Friday, November 1, 2013

Follow-up Friday: Rain, Give Cancer the Paw, and Rosie's Birthday

I'm happy to be joining Heart Like a Dog in the follow-up Friday blog hop this week.  This is the blog hop that lets you wrap up your week and leads you right into the weekend.  Hosted by FUF creator, Jodi at Heart Like a Dog 
and co-hosted by JoAnn at Sandspring Chesapeakes this week.

As I write this we're on our 4th straight day of rain.  The good thing is that the ponds are finally filling up.  They've been low the past few years from the drought.  The other good news is that we're on relatively high ground.  Otherwise we'd be scurrying around trying to build an ark!  None of the dogs likes getting wet.  We joke that they're so sweet they think they'll melt.  At any rate, they're very depressed.   One rainy day is a bummer;  four rainy days in a row is...  no fun!  The truly good news is that tomorrow the sunshine is supposed to return.  I just hope we'll recognize it!

Later today I'll be scanning some old photos of my dog, Benji, for a very special blog hop coming up this next week.  Benji was my tripawd and lost a leg to the big C.  I'll be blogging about our experience in the brand new Give Cancer the Paw blog hop, hosted by Jackie at Pooch Smooches and Peggy at Peggy's Pet Place.

This week also marks a very special time...  Rosie's birthday!  Yup, our girl will be one year old.  Where does the time go?  It seems like just yesterday that we brought her home from the animal shelter.  I love that her birthday coincides with National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week.

Our puppy girl, Rosie

Pit Bull Songs - Dog Song Saturday
If you missed this post, you really should fetch it.  More than one barking good original song about Pit Bull dogs!

National Mule Day - Monday Mischief
I actually tried to respond to most of the comments on this post.  JoAnn mentioned a mule she used for packing on their elk hunts and his nasty disposition.  I'm a firm believer that "evil" mules or donkeys are made not born.

Pumpkin Streusel Muffins - Tasty Tuesday
Sometimes, when I'm sharing people food recipes, I think I should share healthy food.  Then I decide that's no fun!  We actually put some of these in the freezer to pull out later in November.  I'll let you know how well they freeze.

Autumn Reflections Mule Style
Thanks so much for all the comments!  It's one of my favorite fall photos.   Jen,  the pond reflection was actually a happy accident.  Nope, Jodi, not framed and hung somewhere in the house, but that's a very good idea.  I don't think it is weird at all that you want to hug a mule, Jackie.  They're pretty cute and with their winter coats growing in, they're very soft and "plush."  Definitely hugable and I've been known to do a lot of that.

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  1. Yuck, four days of rain. I hope you dry out soon. Nice follow up to the week, and Happy B-Day Rosie.

  2. Great follow-up Sue, thanks for joining the hop!! I can't believe little Miss Rosie is already a year old, where does the time go?

    I think you should frame that photo, it's pretty awesome!!

  3. Wow, Rosie's gonna be a year already?? Time flies!

    Thanks for mentioning our new upcoming hop! I've never hosted a hop before and am a bit nervous that I'll screw it up!! Ugh.

    I need a mule to hug to calm me down.

  4. Try living in place Mom lived it rained and was dreary for weeks at a wonder they are crabby folks! Rosie is so cute, but those little ones grow up so fast. Bailie gains about a pound a week right now and is almost five months old. Time flies by fast!

    1. Emma, I would go out of my mind if it was dreary for weeks at a time! Gotta have some sunshine :-)

  5. What!! ?? Rosie is going to be ONE already? OMD! Where has the time gone?

  6. Happy Late Birthday Rosie! We are going to have to join that blog hop. Mommy lost a Lab to liver cancer about 6 years ago.

  7. Great fuf. I am joining give cancer the paw hop. What a great hop they started. Happy bday rosie and many more. I agree festus was made that way. I do believe his previous owners hurt him. No one could touch him but my husband but when he had a job to do boy did he do great at it. I will get you a picture. Have a great day.

    1. So glad you're joining the new Give Cancer the Paw hop! Please do share a photo and/or more info about Festus - I'd really enjoy it :-)

  8. I can't believe none of your dogs cares to get wet. Not even the Labs? Both mine love the rain. I'm the one that isn't happy about it. Happy Birthday, Rosie! :)

    1. It's strange, isn't it. Jeffie just doesn't like to get wet. Rudy is terrified of thunder (the thundershirts, etc do not help at all). Rosie LIKES being wet, but she doesn't like to go outside alone (except for a quick pee). So, there you have it - LOL


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