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:

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

that is a very steep back yard!

Julie said...

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

Mark Muller said...

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)

Oz theTerrier said...

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!

The Adventures of The Bell Fur Zoo said...

Wow you have a fun adventurous yard!!

xoxo,
Matt & Matilda

stellaroselong said...

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

Madi and Mom said...

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

Casey said...

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.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

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?

Murphy said...

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.

Yamini MacLean said...

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

Robin Whiskers said...

Cool backyard!

Two French Bulldogs said...

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

Bouncing Bertie said...

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.

Dory and the Mama said...

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

Sully said...

Nice backyard but what does your mom have against skunks.

Aroo to you,
Sully

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

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

C.L.W.STEP said...

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

Idaho PugRanch said...

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

The Army of Four said...

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!

LP said...

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

Jans Funny Farm said...

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

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

Charliedownunder said...

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??

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

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

LBJ said...

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

Millie and Walter said...

You Doods sure have interesting terrain to keep watch over.

Cara n Crew said...

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

pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto

Ruby said...

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 ♥

M. K. Clinton said...

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

Mara said...

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

Caren Gittleman said...

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

Tails Around the Ranch said...

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