Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Ya Coulda Helped Us....Yes Siree !!!!!!

Hey Bloggies........





When ya have a whole group of friends spread out all over the world.....ya kinda expect that those friends will lend ya a helpin' hand when ya need it......


Well.....


We needed that help....


We needed it real bad......


'N where were those helpful friends ?????


Nowhere I tell ya.......


NoWhere..........


Ya kind of knew that this was gonna happen.....didn't ya ????




Oh geez......these things are just sheer torture.......

We are tryin' ta smile....tryin' real hard......

Is this smile good enough fer ya Gram ?????
What.......we need ta look WHICH way ???????

Well, at least I can still smile.........

Actually, I'm singin' "We wish you a merry Christmas "

I even got my Mom ta sing a line or 2................

Gram....are we done yet ??????? Please....................................

Hey guys........next time it's almost Christmas......
Will ya lend us a helpin' hand
Please ?????
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Well.... me....
'n Toby....
'n my Mom
'N Gram.....
'n Pap too....
Would like ta wish you and yours.....
'n that means all of ya out there in Blogland!!!!!



A Very Merry Christmas !!!!!!
and
A Happy New Year !!!!!
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This is Dewey Dewster reportin' on our Christmas antler ordeal....'n havin' a Merry Christmas too !!!!!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Share our Dream... of Leaves, 'n the Woods, 'n a Wet Weather Stream......

Hey there bloggies.....


We sure hope ya all had a special Thanksgiving....we know that we did....Gram shared 'er turkey with us......'n that was only right 'n fittin'...after all we ARE part of the family...........heck.....we ARE THE FAMILY !!!!! Yep....fer sure....


Like we said nothin' special happens around here anymore but we thought ya might want ta see more of our last trip ta the cottage.....



We really enjoy the weather in Fall.

It's so much cooler when yer playin' ball.

And though we live in Urban sprawl,

We love the country best of all..........


Here's Mom 'n Toby nose ta nose
Hardly friends but sure not foes....
I thought I'd mosey over 'n help my Pap.
Hope that open tractor ain't a booby trap......

Wet weather streams, 'n fallen logs,
Create lots of fun fer country dogs.....
A carpet of leaves and a babblin' stream...
Now pinch me quick if this is a dream......

Chase a stone in the water and ya will get wet......
It's not a memory that ya'll soon ferget....

Diggin' in the mud lookin' fer a critter.

Ya can see us all gettin' fitter 'n fitter....

( 'n the 3 of us all got baths after this one)


Here's the 3 of us pickin' up a real long stick.

We thought we were learnin' a brand new trick.


Me 'n Toby tried ta spin it around 'n around.
The trick is ta keep it way off of the ground.......

Now we hope you enjoyed our evening of prose.
Before winter blows in and freezes our nose.
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We thought ya all might enjoy this YouTube video of some very smart dogs decoratin' a Christmas tree. If ya have already seen it, we hope ya can enjoy it again. Me 'n Toby want ta hire 'em ta do our tree.....how about ya ???



The season is upon us.....enjoy it !!!!
This is Dewey Dewster reportin' on another great time at the cottage and Christmas......

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Hi all ya bloggies.....

It's me, Dewey Dewster, here at our cottage again......nothin' really excitin' ever happens at our house anymore but lots of stuff happens at our cottage.

The weather has been pretty mild for November in this part of the country and today we went for a walk down the road.

We stayed on the road becuz it was startin' ta get dark even though it wasn't even 5 o'clock yet....that's one thing we don't like about the fall.

We were runnin' down the road and then we ran back up the road....

My Mom gets hot when she does that.....

There's a big mud puddle across the road from us and my Mom thought that she could cool off in the puddle......

Sooooooo......

In she went........

'N she just enjoyed the moment entirely....like she always does when she sees a mud puddle before Gram can stop 'er........


My Mom thinks she looks nice when she is all muddy.....I tell ya me 'n Toby stayed away from that mud puddle.....no gettin' muddy fer us....no siree......

Can ya believe that my Mom is just stayin' in there all this time ????


Stickin' 'er head in the mud 'n all......now that makes ya dirty.....



Yep....she's drippin' mud....'n all 'er white parts are now brown with mud.....

Don't know if ya can see this video cause it was gettin' dark when Gram took it....if ya can see it...ya can tell my Mom was havin' fun........

But do ya all know what happens when ya get all muddy?????

Me 'n Toby know....'n that's why we stay outta mud puddles
....why ya get a BATH.......



Wonder if my Mom is sorry now that she got inta that mud puddle........

But all's well that ends well......

We got special treats that Gram gets at the feed store up here....some cow part, we think....but we're not sure which one...

But we can tell ya that they are GOOD......




Toby likes his chewy.....


My Mom likes her chewy........


'N I sure love my chewy......
We'd send ya some but we're gonna eat 'em all.....sorry guys.....I'm not really inta sharin' chewys.....
Have a great week everyone....stay outta mud puddles.......'n enjoy any chewys that ya may get.....
This is Dewey Dewster reportin' on a silly Mom who thinks she looks beautiful when she's muddy.........


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Shades of Fall.... 'n a History lesson

Hi Ya bloggies.......

I tell ya.....we hardly ever get ta post anymore....'n we hardly ever get ta visit yer blogs anymore too.....

Now why do ya suppose that's happenin' ?

Maybe cause we have a real old person that we have ta depend on ta visit 'n ta post.......

What do ya think ????

I'm here ta tell ya that this is a long post.....cause if we don't get ta tell ya all about it now......we will never get ta tell ya at all..........

It's the Fall.....'n if ya have never seen the trees in the Fall.....ya have never been in heaven.....no siree....

Fer sure......

We love ta go ta the cottage.....even more so now cause we have DSL up here 'n the OLD ONE takes pictures.....'n we can get 'er ta upload 'em now too.....

Ya can biggify any of them by clicking on them........

So here is Northwestern Pennsylvania in all it's splendor....'n here's what the dirt road our cottage is on looks like right now....


We got ta go on long walks this visit cause the Ps weren't real busy 'n the weather was warm and sunny and the road was dry.....

We get ta run around without leads cause we're pretty good about staying with Gram 'n Pap....

Me 'n Mom are always sniffin' around tryin' ta find out if there are any vermin hidin' where we can't see 'em.....
We get ta check out McCarthy's place ta make sure any stray vermin are cornered there too....

We check out Uncle Donny's place too 'n we usually find neat stuff there...

'N what we found on this visit was not a disappointment......

Just look at what we found in Uncle Donny's back yard......

Can ya guess what it is ?????

Can Ya GUESS ????
Can Ya????
Why it's Bear Poo.....yep....in all it's glory.....just messin' up the yard....'n providin' great smells fer the 3 of us.....wowee......'n Gram made sure that we didn't roll in it..... cause .....well....now... that woulda been a real mess fer her ta clean off us.....


Gram 'n Pap said that we were going on a real road trip ta visit a special place......so we all got inta the car 'n drove up ta Warren, Pa and then onta Kinzua Dam.......


The Kinzua Dam, in the Allegheny National Forest in Warren County, Pennsylvania, is one of the largest dams in the United States east of the Mississippi River.
The dam is located 6 miles (10 km) east of Warren, Pennsylvania along Route 59, within the 500,000-acre (2,000 km2) Allegheny National Forest. A boat marina and beach are located within the dam boundaries. In addition to providing flood control and power generation, the dam created Pennsylvania's deepest lake, the Allegheny Reservoir, also known as Kinzua Lake.

Lots of the places that we would have liked ta visit were closed fer the season but we found a boat launch where we could stop and walk down by the water......'n out on the water too on a floatin' dock....

My Mom sure would have loved ta go in the water but Gram said "no" so we all stayed dry....

It was cool walkin' out onta the dock but it bobbed in the water 'n that was pretty scary......

We got ta read some of the signs that were posted....rules....a ton of 'em....but me 'n Toby just sniffed all the signs that other dogs left behind.......


We saw some fishermen fishin' from the shore.....no boats were out in the water....none that we could see anyhow....but it was a work day so that may be why too....

This is what it looks like when water is let outta the dam.....pretty....isn't it ????

And the scenery is just beautiful too....this is right below the dam......

Kinzua means "fish on a spear" in the Seneca Iroquois language.

Construction of the dam forced the departure of Pennsylvania's last Native Americans, the Seneca, who now live near Salamanca, New York, near the northern shore of the Allegheny Reservoir, which covers land flooded by the dam. Inundation led to the evacuation of both the Cornplanter Reserve (PA) and parts of the Allegany Reservation (NY).[1] It also led to the destruction of the grave of Seneca religious prophet Handsome Lake. Construction of the dam was begun in 1960; in 1961, citing the immediate need for flood control, President John F. Kennedy denied a request by the Seneca to halt construction.[2] A lawsuit against breaking the U.S. treaty which guaranteed perpetual Seneca ownership of the land had been argued by the Quakers but it lost in Federal court.

Authorized by the Flood Control Acts of 1936, 1938, and 1941, actual construction on the dam was begun by the US Army Corps of Engineers in 1960 and completed in 1965. The main purpose of the dam is flood control on the Allegheny and Ohio rivers. This dam controls drainage on a watershed of 2,180 square miles (5,650 km2) or an area twice the size of the state of Rhode Island. Side benefits derived from the dam include drought control, hydroelectric power production, and recreation.
The total cost of construction was approximately $108 million. According to the US Army Corps of Engineers, Kinzua more than paid for itself in 1972 when tropical storm Agnes dumped continual heavy rains on the watershed, bringing the reservoir to within three feet of its maximum storage capacity. Over $247 million in downstream damages were prevented.


'N the scenery is just breathtakin'.......'n there's 24 miles of it ta enjoy too.....

The next picture was taken right above the dam.....


During the summer season, the waters are full of boats but on Monday there was nothing but cool blue water.... ....'n we pretty much had the place ta ourselves too.....

Well we sure hope ya enjoyed our Fall scenery....'n our trip ta Kinzua Dam too....because we sure did...
Oh yeah, we also got Gram ta take a picture last night out the slidin' glass doors.....



Good night everyone....we sure hope that yer week is goin' well 'n that yer weather is as super as ours has been....
We just LOVE THE FALL !!!!!
This is Dewey Dewster reportin' from Grand Valley, Pa in the hills of northwestern Pennsylvania......Penn's Woods at it's finest..........

Friday, October 9, 2009

Researchin' Important Matters..........

Hey there bloggies......

Here I am again usin' my noggin' ta delve inta important news stories that I heard Gram talkin' about the other day.

Health Care.......

Have ya heard about it ????

Did ya know there's a big debate about it all over the country ????


Well, I figured that if it is all that IMPORTANT......well, I better get on the puter 'n see what was what......

This time I used Gram's laptop......ta search the web fer info on all this health care business that the whole country is talkin' about......


So, they're gonna vote on it next week.....uuuummmmm....wonder what's in that bill........do ya know ??????


Well, I sure don't but I bet it's important ta everyone.......maybe even me....'n my Mom.....'n silly Toby too.......


Ya have ta really research stuff before ya feel good about things those POLY-TICIANS are gonna vote on......cause that means that they're gonna pass a bill that will become LAW.......


'N that's somethin' we all care about. Now I heard that people were all up in arms about the fact that the bill might extend health care coverage ta illegal aliens. Do ya think that provision is in this bill????
Well, how about us ????
I mean Me..... 'n my Mom.....'n Toby too......are we in the bill ????
Will we get guaranteed health care coverage??????
I mean ......what if we get sick ????? Are we covered ?????



Well, we sure don't know.....but we want all the senators and all the representatives in Congress ta read the bill before they vote on it.........


So I filled in the petition so that my representatives in Congress get the message.....
Hey Gram....do I have a representative in Congress ??????


What ????
Should I look that up too ?????


Well, I tell ya that I am pretty tired lookin' inta that computer screen and I am gonna let my eyes rest a spell.....


I mean there's toys ta play with 'n beds ta get warm.......ya have ta spread yerself around.....



Don't be thinkin' that I'm gonna ferget about all this......
No siree......
I'm gonna follow-up ta make sure those Congress people do what is right........



In the meantime.......I have somethin' that's a bit easier readin' ......ta relax with..........



Can ya guess why I just love this book ??????


'N ya can bet that the Wire Fox Terrier.....is NOT the DUMB WITNESS..........
Have a great weekend everyone......
This is Dewey Dewster reportin' on researchin' health care reform......'n readin' about fox terriers......