Monday, August 31, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
What can we say... we're so honored! And in the spirit of southern hospitality, we now pass it on the 5 of our blog buddies too... in hopes they do the same. And here ya'll are in no certain order.
1. Actually Laura http://actuallylaura.blogspot.com/ because she's so darn cute and REALLY passionate about rescuing animals.
2.Paco, Milo and Maya http://pacoemilo.blogspot.com/ Ahh what beautiful pups, I wish I could run my fingers through their golden locks!
3. Sierra Rose http://goldensierrarose.blogspot.com/ She's an outdoorsy type and we love that!
4. Those gorgeous GA. labs at http://kit-dogdaze.blogspot.com/ because Bailey still has Alaska dreams too... grouse and ptarmigan.
5. Finally, Maxdog http://theadventuresofmaxdog.blogspot.com/ the best tour guide S. Africa has ever seen.
Hope ya'll enjoy!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
As difficult as it is to see your beloved friend get old... there are many joys with it as well. We have a history. Bailey has sopped my tears and jumped to the sound of my laughter more times than I can count. He has been a constant, faithful and devoted companion in ways that no human ever could be. He has paddled down rivers, jumped off cliffs, raced along a snow machine, hiked countless mountain miles, made friends with an otter and came to an "understanding" with a porcupine. He has guarded and protected me more times than I probably even know. And when he flushed birds... it was sheer poetic joy to behold. I love him and he has loved me even when I didn't deserve his love. What can I ever do to repay that? Nothing. So, I am trying to be the best steward to him that I can be. I will clean up after him and scratch the itches he can't reach. I will feed him what he wants and make sure he has a comfy bed. And if he makes it through the upcoming cold season... I will keep his spot next to the fire reserved just for him. It's the least I can do for an old and dear friend.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Isn't this guy handsome?Sir Buckingham, "Bucky" was every bit as smart and regal as one expects a standard Poodle to be!
This guy is rumored to be very "sensitive" about people approaching his playpen, but was more than willing to pose for my camera! Too cute!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
"HGTV are liars! We've been dooped!"
Sadness, dejected, weeping and gnashing of teeth! "If I see those HGTV people out here this year, they're getting a piece of my mind," Best Friend said. Another night passes and dreams of being chased by large fried pies with microphones ensues. "No, don't douse me with your chunky apple filling!" Then as another day dawns we move forward, boldly, undaunted by the previous day's events. On to Crossville and hopefully we can forget the empty void in Best Friend's belly. As one mega-tented sale unfolds into another, we turn our minds to bargains instead of pies and lying TV hosts. The Senior Center might be the perfect spot for antiques and crafty things, so we decide to go in. But what did we find? Bargains on antiques? No. Alas, sprawled out in front of the most angelic yet aged face you've ever seen, not chochkees, not nick-nacs, not even bric-a brac... just the most splendidly perfect FRIED PIES you have ever seen! (Que Mormon Tabernacle Choir performing "Hallelujah Chorus" here!) As Best Friend approaches, mouth a-gape, arms akimbo, a single fat tear resting on the rim of her cheek... she quietly utters the phrase, "Fried-Apple-Pies." " I baked these last night," the angel spoke. "I'll take one please...." Best Friend whispered.I know it looks like we're at McDonald's... and we are... but that's no Mickey D's fried pie... we were there for iced coffee, (because fried pie ain't gluten free ya know?) So, as the day progressed we DID run into the HGTV jokers, twice. But, since Best Friend was hyped up on sugar and fried dough
she was no longer disgruntled! I however was annoyed that every time I'd see a nice pile of Jadeite... there they'd be, all up over it! I even heard one of the little hostesses calling Jadeite "china!" That's no china sister... that's glass... and you need to be schooled... but I'm too busy looking for kettle corn right now to do it! So all's well that ends well and we learned a very important lesson... stay calm, carry on and there's always a fried pie at the end of every rainbow!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
"A dog can express more with his tail in minutes than his owner can express with his tongue in hours."
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Frankly... I'm shocked by my result!
As a 1930s wife, I am