Friday, January 19, 2018

Flower Friday

We don't have many flowers in bloom here for the winter, but Mom has three "Christmas" cacti that she wants us to share as part of Arty, Jakey, and Rosy's Flower Friday.

This is the newest one Mom has - she picked it up last year.

BUT it only has ONE flower.  Mom says she thinks it is because it gets too much light at night from the family room.  It sits on the counter that divides the kitchen from the great room.  These flowers bloom best if they are kept in an area with very low light from mid-fall to early December.  But even the solo flower is pretty to look at.

We have two other Christmas cacti that sit on the mantle over the kitchen fireplace.  

Here is a closeup of the pink one.  Mom just loves the color.

Here is the white one.  It too has flowered nicely but Mom prefers the bright pink ones.

Here is a full shot of the pink one.  It looks so healthy.  The white and pink cacti don't get much light at night because the kitchen is pretty dark once dinner is done.  It would be nice if these plants bloomed more often during the year.

Lastly we have a photo of some of the many flowers our human sister K has received from family and friends.  They sure do a great job of lifting the spirits.

This one is very special as it was made by twin daughter C and her two neighbor friends.  Their Mom had C over to play the day of surgery to keep her distracted from worrying about her Mom.  The three girls cut out and pasted the flowers. The blooms are attached to uncooked spaghetti strands for stems.  So pretty and so thoughtful:)

No flowers here, but we sure are enjoying our bonefest.

Lightning:  Hmmm, are those looking to see who is going to steal MY bone or are they pondering a bone swap?

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

From Mom:  The pups are happy that they have been able to get some posts up this week despite my busy schedule.  Seems like there is always some down time while waiting for that washer to finish its cycles - those three grands can sure dirty a lot of clothes:)  My daughter continues to do very well. Thanks again for all your support.

Saturday, January 13, 2018


Today we are joining Athena in the Caturday Art Bloghop.

Mom used the "water" effect from Lunapic and a funky border from Pizap for our photo today.  We hope you like it.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Thankful Thursday

Timber says today is a great day to join in on the fun with Brian's Thankful Thursday Bloghop.  So let's go.

Do you notice anything different?  Yes, there is some icy snow on the ground outside. Yes, we are posing nicely for Mom.  Is that all you are noticing?

I have shed my lampshade!!!  AND I am delighted.  Now how exactly did that happen?

I bet you are thinking that Mom decided to see if I would leave my surgery area alone.  But you would be wrong:)

My sweet sister Misty pulled it off me while we were out playing in the very cold, icy yard.  I now LOVE her more than ever.  Now Mom was not too happy because then SHE had to put on her boots and warm jacket and carefully get across the icy deck and down the very slick steps to retrieve my cone.  You see, we Sibes have no retrieving interest whatsoever so there is no way I was bringing it to her.

C'mon, Misty and Lightning, let's all give Mom a big smile like mine - we might get a nice treat for a reward.

Look at that head tilt on Misty - she is wondering if she is in trouble with Mom:)  Nah, she is my heroine!!!

I am one very THANKFUL and happy boy - Mom says she thinks I am even more handsome than I was before my New-turd surgery.

I have been cone-less for about an hour now and have been a good boy.  Mom says maybe I only have to put it on overnight when she can't watch me.  YAY!!!

Woos - Timber (Lightning and Misty)

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Tasty Tuesday #ChewyInfluencer

It's time for another Tasty Tuesday ChewyInfluencer Review.

Are you ready, Mom?  For today's review, we selected a treat that was new to us.

Nature's Variety Instinct Grain-free Biscuits with duck meal and sweet potatoes.  They are also available in a rabbit and apple flavor or chicken and cranberries. 

We learned that these treats are all natural, oven-baked, grain-free and gluten-free, and a healthy treat your dog will love.  Yep, we want to find out if that is true - can we please have one, Mom?

Oh OK, we have to do some of the description stuff first from the website:


Satisfy your pup’s instinctive cravings with Instinct by Nature's Variety Grain Free with Duck Meal & Cranberries Oven-Baked Biscuit Dog Treats. These high-protein, grain-free, oven-baked treats are guided by Instinct’s belief in raw and made with carefully chosen pure and wholesome ingredients to create a nutritious and great-tasting treat. They're the perfect crunchy snack for your pal, and can be used for training or as an everyday, delicious treat.

They are a very nice size too.  Mom was able to break them in half without too much trouble, but she said at least for our review that we could each have a whole one.

Key Benefits:

  • All-natural, healthy and delicious oven-baked crunchy treats satisfy your pup’s instinctive cravings.
  • Grain-free and gluten-free nutrition that’s perfect for pups with sensitivities or allergies.
  • Wholesome snacks contain no corn, wheat, soy or potato, and no artificial colors or preservatives.
  • No added salt or sugar makes these treats great for the dog on a restricted diet.
  • Proudly made in the USA with the finest ingredients from around the world.


Duck Meal, Tapioca, Chickpeas, Sweet Potatoes, Canola Oil, Ground Flaxseed, Natural Flavor, Egg Whites, Montmorillonite Clay, Cinnamon, Pumpkinseeds, Inulin, Mixed Tocopherols, Citric Acid, Rosemary Extract.
Mom decided to try to video us for our first taste of these treats.  We have to warn you ahead of time that we were all very excited.  This is not one of our best performances, especially from SomeConedPup.  But that should tell you something good about these snacks.

Well, that was fun, wasn't it?  Mom says she will make another video when we aren't so eager for a reward - we really can do much better.  We have to say that we give these Instinct duck meal and sweet potato treats 12 paws up - they were delicious!!!

How about one more, Mom?

We received this bag of treats from at no charge to us in exchange for a fair and honest review. Thanks to and Ms. Natalie for the opportunity.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Monday, January 8, 2018

M's on Monday

Mom gets to have the first "M".

"M" is for Miracle!!!  Metronidazole is My Miracle.  After just ONE of the Magical pills, I noticed a big change in Timber's behavior and demeanor.  AND we have not had even one Mess since then.  So very glad I made that call and plea to the V.E.T.

Timber says "M" is for Me.

Yes, ME!!!  I am so glad to have my tummy feeling so much better.  That Magical pill has made me want to jump and shout for joy.  But I know, I have another week before I can jump and run and zoom around the yard.

So if that Metronidazole made Me feel so much better, then why do I have this Miserable look on my face???

The cone!!!!  I need to find some other kind of Magic to make it disappear!!!  I wonder if the V.E.T. could help me with that.

Meanwhile, as I am working on figuring out the Magic potion, there has been some Monday Mischief going on around here.

And trust me, it has not been caused by either Me or Lightning.  We love hanging out together, waiting for that sunpuddle to move a bit more toward us.  So who is Making all that Mischief?

Just watch our short video and meet The Misty Mischief Maker!!!

Sisters sure can be pretty Mischievous (and annoying)!!!

But there is one more "M" to tell you about today.  That would be those Marvelous Munchies in your paws, Mom.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Pee Ess:  We changed our header again even though the older photo doesn't really fit the new format.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Spitty Saturday

That's and odd title, isn't it?  Well, just imagine that the second letter in the first word is not a "P", and stick in there the 8th letter of the alphabet. Then you will get the picture.

As my photo attests, I am NOT a happy camper.  I want this cone OFF, but when Mom tries to give me some "cone-freedom" time, I immediately start licking:(  So back on it goes.  This whole deal is making me very depressed. But it gets worse, and so that is the reason for the title of our post.  It seems like I have something called a-cute stress-related co-Light-us.  I don't know what that means but Mom says it sure makes for a big mess for her.  "IT" has been going on since I got home on Wednesday from that new-turd thingie.  After trying things the vet tech's way, Mom finally convinced the V.E.T. today that I need something other than pumpkin and plain yogurt.  The very nice Dr. B. told Mom that my system is having an acute reaction to the surgery and anesthesia, and I need some fancy schmancy medicine called metronidazole.  It is pretty bitter-tasting, but Mom put it in some peanut butter for me.  She is hoping for a cleaner kitchen when she gets up tomorrow.  Aside from that, I am doing great.  I just want to shed this lampshade asap.

Thankfully, my big brother and sister (who is terrified of my cone) are right here by my side.  Well, Misty is keeping a little distance between her and my cone, but they are both very comforting to me.

Woos - Timber (Lightning and Misty too)