Friday, January 30, 2009

A dog and her ball

Those who have followed my blog know Hannah and her story. If you missed that post, just go to "review" and click on Hannah.
One day I gave her one of my old softballs, and she just jumped and jigged around it until I threw it for her. I didn't teach her a thing about fetch, she came by it naturally. She LOVES her ball.
I colored the ball in these photos because Hannah being black, is like a silhouette in these photos, a red ball was a must. This one is actually brown, and if the ball looks hairy, {string wrapped cork} thats because it is. Tessa chews off the covers of the softballs, which are Hannah's favorite. She doesn't like tennis balls much at all. Just so you know, softballs have many different cores. The things we learn from our dogs...

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

In case you were looking for Romeo...

He was in the inauguration parade with his owner Stephanie.
Stephanie is president of the Georgia Ladies Aside Side Saddle club, and she sent me the following email.

Parade video Click on video library, then parade. We are 24 minutes and 28 seconds into the video. Right behind the bagpipes! You can see me on Romeo!

It was incredible! We had a blast! I was thrilled and honored to be a part of such a historical day! It was a great day for America!

Tuesday was a very long day. I was up at 3 am and to bed at 11. Romeo was kept very entertained for almost eight hours! I hand walked him a lot. He had a lot of hay, apples, and snacks. I was able to take a lot of photos before the parade. We had fun checking out the other horse entries in the Parade. We really enjoyed talking to the Crow Nation as they are from Montana and so am I originally.

I was so proud of Romeo! He behaved flawlessly. He must have known it was his most important ride ever! He is a rock star!

It was very cold. I had so many layers on under my costume! I looked like the blue Good Year blimp! Hey, but I was warm!

Someone told me (I have not watched the whole parade yet) that Michelle Obama only gave three thumbs up to three entries in the parade. And our group was one of them! It was amazing to see the Obamas in the reviewing stand! They were right there looking at us!

I forgot to tell you that we had a sign on the trailer that said Obama Parade Horse on board! So many people on the interstate were waving and taking photos! Even when we stopped for gas people wanted their pictures taken of the sign and Romeo!

Congratulations Stephanie and Romeo !

Saturday, January 24, 2009

I'm not sure where she is running off to.......

She just said something about being tagged!

It looks like Jane got me ! She is very sneaky that one ! To play, I am to link back to my tagger, list six random facts about me, and tag six other bloggers. Most of the usual suspects have been tagged or are doing the tagging this round, so I'll have to catch someone else off guard !

Six random facts about me.....

1. I am having a secret love affair with Viggo Mortensen,{ Aragorn, Lord of the Rings} so secret in fact, that Viggo has no clue who I am. {Sigh}

2. The ONLY other man I am passionate about is Audie Murphy. I have been two timing Viggo with him. I know, I am shameless. I have watched The Texican 5 times, Destry 3 times , Column South, Duel at Silver Creek, & Kansas Raiders each once. Thats not so crazy you say... but that was just this week.

3. I once raised a tiny meadowlark baby bird, my dog brought me unharmed. I had no idea where he got it from, so no putting it back. I would take the baby outside everyday to get used to sights and sounds, and to hop around under the pear tree. One evening I left him too long and could not find him, you see, he would respond when called. He could fly short distances, but I barely slept I was so worried. Early the next morning I went out and called him. He flew out of the tall grass on the acreage next door, and landed on my head. He grew into a lovely boy and flew away when the time was right.

4. When I was just a kid, I played cowboys and indians with my siblings. Now mind you, it was serious business to me. I was always a cowgirl and my brother, the indian, was trying to get the jump on me, by sneaking around the corner of the house. He had no clue I was right there waiting to ambush him, and when he came around the corner I whacked him over the head with my trusty gun and actually knocked him out cold. His fault entirely. If he had stayed in the hills as warned, these things would not happen. My mom loves to trot that story out at family gatherings.

5. When I was in high school, I ditched math class more than I went. Yes, I have told my parents, since I am over forty, I am ungrounded now. Well one day, for who knows why, I actually went to class. The teacher was doing extra credit problems on the overhead projector. I raised my hand and kept answering them, correctly I might add. The teacher kept giving me that brow furrowed, head tilted look of disbelief, as if I was an alien life form, here to take over the planet, and rid it of all math teachers. He didn't get it. I wasn't stupid, I just hate math, still do. Now, life science, I made straight A's in, and went everyday but one. I do not agree with dissecting frogs.

6. I have always loved all animals, and horses are a passion. I got my first horse when I was 38. An older arab gelding. For a horse crazed girl who spent alot of time in school doodling horses on my papers, that is a long time to wait, but a good time to learn, and he taught me alot. He gave me plenty to do and think about. Some of which was dusting myself off, and limping over to him so I could get back on, but alot of it was teamwork, patience, laughter and love.

Ok, so I'm tagging :

Cowboy's Sweetheart

Land of Nod's Studio

Apifera Farm

Mustang Dressage

Flatwoods Folk Art

Allover Art

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Seen around town

I thought you might like to see the James Garner bronze that stands on main street in Norman. Behind him is the charming old, refurbished train depot that was built in 1909, and is in full use today to board the Heartland Flyer, and to host special events.

Many thanks x two !!!!!

I want to thank the academy, the director, my hunky co-star... err...sorry I was dreaming again.....
Actually, I wholeheartedly want to thank two{ of my favorite } bloggers who presented me with "The Lemonade Stand" award. Do visit their blogs and you will see why I love them so much.

Jane Augenstein - My Life in Pictures
Mustang Diaries

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Dog Wisdom

My creation
Bitsy - You are as big as you think you are.
Luna - Alot of being smart is just paying attention.
Rascal- Having street smarts can save your life.
Pie- A cranky attitude can serve you well.
Hannah - It is how you chase the ball that counts. If you are going to do something, do it will all your heart.
Tessa - Being pretty doesn't keep you out of trouble. If you don't follow the rules {sigh} you will still wind up in time out, in a yard no-less.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Ever heard of the S.S.R E.B. ?

That would be the "Secret Society of Royal Equestrian Bunnies." This is a photo montage with digital painting added, of Touché whom you met earlier on my blog, riding Indi, who you are tired of meeting.
I am working on some new techniques and ideas, there are some fun and interesting things in the works. One new item you can see right now, is a cowgirl photo collage on canvas, listed on ebay called Stardust Cowgirl
Please remember the S.S.R.E.B. is relying on you to keep their existence a secret....

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Life quote

LORENZO-The Flying French Man - Watch the top videos of the week here
Nothing in the world is single,
All things by law divine,
In one spirit meet and mingle,
Why not I with thine ? --- Percy B. Shelley


Friday, January 2, 2009

A happy ending....

In case you haven't seen it, and want to start your year off with a heart warming story, the year end issue of Sports Illustrated had an update story on Michael {yick} Vick's dogs. In the end, 47 out of 51 were saved. It details several and their new happy homes. " Sweet Jasmine " is the one shown on the cover. I love a happy ending, and my respect and gratitude goes out to those who worked so hard to save these innocent little souls. I was so happy to see this, and had to read through, blurry tear filled eyes. I love it when things actually work out the way they should. The last photo was sent to me in an email - gotta love it !