Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Little Known Facts

"I'm cute, but everyone already knows that.  And you've already shared a lot of poop stories pretty personal information about me, so what more is there to talk about?"

I have four nieces that live out of state.  I like to try and make them homemade gifts whenever possible.  This past Christmas, I made one of them this Princess and the Pea set.  The only thing I didn't make was the doll (thank you, Etsy).  I like to sew, but on a very small scale since I don't have a sewing machine and I have circulation issues in my fingers, oh, and let's not forget I have only a thimble-full of talent.  But these gifts are a labor of love and I am always pleased when they are well-received by those sweet girls.
That is an actual pea seed.  I had to paint it green though as, surprisingly, green pee seeds are more of a grayish green. Those ladder rungs are made from toothpicks.  As you can see, I had a little trouble drilling evenly spaced holes.  Don't judge.
That box with the reflective oval is supposed to represent a closet and a mirror.  It looked so much better in the on line picture I tried to work from.


For a very short period, I had an online dog bakery business.  It didn't take off as I was terrible at the online management and promotion.  I ended up selling dog treats through friends and people at work and once, a church Christmas craft sale. Trying to sell the treats really sucked the fun out of baking them. I was much happier to just give the treats away or even just give the recipes out to friends that wanted to bake for their dogs.

This is the logo I created for the bakery.  I always liked it.  I probably could have had it more professionally done - but the basic idea was a lot of fun and I was pleased with the result.  My favorite part?  The dog bone shaped stars.

Now, let me think of something I haven't shared about Blueberry...you may know these things already, but let me give it a whirl:

  • Blueberry hasn't had a bath for about a year now.  She hates them, I hate giving them.  Anyway, she gets "washed" in the rain, as infrequently as that occurs.  In the summer, I trick her into running through the sprinkler by throwing treats near it.

  • Blueberry is like an old vacuum cleaner.  She misses a LOT of crumbs.   I had to buy a hand held vacuum to get the job done properly.

  • When we go to the park, Blueberry will often lead me over to the restrooms, as if to allow me the option of eliminating if necessary.  I usually have to tell her, "No, I'm okay, let's move on." and then we can resume our walk.  My girl takes such good care of me.  

What are some little known facts about you?  

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Importance of Walking Your Dog

Last week, I came down with the flu (flu shot fail).  I was quite ill and therefore, unable to walk Blueberry for several days. Walks are extremely important for Blueberry.  It isn't because she becomes destructive or starts bouncing off the walls.  It is because, well, when Blueberry goes without a walk for more than a few days, things start, um, oozing out her bottom.  This was the scene on Flu Day 4.  (please see below)


"Next time, quit feeling sorry for yourself, stop hugging the toilet, and walk me.  Then you won't wake up to smelly stains next to your pillow."

From the human, Blueberry has since returned to her regular self and no further leaks have occurred.  For the record, when you have the flu and are already nauseous, waking up to the smell of an unplanned anal expression is rather dastardly.