I can't believe that June is almost over and summer is suppose to be here. I've been MIA! Seems like forever, since I have told you about my life on the prairie...
So here goes: Gma took that trip to her Mom's. She was gone like forever....I put on MILES with Gpa while we drove around our property and fixed fences. I sniffed new stuff everyday! I lost my cookie butt
from winter....BRING ON THE COOKIES!
Gma and Gpa worked their butts off after Gma returned. They had to mow everything,not once but several times. BIG Rains on the prairie.
They planted the vegetable garden and got that up and going... A few
appointments crammed in their days. Putting house back in order. Gma's granddaughter came and made a dent in Gpa's 3 wk. mess.....
Took me to Bismarck shopping with them. I needed a harness and I am hard to fit! I sniffed everything at Pet Smart and even snooped out
furry critters behind glass. While I sniffed toys in the bends,I was polite and wouldn't help myself! (Smart Doxie- that earned me,an extra treat purchase....Wasn't that clever????) I went to the greenhouses,farm stores and Wallie World too. They took turns going inside. I walked around outside checking things out. I saw lots of traffic,walkers,bicycles
motorcycles and so many people....I DIDN'T HAVE A MELTDOWN EITHER! We went to McD's for supper...Cuz they have outside seating.
It was Pawtastic! I had grilled chicken, a french fry and my own tiny
THE SOUTH DAKOTA VACATION and THE DOGGIE HOTEL: I visited the
doggie hotel several times before their vacation. Every time after I am home about 12 hrs.,the poop hits thee fan! I can't help it! My gut tells
them, I don't like staying behind...
Long story short: I ate,drank,slept,played with another doxie,didn't act stressed...Took probiotics while there,but the colitis still run me over!
I had 3 medicines to take and just finished them this week. We knew
what to look for,so Gma was on top of this ASAP! I don't mind the
special food to hide the medicine....They tell Gma and Gpa I am well behaved and a good girl....I thought they were gone forever!
I went to the doggie hotel on June 7, they came and got me on June 12th. They went to the Black Hills of South Dakota and stayed in Rapid City. We have our own Hills here,why go to SD????????? Gma said, except for the 2 grandkids,who were well behaved....it was like a HoneyMoon. We have honey beehives here in the summer pasture!
Why go to SD to Honeymoon? There is a ton of honey in the basement
pantry! Guess the kids stayed with their Mom and Dad. Gma/pa had their own room, but didn't have me to Snuggle up next to...Gma said over 2 decades since both of them have been off the place together...
Gpa only called home to check on cattle 1 Time! Gma was calling to check on me, but they didn't tell me...Thought I might cry!
I stayed behind cuz, most hotels don't want pups! Isn't that awful!
In a nutshell,here's the stuff they liked the BEST! The grandkids rated
WaTiki WaterPark,Wildlife Bear USA, 800 ft. Zipline,1880 Steam Engine
Train Ride,The Cosmos, Reptile Gardens their favorites. The old folks didn't do the waterpark or zipline,they watched from a safe distance. They went and checked out 2 wineries and a brewery. They visited Mt. Rushmore, a lot of little towns....Shopped and bought stuff,but no one had pup toys! Can you believe it?????????? They ate in some fancy places and some fast food places. Nice weather except the last day...
It was windy and rainy..........Gma and Gpa took a Nap! They were running out of Energy!Up on mountain time and to bed on their time...
Very long FUN PACKED days.......
They have been fishing 2 x's and skunked 1 time. Some new fish in freezer. June has been super WET! Can't make a week with the mowing.
Can barely keep up with mowing,vegetable garden and flowers.
Temperatures have been on the cool side with too many days without sunshine. The flowerpots are drooping from too much water! Since last week,we've had over 5" of rain. Severe weather is expected the next 2 days. Last night it was so windy and just poured. Leaving 2.5",my people didn't sleep well! In 4+ decades Gma said, she has never poured water out of her flowerpots! So when the weather co-operates they
are trying to catch up on the outside work. The storms have also kept our puters turned off...So, then I can't catch up with my pals.....
The garden plants are hanging in there,despite the bad winds and all the rain. Haven't checked them out yet today.......I have a Momma Raccoon strolling through my yard,within 10 ft. of my door,
whenever she wants too! I MEAN REALLY,WHAT'S UP WITH THAT????
She's the intruder and I am either in the front fenced in yard or on
a harness and a 15 ft. leash! Gma says, I'm a HOUND! While they are weeding,mowing,etc.........I'll put my snout to the ground, Sniff that
big pawwed furry critter out! I'll solve the debate, on where she is living! Gma says, if I find her house,she will tear me apart,cuz she has babies! She comes up here where the house is...not for Gpa's shelled corn for the cattle.......She squeezes through the cut-out in the milkhouse for the barn kitties and EATS THEIR FOOD!!!!!!! I've only smelled her... Gma and Gpa see her very often! So, I'm now a prairie prisoner and I HATE IT!!!!!!!!!! Since she can EAT alot,I bet,she is
cutting into my Treat Budget!
I could go on and on,but it is banking up...I better hurry and finished this before we have to shut everything down again! I hope to be able to read everyone's adventures over the weekend. Dogster has been like
taking a trip into the Twilight Zone.... It's been very hard to try and keep in touch with our pals. Just too much Work around here and too little Time! Gpa worked on equipment,tested some....Now he needs nice weather to make hay. This is his Last year to make hay(so he says).
If the weather doesn't change soon...it will feel like we NEVER HAD SUMMER AT ALL......
Hugs and kisses,mazy