BULLIES come in all ages

BULLIES come in all ages
(click to see movie trailer)

Surround yourself with positive people,
energy, and situations;
always avoid negativity.


Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So, love the people who treat you right.

Forgive, and then forget about the ones who don't.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Gumbie in Colorado

Gumbie looks happy in Colorado.

Gumbie and Doug have become great buddies!

They will remain at the cabin until August,
when they will return to Doug's home in Oklahoma.

Gumbie is a lucky boy!

Happy Trails,

Monday, June 29, 2009

Looking for a Fur-ever Friend in Atlanta Area?

Talia's story is common.
Can you help make the rest of her life special?

Happy Trails,

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sunday is for Family

Mother (green chair) and
Puppy Chum (under yellow chair)


The house is empty again, without Connie. She was a wonderful house guest and Buddy and I loved having her here. She and Buddy spent each morning sitting on the front porch together, cheering me on as I walked my 6 laps, up and down our long, steep driveway. Buddy joins me the first lap, primarily to take a dip in the creek at the bottom. My current goal has been to walk every day in June, and I haven't missed a day yet. YAY!

We miss you Ms. Connie!
***BTW, sorry I haven't visited blogs this week...I promise to get caught up on everyone soon!

Happy Trails,

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Goodbye Ms. Connie

Buddy and I enjoyed Ms. Connie's visit.

Buddy had a vet visit Friday and we're happy to annouce that he has lost 5 pounds on the green bean diet...

Check out that flat belly!!!

Happy Trails,

Friday, June 26, 2009

I'm Juz Sayin'

If dogs could talk it would take a lot of the fun out of owning one.

~Andy Rooney

Happy Trails,

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Downward Dog

My favorite yoga pose...

Happy Trails,

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Company's A' Comin'

In the past week Buddy and I have entertained several guests.

Last Wednesday evening a couple of girlfriends came over for wine and cheese; Thursday evening my former college roomie came up for a sleepover (fun!); Saturday I invited my wonderful neighbors over for dinner; and tomorrow my dear high school friend, Connie, is coming from Savannah for a visit.

We're staying busy, in an attempt not to miss our star-gazers, who are having a wonderful time!!! When I last spoke to Hubby, the topic of conversation was the galactic equator and dark nebulae, exciting stuff to astronomers!
I am pleased to announce that 3 of my friends have started blogs! Way to go Ladies! Welcome to the World of Blogging!
Please drop by these budding bloggers and say Hi!
Hood's Happenings, Huckleberry Hound, Potpourri in NC.

Happy Trails,

Monday, June 22, 2009

Frozen Water Bottle

Has your Hooman ever frozen a water bottle for you?
Ooooooh, it feels so good on a hot day!

Icy cold on your lips...

And when you get tired of chewing and licking on the bottle,

you can really cool off by laying on it!

Happy Trails,

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day to all You Dads

Dec. 1928-Jan. 1980


Happy Summer Solstice

Happy Trails,

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Update on Gumbie

You may recall the story of Gumbie, Warren Palfrey's sleddog I met at this year's Iditarod. According to Kate, Warren's wife, Gumbie doesn't have the heart of a sleddog and would rather be a couch potato.

I don't know the details, but somehow Gumbie was transported from the Palfrey's kennel in Yellowknife, NWT to Cindy Gallea's kennel in Seely Lake, Montana, where he was boarded until 2 weeks ago when his new owner, Doug, drove from Oklahoma to pick him up. (Whew, what a long sentence!)

Gumbie and Doug are spending several weeks bonding, at 11,000 feet, in Doug's cabin in CO. I had a call from Doug today reporting that Gumbie is eating well, gaining weight and loving cabin life. Doug has 2 other dogs at home so, hopefully, this time together will help make the transition easier once they arrive in OK, later this summer.

I'll keep you posted on this wonderful story with a happy ending.

Gumbie and Doug
Wasilla~March 2009

Happy Trails,

Friday, June 19, 2009

I'm juz Sayin'

Life is like a dogsled team.
If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes.
~Lewis Grizzard

Happy Trails,

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The 3 H's Weather Report

Hot, Hazy and Humid

Happy Trails,

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Pool's Open

Buddy has appeared a bit "down dumps" the past few days. He walks up to the empty dog lot several times a day, but never goes in. I'd love to get inside his head and know what he's thinking, other than "FOOD"! I wish I could explain where the others have gone and that they will return to us.

In an attempt to cheer him, I took out the doggie pool. Actually it's the only pool. I am pleased to announce that Buddy did not piddle in the pool this year! Yay Buddy, you're growing up!

Good News! The stars are shining in New Mexico!

Happy Trails,

Monday, June 15, 2009

Report from New Mexico

I spoke to Hubby this weekend.
He was excited to report they found the most incredible, remote campsite in the Gila National Forest. There's only one problem, it's rainy and cloudy, so no star-gazing!

Since it's been raining, he and the dogs are stuck in the RV together. The dogs sleep all day and Hubby has rearranged every drawer, closet and cabinet in the RV out of shear boredom. He isn't a happy camper and said something about heading home soon if the weather doesn't improve...

Oh no! I have girlfriends coming to visit. Wish for clear skies in New Mexico!

The first week "home alone" has gone by quickly, due in part to all the excitement we've had around here. After the black snake visit and onslaught of squirrels, my air conditioner died. I was without AC for 3 long, hot and humid days and nights. The AC was repaired Friday and Saturday morning on our walk, Buddy and I noticed a tree had fallen across the driveway.

I don't consider myself a wimp at all, but I cannot start a chain saw. That's probably a good thing, because I don't need to be operating a chain saw up here in the woods by myself.
Our wonderful neighbors came over and had the tree removed by the end of the day. Thanks Guys!

I'm hoping this week will be less exciting and for clear skies in NM.


We've received an award!!!

Thanks, Sammie!

Here's what I need to do:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Copy the image, rules and questionnaire.
3. Post in your blog.
4. Answer the four questions.
5. Pick 7 friends to share with.
6. Come back to BLoGGiSTaiNFoCoRNeR at http://bloggistame.blogspot.com/ and leave the URL of your post in order for your blog to be added to the master list.
7. Have fun.

1. The person who tagged you? Sammie
2. His or her site title and URL?

3. Date you were tagged? June 14, 2009

4. Persons you tagged?

Happy Trails,

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sunday is for Family

Daddy (left) and Friend
NCO Club
(His shirt was definitely not GI Issued)

Happy Trails,

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Squirrels Gone Wild!!!

Oh Tank, we've got a problem.
I awoke to the sound of music this morning, looked out the window and was shocked to see the following:

I'm ready to try anything...

I'll let you know if it works...

Happy Trails,

Friday, June 12, 2009

I'm Juz Sayin'

Before Sassy left for New Mexico she gave Buddy permission to take over her Sassy Says posts on Fridays.

Buddy is a pretty laid back fellow and has decided to call his Friday entries, "I'm Juz Sayin'".

Top Eleven Reasons Dogs Are Better Than Men

1. Dogs do not have problems expressing affection in public.

2. Dogs miss you when you're gone.

3. Dogs feel guilty when they've done something wrong.

4. Dogs admit when they're jealous.

5. Dogs are very direct about wanting to go out.

6. Dogs do not play games with you-except fetch (and they never laugh at how you throw.)

7. You can train a dog.

8. Dogs are easy to buy for.

9. The worst social disease you can get from dogs is fleas.

10. Dogs understand what "no" means.

11. Dogs mean it when they kiss you.


Please feel free to add your own reasons....

Hope we didn't offend any of our male readers, you know it's all in jest!

Happy Trails,