"Earth laughs in flowers." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hi dear friends,
The last time we posted Mommy said she would like to do a post about my friends favorite flower native to their country. The Mommy didn't mean to leave anybody out, so what she should have said was my friends favorite flower wherever you live even in the USA......after all the USA is pretty big and what grows in the south might not grow in the East, West or North. So send your pictures as soon as you can and let the Mommy know if it's OK to use one of my favorite pictures from your blogs of you to go along with your flower. We have been having trouble with our sbc global connection so if you could send then to firstname.lastname@example.org -- that one works all the time.
Bolo was the first doggie to send me a picture of a Trillium, which is the official Provincial Flower of Ontario which is the province where he lives. He said that there is a law that you can't pick them. For those of you who don't know....it is against the law in TEXAS to pick blue bonnets off the side of the road. People have been arrested for doing just that, which made the Mommy think of the time she almost got arrested because the highway patrol said she was picking them. So she is gonna share the story with you.
First you have to set the mood. It was a gorgeous Saturday morning in April 1993. The Mommy, Samantha (then about 3 years old and very small) and the Mommy's Godfather, Uncle Bennie, decided to drive up around Brennan to see the blue bonnets. The best place in all of Texas to see blue bonnets, and Indian paint brushes and buttercups too, is right off the highway before you come into Brennan. Imagine a field of bluebonnets like these in the picture below.
The Mommy was sitting in the middle of the field, she was lots younger then and could still get up & down without falling on her nose, when the highway patrol stopped and accused her of picking bluebonnets. I have been told that she was quite a spitfire back in those days and she told him off.....nicely of course, that she WAS NOT picking flowers and that she had stopped to let Samantha go potty. Of course they didn't believe her. She very politely told the two big burly patrolmen, that why would she be sitting in a field off the side of a road holding a 12 foot leash in her hand if there wasn't a dog on the end of it.They said they didn't see any dog. So she called Samantha's name, and you could hear a answering bark and see a long red tail sticking straight up out of the blue bonnets. When she came trotting up, she had a mouthful of bluebonnets. The Mommy told them if they wanted to arrest Samantha to go ahead. Hee Hee, wish I could of been there to see the look on their faces. They told the Mommy to have a good day and got in their patrol car and speed away from there.
OK...now I need your help. Remember I said me and the Mommy were going to the Woof! Stock this coming Saturday to help in the DROH booth? Well there is gonna be a costume contest and DROH wanted 5 of us doggies to represent us. I was one of the ones that was chosen. I was thinking of wearing my pink princess dress and jewels but Aunt Judy thought it would be cute for me to wear one of my bikinis. The picture below was taken at the first Halloweiner Party I ever went to in 2005. What do you think.....a bikini or a dress? I was lots smaller then so I don't even have this one anymore but I do have my red & white one the Mommy bought me this summer that still fits.
Well it is way past the Mommy's bedtime but before we go we to wanted to share a link Uncle Ron sent us about the two goats he bought. Remember he bought 2 goats named Waylon & Willie. Well Aunt Deb wanted two Pygmy goats, so they bought Roseann & Layla. It is so cute. Uncle Ron gots a beard just like the goats. Hee Hee!!
Love, kisses and Hugies to all....Mona & the Mommy too!!