Friday, April 25, 2008

Took the quizzes on Catster and Dogster and got the following results for the babies....

Spunky scored this personality on his kitty quiz:
What celebrity would your pet be? I'm Al Gore! Find out at

Al Gore

Saving the World

Always the winner of the pawpular vote, Spunky is Al Gore!

Green through and through, Spunky is super-careful about how he marks his territory and goes out of his way to cover his tracks. Though Spunky is a lover and not a fighter, he won't stray from your side when trouble flashes its ugly fangs. Not bothered by superfluous detail, Spunky can be counted on to report back to you with the facts at hand, no matter how nasty they may be. Not one to rely on his top-notch genes and breeding, scratching and clawing his way to the top is Spunky's modus pawperandi.

Charlottes findings:
What celebrity would your pet be? I'm Angelina Jolie! Find out at

Angelina Jolie

Traditional Beauty

Just like with Hollywood superhero Angelina Jolie, they broke the mold after they created Charlotte!

Defying the conventional meaning of the word pawpular, Charlotte can't scratch behind an ear without it being reported and talked about. Charlotte leaves pets of the opposite sex blubbering and babbling nonsensically after each encounter, their cuteness and charm receptors bubbling over with excitement. Always one to entice a broad audience, Charlotte not only loves to strut her stuff on the dogwalk, but digs every chance she gets to make a difference, adopt a pet in need or dish out for her favorite charity.

Wilbur got this result for his celebrity quiz:
What celebrity would your pet be? I'm Johnny Knoxville! Find out at
The kind of pet that can leap tall fences in a single bound (or not, but give it a shot anyhow), Wilbur is the original Jackass, Johnny Knoxville!

Going through the pain so you don't have to, Wilbur knows that he trots a fine line between funny and stupid, but he doesn't care—he's laughing about it all the way to the pet store. His over-the-top antics make you grimace with fear and you often find it hard to believe that he actually enjoys playing the class clown. But Wilbur laps it up and continues to defy the odds, despite your warnings and concerns. Other males in the pack tend to be a little jealous of Wilbur, but the females find him simply dreamy. A die-hard good ol' boy, Wilbur is more of a General Lee type than a Knight Rider, but give him enough time to think things through and he's sure to find a way to wreck both vehicles at the same time.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Dogs On Thursday Post

I've blogged family pics in recent posts from my visit to Maryland/Delaware so I thought I would save the canines for my DoT post.

Vegas is my sister, Misty's doberman who is a very tall lap dog. She will come up to you and edge herself into your lap if you don't discourage her quickly (even that doesn't always make a difference either).

The second series of pics are of my brother Erik's labrador retriever, Buck. He is like Wilbur in that he wants to play especially with his bear and his ball. Erik and his wife, Holly have 5 children so there is usually always someone around to goof off with.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Saturday Sky and the trip home

When I drove back home Saturday the 12th this is the sky I was greeted with in South Carolina. It had finally started to warm up in Maryland only to turn chilly in North Carolina and get down right cold and nasty when I hit South Carolina and on into Georgia....bummer.

However, I was greeted by this....

and this.....

and this.....

and it made it all worth it!!


Whenever I go to Maryland and it's possible (which fortunately is usually) I get together with my friend, Jadene and we go to Fridays for lunch. Yes we are creatures of habit so what? As a matter of fact we always try to get there early and sit in a booth with the exception of the time I brought Kylie with me to show Jadene and we sat at a chair so her carrier would fit at the table. Usually there is no one (or only a couple) of people already there and we are always so amazed when we leave and the place is packed full!! Good food and good service at the one in Harbor Place, Annapolis.

I used to work for Jadene's mom & dad at Colonial Florist in Annapolis, MD at 2 different times in my life and for many years total. Jadene is the bookkeeper, office manager, designer (when she is forced even though she is excellent at it and should do it more), soother of all wounded egos (designers of which I was one can and do have very delicate egos, which often translates into "we are whiney") and in general friendly face at the shop! She is a doll and everyone should have a friend like her and I am so blessed for her friendship after all these years (going on 24 years now-WOOOWSER)!!!

My first apartment

On the way to my fil's I pass the first apartment I ever lived in at 151 Riviera Drive, Pasadena. I lived upstairs and the window on the left (looking at the house) was the tiny dining room and the one on the right, the bedroom. The bedroom had a large walk in closet towards the back of the house and that was Brandy's room when she was a baby(yes it was big and yes it had a window in it). The entrance was in the back up a flight of stairs and into the enclosed porch/living room. I used to climb out the living room window onto the roof and was a LONG time ago back in 1977-78.
A couple and their teenage son lived downstairs and an older couple lived in the L shaped addition off the back of the house.


On the way to brother Erik's place I caught some pics of a pair of wild turkeys as they ran across the road

and of his neighbors llamas...aren't they pretty and wouldn't you just LOVE to have their wool???? May have to get brother Erik to talk to them hmmmmm???

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Brother Erik's House

I was on a mission. When Mom, Dad & I came home from lunch we were greeted by Jack the cat with a baby bunny gift in his mouth. After getting the bunny and putting it in a carrier I hauled it over to my brother Erik's to let it go. There are other rabbits at his house and its chances of survival far greater there than at mom and dads with Jack the destroyer on the loose. Here is said bunny posing with Louis and me.

here is bunny on his escape to greener pastures...

Melissa, Louis, Jennifer

's actually a good shot I think Melissa will be my photographer from now on....

Louis & Buck....

Brother Erik who missed the entire bunny freedom because of a phone call, Louis, Jennifer & Buck....

Patio fireplace Erik built. He has his own weekend construction company E.D.Houghton in Grasonville, MD it's funny his initials are for Erik Daniel but everyone calls him Ed

Jennifer grinning like a Cheshire cat

Erik shows me the barbecue pit he built

Melissa's pouty look

Melissa's forced smile look...

Jennifer's up a tree

close up of Jennifer up the tree

Wild man James


Melissa, Buck & Louis

Holly trying to get back inside the house before her picture is taken....but alas she has failed....

Mom's Garden

The drive from Georgia to Maryland was a wet one mostly from light drizzle to much heavier as I went from warm Georgia weather to cold wet Maryland. The next day I was out taking pictures of moms garden and the signs of spring there. You can see the water still pooling on the sidewalk and the yard had plenty of mini lakes going on. The juniper on the side of the house has overgrown so much and desperately needs to be replaced. The tree would look funny if you were to cut out the overhanging branch so that's not an alternative to it's seriously blocking the sidewalk.

Apparently this Dwarf Mugho Pine didn't get the's anything but dwarf size.

Primroses in the basket are a happy addition on the porch.

Don't you just love those little flowers that take it upon themselves to reseed and bloom wherever they want?? These little purple flowers are ones that were originally in containers mom had on the railing.

Spring flowers are starting to pop up and bloom in Mom's garden. It has been a chilly spring in Maryland and was rainy off and on while I was up there.

The original deck off the master bedroom addition had to be replaced this year. Daddy did a good job on the replacement deck...he's very handy making flower beds and laying patios and building decks...he can even hang wallpaper!!

Moms fosythia bushes are huge. I've taken the distance pic so you can get an idea just how large it really is...over 6ft tall and much wider. Daddy dug a small one for me that I planted in the fall and bloomed this year when we had spring in Georgia.

The trees were in bloom so it was like enjoying spring all over again. The small tree in the front yard is such a pretty pink but I wanted to include the neighbors trees which were stunning lining the street.

I think mom said this was a viburnum. It smells delicious and a few days later Tory and I toured the gardens and cut off a sprig that was in full bloom...they are simply gorgeous and the scent filled the kitchen...yummy!!