Monday, April 4, 2016

Our Backyard

We have had several days of what mom calls beautiful weather.  So she took some pictures in our backyard.  The first one is a bush mom really likes cuz it blocks a neighbor.


Stanley wanted to point out that a Daffy had bloomed.  See the light by the Daffy?  We have them all over the yard in hopes of keeping skunks away.


This is a little Magnolia bush that bloomed for the first time.  It is at the bottom of our hill yard where not many things grow.


You can see the hill here.  The stepping stones are loose from winter so mom says it is a death trap.


You can see the Little Wheelie House is waiting for us to drive it to B*A*R*!


In this picture you can see how loose the stepping stones are but me and Stanley just fly over them when we run down the hill.


This is at the bottom of the hill.  Me and Stanley patrol it all the time.  Last year when we were chasing the squirrel these are the big boulders it ran behind.  This is actually about a 5-6 foot drop.


Here we are patrolling another section.  You might notice we have the vinyl fence and then 2 layers of fencing added to that.  Mom hopes it keeps me in and skunks out.  I surprised her one day about a year ago and when my ball went through the fence I followed it.  Until that moment we did not know I could slip between the slats!


OK, now you have seen our back yard.  Did you notice the impawtent announcement for our mayoral election the other day?  If not, you better check it out HERE!



Murphy & Stanley

32 comments:

  1. What pretty flowers, our garden is still very dull and brown looking!
    I bets you get lots of exercise running up and down that hill
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  2. oh your magnolia is so beautiful! I love it so much, but sadly they will not grow in my back yard... I hope the sun stay with you and you garden is ready for spring soon :O)

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  3. You have one of the best backyards I have ever seen! I love that you have a big hill to run up and down. Beautiful flowers too!

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  4. Wow you have a fun adventurous yard!!

    xoxo,
    Matt & Matilda

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  5. You can have all kinds of adventures at your back yard, I can't wait till I hear that wheelie machine start up in June. stella rose

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  6. OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH LOOK AT THE PURRTY GOLDEN RODS (THAT IS WHAT WE CALL THEM HERE) AND THE DAFFIES. SPRING HAS SPRUNG IN UT.
    HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

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  7. What a fun and exciting yard! Mine is all one level. I need to talk to Momma about putting in a hill for more interest.

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  8. We have never seen your fabulous back yard from THIS Vantage point... it is SUPER fur investigating and playing games. We did See your Wheelie house... butt you know what? We have been wondering about your DOODLE CLUB HOUSE... the one your dad made fur you when you were just Pups... Do you still have THAT?

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    1. Sort of . . . we still have the actual club house (we nearly took a picture of it at that same time) BUTT we do NOT have the bars that USED to surround it. Mom said we only needed the bars when we were wild, untrained pups and as soon as we could be trusted to run the house free we no longer needed the indoor (or outdoor) jail cells.

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  9. Hari OM
    The bush in first pick was one of my mother's very favouritest plants - it is called Forsythia... beaut!!! You sure do have a steep yard!!! hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  10. You have such a cool yard. You can do a lot of mayorz meetings back there in secret
    Lily & Edward

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  11. Oh I love the magnolia. it reminds of me and of the Human Grandparents house, now sold. They had a lovely magnolia tree in the garden. Up here in Scotland, we are too far north for magnolias to thrive.
    But Doods, do take care on the death trap steps, please!
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  12. Wow, you have such a wonderous and big backyard just waiting for adventures!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  13. Nice backyard but what does your mom have against skunks.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  14. It blocks the neighbour...bwahaahaa! Be careful...we just came from F n E's and they had snow on their daffies!

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  15. Our beautiful daffodils are buried in snow right now, so it was nice to see your flowers.

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  16. WE are just seeing some of the leaves started to leaf out. Mom likes those neighbor blocking bushes too
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  17. What a great yard! Our mom LOVES your magnolias!
    Do skunks still get into your yard? Even though ours is built like San Quentin, we have coyotes that get in. And of course bunnies and squirrels and kit-cats.
    Cammie!

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  18. Guys, we have that same little yellow flowered bush in our garden.You have a nice , large backyard to run and play in. We are glad the nice weather has arrived for you as well :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  19. Thanks for the tour. We hope the skunks stay out.

    We can't wait to see who will be running for mayor.

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  20. You get SKUNKS in your yard??? Crikey ...... we don't have skunks here but I've heard that they are awful smelly things. I like awful smelly things. Would I like skunks?? Do you??

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  21. Looks so spring like! We saw the top a tulip in the garden today!

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  22. You have such a beautiful yard and the view is amazing. We're supposed to get one more bit of snow this week and then I can officially "smell the flowers".

    Abby Lab

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  23. You Doods sure have interesting terrain to keep watch over.

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  24. your yard looks fun to explore! stay safe as you both fly around there :)

    pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto

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  25. Oh my STUD MUFFIN!!! I loves your backyard!!! I can see you sittin' on the hill there, barkin' at me....I can hear you so clearly, and nows I see why! Butts, I wants you and MONKEY BUNS to be carefuls flyin' down that 'death trap' of steppin' stones! yikes! Oh, and your flowers are most FABulous!!! Is that what makes your furs smell so amazin'??!
    Okays, I gots to go, gots to gets to bed early cause I gots to go to the vetties tomorrows for my annual PROBE, um, I means CHECKUP, and I gots my skin all itchy and ears too...Ma thinks it's the pollen, butts it could be anythings I guess.
    Bark at you soon my LOVE MUFFIN!
    Kisses,
    Your Fiance, the one with the itchy furs, Ruby ♥

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  26. You have a lot of fun places to play in your yard. Never bark at a skunk. They take it personally. ☺

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  27. We have a yellow flowered bush as well, but Mara says she doesn't think it will flower very much this year. And the daffs aren't even out yet! I wish it was summer, that way it would be nice to be outside and I can chase mice again!

    Miss Oswin from Norway

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  28. love how you said you like your forscythia (spelling?) bush because it blocks the neighbor lol. You sure have hilly terrain there!!!
    DakotasDen

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  29. Wow guys, didn't realize you lived on the top of Mt. Everest! Lovely yard...especially the magnolia bush and daffodil. ღ

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