Sunday, April 26, 2009


Good Afternoon,

Yesterday morning we thought we might sleep in, but this bird (Mom says it's not a traditional woodpecker) had other ideas.
He was knock, knock, knocking on a stump outside our bedroom window. Do you know what it is??This got Dad up and he got us up and then he and Mom started running around and for the most part we stayed at home. They went to the famous Hillsville Diner for breakfast. It is one of the few diners of it's type that is left in the United States - at one time all little towns had these types of diners.
After a trip to Tractor Supply, Lowes and Walmart, they came home and Dad started getting our lawnmower ready for summer - sharpening blades, changing oil and replacing a belt - OOPS!! - the man at Tractor Supply gave Dad the wrong belt so mowing was out of the question and our grass is so tall, Mom can't see when we squat to pee - short legs!! While Dad was working on the lawnmower, Mom was stripping and clipping on us. Piper got a full clip today - Mom says since she's not going to show him, he might as well get clipped instead of stripped - we girls know our day is coming.He looks so handsome with his "grown up" haircut. Check out this (3 gallon) bucket of hair -it's about1/2 full. We then had to help Mom start her seedlings for the garden - when what a bunch of dirt she moved - and we didn't get to dig in any of it - just supervise!!
Gotta run - see you tomorrow.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java


pughy said...

All that haitr looks like me, mum gets me cut once a year. I dont mind realy as it is so cool and less hair balls,

Hugs GJ x

Mango said...

You guys must be nekked after your mom removed all that hair. I hope you don't freeze.

That woodpecker bird is pretty, but they can be annoying sometimes.


Obie Trevino said...

Wow! That's a lot of hair! I can't wait to get that big and have that much hair! I can't wait to see a picture of how handsome you look...I bet we look just like each other! ;O)

Love lots!!

Obie & Ebony

Obie Trevino said...

By the way, I just wanted to invite you to come see my new blog layout. I think you'll like it.:o)

Have a great week!!

Love you lots,

Obie and Ebony

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

I think he/she is a pileated breed WP

WOW! Woo did have khwite the busy one too!


the TN Bull Terrors said...

That's a Pileated Woodpecker, we have a pair of them here that drive DawgMom crazy, they make weird sounds too, not at all like a bird sound.
Lots of hair there, we only get whiskers trimmed & make up on our white parts when we show.

Feather, Darla, Pappy & LizzaBella

Maggie and Mitch said...

You must feel so much cooler with all of that fur gone, Piper! We can't wait to see you with your new do!
That's one big woodpecker! We get them in our yard and they peck on dad's barn siding and it makes him mad!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

TwoSpecialWires said...

That woodpecker brought PTSD symptoms back to our mom when we saw its picture and read about it. We had a cousin - a flicker - causing much dismay around our house. He pecked dozens of holes in the stucco of the house, and some of them were HUGE! To top it off, his species is a protected one here!! We guess they are sort of pretty, but the early morning pecking and the hundreds of dollars of repair that he bestowed upon us -- WERE NOT A HAPPY THING! Mom doesn't even like thinking about it, let along letting us write about it. We love wildlife, but we didn't like that bird! (Wish we could've chased it!) Is yours still around?

Waggin yours,
Jake and Fergi

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