Friday, June 30, 2017

Remember the Great Wall of China . . .

Square Dog Friday is here.
Best day of the week !

Good News first !

Remember the Great Wall of China ?
Forget it !

We now have 
The Great Wall Of thehamish !


We had to remove the steps that were on the west side of the bed. No more up and down because of his back. 
So I had a ramp built for him. It is carpeted, and has openings for gud dugs and katties. 
We still pick him up and down carefully but in the middle of the night if he needs to go outside,  
it is now easier for thehamish to wake up Son to take him out. 
Not sure why he wakes up Son to take him out now ?  I was the one who always got up with the 
gud dugs but it is just fine with me.  I get so little sleep now so any hour here or there 
is much needed.

I am working on 3 or 4 small watch towers to finish The Great Wall look. 
Plus add the angle wall piece.  The sides on the top are because he has very
little eyesight left. Just enough to help him remember where he is.

Why it is so big is we had to have a nice easy ramp to walk up. 
His ACL has completely crossed over his back legs and 
we now have to be so careful of his back and legs.
I lurve my sweet baboo.


Now the bad news.
Son and I have been at the vet everyday. We thought thehamish was "okish" and then he dropped 
out so fast.  In 2 week he bottomed out.
We found everything is a huge mess again, his pancreas, liver, kidneys and bladder are all under attack. His pancreas is "hot" and really messed up again.
He is on a new diet that I cook for him and several new meds.
We are watching him very close. Right now he is sort of okish.

But everyday he wakes up with a smile. Scotties smile big time.
He is my only luxury.
I lurve him.
So today I am leaving you with some happy happy gud dug thehamish
photos  for your weekend pretty.

Thank you all for the wonderful and touching comments on Wednesday's post.
thehamish and I Thank You so much.
cheers,  parsnip

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Fires, javelinas, roadrunners, and thehamish

Fires everywhere.
High temperatures and hot winds.
When you have a week of super hot temperatures then have 115 to 118
for several days the earth just can not cool off.
Days are just hot. So when I say 102 on Monday would be cooler,
it really was 107, to us that was cool and much need drop.

Javelinas dig up the cool damp earth and try to cool off.
There are two on the left and one more on the right a baby is behind the tree next to her Mum.

These two are in the pond.
Lunch !

Monsoons clouds trying to build...

but gone by the evening.

Samurai Pet Armor 

Prepare your dog and cat for battle.
The Fukuoka based Samurai Armor is lightweight but as they said 
your pet will probably not be protected from any katana strikes, 
they will at least feel badass and comfortable.

Oliver getting use to his lead.
I think he would look great in the red armor.

For your mid week pretty.
thehamish on his monsoon rain cloud pillow of softness.

Yes please.

We have been at the vet everyday. Because we do not want and can not leave him there. 
He is crumbling and fading fast. Back for another treatment and some tough 
talk. In 2 weeks he has deteriorated very fast, all his testes are wonky.
When the more test come back today we will know more.

My heart is breaking into a million pieces.
Not much I can do but wait and see.

cheers,  parsnip

Monday, June 26, 2017

Monday maddness...

What a last few days, do not want to go through that heat again.
On Saturday it was 118. I was making sure all the wild animals had water.
Plus I had the outside my fenced yard, big sprinklers on twice
to help cool the plants and animals off.
We had so many super hot days leading up to Friday/Saturday the
earth had no time to cool off.
On Saturday evening at 9:25 when I went to bed it was 102.
Sunday morning at 9:30 it was 92 already.
Today it is suppose to be 102. I hope so we need the cooler weather.

 Looking east Sunday evening

Looking west at the very hot looking sunset.

 I just love all the shadow photos I have taken of thehamish.

 Ruler of the whole world and beyond Merida on son's bed.

 Naughty Oliver in thehamish pillow,

 The weirdest photo of one of thehamish's yawns.

As always just because I can here is your pretty for the start of the week.
Or not !

I have posted this before but this is how I have been feeling in the hot hot hot summer days.

cheers,  parsnip

Friday, June 23, 2017

Square Dog Friday, frenzy....

Best day of the week is here 
Square Dog Friday.

thehamish is helping, as always, on today's post.
Woof it thehamish.

yesh i thehamish is talkin' 
it is so hot today and lots' of fires all around here
nice tall person who feed us is takin' pictures from the tv
30 fires in arizona bad bad bad not gud at all
lots of them near my home not gud

Most of these fires are all south and southeast of Tucson.
Big and small some have been burning for over a month now.
It is so bad so early.



  water in the pond for gud wild wild birdies and critters' 
nice tall person who walks gud dug is makin' sure they have gud clean water

 hot so hot roadrunner is coolin' off next to bun bun
nice tall person who feeds us said it is 118 
not knowin' my numbers but i am know that is hot
it is hot hot hot too hot for gud dugs and nice animamuls

 nice tall person who is feedin' us is makin' pretty carrot to send to
nice tall person who has many gud dugs

i thehamish is vantin' to be alone
 i thehamish is needin' my sleepin'
i thehamish pills makin' i thehamish sleeeeepy
i thehamish is sleepin' on my rainy cloud

i thehamish is lookin' out my window
it is hot hot hot nice and cool in home

 i thehamish is hot much too hot for gud dug thehamish

 i thehamish is fightin' the snakie i thehamish is winnin'
i thehamish is needin' chkikin'

Thank You thehamish !
You did a great job.
I lurve you my sweet baboo !


Of course just because I can here is your pretty for the weekend.
I think thehamish wants to cool off.

He is lay right in front of his little window.
Naughty !

cheers,  parsnip

Monday, June 19, 2017

Monday sadness.

Such sad news everywhere today.

I read some of the news of the forest fires in Portugal.
With all the other news in  Washington, London, Paris and Syria,
some news feeds are not even mentioning it today.

If you haven't read about this there is a huge fast growing forest fire 
in central Portugal. It has injured 16 with at this time 
25 people killed with many burned to death in their cars trying to escape.

This reminds me of the wildfire that destroyed part of Laguna Beach.
We were living on the top of a hill overlooking Laguna Beach to the Pacific.
The wildfire came blowing in from the north and in a few seconds turned 
blew up and over the backside of the hill and flew down and over my home. 
We had seconds to leave. 

I drove the children down the hill then onto Pacific Coast Highway. 
The road was now bumper to bumper. I could see the fire coming down the hill towards us.
 PCH runs right next to ocean, I told my older son, to hold on to his brother and sister 
and run the block to the ocean and jump in, if the fire overtook us and don't look back.

We had an a chance so many of these people didn't.
My heart goes out to them. I have lived through this and it is horrible.
I am holding all of these people close to my heart today.

I end with a happy.

cheers,  parsnip

Friday, June 16, 2017

Square Dog Friday

Another great Friday is here, best day of the week.

Let Me Sing You The Song Of My People !



 ummmm summer is here 
Monsoons are coming !


As always here is your pretty for the weekend

Nothing better than laying in the sun on a cool floor.

cheers,  parsnip

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Wednesday Weird

This post was ready to go, so I will still post it.
After all a silly smile is good at any time.
I have some thoughts on the shooting of Republicans in Alexandria.
I will post about this tomorrow.
Sad day all around.

Over the years I have entered The Trelawnyd Flower Show.
Of course this is all because John of "Going Gently" has once again let blog friends
from all over to enter the bloggers  novelty veggie category. 
We send him a photo of our entry, he prints it out and put them up on a wall for judging.

I have never won but here are my entries from past years.

 Found in my garden.

 Prickly Pear Pads and Fruit from my garden.

 More Prickly Pear Fruit from my garden.

 Carrot tops

The Famous angryparsnip !
Carrots beware.


This years entry

A favorite veggie, Fennel.
I might have a second entry, still working on it.


Oliver, I love his eyes.
I might enter this one in the photography section.

Merida is not happy.

 I changed the eyes for her but.... still not happy

But my sweet baboo is happy.
Much like Watson, thehamish is a happy gud dug.

cheers,  parsnip