Tuesday, November 24, 2015

One Way to Stay Warm

Lida Rose and I walked to La Madeleine with our friends on Sunday morning. She shared a mini blueberry muffin with Roscoe and Bond and I had a chocolate croissant and coffee. It was pretty cold and when she started shaking I put her inside of my sweatshirt which kept us both warm.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Slumber Party

Lida Rose had a sleepover this weekend with Cameron's cousin, a corgi named Chula. Chula's family, along with her aunt Pat, went to San Antonio so she stayed with us. Lida Rose was very jealous but there was no fighting and they walked very well together.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Pretty in Pink

Lida Rose got this new harness on Saturday. It doesn't rub her skin as much as the other ones do and is really cute too.

Hugging Cats

I was at the Petsmart on Shepherd on Saturday and saw these two adorable cats who are available for adoption through Save A Cat Rescue.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Art in the Staff Lounge

Someone arranged these two mustard bottles in front of a frame inside an empty telephone cubicle in the staff lounge, a la Andy Warhol.

I applied a pop-art effect to make this.

I dog sat for this lovely Cavalier King Charles Spaniel a few weeks ago.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Happy Halloween

Lida Rose in her Halloween Sweater.

Halloween Night on the Square

Denton Dogs

On Saturday we went to a Farmer's Market where there was a dog Halloween costume contest. I think everyone's favorite was the Chia Pet Chihuahua.

Waiting for Mom

I left Lida Rose in the car while I went into the store and my daughter took this adorable picture her looking very concerned.

ButterPug FlutterPug

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A Family Visit

My niece Erin, her husband Ben, and their daughter Margaret Carol visited us last weekend. These are a few pictures I took. Margaret had a wonderful time playing with a magnetic paper doll set I bought her and also playing with some of my stuffed animals, as well as the real animal, Lida Rose. On Sunday Cameron's parents joined us for lunch. After everyone left Lida Rose crawled up on the little pile of stuffed animals Margaret had been playing with and fell asleep.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Lida Rose

I got the results for the biopsy on the little growth that was on Lida Rose's gum. It is a benign inflamed gingival fibromucosal polyp. Such good news!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Lida Rose's First Slumber Party

Lida Rose had her first sleepover last weekend when Mr. Bond and Roscoe's parents went out of town. Everyone got along great. If you look at the picture of Lida Rose in the bottom picture you can see what looks like a tiny tongue. She had this removed on Tuesday when she had her teeth cleaned. The doctor thought it might be cancerous so it was sent out for a biopsy. I probably won't find out until Monday.

Lida Rose and Friends

These are the two dogs I dog sat for last weekend with their parents, and of course Lida Rose who always has to be the center of attention. The little pom is Mr. Bond and the fluffy white dog is Roscoe.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Staying Cool

I bought this little pool for Lida Rose. After she figured out it wasn't a bath she seemed to enjoy it. I didn't put too much water in it, just an inch or two to let her get used to it. It cooled us both off.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

A Kiva Loan to Nelson in Honduras

From the Kiva website:
"Nelson is married and has two daughters. He works different jobs to support the needs of his family. The production of 100% organic coffee and vegetables is his main source of income.
Nelson dreams of being able to give his daughters the best opportunities in life, especially for them to have a good education. Currently, organic passion fruit production is becoming more popular in the region; the fruit is sold through Colmena, of which Nelson is a member. Passion fruit is a novel crop since this area has the appropriate conditions to farm it without any problems.
Nelson is requesting a loan to plant 0.6 hectares (roughly 1.5 acres) of organic passion fruit under the technical supervision of Colmena. With the profit from the production, he wants to improve his family's quality of life and continuing working to accumulate assets for his children's inheritance. A loan helps Nelson purchase passion fruit plants, posts, an irrigation system, and pay for labor on his organic passion fruit farm."

Monday, June 15, 2015

Cameron and his parents were in town yesterday. We were supposed to have lunch and then go to Taming of the Shrew at the Houston Ballet. We had a wonderful lunch at Jenni's Noodle House on Shepherd but when we got downtown found out that the ballet had been cancelled. They had a roof leak and there was water on the stage. After returning to my apartment for a short visit with Lida Rose we decided to go to the MFAH. There were several photography exhibits Cameron wanted to see. The pictures are from Shadow Monsters, an interactive exhibit by Philip Worthington. The 3 people on the left are Cameron and his parents in case you can't tell. The two space looking pictures are from an exhibit called Hydrospatial City by Gyula Kosice. Not sure what the other picture is but I thought it was interesting.