Monday, June 18, 2018


On my Sunday afternoon, Japan's Monday morning
there was an earthquake, 6.1 in Osaka, right where my family lives.
Son was on a parked train and because of the suspension it was shaking very hard.
Yuko and Mia were home, a day off of her school, thank goodness.
Everyone is fine, happy to say.
There are some fires, broken gas and water pipes.

 All the X's are where family lives.

. . .

A Tako (octopus) wearing iwinstons sheriffs hat with two mugs that look like 
I could have designed them.


Here is your pretty for the start of the week.

Not sure if I have posted these photos before 
but here is iwinston chewing on his favorite stick.

Everyone have a nice quiet start to the week.

cheers,  parsnip

Friday, June 15, 2018

monsoon square dog friday

Monsoon Friday !
Finally a sprinkle, more rain tonight.

 iwinston guard gud dug extraordinaire is watchin' for rain



lookin' for more rain
come here little rain iwinston gots cookie

 The newest fire an hour after starting !
We have a 5 fires burning right now in Arizona.

Rain, maybe.

. . . . . . . .

As always just because I can here is your weekend pretty.

iwinston in a stardown with a 7 inch lizard !

just protuctin' my home maybe cookie' for iwinston

cheers,  parsnip

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Quiet Wednesday

 Playing toss while I was sitting on the sofa.  iwinston kept jumping up  
He then noticed something outside.  Turns out the pool cleaner looks different
from this higher view. 
So I let him out to stalk and bark at the pool and the fence just in case.

 nice tall person who feeds me ordered special extra treats for me iwinston
iwinston is gud dug

 gud gud dug treats for iwinston
 Opuntia Subulata or Eve's Needle

 Really cute monster cactus is growing.


  little square gud dug


Mid week pretty

giggle ball gud
Son took these photos.

cheers,  parsnip

Monday, June 11, 2018


I want this gud Square Dug,
Love being able to see how darling they look when they run.
This looks just like iwinston when he runs.

Here he is. . . Sir Winston Mandablies Churchill

Love the way he put the toy in the box.
Well it is a start, sort of.

This is my very small freezer. I noticed something different.

Can you see it ?

Seems when you have a Biologist staying with you
 one can find all sorts of fun items in your freezer.

Can you see the small coyote skull. Poor baby, life in the desert.


As always here is your pretty to start the week.

iwinston eating ice !

Not sure if I posted this sky from a few weeks ago.
It has been sunny very hot days with few or no clouds.

 Clouds are starting to reappear but these will not bring any rain.

We are having very hot days 100+ with little moisture and no clouds.
That makes for very hot looking sunsets. I have way to many of these hot sunsets photos. 
I have been trying to delete lot of these extras.
 We need RAIN !

cheers,  parsnip

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Square Dog Friday. . . the box

Happy Square Dog Friday !


iwinston is taking over the Square Dog tradition of laying in the sun 
from the skylight on the cool tile floor in an air-conditioned home on a hot summer day. 



Watson and thehamish


 Watson with his summer cut.




As always here is your pretty to start the weekend.

Cholla Cactus (Jumping Cactus) Blooms.

.Barrel Cactus Bloom.

Nice tall person who has kattie sent me a surprise box in the mail. 
A tin box filled with tasty Georgia Peach cookies, beautiful Cat Tea Towel
and best of all a small "GATOR". MacQue lives near a swamp with gators !
Thank You nice gator tall person !
You are the best !

cheers,  parsnip

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Wednesday Mash Up !

iwinston gots' new squeekie
squeekie gud

iwinston is at grommers' havin' herbal body wrap today
iwinston will be comin' homelookin' gud 

ummmmerk bathtime no gud
woe oh woe is me iwinston

opps iwinston not knowin' how to read so gud
iwinston havein' bath on fridsay


Mid week pretty
More cactus

 Not cactus but a gud dug.

 My neighbor's Saguaro in bloom.
 Such delicate very soft blooms.



cheers,  parsnip