Friday, March 30, 2012

Fun on Friday

Look what some pup found in the yard last night!

Could that be a cousin to Tony the Turtle, Thunder's friend?

Here is a closer look after the Momster came and removed it:(

Uh, he doesn't seem to have much life in him:(

Mom thinks that the poor little guy must have been hit by one of the lawnmowers mowing our lawn yesterday.  Then "some" pup found him and had a lot of fun rolling all over him, picking him up in the mouth, then immediately tossing him down, not letting any other OP pup near the treasure to the point of chasing them away.

And as if the turtle wasn't enough wildlife for one family, look what was discovered today AND by a different pup!!!

 Now we are sure you are wondering which pup had the turtle and which one had the snake.  We are also sure that those of you who have been following us for a while have one particular pup in mind for both.  And our newer followers might have another one as a pawsibility.

Sure, go ahead, blame it all on me.  I know you want to, just because I am the youngest, the least mature, the one called the Resident Pest, a.k.a. Lightning.  I don't really know much about either turtles and snakes. After all, I am just a young lad. BUT if they are chewy, I am ready to give them a test taste.

For sure you are NOT entertaining thoughts that it could be me, the quiet, reserved, elder canine citizen of the Pack.    But as the Momster always says, you have to watch out for the "quiet" ones.  So I, Phantom, will leave you guessing for a bit.

Surely not ME!

Heh, heh, heh - don't you just love my coy smirk!  Now seriously, as the Princess of the Pack, do you honestly think that I, Ciara, would even dream of letting a turtle or snake touch my sweet lips???

OK, OK, OK - you longtime readers know my history with Tony the Turtle and Sammy the Snake.  I, Thunder, think that you have placed all your biscuits down as a bet on me being the culprit.

And now for the big reveals:





Yep, it was me - fooled ya, didn't I?  I had so much fun with this little turtle.  I rolled all over him and tried to pick  him up in my mouth, but the girly girl in me said no way.  I guarded my treasure and chased TD and Lightning away whenever they tried to come near to get a sniff.  Phantom just gave me the look that told me what he thought of my prize.

And the snake???

What snake???  I don't see a snake!!!  Uh, what IS a snake??? 

Don't worry, pals.  I rolled so much on this guy that there was no chance he would bite me.  As the little bipeds told Mom, he is covered in white fur:)  And yeppers, he is DEAD, DEAD, DEAD.  The only problem is that Thunder Dunder forgot to show me how to flip him in the air like he can do.  So much for a young lad to learn.


Now be honest, did you really think it could have been ME?  

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend. 

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning


3 doxies said...

Well I am totally SHOCKED to smithereens. I did thinks fur sures Thinder was da culpri withs da snake...I knows how he loves 'em.
And yeppers, I thought Lightning was da turtle, okays I can't think of a better word.
Shocked I tell ya...just shocked.


Finn said...

Fun times with the outdoor critters!! Have a great weekend too!

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

We once pulled Mom down after seeing a turtle on our run. She had to hang onto a tree for dear life. The turtle we saw was bigger than a plate and had snappers, so Mom really didn't want us to get near it. Luckily for her, she won and we lost.

Mom says stay awake from snakes. They are scary.


3 doxies said...

Okays I obviously don't knows how to type today...ignore ALL my typos.


Ms. ~K said...

We had a turtle in our yard this week too...still haven't seen a snake this season, but I'm sure they're out there, being sneaky!
Happy Weekend!

Prancer Pie said...

Wow! You woofies haf had a busy Friday! The day is not efun ofur yet. Be careful out there. Seems like you haf lots of wildlife. xoxo

Furry Bottoms said...

That was an awesome post, very entertaining! :)

Tucker The Crestie said...

Turtles and snakes - oh, my! You are brave pups!

rottrover said...

We all know that girls are the bravest, huh Ciara!!



NanaNor's said...

Hi to all you goofy pups, You had me guessing and I couldn't figure it out. You did make me feel like part of your pack though and this afternoon I'm missing my Reggie so this helped.
Have a great weekend.

houndstooth said...

I was placing my bets on Ciara and Lightning and I was not disappointed! Mom says Lightning is welcome to come here and kill snakes anytime he likes!


The Websters said...

WOAH! Cool creatures. Good job. Was that turtle a snapper?



Ginger Jasper said...

You sure got exciting critters in your yard and I thought I had excitement chasing the bugs.. Loved all the pics today.. Hugs GJ xx

Casey said...

Mom told me that if I ever find one of those slithery things, she will DIE, then resurrect herself long enough to kill me and DIE again. I am absolutely forbidden from touching them. Makes it really hard to resist, but I'm trying 'cause she's really scared!

Madi and Mom said...

1st things first...Woos with tuna always get an audience and I share my desserts.

OMC who knew you were into reptiles...I still think you have a ghost cat living with you..and you should blame the cat!!
What a great post.
Hugs and happy Friday

K9 Katastrophie said...

Ciara I here by charge you with murder of a helples turtle.

Lightning, I here by congratulate you for the execution of a serial murderer.


Amber DaWeenie said...

Oh Goodness Gracious! All dos critters are a sure sign dat spring has sprung!

Mango said...

I my goodness. You all look a bit sinister in today's post. I did not know that you were hunters and killers of helpless little wild creatures. OK, well, the snake maybe had to go, but the poor little turtle. You smushed it? Ew.


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

No one DARE mess with The OP KS Princess!

Just sayin'

PeeEssWoo: Young L surely 'l'ivens up the place!

Marilyn said...

Tht was fun!

Marilyn said...

Tht was fun!

Linda said...

Wow you are lucky to have yards toys all I ever see is them tree rats here.
Have a fun weekend in the yard.

Mrs. JP said...

YIIIIIkes,,,,you guys are freaking me out!!!
Ciara,,,not you my dear,,,say it ain't so!1

BeadedTail said...

Ciara, we didn't suspect you at all! As for the snake, it gave our mommy the eebie jeebies even though it's deaded!

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

You must has some rilly dumb wildlife in you pawts coz around here they know better than to come into my yard. Well, eggsept fur those annoyink skwerrels.

Stewey said...

You sure have interesting critters in your neighborhood - donkeys, turtles and snakes(yikes!)
Have a great weekend!

GOOSE said...

I like a long shot so I bet on Ciara. But have to admit I was surprised.

sprinkles said...

OMD, I would totally freak out if I found a snake in my yard!

The turtle though, that's a different story!

scotsmad said...

We sort of thought Ciara would be being princessess, too, we know about our wilder sides!

But we weren't too sure about the snake.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Tweedles -- that's me said...

The turtle could be my friend Murphy. But he is at the ocean- or he was.

Two French Bulldogs said...

You guys sure have a fun yard
Benny & Lily

24 Paws of Love said...

A turtle AND a snake?? Sounds like Sibe torture party!! We are so jealous!! All that stinky to roll around guys are so lucky!!

Jo's World said...

The Phantom is just too smart to fool with those wet critters. I must say I did blame the snake on TD knowing he is partial to them.

But our Dainty Little Girl and the turtle, no way! lolol


Bailey Be Good! said...

Wowserz! We've had snakes in our yard lots of times, but NEVER have we EVER found a TURTLE!! Oh my goshies! My hu-sister Taylor would go crazy! She love turtles!

Wonder how it got there?

Woofs & hugs, <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

Princess Jasmine said...

Well, who would have guessed huh ;)xx

Duendes said...

i loved your blog!!!!

Sally said...

You see a snake it is horrible but the turtle is loveley.
Happy Weekend.

Nice woooh

T. Maxx said...

Wow! What a merry neighbourhood you have!! Lots of different residents!!
You sure had me thinking it was Thunder!!
What a brave gal u are Ciara!!
Enjoy your weekend!!


Macintosh Mitch said...

Free entertainment is always the best kind!

Love ya lots,

Chicco said...

What a lot of strange creatures you have in your garden, I'm so scared by snakes!

Happy weekend to you too friends :)

Woof, woof,


Priscilla said...

Oh that's so interesting and exciting! Princess Ciara, how I wish I could be there play the tossing games with you! Was that fellow hard?

I always find some snails in my yard but my humans always say "NO" whenever I go near them : (

For the snakes! Ewwwww!!! said...

Oh Ciara! I am impressed! And Lightning, you go boy! woo woo woo!

euthymic said...

This was really funny. We were laughing but mom laughed the LOUDEST! Boy, she can be annoying...

Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

Sue said...

Loved this post! Rob found a snake in our yard last week. Fortunately the dogs were preoccupied on the other side of the yard.

On the subject of turtles, we have three turtle dogs. Bailey keeps an eye on anything that moves in the yard, but so far she only sniffs and watches turtles. Morgan picks them up and brings them to me. Tsar plays with the little ones, much s Ciara does. The big ones he tries to sneak into the house so he can examine them at his leisure. He likes to bring in bugs and disassemble them on the carpet and I'm sure he wants to do the same with turtles.

Oskar said...

Oh boy, both of those look like a lot of fun to play with. I don't blame you guys one bit!

Nubbin wiggles,

Sammie and Avalon said...

That's a lot of work - wowzers, we never saw a live turtle to snag and play with - good job! (We thought it was Thunder too...) Well, you learn something new every day!

What a riot! Just love this post!
Sammie and Avalon

pennypup said...

Wow! That's a lot of wildlife!

Good job guys on the finds. Not sure of the species of turtle, but that dead snake is a harmless garter snake. They do bite, but they are not venomous thankfully!

sagechronicles said...

Haha, Lightning. You're one up on me. I didn't flip the snakes we saw up in the air, but we've had cats that used to do that! Not that I'm saying you're a cat or anything.....


Your pal, Sage

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Wowza, poor little turtle and thank goodness the snake was dead. Are they poisonous?? We know its small, but here in Oz a baby brown snake 30 cm long (12 inches) has the venom to kill 22 adults. Yikes. Glad you are all ok. We think your mum should get you all more toys. Yes you all deserve them right? Hope your weekend is great. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

that kind of looks like a baby snapping turtle to me......probably a good thing the lawn mower got it - I hear they are not very nice. Was that a garter snake....I think they are safe to be around....but better not to trust any snake I think

Keisha said...

O hai! I sorry the little turtle didn't make it. U are very brave to battle the scary snake. :)

The Thuglets said...

Who had us guessing! Looks like you had a lot of fun.
Have a great weekend
Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

p.s. Keep watchin we think Cora is on her way!

Roo said...

Well you all had a wild Friday! That's gotta be the tiniest turtle I've ever seen! Baby snapping turtle? Now rollin on a snake...sendin shivers up my spine! :O

Waggin at ya,

Soggibottom said...

You might be hard pushed to find a turtle in our frog pond. But anything is possible. Pleased I never had the blame. I normally blame it on the cat !
luvs Freya Rose Blossom X

The Teacher's Pets said...

I'm so sorry that the turtle went through so much trauma before he passed away, poor thing.
One time I was walking a very large dog and up ahead of us was a snapping turtle. Needless to say, the dog tried to rush towards it but luckily I was able to stop him. Good thing I did stop him b/c the turtle was a snapping turtle!

Sagira said...

A turtle I could handle...a snake??? NO WAY! EEEKEEE

Honey the Great Dane said...

My God - are you sure you guys don't have a Zoo Reptile House in your garden??!! :-)

Poor little turtle...Hsin-Yi used to have tiny little ones like that as pets when she was a toddler back in Taiwan - they were very popular!

Honey the Great Dane