Saturday, July 3, 2010

Long Holiday Weekends

Hi Everybody, this is Fudge. Mom said I could write on the blog about this important new invention. It's called a three day holiday weekend. Isn't that a great idea. Three days of weekend instead of two. That means we can do lots more fun things together. This is what we did on the first day.

See this funny thing. Mom showed it to us, but we didn't know what it was.

Mom and Dad brought us all outside. Bailey brought her monkey. She takes that thing everywhere. The other day I stole it and she got really mad and chased me all over the yard till Mom took it away and gave it back to her. Bailey's tough, she could probably beat me up if she wanted to.

We were all watching Dad to see what he was going to do with that strange thing.

He took it over by where the hose is.

We wanted to help him, but he told us to go play until he was ready.

What do you think that thing is?

Look, it shoots water all over the place.

This is neat. We can try to catch the water as it goes around.

Norma Jean and Bailey are trying to drink it as it goes around.

Lola and Noah like it, too.

They're all getting their faces really wet.

Oh oh, the thing is starting to fall over.

Hey guys, you aren't supposed to knock it down.

Dad had to go rescue the water whirlygig. It was on the ground and the girls were standing on it.

That was fun. Look how wet Bailey is. Her monkey was wet, too, so Mom put it inside to dry.

Morgan was watching everything while she stayed dry and played with a stick. Morgan is having a bad day because she's afraid of the booming that she hears. Mom says it's fireworks and that they won't hurt us. The rest of us run around and bark when we hear them, but Morgan starts shaking and tries to hide.

When we came in the house to dry off and rest up, Mom went into the kitchen. That's our favorite room. We watched while she cooked stuff. She made this chocolate cherry cake for her and Dad.

Then she made us some cookies. Look at them all.

Sky and I watched them cool, then we each had one. They are so good. They have apples, bananas and blueberries in them. Those are some of our favorites. Everybody liked them, even Tsar. Mom says I have to give you the recipe, so here it is.

1/4 cup blueberries
1/2 an apple
1/2 a banana
1/2 cup milk
2/3 cup oats
1 1/4 cup rye flour

Put fruit and milk in blender and blend till smooth. Put in bowl, add oats and flour. Stir till
mixed. Drop spoonful of mixture onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 for 12 -14 minutes. Outside is crunchy, inside is chewy.

I wonder what we'll do tomorrow on the second day of our long weekend.


Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

That's a great way for WATER dogs to play! When our sprinkler is on, we go inside....we try not to get wet. But if we do, we love to run madly around.

Thanks for the recipe, we'll have to try that. Something we can all eat.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Happy 4th of July.

Dexter said...

Hey! I think it is time for you guys to get shaved! Too hot under all that fur. Of course the weird water thing helps with cool down. Next time try not to knock it over. That can only lead to mud. Oh, wait, mud is fun too. Never mind.


Lola and also Franklin, too said...

Long weekends are excellent, although one of my Moms took off for some of it, so it's a mixed thing. More of one Mom, less of the other. Anyhoo, that water thing looks pawsome if you happen to be a water dog. And I'm so sorry that Morgan is having a hard time. It really hurts somedogs ears and doesn't bother some of us. No idea why it works that way. Hope your weekend continues to be loads of fun.

wags, Lola

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

We hope our Mom will make us some of those treats - we have blueberries on our bushes and a ripe banana in our fruit bowl - maybe she will.

What a fun water toy - Piper would love it!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Molly the Airedale said...

Your sprinkler sure does look like fun!
I hate fireworks as much as you do, Morgan! Why did they ever have to be invented? grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Your cookies sure do look yummy! Thank you for the recipe!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

♥I am Holly♥ said...

That sure looks like lots of fun to us! Both mom and me don't like the sound of the fireworks. Mom is afraid it's going to catch the city on fire because it's so dry and it makes my ears hurt and scares me. We love the holiday though and the reason for it!! Happy 4th of July!!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

SissySees said...

What fun! I think we need to see if the fur-girls would like such water play. They helped me pick up the pen today - big sticks, old toys Gretchen snuck out, etc. - and now they're resting.

Maggie Mae and Max said...

Long weekends are the best! Happy July 4th to all of you!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

the many Bs said...

yes, we love 3 day weekends and longer! that means more dog park for us!

that is a very cool water squirter thingie that you kiddos have. we're gonna tell our human to get one like that for us too.


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We have water falling from the sky tonight and more on the way - bet you would all love that too. Cute new toy the peeps got for all of you. And those cookies - yummers and easy too.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

LizzieJane said...

What a fun day! Have a Happy July 4th!

Julies Knit Stitch Corner said...

Just one big happy family, its such a wonderful sight to see. Julie.C

Zona said...

What a great holiday weekend you're having! Monkey toys, water sprayers, COOKIES.... I could do without the booms too but having the extra day with the two leggers is worth it!

Happy 4th!


gMarie said...

Hey Fudge I don't think my mom will make those cookies for us. Do you think you could send some over? They are being mean and giving all the extra stuff to Dudley these days and I don't get any - help a fellow bad boy out? Beau