Friday, October 28, 2011

New teeth, playing with Zippy and more artwork.

Zippy enjoying some nice warm sunshine.

As I am sitting here typing this, it is 32 degrees and the forecast is calling for snow.
It was in the mid 60s yesterday. 


Smudge has a very cute shadow.  

A pudgy little thing with tall ears.

Not sure if you can see them, but she has a few new front teeth.
The drool is from the loss of one of her canine teeth only moments before this shot was taken.

I have put in a request for training help with Jane Killion.
She has a most wonderful book on training dogs called
Training success with Impossible Dogs.

We really need it here.  
This is impossible.
Just kidding....really.
Even without teeth...she can still hold onto my jeans.

Smudge and her brother Gus.

I did not do it!!!! was not me.
I am much too sweet and innocent to be accused of such a crime against furniture.
Handmade furniture...
Handmade by my grandpa.

Maybe I could lick it to make it better.

Hmmmm.....this tastes GOOD....


Seriously...I did not do this!!!
Gus did it!

I get no respect around here.  

Please send more handmade furniture.
I also enjoy antiques and I have been known to chew on some concrete.  
Just don't tell anyone. 

Here is the rare and elusive one headed two bodied horse.  
Lots of fun to ride and easy to feed. 

Oh wait...
Two horses two heads two bodies...

I saw a sign recently that said
"Reality is only for those who have no imagination"

A new fountain.

New wall hanging/stepping stone/backsplash...
really it can be anything you want it to be.
Very versatile.

New birdbath.
This birdbath is going into a silent auction for my friend Mary Anne.
She was the one injured in a car accident earlier this summer.  
Nov. 3rd High Country Press Lobby, Boone, NC
We will have lots of beautiful artwork and items from local businesses
in the auction.
There will also be entertainment from
Melissa Reaves
The Lost Faculties
Klee Liles
Dave Haney and Lisa Baldwin
The Black Sheep Theatre

If you are in the area feel free to stop in.  

When I said that I was taking it slow with Smudge and Zippy...
I meant it.
Here they are on different sides of the fence getting to know each other a little better.
They are actually playing.

Zippy is doing his hucklebutt dance and Smudge is jumping around. 

They really got into it.
I like that!

I just want to make sure Smudge is big enough to handle it if something goes wrong.

Just being careful.
Zippy has a few loose screws.
So far though..he is doing well with the whole thing.

Smudge is really excited about the whole concept.

Just look at the cute tummy she has!
I had to quit letting them play together with Zippy wearing his muzzle, because 
Smudge kept biting the muzzle and I could see that it was stressing Zippy out.
I want this to be like smooth sailing.
No stress, just fun. 

Too cute!

Ollie update.
STILL off on that front leg is much improved and I think that with time it will be fine. 
We have decided that he must have hurt some of his soft tissue while "playing" with 
his brother Otis.  The vet and farrier were unable to really determine
anything specific.  I am glad to see him much improved and hope that will 
continue.  Amazingly he has shown no signs of pain throughout this and that 
does make me optimistic that he will have a complete recovery.

Have a great weekend folks!!!


  1. Great shots as usual. Love your new works of art...gorgeous. How is your friend doing?

  2. Oh my word!!! Even if you chewed, spit out or swallowed gramps chair you wouldn't get in trouble. Look at that innocent face!! Glad to see you are loving Gus and meeting Zippy. Mom sure is talented, nice pieces
    Benny & Lily
    Pee S we know Gus did it

  3. LOVE the shadow shots! And your new pieces!

  4. You do have the cutest tummy, Smudge!
    We love the leaf bird bath. It's just beautiful!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  5. OMG. I laughed out loud at that picture of Smudge standing up at the fence - the one where you talk about her tummy. I made Saunders come look at it. That is one of the cutest pictures I have ever seen - her tummy, her ears back, the expression on her face - so clearly saying LET ME OUT OF HERE. Seriously - that picture could win awards. Love your work too - amazing. The new fountain is especially beautiful.

  6. Smudge is just so cute.

    I love the birdbath! I'd come bid on it if I could!

  7. OH MY GOSH!!!! How i MISSED you all!!!! and yes in particular..... Smudge... hehe....

    Big kisses from Indiana

  8. What a fun post! That Smudge is just adorable. And I do love your art work.

  9. Your new artwork is beautiful! Glad to see Smudge and Gus have hit it off, fingers crossed for a Zippy friendship.