Spring is sprung

Spring is sprung, the grass is ris.
I wonders where the birdies is.
They say the birds is on the wing.
Ain’t that absurd?
I always thought the wing was on the bird.
(by Anonymous)

Almond blossom

Almond blossom

Spring has arrived! We took this picture of almond blossom a couple of weeks ago. The trees looked beautiful. Yesterday when we got up, the wind had blown most of the blossom off the trees. It looked a bit like snow on the ground, but it isn’t nearly as much fun as real snow!

Lots of things are starting to grow. Some of the deciduous trees are beginning to look green again. The bipeds keep checking the buds on the wisteria to see how soon they think it will flower. The lizards are scurrying about in the middle of the day, when it’s warm. The little birds are hopping about picking up white hair to line their nests. I like to see them making use of my hair, there’s always some in the grass if you look closely.

I love being brushed because it is undivided attention from a biped. I need lots of brushing in the Spring because I shed my undercoat. (Read more about my coat – From Hair to Eternity) They sometimes take it in turns to brush me because they say it makes their arms ache – I love it!

The bipeds spend more time outside doing things like gardening, I enjoy being outside with them. When I think they’ve worked hard enough, I encourage them to take a break and play with me. Outside games are a lot more fun than games indoors!

The cats are happy because it’s warm enough for them to sunbathe on the balcony some days. They love it when it gets warm enough to leave the door to the balcony open all day.

The snow line gradually gets higher up the mountains. This means more paths are available to walk and there will still be snow in shady patches. On walks, the bipeds keep getting distracted by things like flowers, so I get extra sniffing time! The mountain streams are flowing with melted snow – very refreshing! The highest mountains still have white peaks, so the views are breathtaking.

We generally take longer walks in the Spring, when the weather is good. We take the walks we won’t be able to do when it gets too hot to go out in the middle of the day in the summer. Sometimes we’re lucky and see something unusual like wild goats. Later in the Spring, or early summer, we may see really young wild boar. They look really cute when they still have striped coats!

Wild boar piglets

Wild boar piglets (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

Everyone in our household loves the Spring for lots of reasons! Do you like the Spring?

See you next Wednesday!


  1. Hi clowie,
    I love Spring too! Longer walks, different walks and your right best of all the peep’s do linger more which gives us a chance to sniff all the scents of Spring. Have a wagging week.

  2. Long before we start seeing buds on trees and flowers, we start seeing dog hair tumbleweeds. We like grooming time too.

    I hope it doesn’t get too hot for you too soon, Clowie. It’s hard getting through summer with such a thick, luxurious coat.

    • We seem to see dog hair tumbleweeds all year round, but the size of them does vary! I’m hoping to get lots of long hikes with my bipeds before it gets too hot.

  3. Yes yes yes! Love the almond blossom and wild boar piglets too 🙂

  4. Spring is wonderful. 🙂 I love the baby boars! They would get along well with my baby chicks. Maybe.

  5. Spring is certainly a beautiful time here in Mildura Clowie, especially the almond trees as you say, the rebirth of nature seems to bring a gladness to ones heart.

    • Yes, Spring always lifts my spirits! I love to see everything coming to life again. It seems strange that, as I celebrate Spring, you are now moving into autumn.

  6. Clowie, this is my first visit to your cute blog! You are one cutie bootie! We have a furry friend too named Dalton, but he is spoiled rotten…unlike your behavior. Unfortunately, he says he doesnt make the blog much anymore because their is new kid on the block…the new grandson…sigh. I will be back to keep a eye on you♥

  7. Whoa, dogs get to do a lot of stuff in the spring. It me, it just means window whiffies. the peeps used to have wisteria in their old house.

  8. is that what wild boar piglets look like! they’re quite attractive little things (unlike, so I’ve heard, adults).

    • They are cute little things. I don’t think that attractive is a word that could be used for the adults, but I have often heard the bipeds call them magnificent.

  9. My sweet, sweet Clowie it is obvious that you have a thick coat but in my opinion this is an advantage for you because it is great to be brushed don’t you think? I’m jealous of you because I’m nearly bald and I don’t need often brushing.
    I’m wagging my tail with joy to you

    • I do enjoy being brushed and I get brushed most days. Most of the time I enjoy having a thick coat because it gives me protection from the weather and from plants with thorns.

  10. I agree! Spring is here. I blogged about it today too!

  11. Mom found some springtime on her trip to Tennessee. She found some friends as friendly as you Clowie. http://www.dawsondogs.com/blog/2013/3/The-Great-Smoky-Mountains

  12. I love spring! I’m so happy it’s here

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