Friday, June 18, 2010

Fun and Foxy Friday

As many of you have also experienced, we have had lots of rain lately. But Wednesday Mom got phone calls one after the other from both of our human sissies getting all excited about something up in the sky. This is what we had the joy of finding in Overland Park after another round of torrential rain.

If you look very closely, you can see that it is a double rainbow. Mom isn't so good with the flashy box but it was just so beautiful.

Here is another view. It was really fun to see.

And speaking of fun, we have a new fun furiend who comes to visit us almost every morning at daybreak. Look!

This photo is taken from the back of our yard at the fence line. Mr. Fox is only about 15 feet from the fence.

He even looked right at Mom. He has no fear of us or humans. In fact if you listen in the video below, you will hear the Momster carrying on a conversation with a neighbor on the opposite side of the fox and he just continues grazing.

And more fun - who is this happy little guy?

And why is he so happy?

Yes, it is Brady Bear, the youngest of the grandbipeds, and he turned one yesterday!

He must be part dog because he just loves to play with all kinds of balls. Here he is with his Mom, our human sister.

It is so hot and humid here that we are spending lots of time inside. We have been spending a lot of time inside where it is much cooler.

Thunder decided to move away from his cool vent in the background there so you could all see how nice he looks since he had a day at the spa last week.

Ciara says she didn't need a day at the spa to make her beautiful:)

Phantom had his spa treatment yesterday and was more than happy to share the results in yesterday's post. But he knows there are thunderstorms somewhere in the Kansas City area and has retreated to his cave for most of today. This was the best photo he was willing to share today.

This is about the best thing to do now while we wait for dinner.

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara


Sagira said...

Wow a fox? Never seen one of those in the wild. Crazy that is doesn't seem phased by you guys at all.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...


It has something fur evFURRYone!

Even khake fur the humans!

Thanks fur sharing the fox at the end of the rainbow!

PeeEssWoo: Happy Birthday Brady Bear!

Benny and Lily said...

Happee Birthday little one. Need help cleaning up your tray? Beautiful rainbow.
Benny & Lily

Sagira said...

I also wanted to say that rainbows are just one of the most beautiful things around. Always makes me smile when I see one...let alone TWO!

3 doxies said...

Ummmm...mum says hers will haves to come back and watch da video again cuz me, Brudder Albert, and Whitney was all barking and stuffs when you was doing your "come hither foxy" call...hehehe! Oh and when one of da coyote doggies was barking...yea, we went purtywild theres...hehehe
Happy Birthday is a handome little fellow. I certaintly hopes your uncles and aunt are teeachng you some most importatt life know, like gardening.
You haves such BEAUTIFUL sibes. Everytime I sees them it's like you can look into theirs souls.

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

It's been awhile since I've seen a fox. do you ever hear them call? It will raise the hair on your neck! the OP Pack was very quiet for the visit!

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

That is a great rainbow. It's not often that you see such a perfect one, let alone a double!

I can't believe a fox is your neighbor. Is it the Fantastic Mr. Fox? :-)

happy birthdy Brady! We can't believe it's been a year.


River said...

Those rainbows are amazing! you all look great after the spa treatment!

love & wags,

Lorenza said...

Happy Birthday, Brady!
His cake looks yummy!
I love those rainbows!
You all are gorgeous!
(Humans included!)
That fox sure is close to your yard. He does not look afraid of you!
Kisses and hugs

Lacy said...

w00fs, happy birfday little guy...and did ya chase the fox...its hot here too...yummmy cake...

b safe,

BeadedTail said...

Happy Birthday Brady Bear!

The rainbows are very pretty, the cake looks yummy, the fox looks hungry and you three look lovely! Phantom, we don't blame you for hiding from the storms cause we would too!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Pretty neat rainbow. I'll be so scared of that fox. Be safe. Happy 1st Mmmm that's a yummy cake. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Wyatt said...

Wow- You guys had a lot of cool stuff to post about. Foxes, rainbows, spa days and cute bipeds.
Thanx fur sharing!


♥I am Holly♥ said...

What a wonderful day!! Happy Birthday to Brady...he is so very adorable!!! Rainbows, foxes, birthdays and beautiful doggies...what more could one want!!! We love this post!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Jan's Funny Farm said...

That fox is awfully close to all of you.

Sam said...

What a neat fox!

Happy Birthday, Brady!


Huffle Mawson said...

Foxes are considered a pest here. Are they like that over there? You are all looking very stylish after your spa days!

Tanuki Maxx said...

Wow! Rainbow, fox and birthdays! What a busy fun day!
That's the way i like spending time waiting for dinner too!


Deborah said...

WOW,A rainbow to make a wish on, a fox, a cute baby and great pictures of this "kids"...what more can we ask for !!!
Have a great weekend!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh my gosh,
all your photos made our heart sing.
Brady Bear is tooooo adorable.
Look at that smile!
Look at those eyes!
How proud everyone must be of him.
Look at the two rainbows in the sky- one for you- one for me.
Look at Mr Fox
Look at Ciara, Phantom and Thunder
How beautiful a world you share

houndstooth said...

That fox sure is a bold fellow! I'm betting it would be different if you all were on the other side of the fence!


mrd23 said...

Hello Phantom, Thunder and Ciara :D

Oh look at that likkle hooman! such a beautiful smile! Babies are lovely!

We have never had a Spa treatment! Should we be happy or sad about that?

your pals,
Digby and Delta

Mr Koda MD said...

Happy Birthday Brady!

I hope there was some Sibesnacks for the celebrations?

Looking pretty as ever Ciara, I sure am jealous of that cheeky Mr Yak!

I don't blame the hiding from the storms, we don't have thunder (not TD) very often and I think I've heard it about 4 times ever but it is scary.

Its chilly outside, so I am inside too! Although mum says I could use a day at the spa...

Happy weekend!

Mango said...

Spa day is just the ticket in the hot weather. Cool you right down and leaves you all clean and fresh.


KB said...

The canines are looking gorgeous! Thunder - wow, what fur you have. And, Ciara, you need to learn some humility :) even if it's true that you're so beautiful that you don't need a spa treatment!

Love the red fox. They are amazing critters. A study showed that it took only about 10 generations of selectively breeding super outgoing ones to make them behave a lot like domestic dogs. They seem to have a gene for being comfortable around humans.

In any case, GREAT photos!

Bijou said...

Thanks for sharing your rainbows with us. That red doggy was eating grass like a cow! BOL My mom says she saw one of those foxes the other day when she was driving to Walmart. He was running along some train tracks after a rabbit.


Ms. ~K said...

Wow, lots going on at your house!!!
Double rainbows are special...hope you made wishes!
Mr. Fox looks sneaky to us, don't turn your back on him...
What an adorable birthday boy!
Did you pups get some cake?
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy, and Buddy

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Beautiful double rainbow, handsome fox, cute grandbiped, and UTTERLY GORGEOUS Yous!

From everyone at The Poupounette

Sue said...

You must be getting all the rain, it's pretty dry here. It is hot though and we stay inside most of the time.

Ciara is losing the puppy look and now looks like a grown up doggie.

Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy birthday to Brady Bear! What a cutie he is!
We've seen many foxes on our walkies. There seem to be an awful lot of them this year!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

mayziegal said...

That rainbow was really so very pretty! And I can't believes you have a fox for a neighbor! I could tell that you guys sure did want to play with him but he didn't seem very interested. That must've been some GOOD grass he was grazing on.

And happy birthday to the little human bean. He's a cutie patootie!

Wiggles & Wags,

The Thundering Herd said...

We love your foxy new neighbor. The fox around here are very elusive and you only catch glimpses of them.

LUCKY LUKE said...

Love ever single body doin they most favorite fing! Just sayin!

Stella said...

What a fun post! Cute little Brady's birthday (he is adorable and I love the big smile and new toofies). Happy Birthday, Brady!

The rainbow was very special too.

The fox? I like my wild animals to be a little scared of peoples!

Phantom, I think your cave does the same thing a Thunder Shirt does. All the rest of you, just keep on havin' fun!

Cheers and hugs,
Jo and Stella

the booker man said...

phantom, thunder, and miss ciara,
this post was totally win! that double rainbow was so so pretty, and then you had a fox come visit you? wow, i've nevarrr even seen a fox up close before! i wonder if he'd have funsies playing with ya'll? maybe you could invite him over next time you see him.
happy happy 1st birthday to your brady bear! he is totally a cutie patootie, and the fact that he loves balls so much is just a bonus!
i'm sorry about the scary thunderstorms, phantom. :( i sure hope they go away so you can come out of your cave.
the booker man

pee s -- yup, a couple of doggies have said good thingies about those l.l. bean beds! i hope you get used to your new beds soon. asa says she totally understands. i'm still kind of a teenager i guess cuz i've only had one bed so far.

Honey the Great Dane said...

Wow - a real wild fox in person!!

And that cake looked gorgeous - almost too good to cut up! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Martha and Bailey said...

Happy Birthday to Brady - he is gorgeous.
That was a very beautiful pic of Brady and his mom!
We liked seeing the fox - he was a cool customer.
We could understand your mom wouldn't frighten him but you would have thought he would be frightened of you guys!
Lovely pics of you all today - we are also having warm weather that we don't care for.
The humans of course are loving it!
Martha and Bailey xxx

Martha and Bailey said...

ps we loved the rainbow too - by the time our human gets to the bottom of the post she often forgets the top!
We love rainbows and it is unusual to get a double one like that!

Full of Grace said...

This was a wonderful post- I've seen double rainbows a few times- they are SO SPECIAL and beautiful :) That fox friend is pretty foxy himself and that baby has got the cutest smile ever!

You pups look so soft and clean, wish I could come snuggle with ya :)

Mack said...

Wow! Your foxy cousin came to visit!!
Will there be a new pack member at your place??!! BOL!

Brady is such a cutie!

And I don't think we have ever seen a double rainbow before!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

The rainbow is just beautiful..
That is pretty cool having a fox in the neighborhood.. Bet he would be fun to herd.. Happy Birthday little Brady... You are looking so cute...
We love how great you all look after the spa.. Ciara you are right you don't need any help you are cute enough...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Ooooo, what a wonderful post! Double rainbow and a fox and a happy baby and pics of woo three! :-)


Cheyenne -Millie said...

Great rainbow pictures!

I would run and hide from the fox!

Happy Birthday to Brady Bear! We thinks that is sweet! Mom is going to be a grandma someday soon!

Deborah said...

Hi again! Ciara is Bud's girlfriend. We have two bunnies as of right now, My daughter just broke up with her fiance and I think he is taking the bunnies with him....I hope he doesn't do that but they are his bunnies...The drama continues...

Sallie said...

Double rainbows, Mr Fox, and a magical First Birthday= Best post ever!

I think something special is coming your way. :)

Sierra Rose said...

Hi furends!!! Happy birthday cute Brady!! Mom's been doing a lot of babysitting for her almost one-yr old niece lately. Such a sweet age!
Stay cool with lots of rainbows!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

TwoSpecialWires said...

Hey! If you need a couple of fox terriers to flush out that foxy dude, let us know. We can try to route ourselves through OP on our way home. We've never chased a fox, but it'd be fun to try!

Happy Birthday Brady!

Stay cool, everydoggie!

Jake and Fergi

the 4 Bs said...

did you get to share the birthday cake?

that's a pretty fox that you have. and we love those photos of the you all in your house. you are such beautiful pups!


Ruby's Raiser said...

Happy Birthday, Brady Bear! This post was just a total smorgasbord of cuteness! :)

BRUTUS said...

Awesome photos! And a full double rainbow - how lucky to see one! Wonder if there was a Frenchie at the end of that rainbow too... How cool that you have a fox visitor - we see them rarely, but only quick glimpses. They whelp babies in the woods next to us every spring, and the crazy noises those kits make - sounds like aliens are living in there!

Michelle & Brutus

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

We iz dooing a lot of sleepies, too. It iz too HOT! Enjoy yur nappies!

Gus and Waldo

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh what a wonderful post!
so much life and celbration of it!

the rainbow and fox are beautiful and we love the birthday and spa photos!

you post made our whole day!

m & e

Snowie Baby said...

happy birthday sweetie brady. you look SOOO CUTE! just like ciara, thunder and phamtom!

ciara is getting BIG!

Rambo said...

OMD... a fox?? Did you scare him away?? He has some nerve showing up in your back yard!
Happy Birthday to the little human. He is very cute.
Sorry for the bad weather. Any time you want, you can come and hang at my dawg house, ok??

YD, sometimes with ♥Samantha and ♥June said...

Cool, cool & cool! Love your new furry fox friend!
Happy birthday to the little human pup! He is very cute!
Have a great week pals!

Sam & June

Ruby and Penny said...

Happy Birthday to the Smiley Bear.
Love Ruby & Penny
Pees - that fox is gorgeous.

Thor said...

Happy Birthday Brady Bear! You are SO CUTE!

You guys are looking so beautiful too!

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Double rainbows are VERY special! And Mr. Fox is very handsome. Thanks for sharing the 1st birthday photos, we always enjoy learning more about you and your family. BTW the pack looks might spiffy post-spa. Stay cool...or try to (as we are)!

Kari in WeHo said...

a fox? HOW COOL

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Momma went ga-ga over the little guy 'cause her youngest grandbaby is already nearly three and it doesn't look like any more will be comin' round the corner☺ Momma says that you are SO LUCKY!

Aksharaa said...

Happy birthday dear Brady Bear. you must be a very special hooman pup. loved the beautiful.

wags and lots of licks,
Buddy and Ginger

Twix said...

My Momma said that rainbow was the bestest one she ever did see. I didn't get to see it, they left me at home. She was most impressed by the vibrance of it. Loved catching up with you guys. It is funny, seeing Ciara in some photos she looks so big but in others she still looks like a little puppy. Is she having the surgery soon? I'm sure she has no intention of wearing panties again!