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Sassy’s first Christmas

It didn’t even occur to me that this would be Sassy’s first Christmas with me until last night. Thankfully Sassy’s grandma had more foresight than I.

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Posted by on December 25, 2009 in puppy!


Merry Christmas to me!

I commissioned a quilt from my friend Alissa. I ❤ it so! Go see better pictures at her blog. I’m going to use mine as an excuse to post pet pictures 🙂

I also hung my ornaments. 🙂


Posted by on December 14, 2009 in b kitty, other bits of life, puppy!


Vegan MoFo: Day 8

Yesterday I had the same Tofurkey sandwich for lunch (and will again today) and went out to Hyde Park Grill for dinner. Rick’s been a sweetheart trying lots of new restaurants with me, so he was due for his pick (and a burger). He remained a sweetheart and picked a place that also has a really good lentil soup, fries, and rice pilaf.

So with a lack of interesting food pictures for Vegan MoFo, I thought I’d share my cookbook collection:


Sassy and B play Vanna.


I’ve got my books in Library of Congress Call Number order, so the non-vegan ones wind up being first. The big black binder is recipes I’ve clipped. Then of course, you have to have Betty Crocker for the standards, cooking times, conversions, etc.


And one more pic of the animals. Just cause. 🙂


Posted by on October 8, 2009 in b kitty, other bits of life, puppy!, veganmofo 2009




IMG_3696This is Sassy’s toy pentapus. Her foster mom said she didn’t like toys, but I have found differently. If she’s not following me around she is curled up next to her pentapus using all her telepathic might to make you come squeak it’s little feet so she can nibble them. She’s also made good friends with my parents’ dog, Tucker. Today they started both following me all around the house. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love it. Animals just make everything so wonderful.


Posted by on May 28, 2009 in puppy!



Sassy is a lovely little 6 year old shih tzu that has joined my new happy home via the wonderful people at Wee Rescue. She’s still adjusting to the new place. And B is still adjusting to the new face. Sassy (the name she came with – she was an owner surrender) slept most of her first day here, but she’s a doll and very agreeable. Only one day later I have them both in the same room with no barking or hissing. So life is good 🙂



Posted by on May 4, 2009 in puppy!


Happy New Year

I don’t typically do resolutions, but this one crossed my path today and it’s something I lament all the time anyway, so this year…


Posted by on January 7, 2008 in puppy!


Just in time for Halloween….

I bring you Zombie Pug!

mashtiPoor little thing did need surgery, but she’s taking it like a champ and the doctor says everything went super smoothly. Now we just have to figure out how to pin her down four times a day for her drops. Shawn is pretty sure it’s the most challenging thing he’s ever done in his life. I’m inclined to agree. (Pills, not a problem, she seems to think they’re candy. Drops, nigh impossible.)


Also – It’s not nearly done, but it looks like it is. Here’s the top part of my quilt! Still up: figuring out how to get the back to be the same size, cutting the batting, and, you know, actually quilting it.



Posted by on October 2, 2007 in puppy!, sewing


My poor baby!!!

mashtiLittle Mashti has a very deep and serious puncture wound in her left eye. (Most likely from tussling with the cat, but possibly from shoving her face into everything she can find.) She’s a feisty little trooper and doesn’t even seem to realize she has a big plastic cone on her head. I’m glad it looks so silly so at least I can smile a little while I’m busy worrying about her. She has some meds and an appointment with the optometrist on Friday. Wish her luck!

ETA – Shawn just told me the vet said not to worry too much, losing an eye isn’t as big a deal to a dog as it is to a human. How’s that for the exact opposite of reassuring?

Also, probably not the cat – not the right size or shape. No idea what it’s from though, we didn’t see her get hurt, just noticed some squinting that got worse the next day.


Posted by on September 26, 2007 in puppy!


Just cause.




Posted by on August 9, 2007 in puppy!



I’m off for intersession and Shawn is working on building his studio. I’ve been up to this and that. I had a cheapie Ikea artwork that was damaged in one of the floods, so I cut it up and decoupaged it to my sewing table. Now I’m off to dote on the puggies.

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Posted by on May 13, 2007 in general craftiness, puppy!