Monday, December 29, 2014

Gift from The RottRovers

Hello Good peeps and pups of Blogville! Macy Blue here! I want to wish you all a belated Merry Christmas. I was kinda busy...nursing my swine flu Granny, nursing my "swine throat" Momma and dancing over at my pal Dory's rocking birthday party! This gal has been BUSY!

But I wanted to show you the pressie my auntie RottRover and the rottens got me. Here I am modeling it by the pool:

It's a gorgeous blue kerchief embroidered with my name and a beautiful paw heart!!! 

My Auntie had Millie and Walter's mom make it just for me!!! She sells her goodies on Etsy at Cindy's Thread Craft.

I just love it!!!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Last Christmas

I've been thinking a lot about last Christmases this week... I guess because the previous two were my very last with two of the dearest souls in my life.

I didn't realize that last Christmas would be Mabel's last. I didn't even take pictures of her opening the tennie ball and cookies I'm certain she got.  We had such a quiet and laid back Christmas...just the two of us. Mabel was clearly not into any toys any more but her inner labradork still loved "tennie balls."

The only photo I took anywhere near Christmas was this shot of Mabel and Sue greeting one another with a kiss the day after Christmas... Hank is in the background...his last Christmas too.

I was so relaxed and happy... I don't know what would have been different had I known.

The Christmas of 2012 was the last with my sister.  This is my sister's last Christmas tree. My brother in law and I struggled to get it up and get the ornaments just right to please my perfectionist sister. In the end, she got out of her sick bed in the middle of the night and rearranged everything to her liking just in time for Christmas Eve.

I didn't take pictures of my sister...she looked too frail and I might would have had to admit it was our last Christmas, even though some part of me certainly knew.

This Christmas, my 91 year old mom joined Macy and I for the holiday. Macy's first Christmas ever apparently... 

She clearly had no idea what gifts were...

Or what to do with them... 

I had to open it for her... Then, she was a happy girl! 

Mother brought swine flu with her...coughed everywhere and got me sick two days before surgery... Yes my second shoulder surgery date...and still no surgery! Macy just loved on us both.

We took a two plus hour hike on Christmas Day...Macy has spotted her Otto and her auntie RottRover here.

This Christmas was pretty nice... But I keep having that nagging feeling…like there something I should be paying attention to...just in case it's another last Christmas.

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!