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Thursday, March 25, 2010



Hello there to all our furFriends and furMoms/Dads across the globe!

It is the most wonderful early Autumn day here in

...and our own personal doggie environment is also so beautiful ...

The sun is shining, the grass is green and our pool is sparkling blue at the moment. Mom spends a lot of time ensuring that it is clean and attractive! 

 I just love our garden!
Even though it is early Autumn, there is still a lot happening outside. 
Every morning before dawn the Hadedah Ibisis come to visit. I am sure that it is my personal job to chase them away! I don't like them at all, but Mom says that they are very beautiful and useful to eradicate snails in our garden...

They look like ducks to me and of course and I was bred to retrieve ducks!!!
...no more said!...

Once I have eliminated them, I like to lie on the grass and soak up the sun!...

The flowers in our garden haven't quite realised that winter is approaching...

This shrub (below) was planted by our girls when they were small. We planted it long ago when one of our hamsters died. We call it "Fluffy's bush" and it has fruit on it at the moment....

...which change into beautiful pink flowers...

Some plants just land up in our garden without us planting them...
...Like this gem squash plant which has deserted the flower bed and is now climbing up with tree...

Some living things struggle on...no matter what!!!

MAXDOG likes his special spot too...
in the shady corner of the garden...

It is his personal spot where he sometimes goes to think and sleep...

Today is MAXDOG's 47th Day of Grace!!!

(Mom says that "49" is a winning number!
...well at least it was in the Iditarod this year!...
...so we hope to celebrate "49" on Saturday)

Anyway, the little fluffballs...
like to simply watch the world from our patio.
Toffee's paw is much better, but he will have it checked out tomorrow at the Vet.

Whilst all the males 'rest', I like to make full use of the sunshine!!!

Okay...if you can't beat them...then join them!
I think I'll rest too!

Wishing everyone a wonderful, thankful Thursday.
We are happy to be alive and all still together!



The Musketeers said...

Tammy ! You guys have a very very nice back yard ! With your very private pool ! How cool ! Lovely flowery pictures ;)

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Hey Tammy,
Well done girl. Y'all have a beautiful home. It is good to see everyone doing so well today, especially Max Dog, your boyfriend. Weare still praying for him, and the rest of y'all, everyday. We have to hold Max close to our hearts and in our prayers to help him to Grace Day 48 and beyond. We love you all.

Mango said...

Enjoy the sunshine because winer is coming, sigh.


Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Yoor garden is absolutely beautiful. We are glad that Maxdog is able to enjoy it ~ and wish him many more quality days.


Andrea said...

Tammy girl...you have a beautiful garden and pool. I am praising GOD Maxx is on his 47th day of grace. We continue to pray for him. It looks like he has a very special spot, indeed.
Hugs, andrea

~Kim~ said...

You indeed have a beautiful spot that's full of life and love too!! Thank-you for sharing it with us and Max's 47th day!! I do think that "49" sounds like a good goal, but more beyond that sounds even better! :-))

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos Tammy Girl! I like woo garden, very pretty, we have some similar Ibis which we like to chase off too, but ours are white.... Pretty flowers, but even prettier woo! I am glad to see the King is feeling better, Woos and puppy kisses to Max Dog!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Tammy, your fall looks like our summer☺ We hope that Max celebrates 49 days of grace times TEN!

You had mist in the morning and sun during the day. We woke up to 40 mile an hour winds (woke us up during the middle of the night) and temps of 40 degrees F. The world is an amazing place, isn't it☺

Sending much love to ALL of you, even those little puffs with big ♥s.

mayziegal said...

Tammy, your yard is Most Beautiful and so are you! I likes those birdies but mostly cuz I can see how much fun they would be to chase!

Wiggles & Wags,

Angus said...

Looking at the photos it's clear that piece of shady lawn will be forever Max's special spot.

Sheila and Bob said...

What a beautiful backyard, we can understand why everyone likes to be out there.
Max, you go boy....
Love & Licks
Hamish & Sophie

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Thank you so much, Tammy, for sharing your lovely garden with us!

We're rooting for 49 and beyond, Max!

Woofs, Purrs and Hugs,
Tommy and everyone at The Poupounette

Joy said...

Thanks for sharing photos of your beautiful yard and beautiful dogs. I love MAXdog's special spot in the shade.

KB said...


You sure have a beautiful garden, with comfy green grass for you and Max to lie back in luxury. Shade or sun, you have your choice. You're a very lucky girl. I'm glad that those flowers are still blooming for you!

I'm also so happy that MaxDog is enjoying his wonderful days in the garden with you nearby!

BTW, I loved the training videos of your boyfriend Max. He's a very smart boy and incredibly well trained!

We're thinking of you.

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

Tammy, we're extremely jealous of your personal pooch space! It's beautiful. AND... you have your own snail eater. Mom wants one of those! Otherwise, Stella eats the snail then comes back in the house wantin' a kiss. Ewww!


Sam said...

Your garden is so beautiful! I love the ibis - what an interesting looking bird! ...and Tammy looks so happy in the grass!


Mack and Mia said...

Tammy, you guys have the most beawooootiful backyard! It's just perfect, like all of wooooo!

There is nothing better than relaxing and soaking up the sun!

Enjoy your wonderful Thursday together! We lubbing you guys a lot!

Max, keep resting well dear boy! Besides, you have the primo spot!

Wags and Woofs,
Mack and Mia

Ina in Alaska said...

Lovely lazy late summer days... I shared many of these pics with my hubby over coffee while he did his morning Suduku puzzle. Love the birds and pool. We could never have an in-ground pool in Anchorage, although there are some homes here with pools built indoors! All your pups look very happy... the Dog Days of late summer. Hugs and Licks to you all xoxo

Mrs. JP said...

Oh your yard is beautiful. Tammy and MAX are so beautiful/handsome. Do you brush them constantly? Speedbump is part golden and part great perynees so she's got lots of hair. I've always admired how well they are groomed.
Your flowers are stunning. My favorite today is the pink on in the foreground of Tammy's picture.
So glad to hear of Toffee's paw progress. Hope he gets a good report tomorrow.

TwoSpecialWires said...

We could almost feel that soft green grass beneath our feet. Aren't changing seasons wonderful? Especially when you take the time to really really enjoy them.

Thank you for sharing, Tammy.
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Stella said...

Very good post, Tammy! We always like to wish Max a Happy 47th Day of Grace, will you pass it on to him, please?

You all look comfy and happy and for that we are glad.


Cocorue said...

hey Tammygirl, you look good on the grass too. do give your prince charming a special kiss from us, TQ

so glad that Toffee's paw is on the mend too. all of you look so good esp dear Maxi

have another good day Max and you are my miracle ( sorry Tammy but i do like your boy too bol....)


Priscilla said...

What an amazing backyard!
The weather looks beautiful. Enjoy it, Max!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Girls SOOOO know how to make the most of the day and night!

Thanks fur sharing another lovely post!

Mom says her sekhond khanine was Fluffy - she was a furry special schnauzer!

Here's to ALL of woo!


TK said...

This is a very nice report Tammy! Thanks for keeping us in-the-know.
You look like you are enjoying the sunshine.
We are glad that Toffee's foot is getting along and that Max still enjoys the outdoors.
Give him a lick from us Tammy. And have him give you a lick too!
Love TK

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

Tammygirl, you are so beautiful! We love your little garden and your little heaven over there. So nice and peaceful.

Sam & June

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Max Dog et al!!!
Happy 47th day of Grace Max....you are looking so handsome peaceful today. What a beautiful post and pictures. Great news that Toffee is doing better too. Max your garden is lush and beautiful I'd stay out there too.
Madi and Mom

Ginger Jasper said...

Tammy thank you for a lovely tour f your domain.. I loved seeing all the pretty flowers and birds.. I would like to chase those too.. I think the numbers sound good but then so does "over 50" Here's to continued enjoyment of life.. HUgs GJ xx

Jacqueline said...

Tammy, that is a lovely post and you look so happy rolling and resting on the grass in the sun!!...Glad to hear Toffee is getting better; good luck at the vet tomorrow...It's great to see Max enjoying the garden and fresh air as well; he looks very peaceful and content in his shaded spot...Blessings to all.

Tessa the Maltese said...

Wow, I am always amazed at your blogs! The Ibisis is beautiful. I have tiny wild finchs in my yard, and like to chase them away when I go outside. The flowers are so beautiful, I like smelling pretty things.

Max's personal spot in the yard looks so very lush. I think that Max looks better, more relaxed.

Thank you so much for the wonderful post Miss Tammy. We sure did enjoy it.

Hugs, Tessa

Twinkietinydog said...

Thank you for a lovely post and the updates Tammygirl! Glad to hear Toffee's feeling better. He'll be reinstated to his royal status in no time.
Thankful for yououou all and Max today :)

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Oh Tammy, thanks fur showing us your beautiful garden. We are thrilled that Max is doing so well, and that the King is feeling better too. You look so beautiful lying in the sunshine...

Cloud and his mom

Gail in Aberdeen said...

Thanks for a nice post Tammy. All that sunshine and so many beautiful flowers. You wouldn't believe how dull and grey it is here today in Aberdeen. Tell Max that if it's shade he likes, then Scotland has plenty to offer!
Cheers, Gail.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Hi Tammy! You have a beautiful yard and garden to spend time in - we think the sun would be fun to sleep in out there!

Sending purrs and prayers for Max!

Anna the GSD said...

Tammy, those are great rollin round in the sunshine/grass piktures!! Glad you guys still have lovely weather! Give your brother a kiss for me!

Clive said...

We thoroughly enjoyed that post - Tammy! You can guess which picture the NSLM loved the most! That wonderful yellow flower! That made his smile one of his great big happy smiles!

Glad you all had a lovely Thursday and that Max is doing so well on his 47th day of grace!

lots of love
Clive and the NSLM

sprinkles said...

Your yard is so beautiful! I should have taken better care of my back yard. I don't ever water it or anything. It's mostly weeds now. My little chi's run around back there and seem to enjoy it so I just don't ever worry about it. I do try to keep the front looking nice. My neighbor is nice too because usually mows the front for me and has also sprayed the weeds for me.

I love that picture of Tommy and Toffee together. Wish we heard more about Tommy.

Still keeping Max in my nightly prayers! I just know in my heart that he'll make it to Day #49 and beyond! I know I've never met him but I sure do love him!

Noll's Nip said...

Glad to see you having a grace-filled, wonderful day sweetie.

Kasha The Dainty Great Dane said...

Hi Tammy & Maxdog and other fur siblings!
Sorry I haven't been around lately...this work thing that mom does is just getting in the way of my blogging. I'm glad to see that things are still going well at your household and that Max is hanging in there..you look good Max. Relax and enjoy the autumn days.
AARF Kasha the Dainty Great Dane

Benny and Lily said...

It sure is beautiful. Thank you sharing those awesome pictures
Benny & Lily

Asta said...

Tammy Giwl
I too am tewwibully gwateful fow youw pawfect day..youw family, youw fwiendship and all that booty that souwwounds you and gives you a place to west and see and heaw the wondews awound you.
I'm so glad Toffee's footie is bettew and so vewy gwateful fow max being able to west anothew bootifu day in the shade sowwounded by all youw love
smoochie kisses

The OP Pack said...

Tammy, what a lovely post you did! Thank you for showing us all those beautiful flowers in your yard. They are gorgeous and help us realize that spring will soon be here. It is good to see MaxDog so peaceful in his shady kingdom. Hugs to all at your home.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

the booker man said...

miss tammy,
i looooove the last picture of you lying in the grass. you looks so happy, and i can see you smiling. :)
your garden sure is super nice. i can see why you and mr. max and king toffee and tommy enjoy it so much!
the booker man

Lorenza said...

Hi, Tammy!
Your back yard is beautiful! I know you all enjoy being there!
Max sure has a special spot there!
Good luck at the Vet for Toffee!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Dear fluff balls, Tammy and Max
thank you for letting us peek at your autumn.
Sometimes the season do not want to leave.
That is what I am feeling in the wind that blows my ears, and these rain drop that drip on my nose. Sometimes they come in slowly so we can get aquaninted and tell us know to be afraid. And sometimes they leave slowly so we will not miss them so much.
I think yout autumn is tip toeing in softly to tell all of you to not be afraid.

kissa-bull said...

oh tammy i guess those duck are like out twee rats
humans just dont get that they are invading our property wiff their germies
sugars to all the gorgeous pooches in your pack

ocmist said...

Tammy, it was great to see all the beautiful things you had to share with us! Those flowers are just gorgeous!

Mom said she'd go hunting ducks and have duck dinner, but she's not sure about Ibis dinner... Still, I'd bet they would be fun to chase.

Say Hi to Max for us, and know that you are all in our thoughts! The CCC

Deborah said...

I am glad it's Spring here! We are having so much rain though!
Your flowers are beautiful!