Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Dakota AKA The KING

If you read the first post last
week you know that I have
due to my daughter who thought
they needed him.
Six months later I have
him while they find him a home.
Eight years later he is still with
Dakota was the name given to hm
by my daughter and her family,
was the name I gave him due
to his behavior!
And that came later because he
was a scaried cat when I got
him. Loud noises or
fast movements freak him
Thanks CALEB for that!
Anyway....here is the KING laying
in the chair in mom's yard.
This was taken a few years ago and
he would sit here waiting for me
to come home. Unlike most
dogs that will lay on the ground,
Dakota prefers the comfort of
life and what it brings to a KING!
OH MOM....these pillows
are so NICE! Come rub my tummy!
Make the bed, throw the pillows
up there and forget about the fact
you just made the bed!
Funny story....Dakota goes to my mom's house
everyday for Granny's Doggie Day Care!
No mom does not really have one of
those but that is what I call it cause
when my kids were old enough, I thought
I was finished with the drop offs and pick
ups of day care....LOL
This is Dakota with Molly and Red
there in the back ground. These
are two of my mom's dogs.
I love to watch this silly dog. If the bed
is unmade he will jump in, cover
himself up and go around in a circle
till he tucks the covers under him!
But here he is being woke up to begin
our day.
I can hear him now...
"Crap, I don't want to get up"!
"Well ok, I am coming"
There wide awake!
He is a total mess.
When he gets to mom's each morning I
put him in the back yard where his friends
are usually out waiting on him. He
does his business then he goes in and
runs to mom's room. If the bed is made,
back to bed the KING goes till he is
ready to rise or Granny makes the bed.
If he gets there and the bed is not made,
if jumps up on the pillows and
proclaims it his throne.
Looking down at the others!
My daughter once said that he reminded her
of Niles on the old Frazier's show!
But NO, he reminds me of a mix of
Niles.....the high standard acting KING
and Sheldon, the odd ball on Big Bang Theory!
He has his certain way of doing things
and he don't like his routine screwed with!
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Monday, June 29, 2015

Dakota and the Deer

Good morning!
Here is another
First let me say
that Dakota
really does not mind
snow. Which I find
funny cause his feet
get wet when he goes out.
But Dakota don't like rain!
Funny part to that is he
don't like it after the rain
cause his feet get wet!
Go figure.
Anyway, I can understand
the pouring rain, esp. if
its winter and its cold
and its been raining for

This one Christmas season it
had been raining for at least
two days off and on. I could
manage to get Dakota out in
periods that it let up so he could
shhhh......go to the bathroom.
But one day, it had been raining
ALL day. I had not been
able to get him out and I knew
that he was probably beginning to
hurt from holding it.
I forced him out.
Then I had to force
him off the porch.
Then down the steps,
into the rain.
He hugs the porch base
trying to stay dry when finally
he takes a dash out to get
under the big tree in the center of the
RUN Dakota!
I thought he would hike there
and go for it but NO, not
him, that would be way to
So all of a sudden, me
staying at
the screen door, he
takes a dash to the
lighted reindeer in the yard.
Before I can YELL,
he hikes,
he pees
and he yelps out!
That dog took off running
to the porch so
fast and here
I was laughing my
rear off!
I checked to be sure
is little man part was
okay and not like burned
or something then I lost
I laughed over the site of
him hiking and running!
I called my mom to tell
her but she told me I had
to stop laughing cause she could
not understand what I was saying!
Bless his heart!
And I say that with all the
love in the world for that
silly dog!
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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Caleb and Nana Time

Caleb is my teenage grandson
and saying that I have
to admit that we don't
have much time together
since he is a teen!

But I picked him up Saturday evening so 
we could have sometime together.

He brought along his BB gun so
we headed over to Chris' so he
could shoot.

After that him and I fired up the go carts and 
raced around. 
We had dinner at Chris' with smoked
ribs from his friend Bailey.
Caleb put away 6 rubs all on his
While I cooked the fries getting
dinner ready, Caleb and 
Chris went out and
split wood.

We headed home and 
chilled out till bedtime.

Sunday was

Jurassic World

Isn't my date so handsome?

My 3D glasses..
ready to wear.

Getting ready to start.

Great Movie!!

From there Caleb ask
to go back to Chris'
to split more wood.

Chris paid him well for the help.

I am home now chilling and
resting for tomorrows work week.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Dakota - Sleep, Eat and Lay Around

If you read yesterday's post
you are probably still
What a mess this one is.
Another time, not long
after him trying to hang himself he
tried to smother himself.
No pics on that event either.
We woke one morn
at the same time, he was laying
in the bend of my knees and I
continued to lay there but
he decided to crawl out
from under the covers!!!
RIGHT up the back of my gown!
Yep, tried telling him he could
not get out that way, the whole
time I was laughing.
I had to sit up in the bed, then slide
off the mattress and wiggle and
shake him out of my gown!
What a way to wake!
Dakota loves to eat.
So much so that he is afraid
he will miss something that
maybe spilled over the edge.
What to do in that case?
You take your paw and turn the
bowl on its side so you can lick the
Speaking of FOOD.
He eats a good meal at
2pm every day but
I leave dry out for snacking sake.
Something about his Kibbles and Bits
that causes him to pull out certain ones
and put them on the floor.
Sometimes it is the red ones
and sometimes it is the brown ones.
NO CLUE here???
Dakota AKA The KING loves to
lay around.
He got the nickname the KING due
to his behavior and demanding
Like this...
rub my tummy!

Most times if he does this
and you are sitting next to him,
he will take his paw and scratch at
you till you rub him.
Now, the KING loves to show
you that he is ABOVE you in
stature by getting on the back of
the couch usually above where you are sitting.
I guess he feels that he reins over
you that way.
This evening, after a day of playing at
granny's palace, he just could
not keep the eyes open.....
or the SNORES silent!

Yes, he entertains me!
Thanks for stopping in and stay
tuned for more Dakota adventures and


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Niece Wedding Gift


Started with a piece of black poster board
scrap book paper
and of course scissors

Here was the background I picked out.
I had several picked out cause the one
on PINTEREST called for four different
patterns. I was afraid that would be to busy.

So I did all backgrounds the same.

Black and white.

Frame had to be black also!
Wow....could I have gotten that pic any more blurred!

The finished project!
7/4/15 her and Adam's wedding date coming up. 

I love it. I think it is so adorable.

I took my stencil and drew out what I needed in numbers
and the est onto the black poster board.
Cut them out and taped them onto the background
and slipped that baby in that frame.

Pretty cool. Course I have her other stuff to go along with this.

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Dakota and the Deck

oh he has brought me to tears,
he has brought me to smiles
and he has brought me to
I had him for about a week...
and the whole time all that kept
coming out of my mouth was...
I don't want a dog.
I will find him a home.
But till then I had a kitchen to
paint! LOL
This DOG had so many insecurities
that he had to be right there
my feet!
While painting my kitchen that
was really hard. So I chained
him up in the
backyard, where he could
see me in the kitchen.
So I decided to close him up on the deck.
Next thing I knew he jumped off...
about 5 feet.
Okay, something has to give so I
put the leash on him,
closed him up on the deck only
given him enough leash to move
around. Gave him toys and bones......
Looked out, and could not see him,
but I could see the leash, curving and going
in front of the door.
Okay, where was he now. I opened the screen
to look out and there he
trying to hang himself!
(sorry no pic)
LOL....I looked and there
Dakota was, hanging from
the side of the deck.
Claws out and buried in the
I panicked and if
it had not been for fear that he
would break his neck or
hang himself I would have
ran and got the camera.
Course that thought only occured to
me once I got him down and stopped
Mind you laughter only came
after I rescued him from a broken
The pic below is about how he had
his claws in the wood..
only here, years later
he was, excuse me, Lola was
messing with him.
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Painting Away

Last night I sat and made up 
an order for Amber Cruse.

She wanted Pink with Purple

She loved the finished product but
it was missing two little words.

Now it looks better!

Tonight I turned out this baseball!

and this is Jackson holding
his turtles that his Nana ordered
for his birthday.
He is so happy over his gift.

That makes my 4th order of turtles.
Only 3 more to go.

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Dakota - Part 1

This is my best friend, my bud, my
fur baby...
Dakota came to me because six months
before my daughter thought they had
to have a dog.
Then they decided to move and
were told they could not
have animals.
I was asked to keep him till they
found him a home.
And I knew they were not going
to even look for a home.
With that said I had just gotten new
carpet and floors so mom
suggested that he come to her
house during the day while I work...
That was 8 yrs ago this August!
Needless to say, he grew on me.
I was sat up one day in my craft room
painting with my oils when he comes
wanting attention so he walks under
the edge of the tv tray, knocking the
pallet paper off the tray and on to him!
"Oh mom, I am so sorry", hanging his head!
Even got white on the tip of his ear!
No...I did not scold him.
It was all sort of funny.
Gotta love that face!
More stories to come later
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tick Tock it's a Pink Clock

This was an order sometime ago 
so I really needed to get it done.
Thanks Amber Cruse
for the order.

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4th Set of Turtles

My 4th set of turtles went out
yesterday, Monday via UPS and
was delivered today.

Some little boy will be a happy camper
tomorrow on his birthday. 

3 more sets to go.
One for my son...who by the 
way will be 28 in a couple of weeks.
and two sets for another woman on FB
but her's are for Christmas gifts.

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