Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sunday with the Hounds

Here is some of the wind we're getting from Ike. This was a calm moment. We have mostly pines around here so the wind can be very noisy. Also we have lots of windchimes. Yes, we have a propane tank in the front yard. Yes, at least 10 hounds would be killed if the porch fell. Yes, sigh, we qualify as living rednecks even though my mom is a Yankee (check out Jeff Foxworthy's list of what makes a redneck). Then the wind stopped and the rain started. A nice gentle rain that soaked everything my mom had hanging up to dry. Life as a redneck is tough.

This is also a sad time for my mom. She grew up with Charles Chips--I'm talking 40 bazillion years of chips. She says they are the best chips ever made. They are going out of business. So, today, she opened up this huge can and spread them on the deck for us all to appreciate. Yeah, mom, they are the best chips (or like the only ones we've ever had).

Sasha and I are enjoying the last of the chips.

Natalie is such a kissy face. Who wouldn't love this girl hound?

Here is the baby mama. My mom is calling her Laci. She looks kinda crazy here. But she is a good girl, not too shy, but definitely has a problem with a hand coming from above so my mom only puts her hand underneath her chin.

Here is Miss Daisy, 18 years old. She is going in to the vet's tomorrow because her mouth smells like a sewer (I don't mind I don't understand the problem). It's been 2 years since her last teeth cleaning so we suspect something to do with a tooth. First, my mom will discuss things with the vets because Daisy is so old. She's in awfully good shape though.

21 sniff-Arooos:

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...


Charlie Chips!!

When my mom was a young pup, they got some each week from a delivery thru the neighbourhood!!!

Good lukhk to Daisy - she looks pretty darned spunky to be THAT old!!!!


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Natalie s really cute. We sure hope that Miss Daisy is all right..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Raising Addie said...

Yummers! Charles Chips are wonderful, my mom grew up eating them too. Looks like you guys enjoyed them!

Take care Daisy.
I'll keep my paws crossed that everything goes ok at the vet.

The OP Pack said...

Gosh, never heard of Charles Chips but they must be furry good.

18???? Lovely Miss Daisy - hope her toofies are OK, she's too old for that kind of work. Wishing her the best.

Woos and wags, the OP Pack

Lorenza said...

No Charles Chips here but sure they are yummy! It is not funny when our favs go out of business!
I hope everything will go well with Daisy's tooth.
Kisses and hugs

happy said...

Hope Ike goes away soon.

We don't have Charles Chips here either. But they sure looked yummy! Hope Daisy's teeth are fine.

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

Good luck at the dentist tomorrow, Miss Daisy. I've never heard of Charles Chips up here in the north, but I like the can them came in.

Levi's mom

Thor said...

Charles Chips looks yummy!
I hope Miss Daisy´s teeth are ok!

Love and licks

Charlie Daniels said...

How good is your mum to share the last of her bestest chips with you!




Woof River

We've never heard of Charlie Chips but they sure do sound yummy. Hope you pups are doing well and good luck to Miss Daisy.

Desert Pups

Eduardo said...

I hope Daisy is Okay! We live in the same state as you River & it took a long time for my Mommy to remember Charlie Chips! She said they don't sell them at any of the local gocery stores here!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Stanislaw said...

Those chips look tasty! Dad sneaks me cheeze-its sometimes. You should try those too!

Good luck to Miss Daily at the doctor's!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Noooooooooooooo!!!!! (That's Jan yelling, in case you're wondering. She remembers Charles Chips and they were the BEST chips she's ever had.)

We hope Miss Daisy will be okay.

We've probably set a record for the shortest retirement in the history of blogging!

Samantha said...

Good luck to Miss Daisy at the vets, we hope she gets on okay there.

We have been on holiday and are just catching up with everyones blogs. We are happy that little Graham is doing well, especially after getting pneumonia. He sounds like a right little fighter. He is a little cutie. We hope he continues to do well.

Holly & Zac

Anonymous said...

Miss Daisy is very sweet. We hope that the vet can brush her teeth to make them smell better! My old brother Sprockets mouth smells bad too. But becuae he is so old cleaning his teeth is hard.

Xsara ... said...

you ate chips? lucky lucky you!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi River,

You really hear the wind rustling through the pines? It must be so nice!

Natalie looks cute:) Hope the chips were delicious...The KFC is all gone and I am back to cottage cheese, kibble, and chicken n rice...well...why don't the good things last longer?

Licks n Wags,

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

We have a Charles chips can, but it hasn't had any chips in it for like 30 years. Mom uses it for cookies at Christmas time. Sometimes we get a few Lay's chips when our mom eats them with ice cream. She uses the ice cream as chip dip. Silly Mom!

Poppy, Penny & Patches


Woof River

Just stopping by to say hey and see how you're doing. Those Charlie Chip thingys sure look mighty tasty.

Desert Pups

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

He he any stick is a good stick...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Whadda ya mean it didn't happen? You might think, no pictures, it never happened, but we contend, no pictures, you can't prove it didn't! :)