Monday, September 1, 2014

Abby Dabby Doo Earns Her Salad Break

I am a very good dog . . . usually.  Of course, there is one exception and that is when I find a nice salad bar, I like to take my time and enjoy it.

Being a bit stubborn at West Creek Park
 See how my mom is trying to pull me along with my blue leash?  I held my ground though and finished my salad, ignoring her commands of heel and come.  If she had brought treats along for me, that may have made a difference.  Hint, hint.  Hope you all enjoy the journey as much as I do! 

But look at Bloggers, My Mail (Sorry I couldn't link to the post so linked to the blog), I am on Ellen Cooney's blog, author of The Mountain Top School For Dogs and Other Second Chances because she liked Gerard's review of her book and my picture with it!  See, I really earned that salad break!  Woof!  Woof!

Joining in with Monday Mischief and Aww Monday (thanks, Sandy, wasn't sure this would qualify) blog hops today.

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

A Visit to a Neighborhood Lemonade Stand

Today we spotted a father putting up a sign with his little boy advertising his lemonade stand which was just a street away--I haven't seen too many of these.  First I drove by to just see where it was, then my husband walked by to check on the price and after the Buckeye football game, we all took a little walk over there for some lemonade.  They accepted any amount and the money was going to help kids who had Cancer.  Abby was a hit, of course, and enjoyed sitting in the shade of their little canopy they had up.  She chose to sit right under the tap so she even had some lemonade drip on her head!  The lemonade tasted good on a hot day.  By the time we got there, the kids were on break and the adults were running things. 

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday Fragments Already!

Friday Fragments is hosted by Half Past Kissin' Time for bloggers to post a list of short things on their minds that aren't really enough for a whole post.


We went to see a good High School football movie, "When the Game Stands Tall" and had a private showing. We were the only ones in the theater at the 10:50 showing on Tuesday. The movie was very good with a lot of good parts and we both liked it. We chose this one over "If I Stay" and I'm so glad we did!

Painting Progress

The painting of the bathroom, kitchen, living room and dining room began this week. So far so good on the pet front. None of them got into the paint, went into the heat ducts or brushed against the walls while they were wet with paint. I'm glad it dries fast because I did have a bit trouble keeping Spunky Doodle off the kitchen counter after the painter left. If you are in the Cleveland area, I highly recommend using "Sue's Helping Hands" for painting or handyman needs. We are loving the purple we chose for the kitchen and bathroom!

Watch for the surprise color in the living and dining room . . . Gerard did want the gray so we chose a different color instead.  Abby is greeting Sue, the painter, when she came back for day 2.

On the Medical Front

I was down in the dumps when is saw the words "suspicious area" AGAIN referring to my last mammogram. This is the wording used when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. I am optimistic though after my appointment with my surgeon who said he thinks it's probably just scar tissue from my surgery after not feeling any lump; however, he recommended that I have an MRI done just to confirm it. It is scheduled for Sept. 10. I am really hoping it's all okay!

Fun Week

We've been having really good weather this week and have been playing tennis every day. Gerard is a very good sport who keeps playing with me even though I win every match. He wins some of the games though and sometimes makes great shots that I can't possibly return. Just not as many as I make. We have some tough battles though, sometimes having over three deuces in one game! (For non-tennis players, a deuce is when the score is tie at 40-40 and you need two points in a row to win the game.)

Yesterday was much cooler than it's been so was perfect weather for the zoo which we took advantage of.  The animals were all lively and we had a fun time watching them.  The snow leopard was pacing right by the glass so we could see him close up (I so wanted to pet that big cat!).  The elephant was reaching up with its trunk to eat the straw that was hung up; the beaver was swimming and taking a shower under the waterfall; the wolves were actually running around (probably because the noisy planes practicing for the air show were flying over their area).  The meerkats were cute as ever and there was even a baby one!  We actually bought a couple 3D wolf placemats that match our seat covers on our dining room chairs.

It's so nice being off work, we hate to see this week end!

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Happy National Dog Day All!

 Today is National dog day, Woof!  Woof!  I am so happy that I have a great home and both my mom and dad are home with me this week.  I am a happy dog. 

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Decluttering Means Getting Rid of Things I Like! by Spunky Doodle

Mom is busy these days washing walls and decluttering rooms to get ready for painting but why oh why did she have to get rid of one of my favorite places to lay?
I like laying up here while she showers and dries her hair, but she is throwing this nice tall shelf away!

Mom:  It's all rusty looking and not necessary.  The only reason I would keep it is because Spunky likes to lay on it sometimes, but she hasn't been using it lately so out it goes. 

Spunky Doodle:  MEOW!

Joining up with Awww Mondays.

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