Monday, December 24, 2018

Waiting for Santa Paws

To all my Furfriends and dar peeps,

Wags, 
                                                 Ranger (and his sidekick "Messi")


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Da Wind in my Furs - Michael


TS Michael has arrived and we're getting bands of rain and lots of wind.  

I kinda like da wind blowing through my furs.... it's wet paws dat I'm not too fond of.

We're all praying dat everyone's roof tarps hold and dat da trees weakened by Florence do not topple.   Some power outages nearby, butt we still have power (so far.. so good).

We have a Tornado Watch.  I like me some wind, but not a tornado.  We're on da east side of the storm and dat's the side dat gets da most tornados.


Here are da weather Alerts in my area:



Sending huge paw prays to all dos affected by Florence & Michael.

Stay strong y'all.

Wags,
      Ranger

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr - Michael


What?   Michael is coming?
GRRRRRRRRRRRR !!
OMD... da telly just announce dat more hurricane rain and winds are coming our way (to NC)?  
 
Dat just isn't right.  

We are all still trying to recover from Florence.   It's still tarp city here (on roofs dat are not fixed), some of our schools are still not open (due to damage) and people are still trying to deal with severe water damage to their homes.    So sad.

I think we need to change channels and get a new weatherman.

Wags, 
         Ranger

Pees..... gotta run out and get more supplies.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Flower Friday (post Hurricane Florence)



Today, I'm joining Jakey for Flower Friday.

Flowers make me happy and we need some happy right now.


Now, here's a bright spot as a result of Flo.

Holy Blooming Lantana!
Trees and flowers rebloom after Florence
By Jesslyn Ferentz | October 3, 2018

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - If the warm temperatures aren’t making it feel like fall outside, the trees and flowers blooming is making it a little hard to believe its October as well.

Hurricane Florence caused extreme stress on the greenery around the area.
Strong winds ripped off bark, snapped limbs off the trees and damaged shrubs and flowers.

In response to the stress, the plant goes into a defense mode, which causes it to bud.

Mom's favorite flower (da Hydrangea)
even has a new bloom.
The blooms will last as long as they would in the spring.
So we will see blooming for a few more weeks for most of the species.

Some of the blooms that we’re seeing are on Dogwood trees, Cherry, Red Bud and even Azaleas!

Hummmm.... I wonder what dees confused plants will do next spring/summer;  butt, for now.... I'm just happy to see something beautiful blooming in my yard.

 Wags, 
           Ranger

Pees....  Please keep dos paw prayers coming our way for all of those struggling to re-build dar lives after Hurricane Flo.




Thursday, October 4, 2018

Thankful for Chewy.com (hurricane relief)


Yesterday, dis was on our local hurricane relief info - Facebook page.   Facebook has been a major vehicle for sharing information about where to get help and who needs help.
Here is one post dat I just wanted to share wiff all my Chewy.com furfriends.

Anyone who needs assistance with animals: we just spent 3hrs unloading trucks if you need anything at all hay, dog/cat food, litter, supplies, feed etc please go to:
4101 Blue Clay Rd
Castle Hayne, NC
Thursday 5-9
OR
Saturday 9-9
They have all brands even prescription foods! FCFS
HUGE thank you to Chewy.com and VOCAL Animal Rescue out of Ocala, Florida 

I am thankful for Chewy.com & ALL da Animal Rescues out dar!

Wags, 
            Ranger




Monday, October 1, 2018

Monday musings


I'm on it, Mom!

We are still working on repairs to da house so I am still busy snoopervising da work.

Tomorrow da ceiling repair guy comes and when he came for da estimate, I thoroughly checked him out (lots of good smells on dem boots).   I can't wait!

Hurricane Flo Update:

  • Schools are still closed.  Some are still being used as shelters and others have major damage.
  • The college (UNC @ Wilmington) is still closed.  
  • Some entire neighborhoods were totally destroyed.  
  • Most major roads are now open and supplies are getting in (food, gas, water, etc.)
  • Temporary housing and supplies for those displaced is still a Major Issue.
  • FEMA's help is questionable (lots of stories about people who loss everything are being rejected).
  • Blue tarps are everywhere.
  • Huge backlog (weeks/months) for Insurance Adjusters, Roofers, and almost all Trades.
  • Mosquitos are everywhere (swarming) and they are spraying in neighborhoods and by the air to try to control the issue.
  • Ocean waters (beaches) are currently not safe to swim in (too polluted from run-off and coal ash spill.
  • Most rivers and now at normal levels (with a couple of exceptions that are still at flood stage).
  • 32 deaths in NC and the total in the Carolinas (NC+SC) and Virginia is 43
  • We are an agricultural state and an estimated 5,500 hogs and 3.4 million chickens and turkeys have already died as a result of Florence.
  • So far, 700 people have filed complaints with our State Attorney General's office for price gouging.  Grrrrrrrrrr.... it's just not right to take advantage of peeps that have had so much damage.

Wags, 
         Ranger

Monday, September 24, 2018

Is it really Fall already?

OMD, it is officially Fall (Happy Fall!).   I got out my orange grab-ball to play wiff, but everyone is too busy to play wiff me.   Oh well, lots of activity to supervise and yesterday I did get to play wiff two different furfriends.


Mom and Aunty D have been busy cleaning up after dat Hurricane Florence.  Dey picked up all dat debris dat fell in my yard and dragged stuff to da edge of the road.  Now I've got cleared space for my zoomies.    Arrrrrrrrrrooooo!

We are still waiting for a roofer as we do have a leak and some water damage in Mom's bedroom.   Da ceiling is a bit bubbled but it's not getting any worse so we likely will not have a collapse.   We do need to find da cause of the leak and den get the ceiling repaired and da wet insulation out.   We're also waiting for an Insurance adjuster butt since our damage is small (leak and a huge missing fascia board), we are way down on da list so dey can get to those with catastrophic damage.  It's not as bad as some of our friends and da neighborhood looks like blue tarp city.  So sad.     Some of des guys dat are putting tarps on roofs are charging outrageous prices.   Mom's heard price quotes of $2500 and $1500 from some of our neighbors.  Let's hope dat we don't get a lot of rain anytime soon.

 Wags, 
              Ranger

Pees..... I just heard another helicopter fly over us.   Perhaps another airdrop of food & water to dos areas surrounded by flood water.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Home Again (after Florence)

Arrrrrrooooooo !!!!!  
Today we made it back home after we evacuated for Hurricane Florence.    Aunty D found a route that avoided all da road closures, flooding, and river crest.   High Paws for her pawsome navigation skills.
 
Happy to be Home.
After inspecting our house, I am happy to report dat da only house damage was da loss of a big fascia board.   It seems to have flown way in da storm.  
My yard has tree limbs down, an uprooted butterfly bush and leaves and debris.   Not bad and of course I had to inspect/mark it all.

Mom says dat I need a bath after all my evacuating adventures.   I'm not really feeling it as I had a lot of wet paws during da hurricane.   She seem kinda exhausted, so I'm hoping dat she will forget.

I feel really blessed to have survived and dat my house is not too damages.   Dar are loads of peeps dat loss everything and it is a real mess down here.   Da dog water rescues (on da news) made me sad dat their peeps left dem behind.  

Keep dos paw prayers coming as dar are lots of peeps and pups and kitties dat need dem.

 Wags, 
             Ranger

Peeees....   I am happy to be home, butt will miss Uncle Jim's BIG TV.   It was great to visit wiff him.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Stormtracker - Florence (Thursday Update)

Dis is Ranger, your WBLOGville Stormtrack Weather Dog.    And now for da latest update on Florence.

Florence has landfall in Wilmington, NC (where I live).   Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Fierce winds, loads of rain and no power back home.   It is supposed to go on for a long time.   I'm riding da hurricane out in Southern Pines (plaid paw marks da spot).


Here in Southern Pines it is scary/creepy windy butt we do   Uncle Jim had to go to work today (at the NC Zoo in Asheboro, NC) and left early, but had to turn around and is on his way home.    I'm glad he is back home safely.   I like all my peeps close by.

Thanks to all of my furfriends dat have dar paws crossed and sending pawprayers.

I hope dat our house is not too damaged but are thankful dat I am safe with Mom, Aunty D and Uncle Jim (and dat we currently still have power).  I even got to see Uncle Jim's daughter (Alana) last night.   She is a college now in UNC @ Chapel Hill and they shut down da college so she came home for a brief visit.

Stay tuned for further updates.

          Wags,
             Ranger

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Stormtracker - Florence (Tuesday Update)

OMD...... I only got a little space.  
I usually get the entire backseat.
Evacuation
Dis morning Mom and Aunty D loaded up our evac-o-car.   Dey kept going in and out of da house and I was a bit worried dat they might not have room for me, but they finally took my bed out and lifted me into the car.

We headed out of town at first light and arrived at Uncle Jim's house by 10am.  He doesn't live dat far from us, but at least it is not Wilmington, NC.

Upon arrival, I had to explore/inspect the entire place.   Arrrrrrrooooo... Uncle Jim has a HUGE big screen TV.   Dis vacay is going to be pawsome!

And now for the latest update on Florence.    Tuesday evening - Florence is heading directly for my house and is forecast to be a Cat 3 when it landfalls.   Den it will sit over us and slowly move down toward Myrtle Beach.  Dis is not a good scenario.   High winds and lots of flooding rain for an extended period of time.   Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.   I don't know about you, but I don't really like wet paws.   Y'all stay safe.


Stay tuned for further updates.

Dis is Ranger, your WBLOGville Stormtrack Weather Dog.

 Wags,
             Ranger

Monday, September 10, 2018

Stormtracker - Florence (Monday Update)

Here's the update dis morning:   Florence is scheduled to be a Cat 4 at landfall and a direct hit to Wilmington, NC (my house).   Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. 

Mom says dat we are going to get out of Dodge tomorrow after Aunty D's doctors apt.   Hopefully da exit routes will not be parking lots. 
Where is Dodge?   It's not on my weather map.  

   

I've got my treat and stuffies all packed in my Chewy boat.

I'm all ready to go.

Stay tuned for updates.

Dis is Ranger, your WBLOGville Stormtrack Weather Dog.

 Wags,
     Ranger

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Stormtracker - Florence

OMD.   Looks like a Cat 4 Hurricane is making its way toward a direct hit in my hood.
Let's hope it makes a sharp right paw turn and goes back out to sea.


We live on the coast (plaid paw print, marks da spot) so we may have to evacuate.   Road trip!


Today, I'm going to start to get ready and pack up all my good toys and balls in my trusted Chewy.com box so I'm ready for da Road Trip.   Mom says that she'll make sure dat I have plenty of food and snacks.

Stay tuned for updates.   Dis is Ranger, your WBLOGville Stormtrack Weather Dog.

 Wags, 
       Ranger

Pees... what is it wiff the 'F' named storms.   Dey all seem to hit in NC?


Thursday, September 6, 2018

PetTV

Check it out, Mom installed PetTV for me.   Dis is soooooooo Pawsome!


Mom calls it a "storm door", butt I think it is da best neighborhood viewing box dat anyone can have.  
Now, I can do a much better job of snooping monitoring all da peeps and other dogs in my hood.   AND, I can watch da delivery man when he arrives wiff all my Chewy.com packages.  

Whoever invented dis is a genius.    I am hooked!

Wags, 
        Ranger

Pees..... Don't forget to stop by and welcome Behr Behr back!    If you like tall ladies, she is your girl.  Run over to her bloggie ==> HERE

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

I'm Back

Arrrrroooooooooo!   I'm Back in Blogville and I missed y'all.

I've been really busy trying to catch-up wiff my old friends and hope to make some new ones.

I was just visiting my very tall furfriend, Behr and she is back too!  Behr talked about her "Noseworks Awards" so I thought I'd give it a try.   I'm not really sure what it is butt, I figured I'd give it a go.   So, I put my big nose in a bush and came out wiff greenies.


 

What do you think?
Award worthy?

Do you think da girls will appreciate my new talent?

Wags, 
          Ranger

Pees..... Stop by and welcome Behr Behr back!  Click on her name, above, to run over to her bloggie.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Messi & da BatBall


Mom is a wiz wiff the camera and caught dis grrrrrrrreat soccer ball butt shot.
I may have to blow it up BIG and hang it on my wall.   Hehehe.

So.... Messi (Aunty D's grand-dog) came to visit and his Dad found where Mom had hid my new BatBall.   So he grabbed it and threw it so Messi could play wiff it.   Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Da little piggy, has a smaller mouth dan me and couldn't pick it up or dead-it so he resorted to paw'n it.   Check out his video.




What's wrong wiff dat ball?




Mr. Soccer-butt (my new name for him) is not a happy camper.

Amateurs.  I am da "Master Ball Dead'r " 
and you can't take dat title away from me.

Wags, 
           Ranger


Pees..... so far, Mr. Soccer-butt has dead'd 2 of my old stuffies.  That is his speciality but thanks to Mom, all of my good stuffies are hidden away.


Saturday, September 1, 2018

Batman HERE

Happy Labor Day weekend!

Look what Mom bought me?
A BatBall !!!!!!   Arrrrrroooooo!!!

I love to destroy these cheap plastic balls.
Yummmm..... plastic!


What?   You want it back?
You haven't got a bunnies chance in hell!

She only lets me play wiff it for short periods of time so it will last longer.  

Well... dats what she likes to think.
BOL.

I'm going for the record.... if I can only get my teeth into it.
I got ya now Batball!   Just try to roll away on me now.

 Wags, 
                                  Ranger (aka Batman)

Pees..... My buddy Messi (da destroyer) is coming to visit wiff me dis weekend so Mom's gonna have to hide my new BatBall.   Only I get to destroy dis BatBall.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Happy National Dog Day

Dis ball is dead.

I think dat we ALL deserve a NEW ball on National Dog Day today?
Just barkin'.

Wags, 
           Ranger

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Summertime and heat is ON

Hello All.   I hope dat you are having a grrrrrrrrrrreat summer.
 
We had 3 weeks of rain and now we've got sunny days again and I'm soooooo happy.  
I'm patiently waiting to go outside again.

Unfortunately it is also HOT, HOT, HOT so mum only lets me go outside for 10 mins at a time in the heat.   She even sets a timer to make sure dat I only get so stay outside for a short time.

Wags, 
              Ranger

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Playin Hard to Get

Hello... my name is Abby.  
I am 5 yrs old and part beagle/part bassett.
Today I came over to meet Mr. Ranger.  
He lives in my neighborhood and
I hear that he is really fun.

Maybe if I stop running, stand over here and
just look handsome, Miss Abby will come over to talk to me.

Yep.   Works every time.

See Mom... I do not need my furs cut to look handsome to da girls.
You can cancel that grooming apt.

Oh.... and can I invite her to may Barkday party on March 15? 

 Wags, 
             Ranger

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Da Bark Box arrival

Can we open it now?

Did I tell you dat Mom got me a 3 mo subscription to Bark Box as one of my xMas presents?  She's da best.

Well, my Feb box arrived and I was beside myself wiff excitement.


So I dove on in ....... and pulled out...



a Fire Breathing Dragon!

Look at all the great stuff I got?
2 stuffies, 2 packs of cookies and a chewy bone!

I am one lucky boy!



















Don't tell Mom!


Update:  After I played with Mr. Dragon for a while and snacked on some cookies, I went back to chew on my Ol' Faithful and played wiff my good ol' bone.   

Da new stuff is fun, but my old stuff is da best.   

Wags, 
           Ranger

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

New Year, New Ball

Arrrrrooooooo!!!!!!!!  

Guess what????   Mom gave me a new super-hero ball on New Years Day.   I had da best'st time chasing it all around the backyard.  
Den she snatched it (before I could dead it) and brought it inside and put it up on da stool so dat I would take a break from chasing da ball.   Grrrrrrrrrr.....

Hummmmmmmmmmmm....   I guess I'll have to do some real problem solving here so I can get MY New Years ball back.  

Here's a little video of me and my pawsome problem solving skills.


Yep....  you guessed it, I got my ball back and YES....
I dead'd it good!

Now who's da real Super Hero?

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!

Wags, 
             Ranger

Peeeees......   we are supposed to get some snow tomorrow and I am beyond excited.    I can't remember when I got to play in da snow last.    I'll keep ya posted.


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