Thursday, February 24, 2011

Abbie's New Bed

Abbie is such a good girl, so I brought her a surprise today. A new bed and a big bone to chew on. She was in heaven. I hope her mom and dad don't mind. I put it where she sleeps at night. I don't allow her on the bed anymore as she has a little trouble jumping up on the stool to get to the bed. I don't want her to hurt herself. I tried to pick out a bed that went with the decor but as you can see she is quite comfortable laying on it. Mom and Dad can decide where they want to put it if not where it is now.

The snow is melting a little and we just got flurries today. Suppose to get some tonight. I actually got out this morning but the roads were very icy. I suspect it is going to warm up soon. Spring is in a couple of weeks! Sure wouldn't know it by the snow outside. Everything here is fine and Abbie is looking forward to seeing her mom and dad in a few days.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Home Sweet Home

Mid-Afternoon Playing in the snow

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

As comes the snow

Its been snowing here for about four hours now. Began as hail, turned into freezing rain and now its full-fledged snow. This isn't the end of it either.....we are suppose to get more the next few days. Its beautiful when you are in such a beautiful home as I am. There are wndows all around to watch the snowflakes drop!

Abbie and I woke up to snow on the ground again. We are waiting for enough to build a snowman but unfortunately, it isn't enough to play in yet. But the forcast is calling for more this weekend so you never know when a snowman (or a snow dog!) might pop up. We have been vegetables the last two days. Too cold to do anything and Abbie likes just hanging out. She has been real good about going out at night and sleeping until morning. She follows me from room to room not leaving my side. She is the sweetest dog EVER! So, needless to say, everything is going well on the homefront. We are doing our chores and there has been nothing but peace and quiet.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Beauuuuu-ti-ful Day

Abbie and I enjoyed this gorgeous day. Granted it is a little cold (41 degrees), but when we woke this morning, the sun was shining and Abbie and I took advantage by taking a short walk and spending a little time outside. Abbie slept better the last two nights, only waking early morning for a trip outside. So, perhaps the two nights she was restless was for some other reason than her infection.

My friend from Chicago is staying at my house while I sit. She comes to visit during the day sometimes and Abbie really likes her too. I haven't seen anyone she hasn't liked. She is so friendly. When I take my friend home in the afternoon, Abbie goes along for the ride.

Today is a quiet day and it is just Abbie and I hanging out. The blue skies went away and is followed by overcast skies and the smell of snow in the air. We are suppose to get some snow this weekend. It snowed yesterday but was just a light dusting. Abbie and I are doing just worries.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Here Comes The Snow.....

Abbie and I are ready for the snow they are predicting for tonight and tomorrow. They don't expect a lot but it is definitely colder than it has been in the last week. Abbie is waking me at least three times during the night to go out. It seems she waits a couple of hours and then is ready to go out again. She doesn't 'ask' to go out during the day as often? She recently had a little infection and I am just wondering if she needs another round of antibiotics. I will blog tomorrow to see how she does tonight.
Other than that, nothing happening on the home front. We are just hanging out and laying low. Two old ladies in Maple Valley. LOL

Monday, February 14, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Walkin in the Rain....

We went walking in the rain and Abbie reminded me of Gene Kelly's rendition of "Walkin in the Rain..I'm Walkin in the rain...what a glorious feeling...."

Well, maybe it was just me singing that song....Abbie just wanted to come back that's what we did. We didn't walk far as she didn't have her rain coat on, so I tortured her and dressed her up again! Its so funny when she sees me grabbing clothing she kind of has this look on her face like 'Oh NO>>>>'. But, she does so willingly as she knows who the keeper of the cookies is!

She is doing just fine, wet and all. She has had her cookie and I brought her some treats as well so she is not lacking attention. While we are dealing with high winds and strong rain, her mom and dad are happily sunning themselves in the desert! I'm not telling Abbie that of course!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Abbie Girl

Arrived this morning to greet my girl Abbie. She was excited to see me. Looks like she is shy a few pounds while I have gained them over the holidays. But she looks healthy and energetic too. I had to run a couple of errands but we have been hanging out since about 1pm this afternoon and all is quiet on the homefront. I will post some pics of our girl tomorrow after we take a short walk and pick up the mail. Hope her two legged owners are having fun in the desert!

Thursday, February 3, 2011


I was busy cleaning this morning when I wondered where Barney was? I thought I had locked her in the bedroom, but she wasn't there. I looked on the front porch where the dogs were laying in wait of anything to come by and she wasn't there. So, I didn't worry too much because she has a tendancy to just take off for hours and come back when she is ready. As I was sweeping the front entryway, I glanced up and there she was, hiding in the plant. If this plant gets any bigger she can hide in there for days and no one will find her. The pups are outside while I do laundry and some other cleaning. I will do the floors the day I leave so its pretty for mama and daddy. So, everything is good on the homefront.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


We woke up this morning to everything iced over. It was in the 20's this morning. I froze my ....... off going down to feed the horses. I am glad I went early because the water for the visiting horse was frozen about a 1/2 inch thick. I beat it to death to break up the ice and I prevailed. So, she has water now. Everything outside was frozen including the pond. I know this is nothing compared to what it could be so I am not going to complain. I have been cleaning and organizing. The dogs are doing great. No more mishaps and thats a good thing. Hope mom and dad are enjoying that sunshine!!!!!