Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Sadie

Our Sadie Dance Photo
I, Sweet William The Scot, got this e-mail from Bella last week
SW will you go to the Sadie Hawkins Dance with me.  SHE's so slack at the moment....well, slacker.  Now, when SHE was young, it was a Lil Abner type of thing, but Google says it's just an informal dance.  So don't know what's up
♥♥♥ Your Bella
Well guys and dances, I started running right away. 
Then I thought it was the beautiful Bella.  My gal Bella and what a lucky dog I was that Bella wanted me for the Sadie Dance. 
So I slowed down and I fooled her and I let Bella catch me. 
 Oh dogs Bella drives a wicket scooter around these Roos.

Why look at that twinkle in Bella's eye.
  Why a Lassie as beautiful as Bella would ask me to accompany her to the Sadie Dance is beyond me. 
Bella is seriously sizzling scorchingly HOT!

 Thanks for being a  friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of  mine
Signing Off 
Sweet William The Scot

Monday, September 28, 2015

Our Sunday Morning

Farmers Market at Hyde Park Square
Sunday morning and Lee said Sweet William The Scot grab your leash an lets go to the Farmers Market.  I grabbed my leash and was waiting by the car as Lee locked up.
After we find something to eat we will sit and listen to a friend play his guitar.
It is early and lots of people and dogs are already here.
Why that is one big Doberman Pinscher.  Hope he does not beat me to what I want to get.
This booth has sweet fresh ginger and Lee always gets ginger.
Why she loves to make ginger tea.
Flowers, Lee I think we have enough of them at home.
Oh I know Lee will buy fresh Focaccia bread here.
Oh they have fruit pies and breakfast fruit pizzas today, yum.
Can you read the mans tee shirt?  It says "Friends don't let friends walk alone" with a cartoon dog.  He had his dog.
I want a pumpkin for Halloween Lee.
We left without eating breakfast.  Lee decided to buy us a fresh egg sandwich with cheese, tomatoes and kale.  And we had spearmint fresh ice tea.  Why this man can flip his skillet like Gordon Ramsay.
Everything he uses he buys here so you know it is fresh.  He toast the bread in another skillet.
Why I thought they were Lassie and Benji.
The dried herbs and lavender smell great.
Why here is tiny guy.
Jams and jellies.  Homemade noodles of all flavors.
Will you be my friend.  You sort of look like me.  I want to be everyone's friend and I am so submissive.  Look deep into my eyes and tell me why I have to wear a Halti.
Fresh green beans, radishes, beets, turnips, lettuce.
Why these dogs are enjoying the day at the Farmers Market.
Well we got fresh corn, butternut squash, tomato Focaccia bread and more.
I asked Lee if I could have some money for fresh dog treats and she said yes.
Lee always gives me money.
Boy I was a lucky dog and I sure enjoyed my morning.
Thanks for being a  friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of  mine
Signing Off 
Sweet William The Scot

Psssss ~ I got a package this week.  It came all the way from South Africa from my friends Wallace and Samuel.
Wonder what's in that box?  We just love the anticipation an knowing we have a box to open.

Monday, September 21, 2015

The Nina & Pinta Sailed To My City

Discover Columbus' Ships
The Nina and Pinta were Caravels which were used by explorers during the Age of Discovery.
They discovered my Nati City last week!
The Nina has visited over 300 ports in the U.S.  She is the only sailing museum which is continually discovering new ports while giving the public the opportunity to visit one of the greatest little ships in the world's history.
There they are!
Two replica ships of those that sailed with Columbus.
Nina the first truly historically correct replica of a 15th Century Caravel.
Built still using design and construction techniques dating back to the 15th Century.
The ships were in
the movie released in April 2015.
The Nina was Columbus' favorite.
Named Santa Clara after the patron Saint of Moguer.  In those day they had religious names but were generally known by nicknames.
The Nina, the most historically accurate replica ever built.
Deck length - 65', Beam - 18', Draft - 7'
Tonnage - 75, Sail Area - 1919 sq ft 

A replica of the ship on which Columbus sailed across the Atlantic on his three voyages of discovery of the new world beginning in 1492.  The tiny ship sailed over 25,000 miles under Columbus.
The four-legged animals were suspended in sling, below deck, as the rolling motion of the vessel would have easily broken their legs.
Humans slept out on the top deck.
The Pinta was recently built in Brazil launched in 2005 to accompany the Nina on all of her travels.
The Pinta is not an exact replica built 15 feet longer and 8 feet wider then the orginal.
 Deck length - 85', Beam - 23', Draft - 7.5'
Tonnage - 101, Sail Area - 3800 sq ft
Pets are welcome as long as they are carried and service pets are always welcome.
Isn't it great I was welcomed! 
Look the size of one of Cincinnati's tour boats is about the same size as the Nina.
 They were here all last week.
Thanks for being a  friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of  mine
Signing Off 
Sweet William The Scot
Well here is the two seconds before my Lee got knocked off the wharf  by a man walking backwards and talking to his children.   I, Sweet Wills, was running up and down the wharf trying to find a shorter distance to jump into the mighty Ohio River and save my Lee but a woman caught my leash and would not let go of me no matter how I barked.  Lee was grateful because she could not have saved us both.  The man in the canoe helped Lee back to the wharf.
Our first attempt at a video and perhaps our last.
Oh and the voices were the people behind us, one large family group.
For those who e-mailed and wondered about our on board pictures ~ well they were on a card disc that was in Lee's pocket and are now somewhere in the Ohio River.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

September 17th National Apple Dumpling Day

Well I, Sweet William The Scot, got my apron on and I am going to bake up something special just for today because Ranger told me it was Apple Dumpling Day. 
Don't you just love a pretty plate of fruit.  But that apple is becoming a dumpling.
Dogs don't eat grapes.
 Yep we know a little something about apples because Lee's distant cousins have apple orchards full.  Why that is their livelihood.  Lee's Grandmother use to send her over to help pick in the Fall.
 My special apple dumpling.  Topped with the bestest ice cream. 
Yep Lee bought us Cincinnati's own Graeters Bourbon Pecan ice cream to top off our home made apple dumplings. 
 Oops I forgot the warm bourbon sauce that you pour over first.
Thanks for being a  friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of  mine
Signing Off 
Sweet William The Scot

Saturday September 19th is Speedy's Party to celebrate the anniversary of him becoming a Pirate Captain!   The Ship the SS Speedy will be sailing and I will be on board.
Lee put beads in my beard ~ what will that woman do next to me?
Wait till Speedy sees my ship! 
Real ships are in my Nati City this week and I went on board them. Show you next Monday.
Ahoy maties!
One of the test Lee had done last week was an Orbscan.
Pretty colored picture!
She has always had perfect vision and been very lucky in never having had to wear glasses.
But since last October with the Vestibular Disorder and in that that nerve and the eye nerve squeeze through a tiny area in the base of your brain her vision is deteriorating.  This test showed she is developing Keratoconus.
Which mean her cornea on both eyes are getting thin spots.
Lee said as Scarlett O'Hara said in Gone With The Wind  "I'll think about that tomorrow".‎‎

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Snowfreaks In Ohio

I, Sweet William The Scot, got my Morton® Safe-T-Pet®, a pet friendly ice melt to take care of these Snowfreaks. 
(see prior post)
Thanks Frankie and Ernie for leaving me with a case of the
Albino Brain Chiggers
You could have had
the decency to pack them all up and taken them with you but NO!
I, Sweet William The Scot, am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.
Guess that is why we have The Honorable Frankie Furter and Attorney Ernie.
They littered my highways with Snowfreaks when they left their hill.
Bawheheeeeeeee Ohio will miss you dogs.
Thanks for being a  friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of  mine

Signing Off 
Sweet William The Scot

These pictures were taken last year as Lee was told the buoyancy of the water would really disturb or alter her ability to balance herself.  Hence we did not go to the pool this year. 
 My boat made it from my last post and I am at Whitley's Birthday Party.
See You There!
This is Nessa Noodledog.  She lives in the great state of Neveda.  She does not have a blog but has become a friend through e-mail as have many.  She has had a very rough life because of a vestibular disorder.  She has told me she is very talented in that she types with her nose.  Nessa typed "Mom made me do physical therapy, she wouldn't let me take a toy unless I grabbed it with the left side of my mouth and when we went for walks she would not let me circle to the left she made me walk straight or circle to the right." 
Jeez I need to put a leash on Lee and exercise her! 

Monday, September 7, 2015

Up To The Mountain

 Everything I, Sweet William The Scot, have shown you so far on my blog has been within thirteen  miles of my home.
Well now I have driven across my city to the West side thirty six miles.  I am an Eastsider.  We went out River Road to find a mountain.
Can you guess what that mountain is behind me?
Look there is a bulldozer and a truck on top of that steep straight up mountain.
It's a salt mountain.
For more than 160 years, Morton Salt has served as a symbol of excellence and a trusted authority on salt.
Culinary Salts, Water Softening Salts, Clear The Way Salts, Rejuvenating Salts.
Morton Salt's hand-drawn logo features the "Morton Salt Girl" a young girl walking in the rain with an opened umbrella and scattering salt behind her from a cylindrical container of table salt, and is one of the ten best-known symbols in the United States.  It has gone through seven different iterations, including the latest update in 2014 for its hundredth birthday.  
Their motto "When it rains it pours" started in 1911.
The slogan is adapted from an old proverb, “It never rains but it pours.”
 They have a terminal in my Nati City.
 1954 Morton acquires the Canadian Salt Co. Ltd. in Canada.
    2010 Morton extends its premium line of ice melts with the introduction of Morton® Safe-T-Pet®, a pet friendly ice melt.  
Yep just for those snowfreaks that are coming sooner than you think!  We loaded up.              
2011 FORTUNE magazine recognizes Morton Salt by naming the company to its list of “100 Great Things About America”
In 1922 Joy Morton dedicates his farm in Lisle, Illinois, as the Morton Arboretum in memory of his father, J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day. The renowned Morton Arboretum has grown to over 1,700 acres of trees, flowers, shrubs and vines from all over the world.

Thanks for being a  friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of  mine
Signing Off 
Sweet William The Scot

Ohio River
  I am leaving now for Whitley's Birthday Party!             
I figure I should arrive by Saturday, September 12th. 
Yep got my cooler, drink cup, beach ball, swim trunks, towel, pool chair, map and her present.
So I am casting off from Nati City.
Got to watch out for river traffic, particularly those barges.
Hope my battery and fuel hold out.
See you all at the party!

Our flower picking garden is coming to an end for the season.
We did not do much work in it this year with Lee having vertigo so bad.
She is back in rehab three days a week.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Honest Abe at Lytle Park

One of the oldest areas in the city.  The vicinity was the early site of Fort Washington, built in 1789 to protect early settlers of the Ohio River town from Indian attacks.
Purchased by the City of Cincinnati in 1905 and Lytle Park was dedicated July 6, 1907.
 Lytle Park is kind of in my Nati's business district.
It has tulips, magnolia and crabapple in the spring to annuals and perennials in the summer and to annuals mixed with chrysanthemums in the fall. 
 Well there is construction going on around here now so I, Sweet William The Scot, can not show you the 2.3 acres.
It sits on the original site of the Lytle family homestead, built in 1809 by General William Henry Lytle.
Along the walkway are flags from around the world.  At the base it tells you from what country they hail.
  This one says it is the Royal Standard of Spain. 
 In 1976, the buildings around the park were declared a historic district, and the resulting Lytle Park Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Park also features a heroic bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln.
It is unusual in that it shows a beardless yes clean shaven Honest Abe Lincoln.

The 11-foot (3.4 m) bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln facing the entrance of the park was commissioned by the Charles P. Taft family his brother was President William Howard Taft.
The statue was dedicated amid great fanfare on March 31, 1917, by former president William Howard Taft.
Under this sits the Lytle Tunnel completed in 1970.
The first park to be located above an interstate road, Interstate 71.  Lee hates driving the tunnel.
 The newest building to our Nati City skyline.
Thanks for being a  friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of  mine
Signing Off 
Sweet William The Scot
I was really sick last week after getting my flu booster shot. 
Why they even took my blood and I got an IV because my tummy could not keep anything down.
But I am better now!
We have had a lot of butterflies this summer.  They love the Lantana plants that we have planted around our home.  So this picture is for Princess Leah because she loves butterflies.
Now this next picture we are sending up to the Rainbow Bridge.  I think they make deliveries there.  Yes it is the Green Bean Delivery truck.
This one is for a very special friend who is at the bridge Kyla.