Tuesday, March 31, 2009

This and that

Our friend pretty Nessa tagged our Mommy with the first name game, so here we go:

01. What is your name? Heidi

The following answers must all begin with the first letter of your name.

02. A four letter word? Help-the pets love to help me do lots of things

03. Girl name: Harriet- My Mom's name
04. Boy name: Harrold- My Grandfather's name
05. Occupation: Horse trainer- what I wanted to be when I grew up.

06. Color: Heliotrope

07. Piece of clothing: Halter top

08. Food: Haggis- sounds gross.

09. Item in the bathroom: Hydrogen peroxide

10. Place/City: Hartford, Connecticut- the city you never want to drive through

11. A reason for being late: hunger- you should never leave home without breakfast

12. Something you’d yell: Hurry up

13. Movie: Hitch

14. Something you can drink: Hot chocolate- yum

15. Band: Huey Lewis and the News- "If this is it" -one of the best songs ever

16. Animal: Horse

17. Street name: Hardwick Road- goes to the next town

18. Car: Hyundai- almost like my Kia

19. Song: Hard rock bottom of your heart- Randy Travis

20. Activity that includes more than one participant: Horse racing.
Lots of our friends have played already, so consider yourself tagged if you want to play.

Since we are letting Mommy do most of the post, we are going to let her brag about the quilt she just finished making for one of her friends. Isn't it pretty?

Daisy seems to want to take up crafting too. When Mommy started a new counted-cross stitch picture recently, Daisy was desperate to help, but Daddy said since she didn't have thumbs, she wouldn't be able to do it.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009

What we saw on our walk today

Miss Khyra is justifiably proud of her curly tail, but it was so windy on our walk today that Tucker did a good imitation of it.

Mommy took us on our favorite long walk today for the first time in a long time, so we had to smell everything to see who had been by, and what was going on in our world.

It is the end of maple sap gathering time, so we saw lots of sap collection buckets. There were the old-fashioned kind:
A combination of old and new:
Checking out the latest way to collect sap.
Mommy, can we have pancakes with maple syrup?

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Birthday Thanks

When Mommy got home from work on my birthday, she had a beautiful package with my name on it. She said is was from our friend Cathy, who works with her.

Look, Leo is trying to horn in on my birthday stuff again.

I was so excited I couldn't eve stay still, I had to open it.

There was a cute card with it. The cat looks sort of like Leo, but I don't think he would wear that hat.Look I got 2 bags of yummy treats.

I wanted to start eating them right away, but Mommy said I had to pose for pictures first.

I need to get this one on film and send it to Gus and Waldo.
Thank you Cathy for the yummy treats, and also to Mason Dixie for the special biscuits that came last week. Daisy and I are enjoying them all. We need to go shopping with Mommy and make her buy those kind, they are a lot more fun than our usual Milk Bones.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009

What we saw on our walk today

It was a very nice day today, so Mommy took us for a walk when she got home from work. We don't understand why she has to go to work when she could hang around with us all day, but she says someone has to earn the kibble money.

When we got to the top of the hill, Mommy insisted that we had to sit for a minute while she put her hat on. We don't see why she doesn't want the wind in her ears, isn't that the best feeling ever?

When we were going home, all these cows came running up to us.

Isn't this one cute?
This one wanted to check out Daisy.

Daisy says "I think I will stay safely over here. She is big!!!!!!"

When we started for home, they wanted to come with us.

We better get going, or they will want to go home with us.
We have enough others to share Mommy with, we don't need a cow too.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Early birthday present from Mason Dixie

Tucker says:

It's not my birthday until next Wednesday, but when Mommy got home from work today she had a package addressed to me and Daisy. She said it was probably for my birthday, and wanted me to wait til then, but I said I had never got mail addressed to me, and we wanted to open it now.

Look, even Leo wanted to get into the act, and his name wasn't even on it.

Here we are with the package. Look, Daisy has to have her bone at all times.
Mommy says because it is my birthday (and Daisy couldn't be trusted not to grab the package and run) I could show you what I got.

Isn't it pretty? And they are colored for St. Patrick's Day, which was almost my birthday. I even have a sister named Shamrock.

Mmmm, these smell yummy.

Can I get these open?

This is my best trick.

Doesn't it look good?

The biscuits are yummy, peanut butter. Thank you Mason Dixie. It is so nice of you. And I did share one with Daisy, but she gulped it down before Mommy got a picture. Mommy says we have to save the rest for my birthday next week.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Our Bucket Lists

Our friends Mason Dixie and Gus and Waldo recently posted their Bucket Lists of things they have done, and things they would like to do, so we thought we would post ours too.

Tucker- Things I have done:

Been swimming in a river and a pond.
Lived in 2 states (Florida and Massachusetts)
Rolled in and eaten horse poop- Yum.
Watched wild turkeys in our yard.
Been to big parties with lots of my relatives.
Been to a horse show.
Lived through tropical storms and hurricanes.

Mommy calls this shot "What do you get when you cross a Golden and a tropical storm?"

Tucker's Bucket list:

Swim in the ocean.
Run on the beach.
Go to more horseshows.
Lots more rides in the car.
Sit on the couch on Mommy's lap.

Daisy- Things I have done:

Lived in 2 states (Florida and Massachusetts).
Run so hard I collapsed (scared Mommy good with that one).
Watched wild turkeys in the yard.
Chased geese on the farm.
Been to a big party with lots of my relatives.
Swum in a pond.
Daisy's Bucket List:

Stop being car sick so I can go for rides with Tucker and Mommy.

Swim in the ocean.

Run on the beach.

Catch the wild turkeys in the yard.

Have a giant yard to run around in.

Leo- Things I have done:


Leo's Bucket List:

Sleep some more.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

An Award for us

Our friends the Bumpass Hounds http://bumpasshounds.blogspot.com/ gave us this award.

When accepting this auspicious award, you must write a post bragging about it, including the name of the misguided soul who thinks you deserve such acclaim, and link back to said person so everyone knows he or she is real. Choose a minimum of 7 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are because you don’t have 7 friends. Show the 7 random victims’ names and links and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with “Honest Weblog”. Well, there’s no prize, but the recepients can keep the nifty icon shown down below. So we have to list at least ten honest things about ourselves and then, pass it on!"
Since there are three of us, we are going to each post 3 things, and one group item.
1. Tucker does not choose to bark. He can, but mostly he doesn't, except when something really interesting, like a deer or a horse walks through the yard. He is a real Silent Cal.
2. Daisy doesn't bark much either, but she is far from silent. She warbles and chortles, and sings about her toys, and her Daddy says she sounds like Chewbacca. See our Goofy Daisy post for an example if you haven't already.
3. Leo is a major Mommy's boy. One of the reasons he is a Golden wannabe is that when Mommy leaves the room, he has to follow her like a puppy dog.
4. Tucker is the best dog ever. He lives to be a good boy, he practically housebroke himself, you can do anything you want to him and he is always the perfect gentleman.
5. Daisy is a free spirit. She marches to the beat of her own drummer.
6. Leo has lots of cat toys, but his favorite thing in the whole world is the plastic piece that holds the cap on the milk jug.
7. Tucker is the only member of the family who can do any tricks. He can shake hands and can balance a biscuit on his nose until told to get it, drooling buckets if you leave him waiting too long.
8. Daisy loves her toys. Every time she gets a new one, it's the best thing she ever got, until she gets a new one, and then that one is the best. She would like to have stuffies, but Tucker surgically removes the squeakers, so she can't have them.
9. Leo is Mommy's assistant for all things crafty. He helps with crochet, cross-stitching and quilting, even when Mommy doesn't think she needs help.
10. The three of them love each other, though as with all siblings, they have their moments. One second Leo is rubbing on the dogs, the next he is hissing at them, but they all enjoy hanging out together.
So many of our friends have already gotten this award that we are not going to give it to anyone specific, but invite anyone who hasn't played along to have some fun with it.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Late winter snow

Hey Khyra, look what we got today.

Daisy with a stick bigger than her.

It's mine, no, it's mine.

I'm freeeeee!!!!!
Running in the snow is my favorite thing.

P.S. Daisy is a contestant in the Four Musketeers http://ladyzenasdiary.blogspot.com/ Most Sporty Dog Contest. She is contestant number 56. Please vote for her.