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.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Sassy Says

The deepest craving of human nature
is the need to be appreciated.
~William James~

I was surprised to find this message in my blog comments this week.


Your website has been hand selected and recognized by Pet Supplies Place to receive our
2009 -"Cool Dog Site of the Day Award" !
Your dog related blog was chosen by our webmasters, to honor your hard work and dedication in providing a quality website.

1)Excellent Quality Content.
2)Website Ease of use.
3)Great blog that all shall read.

I realize it's just a clever way of advertising, but I still got a "kick" out of it!

Happy Trails,

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Quick Lake Trip

Well, it poured at the lake, which is good because we're recovering from a severe drought. Of course, the dogs didn't mind because they stayed wet most of the time anyway. We hope to return next week when the weather is more favorable for the two-legged campers.

Wet Labs=Happy Labs

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

I'm Juz Sayin'

The statistics on sanity show that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness.
Think of your three best friends --
if they're okay, then it's you.

Happy Trails,

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday is for Family

P.K. (my step-father) and Mother
~Halloween 1990~

Happy Trails,

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Happy Birthday, ~C

Birthday Greetings to my dear friend, ~C, in Houston.

~C and Me, 1963

I have known ~C since I was 9 years old, when our fathers were stationed at the Marine Corps Logistics Base, in Albany, GA.

Candee and Me, 1963

~C's younger sister and I were best friends, and I thought ~C was the coolest big brother in the world.

~C took me to my first rock concert in 1973.
We saw Grand Funk Railroad at Asbury Park, NJ.

~C, The Rocker

Our parents were dear friends and our families visited each other over the years. When ~C's father retired, his family moved to Georgia so our families could continue their special friendship.

Although our parents are gone, ~C and I have continued that friendship. He visited us from Houston a couple of years ago.

I guess you could say ~C is like family to me...

Enjoy your special day, My Friend!

Krissy Kitty was a stray until she found her fur-ever home w/ ~C.

Happy Trails,

Friday, July 24, 2009

Sassy Says

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.
~ Kahlil Gibran~

Happy Trails,

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Bears in the Hood

Two weeks ago I was startled to discover a bear raiding the bird feeders on the deck. Our neighbors have had several bear visits and were surprised to see a bear checking things out in their basement.

While this bear was in the basement, there was another bear (sibling?) in a nearby tree.

As exciting as it is to see these beautiful creatures "up close and personal", they are wild animals and must be treated as such.

It concerns me greatly that the bears are hungry and their search for food has forced them to become comfortable around humans. I have been told that if we call the DNR, they will euthanize the animals, because of their contact/comfort with humans.

I think a better alternative is to respect the bears' space and not leave anything (pet food, birdseed, trash, etc) around to entice them. I'm also encouraging the dogs to bark before we go out walking.

I don't need first hand proof of "Does a wild bear sh*t in the woods!?!"

Happy Trails,

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Arctic Camsters

I caught a couple shots of some friendly folks at the Daily News Miner Arctic Cam today, at approximately 12:05 PM/ AK time. I couldn't read their sign.

They enjoyed themselves, as they performed YMCA!
This post was made a couple of days later on DNM Arctic Cam site:
7/24/2009, 9:20 p.m.

Hello Cammers,
LabLady, it's fortunate you captured our pictures on Tuesday,especially since half of us were from Georgia also... Thank you.
Happy Trails,

Dogs from Outer Space


Really cute.

Happy Trails,

Monday, July 20, 2009

I'm Juz Sayin'

If quizzes are quizzical,
what are tests?
(Thx, Ms. V)

I remember this like it was yesterday...
How could it possibly be 40 years ago?

Happy Trails,

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sunday is for Family

Mother and Daddy


We've received The Seu Blog é um Sonho Award (translation:Your Blog is a Dream)from our very best feline friend, Madi. The rules of this award are to give seven beauty secrets and then pass it on to seven bloggers. This award is for male and female cats and dogs.
Zack, Sassy and Buddy are pleased to share their beauty secrets:

1. Get plenty of rest. 2. Eat a healthy diet. 3. Drink lots of water. 4. Exercise daily. 5. Keep a smile on your face. 6. Let your hoomans give you a bath when needed. 7. Pick collar colors that look good with your fur.

We would like to pass this award on to:

1. Mason, 2. Luna, 3. Sassy Sasha, 4. Khyra, 5. Sammie, 6. Moose, 7. Homer

Happy Trails,

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

Sassy Says

Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy

~The Tams~

As you can see, I had a great time at the lake w/ the girls.
They're dreading the thought of starting back to school the first week in August.
It's sad for me too, as I will be losing all my playmates!

Happy Trails,

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Pictures from New Mexico

Here are just a few of the many pictures Hubby took while in New Mexico. He took some great shots of the desert wildflowers and blooming cacti, which I will share later.

Remember, he's not looking for the most picturesque or scenic campsite. He's seeking a remote, dark location with plenty of open sky for star-gazing.
This is how Zack and Sassy spent most of the days,
just hanging around the campsite.

I think the dirt must have been cooler to Sassy. I don't think you can see it, but the dogs are tethered. They were tethered at all times, as there were coyotes and wolves close by.

Of course, everyone preferred sleeping inside.

The sofa was a favorite spot.

Sweet dreams, Sas.

I'm heading to the lake with my girlfriends for a couple of days.

I think Hubby will enjoy the time alone as I've been smothering him with attention since his return.

I hope my auto post works while I'm away. I'll catch up with all of you at the end of the week.

Happy Trails,