Mother’s Day Variety Show….

Shih Poo Tales
*Little Lion*
*Gypsy Joy*


Dear Fans, Family and Friends,

Little Lion and I, like
to celebrate Mother’s Day with you
and to entertain
about the year 1967 when Montreal became
the host of 50 million happy visitors.

Time for a “Charlie Chaplin footie!”


Still a big hit in 2017!


 This years celebration of Canada 150
may be seen by all in Canada
as a pleasant reminder,
that it is not a dream but possible
to live in peace with each other and
to celebrate mankind’s diversity in joy.

Canada and The World fell in love with
Expo ’67, Habitat ’67 and the young
Israeli descent Architect Moshe Safdie from
McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.

Now during the celebrations of Canada 150
this talented and succesful gentleman

who credits everyone else for
the success of

“Man and Its World”

is, to the joy of many,
in the public view again.


Even if you did not visit Montreal in 1967,
most likely you heard about the Expo ’67.

The famous architect candidly re-calls,
that he must have been
“a cocky young man at the time” to accept the Expo ’67 challenge.

Well, Canada and the world did not forget him.
The architect is in the news again.
This time in Magazine Canada Post’s
thrilling videos and their rare
collection of 2017 Expo ’67 stamps.

The Magazine has outdone itself with
other Canadian historical stories
to celebrate Canada 150.


Little Lion and I cordially invite you
to enjoy the above links.


 It’s an enjoyable trip into the past
and mindboggling to view what can be achieved
through daring imagination, dedication,
skill, determination and collaboration.

Last but not least, Little Lion and I
are wishing All Mom’s and Mom’s-to-be
in the whole world of humans,
mother nature and not to forget
companion animal Moms of all kind a


Heartfelt thanks to everyone for the animations,
links and the artists and video makers.

Photos as usual by “Mistress Mommy”
and the snappy photographer,
he-he-he that’s “little rascal” me!

Have a fabulous two weeks everyone.
See you again on Saturday May 28th.
Around that time many gardeners will
be planting and showing off their annuals.


It’s time for my walk. Bye-Bye!

Have fun everyone and enjoy the journey back in time!
It’s a cool, silent documentary.

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Garden Thyme….

Shih Poo Tales
*Little Lion*
*Gypsy Joy*


Dear Fans, Family and Friends,

Little Lion and I are pretty busy
to get our “Garden of Eden” ready for
the joys of the outdoors season.

Garden dwarf

 The garden dwarfs are back
from their winter hiding place.
However, nature is showing
us stormy and sunny days, which are
keeping us both busy.

18 Days ago the 1st hurricane swept through
London, Ontario.

Little Lion is supervising my struggles
to clear the garden debris, re-planting,
shaping and replacing a few patio stones
and keeping the weeds from popping up.
As well as keeping “enemies” out.
Such as pictured on the link here below.

Since the hot days will be soon here
we will publish our blog twice a month
starting on the Saturday before
Mother’s Day, May 14th, 2017.


A terrific link for upcoming festivities is,

and other fabulous crafts.

For the 150 year of Canada we recommend
reading up on the many local festivities. :)

Ottawa is “The” Place to be in May
as the city has also planned a
“Vintage Military Display”
during the Victoria Day Weekend,
between May 20 and 22,2017 at
The Great Lawn Landsdowne Park in Ottawa,
paying tribute to the Veterans.


A special interactive program for kids
will celebrate
the only Royal ever born in Canada,
Princess Margriet
of The Netherlands who was born in Ottawa
on 19 January, 1943 during WWII.

Presently, Little Lion is at the LOOK-OUT
on watch for any UFO’s circling in the sky.


It seems the sightings are more frequent.

If you spot one, keep us posted!

Aha! Here comes the little rascal. :)


Have a great weekend! LOL!
See you again on Saturday, May 13th!

Yo Ho Ho Mateys,
I have the last word! Aarrr!!!
I like to wish “MARIAN” a favorite fan and friend
Happy Birthday!

Pink Tulips 2009

Tulips just for You*!

Hope you have a lovely birthday!

To start off, I “pirated”
free coloring pages for pirate fans:


Who of you knows Roger the Jolly Pirate?

If you do, send me a pirate e-mail.

I suggested to “Mistress Mommy” to order
a “Pirate Doormat”
but she is not going for it.

“Magnificent” she said, “Go Fund Me
or walk the plank, Matey!”


I suspect “Mistress Mommy” may have
been a “female pirate captain” once.

I have to go to the LOOK-OUT soon and watch
Mommy while she is working in the gardens.
She likes to have it all done before
Victoria Day, that’s when we have
our first long weekend.
Most people drive to their summer cottages
at that time.

To learn more about cottage leasure
in Canada, you may like to read:

There are no real pirates roaming the
Canadian Lakes but it’s fun to roam
the country site, the lakes and to learn
how to avoid to get lost in the wildside
of the wilderness.

Majestic Forest

See you on the day before Mother’s Day!
Don’t forget to put a little
pirate fun in your city garden.
Aarrr! Woof-Woof!

Heartfelt thanks to everyone for the animations,
links and the artists and video makers.

Photos as usual by “Mistress Mommy”
and the snappy photographer,
he-he-he that’s
“pirate-woofie” me!.
Have a fabulous weekend!


Don’t forget to pass on to your humans
the “Scoop on the Poop.”
We canines do mother earth a great favour.

We provide POWER!


Aye-Aye Mateys, enjoy a most beautiful garden story.


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My Paw is on Nature….

Shih Poo Tales
*Little Lion*
*Gypsy Joy*

hello_puppiesWe are wishing you all a
Swell Day.

 I promised you a photo of my new playmate.
Meet “Monkey Ape the babbling babe!”
She is always swinging and grinning.
She would love to swing with me
in the blossom of our pear tree.


“Mistress Mommy” is still busy
cleaning-up the gardens.
When she works in the gardens,
I am at the LOOK-OUT
keeping an eye on her.
It’s tiring for both of us,
but when all is done the garden view
will look splendid.

The birds, bees and butterflies will
visit all day long.
The birds are already entertaining us
and many baby birds have been born.

I like to chase the birds, just for fun.
Would not you?


Just this week,

the rain and sun transformed the garden’s
winter chaos into a spring-like oasis.
In-between yesterday’s rainstorms Mommy
snapped a photo of the grass and plants
that had popped up like the magic of
a time lapse video.


A few days earlier, while gazing through
my front LOOK-OUT to keep an eye on
the beige-brown feline crossing over
from the opposite street into my territory,
I spotted a lovely lady passing by taking
snapshots of a few spring flowers and
the massive uprise of Nature’s greenery.


“Mommy” says that she is always dazzled
by the quick uprising and growth of
nature in central Ontario.
My guess, the lady photographer was, too.
So was I, and to show this to “Mommy”
I rolled in the grass the other day.
The mud spattered my eylashes and paws.
Mommy laughed when she saw it and washed
my face and paws when we came home.
Later that night my face and paws got
soaking wet in the rain.
My body stayed dry because I wore my
red “Super-dog” coat. :)

This week I gave the Lad Upstairs
a scare while we were in the park.
I saw a squirrel and made an unexpected
move and pulled the Lad with me.


 He is agile so no harm came to him.
It was a thrilling moment, however,
the Lad was not amused.

“Mistress Mommy” is teaching me
No, it has nothing to do with

although that is a mighty interesting site.
But I mean the high-five and fist-bump
handshakes, we canines call the paw-shakes!

Dear friends, it was fun chatting with you,
but I am a bit exhausted and
ready for a short nap.


Bye-bye see you next Saturday.
Have a fun weekend!

Here comes the “Blog Muse” aka Gypsy Joy
and “Mistress Mommy”, I am going to
dreamland….. Zzzzzzzz …..

Hello Fans, Family and Friends,


Just stepping by for a little chat,
a bit about Earth Day and a nature quote.
As well to let you know what a great
guard dog, clever companion animal,
Little Lion is.  He brings s0 much joy to our
family and everyone he meets and greets.



 Thank you Little Lion!


I see Little Lion has told you all there
is to be told today. :)
I trust you like his stories very much.
Little Lion is just as amazing as
“Mother Nature.”
He is the best storyteller of the west!


My Nature Quote…

If you want your children to love Nature
take them on a woodland walk.
Let them explore all there is to discover.
They and Mother Nature will thank you!
*Gypsy Joy*

Don’t forget to put a little
nature fun in your city garden.
The kids and wildlife will love you.


 Even a squirrel statue lifts ones
spirits and brings a smile to all.

So do the white geraniums when brought
into the house during the fall until
late May, when they are put out in the
garden to brighten nature’s scenery
during the day and into the night.


 Heartfelt thanks to everyone for the animations,
links and the artists and video makers.

Photos as usual by yours truly.
Have a fabulous weekend!
Don’t forget,
it’s Earth Day today!


Make it a grand day for the whole family.

We shall meet again next Saturday.  :)


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A Frolicking Easter…

Shih Poo Tales
*Little Lion*
*Gypsy Joy*


The love of gardening is a seed
once grown that never dies.
~Gertrude Jekyll~

Many gardeners are busy planting
tiny seeds in pots
to be transferred into the garden beds
as soon as the time for outdoor planting
has arrived.

Since the garden helpers are still at large


the seedlings may or may not be ready
to be used as an Easter centerpiece.

A crocus or early tulip may be ready
and thus can be lifted from the garden
or purchased for the occasion.
Placed on a large plate or tray and
surrounded by filled plastic eggs or
chocolate bunnies and a few tealights
it makes a beautiful Easter centerpiece.

The children will love the Easter goodies.  :)


To learn why Easter is important to many,
you are cordially invited to check:

From Easter fun for mere mortals
over to pooches.  :)

How about treating
your sweet pooch and canine friends to a
“Jeni Rosenberg Easter Hunt”?
Bringing an Easter smile to all.

Enjoy Jeni’s video and the story.


 May you all have a Joyous Easter.

Blessings, Love, Light and Laughter
till we meet again next Saturday!

Here comes Little Lion with a basket
filled with Easter Goodies!

Hello Everyone,


Let’s see what my playmate and I have
in our Easter basket for you. :)


I see a lot of fun things for a
last minute Easter creativity.

Teachers always think up great activities.

I think “The Lad Upstairs” is
an excellent teacher, too.


 Here he gets a friend’s pooch
to lie down at his feet.

Thanks for the photo AJ!

I gave the Lad a hard time teaching
me to sit down as soon as
we get into the hallway after a walk.
I always want to scoot right to
“Mistress Mommy” when I come home
to tell her all about our adventures
and to eat my goodies after a long walk.

I love to eat my yummy holiday goodies!


If you ask me, goodies keep you
  in a good mood.

My wish for you a great easter egg hunt
with lots of easter egg fun.



don’t make a kerfuffle during
the Easter hunt!
Or snaffle the easter eggs from the
smaller and younger kids and canines.

Riddle answer to “kerfuffle” and “snaffle”
at the end of this page.
No peeking!!!       Grrr…        Grrr…

That’s all for now!


Enjoy my special Easter wish for you:

A Hare-raising Adventure!

It reminds me of the “Young Mistress”

“Honey Bunny”

Honey Bunny 2005

and her other pet bunnies in the past
and animal companion “Empress Zoe Labrador.”

 Heartfelt thanks to everyone for the animations,
links and the artists and video makers.

All other photos as usual by the “Blog Muse.”

Have fun on the holiday weekend.
See you next Saturday!

Answer to “kerfuffle” a commotion,
disturbance or fuss.

Two answers to “snaffle”:
a simple bit for a horse’s bridle
and a “Highwayman that has got Booty”.
Aye Matey, the latter is “pirate talk”.

Be prepared when you are out on an
Easter Egg Hunt.
The pirates may snaffle your egg booty.



 Have a frolicking Easter hunt.
Enjoy the pirate story!

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Wonders of the World…

Shih Poo Tales
*Little Lion*
*Gypsy Joy*


Welcome Everyone!

While Little Lion is out for his walk
I like to share a bit of nature joy
and a few quotes.

He that plants trees loves others beside himself.
~Thomas Fuller~


This week I feasted my eyes on
Cornwall’s “Eden”,
Canada’s Rainforest,
Haida Art and beautiful roses dedicated
to the painting art of Canadian artists.

I may never visit “Eden” in person but I will
not soon forget the immense beauty of
Cornwall’s Garden of Eden in the UK.

Or British Columbia’s Magical
Rainforest Coast
where trees live more than 1,000 years.

Considered to be the largest intact
temperate forest in the world.

In the Raven’s Call I learned about
the artist Bill Reid and his Haida
and American Scottish ancestry.
As well as the artist’s identity and
why his ashes were scattered
and interred, in 1998,in his maternal
grandmother’s village of Tanu.

One of the famous Canadian Artists
in The Group of Seven,
Emily Carr (1871- 1945)
depicted in her paintings the Haida People
and the Rainforest Coast.

Enjoy the paintings:

Joy is like a lovely rose.
How long it lasts nobody knows.
*Gypsy Joy*


In 2012 A Canadian Rose was named for
Bill Reid.
In honour of his many paintings and
other attributes to bring
The First Nations
and other Peoples closer together.

Beauty gets the attention and
personality captures the heart.
~Author Unknown~

I hear little feet running to the blog stage…

Have an enjoyable weekend.
See you again on Easter Saturday!

Here comes…


Little Lion!

Hallooa Gals, Guys and Lovely Elders,

Yesterday when I woke up we had another
snowy landscape day but by the end of
the day the “christmassy” scene had
melted away.
Today is a sunny day!

I’m back from a run with the Lad!


He-He-He it was fun,
I met a little rabbit!

As soon as he saw me he leaped away.
The Lad had to laugh so-o-o much,
he almost let go of the Flexi leash.
It stunt me for a moment, else the
chase would have been on between me
and that fast hopping-away little rabbit.


They are fast but I run fast, too.

You all know Empress Zoe. There are
“Tall Tales” and photos of Zoe on the blog.
Here is a “Zoe Labrador quote”, just like me
she enjoys pirate stories.


“Sometimes I imagine I am the famous pirate princess Alfhild.
I own a fleet of viking ships and sail the seas.”
~Empress Zoe, Labrador~


Zoe likes you to meet her friend Coco.


Coco is a female German Shepherd.
Sometimes they go on hikes together.

Guess what?
I have a funny word riddle for you.

Do you know what cuniculophobia means?

Its from the latin word cuniculus.
The answer is at the end of this page.

Don’t peek now!

“Mistress Mommy” told me about it  last
Thursday, on the day of the Lad’s birthday.
That was a fun day, too.
As a joke I suggested we go gator riding.


 “Mistress Mommy” almost choked laughing
and spilled the sugar.

Earlier, “Mistress Mommy” and I searched
for a unique Easter Egg Pattern link:

and “How to learn Pysanky”.
An egg-painting art skill from
several countries in Eastern Europe.

If you are going to decorate easter eggs
send me a picture.

That’s all for today!

Here is the answer to the word riddle:

“someone who is afraid of rabbits.”
Grrr… Grrr… Neat, eh!

Heartfelt thanks to everyone for the animations,
links and the artists and video makers, and

to the “Young Mistress” for Coco’s photo.

All other photos as usual by the “Blog Muse.”

Enjoy the weekend!
See you next Saturday!
Perhaps we meet on NSD Easter Egg Hunt. :)

Have fun watching how to paint
a Polish Easter Egg.

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