Friday, June 25, 2010

Dog Days of Summer

So, I was supposed spend my summer making art, creating, nurturing my artist within. A gift to myself...the gift of creating. I could draw, sew, paint, photograph, work on altered books, do anything I wanted. I was going to do it up. And I did for about a week. Then I did something like adopt a dog. A beautiful black puppy, whom I adore. She and Abbey have become my shadows. I have no peace! Every hour I walk her outside, I play with her, I try to teach her tricks, I try to get her potty trained. It's like having a toddler! A furry toddler. So here I go again. I'm trying to focus on me...not on her...

despite these adorable puppy dog eyes.

Sunday, June 13, 2010


We've been looking for a puppy for a year now. Specifically a Border Terrier. I love them, I so want one, but they are VERY HARD TO FIND! I just couldn't wait any longer. So I've been checking all the local shelters for the past 5 weeks for any small terrier mix puppies. Friday night I finally found one, two rather.

They were terrier mix puppies about 9 weeks old and were abandoned and found as strays. The male was brown and the female black. When I arrived at the shelter...telling my friend Lan that I would be fine with going home empty handed...there was a family there waiting for me. It seems they were having trouble picking out their puppy, they both were awesome. I had my hopes set on the little brown one, but he made it clear who he wanted to go home with. The little girl kept choosing me. I tell you I didn't have a choice. That little black face kept looking up at me, those brown eyes so happy to see me. I could not resist her. She won.

So we now have a new member of the family, Stella, the little black terrier mix. She has quite an attitude, needs to be potty trained and socialized. She also has an infestation of ticks, we are currently working on that thanks to the help of the Petsmart vet, thank GOD they're open on Sundays. I think by the weeks end she'll be used to us, tick free, and (fingers crossed) Abbey and Stella become best buds. Welcome to the family Stella!

She likes to hide in the ivy with the gnome.
She's lazy.
She knows how to look when she's in trouble!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Heart Shaped World

I had planned on having Chris done by Spring Break but work got in the way. Fast forward three months and now he is complete. Wish I had a beadazzler to make his jacket all sparkly, but sadly I don't :( So Robert Smith is next. Let us see how long he takes. I am for July, it will probably be September.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

I Heart Delilah!

I have two AWESOME dogs. One Jack Russell/Rat Terrier Mix, he will be 16 this October, and one Jack Russell Terrier, she will be 10 in October as well. As you can imagine, they're not as lively as they once were.

Oliver Odel

Abbey Gail

We've been searching for a puppy , specifically a Border Terrier, for a year now, but there are very few in the US and are very expensive. I was dead set on a Border until I met Delilah. I walked into Panther City Bicycles and there she was. I played with her for hours. She was ADORABLE! Apparently she was abandoned and rescued. She ended up having pneumonia, thousands of dollars later she was healthy again. I can't imagine ever leaving that sweet little Delilah. Totally fell in love with her. Totally wanted her, she was totally taken :( However, she is VERY SPOILED and well taken care of. It looks like she found a perfect companion, and place to live. Here's a video of her.

So I'm going to hit every animal shelter in North Texas and find my little Delilah. That is my summer goal. We need a little puppy to liven things up here. Wish me luck!!