Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
To participate you will need to provide in an email to me - firstname.lastname@example.org - the following information.
Furbies Name (s)
Parents Name (optional)
Fubabies Birthday or Gottcha Day
Street Address / PO Box
City or Town
Blog Address / Facebook (optional)
Only those furbies ON the list will be able to access the list. This list is for sending cards and gifties only !!! It will not be shared or used for ANY other reason or purpose. When the information has been added you will receive an "invite to join the list, once you accept you will be able to update your information yourself should you move, add a new furbie to your family etc. There is nothing more fun then to get a card or giftie in the mail - so please join us. Please add this button to your site with a link back to this post so all our fuzzy friends can connect.
Adding the button to your blog is easy
On the right hand side you will see a box with some html code - simply copy that (highlight it and right click to choose copy)
Go to YOUR blog page - on the top right hand corner you will see "Design" - click on that
then click on "Add a gadget"
Scroll down the list and find "Add HTML"
In the box that appears - right click again and choose "Paste"
The code will appear in the box
Then simply Save - and the button will appear on your page with the link already on it.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Deacons Page - Key West Collies
Thursday, May 26, 2011
SO here I was having a nice game of catch with the Mom when off to the side comes this streaking blur of fur, grabs the ball and the gleefully runs off with it! If that isn't bad enough "IT" then runs to MY Mom with the ball in his mouth, tail wagging as if it has no speed limit and then stands there looking all cute with the ball in it's mouth - which I might add is bigger then his head! Really - the things I have to endure having "IT" live with us! Click on the photo's to see them bigger and notice the action shots - how does "IT" balance on one foot like that?
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Did I mention I love my new park? With all the big trees it is so shady and cool and makes it perfect for a big old fluffy-butt like myself to take a walk. Although I have to wonder what some of the strange noises I hear are. Mom was telling me about the "Bunyip" a strange creature that lives in Australia. Have you ever heard of a bunyip? Well it sounds a little scary to me and I am sure there was one just on the other side of that fence. The was an awful lot of rustling and splashing going on. Mom says you very rarely see bunyips - just hear them. When we got home I got on my computer and did a bit of research. Here is what I found.
The bunyip or kianpraty is a large mythical creature from Aboriginal mythology. The Aborigines Dreamtime stories of creation were full of fantastic and magical beasts; the Bunyip was one of the beasts. In Dreamtime the Bunyip was a spirit, which inhabited river, lakes, swamps, and billabongs - (former parts of rivers that were left behind when the course of the river was altered - like a pond). Like other beasts in Dreamtime, the Bunyip was malevolent towards human beings. The Bunyip would defend it's watery home from all who invaded it, normally devouring the invader. At night the Bunyip was said to go and prey upon women and children. Because the Bunyip was such a threat to the Aborigines of the time whenever its terrifying bellowing cry was heard Aborigines steered clear of any water sources.
Here is a fun site that gives you more information
Friday, May 20, 2011
Mom says that it's going to be the high 80's for the next week so we thought we would get an early start and how lucky am I? We went to two parks this morning. First we went to my favorite lake and had a wander around in the trees. Mom actually remembered the bread for the ducks and geese today and there was LOTS of them including babies. I ssssooooo wanted to chase them but Mom said I have to "behave" !!! Can you believe that?
Next we went to the park with the walkway in the trees. This is the park with all the honey suckle and look what we found - a pink and yellow one. Isn't it just the prettiest and it smells so good! Mom also took a photo of the little lake here, we loved how the trees were reflected in the water. It was so calm and tranquil. Do you see the little raft with ramps off the side - Mom says that is for the turtles so they can sun themselves. There is actually a small turtle sitting on the bottom of the ramp. If you click on the picture you can see it bigger. Hope every furbody has a terrific weekend.
PS - Mom finally gave in and I now have my own FACEBOOK page - would love some buddies - so look me up under "Reilly Cowspotdog" Now I just have to figure out what it's all about !
Thursday, May 19, 2011
I asked Mom if we could make some for "Jackies" birthday. (I don't call him "IT" like my big brother does). So yesterday Mom and I mixed up a batch using a recipe that Tanner's Mom had put a link too.
It was so easy ! You just put everything in a bowl and mix, then cut out the cookies and bake them. We made hooman shaped cookies for Jackie and can you guess what we used for Reilly and mine? It is a sheltie shape! And best of all - they are soooooo yummy! I just had to have one before Mom even finished taking photo's! Here is the recipe and there are some others on the website Dog Treat Recipes
2 3/4 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 c. powdered milk
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
6 tbsp vegetable oil
8-10 tbsp water
2 jars of strained baby food (beef, chicken or lamb) (you can also use fruit or vegetable flavored)
Preheat your oven to 350.
In a mixing bowl, mix all of the ingredients.
Knead the dough for about 3 minutes.
Roll it out until it’s about an inch thick. (We made ours only 1/2 ")
Here’s the part where you break out the cute bone shaped cookie cutters! Or you can use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into the desired size.
Bake the biscuits for 20-25 min. on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
These new cards are really different though - so we are not sure if every furbody will like them. They have a clear acrylic front of them and almost have a window like affect - with some of the pieces on the front of the acrylic and some on the inside card part.
Just as a side note - we also just got an email from the Elephant Sanctuary to say that Billie has finally had the chain around her foot removed. They have been trying to remove it for 5 years (she had it put on there when she was at a circus) but wouldn't let anyone close enough as she had been badly abused and didn't trust people. But through lots and lots of patience and kindness they finally won her confidence and were able to get the chain off. Way to go Billie. You can read about it here
Monday, May 16, 2011
How embarrassing - Mom has entered us in the local Humane Society Calender Competition. These are the photo's she took this morning - I was busy barking at her - "Stop taking my photo" but it didn't seem to work. The calender raises much needed money for the local Humane Society Shelter (where "IT" came from) so we guess it is for a good cause. Can you see us as one of the months, I am thinking Mr July, which is my birthday month? I am sure they will have hundreds of entries but it is nice to hope!
Sunday, May 15, 2011
We went somewhere new today - a place called Crowley Ridge Conservation Center. It was sooooo cool. They had a wonderful walk way that goes up over the lake so you feel like you are walking in the tree tops and then comes right back down to water level. It was very well built and there was no chance of me or "IT" falling off. The other amazing thing around our whole city is the smell of honeysuckle - it is growing and flowering wild EVERYWHERE. Even at the park. It can be a bit over powering when you get close to it but Mom and Dad both kept saying how beautiful it smelled. We also got to see some HUGE doggies today - Mom said they are breed called horses. They are very odd dogs - they seem to really like eating grass. Now I am quite partial to some tasty grass myself - but not in the quantity those guys were eating it. We were also surprised to see all the new houses being built - BIG houses at that. Obviously people in this area haven't heard there is a recession thingy happening. Dad talks about it a lot. I think it is some kind of monster but I don't know how monsters and building houses go together. Anyway, we had a wonderful and scented walk and I am one happy doggie. Remember you can click on the photos to see them bigger.
Please go and say Happy Barkday to Burt - he is three today and not many pups have visited him and he is so cool ! He also had tough first year so to make it to three is a real milestone.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
I have decided to take pity on "IT" this morning. "IT's" Mom - (who is Dad's daughter - they both live with us) hasn't taught "IT" how to blog for "ITSELF" so every now and again I will allow "IT" to share some of my space. Today I thought I would share just how small "IT" is. Here am I - a big hunky sheltie boy next to little Bailey. And then here is "IT" next to Bailey - ga woof ga woof - Bailey it actually bigger then "IT" !!!! Suprisingly the "IT" has also been fairly well behaved in the last couple of weeks and has not chewed anything up since the incident with the dog door flap. Of coarse we have probably just jinxed ourselves for even mentioning this and he will "get into something". I have a busy day planned today - Dad and I are going to be replacing a few (23 of them) warped boards on my fence. With all the rain we had the bottoms have curled up and some of them are warped enough that the "IT" could escape under them. Errrrmmmm would that be such a bad thing I wonder? Okay - we off to the Home Depot - have a wonderful weekend every furbody.