Sunday, March 18, 2012

wow.....what a day

Yesterday was a weatherman's dream. We had heavy snow in the morning until about noon. Then the sun came out and it looked like it was all over. Until about three when pea size hail came down so hard even Abbie would not go out in it. The ground was covered in the frozen hail enough to look like it snowed. Once that quit, the rains came back and continued all night, only to wake up to a rain snow mix this morning. There is still quite a bit of the hail on the ground so the temperature didn't rise too much. This is the craziest weather ever!
But Abbie and I are doing great.....she goes out when she can see that it's clear! Just love her.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Abbie Girl

.I arrived at Abbie's at 7:30 yesterday morning. She was happy to see me and was well aware of the treats in my pocket. Can't get nothin past her. She was excellent last night. We went out at 11pm and she slept the whole night. I was given a high powered flashlight for Christmas because I mentioned to a friend that I always go out with Abbie even if it is 3am in the morning. So, she bought me this high powered flashlight that I am sure can wake the dead, but I never lose sight of my Abbie girl.

I went to Mud Bay today and bought her a special tat. Is a fully digestible knuckle bone that she will be able to chew on for months if not years. She is in dog heaven right now.
Kathy is with the labs and kittens in Bellevue and all is well there as well. The cats are running out of food and the dogs need a good pooper scooper, so I will be making a run to pick those things up soon. All the fur children are doing great. Nothing to worry about. P.S......I am using my IPad so formatting photos is tricky which is whynyounsee only a portion of Abbie. But, trust me, that whole bone is in her mouth!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Still Snowing, Raining, Windy....all of the above

We have had snow warnings for the last ten days in a row. Winter is going out with a bang. But its mostly nuisance snow, rain, and now wind is coming tonight. All is uneventful on the home front though and expect it to remain that way for the next three days. Kathy will be covering these last three days with the Bellevue pets and I will be watching Abbie until everyone comes home on Sunday. So, keep your fingers crossed we don't have a repeat of our four day weekend in January when we were snowed in at our pet sits an couldn't get out for days! Heaven forbid!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Snow Again.....5 days until Spring!

Mattie, Sophie and I woke up to snow this morning. I was up off and on all night so I watched it fall all night. The pups love romping in the snow and they come in with white flakes on their backs. But I have to tell you their latest adventure. There is a Gazebo in the back yard. Just behind the Gazebo is an old storage box, probably holding gardening tools or the like. It has a sloped top. There is a gap between the Gazebo and the box of about 1 foot. Well, Sophie and Mattie decided to jump up and over the Gazebo and onto the box. However, they were too scared to jump back down. I called them and called them and when I didn't see them I went looking. There they stood, both on top of the box, wagging their tails but tentative as they were scared to jump. I couldn't help but laugh, but wondered how the heck I was going to get these dogs down. I have been battling pneumonia, so even at full strength, I am not sure I could have lifted Mattie as she outweighs Sophie by 10 or 15 pounds at least. So, I found a piece of ply board and made a ramp and pulled them by their collar to get them down. Once they were down, they thought it was a game and tried to jump back up. Silly dogs.....I have shored the Gazebo up a bit with the loose Check Spellingsticks that were lying on the Gazebo. They haven't jumped up there since. They are too funny. Between their shenanigans and the cat's sleuth work, it is never a dull moment around here.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Rain, Rain and more Rain......

Even though it is raining like crazy, Mattie and Sophie are romping out in the yard without a care in the world. The sun is shining, but it is still raining. They are so full of energy but I have noticed they have calmed down since I first met them. They have been very good for me and are doing what they should be doing and that is just being the pups they are. I am thankful they have calmed down as it is allowing me to get over this bout with Pneumonia. Although, I think it is back and will make a doctor visit this week.
Misty and Links are so mad they can't get into the bathroom. I guess I didn't pull the door shut all the way and one of those little rascals, moved the plant, slid open the pocket door, moved that heavy statue and pushed the plastic lid covering the hole in the wall just enough to sneak under it. I just couldn't believe it. These are not your ordinary cats!! They have mad skills! But I caught them in time when they were both in their bedroom eating and boarded up the bathroom again and this time made sure the door was shut. I hear them pawing at the door trying to get in there. What can be so damn interesting in that hole in the wall?
Everything in Bellevue is A-OK. They will be glad to see their mommy and daddy next Sunday!!!

Friday, March 9, 2012

All the Fur Children are doing well.....

I wish I had more interesting blogs to report, but its been rather quiet. The pups and the kittens are all doing well and they have settled down after long romps outside. (only the pups, of course). Mattie and Sophie are fascinated with the dog across the way and Mattie comes running in with her fur standing up on her back. While Sophie stands her ground and barks back at the other dog.
Still having to coax Sophie to eat, especially in the morning. Don't know if it is a phase or if it is just me. Kathy said she ate fine for her. I eventually feed her by hand or just spend as much time as it takes for her to eat.
It is suppose to rain all weekend, so they won't get a lot of outdoor time. But, they have plenty of bones and treats. Everything is well here.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Lazyyyyy Dayyyyy

The snow has melted and Sophie and Mattie have enjoyed playing outside for most of the day. They come in long enough to take a nap or two and then back outside to run off some energy. They seem to be settling down a little more these days. They are finally settling into their house and their routine and that is a good thing. They will be easier to train when the time comes.
Sophie seems to need more coaxing to eat. I wonder if she is doing this wihappy th her mom and dad as well? I have to sit on the stairs and feed her from my hand to get her started. She certainly isn't food oriented as Mattie is. But we are working through it and she is getting her nutrients in. Misty and Links are happy and I even saw Links today. He sat in the hall until he saw me comeing towards him and then he took off. But, not far...just back under the bed. Everything is great on this end. It is suppose to be nicer tomorrow so I will make a bank run and a market run.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Snow in Bellevue

Well, I got sprung from the hospital yesterday and I am cozy as a bug in a rug with Sophie and Mattie. We woke up to snow this morning and it is snowing very hard right now. I think we will be staying in today. Sophie and Mattie love to play in the snow.
It was nice of Kathy to cover my first two days for me. She will also be here the last four days. Its a very good thing I have a backup! The pups never go unattended.
All is well on the homefront today and I expect it to stay that way!!!