Sunday, June 20, 2010

Love this Website

it just cracks me up.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

What NOT to do with dog stuff toys

This is Hanna's favorite migrator mallard toy. It was getting yucky with all the drool so I washed it one day and shoved it in the dryer--big mistake. The fake fur got "burnt" and curled up.

So for Hanna's 5th bday, we got her a pheasant migrator toy. And yes, I am not drying it on HIGH again when I wash it.

A Success!

The National Bonsai Exhibition was a huge success! Over 200 plus beautiful bonsai trees from as far as Oregon came. There was a ficus as big as me (yup, in a pot!) and a dwarf jade with amazing ramifications. My favorites are always the shohin and those are really amazing. It was a lot of work but was well worth it. And the icing on the cake was hubby's pine tree winning the Best Classical Bonsai category. This picture of husby's pine was taken May 2010 during the Bonsai Society of Upstate New York show (sorry, no taking pictures allowed during the exhibit).

Yup, I am mighty proud of my husby!

Friday, June 4, 2010

All roads lead to Rochester, NY (bonsai-wise) June 11-13

It will be the 2nd National Bonsai Exhibition next week in Rochester, NY. There will be lots of world-class bonsai coming from all over the country. This just shows that there are excellent artists and bonsai here in the US.

This is my mame (it is just 3 inches tall) bonsai, it is still a work in progress and not even close to the grand beauty of our teacher's (the world renowned William Valavanis) bonsai (or my husband's ;) but hey, I love it and it is so cute!

On the critter side, greypups are both doing well but with the warmer weather comes Hanna's discomfort in walking too long. Must be the black coat. I heard the same is true with another black greyhound in our neighborhood. Louie, on the other hand, loves the longer walks (more time to check his pee-mails (as my dear SIL puts it)). The pups are getting lots of compliments everyday.

Husband came up with the idea of retraining our dogs when it comes to their diet (I add canned food or cooked ground meat with the kibbles). It is always such a big production during feeding time. Suffice it to say that our system now is simpler, cheaper, and healthier. It took several days to "retrain" the pups and I almost gave up seeing that they were not eating initially. But husband was very supportive and firm. We are currently giving them Missing Link as recommended by a friend. Seems to be working well on the pups. I don't have to give them the Lipiderm for the skin & coat and they look healthier.