Saturday, December 3, 2016

Saturday Photo Hunt

Today we are joining the Saturday Photo Hunt - today's word is LIGHTNING!!!  Not lightEning, which means to make lighter, but L-I-G-H-T-N-I-N-G!!!  As in those flashes of light in the sky when there is a thunderstorm.  OR . . . .

LIGHTNING -  that's ME!!!!!  You may remember that Thunder Dunder came before me, and so we became Thunder and Lightning.  But I really got my name because I am all white, like a flash of light!!!

Hey Pipsqueak, stop interrupting me on my special day .  What are you saying?

Oh OK, Misty, you can get in one shot too.  Misty also wants me to tell you to be sure to visit Madi at Madi and Mom Down Home in NC and see who is visiting Madi today.

Woos - Lightning (and the Pipsqueak Misty)

Friday, December 2, 2016

Come Fly with Us

Today we are joining with many of our friends in the "Come Fly with Me" adventure for Sammy, sponsored by Madi and Angel Easy with hopping by Dory's Backyard.

Sammy loves to travel to lots of places in the world and shows us lots of those experiences on his Teaser Tuesday posts.  We decided to take Sammy to a very special store in our city of Overland Park, KS.

Scheel's is a mega sports store in Overland Park’s Corbin Park, including a service shop, interior design department, shooting and sports simulator and much more:
  • 16,000 gallon overhead aquarium
  • 65-foot, 16-car Ferris Wheel
  • Walk of the U.S. Presidents featuring fully animated, talking presidents
  • SCHEELS deli and fudge shop
  • Golf, soccer, hockey, baseball, football and basketball sports simulators
  • Wildlife mountain
They even let DOGS come into the store!!!  We got special permission to let our special visitor Sammy join us on a trip to Scheel's.

When you first enter the store you see this huge aquarium which has three columns of aquariums with a large tank overhead joining them altogether.

Sammy was fascinated by the many brightly colored fish in this tank.

Look at how big this one is!!!

Now you know that Sammy is a very learned kitty and knows about so many great facts of history.  So during our visit he had a chance to visit with two famous historical figures from U.S. history.

We all learned about the Declaration of Independence from Thomas Jefferson.

And President Abraham Lincoln shared his famous Gettysburg Address with us and our guest.  It was all so fascinating.

But the highlight of our trip could be found at the center point of the store.  Look what is INSIDE this building:

A HUGE ferris wheel.

The ride's operator found the perfect seat for us to sit in so that we could ride to the top and see the whole store.

As you can see, it was just an amazing experience!!!
(many thanks to Madi's Mom for help with the photoediting)

As our car approached the top of the ride, we spotted this duckpin bowling game off in the distance.  We were hoping to throw a few balls before leaving.

Then Sammy was quite impressed when his eye caught a glimpse of another member of the CAT family.

Can you believe there is even a mountain inside the store and look at all the wildlife there!!!  We almost felt like we were on a safari.

Here is a view from another angle.

And lastly as we got ready to leave the store, we were greeted by this big bear.  Lightning had to tell Misty that this was NOT the kind of stuffy she could play with.  Sammy meowed his respect to the big guy.

Sammy, we had so much fun with you today. We hope you can come back and visit us again real soon.

Woos - Lightning and Misty

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Farewell, dear Friend

Soft woos and gentle hugs to Easy's family. He was a great friend and we will miss him so very much.

Woos - Lightning and Misty and Mom too

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tasty Tuesday with

Time for another November review.  Have we got some yummy treats for you to see!!!

For our second review we received an 8 oz. package of Wellness Grain Free Marrow Roasts from

The first thing Mom looks for on any treat bag we have is this message - only treats made in the U.S.A. are good enough for us.

These treats are a pretty decent size. We will probably only get one at a time, but we might try for more.  These crunchy biscuits are baked with REAL meaty marrow inside.

As we wait patiently to taste these treats, here is what we found out about them on the website.


Wellness CORE Grain-Free Marrow Roasts Hearty Beef Recipe Dog Treats are a great tasty snack. The crunchy biscuits are baked with real marrow centers. These tasty and tantalizing treats have a delicious center that’s packed with vitamins and minerals. Pups can’t keep their paws off of them!

Key Benefits

  • All natural ingredients with no wheat, wheat-gluten, corn, soy, artificial colors or flavors
  • Treats are high in iron, calcium, zinc, Vitamins A for optimal health
  • Made from real beef and no by products
  • Quality assured and made from finest globally-sourced ingredients
  • Only 5 calories per a treat

Lightning is keeping one eye on the bag of treats AND Misty to be sure she doesn't make any fast moves.  We want to tell you about the ingredients first.

Nutritional Info

Beef, Ground Peas, Vegetable Glycerin, Chickpea Flour, Tapioca Starch, Ground Flaxseed, Cooked Bone Marrow, Sweet Potatoes, Caramel Color, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Vinegar, Salt, Mixed Tocopherols added to preserve freshness, Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract, Spearmint Extract

OK, Mom - isn't that enough information for our readers?  I think they really want to know how we like them.  AND I am very ready to try them.

There goes that silly "WAIT" command again - everything that is really yummy always seems to come with a wait.

Well, we guess the speed with which the treats disappeared tells you something about how GOOD they were.

Hurry, Mom - Misty is still busy chewing - slip me another one, please.

We are sitting nicely hoping for another treat, but we do want you to know how delicious they were.  We received this bag of treats from at no cost to us in exchange for a fair and honest review.  We can't find anything wrong with these marrow treats. So head on over to and get your humans to buy some for you too.

Please keep Easy in your thoughts and prayers - he could use all the POTP we can send him.

Woos - Lightning and Misty

Monday, November 28, 2016

Mutual Monday Mastication

Translation: chewing dinosaur bones side by side:)

Very busy with our bones.

Misty:  Hi, Mom.  These new dinosaurs bones are delicious.

Misty:  Hmmm, I am getting tired of this one.

Misty:  Making my move on Lightning - I wonder what his bone is like.

Lightning:  No worries, I am a good big brother, and I know I will get it back later.

Misty:  Heh, heh, he doesn't understand that boys drool and girls rule!!!

Woos - Lightning and Misty

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sunday Selfies

I, Misty, found out about Selfies.  I couldn't decide which one I liked best.   Not to mention that the more selfies I do, the more treats I get:)

Under the table Selfic!

Contemplative Selfie!

I can do Selfies too.  I have my eye on the gigantic squirrel nest in that tree near the deck.  Now if I can just get that tree rat to come down when he doesn't see me.

And this is my give-me-that-piece-of-turkey-in-your-hand, please look.  It works quite well:)

We will close with an Ussie.

Bring on the holidays!!!

Many thanks to Ann of Zoolatry for our beautiful holiday look - she does fantastic and beautiful work.  Be sure to scroll all the way down to see our holiday footer too. 

Woos - Lightning and Misty

Friday, November 25, 2016

Welcome to our new "family" member

On the same day that we had to say farewell to our Angel Ciara, our little grandbipeds also had to part with their sweet black lab Gypsy.  Some of our longtime followers may remember this photo of Gypsy with K, C, and J.

Gypsy was the first "child" in the family, preceding K's birth by about a year.

She was always a very happy girl, even at the end when she struggled to get up and down.  Finally at the great age of 13, she decided it was time to cross over that Rainbow Bridge.  Our vets had a lot of teary humans to deal with that day as both Ciara and Gypsy made their last visit on the same day, October 6, 2016.

But now there is great joy for K, J, and C.

This week a very sweet little girl joined the family - meet Miss Ruby!!!  Ruby is 14 weeks old and part American and part English Golden Retriever.

Twin J is showing her how to use his iPad.

Ruby has the sweetest personality and so far has been the model puppy.  So far she hasn't figured out how to destuff her new toys.  

She and Misty got to have a playdate this week at Ruby's home and had so much fun playing together.


Ruby has a lot to say already.


 Yard zoomies:)

As you can see, Ruby made this family very happy.

We had a very fun day yesterday, so today was a great day of rest.

Woos - Lightning and Misty