Tuesday, February 28, 2012

What's New Pussycat? (Enter Tom Jones ... )

Purse Leathers
What to do?  What to do?  Just got back from the leather shop...so excited to make something from these!  Any ideas?  Any takers?

And this STEAMPUNK BELT:  fully reversible bronze and red patent.  I LOVE the BRONZE LEATHER
Steampunk belt, Bronze
Steampunk Belt, reversible red patent and bronze
AND Lorelei cut her own hair...note all the piggies trying to mask the chop job.
My wonderful neighbor did the cutest  emergency cut!  
We are 3 for 3 for 3!  All three girls cut their hair at age 3!


my NEW chairs!  
From Goodwill...
$17 each...
I even splurged and bought a whisk...
everything for $35.68!
They have down cushions, by a premier maker out of NC...Woodmark...original tags, original upholstery, 1968
perfect for my 1966 house!
Nap with Dad in Woodmark chair
Brickles is so happy!  Soccerball, nap with Dad, and view of the back yard!
**eventually this will be our library, fireplace and all...someday...we got the chairs :-), just need the shelves**
(Brickles's head is slowly getting better...finally!  But cone ain't coming off until it is FULLY healed.  The toxin of whatever bit him has been horrible!  Thank GOD! for the bulldog constitution)


American Bulldog Princess:  Briar Rose Petal
This her latest sleeping position, the princess, she bends her paw wrist down and rests her chin on it...like a very delicate Thinker pose

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012



This custom overlaid latigo collar and leash set is available only for ALGBR  
It will be made custom for your dog...any size possible :-)
100% for a good cause!

Click on the picture above 
for more information: 
for more about Arizona Lab and Giant Breed Rescue:
for more information about Pet Walk:

Friday, February 10, 2012

East and West

The Ballad Of East and West
By Rudyard Kipling

OH, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,
Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat;
But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth,
When two strong men stand face to face, tho’ they come from the ends of the earth!

This is one of my favorite poems...and part of a larger piece (that I highly recommend).

What is fascinating to me is how often it is quoted...to the opposite of its meaning. 

Too much of our lives is taken out of context and then applied.


Sunday, February 5, 2012


I was talking with my daughter the other day about "special dogs" that you have in your life. There are certain roles that can only be filled once, only by one special dog.

First and foremost is your childhood dog. The one that is your best friend when you have none. The one that keeps all your secrets. The dog that keeps the monsters in the closet at bay and warms you on cold, windy fall days so you don't have to go inside from playing.

 Then there is your soul-mate. No one knows when or from where this dog will come. You usually don't know this dog until he has passed. All dogs are special...but then there is that one, that when he is gone a piece of you has left too.

This is in honor of my childhood best friend: "Bubba" (he came to us with that name :-). A Lab-Newfie rescue that was the greatest kid dog ever.

And Bob. There aren't enough words for Bob. A mixed up lab puppy that was unlooked for and unexpected. And he wasn't even mine... but he was the dearest soul-mate.


CHARITY-- Fleur De Lis Leather Dog Collar and Matching Leash

CHARITY-- Fleur De Lis Leather Dog Collar and Matching Leash    BUY ME! CLICK HERE!

CHARITY-- Fleur De Lis Leather Dog Collar and Matching Leash CHARITY-- Fleur De Lis Leather Dog Collar and Matching Leash CHARITY-- Fleur De Lis Leather Dog Collar and Matching Leash CHARITY-- Fleur De Lis Leather Dog Collar and Matching Leash

FLEUR DE LIS latigo leather dog collar with matching latigo leash
Custom made

Collar: $105; 1.5 inches wides, latigo leather collar with decorative overlay, steel and brass hardware
Leash: $55; 1 inch wide, 4 ft long, latigo leather, Fleur de Lis accent at wrist and snap hook

Collar and Leash will be sold together for this event for $150. Please "note" me your dog's neck measurement and breed.

100% of proceeds will be donated to the ALGBR team for the "People Saving Pets Walk" sponsored by PetSmart

For more information about Pet Walk please see: http://pschar.convio.net/site/TR?px=1006704&fr_id=1160&pg=personal

For more information about Arizona Lab and Giant Breed Rescue please see: http://www.azlabsandgiants.org

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Happy February!

New Year's Resolution:   
To make next year's new year resolution... 
at the New Year!

Happy New Year!

New Year's resolution #2:

To blog more often

What have I been up to?

Doberman Collar

Fleur-de-lis Collar