Thursday, September 18, 2008

I Dare You All- Dewey Style

Hello Ta All This Mighty Fine Day......

While we didn't see this challenge on Karl of the Cat Realm blog, we saw it on Asta's blog. Carl dared all of us to 'Get Involved' and come up with a Dare of our own!

Here he is, our winner: Mr. Chen dares you all to come up with one creative, fun, useful way to save the environmentand put a picture of yourself doing it on your blog!

We Dare You All to accept this challenge!

Gee, it's hard ta come up with only one way ya can help save the environment. We have a bunch of 'em that we do here and while we can't share ALL of them with ya cause ya would get bored lookin' at 'em all, we thought we'd share a few of 'em with ya.

It's gettin' ta be the end of summer around here and so it's time ta do yard work 'n clean things up a bit. Gram dug up dwarf iris and purple coneflower plants ta share with some of our friends up at the cottage who love ta plant things that the butterflies, bees and hummingbirds love.

She also loves ta multiply plants. Did ya know that if ya trimmed yer Euonymus bush that ya could just peel back a bit of the stem and stick it in the ground and it would grow inta another plant? Here are a few that Gram did a year or so ago...they are ready ta go ta a new home.
Brother Scott wanted some ivy fer his backyard and we have it growin' all over our hill. Gram has some baby ones started fer Scott.

Since we were cleanin' up...there were a bunch of dead flowers hangin' around the purple coneflower plants. Gram cut the seed heads off ta save 'em fer plantin' next Spring.

And she did the same fer the Black Eye Susans that were all dried up. These are ready ta be shook inta a bag and then saved fer next year or shared with other flower lovers.

While our tomato plants look just about dead, these peppers are still going strong and will produce lots more peppers fer both us and the neighbors ta cook with.

These are Rose Of Sharon trees that Gram is going ta dig up from the corner of our veggie garden and give ta Judy at the cottage. Hummingbirds love ta dip their beaks inta the flowers this tree grows.
Oh, here's our recycle bin where we put plastic and glass containers inta have the recycler pick 'em up. Yesterday was recycle day so we don't have many things in there yet fer next time.

Gram and Pap save aluminum cans ta take ta the scrap yard cause ya get money fer 'em when ya do take 'em...... 'n that saves us from makin' all new aluminum.

Oh, can ya imagine that someone threw out this alunimum gas grill fer the garbage? Yep, Pap saw it and picked it up ta be recycled down ta the scrap yard with the aluminum cans.

Oh, now here's our doggie door. It's in the screen door of our sliding glass doors since we keep both the doors and windows open most of the summer fer fresh air. We sure hate it when we have ta have the air on during those hot, humid days cause then we can't go in and out when we want ta. We have ta wait fer Gram or Pap ta open the door fer us.

Oh and here's me after I just went thru the doggie door ta go out ta check on those rats stayin' in our garage....the nerve of 'em ta still be here........

Gee, here's our doggie towels hangin' on the line in the back yard dryin' ya know how wonderful fresh towels smell after they are line dried? Sheets smell even better the first time ya get inta bed 'n get a wiff of that wonderful smell.

"n there's our composter.....where we put grass clippings that we don't end up puttin' in the garden and all the dead flowers, household scraps and bush trimmings ta turn inta some of the best compost ya will ever find.

Now while we get a lot of tomatoes from our garden, this is just a fraction of what we have picked this summer. Gram blanched, skinned, cut up and froze a peck of 'em yesterday. These are just some of the ones we will share with the neighbors. There's nothin' like fresh Pennsylvania tomatoes.

Now these are just a fraction of the ways we are helpin' ta save the environment. We just love it and hope nothin' happens ta make it unsafe fer any hooman, doggie, cat, hammie or even rat ta live in.

We would love ta see how everyone else is takin' the Save The Environment Challenge and hope we get ta see lots more on other blogs. We challenge ya ta post how ya are helpin' ta save this environment that we all count on.

While we don't get ta eat the tomatoes around here, the rats get the ones that have somethin' wrong with 'em. Those buggers pick 'em up and hold 'em in their little paws and just munch away. I won't tell ya what me, Mom 'n Toby would like ta do ta the rats.....we'll save that fer another time.....


Another Award

Now Mango was kind enough ta present this terrier, Dewey Dewster, with another award and I sure want ta thank 'em fer it. It is the I LOVE YOUR BLOG AWARD.

Feel free to just enjoy this award or pass it along. Either way, you guys mean a lot to me. Here are the rules;

The Rules:

1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.

2. Link the person you received your award from.

3. Nominate at least seven other blogs.

4. Put links of those blogs on yours.

5. Leave a message on the blogs that you've nominated.

I am passing this award to...




Scruffy Lacie and Babystan,

Girl, Girl Hammie,

Maggie and Mitch, and

Rudy the Bedlington Terrier

Ya all make us smile a whole lot and while that makes us gets wrinkles in the corners of our eyes....we still love ta smile.......

This is Dewey Dewster here reportin' on Savin' the Environment and awards.........


Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Congratulations on your award. You deserve it cuz we sure love your blog. Moma has to take some pictures later for what we do. (she just took 6 bags of cans in last week tho,at the rate she drinks Dr Pepper and Coke, we're sure there will be plenty!!
It will take a bit but we will next day or 2!

JB's Big World said...

Wow, you have a very environmentally friendly household! Good for you! Those tomatoes look yummy.
Congrats on your award!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Thank you so very much for the award, Dewey! We are honored!
Mom and Autumn have been collecting tomato and bean seeds for the past couple of days and mom loves her laundry dried on the clothesline! It smells Heavenly!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lorenza said...

Hi, Dewey!
OMD! You and your family are so good taking care of the environment!
My grandma would love to have a yard with lots of plants and to grow there veggetables!
Congratulations on your award! I love your blog too!
Thanks for giving it to me!
Kisses and hugs

Girl Girl Hamster said...

You doggies done well on recycling. :)
Thanks for giving me that pawsome award.

~ Girl girl

Eric said...

Dewey, I can tell your corner of Penny Sil Vania is much greener because of your many and interesting greenfingered efforts. We don't have the aluminium bin here. Do you get the money for extra treats? Know what? We have a bin for glass, paper and metals all together now (we used to have a bin for each). Wagging stupid. They say they sort out the other end but I'm not so sure.

Ha,ha the flap in the door, for you to get in and out of, looks just like a CAT FLAP...yes, I'm sure I saw you swish your tail too the other day.Ha,ha,ha.

Sorry bout your ash trees. That's very sad. The world really has gone crazy. The terriorist (good one) sure did do a good job of terriorising everyone in your country and mine this week with all that dodgy financial wheeling n dealing.

Worried wags, Eric

Well done on the award Dewey! Well deserved.

Clover said...

Pawesome work on the dare! And congrats on the award!
Love Clover xo

Oorvi said...
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Oorvi said...

Hi Dewey,

Those pictures of the dare were great. I think Gram is a great person...she does so much for the environment, and I think that the environment needs people like her. It's been crying, and it's tears are threatening to drown us. (It's been raining almost continuously for the last three Delhi and in September!!!)

Thanks for sharing the award Dewey. As I mentioned on my blog...I am trying hard to get some work out someone...the moment I succeed, I'll display all my awards on my blog. But thanks for the thought...and Dewey, the feeling is mutual. I love your blog too:)I love the variety in your posts, I love the photographs you post, I love your trips to your cottage, and I love your Gram:)

Licks n Wags,

Joe Stains said...

you guys I was totally paying attention to the great job you were doing with the environment til I saw that Table full of tomatoes. Mom started drooling, I started drooling and then we totally forgot what we were reading about!!

Rudy said...

Oooh, Mom just lost it when she saw that composter! She's wanted one for years. I bet it'll annoy the neighbors..(Mom goes ha ha!).

Thanks for the award! Mom's pretty dumb about links and stuff but she'll give it a try. Now she has to take pics of our gardening and recycling efforts. We love to jump in the garden and help Mom by eating those pesky beans off the bushes -- who wants those old green things but us???


Abby said...

Hi, Dewey...

You guys are really helping the environment...

We recycle & stuff, but we could sure take lessons from you...

Congrats on the Award...

Abby xxxooo

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Whoa...we are so impressed...(all three terrier heads nod vigorously)...your Gram is FAB...she's well...GREEN!!! Mumsie stood outside today starin' at our half dead Black Eyed Susan's tryin' to figure out where the seeds are...are they the black part? What do ya do with 'em in the spring??

And allllll those tomatoes...mmmmmmmmmmmmm....oh yum...

Congratsie on ur award!!! And thanks for passin' it on to us!!!!!

Ur the best Dewster, ya know??!!

Wiry barks...Scruffman

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Pee Ess...

How long are ya keepin' those rats for? I'm thinkin' we could train them for something...let me think on that one...


Agatha and Archie said...

Well PL2 does a lot of the same things!!!!ANd she hasn't used her dryer all summer!!(and says she won't in the winter either or turn of the heat becasue it will be too expensive!!!0 We looked back at all the posts we have missed(we are alittle behind) and Agatha fainted when she saw the rat!! Her next trial is in October so we will be in training..Love A+A

Chef said...

You're living green very well over there, Dewey. I'm very impressed.

We've been green for a long time too. We separate our paper and cardboard, plastic, metals, etc. for the trash. And soon there'll be a law where we'll all have bins in our kitchens for scraps... how we going to keep the rodents away? We'll have to figure out how to recycle them too! We absolutely will not allow pecticides in our garden even though it's being eaten up by all the bugs. We're trying organic stuff but it doesn't seem to be working very well.

We all have to do our share, if not for ourselves then for our pups and grandpups... we gotta try to leave them a better world, which looks like a mammoth task right now with everything that's going on.

Congratulations on your award. You so deserve it.


Toffee said...

Whoa! Mother nature must certainly be very proud of you and your family. Great job!

Koobuss said...

Hi Guys!!

Thank You so much for giving me that fabulous award! It is greatly appreciated and very kind of you to do that.

My mom does not do any of the stuff that your mom does to save the environment. Does cutting the grass count? At least she does that.

In a few days we hope to get caught up on our blogging. (Okay. I've heard this before.) Anyway...

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

Chef said...

Dewey, I have an award for you on my blog... come on over.


Abby said...

Hi, Dewey...

I gave you an Award...

Please stop by my Blog when you get a minute & pick it up...

Abby xxxooo

Asta said...

That's a wondewful post do a faboolous job of helping the eawf..I looove those tomatoes, and what youw Gwama does wif flowews, and I love fwesh aiwe way mowe than aiw conditioning..we only use it when it's twuly unbeawable..the west of the time we have fans
smoochie kisses