Wednesday, June 30, 2010


We got a wonderful surprise
when we opened our email this afternoon -
updated pictures on our little Angus -
who is now named Bailey.
He was a sweet, loving babypup
and is now a gorgeous teenpup.
He just got his first big boy haircut -
his Mom said seeing him look so grownup
made her cry.

Check out his big brother, Mackie
admiring him from a distance.

They are so sweet together
in their chair -
we think Bailey looks a lot like his Mom
in this picture.

But then when we see this one,
it reminds us a lot of Piper.

Keep those pictures coming -
we love them!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


We are copying Sue
at The Portuguese Water Blog.
She posted a Winter picture
to help us all cool down.
We remembered that we had some
good Winter pictures that didn't get posted
because we were so busy last Winter
entertaining you with our puppy pictures.

Right after Mom read The Porties blog to us,
she went outside and was pleased to see
10 turkey poults, or as people who live here say,
"widdies" crossing our yard.

She then recollected how she fed the turkeys
when the snow was so deep in the Winter.

Many times,
if we get up at night,
we look out the window
and see our solar lights
sparkling around our yard.

Now that it's Summer,
there is a large fan in this window -
Mom was afraid these "witches fingers"
were going to break the window last Winter.

Many of you know that we've just finished
with the haying on our farm -
when we have a cold Winter,
we have to feed at least 2 of
these huge bales a day.

And the rabbits -
Mom fed them last Winter
and now that it's Summer,
she chases them away -
those little buggers can eat a rose bush
before you can "turn around twice".

Now the lightning bugs (fireflies)
have replaced the snow crystals
as we look across the fields at night.
Many nights, we try to catch them.
We feel cooler already,
how about you?

Lilly, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Sunday, June 27, 2010


This morning after Mom got home from church,
she was scurrying around -
getting a bag of food ready to go

She gave Piper his heartworm pill
and put his Frontline on him -
What's she thinking -
it's not the first of the month yet.
She even put a bag of treats for him
in a Ziploc bag.

She got out the bag
with our harnesses and seatbelts
and put harnesses on the boys.

Before long,
she had them packed up in the car
and off they went -
leaving us girls at home to wonder
what we'd done wrong -
were they all leaving us behind?

In a few hours,
here came Mom back with Ruairi,
but no Piper.

Do any of you know De-De?
From what we understand,
Piper will be vacationing with her
for a couple of weeks.

Lilly, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Saturday, June 26, 2010


If you've been following our blog
since pre-puppy days,
you might remember how bad
Stella wanted a puppy.

She didn't get to get a puppy,
but the name she suggested
was one of the finalist
in our 'name-game' contest.

She named one of our little male puppies -

Mom called Finlay, Henry and Scarlet
her little peanut butter puppies
because of their distinct color.

Finlay now has his big boy name -
Rushlow's Murphy Rousseau
and like our little Finleigh Mcbee -
he has

a "before" look


an "after" look -

what a difference a day makes!!

And here he is with his big sister - Molli -
she's a Bedlington Terrier.
Aren't they both "head-turners"?
We want to thank their peeps,
Debi and Dave,
for sending us these lovely photographs.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Thursday, June 24, 2010


There comes a day in every
Scottie puppy's life
when its peeps know that it's time -
time for that first grooming -
and they change from a puppy
to a dog,
or in Finleigh's case -
a young lady.

Today was the day for her.

Most of you remember
our little Snazzi Jazzi -
now she not only has a "big dog name"
but a "big dog haircut".

Miss Finleigh Mcbee of Signey's Cottage

side shot

top shot

her coy look

She's one happy gal
and so are her peeps!
And that makes us extremely happy too.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


This morning when Mom was walking us,
we noticed there were a lot of ripe blueberries
on our blueberry bushes.

When we got home,
Mom asked Dad if he would like
blueberry pancakes for breakfast.
Of course he said he would,
so she sent him to pick the berries
while we stayed in the house
and made the pancake batter.

Our dognanny, Mrs. Donna,
had recently returned from a visit in New York
and had brought us back some
wonderful NY maple syrup.

We heard the pancakes sizzle
as they hit the griddle -
and then Mom added the blueberries.

Doesn't this just make you wish
you could take a bite?
The smell was incredible.

We played and waited "patiently".

Soon we knew the pancakes
were cool enough for us.
And we all got to have a
"silver dollar" pancake.
We gobbled them so fast,
Mom could hardly get a picture.

Except for the one
who wanted to look pitiful
and had to have breakfast in bed - BOL!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


It's that time of year again -
time for the hay to go down.
And is it ever ripe and thick.

While the hay is getting mowed,
the pastures get clipped too
and Mom looses one of the few
summer flowers she can grow.

The daisies go
when the grass goes down.

She is proud to say though
that she can grow tiger lilies -
they come up every year -
just like clockwork.
Her grandmother planted them
over 100 years ago.
She's afraid if she messed with them,
they might all die -
can you imagine how many bulbs
must be under there now??

We also enjoy having this
Japanese Fan Bush
in our yard.
it blooms from Spring to Fall
and is very fragrant and full of bees!
You can see the different colors
of the blooms as they progress
if you biggify the picture.

Our Dad on the other hand
is a fantastic gardener
and grows beautiful flowers -
Mom is glad of that
because of her brown thumb
that kills everything.

But since it's 90 degrees outside,
we think Mom can go look at the flowers
all she wants -
we'll stay inside where it's air conditioned.
We have heard tales of
getting sheared -
it would sure cool us down.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Saturday, June 19, 2010


Since it's Father's Day,
we thought you might like
to see our fathers.

This is Lilly's father,
Pale Rider.

Piper's father is
Copper - Top.

And Ruairi's father is

Unfortunately we don't have a picture
of Carrleigh's father.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Friday, June 18, 2010


When Piper was a young pup,
he loved to carry around a rope toy.
Truthfully, it is still his favorite and
if he gets aggravated about something,
he will grab up his rope and give it a good shake.

Ruairi loves balls.
He really liked the red one in the foreground
until he tried to catch it one day
and his tooth slipped right in it -
now it wobbles as it rolls.

But Mom found wiffle style balls with holes in them
at the Dollar Tree (4 for $1.00)
and Ruairi loves them.

He can play hockey with himself
all day long -
that is until his ball rolls under
either Mom or Dad's chair -
and then we hear a "crunch".
We hope she can purchase them by the case.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Thursday, June 17, 2010


to our dear friend, Nancy
at The Strawberry Mallard


to our sweet brother, Mitch,
who is celebrating his 32nd birthday today.

We wish we could be with both of you
to help you celebrate.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


We're just droppin' in
to say "HI"
and to show you our new friend.

Actually, he doesn't let us get too close to him.
But we think he's cute
and would like to know him better -
if you know what we mean.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Monday, June 14, 2010


We wish to thank Holly and her Mom for passing on an award to us. Our Mom answered the questions - and is having a hard time posting, by the way. If you don't know Holly, please go by and visit.

1. What would your perfect day consist of?

Both of my children and my husband would be here. And of course the Scotties. I would cook for everyone and we would just sit around and talk with each other.

2. How would you describe yourself if you were an item of clothing?

Comfortable, soft and faded - blue jeans or a sweater.

3. What hobbies are you currently working on?

Absolutely nothing at the moment! But my husband and I just finished a broom making class - and I have just received some broom corn seeds in the mail -we'll see how they grow! I have dabbled in many hobbies over the years and need to get busy using up some of the supplies I have collected.

4. Walking in the woods in wellies or bare foot on the beach?

Walking in the woods.

5. Have you ever hugged or sang to a tree?


6. Growing your own veggies or nipping to the supermarket?

I would love to grow the veggies but I have a very brown thumb.

7. Have you found anyone exciting in your family tree?

Everyone in my family tree is exciting to me - there are a lot of heroes there.

8. Slap up meal in a posh restaurant or fish ‘n’ chips from the wrapper?

Fish and chips. It depends on where I am at at the time - I love to be waited on in a nice restaurant.

9. Which element do you most resonate with, Earth, Air, Fire or Water?


If you haven't done this, please feel free to take it and pass it on.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


We are planning to be
"out of the office"
for a few days.

It's that time of year,
when cousins come to visit.

And the wonderful aroma
of home baked foods fill our kitchen.

Friends and family gather
to celebrate their heritage
at family reunions.

And if we're lucky,
Mom slips us a bit of the caramel icing
from Granny's black walnut cake.

We'll still be sniffing around your blogs -
because we can't stay away,
but we probably won't be posting
until next week.

Have a fantastic weekend,
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi
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