Friday, April 28, 2017

Square Dog Friday. . . selfie

The best day of the week is here !
Square Dog Friday.
Let's woof it.
nice tall person who feed us is sayin' i thehamish can try a selfie
not knowin' what that is but since i thehamish is such a gud dug
i thehamish is tryin'
ummmm i gotsno hands fingers

  i thehamish lickin' phone 

 ummmmm nooooooooooo

puttin' down better  
 ummmm not sure

i thehamish is better on countertop
hahahahaha i thehamish not havein' lap
i thehamish makin' a funny

i thehamish got to say
here is your pretty to start the weekend

katties are so weird i thehamish need to be cuddeling

selfie. . . parsnip
music. . . Mad World,  Michael Andrews and Gary Jules

Six days and the fire is still burning. The winds calmed down yesterday but today high winds and temperature will not help.  I heard it was 20% contained, 
40 thousands acres as of yesterday afternoon. 
I might post some photos on Saturday.
I feel so bad for all the people, ranchers, wildlife and the brave firefighters.

Have a safe weekend !
cheers,  parsnip

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Fire, part 2

An update on Tuesday's post.

The fire has tripled and still only 7% contained.
The winds were gusting 25 to 30 miles, so planes were grounded
for hours.  
I-10 between New Mexico and Tucson was closed several time because 
of smoke and dust, plus many of the state highways in that area.
There are small towns communities, lots of ranches and BLM lands.

This fire is not "near" me, about an hour away but when I look south I can see
dust and smoke in the sky.

A few photos taken from the news, not the best but you can get the feeling of the fire.
The temps will be only about 85 with a drop in the wind so the planes can fly.

 Fighting the fire from the sky and on the ground. 
This fire was man made.


Here is a photo of a fire in Mesa (Phoenix) right now it is small but
give it a day with the winds and it could grow.
I hope it does not.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Extra post. . . Fire !

It has been a weird Winter and Spring.
Not enough rain and snow and very hot weather to soon. It was 98 yesterday.
Yikes !

We have had several wildfires already but they were contained in a few days.
Now we have one that is getting bigger by the hour, plus the winds are whipping 
it into a frenzy and not letting the firefighters get a handle on it.
About an hour from Tucson.
Not very good photos from the TV.

This is the way the summer fire season feels  to me.


Of course here is your extra pretty for the week.


fire. . . parsnip
music. . . Heavy Cloud No Rain,  Sting

Monday, April 24, 2017

Monday is here and so is sushi.

Daughter's Birthday was on Saturday, she had a party and 
made this wonderful vegetarian sushi.
For dessert she had mochi and mini rosewater cupcakes.
She makes the best mochi.

 All this talk of sushi and the photos made me so hungry, 
So off to dinner.

 Wonderful cool sashimi on a bed of daikon radish, and pickled gobi.

 I just love the cucumber flower.

i thehamish told you salmon nigiri was so gud.


If I could live in Japan and didn't live by family and friends, I would live in Mitaka.
Beautiful town, Ghibli Museum and the fact  the Cat Bus from the Totoro Movie 
picks you up at the train station !
Perfect !
I feel a road trip coming on.

 Speaking of food here is one of my favorite condiments,
Yuzu citrus pepper paste.  What a beautiful label.
Not sure if  Squid, from the wonderful blog The Armchair Squid, will see this post
today but I saw this fish sauce and had to take a photo of it.

As always here is your pretty to start the week.
Friend Debbie sent me this card.

Oh Yes, I know this look ! ! !

awwwwwww !
Thank goodness for John Naylor.

food. . . parsnip
music. . . How Can You Mend A Broken Heart,  The Bee Gees

Friday, April 21, 2017

Two Square Dogs. we be crazy naughty

Very naughty post, no puppets !
Oliver be crazy.
He will let you pet his tummy !
I can be walking past him and he will start  rolling over.

He is so funny.

i thehamish is way gud at it
i thehamish photos from long time ago
sometime it just feel gud to air off my tummy

i thehamish gots gud toothfers 
not scarry


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

After one of his many tests. I really love his tiny shaved tummy.

cool. . . parsnip
music. . . Be Here Now,  Ray La Montagne (Bonus track)

Monday, April 17, 2017


Donna, from the wonderful blog "Gather" commented on my last post with the 
Two Square Dogs wearing bunny ears for Easter.
"either you are a dog trainer or the breed is a natural for it"
To answer this I think terriers are very smart and Scotties are the best !

I guess I am a trainer because from day one I train them. I make it fun.
I play with the gud puppies or dogs as soon as we become a family.
I used to get down on the floor (if only today) and play but play time is teaching time also.
the best teaching tool is chkikin'  magic chkikin'.

As you know I have been trying to get Oliver and Media use to thehamish.
Chkikin' is the answer. 
Oliver is always out and about and is interesting in food.
In the morning I head for the fridge to get thehamish's meds and food + chicken. 
Oliver has learned open fridge means chkikin' and he loves chkikin'.
When we walk out from the bedroom in the morning, there is Oliver waiting for us. 
He walks in front "leading" us to the kitchen and plants himself in front of the fridge.
So now he get a tiny piece of chkikin' and thehamish gets a small piece.
thehamish is so gud, he just sits there and waits for his chkikin' while Oliver will be almost 
taking the chkikin' out of thehamish mouth. 

Peace through chkikin' !

Notice thehamish eyes never leave the . . . chkikin'.


Here is your pretty for the start of the week.

Princess whoop-ass don't mess with me Merida

chkikin' . . . parsnip
music. . . Is It Any Wonder,  Keane

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Easter Scotties !

Happy Easter.
A few old Easter photos that make me happy and break my heart at the same time.
 thehamish and Watson

 All the things I had them do, for chicken.

Have a lovely day
Happy Easter.

cheers,  gayle