Thursday, May 30, 2013

Hope, the pillow baby ~ lol

Eileen just sent us an updated picture of little Hope. As you can see, Babe is thoroughly enjoying her new foal...who would have thought she'd make a great pillow too! We are going out to the ranch next week, I can't wait to see this precious miracle and give her a snuggle.

"allright... if you're not going to take your nap... then, I will..."



Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day ~

Memorial Day
Remembering our Soldiers and their faithful canines who gave their lives so I may be free 
~ I shall cherish their gift with honor ~


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

pooch~pottybag~pullups

one of the projects I have been needing to do was another of my "pooch potty bag pull-up" containers for my friends in Wales. They are getting ready for their annual Bernese Mountain Dog Treasure hunt and I wanted to send some trinkets for the prizes. I have made several of these and the best part is using recycled "wipes" tubs for the containers. If I can re-purpose or recycle something I am in heaven. These are simple to make and cost very little if you use things around the house such as old wrapping paper, sticky contact paper that is left over, you can use almost anything for your decorations. sorry for the bad photos.

what you'll need:
1. an empty "wipes" tub, 
2. paper for your background,
3. stickers or other decorations
4. clear tape
5. acetate sheets to protect everything
     when cleaning the outside of the tub.
6. doggie bags, rolls

Cut your background and the acetate to fit and attach to the tub. I use a sticky shelving cork that adheres to the tub. You could use double sided tape or a spray glue.

Decorate your tub however you like, ribbons, photos, stickers. If you're a scrap-booker...then treat it like a page (just remember if you plan on putting an acetate cover to protect it, it needs to be flat.

When satisfied with your decorations wrap the tub with the acetate and attach the end with some "clear" tape where they meet. I also run some along the top and bottom to seal and finish. 

Fill the tub with rolls of "doggie bags." Most tubs can hold 12 rolls.

Start one of the rolls through the top, close the lid and, whalla, you are good to go. When you need a baggie, pull it out, tear it off, and smile.

I kept one of these in the back of my car so if out and about and the pooch needed to go, I just pulled out a couple of baggies and was ready when he was.

Monday, May 13, 2013

peanut ! grand ol'e gal



Peanut- one of the pea-nutiest friends of jesse's. They've known each other from his puppyhood. Peanut, although a little slower, is still tromping around in Deer Creek Canyon a favorite spot of both pooches. If you remember from Jesse's past stories Peanut was the one that loves bunnies too, although not for their ability to put on a grand chase but for their scrumptious tidbits they leave behind in the grass... ha! 
It is good to see Peanut doing so woofrific, her pack leader, Angie, says Peanut takes care of her pack...but I think it's Angie's terrific care as well.  When I asked Peanut how old she is now.... she just smiled and shrugged her shoulders-