He is one wore out pup! But he looks Soooo Cute!And the Groomer’s dog is ROCKIN’ the Hot Pink Do! Pretty sexy for a 13-year-old!
I have one word to say about The Icing on the Corpse. Quirky. What else can it be but quirky and funny when it is set in Frog Ledge, Connecticut? Especially when the mystery occurs during the annual Groundhog Day Festival. A festival that the whole town truly gets into – in a ‘way-over-the-top-everyone-dresses-up-like-a-groundhog’ sort of way.
Kristan “Stan” Connor has the honour this year of being the ‘Goundhog Gift-Giver’ to the star of the festival, a groundhog named Lilypad. As the owner and chief baker of Pawsitively Organic, Stan is thrilled to gain the notoriety, and the possible new business for her canine and feline bakery. Only things don’t go as everyone planned, when much beloved Helga Oliver, the town historian, is found in a crumpled heap at the bottom of the stairs in the museum basement. Who would want to hurt good natured Helga? Why? And is the cause a more modern one – like the guy who wants Helga’s job as the town historian? Or has something in the past come back to haunt the town?
Stan’s ‘I’m really too old to call a guy my “boyfriend” boyfriend, Jake, is devastated to lose the woman who has been like a grandmother to him all his life. The family response ranges from whacky to just plain mean, and the addition of a celebrity ghost hunter show to the mix makes this one wild ride.
I received this book from the publisher in return for a realistic review. All thoughts are my own.
A Dog Named Boo: How One Dog and One Woman Rescued Each Other – And the Lives They Transformed Along the Way
You Had Me at Woof: How Dogs Taught Me the Secrets of Happiness
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Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook Release Date:10-28-10
- Publisher: Tantor Audio
Love Is the Best Medicine: What Two Dogs Taught One Veterinarian about Hope, Humility, and Everyday Miracles
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- Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook Release Date:03-02-10 Publisher: Random House Audio
My friend MK Clinton and her heroes from her smash hit books,
Funny, touching, and wonderfully creative, Melissa’s books are the cure for what ails you!
I have to laugh. I keep seeing these absolutely stunning yarn cakes.
And not This kind . . . (Though, you have to admit, that is darn cute!)
And then there is this one, which is even CUTER!
Nope. We are talking This kind . . .
Pretty, huh? So, I was wondering how it was done. Droppers pouring? Nah…. So, I was cruising around youtube, taking a break and giving myself a reason to remember that when my work is done, I can go down to my studio and play . . . and look what I Found!!
Of course, I wanted to show you photos of a bunch of these multicoloured yarn cakes at a shop I found and fell in love with, but of course I can’t find it now…. Found it!
So, next time I indulge myself with a dye job, you know what I am going to be doing!
And then, I happened to see something else that made me do a happy dance . . . I have a metric ton of acrylic yarn that I don’t like . . . bad colours, no colours, etc. So, I was thinking about giving it away, but there is some that I really like the texture of, just not the colour. Ta Daaa!!! Check this!
So, now I have great reasons to get my work done, so I can have some fun in the morning. Woooo Hooooo!!! So, yippee, skippee, time to work!
Hummm… and I have some gnarly acrylic based fabrics too – great test subjects for doggy beds! Well, someone else’s doggy beds, cause my guys sleep in my bed . . . well, I guess it is really their bed, cause I wind up curled up in a tiny ball with them all spread out like rugs, hogging all the room!
Oh, and I found the cake photos on goodsearch.com/images!
If you are owned by four-legged children, you know how expensive pet treats can be. Especially the good quality ones! For example, a pound of sweet potato treats I found online is $14.95. That is a lot of money – especially when you can buy a sweet potato, or several pounds of them, for dirt cheap. And if you grow your own, well, you are making out like a bandit! And the Sweet Chews recipe in The Dog Treat Cookbook is dead simple. Cut up a sweet potato (or more than one) in 1/4” slices, dry, enjoy.
There are 27 recipes in this lovely little book in all, and all of them are healthy, fresh and homemade from human quality foods. This is much better and safer than buying treats which come out of China, where there are apparently on controls on production of anything – especially dog and cat treats!
Speaking of cats, though this is a dog treat book, I am looking at the Pick of the Sea Biscuits and thinking that my two whacked out cats would love those, and the Tuna Treats would have their ears perked up. Maybe they will even come out of their hidey-holes to get a treat (Nah. One lives in a closet, the other lives under the bed. I don’t see them coming out any time soon, but I can certainly chunk treats to them I suppose!)
Pumpkin Pie Cookies, Carrot Poppers and Doggy Breath Busters (Hey, Bella! The Breath
Busters are going to be the first thing I make – your breath is Rank, girlfriend!)
This is a well laid out book, with warnings about what NOT to feed your dog, what TO feed them, and why. Storage and baking tips are included.
Looks like I will be pulling out the mixing bowl and cookie sheet very soon!
Recommended. Most of these recipes look like they wouldn’t take 10-minutes to mix up and pop into the oven. How easy is that? Of course the Dogrios (The filling between the two cookies is cream cheese) are darling, and the Tutti-Fruity Dogsicles will be much appreciated in this hot weather!