Friday, December 15, 2017

Furry Funny Friday Fun




Lightning: Did one of you two do something to make THIS happen?




Misty:  I might have giggled when I saw Ruby the Airedale with her reindeer antlers on.  Hey, I got stuck with this dumb hat!!!





Timber:  No big deal, you two - let's just get it over with so we can enjoy those treats.

And by the way, Mom, this is NOT so furry funny at all.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber



Thursday, December 14, 2017

Thankful Thursday:)





Let's join Brian today for the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop, and let's do it with a little humor:)


As we may have mentioned before, Mr. Timber was "puppy pee pad" trained.  That is a great method for SOME pups.  But Timber decided very early on that anything on the floor that was rectangular in shape and fairly flat HAD to be a pee pad.  Despite the fact that he "knew" to take care of business outside, he would inevitably hit the doormat at the backdoor, the scatter runners Mom has in the kitchen to prevent us from sliding on the hardwood when we get a little excited, the mat in front of the kitchen sink, AND the comfy beds that Lightning and Misty love, even the big coolaroo bed.  So Mom had to remove ALL the rectangles from the kitchen where we spend most of our time.

Over the past couple of months, Mom has slowly been adding the mats back to the decor.  The beds would only appear at bedtime when Timber was safely tucked away in his crate.  We are all so very thankful to announce that . . . . .



Timber has found a much better way to enjoy our beds:)




Lightning adds that he is thankful to have a dry and clean cot to snooze on too.  But he is kind enough to leave enough space for one or the other of the pups to join him.

Sometimes small reasons to be thankful can really be big things.

Note from the Momster: Timber has actually been fully potty trained for a couple of months, but we just got around to sharing our thanks:)

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber



Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Chewy Home Goods - #ChewyInfluencer


Recently we were asked by Ms. Natalie from Chewy.com if we would be interested in a new kind of review opportunity for Chewy.comChewy.com now carries home goods, including door mats, wall decor, picture frames, outdoor decor, linens and pillows, drinkware and kitchenware, ornaments, and so much more.  You can click HERE if you would like to browse the many offerings available.

Mom was amazed at the wide selection of items, but with it being the holiday season, she seemed to keep coming back to the "ornament" section.   She had a hard time choosing the perfect ornament because there are so many beautiful ones. But here is what she chose:



In memory of dear Mr. Blue Eyes, Angel Phantom.

Description:

Your Christmas tree ornaments represent the things you love the most, and you can make sure your precious pup is included in your holiday display with the Old World Christmas Siberian Husky Glass Tree Ornament. This gorgeous mouth-blown fine glass ornament featuring a handsome husky is hand-crafted using the traditional techniques first developed in the 1800s. It’s hand-painted and glittered to achieve a beautiful and timeless creation that will add a lovingly festive touch to your tree.

Key Benefits:

  • Include your beloved pooch among your Christmas tree ornaments to show just how much he means to your family.
  • Ornament features a handsome Siberian Husky happily playing in a snowy field.
  • Gorgeous mouth-blown fine glass ornament is crafted using traditional techniques from the 1800s.
  • Hand-painted and glittered to achieve a beautiful and timeless creation.
  • Adds a lovingly festive touch to your own tree or the tree of your dog-loving friend or family member.
Now you know that our family is devoted to the Siberian Husky breed, but there are many other breeds to select on the website.  Just click on this LINK to see for yourself.


Our adorable glass Siberian Husky even has a cute heart tag.



Christmas Angel Phantom looks very nice dangling on our Christmas tree surrounded by some of our other ornaments.



And he fits in perfectly with our Nativity creche.  We bet Baby Jesus enjoyed a Christmas woo from our Angel.

Chewy.com has done a great job organizing the home goods page.  You can choose a category, such as wall decor, and then you can refine your search by things like brand, animal breed, material, or sports team.  If you are like our Mom, you could spend a lot of time finding some great items to purchase either for yourself or as gifts for others.  With Christmas only 13 days away, TODAY is the perfect day for you to hop on over to Chewy.com and find that perfect gift for that special someone, or maybe just something for yourself to make you smile.



Disclaimer:  We received this beautiful ornament at no cost to us in exchange for a fair and honest review for Chewy.com.  Thank you, Ms. Natalie and Chewy.com for a fun experience as Chewy Influencers.  We are sure that Mom will be back on that site soon to find some wonderful things to add to our home decor.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber


Monday, December 11, 2017

Mischief Monday


And NO, the mischief did not come from any member of The OP Pack.


Remember our cousin Ruby - she is a month younger than Misty.


Does she look guilty?  Remorseful?
Are you wondering what she did?



Many of you have posted about this menace - the Elf on the Shelf.  Well, grands K, C, and J have not just one, but two of them at their home.  This is Elfie, the other one is Cookie.  Elfie and Cookie were discovered Friday in the children's bookcase.  Well, at least Cookie was.  Elfie somehow made his way to Ruby's kennel.  Do you notice anything wrong with Elfie?  He is hatless. AND the hat is MIA.  It disappeared on Friday along with a bit more mischief.  



As much as we are happy we don't have one of those elves watching our every move, we feel sort of badly for Elfie - looks like he has a concussion too.  How did that happen? 



Why is everyone looking at ME??????  Why do you think it was ME?  Besides, if you take a look at that pest Elfie, you will see he is doing quite fine.  LOOK!!!


He looks just fine to me today.  It's his pal Cookie who seems to be struggling with those daily exercises.



OK, OK, OK - I will ponder the error of my ways and hope that Santa Paws overlooks the weakness of a young pup.

And right after we told you at the beginning of this post that there was no mischief at our home, look what happened!!!!!!


MOM!!!!!!!

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Serene Sunday with an Angel



Today would have been Angel Ciara's 8th birthday.  Her life was snatched away just two months before her 6th birthday by the evil of uncontrollable seizures.  It is still very difficult for us to look at photos of her, but she left us with beautiful memories.  Please join us today in wishing our sweet baby girl a very Happy Birthday across the Rainbow Bridge.  Here are a few photos from the past that fill our hearts with serenity.
















Happy Birthday, Angel Ciara.

We miss you, Ciara, and we will love you forever!

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber and Mom Kathie


Thursday, December 7, 2017

Thankful Thursday

We are starting to get a little Santa paranoid here.  Yesterday you saw ALL those Santa eyes watching us, and now LOOK - there are more up there on the piano. 


We sure need to be very careful about being good.  We want to stay on Santa's nice list.

Today is Brian's Thankful Thursday Bloghop.



So today we are going to let Mom have a few words because she says our family has a very big reason to be thankful.

Thank you, Lightning, Misty, and Timber.  So dear readers, a few weeks ago we mentioned on a post that a family member had received some very serious medical news.  It has been a very difficult and anxiety-filled time for all of us.  One of our daughters has been diagnosed with breast cancer.  It has taken a few weeks to get through all the initial testing, all the while trying to digest all the dire ramifications of this news.  Although she still faces a tough road ahead, we have finally received some encouraging news.  The cancer has been caught very early, does not appear to have moved to the lymph nodes, and is relatively small.  Without getting into a lot of details, suffice it to say that she will be facing major surgery in the near future and most likely radiation after.  Recovery will be a tough period of time, but we are beyond happy to see that there IS a much brighter light at the end of the road.  The date of the surgery is still being finalized, but it will be sooner rather than later, possibly before Christmas.  A few of you have walked this road with us the past few weeks, and we are so very thankful for all the prayers and the POTP offered by them and by those of you who may not have known the whole story but still cared enough to pray and think of us.  The POTP, POP (power of prayer), and LFF (love from friends) is just amazing.  We can't say THANK YOU enough.  Unfortunately, our presence here on our blog and comments of your blogs will likely be very sporadic, although I will do my best to post when I can.  I expect to be very busy helping our daughter and her husband and the three children, K and twins J and C, who often appear here on the blog.  For now things should be pretty normal, but we expect life to change quickly.  We know you will all understand and we thank you for that.  Please keep those prayers coming and all POTP is always most appreciated.




We pups want to echo Mom's thoughts - thanks to all our pals for your love and support.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber, and Mom too



Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Somebody's Watching Us Wednesday



Did you ever have the feeling that you are being watched by somebody?



Maybe LOTS of somebodies?

Mom says she is sorry if she gave your humans one of those earworms:)

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber