Monday, July 27, 2009
since I updated my blog!
Daddy made it back from his camping trip. He had a nice time. He brought back some fish, so we had a fish fry. It was so good! I LOVE FISH!!!!
Remember the beds that Mama ordered for us? Well, one bed is lost. We don't think it will be found, so Mama tried to order us another one and they are sold out. Doesn't that just figure? We are just sharing the new one for now.
Mama hurt her back yesterday, so Scout and I are trying to make her feel better. We got a bunch of our toys out last night and started squeaking them and tossing them in the air. Mama said it was like being at a parade with all the noise and things being thrown into the air. The living room looks like a parade has gone through it too because our toys are scattered all over. We know how to have a good time. LOL
We are supposed to go camping this weekend, so hopefully I will be able to update you on that. We haven't been camping since the beginning of June. We thought we were missing the hottest time of the year, but we have had very cool temperatures this summer. It will probably be hot just when we start camping again.
The Helpful Greyhound
Monday, July 20, 2009
Mama said that he took Grandpa on a fishing trip. Why couldn't I go along?
I'm just too upset to write more right now.
The Greyhound Who Wants To Be Camping!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Imagine her surprise when she saw this in the washing machine.
It actually kind of freaked her out. What was it and how did it end up in the washing machine?
It was then that she remembered the last thing she washed were her tennis shoes. Sure enough, there was a spot on the bottom on the tennis shoe where the piece fits.
We then set out on a walk to find the other one that was left on the road. It took us a long time to find it. Scout actually found it. Mama gave her a lot of praise. Whatever!
Mama super glued the pieces back on. She super glued her fingers to her shoes, too, but maybe I'm not supposed to mention that. She said some bad words because she really didn't know if she could get her fingers off without leaving some skin behind. Ouch!
So, that mystery has been solved. You just never know what exciting thing will happen here. LOL
The Greyhound Who Is Earning His Keep As A Detective
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Oh, it's a new bed. Who gets it?
Mama is upset because there are supposed to be a bed for each of us. The packing slip is correct and the UPS site states there were two boxes, so we think one box was left on the truck. We hope the UPS man comes to visit us on Monday.
In the meantime, we don't know who should use the bed.
I'm using my old bed.
Scout is on the couch.
The new bed is empty.
Oh, okay, I'll try out the new bed. I don't think I can sleep on it though. What do you think?
The Greyhound Who Is Relaxing On This Cool Saturday
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Here is the mystery. Look at this photo. Notice anything missing?
Yeah, see most of the starfish is missing. We looked all over and it's not in the garden. Do you think a raccoon took it? Maybe that nasty copperhead? LOL Nah, not the copperhead, but we are wondering if an animal took it. Is there an animal that eats starfish? The part that is remaining is really stuck in there and Mama thought she had the rest of the starfish in deep. You can tell that it left a deep impression.
We have a raccoon that has been causing Mama problems. If she doesn't take the hummingbird feeders in at night, he empties them or steals them. He even knocked her cactus plant off the deck. She hopes that the cactus stuck him for doing that. So, she thinks it might be him, but I'm not sure. What do you think?
The Greyhound Who Is Playing Detective Today
P.S. The UPS man is bringing us something tomorrow!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
The only thing exciting that has happened was yesterday. The kitchen faucet broke. What is up with this house? Mama and Daddy built it 5 1/2 years ago and everything seems to be breaking now. Mama and Daddy were cleaning the stove which takes a while if you really clean it. It's a Viking cook top and they took it all apart to clean up all the grease. Mama hates doing it. Mama loves the cook top because it has a griddle and a grill, but it is a pain to clean. They then took down the exhaust fan and cleaned it. Anyway, Mama was busy washing everything and didn't notice the water coming out of the kitchen cabinet underneath the sink. It was a mess. Daddy is going to replace the hose on the faucet. It's one of the faucets where the sprayer is built into the faucet itself. We can use it, but can't pull it out for the sprayer.
Today, Mama decided to do surgery on our stuffies that have been on the injured list. Some of the stuffies used to grunt, but now they squeak because she couldn't fix the grunters. We have one that received a new grunter that sounds really funny. She had a few spare squeakers and she used those and then took squeakers out of the stuffies that we never play with. We were not as impressed as she had hoped.
Here Scout is waiting for the repairs to be made.
These are the stuffies that we haven't seen for months because they were waiting for repairs.
It's getting ready to storm. Scout and I both have our Storm Buster shirts on. We are ready!
The Storm Busting Greyhound
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Daddy knows how to fix air conditioners. He went to school for that. He can fix most anything. He bought the part today, but since the last part blew up, he doesn't know if other damage was done. We will know tonight.
It's definitely more fun camping some place other than the driveway even though I have never really seen our yard from this view. Scout and I are basically just hanging out. Mama just finished watching Guiding Light. She normally doesn't get off work as early as she did today, but she thought it would be hard to work out here. She may have to do it tomorrow though.
Last month, our refrigerator broke and the next day our washing machine broke. What is up with that? Daddy fixed the washing machine, but the refrigerator is still broke. We are using the old one that is in the laundry room and now we are living in the motor home. This has been a strange summer. LOL
The lucky greyhound who gets to camp during the work week!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Mama is now scared for us to go in the backyard, but she knows we have lived here 6 summers and this is the first time a copperhead has been seen. We have seen other snakes, but not poisonous ones. She has given us strict instructions on what to do if we find another one. I hope I can remember everything she has told us. She also made new rules: 1) no leaving the back garage door open as a snake could get in the garage 2) if we need to go out in the middle of the night, we have to put our leashes on. Scout has a tendency to wander behind the butterfly garden and sniff around in the wee hours of the morning and Mama is scared she might encounter a snake or some other wildlife.
Daddy attended a seminar at a campground recently and he learned that copperheads are not aggressive. That seemed to be the case with this one. He also learned that no one in Missouri has died from a bite. Mama felt better after learning that, but she said it would have been really bad if one of us had been bitten. We are watching our step now and being as careful as possible. Mama said I was very lucky last night not getting bit since I had my nose next to the snake. I say that without me, they would have walked right past him and never seen him. He's gone now and we hope he doesn't have any siblings slithering around. Ewwww!
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Scout has become a member of the Storm Buster Club. We had storms this morning, so Mama put my "Storm Buster" shirt on me and since Scout was scared, she asked her if she wanted to wear a shirt. Scout never wants to wear anything, so her willingness to wear a t-shirt surprised us. I think maybe she realized that she was the only one in the house not wearing a shirt and felt funny. Scout put the shirt on and she settled right down. The "Storm Buster" shirt works on her, too. Notice her tongue hanging out of the side of her mouth...yeah, she does that. Her real sister does that too. It must be a family thing.
Tonight, the fireworks are starting. Something shook our house. We don't know what it was for sure, but Scout and I both jumped on Mama and Daddy's bed. We are staying in the bedroom. It's safe in here. Mama turned the TV on, so we are settled in for a night of TV watching from bed. We may have to put our shirts on tonight. We will have to see if they work as firework busters, too. Mama said she is staying home tonight so that we won't be alone. I'm so glad.
Happy 4th everyone! Hope you have a quiet evening.
President of the Storm Buster Club
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Mama thinks that she didn't add enough water to the mixture. She had conflicting instructions and did not realize it until after she had completed the stones.
Scout and I put our paw prints on the stones, but they are not showing up very well. Mama pushed our feet into the mixture, but they didn't sink very well. That's when she figured out that she may have messed up. We think they still look pretty. Scout's is more girlie even though she is not a girlie girl. Mine is more manly. LOL
The greyhound who now has his own stepping stone!
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Thank you for all the nice Gotcha Day wishes yesterday. I still can't believe it's been three years.
This could be a disaster.... Mama is going to try and make stepping stones today and she wants to use our paw prints. I'll keep you posted on how that turns out. LOL
The greyhound who does not like having his car turned into a trash truck.