It's that time of year again! The bluebonnets are out! Dress your kids in their Sunday best, load them in the car, and let the picture taking begin. Or in my case, load up the dog =) It's a Texas tradition! Callie enjoys frolicking through the bluebonnets, so most of the pictures I took are action shots. I guess we were a sight to see, because a mini van drove up and sat there for awhile. I thought to myself, people please don't get out of the car with your kids! I didn't want anything to distract Callie, and kids definitely would have done the trick. After a few minutes they drove away, I guess they just wanted to get a better look at Callie =) We took a few more pictures and headed back to the car, where I then discovered I lost my lens cap in the bluebonnets. Goodness! So back out into the field we went. Luckily I didn't have to search too long because it was laying in an open area where I could see it. Thank God! So, I got my bluebonnet pictures and my lens cap, all is right in the world again =)
I finally watched Marley and Me. I was really excited about this movie when it came out, because I loved the book so much. I bought the book back when I was flying, I was a flight attendant at the time. I thought it would be a good read because I have a labrador, so I figured I could relate. It would also give me something to do during the down time on my flights. So there I was reading Marley and Me every spare second I had, I couldn't put it down. I don't want to ruin the movie/book for anyone who has not seen/read it yet, but I'm sure by now though you know the story. Anyway, I'm sure the passengers felt real safe or thought I was a lunatic when they looked up from their seats and saw me crying my eyes out in the galley as I read. Comforting. The book about killed me, so you can see why I was hesitant to see the movie, HELLO I don't need a visual! When I read the reviews I was scared to go see it in the theatre, balling my eyes out in public is not something I'm really into. It finally came out on dvd, so I had to muster up the courage to rent it last night. It was a great movie, it really made me want another labrador puppy. Half way through the movie I said to Justin, "Maybe we should stop it now", knowing what was to come. I did not know how detailed they were going to be. Of course it was heart-wrenching, I tried my best not to cry, no such luck with that. I'm pretty sure Justin was tearing up too, he really worries about losing Bleu. I really recommend reading the book though, there is so much in the book that was not in the movie. I love Marley, he was such a wonderful dog with such a great story. John Grogan did a wonderful job telling Marley's story. He really shows you how much love a dog can bring to a family. Ugh, it makes me want to cry just thinking about it. So on that note here are my babies, they mean the world to me!
My doxie tote bags are on the way! Who's excited?! If you missed my blog about the tote bags let me recap for you. Super cute bags from BellaBluDesigns! The wrap around dachshund is available in lots of fun patterns. Check out her site on Etsy!
I bet you have never gone into a public bathroom and seen a wiener dog hanging on the door. Well, I took Callie with us in a bag while we shopped at the Strand in Galveston. When we stopped in the bathroom I didn't want to put her on the floor, so I hung the bag on the door. It was too funny! I think Callie thought I had lost my mind. She was just hanging there like "Seriously, you have me in a bag, hanging on a bathroom door!?". I had to snap a pic with my phone, it was great =)
Well Callie did it this time! She never chews on my things, well at she hasn't since she was a puppy. I have lost a couple pairs of heels to her. Those were some really good looking Steve Maddens. So today, I'm getting ready and discover my hat is missing. Now keep in mind this is my favorite hat, I've had it for years! It's very hard for me to find a hat I like, because it has to fit perfect (I'm anal like that). It's not where I normally keep it, obviously hanging on the door knob was not the best place for it. Callie has a hiding spot in the closet where she will drag my socks, toys, and whatever else she feels like stockpiling while I'm gone. So I check there, low and behold there it was. I was praying when I pulled it out from behind the clothes that everything was intact, but it was not. Callie had chewed the strap in half! I couldn't believe it, I was not happy about this. So here I am already running late, ready to walk out the door and I have no hat. I didn't do my hair today so the hat was a must. The problem now, how am I going to fix this, I don't have a back up?! Electrical tape! That will have to do, as redneck as that is I was desperate. So here is the before and after. It looks real nice, let me tell ya. Now I'm on the hunt for a new hat. Yea.
Since the weather was so nice this evening, we decided to take the dogs for a walk. Callie was exhausted by the time we got home. Here are some pictures of her laid out on the couch. Such a tired puppy.
Etsy never lets me down! I found the cutest tank tops at Whats Up Dox. The owner of this shop is passionate about dachshund rescue and a mom to 5 doxies. I love the Hot Doggin' surf shirt. We vacation at Galveston every year, so of course this tank top will be perfect for the beach. The toy-minator also ideal, since Callie destroys every toy I bring home. She is very passionate about gutting toys, she has to have the squeaker =)
Noodle and Friends is a new company offering apparel designed just for dachshunds! Yes, apparel that truly fits a dachshund AND looks great, too! Plus they offer accessories chosen specifically for dachshunds, such as harnesses, small enameled medallion-style id tags, small squeaky toys for small mouths,collar charms, collars, leads, etc. Their quality is exceptional and their pricing is surprisingly reasonable. They donate a portion of all sales to Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue. Check them out at NoodleandFriends.com. They are having a sale through the end of this month for 20% off your entire purchase using the coupon code DARP. (DARP is Noodle’s version of Congress’ TARP, in other words it is her Dachshund Apparel Relief Plan!) In addition, also through the end of February, when you buy any coat or raincoat, you receive a beautiful red enameled heart id tag engraved with your choice of information for free!
I came home this evening and found this in the bed...Apparently Callie pulled the Taco Bell wrapper out of the trash (Justin's dinner from last night, yuck) and carried into the bed. I also found my 100 calorie Milano cookie container in the bed. I guess she decided to stock pile trash under the covers today. Nice.
You can never have to many tote bags I say. Why not add this one to your collection, it's a great grab and go bag. I plan on using it for Callie's overnight bag. It's a perfect size for toys, treats, food, t-shirts, leashes, and collars (the overnight essentials). BellaBlu Designs offers this wonderful bag. There are different fabrics to choose from for the dachshund, you can also choose the handle color for the tote. I can't wait to get mine!
Eleni's, a bakery in New York has the cutest iced sugar cookies. They are definitely little works of art and how appropriate for a dog lover! You can order these precious cookies online, check out her site.
MyPetLamp-Dachshund from Offi is made of non-toxic, odorless plastic with a low voltage (12v) replaceable bulb that bathes a room in soft light. Available in six colors: Soft White, Mellow Yellow, Sky Blue, Sunset Orange, Hot Pink and Misty Green. Available at Design Public.
I have noticed today that I am getting lots of hits on my page from countries around the world, which is awesome. So I am curious, could y'all tell me how you stumbled upon my blog? I was trying to figure out if I am linked somewhere.