Monday, June 11, 2012

si·ne qua non

si·ne qua non
OK, so I don't know what it means, but it got you here, didn't it.
Wanna see where I went last night, what I saw and what I got to do?

My Vickie loves the perks of her job.  Like, sometimes when people leave their dogs with us, they might ask her to go to their house and water plants or take in the paper.  Well, really only one family does that, and the cool thing is that they live way up in the mountains.  So last night after all of our guests were settled in we got in the old van and headed up the mountain, and much to our delight we saw this little gal.  IF you look close on her chest you will see a white line along her  chest.  In some of the other pictures My Vickie took you could see that it is a huge gash that runs along the whole length of the front of her body with a huge open wound in the center just under her neck.  
My Vickie said that it looked like it was healing nicely and that I should not worry about her too much cause she thinks she will be ok, but it is a wonder as to what happened.  
When we got to the families home/cabin the area was covered with this beautiful little yellow flower.  My Vickie was so excited cause she remembers them from when she was a little girl.  She said they called them Buttercups.  We looked it up and this is what we found on the internet about them.

Native to Asia and celebrated for its medicinal properties as 

well as its bright beauty, the small camellia-like ranunculus 

ranges from white to pink, red to yellow to orange. Also known

as Buttercup and Coyote’s Eyes, legend has it that the 

mythological Coyote was tossing his eyes up in the air and 

catching them when Eagle snatched them. Unable to see, 

Coyote created eyes from the buttercup.

In the language of flowers, a bouquet of ranunculus says,

 “I am dazzled by your charms.

And you know what was even more cool than these cute little flowers?  Right smack in the middle of them was a muddy creek.  Yep, you heard me....MUD....Anybody wanna kiss.
After we watered the plants, fed the kitty and made sure all was well in the house, we took a hike outside to enjoy the evening sounds of birds in the trees and gentle breezes that bent the grasses toward the setting sun.


Murphigator said...

BOL BOL -- Bert buddy, you look like one of those starlets who has overdone the lip Botox. I don't even think Charlotte would want to kiss those lips!! You crack me up. Tell your Vickie I loved the pictures and especially the poor moose. I bet she ran into a fence. I'd like to lick her wound and make it better (but don't think she'd want you to do that with those lips! BOL)
Big Murphy

Teresa said...

Gorgeous! What a great day.

GOOSE said...

And why was I not invited to that cool place. I got to go last time. I swear it was not me who peed on the plants outside.
So it looks like my MOM is abandoning me and leaving me at your place. I love being at your place but I wish I could go with my MOM to CO. Anyway, I heard you had hot dogs yesterday for breakfast. Will I be having hot dogs too? I like hot dogs a lot. Maybe it will ease my pain.

Sankissjuice said...

You make me laugh.

I checked like a dozen times since Saturday for a new entry from you. So happy you finally wrote something and show us some cute photos.

Your ultra fan

chicamom85 said...

Wowza, that last picture is amazing, my Mommy just stared at it for like 87 minutes. I love your muddy lipstick. That big dog in the water was huge!!

Loveys Sasha

Declan said...

Hope the Moose is okay. What lovely photos! Deccy x ps. Mum says she thinks you would be the sine qua non of a great day out!

Colby said...

Cool pictures! I like the pics of the pups running and the extreme closeup of the moose. Thanks for sharing!

Happy Monday!

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie said...

Excellent running shot Bert and the little moose is just adorable.

We have buttercups here in the UK and little people (children) pick them and hold them under their chins. If the buttercup makes their chins glow it is said that you love butter.

Don't think our chins would glow somehow ;-)

IRIS E DONA said...

heheheh... it looks like you put lipstick !! cool !!

And when you get tired you are very welcome in my place , it is very quiet place, you'll see !


Mitch and Molly said...

Your Vickie sure finds the most beautiful things, Bert! We love your pictures!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Molly The Wally said...

Stunning pics and what a day. Continue having fun!
Best wishes Molly

Mango said...

Poor moose. I hope she will be OK.


Gypsy Ju said...


We love ALL the photos! Especially you with the gorgeous yellow flowers and you rolling in the grass cuttings in the earlier post. I hope you friend with the cut is much better now. We can't wait to visit again to see your new updates and wonderful photographs.

Gypsy & Poppet ;)

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Oh, you silly Bert! Were you so happy you had to kiss the mud?!

~Shelle said...

Wow... that is a huge moose and she ain't even more than a puppy moose!

The mud lipstick is fantastic, btw.. :)

I love your mum's pictures... she makes my heart sing... cause the colors and memories are so vivid through them

:) Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby

Catherine said...

I'm glad that sweet moose is going to be OK!

And look how beautiful you look standing amongst those buttercups. Even with the muddy face! :)

Hope you and your Vickie are having a wonderful week!

xo Catherine

georgia little pea said...

Dear Bert, I'm gla the mousse is going t o be ok. that was a big cut. Maybe she got im a fight. The buttercups are reall pretty . I wish we had some here but we has mostly weeds tho the typis tries her best to grow stuf.

Regarding fhe mud. You are a dirty dog Bert! Didn't you just get a big bath for rolling in oil? Your Vickie sure is patient,

Big hug but no kis thanks, your friend Georgia x

JJ said...

So funny pics! Bert, you are really cool - I would love to kiss your muddy face *lol*

Black Dog

Tracy said...

I just want to know if you got in the vehicle with ALL that mud on you? Goodness gracious, I guess if the amount of mud indicates how much fun you had, well, you had a BLAST!!! good for you!

Patrice and Higgins said...

Not to sure I would want to kiss those muddy lips, mom might get the notion to give me a bath! The pictures are gorgeous!!!


Lydia Criss Mays said...

Oh, that sweet Moose. I do hope she's okay. Good to have expert opinion that things are looking good. Bert, you're face is hysterical. It looks like you licked all the icing off a cupcake - a muddy cupcake. ;)

Happy seeing beautiful!

NanaNor's said...

Sounds like a perfect end to a great day. What a wonderful mom you have Bert; how helpful this would be for folks away. I know if you lived near me, I'd be wanting to go with you all.
I heard Goose is coming to stay, know you'll have a great time.
Happy Day!
Noreen & Hunter

Kirsten (peacefuldog) said...

Poor moosie, so glad she is OK. Did she run into a barbed wire fence? That barbed wire is hell on wildlife :(

JackDaddy said...

Wow! That's a lot to happen in just a short visit! All your pics look wonderful!

lifewithmydogs said...

You look oh so manly in that fourth picture. I especially LOVE the lip glossy touch you added there.

K9 Katastrophie said...

What a sunset! I am dazzled by your charms!


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Mazzie @ Mazzie Takes Manhattan said...

Woof to you Bert!!!! I'm so glad that the moose appears to be doing OK despite her injuries. My assistant and I can't bear to see any 4 legged creature suffer.

And how handsome you look surrounded by all of those buttercups. You must have some karma Bert .... that's the only explanation for why you somehow always (and magically) find a way, wherever you may be, to muddy yourself up!

My assistant said she'd love to plant a big kiss smack dab in the middle of you muddy nose and lips!

Much love to you and your Vickie - XXOO - Mazzie

Charlotte said...

You know my love - I wanna be kissed by you - but I would prefer the non-muddy-version...Love your charlotte

Murphy said...

You get the best pictures! Hope you had fun in the mud, we bet you did!

Your friends,

Murphy & Stanley

NCmountainwoman said...

Bert, you really know how to find the mud, even amongst the flowers. Hope the dear moose heals nicely. Wonder what happened.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Poor girl - we hope she mends well and will be OK.

How funny that you came up with that muddy snooter in the field of pretty buttercups:) That is such a great photo!

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Curt Rogers said...

That brown lipstick is very becoming on you, Bert. What a great shade!

The Cat From Hell said...

Me would NOT kiss yous with all that mud Bert! Well, maybe just one.

Wyatt said...

Bert, you are a muddy puppy..hee hee.

What a pretty girl moose, I bet she got into a barb wire fence..hope she will be okay.

Wyatt and Stanzie

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Bert, we wondered if the little moose had walked into a sharp fence of some kind and it cut her chest/neck? Stella would love a kiss but not with the mud and only on the cheek cause we know you love your Charlotte, hehehe. What beautiful photos too! thanks for sharing. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

2browndawgs said...

Wow beautiful pictures. Your Vickie sure has a great perk of her job. Yesterday, I just got to go to the bank as part of my job. Dull.

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Love your muddy lips photo! LOL.

Beth said...

You are so lucky to have all that wilderness around you.

The Cat From Hell said...

Dear Bert,
me is finally gots some Mommy time to really answer peoples. me wants to thanks yous for worrying about my hairy slobbery sister Bob. The pills she gots from the Doctor has made her head pain go away and she is much more like Bob. She is a little worried, but she says she has not been able to see out of that eye for weeks, so she thinks it will be OK>

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