Friday, July 25, 2008


This is going to be almost all about Sadie.

See her story below for how she came to live with us. Now let me tell you how she fills our lives with joy and love.

First of all, her coat is silky soft! I love petting her. She has a bit of a grumpy disposition but as time goes by, we are loving that out of her. She cracks me up when I leave or enter a room. She has to announce it to the neighborhood! This naturally sets off the other two.

She would rather be cuddled than anything, including eating. While the other two are wolfing down their breakfast or supper, she is usually begging for cuddles, which we happily are willing to oblidge! She is smaller than the other two, weighing in at 20 lbs. 2 of those pounds need to go away because of her very small frame. She is about an inch shorter in height than Punkin and about 4 inches shorter in body length.

We were watching her last night as she tried to get her blankets situated in the community dog bed. She would dig, then push with her nose, then dig some more to get them each just right. It took her about 20 minutes to finally lay down.

When the TV goes off for the evening, she trots to her crate and waits on her animal cookie in the doorway of it, then she climbs in with her 10 or so stuffed toys, pushes them around for awhile and curls up to sleep.

She is a great little mouser. We had one get in back two winters ago and she went nuts looking for that thing. She will check the traps each day to make sure there isn't one. She also likes to chase the resident chipmunks.

She does have one very bad habit we are trying to break, if you don't give her what she thinks is her quota of attention she will piddle on the floor. If anyone has a solution for that, please let me know.

Sadie loves to have her tummy rubbed, behind scratched, and tail and ears stroked. The whole time you do these things for her she starts this low growl which I think is her way of saying "OH! This feels so good". She never snaps when this is happening, so I think she is just verbalising her pleasure.

Well, that's a little about my Sadie Lady-Bug.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Well, we are learning new techniques at the Den. This week, it's magazine covers. This has been so much fun. Once again, the gals at the Den have put forth a challenge and you should just see all the cool magazine covers everyone has come up with and there's sure to be more to come!

Tomorrow is bath time for the babies! Then on to clipping. I think I'll take pictures of the progress this time around and maybe post them here. I'm usually exhausted when I'm through with all three. I just don't know how groomers do this day in and day out. ALL THAT HAIR!!!!!
Stayed tuned for updates.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Den

I frequent a place called Digital Design Den. We are all avid digital scrapbookers. We have professional designers, photographers and teachers that are a vital part of the group. I have learned so much since joining and have even helped design a few elements for collaborative kits.

The Den recently celebrated their 1st Birthday. During that time frame there were so many freebies to be had that I actually had trouble keeping up.

We all pitch in and help each other with different projects. Andrea and I work on the Recipe layouts (although we did take the month of July off). Michelle handles the templates that are in the weekly newsletter. There are so many fantastic people on this site. They've encouraged us to write tutorial. I wrote one on how to make a bow. The tutorial we are working on now is how to make a cube...

I did the two images above for my homework which wasn't like homework at all. I would have been a high marks person in school if homework had been this much fun!

Of course, one of my images just had to have one of my dogs in it!

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Monday, July 7, 2008

Heartbeats at my feet

Literally. All three are laying either at my feet or nearby. Now the girls are barking at Dusty. Ok, that's under control! Poor little guy can't walk across the floor to suit them sometimes.

They have been upset the last few days. We've had construction crews at the house making repairs from the storms we have had. The roofers will be here next week and the drywall/painters will be here the following. It is just upsetting their little doggie routine to the max! They are such little creatures of habit. We rarely get company at home so naturally they bark when a bird lands in the yard let alone people. If they see a car go down the road too slowly, they bark about that and last night a passenger jet was flying way too low over our house, (not something that usually happens) and they had a fit about that. I wonder if they think planes are just big loud birds with their tails on fire? Just a thought. Anyway, they watched that plane until it dissappeared. It was funny.

Hmmmm, Sadie just disappeard, she must have gone upstairs with Phil. She is a big daddy's girl!

There are times I would love to know what they are thinking but then again, maybe I wouldn't really want to know.

They do give me something to look forward to everyday. When it's time to leave work for home I have but 3 warm little bodies on my mind. And they repay my affection with loyalty as they sleep at my feet! What a life!