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Monday, January 19, 2009

Wyatt Earp--Lawdog

In my last post I mentioned my dog, Wyatt. I just thought I would let everyone see what a handsome boy he was. He was my best buddy but it sure didn't start out that way. He was 7 pounds of pure demon when we got him. The first time we took him to the vet, he told us we would have a good dog when he was four years old. I thought he was joking but he wasn't. We used to call him "Devil Dog" and I remember telling my sister once when he was about 6 months old that maybe I made a mistake and should take him back. He was a handful. LOL. But he turned out to be a good dog and very devoted. He loved me and Steve just as much as we loved him.

Let me tell you one funny story about him. In the first house Steve and I lived in, we would put baby gates up so that Wyatt couldn't get out of the kitchen when we were gone. We scared the crap out of him with those baby gates when he was a little shaver and he wouldn't go near them. The kitchen was kind of small (ok, the whole house was kind of small) and the kitchen table was pushed into the corner under the windows. Wyatt loved to look out the windows, so we had one chair pulled out and under one of the windows so he could look out while he was caged up in the kitchen. Well I guess he thought it would be even better to look out of all the windows from the kitchen table. So we pull in the driveway and we look at the side window and we see Wyatt looking out at us over the curtains. Steve said, "Is Wyatt on the kitchen table." I said, "I believe he is." Well he had figured out how to get on the table, but he couldn't figure out how to get off the table. He waited for us to come in the house and lift him off and put him back on the floor. Luckily he was still a puppy and only about 40 pounds.

Next time I will tell you some more funny stories about my boy. He was quite the character!!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

OOOH...AHHH!!! Pretty!!!

So you all have probably noticed that I enjoy the weird and unusual. I like to post some pretty crazy pictures on my blog. I just received this picture in an email from a friend today and wanted to share it. It is a picture of a sunset at the North Pole. The sun is under the moon. I thought it was pretty cool. Not weird or crazy...just awesomely cool. (I don't know if awesomely is a word, but you get the idea.)

Anyway, not much happening around here today. Just another cold, cold, winter day. It was 4 degrees when I came to work and from my handy dandy Weatherbug on my computer it says that it is now 10.3 degrees in Sparta, MI. Woo-hoo...good thing my girls have jackets to wear now!!! Although I don't believe any of us will be lingering when they have to go outside to pee.

So, you want to know what I am doing this weekend? I am getting together with my stamping buddies. We are celebrating two birthdays. Jenni & Lorrie are both having birthdays this month. Plus we are doing a "princess" challenge. I have seen Lorrie's completed project and it is just frickin' awesome. I am not going to give anything away, but perhaps next week I will post a picture of what she made. So we will be at the Olive Garden at 2 p.m. and from there we will be going over to Lorrie's to stamp. Deb has a project for all of us to do. We will swap our challenges and then have cake. YUM...CAKE!!! I really can't wait because Lorrie adopted an English Pointer named River. I haven't seen him in a while and I understand he is really blossoming. He knows that he has a great home with people that love him. It is a good feeling to love a Pointer. Just ask me...I know that for sure.

I have always loved hunting dogs and that is one of the reasons we adopted Wyatt. He was an German Shorthair Pointer. He was smart as a whip and, oh my, what a character!!! My two English Pointers are smart as whips too. Polly is super smart and has a way of looking right into your mind sometimes. Mabel is just a little lover and a 50# lap dog. She sits on my lap on a nightly basis while I watch Young and the Restless. What can I say. They complete my life. Like I told Steve when I got Polly "I don't know that I can live without a dog." Now that he is gone I am really happy to have my girls. The are so much company to me.

So enough of my ramblings for the day. I am going to sign off now. Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

WOW...Has it been almost a month already?

So can you believe it has been almost a month since I updated this crazy blog of mine? I can't!!! I caught a cold the day after Christmas and it has been hanging on and hanging on and hanging on. I went to bed at 9 p.m. on New Year's Eve. Missed the ball dropping and everything. So very sad.

Anyway, at some point I am going to take you back to a happier time and post some pictures from California. But right now I am posting a picture of a little burro. I have an affection for burros. Don't ask me why. They are just so stinkin' cute. If I had the time for one, I would probably have one myself. Some day I want to go to Oatman,AZ, and mingle with the wild burros. Wouldn't that be a blast? If any of you have done that, please post a comment to my blog and let me know how much fun it was.

Work is going okay, although we took a cut in pay to "save" the company. Personally, I think they should probably cut the "saviors" and that might help save the company. But at least I have a job in this tough economy. I don't have to find a refrigerator box to live in just yet. Which is a good thing right now because we are getting a bitter cold Artic blast in our region. They predicted a blizzard for the lakeshore today but I guess that might be rescheduled for tomorrow. Although as the temps drop the wind has picked up too. While I am rambling about cold weather, one of my friends at work made jackets for my girls so they can go outside to go to the bathroom without freezing. They are just adorable in their new coats!!! When I get pictures transferred to my computer I will post a picture or two of my babies. Polly, my little model, posed so nice for me. Mabel, my shy girl, really was kind of freaked out by the camera. But I finally got a half way decent picture of her in her jacket.

Well I have probably bored the crap out of you. I will post one more picture for you...from one of my favorite movies.

Have fun and enjoy the pictures!!!