Hi everyone it’s Walter here. We liked Miss Madi’s theme of Tuesday Tally so we hope she doesn’t mind if we copy her to give you an update on our Christmas Card Count. Mom made Millie and I put on our official Christmas Card scarves for the photo shoot.
Check out all the great cards we have received so far!
Millie & Walter
29 Snail Mail cards
Total Card Count – 37
Mom & Dad
Hey why didn’t you wait for me to take the picture?
Millie was upset that mom didn’t wait for her to be in the picture, but we can’t both fit in the chair. Mom wanted her to sit, but she kept lying down so it makes for a very long picture.
What is that white board for?
It helps mom keep track of how few cards they have. A big fat ZERO! BOL!
Mom hates to recount the cards every day so she got out her little white board and is keeping the tally on it (you can click on the image to see it bigger). We actually got a few more cards since she took this picture in the morning. I don’t know why she bothers to put her and dad’s names on the board since we all know they aren’t getting any cards. They are all for us!
We hope you are all kicking butt on your pawrents too in the Christmas Card count. We’ve mailed most of our cards and mom promised she will get the rest in the mail tomorrow so some of you have more coming!
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Hi everyone it’s Walter here. Millie and I have been reading all about the Christmas cards all us pups and kittehs have been getting and we wanted to report on our collection so far.
Millie & Walter
12 Snail Mail cards
Mom & Dad
This year we are hanging them around our fireplace. If you count the cards in the picture you will see 14 and that is because we have printed out a couple of the email cards we’ve received. We especially like the one from Dip Bridge and Elliot. Their mom is an amazing artist and painted a beautiful Christmas picture of her three pups (you can see it on the far right in the picture above). Our mom was thrilled by it and insisted it be printed on proper card stock so we can display it with our other cards.
* Now I have to explain what the footnote is regarding my pawrents card count. You see the other day a card came that was addressed to our mom.
Cute card addressed to our mom
It is cute and all with a puppy and kitty on the front, but when you look inside you will see why Millie and I split a gut laughing when our mom tried to add it to her card count.
It’s from a pet store!
Do you see who it is signed from? That’s right Blogville, it’s from a pet store! And on top of that there was a coupon inside. Now we won’t complain about the coupon because they have to spend it on us, but seriously how desperate do our peeps have to be to try to pass off an advertisement from a pet store as a legitimate Christmas card?
Getting ready to mail our international cards
On a happier note Millie and I have finished stickering and licking all our cards for our international friends. We put our holiday scarves on and took them to the post office. Don’t worry we are busy working on all our other cards, but we wanted to make sure we got the one’s out first that had to travel the farthest.
We can’t wait for the mailman to arrive everyday so we can see just how many cards we have received and how few our pawrents have not gotten. BOL!!!
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Hi everyone it’s Millie here! Remember how we showed you all the snow we got last week? Well one of my favorite things to do is to dig in the snow. My pawrents always make a big pile of snow on our patio for me to have fun in and boy do I ever!
Digging in the snow is a full body work out
Now the picture above is just a still shot of some of my action. I have compiled a video for your viewing pleasure of some real action on top of what we like to call “Mount Millie”!
Walter had never seen Mount Millie and he wasn’t sure what I was up to. You will see in the video that he is a quick study and learned the joy of digging too.
I admit it isn’t a short video, but it sure is a fun one.
If you can’t see the video you can go here to view it.
Mount Millie is smaller now since the temperature has warmed up a bit and shrunk it, but I hope we will have more snow soon so Walter and I can keep digging!
Posted in Dogs, Family, gardening, Nature, Pets, video | Tagged digging, dog, fun, snow | 29 Comments »
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
We sure have a lot to be thankful for…Big Dogs Big Hearts rescue that brought us all together, friends in Blogville and everywhere, and of course our family, but the one thing we are both thankful for today is…SNOW! Oh boy do we both love to play in the snow. Okay we love to play no matter what the weather, but we just had our first snow of the season and was it fun! Take a look at some of the action from yesterday.
If you can’t see the video you can go here to view it.
We always have so much fun zooming around our yard and the snow makes it that much more fun.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone and to all our friends that celebrate it have a Happy Hanukkah!
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Hi everyone, it’s Cindy here to tell you a little about one of my recent crochet finishes. Do you remember the crochet baby blanket I made for a baby shower in August? Here let me refresh your memory.
Crochet Baby Blanket
Well, baby Corinne was born in mid October. All along I had hoped to include some accessories with the blanket, but if you read my post about making the blanket you know I ran out of time. So after she was born I got back to work on those accessories.
Baby Hat and Booties
It’s okay to squee a little. Don’t you just love those little booties?
Yellow Baby Booties – front view
The booties were fairly simple to make and the pattern is from the June 2010 Crochet World magazine. I used the ribbed cuff variation for both sets of booties.
Purple Baby Booties – side view
Since I had three different yarns for the blanket I wanted to find a hat pattern the would use all three.
Of course it did mean lots of ends to sew in, but I love the way it looks. This pattern is from Red Heart and is called Ruffled Posies Hat.
Baby Hat – Flower detail
The pattern called for the flower to be sewn on with a french knot but I didn’t like how it looked so I sewed it in my way.
Millie approves of the baby things
Millie thought these little baby things were so cute and wanted to pose with them.
Don’t worry mom…just a little sniff here
She decided to give them the sniff test before I packed them up for shipping. So far I don’t have any pictures of sweet little Corinne in any of these crochet goodies, but hopefully someday I will so I can share them with you. By the way if you are wondering how I kept the hat standing up a partially used roll of toilet paper worked perfectly.
I’m linking up this post with Hookin on Hump Day.
Posted in Crochet, Dogs, Family, Friends, Pets | Tagged baby booties, baby hat, crochet, hooking on hump day | 26 Comments »
Hey Otto! This one’s for you! It’s Cindy here to tell you about a new addition to my Etsy shop. This is what some of you have been waiting for. I’ve added custom made dog bandannas to my Etsy store.
Do you want to be the best dressed dog in your neighborhood? Then send your mom or dad to my shop and have them order you your own bandanna.
Best Dressed Dogs
First you can pick from over 20 different colors of fabrics and then choose an embroidery that suits your personality.
Backyard Security Bandanna for Sarge
You can check out all of the embroideries that are available by hopping on over to my Cindy’s Thread Craft blog where you will find a wide variety of pet related designs that would go great on these bandannas.
Of course you have all seen the “Rescue Paw” embroidery and the most recent addition of the “Backyard Security” embroidery I created for Sarge (shown above). I’ve created another version of that embroidery for all the squirrel hunters out there.
Squirrel Patrol Embroidery
How about a couple of designs for the upcoming holiday season?
Nice Until Proven Naughty
All I Want For Christmas Is You
Get the look that is just right for you by choosing the fabric color that compliments you furs and then choosing the colors in the embroidery that goes well with that color.
Rescue Paw on Red and Pink
Each bandana is double sided with embroidery on one side and printed fabric on the back to make it reversible. I will choose an appropriate backing fabric to coordinate with the bandana. I use high quality quilter’s cottons for these bandanas.
- Small – fits neck size 10″ – 16″
- Medium – fits neck size 15″ – 20″
- Large – fits neck size 18″ – 27″
Large and Small Bandannas
Well what are you waiting for? Grab your humans’ plastic card and head to Cindy’s Thread Craft to order your bandanna now!
Sharp Dressed Dogs!
Posted in Dogs, Etsy, Fabric, Family, Friends, Machine Embroidery, Pets, Sewing | Tagged dog bandana, dog bandanna, etsy, machine embroidery | 28 Comments »
Hi everyone! It’s Walter here to tell you about a great give away we won a few weeks ago. Gizmo had a whole week of giveaways to celebrate his Gotcha Day and Millie and I won 3 bags of Zuke’s Lil’ Links.
Gizmo with his own Zuke’s Lil’ Links
Gizmo got his own set of 3 bags of Zuke’s treats and then was able to give away another 3 bags and we won!
This smells good!
First I had to check out the box just like Gizmo. They smelled great even before mom opened any bags.
Zuke’s helped me pose for my photo shoot
Mom decided to use my Halloween costume photo shoot to see how good the Zuke’s were. If you look close you can see the bag is open but I was focused on mom because she had some treats in her hand.
I can’t resist any longer!
OMD! These treats are fantastic! They are about an inch long and soft so mom prefers to break them into smaller pieces when she gives them to us. I don’t really care how she gives them to me as long as she gives me some!
Zuke’s Lil’ Links Treats
There are three flavors Pork & Apple, Chicken & Apple and Rabbit & Apple and they are all my favorite! If you are looking for a great healthy treat to use for training you can’t go wrong with these. Thanks again Gizmo for having all those giveaways during your Gotcha Week! We sure are a couple of lucky pups!
We are hooking up with Sugar’s Tasty Tuesday Blog hop today!
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