Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Things have changed at our house and we have been adjusting to a new normal which is why I have not been uploading any recolours for quite a while. I am slowly getting some things done and give you fair warning there will be a lot of cardigans and sweaters. They are one of my most favourite things to recolour. I've also come across this dress called *Skaters Dress* and I absolutely adore this dress. Some very talented creators have made different versions of this dress, long sleeves, short sleeves, rolled sleeves and they are all fabulous so naturally I MUST recolour them. :slapLaugh:

 

There is an understanding at our house that you don't have to be crazy to live here, but it helps. I will explain.......

 

I'm not sure what everyone calls the soothers used for babies, we call them binkies. Jake (our dog) is my husband's binkie. Not that he puts any part of Jakie in his mouth, he just always picks him up and settles Jake in his arms whenever he goes to bed, or takes a nap on the couch. A few nights ago, he picked up his *Binkie* and headed off to bed. I :ROLF: as I heard him attempting to negotiate for some more space on the bed. This is not a thing you can negotiate with Jake as he reigns supreme over his part of the bed. It's just that his part of the bed is pretty much the entire bed and you kinda get a small sliver of space with part of your body hanging precariously off the mattress.

The thing is, it's not like Dave doesn't know this. However, there he was practically begging for some more room.....I just move Jake. Dave begs. :ROLF:

 

I thinks this was 4 days ago, but we lost the hydro for about 3 hours. I got Michael to unplug the TV and the satellite dish and the netflix box. Last time we lost hydro, when it came back on it somehow fried the satellite receiver and I didn't want that to happen again. So about 3 hours later, after numerous hydro blips, the hydro came back on and stayed on. Michael then plugged everything back in. It takes a bit for all the stuff connected to our TV to get up and running but finally all the bells and whistles are lit up. I look over at the TV and then I asked what was on channel 3:11.  :blush: Yes I did that and I was completely serious. Mike looks at me and says "That's the time mom." I laughed so hard at myself.

 

Jake has this rather large stuffed doggy. He was getting some kibble out of his bowl and then shocked me by going over to Stuffy and attempting to share his kibble. Stuffy wasn't hungry cause he is stuffed from lunch. Jake didn't understand why Stuffy wasn't gobbling down this amazingly delicious kibble so he pushed the kibble closer. Alas poor Stuffy, he's just too stuffed to eat. By now Jake is a tad bit angry that Stuffy has rejected his gift, so he POUNCES and poor Stuffy got his clock cleaned. After Jake was done chastising Stuffy for refusing his offering, he ate the kibble himself and then ignored Stuffy for the rest of the afternoon. That was a good thing because Stuffy needed to recuperate. My only concern here is what do I do if Jake offers me some kibble???  :shocked:

 

Whenever I cook meat of some kind, I always make some for Jake. He just loves chicken, but he also eats small portions of sweet potatoes, cabbage rolls, spaghetti with a home made meat sauce and carrot or blueberry muffins.

I made chicken one night and cut Jake's up, let it cool and then gave it to him. Naturally Jake activated his *hoover* mode and the chicken was gone before the rest of us had finished our meal. Then Jake did his best imitation of *Oliver* and put both paws on my leg, his eyes obviously begging for more chicken. When I ignored his request he proceeded to let out this GINORMOUS burp. This burp was LOUD!!!! Dave and Michael cracked up, I looked down at Jake and he's wagging his wee tail and has the biggest grin......I swear if he could talk he would have told me. "See Mom, I made more room for more chicken."

 

So if you have a dog, give him/her a huge hug, a billion kisses and thank the Good Lord that He blessed you with this furry bundle of joy and love. Do the same with any pet you have as many times a day as they want. Our time with them is short and we need to do everything we can to give them loving forever homes. I promise you all, you will never regret doing that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I always get in a good mood when I read your storys from your life. It is very easy to see that Jake is a big part of your life and that he loves you back. I don't have any pet of my own but my oldest son has got a cat that is about 6 months old now and I hug it a lot everytime that we visit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

:ROLF:

Oh my..As I was reading this, all I could think of was how much cabbage must make him fart as well as his eating so fast makes him burp loudly! :laugh1:

Also, my little Oliver does a good imitation of "Oliver" too! :grin:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful stories, they usually make me smile and feel warm and fuzzy.  Jake sounds like the luckiest pet in the world.    :)

 

We do call them binkies or pacifiers here  I believe binky is the more popular term. I never heard the term soothers.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rebecah-I think that soothers might be a Canadian thing. I know that's what we called them and when I first saw them called binkies I just loved that term so much better.

*Ned* I'm so proud of Oliver and that he knows how to *Oliver* :slapLaugh: (told you I was gonna call you Ned, from now on) :ROLF:

Marbi--a kitty!!!! Cats actually do the best zoomies, however they usually do them in the middle of the night.

 

Do you ladies have *Shreddies* in the US? In case you don't, it's a cereal. I just found out that when Michael and Dave have a bowl for breakfast, they also give Jake his own bowl of shreddies. So I had some for breakfast.....yep, Jake had some too.:Whistle: He doesn't get milk on his though. Currently I have my feet tucked into his one dog bed that is under my desk and he is laying on top of my feet keeping them nice and toasty. Which is exactly what he SHOULD be doing since I cannot find my slippers! Why can't he hide Dave's slippers for a change? The sort of good thing is that he has never chewed shoes. Also I believe I have the ONLY dog in the world who doesn't like peanut butter. When I have that for breakfast Jake pouts.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shreddies?  Shredded wheat? We are so serious with our food here in the US.. :cheesy: Would love to call my cereal 'Shreddies'! But then, where I live we call soda 'POP', so that's fun. Right? :undecided:

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No, they are *Shreddies* although we do have shredded wheat. I'm having internet connection issues which is why I haven't been able to upload stuffs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

NOT funny, we have a nest of wild baby bunnies in our backyard and I didn't know they were there. Yep. let Jake out cause he had a serious case of those zoomies and much to late I saw that he had caught one of the baby bunnies.

I did manage to get him to stop and I picked up the wee bunny, but it passed away.  :29cw6j4_th.jpg: Michael managed to get a picture of one of the surviving siblings and they are utterly adorable. They are much smaller than domesticated rabbits and if I can get Michael to send me the picture, I'll post it here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awww! Poor little bunnies! I guess after that disaster they probably moved away. With our large dogs there is no way any other creature can survive here :( We now only see sparrows and the lard rock pigeons here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've never been successful with wild baby bunnies. I heard they have heart attacks very easily. So sad. 

Everytime Oliver runs outside he barks before he even touches his paws to the porch as if to alert anything that might be out there ahead of time, so hopefully he won't catch anything..He failed to do that last winter and came face to face with an opossum that was on the porch when I opened the door, but I did not notice it until Oliver was already out and standing inches from it. He growled, I scooped him up, and it ran. :whew:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We usually have a nest of bunnies somewhere in our back yard every spring, it's just that this one time I forgot to make some noise before opening the deck gate for Jake. Maybe a week or so ago Dave saw a racoon in our back yard and that is one animal that I don't want anywhere near Jake.

 

I also want to share some really happy news, for the last 3 years Jake has tested positive for lyme disease, but hasn't actually got the disease. The first year he also tested positive for ehrlichia, which is also a tick  related disease. This year Jake tested negative for both diseases. Somehow his body successfully destroyed them both and I just don't know how to describe what a relief that is to my peace of mind.

On a sad note his stuffed duck is now minus one wing.......lambchop met with a grisly fate and we had to dispose of her. Any of his stuffed toys that had plastic eyes are now blind.....not to worry he didn't swallow the eyes, just tore them off and spit them onto the floor.

On a hilarious note, that giant stuffed dog, Jake tried to lift it up to either toss it or swing it around  :ROLF: He failed :slapLaugh: I think that's why the duck now only has one wing  :undecided:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

:scare3: The duck got beheaded!! I don't know what it did to meet such a grisly end. I'm waiting for him to now choose from his hundreds of stuffed toys, which one will win the *favourite* designation. This is not a contest one wishes to win because it means the life expectancy of that toy drastically diminishes.

Two days ago Jake discovered his very first caterpillar. He honestly had no idea what to make of a fuzzy thing that could crawl......it's not like any of his stuffed animals can move on their own. Here was this healthy (kinda chubby) caterpillar, minding his own business, making his way across the deck. However, unbeknownst to said wee creature, that deck is the personal property of  His Royal Barker, Jake. As per his usual tactics, Jake barked and barked and much to his frustration that caterpillar didn't move any faster or seem to be frightened by the noise Jake was making. I'm not sure if Jake was insulted or just perplexed that he wasn't getting the usual reaction to his noise. Then again that caterpillar could have had some kind of super secret magical hidden power, and therefore was not the least bit intimidated. Tis a mystery that shall never be solved because the next time we ventured outdoors, the caterpillar had vanished.

The funny part of all of that is that Jake would not go near that caterpillar, which made me a bit apprehensive and so I wouldn't touch it either.  I did take a pretty good look at it and it was a very pretty yellow colour but some of the hair was quite a bit longer than the rest and it spiked straight up. I thought that it was possible that those spikes could be sharp and could possibly pierce the skin.

Earlier in the week I got a nasty splinter on the bottom of my right foot. It went in a bit too deep for Dave to get it out, so I spent 3 days soaking my foot in hot water and epsom salts in an effort to soften the splinter enough for Dave to get it out. The thought of going to the clinic and having to get a needle in my foot to freeze it, well I've had freezing in my foot before to remove a wart and it's not a sensation I care to repeat. Eventually on the fourth day, after a few yelps and screams, Dave dislodged the splinter.

That was why I was a lot more than reluctant to touch the caterpillar. One splinter every 30 or 40 years is more than enough for me. I now have extremely soft and smooth feet.

 

You don't have to be crazy to live in my world, but I can help coach you to make a visit more comfortable.  :ROLF:

I have posted a health tip below.

SLEEP.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...