My Friends

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Hello my friends and followers.

Yep, its been ages and so much has happened. Life goes on and I am dealing with some
heavy duty health issues so that seems to put a crimp on my normal goings on. But, I just
keep plugging along.
Phoebe and The Baxter keep me going too, especially when the front door blows open when
I was gone and they decided to go for a walk off the leashes, by their selves for the first time
ever. My dear Husband got home before I did and did the initial panicking for me. He went
and down the street, talking to neigbors, calling for the two of them. He came back home and
called me at which point my heart flew out of my chest. Then he said, "oh wait, here they come
wagging their tails behind them". They must have had a great time and thank the lord we
live in a somewhat quite area so there isn't a lot of traffic. OMG... I would be heart sick
if anything happened to my sweet furry kids.

Anyway, just want to say that I wish for all my Friends and Followers a very
Merry Christmas and Joyous holiday season to all.
Hugs and Holiday blessings
Jan, Greg, Phoebe and the Baxter

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Its amazing how fast the kids grow up

I got a real chuckle when I looked at these two pictures.

He is all of 40 lbs now. Yep he's a chunky monkey 
but we love every pound of him and so does
Phoebe. I am hoping thought that this growth
spurt is slowing down. He is a puggle
not a labble. heheh

He was the biggest of the litter and he has outgrown
his father and his mother. 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

My oh My I've been gone too long

Wow, I had no Idea that it had been that long since I last posted here. Guess I have been too wrapped up in my daily life. Taking care of my dear friend with cancer and then the new puppy that has grown so much. You aren't going to believe how much he's grown so I better show you.
Isn't he just a cuddle bug. We have had so much fun with this little guy. Baxter and Phoebe get along so well. I could't have picked a better match.

I haven't been able to do too much in the garden yet since Mother nature hasn't been very cooperative. I did get new stawbales and got them transplanted with my strawberries but thats about the extent of it.

I have been working on a new punch needle for another sewing basket.

Well, better go get some breakfast going for the hubby. 
I promise not to stay away so long again

Friday, March 23, 2012

Memorial to Rufus

As many of you know I am an avid animal lover and just lost my William Wallace last mothers day. Well, we have a new kid in our family named Baxter that is growing like a weed. Him and Phoebe get along famously and couldn't be closer if they were related.
How ever this posting is for a very dear and special little guy that I have grown to love and adore across the miles. His name is Rufus. He and his brother Buddy were dropped off on the property of a fellow FB friend Named Lana.

I have just adored Rufus from the start as he reminded be in spirit of my dear William Wallace that I so recently lost. He just crept into my heart from the start.
Last night he was hit and killed by a car and was gone before they could even reach him. So fortunately he didn't suffer but I am just beside myself and my heart is breaking all over again.
Phoebe is so good at picking up on these things and has been trying to comfort me in her own way with toys and paws in my lap. It's funny how they can pick up on those sort of things. I know that Rufus wasn't mine but in my heart he belong to me. I am going to miss him terrible and the tears are flowing freely once again. I take comfort in knowing that he and Wallace are up there playing and running and waiting for us to cross that Rainbow Bridge so we can all take comfort in each others love again.

Rufus, we are going to miss you. Big hugs go out to Buddy and to Lana who I am sure is suffering from the loss too.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

I am such a lucky lady today

Happy Saint Patrick's Day to All

I am feeling the luck and love of the Irish today. My dearest friend just gave me her old couch and chair as she is getting a new one. The couch isn't really old at all but it is exactly my style and what I would have picked out if I were to go and buy one. I love it and feel truly blessed with her gift.

She is such a giving lady and I feel so lucky to have her in my life. I have never had a friend like her and her dear daughter and I hold their friendship in my heart and like I say I am truly blessed. Not by what they give me but by there unconditional friendship.

Also, I want to share, that Phoebe and Baxter now have there own special FB page. Yep, just click here and it will take you there.
It just seemed like most of my postings on FB were of Phoebe and Baxter so I thought that I should just get them there own special page.

Well, as if God heard my pleas for some sunshine, it is gorgeous outside today. What a better way to celebrate Saint Patricks Day. Hope your day is as truly blessed as mine is.

Friends, Family and sunshine what more could I ask for?

Monday, February 20, 2012

Dog Day Afternoon

Yep, another day at the Mackay homestead. My agenda for the day is, Let the dogs out, let the dogs in, let the dogs out, let the dogs in, and in between each entrance is a 8 foot wipe. What it boils down to till the summer time is wiping 56 little feet a day. Geez... forgot about all that. hehehe

Dad just loves the new kid too .
Phoebe gets to go to the doctor tomorrow. I think she is going to get a poke in the hiney too. Baxter is saying nanner nanner nanner, now its your turn. heeheh

Today is play day too cause Mom is hemming drapes for a friend and she won't let us help. She such a spoiled sport. We would love to help.
Oh well, we'll just have to entertain ourselves.

Okay now its nappy poo time.

Well, as you can see that most of my leisure time is taken up by the new kid on the block but it is such great therapy for a broken heart. We lost our Wallace in May and I think that my heart was aching for a long time. It is smiling again and I feel like our lives are complete again.

Have a Dog day Afternoon everyone. We are.

Friday, February 17, 2012

We got a new toy and I got stuck in the butt

Yep, went to see the doctor today for second dose of puppy shots and worming. He was pinned to the table by the assistant and he started screaming, literally like he was being beat and all they were going to do was trim his toenails. Baxter preceded to wee all over his self and was not a happy camper. I don't feel that was necessary as I trim them when he is resting on my lap with no problem but he felt that it was necessary to show who was alpha. Not sure I agree with all that. I would rather it be an enjoyable experience.
Anyway, I felt guilty so I bought him a big honking pig that sounds like an Uga horn when you squeeze it. The two of them love it. I also bought a hedgehog that is a little less annoying but is hairy and gets slimy too quickly as they are playing with it.
 My momma loves us, she love us, she gets down on her knees and hugs us, she loves us like a rock well,  at least a honkin pig. heheh
How could you not love these sweet two little kids?

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Newest little mischief

Well, like all kids, you need to keep an eye on them all the time. In just a matter of a couple of minutes Baxter proceeded to grab my pin cushion and gave it a few good shakes. Straight pins went flying. ARKKKKK...... I grabbed him and Phoebe and threw them both in the kitchen and blocked it off while I proceeded to spend the next hour
and a half picking straight pins out of the carpet with the help of a good flash light and three goings over with the vacuum and then crawling on the pray
bones over every inch of floor making sure I didn't miss any. Keeping my
fingers crossed and shoes on for the next few weeks just to be sure.
Meanwhile Phoebe sat out on the front entry room waiting to tell Dad just what the kid did today. She is such a lady.

The baby has really kept me on my toes constantly moving are rearranging things that all of a sudden he finds that he can get into or chew on or something or other. I know he is getting taller as I just had to add blocks under the coffee table as he just puts his little feet up there and reaches for what ever he can get a hold of like my pin cushion.

Just another day in the life at the MacKay household.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

A day in the life of two furry kids

Up at dawn and ready to rumble. heheh and rumble they do at 4:30 in the morning while I get the coffee going. They are sitting there asking wheres the beef and I keep explaining that breakfast is at 6:00 as they start to nibble my ankles. The sun comes out and out they go. We are suppose to have sunny days till Tuesday and boy I will gladly take them. I need to mow the lawn just to spruce the place up and keep the kids feet a little cleaner.

Awww... nap time for us all.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Super Bowl Winner of a Sandwich

 I have to say that this is one of the most awesome flavor extravaganzas ever.
I have shown you all the ingredients but I will list them for you also.

I nice fresh loaf of Fococcia bread split in half.
 After you split the loaf, butter both inside top and bottom and begin layering with lots of sliced garlic or make a garlic butter
 Havarti cheese
 Be sure that you use Portabella mushrooms for the best flavor

 Fresh garlic, lots of it
Red Onion
                                                            Havarti and Fresh Basil
 Prosciutto or you can go meatless, just as good

 I haven't shown it but I prefer to saute the mushrooms in a little olive oil and a little balsamic vinegar
Fresh thinly sliced Mozzarella  cheese and some Parmesan cheese 
 Oil the top of the loaf with a little olive oil and sprinkle with garlic salt
 Double wrap in foil and bake at 275 degrees for about 30 min or until the cheese is melted inside.

 I then make a minestrone soup, Progresso or your choice to serve with the sandwiches.
Serve with a nice wine or fresh made lemonade.
Desert is KEY LIME PIE> YUM! ! !

Saturday, January 28, 2012

yes,Baxter is the object of my intense attention lately but Phoebe still gets her share of lovin

Baxter is my little Pillsbury Dough Boy. hehehe. He takes everything out of the bowl and climbs in. Now I ask you, How cute is that.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Up date on Baxter and family

Check me out, I have really grown up
Phoebe and I are really having a great time together too

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Our newest addition

Yes we have a new addition to the family. Let me introduce Baxter the Puggle. His dad is a pure Bred Pug and his mommy is a Pug and Beagle mix. Now how could you resist a face like this. Baxter and Phoebe have hit it off famously. She treats him like her baby which she never had any. She lays down and rolls over so he can nurse. Now that is love. I worried for a will as I brought Baxter over to meet Phoebe and she just drooled like a faucet and her eyes were wild like but her tail was wagging .                                                            I took that as a good sign. Their first day together went great. She just loves him and she keeps a constant eye on him. What a great Mommy she would have been. Dad loves her too. Can you tell? He is just an old softee. No doubt about that. heheh

We thinks he's a keeper. What do you think. I am talking about Baxter but Dad's a keeper too. Gotta love em.

                  Time to take a nap