!! It was waaaay to big for me to climb, bet Tara could though!
But not me, I went back here, besides I had to check to see how it compared to the old gravel, ya know I'm the Inspector!
And the Queen of the Hill, even if it's the smaller hill!
And I had to check my Christmas Tree! Yup I have my Very Own Christmas tree and its Huge!! And me and mommy have to keep watch on it cuz daddy and these guys just keep putting this rock stuff waaaay too close to My tree and its gonna kill it... Yup it's too close Again! Geez, I gotta go tell daddy...! But wait...first...
We got more work to do. Here come with me! I'm gonna take you to a part of My Place that you haven't been yet. But now that Springs here and there's Lots of work to be done you'll see a Lot more of this part!! I have to make sure all the work is done Right! We're headed to the road to the barn. See..?
Well it may be hard for you to tell cuz we don't really keep this road up much, since the trees fell across... But this is the old farm road that goes to the barn. See where we live used to be a Pig Farm! Mommy loves that, being raised in Iowa and all, she Loves Pigs so she's happy she lives on an old pig farm! Anyway we're off to the barn!
So I can check the equipment and make sure it's ready so daddy can start work! He's got Lots of work to do so this has to be ready! Yup looks good, I don't see no mice living in here!!
So since we came out to the barn, I'll show you the pasture! Yup this used to be where the pigs lived! Now daddy lets it grow up so when he bush hogs it then Bambi has some good food! Bambi Loves that!! But I can't come out here then cuz snakes are out here, I have to wait till its cut too, but mmmm there's Lots of good Bambi smells then so it's Ok!
I gotta check on my bluebirds house. They've already moved in an all but sometimes Woodsy (our barn owl) or Hawky (our hawk) come and perch on my bluebirds house. I sure hope mommy can catch a picture of them they're pretty! But I have to let them know I'm here protecting my bluebirds ya know! Oh that funny black thingy is so Sammy doesn't climb up there and eat my birds...
Oh mommy says you couldn't see any of that very good so here's a picture of the pasture and the bluebird house. But I'm not in it so you may just wanna skip that picture!
Ok well I got daddy ready to start his work now for my next Chore-- mommy! I dunno why but mommy didn't do her errands last month so now there's Lot to be done...
I gotta go make Sure she Does them this time! So here I am in my booster seat all ready to go!! Oooh and Thank You Aunties for tellin mommy to give me my ginger snap Before my car ride, it sure was yummy!! And I Didn't puke or nothing in the car this time! Yeah all in all a very good day! But geez am I tired and hungry, taking care of mommy and daddy is Hard work! I hope you enjoyed going along on my day! I gotta go see what Mommy's cooking for My dinner now! ❤️Missy
Aunties I was talking to mom today about how stressful my days/ life is, I honestly think she can do something to make my days easier don't you???! I mean seriously.... Like today for instance....see...?!
I mean what if the sun comes in too bright while I'm getting my beauty sleep? Or worse, if my belly gets chilled... Or too empty.. What then?!
Yeah well, she said she'd work on it!
Meanwhile, check out my Fantastic News, do you see that Pink Belly?!! Mommy's been putting that silver stuff on the yeast on my belly and back and YAY, she said my yeast is getting better and I DON'T have to have a bath this week!!! Now That news Does take care of my stress!! I just had to share my Good News with my Favorite Aunties!
Ok I'm off now to see what Mommy's making me for Dinner! I know you noticed how shrunken in my tummy was!! ❤️Missy
It's been a weird few days now Aunties.. I don't know why but we had to do this weird springy thing this weekend with our clocks..
I don't like it one bit no I Don't.. All my times are messed up and if you haven't figured it out yet, I'm in control around here, I get everyone up and say when it's time to eat and now This has messed Everything up! You don't Even wanna talk to daddy about this, he Really doesn't like this clock thingy at all!!
The last few days have been strange anyway they've been down days for me, Mommy's had a bad headache and I was watching over her. She gets these sometimes and we have to keep the house real dark cuz the light makes her head hurt more.... She says her head just isn't right and she can't think straight when this happens so she just stays quiet, me too I stayed with mommy..
But I just couldn't stay down no more today, I just started barking and barking till daddy came and found out why! Look!!!
Do you see them and how close they are???! Here maybe you can see better!! I just Knew seeing Bambi would make mommy feel better too!
And it musta worked cuz here we are!! ❤️Missy
p.s. I wanted to do my blog earlier but daddy was taking care of me and he thought I said I wanted to play with the frog... So I been playing with lots of frogs too!! I Love my daddy!!
And Trust me Aunties when I say I wish it Wasn't.... Yup you got it, it was 'B' day... And it was Awful...
It started out good, I shoulda known somethin was up! Mom got going sooner than usual and took me out for my walk while it was a little cooler, she said we'll have to start doing that earlier this year since it's gotten hot already.. Then when we came back yup it was Time...
It was awful from the beginning. Mom had that crazy new tub and put it in the bathroom this time but the hose thingy wouldn't stay on the bathroom faucet and I hated the whole thing anyway and Really tried to get out this time. And daddy wasn't there and well it was just plain Awful, mommy said I was a jerk... Water was Everywhere except on me.
I thought mommy was gonna give up but you'll never guess what happened instead... She put me in the Real tub and got in there with me and we had to do the whole thing All over again. Something bout I had to get rinsed good and I wasn't even bathed good... Oh Man was this even Worse than normal. It was Not a good day At All. Then mommy said that wasn't the worst, she said my yeast was comin back and I may have to have a bath Every week...NOOOOoo
Since it was nice out mommy did let me go outside to finish drying so that was nice.
Oh yeah and mommy wanted me to show you we have daffodils blooming now! But I thought there was better smelly stuff than them!
Oh yeah, I don't know if you could see in the other pics but I got my first Spring haircut too! Mommy took a lot off but I'm still panting a lot so she said she may have to do more later after I get more used to the warmer weather. Here I am with my new doo!
Mommy said I absolutely did her in today, you'd think she'd just give up on bath day wouldn't you Aunties! But here's the best part, actually the Only good part of bath day!! Do you see me????
Mommy did my wash! No matter What mommy says Aunties I did Not use All those towels today, I didn't get That much water all over! They're my nesting towels and blankets, mommy has them all over the house for me and she says they have to be cleaned when I get cleaned! and mommy puts them in the chair and I jump up in the warm towels and burrow waaay down in there! Then I jump up and surprise mommy! I'm a Good helper huh?!! Well me and mommy are beat, bet we sleep good tonight! ❤️Missy
Oh Aunties what a Glorious Monday I had!! See Monday's are Trash Days and I dunno but mommy musta timed our walk super special cuz the trash truck was going by!! I Love the Trash Truck! I usually just get to bark at it from my window but sometimes I get to see it on our walk! That's Extra special cuz on top of the bird poop droppings in the road I also have trash truck droppings!! And there's Always droppings going up our hill!!What a smorgasbord of sniffs I had today!! I was super drooling all over, mommy said she thought she was walking a hound for all the slobbers!!!
Then we get to the top of the hill, to the 'big road' and well after dealing with Barney (the beagle), who was loose as always, I heard all these strange noises.. Oh I gotta go back an tell ya it was Glorious out-- did I already say that??! We actually got outside and had to go back so mommy could leave her jacket- it was 60 degrees out!!
Anyway people were out blowing their leaves, I don't understand why Anyone would wanna blow there leaves away when they're sooo much fun and sooo sniffy! Mommy said they were getting ready to plant flowers or something... Anyway I stood and Stared at them forever, mommy kept saying to stop it wasn't nice and they would get upset or something... Same reason we couldn't take pictures... Mommy was specially upset cuz I just Kept doing it- it was just cuz I couldn't figure out Why they would do that..! An mommy said they spoke a different way or something, anyway they didn't look very happy and she couldn't explain me doing that cuz they didn't understand... Mommy made me leave then..
But guess what! Mommy musta felt bad for makin me leave cuz she let me run down the hill and chase Sammy some! Boy was That fun!! So no walks pics but here I am, sooo happy from my Glorious Fun day! And Now mommy is cookin some of my favorite foods for me!
I Love laying in front of the fireplace, and I'm just lookin at it wonderin how many more times daddy can make me a fire..I Love daddy's fires! I wonder if he'll make me one tonite?? Mommy says she may have to put on the a/c if he does while it's still warm out!! Luckily, for me, it still gets in the 30s at nite!! ❤️Missy
Hey Aunties guess what??! I was sitting in my window and had a visitor! The bush was movin all over like crazy, Waay too much for a bird!
Do you see him???
I Sure Do!!
He Knows I'm on him now!! There he goes, the race is On!! Ooh Boy I'm sooo glad Sammy (the squirrel) is Back!!
Mommy says we can go out so I can play with Sammy!! Well... Actually mommy says Sammy wouldn't play nice so I Can't really Play with him, but I can go out and bark at him!
It was still really cold out but mommy and me had a really nice long walk today. And we got to go see the river and got a picture this time! I hope you can see it through the woods. We're not really close but we can see it. Daddy says we're on the reverse slope, whatever that means! Mommy says it just means we're no where close to the river and boy is she right, mommy Waay zoomed the camera to give you a better view!
Oh and here's the 'big road' that really isn't that me an mommy walk on. Yup that's the whole road, it fits about one car width, and when a car comes we have to go off into the woods on the side. Daddy says they really just put some pavement on the old farm road! There was lots of cars out today but mommy said it just gave me lots of practice since we hadn't had many walks this week! Oooh and there's Lots of birds out now too! Which means Lots of bird poop to sniff! Mommy doesn't understand why they always seem to poop in the middle of the road! And why I gotta go sniff Every One!! Good thing mommy watches for the cars cuz I'm on bird poop watch! ❤️Missy
Oh Boy Aunties I'm sooooo excited I just had to tell you Right Away!! Mommy took me out after dinner to do my stuff and as we were coming back in I SAW Them!! Bambi's, musta been 6 of them, right out there going across the pasture!! YAY they're Home!! Hope you're as Excited as I am! No pictures but picture this- I'm back up on the deck when I spot them, I stand up on my hind legs to get a better view- just to be sure! Yup it's Bambi!! So I start barking and they start running and jumping with their tail High in the air! Gorgeous sight to my eyes! I can sleep well tonight!! ❤️Missy