Friday, June 20, 2008

Searching For Ratitude

Greetings from the "Burgh".....


Ya know, there's somethin' about angry skies that make ya wanta look up 'n watch the big black clouds move over the tree tops. Mother Nature can be friendly and she can be powerful but some of the sights that she sends can be downright beautiful.

Remember those workers from the other day? Well, they were back doin' their work when the big black clouds rolled in. It didn't stop 'em though, cause those clouds just kept right on rollin' by.

See that metal monster at the top of the driveway? He was still guardin' the way in....we wanted ta go pee on 'em but Gram wouldn't let us. Looks like they're puttin' new blocks in the spot where the old wall was.
Yep, that 's what it looks like...I bet that will make a great Earthdog tunnel when it has a top on it....no rat will ever escape our jaws through those blocks..........what do ya think?

Well, we are paws-a-tively disappointed here. Did we get a new Earthdog tunnel? Naw, we didn't.....Gram 'n Pap got a new retainin' wall...we held out hope fer the tunnel until they put a bunch of gravel behind it..... then added dirt on top of that. There was no way that we could chase anythin' through a solid pile of that stuff.
Then Gram put some of her plants back in the dirt...'n some of that black mulch on top that got Koobie inta a peck of trouble not long ago. And we knew we were doomed ta never havin' our own Earthdog tunnel.Me 'n Mom decided ta have a little talk about what we were goin' ta do now.....we were serious....
Mom thought about us trying ta dig our own tunnel...after all we're terriers 'n we love ta dig......
Toby's just a clown...he's always happy...'n he's always smilin'.......so he isn't worried about that tunnel......think he'll find out about bein' a terrier before it's too late?
We'll, we're gonna put on our thinkin' caps and decide what we should do ta get that tunnel. So as we search for alternatives....we bid you all farewell....'n wish that everyone has a GREAT WEEKEND......

Oh 'n on the last post we weren't thinkin' straight, we would like ta pass the Daily Blogger award on ta our Kousin Asta in New York cause she's always bloggin' from all over the world.


Dewey Dewster reportin' on walls 'n earthdog tunnels......




Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A Birds Eye View

Wow, exciting things are just happening all over the place lately. It seems like at least the rains have stopped in the Midwest, but sadly the flooding hasn't. Here's hopin' that all our pals along the way are not in the path of the flood waters.

But, in Blogland, I have been given a great honor by two of my newest friends, Abby in New York and Oorvi, in New Delhi. They have both passed on the "Daily Blogger Award" ta me, Dewey Dewster, little boy child of Asta Marie, WFT. Why, I'm paws-a-tively flattered at such an honor from two such distinguished bloggers. Thank you both and I hope that I can live up to my elevated stature in the blog world.



Now that my thinkin' cap has been fully charged, I thought ya might be a bit interested in what's been happening over at our house in the "Burgh" this week............


Early yesterday morning, we heard a real commotion outside our house....lotsa noise with big machinery stuff movin' on inta our driveway....the nerve of it all.


So we ran ta the front door ta have a look-see at what all the commotion was about.

Wow, a monster with a big metal mouth had positioned himself at the top of our driveway and was guardin' it with steely determination.....

He took a big bite outta the place where our driveway retainin' wall useta be...'n all that was left was a big hole....no more wall...'n lottsa dirt everywhere....

But among all the dirt 'n grime 'n tools, Gram's flowers are bloomin' right pretty...cause it's that time of year...pretty soon officially the first day of summer 'round here...don't the day lillies just look beautiful with their yellow faces searchin' fer the sun?


'N the oriental lillies are bustin' out all over too...watch out fer that rake, lillies.....

Gram has so many flowers bloomin' right now that every day there's somethin' new ta look at 'n sniff...if yer not inta butt sniffin' like we are.....

Now the clematis vine that is growin' up the front lamp post is especially pretty this year...'n the dreaded clematis wilt hasn't touched even one leaf yet....paws crossed fer the rest of the season....

The foxglove's are startin' ta open up their little bells...ya would think that we'd see a hummer hangin' around here beak dippin' in the flowers, but we only see those at the cottage.

Now that steel monster is back taday....'n the guys that brought 'em are too. We shall have ta see what they are doin' with that big hole they dug yesterday. So stop back again, 'n after we find out what they're puttin' in the hole (do ya think they're makin' us an Earthdog tunnel?), we''ll be sure ta tell ya......the suspense is killin'' us......



Dewey Dewster here reportin' from the screen door.....


Sunday, June 15, 2008

A little bit of Nothin'....'n a Sample of Somethin'

Hi out there in Blogland....

Ya know sometimes ya take life fer granted....ya see the sky is a beautiful shade of blue... 'n ya look at it and sigh and move on. Ya see a fluffy white cloud in the sky 'n ya think it looks like a soft pillow... 'n ya keep walkin'....'n ya see a river flowin' with houses on the shore...'n houses perched on the edge of a hill...'n green trees 'n sunshine.. 'n ya think...oh boy...what a great day this is.

Pittsburgh is really a pretty city....'n sometimes we just don't appreciate what we're seein' when we drive around. 'N Gram is always angry when she drives through the city tryin' ta get from here ta there.. 'n doesn't have her camera with her. Last time she went over to brother Scott's place, she remembered it 'n snapped three pictures of the Mon River from the movin' car....

See the houses at the river banks 'n the houses perched on the hills above the river......blue skies with fluffy white clouds floatin' like soft pillows on their way ta heaven....
The Mon River has pretty dirty lookin' water but it's still beautiful ta look at 'cause it's here... 'n it's ours...'n it's part of Pittsburgh.... 'n all that we love about it......'n most of all it's a sample of the stuff Mother Nature creates fer all of us ta enjoy.....
Sunday June 15, 2008

Taday was Father's Day....'n what a grand Day it was too....it started out pretty humid 'n kinda dreary...but then the sun came out 'n the humidity eased a bit...'n the day was Grand......

Toby started the morning out on his perch on the back of the sofa in the familyroom....roachin' out....relaxed lookin' isn't he???? We had a picnic cookout fer lunch at our house. Brother Scott....'n Heather....smelly baby Parker.... 'n Brother Brian.....'n Aunt Carol...'n Great Grandma Dorothy...'n of course Gram 'n Pap were here.....along with us, of course.....

Do ya remember the baby hooman Parker? Well, he's gettin' ta be pretty big now...close ta 4 months old...'n he does more now that he is gettin' over being a big baby.....I mean a little baby....

Here he is with Great Gram Dorothy....I bet ya can tell which one is the Great Gram...'n which one is the baby Parker...can't ya? He's gettin' his first tooth ( inagine that...him bein' 4 months old 'n all....we had our teeth long before that...must be why babies are defective in growin' up)

We really had a nice visit with everyone...'n the day turned out ta be really nice too...we had another bowl of ice cream after everyone was gone.....'n Gram took us fer a nice long walk too....

Yeah, life is good, I tell ya...tomorrow I'm gonna look at the clouds...'n check out the color of the sky...'n see if the river is runnin' straight fer a change...'n make sure those houses on the hill didn't fall off 'n land in the river.........Pittsburgh, Pa.........a nice place ta live....

Oh yeah....ya need ta say a few more prayers with us now....can ya? Cause the Midwest is still gettin' bad weather...'n floodin'...'n maybe the prayers we've been sayin' are defective or somepin'...so say 'em harder...'n say 'em louder...they need our HELP......

Dewey Dewster here......reportin' on Pittsburgh... 'n Father's Day.....'n checkin' out nature.....'n savin' the Midwest