Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Cracked POTTING.....

FURST.....  Happy     MARDI GRAS   to Everybuddy...      Our mom and dad went to Mardi Gras in New Orleans once.....   MOM earned Beads....   AND they met some people who KNEW the KING of one of the parades they watched... and guess WHAT?????     These Super NICE FOLKS Invited them to come along to the      KING'S FEAST....  which is always held at the end of the Parade...    It was supposed to be ONLY fur the KING and Queen and their KREW...   butt mom and dad got to go... it was a ONCE IN A LIFETIME experience.       They say the Food and the Live Band were OUT OF THIS WORLD.     At the end... the KING gave Mom and Dad a HUGE HUGE bag of BEADS and stuffs that were left from the thingys that they throw to the crowds....    We STILL have MANY of them...      Mom says it is a TREASURED Memory !!!

NOW back to the Educational Adventure that Cussin Francine forced took us on.
    We learned that there is a MUSEUM for Pottery that was made in our area...  and it is located Right near the town of Crooksville where our angel Uncle Doug was MAYOR...    AND guess WHAT.... our DAD used to WORK at that museum... he mowed the grass and Fixed thingy and stuffs like that.
 One of the guys who was a Resident Potter... is STILL furends with Mom and Dad...    Butt that guy now lives in California.  
 Every year there is a POTTERY FESTIVAL in the towns of Crooksville and Roseville... and this year will be the 50th time fur the Festival.      
We also learned that MOST of the Potteries have now CLOSED...    No more Weller  JB Owens   Roseville   Brush   McCoy and Hull.    JUST to Mention a FEW.  



 Here we are looking at some examples of thingys that are now being THROWN by the potters of TODAY.
 THis is a Pretend Kitchen that shows that CERAMICS/POTTERY is STILL used fur.     Working with clay.... has been around fur THOUSANDS of years... it is even mentioned in the Bible.   One of the OLDEST Pawfessions.    

    We guess that this adventure wasn't TOO bad.    Butt Ernie STILL says that Cussin Francine is a CRACK POT.       BaaaaaaWaaaaah.

29 comments:

Madi and Mom said...

Woohoo I love that you got your Doxie paws in the clay. We all know you are such great talents!
He guys I bet you Doxie nails would make beautiful engravings in the clay
Hugs
Madi your bfff

Madi and Mom said...

Happy Fat Tuesday tooooo

Lovable Lily said...

What a fun trip that was. We think throwing clay would be soooo much fun. I could throw it at Muffin all day long :)

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

Molly The Wally said...

Happy Mardi Gras to you all. Sadly the area which are called The Potteries have the same problem. Stoke On Trent is nothing like it use to be and most have closed down as well. Such a shame. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

The Florida Furkids said...

We would love to get our paws into that!

The Florida Furkids

Katie http://myminipetpig.com/ said...

Wow now that looked like so much fun! Cocco's snout would have so much fun shaping that clay :-)

Bouncing Bertie said...

Pots are very important you know Frankie. For holding food and stuff.
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

it is sad there are not many real potteries left - everything is now pre made ceramics that people jut paint - it is not quite the same though. happy Mardi Gras day

stellaroselong said...

Did you know my mom loves old pottery and wooden bowls...but hers says since wesa came to live wif her, she hasn't bought any...whatever the heck that means. That was a great story wif your parents in New Orleans, what a great experience.
Angus McConnell

easyweimaraner said...

Happy Mardi Gras to you! I loved to read your posts! Sadly our potteries are closed too, that's sad I think. A handmade bowl would be much better than the common thingies we can buy in the stores.

LetterstoAndrew said...

It is a dying profession, so sad. Butt maybe you guys can bring it back!

Jo's World said...

What a splendid memory of Mardi Gras to dine at the biggest celebration!

My Mom left me some lovely old Hull and also Roseville pots. Wish there were more, the price is good on them today. (No, I am not selling!)

Cheers and hugs,

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Sam said...

Thanks guys, that was really interesting. We like a little history.

Sarge said...

Hey F-n-E and F-n-E!
Wow, what a fun time with all of that pawtery! Happy Mardi Gras to all of you too and I love that adventure Mamaw and Papaw Pantslegs got to have in No MoreLeans. BOL I like your pottery bowls...excellent way to enjoy some hand-made ceramics.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Pol Comm

Ruby said...

Oh, how FABulous guys!! That is WAY cool that that museum is located so close to your hill!!! Ma used to make pottery and stuffs! She really wasn't that good at it, butts it sure was funs!
That Mardi Gras Parade sounds like it was a BLAST and a half!! I hopes your Moms didn't have to flash any body to gets her beads!!! BOL!!!
Happy Fat Tuesday!
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Sketching with Dogs said...

I love studio pottery. We have had a clock that we got in Whitby from a shop that sells it for years.
Lynnex

scotsmad said...

Not the OLDEST profession...bwahaahaa! SHE loves looking at pottery. It's a shame that most of the potteries are closed.

XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

Francine comes up with some great excursions.

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

We love your adventures with your "cousins".

Two French Bulldogs said...

Ut oh, mom got beads? Look at all those beautiful pots. Hope you don't get to much pottery in your hairs
Lily & Edward

Bicontinental Dachshund said...

In those photos you look like you're straight out of a Harry Potter book :)

Happy Mardi Gras!!!

Barb said...

Guess what boys, it was at that very Museum, way back in 2005 that my Mum first met Your Mom. My Mum even got to be a judge of the baby section at the Pottery thingy in the Park, then your Mom bought me a HUGE lemon drink that had a whole lemon it it. Was such a happy time for my Mom, she even got to meet your smooth skin Dashies before they crossed the bridge. Her first visit to your "HILL".

The Army of Four said...

A "crack pot". Ha roo roo roo! Oh, you guys slay me!
Play bows,
Zim

Mitch and Molly said...

It's such a shame that potters are a dying art. They do such beautiful work! Happy Mardi Gras!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Wesley McPoodleton said...

That looks like such a fun place to check out! In the town near where we live there is a small pottery place, and in NJ there is a small artist's village/school of craft there. Momma knows of these places, but hasn't ever checked them out for herself. Maybe this summer...

Maggie Mae and Max said...

Happy Mardi Gras! Our mom has a furiend dat does dat pottery stuff and mom has a few pieces dat her made. :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae and Max

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

You guys are great at the pottery. Looks like fun to get your paws dirty.

Whitley Westie said...

Pawsome pottery!

Dory and the Mama said...

A fun AND educational trip!!
Smileys!
Dory, Arty, Jakey & Bilbo

marley said...

Do it not all brake if they is frowin it Frankie my pal?