Zombie, Zombie, Zombie eh eh eh

Wow, it’s Ash Wednesday a big Catholic day for us. I can’t eat anything but veggies and fruit, but I’m leaning more towards the chocolate since I feel like an itty bitty zombie. Last night at around 10:30 I was watching tv in the family room, when all of a sudden I heard a loud bang, looked outside and saw a bright yellow light. At first I thought God was punishing me after reading what my friend posted on Mother Teresa and how at times she felt as if God wasn’t there for her. Then I thought my neighbor who had been let out of the institution shot his girlfriend, or it could have been the neighbors (aka parents of Lucy goosie’s baby’s daddy) shooting one of their cows. Well, I’ve chosen to believe that The Zodiac did not pay us a visit, but it was a UFO. Whatever it was, I didn’t fall asleep until the wee hours of the morning. Thanks to the Sheriffs who say they’re going to answer their cell phones in case of an emergency, but don’t….makes us country folk without a nearby police station feel real safe.

With that being said, my dog Lucy goosie baby floosie and my cat, Olivia whom I have not introduced formally to the blog are still napping.  To those of you who love my Lucy, and want to see my precious little Olivia Newton John, please do. In the meantime I’m going to try to muster up some energy so I can take down some wallpaper.

Lucy hears the deadbeat dad, barking for her affection. Little does he know, she's fixed! Girls...when will they ever learn?

Lucy hears the deadbeat dad, barking for her affection. Little does he know, she's fixed! Girls...when will they ever learn?

Gardening with mom.

Gardening with mom.

Dirty girl!

Dirty girl!

Lucy loves to swim in the pond......

Lucy loves to swim in the pond......

.....and shake in it too. I thought the whole point was to shake out of the water?

.....and shake in it too. I thought the whole point was to shake out of the water?

My brother took this one...it's too cute not to post. This is Goose when she saw me walking towards the pond. I love my sister!

My brother took this one...it's too cute not to post. This is Goose when she saw me walking towards the pond. I love my sister!

Now to my other Princess Baby….Olive-ia

Did I mention she talks back? She's evil!

Did I mention she talks back? She's evil!

Checking to see if the coast is clear.

Checking to see if the coast is clear.

Getting ready to make a dash for it.

Getting ready to make a dash for it.

And one last thing…before I go, Lucy wants you to have a wonderful rest of your day! I just realized I’m speaking for the dog, I really need some zzzzzzzzzz’s!

Lucy being Lucy....she's such a floosie!

Lucy being Lucy....she's such a floosie!

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Etsy :: Thirtydash9

I knew when I found Thirtydash9’s etsy shop, that I had to post her special order dog pendants! They’re a great gift for the dog lover in your life, or for yourself! Owner, Jen believes (as do I) that all dogs are photogenic. Her work has been featured in ‘Citydog’ and ‘Bark’ magazine. She creates these one of a kind pendants out of your favorite photo of Fido, and fused glass.

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“Little Linus”

Jen is so talented at what she does, she used the first photo for Linus face and body, but used his facial expression from the second photo…making for a truly unique piece.

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Bailey

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I couldn’t leave out my namesake, Candy! What a pretty name for a lovely girl 🙂

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14

Today would have been my little Ricky’s 14th birthday. I still remember my parents getting the phone call that our Freddy boy’s baby’s mama had given birth to nine puppies. I couldn’t wait to get to their house and play with all of them. They were the cutest little things I had ever seen! I think my mom took my brother and I just about every day to hang out with the little guys. Rick’s poor mom was so tired of them that she had to get stitches on her tummy, from jumping the neighbors barbed wire fence. They were so big at five weeks old that my dad asked me “if I thought I was going to be able to sleep if I didn’t bring my new brother home?” I was so excited, but didn’t know what I was in for. I was going to be Rickerd’s mom, and have to sleep in the family room which is adjacent to the kitchen where my kid was to sleep. I don’t think he ever slept that night, he cried and cried and cried for his mama. I thought it was cute at first until the second, and third night came around. I programmed myself to sleep through it, while my parents got up with him. They’d ask…didn’t you hear that? Hear what, I thought? He’d sleep eventually! It got to the point that my little guy knew exactly where I was sleeping, would jump the gate my parents put up and would curl up on top of my hair or on my warm fleece Phoenix Suns blanket. Oh yeah, that reminds me…I really wanted to name him “Charles Barkley” after my favorite person behind my mom and grandpa, but my mom was on this “I Love Lucy” kick and we had to go with the shows theme. All that’s left is an Ethel!

Ricky may have sounded like the sweetest guy on earth, but that’s only because I’m telling the story. He got me in more than a couple fights with my neighbor, which taught me that I’m not as non-confrontational as I once thought I was, and gave me the ability to relax when things were in turmoil. One things for sure, and that’s that I miss my best buddy more than you could ever know! Did I mention that he liked to swallow gloves whole, bags of Ruffles potato chips (whole), would sneak over to the neighbors yard to steal her cat food, and once gave me a bloody nose?  If that isn’t love, I really don’t know what love is! lol

 

babyRicky as a puppy~ He actually put that hole in his dog house, by sitting on top of it, and digging. He thought it would be cute to stick his head out of it. Needless to say, I feel this is the best picture I’ve ever taken. 

 

Happy Birthday Ricky Charles! Your sissa misses you more than you could ever know!!!!! 

Lucy As Marley

I’ll admit I’m a baby when it comes to losing my pets. It’s been a year and a half since my precious Ricky left this earth, and I still don’t like to think of him as gone. With that being said, nobody in my family has any intention of seeing the movie Marley and Me. I’m sure it’s fantastic, but it’s still too soon for comfort, and seeing as we have a yellow lab. I’ll have to pull what I did when watching Finding Nemo, and fast forward until the sad part is over,  when Marley comes out of video.

On Christmas day Lucy goosie baby floosie aka Lucille McGillicutty, better known as Princess baby dressed up as Marley’s “plump” sister. Had I posted these yesterday, I would have felt like a bad sister for not doing so sooner…but Lucy’s jealous behavior got her in trouble! You  see Lucy has a habit when I’m on my laptop to rest her head on the keys. It’s a wonder I ever get anything done or that she hasn’t deleted all my photos! Have you ever heard of VoiceOver? It’s a program on Mac for Hearing/Sight impaired individuals. I never knew my computer had it, and it’s a great tool for people who actually need it, but for those who don’t need it, it’s a p.i.t.a.! Warning never hit the F5 key on a macbook…you’ll never hear the end of it….literally! Needless to say, I finally got the problem resolved….and Lucy is still sound asleep on the bed!

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CHCHCHCHANGING

I am so sorry for my lack of posts lately. I have a huge exam on Saturday which I have been studying for. While I miss visiting your blogs, I’m pretty proud of myself for doing my best to stay focused. Please send good karma and positive vibes my way 🙂 As much as I’m looking forward to the holidays, my plate is full and I personally can’t wait until I have my results saying I’VE PASSED!

Btw…the boots arrived today, and I’m not sure if I’m keeping them. From the look my brother gave me, and my grandma’s “I’ve never seen anything like those before,” I’m kind of hesitant to wear them out in public!

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Pet Love

When it comes to our pets, we want the best for them. Lucky Fiona’s etsy shop has the perfect stylish dog and cat collars to keep your beloved family member safe, and fashionable at the same time. Most importantly at affordable prices!!! Thank you Shannon, for allowing me to post these gorgeous collars. There are still many more in her shop. I know you’ll love them. Lucy goosie loves them too 🙂

Even better……

This week they are having a SALE!!!

BUY 2 COLLARS GET 1 FREE!!!!

The Rannygazoo

The Rannygazoo

Rannygazoo

The Lotus

The Lotus

LOTUS

For the festive dog……

The Holly Jolly

The Holly Jolly

HOLLY JOLLY

The Jack Frost

The Jack Frost

JACK FROST

The Frosty Paws

The Frosty Paws

FROSTY PAWS

For your Feline Child……

Custom Kitty Collars

Custom Kitty Collars

CUSTOM KITTY COLLAR

Isn't she the cutest. Reminds me of baby Chloe and Kendall. I miss them so much!

Isn't she the cutest ever. Shannon, I will gladly take her! I miss my Chloe and Kendall!!

Fido’s Palace

In honor of Pet design month, Apartment Therapy has been showcasing different unique items for the home with your furry family members in mind. These unique dog/cat palaces are created with only the finest fabrics from France, glued on with natural glue, and it is all done by hand by the fine people at Prestige Houses. Their motto is “know to respect the nature of wood and fabric; provide our customers the largest choice of available materials.” To see these houses is to believe them!

Each house is handmade with the finest material

Each house is handmade with the finest material

The Bellagio

Mops

All photos courtesy of Prestige Houses