Wednesday, 28 October 2015

... And now it is Fall

Hey everyone!  Remember me?  I know!  Long time no woof!!

I hope all of you had a wonderful summer.  I helped mom in the garden, did some patrols of the neighbor's orchard and did some swimming in the river.

Chasing critters in the neighbor's orchard


Bonzai!!!

My summer was plagued by one nasty critter.

We have named him Pepe LePeu

Now one evening I was walking in the neighbor's orchard when I took off after Pepe.  Now Pepe didn't like me chasing him and turned his butt towards me and the next thing I know my eyes are running and I am having troubles breathing.  I go running to mom and mom immediately knows what happened and tries to get the leash on me to take me home.  As we are walking home, I keep stopping and rubbing my face in the grass.  My eyes were running something horrible and they were a bit swollen and I was dry heaving.  I also didn't smell so good, BOL.  Now obviously momma and I were heading home in the same direction that Pepe was going as mom heard something and turned around in time to see Pepe raise his tail and then he sprayed mom.  Now mom didn't smell so good, BOL! 

Now I got one bath out in the garden and then mom had dad come and smell me and he kept asking mom to back up because he really couldn't tell which one of us smelled worse.  So mom took off her clothes and put them in the truck box and there she is standing outside in her boy shorts, sports bra and rubber boots, ah, now that must have been a sight, and she is scrubbing me once again.  As she is scrubbing me, she hears from across the river "Dad, there is a woman across the river washing her dog and all she is wearing is her underwear!"  So mom shouts back, "take a picture!"  Now seriously pups, there is quite a distance from that house across the river, so they obviously were looking through binoculars or something similar.  Had mom been thinking faster she should have shouted, "you really need to put down the binoculars".  But I have digressed now haven't I?!  Hmm, anywhoodle, I got about three baths because of Pepe that day!

I have also visited with my grammy at the care home.  My grammy turned 90 this summer and mom and aunty and I went to visit her.  As mom was walking me through the halls of the care home one day, she hears from somewhere behind "Oh, that's Buddy.  He's everyone favorite dog".  One day I went with mom and grammy to grammy's exercise class in the morning.  A gentlemen came into the exercise room.  He had recently had a stroke and had not smiled since his stroke.  He slowly maneuvered his wheel chair over to where I was sitting with mom.  At that moment his wife came to visit him and mom saw her put her hand to her mouth and it looked like she was crying.  Mom looks over at me, and this gentleman was holding my head between his hands and he was slowly caressing my head and I was looking so happy.  So was he and he had a very broad smile on his face!  Another time I went and said hello to a lady that had also had a stroke.  I went and nuzzled her as she sat in her wheelchair and she slowly moves her hand over to caress me.  I guess you could call me a quasi-therapy dog!

We have had an awesome fall and the farmers have enjoyed the warm weather which has enabled them to get their crops harvested.

Watching the neighbor's harvest

Four combines, 1 semi grain truck and 80 acres harvested in one hour!  This is how we do things in the Great White North.






Now that it is fall, hunting season has started and these signs are going up.  Obviously I know how to read, as I was running through the field and then I stopped and sat beside this sign and refused to move. 

Mom's eagle is still here

A lot of our birds have left already this fall, but mom was happy to see that her eagle is still hanging around.  We had a tiny bit of snow yesterday, but nothing appreciable and personally, I am looking forward to snow and winter.  How about you!?

I hope all of my pals have had a pawsome summer and fall and are now ready for winter. 

Take care

16 comments:

  1. Hiya Buddy, great to hear your woof, glad to see yous been haffing funs butt, well, I would stay well clear of Pepe in future unless you want more BAFFS!!!!!
    Pawsome work at the care home, yous a very special dog!!!!
    I is not so keen on the cold and wet Buddy, butts I do wants a play in sum proper snow as I haf never had the chance yet.....
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. I saw Pepe again last night. Sigh! I guess this means I will be going out on leash for a while longer!

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  2. Wow Buddy! Yu have had a real xcitin' summer! Yu had 3 baths on account o' becuz of the run-in with Pepe. How many baths did yur Mom have to have? Bol!
    Yu are a real special dood to help those peepoles feel a bit better with yur visits!

    Bark when yu can!

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    1. Momma had several baths! I do love my visits to see grammy!

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  3. Looks like a fun summer, well eggcept for Mr. LaPew.
    I's not really lookin forward to winter, but I like da cooler weather we's havin. Ok, da 70s are not really cool, but dey is better dan da 100s. Speshully for a girl wif a fur coat.

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    1. I just love the winter! Summer, not so much, but cooler weather is pawsome!

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  4. Well hello Buddy! Long time no see!!!!! Sorry to hear about the whole skunk situation.... ICK!!!!! Nice of you to visit your grammy!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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    1. Hi back! Yes, and that darn skunk is still hanging around!

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  5. Sorry to hear about the skunk. Fortunately we don't get them in our yard, but we still smell them from time to time. We loved seeing the grain harvesters and especially the eagle. We have yet to see an eagle around here! Ghostwriter is so happy you went to the nursing home and worked your doggie magic. Doggies are the BEST therapy!

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    1. It was very neat watching the crop get harvested near us. I was not allowed to go outside to say hi while this was going. One of grammy`s care aids says that dogs are the best medicine!

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  6. You would be a most pawsome therapy pup!! And the resident wouldn't have to bend ovfur to pet your noble head...we have a basset mix who visits us and he is fun and smart, but a tad too low to the floor, BOL!!

    Growlmy laughed so loudly when she read about the spy part of the skunk tale...OMD!! BOL!

    Have a great fall!

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    1. I know, Freckles! They would totally need a pair of binoculars to see us that clearly! I just hope they didn`t take any pictures!

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  7. Sounds like you have had quite the eventful few months.

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    1. Yes, there is always something happening here in the Great White North! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. What great adventures, beautiful photos of your time away.

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  9. I really like to visit my grammy as I get so many hugs! Thanks for stopping in!

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