Monday, November 23, 2009

This and That

I'm sitting in the office at my computer trying to come up with something interesting to post about.

Obviously, my office companions are bored. This is Noah and Sky napping right next to me.

Noah wandered off and Fudge took his place. Next to my chair or under the desk on my feet seem to be the most highly prized spots in the room.

Look what came in the mail Saturday. This little stocking is from Maggie and Mitch. Their Mom knit it. I won it in a contest where I didn't even have to do anything, that's my favorite kind of contest. Thank you M and M and Sue. We have a tree with doggie ornaments on it and this will go on that tree.

This is something I thought I would never see. We planted this holly tree the first year we lived here. It was growing pretty well till it got broken by the ice storm two years ago. The tree survived, by it was only a couple feet high and had to start growing all over again. It never had berries. Every year I looked, but no berries. There were no male hollies in the neighborhood and although I intended to plant a male, I kept forgetting about it. Then last spring my neighbor put in a holly. I asked him if it was male or female and he didn't know. Well, now we know. His plant is a male and my plant is covered with berries. It looks so pretty.

Miss Bessie arrived at her new home in Frederick, Maryland last evening. It was a long trip for the old girl, but she handled it well and made a lot of new friends. She is now a resident of House Of Puddles. Check them out. They're having a wonderful raffle with all sorts of neat doggy prizes.

Samba is doing pretty well. She takes her medicine happily and she is opening her mouth a little more than she was able to do last week. She even managed to pick up her ball this morning. She's a tough little dog and we aren't going to let this disease beat us.

Fudge is sitting at the door giving me that look that says "when are you going to get away from that silly computer and come play with us?" So, I'm going to go play with my dogs.

Check out Dogs-N-More. We're giving lots of suggestions for gifts for your pets or for pets on your holiday gift lists. There are posts about collars, and apparel and there will be posts on beds and treats and toys and whatever else we can think of. If there's something special you like to give, let us know and we'll post about it.


gMarie said...

One year I made those little felt bone stockings for everyone I knew with dogs - without names of course. Then for my local friends I filled them with homemade dog treats.

I love Fudge. We took my guys to the dog park and ran them for about 45 minutes this morning. They are all camped out now.

Good news about Samba - yea! g

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

You dogs just look so relaxed. We all have our special places for our morning naps.

Congrats on winning the stocking over at Maggie and Mitch's - it's so cute. And speaking of contest, we have an easy one going over at our place - please stop by.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Marjie said...

Happy to hear that Samba's doing better. It's wonderful that you were able to help Miss Bessie, and she has a nice home now. As for Fudge? He's helping you run off those Thanksgiving pies before they attack you. Fudge is thoughtful indeed.

SissySees said...

I see a tiny bit of basset tongue! My girls never even looked back as they called it a day early and went home with Dadaw. It's a lazy, rainy day here, although Gretchen did play indoor fetch for about two hours straight.

Thor and Jack said...

I´m glad to hear Samba is doing well.
Thanks for the update about Miss Bessie.
Congrats on win M&M contest. That little stocking is very cute.
Your holly tree looks very pretty.

soulbrush said...

you don'teven have to think very hard, just show us de doggies, we are happy. gotta love those guys, they are just the very very bestest. lotsa hugs as the wind comes and blows our roof tiles off, and fences down and they greyness just envelops me!!!

Molly the Airedale said...

We're glad to hear that Samba is doing okay.
Miss Bessie will be having the happiest Thanksgiving ever!
We can't wait to see your doggie tree!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

karen said...

You dogs are wonderful.. I am glad to hear that Samba is feeling better.. Have a Happy Thanksgiving !

bbes tribe said...

That is a really cute stocking. It will look really nice on your tree. Glad Samba is doing better and Miss Bessie made it to the HOP in fine shape with all the help from all the drivers.

Tee said...

great to hear that samba's doing ok. Ms bessie looks alot like our snoopy in the shot you posted.

licks and wags,

The Dog WOods Pack

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

You're a blessing. We're rushing around right now, pasting the same comment into your blog as several others, check our blog - we've got a (relatively) new award for you.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Martha said...

We are also happy to hear that Samba is doing better.
We loved the little xmas stocking that Maggie & Mitch's mom made but we are not sure how all your pressies will fit in!
Thank you for the update on Miss Bessie - we have been thinking of her.
It is not easy for an older basset - or actually even a younger basset - to uproot and start afresh!
We were touched by how many caring people helped.
We will look forward to seeing your doggie tree - we would love to do a basset one!

Astrid Keel said...

good to hear that samba is doing better... we've been scrooling through a lot of your posts on your dogs-n-more blog for xmas! :) bad for the wallet, but great for me!!

Kerry said...

Fudge, we know that look, oh yes we do.