Sadie Sue

My dad’s puppy was small enough to hold in one hand at Christmas. Well not anymore! She’s almost all grown up. Look at those toes!!! She’s got Grinch feet! She’s so sweet and loves to cuddle and chase her sisters around the yard. Dogs just make life so much better! God couldn’t have made a better companion for us.

Change of plans

This morning I got up with plans of heading to church with my sister and her family.

Unfortunately, we are getting a ton of snow. The roads were bad and as she lives 20 miles away I decided to turn around having witnessed three cars already in the ditch.

So instead here I sit with a warm cup of coffee, paints and brushes and my imagination.

It’s Zellie Bellies turn to be immortalized on canvas!

I really wish I could have made it to church, it’s been a while and I was looking forward to it, but painting is also a good way to spend a cold snowy Sunday morning.

Five things that happened this week

My orchid finally bloomed again. I was give. This orchid two years ago. Of course it was blooming when I got it, but then the blooms died away with the stem. I kept watering it thinking that it would bloom again, but it didn’t. The. I noticed that the roots were cramped so I changed the pot and put fresh orchid mix in there and now look! I have a pretty orchid just in time to brighten things up on this yucky winter day.

Otto is just about done. I just have to touch up the background and give I’m a couple coats of varnish and he’s good to go. Next up my little Zelda.

Monday was a kitty cuddle kind of day. I woke up and could barely walk leaving me on a heating pad on my back while the kitties and Zelda took turns making sure I was properly cared for. No worries though my back is better, at least for the most part anyway.

Harper took most of these home, but I will have you know that I accomplished the task of eating all the cookies she left behind. This is an accomplishment that I not so proud of, but they were yummy after all.

The last item I don’t have a picture of but I am happy to report that I am once again able to park my car in the garage. It is just in time for this ugly snowstorm too. Unburying my car is not something I am very fond of and I have been doing a lot of it recently.

I haven’t been that diligent this week with my posts, but I vow to pick it up next week!

Tullahbee Marie

It’s coming along! There’s still some work to do, but I love how it’s turning out. I have tried several times in the past 12 years to paint my Tullahbee, but this is the first time that I have been able to do her beautiful self any justice. She’s such a pretty girl and I wanted to be able to capture that.

Finished, My Cody Boy

This is Cody. When I got divorced, I left my dogs Cody and Tullahbee with my exe because my daughters remained there and are very attached to them. I often visit them and it broke my heart to leave them behind, but I know they are happy and living their best life.

Cody was adopted from the Humane Society when he was approximate 3. He’s a love bug and a great cuddler. He barks at everything, including his shadow, especially now that he’s getting deaf. He really enjoys booty scratches and dog biscuits , but is not a huge fan of toys. Of course, walks and car rides are on the top of his list though. All in all, he’s been a wonderful part of my life. I hope you enjoy learning more about him.

Introducing Zelda

This is Zelda.  She came into my life only two months ago through a rescue in my area.  She had just given birth and raised 6 puppies to a healthy 8 weeks old and was ready to have all the attention back on herself.  

There are several things that I have discovered about Zelda in the past few months.  First, she is a lover. She loves other dogs, cats, and definitely people. Second, she is a licker.  She loves to give kisses. Third, she can hold her own with much larger beasties than herself. Just ask Otto, her Plott Hound brother.

I bring her everywhere that I go, within reason, so that she likes people.  Since she’s a small dog prone to resource guarding her person, I wanted to make sure that she was comfortable around people.  Turns out, she’s doing really well with this, and although she still seeks the comfort of her momma’s lap, she likes to love on others too.  So if you see us out and about, you might get some loves too.

Don’t hold her too close to your face unless you’d like a tongue bath from a 14 pound pro licker.  It’s really hard to not want to cuddle her close, because she’s a very good cuddler. She really boroughs in.

She may be smaller than the cat, but she can definitely hold her own in any tussle.  She’s fierce when she needs to be. Zelda can give her 60 pound brother a run for his money.  She’s got that fast, sneaky thing going on. She’s also really smart and has learned to distract him, and then bound in to steal his toy or treat.

All-in-All she’s been a great addition to my life and I look forward to sharing our adventures with you.