Terrier Woody

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Blooms and Bears

It has always fascinated us, how plants will throw out a bloom in the middle of winter.
Several days of 60ish weather and an otherwise leafless rosebush says, "Game On!"

In other news around the yard....
Panda Pull Toy found his way back home.
He needs a bath, but is in good shape...Oh Happy Day!

On the other paw....

Poor Polly Penguin is not fairing too well.

She is still in one piece, but threatening to run away from home!



  1. Roses in the middle of winter what a beautiful sight! And returning beloved toys. You are surrounded by such hopeful signs.

  2. BOL oh that Panda pull toy has seen better days
    Benny & Lily

  3. We love looking at our roses in the winter time. They seem to like a colder day now and then.

    Glad Mr. Panda came back home. I'm sure he was missed a lot!

  4. If I was that Penguin I'd be packin' my bags right now!!!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie

  5. Those are some very pretty blooms!

  6. Panda tugs are so much fun

    Stop on by for a visit

  7. ROSES in January... what a RARE and exquisite thingy THAT Mother Nature gave you.

    I am so glad that your MISSING Toy.. found its way back.

  8. Our roses are blooming too!
    Dachshund Nola

  9. Your rose blooms are beautiful, Wyatt. We also have some blooming red ones........a nice surprise in the middle of all the dreary plants hibernating for winter.

  10. I have a feeling that Polly wants to hide where that Panda was!!! Send some of those flowers this way...I keep watering but got nothing!!!

  11. At least Polly hasn't been buried yet.......

    Those flowers are beautiful, maybe they don't know about seasons.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  12. What pretty flowers!

    I say teach those stuffies a lesson!

    woos, Tessa

  13. Beautiful flowers!
    I hope Polly Penguin is still in one piece!
    Kisses and hugs

  14. Hmmm... I wonder why Panda decided to go out there... Mom says the day Lilac passed away our miniature rosebush put out a single bloom that lasted almost until Christmas. Another one burst into full bloom and they were blooming until just a few days before Christmas. It was crazy, but nice to see that bright pink every day!

  15. Be nice to Polly Penguin...she will do you no good if you de-stuff her!
    hugs and bellyrubs

  16. We had oranges growing on our tree, but they froze!

  17. BOL! You guys look like your having fun!!

  18. Hee hee.... me and Whitley have torn many a toy apart playing tug... it isn't a pretty sight!

  19. greta new panda pull toy turned up. A good scrub should do the trick. Looks like you're having great fun the two of you!

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  20. We have some very confused flowers over here in the UK, as they think its Spring because the weather has not been as cold as usual.

    I am feeling just a tad sorry for Polly Penguin there.

    Toodle pip!

  21. We are so happy that you found Panda Pull Toy! Maybe you should go easy on Polly Penguin!
    The January roses are just beautiful!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  22. So glad you found Panda - I was sure he would be out there somewhere. We have roses out here too - on bushes with no leaves! But it has been pretty warm here for winter. They are very pretty - love from Magic

  23. With the warm weather we are having we are thinking we might see tulips soon.

    Hey, that's what toys are for - fun times, right?

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  24. Oh dear! Polly Penguin may leave home in pieces :O Looks like y'all are havin fun with her though :) Those are beautiful blooms! :D

    Waggin at ya,

  25. Yep, I think the flowers are a bit confused with all this weird weather.

    Your pal, Pip

  26. Our weather here in KS has been CRAZY, so we're seeing a lot of things growing when it's not the right time.
    We have a cool wolf toy a lot like your panda!
    Play bows,

  27. Hey Wyatt!
    Wow, that rose is surely pretty and what a great reminder of warm Summer weather! Glad you got your bear toy back, but I agree he needs a bath. Good luck unstuffing your Penguin! Looks like fun to me!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  28. Isn't it great when long-lost toys return home. Always a time for celebration and rowdy play!!! Have fun! Oscar

  29. YEAH! Panda is back! I am so very happy for you!!!!
    I'm sure you will gut that Polly Penguin before she gets a chance to run off!

  30. Hey Wyatt! Nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my new blog thingy!

    I can't imagine having those new flowers around during the winter! That would happen to my person in Colorado, but here in the GST, it never happens during the winter! The weeds do tend to regain some life though!

    You guys get white stuff on your lawns in Oregon? What does it feel like? I have never seen that stuff! It looks like it isn't too dangerous, but I am not convinced!

    PS - So sorry about Polly Penguin.....(Run, Polly! Run!)

    Thanks again, and bark at ya later!


  31. It sure is great to have a "partner in crime"! Yes?? We have been having the weirdest weather ever too!!! It's FIFTY out!!! Unheard of here in Upstate NY where we are used to breaking all kinds of snowfall records!! Not this year!!
    xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  32. I bet Panda Bear is glad to be home, but, from the looks of it, will want to disappear again soon!!

  33. There's nothing I love more than spotting a pretty bloom in the middle of winter....

  34. Thank goodness Panda Bear found his way home! Whew! Love the blooms!

  35. Run away? How will he get a chance between you two? Get it? Between you two? What? What are those groans for?

  36. Lovely flowers, I am always suprised to see flowers blooming in winter too, I see some in the public gardens in NYC

    I love your new blog header by the way, great action shot

  37. What fun! Your roses are beautiful!

    Thor and Jack