Category Archives: Random Thoughts & Photos 2011 – 2012

Introducing Balto

I finally got around to getting a quick shot of L & M’s new puppy. They named him Balto, you know like the dog who saved the little girl by getting the medicine through the blizzard.

Our Bella Dog is 6 years old and in that 6 years I have forgotten just how much work a new puppy is. I simply appreciate how calm Bella is now, how she gently rings her bells when she needs to go outside, how she simply lays by my chair (or sometimes on the couch) and rests quietly while I work, I love how she just watches while I cook supper (Ok; so she’s really waiting for me to spill something but at least she’s quiet about it.) I really love how she doesn’t chew on things that don’t belong to her and how she never bites! And even though it can be a little annoying at times, like when I step on her toes, I even love how she follows me around throughout the day. My little 4 legged shadow.

Yep; I’ve almost forgotten how puppies are.

Balto 11 Wks

Little Balto came into the family full of energy and looking to play; too bad old Bella Dog isn’t that playful anymore she gives him a good loud “leave me alone kid!” bark every now and then.

He also came with a few crawly bugs in his fur that the vet had to get ride of and some tummy troubles that has made house breaking difficult. Poor little thing has had a rough start. But he’s learning.

Now his bugs are long gone and his tummy troubles are on the mend so, fingers crossed, L can get him housebroke quickly. He has learned that when he rings the bells someone opens the door and he gets to go out; he just needs to figure out when he should ring those bells. When he is sleepy he lays quietly by L’s side and is at his cutest. He likes to hang out in the kitchen and Bella has taught him to watch for falling scraps. Nice Bella; why don’t you teach him something useful. He has a long ways to go with the whole not chewing on things that don’t belong to him, and he is very nippy. He bites at people when he gets the chance so L has a lot of work to do there but she has a plan. He knows his name and will come running when she calls him; not when I call him. And he follows her around, well, like a puppy!

He is really getting the idea of “sit” and working on what “stay” means. He walks on his leash pretty good for a little guy and loves his pillow and blanket.

All in all I’d say he’s a pretty good pup, now L just has a lot of work ahead of her. Oh, M will be back in the states soon so don’t feel too sorry for L she won’t be training him alone much longer. In fact they have found an apartment and we’ll be moving things in on over New Year’s!

More exciting times around here!

Who said the kids could go and grow up?


It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

It’s Christmas time again! Just a few days away now.

We have all been busy around here lately so I haven’t had time to take many pictures or even create many new products over at the Zazzle store but I did snap a quick shot of Bella dog this morning. Crazy pup refused to even look my way! I think she is getting very stubborn in her old age. After all she is six years old now.

Bella Dog Six Years Old

So what have we been doing around here that has kept me from my little ol’ camera and away from Zazzle at a time when I should be busy making lots of new things?

Well; it’s so nice of you to ask. 🙂

We have been moving K’s things so that he can get settled into his new apartment; it’s a really nice place. He has been sending pictures every now and then to show us what he’s got done; like setting up his computer, hanging curtains, building a big ol’ book shelf for all his books, hanging awesome rope lights for decoration and extra lighting, and lining the cupboards with shelf paper. Not much left to do now but unpack the last of the boxes and get his little Christmas tree up. I think he’ll be fairly well settled in by the time we go back out there again.

We have also been busy getting ready for Christmas I made all those fun crocheted ornaments, I’m working on what I hope will be a great gift for my sisters but they may have to wait till after New Years to get it. It is taking me a lot longer to make them than I thought it would.


L and her fiance M have a new family member. They now have a little husky puppy named Balto. M hasn’t got to met Balto in person yet but he will be back in the states before too long. L and Balto are home for a while right now for a Christmas visit and plan to hang out until the New Year. I had almost forgotten how much work a new puppy can be! Maybe I’ll try to get a few pictures of him sometime this week too.

I hope you are all busy getting ready for the holidays in your own part of the world! Have a good one; I’ll be back again as soon as I can.