Monday, September 27, 2010

Rushed Harvest......

Mom totally freaked out Sunday morning, she was running around the house hollering "It's snowing! I can't believe it, it's snowing out side!"
Well, it didn't snow very hard or for very long but it surely did snow. Pretty darn early for snow even for us up here in Alaska.
Mom had to go out and pull up all the carrots, clean them and put them away. She said she needed to do this anyhow because the Mama Moose and her twins had eaten all the tops off the carrots during the night.

Mama's carrots are pretty tasty

Mom likes carrots, duh! And they are a crop that the moose do not bother much. These are the keepers, about half as many we gave to friends and neighbors. The apples and cherries did not have enough time to ripen, so sad.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Eekkkk !

Look what mom found under the lounge chair when she was cleaning the carpet!

The skeleton of a baby bird?...shoulda saved this post for Halloween!
Those cats have been up to no good! I wonder how long its been there? Poor little bird.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Indian Summer

So after an extremely rainy summer we are blessed with a nice sunny fall, except for a week of dense fog.
Mom is enjoying getting back out in the gardens again. Inside she has plants as well, including these pretty Orchids...
Even Grandma Connie is getting out and enjoying the nice weather!
These are Arctic Kiwi, Mom had her first harvest this year of about 20 little kiwis.  They taste just like the big ones but don't have the fuzz.

The black raspberries are almost ripe. Mom says the golden raspberries are still her favorite.
What's going on in your yard this weekend???

Aussie in need...Heidi

Just passing it on...Aussie in need...

KY, Leitchfield (Grayson Co): "Heidi", Deaf Australian Shepherd

I know Heidi's owner, and here is what she told me. First of all, Heidi was brought to us by animal control because she bit her owner. Not knowing all of the details, we approached Heidi we figured she was deaf because she lay so still and did not look up at our approach.
We approached her gently and calmly, and she was eager for us to pet her and hold her. She was frightened when we tried to loop a leash over her, so we let it go.
When her owner came to check on her and surrender her, I learned Heidi's story. The lady's brother first had Heidi, and when she chased his chickens, he beat her and said get her out of here or I'm going to kill her (even the woman admits her brother is not a nice person to animals). She took Heidi home and has kept her inside and she goes out to her fenced yard off leash. She thinks Heidi is between 3 and 4 years old. On Friday, she noticed that Heidi had fallen/jumped off the bed and was staggering and she thought he was having a seizure. When she grabbed Heidi, it scared her, and she bit the woman on the end of her index finger rather severely. She said that she had never seen behavior like this in her before and would take her back home except she is concerned something similar could happen to her grandchildren.
She loves Heidi and does not want anything bad to happen to her. If you think you have room to help this sweet girl, please contact us (email preferred at this time). Heidi is not spayed but we can get that done for around $50. She thinks Heidi can see some but is probably partially blind also. I also think she would handle a harness well and will be trying that.
Transportation is available. I will be driving to the northeast the weekend of Oct. 2/3 and would prefer to bring her rather than try a hand off transport. We could drive to other locations as needed.

If you can help Heidi, please contact:

Donna White

Grayson County Humane Society
Leitchfield Animal Shelter
213 William Thomason Byway
Leitchfield, KY 42754

Email: dwhite@aggressiveonline.net

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Bubble Invasion

Today I ran out of the garage and I saw . . . floating bubbles? They were spooky. Seems I remember seeing them somewhere before though.

So I had to check it out. I snuck up on one of 'em and took a sniff and nibbled at it.

YUCK, they got a funny taste.

Right then I saw a bunch more of them coming down. Now I remember where I saw them before. I saw them on TV. They're UFOs!! We're being invaded!

You gotta be really fast to catch these things. Lightning fast. Here I am using my Ninja speed.

Pffft. Pfffft. Yuck. Tastes just like space aliens. Pffft.

Sometimes you gotta creep up under them so they don't fly away before you can bite 'em. They're sneaky like that.

Got that one good. That'll learn 'em to invade Ryker territory!

They kept coming in waves for almost an hour. I got most of them here, but even with my ninja speed, some got away.

So you guys keep your eye out. If you see any UFOs, you gotta bite 'em right away. Spread the word. I gotta go. Mom says dinner is ready.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Pedigree Rocks!

Spread the word...
Here's all you need to do to help:

  • Write a post between now and September 19 about the PEDIGREE Adoption drive, created to help shine a spotlight on the plight of the 4 million dogs who end up in shelters each year.
  • Mention that this year, the PEDIGREE Adoption Drive is helping homeless dogs by donating a bowl of food to shelter dogs for everyone who "Likes" the PEDIGREE Adoption Drive on Facebook. So far, more than 1 million bowls have been donated, and Pedigree's goal is to reach 4 million this year -- a bowl for every shelter dog. (So if you haven't already done so, "Like" Pedigree now!) And, through September 19, Pedigree will up the anty by donating an ENTIRE BAG of food for each blogger who posts about the program.
  • For extra credit, encourage other bloggers to write a post too, so that even more dogs will benefit. And, join us and other bloggers at our Blog Hop, Sept 16 - 19, details below. (Blog Hops are online, so no excuses why you can't come!)

For each blog that posts about the PEDIGREE® Adoption Drive through September 19th, PEDIGREE® will donate a bag of their new Healthy Longevity Food for Dogs to shelters nationwide. It’s simple: Write a post, help a dog.

I want to help shelter dogs too! Even though I have never been to a shelter ( I am one lucky dog), I have heard that it can be a traumatic experience. It is noisy and bare and full of confused and scared dogs,cats and many more of Gods creatures. The abandoned, lost and unloved. Too some it is a haven of sorts with a roof and food.

So hears to Pedigree for providing these animals in need a good square meal! And for supporting adoptions of shelter animals everywhere! Pedigree...you Rock!
Your friend,

Friday, September 10, 2010

Strange things happen up north...

                 Polar Bears are considered very dangerous.

         This one must have had a full belly and a playful nature...         

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Nose Job?

Ack, is this a bee sting or just a bad nose job? Forgive the poor quality of these pictures as mom took them with her cell phone.

I had to get a shot. Bested by a little Bumble Bee, how embarrassing! And of course mom has to make a big deal out of it and post it on my blog...sheesh.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Duck Tales

Mom and I went to a new park...why didn't she take me there before?  It is in the middle of town and totally awesome!!! There are walking tracks, a big field for frisbee, and a pond with ducks and geese!  Mom said I could herd the ducks!
Here I am sitting in front of the fountain at the library end of the park.
Now for some serious duck herding...
                                      This is a blast!  I love these little ducks!!!
                Can we take some home with us?? Huh, can we???
LOOK! They are all following me...I am the Pied Piper of Ducks! 
    They must really like me cuz I sure don't look like a mama duck.
                       Oops, I think I scare the big ones away...
                     Maybe they are flying south for the winter.

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