Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Flowers, Fleece, and Fun

The sun is shining brightly here but it is still cold. Mom is hoping for Spring outside soon. But for today we want to share a little bit of inside Spring.

Mom's orchids that she totally ignores and yet they flower beautifully.

And a second blossoming of the pretty Christmas cactus.

Little Ciara received a package in the mail yesterday, her first present. And it came from our pals in snowy Minnesota, Stella and her mom Jo.

Mom helped open the package for a very curious Ciara.

Checking out the smells - we think Stella sent her a message.

If you bigify the photo, you can see the nice message they sent.

Testing it out. Isn't just so pretty? Bright pink with hearts and flowers and made from the softest fleece.

Giving it the taste test next.

It's MINE - don't you try to take it away.

Now where should I put it?

What do you think?

Mom says I don't need a blankie on top of me, that I already have a very thick coat.

OK, I think I'll take a nap. Thanks to Stella and Jo for the lovely pressies.

And just so you don't forget us, here are some random photos of us boys outside today.

What are they plotting?

TD, I say let's go for it.

It worked, we got her to STOP!!! (At least for a while)

And now take a quick look at what we have to put up with here.

Have a great weekend.

Woos, Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Pee Ess: We are trying very hard to visit your blogs, but it is hard to find time to do it as well as we would like.


Stella said...

The sweetest thank you Ever!

I see that TD doesn't believe in letting his baby sister win a Tug with him. One time wouldn't hurt!

Happy Weekend to you guys, too,

Jo and Stella

Twinkietinydog said...

Honestly, I'm cramped for time, but your videos, I could watch for hours. What a spill, Thunder! BOL since you're okay. And don't EVER say we will forget you. Forever furiend don't do that.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

What a beautiful blanket you are one lucky pup. Now don't chew the hearts off it..
We love the video.. She is certainly all puppy...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Jake of Florida said...

She's hard to ignore isn't she, right guys?

We wonder what we'd do if an adorable energetic bundle of fur suddenly appeared in our space.

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Asta said...

Phantom and Thundew
I think that it's kind of fun to have a little Pipsqueek to play wif. i think Ciawa looks pwecious on hew new's pawfect fow hew
smoochie kisses

Frankie Furter said...

Ciara that is one FANTASTIC Fleece blankie you have there!! It looks perfect for you!

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

awwww, that's all I say when I visit your blog! love the pictures and videos.

I just want to hug all of them :-)

Dory and the Mama said...

Nice pressie Ciara...and way to go on getting your brothers trained, keep up the good work!!


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

To be khontinued???

Hourly and/or daily!

What great pressies!
What great pikhs!!
What great playtime!!!

PeeEssWoo: And nice posies too!

Alex93andme said...

What a beautiful blanket for such a beautiful pup!!! I love the pictures and the video is precious!! Lots of love, Debbie and Hollydog

Deborah said...

Your pictures are just too cute and the video makes me want another puppy!!! Be baby is so cute, I just love her :)

Don't worry, we are all busy lately and it is HARD to visit everyone all the time :)

Gus said...

Hey...we know you guys are concentrating all you efforts on raising Ciara to be a perfectly pawsome don't worry about the frequency, just keep up the cute pictures.


Kari in WeHo said...

I love the new fleece. its very pretty :)

Mr Koda MD said...

A pretty blanket for a pretty girl!Fleece blankets are fantastical!

What a cool gift from Stella and Jo

She who has food, has the power....


Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh, what a gorgeous blanket for a gorgeous puppy!! :-)

Hmm...I wish we lived closer so your human could give my human some lessons on plant keeping - your plants are all so beautiful and healthy and - well, ALIVE! :-) Hsin-Yi has "black fingers" and no matter what she does, she always manages to kill every plant we get...including the plastic ones! Hee! Hee!

Honey the Great Dane

Alasandra said...

We could never forget you handsome boys.

Ciara, Fenris has a crush on you.


Noah the Airedale said...

Oh my lord...have we been away that long. We are so embarrassed and hopefully wont be away for so long again.
You've got a baby sister and we didnt know whaa whaaa. She is gorgeous.
Hi little Ciara, welcome to blogland.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Aniemother said...

What a lovely gift! And we're having a little bit of indoor spring, too. One of mom's flowers that she almost killed (common) is actually coming back to life with plenty of new shoots (unusual!). Looks like plant physiology last fall taught her a thing or two. One can hope.


kissa-bull said...

oh ciara is totally going to be a pawfect model for sure
and of course we would never forget you handshum boys ever in eternity
we wuv you all
pibble sugars
the houston pittie pack

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

A pretty blankie for a beautiful girl! Thunder and Phantom NO ONE could ever forget either of you handsome guys...or your patience with your baby sister. Have a energized weekend!

Sagira said...

Oh boy, mail is so much fun. What a nice blanket, that is so pretty and looks so comfy!

Wild Dingo said...

Oh My, juno wipes out like that too! LOVE the way thunder practically sits on her to get the tug. i mean, she's like 1/5th his size and he can't get it the traditional way? wooooosssy! wait til she grows up! juuuuust wait! ;) LOL.

lovin' how she climbs up on his back. so cute!

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hello hello!!
Wow! Ciara is getting bigger each time we see her pics! She looks very cute with her nose on the blanket and the color sooo suits her!!
She's soo cute, i could just eat.. oops.. i mean, kiss her!!
Of course, not to mention her handsome brothers!!
Mommy luvs the orchids, they're beautiful!!!
Have a great weekend!!

BRUTUS said...

Wow - you got a pressie already Ciara!?!? Talk about setting the bar high!!

Brutus the Frenchie

BeadedTail said...

What a sweet blanket Ciara! It's perfect for a cute little girl like you!

Boys, your little sisfur sure is a pawful! She has never ending energy!

Princess Eva and Brice said...

We love bouncy puppies!

The boys are handsome as always & Thunder is soooooo good with Ciara.

Princess Eva

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

I hate to say it, Thunder, but I think that Ciara could beat you at tug of war.

Ciara, that blanket is a perfect match for cute, little you!


Lorenza said...

Your new blankie is beautiful!
Stella was very nice sending it to you!
I can see you are giving an interesting time to TD!
Kisses and hugs


Fantastic pictures and great videos. Ciara is adorable.

Glad you liked the picture we picked to us of Ciara and you guys. Mommy just loves the pic of all three of you together.


Huffle Mawson said...

I don't know who is bugging who, to be honest :) Your new blanket is lovely, Ciara. Woo are a lucky girl!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

I've heard that orchids do better when you ignore them. Nice loot, Ciara!

MAX said...

Hey guys!
There is nothing like a puppy to bring new life and energy into a home! Go Ciara!!!
(She looks so sweet in red:))
I love those plants...growing in the 'snowy' climate!?! Must be an attentitive job!
Take care and lots of licks to you all.

Piappies World said...

Hello Thunder, Phantom and Ciara,

Ciara is surely providing lots of exercise for TD and Phantom. We enjoyed watching your videos. We have subscribed already.

The blankie is also we pretty and Ciara likes it.

Enjoy your weekend, friends. Worry not, we may not been able to exchange comments as often but we have been good friends and there's no forgetting that, right?

-Fudgie, Princess & the Piappies


Me again. Mommy is so jelly of your flowers. Like Frankie Furter says, just saying. She is so ready for Spring!!

Have a nice weekend.


The Thundering Herd said...

Uh, TD, we do believe you are falling for Ciara!


Whoa I was worried that TD and P were not gonna get any blog time. That ciara is a show stealer. SO super cute with that new blankie. Seems she's brought out the puppie in the household.. even with mom.

Anya said...

Wow!! Your orchids are BEAUTIFUL
(I have also many I love orchids)

Very cute shots today
love the pink blanket
just for girls only ....... LOL

Have a wonderful weekend :-)

Hugs Kareltje =^.^=

KB said...

It's funny how a little ball of fur livens up a pack, isn't it? It looks like you both like Clara, and are so gentle with her. It's a good idea- she'll be as big as you someday!

I LOVE the fleece blanket that Stella sent to Clara. What a sweet idea!


Nice blankie Clara,

You sure are giving those two a run for their keebles! Wear them out good!

Riley and Star.

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Awww, what a sweet blanie pressie!! Those pictures are adorable!!

Great shots of you boys too!

Have a pawsome weekend!
Woofs and Kisses!

Bijou said...

Oh mom loves your house flowers. Specially the yellow one! Ciarra got a purdy nice pressie. It's my fav color and looks real soft. I would send you boys my snow if I could but I've promised it to Khyra. There might be time for some more yet cause Spring is still 20 days away.


Maggie and Mitch said...

What a beautiful pink heart blankie!
We loved your video! Mitch would love to play with you, Ciara!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Clive said...

That was such a sweet present Ciara received and she looked so cute lying on her new pink blanket!

Great photos!

take care
Clive and the NSLM

Cheyenne -Millie said...

The orchids are lovely! Mom has an orchid that looks pathetic!

We likes your blankie! So cute you are Ciara!

Tucker said...

Wow I haven't been around the blogs much lately and missed your new arrival! She's a real cutie pie and will surely keep you boys in line. My humans say the young ones keep us older ones more active, so have fun with her!

Licks and wags...

Thor and Marco Polo and Mama Cat said...

Wow - we are so surprised - we think your cute little girl is adorable. Mom is so happy you found such an adorable little fur-kid! We loved the video!

Thor and Marco Polo

Mochi and Mommy said...

What a cute blanket! How sweet of them to send it and with cookies! :)

That was a fun video!

Hey, what happened to all your snow?


Mochi and Mommy said...

PS...Thank you very much for thinking of us today! :)


rjha1e said...

great video. i will be watching you guys closely to get ideas on how to play with my own pupsqueek when she comes home.

there is a present for Ciara on my blog!


Liffey said...

Your new 'iccle sister is sooooo cute!!! I wanna play with her!
Liffey's licks to you all xxx

Snowie Baby said...

thanks for sharing with us the video! it puts a smile on my mommy's face for quite a while. ciara is the cutest thing and thunder is the sweetest bro ever. he plays so gently with woo!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Oh my, Little Ciara is so cute!

We love the video and the photo's, especially the one of you two boys plotting...hehe

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

We forgot to say, that blanket is so sweet!

Hope you are all having a great weekend. :)

Martha and Bailey said...

Pretty orchid - our xmas cactus is also flowering in time for Easter we hope!
What a beautiful present from Stella and Jo.
That really was the perfect blankie for the little girl in the family.
We loved it. We also liked the pics and of course the video.
Thunder and Phantom are just going to be the best big brothers that any girl could have.
If these pics get any cuter we are definetely coming over for a puppynap!
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

Cyber-sibes said...

Furry entertaining video! Ciara, that little fleece blankie is just as cute as woo (well, almost) - its pawsitively perfect!

miss moo

The Army of Four said...

Little Ciara is so cute! Congrats on your new addtion!
Tail wags,

JD and Max said...

Oh, you know what, we want a baby sister now! FH tells us that in a few years we're probably going to have one of our pals living with us - she's 3 and a cairn terrier. She currently lives with someone who's nearly 90 and very active but our humans have agreed to give her a furever home if she needs it in the future, so basically we can't have a baby sister as the humans say that 4 dogs would be too much for them! But - oooh - looking at your blog recently and watching the videos makes us want to have a puppy around the house to play with!

Ciara's blanket is so pretty - what a lucky girl she is to get such a lovely pressie. Isn't the blogosphere great?!

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We have wonderful smiles in our heart everytime we come here,
Thank you for putting a feeling of love in our heart- when sometimes the world is so sad.
I love Ciera and her blanky and her brothers too, and I think you are the bestest mama.

Holly and Khady said...

What a beautiful blankie!!! That was so nice of Stella and Jo! I think the pink is perfect for you! Pink is also MY color!

You are one tough little girl Ciara! You are definitely going to rule those boys!

Khady Lynn

Life With Dogs said...

You are in puppy raising mode, missed blog visits are totally understandable. Stella and her mom outdid themselves - the cute factor is 11!

Olive Tree Guitar Ensemble said...

Hi, it's a very great blog.
I could tell how much efforts you've taken on it.
Keep doing!

The Furry Kids said...

Those are some tasty-looking, I mean, beeyooteeful flowers. Ciara is making Mom squee like crazy. That's a super comfy blankie. It looks great with your furs.

Your pal,

Ludo van Doggy said...

oh TD I knew you would love hasing a puppy!!!!
Ciara, your first parcel, that very exciting and what a lovely present you got from Stella.
Mum laughed when you fell over Thunder, she said sorry. BOL!
~lickies, Ludo

Sue said...

What a nice welcome gift. Your blanket is very pretty.

TD cheated in that game of chicken tug. It's no fair lying down on top of the chicken.

Santa and Minnie said...

Hi there, we came over from Dory's and immediately fell in love with Ciara. What a furball!! Nice getting to know all of you. What a team!

That blanket is so sweet. So thoughtful of Jo and Stella.

dw said...

What a pretty blankie you got! What a lucky pup to have such nice friends!

Mack said...

What a cute bwankie!
And I think Ciara gets cuter everyday!


Hey look outside.. knock knock knock... ciara.. I'm here. Your mom wants me to play with you. Let me in. I have a kicky feet move to show you

Santa and Minnie said...

Hi there, thanks for coming by for a visit. Yes, I have my own blog and so does Minnie. When Minnie first came, she has alot of pictures Aunty Diana (the human who help us blog) wants to post. She feels that it's not fair that my blog be taken over to post about Minnie and so Minnie got her own blog.

Two Country Poodles said...

Great movie! What excitement a puppy can bring into a home.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Pee Ess: Enjoy these times with Ciara....She will only be little for a short time...then she might give you a run for you money. BOL

Sam said...

What a super nice present!


TwoSpecialWires said...

That fleece blankie couldn't be more perfect for you! How very very nice of Jo and Stella. And, Ciara, you tell your moma that it doesn't matter if you have a nice thick coat. It feels so cozy to curl up under a soft yummy blankie! (Speaking of yummy ... we bet you really enjoyed those cheesey treats!)

Fergi and Jake ooxx

Joe Stains said...

What a perfect blanket for you! Your house looks like a party for sure, except maybe you need some sneakers so you don't slip :)