Monday, February 29, 2016

parley view parsnip. . . sun shine

Monday in Tucson.
I have a green glass vase I really love.
The sun shining on it was so nice that I tried to take a photo.
Didn't quite work but someone thought he should be in the photo.
So now the photos are keepers.

 The sunshine was so bright that the shadows are so dark.



 hahaha i thehamish is theshadow or maybey a guddug of mystery or nightwing


Spring is already here and  summer is right around the corner
and I just found some old monsoon storm photos.



This photos just shows how bright the sun can be even in our monsoon.


As always just because I can here is your pretty to start the week.
 Spring wildflowers.

awwwwww me i thehamish is a gud sweet baboo
not knowin' what that is but nice tall person who feeds me 
keeps calling me i thehamish that
it is comein' with a chkikin' strip so it is a gud name
i thehamish is likin' that name


spring. . . parsnip
music. . .  Time of the Season,  The Zombies

Friday, February 26, 2016

Square Dog Friday. . . SQUEAK toy review.

Friday the best day of the week is here !
We know what to do so let's woof it.
Woof !

thehamish has been in and out of the doctors and hospital.
Son was picking up some new meds at Walgreens and found a new squeaky toy.
It is based on the the toy thehamish received for Christmas, the Starlight Mint.
A "firmish" plastic flat cookie shape squeaky covered with strong material.
Quite a good toy as he does not rip it apart in the usual 10 nanoseconds.
But then Watson is not here to help play tug destroy.

Forgot to take a photo before the nom nom began.
Also when you touch the tail it crackles.
The next two photo are blurry and dark
but that is what happens when you are playing "Blanket and Toy"
while trying to take a photo. I would have tossed these but I like the concentration
on thehamish face looking for the  squeaky.


He attacked the toy right after I took the photo.
who me i themaish
i thehamish is so gud dug.

Toy Review

This was easier to do when Watson wrote the first review.
You were able to understand thehamish review easier.

So I am working on a new format for thehamish.
This one is not working for me because Watson's review was alway first 
and gave a foundation for thehamish.
Plus it is not as fun for me as it was. We shall see.

Material. . . gud gud gud
Squeak. . . squeiky
Design. . . minemine mine
Chew. . . yert

This toy was found at Walgreens.
No chkikin' sprips were given as payment for this review.


And just because I can here is your pretty to start the weekend.

toy. . . parsnip
music. . . Another Day,  The Zombies

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Wednesday in Japan, or New Zealand.

Trying to get back to my 3 day a week blogging world.
wahahahahahahaha we shall see.
Back to life in Japan.
As many of you know I have a son who lives in Japan with his family 
and quite fabulous extended family.
He is the head of  the International Exchange Center at his University.
He is in New Zealand right now at his University's building connected to Christchurch University.
All the students have to spend a month in New Zealand, immersed in English and their field of study. 
But there is fun time also. Lots of outdoor time, shopping (of course), horseback riding, hiking
what ever fun activity is in season.
One of these fun time was a class in surfing two weeks ago at Sunner Cliffs Beach.  
Of course this was exactly where the epicenter of the 5.9 earthquake was.
Son was walking back with lunch and he saw and felt the earthquake.
Quick note: all my children grew up with earthquakes when we lived in California.
So this is/was no big deal for him or even the students.
But he did mention that this was the first time he felt the earth liquify.
It feel like the ground beneath his feet felt like jello.
 Earthquake !

More earthquake !

When he left to pick up lunch for the class, four of his students were surfing.
But the teacher and all the class were found and everyone was fine !
Are they not darlin' 
This photo makes me smile everytime I see it !


And of course just because I can here is your mid-week pretty.

Vietnamese Asparagus and Steak Salad.

 Quick easy and so very good.
Plus the sauce you make for the salad was made with lime juice, fish sauce and sugar, no oil 
but I must say I added a few drops of sesame oil.  
Just because I love the flavor with this salad.

hey whats' about me  i thehamish
i am a pretty 
pretty pretty pretty

earthquake. . . parsnip
music. . .  Blue,  The Zombies

Monday, February 22, 2016

parley view parsnip. . . the kitchen sink

Monday in Tucson.
Spring is here too soon, blue skies, sun, everything starting the bloom.

Sounds great but February is our winter.  
Every few days the rain we need in the valley, snow in the mountains. 
Then sun and blue skies for a few days. 
But we are starting spring too early, we need more rain.
Just a few random photos from the last few weeks.
Javelinas visiting the two small ponds I have in the east side yard.


 About 7 of the Javelinas having a dust bath after a quick swim.

 I love them, they are a hoot !

 Beautiful skies.



 Evening in the backyard.

Sunset clouds, I wish I could really tell you how much better this was in real time.
The colors were so much brighter and glowing.
I only use my phone camera now.


And of course just besides I can, here is your pretty to start the week.

Watson always napped in the sun on the cool floor here in my kitchen nook.
thehamish is now napping here alone.
thehamish is going to the eye specialist today.
Still on my quest to find a reason for his episodes
Everyone have great start to the week.

rain. . . parsnip
music. . . She's Not There,  The Zombies

Friday, February 19, 2016

Square Dog Friday. . . update on thehamish

Well here it is again the best day of the week.
Square Dog Friday !
Let's woof it.
thehamish before his appointment with History !
At least in his mind
He went for his appointment with the specialist and all turned out great.
His insides are looking good and he does not have Cushing.
Yea !
But we still don't know why he is having these episodes.
I think it might have something to do with his diabetes or his eyes 
but I just don't know.

So I am now tracking his time between his insulin shots.
The vet wants 12 hours between shots which can be very hard on him and me.

He is on a Gastro Intestinal Low Fat canned dog food,
to keep his peritonitis under control but he gets very hungry by dinner time.
He is on a limited diet and has few choices for any extras, not even carrots !
thehamish loves carrots, he is a little bun bun.
He was still somewhat drugged when we picked him up.


He was quite miffed and he wouldn't look at me.
I think it was because when I dropped him off early at the Vet he stood there head down
as I was talking to the assistant. He looked at her, looked at me and then walked to the door. 
He stood there touching the door with the top of his head. 
He wanted to go home, he was not very happy.
It was so sad, I was in tears when I saw that. 
A few days before  the doctors visit 
I was sitting outside with him playing a easy game of toss.

Suddenly he became Adventure Dog !
The small yellow toy bounced under the sage plant.

 i thehamish huntin' for toy

 huntin'huntin' huntin'

 i thehamish thinkin' i thehamish is findin' it
(you can see it to the right of his head)

 i thehamish is findin' it

 i got's the toy

action shot of i thehamish jumpin' over the grand canyon
i thehamish is adventure dog
then i thehamish destroyed  the toy lookin' for the treasure

 see i gud adventure dug

i thehamish found the squeak treasure but not chkikin'

And as alway here is your pretty for the start of the weekend.
It is very warm here about 84/56. Not our typical February.
This is the cold month that we usually get our winter rain.
But right now it is spring weather and I want rain !
The nice part of this weather is we have had some wonderful sunsets.

 Sunset views from the backyard.

Plus a pretty moon shot from the day before.
happy. . . parsnip
music. . . Summertime,  The Zombies

Friday, February 12, 2016

Square Dog Friday. . . woof

Here we are again on the best day of the week,
Square Dog Friday.
We all know the drill so let's woof it !

Such attention. 
Is that love in his eyes ?





Yes, it is true lurve....

I have a piece of chicken in my hand.

thehamish is somewhat better.
On the 18 he will be getting a new ultra sound and then his doctor and the specialist 
with check out what the heck is going on in that sweet but messed up body.
Long time reader know his litany of health problems.
I will post the news next Friday. 


And as always just because I can (still) here is your pretty 
for the start of the weekend.


Here is thehamish and Watson in better days.


The performance artist known as thehamish with well known art critic Watson.
Artist thehamish is about to create his famous piece "one is away"

 Fun days of better times.

waiting. . . parsnip
music. . .  Time Of The Season,  The Zombies