THIS IS MONDAY AUGUST 13TH POST
About 10 o’clock Sunday night Pheebs and I took a short mile drive out the east end of our Park stopping on a county road. We were there to have us a look at the Perseid Meteor shower. Stepping out of the Jeep and looking up I saw right away we were out of luck. A thin high cloud cover blocked out most of the stars except for a few in the handle of the big dipper. And that wasn’t even the area where the meteors would be originating from. Ten minutes later we were back home and that was that.
TODAY’S PHOTOS ARE FROM AROUND OUR BACK YARD WITH THIS FIRST BATCH BEING OF OUR CAMPFIRE AREA
I’M HOPING TO PULL THIS DEAD GRASS OUT OF HERE AT SOME POINT AND PUT IN A BUNCH OF PATIO STONES I HAVE HAD LYING AROUND FOR THE PAST DOZEN YEARS
It was all three of us in the Jeep before 8 a.m. this morning heading south to Zurich Ontario. Zurich is where our Veterinary Clinic resides and this was the day Pheebs was destined to have the growth on her tail removed in a short surgical procedure. She is always so good at the Vets and this morning was no exception. As we slipped out the door she was being led off by one of the attendants. Still happy of course hoping the lady had a treat in her pocket. Because of the anesthetic she had no breakfast this morning.
WHEN WE MOVED HERE THERE WAS NOTHING ON THE GROUND BUT A THICK LAYER OF PINE NEEDLES SO I BEGAN MAKING PATHWAYS THROUGH THE NEEDLES
ONCE i HAD THE PATHWAYS IN WE BEGAN PLANTING THINGS, LOTS OF THINGS AND ANYTHING GREEN YOU SEE BESIDES THE TALL PINE TREES WE PLANTED
THIS PATH LEADS IN OFF THE ROAD TO THE WEST SIDE OUR PLACE
LATEST SMALL PATHWAY I PUT IN A FEW WEEKS AGO IS TO THE RIGHT
<<< OUR BURNING BARREL FOR PAPER PRODUCTS, ETC.
From Zurich to Exeter isn’t far so Kelly and I Jeeped ourselves via the Hay swamp to Exeter’s A&W. We had breakfast coupons and both agreed A&W puts up about as good a breakfast as anywhere and at a price where we don’t have to get a bank loan. Doesn’t it just drive ya whackers the way prices for everything is going up, up, and way up!!!!
ANOTHER UTILITY TRAILER LOAD OF YARD WASTE ABOUT READY TO GO
ONE OF THESE DAYS WHEN I GET A BIG BLAST OF SUSTAINED ENERGY I WILL GET ALL THOSE PATIO STONES LAID…..THE SHED I WAS CLEANING UP THIS MORNING
YES WE’VE DONE A LOT OF PLANTING OVER THESE PAST YEARS
Back home well before 10 with the air still a bit on the comfortable side I had myself a nice but short burst of energy. Got some weed whacking done and started cleaning up and organizing our wooden shed. Soon all our yard ornaments will have to be packed away for the winter so needed space for all that. I was doing myself real good up till about 11 when the quickly rising humidity began turning me into a ball of paste and I had to retreat into the house. That was the end of getting anything else done outside until maybe after supper when things began to cool down again. (which I later did)
BLUE BINS CONTAIN DRY FIREWOOD AND THAT DOG HOUSE LOOKING THING IS THE WINTER COVER FOR OUR A/C UNIT….GOTTA REPLACE THAT GREEN TARP WITH A ROOF ONE OF THESE DAYS
ANOTHER PROJECT FOR ME IS TO RE-DO THAT PATCHY GRASS AREA
Not being out and about with Pheebs in the wild and wooly countryside of Huron County this morning I didn’t have any photos for tonight’s post so instead of slipping out to the front yard for a few pics I slipped out to our back yard for a change. If one looks for them one can always find photos of things.
AT LEAST WE GOT A NEW ROOF PUT ON OUR METAL SHED LAST SUMMER
THIS LITTLE TOAD IN OUR BACKYARD WAS HARDLY ANY BIGGER THAN A NICKEL
‘WHAT, A TOAD THE SIZE OF A NICKEL YA SAY’
Early in the afternoon I heard what sounded like a big truck and looking out our sunroom window saw a tractor trailer towing a trailer with a yellow machine on the back. It pulled up right in front of our place and stopped. Driver got out, put the trailer ramps down and disembarked the yellow machine. Oh-Oh I thought……are we next?? Is that machine going to come in here and dig us out?? Nope, it went around the corner and down to where the latest two units are being put in. Whewwww, close call for us guys……….
ON NO WHAT’S THAT PULLING UP IN FRONT OF OUR PLACE
OH GEEEEEZZZZZ THIS DOESN’T LOOK GOOD
YEP WE’RE DOOMED ALRIGHT
WAIT A MINUTE, THERE HE GOES DOWN THE STREET…….WHEWWWW, CLOSE CALL
In the afternoon hours we waited patiently for the phone to ring and the Vet Clinic to tell us everything was fine and we could come and pick up the Pheebs. That call finally came at 11:55 saying Pheebs was out of surgery, doing fine and snoozing at the moment. We could pick her up at 3:10 so at 3 p.m. we were at the Vets to pick up one very happy to see us little doggy.
HERE SHE COMES AND NO BIG OLD PLASTIC CONE ON HER HEAD
THAT’S QUITE A COLORFUL BANDAGE SHE HAS ON HER TAIL
SOON AS WE GOT OUTSIDE SHE STOPPED TO SMELL THE FLOWERS
IT WAS A PRETTY GROGGY RIDE HOME
‘YOU BETTER NOT TELL ME WE’RE GOING OUT FOR ICE CREAM AGAIN DAD THEN DROP ME OFF AT THE VETS’!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SHE’S SO HAPPY TO BE HOME HER TAIL WAS WAGGING SO FAST THE BANDAGE ALMOST FLEW RIGHT OFF
Pheebs hadn’t had anything to eat in 24 hours so she sure was hungry by the time we got home. Vet said not to feed her too much right away in case she threw it up. Aside from crying and whimpering for a bit she just about back to her old self and has not been biting or licking the bandage. I think by morning she will be raring to get out for a Jeep ride and a walk. She gets the bandage off middle of next week and her 3 stitches out in 14 days. Think I remember somebody asking about her itchy ears and they are doing good. It’s possible she has been allergic to her dog food so we are switching dog foods. All her blood tests came back perfectly normal today and the growth that was removed from her tail will be sent to a lab to determine what caused it and if it is cancerous. All and all at the time of posting tonight she’s doing fine:))))
OUR BACK YARD PRICKLY PEAR CACTUS PATCH IS DOING WELL AFTER A SHAKY START THIS SPRING
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Three engineers and three accountants are traveling by train to a conference. At the station, the three accountants each buy a ticket and watch as the three engineers only buy one ticket."How are three people going to travel on only one ticket?" asks an accountant."Watch and you'll see," answered an engineer.They all board the train. The accountants take their respective seats but all three engineers cram into a rest room and close the door behind them.Shortly after the train has departed, the conductor comes around collecting tickets. He knocks on the restroom door and says, "Tickets, please!" The door opens just a crack and a single arm emerges with a ticket in hand. The conductor takes it and moves on.The accountants see this and agree it is a clever idea. So after the conference, the accountants decide to copy the engineers on the return trip and save some money.When they get to the station, they buy one ticket for the return trip. To their astonishment, the engineers don't buy a ticket at all."How are you going to travel without a ticket?" says one perplexed accountant."Watch and you'll see," answered an engineer.When they board the train all three accountants cram into a restroom and the three engineers cram into another one nearby. The train departs.Shortly afterward, one of the engineers leaves his restroom and walks over to the restroom where the accountants are hiding. He knocks on the door and says, "Tickets, please!"
“Did you hear about the doctor who was going from full time to part time? He was either losing his patients or getting a bit out of practice.”
I came home & my dog peed a little because he was happy to see me. None of my friends pee when they see me. I am surrounded by fakes.