Our 2012 guest dog

Our 2012 guest dog
Our 2012 guest dog, Cornerstone's Revelation at Raglan PT "Rosy" ... you can come stay anytime, sweet girl!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


I am without camera for a little bit, so I thought I would indulge in my other obsession: fire. No, I'm not a firebug. I like my fire legal. I think people who have fireplaces are very fortunate indeed. Nothing like crackling flames on a cold night to keep you warm. Since I live in the sticks, I can burn stuff outside, so every now and then I'll make a little campfire and toast (and by "toast" I mean "burn") a few marshmallows.

Fire also can be funny.  Here are my two favorite fire-related clips As Seen On TV! First, the classic and iconic opening to a "Frasier" episode, in which Niles sets the couch on fire:

And the DQ Flamethrower commercial. For some reason, this always strikes me as incredibly hilarious. But then, I am a little weird ...

And no, I don't burn candles in my house. Not since the day my little Katie-Cat leaned in a little too close to watch the flame and lost her eyebrow whiskers.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011


The kids were expanding their foxholes under the deck the other day, when they uncovered this:

So many questions! Was it brought in when they trucked the fill to the house site? Was it buried by an alcoholic contractor? Don't drink and build! Was it put there by a previous occupant of the house? Did they have a dog that liked to bury whiskey bottles? The truth will never be known ...

Saturday, August 13, 2011

And happy birthday Nibblets!

And one year ago today, Tigger's sister Nibbles had her lovely litter. Have a great day kids! Cornerstone/Raglan dogs are da best.

Meanwhile, back in the swamp .... Behold, the birthday loofa!!

And the unsuspecting loofa is thrown to the dogs (I always feel like I'm feeding goldfish to the pirhanas)

Five minutes later ...

Birthday loofa's nightmare was not yet over. The worst was yet to come ... THE GREAT LOOFA MASSACRE OF 2011!! Oh, the HORROR!

CSI (Cat Scene Investigation) determined cause of death to be accidental de-stuffing, since the dogs all claimed to be in the bathroom at the time of the incident. 

Friday, August 12, 2011

Happy birthday babies!

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Bolt and Remy and Dory and Cooper (Nemo) and Buzz and Merlin (Boo) and Alice and Flora and Rufus (Crush) and Elliot and Bella (Cinder), happy birthday to yoooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuuu! These are the most awesome babies ever. Kudos to breeder Amy Hill and parents Abby (Raglan's It Had To Be Ewe HXAs) and Tigger (GCH Cornerstone's Wonderful Thing). I can't imagine life without these beautiful kids.