Friday, June 26, 2009

Make a memory

After a few weeks of seeing many beloved pet losses from blogger friends, I thought I would share something I did when I lost "Sophie." I'll have to tell Sophie's story sometime, it is a sweet and interesting one. I'm starting to measure my life in dogs.
A little time after Sophie was gone, I took an old frame, used acrylic paint and sponge painted it in a plummy, rose copper mix. I printed a photo of her in a sepia tone, and choose a neutral mat. Taking a fine point art pen, {easy to find, just use a scrapbooking pen} I wrote around the mat, all the things that were "so Sophie." Using a colored pencil I added a little accent color around the writing. I display mine on an easel. It is a sweet and reflective way to remember a pet or anyone. Just wait until some time passes so you can do it in joy.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Life quote

" Boys will be boys, but girls will be women."

Be sure to click on this photo to get a close view. This little girl is not the least bit afraid, or worried about sitting on this sweet pony. What a good pony he must have been for the parents to have trusted him so.
- photo from my collection -

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Thank yous and a cowgirl giveaway

I want to thank Sheri of PromisesPromises for the lovely Totem Horse I won on her giveaway. The Etsy "Whoa Team" has regular giveaways so check them out, there is a link on my sidebar, click on the white horse. Check out Sheri's Etsy shop, her horse creations are wonderful !
Also thanks to Bridget of Heart of a Cowgirl for the adorable framed print and gorgeous western cards I won in her giveaway ! Check out her gorgeous jewelry and her great blog {one of my favorites.}
A big thanks also to Kayz Kreations for a much appreciated blog award, and please visit her charming blog, I know you will enjoy it !
I have a giveaway going on at Cowgirl Style so visit there for details!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Stop and smell the roses

Well, my last few days have been interesting ones. The dogs have been bringing up turtles every morning, I've been putting them back in safe places. One poor little fella, Tessa had in her mouth when she spied the squirrel on the fence. Before I could get him from her, she was running with him. Don't worry, he was tossed aside like yesterdays news, for the promise of a squirrel brunch, which never took place. The little guy rolled and rolled, but was fine. A little dizzy maybe.

Usually they are fine together.... but Hannah does not like the fact that Bitsy lives here, or that I love Bitsy. To make matters worse, they both think they occupy the same place in the hierarchy. Well the other day, Bitsy apparently offended Hannah, Hannah jumped on Bitsy and the fight was on. I grabbed Hannah by her back legs, carrying her to put her in the house, but she is a stout girl, and her front half was down, still going at it with Bitsy, who ripped my shorts and bit me in the leg. I got Hannah in the house.... round one was over. Now for round two, yesterday. I came around the back corner of the house and there was a big black, I'm hoping, rat snake. I was looking to make sure it was harmless, when Bitsy, without hesitation, grabs at it. I was yelling - "leave it Bitsy!!!"
Hannah comes right up. Oh, Bitsy is making momma unhappy, I'll get rid of Bitsy for you momma. Round two. Now mind you, I had water in a bucket and the bird seed in my other hand, both go flying as I grapple for a tail or hind legs of one dog or the other. Of course the water made the ground slick.... Got Hannah in her yard, but they are still fighting through the fence, so Tessa steps in to help by jumping on Bitsy. Grab Bitsy's tail and get her in her yard. Meanwhile, the snake has gotten the heck outta Dodge. I'm all muddy and my cheek got smacked somehow.
Now, as if all of that was not fun enough, I now have a computer virus. It is still not eradicated, so I may be gone a few days. Oh, why title this post "Stop and smell the roses?" Because of the omen I received before this all started. I had stopped to smell one of my roses, it had a small bee in it. It only hurt for a little while.