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Friday, October 30, 2020

Not a Diet Salad

 Good morning,

This was so good!  I tell myself it is healthy to eat salads and it certainly is, but this was definitely not a diet salad.

This is a Catherine Creation of lettuce, bacon, cheese, more cheese, cheese dressing, tomatoes, egg, and onion.  It was fabulous!

I'll diet tomorrow.



Thursday, October 29, 2020

Octopus in the Wood Workshop!

 Good morning,

We have an octopus in My Honey's wood workshop!  Actually, he has configured quite a complex vacuum system to collect sawdust from his various machines.

It gets noisy down there when this thing and the other machines are running!

It is fun to be retired.  



Wednesday, October 28, 2020

King Erik

 Good morning,

I took this picture of Erik as he sat on top of me to wake me up yesterday morning.  

Until our Penny passed last month, she was known as Queen of the Canines around here.  Now Erik has the title of King of the Canines.  Although he still misses Penny, he seems to like his new status.

 He's a very handsome guy, but also very heavy when he decides to sit on me!



Tuesday, October 27, 2020

This Week It is Topher

 Good morning,

Last week Trevor came to visit, yesterday it was his litter brother, Topher.  Topher stopped long enough for me to get a picture of his pretty face. 

 Topher fits right in with our pups and they all made friends very quickly a week or so ago when Topher came home to live with our friend Erica.

 Topher wants to be a lap dog, too.  ;)

Catherine took Topher to her office so he could meet lots of people and learn about different environments.  It's all part of his socialization to meet new people and go new places.

What a cutie!





Monday, October 26, 2020

Balancing Act

 Good morning,

I sat down in my Lazy Boy recliner and put my feet up when I suddenly got TWO Yellow Labs on my footrest.  Generally, only one of them has difficulty staying balanced there.

 This lasted for all of ten minutes until Elsa (right) got down.  It's tricky to balance on the footrest, but they are both determined to do it whenever they can.

So Precious!


Sunday, October 25, 2020

Morning Coffee in the Rec Room

 Good morning,

Daddy and I had morning coffee in the recreation room while we chatted about what he planned to make for the shop.  I took these images a few days ago.

 Catherine stopped in to say goodbye on her way out the door to work and, of course, the pups were there, too.

 You can't do much without the pups wanting to know what is happening...

 This whole series of the pups wanting to be lap dogs while Cath was sitting on a high chair at the table is just so darling.

 This is definitely an inspection to see if there is anything edible on this table.  That's Wendy above...
...and now Elsa's turn.
We see you, Catherine.  ;)

Happy Sunday!


Saturday, October 24, 2020

Help With All That Shrimp


Good morning,

This is a follow-up to yesterday's shrimp party post.  For lunch the day after the shrimp party, we made up plates of yummy shrimp, this time with capers added, in the kitchen and headed to the living room to enjoy it while watching TV.

As soon as we sat down,

we had LOTS of help!
Our pups are very patient while we eat...

but they do keep a sharp eye on our progress.  

With those eyes, it appears they need to be recharged, don't they!

Yes, of course, we shared with them.