Well here I am! Thank you for all of the kind messages, I really appreciate you all. I have been around, looking at all of your blogs.
There has been quite a few sad posts lately. Roxy The Devil Dog has lost a dear family friend. Patience has lost two of her beloved dogs and her best friend. I want to extend my deepest sympathies to everyone saddened by loss.
I try not to bring too much of my personal troubles to my blog. I want to share positive thoughts with you, not depress you with my grumbles about my job. So here's to more happy posts and a renewal of positive energies. The promise of spring is finally here, with warm weather and sunny smiles. I plan on starting my tomato tree seeds this weekend, I will enjoy watching something new growing and flourishing.
Ok then...let's move onto some fun stuff.
I recently participated in a swap run by Girlville. This was a relaxation swap. My swap partner was Ar-Bee. And wow! did she spoil me! Her package was jam packed with lovely treats all wrapped in tissue paper. She had made her own confetti in little hearts and sprinkled them through out the box. There was a really sweet card with tips about her favorite ways to relax. Then she packed the box with all the items necessary to go about relaxing!
I forgot to take pictures of the box while I was rooting through all of the tissue paper...I was having too much fun looking for all of the treasures! I did think to take photos of my loot...look at all of this stuff! Thank you so much, Ar-Bee for all the cool stuff. I can't wait to try your homemade bath salts and foot soak! Rose scented for the bath and peppermint for my stinky feet. ;o) And thanks to Girlville for having the swap! I had a ton of fun! I will tell you about my package to Ar-Bee when I know she has the package. And, I am sure you can guess that I forgot to take pictures before I packed it all up.
I have decided participate in Photo Hunter. I always enjoy the posts when I come across them and thought it would be fun to play too. This is my first PhotoHunt post. The theme for this Saturday is Triangle. You are supposed to post a photo that represents the theme. This photo of a lovely clock tower at Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco has many triangles in it. I just love the way the sun was lighting up the tower.
The doggies are fine, fat and sassy. We are all looking forward to the Seattle Pug Rescue's Pug Gala on May 9th. We have attended this pug party the past two years and have had a blast. This year will be extra fun as we get to meet Melissa from Life is Art - Art is Life. We will get to see all of the fabulous art work Melissa has created in person. How fun will that be?!? Joan from Peace Love and Pugs will be there too! She makes wonderful pet and people items. Her puppy collars are so sweet! Ollie loves his formal collar, it has a tie!
Speaking of Ollie, we learn a little more about this sweet rescue pug everyday. Last weekend we went to another agility trial for Charlie. She did well and brought home a fist full of ribbons again. We had lovely weather for the weekend and had only a half day on Sunday so we brought Honey and Ollie to the trial with us. The were horrible little yappy dogs! We tried to pretend they weren't our dogs, but it's hard to look believable when you are holding the barky beast's leash.
Anyway...we bought a new harness for Ollie while we were waiting for Charlie to run. It's very nice and is lined with soft polar fleece. This harness has something we hadn't considered previously...it has a big loop attached to put a seat belt through. Ollie has been kind of a pest in the car lately. He paces and pants and seems almost nervous or maybe carsick. He was so needy that we decided to try the seat belt loop. We were amazed with the transformation! Apparently Ollie wants to be restrained in the car! He calmed down and snoozed or just hung out the rest of the drive home. This is just awesome! We will find something for the girls too, but they will not be as happy as Ollie.
It's getting to be my bedtime. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Easter!