Are used as a guide to paint this..."Looking Up!" is painted in watercolor, and the branches were blown onto the paper using a straw.....( i learned this cool technique while teaching in a local daycare. Hey! it works! ;)
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
She can "read" her own books....
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Look at that sweet little face!
Manuel came with his little scarf and his own tiny ball to play with. How could you not fall in love!!?? To check out Stacey's blog, click here
Thanks Stacey for all the good work you do! You are such an inspiration to me! And i'm sure a few more of your creations will find their way home here in the future! ;)
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Meet little "Chloe"
For the last 20 some years, Mom and Dad have rescued older dogs. And along with those dogs came the problems those poor dogs brought with them. Missy, a poodle mix was...well, grumpy, and would not hesitate to bite the hands that fed her. Then sweet Kaylee came. She was a tiny, undersized Maltese "breeder" who was rescued from a puppy mill. She was bred so many times she hardly had any teeth left, due to calcium depletion. She was also deaf and blind. Still we all loved that little dog...Then came Toby. He was a mix...part cocker? part shi tzu? He had "emotional" issues and major separation anxiety... It was very hard for them to go away, and whenever they left him in our care, they always worried. This time they decided to start with a fresh slate and get a puppy. Sure it would be a lot of work, but a lot of joy too!
Chloe is a toy poodle. She looks bigger than Polly in these photos because she is a little puff ball of fur. But she will be visiting our friend Chiloe the groomer for her first grooming experience, and we can't wait to see how she looks when she is all spruced up. Here is Mom holding Chloe and Pollyanna. The girls are already becoming good friends.
And you can see Mom is already in love.....
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Ok! The dogs are all lined up and ready to go!
Please answer the following questions:
1. What breed(s) are you?
Gipetto: I'm a Malti-poo - a maltese/poodle mix.
Zinnia: ummmm...i was slipped into a basket with a litter of dachshund/poodle mix pups..We think i may be part cattle dog/part border collie/part kangaroo(because i jump so high)/part alien...
Pollyanna: part chihuahua/part pug, so depending on how i turn put when i am grown, i am a "Chug" or a "Pughuahua"
Gipetto: I am 14, tho sometimes i act just like a puppy.
Zinnia: I just turned 2.
Pollyanna: almost 3 months old already!
3. What is your full name?
4. Do you have any nicknames?
Gipetto: I have many! Geeps, GP, Geeper Peeper Foo(Safou calls me that) Peeps, Lover boy, Petto, Mr. P....
Zinnia: I am called Zin, Zinnie, Zinnie the Pooh, Zinnie Poo the Kangaroo (because i can jump so high)
5. Where do you usually sleep?
Gipetto speaking for them all: We sleep wherever we want to, but mostly where our people are. We have dog beds all thru the house, and we are allowed to sleep on the furniture. But our favorite thing is to lay on the couch at night when Mom is working on her projects, and also when we get to sleep in bed.
Gipetto: Sleep, eat, snuggle, be admired and get my belly rubbed.
Pollyanna: I like to do everything Zinnia and Geeps do! And i love my treats for training!
Gipetto: Whenever anyone comes into the house they are always trying to get away from Zinnia and Pollyanna, and want to pet me. I am the Lover of the family... Oh and when i was a pup i fell down the back door steps and to this day i am still nervous on those stairs!
Zinnia: When you pick me up i sit bolt upright in your arms. I can straddle the dog house to see over the fence(even tho it has a peaked roof) I can "hear" my favorite visitors coming before they turn down my street! I can run so fast and jump so high....
Pollyanna: I am just adorable! And everybody loves me, even Bella the cat. 8. Who is your best friend?
Gipetto: My brothers are all gone, so Mom is my best friend now.
Zinnia: Olive is the best! Geeps and Polly are fun too.
9. Did you go to obedience school...if so were you "TOP DOG" or did you flunk out?
Gipetto: You cannot learn to be a great Lover in school. That comes naturally....
Pollyanna: Not yet, but maybe i will go with my new cousin Chloe...
10. Can you do any tricks?
Gipetto: Yes...in the tradition of the great Lover, i wait till my human relaxes and then i stick my tongue in their mouth and kiss them. It works every time!
Zinnia: I can do everything! I jump high, i roll over, i sit stay, i can jump thru hoops, i can fly like a bird, i can(again, i had to cut her off...she is very proud of her accomplishments.)
Pollyanna: If i try really hard i can sit and then Mom gives me a special treat! And i am learning to climb up the back stairs, but they are so big for me! And i know how to be really really cute!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Going over a huge bridge, i was so taken with the Fall colors i tried to take a picture out the window, but couldn't get my arm out the window high enough to get over that darn railing...oh well, you get the idea....(ps- i was NOT driving while i took this shot)
Once we got into the gates of the Fairgrounds, we were surrounded by a sea of humanity, so it was real hard to get space and stillness enough to take some good shots inside the vendor barns....
If you love yarn, color, texture, artistry, you would have been on sensory overload, just as i was. I wanted it ALL.... If only i could afford it......
On the way home we stopped at this place to browse thru all the interesting "stuff" they had to offer....