Thursday, April 28, 2016

Thinking on Thursday


Today is a day for thinking about and remembering our sweet boy Angel Thunder.



Today would have been his 10th birthday.  Here he is celebrating his seventh and last birthday here with us in a lovely graphic created by our good friend Ann of Zoolatry.  He was such a handsome boy.

Thunder left us way too early just a couple of months after that 7th birthday.  So sudden, so sad - still missed terribly.  Mom still has a hard time looking at his photos.  But today we are going to share just a few of the memories we have of him.


Loved to be outside.




Just checking for some steak.



The original Three Sibe-eteers:  Thunder, Phantom, and Dakota - all Angels now.



 Great friends and best of brothers.



The pack of FOUR!!! 
Thunder, Lightning, Ciara, and Phantom



Ahh yes, the sweetest duo there ever was - how Ciara adored her half-brother Thunder.


Wherever he was, Ciara was always close by.  All her woes started right after he crossed:(



Such a nice smile!



HAPPY BIRTHDAY, THUNDER DUNDER -  we all miss you so much.

Woos - Ciara, Lightning, and teary Mom

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wednesday and the Weather


As you can see from our very green grass, we got a ton of rain last night for which we are very grateful. AND there is a whole lot more coming in this weekend.



Now if we could just make a little request -  a whole lot less noise and lights would make things a whole lot better.  What a show Mother Nature put on last night!!!  We were very fortunate and had no damage from the wild storms, but we had to endure about six hours of nonstop thunder and lightning - huge booms and frightening flares of lightning and very strong, howling winds.  It was NOT a very restful night.  BUT, despite a few days of persistent anxiety exhibited by poor Ciara, she managed to escape the evil "S" - and THAT is reason to be happy.

We sure hope that all of you in the path of these storms were safe too.

Woos - Ciara and Lightning


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Happy Sunday



A couple of "Ussie" Selfies for you today.


A bit of black and white!!!



And some living color:)

Hope you are all having a lovely day.  We have wind, heat, lots of sun, and the nasty storms setting up for the week:(

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Friday, April 22, 2016

Flower Friday



Today we are joining Dory and her Blog Hop for Flower Friday.


On Wednesday we got a special delivery addressed to us - "Ciara and Lightning".


It was a very BIG box, and look, Lightning wasn't afraid of it - surprise, surprise! 


"Why would I be afraid of THIS box when I can smell some of my good pals' fabulous scent on it?  There just HAS to be something good inside." 



Silly Mom slit the box open and cut the nice note inside into two pieces. 



You might not be able to read the not unless you can bigify the photo. But it has some sweet words on it for our Mom from Deb - The Three Little Pugs (and that Mama Cat Wienie)'s Mom.

You see, a few weeks ago, Mom saw ANOTHER one of those beautiful wreaths that Deb has made and found out that Deb could make one for US too.  So Mom and Deb conferred about colors and size and flowers and all that good stuff so Ms. Deb could get an idea of what Mom was looking for.  

And LOOK at what Ms. Deb created - it's is EXACTLY what Mom wanted - and MORE!!!


Isn't it just gorgeous, beautiful, fabulous, pretty, fantastic, and awesome!!!  The photo does not do it justice.  Let us show you some of the special details that Ms. Deb added.



A delicate dragonfly resting on a pretty bit of mesh.



A bumble bee hovering around the pretty flower buds. 



The cutest little bird's nest complete with an egg. 



This lovely garden tag with an antiqued look. 



Very dainty and delightful flower buds.



And a beautiful fluttering butterfly - 
Princess Leah would love this. 




 Here is a closeup of it on our front door.  Mom wanted pink and green tones so that it will blend nicely with our porch flower pots once it is warm enough to put them out.




Here is another cool feature - the wreath even looks great from the back!!!  So many times Mom has a wreath on the door that looks ugly from the back - NOT this one:)



Here is a brighter look as Mom propped the door open a bit to get better light for the photo.




TA-DAH!!!

We want to thank Ms. Deb for the beautiful creation she made for our Mom.  If you would like one too, just pop over to visit Stella Rose, Maggie Mae, and Gussie (and OK, Wienie too) right HERE and leave them a message.  Ms. Deb will work well with you.  And if you visit her Etsy shop HERE, you can see more examples of her lovely work.



Now we think Mom should get Ms. Deb to make another one for the back door:)

And let's not forget to treat our treasure with respect on this special day.

Happy Earth Day!

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Thursday's Walk in the Woods


Here we are off for our afternoon walk with Mom.


Side by side we go - down the trail near our home.



Yep, that's pretty typical of Lightning, checking behind for bikes.

Along the way there are lots of pretty yellow flowers growing.  Mom has no idea what they are, but she thought they would make a nice background for a photoshoot with us.


No, Lightning, there are NO bikes in those woods. 



No, Lightning, there are no bikes coming down the trail. 



You think you are so smart, Ciara - don't you see the curve in the trail - there could be a biker sneaking up on us right now. 



So much for the photoshoot, but here is a closeup of the pretty wildflowers.


As we continued down the path, we were greeted by this cute fella.


We asked him if he knew our friend Princess Leah, but he said he had never met a princess.  We told him he didn't know what he was missing if he didn't know sweet Leah.



Then we saw THIS - he/she kept an eye on us while we passed, but didn't make even the slightest move.



Another photoshoot op at the trippy trappy bridge.   Ciara was laughing because Lightning is still on his bike watch.



Hey, don't laugh at me, I think I hear the whirr of those tires speeding toward us right now.



Silly boy, c'mon, let's head this way.



One last glance back just to be sure.



And so we headed on home after a very long and interesting walk.

Now what are we doing?



ZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz. . .

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Tasty Tuesday #chewyinfluencer

It's Chewy.com review time!!!  And, oh yes, we have something mighty delicious to show you today.


That very nice lady Sydney from Chewy.com sent us not one, but TWELVE cans of Wild Calling Rainbow River canned dog food.  Yes, you read that right, Wild Calling.  We felt the yummy goodness calling us as soon as Mom popped the lid on the first can.  Inside is the most awesome smelling mix of salmon and chicken liver!!!  We love salmon and we  put liver pretty high on our list of "likes" too.


Wild Calling is grain free, gluten free, artificial flavor free, and artificial preservative and color free!!!  AND it is manufactured in the U.S.A. - all big pluses with Mom.



You can't tell very well from this photo, but the mixture is of a very soft consistency, almost like a paté.  It does firm up a bit if you refrigerate it.  Mom likes the softness because it makes it easy for her to hide Ciara's thyroid pill.


We don't get to have a lot of canned food, usually just what Mom calls a "dollop", as you can see above.  There are a lot more green beans there than that yummy salmonlivergoodness.  But we LOVE whatever we can get.  As you can see from the video below, we had no trouble gobbling up our Chewy.com product-for-review!!!  Please excuse noisy Lightning - he has no manners when he eats:)

video

If you are interested in trying Wild Calling canned food, click HERE and you will find some other varieties AND they even have selections for cats too.  And while you are there, check out all the great products Chewy.com has to offer.




We both agreed that Wild Calling was grrrrrreat!!!  Thank you, Ms. Sydney, for another wonderful product from Chewy.com.

Woos - Ciara and Lightning