10/15/18

Spooky Reminder


We told Rosy we would remind everypawdy about the Blogville Haunted Halloween while she was away!
I thought it would be a good idea to come out and do some decorating while reminding you about the deets...Arty came along too after I told him I'd make sure Daddy would give us Greenies tonight!

Rosy thought it would be fun for everypawdy to share(publish a post) their favorite scary story and hop aboard the Blogville Haunted Halloween Blog Hop! She talked us into helping her host a Haunted House so, after we're done listening to scary stories, we can have fun scaring each other!! 
 If you want to be part of the Haunted House, send Mama a picture. You can be dressed up, or Mama can dress you up. If you do NOT want to be a part of the Haunted House, let us know. We will probably be using pictures we have gotten in the past along with the new photos and want to make sure we respect what everypawdy wants!



Think we might have made the house a little too haunted, Jakey?! 

10/12/18

Aloha Flower Friday

Happy Aloha Flower Friday Everypawdy! Today, Mama and I are going to show you some of the more serene statues, along with a flower or two, she saw while her and Daddy were in Hawaii!


Like this beautimous unicorn, sitting in a serene grassy area




...and then there was an Oriental Garden where she saw these stone figures




This colorful Itty Bitty Iris (aka yellow neomarica candida) seemed like a wonderful serene bloom to share today...




Mama says she wish she would have put something next to the blooms for scale. The blooms were about as big as her thumb...




...and so very delicate!




Mama also found this sweet Geisha-like lady in the Oriental garden.




Last, but not least, Mama green stone pond with a little stone girl guarding it!



Here's to a serene and Aloha-like weekend!


Join Arty next week when he shows you the last of the Hawaii blooms!




Flower Friday
Flower Friday here in Our Backyard is all about spreading cheer, while sharing a bit of your corner of Blogville! Just post a picture of flowers blooming, or any nature picture(with or without your pet) and hop aboard!!  
Please click HERE if you don't see the linky below.

10/10/18

Thankful for Mama and Me Road Trips!

Happy Thankful Thursday!! 
Today I am thankful for my very own Mama and Me trip!!
At this very moment, I'm heading down the the great state of Texas to meet my Gramma and Granddaddy for the very first time! More importantly, I am going to get to meet the famous Uncle Cowboy(aka Uncle Puppy) and Uncle Rocky.



I sure hope they like me. From what Arty tells me, they are VERY big doggies...but he also says they are big softies! I had Mama buy some special surprises for them...and am packing some of my favorite treats to share!



 We are even taking an extra day on the way down so we can see some of the iconic sights along Route 66! I  have some special road trip bandanas to wear on the road from The Sand Dollar Dog Company, so I'm sure to be looking spiffy in all the pictures Mama takes along the way!



Make sure to follow my adventures on our Instagram account HERE (#rosyontheroad)
or 
On our Facebook page HERE


Don't worry, I'll make sure Mama and I remember every single moment so we can share it with you all here when we get back too!



 We are joining Brian for the 
Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

Wordless Wednesday - I is Workin'








 Quiet Down Boyz, I is workin'!!
 

10/9/18

Feeling Witchy on #TongueOutTuesday

 
I'm feeling pretty powerful in my witchy-poo hat, touch of tongue and snaggle tooth today!




10/8/18

Monday Minders While I'm Packin'

Howdy everypawdy! I'm finishing up some packing for my trip to see Gramma and Grandpa. I'll have more on that later in the week but, before I forgot,  I wanted to make sure to remind you of some fun Blogville events happening later this month!!



No Tricks, Just Treats for Shelters!

This year we will be holding our Fourth Annual Blog Hop/Fundraiser from October 26th thru October 28th(Friday through Sunday). We will be donating $1 for every blog hop entry! Just publish your Halloween post letting us know how you have helped (or plan on helping) a shelter near you! That's right, just show us how you are enjoying Halloween and how you helped (or are going to help) a shelter near you and link up to the hop.  Click HERE or on the badge on our sidebar to learn more.

Feel free to take a copy of our badge and spread the word!


and don't forget:
I thought it would be fun for everypawdy to share(publish a post) their favorite scary story or picture and hop aboard the Blogville Haunted Halloween Blog Hop!  
I talked my brothers into helping me host a Haunted House so, after we're done listening to scary stories,  we can have fun scaring each other!! If you want to be part of the Haunted House, send Mama a picture. You can be dressed up, or Mama can dress you up. If you do NOT want to be a part of the Haunted House, let us know. We will probably be using pictures we have gotten in the past along with the new photos and want to make sure we respect what everypawdy wants!




We just love Autumn in Blogville, don't you??

Now, I wonder where Mama packed my extra treats.....

 
 




10/5/18

Flower Friday - Raindrops

 
Happy Flower Friday! 
This week we are continuing our special tropical flower adventure with some rainy day fun!


Mama was surprised to find out the side of the island where she wanted to go flower hunting, it rained almost every day. She didn't let it stop her though! Mama and Daddy made the most of it and, as a result, Mama got lots of pretty raindrop pictures!



Here we have some beautiful Allamanda covered in droplets.



Look over here in this tree....



We used to see these flowers in Texas! Mama calls them "Fireworks Flowers". They are technically some type of Calliandra flower.  No matter their name, they look pretty covered in raindrops don't you think?



Here is a pretty pink Red Sister plant.



Look at the line of raindrops along one of its pretty pink leaves!



Last, but not least, a little raindrop on a Ixora Coccinea or Maui Red Flame(also known as a Jungle Geranium).



We hope you enjoyed our raindrops today 
...and remember:
Have a pawesome weekend!!!






Flower Friday
Flower Friday here in Our Backyard is all about spreading cheer, while sharing a bit of your corner of Blogville! Just post a picture of flowers blooming, or any nature picture(with or without your pet) and hop aboard!!  
Please click HERE if you don't see the linky below

10/4/18

Thankful for Daddy Thursday

 Today we are taking time to be thankful for Daddy Time!



Doing our welcome home dance for Daddy is our most favorite part of the day!



 We are joining Brian for the 
Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!





10/2/18

October in Pawesome!

 As most of you know, October is "Adopt a Shelter Pet" month!!  As you might remember, Jakey and I, Arty, came from a shelter. 

This is why we decided Halloween would always mean:

No Tricks, Just Treats for Shelters!

This year we will be holding our Fourth Annual Blog Hop/Fundraiser from October 26th thru October 28th(Friday through Sunday). We will be donating $1 for every blog hop entry! Just publish your Halloween post letting us know how you have helped (or plan on helping) a shelter near you! That's right, just show us how you are enjoying Halloween and how you helped (or are going to help) a shelter near you and link up to the hop.





Here are some ideas for helping:
  First of all,  if you are looking for a new pet, consider adopting a Shelter or Rescue Organization Pet! Here are some ways we have helped in the past:

1. It is starting to get cold outside, gather up and donate any gently used blankies, towels and sheets to your local shelter.

2. Next time your Mama is buying you foodables, ask her to pick up(or order) an extra bag (or a few extra cans) to donate to your local shelter.

3. Do you have a gently used toy maybe you didn't like, but some other doggy might,  put it in a pile to donate to a shelter.

4. Many shelters have "wish lists" on their websites. Check and see if your shelter has one and see if there is anything you or your peeps might have around the house you can donate.

5. Do you know about Amazon Smile? Every time you make an eligible purchase from Amazon Smile a portion of the proceeds goes to the charity of your choice. Click HERE to learn more!

 6. One of the ways we want to help is by donating $1 for every link to the Treats for Shelters Blog Hop to the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (where Arty and Jakey stayed before they were adopted ).  We will also be donating 50 cents for every comment here at  LLB from October 26th through October 28th. We will split the money raised from commenting between two of Blogville's favorite rescues; Legacy Boxer Rescue (they rescued Matilda and her Angel Bro Casey and Angel Sis Jessie) and Marg's Animals, Marg helps keep kitties(and two very cute donkeys) safe!

Remember...All you have to do is write Halloween post and publish it between October 26th through October 28th  letting us know how you are helping(or planning to help) your local Shelter then link up to our Blog Hop (make sure to stop by and leave us a comment between the 26th and the 28th)!


 Here is Rosy with a special announcement too!
 Thanks Arty! My friend Speckles and I wanted to tell everypawdy about a fun idea I had for Halloween this year!!


I thought it would be fun for everypawdy to share(publish a post) their favorite scary story and hop aboard the Blogville Haunted Halloween Blog Hop! I talked my brothers into helping me host a Haunted House so, after we're done listening to scary stories,  we can have fun scaring each other!! 




 If you want to be part of the Haunted House, send Mama a picture. You can be dressed up, or Mama can dress you up. If you do NOT want to be a part of the Haunted House, let us know. We will probably be using pictures we have gotten in the past along with the new photos and want to make sure we respect what everypawdy wants!

Boy, October sure is FUN!


10/1/18

Happy October Birthdays!!

Join us in wishing all the Blogville October babies a very 
Happy Birthday!!


ATTENTION-ATTENTION
Stay tuned tomorrow to see some fun things happening around Blogville this October!!


 October 6th - Abby - All Things Collie
October 7th - Sam - Tails Around the Ranch
October 8th - Lady Shasta - Team Beaglebratz
October 10th - Walter - Bird Brains and Dog Tales
October 31st - MaggieMae - Three Little Pugs

9/28/18

FFF Arty's Adventures on Flower Friday


This Flower Friday Mama said I could tell you a short story I wrote while I was at camp. You see, it isn't only Flower Friday, it is also Final Friday Fiction with Yam-Aunty!
Click HERE to visit Yam Aunty and see the other pawticipants!



I took this month's story phrases from page 87 of a book Mama is reading called:
Martha Washington:An American Life
by
Patricia Brady
Line 8-travel was always
Line 12-undetectable roads
Line 16-invitation


Now...on to my story!
Once upon a time there was an adventurous Shih Tzu named Arty who received an invitation to visit a beautiful waterfall deep in the rainforest. Travel was always exciting to Arty and he made arrangements right away. He arrived in the tropical paradise the next morning.


When Arty first saw the waterfall he was in awe of the power of the water pouring over the precipice. He was amazed when he could actually hear the waterfall before it came into view! Right then, he decided he wanted climb to the very top and jump to the pool below! 

His heart was pounding as he began his journey to the top of the falls!


He made his way up a barely recognizable and undetectable road. He powered his way through thick vines and brush. Along his journey, he saw beautiful orange heliconia....



...and lobster claw heliconia!




He could hardly hear himself think when he reached the top of the waterfall.  The roar of the water kept him from thinking about how scary it was being up so high!



....but he screwed up all his courage tip toed out to the edge, took a deep breath....




and JUMPED!!!



What an experience...the rush, the adrenaline..the FEAR!
He culdn't believe how reckless he had been and decided again, right then and there, never to do anything so silly ever again!


The End







I hope you enjoyed my story today....Just a reminder that even thought the character's name is Arty...and he might look like me...I would never ever ever
jump in the water voluntarily!!




Flower Friday
Flower Friday here in Our Backyard is all about spreading cheer, while sharing a bit of your corner of Blogville! Just post a picture of flowers blooming, or any nature picture(with or without your pet) and hop aboard!!  
Please click HERE if you don't see the linky below