Tuesday, November 10, 2009

TERRIBLE TERRAIN TUESDAY

LOOKING AROUND THE YARD
AND NEIGHBORHOOD

We are enjoying an Indian Summer weather pattern. It has been sunny and warm, in the low 70s, for a few days and it will be today again. The last of the "flowers/weeds" in the yard are hanging on awaiting the coming blustery days. About half of the broad leaf trees are still holding on to their leaves and remain green. The other half of the trees have dropped their brown and yellow leaves down into the front yard and back paddock/pen. Dad says he's waiting for the rest to drop before he starts raking and burning. Dad is trying to install a flood light out over the Newfs pen so they won't be left in the dark physically although there isn't much he can do about them being in the dark figuratively. Radar spent all day yesterday out in the back paddock with the rest of us. the weather was so good that dad even booted Sophie and Jubal out here with us. If you want to know the particulars about any of the vegetation in our yard you can contact the Virginia Department of Agriculture or The Army of Four since they know just about everything about plants and WE DON'T.

Down at the end of the walkway from the front porch stairs to the driveway, dad has a walled garden on the right side where the terrain drops off towards the back yard. That's where the blue/pink (depending on acidity of the soil - we checked the Internet) hydrangea is planted.



<-- The hydrangea plant is still holding on to a few of the blooms although they look a bit peeked. The Grumpy garden gnome lives in this garden as does the Tinker Bell gnome. The trees around Lake Anna are still showing some color and are far from winter barren. -->



















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<-- The driveway is filling up with leaves and the gravel is disappearing. It's fun to slosh through the leaves between the house and the detached garage. The lake is actually pretty colorful and serene. -->


















MONDAY MYSTERY GUEST:
Remember, the MG is one of our followers listed at the top of our blog. This is the clue we gave y'all yesterday for this week's Monday Mystery Guest:
1.- The MG is hard to see in a snow storm.


Today's Clue:
2.- To us, the MG is what Gilligan was to the Skipper.

WE'RE MOVING ON UP:
Hey Hounders, Voting Team Captain Radar here again. Y'all have been great about putting up with the voting contest to get AHGRR some of that Animal Rescue Site grant money and we thank you. Y'all know we started late and had to make up lost ground. We've moved up through #9, #7, #5 to #4 on the in state list for West Virginia. Yesterday we were all the way up to #387 nationwide, this morning we have moved up higher to #362. We hope to get AHGRR at least a most votes in one week prize. Ms. Carol and Mr. Skip up at AHGRR rescued me so I owe them my life so this is the least I can do to try to help them help other dogs as bad off as I was. We are moving in the right direction because of YOUR VOTES, so PLEASE keep voting once a day per computer. Our momentum seems to be back, so PLEASE be sure to vote today and everyday; pretty please with sugar on it. We hope y'all don't get upset by our daily reminder about voting. Please go to the bottom of this post to read all about it. Thank you all very much for helping us in this effort. You're helping to save lives and provide health care and shelter for homeless dogs while they're awaiting their furever homes. PLEASE consider posting the voting instructions on your blog and Face Book, Twitter, My Space pages, etc., and asking your readers and friends to join us in our effort; be a pain in the butt like us.
- Radar and The Bumpass Hounds & Kitties

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Life Lessons from Boru:
The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.
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PLEASE VOTE FOR AHGRR
The webpage is somewhat temperamental but the above link is correct. Please give the page enough time to fully load to "Done" before proceeding. Then we want you to enter the following red data into the boxes provided:
Shelter Name: Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue
Country: United States
State: WV
City: Capon Bridge
Then click on "Search." The page will then do its' thing and will end up showing the location of AHGRR: Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc. Capon Bridge, WV 26714. And, more importantly, a "VOTE" button will appear. Click on the "VOTE" button. You will then have to identify a particular animal in a photo to confirm your vote; this eliminates machine voting. You then will be thanked for your vote to indicate that your vote has registered. You can cast one vote every day for your favorite rescue organization. Voting begins on September 14th, 2009, and ends at midnight (PST) on December 20th, 2009. The more friends you can rally to vote for your favorite rescue organization, the better its chances of winning. Every vote, every day counts - shelters can pull ahead even during the last few days with enough support. Get people involved! The homeless pets awaiting adoption at Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary are counting on us.

8 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy TTT to TBH&K!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Huffle Mawson said...

Yay hydrangeas!

Maggie and Mitch said...

It's Indian summer here at our house too, guys! We've been supervising the leaf raking!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Gus said...

Hey...did you know you can vote from ALLLLL the 'puters? They are only checking the computer ID, not ours..so...you don't think this is unethical do ya? We'd ask dad, but he is pretty rigid about this. Don't know if you can vote from an iphone. Don't gots one.

gussie

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

We know how your dad feels about waiting for ALL of the leaves to fall. Thing is here, we live in the mountains and even though all of our leaves have fallen, the one's up the mountain haven't and mom knows that when they start raking, the winds will pick up and blow leaves all offur our yard. Thanks goodness we're inside kitties!

Fred said...

Old Girl loves those hydrangeas! Meanwhile, I'm starting to wonder about the MG...hmm...

JackDaddy said...

I think I would just leave the leaves on the driveway and let the wind take care of them! :)

The Army of Four said...

Hey, do you ever get any gooses stopping at your lake??
Play bows,
Zim
PS: Happy USMC birthday!

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