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!!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011


I love this place!
This is my "thinking" place.

You will see many taken here.
Also inspiration for a painting or 20.

How could you not love it?
The weather was fantastic for a few days and it was so clear that you could see
every detail in the distance.
That is

The weather did this

You can still see detail...
it just had a bunch of leaves in it.


the weather did



On to PumpkinFest
Our annual
neighborhood punkabration....
This is my sister dressed as me....

My other sister (Elly May) 
LTM (Larry the Magnificent).

Elly May, Jill, and Me (Opal the pumpkin)
(that is not really a hat on my's the guy behind me)
See my second place ribbon?
I had vines on my face.
Who knew...
pumpkins like Yuengling?

Lady gaga joined in on the fun.

We had a most wonderful bonfire and then we
were invaded by 
this really creepy group of hooligans.
They laughed at all of us.

Soon they even took over the benches around the fire.

We enjoyed their company until they got a little out of 
control and the smoke from the fire made us look like this.

Smudge also had fun.  

I am making this birdbath for a silent auction.

Oh NO!!!
The Girls!

A picture of The Girls before the deer discovered them.

Picture during.

Picture after...

So sad...

My new socks.

Wearing these for Leontien

Smudge too!  
(Thanks for the bandana, Terrie)

Speaking of Smudge...
Just look at those ears!!!
They look like quotation marks.  

I hope one day that she will grow into them.  

The other day one stood straight up.

Oh least she will hear her name being called...

Back at PumpkinFest.

The pumpkins took over the party and threw all of the people to the wind.  

They got very rowdy and some

Fell down.

The other pumpkins laughed and laughed....

That poor fellow was quite embarrassed.  
Too much Yuengling...I guess.

They enjoyed the fire and had 
one of the best PumpkinFests ever...

The End.....

Where are our pumpkins????????