Tuesday, April 13, 2010

April showers bring.......................

Severe Thunderstorms!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Last week we had some some rain, of course its springtime in April. Well this one was not your ordinary storm it had hail and I mean a lot of hail. I have not seen it hail that much in a long time. It was pretty small, maybe around dime size and a little smaller, but it was loud. There was no way I was going to be pelted standing out in this so I took some photos from my garage standing in the door way.

hail in my front yard around my spring flowers.

If you look close the street and parking a lot are white. It hailed so hard and fast it covered the streets making them white within a matter of 5 minutes.

This is out on my back deck. The dogs had already walked over the hail after it stopped. The white stuff on my swing is hail as well. It took 24 hours for all of the hail to totally melt off the deck in one spot.

Another front yard view. If you look close at my evergreen tree you can see white spots which is the hail bouncing off my gutters on the house. Also the street is covered white.

This is the second bad storm we have had so far. The first one had a lot of wind with it. I had let the dogs out and within a matter of 5 minutes my dogs where at the back door wanting in quickly. Well the rain was coming down hard and with the wind it was blowing the rain straight at them and the side of the house which faces west. I have not seen my dogs run back to the door and want in so fast. I had a little chuckle because they were both pretty much flat up against the door wanting in out of the rain and wind. I keep both of them in when it is bad out side. Kayla has no problem at all with storms. If she had her way she would be out in them just walking around the yard. My poor Shadow on the other hand does not like the thunder, it just drives him crazy. All he does is pace around the living room. It is no fun at all for him. I did find a couple of things that does calm him down a bit, one is we play with his tennis ball. It works for a while but then he starts in again on the pacing. The other is I give both dogs some peanut butter in there bone and kong ball. It gives the storm time to pass and keeps Shadow calm.
I love spring with all of the flowers coming up and the grass getting green and leaves coming out on the trees, but when you live in Kansas City, Missouri and spring time turns to all of the severe storms it is not fun. We also live in the area they call tornado alley which makes all of the storms a little more intense. It does get a little scary around here when these bad storms pop up. I have lived in this area all of my life so I know what I need to look at and what needs to be done to keep safe. Also I can tell by Shadow just how bad a storm is going to be. Animals are a good indicator on storms in the Spring time.
Until next time,
Puppy kisses and bear hugs,

Friday, April 9, 2010

3 months in review and catch up

Well, I see that I have some catching up to do here on my blog. So we are going to do the last three months review.

January- Well let me see first off it has been cold and snowing. Oh Boy!!!!!!!!!! I am so ready for winter to be over with.
Next Kayla has been sick again. This time something new not her breathing issue this time. It seems this time she has been eating or taking in more than she has been passing out the other end so to speak. The emergency vet gave her some liquid medicine that you give with a syringe (with out the needle). I thought she would not like, because to me it smelled nasty, but come to find out (of course) she liked the stuff. I lost my head and was not sure what I was thinking. This is a dog that eats anything you know. So after a few days and my scare wore off she was doing much better. All in all that is pretty much for January.

February-Lets see I have been designing and making new larger bears with and without open mouths. I have also made a new smaller version of my open mouth bears as well. They sure have been a big hit. I have enjoyed meeting my new collectors. It has been great to be able to create my bears.
I am still out of work and looking for a new job. A year being without work is coming up quick. It does get depressing at times but I know that I have to keep going and in between keep myself busy with other things and of course my BEARS.
Kayla has been doing great we made it through this month without any illness. I am so doing the happy dance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March- It has warmed up a bit and the flowers are starting to peek out of the ground and then we got a March snow storm at the end of the month. That was great. we got about 6"of the old white stuff. Winter just wants to keep hanging on and I know we all want it to go away.
Kayla made it another month. Doing the happy dance again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Still creating bears as well.
Other than that it has been pretty quite around here.

This has been your 3 month in review. Now I am going to start fresh with a new post for April.

Talk to you soon.