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Saturday, December 23, 2006

Cold & Gray/Grey

It's cold, rainy and very windy. My dog is not a fan of South Texas winter weather!

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Como te ves, me vi y como me ves, te verás.

Please check on your elderly relatives, friends and neighbors, especially if they are living by themselves.

As you see yourself, I once saw myself; as you see me now, you will be seen. -Mexican Proverb

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

And the scent of the day is:

Visited three different locations throughout the city today and all three were infested with mosquitoes! Cover up or wear mosquito repellent because these little bugs are everywhere.

West Nile virus has been found in mosquitoes in nine areas of the city.

Helpful tips:

I'm looking for information about mosquito repellent's that are dog and cat friendly/safe. Any suggestions? We had a product by Hartz but I just noticed that it contains Ö N, N-diethyl-meta-toluamide (DEET) and I have discontinued using it.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Puppy Pics

My dog with his new toy duck. The duck was originally wearing a bikini but I removed it to keep him from eating it. He's now 12 weeks old!

With another toy of his.

Playing with a leaf. He's easily entertained.


San Antonio Spurs are making me crazy! They haven't been playing well and I'm not sure they deserve to move forward. Manu is doing all the work. Superstars Duncan and Parker are slackers. Duncan is morphing into a sloth.
And Parker was too busy thinking of CAKE yesterday instead of playing ball because it was his 24th birthday. If the Mavs win, they deserve it and I applaud them!

I read the Da Vinci Code book in 3 days. I wanted to read it before seeing the movie because I caught a sneak peek and I didn't understand it. Big deal, this book is overrated. I only liked it for the Art mentions.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Well there may be bugs on some of you mugs, but there aint no bugs on me!

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Dog: 1 Dolls: 0

I'd never gotten around to getting rid of stuffed animals that an ex gave me. I had them stored and forgot about them. I was throwing them into a trashbag for disposal but then my dog started taking them out and running all over the place with them. I thought, "Hey great idea!" So now the plush toys have been converted into dog toys and he's having fun chewing them up!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Saw this ad and thought it was silly enough to save it.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Oh Happy Day

Today was the first time the puppy was left home alone and the entire time I was out I prayed he wouldn't ruin any of the furniture. Came home to find the television and the caller ID unplugged but the wires weren't chewed on (Thankfully!). I felt like I had left my child at home and I needed to return ASAP. I was imagining him whimpering and chewing on everything but when I came home he was sound asleep. He's made peace with one of the other dogs. They go wild and chase one another AND they even share toys. I'm trying to crate train him and so far that's going super. He's basically training himself because all I'm doing is keeping it tidy. One thing that I find really funny about him is his whining. When he's sleeping he wants everybody to be quiet. If you make a noise he will whine and toss and turn. He's like a grumpy old man only cuter! I can't see him when it's dark, he sure loves pouncing on my toes and he loves going for drives. Today was such a good day. I hope your week started out as well as mine.

I know it's been out for a while now but I just saw "The Constant Gardener" this weekend and I absolutely loved it.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Day 2

He's adjusting well and the other dogs are warming up to him!

I am NOT naming him Elvis

I'll take pictures of the pup today. I'm trying to get him adjusted to being around us, our other dogs aren't being as friendly as I thought they would be. The male shihtzu has decided to not even give him a chance, he hates him but I'm working on it! He hides behind my feet a whole lot and plays with a chew toy, he surprised me and used the potty where I showed him (twice!) and he's not as destructive as I thought he would be... wait til he gets more accustomed and then maybe his true inner demon will appear. His eyes are grayish blue, pretty! And his coat is MILK CHOCOLATE - I love him!

And of course Mom thinks I should name him Elvis.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Puppy Love

We have a new addition to our family! He's 6 weeks old and I'll get to bring him home tomorrow. My WONDERFUL Sister has surprised me with a puppy and I'm so excited! I will post a picture of him real soon. I've been wanting a dog of this breed for ages and I can't wait to see him!

Monday, March 27, 2006

From Denmark

I found an old stamp. I searched online and found that it's from 1912... this house wasn't built back then, so how did this stamp get in our floor boards?

Thursday, March 16, 2006


This apple tastes kinda funny.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

I apologize for my absence.

Love you all, Maria-Cristina

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
- Walter Winchell