Monday, July 20, 2015

Monday Mischief


Once again I have been accused of being mischievous!!!


Does this look like the face of mischief?  I didn't think so either.  In our home, there are three levels of living space.  The basement, where we get to go when the weather is threatening, the first floor where you usually find us in the kitchen, family room, and once in a great while the living room or dining room. Then there is that other level - the UPSTAIRS second floor, where Ciara and I are not allowed.  There are four BIG bedrooms up there and only two humans that occupy ONE of those rooms, the biggest one, in fact.  I figured there must be something wrong with those other rooms if WE can't go up there.

So yesterday while Mom was investigating some mischief in one of her flower planters (more about that later), I decided to go on an exploration and look what I found!!!



This is Thunder Dunder's lookalike stuffie.  HE gets to be ON the big bed, so why not join him? 



He didn't seem to mind.  In fact, I bet he enjoyed some company.  There is plenty of room for both of us. 



So what do you say, Mom.  You know I am a BIG boy and could really use a BIG bed like this one.  Can't I please stay?

Needless to say, the Momster did not agree, and I had to retreat to my first floor quarters.

Meanwhile, there really IS some mischief going on out there on our front porch. And it was not brought on by ME or Ciara.


Such a beautiful planter filled with lovely shades of pink begonias.

But WAIT - what is that in there?




Do you see that tangled mess of leaves and twigs?  Some silly sparrow has been playing house in our planter.  That mess is covering a nest that she buried down in the soil.  Then she covered the nest for some added protection. 



Mom doesn't want to disturb her at all, but here is one of either four or five eggs.  Now she is wondering if it is OK to water her flowers, maybe just at the opposite end.  We are all hoping those eggs don't cook in the unbearable heat we are having here. 



I don't get it.  Mom doesn't seem to think that bird is mischievous at all. But when I dig a hole in her pots (which I have NOT done this year), I am given the "naughty boy" voice.  Humans, just can't figure 'em out.


Meanwhile, Ciara and I are going to have to continue our snoozing on the hardwood.

Happy Birthday to our Dad - he is almost 87 gazillion years old today!!!  We had ice cream yesterday to celebrate and it was really good, just not enough:)

Woos - Lightning (and Ciara)


29 comments:

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Mischief?? Lightning?? We don't believe it. We think you were just exploring and making sure the bedrooms were safe and ready for visitors. And we think you should be allowed on that big bed.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad, ice cream sounds purrfect as hot as it has been.

Lightening you looked so handsome next to the Thunder stuffie, we are sure we don't know why you were evicted.

Birds nest in the oddest places.

Sketching with Dogs said...

Happy Birthday to your dad, hope he has a wonderful day!
That is the face of innocence if ever we saw one ;) perhaps Thunder's lookalike invited you to join him...
Oh so cute to have a nest, you will be able to watch the little ones grow. Probably the best idea to stick to watering the other end only, then the birds won't have far to go to find fresh water.
Dip and Elliot x

Jeanne Pursell said...

We don't think you were in to mischief at all! Sounds like you were just checking out the perimeters of the house to make sure everything was safe! It has been so unbearably hot here too...and HUMID! We are ready for a cool down!!

Jeanne Pursell said...

Wait!!! We clicked away too fast...wanted to wish your daddy a very Happy Birthday!! Hope you get some more ice cream!! :)

Marg said...

Goodness, that was funny Lightnng, you sitting on that bed with the Thunder look a-like. We think that was nice of you to keep him company. I bet it was comfy. Silly bird putting her nest in the plnats.
We sure do wish the Dad a very very Happy Birthday. Yummy, ice cream. You all have a super day.

Madi and Mom said...

Happy Happy Bday WooDaddy!! We know your Woos and your Woman will have lots of fun activities and delish food for you.
MOL MOL MOL Lightning you are quick as greased lightning to slide past mom to the upper chambers. OMDS that is just too funny WTG. WE love the Thunder stuffie!!

You know there is hardly any where I (MadiCat) cannot go. I can leap tall buildings and fences and counters. I'm still working on my walking through closed locked doors.
Hugs madi your bfff

Oz theTerrier said...

Wait, there are unused rooms with beds on the upper floor and YOU aren't allowed up there?!? That is not right at all! Your mom needs a good howling at! BOL
Oz

Casey said...

There are all those rooms upstairs, and you and Ciara aren't allowed in them at ALL?! That's just not fair, not one bit!

stellaroselong said...

We vote that you should get to lay on that big bed also, we also cannot go into certain rooms, mom uses baby gates to shut us out, when we have sneaked in their Maggie pees on the floor so once again we are thrown out...it is all her fault. We don't know what to do about watering your plant with that little birdie.
stella rose

Two French Bulldogs said...

That dang tree rat better stop getting you in trouble
Lily & Edward

Mark Muller said...

maybe the place on the bet is a little too warm for a nordic pup? the huskies before me what were allowed there said "no thanks" and decided to sleep in their igloo :o) that's a good question if your mom can water the plants now when Jack Sparrow occupied that flower box for his family...maybe ducklings will hatch from that eggs when you water the flowers?
easy rider

Janice Webb said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad! I think each of you should have a bedroom.

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

Oh wow! The sparrow eggs are way cool!!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

Dory and the Mama said...

What a busy weekend!!! We think it is way cool to have a nest in your Mama's flowers!!
Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Brian said...

That upstairs bed looks like a purrfect spot for you! Happy Birthday to your Dad from all of us!

BeadedTail said...

Happy Birthday to your dad! We hope he has a great day!

Lightning, we think it's only fair you get to use the big bed since you are such a big boy. Plus, what's the use of having it if noSibe uses it?

Baby birdies! Our favorite! Can you mom make it some shade with something so the birdies don't bake? Watering them probably keeps the soil cool and it helps the flowers grow to help protect them. Good luck!

The Daily Pip said...

I think your request was perfectly reasonable. Three unused bedrooms - you could each have your own and that would still leave one extra one for guests.

Our planters have been attacked by chipmunks or squirrels or some critter that likes geraniums.

Happy Birthday to your dad!

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

isn't there a rule that says we dogs are allowed 'everywhere' - I am pretty sure there is. It should be okay to water the plants - just try not to get the nest wet.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Goodness. I think your just being creative,,,,and artistic!
love
tweedles

Idaho PugRanch said...

You look so comfy on that big bed we think you should get to sleep there always!
Happy Birthday to your DAD!
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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

Of course you are not mischievous, Lightning. In fact, you look positively saintly in all those photos! I of course am allowed everywhere in the house, so maybe I could get #1 to speak up on your behalf!

Naughty sparrows!

Woofs,
Tommy

The Army of Four said...

Mischief?!?! You?!?!? Puh-lease!!! No way. Just taking your rightful place!
We have guest rooms upstairs and a "no Siberians allowed" up there rule. There is a kiddie gate blocking us from going all the way up the stairs. Mom learned to put it up on one of the stairs, adding the 6" or whatever to the height of the gate, so there is no sneaking up there, sadly. HowEVER, when Mom goes up to clean or say... paint a ceiling, it's REALLY easy to zip by her and jump on one of the beds. It's great. Those beds are SO comfy!!! I have no idea why she'd banish me and Cam!
Aren't bipeds odd?
Very cool about the birdie nest!
Happy 87 gazillion (almost)th birthday to your dad!!!!!!
Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

NanaNor's said...

Happy Birthday to your dad!!! I agree I can't understand why you aren't allowed upstairs-Hunter says our house is his house. BOL.
Actually, he doesn't get into too much mischief.
Have a great Tuesday.
Noreen & Hunter

The Florida Furkids said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad!!

We don't understand why you couldn't be on that bed...there was plenty of room!!!

The Florida Furkids

Cupcake said...

Lightning, you look great on that bed, you should try to sneak up there every chance you have, and of course fill Ciara in on it too so she can have some bed time.

I love the nest!! That is so special.

Happy Birthday to your Dad!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a total waste of bed-a-state :-)

I think woo and Ciara should be able to wear her down!

Happy Gotcha Day to The Dadster!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Mitch and Molly said...

Happy belated birthday to your dad! You look fabulous resting beside Thunder's stuffie, Lightning! We definitely think that you need to stay on that big bed with your buddy!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello woos its dennis the vizsla dog hay happy belayted birthday to yore dada!!! menny happy reeterns!!! lightning i am sorry those ninja hedjhogs or wotever eevil perpetrators yoo hav owt yore way ar trying to fraym yoo but i beleev in yore innosense!!! ok bye