Friday, June 26, 2009

Chocolate Lab Mayhem!!/Adventures of Seamus!

Our beautiful chocolate lab Seamus aka "Shay" and "shameful". At least once a week we have an adventure, mishap, or some other episode that causes mayhem in our house with Shay!!!! The one that occurred tonight almost landed me in the hospital with internal injuries!!! Dear Shay loves to be close to mom. If he can possibly sit on my foot or lean against my leg with all ofhis 80 pounds, he will. He thinks he is still a puppy and is all baby!

So tonight Shay was sitting under the silver metal chair (long story behind this chair...) that I have at my computer desk as I sat typing away and sorting my pile of stuff almost about to block my screen. QUIET.......I got up to throw away some papers in the kitchen. As I got up, I felt the chair tumble to its side. I am thinking in this split second "Oh Shay has gotten his big body up from under my chair and knocked it over..." until I took a foot of the metal chair to the abdomen: HARD! This is followed by a crazy LOUD METAL noise and I see Shay running through the house with a METAL FOLDING CHAIR ON HIS BACK! He is panicked but everytime he comes near me I am in danger of getting impaled! Finally I grab him by the harness (yes, he still wears a harness at age 3 and THIS IS WHY).....and I wedge him and the metal chair against the recliner and SCREAM for my son to HELPPP ME!

The metal chair is firmly wedged in one of the 90 degree angles of the harness. The chair has slipped down into the harness! He can't get loose and his only option, as he sees it, is to run the darn thing around the house clanging and banging and scaring the bajeebies out of his dog self! So back to me holding the 80 pound dog with the steel son yells "what?????!!!!" for clearly I am interrupting something important (video game) with my hysterical shrieking. Said son finally responds when I scream ITS SEAMUS!! (I will not EVER forget this delay in his response to my dire when my B-in-law "went to the bathroom" before picking my sister up from the bottom of her outside stairs with a broken ankle) my son (adult by the way!) pulls the chair out of the harness and wa-la all is well! ( then he told me it was my own fault that I got such a big dog ....made me wonder if he is really my kid?!)

I have a bit of a bruise (like when you fall on your handlebars), but all is well...until next time!!
If you would like to see more beautiful, gentle, and really sweet dogs visit Shay's human dad's site:

Truly the sweetest dogs in the world!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Fabulous Fun Finds Heatherly Designs Giveaway


Fabulous Fun Finds is hosting a Heatherly Designs jewelry giveaway. Beautiful vintage look jewelry on ETSY at very reasonable prices. Click on over to FFF for pics of these special pieces and enter the GIVEAWAY!

Friday, June 19, 2009

So Proud of our Students!!

Congratulations to all of my student nieces and nephews! Their achievements and honors make me so proud of them as students as well as the wonderful people they are becoming! Here are highlights of the achievements that I know.

Emily: won Academic awards for college prep English and pre- Algebra!! Awesome for a kid who complained that her English teacher was "hard" and who NEVER been a math wiz (like her mom and Aunt Sarah). Completed her freshman year on top!

Mitchell: graduated 8th grade! "Most Friendly" according to his yearbook! Handsome and sweet for sure! National HONOR SOCIETY! Congrats Mitch!!

Melanie: graduated 8th grade! Academic awards including straight As in 5 subjects! Yikes very big brains! National Honor Society!

Brandon: promoted to 5th grade with Honor Roll ALL 4 MARKING PERIODS!!! awesome!


BRANDON is posing!!

(My favorite pic of Melanie, Emily, and Mitchell...4 years ago!!)