Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thankful Thursday

One of the setbacks of living in the hot climate is that a lot of pesky insects love it too. Especially the mosquitoes. We sure get plenty of them all year round.

So I was pleasantly surprised when a friend got me this gadget. It's an insect trap. And it really works!

As much as I appreciate this gadget, it's the thoughtfulness of the friend that I appreciate the most.

It's the thoughts that count the most. Very true indeed! That's a lot to be thankful for.


I'm thankful for the insect trap too. With the gadget around :

I get less sprayed on with the neem and citronella repellant LS uses on me.

I get less shrieked at for trying to rub it off on LS, the furniture, the rugs and umm...the walls too.

I really, really dislike the repellant smell. It doesn't matter that LS said it's for my own good. I just want to be a fragrance free dog.

Do you have this problem with your humans? Or are you a walking bouquet of floral or citrus smell as well?

What are you thankful for? Hope everyone is having a thankful time too.

Thank you Lynn, for hosting Thankful Thursday.

We're participating in Dogs on Thursday too!


Anonymous said...

Hi Happy! I'm thankful for pretty flowers and nice friends like you. I'm glad your insect trap works so well.

See ya!

Pia said...

wonderful gift! how thoughtful of your friend.

happy, you're just soooo cute! (((HUGS)))

Denise said...

I am thankful for you, and Happy.

More Than Conquerors said...

Such a thoughtful gift from your friend. I am thankful for you. Thanks for all your prayers and encouragements. You are in my thoughts and prayers too. Take care and God bless!

Rocks said...

It's indeed the thought that counts :) Friends are blessings from above right? have a wonderful day!!

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Happy,
I hate mozzies... and ticks.. and houseflies... and lizards... ok it's a long list!! LOL!!
Ummm... with the recent hot/ humid weather, I start to 'smell funny'very fast after my bath, according to the humans. They say I have my unique Huskee smell that is a combination of vinegar (?!!), pee, saliva.. :(

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh my God, Happy - don't get me started on humans and their obsesion with sickly flowery smells! They just have no taste! I go and roll in some Eau de Duck Poo or sometimes, I even get the really rare stuff - Parfum deSheep Poo - you know, really premium fragrance - and they get all fussy and immediately make me take a bath and then cover me in that disgusting rose or lavender stench!

Still, am glad the mosqiutoes aren't bugging you so much anymore...I get bitten by them all the time here in summer too! I also really hate the flies - they're always landing on me and tickling me. Thankfully, we're going into winter now so it's getting cold and all the insects are dying!

Honey the Great Dane

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woo both have great things to be thankful fur today!


Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Happy & LS
We are thankful that is is finally warming up in our part of the world.
We are very thankful for your friendship.
Love Ruby, Penny & JS

MyJourneyBack said...

I loved your Happy Thankful post. I need one of those machines! Where do you get them. Expensive? I am so Happy to find you and Happy! I had all my fav's on my old computer and lost some of you guys. My dog is Daisy she used to visit you. I have been busy and not posting about her. But come on by and visit.
Have a Happy day with Happy.

Jerralea said...

An insect trap sounds like a great idea. It's great that you and Happy are so, well ... happy about it!

God bless you both.

Melanie said...

Yes, thoughtfulness of others is such a special blessing.

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Sue said...

Mom is pretty good about letting us smell like dogs unless we roll in something that smells really great. Then she puts us in the bathtub before we can go in the house.

Bonnie said...

I love how you share both your & Happy's point of view! What fun. Sweet friend - that's what friends are for and it's awesome when we're reminded that we're thought of like that! What a blessing.

Fred said...

Ooh--I hate skeeters too...I'm thankful for the folks who come around and spray against them.
No--I don't like fragrances either. They try to put them on me at the booty shop, but I is allergic. Old Girl made them stop. P-U. ;P

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That was so sweet of your friend to think about you..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Christy said...

sounds good to me!

Maggie and Mitch said...

We love chasing flies! Would having this ruin all of our fun? Do you like to chase flies too, Happy?

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Eric said...

Happy, what a nice thing to do, how kind your friend is. Now I read your post, I guess I'm thankful that I don't have to bother with one of those machines or get that repellant stuff sprayed on me. But then that makes me sad knowing that you do :(. Ihope that machine works well for you and LS Happy.

Wiry wags n kissies Eric xxx

becky aka theRAV said...

I agree with you, it is often the giver of the gift & not the gift itself. I am thankful for my family. I have been taking awesome pictures of them lately. I may wish I had this contraption later on when the skeeters are biting here! LOL

godsown said...

Happy TT
You made me remember All the insects in my birthcountry and how to fight them..LOL

Rita T. said...

What a great post. Hope your weekend is a good one!

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Happy TT, serendipity. :)

Lorenza said...

Hi, Happy!
That thing to trap mosquitoes sure is pawesome!
I guess I need one of those here. My mom says I have sweet blood so I am the favorite target of mosquitoes!
Kisses and hugs

Marjie said...

My humans don't spray me. Sometimes they make me stay inside when I want to romp, but it's too hot. It's nice that you got an insect trap to help you out! Happy Thorsday from Thor! (even if it is Friday; Mom is slow this week.)

Anonymous said...

Hi Happy, The thoughtfullness of others is a wonderful thing. What a great gift. Now you can sit outside and not worry about the bugs. I'm happy that this little gift made you happy. I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend ♥

parlance said...

Happy, I try to think of five things I'm grateful for, each night before I fall asleep. And you know what? every time, one of the things will involve Penny. I feel sure your human is constantly grateful for you, too.

Mack said...

Oh yeah - we are terribly bothered by those pesky mosquitos where we live too!

What a wonderful gadget!

Pedro said...


That's a good lookin machine. My mom thought it was a food processor or something! Very interesting. I HATE repellants too! When my mom sprays flea spray on me I roll on everything I can find to get it off! Fragrance free all the way!


Life With Dogs said...

I am thankful to have found this post - I just spent the day as a bug snack. Time to order one of these!

Chef said...

Hi Happy. I don't get sprayed because it's not good for my health, but then again, we don't have the bug problem you have in your climate. Frankly I don't blame you for wanting to wipe it off on whoever/whatever! I'm very glad you and LS have that gadget. Now, I hope, no more stinky sprays and no bug bites for you!

Happy, did you know I'm grateful for YOU?!


Moco said...

We are glad that gadget works to save you from smelling like a bug candle.

Lacy said...

w00fs, me not like skeeters either..

b safe,

Simba and Jazzi said...

we are busy catching up with everyone and dropping by to say hello.

Simba and Jazzi xxx

Paco....Milo and mom..Simona said...

Hi Happy!!!!!!!!!!!
What a wonderful present you had!!!
we have one like that at home!!!
And it really works good!!!
we're glad your insect trap works so well as our!!!!!!!
Are you and your mommy ok???
We missed you a lot during our holiday!!!!
We must be thankful for having you in our lives!!!!
We love you soooooooooooooo much!!
Sweet sweet sweet kisses and licks and cuddles!!!!!!!!!!!

Amber said...

Hii Happy!! I miss you!! I'm thankful that I'm back blogging hehe.. Me hoomans hate mostiques too, hate em.. the mostiques only bite the hoomans hehe.

Big licks

Hi! I'm Grace said...

I like your way of Thankful Thursday again.
How is your weekend? :)


Hi Happy,

My computer isn't sick anymore, it just had to have a najor operation. We just got it back from the hospital Saturday and are now trying to stop by to let everybody know I'm back. I'll be back soon to catchup on what I missed in the last 3 weeks. I missed you sooo much.

Come on over and see my new summer haircut....I'm naked now!!

{{{huggies}}}...Mona & Mommy too!!