Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

"Father taught us that opportunity and responsibility go hand in hand. I think we all act on that principle; on the basic human impulse that makes a man want to make the best of what's in him and what's been given him." -- Laurence Rockefeller

To All the Father's Out There, Both Two Legged and Four, 
I wish you a happy day filled with love and laughter, sunshine and kisses. 
Love, Ringo

I was treated to a special Father's Day breakfast.
My greatest gift is knowing all my pups are in wonderful, loving homes. 

My second greatest gift is being loved.

My dessert is knowing life is so good!

Now I think you should go kick up your heals and enjoy your day!

“To her the name of father was another name for love.”
Fanny Fern

Monday, June 13, 2011

Start the Day With A Healthy Breakfast

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive.”
                                             Howard Thurman
Flowers make our household come alive. Yesterday at the market we bought two bouquets of flowers for $10.00 each. Yep $20 for both. Amazing. They make the kitchen smell so great! I also forgot to mention the flat of strawberries for $9.00! Can you believe it? Those of you who don't frequent Farmer's Markets, I would run don't walk.
My mom was told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We get Grandma Lucy's food now. She mixed in some freshly cooked hamburger from Whole Foods and added organic blueberries and fresh strawberries.
Some people say show dogs have bad lives. They should come visit us!
Mom, give me the food already!!!!!!
...and this is how we start our day. Hope yours is fabulous!!!! Just think happy thoughts! Love, Ringo

Sunday, June 12, 2011

A Day In The Life Of Ringo

People ask me what I do with my days now that I'm no longer showing.
Let me tell you, every day is a busy day. Today, Sunday, I had to go to the Farmer's Market for smoked bones for the kids.
Some have more meat than others so it takes time to carefully look them over. In these tough economic times even a dog wants to get the biggest bang for his buck.

Then we had to get some fresh flowers for the house and then on to my personal favorite, the kettle corn.

We play toss every day with the carmel corn. It's great because it hangs in the air and gives you a minute to catch it.

I look for the bags with the darkest kernels with the most popped popcorn. When we got home, Velvet scored a great interception from Lizzie. Probably for the best, Lizzie could drop a pound.
Next we were off to Home Depot. My daughter, Madison, (who was a little lady until our friend Dave named her Madison) then she became a throw back to the 60' she has decided 5 acres just isn't rocking her boat anymore. She has found ways to escape under the fence so we had to go look for ways to reinforce it.
We were doing great until mom smelled the freesia. Guess who came home with a few freesia plants?
They come back every year...woo hoo! There's a selling point for you!
My work was done so we went to my favorite drive through, Burgerville! 
Hormone free beef. They are busy cooking my meat without a bun.
My mom's veggie burger is ready, what is she smiling about? Where is mine?
She said, "Pull up to the grill spot and wait!" Hellooooo, waiting!!!!!!
"Hey love, over here." My burger is on it's way!
Camera worries, hand me the burger, please and we are out of here. So that was pretty much my day. Came home unpacked the car. Waiting for dinner and then I'll hop into mom's bed for a cuddle. Hope you all had a great day too!