Friday, April 11, 2008

We're home from Asta's pawty!

Hi everydog, kittie, hammie, bear and hooman! We finally got home safely from New York City. We had a blast at Asta's Welcome Home from Wome pawty and Ruby's barkday pawty. There is a rumor going around that we brought home about 20 mice that the kitties used for a game. Well, let me tell you...we couldn't keep all 20 of them in our mouths for the plane ride home so we accidentally left them on Aire-Ruby. Sorry, Ruby! Our mom was really glad because the last thing she needs is 20 meeses running around the house.

This picture is to show you what we came home to. Mom's Aire-mobile is covered with the famous Georgia pollen. Every year, at this time, all the trees, flowers and grass release pollen and it makes large clouds of yellow stuff that coats everything. It looks like yellow flour has been sifted over everything! The only pollen you can actually see is the pine pollen. It's too big to effect anyone's allergies, but boy, does it make a mess. Our Aire-mobile is actually Cobalt Blue, but right now it looks kind of green. Oh, yeah, and Mom hasn't been able to breathe for two or three days because of all the pollen you CAN'T see! Ok, she can breathe a little bit, but it's not easy.
This is what M0m did yesterday morning. She planted about 6 Cacti along the side of the garage. There is a very narrow flower bed there and for a lot of years, it has just been filled with rocks. Mom is tired of moving the Cacti in and out of the house with the seasons and someone told her they would survive next to the garage. She isn't really buying that, but she's going to give it a try. Most of these Cactus plants moved here with Mom and Dad almost 15 years ago from Arizona. The whole time Mom was out there, Penny and I drove Dad crazy! We could hear her through the front door, but we wanted to see what she was doing. Finally, Dad opened the front door and put a gate in it so we could see what Mom was doing. Once he put the gate up, we went and laid down for a snooze. We were just happy to know that we could see Mom if we WANTED to!

After Mom was done with her Cactus planting, she and Dad did this. These are five 5 gallon buckets that are hanging from our deck. Three of them have tomato plants sticking out of the bottoms. The other two are waiting on yellow tomato plants that they haven't been able to find yet. The nurserys all say that it is too early for the yellow ones. Our pawrents saw people growing tomato plants, this way, on TV. They sure hope it works, since it will be really convenient to be able to go out on the deck and pick tomatoes. They usually plant them in the ground, down by the basement door, but they lose a lot of them because, once the plants get big, they can't get to the ones in the back. This will also make it easier for me and Penny to snack on the tomatoes whenever we want. Last year, Penny came into the house with something red all over her face and Mom freaked out! She thought it was blood! Mom took a walk around the yard looking for the critter that she thought Penny had killed, but all she found was some squished tomatoes! Heeheehee!

Here's one of our bird houses that actually has residents! We think the female Chickadee is sitting on eggs because we keep seeing the male bring stuff into the house. We think he is bringing her food, but we can't tell for sure. There is Wysteria growing on the wall by the bird house and once it blooms and gets leaves, it will make nice cover for the birdies.

I, Poppy was caught, once again, trying to take my trusty bear outside! I told Mom that he just wanted to go for a walk in the nice spring weather, but she wasn't buying that. She said he would just get covered with pollen. Mr. Bear just had a bath, but he has been loved on so much by me, that he doesn't get nice and white anymore. I just love it when he comes out of the dryer and he's nice and warm. I stand in front of the dryer and wait for him. I can't open the dryer door since I don't have any thumbs, but once Mom opens it, I take Mr. Bear out myself and run so Penny can't get him! Right now, he's my favorite toy, but that could change at any time!
That's all for today. We are off to take a large nap so we can recuperate from all the pawtying!
Poppy, Penny and Mr. Bear


Harry said...

You rtomato snack buckets look good. I bet you'll be able to eat some.

That pollen is making a mess isn't it? Glad we don't have that to contend with.

Happy weekend to you all!

Toodle pip
Harry x

Shmoo said...

OOOH, let me know if the tomato buckets work. the human woman sees that commercial about 50 times a day and is tempted to get suckered into paying all that money for those things. If yours works, she'll do that instead. Plus I can't wait to leap up and steal all of the tomatoes.


Molly the Airedale said...

We never saw tomatoes planted this way! Dad starts all of his from seed and we'll have 40 plants in the garden but none upside down! We'll be anxious to hear how this works out! It looks like the tomatoes will be dropping right into your mouths, girlz! hehehehe
YUK! That pollen is nasty stuff!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Lady Kaos said...

Keep us updated on the tomatos. Mom saw it on tv, too and thought it was cool, but didn't want to pay for their contraption because she knew she could come up with something. Since we're going to be selling our house this year (hopefully), Mom is going to plant her tomatoes in buckets the regular way so we can move them to Grandma's if the house sells during the summer.

Urban Smoothie Read said...

your humans sure have pairs of green hands...

i have a birdie in my home too..but she don't fancy me much, alwiz flapping her wings like a maniac whenever i approach her cage...

btw..i think poppy wanted to bring mr bear for a walkie...

Willow the Black Dale said...

Oh my mom can't wait to hear about the tomatoes! My boy begs to buy those ones on TV. If it works we are doing it! I love tomatoes almost as much as I love carrots!
The pollen is messy but we keep getting snow here in Michigan. Mommy is ready for warm weather so we can do some hiking!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Penny, Poppy and Mr. Bear!
It took you two a almost a week to get back from the party?? Where were you??
We don't have a yard so my mom is thinking that the tomatoes in the buckets could be a good idea. Let us know, ok?
For how long you have that pollen?
Sure is hard to breath!
Kisses and hugs

Deetz said...

I cannot wait to see how the tomato plants grow out of those containers...Don't feel bad, there are some of my toys that are not allowed outside either...Hope you both have a wonderful weekend

Asta said...

Penny and Poppy
Wow I hope youw Mom can bweave soon!!!
That's a lot of pollen..What a gweat idea fow the tomatoes! I love fwesh gawden tomatoes..they'we the best..
You w beaw fwiend looks weally nice..I 'm sowwy you couldn't take him out into the fwesh aiw
get some good west
smoochie kisses

Eric said...

I'm very impresssed you haven't riped nice Mr bear to pieces by now. You Aire's are much better behaved that this wiry.

Mom's going to be matching the tomato plants progress with interest, bet you are too.

Wiry Wags, Eric

Kapp pack said...

Don't get too close to those cacti!

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

Studio Evans said...

Wow, we had pollen like that in Cali...
I really like your bear and mom says she'll contact the RCMP about the tasers, seems they have lots of em here and they're not afraid to use em!


Noah the Airedale said...

What a great way to grow tomatoes. You'll have to let us know if it works.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Dexter said...

Momma will be keen to learn if your tomato experiment works. No weeding!

I don't know why Mr. Bear has to stay inside all the time. Not fair.


Monkey said...

I just found your blog and have to ask you about the rocks in your flower beds.....we're trying to decide something other than mulch because it's not working out so great with four dogs who like to play in the mulch and sometimes eat it...so were considering the rocks in flower beds. Does that work well for you guys?

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

Hey Girls!!!

Ahh...southern pollen...when mumsie lived in North Carolina she used to love turnin' on the windshield wipers to get the pollen off, nasty stuff!!!!!

Wow...those tomatoes are gonna be amazin'...just open ur mouthies and in pops a tomato!!! Now you just need some bacon, lettuce and bread....yummmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!

You girls were soooooooo much fun at the pawty. Um...that table dancin' in Cancun was the best, wasn't it...thanks for teachin' me those Dale moves...WooHoo!!!

We only brought home about a dozen mice. When Scruffy and Stan can't find dogs for poker, these guys are great fill ins....



Stanley said...

Poppy & Penny!

Sorry about the invisible pollen and your mama's breathing. Give her some healing goob smooches from me. They'll make her feel better.

Glad you've got Mr. Bear there. He looks quite snuggly. I'm always trying to sneak my stuffies outside to roach in the mud with me. (What can I say? They like mud.)

Goober love & smooches,

The Daily Echo said...

Mmmm! Tomatoes! Maybe we can talk our Mom into planting some snacks...I mean tomoatoes for us! That yellow dust on the cars is coming to PA very soon now.