Friday, April 30, 2010

I knew we shoulda'

Bought a LOT more food.

Hope he doesn't jump on the feeder looking for more!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Please HELP

It's a rodent convention.
I'm outnumbered.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


A redwing blackbird visited the feeder on Sunday after Pawpa straightened the pole.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Backyard Dogwood

Birth of a Backyard Dogwood flower

Monday, April 26, 2010

Something wicked this way came ....

Last night, when all was dark and all were sleeping soundly in their bed, we had a visitor. It was strong enough to pull the feeder down to it's own level (4 paws on the ground) and take the suet yet again. They are frequent visitors in our part of CT. Last week, Mom spoke the words she should NOT have uttered: "The bear hasn't visited us in over a year". Bite your tongue, Mom!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Opposite of Dogwood?

Dog wouldn't .....

Sorry! As Flip Wilson used to say: "The devil made me do it!"

Saturday, April 24, 2010

New Blooms


We have 2 dogwoods in the yard. The one in the front is starting to bloom. The one in the back...not so much.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Memory Lane

Remember my Korean Spice Viburnum?

Here they are today.
I really wish I could put a "scratch and sniff".

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Purples and Whites

I like violets.
Don't you?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Waving hello to passersby

I guess Pawpa must have planted more than one box of "double daffy's". Here's a yellow one!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Orange chu pretty?

Call it color envy.
Don't know what "it" is.
Just liked the color.

(Seen in the Canton Barn parking lot on Saturday night)

I would like to thank you all for your kind comments about "my first video". It took FOREVER to upload. It took so long, I was certain I'd done something wrong. I just imported from camera to laptop and uploaded from laptop to blogger. I'm still using the old version of blogger. I used the new version once and I did not like it so I went back to the old version.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Monday Movie

Be kind. This is my first attempt at filming a video and uploading. There are things you should not notice ... like a cobweb ... but I didn't know how to edit it out.

Giz was trying to hide a "wacky woofer" treat by the side of a chair. Pawpa had unwrapped some antique china and left the newspaper next to the chair. I could hear Giz rustling around in the paper. When he looked up, he was growling at me but you can hardly hear it on the video.

Part 2 shows him deciding not to store the wacky woofer in the newspaper since bad Mommy had discovered him. And off he goes with the woofer in his mouth.

PS: the cobweb is gone now too!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Hey ... uh .. Buddy?

Could you move your butt to the other side?

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

Will I be pretty? What will I be?

Will I be yellow?
Will I be white?
Will I be single?
Will I be double?

What will I be? I see ..
I will be me ..
And I will be ..
Odd as can be.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Korean Spice Viburnum

It's almost time! Mom can hardly wait. The Korean Spice Bush is ready to bloom and it smells so nice.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

By William Wordsworth (1770-1850).

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Note from Gizzy

Mom needed clothes.
Went Shopping
Didn't have "time" to type for me.
She got this.
(I like MY shirt better!)

See You Tomorrow!

Monday, April 12, 2010

I usually sleep naked

Friday was "haircut day"
The weather has turned cool again.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Pie Caper

Last Sunday, a friend sent Pawpa home with 6 pieces of pie. Three pieces were chocolate cream and the other three were banana cream. Mom had one piece of chocolate cream pie that same day. The banana cream looked something like this. Doesn't that pie look yummy? Of course it does! All the pies from the Canton Auction Barn are yummy and this one was too. Mom decided to have a second piece of pie while watching TV on Tuesday. Uh-Oh! Guess what? All the pie was GONE! HOOWEE!!! Pawpa said he figured he should eat those pieces of pie because they was .. maybe .. getting a little soggy. I gotta tell you, me and Pawpa are getting just a L-I-T-T-L-E bit tired of hearing Mom talk about how he ate ALL her pies and didn't leave her any.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Buds, Blooms, Bees, and a weird bulging vine

Buds (& Bee)

Blooms (& Bee)

Weird bulging vine

Friday, April 9, 2010

The drunken lamppost


This used to be a conventional front yard lamppost. Over the years a nearby vine overtook the post. Now the original post has deteriorated and the vine's branches are all that hold the lamp upright .. along with a rope anchored to the garage. Pawpa cuts it back but new branches keep sprouting.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

A lot like Jack

Yesterday, I got left behind. Pawpa and Mom LEFT me at the pet motel and went off WITHOUT ME to a place called New Hamster. This is the door greeter at The Cobb's Auctioneers in Peterborough, NH. He's a yellow lab and his name is Jack just like the dog, Jack, that Mom reads about every day at Daily Dose of Jack.

He liked having his picture taken so much he brought out his purple chicken so she could take a picture of THAT too.

Then he laid down so Mom could give him a belly rub.
He has that "whatcha waiting for" look in his eye.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

It's Official

Spring is here
The red, red, robin has come
bob, bob, bobbin' along

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Mom made a ham yesterday.
Pawpa is making a sandwich.
He dropped a cheerio.
Maybe he'll drop some ham.

Monday, April 5, 2010

What the heck?

I'm stuck. I can't reach the door.


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Tiny but pretty

Signs of Spring

Is this where the term "wallflowers" came from?

Saturday, April 3, 2010

At Last

Here they are!

Friday, April 2, 2010

What is correct?

The crocii are coming!
Or is it crocuses?
They looked a little soggy though!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

View from my Window

On Tuesday, I tried to capture the roaring spillway from my kitchen window. The town employees came by shortly after to open the floodgate to lower the water level at the reservoir. Unfortunately, the window shot doesn't catch it very well. (It's the white area in the middle.)