I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Welcome 2018!

Best wishes to all my friends here and on FB, may 2018 be a wonderful, joy filled year for you all.



gone to the beach!


Saturday, December 30, 2017

"Life, Love, and What We Wore"

Well, no life or love news, and mostly what Mo wore. He is such a cutie and he seems to be very happy to be dressed in his warm clothes on these frigid days.

I'm getting better at dressing him too. Instead of trying to bend over at the door, encouraging frantic circles and play nips, I have Mo come up on the sofa. The lure is a ''cranberry flower'' which is a special crunchy treat he loves.[I think I mentioned these before]. The phrase is odd enough that he definitely knows what I am offering him and he comes and sits and lets me sit by him to dress him.
HINT: Always thread through the halter D-rings before you close the coat or sweater.

So here he is: Mo the Pug!

These are Mo's Christmas Eve pyjamas! So soft!

Sleeping naked, on the big bed.

A day of snow flurries:

Fleece lined pompom sweater, with robins! OMG! He likes this one a lot.

High winds and sub zero windchill, have to wear a hat!

This is Mo's other new coat, also a great find. It's a thick flannel plaid lined with dense super soft plushy faux fur. Easy on/ off design too. He has waterproof coats/ parkas, but the two new coats are for dry but windy very cold days. He bounces around outside so happily, he seems to really enjoy the extreme cold. I do put Mushers Wax on his little feet too, every morning while he is napping. Mo HATES having his paws touched, lol. And beeswax/ coconut oil salve on his nose.

 Doesn't this look like the warmest sunniest day? Bright sun, but oh so cold, around 10, wind chill was -6 I think.

Mel jinxed me by saying if it;'s so cold she'd like a little snow. Mother Nature is bringing it Saturday, tomorrow night. Ugh.

What did I wear!? A last minute run to Target yielded a couple of their cute soft cardigans. Usually $20.oo, on sale for 12.oo This one is pale dusty pink, not lavender. I love the hand stitched rhinestones, even though I later realized it isn't washable or dry cleanable [hand wash only] and promptly spilled lasagna sauce on the front.

I wore it Christmas Eve, over a plain white tee shirt, grey would be better but I didn't have a grey tee and black looked like an old babushka granny, khaki Talbot ankle pants, and the clashing note of my red Christmas Crocs.

I also got the black version. It has tiny sequin-ish things scattered across the front. I kept brushing myself off thinking they were crumbs. Black V-neck tee, a different pair of Talbot ankle pants, and my red suede ballet flats with the suede flowers on the toes. I wore that outfit to my friends' Christmas Day dinner. I think this black sweater is plain enough to wear on a more daily basis, like for shopping or out for dinner; the pink guy might be a one time wear. But I love it!

And a last adorable item to share, from my FB friend Pork Chop and his lovely mom Debra Ann: this oh so perfect and cute, almost life sized!, felted wool  Pug purse. All handmade, beautifully done. It could be a great inspiration for a pug on a wool applique quilt or mug rug! I love it. Thank you Porky and Debra Ann!

Mel wanted to see the bristle pug my kids gave me...

I'm looking forward to the new year and a long quietly productive winter. How about you, what's first on your list? No resolutions, please, I hate them! Tell me something fun instead?



gone to the beach...

PS With the weather so cold I want again mention a wonderful pet product. Called a Snuggle Safe kennel heater. These go in the microwave, NO dangerous cords, and stay warm for 18-24 hours, so if your dogs live outdoors in sheltered kennels or if your outdoor kitties have a shelter outdoors, or you care for feral kitties, you can add this warm comfort for them during the coldest months for under 25.oo. I have two and use one to warm my bed on very cold nights. I also heat both at all times in case of power failures during storms. The link is from Chewy.com, a wonderful resource for pet supplies. They have other kennel heating options too, under ''heated beds''. Free next day shipping.

 please care for your pets during these very cold times. I believe Amazon sells the Snuggle Safe too. *****[be careful to put the disk in its cover and then wrap in a fleece or an old towel; they are quite hot at first.]*****

And please consider putting out seed for the wild birds and fresh unfrozen water.
 They are vulnerable when the weather is very harsh.

Snuggle Safe

PSS Life , Love, and What We Wore was a book my mother loved. A memoir, with watercolored line drawings of the writer's outfits, like "What I Wore to Woodstock" and "What I was Wearing When I met Husband Number One", or ''Museum Gala, 1975, Winter." Hmmmm. My life: ''what I wore to go to the grocery store''/ ''what I wore to drive the kids to practice''/ ''what I wore to the beach last Sunday''. Hahahaha.