Wednesday, August 26, 2015

One More Thing . . .

crossed off the list . . .
Grandson Jordon and I cleaned up an unsightly bunch of
dead Bitter Sweet vines hanging in the huge Oak tree behind our house. 
Jordon did most of the work,
 I just shouted the directions.
The trimming and pruning took a few hours.
The yard was a mess but we had it cleaned up in no time.
The Bitter Sweet vine is at least twenty five years old
and through the years it has woven
itself up and around the bark of a huge oak tree.
The vines had climbed so high that we were unable to see the berries.
Jordon's trimming left a few branches down low,
fortunately they are laden with berries.
The squirrels and birds will enjoy the berries wherever they are
and we will enjoy seeing the unsightly vines removed!

The vine seems to be losing its end of life.
The twists and turns of the wooden vine almost
take on the appearance of an art piece.
I was happy we could maintain most of the "art piece" look.
(Maybe some of you'll remember seeing the tree/vine from past posts.)
If you look at the photo of Jordon climbing inside the tree
you'll see some of the vine winding up the tree, some of the berries too. 
Soon they will be a vivid red orange.

Jordon has been such a help with different outdoor projects.
Not only for me, but for his other granny too.
We appreciate him
 and his cheerful, considerate, self motivated
fun way of being.
Once again, thanks Jordon!
In addition to cleaning up the unsightly vines
we were able to have out first fire in our new fire pit.
Believe me . . . I will be showing some photos very soon! 
that's all I have this time
see you again soon
thanks again for your friendship
Love ~ Lynne

Monday, August 24, 2015

Tuckered Out . . .

I've been receiving plenty of attention the past few days.

Mom and Pop put this bright orange/red shirt on me yesterday,
because "moms and pops" took me to the vet on Friday  
to have this big bump like thingy taken off my leg.

Mom and Pop are all worried about it but I am just fine!
My Vet guy said he thought it should come off, so off I went early Friday morning.
 I didn't like it there very much and for goodness sake I was there all day long.
  I thought I was just going to get in there and outta there lickity split
but they cleaned my teeth too I guess. 

I was sleeping pretty good
and didn't notice that teeth cleaning at all.   
I did notice a few things when I woke up though
like how I wasn't walking quite right and my leg was really wobbly.
My pop thought I seemed kind of tipsy . . .

I settled into sleeping and cuddling right away and
made sure I had a comfy spot to watch some TV.  
Then we all settled in for the night.

I felt fine in the morning but "moms" freaked all out
when I started licking my leg like crazy. 
So that is why she went and got that three month old
orange princess shirt to wear.

Those long sleeves have made it impossible for me
to do my cleaning and checking.
Not sure why she got so crazy worried,
I was taught long ago to take care of myself!

The best thing is, my "moms" keeps giving me a tiny piece of bread
with peanut butter on it, . . . every few hours or so.
Not sure what that is all about.
I don't think I have ever had peanut butter before.
Kinda yummy.
poetry and poems by
"What do you say, Percy?
I am thinking of sitting out on the sand
to watch the moon rise.
Full tonight.
So we go

and the moon rises, so beautiful it
makes me shudder, makes me think about
time and space, makes me take
measure of myself: one iota
pondering heaven.
Thus we sit,

I am thinking how grateful I am for the moon’s
perfect beauty and also, oh!
How rich it is to love the world.
Percy, meanwhile,
leans against me and
gazes up into my face.
As though I were his perfect moon."
"A dog can never tell you what she knows
from the smells of the world, but you know,
watching her, that you know almost nothing. . ."
"What would the world be like without music
or rivers or the green and tender grass?
What would this world be like without dogs?"
"I had to go away for a few days
so I called the kennel and made an appointment.
I guess Bear overheard the conversation.
"Love and company," said Bear,
"are the adornments that change everything.
I know they’ll be nice to me, but I’ll be sad, sad, sad."
And pitifully he wrung his paws.
I cancelled the trip."
a tip for small dogs, ten pounds and under
when having surgery on their legs
a 0-3 month long sleeve night shirt keeps them
from licking the sutures/surgery site
and a soft white bread, in the size of a pea,
with some peanut butter
works perfectly for giving antibiotics and 
pain medicine in pill form

of course . . . you already knew this didn't you
~ ~ ~
Snickers is back to her usual self . . . almost!
thank you for following, commenting and caring
Love ~ Lynne

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Our Critter . . .

after reading the Sunday newspapers with papa

I am linking up today with
thank you for hosting Eileen
and a thank you
to my followers for your comments.
I recently upgraded to Windows10 and as usual,
it is taking me a bit to learn all the new.
I have decided all these new changes/challenges
are good for this older mind!
enjoy the weekend my friends
Love ~ Lynne