Monday, March 22, 2010

New Beginnings

On Saturday we ushered in the first official day of a much welcomed Spring. The winter has been a long, snowy one and I think I speak for many when I say that we are ready for some warm sunshine to thaw out our bones. A short walk around the yard breathes new life into our stale airways, and we see the promise of good things to come.

What looks like this now...

...will soon look like this photo taken last year.

And it's hard to believe that this little lonely bud...

...will soon have loads of new friends he will be hangin' out with.

Maybe it's this overload of fresh air but it got me comparin' it to what it was like when I first started bloggin'. Lookin' back I never saw the seeds of friendship startin' to bloom. I thought maybe a little sprout or two would surface but I had no idea that my blog plantin' would produce such a rich harvest of friends. As you can see on the right, the list has grown and I often find it hard to keep up with the daily events of all my friends.

And then, as if I needed more to do, I plowed up a whole new place to plant by joinin' Facebook. The seeds of friendship grew quickly and I've met more cool dawgs than you can shake a chewed up stick at. That brings me to my point: I'd like to formally introduce you to one of my Facebook pals, George Crow and his new blog called "A Dog's Life". Georgie Boy is a yellow Lab and lives in London. I'm still new enough to this bloggin' to remember those first posts and anxiously waitin' to see if anybody would show up, or better yet, let pee mail a comment. He has just published his first introductory post and I thought that maybe some of you would like to run over, check him and his profile out and make him feel welcome. I'm sure he would gladly accept any biscuits of advice you experts have to offer also. I just thought by mentionin' him, it would be like addin' a little fertilizer to help his blog grow faster. Ok, let's move on to the next tiny but important matter of business.

Coco, who is one of my many female admirers tagged me in her post over a week ago and I'm just now getting back to her. The tag is that I am supposed to go to the first folder on my computer and post the tenth picture in that folder. I will show you the picture she posted first, but I need to mention that it is for mature audiences only.

Does she know how to show off a pear of pink jeans, or WHAT? It's a good thing she lives in Malaysia, 'cuz I'm not so sure I could contain myself if she lived any closer!

Ok, goin' to my folder now and countin' to ten. Oh, no! It couldn't be a poorer quality photo to share! I think it was taken through the window so as not to wake me up. Just in case you can't make out what that brown blob is, let me explain. That was the second night I lived here and I didn't have a crate yet. The PUs cut up a computer box, covered a pillow with a towel and told me that was my bed. Pretty sad lookin' bed but it was still better than the straw lined stable I had been sleepin' in. As you can see, I am dead to the world and not concerned in the least with being taken away from my 4 legger Mom. The plastic tire on a rope was all mine and I didn't have to share toys with my brothers and sisters anymore.

So there you have it, my sweet Coco. Now part of the tag is choosin' other friends to do the same. Never bein' one to follow the rules, I'm just tellin' you all that if you wanna do this, have at it! Just be sure and let me know when you post yours so I'm sure not to miss it.

I must go now and prepare for surgery. Seems that my stuffie friend, Grunt, has mysteriously sprouted a growth of his own. Mom's next thing to allergic to needles that have thread attached and she's gonna need all the help she can get.

Here we go again, it's Monday.
Five full days before we can say we have the work week all sewed up.
I just hope your sewin' goes well and doesn't leave a nasty scar.
Chester ;0=)


Cocorue said...

hiya Chester, my sister's Love interest!!!

I tagged you, NOT Coco and now she's dang angry at me for showing her exposed hiney BOL but it's sooooo worth it!

please don't get us mixed up again as i'm too young to be interested in any dawg. so you All Hers ha ha...

Tiffane er, Tiffy to you, you gorgeous hunk!

Cocorue said...

ooops, my daddy did not proof read this carefully. Sorry.....

i meant to say, " you are ALL Hers...."


Life With Dogs said...

I think it's time to send another stuffie so you can finish that job!
Thanks for the intro - George is a fun boy, we'll have to see what he has up his blogging sleeve.
Oh, and I for one am a big fan of your first bed - it had edible sides. I hope you discovered that before it was replaced! :)


Hi Chester,

What a grrreat mommy you have! Our mommy never sews up our stuffies!

Have a great Spring week and are those Bluebonnets we see? That's our State flower.

Riley and Star.

Ms. ~K said...

We had snow on our daffs this morning, but it didn't last long.
Headed over to George's blog!
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

Andrea said...

It was 80 degrees here, yesterday and this morning we awoke to thunderstorms. I think spring has sprung here in Virginia.
Woofs and wags,

Mack and Mia said...

Your flowers are most beautiful chester! Our momma is waiting for Spring to be here officially. It keeps faking us out!

Wags and Woofs,
Mack and Mia

PeeS. How do you get your momma to have surgery on your stuffies. Our momma just chucks them. The horror. She is so not humane. Have your momma call our momma and talk some sense into her.

Anonymous said...

Chocolate poetry, my folksy friend!

JackDaddy said...

I will most certainly go visit your friend!!!

Budrow Wilson Spain said...

What a delightful post for a Monday Chester! You sure do know how to brighten a dawgs day! We are so looking forward to another 10 years of blogging greatness my friend!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

WELL, some of us DO miss the snow and khold!

Thanks fur the new pal - I've pawed a khomment -

I do think maybe he's REALLY a Siberian!

Nice pikh woo shared from your CocoTag!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Remington said...

LOVE SPRING! Your flowers will be up and pretty in no time!

The OP Pack said...

Poor stuffie, hope the Mom can fix him. The Momster here has difficulty seeing well enough to thread the needle - something about them making the holes smaller than they used to:)

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Julia, Canidae Pet Blog Editor said...

Hi Chester! I am happy that spring is coming too, the long cold winter gets a paws down for sure.

Chester, I am the editor and co-writer of the Responsible Pet Ownership blog, sponsored by CANIDAE All Natural Pet Foods. The blog’s purpose is to educate pet owners on all aspects of pet care, with new articles posted daily. I think we provide a nice service to pet owners with informative articles, along with some human interest stories. I was wondering if you might check us out, and if you like what you see, include us in your blogroll? If so, we’d greatly appreciate it.

Twinkietinydog said...

Funny coincidence Chester, my mommy's allergic to needles too. Hmm I loved your comparison shots up top. Are we FB furiends too? I must investigate, but I think we are.

Benny and Lily said...

I bet Coco sent the stuffie to the hospital..
Benny & Lily

Samantha said...

That was beautifully written Chester, complete with pawsome metaphors and all dat! Love the hints of flowers to come - lots of sproinging going on here too! Am about to go check out George - thanks for pawing his blog - you are a furry thoughtful doggeh!
Loves ya xoxoxoxo

Nika + PARKER said...

Hi!!! Those flowering plants look nice. IT was like Spring her the last few weeks and now it's rainy and cold again!!! BRRRR

Mango said...

Your mom is brave. If that happened to my stuffy it would be you thin iced into the dumpster. No needles with threads attached here.

Spring is really here I think!


Cocorue said...

hey my sister's love interest!

your mummy is really're sure she's saving and NOT keeeling your stuffie?????? mine is a confirmed stuffie murderer and has been convicted numerous times!

Mumster: I know; it's terrible being 'speechless'....whoever came up with WordlessWednesday ought to be shot!

CoCo: and peed on BOL!!!

i think i'm beginning to grow up as i think i'm starting to like you alot.....nearly 4 mos and liking my sister's love interest eventhough you are already Taken Bol!!!


Oz Girl said...

It certainly is hard to believe sometimes how many new friends we have made from blogging... we went to Georgie's new blog and gave him a big Kansas welcome! :)

Erin said...

love visiting your blog. check out my blog about my black lab named sage.

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