Saturday, April 18, 2015

Mayorz Marathon Mile 16

I, Rockin Wills, got to get to the
 Mayorz Marathon Remote!
 This is Blogville's one and only Non Serious Radio Station Howl at 469.5.
We are doing a live remote today covering the Marathon.
I'm your DJ Rockin Wills The Music Professor on the scene.
 If you want to come on down the Howl is at the corners of Heart Break Hill and Runners Trots Drive.
Yep this is Mile 16 for these runners.  It is the you, yourself with the mile.  Called the Isolation mile. 
We will be seeing the runners thinning out now.
Your DJ was in a race once. Within minutes after the race started I was the last of the runners. It was down right embarrassing. That fat cat Marty was in front of me, second to last, was taunting me. He said, “Hey dog, how does it feel to be last?” I replied: “Do you want to know?” and I dropped out.
Yep I embarrassed that cat.  No one plays this DJ for a fool.
Think I will play a song to raise up the runners spirits because that old Despair Mile 19 will be hitting them soon.
The first of the runners are coming into the square.
  After this mile these runners are no longer Glucosed up.  
Oh I feel sorry for those Pupsters that still have their junk if their body glide is gone.
They will be lucky if they can still feel their junk after this tough marathon.
If they have not been neutered they will have wished they were.
And those kittenestes why those manicures and pedicures are going to be ruined.
Their nails are going to turn black and maybe fall off.
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The center of the pack has reached the square.
Cheer those runners on.  Ring those cow bells! 

Ahead they have
Despair around mile 19!  Why even their teeth will hurt!
Then they will HIT THE WALL around mile 22!  They will be crying they have never been so tired!
They got to dig dig dig deep!
If they make it to mile 23 it will be Affirmation!
Elation mile 26 right before they collapse.

Do you get why at the start the runners have a Blogville Police car behind?
Why that's to make them keep running so they get .... Tired!
Do you know why the Cop car goes ahead?
Why by running behind the car they get .... Exhausted!
And they say it is for your protection!!!!!
Yes your DJ Rockin Wills is giving it to you straight.

It looks like the last runners are going through now! 
Cheer those runners on ~ Ring those cow bells.  HOWL
Last runners are through.
For continuous live coverage of this grueling first ever Mayorz Marathon I am turning the mike over to Blogvilles one and only Taffy, where from her vantage point she is seeing the first of the runners coming through.  Take it away Taffy.
Well that's it from the HOWL's live remote.  Till next time I'm your DJ Rockin Wills saying RUN
Keep Howling  
"Do what you want, dig what you do, 'cause that's what life is all about"

Signing Off
Sweet William The Scot

PS ~ We played no favoritism in the placing of animals.  Your numbers were all placed into my Tam o'Shanter and as your number was drawn you were placed.  So it was your luck or unluck that got you where you are in the Mayorz Marathon.

Monday, April 13, 2015

I Won Ranger, Stuart & Dui's Scavenger Hunt

I, Sweet William The Scot, was the winner of Ranger, Stuart & Dui's Birthday Scavenger Hunt.
Why how could I not win.  I love those dogs and follow their blogs all the time.
See the little Scottie Ranger drew on the brown box.
I got a Kong, why I love Kong toys.  It is a Kong Cozie Koala.  The last time I was at my PetSmart store I saw one of these and I told Lee I wanted one for my birthday.  Ranger must have been listening to our conversation, because he sent me what I wanted.
There also was a bag of Nutro Moist-n-Chewy
Bites the hickory smoked BBQ flavor, why I bet I will love them.  Lee does not buy me treats very often.  I usually get carrots or apples and I love when I get these extra special treats.
This was a terrific box and I know he packed it especially for me.
Yep Ranger congratulated me on winning and thanked me for playing.
Why Ranger I THANK YOU very much for sending me what I have been dreaming of.
Lee says I have to wait for another week to opened the next box you sent because I am getting spoiled with opening boxes.  And I should show each box separately showing appreciation for the gifts I get.
Thank You Ranger!
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
PS~~ Feel free to take the running shoes button to advertise the Mayorz Marathon.
And be sure to come back Saturday to see where you are in the Marathon at Mile 16.
Are you ahead or are you behind?  RUN.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015


 Last week I, Sweet William The Scot, got three boxes.
Yes count them three boxes for ME!
Lets see I will open this one first because it came first and it is from The Land Of Oz!
I smell something really great in here.
First I got to read this card.
It is from Bella.
GULP Bella signed it LOVE.
Can A Girl Say ‘I Love You’ First?
LOVE ~ a feeling of strong or constant affection for me.
Well that's O.K. I LOVE me too!
Look how great my girl shops.  Why Bella sure knows the way to a guys heart.
I think the box was just packed with great things.
And Lee thinks getting a Bilby from Australia is just extra special.  Why how could you ever eat the little fellow.
Oh Lee and I thank you so much for sending us this wonderful box filled with goodies.
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
PS ~ The other two boxes are from Ranger.  I am going to make you wait later in the month to see what is in them. 
Rockin Wills will be at Mile 16 of the Mayorz Marathon to entertain you and report on how the race is going.  So be sure to tune in the HOWL at 469.5 Blogville Radio.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Hippity Hoppity Easter

Mr. Peter Hippity Hoppity came to my house this morning and left me,
Sweet William The Scot, an Easter Basket.
Oh I love my basket.  I got a squeaker stuffie shaped like a bone, a few jelly beans and the biggest Easter Bunny treat baked specially for me at the dog bakery.  
I am embarrassed, I want it so bad if I look my mouth will drool.
 O.K. take the picture Lee fast so I can taste my treat.
We kind of look alike, don't we.
Lee had a Hot Cross Bun for breakfast like she has done every Easter.
 Why Mr. Peter Hippity Hoppity brought an apprentice this year.  He is so small.
We found him when we were cleaning the leaves out of the ivy.  Lee had on gloves and touched his back and his nose twitched.  He was not afraid of us at all.
  I am a good boy, Lee has trained me to leave bunnies alone and I watch out for them.
 The hillside naturalized daffodils are opening even though the trees only have the slight sign of buds.
 The little purple flowers, Lenten Rose, are popping open.
The world feels like it is being renewed.
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, March 30, 2015

Falling Water Gardens

Do I, Sweet William The Scot, have a Pansy on my nose?
Every Spring most people who live in Cincinnati go to the Spring Flower Show at the Krohn Conservatory.  This year it was called Falling Water Gardens.
Right inside the door was this lovely Easter Lily Tree.
A path of Lilies lead you to the wing where the  Falling Water Garden was displayed.
You could hear the sound of water dripping and running as you walked along the path.
The display had every color of Pansy you could imagine. 
Beautiful Hydrangea.
All with the ever flowing water.
The water had become a wishing well for people.
You walked over bridges with water running under you.
Pebbles, water and flowers.
Lee loves the little Viola.
Well lets see our yard has the tiny pebbles and water puddles from all the rain. 
Guess two out of three is not to bad.
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

Just for Kismet!
According to British folklore, picking black pansies is not without risk. If picked on a sunny day, it is thought to bring a storm - but if picked before the dew dries on its petals, it foretells the death of a loved one.

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Climb A Pilgrimage

See the church at the top of the hill.  Last Spring Lee took this picture and entered it into a local photo contest.  There were over one thousand six hundred entries.  Only one hundred were chosen for the show.  We made it into the one hundred but did not even get an honorable mention. 
The limestone church at the pinnacle of the hill was built in 1859, just before the American Civil War.
Now these pictures were taken on Sunday the 22nd.
The Immaculata Church has served since 1860 as a pilgrimage church, where on Good Friday the faithful ascend 85 steps to the church's front door from the neighborhood below while praying the Rosery. An additional 65 steps start at the base of Mt. Adams, with a pedestrian bridge over Columbia Parkway connecting the two paths. The steps were originally made of wood, but in 1911, the City of Cincinnati helped the church build concrete steps.
We are not of the Catholic Faith but come climb the steps with us.
At 12:01 A.M. each year on Good Friday, something extraordinary happens. People begin to gather at the base of the steps leading up to Holy Cross-Immaculata Church, preparing to take part in the tradition known locally as “Praying the Steps.”
The earliest mention of the pilgrimage in Immaculata Church records is 1873.
Higher and higher you climb.
Finally you reach the top. Look how high we climbed.
These plaques show pictures of down below how it looked and of the faithful climbing the stairs.
The Mt. Adams Steps.
We have reached the pinnacle.  What a beautiful skyline Cincinnati has.
The interior murals were painted by Johann Schmitt.
Well here I, Sweet William The Scot, am at the front door. 
Let me hold the inner door open for you.  And remember to be quiet.
Lee always tells me to remember to be quiet!
The Mt. Adams Preservation Association raised enough funds to commission the restoration of seven paintings by Johann Schmitt. The paintings were mounted over the main altar and side altars between 1863 and 1870.
$44,000 was raised to have the windows reinforced, enlarged with an 18-inch ring of additional glass, and ultimately set into the Holy Cross-Immaculata wall behind a layer of strong, protective glass.
I believe there are twelve old stain glass windows in all.
And between the windows hang the wonderful wood carved painted murals.
Over the door where we came in is the old pipe organ in the balcony.
One last look at the magnificent side alter before we leave.
We can see our car parked down below.  This community and church has very few places to park for most of the streets are narrow one way and the home owners park in front of their homes.
The hike down is a lot easier than the hike up!
Truly this is a buns of steel hike.
In other years it has taken us about one hour.
This year Lee had to stop several times to rest and it was a four hour walkabout.
 So as we go down the steps we are wishing all of our friends, whatever their faith a wonderful Spring.
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