Oh boy did we have a super walk today! Mommy wanted to go for an extra long walk cuz I won't get one for a few days. Was Great by Me!!
First we did part of the woods again! Oh First let me tell ya Aunties, see this...
I am Convinced that somebody is living under here, see..
Ooh I Wish mommy would let me go under there but she won't. Daddy says he's sure they are too! I gotta go back and tell ya a story, this was Waay before my time but daddy told me. A long time ago he was out here workin and before he knew it foxy ran by followed by Bambi right on his heels and nipping at him cuz foxy got too close to baby Bambi. And the momma left her baby Bambi right behind here, kinda where I am now and left My daddy to watch over her baby while she chased foxy away! How cool huh?!! We usually have Lots of baby Bambi's that we get to watch, they gotta come home soon... No sight of them again today..
Mommy an me even walked all the way down to where you can see the big river but no pics... Ya know why?? Mommy says its my fault, can you Believe that! See when we go for that real long walk we gotta go on the big road, which isn't really, if a car comes by I gotta go Waay off the road so they can get by. Momma has to watch real close so we don't get hit and she thought she could still take some pics but... When we go for that real long walk I gotta go potty and well uh mommy has to carry it and she said she couldn't take a pic cuz she had That to carry.. I think it's funny to make her carry it all that Waay though!
So I thought I'd show you some more of My place!!
Here's a fun little wall thingy I like to climb on! It's in another fenced part but I can only go there sometimes and mostly on lead..
And here's back in what mommy calls the big yard.. See how windy it was out? It was super windy!
The big dogs used to get to run back here but I can't I have to be on lead. I dunno if you can see it or not but there's some thing mommy calls a natural spring that has come up back here and it stays super muddy...
And there's lots of them briar thingys see, they're starting to come up now..
We musta gone lots of miles today Aunties, I'm beyond Beat! Oh and guess what?? When we came home daddy had fixed one of the areas and was workin on another!! But I was too tired to even inspect it! I sent mommy to do it! ❤️Missy
Today was Beautiful Aunties, it got to 60!!! Mommy said she wanted to go for a looong walk today, Yay!! And Best of all, since it has been cold she said we could go in the woods!
I did Lots of climbing!
Even found a little mound to climb for a better view! Nothin like your climbing Tara but mommy said I could be Queen of this little hill!
Even checked the gulley!
But no sign of my animal friends... But my doggy friends, the boys, were out and calling for me so I went and chatted with them for awhile and nope they haven't seen foxy or Bambi in awhile either.. But don't worry Aunties I'm still on my Mission to Find them!! Just may take a little longer.. By the Waay those aren't My paw prints in the gulley sooo you never know foxy coulda be through here!
I had a blast out today Aunties but you know what? After all this cold weather 60 seemed Hot!! And I was panting and just Had to come back and lay on the cool floor!! My missions Done for the day!❤️Missy
I got to go out today with mom and dad to check out the damage from yesterday's storm.. Started out Good news, no trees down by the house! Yay!
Then we headed down our road... This is where it got real interesting! Oh yeah this doesn't look good...
Or this... But Lots of good sniffin!
ohh guess these storms don't care where things are Supposed to be, these reflectors were pretty useless marking Anything!!
uh oh foxy Ain't gonna be happy... See that crooked tree down there? it's only being held up by another tree now.. That's foxy's home, his den is in there or guess I should say Was..
wow daddy says he hasn't seen this much damage since hurricane Isabelle came through here.. Oh yeah when it rains like that we get a creek in the front too, see!
Well folks my jobs Done! I'm just gonna sit here in My chair while mom and dad figure out how to clean up this mess! I Really don't like bumpy rides so sure hope the figure it out Fast!! They said it was too cold and windy to work on today, sounds like an Excuse to me! ❤️ Missy
Well Aunties we knew that awful 'b' word day was coming since I got outta it last week. And I Knew Something was up cuz mommy kept getting these strange boxes in an sayin they were for me but nope didn't look like nothing I wanted...
Since it's raining hard today an no chance of going out again bright and early mommy said it was Bath Day- ugh..?
So she gets out this contraption an puts it on the kitchen counter-- Huh? We Never take a bath in the kitchen.. It's gettin pretty weird Plus daddy's up here-- he Never does my baths... Ok sooo here it is... Mommy said she read Lots of stuff bout how to make this easier on her back an hip and since we don't have a lot of room this would probably be best for us.. Oh Yeah well what about Easier for ME???!!
she says its a doggy bath tub and it has a plug in the bottom so it can drain the water into the sink. And then she had this white thingy, see it in the sink? That hooked up to the water and she could spray me Plus she got the ladle like Auntie Jeannie uses and used that too.
Of course we had My music going even though daddy was there. I don't think he noticed he was too worried I'd jump outta the tub! I sure Thought about it but I didn't! I Did climb on mommy, she's short so I got right on her shoulder, that was good! And of course I got water All over!! I don't think daddy liked that part at All specially cuz they're wood floors... Mommy says next time we should maybe put this in the bathroom instead!
All in all mommy said I did pretty good, I was just Glad when it was done and I could get outta that torture chamber err I mean bath tub! ?
Here I am, all clean and half outta my robe!!
And cuz I was sooo good, once I had my doo, I got my special new chew! Do you like my doo Aunties? Mommy made it so I don't have to tie my hair up all the time!
Then cuz I was Extra good mommy gave me my Favorite pizzle stick!! Yay! I buried it in the Bed an mommy caught me!! Hmm maybe if I get one of these Every time this 'b' thing might not be soo bad! Oh yeah you can see here how Mommy's idea for my hair Really doesn't work so good! Oh well she tried!! ❤️Missy
Mommy and daddy went to the store today and I had to stay here and go in my box. I really don't like to have to be home without mommy or daddy. I'm Ok as long as one of them is here and I don't have to be in my box. I like my box just fine so long as they are here and the door is open.
It upsets mommy a lot since it upsets me, she's funny like that, she Always wants me to be happy. So she's been doing a lot of reading and trying things to make me happier cuz I know sometimes I just have to be left here.
She found this Really nice music box with My kind of music!! Yup just for me! And I Really like it and wanted to share it with you in case any of you don't like to be left home! Oh and it's Great too when mommy is doing those grooming things I don't really like, like clipping my nails and stuff! Mommy and I listen to my music box a Lot!it Pet tunes just for doggies! It's Really calming music that doesn't hurt my ears! Here's the link if you want to check it out! http://www.amazon.com/Pet-Bluetooth-Speaker-Preloaded-Calming/dp/B00NFRSOU8/ref=sr_1_1?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1456194304&sr=1-1&keywords=pet+acoustics+dog Mommy likes it a lot too cuz it doesn't have to be plugged in, it's real small and we can move it anywhere we are!
oh one of the other things mommy has been doing is tape recording me! Yup she got a voice activated recorder and puts it on when she leaves so she can see how long I bark and what kind of bark I'm doing. And guess what, I'm barking less and less stressed! ❤️Missy
Aunties I gotta warn you now this ain't gonna be pretty... Nope, but neither was what happened to me today...?
Mommy thought we might be able to sneak in a walk, at least a short one even though it was supposed to rain today. See on Sunday's I usually get to help daddy with the trash and then I get to sniff the other trash barrels and see what all my doggies friends have gotten to eat! So since daddy had just come in mommy asked if it was raining out-- and daddy said 'No' but it was cold. So mommy wrapped me up good and we set out.
Didn't take long Aunties... Do you See it??! Look there...on My Coat.. On ME!
Seriously Aunties, if You saw this sky what would You think?!
i ran for cover yup I did! I wanted to go here where some of my outside smaller friends live!! Mommy wasn't happy with that idea but Hey what about Me??? I wasn't Exactly happy either!! Look Aunties, there on My coat, see it? Doesn't That Look like Rain to You? And Doesn't That Look Like Me?? Soooo doesn't that mean I am Out In The RAIN???
Mommy better stop that silly Rumor Now bout Me Not going Out in the Rain!!
And She better let Me in Now!!
Aunties I am Totally devastated, shocked Beyond words... I woulda Expected something Like this from Her but Not from daddy...
Its gonna take me a Looong time to recover from this devastation... At least until my next meal or treat! They Better give me Lots of good treats today. I know You understand what a horrid day this was.. ❤️Missy
It was Gorgeous today, in the high 50s and mommy said we could walk in one of my most favorite spots! So I'm gonna show you around My place! Mommy says its waaay too many pictures but but I gotta be able to show you it and, of course, Me!! So if it's too many pictures you should skip through and only look at the ones of Me! Course that's Most of them!!
Ok let's start at the foot bridge, I have No idea why this is here! But it's old and Fallin down but that's ok cuz there's no water anyway! I thought bridges just went over water?!
i get to climb A lot on this walk and jump over lots and it's tons of fun!! Here I am looking Waay in the distance where we're going..
That would be down to the creek where all my Bambi and other friends drink!
Made it!! Here I am! Can you see the Wonderful breeze blowin in my hair?! Just a Beautiful Gorgeous day!!
ok I think mommy already told you that where we live was an old battlefield. Guess they had some battles here in VA a long long time ago- Revolutionary and Civil War battles. Anyway, they stored supplies in these valley like things and mommy wanted to show you. We're down in one and she's trying to take a picture to show you... But Really it isn't very good. I sure hope you can tell cuz it's kinda a real cool part of history in my very own backyard!!
We've been walkin a looong time to get down here, we're heading back now an I'm gettin tired... Should I just go under this one? Mommy says I gotta be careful cuz there's poky thingys.. Hmm...
i Know I'll fool mommy and go round it!
whew I made it up topside, here maybe this will help show you how far down we were! Waay down there is the creek!
Yay I made it back to the house!! WHAAAT I can't get in this way?? Whhhhy mommy I'm so close and sooo tired!
OK I made it allll the Waay around... pleease let me in Now!!
Oh man Finally! Sound asleep dreaming of my Super Great Walk! Hope you enjoyed my Favorite walk! ❤️ Missy
It All started last night when I went out after dinner to do my job.. Mommy started to let me off the porch and Then we heard it-- the Screams! And we Knew right then Big Cat and he was Close!! Mommy turned closed the door to the deck and said nope, you're staying up here! But I'm Not scared I wanted to go out!!
Do you guys know what I call a Big Cat?!! It's an Eastern Puma or Cougar! And we got em, yup we do! They come right up around the house too and they Scream and Scream! They look like this-
and sound like this- about a minute in you'll hear the screams we hear
Sooooo today we were supposed to go run errands, have a walk and it was the 'B' day-- yeah Bath-- ugh I hate to even say the word..
But Mommy knew how important this was so she Cancelled Everything so I could go track and Hunt down the Big Cat! Yup she did!!
it was Really cold today, the weather guy got it all wrong, was supposed to be nice but then they said it was 18 out there so mommy wrapped me up extra warm and we were Off Trackin!!
i Took off on his trail!
my nose to the ground! Mommy & daddy just Know I'm part hound cuz man I Track!!
didnt take me long and I Found it!! His dinner site and umm yeah some left over bones and scat! And yup we double checked and its Big Cat scat all right!
and some of his scratchings
oh oh and I wanted to show you this cuz it looks like the Devils horns comin outta the ground!
What a GREAT day, I'm Queen of Trackin Big Cats!! Missy
Today started kinda like most days have lately, with me looking out and hoping and wishing I could Go out!
Here's My kinda sorta bench! I Know mommy and daddy had this bay window put in for ME! Anyway I lay here Lots and look out!
Then Mommy Finally asked if I wanted to go for a Walk! Yay!!
it was still cold and snowy and icy but mommy said I was going stir crazy and so was she!! I'm lookin for a better place, not much good sniffin here..
This is a Little better but....
ahhh Yeah this is more like it!! Mommy let me go a little more in the woods cuz it's been so cold she said those ticks had to have died now!
well we couldn't stay out too long cuz it was still in the 30s and Waay lots of wind and I got real wet so mommy said we had to go in. But at least I got to go out!! and she Promised tomorrow would be better and we could go Again!! I sure Hope so!! ❤️Missy
My pretty snow turned to sleet last night, so when I woke up there was ice everywhere, I couldn't believe it
Can you see all the ice on my bushes?
Then it just rained all day.. And I just watched.. It was a good day for a looong nap for me while mommy did mommy things.
The best part was daddy fixed one of my puzzle games, YAY! And I got to play it again! That made it a Very Very happy day after all!!
Last night was sooo nice, I was sooo sleepy from that special dinner, I slept most of the night on the big bed right next to mommy, all snuggled in! It was so cozy up there and mommy said I was like a heater! I didn't know why it seemed colder...
Then I got up and was gonna go out to do my business, we opened the door and ... WOW-- SNOW!!
Daddy cleared me a path early this time so I can Play!!
I Love snow like this, it's My Size!! Mommy says this one we can measure in inches not Feet and hopefully it'll stay that way so I can Play!!
What a FUN day, I got to Play in the snow! I jumped all around and had Tons of Fun!! Hope you enjoy my snow as much as I am!! ❤️ Missy
Hey I finally have a Blog, Yay!! I asked Mommy a loong time ago if I could have a blog like all of my friends and she 'pondered' it.. I Really think, cuz my mommy's old, when she says she's 'pondering' something that she falls asleep and then Forgets! Yup that's what I think!
So I asked her for Valentine's Day if she'd do it and she Did!! So I'll start with Today- My Valentine's Day! I could go back and start at the beginning but my mommy says I probably have the mostest boring life of any paw on the forum sooo I maybe sometimes will just have a flashback in time if it's something interesting!
But My Valentine's Day wasn't boring, at least for me!! When I woke up I got to snuggle with mommy for extra long cuz mommy said it was too cold to get outta bed. I know I had to wear my jammies last night cuz it got down to like zero, yup it did! Mommy won't go outside, she says it's too cold, so daddy has to take me out. Something bout it makes her cough real bad cuz of her asthma. So she wrapped me up real warm and daddy took me out. Then mommy made me scrambled eggs with cheese and banana bread for breakfast! Yummy! Then we played some inside with my toys! We couldn't go for a walk cuz it's too cold, was only 25 degrees out, brrr.
But then the real Good part came, I got a pizzle stick!! Here I am enjoying it, I'm in my sweatshirt cuz it's Really cold!
Mommy made me an extra special Valentine's dinner too of steak, potato and vege And I got cheesecake for dessert! Here's what happened then... Oh yeah that's my new Valentine toy next to me!! Boy what a Great Valentine's Day I had, I'm all tuckered out!! Hope you had a great one too! Missy