Wednesday, April 3, 2024

HAPPY 7TH BIRTHDAY PRINCESS POPPY

Today the Princess turns 7! 


Happy Birthday Princess Poppy! May all your squirrel wishes come true!


A look back at birthdays past....so many memories....different homes, different sisfurs, different dog tags....


-The momma and Cora







Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Momma Called Me FAT!

 Rude isn't it!  Like what the pup???!!???!  


Ok...so momma made me put this here.  She didn't call me "fat" she called me food motivated.  She wants to keep me "fit and trim" so I don't have any back issues like Angel Lucy.  Momma worries.  Angel Lucy whispered that to me.  Angel Lucy was the one who sent me here to help Poppy and momma heal.  Anyhoo....She got me "light" food so I can still have yummy kibbles and tiny sized kibbles for my tiny mouth but not gain extra weight.  You go to doggy nannys house and drain a big bowl of kibble like 20 times and your labeled fat...i mean food motivated.   Plus she picked up more "medicine" treats.  Like ok whatever momma if you say its "medicine" and we "have to have it" who are we to stop you.  (BTW its totally just a beef chew treat).  


Lets do this.

Come on momma get that scooper out....

...Im hUnGrY!

Ooh smells like the food Aunt Gracie is on.  Yum!

Om...nom nom!



Proud member of the clean bowl club.  Or as momma says I lick the stainless steel off the bowl.  BOL!


Momma can I has one more scoopy?

Diet...light...or whatever you call it I am down.  Hills rocks!


Cora

It Was Gonna Happen Sooner Or Later

 Its part of my breed....the gene that is linked with lack of hair is linked to lack of teeth.  Momma thinks I lost a k9 tooth on my right side and that is now causing my tongue to stick out more. 




Poppy

OOOH! Big Stretch

 Good long Naps....


...call for bIg StReTcH!



Cora

Sleeping On Momma's Pillow

 No momma I am very very comfortable here.



Why do you ask?




Poppy

Mommas HOME!

 Momma checked the cameras one evening and found this.  My tail was wagging so fast the camera could catch its full glory.  But this is how it be when we hear momma pull in the driveway.



Cora

Too Many Blankies?

 One could argue that there are too many or not enough...as the hairless dog who lives with a momma who requires ac 24/7 Ill let you guess my position on the matter.




Poppy

Photoshoot at the Credit Union

 We had to grab cash for the Popper Scooper people and welll....there were lots of good wind and smells so momma rolled down the window and let us take it all in.  Enjoy!






This one we call suspicious soul sisters!







Momma made this one her new phone screensaver.  Something about the Princess and the Jester.  BOL



PopCo

Working on Modeling

 Mommas been putting me on the big tall table and asking me to sit and watch.  Ta Da!






Momma says hopefully we can transition this outside and get pretty pictures like Poppy.




Cora

Crate Time

As you know mommas been promoting crate time for us.  This way if disaster strikes, we have to be hospitalized or we have to boarded we are comfortable in the crate.  Momma put it on the bed and asked me to go inside and just wait with the door open....




So yea....Its not so bad afterall.  Its cozy yet roomy.





Poppy.

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Burkburnett Texas - AKA BoomTown

 Just a short drive north and we arrived in Burkburnett.  

Originally settled by ranchers as early as 1856, this community was known by some locals as Nesterville. By 1880, the town had a small store with a population of 132. From 1882 until 1903, a post office operated there under the designation Gilbert, named after the North Texas pioneer Mabel Gilbert. In 1906, a nearby wealthy rancher named Samuel Burk Burnett sold more than 16,000 acres (65 km2) of his land in northern Wichita County to a group of investors who were seeking to extend into the wheat-growing area of Western Oklahoma the Wichita Falls and Northwestern Railway, one of the Frank Kell/Joseph A. Kemp properties based in Wichita Falls.[6]

Within Burnett's former land near the railroad, lots were auctioned off the following year and a post office was established. The town was named Burkburnett by U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, who visited the area for a wolf hunt that was hosted by the wealthy rancher Burnett.[7] In 1912, oil was discovered west of the town, attracting thousands to the area, and by 1918, approximately 20,000 people had settled around the oilfield. This part of the town's history was chronicled in the film, Boom Town with Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy. The Great Depression had a negative impact on the town's population, which was boosted again in 1941 as Sheppard Air Force Base was established nearby.


Look Cora the oil rig is pumping right now!  Theres liquid gold in there!


Once in down town Burkburnett we spotted this little place.

They have a painted bull.


Vintage vehicles.

Iron Peoples

An old chevy truck converted into a bench.

A giant tricycle.

This darling and curiously tall elephant.



And a Pizza Hut sign!  I like it!

Momma said after being so good posing at the adobe style office if I felt brave I could get my picture with Big Bear.  Had to give him a good sniff.

No one is watching are they?

OK!  Cheese!  The sun was in my eyes but a great pic none the less!

Around the corner there was a literal horse couch!  AHHH!  One snap and done on this.  I am feeling confident now.  I see why Angel Lucy loved doing this so much.  Its fun!


In the historic down down area we found this mural.

An old gas station turned mini museum.



Just look at the vintage gas pumps!  

What is this cool vehicle here?

Billy Ray Mize.... Nicknamed "The Old Stallion" Billy was the last employee of Preston Dairy.  This pavilon was put up in his honor.  Wow!


Mize...Any relation to Selena Mize I wonder?  Momma said yes, its her Great Uncle and fun fact Mr Billy Ray Mize was married to our DOGGY NANNY! 


 What a small world huh!!! 


Just next door is the historic Missouri Kansas Texas train depot.


Love the colors of the building!

Momma didn't you used to live in the midwest.

Kansas Kentucky same thing!

We napped the whole way back to Wichita Falls.  

We stopped at Doggy Nannys cause who doens't love visiting Doggy Nanny and Gracie right!  And I may or may not have drained the entire food dish.

And I may or may not have had help.  Road trips make you hungries!

Then it was scritches time wif doggy nanny.

Then we napped the whole way home.  


Bonus Doggy Nanny Scritches photo...dont' know what day this was from so it lives here now.



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