Our Senior Girl

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAGGIE, Seniors RULE!!!! Everyone who knows me, should know by now that I have been wanting a senior grey for a long while. I had been looking at Cyber Gal on Joan's site for quite some time, she is a beautiful 9 year old brindle grey. I wanted our third to be a senior, but when the delightful dozen came up from Orlando and we saw a picture of Cue, Mitch fell in love and I can't lie, I did too. I really love the white greys, they are so beautiful. There is something very special about him and I am glad we were fortunate enough to adopt him. Well we need wait no longer to have a senior, because our Maggie is now officially one.
Moo Moo , Mitch and the cake. This cake looked yummy enough for us to eat. The dark color is Karob (sp?). Yummy, Yummy for the kids.
Thursday September 27th was Maggie's birthday. She turned 7, officially a senior. Senior Greys Rule!!! Since I had to work, and there was no way I could ask for the day off, Mitch took Maggie to Three Dog Bakery and bought her a cake. The kids got to eat this yummy treat when I got home from work. Mitch got her a peanut butter cake. Yum!!! Her name is on the cake, we got lucky, the lady that owns the store has a Lab named Maggie. Here is the Birthday girl patiently waiting for her treat. My apologies for the blurry shots....I had the camera on the wrong setting.The boys wait for their yummy treat, Maggie slips away from the camera.
I am trying to get the kids to associate wearing their leis with receiving a yummy treat. We will see if they remember in January when K.C. celebrates her next birthday.
Then on Friday, we gave Maggie another Birthday treat.....................a bone!
The festivities did not end here. Since we have been on the go a lot lately, doing work for the cause, I really have not spent a Saturday just relaxing with my Moo Moo on the couch in a while. So this is precisely what we did on Saturday. Maggie and I were COUCH POTATOES all day! Then that night I cleaned the house, stayed up until 11:30 to get this done and at that point I could not go upstairs to join Mitch in bed, so I slept downstairs on the couch with Moo Moo. Booyah, Cueball and K. C. slept in the living room on their dog beds.

So here's to you Moo, hope you had a wonderful birthday! Welcome to the senior world! May you have many many more!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We love you very much!


Just For Fun

Okay, I got this from Ramona's site and decided to give it a whirl.

When shopping at the grocery store, do you return your cart? Luckily, Mitch does the majority of the shopping, but when I do go...yes.

In a social setting, are you more of a talker or a listener? I am shy if I don't know you. If I know you, you can't shut me up.

Do you take compliments well? Not really. And I don't try!

Do you play Sudoku? Never heard of it!

If abandoned alone in the wilderness, would you survive? I would like to think so.

Do you like nipple rings? No no and no. What kind of a question is this?

Did you ever go to camping when you were a kid? Yes, lots! And Mitch and I still go at least once or twice a summer.

What was your favorite game as a kid? Tag.

Could you date someone with different religious beliefs than you? Yes.

Do you like to pursue or be pursued? Somewhere in the middle.

Do any songs make you cry? Not much makes me cry!

Are you continuing your education? No.....No..... and NO! I think 3 college degrees is quite enough. I am sick of school!!!!!!!!!!

Do you know how to shoot a gun? Yes. Love going to the range! Have not been in while.

If your house was on fire, what would be the first thing you grab? After the furkids? The photo albums!

Do you think more about the past, present or future? Depending on my mood. For family and friends I think a lot about the past.

What color are your eyes? Brown.

How tall are you? 5’3”

Where was the furthest place you traveled today? Today? To work....40 miles one way.

Do you like mustard? Yes, espicially on ham.

How long does it take you in the shower? 15 minutes normally, unless I need to shave my legs!

Can you do splits? Nope. Never.

What movie do you want to see right now? I don't know what is playing!

What did you do for New Year's? Forced Mitch to stay up to midnight and then we went to bed.

Do you think The Grudge was scary? Uh.....are you joking.....? Not even close to being scary!

Do you own a camera phone? Yes, free upgrade from Verizon.

How many hours of sleep do you get a night? I try for 8, but usually get between 6-7.

Do you like care bears? When I was a kid, not now!

What do you buy at the movies? We don't go to the movies. The prices are ridiculous and the last movies we saw at the Theatre stunk!!

Do you know how to play poker? No.

Do you wear your seatbelt? Of course.

Is your tongue pierced? Are you joking?

Do you like Liver and Onions? Love them!

Do you like funny or serious people better? Funny, someone has to be, because I am a pretty serious person.

Do you steal or pay for your music downloads? I don't ever download music.

Are you a gullible person? I don't think so, but Mitch would disagree.

Do you need a boyfriend/girlfriend to be happy? I could be happy on my own, with the furkids, of course, but would rather be with my husband until I part this world.

If you could have any job (assuming you have the skills) what would it be? Retired!!!!!!!!!

Are you easy to get along with? I think so, people seem to like me. And if they don't.........oh well! Life is too short to sweat the small stuff!!!

Would you rather sleep alone or with someone? I sleep better alone, but perfer sleeping with my husband or the furkids when Mitch is out of town.

Would you give up the one you love/care for the most to become immortal? No!

What kind of tea do you like the most? Green tea.


Cue's Debu and Celebrating Heritage

Well, here are the much anticipated first pictures of our new boy Cue (Cueball). He is settling in very nicely! And boy is he a nut. He has lots of energy!! He loves sqeaky toys, loves to toss them in the air and then catch them. Above is Cue taking a nap. Below are Maggie, Booyah and Cue's leg. And by the way, yes three hounds in the Taurus......thanks to Mitch's carpentry skills, all three fit with room to spare! We were heading to the VAGA annual picnic.
All three were laying down in the back of the taurus on the way back from the picnic, but from my angle from the front, I could not get a good shot of them.

Cue is a daddy's boy. He is upset in the shot above becuase Daddy is outside and he is stuck in the house with me!

And here is Ruby, Sharon and Mike's latest edition to their family. She is a Rhodesian Ridgeback and she was such a sweetie!!Yeah!! We finally have a roacher in our pack!
And just look at those ears. He is adorable!
We went to the Armenian food festival on Saturday. It was the first time we had ever been. Which is sad, considering I am part Armenian. The food was scrumptous and the wine was really good. Mitch and I had a really good time. We found out where the Armenian Bakery is and plan to go there for more Armenian goodies at a later date. Below is St. James Armenian Church in Richmond.


Cueball the Screwball

We made it official yesterday! We have adopted Flying Eightball, now known as Cueball. I will be posting pictures soon. He fits into our family perfectly. He is a nut, that is why we call him Cueball the Screwball. Maggie and Booyah approve! Yes, we are stopping at three......no seriously we are! Stay tuned for Cue's pictures.


Celebrating Maggie

September 14th of 2006 was one of the happiest days of our lives. This was the day we brought our Maggie home! She followed us around for the first week or so, but then got comfortable looking at us from the couch instead of by our side. She is a spunky ball of energy in the mornings and then pretty lazy the rest of the day. She taught herself stairs, we were amazed. I placed a baby gate at the stairs and went to work. Mitch came home to day break, the gate was knocked down and Maggie was upstairs. She is a wicked smart girl. She loves squeaky toys and loves to play catch outside. She is pretty good at catching them in the air. She has the sweetest face and a quirky personality. She is not a princess, she is the QUEEN! So here's to you Moo Moo! Thank you for bringing so much joy to mommy and daddy's life!!!


Labor Day Get Together

We spent Labor Day with our best friends. They had a Cookout and Celebration. We took the kids with us.

Maggie and Booyah on the ride over in the cramped Taurus. Sorry kids, just one more year of riding in this car, mommy and daddy promise.

We had a blast! Wish we could have stayed longer, but I did not want to start off with a bad first day at my new job.

The kids had a ball playing with Onyx. We ate well, we had steak, corn on the cob, crab legs and potatoes.....yumo! We hung out at Ernie's bar on the deck.
The kids hung out in the screened in back porch where it was nice and cool.

Wiffle ball fun on Labor Day.

Ernie looking like a pro.

Deb taking a swing.

Mitch means business.......

Sweet Onyx, being tolerable of the whole situation!

Hey! Where are you going?

Maggie is not impressed.

Auntie Debbie gives Booyah love!

Sweet Onyx! She is a good girl. Still a puppy, but a good girl. She ran around the yard with Booyah lots! Bad mommy never had the camera ready to catch the action. But it was quite amusing to see her trying to keep up with Booyah.

Maggie says......Check out this backyard, I like it here!

Enjoying a delicious meal together.

Leaving Ernie and Deb's. Ernie looks a little toasted. =) Mitch looks ..... well constipated.... and poor Onyx.

See ya next time Ernie and Deb! Thanks for everything!!

Other happings during the long weekend.

K.C. and Maggie taking an afternoon nap.

Booyah chillin outside.

The kids got to chill in the pool on Sunday. Maggie likes to lay in the pool, Booyah will stand in the pool, but will not lay down. He has decided the grass is just as cool.

Maggie likes her pillows. We found her laying like this on Saturday. It was too cute, so we could not resist.

Okay, this looks like a staged picture, but I promise on my Nanny's grave it is not. I was in the middle of checking e-mail and the page was taking forever (dial up remember) to load, so I got up to clean the kitchen and was going to come back. Maggie scooted over on the couch and was laying by the computer, Mitch called her name, she looked up and he took a picture.

It is a darling picture!

It was a somewhat productive weekend, mixed with some much neede relaxation.

I was able to finish Booyah's coat this weekend. He is sporting camouflage frogs for the fall!
I am still working on Maggie's, should be done by the end of September.

Maggie chillin on the couch.

The kids were pretty pooped on Tuesday.