Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Disappearing Turtle and Flowers for Mother's Day

We had a really exciting morning! Dogdad took us out on the golf course for an early morning run -- and we saw a very large turtle, his head out, enjoying the quiet. When we approached, he looked around and said "holy sh--!!" and pulled his head back in. We really wanted to take him home to Mom as a Mother's Day present -- but Dogdad persuaded us that it was not a good idea.

When we got home though and excitedly told Mom what had happened, she said, "Let's go see if we can at least get a photo." So we all piled into the car and went back to where the turtle had been -- but he was gone. We looked and looked. And sniffed and sniffed -- but to no avail.

On the way back, we did see our pal, Sunny Jim, an Italian greyhound who lives down the street. He has the coldest black nose you can imagine, and our morning greetings are never complete until we get to feel it you know where...Anyway, instead of the almost turtle, we decided to snap a few photos of Mom's favorite flowers, most of which had blossomed seemingly over night as if just to celebrate the day.

Orange Mexican vine covering a fence near the golf course.

Agapanthus, which pops up every once in a while in our back yard.

Yellow vine which covers our arbor.
Mussenda, Mom's very favorite, which has delayed and delayed and delayed but finally decided to favor us with a flower.

And a bird of paradise -- which blogger refused to upload right-side-up. Go figure.

So let this array of flowers say Happy Mother's Day to all our moms -- and you too, Amber!!!

Jake and Just Harry

Pee ess: Remember to look for our Heron-cam's reports the next few days -- and listen for our loud -- very loud -- barks from camp!!!


Martha said...

Hi Guys
Sorry about the turtle - do you think it was something you said?
Why does Dogdad not go walks with a camera phone at least - does he not know that we dog bloggers need to be prepared?
Anyways we liked meeting your friend the greyhound instead - possibly the exact opposite of a turtle!
The flowers are gorgeous - we particularly like the birds of paradise even upside down.
lots of love
Martha & Bailey xx

Dughallmor Beagles said... didn't leave peemail on him did you?
Beautiful flowers, we love the Agapanthus...and the Bird of Paradise, even if it is the wrong way up!
Happy Mothers Day from all of us Dughallmors xx

And smoochies for my Jakey, i'm missing you already,
Your Gabbi xxxx

Faya said...

Waouw, turtles are very quick in USA....
Your flowers are soooooo beautiful.
Give your Mom extra kisses from Switzerland !
Faya & Dyos

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...


Woo two had khwite the day!

Tank woo fur sharing all your stuff AND the pretty floralie thingies!

Happy Mother's Day to your mom!

PeeEssWoo: I'll be listening fur woo!

Gus said...

Happy Muzzer's day to Jake and JH's mom.

gussie d

(home, but not speaking to MY muzzer!)

Joe Stains said...

Dang too bad you couldn't get a photo that would have been fun to see!!! Happy Mother's Day to your Mom!!!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

You guys should search our blog for Tony the Turtle, Thunder's great find last summer. Too bad you couldn't find yours for a pic, but the flower photos were awesome and perfect for today.

Happy Mother's Day.

Woos, the OP Pack

Lorenza said...

Hi, friends!
A turtle for your mom would be a pawesome present!
Thanks for sharing all those flowers!
Your friend is very cute!
Happy Mother's Day!
Kisses and hugs

Anonymous said...

Hi Jake and Just Harry! What beautiful flowers! Our whole family loves flowers, especially you know who. Happy Mother's Day to your mom!!! (We'll be watching for the Heron Cam.)

See ya!

Molly the Airedale said...

Bummer! We bet your mom would have loved to have had that turtle for mother's day! We're sure it was a happy one for her with just you guys, though!
Your flowers are just beautiful!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Princess Patches said...

Sorry you didn't get a photo of the turtle! We hope your mom had a really great Mother's Day and we wish your pawrents a safe and fun trip!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Patience-please said...

Happy every day to you guys' most wonderful Mom!!!
We bet Mr. Turtle hightailed it out of there (well, hightailed in turtle speed) after your formidable terrierist selves left, quaking in fear.

wags from the expanded waggle of whippets


Sounds like you had a pawsome Mutters Day. We were so hoping to see the turtle. I guess having two WFT around must have left him a little shell shocked. BOL

Your Punny Friends,

Essex & Deacon

Mack said...

That was one fast moving turtle!!

I don't understand why Dad thought it wouldn't be a great Mom's Day present?????!