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.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Puppies for Sale?

We've hidden the latest Cabela's catalog from Rama.

The last thing we need around here is a boxful of mail order puppies.


We're lakebound again.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Sassy Says

For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.

 ~Lily Tomlin

And now for your viewing and listening pleasure, (and because it's one of my favorite songs), I bring you Carlos Santana.
Happy Weekend, Everyone!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Suntanned, Waterlogged, and Happy

We had so much fun at the lake, we just couldn't come home.

I have a gazillion pups photos to share, but I need some help identifying an interesting bush (in above photo) I discovered on a lake island.

The round balls are fragrant and the butterflies and bees love it.

Does anyone know the name of this beautiful plant?

Thank you, Jackdaddy, for identifying the mystery plant as a Buttonbush!
I would love to have one in my yard...
Hmmm, Maybe I should take a shovel and bucket the next time we visit the island.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sunday is for Family

Mother, Daddy, Uncle Jack, Grandma, and Me
Ft. Screven, Tybee Island, Ga

We're going back to the lake for camping and boating this week.
All the area kids are back in school, so the campground and lake will  be deserted...nothing but us old, retired farts!

I hope the dogs do well with their first boating experience, and we all
have a fun, safe trip.

See you later this week!

Saturday, August 14, 2010


You might be a Redneck,

if you have an RV...

 and a boat parked in your yard.

Yep, we bought a used pontoon boat.
We're headed back to the lake next week.
Has anyone had experience with a doggy ramp or dog stairs on a boat?
I would appreciate any suggestions or advice.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Sassy Says

Everybody loves a clown.

~Gary Lewis

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Black and Proud

Say it Loud,
I'm a Black Lab
 and Proud!

~inspired by James Brown
(The Godfather of Soul)

My good Labra-buddy, Dexter, is hosting the most awesome contest, exclusively for black Labs!

Now, I'm  not usually one to brag, (heck, I don't even have all my teeth),
but my Rama says I am the most beautiful dog she has ever seen.
That's no small potatoes, cuz my Rama has seen a whole boatload of doggies in her 57+ years.

I wasn't always this cool, calm and collected.
When Rama discovered me in the shelter where she was volunteering, I was a wreck! I was in the last run, all by myself, barking like crazy, foaming at the mouth, and throwing myself onto the cage for attention. 

I jumped on all the volunteer dog walkers, and Rama was the only who even tried to get near me. She recognized a dog in trouble and knew I needed to get out of the shelter quickly, before being labeled "aggressive".

Rama was aware of Black Dog Syndrome and she knew my chances of being adopted were not good. She and Dad decided to foster me, in an attempt to help me become more socialized and adoptable.

 As soon as I got "home" and felt safe, I turned into my sweet, lovable, good-natured Labradorable self.

My beautiful, brown eyes melted Rama's heart and I had found my fur-ever home.

So what's so special about this black Labbie?

My shiny, black fur looks and feels like velvet.
I make grunting sounds like a little piggy when Rama rubs my soft ears. My long, wet tongue gives slobbery licks and Rama loves kissing my snooter and big, black, rubbery nose.
Just a look in my direction starts my tail thumping like a drum.
I'm goofy, gentle, playful, affectionate, loyal, smart, and happy.

Of course, I'm not perfect. I'm a tennis ball-a-holic, I'll roll in anything dead, and I've been known to eat some pretty disgusting things, as well.

But, one look at my smiling face and all is forgiven.

Think about it...
Have you ever met a black Lab you didn't like?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I'm Juz Sayin'

The sky is falling! The sky is falling!
~Henny Penny

OK, I'm exaggerating.
But, the night skies will be filled with "falling stars" (meteors) this week.

The Perseid Meteor Shower will peak August 12-13.
We're hoping for clear skies!
Happy viewing.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Monday's Mosaic Memory ~Homecoming 1970

H.V. Jenkins High School Homecoming Parade,
Savannah, GA
~Fall, 1970

I drove a 1964 Plymouth Barracuda, (white with a black racing stripe down the middle), during my senior year of high school. My girlfriends and I decorated "Cuda for the homecoming parade with streamers, balloons and posters.

I received an invitation to my 40th reunion, which will be held next summer. I've never been to a class reunion, but I think it might be time to go...
before we're all in Hoverounds.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sunday is for Family

Grandma Kitty

(I love her Dalmatian blouse.)


We had a thunderstorm Friday night.
The old, dead tree next to the gate fell...
Yep, right on the gate!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Lake Hartwell

It was so hot at the lake.....

Altogether now,
"How hot was it?"

It was so hot,
Dad's World Famous (no awards, yet) Southwest Chicken
wasn't the only thing sizzling!

But,  we were wet and happy.

Hartwell Lake Follies

Friday, August 6, 2010

Sassy Says

I laugh, I love, I hope, I try, I hurt, I need, I fear, I cry.
And I know you do the same things too,
So we're really not that different, me and you.
~Collin Raye

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sunday is for Family

Hubby and Sisters
Birmingham, AL

Happy Birthday to "Baby Sister" J!

Birthday Graphics