WTF Wednesday, Rollin with my Homie

We have a huge oak tree in our back yard and earlier in the year I noticed that one of the limbs was about to fall so I mentioned it to MacGyver.  He scoffed and said that the tree was old but very sturdy and it wasn’t going anywhere, but since I’m the one who loves to garden and I’m always working in the yard I knew it was cracked and about to fall.  I knew it.

really

It was a mere week later when MacGyver was at work and I was in the backyard by the fire pit throwing some sticks from the yard in there when I thought I heard a crack.  The next thing I remember is waking up on the ground beside a very large tree limb.  I had quite a bump on my head but I was okay.  When MacGyver got home I told him what happened and yelled at him for not cutting down the obviously weak limb and then I told him that the other side of the tree also had a weak limb and I thought it should be cut down as well.  His solution, don’t walk under the tree.

A few months later Mom and I were outside and I was walking out in the back yard and guess what fell?  Yep, the other tree limb!  I called MacGyver to let him know and he said, ‘I told you to stay away from that tree!’

What?

How about we trim the tree?

So let’s skip ahead to current time and two days ago when I’m casually walking out to my she shed to get something.  My she shed is on the other side of the yard, the OTHER side, in the dog’s yard.  Hank and I were in there and I was just about to open the door to my shed when I felt the whip of a branch down my back and a loud bang and then, the ground shook.

It took a moment for me to realize what had happened but then I freaked out because I realized a tree had fallen and it had fallen on little Hank.

Fortunately, Hank was fine and more concerned about me as he jumped and maneuvered his way through all of those branches.  Afterwards, still shaking, I ran into the garage and told MacGyver what happened and brought him over to show him the tree and the damage.  His response was, ‘stay out of the back yard.’

Seriously

Obviously we aren’t going to be trimming the precious freakin trees!

In case you didn’t see my Instagram post on Monday, this is what it looked like,

Monday Run

And I show you this because this is what Tuesday looked like,

tuesdays run

You have no idea how hard I had to work to get that extra calorie and if you’re wondering why I tried so hard, I kid you not, Sympathy for the Devil was randomly playing on my Pandora station!

One more thing for you today.  I’ve got a Woody update and you can really see the red in his head now.

Woody

My little Woodpecker baby is all grown up!

And this is my favorite picture of me and Woody so far, I call it Rollin with my homie!

I’m thinking of making this my new Instagram profile pic, it’s pretty epic.

WTF, it’s Wednesday!

Animal updates!

A little later this afternoon MacGyver, the dogs, the bird and I are all going to pack into the truck and head down to Nokomis for the weekend.  It should be epic.

Hillbillies

But I didn’t want to leave without first giving you an animal update.

First, I’ve recently gotten a few emails from some people asking about Boomer.  Some of you were wondering how he’s been doing and what he’s been up to lately.  I can tell you that he’s been pretty busy,

sleeping.

Boomer Sleeping

Woody is growing at an alarming pace.  I can’t even believe how fast this bird has grown.  He’s tripled in size in only three weeks and he can fly for a few feet now.  He still doesn’t really have any major flight feathers but don’t tell him that.  He thinks he can soar through the sky!

Red Bellied Woodpecker

He knows his name too.  He comes when you call him.  He is also starting to get the red coloring on his head which is clearly evident in the next picture.

You can see the red just at the top behind his head, or not, depending on how closely you look but it’s there, I swear.  He’s so darn cute.  Have I mentioned that?

Did I mention that Boomer is still the champ at sleeping?  Or that he’s also cute?

Boomer's philosophy on sleep

“When you’re this good at something, there’s no reason to quit.”

And it wouldn’t be an update without a status report on this little guy who is, you guessed it, also a cutie pie,

Hank the Dachshunds

“Psssst, single adoptable male here, loves women! Not afraid to share the bed or my toys, just not with other dogs, cats or birds! Looking for a new family, preferably a sane one. Currently taking applications.”

I don’t know why he would say that, he loves it here.  He might be a tad bit jealous is all.  Maybe I could get the in-laws to pecker sit this weekend so I could give the wiener some extra attention.

hmmmmHope you have an excellent weekend!

What are your plans?