Poll: Ghosts

A random poll for my daughter Cynthia Vivian 🙂

Feb 29 2016 ghosts

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‘No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.’

B pride

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This and That

I haven’t updated the blog in over a month, the same goes for Mr B’s FB page. I’m ok, I think about him every day, I doubt that’s something that will ever stop.

Teddy was most affected. He spends almost every afternoon napping on B’s futon spot; I refuse to wash the blanket. Every time Dan comes home Teddy runs to the door, I truly believe he’s looking for B…when that doesn’t happen he just walks away.

To keep busy-and sane-I got back into fish keeping. I was really into the hobby years ago then gave it up when we were forced to move. So if you’re a follower of my blog or a regular visitor be prepared for freshwater aquarium posts and photos 🙂

Mar 01 2015 doodle Mar 01 2015 busy teddy


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Farewell Gertie, Sarge and deaf Mr. B.

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love lives on.

Three of our blog friends lost elderbulls this week.  Rescues.  Deeply loved.

To Sarge, Gertie and Mr. B – you were loved.  Your life was made better by the humans that were there with you at your end. Awesome humans who knew time would be short, but were committed to making every moment sweet.  Their goal every day, to rain joy down upon you.  Mission accomplished.  Now they take on the job of grieving.  With great love comes deep grief. But it’s always worth it. Our thoughts and prayers are with your humans.  Our heroes.

Run free sweet, loved, elderbulls.  I am a better person for having heard about you.

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More Jewelry

The engraved hand-paw print necklace I ordered from Personalized Metals arrived today. It’s a 1 1/4″ round pendant with a very shiny finish; the engraving can easily be seen without a problem. The front has the hand-paw print design, on the back I had the four dogs names added (six will actually fit). The necklace length is adjustable from 20″ to 23 1/2″. With a little bit of work it could be removed and worn on a chain.

Overall a very nice piece of jewelry at a reasonable price!



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Metal Charms

Last month I posted a poll asking readers to help choose one of three designs for a metal charm from Woo Woo Workshop. The winner was paw print and last week I received my order.

Inside the reusable jewelry pouch I found not only my paw print charm but a bonus copper bow wow charm Melissa sent as a thank you! They are so cute, and while they were originally meant to be used as an add on with dog tags they make a great necklace, or even part of a charm bracelet.

Charms in your choice of finish with sayings (30 available!) can be found here; those with a stamped design are here.

jewelry pouch

cute reusable jewelry pouch


awesome charms!

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Birthday Gift

Last month I got this awesome box for my birthday from my oldest son: a Willow Pocket Pittie plus a bonus adopt collar bracelet from CharlieDog & Friends. CharlieDog tells positive stories of adoption thru the sale of their stuffed animals and bracelets and a portion of each sale goes to a rescue shelter!


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Bandanas are a nice way to give your dog some flair or celebrate a holiday without spending a fortune. There’s a huge variety available, they machine wash & dry nicely, and don’t take up much space for storage. I prefer standard squares or triangles over those that slip on over the dog’s collar.

I recently added Happy Birthday, St Patrick’s Day, Easter/spring, and two paw print triangle bandanas to our collection. They are all excellent quality, reasonably priced and purchased from these two sites:

Buster Brown Dog Bandanas

Purrz and Woofz Specialtiez

I’ve also ordered from Bandanas.net in the past; they have a great selection of squares and frequently offer a monthly special.


Nandy paws Cricket paws

birthday bandana

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Friday Poll

(note: Friday Poll isn’t a regular blog feature, just something that will show up occasionally)

I discovered Etsy last month and have been spending a lot of time browsing (click here if you’d like to check out my favorites and Treasury lists).

Yesterday I found the Woo Woo Workshop which specializes in handmade metal pet ID tags. I immediately fell in love with the 5/8″ metal charms, not for one of the dogs but for myself…with the attached split ring I thought it would look awesome as a necklace!

Now for the problem: which stamp design to choose? I have no problem shopping for others but have a terrible time making decisions like this when it comes to buying something for myself. Solution: let my awesome blog followers and visitors decide!

So I will leave you with some photos (courtesy of Melissa at Woo Woo) and a poll…please vote and if you have any other ideas or suggestions about this feel free to leave them in comments. Have fun, be sure to check out the shop, and thanks so much for your help!

(I’m planning to order late this evening or early tomorrow; I’ll post the result with pics after it arrives!)

Finished charms-tiny swirl heart is stamped on the back

finished charms-tiny swirl heart is stamped on the back

design choices

design choices

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