Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Busy Boy

So much to do. So little time.

So short a leash……GRRRRRR

just waiting (2)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Monday Memories #5

Aunt Sally and me (1946)

aunt sally and me

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Canine GPS

Hmmm…which way to go? Left to go home?

Right to go into the woods? A clue would be nice.

a time for a trim

Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday Favorites #3

The New York skyline and Lady Liberty on a hazy day in May.

lady liberty

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Loosen Up!

C’mon Pawpa .. loosen up.

Walkin’ makes me thirsty.

C-L-O-S-E-R! I gotta get closer.

drink 2

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Park Outing

“It’s a lucky dog who gets two walks in one day”

From the “Book of Original Puppy Quotations” by Gizmo B. Dog

lucky dog


I saw some pretty flowers
I know not what they are
I just thought I would let you
Admire them from afar

by Gizzy's Mom

Except for this one..I know this is goldenrod. I just
liked the contrast between the flower and the sky.
(Tee hee)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Monday Memories #4

Daddy, Christmas 1912, 3 years old

dad 2

Sunday, September 20, 2009

"Where in the Park is Gizmo?"

Here I am Mom! Can you see me? BOL. BOL.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Bedraggled Black-Eyed Susan

This poor little black-eyed susan has gotten a
little frayed around the edges. Pretty soon it
will look more like the one in the background.
bedraggled black eyed susan

Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday Favorites #2

Approaching Glacier Bay in Alaska


Thursday, September 17, 2009

On Strike

Puppy’s Unite! I require your assistance. Here I am on a comfy bed and I still can’t get any rest.

  • If some of you would stop cooperating when your peoples bring out the flashy box, I might be able to get some uninterrupted sleep.
  • If y’all would stop looking cute, Mom might give me a break.
(PS: Mom wants me to tell you that I drooled on her quilt. That's why there is a spot there!)

am not interested

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

What a day

Blue sky. Warm Sun. The lure of a fresh mown lawn at the park. I am a lucky pup!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Here’s NOT looking at you kid!

OK…so Pawpa left me home. He didn’t take me with him to the DUMP. So what. He didn’t take YOU to the dump either MOM. Just cuz we both got left home, that doesn’t mean I’m gonna look at you. Cuz….I’m NOT.

not looking at you

Monday, September 14, 2009

Monday Memories #3

Me and my brother posing for Mom on a long ago autumn day. (Nope..I do NOT know what I did to my upper lip. I do know I have never been graceful.)

me and charles 2

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Dirt shifting

Hello. Someone's been here before me. I can smell 'em. Let me just cover that up. Ha! How do you like me now?

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Soggy Saturday

It is another wet and soggy day in CT. We've had so many of them this year. It reminds me of our Canadian vacation in 2007 when we visited New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. As with most of our vacations, we ended up wearing fleece and rain gear a lot of the time. It's just our luck. We don't plan it that way. But you know...if it is this beautiful in rain and fog..just imagine what it's like when the sun shines..... yeah......

One of the coastal rock formations in Fundy National Park in New Brunswick

Friday, September 11, 2009

Acorns, Whirlies and a Cherry Blossom?

I went looking for signs of autumn the other day and I found lots of “whirlies” waiting to drop off the maple trees. Bunches of acorns are gathered together waiting to fall and be carried off or hidden by squirrels and chipmunks….or just to lie there to sprout next year. I also found something that baffled me. There were new buds on the cherry tree. Hmmmm.




maple tree2

Cherry Blossom

cherry blossom

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Enjoying the sun

Mallards from the small pond next door taking a swim on the larger reservoir.
The DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) visited the duck pond not long ago with a large net to catch and band the ducks. They are released after they are banded. I have not seen how they aim the net but it makes a large explosion when it's "shot" out over the ducks. Our neighbor calls ahead of time to let us know when there will be an early morning explosion.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

So What!

I said I wanted a cookie. I didn't say I wanted
to EAT it right away! Maybe I don't think I look
stupid sitting with it hanging out of my mouth.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Monday Memories #2

My paternal grandmother in the early 1900's with her cat who was named "John Fox".

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Autumn is coming

First sign of fall: Goldenrod

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Hitting the trail

This is not the right trail, Mom. Pawpa and I take the one over there and I'm not sure I wanna go this way.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday Favorites #1

The Mendenhall Glacier is in the Tongass National Forest in Juneau, Alaska. This picture was taken in late August 2006. We were wearing fleece jackets and rain gear. It was beautiful but chilly..and wet. Click here for a current webcam view of the glacier.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Looking for Pawpa

If we go far enough, will we find Pawpa at the jury duty?

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Gizzy's Revenge

How do YOU like it, MOM?? Look at ME Mom, LOOK AT ME. MOM. MOM. No, I said look over HERE. Grrrrra ha ha ha.
(Thanks to Buddy in GA who is very diabolical .. er smart.... and to Pawpa who got the flashy box outta that drawer.)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Attention all dogs!

I'm looking for ideers about how to grow taller legs. Maybe one of you big dogs can tell me how you got so big. I jus' need 'em in the back but I might not look diggerfied so I guess I need ta grow' em ALL. If I wuz taller, I could reach that drawer where Mom puts the flashy box and I could HIDE it. She is worse than one of those paper know .. those paper rozzies.
Grrrraa haa haa.....