September 25, 2017

Hello, Furiends!

Hey Everyone!
Wow, I think I've been gone forever.  BOL    I've missed everyone something fierce.   It's good to be back.   I hope you are all doing well, and I'll be glad to catch up with all of you.

Meanwhile, I've been busy this Summer doing things like this:

 Guarding my yard.   Gosh, I've been here almost one year already.

Slurping up homemade frosty paws ice cream for pooches.   YUM! 

 Oh, and my fabulous crabby girls, Beachnut and Shelldon say hello and they have amazing news to share next Crabby Monday!    They've been busy too.

I've been playing with some toys.

And I've spent some time sitting with Dad and visiting with Frankie and Ernie.    They'll be back very soon too.    They bark hello and say they miss everyone.

And...I gotta bark that I did a fair amount of this!   BOL

So, that's what I've been doing...what have all of you been up to?!?  
Grr and Woof,


Astro & Mitzie said...

OMD OMD Is it really you?

We been hoping you and F&E would be back to blogville.
Everyone is going to be so excited to see ya all.
My ma and pa moved over the summer. I got a big back yard
now, and there are no tree rats here to chase!
Welcome back we missed you soooooo much!!!!

xo Astro

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
HAPPY BOUNCING HAPPY BOUNCING... Oh Sarge, you must have heard my heart-calls this past week or so... I desperately miss seeing you and the gals and 'flat hill guys' (F&E) on our Blogville screens!!! I know you all had to attend to things of the summer, but it will be so very good to have you all joining us again. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

easyweimaraner said...

Sarge that is so great to hear from you... I missed you efurry day like I missed your cousins... I'm glad you are back!!!

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

We have been you a lot. Welcome back!

WFT Nobby said...

Hey Sarge, grrrreat to see you again. Gail and I have been missing you so. Of course I knew you'd have been busy. Me too!
Can't wait to hear the news from the Crabby Girls.
And of course from Frankie and Ernie.
Welcome back!
Toodle pip!

Ranger said...

Arrrrrroooooo! So hap, hap, happy dat you are back. I missed you.
I cam back dis summer and found dat a lot of my friends were gone (like you and F&E).
Welcome back.

The Ladies of Beaglebratz Manor said...

Oh WOWZERZ!!!!! Hi Sarge - so happee u iz bak in Blogville - u haz bin missed. Can't wait 2 hear the newz frum the crabby girlz an'more frum u - soundz like u haz bin bizy. And F&E will b bak 2? Such great newz.

Lady Shasta here - I gotz me a new sissie - her name iz Miss Maizie an'she iz frum Oklahoma. She needed a new home an'that nice Flea lady frum Jones Natural Treats - she told my mom'bout her then we met'em down in southern Kansas - that iz when Miss Maizie moved in. She just wuz 1 year old an'haz a whole lotta energy - kinda bit much fer an old girl like me sumtimez butt it iz good 2 haf anuther woofie in the house. You shood stop by an'meet her sumtime.
Lady Shasta'n Miss Maizie

C.L.W.STEP said...

We're very glad to see you, Sarge, and the Crabby Girls too! We missed you and Frankie and Ernie as well! Looking forward to hearing more!

Lin said...

Well, it's good to have you back! And it is nice to see that you have been enjoying your good life. Miss you and the gals!!

Scooter said...

Oh my gosh.....we are so glad to see you. We have missed you alot.
we have been busy this summer and my assistant has neglected my blog some this summer.
Welcome back


Idaho PugRanch said...

Sarge!!!! you have made our day! Gosh we are so glad to see you, we have missed you and the crabby girls so much along with F&E too. Just not the same with all of you here in blogville
We have been getting used to having our peeps home all the time as they both retired. And sadly Mr Bailey made his journey to the Rainbow Bridge in June.
Hazel & Mabel

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Blogville isn't the same without Sarge,Frankie,and Ernie - we are happy to see you back and look forward to hearing from F & E too. As you will see from our signoff, our family has grown.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

WOW Sarge, we were thinkin' you NEVER come back. We've missed all you guys. That's the best news we've heard in ages! Welcome back.

Noodles said...

SARGE!!!!!! How ya doin"? I have certainly missed you and I am so glad to see you back at BLOGVILLE.
Love Noodles

My Mind's Eye said...

Madi your bfff

Millie and Walter said...

Hi Sarge! We are so happy to see you and the crabby gals. It's great to see that you have had a good summer and we can't wait to hear more about what you all have been up to. Say hi to Frankie and Ernie for us. We are anxiously awaiting their return to Blogville too.

Matilda the Boxer said...

OMD, Sarge!!! We missed you so much around here!

M. K. Clinton said...

SQUEEEEEEE!!!! OMD! We have missed you and the Crabby Girls so much. We have been very worried that the snow freaks attacked ya'll while you were visiting Frankie and Ernie! Blogville hasn't been the same without you. XXOO

Murphy said...

So good to hear from you Sarge! We thought you left the country and that mean guy in DC refused to let you in! The latest news in Blogville is a new pup in town called Rosy. Have you bumped into her yet? She is as cute as can be! We hope you stay around now cuz there are going to be some fun things coming up!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Ruby said...

DUUUUUUUDDDDDEEEEEEEE!!!!! WHAT UP??!!! OMD, it is FABulous to hear from you Sarge! Blogville has missed you and F&E terribly! I am glads to see you had a most FABulous summer, and that you have been doin' VERY impawtent work! I can't waits to hear more abouts the, I mean the Security Checks you do around your estate...
Ruby ♥

Anonymous said...

YAY!!!! SARGE IS BACK!!! The blogosphere has been getting unruly without your snoopervision Sarge. We hope you will STAY back now. We missed you and the Crabby Girls. Looks like you've been VERY busy though. Things have been pretty quiet here. Mom and Dad still miss Sammy very much but I'm doing my bestest to keep them OCCUPIED as only a youngster can do....WELCOME BACK.

Love, Teddy

The Daily Pip said...

Sarge! So glad to see you. It sounds like you have been having a great summer!

stellaroselong said...

We have missed you Sarge, we are so glad you are back. Remember that backpack and when was first figuring out rose

Lovable Lily said...

Wow! So pawsome to hear from you again (but we're not around much anyways these days.) So glad you had a great summer and did some fun things. We've been really busy here too which is why we've not been around.) But all is good.

Lily Belle & Muffin

Sweet William The Scot said...

Hellooooo Sarge ~ Summer wow is almost over sure glad to see you and the Crabbies. Has your Dad ran over anymore mailboxes?
Sweet William The Scot

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

We have missed you SOOOOO much Sarge!!! Welcome back!!
Arty, Jakey & Baby Rosy

Mara said...

Good to see you are back and you are all doing great! Sleeping is a good thing to do. Especially when it's too hot to run! Can't wait to hear more of your stories!

Welcome back,
Mara from Norway

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello sarge its dennis the vizsla dog hay it is nice to see yoo welkum bak!!! i hav not ben up to too mutch heer ummm wel unless yoo kownt my noo kitty brother and sister but other then that its the saym old saym old!!! ha ha ok bye

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