Wednesday, April 29, 2015

~There's Something I Bet Ya Didn't Know ! ~

My life has gone to the dogs!!!!
Literally!!!

WARNING GOOD PEOPLE:

When you see this...

RUN!!!

It all started so sweet and innocently.






Remember my sweet little puppy I picked to keep. The one I haphazardly started calling "Baby Daisy". Her mother's name is Daisy and she is so sweet and goofy just like her mother.

It became my little baby talk name game with her and I never expected it to stick.
It stuck, we still call her Baby Daisy and we say it 900 times each day.


It is confusing for some, especially the mail man and UPS man, they both told me I need some more dogs!!!!





My house is not the favorite house in the neighborhood to deliver packages to. I usually have to get at least one dog out of the truck so he can leave. Poor man.



Remember this pic from early this summer, she was about 6 weeks old here.










This is the same little rabbit, in the above picture.


It's amazing to me how much she had grown.





She has done her fair share wearing dresses and such.   (Baby Daisy and Ringo)


Doesn't she just look like a little girl dog, her little ears sit just like little pig tails.

She was so cute when she and her little sister were tiny and they would play so ruff and tumble, they would get their little dresses just filthy, real little country girls.


Have you ever tried mopping with 2 of these things hooked onto your mop?



Impossible!

We ended up keeping 2 of the pups, both females. I chose one and one chose us.



I sold all 4 males for a nice little chunk of change and NO I am not doing it again, not anytime soon in this lifetime anyway.




Look at that little baby dog point!!

She is a pointing fool, they called her "birdie", that is a bird dog compliment I am told.



(I really didn't pick her at all, she just melted my heart).

Even the President of the Mid-Missouri Quail Forever Chapter wanted her, but nope, he had to settle for a little male. Baby daisy wasn't for sale, Baby Daisy was going nowhere for no amount of money!

So now, let's do some ciphering here.

We had Toby the Healer and Abby the Boston.....that's two.

Last December after much heated debating, Husband decides he can't live without the addition of two English Pointers....that makes four.

Add in two pups...Baby Daisy and Ringo......we have a grand total of SIX dogs!!!

Oh My Goodness, what are we thinking??
Are we thinking?? ?

I don't think anymore, I give up.
We got'em, we lov'em, and we put up with'em.


Remember the girl who sold all her chickens this spring because they were tearing up the yard and scattering the mulch??? Those look like glory days compared to now days.

OMG! I should have kept the chickens, at least I would have fresh eggs.


Everyday is a new adventure and everyday I put things up, things away, things higher, things in the trash, I kiss them, I cuss them, I swear I'm giving them away yet I return each week from the thrift store, with a bag full of stuffed toys , ones that I have spent two hours looking through the rubble for.

The ones that squeak, squawk, laugh and wiggle.

The ones that made my front yard look like it snowed here this weekend.





All for these crazy mutts who get in my car and steal my candy corn while I am still carrying in the grocery's.
And for:

the one who has to ride the 4-wheeler every time it's started.

the one who has to ride on the lawn mower with me.

the two who have learned to let themselves in and out of the screened in porch.

the one who has chewed up at least 7 pairs of flip flops this summer. (Ozzy) (daddy bird dog)

the one who ate 9 pages of my good summer read while I was still reading it.

the ones my husband calls the little heathens

and for all 6 that cause me to read the same paragraph 11 times when I'm trying to read something.


Oh the excitement and interruptions,

I bet next time my husband listens to me and that monkey ain't sounding so bad after all!


Until next time,

Chanda





































Evening Of Excitment

We have puppies.


Daisy wants everyone to know that she did fine and that she is the proud momma to 6 little spotted babies.







They started arriving about 6pm last evening.




She is a very good first time momma and she is taking excellent care of them.
She is very proud of her little creations and oh are they cute....and noisy.

We have them in a big box in our bedroom. We wanted her close by, in case she delivered during the night.
Big mistake on our part.
I don't think we slept a wink.
They woke up no less than 4 times last night, all six crying at once.
We kept getting up and checking to make sure she wasn't mashing one and making sure everything was all right.

Hopefully tonight everyone will be more settled.




We also had another bit of excitement last evening and like crazy people, we were out at midnight taking it all in and looking at all the water.


The rains came...and came....and came.

We experienced a small flash flood last night, 5 inches of rain fell onto our already saturated ground that was quenched with 3 inches of rain from the day before.

The river is not out of it's banks, this is run off that has yet to drain into the river.

This photo was taken this morning and I think the highway is open again to traffic.

The vacationing girls arrived home from Mexico last night during this rain storm and they had to drive through water to reach the house where every ones cars were parked.

They were ready to get home come hell or high water...snort!...snort!


Shanda

























My Heart Runneth Over....with puppy love!

OMG!!! 
I don't know if I have ever seen anything sweeter than a bird dog puppy in a dress.
I think she's got me...hook, line and sinker!

p.s.,... My husband is gonna kill me when he sees this.

Shanda

~ Puppy Antics ~

Yesterday I decided I better get some July 4th decor up, if I was going to.
I spent the morning tidying up the porch and snapped a few pics for the blog .
After viewing the pictures, I remembered I had purchased a pretty patriotic table cloth on clearance last year.


I hurried in to get it, placed it on the table, stepped back and admired it fondly. I was proud of myself for buying it and remembering it.

Well....the contractor left early yesterday, he is finished until the tub arrives so I decided to spend the afternoon in the pool and catch up on some reading.



Look what my little babies did,
they really had a good time while I was out back relaxing in the pool.
They even chewed on the wooden watermelon.


Look how incredibly close this flower pot was to the edge of the table.
Thank heavens it didn't fall make a huge mess.
So glad they stopped pulling on the cloth when they did.   I stood in bewilderment and just shook my head in disbelief




You better run for your life you little booger!!!   (Ringo when she was a pup)

Happy Weekend, stay cool and have some fun,
Shanda

Monday, December 31, 2012

Puppy Love Summer


Warning: Puppy love ahead.
The best summer ever!!



The other little thing...er things that have consumed my life lately is this big box of beautiful  puppies.



Look how they have grown. They are 7 weeks old today and will soon be ready for new homes.

*****

First off before I show you all the cute pictures, I want everyone to know that these are registered  English Pointers. This litter of pups was planned and they are from excellent hunting stock.

I am a huge advocate of spay and neuter and I think it' a sin not to.
Every cat and dog on our farm has been fixed, all besides the 2 hunting dogs.

They are so full of life and wonder.
Everything amuses them at this age,




Even a tiny ladybug!




Kitty cats have all but moved in with the neighbor's.
I can tell my the look on his face, a cat is approaching!

At any given time, there is tag team wrestleing happening.
WWF has nothing on us.


Water puddles are sooooo fun!


Daisy even has her own little look alike,



and neck biter.




This is baby Daisy. She is the pup I have chosen to keep
She stole my heart little by little.
She is so amused my the freckles on mommas legs.



She is just the biggest sweetheart, monkey and clown all rolled into one.

This is Wishbone.

One very handsome boy named Bolt.


Precious little Dot, the holy terror.


Ringo.

Sweet Baby Daisy. We will probably someday call her Bee.


and Ziggy.

They are so sweet when they sleep.

They are soft and squishy and limber as a cooked noodle and I cannot quit kissing them.


Oh to be a puppy, if you slide off the bed and land upside down, it's still comfortable.


Even house shoes make a good bed at this age.


Mom's copper kettle works pretty well also.

and I always, always find at least 2 in the laundry basket


Bright eyed, happy and healthy little Bolt.
Hubby's favorite pick.

Boxes are so fun to chew right now,

as are my ankles.



and lets not forget how good flip flops taste at this age.

Every ones favorite time of the day....boneytime!


Abby's new best friend, he will not leave her alone.
He loves her and aggravates her to death.


Everyones new best friend...Mr. Worm.
Boy, have we got our .50 cents worth out of him!!!




The flowers and grasses on the property are like puppy adventure land and they each have a free ticket daily. Any and everything you can get loose and into your little mouth is a prize.
My poor flowers will never be the same, nor will I.
Baby Daisy, she is sooo sweet, I could suck her up through a straw.
I ask hubby if we couldn't possibly keep all 6?
He kissed me good night and said he would find me a good psychiatrist first thing in the morning.
I guess that means no.
Blessing to all and it's good to be back
Shanda