Monthly Archives: December 2018

Christmas-Gone to the Dogs

I’ve been off work for 6 1/2 days for the Christmas holiday. These photos sum up my days. I am one blessed girl.

Our family obviously considers the dogs an important part of the family. These photos span two separate gatherings and dogs are welcome.

Ok, the photo of the cats is at home. But they were part of our family celebration.

My favorite photo is the one of Zekie sitting on grandma’s lap on Christmas Day. He went along because we are in the process of treating some anxiety issues and it was too long a time for him to be alone. More on those issues when we have a resolution. But since Zeke was with us, he was well behaved (mostly) and enjoyed being part of the day. And I was certainly more relaxed knowing he was safely with us. Understanding families are a blessing too!

That Face

The face of innocence. Don’t you believe it for a second. This does capture a peaceful moment though.

This is how Zekie waits for me to go to work once I start heating up and loading the car. He has given up following me from room to room and just lays in a chair where he can monitor my movements.

If I were the only one home, he would be laying on the back of the couch, frantically watching out the window. But daddy is still home so all is not lost. Living with a dog with separation anxiety is not easy.


Happy Winter Solstice everyone.

There will be more light in our days from this point forward. Well, until the Summer Solstice anyway, when things start going the other way again.

Please forgive me for my lack of posts as of late. I am spending much time dealing with and trying to overcome behavioral issues. The dogs’, not mine.

Zekie’s New Bedroom

When you live in a house built in 1830, every remodel is an accomplishment. This is my newly re-done closet nook off the master bedroom. Uneven ceilings and floors make it harder every step of the way. My husband did a fantastic job and it is even insulated now!

I’m very happy with the way the green paint turned out. My walls are now “lime granita”. In the foreground you can see Zekie’s crate. We joke that Zekie likes his new bedroom. I’m not totally sure it’s a joke though!

Spoiled much? You bet!

The Artist

This is my little artist, Zekie. He uses many mediums and is especially into repurposing.

This is his fiber art piece. It’s the jacket he moved his crate across the room and took off a chair. Then he pulled it through slats in his crate and shredded it. Anything for his art.

This is one of Zeke’s repurposed metal sculptures . As you can see he is creative and quite the determined worker.

Personally, I am hoping he will take a hiatus from future projects. I have my doubts but time will tell.