Monday, November 23, 2015

parley view parsnip. . . catching up

Monday the start of a new week.
But I still have some important unfinished news from last week.
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On Square Dog Friday I said I would take some photos
of thehamish after his herbal body wrap. 
I had to take them quick before he drank some water and rolled in the grass.
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 i thehamish is lookin' gud

 i thehamish got a pretty today to wear

 lizzzzzzaarddddd ! ! !
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 ummmmm you got chkikin' for gud dug i thehamish
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 Sage bush still blooming.
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 I usually show the cloud filled sky but I rather like when
there is only a tiny cloud in the sky.
So kawaii !
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 Or a few light fluttering clouds
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 dancing their way across the sky
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  by the light of a tiny moon.
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The next photo is for Weaver who I sent some Kaleidoscope Carrot seeds to in the spring.
Weaver can not grow them where she lives so she sent them on to Frugal In Derbyshire
who did a great job growing them.
I planted them in a pot just for fun as always and they usually grow just fine.
But this year I think they were in the shade to much.They are so tiny.
Maybe by January they might be bigger ?

The green parts look very nice.

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And just because I can here is your pretty (funny) for the start of the week.


If you have not checked out thehamish post about the new doormat
on Friday post this funny goes with it.

thehamish. . . parsnip
music. . . Just a Cloud Away,  Pharrell Williams



Update
on an earlier post.

This year I wrote a five part post about my life in a Border town.
I also wrote about smuggling of terrorists.
Cartels don't care where the money or guns come from, just as long as they get paid.
Of course no one believes what I wrote.
Especially our President, who thinks our porous borders are just fine. 
He is proud of the fact he has almost visited every state in the union
but he has never been to our border with Mexico.
But on Thursday only on local news (I did not hear peep on National News) this is what I saw.
The Border Patrol said this has been happening since 2010.
I think checking out the ability to just walk into America.
No lists, no vetting, no papers.

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Of course they are on no lists. They haven't blown anything up yet.
They might be innocent but they are always young men of army age.
Why and how did they get from Pakistan and Afghanistan 
across Africa an ocean into Mexico and just walk across our Arizona border ?

Tucson has many Syrian refugee families already. 
Brought here by Refugee Focus a Lutheran Social Service 
and Catholic Community Services.
It is so awful that we can not welcome refugees like in years past
without vetting them first. 
The families have been screened and have papers.
All because of a group of violent insane religious zealots that have destroyed their home, 
their country and hate everything except violence.  
And please call them Daseh not Isis.





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32 comments:

  1. That Hamish looks so beautiful after his herbal body wrap.

    Sorry about those carrots Gayle - The photographs Frugal sent me of the ones I gave her were splendid.

    The whole Middle East situation is so awful all over the world - such suffering, such heartbreak and so many small innocent children involved.

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    1. Frugals carrots were so beautiful and BIG !
      This year I just didn't take care of the garden. Lots of tomatoes still on my two plants,
      I have let them go wild.
      Oh My Goodness the world is such a mess right now.

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  2. Well now he does look smart and very deserving of Chicken. Please tell him T&P are on 'barking control measures' since Friday and are already piping down :o)

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    1. Yes he does look smart.
      I love that T&P are on barking control measures but do not tell then I said that.
      If I ever get a chance to visit want them to like me !

      cheers, parsnip

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  3. Lovely sky shots. Hamish looks quite distinguished, but as we all know, rolling around in the grass cannot be resisted.

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  4. Or one of the many pillows that are all over the house for his
    scrunching enjoyment.

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  5. The Hamish looks adorable. I had heard about the folks held at the border, though it's more like a sieve than a border.

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    1. It is bad enough with the cartels but now terrorists too ?

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  6. Well, Parsnip, glad to meet you and what's not to love about someone with two adorable dogs. I'll have to read your profile to find out more.

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    1. My profile is two lines. but I love animals !

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  7. I've never seen a sage tree/bush before. What a lovely thing. Is it the same sage that we eat? If so, I eat so much of it, I simply love sage.

    Great pictures and funny about the rolling around bit. Dogs are too much.

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    1. It is sometimes called a Texas Sage, the silver leaves look like sage i guess. There is a green one that has 3 colors of blooms.

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    2. No, you can not eat it is just a great plant for the desert.

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  8. I showed thehamish's photo to Franklin and Penelope. They are quite jealous of his pretty. I love the knock-knock dog cartoon. When people cross the border in the area you've mapped, don't they have to get there through the desert? I hear so often about people who pay coyotes to take them across, and many end up dead.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. The groomers rarely put anything on the dog but they have been especially nice to thehamish since Watson died.
      Yes there are "coyotes" but they are all under the cartels now. And if you try to run someone across and the cartels catch you there have been gun battles. Also when you are smuggled in you have to carry drugs or whatever across with you. You owe money to the cartels and they own you.
      So in a way the illegals bring the cartels with them.
      Mexico is a very wealthy country and corrupt but they have no use for the poor. At 15 you are out of school. The girls get cartel boyfriends, have babies and the boys if they haven't already join the drug gangs.
      For any type of services Mexico points you to America. They do not want them.
      Yes people die they are warned especially in summer not to cross. When ever you see the mass crossing that is because the cartels have paid off the Mexican police and governors.
      If you are interested in what really is happening in Arizona and Texas I can tell you.
      My brother was head of the Four States Region of law enforcement for the Forest Service. It is not really like what you see on TV or the papers and he has see it all.

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  9. Hello Parsnip, Hehamish looks adorable after his herbal wrap. The cartoon is very funny. And the sky with the clouds is beautyful.
    Take care,
    Roos

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    1. thehamish knows he is looking very handsome.
      He is so funny.

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  10. Hamish is as handsome as always--but a roll in the grass is simply irresistible!

    I share your regret that we are unable to just welcome refugees with open arms. But we live in an increasingly dangerous world. People are afraid, and with good reason.

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    1. Rolling in the grass or all the rugs and pillows are heaven to thehamish.
      Silly gud dug.

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  11. Wow! thehamish looks wonderful after his spa day! Such pretty eyes......you should be so proud! Of course the first thing thehamish wants to do is roll in the grass.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by.
      The grass was wet so he doesn't really like it.

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  12. Love that second pic of thehamish, I swear he's smiling for the camera :) And I must say I like your sky pics.

    Diana

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  13. It is a great credit to you that despite all Hamish has to cope with health wise he always looks well loved and cherished.

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  14. Hamish is very handsome after his herbal wrap. Love the little bitty cloud!

    Daseh, ISIS -whatever we call them, what they are doing is evil.

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    1. He so plays to the carera.
      And I so agree.

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  15. I agree with calling them Daesh. It apparently seems to them to demean them when said in Arabic. I love your blue skies in Tucson although I suppose that if I lived there I would also welcome clouds. And what lovely Hamish pictures!

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    1. Every time I hear about Daesh I think of you and your post about Palmyra

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  16. Beautiful country; beautiful thehamish!

    I totally believe that we are not hearing the full truth about "undesirables" captured at the borders or sliding into our country. It sickens me that we have to even worry about it.

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    1. thehamish is a very gud dug.
      I miss Japan.

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