Saturday, December 28, 2013

Declan Moved to His Furever Home in Orlando!

There's something about my birthday! On December 28th in 2009 we picked up Jakey from the shelter in Naples. Now, exactly 4 years later we are saying goodbye to another sweet boy - Declan.

Deckie's farewell photo taken just before his new mama arrived to pick him up.

Declan with his mama Jamie. Today was actually the 3rd time they have met.

The girlie on the right is Lucy, Declan's new sister! They played every time they met. The photo bomber on the left is Diamond Ratbone.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Secret Santa Diamond

Diamond was in the same Secret Santa program as explained in Declan's post below. Sorry for the low number of photos and their quality. She wasn't cooperating for photos that day.

She was very interested and glad that this one was for her.

She LOVED that blanket and grabbed it and carried it around.

Thank you Secret Santa!!

Secret Santa Declan!

Each year Ratbone Rescues organizes a Secret Santa for dogs in foster care. Good Samaritans can volunteer to send gifts to a foster dog by picking one from the web site. Declan got his box first.

He was very interested in the smell of the box until Diamond came over to claim it then he wanted nothing to do with it for fear of Diamond. So, I took him in the bedroom, alone, hoping that would help.

He was a little freaked out and worried that the packages belonged to Diamond so I had to open them for him. 

He was very interested once they were opened.

Declan with his Christmas loot! Thank you Secret Santa - licks!

Secret Santa - Eddie

Eddie was in a gift exchange on Katie Scarlet & Co, a social networking of pet lovers. He got a SS gift from Texas and sent one to Kentucky.

Even with pushy Diamond in the way, Eddie managed to grab a package from the box and carry it off to open.

 After he open the first one, a stuffed rat that he LOVES, he was back at the box looking for more.

 This time he picked out something that smelled yummy. They looked so yummy I almost tried one!

Eddie is eating his cookie, notice all the crumbs, and sticking near his rat.

More gift carnage.

I tried stacking up his gifts for a photo op but he jumped up to grab a bully stick :)

Finally, boy enjoying his Christmas haul. Thank you Addison!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Eddie Brought Us A Christmas Gift

Can't get mad - it's what he's bred to do. Nope, it's not hanging on our tree. I just had Jerry hold it there so that I could photo a silhouette instead of all the gory detail. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Marge's Tree

I believe I have put up my last tree for the season. Marge has a collection of cool vintage glass ornaments. Sadly, we loose a couple each year because they are so fragile. I added deco mesh to her tree this year which doesn't leave room for all her ornaments so I basically did just vintage and left off her newer stuff. She was very happy because she can see the lights.

You can see she likes a more traditional look with multi colored lights and ornaments The CNA said hers is the biggest tree they ever seen in the ALF, lol. I hadn't even considered downsizing her tree but maybe next year.

Monday, December 2, 2013

More Decorating

Over Thanksgiving weekend my cousin Lea and I went to her daughter's house to decorate her tree and mantle. Erica is an RN so she works holidays. Putting up her decorations is our way of saying thank you to the folks who don't get to attend Thanksgiving dinner because they are responsible for the health and safety of others.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Eddie the Reindeer for Julie

My blog buddy Julie mentioned that Eddie looked a bit like a reindeer in a previous post which got me thinking and onto Pixler to turn my boy into Rudolph! Hope you like it Julie.

Speaking of Pixler, I did some Christmas "photoshopping" on one dog photo on each of the 10 pages of the Ratbone Rescues website of doggies available for adoption. I believe it really helped motivate people to sign up s a Secret Santa for those lucky dogs - now almost all the dogs have a SS (yippee!) Here's a peek:

Neighborhood Muscovy

Broke Wing So, back in March a mama Muscovy showed up with 14 ducklings in the pond across the street. These ponds are retention pond...