Sunday, April 29, 2018


Hi everyone! We got a reminder that it has been a long time since our last post so we forced mom to help us do one!  Dog oh dog, if we had thumbs we wouldn't have to rely on her to help us!  Anyway, we asked her why she has been slacking and here are her excuses:

First, we went to the Grand Canyon.  Some of you saw the pictures on that other boring blog (that updates even less than this one) or Facebook but in case you missed it here are a few pictures we are making her show as proof.

We took our little wheelie house.  The Grand Canyon has what mom calls "full hookups".  We don't know what those are but it makes mom really happy.

This was in our campground.  There were elk everywhere!  This one's name is Nigel.  Stanley was shocked when he furst met Nigel.

Since Nigel seemed to be kinda chill, I said hello too.

One day Nigel tried to drive our truck.  See him hiding?

Nigel had a furend keeping a lookout on the other side.  We didn't catch his name though.

Mom made us pose like she always does.

We had to keep dad on a string so he didn't fall into the canyon!

Dogs aren't allowed on the trails that go into the canyon but our pawrents went on a hike and showed us this picture.

Dogs are allowed on the paved trails around the rim so we did get tuckered out on those cuz there were lots of them.

There were so many new smells!

There are some ruins too.

It's a pretty big place.

The weather was really good.  When we left there and stayed in Southern Utah for a few days (no pictures).

After we got home mom gave dad a piece of paper.  We asked what it was and dad looked sad and just said "It's the Honey-Do list from hell boys".  Then dad started working.  Remember the garden box he made mom last year?

Mom started digging in the dirt and dad made this one.

Can you believe she wanted another one?  Her excuse was that this one is smaller and just for squash & melons so it's okay.  Oh wait, we love cantaloupe so maybe it is okay.  BUTT we had to do lots of snoopervision!

Then mom got this other thingie.  Me and Stanley just wondered "what's next"?

It was a Greenhouse! She put these little pots in it with seeds in them.  She said when it was warm enough we can dig holes in the garden boxes and plant the little plants!

Sometimes we think mom is causing so much trouble for dad and us!

You won't believe the next thing that has been happening . . . 

Mom said she was aggravated to the point of action so she's been doing this thing called politics.  Furst she went to a County Convention and was the leader of a meeting cuz she is something called a Precinct Captain.  Then they both went to this thing called a State Convention.  At least this time mom stayed in her seat, except when she was standing.

I know this is a long post BUTT there's still more!

Remember how we get those inversions in the winter time and our air pollution gets really bad?  Well mom got what she calls "fed up" and she went to a City Council meeting and now our town has a clean air committee.  Mom is organizing the first meeting now.

And she is still trying to find time to finish making the bed runners for me and Stanley to have on the foot of the bed.  She said she might have to dust it off!

Now in case you think that is all, you are wrong.  Mom and dad also bought new bikes and have been bike riding.  They went 41 miles the furst week (and they have only had them less than 2 weeks).  Mom named her bike Lila.

And they also invite friends!

And there is STILL more . . . Do you remember the wonderful bag our furend Abby sent us (we filled it with toys & treats for the Grand Canyon and it holds tons!)? Well, we will need to use it again cuz now our pawrents are talking about a trip to the Redwoods (likely June)!

Usually, we don't take our big trip until August but mom said we needed to get it done earlier because . . . and you will not believe this . . . even though they graduated decades ago mom and dad are going back to school!  

It turns out that there is a program that allows really, really, really old people to audit REAL university classes for only a $10 administration fee!  As long as the class doesn't fill up (and the professor says it likely won't) they are going to take a class in Meteorology starting the Fall Semester!

So you can see why all of this has been exhausting for me and Stanley.  Mom's excuses are a real burden for us!

Mom said she will take us around Blogville to say hello and catch up a bit.  We hope everyone is doing well!

Murphy & Stanley  


Madi and Mom said...

Well I'll be two Doodz Auntie what a fine fine informative post. OMCS I'm surprised you mom has time to feed you with all her goings on! Active mind is good though. Wonder if they will get no walkin' wagons to attach to their bikes for you two?
Mom says to tell you she sees all the license plates as she and Dad drive around town. They keep a tablet and pen in the car and normally Dad is driving so it is easy peasy to write them down.
Looking forward to see your veggies and fruits.
Hugs madi your bfff
MOL you mom is gonna be Queen of Composting

NanaNor's said...

Hi boys, Your mom and dad have been really really busy!!!! You are going to the Redwoods in June? We will be back in northern Ca. at the end of June; to see friends and attend a family wedding. We are so glad to be back at home and playing with the puppies. Hubby said no to getting one(mainly because of their size full grown), but we are having fun holding them and loving on them. Our other daughter is getting one, so at least we will get to dogsit it with Petrol. Hope you have a great day!

Millie and Walter said...

We're exhausted just reading about all you and your pawrents have been doing. It's always good to keep the peeps busy.

C.L.W.STEP said...

Wow! You folks are sure super busy! We really enjoyed seeing the campground elk Nigel and all your other great photos. It's way too early for us to start gardening. (It actually snowed this morning! Blah!)

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Good grief Doodz; that was some heft update!!! Boy am I glad to see your gawjus faces and furs on my screen again - though it seems it might be far and between, I can see that it is for very good excuses..errr... reasons. Some important, some fun. As it oughtta be. Hope it's not so long afore the next drop-by! Hooroo the noo. hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

The Gang at LLB said...

Whew!!! You doodz have been wayyyyy busy!!! We sure hope we can get together in June!!
Rosy, Arty & Jakey

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

It is good to have you back. It looks like you had a grand time at the canyon. And a big tip of the tail to your mom for he clean air committee. I know he will do a great job.

Idaho PugRanch said...

Bravo for your mom! Sounds like you all have been busy and having fun
Hazel & Mabel

Bouncing Bertie said...

Gosh your Mom certainly has been super-busy. Gail and I wish her all the best in her new endeavours. Gail is of course especially excited about the bicycles! As for me, I'm envious of your trip to the Grand Canyon and your encounters with Nigel!
Toodle pip!

Mark Muller said...

oooh what adventures... and I bet Nigel tried to hop in your track to come home with you ;O)) imagine that... an elk in da house, how pawsome!!! I like the gardenbox your daddy made... for me it is an artpiece and there is no eggs-pansion foam or duct tape what MY dad had used LOL

Liz Hamblyn said...

Wow, no wonder you two have not been around in Blogville very much lately.

Julie said...

Gosh, theres been soooo much going on in you house (and Wheelie House) I luffs that Nigel fella you found, he is a bit cheeky though trying to drive your wheelie house, bit rude if you ask me.
And've got your very own greenhouse to grow MILKY BONES!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness you guys have so many exciting things going on! Thank your mom for the update, we missed you guys. ~ nose nudges Bessie Pup

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Our Mom is really impressed with your pawrents and their being politically active and all. And also, yay for school! Mom says when she was an undergraduate (like 87 years ago, at least), there were a bunch of "more mature people" who took advantage of the $10 audit thingy and she says they contributed quite a lot to class discussions and stuff, which was cool. Happy travels, boys!

*kissey face*
-Saint Fiona the Patient, Crazy Daisy, and Lucy-Fur

Casey said...

Wowza, your momma sounds super busy! Why do peeps have to pack so much into their schedules? They should take a cue from us and learn to chill out a little.

Tails Around the Ranch said...

Wow, boyz...your mom really knows how to cram things into life. Your bed runner is just gorgeous and no doubt you'll love sleeping on it. As if she doesn't have enough to do, being a precinct captain is loads of work (hope her candidates know how lucky they are having her help out. Having done that in the past, I know what that will require. Best of luck. Aggravation is a good motivator to make changes and this year, the ag-factor is off the charts. 😉 You guys have the best seat in the house to watch all her projects get worked on. Enjoy! We're looking forward to post from the Redwoods. P.S. I had no idea you guys have another blog. Boy do I feel like a slug next to you all.

KB Bear said...

I think your mom and dad have been slacking off - just sitting around with their feet up drinking beer. So, since they couldn't tell the world about that, they made up all these fictional excuses for why they haven't posted recently. Am I right?

Actually, way to go to your mom for using her aggravation with politics to make her get active in politics. That is GREAT! We need people like her speaking up. Also, that Grand Canyon trip sounds fab! I didn't know that there were so many paved trails. That's something for pups to do! And the gardening looks amazing! I want a little green house like that... Lastly, that's great about the University class on Meteorology. That will help the whole family know what the weather will be like. Whew, I'm tired just writing about all that stuff!!!!

M. K. Clinton said...

Well, we are tired just imagining all of that going on in your lives! I think it is great but we do really miss y'all. It is hard to keep us with everything. Those elk would have freaked us out. Pierre would have probably gotten us evicted with his yapping at them. BOL!

Ruby said...

MY STUDD MUFFIN!!!!!!!!! OMD, you look HANDSOME and FIT and SEXY....UM, I MEAN, HANDSOME (your Moms not readin' this, rights???) Okays, so I thought your barks were comin' from another direction a few weeks back! That explains it! And, WOWSA, that is one big doggie tryin' to hitch a ride! (he does have papers rights? You wouldn't want those ice peeps stoppin' you and ruining everythings as they do. Anyhu, BRAVO to your Moms!!! My Ma is cheering over heres! Oh, and Ma has been tryin' to plant stuffs too ~ we will see if they survive Ma's brown thumbs ☺
I miss you Doods!!!! Butts, I knows abouts buzy peeps, and their peep stuffs...sigh. We still have our loves! heheheee
Bark with you soon my Boo!!!
Your Fiance, the one with the FABulous furs, Ruby ♥♥♥
Cherry Bomb FOREVERS!

The Army of Four said...

Wowzers, have you guys been busy! We loved catching up on all of your news!

Mara said...

Goodness, I saw some of it on Facebook, but this is just a looooooooot of things you have been doing. I just moved countries and that sounds like easy peasy compared to what you did!

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Glad u kept your dad in the string. Can never trust humans around grand canyons. Good thinking

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello murphy and stanley its dennis the vizsla dog oh hay wow yoo shoor hav ben bizzy i am tired just reeding abowt it!!! hay i think those elk might hav ben trying to steel yore truck that is probly why they left wun on lukowt i am just saying!!! i hope yore mama sukseeds in gitting yoo sum kleener air kleen air is a gud thing to hav!!! ok bye