Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Random Photo: Buffy the Dog

Greetings! It's later in the evening now, but this is some of the only quiet time I get! I just thought I'd pop-in for a quick random-photo that I took the other week. I was messing around with my camera in P-Mode (for you DSLR users) and got this shot of our dog, Buffy, licking her chops. Yes, that is "Buffy" as in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." (I'm a total Whedon-nerd-fan... go ahead and laugh.) I had always REALLY wanted a Boxer breed and to name it Buffy, but when we found this dog (who oddly enough was originally named "Angel." hehehehe ) I knew she was going to be my "Buffy." She is our third and hopefully FINAL dog for a while. My mother-in-law spotted the dog day while driving through her neighborhood and was able to track Buffy back to her owners. The family that had her, although they lived in a very nice home, didn't have the time to spend with her and the poor dog kept jumping over the fence. She was the only big dog they had; the mom bread small, miniature dogs, like chihuahas and toy terriers. And poor Buffy-dog really just got neglected for attention.

Buffy looks a bit scary upon first meeting her, but she is the biggest couch potato and her main driving force in life is that you throw the ball for her to catch. Her and my daughter Halle are the best of friends. Halle will be outside playing in the yard and buffy will set the ball in front of her and just sit and patiently wait for Halle to throw it. One thing I love about Buffy is that she has the best smile. Even my family and friends have noticed how much she actually smiles. Buffy has also been through MANY hours of dog-training and let me say, this is the girls best friend for walking and jogging. She looks scary (that's right, don't mess with me) but she keeps any pace and rarely gets in the way. My other two dogs are basically NIGHTMARES compared to her. Buffy is also a phenomenal lake dog. We take trips often in the summer to ride jet skis and camp-out, and Buffy will swim and catch a frisbee for hours. And I'm not joking... HOURS. We have to stop her, because if not, she will keep going and going like an energizer doggy!

Flat out, I love this dog. I was very resistant to the thought of a third one, but sometimes you just get those pets that you know you were meant to have. Buffy is definitely one of them. I am thankful for my furry, white vampire slayer.

Do you have a pet that you love or cherished from your past? Share, share in the comments!

Talk to you all soon and hope you're doin' swell!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

FINALLY! The NEW winner!

Alright, to be honest, I felt a little Scrooge-y for not giving more time for the original winner to contact me... well, they still haven't! I also got plagued by a big green blob of phlegm and was battling the WORST ear infection I've ever had. We had some serious stabby pains going on here.

So, I held onto the big pink birthday hat full of everyone's name and had my oldest, Emma, helped me this time. So again.... don't hate me. Hate the kid. (ok, don't really hate my kid).

Lori had not only commented, but had also stated she LOVED my Darbie and posted a link to her blog with her 12 tags of Tim. This was one of her "extra" pulls for her EXTRA effort. Congrats Lori!!! Thankfully, Lori has a blog AND email AND is on ATT (All Things Tim Yahoo Group) so I'm pretty sure it's safe to say she'll get the message! E-Me Lori and I'll get your prize out pronto!

Thanks for your patience everyone! I hope you all had some happy holidays! Ours were crazy as always. I leave you all (ok, probably mostly my fellow Tim fans) with a question... Santa-mom brought me a Vagabond on Christmas morning (insert girly squeels). My question is, to sticker, or not to sticker? I know we all get giddy and excited with our Tim products and storage. I have resisted using paint dabbers on my leather stamp-binder and all of my Cropper-Hopper storage tins have remained un-alcohol-inked. So I'm wondering... do I fight the urge to put the travel stickers on my new die-cutter and just keep it nice and neat? Or do I stick away to my hearts content? Oh the little, un-important decisions of life... discuss...