Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thistle Thursday

We don't really know what this is. We find one every year at about this time.  But only one. Mom thinks they are really amazing. We think she's weird and should be taking pictures of US on our walks, not the stupid flowers. She's a KB wannabe. Dream on Mom...













Does anyone know what this is called?  She'll sleep better at night if she knows. That and maybe if we leave some room for Dad and her on OUR bed.  Just sayin'....



Rottie kisses,
-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby



44 comments:

scotsmad said...

Don't know exactly what it is, but we have something similar and the parrots just love them.

XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

Mango said...

Whatever those plants are, don't try to eat them. Prickly little devils. I am so jealous of your nice big bed. Where do the humans sleep?

Slobbers,
Mango

Priscilla said...

Have no idea of those flowers are, we don't have them over here! Anyway, just like what Mango said, they don't look yummy and better not to eat them. The bed looks really good though!!!

Roo said...

Don't know what it is but it sure is beautiful! Very interesting shape too. Is it sharp? Let us know when you find out the answer k? Tee Hee Hee don't know how Mom and Dad could fit on your bed guys. Maybe they get to sleep on the floor beside it? ;)

Waggin at ya,
Roo

3 doxies said...

Geez, it's a porkypine flower...duh!
Hehehehe...yur mom is a KB wannabe, dat was too funny. Dat is one reason I is happy we haves no flowers.
Ya'll is so lucky you gets to sleep on da big bed. I ain't allowed to...just my brudder. Please feel sorry fur me.

Puddles

Minna Krebs said...

Your mom does a grrreat job with da flower fotos. Butt I prefer da foto of all yall in da big bed!

PeeS ....don't feel sorry for da Puddles...her really has a cushy life Heehee

Amber DaWeenie said...

Dat looks jus like da kind of flower I stepped on once....I yelled OUCHY....so it be da OUCHY flower!

jen said...

I have no idea what they are, but they look very pretty and sharp:)

Michelle said...

Oh I love these photos, especially the first one. The detail is amazing. Beautiful - you are really a fantastic photographer!

Frankie Furter said...

HERE we call those THISTLES. I am like everybuddy else... I'm thinkin that bed has the bestest COVERING ever!!!

Remington said...

Not a clue but you certainly all look comfy!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

I think Hank & Sue's Mom knows... she's into that stuff!

OMD!! Is there room for humans in that bed???

Stella said...

I think our Mayor Furter is correct. I believe its a Thistle. Watch out for your noses around this one.

Kisses,
Stella

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

It's clear that plant is bothering the mom and not you three!

We called it a thistle and back east it produces burrs later in the year. I believe you can find the root of the plant somewhere close to China.

ra husky said...

Hmmmm, looks like it's got pokies on it so be careful!

RA

Benny and Lily said...

Beautiful. Spring is in the air. Who is snoozin over there?
Benny & Lily
Not sure what that plant is

mayziegal said...

We haves those in our backyard! We call 'em thistles and mom just HATES them cuz they grow like crazy and choke everything else out. But I'm with your mom. I think it's kinda pretty!

Oh, and Brudder Ranger is practically speechless with the Honorary Rottweiler title you've bestowed on him. He has often said he shoulda been born a Rottweiler so peoples would take him more seriously. He's very touched and says he's "proud to accept such a distinguished award."

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

Jake of Florida said...

Hey Rotties, Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind words. Our mom sometimes gets too busy to blog as much as we'd like -- but we do go visit Wilf every morning with our paws crossed.

Your parents must be very special people to have the three of you sleep on their bed. We're much smaller; but our mom moves around so much that we decided we're better off in our own beds on the floor. Dogdad never moves -- but she moves enough for the two of them.

We read a few of your posts, and are so glad Ruby has found her furever home!!!

Wirey woofs,

Jake and Just Harry

Amber-Mae said...

WOW you three look like royalties on that bed! Those flowers look thorny. Is that some kind of fungus on it?

JackDaddy said...

That might be an Indian Thistle but I can't seem to find a really good picture on Google.

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

Lovely photos, especially the last one;)

We have thistles that look like that here in New Zealand, except the plant is more green than silver. We just call them Scotch Thistles!

Maggie and Mitch said...

That looks like a thistle to us. They sure do hurt when you touch them or step on them! OUCH!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

houndstooth said...

It looks like a thistle to us. I advice NOT sticking your nose to it!

And tell your mom not to feel bad! All the humans want to be KB. She takes amazing pictures!

Bunny

Terrorzinhos said...

Beautiful shots! But we don't know these flowers...
The last picture of you guys, it's something special!! =))

KB said...

They do look like some kind of thistle but not the same kind as we have around here.

We had to buy a king-sized bed back when we had 3 dogs to find space for me and the Runner! Love the photo of your trio of Rotties!

Huffle Mawson said...

Your mum and dad should be happy with the space you do leave for them! No idea what the thistle is, sorry.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Your mom did a very nice job capturing those flowers. Her shots are lovely. Looks like a VERY comfy sleeping arrangement!

Wyatt said...

What a pretty weed. Those weeds get all stuck in our wirey fur...Grrrr.

Wyatt and Stanzie

Winnie said...

It's called a Big Thistle in my "Little Greyhound Book of Flowers" (I don't really have a copy - I just made that up).

That looks like a great bed just the right size for the three of you. You hang on in there and it'll teacher her a lesson for taking pictures that aren't of you on your walks. Annoying, or what!

Homer said...

Oh my dog! That bed looks so comfortable! And, it fits the three of you PERFECTLY! I guess your humans will have to sleep elsewhere... ;)

Love,
Homer

the booker man said...

well, i have no idea what that big plant thingie is, but for some reason a thistle just came into my head. bwuahahaha! anywho, it does look like it would huuuurt with all of its pricklies!
btw, ya'll are lookin' way comfy cozy on the big bed, but i'm thinkin' you might could use a bigger one. you look a little cramped for space. teeheehee. ;)

*woof*
the booker man

FiveSibesMom said...

Nice pics...love the Rottie slumber party!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Looks like a mega-thistle to us - are they prickly?

And the Momster says she thinks we all are KB wannabes - that girl is amazing!!!

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

You guys have a nice bed and a nice bedroom - very light and airy. Do your PU's have as nice a bedroom for themselves? Doubt even a king sized bed would fit all 5 of you, so clearly the PU's need to get a second bed. Especially as you need to be careful of Bart's neck just now.

Looks like the plant people have covered the flowering plant. Looks like a thistle to us, too, but what kind ...????

Jed & Abby

George the Lad said...

Great photos :) so mom and dad sleep on the floor lol!!!
Happy Easter
See Yea George xxx

JD and Max said...

Such amazing photos! We're not sure what they're called but we get lots of those around here too - we usually wee on them, he he he! Thankfully the prickly bit is high up in the air otherwise this story would not have a happy ending!

We are in AWE of you on that bed - are the humans able to squish in at all?!

Hey, we just wanted to say that our FH is totally in love with a Rottweiler who works at our local hospital - she's a therapy dog and is the cleverest and most gentle dog that FH has ever met. And she always seems to enjoy a good lean on FH whenever she meets her too - he he he!

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh, it's gorgeous - whatever it's called! :-) Hsin-Yi says she would have been taking pictures of it too! Those are great photos - such clear detail!

And that last picture of the bed had us cracking up! :-)

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Looks like some kind of thistle to us. Momma wants to know wif alla' you on that bed where do the PAWrents snooze?

Madi and Mom said...

MOL you might want to give mom and dad a blankie and send them to the couch...I believe the bed if full of beautimous Rotties and the motto around here is if a furbaby is sleeping leave it be.
Hugs madi and thanks for the smiles.
M&M

Levi said...

They look like my mom's favorite flowers- the Scottish Thistle that grows all over there. Pretty cool- she ooh'd and ahh'd when seeing them :)

TwoSpecialWires said...

Ruby ... you've got it right. Being part of a family is the best. 'Specially the sleeping on the bed part. Life is so good!

Now about those thistly plants ... we agree that they can be sorta pretty, but we're a bit worried about getting them stuck in our paws. That looks like it could be painful. Owwwie. (That's when momas with tender loving hands come in handy ... right?)

Happy new week!
xx
Jake and Fergi

The Thuglets said...

Hello & Happy Easter!

We hope you had a good one. Yep we're back!

Great photos..(we think it's a hooman mum thing these trifid thingies!)

You are so lucky to get to sleep on that bed!

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Asta said...

Those plants awe pwetty , but look a little scaiwy to touch. I am ashamed to say, I don't know my plantses.
All of you on the bed looks pawfect to me. I'm suwe you'we Dad could squeeze in somewhewe hehehe
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Angus said...

Boy they sure grow thistles big in California !