Thursday, September 6, 2012

Doggie Dress Up

Summer has certainly been for the dogs lately.  There was an event for dogs in Nelsonville this last week.  A parade and contest for these guys.    Even my husband had a good time!

Here's little Abby all dressed up as a princess!

It was fun dressing up the fur kids!  Here's Jessie as the Red Baron!  Eat your heart out, Snoopy!

Jessie even won a prize because of his big beautiful ears!  He got a gift certificate for a doggie day care spa.

The past couple of weekends, I helped with dog transports from the Oklahoma fires being placed in different rescue groups in Mo, Ill, IN, and Ohio.  I drove the leg from Springfield, OH to Columbus, OH.  The first week there 14 dogs in my car, which included my 2 who went for the ride:)  This past weekend there were only 2 rescues going and of course my 2 fur kiddos that helped.  Going on a rescue mission here in a moment, will tell you all about it in the next post! 

Friday, August 17, 2012

I Kissed A Sheep And I Liked It!

As you can see, Abby is still here and of course, smiling!  She's happy as a clam to hop into bed and sleep with me.  Jessie still prefers his crate, but we have to set some ground rules for Abby.  For instance, NO food in bed!
 You can see how that is working out!  The little piggy even steals Jessie's food and he allows it to happen, so now I must feed them in separate rooms!  OH and that not so barky dog, has found her voice!  Perhaps too much, so I did some research.  The clicker method is not working, neither the spray to the face, so on Tuesday, her shock collar arrives! hee hee hee  Hopefully this will be the ticket.  Poor thing had been kicked by her original owner and had broken her leg.  They were going to put her down until the rescue group stepped in.  She seems to bark at all men including my husband and step son.  I started researching on shock collars and seems to be the way to go, however, it seems not all collars are alike.  Well, we shall soon see if we can keep our sanity.

 The fur kids love to go on walks together.  Abby will even give out a little  "AROOooo" sound while they both bounce up and down so they now have nick names, Kanga and Roo!

We stopped by a farm to visit the sheep.

The kids are so inquisitive!  Unfortunately, I missed the photo op. when Abby had gone up to a sheep that was laying down against the fence and she licked it on it's nose!  Too funny! It got up before I could get my camera out.

They also like to visit the chickens, ducks and goats.

Last week they got to go to a water park.  It was a hot day, so quite refreshing!

This summer I picked up a free standing hammock at a garage sale for $10.00!  The stand was in excellent condition but the hammock it self was ripped to shreds, so I made a new covering and pillow. There was just enough on the bolt to cover except I had to add a little extension on the back with another fabric, so I also made a pillow with it.  I am not the only one who is excited over it!
 As you can see, it's quite relaxing!

 Jessie is a little thief!  He steals my shoes and hides them!  I ended up using paper plates to walk across the rocks to find them hiding in the ivy.  Well, at least he didn't bury them!
I planted sunflowers along the side fence and they are now beginning to bloom!  I had gotten them in the first of June because of the flooding this spring, so I was beginning to wonder if they would actually appear this year.

Well speaking of appearing, you are probably wondering where all of the cats are.  No doubt they are laying low and hiding, perhaps even plotting revenge against the dogs!
While this isn't our cat, I had gotten this photo in an email and couldn't help but think this is what they are up to. Perhaps a little mutiny on the horizon?

I haven't focused much on creativity lately, but I have gotten some new atc's made for trades zetti style.

If you haven't guessed, this is Abby!
I also made one with Jessie!
Well, Unfortunately it had been awhile since I last posted. Summer just sort of has a way to slip away when you are having fun!  Until next time! Hopefully I will be back sooner!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Unexpected Company

This weekend we decided to hit some yard sales, one of my favorite pass times.  I ran across this purple paw pin at one of them to add to my collection of paws from The Animal Rescue Site.  I click on every day to help donate food for the animals.  We went to a few other sales, but found nothing that I really couldn't live without.  I still had to go to the pet store to pick up some cat and dog food, so we stopped before we left town.  Jessie loves that he is allowed to go in the store to shop.  As it turns out, I happened upon a weekend that they were having a rescue adoption where there were several cats and dogs.  Before I could get into the store, a leash was thrust into my hand and on the other end was a female papillon! In the other hand, I had Jessie.  The owner of the rescue group was trying to convince me that I needed a new friend!  Well,  I came for pet food.... I started to say and before I could say anything else, she said, how about a trial run for the dog for the weekend.   I looked at her and said, ah yeah o.k., yeah, it's just a trial run and just for the weekend.   I paid for my purchases and she helped me load the car with the dog.  I am sure I may have even heard a snicker as we drove off.  

When we arrived at the house, Jessie was the first one in to tell the cats of the good news.  Guess what I got, guess what!?!
Oh no, you got a dog, didn't you?
Yeah and she's really cute too!  Woo Hoooowl!!! Woo Hoooowl!!!
Her name is Abby, isn't she a fox!?! I mean she really looks like a real fox! 
She's red like a fox and has this big fluffy tail that looks like a big plume!
She's super sweet, doesn't bark much, likes to snuggle and give kisses and sleep in your bed!

She already loves mom.  She catches on to being babied really fast!  Mom, can we keep her, can we, can we????  Can we be like a pair? Come on mom, what do you say????

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

When Papillon's Meet

Jessie and I went for a walk yesterday and luckily I had my camera with me.  It seemed the two Papillons were destined to meet.  The tiger swallowtail didn't stay long, but long enough to get these neat shots.
Don't you just love Jessie's butterfly ears?  Such a sweet photo together.
 Jessie was curious, but didn't want to get his nose too close. lol 

I apologize for not getting back to blog land.  Lots has happened since my last posting. 

The biggest delay was being without power for 10 days due to the storms that blew through.  Such a mass outage.  We were one of the lucky ones that didn't have trees down on our property.
Then there were people like these that had damage to their homes and vehicles.
Jessie and I didn't stay in the heat, we ended up moving into my daughter and SIL's house about 45 min away.  She had air and pool side accomodations! lol
While there, I had taken Jessie for a walk and had tripped on an uneven piece of sidewalk.  OUCH!!!
It was scraped but still not really bad.  My SIL had been in a head on car accident a few weeks before and had some triple antibiotic ointment for me to put on it.  Sounded like a good idea at the time, but as it turned out, it had blistered in the heat and my ankle and leg swelled up and got redder.  Actually it was worse than this photograph, but didn't think to photograph it. My main focus was on icing it down and drinking to numb the pain!  LOL  It took quite awhile before the nerve ending pain subsided. 

It's much better, but certainly gonna leave a mark! 

I am back to creating again, so all is good!

I had fun doing this photo of Jessie by using the free Pic Monkey photo editing software.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Pets and Parades

This past weekend I was very busy helping raise funds for The Pet Orphanage.  Our main focus is spay and neuter and we also foster some animals, as well as provide medical outreach when needed. Some of the ways we are helped, are through grants and donations.  Another way is if someone signs us as their charity through Kroger rewards, we get some funding when customers shop for groceries and scan their card.  Sometimes local groups help us out too, to have pet food purchased and other things that we can use. Be sure to stop by and friend us on facebook. We had a booth at the annual Washboard Festival.  We gave away cat nip toys and dog treats.  We also had a basket drawing of pet goodies and information on our low cost spay and neuter program.  I made over 70 cat nip bags to give away.  I had also Illustrated a coloring page for the kids and painted kids faces for 3 days. Whew!!! My little dog, Jessie also got involved.  He would lay under the table while I painted the kids faces and would clean their feet. lol  It was too cute!  He also made friends with some kids and loved that they talked to him and made him feel important.  He even made friends with a cute little taco bell dog. lol

Here is Janet and her mom, Shelby working a shift at the booth.

This is Tammy painting a child's face while his brother looks on.      We were both very busy! I took a photo of each one I painted and I know that there were about 8 of them that didn't get photographed when my batteries died, so figured I painted 84 kids alone over the course of three days. With others painting, I am guessing close to 100 were done.
We made several cat faces
and little kittens too.
Some were copy cats!
and then there were dog faces.
Of all different breeds! (This must be a BLUE heeler.)lol
Then there were Dalmations
and Papillons too!

There were opposites, but many were Hello Kitties!
And then there was this funny face that was so much fun!

There were sweet little butterflies
Snakes on arms
and snakes on faces!
lovely red masks
and pirates too!
Doggies with pointed ears
and Doggies with floppy ears!
Lots of butterfly cheeks 
to match their hair
and match their clothes.
Other furry friends visited our booth too.

There were balloon sculptors and vendors selling their wares.
And the festival wouldn't be complete without a parade!
Lovely ladies doing their famous queen wave.
Free rides on the street for the kids

Washboard bands
complete with the wash!
There were heros
and horses.

A great time was had by all!  I missed out taking photos of the main stage as well as listening to some favorite bands. Ah well, they will be back again next year.