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Sunday, July 29, 2007

Boo News, Busy Days And Goin' Away!

Now, just what do you think happens to old Susie Q when you add, one wading pool, a 9 year old with a propensity to splash, a 4 year old who LOVES the water, a bucket, a hose and me? Um, I get wet. Damp. Soaked. And I loved every minute of it. The giggling from these 2 children was like music to me.
I hope you are all having a wonderful is hot here again but gee Sue! What do you expect for late July? 40s? We have had rain of late so everything is growing and looking more lush. Grace and I attended a baby shower for my dear neighbor's daughter in law! This will be the first grand baby and yes. They know it will be a girl! The shower was held in our community clubhouse and was well attended. The new Mama and Papa are a special couple and are so excited. The new Grandma and Grandpa are just the dearest people and we truly hit the neighbor jackpot when we moved next door to them! Their lovely daughter flew in from Virginia and we were so pleased to see her. Grace just adores her. We attended the new parents wedding 4 years ago and the daughter's 2 years ago next week. She had exciting news for her parents! She and her husband are also expecting a baby! The pretty new Mama We were all given white onesies and fabric markers to decorate. This was my offering. I missed getting a shot of Grace's! You can guess that it was colorful and bright! Last week I won one of Donna's (from The Decorated House) precious treasures on Ebay! I just adore this and have it in my study...isn't Donna talented! And she is so sweet as well...she included a surprise for Grace. All wrapped in tissue with silk flowers and ribbon was this adorable treat. It now hangs in a place of honor in Grace's room. Thank you dear Donna. You are a sweetheart! Last evening we had a few friends over and bar b qued hamburgers. Everyone brought goodies to share and we had several dishes as well as this fruit salad. What is it about Summer fruit that just makes me so happy? Among the guests was my nephew Boo. He was just a hoot all evening. He has finally begun to clap (I know this is a given with most children but to us, it was a triumph!) and thought it fun to go around and have everyone clap in unison! Needless to say, there was much applause all night! His Mama told us of a new acquaintance that has been a true blessing to her. This lady and her husband have an 8 year old son who was diagnosed Autistic at age 4 as Boo has been. This little guy is now 8, speaks well, writes, sings and has been mainstreamed into school where he does amazingly well. He attended a pre-school/Kindergarten/1st facility like my nephew will attend. We have been tickled to discover that Boo will be enrolled in this new facility in late August. There is one like it in Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland. They have a fantastic record of success. It does not come inexpensively but there are grants and what a blessing to know Boo will be a recipient of one of these. It costs upwards of $70,000 a year to school Autistic children in these schools but to be able to help children like Boo unlock their potential is priceless. ~~~~~~~~~~ This afternoon we all went to my brother's and sis in law's for pizza. I guess you saw the top pictures! Splish splash I needed a bath after the soaking I got...and I had to get one more good dose of Boo kisses and hugs before leaving.... Grace and I are on the road to Tennessee now...I have my laptop and hope to check in if time permits. We are taking Mom back to see her friends in the Middle Tennessee town where she and Dad lived for 25 years. We will also see our relatives in the Knoxville area and make a little trip into Gatlinburg. Bill and Dan will stay here with the dogs (Kip and Mom's Abby) and cats. I am sure they will raise quite a ruckus and make a huge mess and get into tussles but I have hopes that Kip, Abby, Lucy and Henry will be able to keep a lid on Bill and Dan. *smile* I will try to visit each of you but, if I do not get to leave a comment, please know I will be thinking about all of you. I will try to catch up next weekend upon our return. Please stay well, safe and enjoy a week filled with smiles, sunshine and happy moments.
Warm hugs to you all,
Susie Q

Saturday, July 28, 2007

I Oughta Be In Pictures...

I always new I would make it big *ahem* in Hollywood someday... Ralphie! Get your finger out of there!
Thanks Valerie! Such a fun site....The Simpsons Movie

Friday, July 27, 2007

Blogging Joy

Today I received the loveliest email from a very special lady. Carolyn at Mountain Meadows sent me a note to let me know about a post she had written after reading about my nephew Boo. Her words just warmed my heart and made my spirit soar. Carolyn truly does have the soul of a poet. I just want to say thank you to dear Carolyn and to all of you. When I began this blog last year, on October 20th, 2006, I really had no idea where it would lead. I just wanted to try it, have a little fun and, perhaps, use it to stay in touch with family and friends far away. It has become so much more. It is my creative outlet, my source of inspiration, support, my joy. I have discovered new friends that have become so very important to me. I have learned that we are all really so much alike. It does not matter where we live, what the color of our skin may be, the size of our house, or our family status. We are all different, we are all the same. We have each made connections that, without blogging, would not have been possible. I can not now imagine not checking in with Kim or Rhoda or Pat, Andrea, Sue, Lidy, Bethy to see what new tweak they have added to their decor. How sad I would be not to see how dear Pea's garden is prospering ot how Sharon Kay is up to! I would surely have missed out if I had been unable to check in with Corinne (our Jafabrit) and see what amazing work she was creating in her studio. I have come to depend on the creative inspiration of blogger friends like our house romantic Cindy, Rosemary in California, Sophie Honeysuckle in England, Jenny the Polka Dot Pixie, Donna at the Decorated House, Charlotte, Cherry, Deb K., Robin at Frecklefarm, Gold, Sugar Bear Karla, Kim and Toni at Rabbit Hill Creations. I feel so blessed to be able to share in the lovely photographs by special talents like Nature Girl and Betty Jo. I would have missed the connection I now have with Andi, Jen, Terri, Sheila, Missy, Teresa, Cheryl, Gretchen, Dawn, Valerie, Jolene, Coleen and so many others who now hold special places in my heart. I would not have come to know the precious faces of the children and their delightful stories that Melissa, Leona, Jill and our Brown English Muffin share every day. I would not have learned the lessons I now incorporate into my life from dear bloggers like Susie, Sioux, Connie, Betty Jo, Mari-Nanci, our Sheila in Canada and her beautiful daughter Blue. And, of course, what would I do without sweet Deb and her lovely girl, Kate, Lisa (our oceandreamer), Cassandra, Grace, Susie Q, Carolyn, Twinkle Pink's Ginny, Tammy, Chris, Country Pleasures and dear Rosemary. I would have missed out on the delicious writing that has, at once, made me laugh out loud and shed more than a few tears. Such talents like Pamela, Mama P., Brenda, Mom2Fur (Clare), Wendy, Carolyn... When I began this blog, I had a few detractors. There were a few who felt it was a waste of my time and just so much fluff. Needless to say, those people were wrong and are no longer near by to see how wrong they were. What a joy this blog has been to me. You are all so special to me. I have come to lean on your strengths and to learn from your teachings. You make me laugh and weep. I love seeing your children, your pets, your gardens, your homes. I feel that I have been able to delight in your happiness and to share in your painful experiences. I think the world of each and every one of you. I thank you for your love, your support, your prayers, your warmth, your compassion, your bright spirits. I wish I could hug each of you and tell you, face to face, what you have meant to me. Until I can, this will have to suffice. Much love and heartfelt thanks. Now and always.

A Birthday Wish

From our back yard to your back porch....happy birthday dear Pat. You are an inspiration to me in so many areas. I feel blessed to have found your blog and to have come to know you through this medium. You are a special lady.... Here is a wish that this year be filled with all the joy your heart can hold.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Oh Sheesh...Not Another Dennehy Reference....

Mr. D in *2004* NOT *1954* How, in the Dublin Pub, a great after school hang out for teenagers in New York City and the year is 1954. I am siting there in my white sweater with the pearl buttons and the enameled bluebird sweater clasp. You know. The one my great aunt brought back from her trip to Japan. I have a pink Peter Pan collared blouse on, a pale pink swirl skirt, lace edged anklets and saddle shoes. I am sipping a Coke and unconsciously twirling my Grandmother's pearls around my fingers. My friends, Dee Dee, Angela, Sandra and I are giggling and chatting. It's October, the sun is bright, the sky is cloudless and the leaves are falling in Central Park. It's a cool Saturday afternoon... A sandy haired football player from Chaminade High School walks in with his buddies. He looks so good in his blue letter man jacket... Okay, one BIG problem Susie Q. You were not even BORN until 1956 sweetie. Get a grip. Hey! That thingee said I should be IN 1954 and IN Dublin (I know what they meant but this IS my dream after all!) and be IN New York City...ever hear of poetic license?? Huh? Oh sheesh....can I help it if I have an over active imagination? And it is rainy and I am putting off cleaning the bathrooms? Okay, I'll go...I'll where did I leave that Windex?

If I Can Make It There...

American Cities That Best Fit You:
75% New York City 70% Chicago 70% Philadelphia 65% Boston 55% Washington, DC
I KNEW I was meant to live in NYC! Now, do you think Bill could be convinced?

Ah...I Like Ireland!

You Belong in Dublin
Friendly and down to earth, you want to enjoy Europe without snobbery or pretensions. You're the perfect person to go wild on a pub crawl... or enjoy a quiet bike ride through the old part of town.
This is a fun site with all sorts of goodies....

Stuck In The 50s

You Belong in 1954
You're fun loving, romantic, and more than a little innocent. See you at the drive in!
This came from dear Dawn! I always knew I was *behind* the times but now I have proof!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Moving Heaven and Earth

You purchase one tiny, hardly noticeable thing and, in fitting it properly in to your home, everything must shift. And by everything, I mean E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G. You see, I buy one minuscule item and we had to move the armoire, the table, the rocker, the rug, the powder room, the front porch, the Heavens and Earth....okay. Those last 4 things were a slight exaggeration but only slight. Just to get it inside was an Olympic feat worthy of several Gold medals. Mom, Grace and I stopped by a local consignment shop and I spotted this cabinet straight away. It was just perfect, just the thing for my British Royal collectibles, just the right size for the corner, just the right finish and just sold. Yup, someone beat me to it. Still, I left my telephone number with the shopkeeper, just in case. They called the next morning. The buyer discovered the cabinet would not fit in her vehicle and had no other means of transport. Did I wish to buy it? Did I ever! It was a fraction of what it would cost new and, even as Math challenged as I am, I knew what a deal this piece was. I was fairly sure it would fit in the van and fit it did. Then, all we had to do was move everything in it's path out of the way, re-arrange the entire living room and swap out all the pictures, re-edit the tablescapes and voila! Did I need it? Nope. Did my teensy (I like to say COZY) living room really have room for another piece? Nope. Did I have to have it? Uh huh. Hey! It was a steal! Really! I keep wondering if the local police will discover my devious crime. I feel guilty. Okay, so not TOO guilty. I paid the price the shop asked. Everyone is happy. Life is good.

Monday, July 23, 2007


Okay, so I probably don't know what 2 + 2 is without using my fingers but this is about something else entirely! Dear Susie Q II (Yes! There is another out there!) tagged me for a Random List and I posted it just now...but, that said, it appeared under the post with the cupcakes! Why? Heck. I dunno. I can't even cipher as well as Jethro is doin' in Beverly Hills. But it is there...and I tagged 8 of you darlin' bloggers for it too. Tag! You Are It!! You just hafta look for it! That's it...keep scrolling down...don't stop on those cupcakes now...keep going...

When I Schmooze, Do You Snooze?

Our darlin' sweet Pea has passed this delightful award on to me! Now, I am tickled pink by this as I simply love awards! I will have to look at gowns to wear for the ceremony, get my hair done and oh my! A pedicure! Does anyone know who the master of ceremonies will be? Could it be Brian Dennehy? One can live and hope can't one? Will there be awardee gift baskets? You know, the ones filled with decedent material goods worth thousands of dollars. No? Sheesh. How about a 10 percent off coupon for Burger King? OOH! Whoppers for everyone! I am also a bit confused about something. I looked up the meaning of the word *Schmooze*. FORMS : schmoozed or schmoosed also shmoozed, schmooz-ing or schmoos-ing, shmooz-ing, schmooz-es or schmoos-es shmooz-es. SLANG: to converse casually, especially in order to make a social connection. In other words, to schmooze is to talk. Now, you all know me by now. I am rather quiet and reserved. I am so very shy and delicate. I seldom speak above a hushed whisper. I never speak to strangers or talk in public. I am also a liar. A very bad liar. A huge fibber really. I DO talk, A LOT. I talk so much that poor Kipper has been known to hide under the bed, surrounding himself with Rubbermaid boxes full of wrapping paper and ribbons, just to avoid being *talked at* any longer. The cats hide in the bathtubs, praying that no one will feel unclean and discover them. In the event that someone feels the need to bathe and they are discovered, Lucy immediately drops into a cat nap like trance for hours hoping I will go away. Dan stays at work until the wee hours in hopes that Mom will be *talked out* by the time he arrives home. Then he actually pretends to be tired from working all day! Can you believe that?
Bill purposely chose flying as a career so he would develop hearing loss due to aircraft engines and therefore, not hear 92 % of what I talk about. Hmpf.Grace...schmoozing
Grace on the other hand has decided that she will fight fire with fire.She has been known to talk so much that I have not been able to get a word in edge wise. Thus, I have been rendered, yes, speechless. So, in an effort to express myself, I began a blog. And on this blog I talk. I speak, I bemoan, I belabor, I shout, I chat, I opine, I blabber, I yak, I flap my gums, I lecture, I jabber, I schmooze. Yes. I schmooze. S.C.H.M.O.O.Z.E. And I love every minute of it. I have a big mouth. I need a support group. "Hello, my name is Susie Q and I schmooze." Thank you dear Pea. You are a true delight! Now I am to choose 5 more bloggers who have been known to schmooze. I think of this as a good trait! These are 5 ladies who can spin a yarn and leave you smiling from ear to ear. They offer all sorts of interesting bits and bobs on their blogs, treats to amuse us, make us think, inspire. Here are 5 ladies who will delight you! Cheryl an amazing writer and tells wonderful stories about her family and, well, her life! She has a handsome husband and 3 adorable daughters who are pretty spiffy, just like their Mom. In fact, it was Cheryl who has given us a new family tradition. We bounce on hotel beds. Yup. We jump, bounce and hop. Ask Grace. Melissa ....also writes extremely well and spins a good yarn or two. She an endearing style and never fails to leave me grinning. A fun lady who just happens to have loads of talent, a great looking husband and of the cutest daughters on Earth. I am one of her little girl's biggest fans! Really. I am thinking of starting a fan club. Rhoda of the most creative and talented decorators I have ever seen. She has tons of delightful ideas and is always willing to share them with all of us. She is always ready to share a memorable trip or two, delicious recipes and sweet photos that tell great stories in themselves. Andrea ....has such an easy and warm manner and readily shares her area's landmarks and travel tips, recipes, historical houses and her own decorating style. I am always inspired and intrugued by her ideas and hints and stories. Pat a delight! She takes the most glorious trips and shares all the fun with us. Her photos are a treat in of themselves. She has such a pleasant manner and relates her stories with grace and warmth.

Friday, July 20, 2007

So Many Birthdays, So Little Time!

I know I may still be missing a few birthday greetings but hey. I am old and senior moments come much more frequently these days.... Here is a HAPPY BIRTHDAY shout out for Gretchen's Handsome husband, Mama P's precious Pipsqueak and Cassandra's Beautiful Mia! Now if someone could help me clean up all this confounded, convoluted confetti and cupcake chaos ....

I Said RANDOM Not Ridiculous!

What do all of these men have in common? They all have a ridiculous...oops. RANDOM connection to Susie Q of Rabbit Run Cottage.
Okay, so my random list will be ridiculous but would you expect it to be otherwise?

There is another Susie Q in the blogging world! She is not so very different than me. She is lovely, classy, very pretty, creative, writes brilliantly, has a glorious garden and awesome home. So okay...I am nothing like her! Sheesh! OKAY! But she is all I aspire to be!

She also has a wonderful blog that I know you will enjoy!

And, our Susie Q II has tagged me to write 8 things about myself. Now, as I do have the power of schmooze, I have told you all so many things about myself. Mindless and inane things I know but things none the less. So, let's see. Hmmm....8 things...random...factual...not inane...

Here are The Rules!

1. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts. 2. Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves. 3. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules. 4. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.

1. I once sat on Phil Donahue's lap. Sorry Marlo. Okay, so I was a brownie Scout on a tour of the local CBS affiliate and he was doing his radio show. Still, I sat on his lap. I think he will remember it fondly. He dreams about it. Or not.

2. I was rude to National League All Star Rusty Staub when he was playing for the Montreal Expos. I was in love with Johnny Bench of the Cincinnati Reds. It was a torrid and wild love affair. Of course it would have been even better if Johnny had known who I was. And if I had been old enough to actually have a torrid and wild love affair or knew what it was. But I digress...Rusty was positioned near where we were sitting and tried to give me an autograph. Would I do it? Are you kidding? He was the enemy! I told him I only accepted autographs from Reds. Oh was my poor Father embarrassed. Rusty thought it quite funny. Dad did not. I was unceremoniously taken out and *spoken to*. Yup. Rusty still remembers this moment fondly. Or not.

3. I chatted with ventriloquist Paul Winchell...yes, THE voice of TIGGER! At a Dayton, Ohio Home Show in 1963. He asked to speak with me and yes, he DID have Jerry Mahoney with him. Sad how real he was on the TV show but how wooden he looked in the to speak. Jerry NOT Paul. Paul looked quite life like and nice. Jerry looked just slightly evil. Hey! At least I took an autograph from HIM! I am sure that Paul always remembered this meeting fondly. Or not. Wooden old Jerry Mahoney still does.

4. I borrowed a dime from Boston Celtic Larry Bird. Of course, when I did, he was Indiana State's Larry Bird. I was in a Terre Haute Pizza Hut, on a University sponsored trip. I will try to make this brief by just saying, I spilled my purse at the pay phone and this very tall guy with shaggy blond hair stopped to help me. He gave me a dime for the phone and we talked for a few minutes. When he left, an elderly man came up to me and asked how well I knew Larry Bird. Larry who? "Uh, that guy you were talking to....the young man who will be the savior of Indiana State basketball." When I returned home that evening, my boyfriend Bill, (yeah, that same guy I am married to!) had a complete melt down over LARRY BIRD!!!! So, I did what any self respecting girl would do and became a die hard college basketball fanatic and eventually a radical Celtic fan. We saw the Celtics play many times and they never failed to amaze me. I am sure that Larry remembers me quite fondly. Or not.

5. I once dated astronaut Gus Grissom's cousin. The cousin never landed on the moon. Neither did Gus. But hey. Gus was a hero. And his cousin remembers me fondly. Or not.

6. I have been in a Juvenile Detention Center, a women's prison, a local city's jail and a Federal Maximum Security prison. Yes, I was a ne'erdowell..well, I was also a Sociology major who studied criminology! And no, I do not remember these visits fondly. *Shiver*

7. I was attacked, on my Grandfather's farm, by a deranged rooster when I was 8. The rooster remembers it fondly, I do not.

8. I once played "A Lady In Waiting" in our High School's production of Cyrano de Bergerac. I brought the house down. Okay, that really wasn't my fault. I accidentally bumped into the boy who controlled the curtains and he...well...let's just say neither of us remember this fondly. is my turn to tag some of you! Ooh...I feel just like a wildlife scientist on the African Savannah...what? Oh. Not THAT sort of tagging. I tag....drum roll please... dear blogging friends, Andi, Sheila in Chicagoland, Jen, Missy, Valerie, Terri, Pea & Dawn. I guarantee their answers will NOT be ridiculous and you will remember them fondly.

And The Surprises Just Keep Comin'...

From dear Karla at Sugar Bear Designs...another Rockin' Girl Blogger Award! Thank you Karla! That is pretty awesome coming from someone as talented and creative as yourself! Karla is a sweetheart...she is a wonderful designer. Her Etsy shop jewelry is stunning! I plan on ordering one of her Grace bracelets (Named for one of her personal heroines, Grace Kelly) as a gift for OUR Grace. She also has the most delightful online Doggie treat boutique! Drop by and see will love her! I truly do not take these awards lightly. It humbles me, lifts me. Thank you so, I need to go and turn up the volume on my stereo. Where is that Metallica CD. Ah...A/C D/C!! Let's R.O.C.K! that all my blogging friends are R.O.C.K.I.N'! So, here goes that first dart....Can you hear me?? The music is LOUD I know! Now then...I need to pass this award on to 5 more Rockin', I shall do as before and randomly choose! I just must admit that I think ALL my blogging friends R.O.C.K. So, I must randomly goes the first dart... Shwoosh...PLUNK... Kate at The French Nest! She's smart, witty and loves all things French. You cannot beat that! The perfect Trifecta! amazing photographer and gardener. She has the heart and soul of a poet. She will dazzle you. Mama P...this girl can write. Oh yeah. And she will make you laugh so hard that milk will come out of your nose! Okay, that was just me... Pamela...such a wonderful writer and person. Check out her latest post...Global Worming indeed! . Brown English Muffin...she is funny, thought provoking, smart and has this adorable little girl...Ooh! Stop by and visit these special ladies and give yourself a treat! But, if you are in need of even more goodies, visit any one of the women whose links you will find just to the left...they ALL R.O.C.K! Now, back to the music...wait! Is that Misty Mountain Hop and Led Zeppelin? Oooh. Gotta dance!

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!

Sometimes the mail brings the most delicious sort of surprises from special friends. Sometimes it just brings a sky high because of a too dry garden water bill, an advertisement for snow tires, a neighbor's waylaid Playboy and a plea for financial assistance from our Alma Mater. Like we didn't pay them enough 30 years ago?? What did they do with THAT money huh?? Oh yeah...what was I saying? So, today's mail brought the first sort of surprises (and an all too high because it has been so bloody hot electric bill)! From sunny California and dear Valerie... ....this wonderful, handcrafted letter *S*!! Now, I am not sure what it stands for. I thunk and I thunk but this Susie Q just could not decide what this *S* represents! Sexy? Well, that's a given but I am far too modest to advertise that fact. Smart? Oh duh. Supercilious? Scrumptious? Scintillating? Sabotage? Safari? Sailor, Salamander, Samurai? Seductress? Susie will have to give it some more deep thought and perhaps I can come up with it's meaning..think *S*ue, THINK! But it sure is pretty and it looks good on this cabinet in our bedroom. I love it Valerie! Thank you so much! And, from lovely Andi in sunny Florida....this pretty and sweet handmade card! It just made me smile to see it! Thank you so much Andi! Smile! Maybe that is what Valerie's *S* stands for...the friends who make me smile!

Farm Fresh And Furry Blessings....

Oh did it storm last night! Lightning and thunder and hail (Oh MY!). Then, at 1am, the sirens sounded. One of our local police officers had detected some rotation in the clouds. Nothing came of it but it is good to know that so many look out for all of us. Of course, when I first heard the siren, I calmly and bravely woke my family and led them down to the basement by running wildly through the house screaming and flapping my chubby little arms like a deranged goose evading the Christmas dinner plate. We had a lot of rain yesterday and then again today. Much needed rain! Our poor grass has had a tough time growing this year and the mower (Oh yeah, we actually have a PUSH mower! My environmentally green husband insisted) was so lonely it was taking out personal ads. The air already smells and feels so much more crisp & fresh! Earlier today Grace, Mom and my buddy T took a little drive to a favorite local farm & politely and pleasantly purchased some just picked pretty perky produce. Say that 10 times fast. Go ahead. You know you want to. Colorful fresh flowers for the table compliment all the delicious produce! Dinner tonight was meatless and healthy and oh so delicious! Would you believe that Grace ate plate fulls of green beans? Oh and doesn't she love new potatoes, watermelon, cantaloupe and fresh picked corn! She could not get enough! Our two new friends agree that the corn this year is awesome!
After dinner we all went to our church for the annual Blessing of the Animals. There was a smaller turn out because of the hit and miss showers but those in attendance were sweet, well behaved and rather polite! There was nary a growl nor hiss heard among the throng! And the animals behaved too! Our minister was called away due to a parishioner's serious illness but 2 very kind and special staff members assisted in our Reverend's absence. We decided not to bring Henry and Lucy as they both dislike their box so. Okay. Let's be truthful. What they really do is squall and scratch and scream like banshees when they see said boxes. It is not pretty. It is very UNBlessing like. Grace brought their pictures and they received their blessings in this way! Here is of the prayers asks God to "Help me to be less naughty and to always mind my human parents." Kipper says he is afraid he did not HEAR this part. This precious doxie was injured a few years ago and his back legs are paralyzed. He gets along quite well! Such a sweetheart. Here is my Mom with Abby. Sweet Abby is scared of her own shadow I am afraid. She decided these people were going to give her a shot or take her temperature or clip her nails. I made sure I got a picture of "Holly" for you dear Andi! Now, how do you finish off an evening of blessings? Why, at Ritter's for frozen custard of course! Kip meeting a new fan... Notice the sleepy eyes? Let's get this car in gear Dude! Whoa...blessings and custard sure take a lot out of a little dog. G' Night All!