Feeds:
Posts
Comments

I everyone it’s Walter here again. Today I want to share one of my daily rituals I have with my mom. After she finishes her lunch she likes to have one of these for dessert.

WW English Toffee Crunch

A most delicious ice cream on a stick! I make sure to be close at hand and start drooling profusely. That way when she is almost done and she wants to turn off my water works this is my reward.

Walter - licking ice cream stick

Here is a little live action video so you can see my enthusiasm at my job. Notice the sound my tongue makes as I work to eliminate every molecule of ice cream from that stick.

If you can’t see the video or want a larger view you can go here to watch the video.

Oh yum! I also like to make sure I clean my teeth after I ‘m done by chewing on the stick…sort of like using a toothpick only bigger.

Walter - chewing ice cream stick

Anybody that knows me knows that I never pass up any food. Heck I would eat that stick if mom would let me.

Sugar Golden Retriever Tasty Tuesday Badge

 

Today I’m joining Sugar the Golden Retriever in her Tasty Tuesday blog hop.

Image Source – Wikipedia

Hi everyone it’s Walter here to tell you about some mischief our pawrents have been up to. First you have to click on this link (it will open in another tab or window) and turn your volume up but don’t forget to come back to this page.

Now back to the story. A couple of days ago we all hopped in the car but we didn’t get to go for a walk. Mom got out when we pulled into the parking lot (dad stayed with us in the air conditioning) and came back with a big box. She put the box in the back of the car and when we got home she took it out. Look what was in the box!

It's a Shark!

It’s a Shark!

I did not want to get too close to that thing at first. Mom and dad were very excited and played with it a lot. First they did a test drive on the small (5 ft. x 6 ft.) rug in the kitchen.

Look at all that crap in the canister from just one little rug!

Look at all that crap in the canister from just one little rug!

The pawrents were all giddy about how you could watch the dirt pile up in the clear canister. You know what they say about simple minds don’t you? As you can see I wasn’t very scared by this Shark really. After the first test drive they emptied the canister and then went upstairs to vacuum some more.

Contents from vacuuming 4 runners that had been vacuumed the day before!

Contents from vacuuming 4 runners that had been vacuumed the day before!

Can you believe they vacuumed rugs that had just been done the day before? As you can see it was worth the effort. Millie and I aren’t scared of this shark at all. It is actually pretty quiet for a vacuum.

In case your pawrents want to know the details my mom made me include this link to the Shark. They are happy they got this new vacuum because obviously the old one wasn’t working very well.

We Are Blogville!

Walter & Millie

Walter & Millie

Hi everyone, it’s Millie & Walter here. We are joining Murphy & Stanley in a blog hop they created to see how big Blogville is and to tell you a little about ourselves.

Millie in repose

Millie in repose

I, Millie, am a 2 year old American Staffordshire Terrier/German Shepherd mix and came to my home from the great rescue group Big Dogs Big Hearts. I love to chase my brother around our yard and wrestle him into submission.

Walter - always on alert

Walter – always on alert

I, Walter, am a 1 1/2 year old Boxer/Herding dog mix and I also came to my home from the great rescue group Big Dogs Big Hearts. I love playing with my sister Millie and sometimes she doesn’t even beat me up!

We love being part of Blogville even if we don’t post as often as some of you. Thanks for stopping by.

Hi everyone it’s Cindy here. Today we are joining Dory with a Flower Friday post.

DorysFlowerFridayBadge

This week we have a wide variety of flowers to show you. There are a lot of pictures but few words so I hope you can enjoy the show.

First a walk around the yard starting right outside the garage door.

Stewartia tree, potentilla and campanula

Stewartia tree, potentilla and campanula

Stewartia tree flower

Stewartia tree flower

Campanula punctata

Campanula punctata

Campanula punctata - close up

Campanula punctata – close up

Next we take a walk to the back of the yard.

Stella D'oro and Hosta

Stella D’oro and Hosta

Stella D'oro

Stella D’oro

Right next to the back gate we have a lovely grouping that is in bloom right now.

Astilbe, Lace cap hydrangea and varigated hosta

Astilbe, Lace cap hydrangea and variegated hosta

Lacecap hydrangea

Lacecap hydrangea

Now let’s head over to the perennial garden.

Pink cone flower

Pink cone flower

Monarda

Monarda

Clemetis on trellis

Clemetis on trellis

Clemetis flower

Clemetis flower

Campanula haylodgensis

Campanula haylodgensis

Agastache and Sunflower

Agastache and Sunflower

Agastache

Agastache

Sunflower

Sunflower

So that is our show of flowers this week. I hope you enjoyed today’s stroll around our yard. Thanks for visiting.

Pirate King of Blogville

Today we honor our beloved Frankie Furter who had a health scare a couple of weeks ago and we all feared he might lose one of his eyes. Our dear friends at The Dachsies With Moxie came up with an idea of how to help Frankie and his family feel better. We would all tell a tale of Frankie Furter the Pirate King. The good news is that with proper treatment Frankie’s eye should be just fine but we all decided that it would still be fun to play along so here goes.

millie walter pirate dogs

The first thing we did was get in the spirit. Our Auntie Agnes (WHN from Dachsies with Moxie) sent us these great pirate bandanas so we did our best to model them. Of course Millie won’t sit and always has to lay down. :-(

Now we know how much Frankie loves to write limericks so we decided to tell our tale in that form. It really is a fractured fairy tale so here goes.

CinderellaSlipperThe dread pirate king Frankie the Furter
Did pilage, plunder and murder
He captured a fair lass
With a slipper made of glass
But he swore he would never hurt her

 

We have no idea how that Cinderella girl got captured by the Pirate King Frankie Furter but at least he did the right thing and let her go unharmed. Of course he did enjoy a swirl around the ball room dancing with her first.

Cinderella

Don’t worry Penny and Ruby we all know the real Frankie Furter only has eyes for you two.

So there is our chapter in the “Life of Frankie Furter the Pirate King of Blogville”. We hope you all, and especially Frankie and his family, enjoyed it.

That’s right readers, today we, Millie & Walter, have transformed into a couple of Sumo wrestlers.

Millie Walter - Wrestling still 1

We like to use the bed in the morning when mom and dad are trying to make it for our wrestling mat. As you will see in this video one of us has achieved the rank of Yokozuna while the other is a lower ranked Sekitori.

If you can’t see the video or want a larger view you can go here to watch the video.

As usual Millie triumphs over Walter but he does have his moments.

Millie Walter - Wrestling still 2

We hope you enjoyed watching our fun video.

Hi everyone it’s Cindy here. Today we are joining Dory with a Flower Friday post.

DorysFlowerFridayBadge

Last week was all pink and white and this week we are entering our blue/purple phase. There are a lot of pictures but few words so I hope you can enjoy the show.

Blue Siberian Iris

Blue Siberian Iris

Our Siberian iris put on a nice show this year.

Purple Siberian Iris

Purple Siberian Iris

Many of the perennials that are in bloom right now are campanula.

Three different Campanlua are shown here.

Three different Campanlua are shown here.

It is difficult to see but in the back of the above picture are one of my favorite colored flowers.

Purple Clustered Bellflower

Purple Clustered Bellflower

Here is a closer look.

Purple Clustered Bellflower

Purple Clustered Bellflower

Next up are the Willow Bell Campanula

Willow Bell Campanula

Willow Bell Campanula

Willow Bell Campanula

Willow Bell Campanula

Campanula comes in a wide variety of forms as you can see from the two above. The Serbian bellflower is a ground cover form and it makes a lovely carpet of blue.

Serbian bellflower

Serbian bellflower

Veronica and Serbian bellflower

Veronica and Serbian bellflower

Serbian bellflower intertwined with Obsidian huchera

Serbian bellflower intertwined with Obsidian huchera

Serbian bellflower - close up

Serbian bellflower – close up

Believe it or not we still have yet another variety of campanula that is yet another form and has just started blooming. I haven’t gotten pictures of it yet so you will have to stay tuned for next week.

Last but not least our Rozanne geranium have started to bloom.

Rozanne Geranium

Rozanne Geranium

So that is our show of blue flowers this week. I hope you enjoyed today’s stroll around our yard. Thanks for visiting.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 350 other followers