Tuesday, 20 July 2010


Hey ho bloggies. Been doing a lot of this for the past few days. Xpect you have too.

Putting paws together. To get our Paw Power working for Scruffy, Lacie and Stan's poorly Dadsie. Yay! It's working!! He's getting better!! Isn't that wagging? Paws crossed he'll be fit and back home with Mumsie and them Holy Terriers sooner than soon.

Squares are planning a little treat for Flat Lacie and her BFF Flat Asta. A well deserved holiday once they've finished their next nursing shift!!! My Shrinking Self will be tagging along too. So 'xcuse me if I'm not around for a week or so to comment.

But before I scoot. Remember I went with the Squares to inspect the blossom on our Rent a Cherry Tree? That clever blossom turned itself into copious amounts of cherries!!! Want a looksee?

Cherries ripe. Ready for plucking.

Hanging from the branches like big old bunches of grapes.

I kept look out. While the Squares. Picked. And picked. And picked. Then picked some more.

Did quality control inspections. Sniffed perfect. Did tasting too when the Squares weren't looking. Mmmm. Tasty. Something bout stolen fruit being doubly dogalicious . . .

Back at Square Dog house watched them cherries getting stoned out of their minds. Made into jams. Preserved and popped into a kirsch or chocolate syrup. Adding flavour to vodka. Watched big bulging bagfuls being crammed into our freezer. Sheese. I'd show you the fruit of our labours but stupid Blogger doesn't want to load any more pics of cherries. Bit like Mom. Who never wants to see another cherry. Ever. After picking and cooking 55lbs of them from our one tree!!! Silly Square. Can't think why. Only looked like a little snackette to me.


The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

We've had paws crossed for John, also for our friend Mango - he's been sickly too.

Those cherries look delish!! Our Mom is looking forward to seeing our cherry tree produce like that.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Man Eric those cherries look devine!! Our little tree has about 6 cherries on it now and our mom is so excited by 6 little cherries. BOL. You look like you have the Power of the Paw down perfectly!! Nice pic. Love ya!
BRD & Hootie

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I had paws khrossed and then some this past weekend!

As fur those yummy cherries, Mom is drooling thinking of how great they must taste!


houndstooth said...

I think those cherries look delicious! Mom says she knows just how your mom feels, though. She grew up with a cherry tree in the yard and her dad made them pick every stinking one of them! I rather fancy a slice of cherry pie now!


Asta said...

Dadsie is finally home..LAcie and I awe still putting in a quick shift , and instwucting the boys how do take ovew in ouw absence and then hightailing it outa the Buwgh to be wif you..I've been dweaming of the quiet, lovely cotswolds wif my deawest fwiends..heaven. I hope you hid some of that gowgeous loot of chewwies fow some special smoofies..they look beyond delish
I'd love some cwunchy ones dipped in chocolate pleez too(fow medicinal puwposes you undewstand, hehehe)
It looks like youw quality check was flawless
smoochie kisses

Lorenza said...

I have my paws crossed too!
Now, tell me how I do to make my mom to stop drooling?? All those cherries... OMD!
Kisses and hugs

Gus said...

Yummy, Yummy, Yummy! And Kudos to Square Mum for all that work. We recommend she taste test the vodka immediately.


Inky and Molly said...

That pinkie of ours LOVES cherries. About as much as us, she says. Phew...
Rent-A-Cherry-Tree sounds like a fabbers idea to her since we got none in the backyard. She says, she can "come and look after" the tree for while your squares are gone. What do you want us to tell her?? Personally, we wouldn't trust her with cherries around but we'll leave it up to you.

happy said...

That's a lot of power in your paws, Eric! Glad to hear Scruffy's dad is getting better.

The cherries look really yummy! That sure is a lot from one tree!

Bouncing Bertie said...

Beautifully placed paws, Uncle Eric, and it seems that they have had a good effect.
Are cherries yummy? I haven't been given any yet, but I do like apple cores, unlike Hamish, who apparently disdained all fruit and vegetables.
Toodle pip!

Simba and Jazzi said...

That's an amazing amount of cherries from one tree! Did you hear after our Mummy took the wellies half way round the world (well nearly) the knew owner left them there! LOL.

Simba and Jazzi xx

Maggie and Mitch said...

OMG, we're going to ask mom if she'll plant us our very own cherry tree! yummmmmmm

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Toffee said...

OOh! Eric!
Dare I say that you look "ripe for the picking" too!? Tee hee!

I bet that cherry jam and chockie sauce with the kirsch is pawtastic! Maybe I could lick some?


Penny and Patches said...

Oh my doGness! That's a LOT of cherries. More than enough to make our mom sick for a looooong time! She doesn't know when to stop eating them!

We are sure glad Dadsie is getting better! The power of the paw really does work!

Penny & Patches

Agatha and Archie said...

ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? 55 POUNDS!!! WHOA!!!!!!!!!!! WOW you are going to be having a lot of cherry stuff...( we like Asta's idea of the chocolate addition) and PL2 says she really like the idea of the vodka one....Love and a trillion kisses( PL2 kissed the top of yoru head on the pooter and got it all smushed up..the pooter not your head...HAHAHAHAHA) love A+A

Bobby said...

We are glad Scruffy Lacie and Stan's dad is getting better.
Lots of cherries there, they look lovely, You must have enough preserves to last all year and next, enjoy. Have a nice break.

Sam said...

We are glad everyone is healing and getting better!

We are drooling over those cherries!



Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh my...now Eric...I am assuming you have some way to make those into cherry cordials for Miss Enid...??? Are they sweet cherries? I mean when I pop over and snatch some of those for my blender do I need to add sugar?

And did you really say they were gettin' stoned outta their minds? Hmm...I thought you said that.

Do you have one of those old fashioned cherry stoners? Oh my...Mumsie woulda eaten 50 lbs of em...I assume you ate the pits?

Thank you and your Peeps for the well wishes, dear boy...Daddy is a walking miracle...between Paw Power, the Dogstar and all the good wishes, amazing things have happened...we are so grateful!

I can't wait to see where you're taking us on vacation!!! Now, Eric, there's no chance that Toffee's going to be poppin' in, is there??? I'm just wondering....


Lacie with vanilla ice cream with cherries on top!!!

Mango said...

Yowsa! Momma is feeling very happy that our cherry trees do not make that much fruit or we would be in cherry hell for sure. We do have way more plums than any normal human can eat in a year. Sigh. We just let the birdies have at them.


George the Lad said...

Wow Eric you sure got alot of cherrys off one tree. You said you kept a look out does that meen they were picking from more than one tree! so the bit about stolen fruit being doubly dogalicious was not just you doing a taste test!
and what's this "My Shrinking Self" you don't look fat.
Have a Great Holiday and look forward to what you get your paws into.
See Yea George xxx

Asta said...

Dawling Ewic

Thank you fow that twip to the cotswowlds..just what I needed to wecoopewate..Lacie was awfully quiet..not hew oosual waucus self, but now that Dadsie seems all bettew, I'm suwe she'll be back to hew exoobewant self
love you lots and lots
smoochie kisses

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee Eric....

Ain't it great the crossed paws worked fer Lacie's Dad.......hope he continues ta improve and has no repeat problems.....as fer the cherries....I wanna tell ya Gram was salivatin' like crazy when she saw all those cherries...they're expensive here and if we got that many, we'd be in cherry heaven.....wow

Dewey Dewster here......

Joe Stains said...

We have certainly had paws crossed here. I don't bother to tell Tanner he can uncross them to walk because that takes away a lot of my entertainment.

Petey said...

Oh Eric! I kept waiting for the photo of you covered in red cherry juice, then washed off to a beguiling shade of pink. Not to mention what those cherries could do to your poopies. I fully expected to hear you were in the naughty corner, like our George Washington who could not tell a lie when it came to misbehavior with a cherry tree. Obviously, you over-fertilized that tree!

Your pal,


Martha and Bailey said...

Hi Eric, just dropped by to say Hello - we are not quite 'back'.
We are very happy to hear the news about the Holyterrors dad - that was good news.
Those cherries look wonderful - we have drooled all over the computer screen.
Enjoy your summer
Martha and bailey xxx

The Thuglets said...

we are so pleased to read the pwoer of the pawsative thinking is working!

Those cherries look absolutely delicious..did someone mention vanilla ice cream with em?

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx


Hi ya my fav square
thanks for those swell barkday wishes. Don't worry, we never forget about you.. mom has same problem keeping up with me and THEN blogging and keeping up with bloggie pals. It's a job in itself. Are you on facebook or twitter? Sometimes it's easier keeping up with pals that way then always blogging. Let me know so I can follow or friend you. -
Hmmmm I wonder if you are tired of that cherry pie yet. norwood
PS- thank goodness you prayed and sent your vibes to Lacie Scruff and Stans pops!

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

I had my paws crossed for Lacie's Dad, Eric.
Oh red cherry, not only I want a looksee but a licky too.

tula said...

Woo have been biddy E- it's the Squares vs. the cherrie tree! with delicious outcomes fur sure!

I missed out on meeting your square cuzins. mom felt left-out if she couldn't bring my ruffian self, but Norweed videoed the whole thang. he said aggie tried putting her teefers in him a few times!! the hide under the table & surprise attack...she mustuv fancied him.

maybe next time. Me & mango went to grad skool instead. he kept singing to me and inching closer and closer. i don't think anyone talks to him at home. a true chatty patty!

hope woo's staying outta trouble!

Asta said...

My Dawlingestest Ewic Squawe
I feel it, I feel it...I'm holding on to youw paw and feel youw tenacious tewwiew stwenght , youw fewocious foxy love..it's keeping me aloft and twansmitting youw pawsitive tewwiew thoughts..I think it will wowk I weally do..I will keep holing on till Dadddi squawe gets a pawsition to keep us in kibble...I would love fow you to send youw chewwiestonewelentlessly hoogepoop to those howwibull meanies..I'd love to see them step in it up to theiw despicable necks
Thank you my comwade in squaweness, my dawling fwiend and foxy love
smoochie kisses
pee esss who knows what ouw hoomans can accomplish wif ouw wiwy help

Chef said...

What good news about Scruffy's dad. No power like paw power. Hey Eric, 55lbs. is a lot of cherries but my Mama can eat that much in two sittings! I never saw anyone consumer so many cherries - she was salivating at your pictures so much I had to take my drool towel to the computer! Seriously. I see a cherry tree in our future.


Momo and Pinot said...

Cherries are looking really goooooooood!!!

We're so so behind in the blogger world again. Our paws will be crossed for Lacie's daddy. Wait... we'd better go visit them.

Momo & Pinot

Rudy said...

Oh Eric, those cherries sure look good. We don't have anything like that in our yard....probably a good thing, I'd get to them before my mom could :)