Friday, October 29, 2010

'Tis the Season

I'm skipping over Halloween (momentarily) to post about the awesome cards on Shutterfly. Right now, Shutterfly is offering 20% off all holiday cards.

I'm still not sure which card design I will choose, because there are so many! They have Christmas cards, Hanukkah cards, and even Christmas invitations if you plan on having a holiday party.

When choosing a holiday card, I usually opt for something that isn't too Christmas-y. A lot of people I send cards to don't celebrate Christmas, so I like to stay a bit neutral. Plus, pictures of Sadie are the main focus anyway, so we don't want anything too distracting! I'm thinking about using a design that allows for multiple photos, like this one:


But then there are so many awesome designs that just allow for one larger photo, and I'm tempted to use one of those instead. Something like this is really pretty, I think:


But I'm not sure I have one really amazing picture of Sadie and me. I was going to possibly put some of my "photography" pics on card that allows for multiple photos, including pictures of Sadie. What does everyone think? Maybe I could create my own photo collage and then upload it to a design that allows for one large photo. Not sure if that would be too busy then? Hmmm, well I am going to have to decide soon! The problem is, I have a lot of great photos of Sadie alone, but she refuses to pose for pictures when I'm in them with her!! Is it weird to just send a card with Sadie on it? Haha.

Lastly, if you would like to receive 50 FREE Holiday Cards from Shutterfly for posting an entry like this on your blog, check this out.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Say Goodbye to Summer/Fall

I grew up in Florida, so there was only ever one season there: Summer. Sometimes during the year you could call it "Hotter Summer" or "Cooler Summer" but we never really had Fall, Spring, or certainly not Winter. I was never really a fan of this when I lived there for 23 years. But now that I have experienced brutal winters (in Boston and NY), I do revel in the Summer heat now. This year, I have been in denial about the fact that Summer is over, and the temperatures are going to continue to drop. Sadie LOVES the snow, but I certainly do not love walking her when it's freezing out. I meant to post these videos of Sadie swimming several months ago...but I actually didn't think my phone had saved them, because I dropped my old phone into the pool as I was filming one of them lol (oops). But they survived somehow! So there is one short one of her swimming, and another of her barking at the bubbles from the filter. She was obsessed with trying to "catch" the bubbles in the water haha. So this is our tribute to the end of Summer. We hope you enjoy it :)

P.S. I may have bought Sadie two more Halloween costumes yesterday because PetSmart was having a 75% off sale!! Oops. So yes, she now has three costumes. I have a problem. Haha. I don't know which costume she'll wear this year though!!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Friendly Friday (A Day Early)

I recently discovered this great site for all pet bloggers called Pet Blogs United. They're doing something called Friendly Friday tomorrow, where you post about one of your fellow pet bloggers to get to know more people here! Check it out:


Because I discovered this wonderful blog through Our Life: Dozer and Coop, I thought I should blog about them! :) If you don't know Dozer and Coop (and Nancy) already, you should go check out their page!! They post about a variety of topics, and there's always a lot of humor involved (and adorable pictures).

Dozer is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi (yay corgis!) and Cooper is an American Cocker Spaniel. As you'll see from the blog, Dozer really runs the show, but Coop gets his time to shine as well (much to Dozer's dismay!).

Here's one of my favorite pics from their blog (which I hope Nancy doesn't mind me posting):

Hey, they're even available on your Kindle (if you have one). So go check out Our Life: Dozer and Coop -- you won't be sorry!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

**Sorry we haven't been around lately! Been very busy and haven't had much to write about...but stay tuned in the coming weeks for Sadie's Halloween costume :)**

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Update and Other Nonsense

Well, Sadie is still acting scared on some mornings. I still don't know what the problem is though. I think it might be because I am getting ready for work. This all started after I went away for a weekend. So maybe she is just remembering that? Or it's just her remembering the morning when the carbon monoxide detector was beeping. I try to ignore it as much as I can. She calms down when we are in our bedroom, but if I get up, she will follow me and stay as close as possible. It just makes me sad, but I think she is okay.

Another fun thing that has resurfaced...when we go out for walks now (because the weather has cooled down), Sadie will decide she doesn't want to go inside. So she just lays down on the sidewalk, the grass, or the street and refuses to move. She just looks at me when I reprimand her. And if I pull on her leash, she contorts her head so her collar comes off (and the collar isn't loose). I try picking her up, and she lays right back down. It's really frustrating. I know this is clearly because Sadie thinks she's in charge. Unfortunately for the most part, she is. I just don't know how to get her to stop this, or to just listen to me! She does this to my aunt and uncle, too, but she seems to listen to them more when they say no.

Other than that, I've been really busy with work and school, but this past weekend we went to the dog park. Sadie was very excited! It has been awhile, because it was so hot this summer. She started crying when we got close to the park. I even let her swim in the lake for a little bit...but then I gave her a bath right when we got home. She wasn't too thrilled about the latter. Hope everyone is doing well. I can't believe it's October...and the weather is getting so cool :( Do not want winter!
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