Thursday, March 29, 2007

Waiting for Strawberry Blooms

The strawberry plants are starting to really spread out. Hopefully, the white blooms will be here in a couple of weeks. It always amazes me to see these plants survive the winters and grow like crazy in the spring. The dogs are getting walks almost every day. Winston is very happy about the walks. Cornelius still has a band of blubber to lose. Winston and Monty are in great shape.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Bath Feathers

Today was bath day. It was nice and warm. The dogs' coats always look like feathers when they're wet. They had a walk/run to the park and then a little later a bath. Monty likes to bathe. The other two endure it. The grass is looking good in the back yard. The dirt in the garden is fully turned over. As usual, the strawberry plants have taken over more territory. They now occupy 1/3 of the garden. I had Graeter's cotton candy ice cream last night. It is now on the regular flavor list.

Monday, March 19, 2007

The Squirrel

The squirrel is a stuffed toy that gets around. The dogs like to chew on him when they are extremely happy. Sometimes Winston uses the squirrel for a pillow.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


I started turning the dirt over in the garden this evening. Tomorrow it will rain. There were lots of earthworms, which is always a good sign. Hopefully I'll plant by the first of May. The dogs are getting lots of yard time and seem happier now that it's warmer. They've had two walks in the last week. Cornelius has to lose weight. He has a spare tire around his belly.

Saturday, March 03, 2007


This is Bubba. Bubba thinks the dogs stink! He refuses to hang out with them. Toonces hangs out with the dogs and sleeps with them. Bubba is a loner. Bubba is 15 years old and Toonces is 16. Toonces has gained weight in his old age and Bubba has lost.
I went to Jungle Jim's today. The variety of even the normal things is huge, so it is always fun to go. I got some Oolong tea and some porcini sauce plus a few other things on sale.

I always make my own spaghetti sauce but this porcini sauce is seasoned so well I can use it straight out of the can on any pasta. I usually combine it with sausage and pasta.

For the second time in my life I had a sausage mcmuffin with cheese from McDonald's for breakfast. I never liked the English muffins by themselves but someone gave me one at work two weeks ago and I liked it. I also don't like American cheese; I'm a cheddar fan. But I don't taste the cheese, just the sausage and the muffin.

And finally the good news of the day: Dairy Queen is open. Per the garden radio show today, this may be our last weekend of real winter weather. Ah spring!