Wednesday, May 26, 2010

me & milo.

miley mae douglass

i am 1/2 italian greyhound &
1/2 wiener dog, so i am fast.
i have the bestest family
and the bestest friends.
follow my blog (most) every
monday and see the world
through my big brown eyes.

yes peeps, i am fully aware that it is not monday.
but my to do list was packed on monday.
tuesday too.
so wednesday it is.
i don't have a lot of time these days cause i have a houseguest.
this is milo.
he is a "puggle"
that means half pug and half beagle.
he is very fun to play with and i'm glad his momma left him here.
she went to hawaii...wherever that is?
i bet she wishes she wasn't there...sounds awful to me.
here's a few quick pics cause i gotta get out to the pool.
were going skinny dipping!  ...teehee.

later taters.


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

amazing pup.

animals never cease to amaze me...
i wasn't sure i wanted to watch this at first.
at first i cried sad tears, but then they turned to happy tears.

it shows a dog getting hit on the highway (don't worry, it lives!)
then another dog rescues wrapping its paws around his neck
and pulling him to safety...road workers then took the dog to the vet.
he healed and was fine, all thanks to his little k-9 buddy.

this is why i love animals so much...

now go hug your pet :)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

just stuff.

nothing too exciting has been happening around here.
i'm still up to my eyeballs in primer...i really don't think it's ever gonna end.
just when i think i'm almost done, i find something else that needs primed.
and everything that has been primed will then have to be painted....ugh!

miley has a house guest this week...milo the puggle is hanging out while his momma went to hawaii.
oh how i miss that place, and that drink!

 since i needed something else to do, the pond pump decided to quit.
i had to run to wichita to pick up a new one.
all that work and i didn't hear one fish thank me...
obviously i didn't raise fish with manners.  :)

the sun finally showed up, YEAH!!!!
the gloom and doom of the cloudy, dreary, rain filled skies was killing me.
i need sun like a car needs fuel.
when i run out i start to putter and break down.
we have a sweet little momma and her nest just outside our back door.
someone likes to watch her.
trust me..she wouldn't hurt her, she is too skittish.
she stays outside on the porch for like a minute.
if a leaf blows across the driveway, she runs for the door.
i have a wussy cat....with no manners either.
she is such a big snob.

i tried lobster pizza for the first was so yummy!
but it will never compare to the lobster i had in maine.

i love my new birthday shoes...
i wear them all the time.
according to craig, they seem to be working...
the first day i wore them, craig grabbed my butt and said "oh ya, they're working"
thanks honey...i'm sure a 30 minute walk is all it would take.  HA!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

my little crop.

just a few days ago my strawberries looked like this.
now, they look like this.
and there's plenty more just waiting to be picked.
i just have to get to them before the dog.
she likes to "pick" them too.
but she doesn't share.
so now the decision is...
margarita's or smoothies?

Monday, May 17, 2010

i can't make a decision...

about flooring.

i always know what i want.
not this time.
i can't decide.
when did flooring get so expensive?
like crazy expensive?

i have a ton of samples.
from a million different stores.
of course the few i do like are way outta the budget.
seriously...some cost as much a a decent used car!
i feel like i need to take them all back.
start over.

maybe someone could just pick one for me.
and why your at it, could you pick a paint color too?

Friday, May 14, 2010

they're such posers.

my crazy squirrels...
they don't run from the camera or me.
just miley.
i can be right next to their feeder and they don't care.
they are constantly sneaking down to get a drink from the pond,
or to take a bath.
or to tease miley.
  she's always lurking around the corner...just waiting to ambush them.
she got a tail once...she was very proud of herself.
i don't proclaim to be fluent in squirrel, but
i'm pretty sure i heard the squirrel cuss.
more than once.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

don't hate...

because i got my awesome birthday shoes.
 they are these.
(sorry for the opening picture of someone's fake, airbrushed booty)

so apparently by the middle of summer...
my butt will be 28% firmer.
my hamstrings & calves will be 11 % more toned.
and i will be vacuuming in my underwear.


my guess is that...
i'll have 28% more blisters on my feet.
my back will ache 11% more.
and the dog will have lost 5 pounds.

but a girl can try...can't she?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

thirty seven.

why does 37 sound so much worse than 36?
3 years and then i'm 40...ugh.
how did that happen?
didn't i just graduate from high school?
last week, craig proceeds to ask me what i want for my birthday and
before i could answer, walks out of the room.
umm, ok then.
so i corner him later and tell him i want a certain kind of tennis shoes.
he comes back later and says
"do you know how much those things are????"
i said..."it's my birthday, and i have wanted them since Christmas."
he then says "we can go to wichita when i get home from work to get the shoes."
i said  "ok, i have to go to wichita in the morning also to get work supplies"
he then says "oh, well why don't you just pick them up then"
i won't tell you my answer to that, but it wasn't pretty!
long story short...
we are now going to wichita, together to get the birthday shoes.
...and hopefully  definitely dinner!

Monday, May 10, 2010

the dog who blogs: weekend fun.

miley mae douglass

i am 1/2 italian greyhound &
1/2 wiener dog, so i am fast.
i have the bestest family
and the bestest friends.
follow my blog (most) every
monday and see the world
through my big brown eyes.

happy mothers day to all you good mommy's out there.
i know i'm a day late, but i'm only allowed to use the computer on mondays,
so it's really not my fault.

i'm so glad i have a momma who takes such good care of me.
some of my favorite things she does for me is:
feeds me.
takes me for walks...we all know i take her, but i can let it slide this one time.
rubs my belly.
snuggles with me.
takes me on car rides all over....ya, still no license.
chases me with my toys.
lets me use her laptop.
gives me baths.
you get the picture...i'm mildly spoiled.

last week she took me to see addie.
addie was a neighbor to my momma's grandma once.
she lives at a local nursing home now and she LOVES me.
(i mean really, can you blame her?)
i love her too...isn't she just so cute?
i get really spoiled here.
she knows just where to scratch.
addie is a mother, grandmother, great grandmother and now a great, great grandmother...whew!
i bet she got lots of presents for mothers day.

guess who got to come over and play this weekend?
ok, i'll give you a hint.
she is bigger than me, and has curly black fur.

she has fur just like velcro...hehehee.
we played ball.
i chased her.
she chased me.
then we chased him.
he kept jumping over marley's head.
we wore ourselves out trying to catch him....he must be in training or something.
i guess me and marley are gonna have to start going to the gym if were gonna keep up with him.
i wonder if they have a neighbor dog discount?
waffle, you in?

later taters!


Sunday, May 9, 2010

call your mother.

grab some flowers.
grab a card.
grab some chocolate.
didn't your momma ever teach you anything?

here's my beautiful momma in 1970 something.
she rocked that hairstyle big time!

this is us when i was 3 weeks old.
i was her mothers day gift.
36...almost 37 years ago.
lucky her huh? go and raid the neighbors flower bed,
cut out a construction paper heart and glue it to more construction paper,
sacrifice your stash of chocolate truffles.
because she:
changed your diapers.
made your clothes when you were little.
picked up after you.
put a band-aid on your owee.
made you lots of crazy birthday cakes.
took you on shopping sprees.
spoiled you rotten.
(which she is now regretting  :)
got you a dog and let you have a kitten.
loved you no matter what.

now go and call your momma....she's waiting!

Happy Mothers Day Mom!
love ya, XOXO
...and Happy Mothers Day Marilyn!!!
hope your having a blast in branson!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

more random.

the guys came and installed our shiny new windows yesterday.
the room is finally getting closer to being finished.
i promise to show you horrible before, and awesome after photos when it's all done.
i still have a lot of painting to do.  LOTS!!!
another quick peek.
all that painting made me and pooch very hungry...
a sandwich for me.
and a bone for miley.
my lilacs smell soo good.
i just wished they lasted all summer long.
everything i planted is really starting to grow.
i have to water almost everyday already.
that means a mammoth water bill...ick!
for some reason, we have really high water rates around here.
we are hoping to put in a well soon.
at least i can water some of my stuff with my make-shift rain barrel.
so what if it looks a little's free!

so it looks as if my weekend is gonna consist of painting and watering.
miley has it made....she is in charge of taking care of this pooch.
i'd happily trade with her, but i don't trust her with a paintbrush just yet.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

how i started my morning....

i was sitting in a waiting room today.
two "older" ladies are across from me.
one of the ladies has a huge sewing box with her and is sewing something funky looking, by hand.
the other lady asks her what she was making.
the sewing lady responds "it's a sleeping bag for my ferret"
other lady "what's a ferret?"
sewing lady "you know, a ferret"
other lady  "is that a kind of dog?'
sewing lady "no! it's a ferret!"
other lady "well i don't know what a ferret is!"
(because  i can't take it anymore and am trying desperately not to laugh i chime in)
me "it's a weasel"
sewing lady "it's not a weasel!!!"
me under my breath "uh, ya it is"
other lady "you own a weasel??"
sewing lady "it's NOT a weasel!"
(nurse lady with clipboard opens door)
me under my breath  "please let her call my name...PLEASE!"
lady with clipboard "amy"
me "guess that's me"
as i'm walking away i can still hear the sewing lady jabbering away because i called her ferret a weasel.
when i came back out and saw that they BOTH were still there i flew right past them and never looked back.
what a way to start a day!
...and hello? ferret facts:
Ferrets come from the same family ("Mustelidae") as badgers, wolverines, otters,  mink, weasels, black footed ferrets and polecats.


take that, crazy sewing lady!

Monday, May 3, 2010

i {heart} dr. karen.

miley mae douglass

i am 1/2 italian greyhound &
1/2 wiener dog, so i am fast.
i have the bestest family
and the bestest friends.
follow my blog (most) every
monday and see the world
through my big brown eyes.

most dogs aren't as lucky as me.
most dogs don't look forward to going to the vet.
i do!!
that is were i get to see my favorite doctor...dr. karen.
she spoils me rotten!
as soon as we start the turn into the driveway...i start howling happiness.
this is were you can find her.
ok, we're here....let's go.
first we check in with theresa and jane and then go wait in the waiting area.
         i always go and see if any of my friends are in lock-up.
then i wait until someone calls my name.
if another dog comes in i always start talking and wagging my tail cause i want to play with them.
it drives momma crazy.
oh, they're calling my name, let's do this.
as usual, i rocked the scale.
then we go into the exam room where i let the vet tech know how i'm doing and show her how i can
wag not only my tail, but my entire back end.  
trust me, it's quite impressive. 
she leaves and then i wait for dr. karen to come see me.
 when dr. karen comes in, i get very excited and give her lots of kisses.
she totally lets me...because i am her favorite.
 she always tells me what a good dog i am, and talks to me lots.
then we get down to business.
she said i was perfect (umm, hello?)
and then posed for a picture for my scrapbook.
thank you dr. karen for taking such good care of me.
your my favorite vet and i love you lots!
lets do it again sometime...except for that back end probing business.
that should totally be illegal.


later taters, this dog has to bounce.