Tuesday, September 14, 2010

What a weekend!

Hi, every buddy! It's me, Patches! Look at this ginormous tree that fell on our house! Once again, our mom can't remember in what order she loaded the pictures so we don't know which one you are seeing first.

Anyhoo, this tree used to be a beautimous Bradford Pear, but more than half of it came down, in a storm, we had on Saturday night. Our mom thinks she heard it creaking as it came down, but it was so dark outside that she couldn't see. She thinks it came down about 8 p.m. Either that, or there were unexplained noises coming from our kitchen! (Which is always a pawsibility!)

Ya know, the law states that if your neighbor's tree falls on YOUR house, YOUR insurance has to cover it. That is, unless the tree is dead and you have notified the owner to remove it and he/she has not done so. Well, this is the second time this has happened in a few months, but the first one missed the house by about 2 feet. This one hit the house with branches to spare! It scraped the siding, but didn't tear any of it off. Sorry, I got off track! The tree belongs to our neighbors (the Puggy dog people) and as soon as the man saw it, he came right over and told our mom not to mess with it. He said he would take care of it on Monday. Well, I'll be darned! He actually showed up, when he said, along with a chain saw!

Mom called the neighbor on the other side of us and asked if he wanted some free firewood. He said yes, but he won't be able to get it out of our yard until the weekend. He has some kind of a policy of not doing any physical labor on weekdays! I think he might be joking, but I'm not sure. Anyway, this morning, our mom threw some of the smaller pieces into our wheelbarrow. If the neighbor doesn't show up to haul it away this weekend, our mom will take the wheel barrow over there and dump it down his driveway! Do you think I'm kidding? Well, I'm not! She's done it before when he asked if he could have a couple of downed trees. After what seemed like months and he still hadn't taken the wood away, our mom and dad loaded it up in our wheel barrow and Mom took it over and dumped it down his driveway. (His driveway is all down hill!) Hahahahahaha!!!!!!! We sure hope that taught him not to mess with our mom!

One of these pictures is Penny again. Our mom had her beautimous face all lined up, but thanks to the stoopid delay, on the camera, all she got was Penny's tail as she was running away. I think the last one is me with my smiley face on! Mom and I are playing a new game, these days. Ya know, I HAVE to go into the bathroom everytime Mom goes in there, but now I have learned to sit as soon as I get through the door (as opposed to giving Mom the big pawslaps on her arms and legs). Now, as soon as I sit, Mom whispers to me and I talk back with a very low, quiet growly noise. Mom is trying to get me to say, "I love you, Mom", but so far my words don't actually make sense.

When our mom still lived with her mom and dad, they had a Miniature Schnauzer named Chipper and our mom taught him how to talk. He could say, "I love you", "it's a frog" and "I don't know". So far, she hasn't had much luck teaching ME how to talk. It usually ends with me getting so excited that I start barking and then the game is over!

Well, every buddy, my personal secretary is starting to make too many mistakes, so I'm letting her off for right now. She has been pitch forking and blowing pine straw most of the day, so she's very tired! See you all next time!

Our mom just did the post and then looked at it! Stoopid blogger put the pictures in backwards from how our mom loaded them! Anyway, obviously the last picture is NOT my smiling face! We think you can figure out which one is which!

Patches (and the back end of Penny)


George The Lad said...

Oh that don't look good, have you checked the other trees, at least it was when you were not in the garden!! Good on your mom its a man thing, they like to do things in there own time, meaning it can take days!!
See Yea George xxx

The Black and Tans. said...

Wow you certainly had an eventful weekend. We are so glad your house was OK. Trees falling are super scarey.

Molly, Taffy and Monty

Eric said...

Phew i'm wagging your house was ok. Sort of sad to see a tree blown down thoigh did you get to snag the pears Patches?

I loved the story of Chipper.Smashing idea, think I'll learn how to talk. My first sentence will be "give me more" Hate to think what Penny's might be!

Wiry love Eric xx

Duke said...

We're so glad that tree didn't hurt your house!
You have such a pretty smile, Patches!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Agatha and Archie said...

Yoo hoo!! We are in the process of catching up again so we can get behind and catch up and get behind well you get the idea! PHEWW good thing that didn't fall on your house!!! That would have been awful. We has lots of trees fall awhile ago in a big storm... Love and kisses A+A

Dexter said...

Hehehe! Yup, blogger uploads in the opposite order. Momma has to make little notes to herself to make sure she loads them properly and there are no HBO words.

Your mom sounds like mom with the dumping wood in the neighbor driveway. Yup, my momma would do the same thing. Hopefully it won't come to that. At least your house is OK, right?


Wyatt said...

That was an exciting weekend and not in a good way! Glad everybody is okay and the house is still in one piece. Hope next weekend is less eventful!


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Mango RH knows his stuff!

It khan be khwite the challenge to 'us' if we do the blog post early - meaning prior to the khoffee kikhking in!

But yep, furst on, last seen!

Woo had khwite the fun with trees!


Lorenza said...

Sure it was scary!
Glad your house is ok!
If that happened here... they would say... Ooops!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

doyle and mollie said...

woah that sure was rather close my momma thinks the new blogger is stoopid too she let it change over to the new editor now she soooo wishes she hadnt... why fix things that arnt broke!

TwoSpecialWires said...

Oh boy! We're glad your house didn't get hurt too bad from that falling tree! That had to be really scary. (There is a big tall willow tree with a bunch of dead branches on our neighbor's property, and we've been worrying about it. Now we're really worried.) Are there going to be any good branches for fetching and carrying around? Did any squirrels get displaced? Not that we're suggesting that you'd want to capitalize on any of those possibilities, but ya never know!

Tell Penny we think her backside is as cute as ever. And know we keep thinking about our great memories of our visit.

Take care
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Miss Ellie and Baz said...

Wow that was a big tree that fell over. lucky it just missed the house!
tell your mom to start hauling that firewood next door, if he wants it - here it is lol.
Sending Aire-paw high fives!

Ellie and Baz

Coco Bean - The Princess said...

that sure is a big hunk of tree that fell on your home! must have been awful scary too! But were glad to hear that your home is ok!

Tail Wiggles & Puppy Kisses,

Coco The Princess, Truffle & Lady Godiva

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

hehe. Your mommy is funny. We hope that the neighbor guy likes his wood rolling down his drive. Funny. We get very frustrated with the blogger/photo experience. We used to be able to move pictures around, but now it's nearly impossible. I guess we get what we pay for!

If you learn to talk, we want to see videos. Promise!
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRD and Hootie

Jacks, Narra, Tuchuck, and Rousseau said...

Oh, no! So glad the tree didn't fall on your house! Even your nice neighbor wouldn't have been able to help. We have a nice neighbor, too: he replaced our fence when his tree fell on it.

Anyway, happy to see you! We know Penny has a beautiful face, but her tail is cute, too.


Sherry said...

Falling trees are scary! We're glad that one didn't break anything.
Sherry, Alanis & Miro

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! That's scary. Glad you guys are alright. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

The Thuglets said...

Yikes..we are so pleased the tree didn't hurt anyone and your house is ok!

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Sunshade said...

Oh my I'm glad your house was ok!!! The dumping the wheelbarrow full of wood down a downhill drive way got us laughing!

Love your smiley face and Penny's muscle butt!

Keep working on those words, I'm sure your mom will understand what you're saying one day.

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

Unknown said...

P and P
Your momma is funny. She not only got puggy dad to do what he said but she doesn't take nothing from that other neighborman. What's that... i think i heard you say i love frogs. sawweeett

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