Monday, August 25, 2014

Sheltie Geomety: Acute Angles

Well we know we are adorable, but we thought we were supposed to be working on being more humble. Oh, acute angles, we are back to teaching geometry again.

For today's lesson we are demonstrating acute angles. We had some trouble with the angles. Bailey kept trying to roll over for treats and Katy objected to being kicked when Bailey was doing his tricks. Mom also insisted the angle had to face right, but we had a decidedly left day. Therefore, with all do apologies to math purists out there we present our version of the acute angle. By definition, the acute angle must be less than 90 degrees. While we didn't get out a protractor, we did make a 90 degree angle and decrease it thus achieving our goal.

We know the kids will appreciate our efforts. We still look better than those boring line drawings. We are acute.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Monday Mischief: Parallel Shelties

Mom has tasked us with the very important job of helping some little sheep learn some very technical math concepts. As Shelties, you know one of our best talents is counting. However, Mom is broadening our skill base to help demonstrate geometry concepts for little ones.

Today you have parallel Shelties. Do to the fact we are dogs and not boring lines on paper we don't exhibit pure examples of the concept. However, if you were a kids studying, would you prefer boring lines or adorable dogs? We are going to be helping out with some human little sheep in the near future and while it may interfere with our blogging, we also plan to continue our educational math program. We do perpendicular pretty well so that could be on the agenda soon.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday Flowers: Hydrangea

Life has been a bit crazy lately and Mom only realized this morning she hadn't preposted our Friday Flowers pictures. So, we apologize for our late start, but hope you enjoy today's entry.

Dog Dad bought home the Hydrangea a couple years ago after researching its care and needs. The color is beautiful and Mom was very surprised and pleased by his thoughtfulness.

What we can tell you is they attract lots of bees and human attention. Everyone seems to notice them and comment on them when they see them. Nothing like a pretty flower to distract them from what should be the main attraction, us.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Friday Flowers: Lillies

Mom has been trying to capture the last of the lilies. She is hoping to come back to these visits when the winter snows cover the land and enjoy the view.

Like the Hosta, the Day Lilies are fun to play around as long as you don’t break one. You can jump them, you can hide under them, and yes, you can flush bunnies out of them.

You just never know what excitement awaits you under the Lily flowers in Mom's garden. Even a picture with an Oriental Lily can score you some cookies.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Tasty Tuesday: If You Can't Attack Eat It

Our war with the Zucchini plants has been well documented on our regular Tuesday Veggie Garden updates. Then Mom bought home a book from a library book sale, Doggy Desserts: Homemade Treats for Happy, Healthy Dogsthat helped us get even.

Dog Dad made Zucchini Lemon muffins for the parents and Zucchini Basil muffins for the dogs. Just a note about this book, the copy we have was published in 2005 so you have to check the ingredients to make sure the ingredients are pet friendly. There was a publisher's note that the book had certain ingredients that had since been determined not to be pet friendly like grapes and raisins. Mom insists on verifying before cooking regardless of what the book says. The recipe is copywrited so if you want to try it, you'll need to find the book. We can't share the recipe.

This just demonstrates the lesson if you can't attack it bake it. We had never considered this option. Frankly, they look rather scary crawling towards us on those vines. However baked in a muffin, they are had an interesting smell.

They smelled so good it was so hard to wait until Dog Dad said they were cool enough to eat.

We love Dog Dad's muffins and are thrilled he froze some for later. Mom has reserved some other Dog cookbooks at the library for us to try out since this was a success. We are looking forward to trying out some new creations. It might even be worth letting the zucchini grow in the yard as long as we keep a close eye on it. It sure does taste good.

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Friday Flowers: Echinacea

Mom found these purple bee attracters at a garden club sale and fell in love with them. So did the bees and are constantly dive bombing us. While the Mom loves these purple perennials we insisted she warn you they spread like weeds. At first, she dealt with this by spreading them out over the yard. Then she gave some away. Now she has to pull some out. They are beautiful, but they don't know when to stop growing.