Friday, May 13, 2016

Mama's Ragamuffin

My poor little Buddy is pitiful. This was him this morning. 

You see, every morning, I have bread with my coffee. Once I get to the couch (yep, that's where I eat it. Don't judge.) he and Sandy are my captive audience because they love bread and they know mama shares such bread in the mornings. Well, only the crust, but they don't know that. They think it's something special. :)

But, today, I didn't have bread. Why? Because this week I've been incredibly ill and haven't been to the store to buy my special wheat bread that I love more than anything. So, this morning, I only had a banana and then went to sit down with my coffee.

When I looked down, this picture is a snapshot of what I saw. Not only is Buddy pitiful because he's sitting there waiting for bread that isn't coming, he's also in such a sad state of hygiene. When I saw those soulful brown eyes, I said, "oh, my poor Buddy, you need a bath and a haircut." He didn't budge. He won't budge. He will just sitting there. Staring. That's what he does best.  In fact, the longer I talk to him, the longer he will stay, just staring at me, infinitely. Forever.

Even though I sometimes like that he's my little ragamuffin,  a bath and haircut are in his immediate future.

Happy Friday! 

As my oldest son would say..."let's get it." 









Monday, May 9, 2016

Omar!


"Meet Omar! Omar was rescued with his litter mates when a rescuer spotted them savaging for food. Luckily for Omar and his litter mates the rescuer was able to find space for them. Omar is a handsome boy with a scruffy face that’s hard to turn down. We are looking for a home that understands the responsibilities of owning and raising a puppy. Omar is patiently waiting for a home to call his own!"

For more on Omar, visit Love and Second Chances.  

Images and text courtesy of Love and Second Chances.


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

 Happy Mother's Day! 
Today, I wanted to pose for a few pics with my 4-legged babies. 


 When we do try to pose for pictures, it always ends up being a crazy time, as they don't understand what we are trying to do. When I get down in the floor, Sandy thinks it's playtime!

And the end result can sometimes be hysterical! 

Hope all the mamas out there are having a good day. I went to breakfast with my sister and nephews and took a nap and not it's off to the movies with my growing-up-way-too-fast sons. 

Like every day, I'm missing my mom today. I've been dreaming of her a lot lately. Not sure if she's trying to tell me something. If so, I hope it's the winning numbers to a Powerball Lottery. :)






Saturday, May 7, 2016

Happy Saturday!


Hope you find your own sun spot to bask in today.  

Ok, so where I live it's lightly raining, but you get the idea.




Sunday, March 27, 2016

Pre-Easter Beach Fun!

 I was in the middle of a perfectly beautiful Saturday, just being at home and enjoying the weather, a clean house and, I must admit, a catnap on the couch. In the morning, I took this picture of my kitchen window as I thought it looked so amazing in the sunlight. Isn't it pretty? Makes my soul happy. 

Then,  I saw this picture posted to Facebook by my sister. Her update was, "It's the perfect beach day. Blah Blah Blah".She has a very kind boyfriend, who treats her like a queen and they are always doing something fabulous and this picture shows exactly what I was missing out on.  No, not the drinks or the being courted part. But the beach part!


 So, I loaded them up. All of them!

I texted the lovebirds and told them to stop being embarrassingly happy and leave Margaritaville and meet us at the beach for sunset! So, they did.

Buddy was so happy to see Titi. 

So were the boys and I. 

We walked the dogs. With Sandy we take turns because she is such a handful. Buddy, of course, gets to run off-leash and I have to say that I've never seen him more happy, more alive or more spunky. He was like a brand new dog. It was so rewarding to see him relaxed and running like a puppy!


We decided to take pictures and this is what you get with a 14 year old photographer, while you are trying to corral two crazy dogs for posing. 

We did get a good one with our sweet baby girl. 

Only to feel guilty upon seeing Buddy was running to us from behind as to not be left out! This is when the above-mentioned corralling took place. We tried to get both dogs together for a pose, but, you see how that turned out.

We did manage to get both dogs to settle for this picture. Of course, Buddy is just staring at me, like always. This impromptu get together was a great way to spend an evening. Family is everything.

And, of course, we were not disappointed with the grand finale and the real reason we made the trip.

Sandy was so exhausted she wedged her head behind Lucas' back so she could fall asleep. I need a bigger car.





Sunday, March 13, 2016

Perfectly Lazy Sunday Afternoon





I had the perfectly lazy Sunday afternoon, with my Sandy right by my side, as always. Nothing better than having a sweet dog snuggled up next to you, no matter the day. But on a rainy Sunday? It was divine. 


Thursday, February 18, 2016

I'm Dreaming of Dog Crates

See this BEAUTIFUL dog crate? For the past six months it's what I've been dreaming of...
Seriously, Kimberly? Dreaming of a dog crate? YES!

Since we got our Sandy, I've really come to love and rely on the dog crate. She came crate trained, which is a gift from above. She sleeps in the crate at night and that is where she goes whenever we are not home. It is a safe place for her and when she's in there, I get a peace of mind knowing she's not going to destroy anything while we are gone. Since she is still young, we can't leave her free roaming in the house because all kinds of things can happen. If I'm being totally honest, I also worry that, when we are gone, someone could break in to our house and if Sandy is free roaming, there is a chance she could get out of the house and lost. If she's in the crate, I feel like that won't happen. Hey, don't be jealous. It's how my mind rolls.


Right now, Sandy's crate is the standard black wired one and it's right next to my side of the bed. Because of that, I'm missing out on having a night stand, although I do treat the crate as one, with a fabric drape, lamp and my "kimberly stuff" (books, iPad, glasses, remote) on top. I've considered all types of options, like getting a piece of wood to put on top, so that I can have more of a table top for my things. No matter what, it will end up just looking podunk

Ok, so the word podunk is supposed to be a noun, but I use the word as an adjective in my life. I'm from Kentucky. We do that.


But this is what I'm wishing it looked like! Isn't this the most beautiful piece of useful furniture? I would pick a stain color more matching my other bedroom furniture, but other than that, it's perfect! 


These crates are made by a company I found on Etsy, Hunt Ridge Ranch.


Please visit their Etsy shop. Those that take raw materials and make something so beautiful (and useful) are amazing. The prices for these crates are not for the faint of heart, but I'm just so in awe of their work and craftsmanship, that I think the prices are justified, if it's in your budget. These are handmade and the quality shows. Of course, these beauties are not in my budget so that's why I'm dreaming of them...


All crate images from Hunter Ridge Ranch Etsy site. 

Speaking of Sandy. Here's my princess. She's so beautiful Every day I tell her she looks just like a supermodel. This is her "but, mom, why can't I just sleep on your bed? I'll be good. I promise." look.



Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Wilbur!


"Meet Wilbur! Wilbur is an adorable boy who was rescued from the shelter when his time ran out. Wilbur is a big goofball who loves everyone and everything. Wilbur will need a home that can continue his training and continue to keep him socialized since he is such a social butterfly now. Although Wilbur loves all dogs he can be a big “rude” so not all dogs will like him. We are looking for a home that will continue to give Wilbur all the love and attention he deserves. This handsome boy would be amazing in a active home or a home that will not be gone for extended period of time. Wilbur is patiently waiting for a home to call his own!"

Please go to the website to see more pictures of this adorable puppy! 

Image and text courtesy of Love and Second Chances.


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Sandy's Version of Fun

This is Sandy...on Lucas' bed...after I just made it! Her version of fun is to jump on the bed, as soon as I make it! Of course, Lucas has her favorite bed, because that is where she gets to look out his big window and watch the world go by.


Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Birthday, Sandy!

HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY, SANDY!!

We celebrated Sandy's 1st birthday today, October 31, 2015. Of course, we have no idea what day she was actually born. We know it was sometime around this time last year. Originally, we were going to celebrate her birthday on my birthday, October 28. But since, she was born with a beautiful white ghost on her chest and a dark, mysterious mask on her face, my son, Dominic, said we should celebrate her special day on Halloween. Perfect!

 This is her birthday present. A Cheeseburger!

Being a true Scorpio, she was very suspicious of what was on the plate when we presented it to her. 

But, once Lucas put the plate down on the ground, her suspicions made a hasty retreat. 

Because she is my wild child and somewhat feral in disposition, we thought she would grab the burger and run. But, she didn't. She was very composed. Of course, no one tried to take it from her, so...

She did discard the top bun, to make her way to the good stuff. 

They were so enthralled with the birthday festivities. 

All Done!

This is when she realized there was no more cheeseburger. 

Then she came inside and sat down...for a very long time. 

Happy Birthday, Sandy Girl. We love you!




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