Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentines Day & The Howl Is On The Air

The air waves are  on and I, Sweet William The Scot, am your Blogville DJ Rockin Wills, The Music Professor and Love Doctor.

all you pupsters and kittenistas
You are listening to the Non Serious Radio Station Howl at 469.5 on your dial.
  Blogville's own Radio Station.
Today we have a parade passing right by the station.
Yep my MacLowland Band or as our band member that BIRD, Kismet, calls us the MacLowLifes are in the parade.  Representing the band we have Bentley, Sully, Kismet and Daisy our newest member.
They got to blow, finger and squeeze while they march. 
What lovers they are.
full of hot air ~ Bawheheeeeeeee
Let me hear you HOWL!
The Love Doctor is telling you roses always have a wonderful story to tell.
Roses have been used for hundreds of years conveying messages without saying a word.
Us dogs are always short on words
Oh the pupsters and kittenistas are HOWLING now.

The Latin expression sub-rosa ("under the rose") means something told in secret.
The red rose is known universally as the lover's rose.
Yellow roses convey warmth your telling your sweetie she is LUKE WARM!
Now pink roses convey gratitude ~ do you really want to tell your sweetie you are
GRATEFUL.  Grateful for what she is going to ask
Now you have opened a can of worms!
Orange rose says ENTHUSIASM and DESIRE. Like lets get it on baby!
Oh Baby Light My Fire
You guy dogs order orange.
Purple roses send a message of love at first sight.
I, Rockin Wills, your DJ and Love Doctor say why heck just send her a mixed batch, and confuse the dickens out of her.  That way there is no long term commitment.

Yes your DJ Rockin Wills is giving it to you straight.
NEWS FLASH ~ One in three dogs meet online.  Yep I met my gal, Bella online.

Rockin Wills knows
more than 1 billion dollars is spent on chocolate at Valentines Day.
But why do we have a “sweets to the sweet” tradition every February 14?
It's because of chocolate’s reputed aphrodisiac qualities.
I Rockin Wills, The Love Doctor am telling you ~
Get yourself a box of chocolate and love yourself!!!!!!!!!!
Oops that went out live on the air.
I hear you HOWLING
I am spinning the vinyl  for all you kittenesteas and pupsters who are in LOVE.

Yep and now we got 3 Dog Night singing An Old Fashioned Love Song.
I am closing down and headed for the fun.
Enjoy The Parade!

Signing Off
Sweet William The Scot

Bella and I, Sweet William The Scot, are in the Valentines Day Parade.
Taking place at the corner of Frankie & Ernie and  moving on toward Sarge.

Monday, February 8, 2016

On The Beach

How well do you know your fellow blogger?
We read each other post and once in a great while if we are lucky we get to meet them for an hour or so.  But do we really know them?
I, Sweet William The Scot, was talking to my girlfriend Bella
who lives in Australia over the holidays.  And I asked Bella why did HER live in Australia.  I knew that HER was originally from the States.  I caught that in a post HER had wrote. 
Well Bella told me that when HER was a wee puppy HER had went to the movies with HER sisters and saw a movie called On The Beach.  From then on HER talked about going to Australia.
Has something like that changed your life????
Well I said to Lee we have to see this movie and we checked with the library and they had one copy in storage.  So we put in a request and when it got to us the day after Christmas we stacked up the pillows and laid down to watch.
Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda, You'll come a Waltzing Matilda with me,
And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boil
You'll come a Waltzing Matilda with me.
Yep our minds still have the Matilda bug humming away.
Well there was only one Aussie in the movie but HER found that out later.
Well the last scene has a banner flapping in the wind proclaiming
So while there is still time tell me something about your peep!
I am not asking for that moment that changed their life forever.
But tell me something about your peep ~ like what was their favorite book they have read or what has been their favorite movie.
Have a slice of fruit ectdsy while you tell me something about your peep. 
You can even ask me a question!
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

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Changing Season

Why I, Sweet William The Scot, was asked to do a review. I get asked all the time but seldom do I say yes. 
Well I got an e-mail along with several other bloggers about doing a book review on a book coming out in February.  And you all know how I like to read.  Why being a reader dog  I just love the smell and feel of a book in my paws and when the author said he would send me a book I jumped at the chance to read an author not familiar to me.
Ed Asner, the actor, said "Manchester's The Changing Season will be to young adults what Old Yeller is to my grandson."
  The book is written through the eyes of a teenage boy the summer of his eighteenth year from the time of graduation till fall as he leaves for college.  His journey on finding his career in the world. 
Along the way you meet his two friends their family dynamics and how bad decisions always have repercussions.  There is a statement that says justice is karma's twin sister.  How true.
The boys are boys of today with being constant video game junkies.
Billy the main character in a week thinks he has met the love of his life.  With the I Love You, I Love You More thirsty.  In a hurry for the well ~
Thirsty ~ This word used to mean that you wanted something to drink. Now, thirsty means that you are desperate for something. Mostly sex.
The one constant is Jimmy, a mix breed in his twelfth year of dog life.  A boy and his dog, well any story about a person and their dog is kind of what Blogville is about.  Peeps and their animals.

We particularly loved Manchester's last twenty five pages. They were right on with emotion between Jimmy and Billy.  How dogs are there to get us through the toughest of times with their ever unconditional love.
The author Steven Manchester has written bestsellers Twelve Months, Pressed Pennies, Gooseberry Island. 
Mr. Manchester served in Operation Desert Storm in 1991.  He has worked in Criminal Justice and he has written 16 books, with 12 being published.

We want to thank him for the opportunity to read his latest book and we are giving our copy to the Hamilton County Library in Nati City.
His book is available on Amazon.
This was on the bumper of a car in front of us this week!
The owner of the car took a double take at us.
I think the guy kind of panicked thinking I was taking a picture of his license plate.
Dalton a character in the book sadly needed this bumper sticker.

Friends don't let the aliens get you this week.

The "I Love You, I Love You More" quote,  Lee got to laughing thinking about  neighbors who moved into the hood several years ago.  It was a May December marriage. Everytime one of them would leave they yelled that till they were out of sight of each other.  They divorced two years later.  The December man was always saying how soft the May wife was.  We ran into him at the grocery he no longer thinks that way driving a beater of a car with fewer pennies in his pocket.  
A neighbor got so tired of hearing them yelling about love that he always yelled "dam it I love myself more".  Oh the life and times of life in my hood. 
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

Sunday, January 31, 2016


American artist, Andy Warhol, lead the visual art movement known as pop art.  He was a pioneer in computer-generated art.  His studio was a well known gathering place that brought together distinguished intellectuals, drag queens, playwrights, street people, Hollywood celebrities, and wealthy patrons. 
So in honor of Stuart and his dedication to StuART today I have brought forth the spirit of
Andy Warhol in my work. 
I do believe I strike a uncanny resemblance to Andy Warhol.
Earth to Sweet William!

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, January 25, 2016

Talking Blogville Retreat

Duchess 1995 my grandmother's horse.

I showed you Harrison's Tomb here in Nati City he was responsible for getting the land now called Indiana where the BAR is being held.  It was the Ten O’clock Treaty.
This area of the state called Indiana was opened to European settlement on September 30, 1809, upon the consummation of a treaty between Governor William Henry Harrison and the Miami Indians.   Brown County Indiana State Park is about 130 miles from our door and we have been there in the past a lot during the fall season.

Do any of you remember a show called Twilight Zone?  In one episode this couple were caught in a dense fog and suddenly a town appeared.  Then at the end the couple were driving out of the town and encompassed in the fog again.  With the fog everything starts and everything ends. 
If you who are going to the BAR and have time, go to Story.  I have always enjoyed Story.
If we come we will be staying at Story which is about 36 miles from Red Roof Inn.
Probably we will not come though.
The first time I went to Story it was as if I was caught in the Twilight ZoneThe town just stopped literally and figuratively in a dense fog.
It was founded in 1851.
It's  heydays were from 1880-1929.
It never recovered from the Great Depression 1929-1933.
Brown County lost half of its population between 1930 and 1940. 
This exodus of people paved the way for the creation of the Brown County State Park .
The United States Army Corps of Engineers flooded the area in 1960, creating Lake Monroe, Indiana’s second largest lake cutting Story’s access.
Story’s main street,  now dead-ends four miles to the west at a fallen iron bridge.  It just stops and the first time I was driving this I was in Twilight Zone's fog.
No one attempted to modernize Story!

 Story is perhaps the best preserved example of a 19th century small town that survives in the American Midwest.
 Story, the entire town, is now a country inn/bed & breakfast offering fine dining (Gordon Ramsay style fancy), catering, and lodging.  None of their rooms have televisions, telephones, clocks or radios.
It is a Midwest’s premier place to see.
Story has been said to be haunted by the Blue Lady.  Many have reported seeing her, Lee has not.  Lee has so enjoyed the quiet of this step back into history small town.
 Story Inn’s restaurant has been acclaimed as one of the finest in the State.  Fine dining in a 1916 General Store.  All food served is grown locally or on the grounds.  Great wine list.  They have elk and bison along with fish and chicken locavore dining.  In the summer wonderful vegetables plates are served all from their own gardens.  Indiana has sweetest corn and muskmelons.  Unfortunately the harvest calendar for Indiana has very little coming in during early June.  Asparagus, peas and collards should be great.  I had the most wonderful cucumber and cantaloupe salad with lime and cilantro with seasonal cheeses.
Oh an if your dog gets one of their free range chicken which can be found roaming around expect to pay for the chicken.
For the Ten O’clock Treaty well in September a shadow cast at ten passed right through the heart of what would become the town of Story.  A monument sets in the town.

Lee personally has always thought of Brown County Park more of a horse park that kind of frowned on dogs.  Horses can be spooked by unfamiliar dogs.  Lee always pulled a horse trailer when going and always entered by the south having never entered through the covered bridge north entrance because it was prohibited.  Lee would definitely recommend all going have a six foot nylon leash not a retractable leash for we have seen fines given to pet owners who could not prove it was not out further than six feet.
Just a picture taken year 1994 of one of the trails at Brown County that Lee was riding.  The "E" trail takes you to Story.
That is a picnic shelter in the distance.
It is also bicycle friendly.

We have never been there in the heat of summer always going in the fall with the splendid fall foliage because Brown County is 80% forested today.  Beautiful in the fall!
One of the beautiful roads going over to the park October 2011.

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
Wonder what's coming down the road next week?

Monday, January 18, 2016

My Package From South Africa

 Our package from Samuel and Wallace arrived finally after visiting almost all of the lower forty eight states.  Yep the package took the scenic route.  Yep it was traveling down the road and back again because it had the wrong zip code.  I enlisted the help of my Post Office to catch it an bring it back to Nati City.
 This box is deep.  But I can smell what I want so I knows it is in here somewhere.
They sent them to me last year and I told them they are the bestest treats I ever had.  Why I smell them and I start to drool.

  There they are.  They sent me the Billtongs.
Sure wish they sold them in the States.
Sammy & Wally say sometimes you have to order them and yep they ordered them special for me.
  Our gifts are wrapped in the prettiest Christmas paper.
And they wrote a long note telling us on what days to open the packages why that took time to write and I cannot follow it because Christmas is over.
I'm not going to wait till next Christmas Eve to start.
  I got a gingy reindeer stuffie and the billtongs.  I am so excited I just can't hide it! 
  Lee got a giraffe print wonderful pink scarf.  Why pink is her second favorite color.  A mini iced fruitcake which had raisins, I wanted a bite but I didn't get it.  It was a moist fruit cake and was doused in liquior so it was really good.  The icing had kind of an anise flavor but that was not listed as being in the fruitcake.  It is ALL GONE!
Lee has not tried the fruit bar nor has she tried the Milo.  But she will.
  Then we got a marvelous tote.  They read about our neighbor taking the Sumatran rhino home the tote says "FOR HIM, YOU CAN MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE".
I, Sweet William The Scot, am telling you to stop NOW! 
Why lookie the Christmas Card even has a Rhino on the front.
Sammy and Wally are so co-ordinated.
Please remember to say a pray for their Oumie she is having a chemo
 treatment tomorrow and the last one made her really feel terrible, her bones just ached and ached.
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, January 11, 2016

Our Christmas Candle & Daisy's Present

Why I bet my Christmas Candle was bigger than your candle.
Yep I, Sweet William The Scot, call my water tower a candle at Christmas time.
My community is dominated by the water tower and we light it up at Christmas.
On a slow night in Nati City cars just park and watch the lights on the water tower change colors.
 It’s  a landmark for most of the east side.  As far away as Blue Ash, north of the city, the tower’s rotating light can be seen.
It starts out with the bulbs all white.
Then Christmas Carols begin to play and the lights begin to change colors.
We love the red and green colors going round the water tower.
Then you can see it dressed in red.
Then it is dressed in green.
There are probably a thousand different versions.
Why we were standing here taking pictures for over thirty five minutes and the candy cane red and white never appeared but yet we have seen it from the car when we are driving Columbia Parkway.
A crèche still sits on the grounds.
We got a Christmas Card from Daisy and the envelope had a little surprise box. 
Why wasn't that the nicest thing that she remembered Lee had given out some goat milk soap and Carrie sent her a bar from her farmer's market.  Lee can I send Daisy one of our Scottie bars?
Yes William you can send one back to her.
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

Psssssss ~ Our package from Samuel and Wallace arrived finally after visiting almost all of the lower forty eight states.  Yep the package took the scenic route.  Yep it was traveling down the road and back again. We will show you our treasure trove next week.