Sunday, May 31, 2009

We Are Back

We are back from vacation and trying to settle in. We had a wonderful time and we'd like to say thank you to all out there who continued to stop by and who wished us well on our trip. We had a few tick problems, but nothing too traumatic. I tried a new spray that I'll tell you about later, but for now until we get settled in, enjoy these doggie cartoon clips, they're pretty good!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Going To the River

Thank you all for showing Lena some lovin! My nephews are always teasing us that Lena is not cute, that their Golden Retrievers are way cuter, she gets so much slack from them. I always tell them she may not be as cute but she is way smarter :) -- so thanks again for showing her some love!

We're off for a week to the cabin and our lovely river and although we will miss all of our Internet buddies a whole lot, it's sure nice to get away from the city for a while, computers, telephones and the rat race and spend some lazy days at the river. Lena especially loves to chase the critters and go in the river to cool off her belly :) See you when we get back.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Can't an Old Girl Get Any Lovin?

How come all the younguns get loads of comments on their cute photos? I see all kinds of pictures of cute, little, adorable pups where tons of people are commenting on how cute, how precious, how adorable those pups are (including my mommy), but how come I can't get any "oh she's so cute and adorable?" All right, all right, so I'm middle-aged (okay, okay maybe a tad over middle-aged), a bit overweight and I do admit I have a few fat bumps, not to mention I'm a Doberman, I guess I'm not supposed to be cute as an adult, I'm supposed to be fierce looking, but geewilickers can't a gal get a little somethin somethin now and then -- not to boast, but I'm really, really smart :)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Benny the Boston Terrier with Flower for Mom

Little Benny here has just picked a most favorite flower for mom. He went out to the garden special to dig up (oops, I mean gently pull) this flower out of the garden bed to present to mom. He even went so far as to put it in a lovely vase for her. As he was out there a little butterfly jumped on his ear, perhaps whispering in Benny's ear some good advice -- to clean up that garden mess before the big presentation to mom.

The Boston Terrier and butterfly are hand-sculpted from polymer clay. He sits next to a small glass vase filled with pink glass shards and inside the vase sits a golden stem wire with two acrylic leaves ending in a lovely pink and blue flower.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


It's Etsy featured blogger time again and the wonderful shop this month is CREATEaTHOUGHT, a shop full of handmade goodies including journals, art cards, rings and pins. My favorites in her shop are the paper goodies including this do-it-yourself kit and robot mini journal -- I mean who doesn't love robots! You can also visit her blog for all the latest updates.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Credit Card Rant

I have a little credit card rant to go on. First let me say I was never a big fan of credit cards, but these days it seems like you need at least one credit card so that's what we did, we got one credit card. Sometime last year I got an invitation from American Express Blue asking me if I wanted to switch to their card at a no interest rate for 19 months and 8.99% after that -- so I signed up. Well, that was about a year ago and although I'm still not paying interest I noticed at the bottom of my statement that the interest has gone from 8.99% to 10.24%. I mean what the hell I haven't even gotten a chance to take advantage of the rate they told me I would be getting before they jacked it up on me. I called the company and after going through five minutes of voice mail prompts I got a woman who was like, well that's the rate it is, it's gone up all across the board. Wow, thanks for the great customer service.

Just goes back to my original statement that I was never a big fan of credit cards, it's like they hold you hostage and once they get you in they jack up the rate and there ain't nothing you can do about it -- except maybe there is. I'm in the process of buckling down and trying to pay that stupid thing off and if I can't make it in six months, I'm already looking around for other alternatives. Did I mention I hate credit cards!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Mother's Day Sale

I've decided to have a Mother's Day sale in my shop today Tuesday, 05.05.09 through Friday, 05.08.09. Although I'm not a mom myself (that is not to a human child anyway), I do appreciate the hard work that mothers go through every day. I knew I never wanted to be a mom because of the daily, unselfishness and commitment that a mother has to go through, I knew it was a job I couldn't take on with 100% zeal so, therefore, I never became a mom. I do, however, have a sister with three beautiful children who I admire greatly for her undertaking of this full time, never ending job called mom.

The sale is for 10% of all items (excluding shipping and handling) in my NanjoDogz shop. Just write Happy Mother's Day in the note to seller and I will refund you 10% through PayPal.

Happy Mother's day to all! Here are just a few things available in my shop.

Afghan Hound Cameo

Afghan Hound Cameo
Afghan Hound etched into clay and set in brass setting

Greyhound in Profile Etched Pendant

Greyhound in Profile Etched Pendant
Greyhound in Profile Etched Pendant


Etched in Pink


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