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Saturday, November 01, 2008

Fall Fun

Ha roo, pups and kit-cats. It's me - Stormy! I was out in the yard not posing for pictures, when Amber tried it again this year. She told me there was a bush on fire out in the front yard.

No, I won't look at the camera.

What, Ammy? There's a bush on fire?

Actually, there's a Burning Bush. Ammy's such a punster, she can't resist. And she does crack me up.

Oh, come on! Tell me you don't laugh at her silly jokes! Ha roo roo roo, she's a riot.

In other news, it's that time of year here - the invasion of the Harmonia axyridis. They look innocuous enough...

...but they get in the house, fly around (I don't LIKE bugs flying in my house!), and they BITE! Oh, and when the bugs panic or Mom or Dad squish them, they let off a highly obnoxious odor and discharge a yellow fluid that stains walls and fabrics. Fabrics?!!? That's right. These are not your cute little ladybugs. They are the Asian Lady Beetle; they're horrible things that can get in through the tiniest of cracks. Nasty bugs! Nasty!

Ammy's joke with the Burning Bush reminds me of a poem for the ladybugs - remember this old nursery rhyme?
Ladybug! Ladybug!
Fly away home.
Your house is on fire.
And your children all gone.
Seems pretty harsh, but hey, if it gets those bugs out of here, I'm going to start chanting it!

Tail wags,

PS: I said it was harsh! But it's just a nursery rhyme ... and all the ladybug's puppies got out safe! That's what really matters. Just ... don't come to our house!!!


  1. What a pretty burning bush!!! We have one too but it is always shaded - so the colors aren't so vibrant. And yes, those beetles are here too!!!

    Ha ha too, woo made a funny.

    Happy Saturday to the AO4!!

    Woos, the OP Pack

  2. My Human takes those Asian lady bugs as a personal afront. She says that you think lady bugs are all nice, but then those stupid ones bite. It just isn't right.

  3. We love Ammy's jokes, we agree with woo - she's furry entertaining. That burnng bush is gorgeous!
    Ack, we had those stinky ladybugs in Ohio too. (mom calls em that)

    Woos & a-roos,
    Star & Jack a-roo

  4. Bugs that make a terrible odor, are you sure they are not Boston Terrier bugs?? lol

  5. I'm glad we don't have those bugs!

    But watch out for Amber, Stormy. If she says she hears a voice coming from the bush!

  6. Oh, no. Jan is a sucker for a lady bug but none of us like the sound of those bugs! Nasty, horrid things.

  7. Gross bugs!

    I would stay as far away as possible from them.


  8. Ammy is so khute - guess that is why she khan get away with it year after year!

    Furry nice bush on fire!

    I sent Huffle a little lambie khat toy so she khan have a lambie just like her best buddy Zim!


  9. We have a burning bush out in front of our house too! They are just magnificent! And we have ladybugs trying to get inside and mom says they're the REAL lady bugs - not the nasty imposter!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  10. w00f's A04, we got one of those bushes too, but its not turned pretty like urs yet...heehee dont furget to check out turbo-khyras debate...it wuz an eye opener...

    b safe,

    pps and me sorry u got buggies, we get those wiff pinches on the ends..they pinch the crap outta ya..

  11. We get those bugs too, they fake you out because you think they are a 'lucky ladybug' and you should make a wish when one lands on you... but they aren't actually ladybugs! Impostors! We should arrest them all for fraud!

    M & I

  12. Woo Woo!
    Glads we ain't gots doze bugs! We gots these big wood beetles. Maw says dey is horrid! We likes how dey crunch when you chew dem.

    Very pretty red bush!

    Husky kisses,

  13. The burning bush is pretty but it looks much better with a Storm (big S) in front of it!

  14. I'm pretty good at bug catching - do you want me to come back and help?

    Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat

  15. Brice has been hunting the box elder bugs and the Asian lady beetles that get into our house. There aren't very many but he always finds them.

    Princess Eva

  16. Ladybugs are cute but mean at the same time!
    Kisses and hugs

  17. oh i hate those flying buggies in my house. wen i hear one buzzing around i cannot rest until i haf chomped it and made it gone.

    if you like i will come over to your house and help you hunt down all the lady buzzards!

    luv ivy

  18. I'll have to tell the little biped not to bring any of those ladybugs to our house!

    Kisses, Sky boy

  19. WOO WOO

    We have those nasty little ladybugs too! One bite Mom today! Stormy you look very very pretty. Mom said we had a burning bush too but it's all gone!

    Thor and Marco Polo

  20. Want us to send Wilbur over? He's really good at catching bugs!