Monday, August 24, 2015

Rubber Ducky

Rubber Ducky
Rubber Ducky, you're the one,
You make bathtime lots of fun,
Rubber Ducky, I'm awfully fond of you;

(woh woh, bee doh!)

Rubber Ducky, joy of joys,
When I squeeze you, you make noise!
Rubber Ducky, you're my very best friend, it's true!
We are getting closer to my Rubber Ducky
Why I just love my Rubber Ducky!
 My Rubber Ducky is looking out figuring the fast route.
 It's the 21st Annual Rubber Duck Regatta, Sunday, September 6th.
As many as 200,000 ducks will swim in the Ohio River and I, Sweet William The Scot, own six of those Ducks!
All the money raised goes to help the Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank going directly to providing meals for hungry children in our community.
Years ago Buddy Gray an activist for the homeless in Cincinnati was a friend of  Lees.
He started the Drop Inn Center which feeds homeless.
On November 15, 1996 a mentally-ill homeless man, whom Buddy Gray had helped, shot Gray to death in his office at the Drop Inn Center.
We always want to help those less fortunate souls.
The first prize winner will receive a 2016 Honda HR-V and possibly $1 million, if their duck is the KEMBA Million Dollar Duck. The second prize winner will receive $100 from Kroger every week for a year ($5,200 total), and five additional winners will receive $500 cash from KEMBA Credit Union. Ducks, which are $5 each or six for $25.
The Great American Quacky Games take place August 28th on Fountain Square to get us going.
 Oh if I won I would kiss those big red lips.
My Lee never got this picture up last year.  Look at all the Rubber
Duckys ready to swim the Ohio River last year.
 
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
Don't forget  Oreo's Demolition Derby at the Blogville County Fair. The derby will be held on August 29th.
The Big Toe with Bella driving, Kismet giving direction from overhead and me, Wills, doing the dirty work are available if you need help.
I got to check this out real close because I lost my glasses.
Oh I am so happy with what I got in the mail.  Why can't you tell it brought a smile to my face.
The beautiful card and "Life's better with a Scottish Terrier" magnet came from my bestest friends Lassie and Benji.  Why I cannot agree more!  Why it is just a crackerjack, super duper,  cat's pajamas magnet.
Wait cat's pajamas let me delete that.
See you next week.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Lost In Space

Late at night when we can't sleep why Lee and I, Sweet William The Scot, get up and watch old old reruns on what we call the boob tube.
Well there is this show called "Lost in Space".  The show was on the air from 1965 to 1968. The darn Robot is always running around annoying me yelling "Danger Will Danger".
In late 2014 plans for the development of a brand new series were announced.  Holy Crap!
Well guess what you dum-dums you were not lost in space you were lost in the hills of Kentucky right across the Ohio River from my Nati City.
Up this hill.
Yep look what I found, your spaceship is right here.
It has been sitting here since 1976. 
 The portable, prefabricated home design from 1968 is by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen.
Hit on the site to see inside pictures.
There are fewer than fifty of these homes on earth.
This Futuro is unusual in that it only has 8 windows.
There are many variations of the Futuro house depending on where and for what utility purpose they were made.
Those Futuros that served as banks could have less windows and those that served as Air Force-owned observation posts could have larger and reinforced windows.
 
Yep it just sits here on a tree lined street with normal homes.
People live here.
Wonder where that darn Robot is that is always yelling my name?
 Oh and the next time you get lost ~ Well stop and ask for directions!

Did you know that Yamini MacLean is a "Trekkie" yep she is a Star Trek fan.
Have you ever heard of Project Blue Book ?
It was headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.  Right up the Interstate.
 
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
We spent Sunday out and about my Nati City and I got a month worth of pictures of fun things in my city to show you. 
I showed you Hennie last week.  Well this is Elsa, Hennie's sister.
This is her Wanted Poster. 
Elsa is not nice to me!

Monday, August 10, 2015

NOMS Friends

Last August 5th in the Blogosphere it was NOMS day....Not of My Species Day Friend.
I learned that at my Friends FurEver Raz's Blog.
Well since the Canine Influenza is still hitting us hard in Nati City and I am still staying at home because I just got my first shot last week ~ I get the second shot two weeks from now ~ I thought I would show you my NOMS Friend.
Meet Henrietta.
She is one of six chicken and her owner has a German Shepard.
 Hennie as I, Sweet William The Scot, call her lives next door.  But Hennie hops to the top of her fence and flies over my fence to visit me.
"Why did the chicken cross the fence?"
 
First she chases me.  I put my tail down and run round the tree in the center of my back yard.  Man can that girl peck my butt.  Then I turn the tables and chase Hennie, boy can her little legs run and she flops her wings cackling as she runs.  We make a game of it till Hennie gets tired, then we just lay down in the grass.  Hennie is a free range chicken being allowed constant access to the outdoors, with plenty of fresh vegetation, sunshine and room to exercise.
Why she likes me so much she will leave me an egg sometimes when she visits.
And every time Lee gets the camera to take pictures, why she is camera shy and goes home.
Lee says we are waking up with the chickens’ for we hear Hennie every morning at first light.
 
Now cats can be NOMS Friends sometimes.
World Cat Day was August 8th.
Awhile back I talked about Give Them Ten Campaign to neuter and spay all cats.  Why I even sent two Tom Cats on the Scooter Shuttle myself to have them neutered.  Well now besides Scooter the Neutered Cat they have Spayed Marmalade she lost her lady parts hitting the commercial world for
Give Them Ten Movement.
 
Hope you liked that 30 second commercial!
The Chronicles of Wallace & Samuel are celebrating their 3 year Blogaversay Tuesday, August 11th.  So I am giving them a shout out "Happy Blogaversay" Wallace & Samuel.
 
 "A canine flu outbreak has sickened many dogs in the Midwest, and veterinarians are cautioning pet owners everywhere to keep their dogs from going nose-to-nose with other four-legged friends. The virus has sickened at least 1,000 dogs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana.  Dogs that live in urban areas and are frequently exposed to other dogs should also be vaccinated".  We in Nati City here this every day.
 
Hopefully by next week we will be seeing a break in this Canine Influenza and I can be out an about showing more of my city because we have some interesting things going on here.
We have giant lego blocks around the city.  We have the Rubber Duck Regatta.  The Harriet Beecher Stowe home to show you.   Oh my list goes on and on.

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, August 3, 2015

It Mesmerizes Me

 Well the Star Stained Glass Sun Catcher mesmerizes my Will and that is what had his attention.  It has hung in the window for three years ever since I got it as a birthday gift. 
But only in July and August when the sun is just right in the sky the sun catcher creates a rainbow puddles of gold, orange, burnt orange and red on the carpet.
You could see the color to the left of Wills in the picture last week.
Every afternoon you can find my Wills sitting in the puddle just staring and staring with the most intense fixed glaze at the catcher as caught in the picture last week. 
I wish I knew what Wills thinks it is and why it has held his interest for so long at a time.
Well now for the winners of our little prize.
Everyone who qualified had their name put in my Tam O Shanter
Then Lee put a treat in and mixed it up.
When I grabbed my treat out I also got two pieces of paper which had names on them.
The Winners Are
 The boxes are in the mail.
 
Now let me, Sweet William The Scot, tell you about a fun way to see my Nati City. 

Oh No I hear the bees coming.  I never know what to think of them.
If I sit up here I will be safe.
Yep it is the Segways.  They sound like bees!
Cincinnati offers three distinct tour routes in the immediate Cincinnati area. All three routes are 2 hour experiences, including 15-20 minutes of training and a 90 minute guided ride.
You can tour the Riverfront, Eden Park, Cincinnati’s Center City .
This is the Riverfront Tour.  Which includes  Bi-Cenntennial Commons at Sawyer Point; historic Yeatman's Cove featuring the Serpentine Wall; and the stunning Theodore M. Berry International Friendship Park.
 Here I ran into them in Eden Park.
And darn they were at the Conservatory!
There are out even if the weather is cold.
But it is a fun way to see my Nati City.
My ears are up because I just heard Lee say I am going to get a flu shot. DARN!
 Well I get the first one this week and in three weeks I get the second shot. 
Kennel Cough and Canine Influenza are still in Cincinnati.
 
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, July 27, 2015

Around My Home & A Misty Memory

Due to Kennel Cough and Canine Influenza in Cincinnati several kennels and doggie daycares have shut down temporarily being as this is so contagious, Wills and I stayed home this past week.
Can you guess what has my attention?
Clue look closely at the carpet particularly to the left of me.
I have two little prize packs to give away.
 
Bloggers ask me, Sweet William The Scot, since you live in the city do you ever see much wildlife.
Why yes I do.  Last year a black bear was in the hood.
This year we are seeing red foxes.
We have birds all around our home nesting.
I told Kismet I could send her the blue eggs.
The little babies born on July 3rd, 4th, 5th.
We watched them every evening as we sat on the porch and the Momma and Papa birds were only feeding the ones who had their mouth up the highest.  Sadly the little one died.
Then a week of terrible storms, we watched over them.  The Momma flipped them on their backs and both parents sat on the nest tight.  Sadly they smothered one.
But the biggest one made it to fly off.
 Lovely butterflies, but the odd thing we have noticed several with just half a wing.
A friend who lives in Ely, Nevada, Noodle Dog, sent us a picture of a butterfly just like this one and it also had a half of one wing.  Noodle Dog well her name is Nessa and she does not have a blog but e-mails us and has become a friend.  Nessa has a vestibular problem just like Lee.
Spotted twins walking down my street.
Their Mama was killed on highway but another Mama deer with just one younger baby took them on.
We have another nest of baby birds in the ivy on the other side of our home.
One speckled egg.  Turns up we have three babies again.
All the birds are nesting low.  This nest is just three feet up in the ivy on our foundation.
Guess they knew we were going to have strong storms this year.
Have you read this is the hottest year ever recorded.
Hummingbirds, we have three varieties.   One little one will land on Lee's shoulder and does he ever scold Lee when the feeders are low.  We hang several feeders in our trumpet vine next to the porch so we can watch them.  Why they come right up to my face and chatter away.  I am a dog and I have no idea what they are saying.
No I have not seen any lions YET!
Big guy don't take a tinkle splash till I get down okie dokie!
 
Well now I have one little thing to give away.
It is a bar of lovely peppermint goat milk soap with a molded scottie on top and a mini magnet in a different color.
So everybody who wished my Lee a happy birthday last week and everybody who guesses correctly what I am seeing in the first photo will have a chance to win.  We will pick two names in a random draw.
 Now let me tell you why Lee loves goat milk soap. 
Meet Jenny on the right and Lucy on the left.
They were loaded in the truck to show at the fair.
The picture was taken early early morning.
These were Lee's Purebred Mini-Toggenburg AAA Goats.
Jenny was a dark chocolate and Lucy light fawn.
They are called Toggs.  They were the most loving kind animals. They are at the bridge now because this picture was taken twenty seven years ago.  Lee's first Scot Wee Robbie knew these goats.
Lee use to make goat milk soap.  Goat's milk has plenty of extra vitamins and proteins that are great for the skin. Soap made with goat's milk will turn out very creamy and have a great lather.
 
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, July 20, 2015

All Star Game In Nati City

 Cincinnati hosted the All-Star Game last week.
Yep my home town got to see the National League go down at the Great American Ball Park.
And it seemed like Lee and I, Sweet William The Scot, kept going down in getting pictures because of the bad storms, fifty mile an hour winds and ninety degree sauna heat we have had. 
But we got a few pictures taken from the comfort of our AC car.
Decorations were everywhere, from cookies to flower pots to buildings to trash from the storms. 
 We support hometown favorites with Iced All-Star Pack cookies, including our "We Believe In Pete!" cookie where each cookie sold counts as a vote of support for our very own Charlie Hustle.
Even signed boxes.
As Cincinnati cleans up and recovers from the MLB All-Star Game, the Cincinnati Parks’ potted plants that lined the entrance and parts of the streets leading to the ballpark need new homes.
So pots are now being sold. 
 Each pot is decorated with a different MLB team logo and color palette. There are 60 pots total – two for each of the 30 MLB teams.
Cincinnati was home to America's first professional baseball team in 1869 and has hosted the All-Star Game four times in the past.
Cincinnati had twenty massive mustache statues throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
A reference to the styles of 1869, featuring artwork unique to the Reds and Cincinnati's history hosting the game.
Each is about two-and-a-half feet high, eight feet wide and weighs about 850 pounds.
 Another storm moving in for this shot. Can you say hazy, hot and humid.
 A Mr. Redlegs style pillbox hat and mustache were installed atop the Scripps Center, a 36-story skyscraper in downtown Cincinnati overlooking the Great American Ball Park. 
It cost about $100,000 to install and for removal from the Scripps Center they have said. 
 Now my Lee worked in the next building on the 45th floor for many years.
So she thought this was the neatest thing.
The Carew Tower was lit with an image of a vintage Red Stockings player every night for two weeks.  And getting a night picture was the darnedest thing with our crap camera. So we drove round and round so we could get a shot from our car.
 Using two 12,000-lumen projectors ~ on loan from Walt Disney World ~ that drew enough electricity to power four homes. Maybe that is why we have been having a lot of brown outs.  At Disney, they're used to light up Cinderella Castle.  Guess Cinderella's Castle has been dark of late.
The baseball player was 20 stories high.
Oh and Todd Frazier a Cincinnati Red won the Homerun Derby and now the locals are calling him the Todd Father.  We are seeing people wearing tee shirts with Todd Father on them.
 
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