Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Hey Pals,

Today is the first day of SPRING!  Yesterday our first Daffodils opened up, which is actually early for Iowa.

Our trees and plants are budding and sprouting leaves.  It has been at least 7-8 years since we've had an early Spring so we are excited.  Now we just pray we don't get any bad freezing weather.  It would kill off the flower buds and leaves.

Our pet Koi are now swimming around the ponds begging for food.  Here is one of our large females 'Sugar':

We gave them a few kernals of food.  You must start feeding them only little amounts and not every day until the water gets warmer.  The water must be staying above 50 degrees before you even start feeding the koi.

Sparky and I have started our Koi Guard Duty now.  The Great Blue Heron will be migrating back north  now and will try to nab our pretty koi.

Here is Sparky with the Daffodils:

Now check this one out, the wind was blowing very hard and it blew his moustache and beard and flipped his ears up!  He looks like a silly rabbit!  hehehehehe!

Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Katie, Sparky, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie & Zeek


Bouncing Bertie said...

Sparky is looking fabulous. With you two alert guys watching over the koi, I am sure those pesky herons will stay away.
We have early daffodils here too (see my fresh Spring blog header photo).
Toodle pip!

harrispen said...

What a great Spring post. I can't believe how big Sparky is getting. That last picture of him is too funny.


Ruby and Penny said...

Happy Spring Sparky.
Love Ruby & Penny

Macintosh Mitch said...

The wind is doing crazy things to your ears, Sparky! Mom is waiting for a white Easter. She says these warm temps are too good to last!

Love ya lots,

Jake of Florida said...

We love when the breeze ruffles our furs!

Happy Spring!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

kissa-bull said...

oh our mommish loves koi fishies and she says she cant wait until our woggie pibble house is built so daddish can make us a pond

pibble sugars
the pittie pack

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Yes indeedy, Spring has now sprung. Your daffys and fishy are so pretty. Glad there are some pics of you there too!
BabyRD & Hootie

Mango said...

I thought Sparky was a stuffie! He looks so clean.


Fred said...

Ooh--your daffodils are gawgeous!

meowmeowmans said...

Yay for spring! You woofies sure are doing a great job keeping those pesky herons at bay!

Wyatt said...

Love your "Sparky Springy" photos! They make us do a happy dance :D

Wyatt and Stanzie

Kari in Vegas said...

Happy Spring!

Stop on by for a visit

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Katie...what a fab party you and Sparky hosted last night out by the koi pond...sorry about spilling that tray of burgers into the pond...I meant to jump the other way...now, I know the koi aren't supposed to eat much now, so I considered a necessary sacrifice to jump in the pond and eat every burger before they did.

B U R P....

XXOO with onion breath...

Miss Lacie