Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The First Day

I was cleaning out my phone's camera to keep the gods in the icloud happy when I ran across the first two photos of Macy Blue. I wished I had kept the photo of her from online...but it disappeared before I thought of it. I never thought I would share these...they are horrible photos. But last night, I was hiking with Sue and her mom and we were watching Macy eat grass in the about forty yards away.

My hiking buddy said, "She so cute! She's so LITTLE!"

I nodded my agreement and my friend added, "It's a good thing they didn't have a height chart in the cells at Doggy Jail, or you might would've left her there!" 

It's true. I didn't want a dog this small. She was standing on her hind legs beckoning me over and when I stepped toward her, she dropped to the ground. And I stopped in my tracks! OH! She's so small!!! Do I want a dog that small???

She jumped back up to see what was keeping me and I just knew - I want HER!


It's been a lovely five months getting to know this baby...her quirks, her fears, her unjustified confidence leading the pack down a trail. The song she sings at 2 am. Her passion need for coffee and kale. Her joy at having friends and sudden jealousy when I pet her friends. Her growing fondness for certain humans...

She looks so different from that first day with staples in her neck and wounds on her ear. Her coat was dull and gray and blowing out by the handful.  Now, she's shiny and beautiful. Her coat and skin are so healthy. She's loving her long walks and good food and scraps from my plate. 

We've come a long way since that first day. What fun it is to be seeing my world through new eyes again!

Friday, December 05, 2014

Mom's Trunk is Open

Hello Good peeps and pups of Blogville. Macy Blue here!

Mom asked me to tell you about some trunk thingy over on Facebook... I think she's hoping to get rid of the 87 billion gazillion beads that live with us...I've tried to eat a few, but that's only made mom watch me poop! They aren't that tasty so I don't get why anybody would want them... I'm just gonna copy Mom's post from her stupid bead blog. Check it out if you can... You don't have to be a Facebook member to LOOK...but to comment you do. (Mom says you can email her if you see something you like!)  Otherwise, I hope you all are having a fabulous December!

The trunk show on Facebook is open for business!!! There are ten 10 TEN shopping categories! OMG!


 You will find handmade glass bead jewelry featuring my necklaces:



and bracelets!



There is a category just for earrings ready to go:



And for earring pairs if you want to make your own...or have me make some for you!



There is a gift section that contains platters:




Bead pens



Wine toppers


and Purse charms!



For beads, I have a focals section:




A lampwork sets section:



An orphans and weirdos section:


All Christmas and Hanukkah beads are 20% off!





All Halloween Beads are 30 % off!!!



And finally, a section of commercially made necklaces with a handmade feel... I keep these in stock in case I'm at a show that doesn't appreciate fine jewelry or if my table looks a little thin!





There's something for everyone! I hope you'll come take a look. OH! And there's prizes!!! There are prizes for shopping and prizes for helping me spread the word about my sale!!! 


Here's a reminder of how to shop on Facebook:



 






Monday, December 01, 2014

Hello Old Friend!

It's been so very long since our creek had a little water in it. It seems like Mabel's funeral was the last creek day. Poor Macy has no idea of the joys of a wet creek bed! So we were overjoyed when we woke up to rain yesterday... and predictions of 3 - 5" tonight!

By 3, we were itching to be outside and the RottRover and Otto met us at the levy. But when we got to the end of the levy...there was no creek! We hiked upstream to find her. She was growing a couple of feet a minute! Soggy from the hike, our friends left us but I needed more!


I have to back up a bit and tell you Macy Blue was most hesitant to leave the porch in the rain...but came willingly when she saw I was walking around to the car.  Once she saw her auntie and Otto Rotto...she hiked like a wet pro! She had a blast 'splorin' in the rain.


After our pals left, Macy and I wandered over to Dirty Creek to check on the flood. She was rather cautious with the fast moving water...which I was pleased with. We checked on the ducks and a few a homeless camps and made our way back across the valley floor to the main creek.

I was soaked to the core by this point... and my lens was covered with mist. It just felt glorious to have rain drops on my face and in my hair. Macy seemed to enjoy it too!


When we returned, the river still wasn't flowing at the end of the levy, but I could hear her coming.  I hiked in the river bed until I found her, hiding behind some bamboo, already making her music.



Each time she filled a new low spot in the river with a great amount of noise and hullabaloo, Macy would run over to that spot and sniff to see what was causing such a commotion. I don't remember if Mabel ever did that when the creek was filling... she often sat and watched...waiting for a 'cuzzi hole I guess. But for Macy, it's all new and fascinating.




Macy and I walked the river down, cheering her on, to the end of the levy.



The old girl was magnificent...returning to her former glory! I don't know if she's here for a visit or here to stay for while...but she was missed!


We parted ways at the end of the levy with promises to visit her again as she continued downstream on her journey.  "We're so happy to see you old friend! I pray you stick around for a bit... I've got a pup that needs to learn to love you!"


And there she goes!



Sunday, November 30, 2014

It All Comes to a Grinding Halt

Well, I had expected life to come to grinding halt tomorrow...when I was supposed to have surgery on my torn labrum in my shoulder. Instead, it went into some kind of limbo halt on Friday.  Black Friday was an ocean day for us... a last chance to run and breathe and play before surgery and Christmas and company.

These photos of Macy Blue - bringing three running dogs and three trotting humans to a complete halt feel a lot like my life right now!  But sometimes, distractions happen!


Yes, you can be trotting along having fun - or frantically cleaning your artsy fartsy house before you won't be able to - when something distracts you. Or your doctor. 

 When that happens, there's nothing you can do but go with it! Good friends can't really help much. They have to stand back and let you do what you gotta do!

Even if it takes a while... 


A long while. Sometimes, you just have to wait... and wait. 


And maybe even wait some more... My doc has his reasons for cancelling and I understand. And we just couldn't reschedule over a holiday weekend...sigh.

I haven't been reading blogs...so sorry. Housecleaning is exhausting with one overworked good arm and one painfully decorative arm! And the time change still has me loopy...wanting bed at 7 pm and up at 3! I imagine we'll catch up after surgery...whenever that is!


Monday, November 17, 2014

She Who Must Be Punished

After those Debbie Downer posts...how about a happy?? Yes I know it's about canine damage...but I actually see this as sweet!

Macy's biggest quirk is this:



Yes, she eats my glasses...well, more like chews them up and spits them out! I always make sure I find all the pieces parts. Although in the beginning, I was feeding her lots of soft bread when I couldn't find all the parts in the grass.

She does this to the glasses I hide in the sofa. (I'm of the age where they are a sudden necessity and they are "hidden" in every room of the house!) But she curls up on the sofa when I leave and hunts for them. So now I leave them in the chair next to the sofa. We haven't had an episode for weeks until I went out to torch and make beads and carelessly left them on the sofa because I was home.

I know she does this because of anxiety at being left and the glasses smell like me. I must be punished for leaving her all alone in a big house with many dogs beds and sofas with warm blankets, right?

The other night, the bestie called and wanted me to join her on a shopping trip to a new witchy shop - they have the best pure oils for fragrance that those of us with perfume sensitivities can actually tolerate. Macy Blue and I were finishing a hike so we went straight to the bestie's house. I had to go to the bathroom so I ran inside while the bestie got settled in my car with her travel beverages.

She reported that Macy cried the entire time I was in the house! Even though her auntie was offering pets and scritches, Macy only wanted me. Now, Miss Mabel Lou would have milked scritches out of any available human! But not my little Blue girl! She wants her momma!

And as for the 10 pair of glasses that have died a toothsome death since June... I have a common prescription and I buy them at the dollar store...four pair at a time!