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Thankful Thursday

Hi everyone! It’s Millie and Walter here. Today is a day we both have something to be thankful for.

I remember my first day on this patio.

That’s right, today is my Gotcha Day! I wasn’t sure about my new home at first but after a little while I settled down and was happy to be here.

I love my forever home.

It’s been seven years since I first came to my forever home but it seems like it was yesterday. There is something else that I’m thankful happened seven years ago today too (well, really it is an approximation).

I can’t believe I’m 7 years young!

We don’t really know when my birthday is but it is close to today so we figured it would be fun to celebrate our special days together.

I’m looking forward to my next seven years.

So far we don’t have any news from the vet about my biopsy but we are hopeful that I will have another 7 years to come. We will let you know as soon as we have any news but in the mean time I could use all the POTP you could offer.

We want to thank our friends Dalton, Benji & Pipo and their Petcretary for these great cards they sent us.

We are joining Brian for the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

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Hi everyone! It’s Walter here.

Let’s check out the flowers and fall colors

As you can see I’m doing quite well and I have all of my Blogville friends to thank for helping me recover so quickly. We don’t have any test results back yet but I feel good as new and I’m told my breath is super fresh now. Enough of that, let’s get to the flowers in our yard.

Hydrangea showing its fall colors

Another pink hydrangea

Some of our Stella D’Oro have started blooming again

The Turtlehead flower is one of the latest bloomers we have in our yard

The insects appreciate having a late flowering perennial in the garden

A tiny spider is enjoying this Eupatorium
(click on the image to make it big if you can’t see the spider)

Lastly let’s see how some of the shrubs have changed so far.

The spirea leaves are starting to turn red

The Callicarpa berries are really starting to turn their beautiful purple color

I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the flowers and fall colors we have in our yard.

Join the Nature Friday Blog Hop

We are joining the LLB Gang for their Nature Friday Blog Hop. You should pop over to their blog to see all the other posts.

Hi everyone. It’s Millie here. First off mom wanted me to thank all of for your kind words and crossed paws for Walter.

The weather was nice, although a little hot today.

Well today has been a weird day. Before we went downstairs this morning mom changed into regular clothes (as opposed to just going downstairs and having breakfast in her jammies). We always know something is up when the pawrents change into “going out” clothes. Then she and Walter went outside before he had any breakfast (usually we get breakfast and then go out). Before I knew it I heard the car starting up and after a while mom came in without Walter.

I looked all over the yard for Walter.

A little while later I asked to go out to the yard and looked around for him.

First I looked to my left and then to my right.

He wasn’t outside so I was stumped.

I waited to see if he was hiding somewhere.

The weather was nice so I hung out for a while to see if he came back.

Mom tells me that Walter has been at our vet all day getting that lump thing taken out of his mouth and getting his teeth cleaned. (Maybe his breath won’t be so bad now. BOL!) According to the vet they successfully removed the lump and we have to wait a week or two for the pathology report on it.

He is home now and was happy to get some food in his belly. The vet said that Walter’s x-rays all looked good and he didn’t need any teeth taken out. Also there was no indication that the mass affected his jaw or teeth. If we are lucky this lump will be a benign epulis and need no further action. Even if it is one of those things another one might grow back in the same place or he could get another one somewhere else in his mouth but we will deal with that when and if it happens.

Thanks again to all our friends and some new friends for all your support. We will keep you informed when we know more about his lump. Now Walter would like us all to gather in the big bed for a long snuggle session.

Hi everyone. It’s Walter here.

The leaves are starting to fall around here.

We’ve been enjoying some great fall weather around here lately. Some days it feels like summer and the next it is more fall like.

I need a little help from my friends

That’s right everyone I need a little help. You see about a week ago dad discovered that I have a growth in my mouth right behind my upper right canine. Last week I took a trip (or two) to the vet and it was determined that it must come out.

Today I’m taking it easy

On Tuesday I’ll be going in to have the lump removed and while they are in there they will give my teeth a good cleaning.

I hope they don’t mess up my smile

The best case scenario is they only have to remove the lump and maybe a couple of teeth and nothing else will have to be done. The worst case scenario might happen after they take a closer look at what is removed and I don’t really want to talk about what might happen after that. Unfortunately these types of growths are common in boxers and I’m half boxer. The good news is that the vet doing my surgery is a long time boxer owner and has done this type of surgery many times.

The bottom line is I could use all the Power of the Paw you could offer this coming Tuesday. I’ll make sure to have Millie give you an update after she hears from the vet.

I’m joining The Cat on My Head for their Selfie Sunday blog hop.

You should check out the hop to see some of the other selfies. Thanks for stopping by.

Hi everyone it’s Cindy here. This past Sunday evening Charlie and I headed out to Webster Park to see what the sunset would be like. It wasn’t as beautiful as we had hoped but here is a little of what we saw.

I love the panorama setting on my new camera
(maximize your browser window then click on the image to make it bigger)

Here is a little video I put together of a sequence of pictures I took.

If you can’t see the video you can go here to view it.

One last picture as the sun was fading below the horizon

I’m joining Comedy Plus for their Wordless Wednesday blog hop.

Hi everyone! It’s Cindy here. Late last week we were lucky to have some Painted Lady butterflies migrating through our yard. They enjoyed a stop over for some refueling. We first found them enjoying the sedum.

The underside of a Painted Lady Butterfly is not as colorful as the upperside.

The upperside of the Painted Lady Butterfly.

They really loved the sedum…

… and often had to share them with other insects like this honey bee

Here is a little video of the action on the sedum.

If you can’t see the video you can go here to view it.

The next day when we came outside there were many more Painted Ladies and this time most of them were on the Blue Fortune Agastache.

Painted Lady butterflies on Blue Fortune Agastache

At one point we counted about a dozen butterflies on the agastache

Painted Lady Butterfly

The butterflies worked every angle of the flowers

This would make a good Tongue Out Tuesday picture
(click on the image to make it bigger to see what I mean)

The upperside is so beautiful

Here a video of the action on the agastache.

If you can’t see the video you can go here to view it.

We also found the Painted Ladies on our hydrangea.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the Painted Lady invasion we had in our yard recently.

Join the Nature Friday Blog Hop

We are joining the LLB Gang for their Nature Friday Blog Hop. You should pop over to their blog to see all the other posts.

Selfie Sunday

Hi everyone. It’s Millie & Walter here. We can’t believe mom finally let us post something instead of her bird and butterfly pictures. This is what we were doing while mom was taking even more butterfly pictures.

I think watching butterflies is boring

It’s fun to walk next to the flowers where the butterflies are and watch them scatter. BOL!

We’re joining The Cat on My Head for their Selfie Sunday blog hop.

You should check out the hop to see some of the other selfies. Thanks for stopping by.