Friday, July 25, 2008

Dewey Dewster's Believe It or Not !!!!!

Hi ta all....

Did ya think only Ripley could have a "Believe it or not?" Well, I'm here ta tell ya that Dewey Dewster thinks that Dewey Dewster can have a "believe it or not" too....

Now, ya might ask what I have that is so special that no one would "believe it" so I'm here ta tell ya what.

I'm sure that ya all know by now that I am such a well-behaved guy.....always respectful of Gram 'n Pap.....always mindin' my manners...why I'm an angel fer sure.....Mom and Toby too.

Now ya saw some of my Gram's gardens the other day....but what ya didn't see was some of the stuff they have ta do ta make sure that there is a garden around here at all.

Now, Pap is pretty resourceful when it comes ta bein' one step ahead of us....'n he's had ta adapt pretty quickly ta changin' times around here....we change....'n he steps up ta the task at hand....

Take the deck steps fer instance......



Here I am standin' at the top lookin' down.......do ya see the chicken wire on the left side there by the railing?

Do ya see those backs on the steps there?......did ya ever see any backs on deck steps before?

See that? That's more chicken wire on the right side of the steps too.

There's backs on all the steps 'n chicken wire on both sides of the railing. Can ya guess why???

Well, I 'll tell ya why......we like ta stand at the top 'o the steps 'n drop the ball down (ta see where it lands of course). Did ya know a ball won't always just go right down the steps ? Sometimes it runs off the side....sometimes it falls through the back 'o the steps......'n then it lands.......... 'n where do ya think it lands ?

Why it lands right in Gram's flower garden...that 's where..... "n guess what happens ???? Come on ya can guess.......give it a try......aren't ya all doggies like we are......well maybe some of ya aren't but most of ya are..........now what would ya do if yer ball fell in the garden, huh? We go off the side of the steps or out the back of the steps ta retrieve it fer sure....... I mean it's ours and we can't get it unless we do...........so off we go.........

Now there's a fence around the flower beds so if we get ourselves in there....we can't get out.....cause the fence was put there ta keep us out not ta keep us in.....
'n once we're stuck in there behind that fence all we do is dig........why ? ....cause we're tryin' ta get out fer sure.....

Do ya get the picture here? Cause it's not our fault at all, I tell ya.......no siree...it's all a big maze that we get stuck inta and there is just no simple way out...........

Now there's some of Gram's black-eyed Susans behind the fence....'n some of her dahlias behind the fence....

And along the other side of the yard are some more tomatoes and pepper plants behind a fence with the yard fence behind them......confusin' isn't it?

Then there's the chicken wire that's on the gate cause Toby was squeezin' right between the slats.....that fixed him but he's jumpin' pretty high now so he may just go over it soon........

"n then there's the barrier Pap had ta put up ta keep us from runnin' around in circles around the veggie garden cause all the grass got ripped out by it's roots with all the speed we can get up goin' 'round the corners....

"n now that I got that all off my chest.....I'm sure that ya will all take our side 'n say that this really was not necessary....especially fer such a group of terrific terriers as we are.


Now look inta this innocent face 'n tell me that ya think we did not deserve ta be foiled at every turn here with fences... 'n stair backs.... 'n barriers all over the place......


Well, believe it or not........the barriers 'n fences 'n stair backs are here 'n here ta stay.....but why ????

Can't ya just see my angel wings ready ta spout????

This is Dewey Dewster reportin' from our backyard fortress..... believe it or not.......


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Another Award


Yep, we almost fergot that we got another award from our dear boxer friend Chef...thank ya, thank ya Chef......fer the big puffy heart award....


We hope we can live up ta the honor....






Monday, July 21, 2008

A Garden Tour du Jour and Awards

Hi out there in blogland....

It's not wheelie Wednesday 'n we don't have any wheelies anyway but I thought ya might enjoy a tour of the gardens here in our little world. Our world is pretty small here cause we have a small yard, but we manage ta get in a lot of flowers and other plants without trrippin' all over 'em.

So let's step outside and have a look around. Gram is pretty proud of the clematis this year....it's full of the biggest white flowers right now just bustin' out all over ...'n it's workin' it's way down the other side of the lamp post. Pretty, aren't they?


Then there's Grams black eye Susans, purple coneflowers and daisies. They're just bustin' outta their boundries and takin' over the little plot where the Spring bulbs bloom. But that's OK cause Gram loves ta dig things up and replant 'em elsewhere. She also likes ta shares extra plants with the neighbors.
Had ta get in a shot of the blanket flowers complete with a honey bee dippin' in the pollen. It's sad when ya hear about all the problems with honey bees right now and the collapse of their hives but there doesn't seem to be a shortage of 'em around here....... we stay away from 'em cause they sting us good if we don't.....

Last year Gram started some dahlias from seed 'n she was surprised cause she didn't know ya could do that....'n the plants grew the tubers that ya can save over the winter so Gram dug 'em up and stored 'em til Spring. Here's some bloomin' complete with a butterfly......

Now in the backyard there are some hydrangeas. Gram doesn't have good luck with 'em cause I think the ones we have aren't really that hardy in our area....so not many blooms are on 'em... but they look pretty just the same.....
A few years back big brother Scott bought Gram this lily plant and it has some big flowers on it right now.

While we all love flowers....unless yer someone who knows which ones ta eat and how ta eat 'em...they're not the best part of summer.....

Here's the best part of summer.....tomato plants....see how big they are and bushy too. Gram has a fence around 'em cause while they need lots of water ta make 'em grow...they sure don't want the kinda water we would give 'em. There's lettuce off ta the left side which is startin' ta go ta seed in all this hot weather, but we had lots of it ta eat fer the past month or so....

There's also green pepper plants and Hungarian banana pepper plants and taday Gram picked her first ripe tomatoes along with some of the peppers....not bad fer the first batch of garden goodies......

While Gram 'n Pap love those garden veggies....we love the special stuff Gram makes us ta mix in with our dog food. Here's a new batch of liver and rice Gram made this evening so we can have some goodies in our dishes tomorrow.......... when we see this come outta the fridge, we know it dinnertime..........

Well, it's been a fun visit and a pretty long tour du jour.....'n we have some other news ta report too. So here goes.......

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AWARDS Fer the Terriers

We have been nominated fer 2 awards.

The first one is from our earthdog friend, Rudy and it's the Brillante Weblog Premio 2008 award.

That's pawsome Rudy...thank you so much fer the honor.

The rules for accepting the award are as follows:

1. Add the logo of the award to our blog

2. Add a link to the person who awarded you

3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs

4. Add links to those blogs on your blog

5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs!

So we nominate our friends Petey, Eric, Fenway, Girl Girl, Jackson, Luna and Oorvi..... "n I wanna tell ya this was a really a hard job cause there aren't many blogs without the award....least not the ones we visit anyway.....

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We have also been awarded the very prestigious Arte-y-Pico award by our friends Oorvi, Eric Square dog and Asta.



Here are the rules:

1.) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogger community, regardless of language.

2.) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.

3.) Each award-winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.

4.) Award-winners and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of the “Arte-y-Pico” blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.

5.) To show these rules.

Unfortunately we were unable to find 5 blogs without the award so we would like to award it to any blogger who feels worthy of displaying it.

Wow!!!!..... we are honored and humbled to display these awards on our blog......our heads are gonna be too big ta fit in our beds tonight fer sure.

Thank you all.....

Dewey Dewster here reportin on the garden tour and awards....wow that was a long one.......Gram do yer fingers still hurt ya ??????? Sorry........