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Monday, July 16, 2018

Cottage Days

I have not fallen off the face of the earth...just lots of "stuff" going on.  I thought I'd share a few pics of the trio hanging around.  It has been so oppressive outside that we prefer being in the A/C but when we do venture is a few pics of today.  

Juliet wants nothing to do with the camera and spends ALL of her time searching for toads and chippies!

Romey was sunning himself...for a brief moment!

Chloe just wants "IN"!!
Thursday, July 12, 2018

Inspiration for the Day: The Romey Edition

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; 
they are the charming gardeners 
who make our souls blossom.

Marcel Proust
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Fourth of July Recap!

It was a rather quiet Fourth of July celebration for us this year...Just Ben and I and the pups.  Thought you might like to see a few photos of our night!
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Monday, June 25, 2018

Stella & Chewy's Super Beef Meal Mixers #ChewyInfluencer

Guess What!

We had a Chewy Delivery!!

Chloe, Juliet, and Romey all absolutely LOVE the taste of Stella & Chewy's Meal Mixers!

Stella & Chewy's Beef Meal Mixers are...

*A convenient and easy way to mix raw nutrition into any meal (they are freeze dried).

*Stella's Super Beef Meal Mixers are made with grass-fed beef and NO hormones or antibiotics.

*Also, NO grains or artificial preservatives!

*They are tasty and nutritious little nuggets of goodness with added probiotics and antioxidants.

Ingredients:  Beef, Beef Liver, Beef Kidney, Beef Heart, Beef Tripe, Beef Bone, Pumpkin Seed, Potassium Chloride, Organic Cranberries, Organic Spinach, Organic Broccoli, Organic Beets, Sodium Phosphate Monobasic, Organic Carrots, Organic Squash, Organic Apples, Organic Blueberries, Choline Chloride, Dried Pediococcus, Dried Lactobillus, Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Taurine, Tocopherols, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine, Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Calcium Iodate, and Vitamin B12 Supplement.

Research shows that dogs crave raw meat.  Pet owners and veterinarians state that feeding a raw diet helps support:

*improved appetite and digestion
*relief from some allergies
*a vibrant coat and conditioned skin
*healthy teeth and gums
*greater stamina and vitality
*a healthy immune system

Head on over to and try some Stella & Chewy's today!

~As an Influencer for, I was provided with samples.  This post is written in my own words and is not responsible for the content.~

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Thursday Thirteen...

All three of my pups are still recuperating from their Spa Day...don't they look relaxed?  :)

Thirteen of My Favorite Places To Vacation:

2.Key West, FL
3.South Padre Island, Texas
4.Cloudcroft, New Mexico
5.Santa Fe, New Mexico
6.Taos, NM
7.Amelia Island, FL // Fernandina Beach, FL
8.San Antonio, TX
9.Biloxi, MS
10.Toronto, Canada
11.El Paso, TX
12.Surfside Beach, SC
13.Clearwater, FL

You will notice that the majority of my favorites are within the U.S. borders.  In today's world, I just don't have the same desire to venture too far away from our own country.  There was a time when I enjoyed Nassau in the Bahamas and Cozumel, Mexico.  But, not anymore...I am just not comfortable there.

I feel differently about Bermuda though...I feel pretty safe there, but one must always remember that when venturing out of the U.S., different laws pertain!  One must rely heavily on the U.S. Embassy abroad...does the name Amanda Knox ring a bell?  I still really believe that she was innocent and framed.  I cannot even imagine being in a foreign country where they speak a language I am not totally fluent in...and then being interrogated for hours on end.  Talk about frightening!!
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Grooming Day!

I did not realize it had been twelve weeks in between grooms for the trio!  I took the first appointment I could get with Teena as I trust her explicitly with them.  It takes almost an hour to get to her house so we left early afternoon and dropped them off at 3pm.  It takes about four hours for them to be done, so we had to go and find something to do while we waited to pick them up.  So, Ben went over to Harbor Freight and dropped me off at Michael's so I could see what was new in the papercraft world.  As it turned out, I got a couple of really cute outfits for Romey and Juliet for the Fourth of July.  Chloe has no use for clothes of any I didn't get her any.

Then, we headed on over to Bill Gray's on Lake Ontario for burgers.  We haven't been there in YEARS and so much has the way of building, building, building.  Just who is buying all of these brand new homes??  That's what I'd like to know!!

We picked the trio up about 7 and headed on back home.  We were all exhausted upon arrival and we just wanted to sleep!  

I have wrestled with what I am going to do with my blog.  We have had several deaths to recover from and quite frankly, I am feeling very "down".  I question sometimes whether it is really worth keeping the blog going...especially when I figure in how much time and energy I put in to it...and the money just isn't there.  So, for the time being, I will try to just do my day to day "thing" and see where this takes me.

I have a lot of catching up to do on reading blogs as I have only been in to check on a few of you!  As I said, it has been quite the struggle getting out of my slump.

Hope all of you are ok and hanging in there!
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Thursday Thirteen

For those bloggers who have been blogging as long as I have been...some of you may remember the "Thursday Thirteen" theme that we used to do...

We haven't done it in so many years!!  So, I decided to bring it least for today!  

It IS here are...

Thirteen things I like about me:

~I can laugh at myself. Almost every situation has some kind of humor in it!!

~Good spelling. I could win a spelling bee hands down and I have!

~I adore dogs! Maybe I'm a bit partial to Bichon Frises, but still...I love most dogs...big / little / no matter!! They have hearts of gold and they don't talk back or ask for money.

~My thoughtfulness. I love making cards for people for no reason, buying some silly little thing just to make someone smile. I call, I write, I stay in touch. Really I do.

~I can remember numbers like no one's business. I don't know why, but I do. I can remember the Vehicle ID Numbers from all of our cars and the social security numbers of a bunch of people close to me. Some of 'em don't like it, but I can't help it. Perhaps I'm a genius in disguise :)

~It's very easy to embarrass me. I will never live this down. It was always a problem during those "surprise" work us in the conference room for a "meeting". Yeah. I didn't go. Used to really piss them off. Maybe I'm just shy.

~Apologies are not hard for me to give if I am wrong. 

~I'm relentless. I will NOT give up if it is something I truly believe in.

~I'm a good friend. Remember the staying in touch thing?

~I am extremely independent. And, I love it. A weekend spent in solitude with no one to bother me is Heaven!!

~I can be very creative. When I want to be. If I don't feel like it, forget it.

~I really love celebrating's the little things in life!

~Hope and Faith - Two somewhat abstract ideas I'd never get through the day without.

So there you have it!

Give me your thoughts...should we bring the "Thursday Thirteen" back again?