August Birthdays on Almost Wordless Wednesday

A very Happy Birthday to all of Blogville's August babies!!

The Honorable Ernie the Attorney is celebrating on August 5th.

Emma's sister Madison is celebrating her second birthday on August 10th

Lady Shasta's, Miss Maizie is also celeebrating her second birthday on August 15th

Our own Secretary of Agriculture, Wyatt is celebrating his big day on August 23rd!


This and That Tongue Out Turtle Tuesday

 Today I, Rosy, am here with my friend Timmy the Turtle to wish you a very happy Tongue Out Turtle Tuesday and update you on a couple of things happenin' here around Our Backyard!

First, thanks to everyone for their concern for us during the wildfires raging in California. We are so very blessed and live on the"Lost Coast" where it is rare for wildfires to reach. We are sending POTP to those 150 miles west of us who are suffering from the devestating Carr Fire. This is only one of many fires burning in our region and we pray the weather cools off so the dedicated firemen can contain these fires soon!

Next, my big brother Arty could use a bit of POTP. He has been having a VERY bad allergy season this year and, on top of that, it seems he has contracted some kind of upper respiratory infection.  He has a bigtime snuffy nose..and his eyes are watering lots too.  He went to the V-E-T yesterday and they stole some of his nose bubbles to see exactly what is going on. The also gave Mama some antibiotics to give him, and he is taking Zyrtec for the snuffles. All of us(Arty included)were vaccinated for two different flu strains...but Arty is pretty popular, even with flu germs I guess...
Needless to say, nobody around here has gotten much sleep, so we may not be around as much as usual this week.

 Finally, I wanted to tell you about my cool new friend Winnie! 
It all happened when I had to go potty in the wee hours of Saturday morning(I knew I shouldn't have had that last drink of water). Mama put her robe on and we went downstairs. Mama opened the door and I went out to do my business. Then I smelled "her" over in the next yard eating some delicious garbage, it was Winnie the Bear! Of course I barked my hello...Mama isn't big on me barking at 3:30am for some reason,  so she came over to get me...well MAMA scared Winnie and she took off. Then Winnie scared Mama and Mama freaked out and wanted me to go inside, pronto! Can you believe it?! Well...I avoided Mamas moves, and followed Winnie along the fence line until she scampered over the neighbors back fence! Mama was kinda in shock(because the LAST thing she expected was to see a bear) so I decided maybe going in was a good idea... Then I went in and back to sleep, Mama not so much...


Mama spent the rest of the morning looking out the window and saying a few HBO words about the neighbors not cleaning up and storing their garbage in proper garbage cans with lids!   In retrospect, Mama is more frightened of what could happen to the bear if someone reports him, than she was about me(although she is already threatening a recall refresher). Mama did not report the bear, but she did talk to the neighbors about cleaning up their garbage to avoid any further confrontations. Mama has also put midnight potty runs on hold for now...    

We hope you are having a Happy, Smiley 
Tongue Out Turtle Tuesday!


While We Were at Camp

 This weekend, I was looking at my Instagram on Mama's phone when I came across these pictures of Mama and Daddy with LOTS of other dogs while we were at camp!!

 The Chihuahua Bar Mama?? You went to a doggy bar without us?!

 I don't see OUR picture on that wall Daddy!

 This guy looks a little shady, don't you think??

MORE doggy pictures that aren't us??

 I don't know Arty, looks a little boring to me...I think we had much more fun at camp than Mama and Daddy had while they were away.

I don't know Rosy, I found this picture on Mama's phone...looks like the might have had a bit too much fun!

Where do you think they went...??

 I'm not sure where they went
 I think I found out why they look so happy...

Wherever they went, Ruby must have had her Margarita truck parked outside!!


Handsome in Pink on Flower Friday

Happy Flower Friday!!

Today I, Arty, am hitting the trails at the Arcata Marsh to show you some of the pink flowers that are blooming!

Most of the pink comes from the wild sweet peas.

They are popping up all over the place!

They are in all shades of pink too!!

We also have a couple of other pink flowers too!!


Here is the beautiful Spear Thistle. Mama thinks their pink tops make it look like a little muppet character!

Here is a spear thistle covered with pollen
(like a little muppet character with highlights)

Our last blooms today is the Fireweed, this plant was taller than Mama!

Thanks for joining me this week!!!

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


Thankful for Friends and Fun

 Do you like lighthouses?? If you know Mama,  you know she is a crazy lighthouse lady! She isn't alone either, Madi's Mama is also a Lighthouse kind of gal!

You can just imagine the Mama excitement when they found out August 7th was National Lighthouse Day!!

 In celebration, we want to see your lighthouses! They can be ocean lighthouses, lake lighthouses, or river lighthouses! Heck, our Mama even loves lighthouse shaped restaurants!

(Kilauea Lighthouse above is on the island of Kauai) 

Show us your lighthouses in a post on Tuesday, August 7th and hop aboard the 
National Lighthouse Day Blog Hop!
Head on over to our hoppity page HERE if you would like to pre-schedule your post!

Speaking of Blog Hops, did you know the Catosphere has put together a list of all the regular Blog Hops?? From Wordless Wednesday to our own Flower Friday!! 
Click HERE to transport over to see the selection of Hops to choose from!!

Today we are thankful for all the fun we can have together both in Blogville and the Catosphere!

 We are joining Brian for the 
Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!


Tropical Tongue Out Tuesday

 Mama is trying to keep us all busy this summer by doing lots photo shoots

 Today, was my turn...I thought a tropical theme might be nice!

 Mostly because they have fishies in the tropics....

...and fishies are NOMMY!!

Happy Tongue Out Tuesday!!


Magination Monday - Sharkweek Edition

 It may look like I am sitting with my underwater obsessed pawrents watching Shark Week....but

In my imagination I am starring in my own underwater shark adventure!!

Where is your imagination taking you today?


Saturday-Birthday Review

 I had a beautimous day for my birthday!

Thanks to everyone for all the pawsome birthday wishes yesterday! A special thank you to Madi for this pawesome birthday card.

 Mama took lots of pictures...

 Seriously Mama???

 Mama even took me to Petco!

 WOW...now that is a humungous ball-ey!

 I talked to some kitties!

 Then we came come and I played outside....

 I came in and jumped on the couch and before I knew it...

 Daddy was home!!
 We played some birthday tuggy!!!
Then Mama and Daddy gave me my Birthday Pressie!

 My very own sissy!!!

 They said if I get along nice with this sissy we will talk about getting me a puppy sissy next Spring!