Thursday, July 28, 2011

Love the Saturday Farmers Market!

Saturdays in the summer we get up early and go to the local farmers market.  They have another Huge Saturday Market downtown with some fresh produce, tons of art work and other stuff.  It has a lot of cooked foods and is really set up for the tourist trade.

We go to our little one near our house to get fresh eggs and produce.  It is a great place to meet and greet my doggy friends and get oh so much attention from all the people.

Folks are kind enough to drop food all over the ground which makes us happy to perform our cleaning duties.

Mom has a list made up for this up coming Saturday...eggs, corn, bread, a free head of lettuce!

And from the Red Beet stand she wants to try their rhubarb strawberry juice.  We have a bunch of rhubarb and strawberries to harvest at home.  "Excuse me, waitress!  I'd like some of that fresh squeezed juice for my mama and I'll have a raw steak and bowl of milk please."


Monday, July 25, 2011

What do you mean?

What do you mean the world doesn't revolve around me? Can that be???

Mama said today she is taking over the blog to share photos of some of our other finned and furry household friends!  Well, maybe just this once.  Cuz I really do believe the world revolves around me, I do.

Mama has a 55 gallon fish tank that sits between the entry area and the living room.  In it are many different kinds of fish, most of them Rainbow fish from Australia.  Do you detect a theme there? Australian fish, Australian Shepherd???   Anyhow they are very colorful for freshwater fish and she has had them longer than she has had me so they are really old!

She has red, turquoise , Praecox, Boeseman's and thread fin rainbow fish.

This is the Red Rainbow.  Looks like you need to clean the glass on that tank mom!
Mom says they look like hump back salmon or Humpy's.

This photo is a bit blurry but really shows the intense color of these fish.

Here is my buddy Kosmo.

Mickie napping in the afternoon sun.
He loves the front porch wicker chairs as a warm vantage point to watch the neighbors come and go.

I will leave you with this pensive shot of Mickie contemplating the great outdoors.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend!



Saturday, July 23, 2011

Another Howlywood, or Ekyer ?


Shiva and Rescued Insanity  ( http://rescuedinsanity.com/2011/07/20/if-shiva-was-a-hollywood-star/ )  lead me to
Kahuna’s K9s, who invites dog bloggers to guess their favorite dog’s ”Hollywoof” persona.

It didn't take me long to find Ryker's persona.

Ewan McGregor

http://youtu.be/lIJCG4vUni4     http://youtu.be/Y5W6HdUvK9w

What do they have in common?  Both are handsome, charming, sexy, happy, easy going, athletic, intense, and a little silly.  They  have a certain innocence and modesty that I find endearing. Both have great smiles and like dogs!  Ewan recently adopted a shelter dog after falling in love with the dog staring in his latest movie  "Beginners".

I fell in love with Ewan when I first discovered him in Moulin Rouge, even though I had seen him in other films prior. Now I never miss a movie with him in it.

awesome...going to the big screen to see a good movie with buttered unhealthy popcorn!


Friday, July 22, 2011

Strolling Time

That's right, its time to take a stroll through mom's flower garden and sniff all the flowers in bloom.

First off are mom's new hydrangeas.  She fell in love with the new color and plans to winter them over in a greenhouse so she can enjoy them again next summer.

Here is a pretty clematis tucked up against the house for warmth.

Lilacs have scented the yard...

An oriental poppy about to pop!

This is grandma's shade garden.  Mama planted it outside her bedroom window so she would have something pretty to look at.

Here are some other assorted pretties...

So there you have it, a little taste of summer in Alaska.  We live our summers hard and fast as the snow can come as early as late September.  Summer is short but sweet!

On our next stroll we will take a look at the edibles growing in our yard.

I promised to pass this "Dear Sixteen Year Old Me" video for all my friends enjoying the summer sunshine.
http://youtu.be/_4jgUcxMezM  Please wear your sunscreen.

awesome...summer in Alaska!


Monday, July 18, 2011

Post Bath time is Fun Time!

I don't like getting a bath...

But when the water goes off and the towels come out I go nuts and have a ball!

After a good rub down mom shouts "Toweley" and I run to my big towel and roll, wiggle and squirm like a little maniac!

I jump up, spin around, shake, and then throw myself back down on my towel and do it all again.  Mom and Dad laugh and laugh at me.  We all have a fun time!

The cats all run and hide. They just don't get it.

Now if we could just skip the soap and water stuff it would be fine with me.  Mom and Dad ohh and ahh over how good I smell and how fluffy my coat is.  I feel special  : )

Baths aren't all bad.


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Award Thank You X2

Man am I a lucky dog!  I got not one but two Versatile Blogger Awards!  Ohh, and it is green, our favorite color!  Thank you!  Thank you!   Thank you!

The first came from my good friend Sophie...http://fromsophiesview.blogspot.com

She is one beautiful doddlebug and lives in one of the most scenic places in Nova Soctia.
Her dad does some amazing photography and gardening too!  If you haven't met her you are missing out.

Our second Versatile Blogger Award hails from the cutest little pair of Frenchies, Benny and Lilly.  They are just packed full of fun and surprises.  Good things come in little packages!

Be sure to visit them here...http://www.twofrenchbulldogs.com

Thank you both from the bottom of my heart!

Now to spill the beans about my peeps.

1.  My dad is a geek and proud of it.
2.  My mama has so many hobbies, she just loves to make things and grow things. She can't wait to retire so she can spend more time doing the things she loves most. And top of the list is me!
3.  Mom and dad don't have any children, me and the cats are their kids.
4.  Mama loves all animals and loves to scuba dive.  She has even dove in the cold waters here in Alaska.
5.  Mama was born in Anchorage, Territory of Alaska just before it became a State.
6.  Mama is a pediatric nurse and worked in hospital for 24 years and is now a nurse for the local School District.
7.  Mama watches my diet and feeds me raw, dad sneaks me junk food when she is not looking.

I am passing this award on to my new friends Mack and her big brother Murphy.

Mack just got spayed yesterday and I hope this makes her feel better.  Go visit them at...http://mackandmurph.blogspot.com/  and wish her well!


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Medical Alert !!!


You all may already know this but my Vets did not.  There is a mutant gene called MDR1 found in some herding dogs. These dogs (and I am one of them), may experience toxicity after normals doses of certain drugs.  The Washington State University can do a free test for you with just a swab in the mail.  I am positive for this gene and mom always puts this on my tag and makes sure my Vet knows.

Here is a url to the WSU website   http://www.vetmed.wsu.eud/VCPL

Breeds affected by the MDR1 mutation (frequency %)

Breed Approximate Frequency
Australian Shepherd 50%
Australian Shepherd, Mini 50%
Border Collie < 5%
Collie 70 %
English Shepherd 15 %
German Shepherd 10 %
Herding Breed Cross 10 %
Long-haired Whippet 65 %
McNab 30 %
Mixed Breed 5 %
Old English Sheepdog 5 %
Shetland Sheepdog 15 %
Silken Windhound 30 %

awesome...being healthy!!!


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Open Water


Aye there Matey!  We have been to the lake a few more times this past month.

Met some cool friends on shore.  This girl is Ruby and she is an Aussie like me!

 I can't believe I was a puppy once.

 OK, lets hit the water.  I'm ready to get wet!

Hey mom, what are you doing in the water!  You know I worry about you when you do that.

I have mixed feelings about this, I need to save you but this open water is kinda scarey.

Guess we can rescue each other, huh?

As usual, I slept on my mama all the way home...

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

awesome...paying for something with exact change.


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