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

68 comments :

  1. is that the same bad influenza what was in chicago a couple of weeks ago? I cross my paws for all pups of your town, William.
    It's sad when one of the winged friends can't make it, but at least one of that birds is still there and maybe next year that bird is back an will build a nest on your place too. My mommas grandgranny had a goat too, her name was Miss Hepple (named by the math teacher) and that wasn't a nice goat, it attacked my momma with his head and although Miss Hepple had no horns my momma got a lot of blue marks :o)
    easy rider

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    1. Easy wished Lee a Happy Birthday last week. He has an entry to win the soap and mini magnet!
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  2. Mom had pigmy goats when she was a kid, get it "kid" BOL. The blue eggs are so pretty are they robin eggs? Mom can't look at baby birds when they are naked it grosses her out. I got my butt whipped this weekend when I was trying to catch this little bird just learning to fly. Mom told me to stop but I couldn't and I actually got my paw on it and then mom lit into me. I haven't learned my lesson I still go over by the tractor where I first saw it, ya know how us Scottie's are once we get something in our head....

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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    1. Sully's is in the running for the soap. He wished Lee Happy Birthday over on Downunder Daisy.
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  3. Stay healthy!!! We are having more wild life this year than normal. We saw a fox recently, thankfully not in our neighborhood. Mom has also seen deer this year. Our main problem has been a huge increase in the bunny population.

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    1. You can take a stab at what I am looking at Bailey!
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  4. You've got Swallowtail Buttie Pillars as well!!! You are soooo lucky, if I want them I haf to grow my own!!!!
    Aren't the little baby birdies cute...Kismet is gonna luff thems
    The peeps were using the sheeps soap at MY Tower, they say its soooo much nicer than ordinary soap, I guess it must be similar to the goats soap?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. Lee got a pretty e-card from Princess Leah. Why it looked like a kaleidoscope and did you know there inventor was Sir David Brewster a Scottish bloke.
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  5. Simple, you're looking at the carpet. I guess Cincinnati doesn't need my expertise in hatching eggs.

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  6. Hari Om
    Well William I suspect you's got yer eye on a biscuty treat!!!

    What an array of urban wild things you have... and certainly it is survival of the fittest. I know I love goats cheese, so am sure the soap must be equally good - goats are fun animals! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  7. Omgosh I have no idea! My mommys doing the answering and she's blonde so there in lies the rub so to speak lol!

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    1. Well then I guess you are lucky because you did wish Lee a Happy Birthday over on Downunder Daisy Blog so you have a chance to win. Now about the dumb blond jokes, Maddie you had better knock it off because my Lee is a natural blond. You cannot tell it by her old photo thought.
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  8. Oh, Sir William, I, like you, love the baby birds. Why, remember the other week when I showed everybody how Bentley and I rescued those two little birds that fell out of their nest? Can you guess how they did? Wonderfully! The momma fed them and they got big enough to fly away. Woof-hoo! Now, in that first photo I know that what doesn't have your attention is a treat...because we all know Lee just gives you carrots :-p So, I would say that maybe a toy has got your attention...possibly one that squeaks as we all know we Scot Terriers love a good squeaker!
    Your good friend until the end...
    Oz

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    1. No it is not a squeaky toy!
      But you got a chance to win because we saw you wished Lee a Happy Birthday over at Downunder Daisy.
      I saw your story how you could not get the birds quite high enough and how if you touch birds the mama still will care for them.
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  9. you have some wonderful wildlife around your home.

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    1. You got to take a guess Reilly and Denny!
      So far we know it is not a treat or a squeaky toy and that it made the carpet look different.
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  10. So much wildlife, as well as everything else in your wonderful city Sweet William.We are so glad that at least one of those little birdies flew free from the nest.
    As for the carpet, I am quite puzzled. I even biggified the picture, but still saw nothing. Gail says maybe it's an invisible slug trail with a slug at the end of it, but I am sure your house is far too clean for such a thing.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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    1. Well no fear you wished Lee a Happy Birthday so you have your name in the draw.
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  11. We have no idea. The carpet looks orange like a shadow. Maybe u are looking at a new lamp?

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    1. Oh you are on to something Lassiter and Chase. Yes it does look orange and can you figure out what would do that?
      You wished Lee Happy Birthday ~ you were like the second one to catch on it was both Lee and Tobi's birthdays.
      You are in the drawing!
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  12. William, we really enjoyed seeing all the wildlife in your 'hood! Especially the fawns!! We have no idea at all what you may be looking at, but we do wish Lee a Happy Belated Birthday!!

    Your pals,

    Ruby and Otto

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    1. O.K. you are cheating wishing Lee a belated Happy Birthday. But for your ingenuity Otto & Ruby being the first to say BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY I will give you a chance to win.
      NOW NO MORE BELATED BIRTHDAYS
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  13. We're so sorry about the kennel cough! The peep read me a news story about it and I'm very concerned. Stay well!

    Stuart

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    1. Yep Kennel Cough and Canine Influenza in Cincinnati has hit Nati city hard we have been warned to minimize our dogs exposure to other dogs. We are being hit like Chicago was.
      I have my shot for kennel cough and the inside is where I am spending my days.
      Take a guess at what I am looking out for a chance to win my prize.
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  14. We see lots of wildlife by us too - coyotes, fox, Hawks, etc. lots of animals now make their home in the urban world

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    1. Ruby & Angel Pip are in the drawing they wished Lee a Happy Birthday last week.
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  15. Hi Sweet William, I just love seeing the baby deer walking down the street. Sad about their mom getting hit, but glad to hear that another mom took them in. As for the orange color on the carpet, maybe you are looking at a large bouncing ball. Stay safe. I do know of dogs that were vaccinated for kennel cough and caught it anyway.
    Your friend,
    Bentely

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    1. No it is not a large bouncing ball.
      But never fear you wished Lee a Happy Birthday so you got a shot at winning.
      Thanks for being a friend Bentley
      Sweet William The Scot

      pss ~ Yes we know dogs who have been vaccinated and got kennel cough also. Our vet says the spray up the nose vaccine is not as reliable as the shot. I got the shot in the scruff of my neck.

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  16. Our second guess is an orange colored sun-catcher.

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  17. Glad to hear the places closed temporarily to try and get the sickies under control. Ahhhh baby birds
    Lily & Edward

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    1. Take a guess at what I am looking out at for a chance to win my prize.
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  18. Golly William I was hoping that nasty flu was over but we also heard our city has it first reported case.
    Mom and I thoroughly enjoyed today's post and wonderful photos. OMCs your Lee had darling goats!!

    Hugs madi and mom

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    1. Madi got in for a chance to win our prize by wishing Lee Happy Birthday last week.
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  19. We LOVE all those animal photots!!! My mom got back last night - she spent a week in Alaska and saw lots of animals, too. We're suckers for fawns. My mom buys goat milk soap for my baths. They sell it at the farmer's market and it's made for us pups. It feels so good on my itchy summer skin. I think it's adorable how your mom had sweet goats waiting for her at the bridge! Are you watching a balloon? I have to admit, those things kind of freak me out because the m-o-v-e!! We hope you had a wonderful birthday, Lee!!
    oxox
    Daisy

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    1. So sorry it is not a balloon.
      But we will be playing a game again maybe next month, as we have a couple more to give away.
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  20. OMD! We think you see more wildlife than we do....

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    1. Just a long a the bald eagle doesn't think I am his dinner, I will be fine.
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  21. We did not know about goats soap. We have a tree full of little birds this year. They are there each moring just singing away. We are stumped on your picture, we do see the carpet looks different to your left like a shadow or something
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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    1. Well you know you have a ticket for our giveaway since you wished my Lee Happy Birthday last week.
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  22. Hey Sweet William!
    Wow, I'm thinking Lee has a beautiful stained glass window in your house! Maybe that's it. Anyway, gosh you have lots of fun wildlife in your territory. Love the baby birdies and my Mom likes the butterflies and fawns. Great pix of all of them!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

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    1. You wished Lee Happy Birthday so your name is in the pot for the drawing.
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  23. I are guessin ya are starin at a treat. At least dat's what I'd be starin at dat intently.

    And ya got deers round? I only gets to see those when I go visit my momma's grandparents - I bark em up good.

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    1. Your guessing be all wrong Whitley but you did wish Lee Happy Birthday last week over at Dui's Blog so you got a go.
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  24. OH!!
    Is that the lamp of the camera trying to light up your handsome face for a picture session?
    Or the sunny times of an evening when the sunshine looks orange? Wait, maybe you have some new drapes that filter the light into an orange color, or an oriole feeder, they are orange, too.

    BOL! I sure got carried away.

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    1. Oh Mr Jack Freckles sadly none of your guesses were right. We will have another giveaway next month ~ better luck next time.
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  25. We have no idea what you are looking at but we loved seeing all the wildlife around your home.

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    1. I love the creatures around my home also.
      You should jus take a stab in the dark and guess something.
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  26. I'm so sorry to hears abouts the burdies, butts I'm glads at least a few of them made it! A nasty, evil crow came and took our third hummingbird's nest full of eggs this year...Ma was real ticked off!
    Anyhu, I thinks that your Moms got a stained glass window ornament and that is what is makin' your carpet that purty color! Am I right??? huh?? am I??? Wells, if not, let's have a margarita to celebrate Lee's Burthday anyhu! WoooHooo!!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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    1. Ruby you could be might be right! You already had a ticket into my giveaway because you wished Lee a Happy Happy Bday last week.
      Thanks for playing along.
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  27. Wow! We are astounded by all the wildlife! We have a pair of cardinals that like the bush out front, but that is all for wildlife. Hmm...we notice an orange hue on the carpet and wonder if there is something casting a light there? But what could it be? A flashlight? A sun catcher? It's a mystery!!

    Edgar and his mum

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    1. And Edgar has a chance to win my little giveaway.
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  28. We are always amazed at how much wildlife still roam the suburban streets of the US of A. We have plenty of birds and such but you'll very seldom, if ever, find any other form of wild animal anywhere near the cities and suburbs here in SA...oh, except for maybe monkeys down in the Cape and up north from us.

    So, we've looked and looked and looked at your photo...we can see something red shining down to your left and we are thinking that it might be the flash or something from Lee's camera. We know that Lee's camera broke butt we are being optimistic here and are hoping that she got it fixed!
    BIG licks and love to you both,
    Wally & Sammy

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    1. Sammy and Wally sent Lee a special e-card for her birthday so they have their names in on a chance to win.
      Our wonderful HP camera is debunked for good.
      We just went and bought are real cheapie.
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  29. I don't know for sure what you are seeing, but I want to wish Lee and lated Happy Birthday!! I hope she had a real fun and special day.


    Ziggy Out!!

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    1. Ziggy you little devil you snuck in with a lated Happy Birthday. I bet being so darn cute you get by with a lot. Okie Dokie I put your name in for the drawing.
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  30. You have alot to look at out your windows. All we have is crows who like to taunt me all day!!!! Are you looking at vacula?????

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    1. No not a vacula SORRY!
      But I am going to do this again next month. So you can try again then.
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  31. Thanks for your nice comment about the video. Would you believe my nine year old daughter did most of the filming and then her father helped edit it. I had nothing to do with it. They get all the credit. Glad you liked it!

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    1. Well I think she has a place in advertising for sure. Northlich says they tell stories. Good ones. Strategic ones. And your daughter put out a commercial were one would remember the product. Kitty Kush Grinder, even being a dog I remembered.
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  32. I know, I know what, it's Birthday Cake and Ice Cream.
    Bentley

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    1. Bentley you never fail at bringing a smile to our faces.
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  33. Mom hasn't been looking at the computer, so she just saw your post where you mentioned ME!
    Are you looking at a laser pointer dot on the carpet?
    Opps, just heard my buddy next dog come outside, got to go watch him.
    have a good day
    Nessa Noodledog
    Kathe

    Nessa just e-mailed me her guess
    Sweet William The Scot

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    1. Nessa wished my Lee a Happy Birthday so she is in the running for our prize.
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  34. Well, we are little late, but hope your Momma has a wonderful birthday. We love those critters roaming around your neighborhood!

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