Joe Stains

This is the blog of an angry old boston terrier. (and his little brother Tanner who gets to post every Tuesday)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Over the river and through the woods...

We thought we would take some photos of the drive to Gram and Gramps house since it probably looks a lot different than where most of my Dog friends live.

Here we are waiting for Mom, do you see me being a GOOD boy in the back seat where I belong?? Tanner is always trying to get into the front seat but it is not safe up there, so we have to ride in the back!

Look at that little menace trying to climb up there, and of course Mom had to go all pupperazzi on him. Point the camera OUT the window woman!!

That is more like it! That is Camelback mountain, just a few miles north of our house. Lots of humans and dogs like to hike it.

Here is a cactus and some pretty colored bushes.

More cacti! These guys are all over out here!

There are lots of resorts and golf courses on the way too.

It was a sunny and clear day here as usual and lots of humans were out chasing that little white ball around.

Finally we turn into Gram and Gramps' neighborhood. I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the desert landscaping we see all of the time here!! Tanner will post about our Easter fun on Tuesday!

40 Stains:

Blogger Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

looks prickley! Ouch!
Your pal, Morgan

11:21 PM  
Blogger Huskee and Hershey said...

Ahh.. cactus.. we have some mini ones over at our grandparent's place and I can decide if they are 'friend or foe' because I got pricked by them once when I went over to sniff 'Hi'..
Hope you scored loads of treats over at your gram's place!

12:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tanner is a TOTAL mama's boy. He is a baby. But so cute.

12:59 AM  
Blogger Noah the Airedale said...

We love seeing where your grandpinky lives. We think that's the best part of blogging. Checking out everyone elses part of the world.
We have lots of desert here in Oz but not near us.

Thanks for showing us your home.
Hope you had a good Easter.

Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

2:18 AM  
Blogger NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

It looks beaWOOOtiful but Mom told me that the temps there khan fry your brains in a snap!

Tank woo fur sharing!

PeeEssWoo: Doofus is such a sukhkup!

2:56 AM  
Blogger Dexter said...

Do your grans live on a movie set? I have never seen anything like that for real.


3:09 AM  
Blogger Mack said...

What a beautiful drive. Did you see that look on Tanner's face - I think your mom musta tried to push him in the back seat!

4:40 AM  
Blogger Martha said...

We have never ever seen Cacti that huge!!!!!!!
We loved seeing the dessert landscape as it is so very different from Scotland. We also loved those big palm trees we could see in the gardens!
Bailey is always wanting in the front seat too - I sit nicely in the back! We have just got a guard for the car because Bailey keeps climbing over even when we are going fast on the motorway!
Martha & Bailey xx

4:51 AM  
Blogger Martha said...

PS we realise we have just made your desert into a pudding!! Must try and use preview........

4:53 AM  
Blogger Pug(s) and Bugg said...

OH MY DOGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mom's favorite memory is climbing Camelback mountain!!!!!! Her aunt lives there and they went there oh like 8 years ago. Next time she visits her aunt don't be surprised if she stalks ya down to give some pets to Joey and Tanner!!!

5:28 AM  
Blogger Sophie Brador said...

I can just see us running around those palm trees and climbing that mountain. And I would look gorgeous laying in those colourful gardens. And I would definitely stay in the back with you on the drive to G&G's. Do you think they would mind my shedding?


6:50 AM  
Blogger Gus said...

Thank you for sharing the photos. Made me homesick.


7:24 AM  
Blogger The Oceanside Animals said...

Hey, that mountain looks familiar -- I think we saw it from the Phoenix desert garden (I forget the actual name of the park) when we were out there for the World Horror Convention in 2004!

7:26 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

I think Momma should have lived in Arizona. That landscaping looks like she MIGHT be able to keep it alive. She kills everything she touches here!

Hope you two had a FAB Easter! Can't wait to hear all about it!

7:49 AM  
Blogger Angela said...

Wow, those are beautiful pictures! It looks so pretty and so very different from Minnesota. Thanks for sharing.

8:18 AM  
Blogger Peanut said...

Its pretty

8:31 AM  
Blogger Duke said...

Your land is so flat! No wonder you guys walk so fast on your walkies!
Your flowers are just lovely!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

9:12 AM  
Blogger The Army of Four said...

BEAUTIFUL scenery!!! I really like that!
Dad wanted to chase the little white ball around more than he did over the weekend, but we got lots and lots of rain. I think he's like me and doesn't like to get his feety-feet wet.

9:42 AM  
Blogger Petra said...

You're right. This doesn't look anything like what I see on my way to Grammy's house, and it sure is pretty. Have you guys ever hiked Camelback Mountain?

9:48 AM  
Blogger Beckett said...

That is pretty. We have a lot of sand here, but we also get a lot of rain. Mom wishes we lived somewhere where grass wouldn't grow, because she hates mowing the lawn.


12:48 PM  
Blogger Fred said...

I've never seen a desert! Very cool! And I have the same problem as Tanner with the front seat.

1:29 PM  
Blogger TwoSpecialWires said...

Backseats rule! We sleep non-stop. (OK. We're weird wires, but we love it.)

We have a question.... do you ever get pokey things in your paws when you are on your walks? Those are some big (and beautiful) cactus. The ones we have hide. And hurt.

We're thinking we need to come visit.... maybe we'll detour that direction on our summer trip to Florida. Yeah. That's an idea!

Jake and Fergi

2:22 PM  
Blogger Abby said...

Hi, Joey & Tanner...

Your "Over the River & Thru the Woods" looks different than mine...

It's very pretty & it looks really warm & sunny...

I hope you had a Happy Easter & got lots of treats from the Grandpeeps...

Abby xxooo

2:57 PM  
Blogger Tadpole said...

I do not live there, but I do know to Stay Away From Cactuseseses!!! They might look innocent, but if you get close they ATTACK YOU!

4:30 PM  
Blogger Emily and Ike said...

You live in the coolest place!
Pee S - thanks for the gift for Smeagol!

4:42 PM  
Blogger Dughallmor Beagles said...

OMD! We can only apologise for our stoopid human....we're not getting your updates and we've missed, like eleventy-seven of your posts...grrrr! Thank you for continuing to visit us slackers, we're working at catching up but it's just not happening, we'll have to take on more staff...hehe!
Wow, your scenery is so different to ours...but still lovely, how cool to see huge cacti like that everywhere...we just got gorse...prickly but boring!
And umm....we saw you on Lacie's bloggy...too funny...and SO cute! If you ever do erm....fornicate with a bunny...we want a puppy/kitten/whatever...ok??
Slobbers xx

4:48 PM  
Blogger Agatha and Archie said...

Well.....we are pretty sure we don't have ANYTHING liek that here!!! Love A+A

5:10 PM  
Blogger Asta said...

You awe so well behaved in the caw it's amazing. Of couwse I expected Tanner to want to push to the fwont..I love youw Mom..she is cool!
Thanks fow the toow..I've nevew seen a cactooses befowe..they kind of look a little pawnogwaphic, hehehe
Hope you had a gweat visit to youw Gwammpawents
smoochie kisses

5:11 PM  
Blogger wally said...

I prefer dessert to the desert but that is mighty pretty. I'm sure the cacti appreciate your watering them from time to time.

wally t.

5:27 PM  
Blogger Dewey Dewster said...

Gee we can't say anythin' about Tanner tryin' ta get up front in the car cause me 'n Mom do it all the time.....yep, we get right on Gram's lap and then we stand there til Gram gets mad....why don't we sit down??? Well, sometimes we do but fer some reason we like ta stand there so Gram has ta steady us when it gets bumpy or Pap goes around bends.....yep, that keeps old ladies on their feet fer sure....ya gotta help 'em stay alert at all costs....

Dewey Dewster here....

5:46 PM  
Blogger Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Hey! I see those cactus things all the time! The human doesn't let me inspect them with my all powerful nose!

Ummm I dont know why your human would say your too small to play with me! Im gentle! I swear! Im always up for a game of tag or bitey face!

If you're ever up for a good playin' just email the human. I will make sure she schedules some play time in!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

6:21 PM  
Blogger Stella said...

Do you have those nasty buzzworms or scorpions where you live? The scenery is beautiful, but I wouldn't like the varmits!


6:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Joe! I enjoyed the tour very much. It's very pretty there. It's kind of like Florida except there's no clouds...and there's mountains...and cactus. I have to admit I always try to get up in the front, too.

See ya!

7:10 PM  
Blogger Lorenza said...

Hi, Joey!
Thanks for sharing all those pictures!
Kisses and hugs

7:12 PM  
Blogger kaui said...

joey & tanner! u two are very well behaved in the car. i go crazy n drive mom nutz cause i wanna sit in the front!

8:29 PM  
Blogger Bae Bae said...

That looks like a pawsome trip you doggies went. :)

~ Bae

8:39 PM  
Blogger Moco said...

We enjoyed seeing your trip to G-pa and G-ma's house. It is very sunny there. We had hail today.

10:27 PM  
Blogger Simba and Jazzi said...

We are back from our boat trip and dropping by to say hello and catch up with all the news.

Simba and Jazzi xx

1:18 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Wow! Your neighborhood sure looks different from mine. It's very beautiful. Mommy's been to New Mexico but even there she didn't see cactus like that! I'd be scared to pee against one of those bad boys.

Hope you had loads of fun with Gran and Gramps!

Your pal,


5:02 AM  
Blogger MJ's doghouse said...

that was an awesome tour guys....we never ever see cacti here....sometimes people try and plant palm trees but this year they all froze to death..(the trees not the people)..anyhow i cant wait to hear about your easter...

7:54 AM  

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