Saturday, June 23, 2012

Walkers Beware

Mom's getting ready for her walk, but it's been tough lately. Because this stuff,

poison ivy, is starting to take over the sidewalks.

It creeps along, the leaves get huge... It's annoying! Mom is very allergic and tries to avoid this stuff like the plague.

This place has sooo much poison ivy. We've seen vines almost half a foot wide curling up trees - it's incredible. Tarzan would love it. IF he lived around here. And weren't allergic. Unfortunately, these aren't the kinds of vines you want to play around with.

When we first moved here, mom had to get cortisone shots because she had such bad reactions. Her dermatologist knew to expect her at the first sign of warm weather - sometime in April and again in July. She didn't learn her lesson. SHE wanted to win against this pesky stuff and would pull the vines the minute they started to grow. Well, 10 years later, she knows she's lost.

Now, she looks at it with disgust and walks down the center of the street. I guess she'd rather be hit by a car than covered with an oozy, ugly allergic reaction! (She doesn't take us on these walks. We get it on our coats and pass it along to her!)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

An Award!

Our friends at Talking Dogs graciously awarded us the Sunshine Award! Many thanks to our friends there for this great award; we truly appreciate it!

There are some rules associated with this, but it's pretty easy:

> Answer a few questions (below);
> Pass it along to 10 people and let them know they've received it.

So, here goes!

Favorite Number: Six. Five. Eight? I DON'T KNOW! I guess I don't really have a favorite number!

Favorite non-alcoholic drink: Root beer! But I usually stick to water. Way less sugar.

Facebook or Twitter? Facebook, but my blogs link to Facebook and Twitter, so I have all bases covered!

My passion: Heh, heh - My dogs and animal rescue, silly!

Favorite pattern: Tweed. Can't see the dog hair on tweed.

Favorite day of the week: Late on a Friday afternoon - get me out of the office and start that weekend!

Favorite flower: Peony

Now, I have to choose 10 blogs to pass this award to. That's hard because I love so many blogs! Here goes:

Bailey Unleashed 
Dory's Backyard
Houston Pittie Pack
Jazzi's World
Life with Alfred
Mona, Weenie, and the Mommy, too
Shawnee the Shepherd

Thanks again, Talking Dogs!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Almost Wordless Wednesday

Dog Parking at Chateau Montelena, the winery featured in the movie Bottle Shock. Chateau Montelena  shocked the winemaking world by taking first place in 1976 in what's now known as the "Judgement of Paris," when Californian winemakers went head-to-head with French winemakers to determine who was best at their craft.

You have to love a dog-friendly winery.

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