Monday, October 30, 2006


Girls just wanna have fun . It was nineteen seventy something and one of those Halloween hotties is me . Take a guess and you get a coffee cwisp in your Tims .

Saturday, October 28, 2006

The Holy Hand Hot Fires of Hell

I felt like I was in a burning house . My hands and arms were on fire thanks to my pharmacist daughter who had all good intentions by giving me some pain reliever samples for arthritic pain last night . " Try these Mom ... free samples of Lakota topical pain reliever ." ...I should have known better , this from a kid who proudly swallows the entire jalapeno pepper from the East Side Mario's salad .Spicy is her middle name not mine . I used the package just before bedtime last night envisioning a restful sleep ...instead I was awake most of the night in my own personal red hot hell of a date with Satan himself snickering in the flames disguised as the native man on the Lakota package . At some point during the night I must have brushed my lips with my hand because in no time my lips were burning like * Hot Lips Houlihan *.I thought of getting up for a cold shower but instead washed my arms and hands and went back to my night of deep penetrating heat. This product boasts of being greaseless and odorless and you're the only one who knows your using it . No kidding. I felt like rolling in the snow this morning and shoving my hot hands in a bucket of ice . I think my neighbours would have noticed that you Lakota Lucifer medicine man .Read the small print . It is long lasting . I guess that means when hell freezes over I will feel the joy of arthritic fingers once again . Thanks Dawn.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

An Earful

Perhaps some of you may have noted the way Karma's ears appear in the pictures . What many people do not know about German Shepherd pups is that in order for the ears to stand erect as adults ,we must avoid touching them as they grow . The cartilage is forming and and as they grow can be broken permanently resulting in a floppy eared shepherd. I must admit they look rather odd at times ...almost like praying hands . In yoga that is refered to as namaste .All pups grow at different rates and Karma is way ahead of True in the ear department . I have always loved the dignity and quiet beauty of the shepherd dog and find their ears to be a beautiful part of their anatomy. I have always been against the docking of ears and tails for show purposes . So when I see my puppy , I can envision the beauty that she will one day be ..natural ears and all.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Karma Chameleon

"You come and go come and go ."Don't be fooled by the innocence .She is into everything ..and I mean everything . She wears my panties , eats my socks and shoes, chews my plants and chair legs and all of this has resulted in yet again another brainstorm idea ( besides the previous post of water yoga ) .I have lost a total of 5 pounds on the puppy diet and I am not the one having Pro Plan for din din . I think I may be onto something here ..lifting puppy squats at a weight of 14 pounds and growing @ a rate of at least 20 times a day ..bending , circling , chasing ,crunching, poopy scooping ...yep , I just might fit into my 60's paisley hot pants by Hallow's Eve .

Sunday, October 22, 2006

"Splish splash ...

I was taking a bath long about a Saturday night " ( sorry no pictures available ) of those long lavender bubbly my god my entire body is aching make the world go away kind of baths when I had an idea that might revolutionize the meditation \exercise industry. The idea hit me like a pup waking up with a full bladder .....water yoga ...I haven't googled this yet to see if there is such a thing ( but I am sure all of you will ) Last night in the tub as I felt my muscles unwind and relax I thought this is what yoga is all about ...refresh the spirit, calm the mind and drift away to the power of positive thinking .........a little underwater breathing for the sun salutations ....exhale ..inhale ..exhale..inhale ...exhale..blurp blurp blooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo**************************"bing bang I saw the whole gang dancin' on my living room rug ..splishin' and a splashin'..reelin' with the feelin'..rollin' and strollin'....movin' with the groovin' splish splash ...."

Thursday, October 19, 2006


Anyone who knows anything about puppies in the hood , realizes the importance of socialization at an early age .We have been busy introducing our new charges to the world a little at a time . The differences in the puppies' personalities are already developing .True is the big , loveable oaf and Karma is the irritating little sister who bites his appendages relentlessly and just might save a neutering trip to the vet . (..that's my gal..)
Karma and True meet Miss Kitty the collie ...
and Karma and True meet Buddy , King Charles .

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Ma's N@ Revenge

" Let me be your worst nightmare ...rise up and be kneaded ....................." case you all think I have gone looney tunes ( well , you could be right ). ..after 2 weeks of non stop puppymania , I thought I would let N@ feast her eyes on her very favourite dough boy next to Bobbycakes and Milkymuffin.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

"uh uh "

" Ma ........I was NOT playing with the camera .........."

Theresa's Space visits Ma's Coffee shoppe

.............shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....after that the guy in the middle played computer games ......shhhhhhhhhhhhhh........

Spaced Out

Evan came to visit today . He is the precocious son of Theresa's Space and since Karma needed some kid socialization, Theresa was kind enough to offer Evan up as the boy meets puppy , puppy meets boy scenerio. To enjoy our Tims quietly , we had to resort to a little crate time.
Evan was fine with it ..but Karma felt a little serious kissing was in order .

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Pussywillows ,dog tails,soft winds and noses

You just have to laugh at puppy antics. My lion king Redford has finally aknowledged the lowly four -legged minion that invaded his domain a few days ago . They had a game of cat swap and dog seek and then King Red did his thing in the litterbox while Karma watched in awe and admiration at her new orange friend. A few moments later, wondering where Karma has gotten too and after looking for her in the usual places ,I finally find two eyes looking at me quizzically and a litter speckled nose from within the cat's covered litter box.. Redford was not impressed even though imitation is the highest form of flattery .

Monday, October 09, 2006

Something to be thankful for ...

We are enjoying our *puppytime * and I am sitting here during a moment of quiet crate time thinking of all the blessings in my life . I have a wonderful , supportive family , old and new friendships that I value , good health and laughter that warms my soul and keeps me sane .
There is something about dog ownership that takes you out of yourself and allows you to see the newness of life in the simplest of things .... a falling leaf , a cool early morning breeze , and the night time stars ..of course, I am out here in the yard now at the oddest of hours applauding any canine elimination and dancing in the dew like a donut fairy .
Happy Thanksgiving N@tland .
Babies are always cute when they are sleeping.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Deja vu

Dakota would be pleased to see that Karma likes her favourite *nipple * ball too .

Kiss my butt , pup ...that don't impress me much.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Meet Karma & True

All went well . They arrived in a bit of a stinky mess but hey ,you would too if you had no place to go. They are happy , calm , and relaxed puppies although mine seems to be a bit more of a whiner ...we are busy getting adjusted but you know I will keep you posted and probably be as bad as N@ and JB with baby pictures . Feel free to give any puppy advice . Time to play .

Thursday, October 05, 2006

My Dream

Last night I had a dream , one of those vivid ones that makes you wonder about meanings and direction in life . I remember looking out a window from a high place with my best friend Michelle and as I gazed down from this vantage point I saw a black & tan german shepherd purposefully trotting towards a pool of water . Knowing I had lost my own dog for quite some time now , I said my friend "..that looks like Dakota " ..she replied " .. but it can't be.."I ran down a set of steps and hallways running towards the dog and I knew it was her .She looked different ..younger she used to look ..but it was still her .with her over sized ears , people eyes and glossy black coat..I knew it was her and I ran to her and buried my face in her neck hugging her with all my might .I had found her again Dakota . When I woke up I had been crying but in my mind this morning I thought just maybe it was my beloved dog's telepathic way of giving me her blessing to love again the way I had loved and cared for her .The heart has many rooms and today one of those rooms will be filled . Life is about destiny and choices and direction .
Dawn's puppy will be named * True* and mine will be *Karma*.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

You're havin' my baby ..........

....and will all due respect to Mr .Anka , it is Leslie who had my baby and 8 others . Quasar is quite the stud . Check it out here .

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Her Legacy to me

Those of you who have been following N@ 's site for a while now might recognize this picture of Dakota who left me a year ago last August for a better place free from the pain of bladder and bowel cancer that took her life. She was 11 and half and a great companion to me and I am not ashamed to say it has taken me many months to get over her loss . I have haunted shelters , pet stores , multi media ads looking for some connection to fill the empty place she left in my heart . She was a very special dog to each of us . Today I am pleased to tell you that by the end of this week , another paw print will again stamp my heart and fill the hollowness left by my former canine friend. In fact as the phrase *double double * suggests it will be a twofold puppy world as both Dawn and I are expecting our 8 week old love bundles of energy . I know my cat Redford who himself fell into a bit of feline depression ,will make sure the new arrival knows just who is the lion in the house . Sometimes in life you just have to follow your own heart , your own instincts , and your own dreams in order to get back to who you are .
.oh , and the legacy Dakota left for me ? ..simply said .....unconditional loving .