Saturday, April 25, 2015

April Showers bring May flowers???

It's another rainy day here in OP, but we thought it was just perfect to introduce our new blog look from our good friend Ann from Zoolatry.  We have adorned our blog with some seed packets of Siberian flowers.  Didn't Ms. Ann do a beautiful job?  Our garden is sure to do well with our three Angels keeping watch.

Mom is actually getting a little teensy weensy itsy bitsy optimistic about her garden chances this year.  In the background here you can see she planted six perennials to fill the gaps in the landscape bed. We lost a few shrubs this past winter, and she thought the perennials would be a nice addition while she and Dad decide what to get for new shrubs.  Why is she optimistic????  Because the perennials have been in there for a week, and no sibes have touched them:)

Surely she isn't talking about ME?????

Hey, while we are out here, let's show you some of our yard pals.  Over on this side . . .

 . . .we have Cash, the boxer puppy we told you about last fall.  He has an older boxer sister, Layla, but she isn't out just now.  Very appropriate boxer names:)  They are on invisible fence, although Layla doesn't abide by the rules of that fence at all.

Let's not forget about our new neighbors on the other side.

Dodger and Oliver!!!  They watch all the time to see if we are looking out at them from our windows.  They also have two kitties who were supposed to be indoor kitties.  Last week one of them decided she needed to be an outside kitty.  She came visiting our kingdom and totally surprised one Sibe who has never been nose to nose with a kitty.  That Sibe chased the invader right up and over the fence and all the way UP very high in a tree!!!

You wouldn't be talking about ME now, would you???  Would I do a thing like THAT???

And one more set of buddies - these two handsome labs!!!  We know the one at the fence is Memphis, but we don't know the other one's name. The two of them can really sing a mighty song when the fire engines go by:)

My leg is doing a lot better today -still a little bit gimpy and stiff, but definitely improving!!!  Mom even let me walk in the yard without my leash attached.  The grass is really soft and comfy.

We hope you enjoyed sharing time in our yard and meeting some of our pals.  Mom said our grass really IS this green and plush right now.  But once the summer heat of Kansas hits, it just won't be the same.

Happy Saturday to all!!!

Woos - Ciara and Lightning


haopee said...

Mom, those angels are sure taking their shifts too seriously. The intruder sibes don't stand a chance at getting close to those perennials. They must have put up like "Sibe Forcefield" or something...

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Miss Ann ALWAYS does such BEAUTIFUL work on Blogs... it looks Gorgeous.

OMD Spring... the time of year to get out and have a CHAT with the Neighbors.
It was good to see you with them...
Did you hear any JUICY Gossip?

Madi and Mom said...


CIARA I'M SO THRILLED YOUR LEG/SHOULDER ARE ON THE MEND...mol mol don't tell mom but once well you might bring out your gardening skills
hugs madi your bfff

Madi and Mom said...

ps it is raining cats and dogs elephants spotted so far.

Freya Rose Blossom said...

Luved to see your yard guy. Hey, if you ever need help wiv diggin let me nose.
Luvs Freya Rose Blossom X

Freya Rose Blossom said...

Got some ducks around if that is any help, no elephants here either.
Luvs Freya Rose Blossom X

tpagrl said...

What a neat treat to "meet" your neighbors! Thanks for the introductions! And we love the new design on your blog! Linda, Pepper, and Dublin

NanaNor's said...

Dear Sibes, Thanks for introducing your neighbors to us! Your lawn is very green-I'm so impressed, your dad and mom must put alot of time and effort into it. Our lawns are just starting to green up. It looks like it will rain this afternoon, hopefully soon are lawns will be as pretty as yours!
Noreen & Hunter

Sarge said...

Wow, your blog is gorgeous! Ann does amazing work and I love the garden look of the header. Just beautiful! Looks like you have fun furiends in your neighborhood. Glad the leggie is still improving.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Police Commish

The Army of Four said...

Everyone here keeps talking about how we actually HAVE a Spring this year! Ha roo!
Those are some nice neighbor friends you have. We have a German Shepherd next door and he was running loose and attacked me when I was still little and now I don't really care for him anymore. At all.
We love those "perennial" Siberian flowers! :) Beautiful blog design!
Yours sincerely,
PS: We're glad your leg is starting to feel better!

Susie and Sidebite said...

We love looking at the new header.....them sure so good garden Angels.......very nice yard and you guys got lots of furpals there to bark at!

The Mad Scots

Marg said...

Your header is just gorgeous. Ann does such good work. Guess you taught that kitty a good lesson to stay in it's yard.
Your yard is so green and beautiful. Good sibes for not bothering the shrubs. You all have a great week end.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We love your new blog header and background. Ann is so creative and her work is always so lovely.

Thanks for introducing us to your friends. Fen chases the cats if they come in his backyard. Usually they get in the jungle gym although Socks sometimes goes over the fence.

Frank The Tank said...

Hi Woos! It sure is nice to have such friendly neighbours, they all look like fun furry folks, have you ever met any of them when your out walking?? I don't have any doggies next to me any more, I used to have dogs each side of me and one even used to hop the fence and play in my garden with me but he moved out last summer! I'm so glad to hear that you are being good and not getting into those flowers, I'm also really glad to hear that Ciara is getting better, still sending some potp your way, love and Licks from your furiend Frank XxxxxxxxX

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

That's a really nice post, full of the joys of spring! And we really like your new blog header!


Dory and the Mama said...

We really like your new look, and thanks for introducing us to all your neighbors!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Woos. Lovely new header. Just perfect for Spring. We loved seeing your neighbours. You have a lovely yard. Enjoy your weekend mates. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Lightning by name, lightning by nature. those cats need to learn where their territory ENDS!...Actually, it's not theirs anyway.

That grass looks just right for a good roll. Ciara, rolling should be okay for your leg!

Cupcake said...

Ann did a beautiful job!!

I love that you are surrounded by dogs!!

Brian said...

Your header is terrifc and you have some darn nice neighbors!

The Florida Furkids said...

Your new header is wonderful. Ann is super talented.

What fun neighbors you have and your grass looks very inviting!!

The Florida Furkids

Millie and Walter said...

We love your new blog header and blog look. Your yard looks so beautiful right now. Our grass is starting to fill in and mom might be able to mow it next weekend.

Idaho PugRanch said...

The new header is beautiful! OMD Mom is so jealous of your lush green grass
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

KB Bear said...

It is SO green there!!! I knew that you must be feeling a little better, Ciara, because you were in the yard without a leash. I'm glad for that.

I read that you went back in your crate. I'll be interested to hear if you keep going in it (K never went back after her older brother's death).

Last but not least, you two amigos need to leave your mom's perennials alone!!! You've done a great job so far :) We love you both for taking such good care of your mom and of each other.

Ruby said...

OH.MY.DOG.!!!!! Lookie at your grass!!!!!!! I haven't seen grass that green since....since...wells, since my front yardie LAST YEAR! Soon, we won't have enough water to take showers or bath our doggies! Wait...what? NO BATHES??!! YEA!!! I guess this drought isn't so bad after all!!!! Oh, wait, no showers for Ma...ewwww! she starts to gets stinky if she misses her showers ya know....(more on that later....)
Anyhu, wowsa! your neighbors look like all kinds of funs!!!! OMD, I wouldn't stop barkin' if all those doggies were MY neighbors! The see-through fences are just too much for my Airedale mind to handle! BOL
I am SO GLADS your leggie is better Ciara! WoooHooo! Soon, you'll be diggin' up all those purty flowers!! Ooops..nevermind.
Gotta go!
Ruby ♥
pees: lookin' good Lightning! And, BTW, I would have do the same thingie to that kitteh! BOL

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Your yard is beautiful and we love your new header!!! Love it!

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Your blog looks great! (and so does the grass)
We're certain that you wouldn't have chased us up any trees. Would you???

Pee Ess - we don't even know how to climb a tree!

Mark Muller said...

Oh that was great to meet your neighbors! And your back yard looks fabulous... Maybe the name of the other Lab is Tennessee? Have a super sunday!
easy rider

Mitch and Molly said...

Your blog looks absolutely gorgeous! And we are so happy to hear that your leg is improving, Ciara. You two sure do have lots of pup friends to chat with!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Madi and Mom said...

ps we love the new header too
M and m

Wild Dingo said...

OMD, Loki and Juno (and I) are on the way over! We want to Zoomies that beautiful garden. Loki and Juno says Lightening was quite correct in escorting the interloper out of the garden! I mean, the only ones to be diggin up monsters perennials should be woo too, are they right? your new look is beautiful. Still hard to believe phantom and thunder are angels...sigh.
Glad miss puppy pants is on the mend!

Melon said...

Your new blog layout is beautiful, and how lucky you Woos are to have so many furpals around. Funny you say the Labs can sing a mighty song when the fire engines go by, I thought you Sibes were the singers! In fact, don't you have singing every night in your area with so many participants in a woofie choir? I find even 2 dogs in neighbouring houses can set each other off.

onespoiledcat said...

We miss Mr. Blue Eyes all have lots of other company around to keep you interested though with all the neighbors' pups! Your lawn looks AMAZING..........we WISH ours looked like that but it doesn't and wont' and that's that!!!!

Hugs, Sammy

Casey said...

The next time you see Cash and Layla, tell them their cousin Casey says hello!