Monday, February 22, 2016

All That Glitters Is Not Gold

All that glitters is not gold. 
So, don't get fooled by what something looks like from the outside!
It may not be what it seems to be.
My Lee is always quoting things to me.
I told you how her "three strikes and your out" saying got me totally embarrassed at the Blessing of the Animals in 2014.
Well she says to me often when I want something "all that glitters is not gold". 
I swear she is always trying to teach me, Sweet William The Scot, something.
Lee uses that saying when she is eating something and I am begging for a taste and she knows I truly don't want it like celery.
Outward appearance can be greatly misleading.
You see it all started with a Squirrel.  Trouble always starts with a squirrel.
That darn squirrel was stealing my ball from my yard.  My personal property!  I was not going to tolerate being made a fool of.  I was on him like white on rice.  Finally I just body slammed that thieving squirrel.  Yep I hit him so dam hard we just rolled but I was up first and I grabbed MY BALL not the squirrel.
Something was so wrong, why my teeth went right into it and it had a sticky feeling in my mouth and it smelled funny and the taste was no better.  What the devil happened to this ball?
And there Lee stands shaking her head and spouting "All That Glitters Is Not Gold" laughing.
I had chased down and body slammed a squirrel for an Osage Orange.  I don't want this darn thing!
Now what am I suppose to do with an Osage Orange.

And to "Add Insult To Injury" "Fuel To The Fire" it was Stumpy the Squirrel.  I always recognize him because I claimed his tail as my treasure two years ago.  These Eastern Gray Squirrels can live up to twenty years.
Darn Squirrels!

Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of  mine

Sweet William The Scot
Noon in the hood last week.  We sat in a cloud most of the week.  In the valley it was clear.
Lee's vertigo was back last week so we pretty much were couch potatoes.
Maybe next week we will be out and about Nati City again.


  1. It all boils down to one thing, it's the squirrels fault
    Lily & Edward

  2. yes... it always starts with a squirrel and not with a kiss like that hot chocolate once said... (although my dad said trouble can start with a kiss too, there is no difference). how bad that stumpy escaped and you only had that orange ball... next time William... next time you will get it :o)

  3. Use the thing as bait to get that squirrel. Those things are squirrel magnets.

  4. Your post about the 'Blessing of the Animals in 2014' still makes us laffs William, so funny!
    As you say...All trouble starts wiv those darn Squirrels!!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  5. BOL at least you got to body slam Stumpy. Are osage oranges the same as horse apples that grow on bois d'arc trees?

    Aroo to you,

    1. Yep they are the same ~ they are Maclura pomifera. Monkey Balls, Mock Orange, Hedge Apples they have a lot of names. Here they grown on shrub type trees.
      Did you know they are good for keeping ants out of your house.

    2. Mom use to feed them to her horses when she was a kid. She would have loved to known back then they were also called monkey balls. She would have tried to work monkey balls into a conversation just for the shock value. Hope Lee is feeling better today. Aroo-

  6. Hari OM
    Crikey SW - were you tasting it for the rest of 87 hours??? Blarcchhh.... and your hood looks my hood has been this week... sigh... the sun HAS to show up sometime donchya think? Stay warm SWTS and snuggle up to Lee. All those sayings may have some worth! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  7. "Trouble always starts with a squirrel".
    Sweet William, as ever, you are SO RIGHT.
    Toodle pip!
    PS Gail and I send hugs to Lee and hope her vertigo gets better soon.

  8. Its always the darn squirrels fault. Hope Lee feels better soon


  9. Squirrels are the bane of BabyBelle and Maddie's existence!! xxoo

  10. those squirrels and their evil plans to make our lives difficult :) :)

  11. We sure hope your Lee is better this week, and that you finally get your ball from the pesky little squirrel....your page looks so beautiful. stella rose

  12. That was a rotten squirrel trick!!! We're glad you got his tail. Next time go for the whole squirrel.

  13. Ha ha! you got that squirrels tail??!! Sorry the ball was not your ball but it was worth body slamming that squirrel!
    Hope your Lee is feeling better now
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  14. Sweet William I think you did a great job with that old squirrel. It's hard work to tackle and roll with a squirrel. Around here we call that an mock orange ball and we use them in Christmas decorations. Hope Lee feels better soon. Take good care of her.
    Bentley and Mom

  15. Maybe you need to get your eyes checked and get some glasses or contact lenses. At least you sent that squirrel flying.

  16. Oh Sweet William, that story brought a smile to mom's face and a wag to our tails...sorry.

    We hope that Lee is feeling better and that the weather has cleared some.

    We love your Easter decorations.

    BIG licks,
    Wally & Sammy

  17. Oh no! I just know that silly tree rat planned the entire thing as payback for you taking his tail!

  18. Sir William, I am surprised that you would have mistaken an orange for a ball. Though I do admit there is a great resemblance, especially if like me you have tennis balls that are the color orange...well, I guess it could happen to any of us who live near oranges. But that squirrel, Stumpy, better be careful or he may end up being a peg-leg!
    Your friend, until the end...

  19. OH DUDE!!!! What an evil thingie to have that *&^&*(##@ tree rat do!!! Don't you worry, I could have a whole revenge plot planned for you....just say the word!!!
    You tell Lee that I am sendin' her tons of POTP and healin' vibes and AireZens!!!!!
    Ruby ♥

  20. Um...I thought I already woofed ovfur here...

    Well, you sure scared that squirrel, dude!

    Now next time you will know if he stole your tennis ball or not...

    Hope that your Lee feels a lot better soon. Vertigo is horrid.

    And thanks so much fur all the pawyers fur my pawppy!
    He's on the mend now:)