Saturday, February 6, 2010

Meet the newest Mooney!

We have an old dog named Nico that just turned 17. He has been a great dog and has been through so much in his life. Joel has had him since he was 6 months old and he has been all over the world with us!! We know that the end is in sight for old Nico. He is having a harder time walking and getting up. He can’t take his pain medicine very well anymore. It is really amazing to me every morning when he gets up to go outside. Sometimes he is in such weird positions that I really think he has left us and then I detect breathing. He sleeps almost all the day now. We knew that we wanted to get another dog as we are firm believers that dogs need a buddy. We also knew that although we are not usually fans of little dogs we wanted a dog that the girls could play with and walk…Clapton just about drags them down the street! So we decided to drive out to the animal shelter last week just to see what they had….we were NOT planning on getting a dog. Then we saw this:

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Now how could you resist a face like this???? At the shelter her name was Latte and she had a sister named Cappuchino. After playing with the puppies for a while the girls were calling them “Licky” and “Elle.” We actually thought about adopting both of them but the shelter was pretty strict about only allowing you to adopt one, and the cost was outrageous compared to what we have paid at shelters before (although it is a great shelter and I know they will use the money wisely) so one it was, and we decided to combine the two names so they both got to name her so we have “Lily.”

She is a fantastic little puppy! She is only 9 weeks old and she was potty trained in 3 days! I can’t believe it! Her only downfall is she can not be left in her kennel for more than three hours at this age, so we are having to take turns at night letting her out. I tell you I will never get any sleep…damn girls have kept me up for 5 years now and we then get a puppy! Crazy I know!!

She is already a huge presence in the house and every night she is curled up on daddy’s chest. (This was a guy who never has liked little dogs!!) Clapton continues to put her in her place but Nico loves her. Whenever I can’t find her it is because she is curled up next to him, so I am really glad we got her because I hope she brings him a little comfort and joy during the time he has left with us.

We are all having lots of fun with her and I am trying to keep her from chewing up all my furniture!! So far she has only damaged one sock, so all in all, pretty good!

It does seem like time has been flying by..I was busy with this for a while:

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This was the ribbon and embellishment share I a few customer orders, and my last class in the background. Then I made a bunch of these:

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This was my technique card for this favorite, reverse masking. I did this card for my stamp club and my Swap group in Georgia..Hi Ladies!!! If you want directions on how to do it just email me!! I guess I do need to send those directions out to my clubbers, DOH!!

Then I made a bunch of these for hostess gifts:

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I love that strip of chunky glitter..just use a piece of sticky strip and press the glitter into it!

Then I made a few of these from my last class as I really need girl birthday cards on hand!

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Last but not least, I made some of these cards up for my stash…heck I may even send one this week with valentines day coming up!

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So I have been keeping busy lately and I have to confess one last thing….I bought the girls Valentines this year! I know, the horror! I just don’t have time to make 48 of something right now…I am going to make all the teachers something and call it good…sometimes you just have to throw in the towel you know!!! There is always next year!

Ciao for now!!! Deidre

1 comment:

Katherine said...

congratulations on the new puppy! and how wonderful that you've had a dog as part of the family for 17+ yrs - that's amazing. Love your reverse masking by the way - got one in the Inky Paws swap! would love to hear how you made it.