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Monday 'Minders

Are you all ready to have some F-U-N??!! I hope so because the next week or so are going to be totally SPOOKTACULAR!

First, before we forget, WE HAVE EXTENDED THE DEAD LION for the Blogville Halloween Pawty until 
Email your picture (you do not need to be dressed up) to 
bethblog (at) ebchristians (dot) com by 11:59pm PST
Wednesday night.
So far we have received pictures from:
Raz and Madi
Sweet William and Bella
Stanley and Jessie
 Chimera,Yin,Yang, Socks, Scylia, Fenris and Tuiren
Easy and Hailey
Angel Lexi
Christmas and Noodles
Murphy and Ruby
Louis Armstrong
Madi and Raz
StellaRose, Gussie and MaggieMae
Princess Leah and Chester
Hazel and Oreo
Dory and Bailey
Arty and Mabel
Jakey and Bilbo
If you don't see your name here and you have sent a picture, please 
emails us so we can beat Mama with a wet noodle have our assistant look for it.

Next, don't miss the Final Candy Date Debate! 
Tomorrow visit us all to find out how we answered your questions!
Chris over at Paw Province
 Oreo over at Oreo's Cookie Jar
Mabel over at the Idaho Pug Ranch
and join Arty here at Dory's Backyard!!

Last, but certainly not least....
Don't forget this coming weekend is:

No Tricks, Just Treats for Shelters!

This year we will be holding our Second Annual Blog Hop/Fundraiser from October 28th thru October 30th(Friday through Sunday). We will be donating $1 for everyone who links up to the hop with your Halloween post letting us know how you have helped (or plan on helping) a shelter near you! That's right, just show us how you are enjoying Halloween and how you helped (or are going to help) a shelter near you and link up to the hop. 

Here are some ideas for helping:

  First of all,  if you are looking for a new pet, consider adopting a Shelter or Rescue Organization Pet!!

1. It is starting to get cold outside, gather up and donate any old blankies, towels and sheets to your local shelter.

2. Next time your Mama is buying you foodables, ask her to pick up an extra bag (or a few extra cans) to donate to your local shelter.

3. Do you have a toy maybe you didn't like, but some other doggy might,  put it in a pile to donate to a shelter.

4. Many shelters have "wish lists" on their websites. Check and see if your shelter has one and see if there is anything you or your peeps might have around the house you can donate.

5. Do you know about Amazon Smile? Every time you make an eligible purchase from Amazon Smile a portion of the proceeds goes to the charity of your choice. Click HERE to learn more!

 6. One of the ways we are helping is by donating $1 for every link to the Treats for Shelters Blog Hop along with 50 cents for every comment here at Dory's Backyard from October 28th through October 30th to the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (where we adopted Arty and Jakey).  

So...Just do a post this coming Friday, Saturday OR Sunday letting us know how you are helping or planning to help YOUR local Shelter then link up to our Blog Hop OR just make sure to stop by and leave us a comment!  

Blogville is such a F-U-N and caring  place!!! 



BWSS-Arty's Look of Love

I Love You Mama... have yogurt??
I also love yogurt....

We are joining Nola and Sugar for Black and White Sunday this week!!
We are also joining The Cat on My Head this week for Selfie Sunday


Saturday Happy Dance

We hope all our friends are Happy Dancing this weekend!!

A special thanks to Nellie for carving us a very special
Jack-O-Lantern and letting us be part of her Pumpkin Patch!!
Visit Nellie HERE.


 Don't Forget to get your pictures in for 
the  Blogville Halloween Pawty!!
Email your pictures to 
bethblog (at) ebchristians (dot) com


Around Town on Flower Friday

Welcome to Flower Friday!!
Today, Jakey and I are going to take you for a walkie around our 
little town to look at our local flowers!

Our first stop is the beach, where we found this little purple beach flower!!

Next, a quick stop by the local Co-Op,

Where we found all these colorful flowers for sale!

"Let's show them the flowers we found around the neighborhood, Dory!!"
"Good Idea, Jakey!"

This poor little daisy has seen better days, but isn't it the most beautiful shade of orange??

The jasmine still smells divine!

We can't wait to show you this cool's right down this street....


Isn't it pawesome??!! Mama (and Google) says this is 
Cornus Kousa fruit on a Kousa Dogwood Tree!  Supposedly it is edible, but Mama said we weren't allowed to eat any...sheesh!

We still have wild roses blooming...

...and the neighborhood lantana is as pretty as ever!!

Come on Mama, let's show effuryone the flowers around the house!!

Our front yard Bougainvillea is blooming more than it ever has!! Mama loves the wine colored blooms....

These Purple Asters just keep blooming and blooming, season after season!!

We were surprised to see this little rhody bloom hiding next to the house!!

Finally, we wanted to let you know that the pink bougainvillea is still taking over the fence in the side yard!!!

We are wrapping up our weekly Flower Friday Blog Hops and starting in November we will move to monthly Flower Fridays on the 1st Friday of the Month!
That means the next Flower Friday will in 2 weeks on November 4th!

Don't forget to get your 
Halloween Pawty Pictures in to Mama at 
bethblog (at) ebchristians (dot) com by

Hop aboard and show us the flowers blooming in your corner of the world (If you don't see the link here, please click HERE to go to our Hoppity page)!!


Thursday Travel Tails - Idaho

Howdy and Happy Travel Tails Thursday!!
Today I, Dory, am back to tell you about our travels through Idaho!!

The most funnest and most important thing Arty and I did while in Idaho was stop by to see our Sweethearts, along with Hazel, at the Idaho Pug Ranch!! We had the bestest time EVER!!
If you didn't get a chance to read about our visit, make sure to click
to read all about it!!!

Today, we are going to let you know about the rest of our day in Idaho!
 The rest areas in Idaho are bunches like those in the Midwest!

 They had beautimous scenery and trails for us to walkies on.

 ...and even rocks for us to climb on!!!

 Arty wasn't as fond of the rocks as I was...

 He did like the trails though!!!
He "said" he saw some prairie dogs..but I told him they were probably just ground squirrels. 

 Mama here: These were some of the nicest rest areas of the trip (we stopped at two separate rest areas). They had full trail "parks" at both, and we took full advantage of them. The human facilities were both enclosed, making them comfortable both in hot and cold weather! Both California and Texas could learn a thing or two from Idaho Rest Areas!!

 We loved looking out the window in Idaho..Mama kept saying how it was a "transition state" as we drove from the plateaus and ranges of Cowboy Country into the more mountainous regions of Oregon! 


 All we knew was Mabel and Mr. Bailey said that they knew for a fact Idaho grows FRENCH FRIES under their dirt!!!

 Yep...just look at all those French Fry plants waiting to be harvested and fried up, NOMMY!!!

 But we are getting off topic, aren't we?? 

We also saw  Wind Farms

 We followed the Oregon Trail. The early Pioneer Doggies traveled along the very same trail!!

We saw the Snake River...which, we are happy to report, does not have any snakes around it!!

 We didn't get to the hotel until early evening, so we didn't have bunches of time to explore. But it was a very nice place!

 We took short walk around the grounds and were very impressed with the individual picnic areas and grills!!

 The bed was totally comfy and after our long day in Idaho we fell asleep right after we finished our evening constitutional!
Mama here: the Idaho LQ (in Caldwell) was one where, although it hadn't been updated, I would visit again. It was very rustic and had a real "Wild West" feel.  Between the picnic areas with grills and the mesquite wood furniture, I felt like I had slipped back in time a few years!

We woke up VERY early the next morning and took
Mama outside to see the sunrise before hitting the road into Oregon!!

We all really enjoyed Idaho and were sad to leave!!
 We are definitely going to see if Daddy will come with us next time we visit!!

We are winding down our Thursday Travel Tails for 2016. Join us next week as we wrap up this season with the last leg of our BAR travel through Oregon!!
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