Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Beautiful Day in OP

Yesterday was the most beautiful day here in OP, Kansas - temps in the 60s, little wind, blue skies, and low humidity - what more could we want other than maybe some snow? Today we are going to share a few photos of our fun outside.

The family patriarch, clean paws, no digging, just supervising the pack.

The resident pest - how can she still do this - she isn't THAT small!! And yes, that IS a piece of the mulch that she is trying to get.

The duo checking to see if the rabbits were visiting while they were inside.

Why are you looking at me like that? I am just relaxing here surveying my garden. See, my paws are still white. Looks like the hosta might be trying to make a comeback. (I really thought I had removed that last year.)

Hmmm, still smells like that same one.

Thinking really hard what my next step will be.

See, Mom, it's not ME, I am way over here in the grass being a very good boy.

No worries, Mom. I have my eyes on her. I will defend the hosta against the pest.


It truly was a gorgeous day - hope those skies return tomorrow.

The sun has set - here I am at my favorite spot - a cool night with the door open and the breeze passing through my furs.

And TD - well, he is very tired from his day in the sun.

And the Un-Gardener - zzzzzzzz - who knows what is passing through that furry head.

We just realized this is our 600th post.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara


Painter Pack said...

Thank woo for sharing such a beewootiful day wif us! I thinks the "Pest" has the right idea....harooo!!


24 Paws of Love said...

Ciara, we are very disappointed that you had no inklings to dig in the mulch. Maybe Phantom's guarding was too much for today. Next time. Next time.

tula said...

Yah uhh can I borrow phantom and the little girl? I have a pest named Nordude who is all ovah my yard! That is after he's done enjoying his favorite spot:)

Ciara hope you're not dreaming of hostas!


Princess Jasmine said...

What a lovely day you all had. Sweet dreams xx

scotsmad said...

Our temps are about the same, but SHE's all rugged up like SHE's at the antarctic!!! We finally had to put the heater on.

Love the inverted sibe.

XXXOOO daisy,Kendra & Bella

d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

We're so envious that you're getting spring as we're getting fall, but it's so nice to see you woofies enjoying it!

Anonymous said...

Super photos - Spring is here

Aniemother said...

That looks great!


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

Three glorious pups in the sun!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy #600!!!!!!

That is khwite the akhkhomplishment!

Nice pikhs as they were the opposite of my Tuesday!

Good lukhk pondering those gardening plans!


Santa, Minnie and Christmas said...

That was indeed a beautiful day you had. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful day with us.

Congratulations on your 600th post!

Amber-Mae said...

That red grass looks lovely!

Reilly / Bree said...

Such dedicated gardeners and garden protectors. We had those awesome blue skies here yesterday too but our temps were in the 70's. Perfect for getting out and about

Gus said...

OK, Teka suggests that Miss Ciara get some gardening gloves, that way her paws will stay clean when she gives into temptation and digs up the Hostas!

jen said...

It's so wonderful to see the green grass again! We had a beautiful day on Friday, it was almost too hot for the dogs at 80 degrees, but we did our best to speed as much outside without getting overheated! The warm weather only last for a day and now it is back in the 40's! Oh well!

Everyone looks so great in the pics!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Finally .. nice weather to hang out in the backyard. Can't wait too to see Spring flowers. Happy Wednesday! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Hound Girl said...

That is wonderful weather, we are already in the 90s here in Texas :( looks like you have enought room in your yard for us too :)

The Heartbeats said...

All 4 of us are "gardeners" as well. I don't think Ma appreciates our techniques though. She does appreciate that we care though.


Anonymous said...

Happy 600th postie! And what a super terrific one at that! It looks like everybuddy had a Most Wonderful time in the yard. I can't believes all your green, green grass! It seems like it was only yesterday that your yard was covered up in snow!

Wiggles & Wags,

PeeS. That last picture is just the BEST!

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

600 posts! WOOT!

I love seeing the OP Pack enjoying the day. I hope Ciara can resist the call of the hosta.

the_Dogfather said...

Wohoo!!!Congrats on the 600th post! Boys, good job on the sentry duty!!LOL

Amber DaWeenie said...

What a b-u-t-ful day you had in OP. It's jus' plain HOT here where I is! No more red paws? Sometin wrong dere!

Congrats on #600!

3 doxies said...

Oh what a beeeeautiful day ya'll hads to play in...and GREEN grass too!
Da same goes on heres...somebuddy always has to be watchin' me...hehehe

Happy 600posts!


♥I am Holly♥ said...

Congratulations on 600 posts!! This post is beautiful with everyone enjoying the day and evening. I love all of the pictures! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Remington said...

Congrats on your 600th post! Keep them coming, my friends! I love them! You have spring at your house, for sure. Us....not so much yet....

Channon said...

Beautiful photos! Congrats on the big posting landmark too.

Kari in WeHo said...

sounds like perfect weather to us!


Anna the GSD said...

600?!?! Holy crap! That's awesome!

Ciara, way to keep up the landscaping by tracking down that wayward piece of mulch!

(mom is always suprised to see hostas return each year, espcially when she doesn't remember them being there before!)

houndstooth said...

What a great post to celebrate number 600! I love the blue skies and green grass!

Um, Ciara, thank goodness that's not an angel statue there in the mulch! I'm pretty sure lightning might strike if it were!


Ruby and Penny said...

We can't wait for some warm temps.
Happy 600th post.
Love Ruby & Penny

Frankie Furter said...

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR 600th POST.. AND a more perfect one you could never have found!!! Just lovely!!!

Barbara said...

Happy 600th post! I so enjoy watching your pups do things, even if it's just sitting in the breezes.

Julia Williams said...

What a wonderful day that was, and so beautifully captured in your pictures. They have a lovely place to play! In my next life, I want to come back as one of your dogs!
P.S. I posted a fun Dog Trivia Quiz today -- come by and check it out!

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Phantom, we hopes you are able to protect the Hosta from the pest. We wonders what she has against plants. We are fond of them ourselves.

Suka said...

600th Post!?! Woofs! That is amazing! Congratulations on such a fantastic accomplishment!

Love the photos! It was a gorgeous day, and today looks like it will be even better! Well, for my human at least; it may be a bit too warm today for me.

My fav photo is you thinking really hard. I trust you came up with an excellent plan! Good luck!


Furkidsmom said...

It looks like you had a wonderful day! Congratulations on 600 posts!!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Thor said...

Congrats on your 600th posts!
What a beautiful day you had! Lovely photos!

Thor and Jack

Ginger Jasper said...

Looks like the perfect day to me. Glad the plant didnt get dug up. Congratulations on 600 posts.. Hugs GJ x

rottrover said...

Congrats on your 600th post!!

Phantom, that's MY favorite place to lay, too!


Kitty+Coco said...

Happy 600th! The pest is getting awefully close to the greenery..just saying. Love how she has plenty of mulch to choose from, but just HAS to get that piece outside of the fence. Funny.

Kitty and Coco

Tucker The Crestie said...

Wow, congratulations on your 600th post!

And thanks for the beautiful photos!

Benny and Lily said...

Congratulations on your 600th post. It sure was a beautiful day to celebrate
Benny & Lily

Huffle Mawson said...

Wow, happy 600! Teddy would like to come over and help Ciara with the gardening - he is a very enthusiastic digger.

Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy 600 post! Your yard looks lovely! We think you should let the hosta live, Ciara! They really are pretty plants, ya know!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 600th post! woo hoo!

I just LOVE your pawsomly beautiful green GRASS! I just love grass! I love to roll in it and just sit in the sun!

woo woos, Tessa

Wild Dingo said...

Happy 600!
Juno KNOWS what's going thru that head. We havea pile of grass clippings that our mowing guy couldn't put in the compost, so he piled it neatly in an out of the wya corner...

you can guess: it's not so neat now! Damn sibe. her paws were green with evidence!

so Princess PEst Puppy Pants, we KNOW what's going on in that head. can't fool us!

Rocket Roxie said...

What FABULOUS photos!
Good job guard dogs!
Awesome 600th post hoping to see even more!!!:D

FiveSibesMom said...

Congratulations on your 600th post! Wow, that is amazing! Love the pics - a true pictorial story of what looks like a great day!

Anonymous said...

Happy 600th post!! I'm only at like 250 or something like that...

I absolutely loved the captions...especially Ciara speaking! Hehe! :)

Happy Wednesday!

Elyse and Riley

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Congratulations! We can think of no better post for this milestone than a photo "ride along" through your gentle day! It seems perfect. We wish you 600,000 more posts sharing your lives, adventures, smiles, tears, love...your voice so enriches our community and fills our hearts. Thank you.

BeadedTail said...

Congratulations on your 600th post! We enjoyed spending the day in the sun with all of you! Ciara, why are you blamed when you look so innocent? :)

Tanuki Maxx said...

Congratulations on your 600th post! Wow! That's a LOT!! :)
Luvly pics,we enjoyed them very much, mom's fav is of the Princess Ciara lying on her back and my fav is of Phantom looking at the skies!
Thanks for sharing your outdoor pics with us!


Maggie Mae said...

Happy 600th post Everybodys! :) I sure hopes dat you is sendin' some of dat nice weather to us on da east coast!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Doris Sturm said...

Congratulations on your 600th post...all those photos look great of your beautiful dogs, but the last one really made me smile. I just love it when dogs sleep that way :-)

Have a wonderful week,
Doris and Gizzy

Sarge said...

Wow, what great pix of everyone enjoying the Springtime! Love those little hosta sprouts!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

ra husky said...

what a grand way to celebrate 600 posts!! congrats,

RA & Isis

Mr. Pip said...

600 posts! Wow! It looks like you had a great day. And Phantom, that does look like a perfect spot by the door.

Your pal, Pip

the booker man said...

happy 600th postie, ya'll!! that's an awesome sauce achievement!
i liked hearin' about your nice, sunshiney tuesday! me 'n asa noticed how especially thick 'n green your grasses are, and we are kinda sorta jelly cuz ours are already crispy 'n not so green. heehee. oh, and miss ciara, i have those hostas at my house, too, but they are in my front yard. i can't get at 'em. boohoo.

the booker man

pee s -- thankies for comin' along on my bark to the park adventure! i'm super glad ya'll enjoyed readin' about it.

pee pee s -- yuppers, my mama was so wrong to make daddy throw the tennis ball 50 gazillion miles out into the river. that water was FREEZIN' COLD!!!

pee pee pee s -- hey, TD, we are just curious...what size is your neck? you are very furry!

Pepsi the Lazy Bum said...

That's a most lovely day you had there, guys! & congrats on the 600th post! I'm still far from there, bahahah.

Oh how I've missed seeing you guys. I'll need to talk to A about more yaptop time..


Stella said...

Happy 600th post to one of my very favorite blogs!

Are you gonna dig up a little garden especially for Ciara the gardener to play in. I'm afraid if you don't she may do more damage in other spots . . .like last year? I don't see any signs of her improving!


Sapphire said...

such a wonderful day! and WOW! 600th post! yay for all of you!!

bichonpawz said...

Congrats on your 600th post! WOW!! Love all of these pictures of your beautiful day!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

George the Lad said...

Wow 600th post congratulations.
Doesn't it make you feel better seeing blue sky it sure does to me ;)
Moms got one of them hosta thingies but I can't get to it, cus its in the front garden.
Thanks for you visit, its been fun getting to know you to.
I'll leave you to your blue skies
See Yea George xxx

KB said...

How did that mulch escape the yard? I hope that Ciara brought it back to heel.

And, maybe Ciara has grown up enough that she was actually guarding the hosta?? :)

Speaking of snow, more than a foot fell overnight here with more on the way. We can send you some if you'd like!

600 posts. Congrats! Lucky us!

Ms. ~K said...

A lovely day indeed....will you pls come guard my hosta from the pesky deer?

Mrs. JP said...

It looks like everyone enjoyed your lovely day. Spring is definitely here. I love your pack. The more I see of them, the more attached I become. Congrats on 600

TwoSpecialWires said...

Wow! Congratulations on your 600th post! We always enjoy visiting, to see you beautiful sibes and so Moma can return to more OP memories. We hope your gorgeous day and sky returned on Thursday. We woke up to white ... ground and sky. A thick cloud hung over us for hours, and now the sun is out, the sky is blue, the snow is gone and the grass is BEGINNING to resemble your lush thick lawn. (No hostas, though. Only a few daffodils poking up here and there.)

Enjoy your day. We're sure you will.
Jake and Fergi

Lucille, the Great Dane from Italy said...

600 posts... wow that is a lot...
Thank you for sharing all these nice posts with us ;)

By the way, how can you be surprised if Princess Ciara is such a great gardener... she is a woman after all.. she adores flowers :)!!!

Well, the point is that... a garden has to be fun, one way ... or the other!!!!

I make the most of it myself too!!! specially because my garden is all pois... but not with paint... well you know... ;) something I do makes the grass disappear and it takes ages to grow again!!!!!!!!
Let's see what happens in the new garden... eh eh eh

Ciao Lucille

Zona said...

Happy 600th!! What a beautiful post to celebrate!!! Even if you didn't have snow. ;)


3 doxies said...

Hellos, saw ya'll was gonna gets some bad weather so I was just checking in and to tells ya'll to stay safe.

Oh saw it overs at da Beagles.


Samantha said...

Whoa, rather, WOO! 600th post? Congrats congrats! That 3rd to last photo is wonderful - gives us a big pitchur of how much you sibes needs cool air. Well... we heard that you have storms - big ones. Hope you are all okays. These pix are so good of you all - Ciara - you remind Mamma so much of Avalon!
Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie, Avalon, Oz and Mom

Lacy said...

w00fs, what a wonderful day..and fantastic pictures...heehee how did that piece of mulch get on the other side..

b safe,

Cyber-sibes said...

….it was a beawootiful day in the neighborhood,
a beawootiful day to be neighbors….
wish woo were mine….
wish woo were mine!

Thanks fur sharing you rneighborly day in the beatywoo-d.

jack & moo

Asta said...

It twooly was a most Bootifuil day
Made even mowe bootiful by all of you being thewe
congwatulations on youw 600th post
smoochie kisses

TwoSpecialWires said...

We're back, just for a few more words. Then we'll quit bugging you.

Stay safe. We've heard storms are headed your way.

Jake and Fergi

tweedles said...

Congratulations on POST # 600!!!
You had such a beautiful day.. I am so jealous,,,, I hope your skys stay calm,

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Mazel tov on the 600th post! What a lovely day to celebrate the occasion. Does Ciara ever try to dig under the fence to get out of the yard? Abby would dig through like hot steel through butter. That's why our far less attractive chain link fence is ever uglier due to the inner lining of concrete blocks held down by iron rebars, to stop her digging. Beautiful house, beautiful yard! Sigh.

Jed & Abby

Sue said...

Congrats on hitting #600. I don't think you should turn your back on the lady gardener. She seems to be too interested in those hosta buds.

road-dog-tales said...

Wow! You have such lovely GREEN grass! Can you come do that to ours?

Congrats on 600 posts! Wow! That's a LOT!

The Road Dogs

ForPetsSake said...

What a wonderful day! I think there's always those one or two perfect days of the year that seem too fleeting. Wonderful pics of your gorgeous babies. Congrats on your 600th post - that is an amazing milestone. We can't wait for 600 more :)