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Hey, You make my day…

Posted by on May 26, 2017

Shih Poo Tales
*Little Lion*
*Gypsy Joy*


Hello Fans, Friends and Family,

I feel a bit sluggish today!

Hope you all had a terrific Mother’s Day
and if you are living in Ontario also
a very fine Victoria Holiday.

I would like to tell you that
Empress Zoe Labrador and I had a fun-tastic
lake adventure on Victoria Day,
but it did not happen because we
did not venture that far.
We stayed close to home and we don’t
live near a lake.
I did have fun venturing through
the garden

and tracing tracks on my daily walks.
Empress Zoe lives pretty far away from us.

“Mistress Mommy” showed me
the garden choice for the 2017 perennials and annuals
and theme garden suggestions for

Children’s Gardens.

Was fun!

Guys, I need a “bite”, I feel hungry!
Here comes the “Blog Muse”,
with a “Printer Version Friendly”
kids garden theme!

I will be back soon!
Woof… Woof!


 Hi! Everyone!

Did you know there is a
“Kids Gardening Movement?”

I did not! But, now I do! 🙂

“The Kids Gardening Movement” has
how to start a kids gardening club.

Theme gardens for kids are “in”!

The info of this year’s favorite flowers
is told by the artist/writer Elisabeth Ginsburg,

from whom we can learn a lot on the
subject of art and colour.

Canna – “Orange Punch” highlights the
brilliance of the sun during the summer.


I love planting and looking at Canna’s,
Calla’s and Orange Tiger Lillies
gently waving to and fro in a breeze,
caressed by sparkling sunbeams
or lit-up by a lantern lightpost.
It’s a very striking sight.

The above lily was grown by the “Young Mistress”!

I was so deeply emerged in orange flowerland
on May 18th that I decided that day
to make a homemade zizzling orange punch
to serve during a pleasant gathering with friends.
It was a hot day, 30 degrees.

In the gardens,

early tulips are withering away,
but many mid-season tulips are blossoming.
The late tulips are showing their buds,
while the early irises stand in bloom
and/or have buds.


 A real treat are the forget-me-nots
popping up here and there among other
may/june plants and the white blossom
of the pear trees scattered all over
the backyard greenery, walkway and terraces
like a bride and groom had just passed through.

I called my homemade brew,

“Passionate Five-Alive-Mandarin-Maraschino Punch
from the “Blog Muse’s Kitchen”.

For this cool treat you need:

1 frozen can of five-alive
passionate Peach Citrus.
Dilute this with 2 ice-cold cans of Ginger Ale
add 1 can of Cold Water,
plus 1 can 10 oz.
Mandarin Oranges in light syrup,
two teaspoons of freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
and 20 Maraschino Cherries.

Voila,  a bowl full of

“Passionate Five-Alive-Mandarin-Maraschino Punch”!


After you have filled the glasses
return the punch bowl to the fridge
and add more cold Ginger Ale when needed
for a 2nd or 3rd refreshment.

Serves at least 5 people 2 to 3 times.
Serve with a large spoon to scoop the fruit.

Add ice-cubes (optional).

From the Kitchen back to the Little Rascal 🙂


When I am busy in a room and I don’t hear
someone entering my home, Little Lion
presses one of his favorite little toys
against my legs to let me know family
or a friend has come for a visit.

The little rascal is so-o-o fond of humans
he welcomes everyone with a
favorite musical squeezy toy.
It’s as if he is trying to say:

“Come in my friend and be our guest.
We are so glad you came
What took you so long to come along?
Hey, you make our day!
Have a seat and grab a treat.”

Putting up a “Beware of Dog” sign
would be a big joke as he is the
friendliest dog in the neighbourhood.


Last but not least another update on
my favorite subject of the year:
Canada 150!

Have fun checking the above link and
learning more about Canada’s
interesting history.


Enjoy tending your garden,
balcony or the plants indoors.
Above all discover nature’s beauty and inhale the fresh air!

See you again on Saturday, June 11, 2017.


Hey, it’s me again!
I took a little nap after my snack!
It was quiet at the LOOK-OUT.
So far, I did not spot the Mother Raccoon
carrying her baby in her mouth over
the top of the neighbour’s fence as
“Mommy’s” friend told us the other day.
I only saw a sneaky feline,
a tricky squirrel
and a bird flying by.

I have seen a raccoon coming by at midnight
several times before but not a baby raccoon.
We growl at each other and I make a
lot of noise when I see the raccoon.

The other day the “young mistress”
saw eye-to-eye again with a coyote!


Last Saturday she discovered that
a Mother bird had build a nest by a
window and had laid one egg in it.
Inside the house one feline is keeping
watch on the nest but it does not seem
to worry the bird.


In one of the “Young Mistress” garden pots
a tiny tree frog has made its home.
Before that she reported June bugs flying by,
meeting a hawk eye-to-eye, an owl and
birds who seem to have fled into the forest.

Seems like a creature invasion to me!


Maik in The Netherlands a belated
Happy Birthday to You
We heard that you had a swell party.
Have a lot of fun riding your motorcycle!

It’s time to say: “Good Bye!”

Heartfelt thanks to everyone for the animations,
links and the artists and video makers.

Photos as usual by “Mistress Mommy”
and the snappy photographer,
he-he-he that’s “little rascal” me!
I make sure “Mommy” keeps
the wobbly camera straight!

Next time a bit more about Canada 150
and other adventures and fun stuff.
Keep tuning in! 🙂


As our hearts and thoughts are especially
on May 26th by our beloved Henry,
we hope you all may enjoy Disney and
the frolicking teapot’s voice of
Dame Angela Lansbury!

Enjoy “The Young Mistress” choice
of joy for You and Me! 🙂

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