Rhododendron Flower Friday

Jakey here today to wish everyone a very Happy Flower Friday!! This week Mama and I wanted to show you the different Rhododendron blooms in the area! Mama has a special mad crazy obsession love for these pretty blooms!

Mama admired this small rhody that she found in the nearby Arcata Town Square.

This beautiful Spring pink bloom is one of our backyard blooms!

Our backyard bushes don't look too healthy this year, do they Mama?? You might want to pay a bit more attention to them this year, just sayin'...

Although the bushes aren't doing well, we did get some pretty bloom clusters...Here is one of our dark pink blooms.

...and a curly rhody bloom glistening after a rain shower.

Our white rhody bush has a few different bloom clusters that look much better thank they did last year!

The sun has even come out so we can get out and enjoy all the pretty blooms!

These are Mama' s favorite yard rhodies, she loves the splash of orange in the center.

Let's wrap things up with a closer look....

We hope you enjoyed our rhododendrons!! Make sure to join us next week when Arty and Mama show you the beautiful Lupines in the area!!

We also hear Mini Dory is with Mama in that Lost Wages place this weekend enjoying all the pretty casino flowers! They will feature them in a Flower Friday coming soon!

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)!!


May Challenge from Louis and Blogville's Art & Entertainment Department!

 We love the Little Mermaid because it reminds us of Angel Dory.

Angel Dory longed to see fishies under the sea(without getting wet of course) and used her imagination to help her see them in her story Once Upon a Time Under the Sea. 
Click HERE to revisit the story!

Thanks SOOOO MUCH to Louis and his Mama for all there hard work putting these Monthly Challenges together!
Make sure to stop by the Blogville Arts and Entertainment page to see all of Blogville's favorite stories!!
Click HERE to transport over!


Travel Tuesday

 Jakey here today to wish everybuddy a very Happy Travel Tuesday!!
Before I share our fun stay at the Sou'wester resort, I thought I would show
 you around our RV!!

Here it is from the outside! Once again, the RV place must have heard the Blogville Mayor would be traveling in it because it was brandy new!

 This is our bedroom that we shared with Mama and Daddy for one night before we decided it might be better for one of the peeps to sleep elsewhere
as they were hogging all of the bed!

 Here is the view from our bedroom. The peeps had a little bathroom directly to the left in this picture.

 Now, on to our stay!!
It was pouring rain when we arrived and again when we left, so we didn't get to see much of the place. But Mama took us on a quick walkabout before we left. You can visit the Sou'wester Homepage

 Mama loved the "Artsy" feel of this place from the Lodge...It was built in 1892 and the upstairs was originally a ballroom!!!

 They had all knds of cool stuff in  the "honor system" Thrifty Trailer!

 The vintage trailers were adorable!
Mama says the next time we take a trip or she goes on a photo journey it will be during the, not as rainy, summer when she can explore more without having to worry about our muddy pawsies! She would love to stay in one of the trailers!

 It stopped raining for awhile and we headed out on the Discovery Trail which is within walking distance of the Sou'wester! We went north for like 87 miles (or maybe 2).

 We saw cool dolphin statues...

 ...and I even posed on it!

 Of course, Mama had to stop and take 87 pictures and I had to keep her moving so we could catch up to Daddy!

 We saw some COOL kites!

...and some wooden whales...

We all saw our very first Bald Eagle in the wild and we didn't bark at it or anything!!

With all the rains, Mama didn't get as many pictures as she would have liked, but we had a very relaxing time at the Sou'wester!!

Make sure to join us next week as our rainy day adventures continue through Ocean City State Park and Forks, Washington!!


Enjoying the Sunshine as a #ChewyInfluencer

Oh My Dog, our favorite time of the month, #Chewyinfluencer time!!! 
Living in a small town in a rural area, Chewy.com is always our go to place for our food, toys and treats! We love their fast delivery and, not only do they have around the clock customer service, but we have NEVER talked to a customer service representative that was grumpy or rude! They are always so friendly and helpful!

 This month, we are reviewing Lamb Meal flavored Earthborn Holistic Earthbites!  They are grain free and gluten free and made from whole food ingredients which make our Mama happy! They also have important Omega 3 and Omega 6 stuffs that are good for our furs!

 They are almost as big as a quarter and about as wide as a pencil, Mama was happy and amazed at how easy they could be torn into smaller pieces.

 We were NOT thrilled at how easy they could be torn...because we would have rather eaten whole ones!

Come on Mama, bring on the taste test!!
(Bilbo refrained from tasting because, once again, he was napping)

I, Jakey, was not thrilled with them at first taste. In fact, Mama had to ask real nice before I would eat the first one. But once I tasted it(and Arty ate his), I wanted another one(and another and another).  
I give them 2 Paws up!

I, Arty, loved them, and would be more than happy to eat Jakey's share too!  
Four paws up from me for sure!!

That's a total of 6 paws up for Earthborn Holistic Earthbites(Lamb Flavor)!

Thanks Mr. Chewy, Chewy.com and Natalie, we just LOVE being 

As #chewyinfluencer, we received a bag of these nomilicious treats in exchange for our(or sometimes Mama's) honest and true blue opinion!

We are joining the Chewy.com Blogger Network Blog Hop!! 
Thanks to Sugar and Oz for hosting!


Snoozing BW Selfies!

 This week we we soooo tired that we asked Mama to take our selfies while we were sleeping....

 She says we sure can be lazy sometimes

We reminded her that Sundays were made for Snoozin'!

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


Snooping Sepia Caturday Art-y

"Daddy...is that you snooping around out there???"

Mama made the picture sepia in her Lightroom editing program and then went to PicMonkey and used the "boost" effect, a bit of tan frost and a matte frame to create my Caturday Art-y today.

Happy Caturday!!

We are joining Athena over at Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty
for the Caturday Art Blog Hop!