Tuesday, June 22, 2010

She Named Him ...

And his name was Hobo. And sadly, now she will have to say goodbye. I don't know if Hobo will keep his name with his new family, but it certainly got him FAR! Of all the pups, he will be the first to "hop a plane" (trains are too slow) and travel out of state. I chuckled at this note about the word "hobo" on thesaurus.com:

a hobo is a migratory worker who likes to travel,
a tramp travels without working,
and a bum does not travel or work

I'm glad his namesake carries a work ethic and some culture! ANYWAY ... tonight was a chance to spend a little time with him at the softball game before he goes to the East Coast at the end of the week. He made friends with a toddler, never jumped once, and every time she cried he ran to check on her. What a sweetheart!
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Tuesday Night Tango

Or should I say Tangle? I'm pretty sure the other guy didn't want to dance. I think we did everything but dance (this photo came pretty close)!
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Puppies Are Free Again!

We held 4 puppies for a family who has not been able to get to Tulsa ... so the pups did not go to the vet for their first check up and shots, and are still available for adoption free of charge to friends/family/blog buddies. Please send an email if you're interested! To see details of which dogs are available, visit the "puppy page" on this site (link also located to the right).
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I caught Chunk making a hole in my green velvet chair. Good thing it's one I bought at a second hand shop to try my hand at upholstry! I've recently heard about "tethering" pups to you when they're in the house while training. I'm thinking that might be a good idea ... at least with just one (not with ALL of the pups - that's a cartoon waiting to happen)!

Now I know the pups aren't being naughty ... they're just doing what they do.  My job? Give the command, substitute something chewable, and keep moving.  One thing they love?  Helping "recycle" plastic bottles.  They chew and mash and I bring a bag full of flattened plastic to the recycling center.  Perfect!  Not to mention it makes for cheap toys.
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Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Cutest Hidey Hole

The concrete basket (left by former homeowners, along with a concrete basset hound) has now become a favorite napping spot of the pups. Of all the places I've found the pups enjoying, this is the one of the cutest!
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Sunday, June 06, 2010

We're FREE through June 8 - Adopt a Puppy in the Tulsa Area.

We're ready for our forever homes, and I can go home with you today! We're all on the Puppy Page if you want to know more about us. The lady of the house says she gets email on her phone (I think it's that cool little thing she carries with her that we can't touch). So email her to stop by today or tomorrow (Tulsa, OK area).
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The Joy of Puppies

Thinking back to our quick journey, it's amazing to think that 8 weeks have passed so quickly! This photo is from the halfway point (a month ago). We've had a lot of laughter with these pups! Now that they are finding homes, it's hard not to cry to think of them being split up ... but if they have good homes, they'll be happy pups ... just like their daddy, Hank! (Hank is the only dog I've adopted as a puppy instead of full grown.)
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Saturday, June 05, 2010

I Do Well By Water

What a way to spend an afternoon!  Sometimes I have so much on my plate that I have to choose between many things that are needed or good or for good causes.  There are times I can get completely burned out by those things.  But this was different!  When a friend contacted me about an urgent need for a photographer at their event, and it meant spending the afternoon on the lake in a boat, I decided to throw my burn-out schedule to the wind and do something completely different.  COUNT ME IN! 

But it wasn't just a "good thing" for a friend and a charity, it was soul-soothing and nostalgic, too.  The motion of the water, the wind in my face, the smell of everything lakish, and the sun baked serenity ... it all had those good-moment-memory feelings from times on the lake with family.  I was sore (between the muscles I forgot I needed to balance - AND shoot photos! - as well as the pink skin that had several coats of sunscreen which didn't seem to do much) but happy at the end of the day. 

A phrase that kept bobbing through my head was something I heard a minister say when retelling a story of how God provided a new location for her ... "You do well by water."  I've always resonated with that statement and kind of taken it as my own.  I do well by water.  I do well by trees.  I do well by nature.  And it makes me long for the prairies and woods and lakes to explore as I did when I was a child.
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Wednesday, June 02, 2010

One Last Kiss

Before departing on a Father/Daughter trip, Miss J stopped by for one last kiss ... knowing the puppies are about to be publicized for adoption. (If interested, click on the puppy page - link also on the right hand side of the page.)
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How slow do you want the fire to burn?

  Just a little over a year ago, I had an urge to set up my special writing place. One person I wanted to tell was my aunt because I had bee...