With our Illinois friends (Catman, Mama, Ainsley, hooman Sis) visiting Oklahoma, a second Meet and Growl was in order. It was a beautiful spring day in the 70s so everybody and their dog were out.
This is Jonsey (Emma Arnett and Paul Zardus)
Ainsley and Catman
Gary and me (Indy)
Last year, Sister did fine but Saturday the sheer number of dogs was just too much. Oh and she hates to be sniffed. There was a growl right out of the gate. She spent the afternoon on Dad’s lap in protective custody and still managed to hook it up even from there. She has requested that some sequins be sewn on her nose accessory, however. I ran all over the park and had the best time; I loved it. Here are some of our friends and a cute baby Corgi. ~ Indy
Remember When I was just a pup. ~ Indy
Remember this old shelf that came from an estate sale. Dad said it was a standard “shop” class project in school books during the sixties which were printed in the 40s so probably some little boy made this for his mom. Dad said he made one just like it for his.
Well, she has had a makeover.
How do you like it now? It makes such a handy place for trinkets and treasures.
We love the tartan touch, don’t you? ~ Indy and Lucy
Dad went to a Civil War re-enactment this weekend.
Here I am seeing him off to war.
Round Mountain is listed as the first battle fought in Indian Territory during the Civil War. Every February the Round Mountain Trust hosts a winter encampment/ re-enactment of that era (1861).
This is a photograph of Dad taken during Saturday’s campaign by Todd Benton, one of Mom’s former students.
Re-enactments are scripted living history events. In days of yore, Dad rode cavalry. He now fires the cannons. He had to go to a special safety school to learn how to do it properly. Participants usually change sides the second day which require two sets of uniforms. (archive, personal photo)
My dad is so cool. ~ Lucy
Perhaps if you don’t live in Oklahoma, you have yet to hear of this phenomenon called Rustic Cuff but believe us, you will. A fan of regifting, Jill Donovan, once Tulsa attorney and TU law professor, is the creator of this unique jewelry brand based on that concept. What started as a horrible experience on OPRAH led Jill to a new endeavor, the creative hobby of jewelry crafting, specifically cuffs. That beginning in a spare bedroom is now a business with stores in Tulsa and boutiques across the US as well as a booming mailorder trade. Read Jill’s story at http://www.rusticcuff.com.
Rustic Cuff is all about the stack…of bracelets. Bracelets have different names and styles, a glossary of their own. For example, a unicorn is a bracelet you really love and haven’t been able to find/buy. They run in price from $20 to $125. You can wear as many as you feel comfortable and on both arms as well as one. Most of the stacks featured here Mom found on Pinterest.
This one is for our Kentucky friends. She thought of them the moment she saw it.
These are some of Mom’s favorites because she loves the colors and combos. Rustic Cuff has two other one of a kind concepts: COTM (Cuff of the Month) you can sign up for this and automatically receive an unseen cuff that has been especially designed by Jill and the second is the Regifters Club, a club of compassion for one’s fellow man, in which two inspirational quote cuffs are received, one to keep and one to give away. This is Mom’s stack she put together with the Radley the cousins brought back from London.
This is another one which has two customized cuffs.
This is her other stack. Hmmmm, hers seem to have a theme. Get your stack on. Love ya ~ Indy and Lucy
No, we weren’t here this week; Mom was just daydreaming about it. Actually, this is Fish Creek Beach which is right across from the Blue Horse Café on main street in Fish Creek, WI. We rent the cottage behind the cafe in May when we go to the Scottie rally. We never see the beach quite so busy though because we aren’t there in summer. Still, Door County is an awesome place to visit any time of year.
This week with beautiful temperatures in Oklahoma we did a lot of this:
Sitting in the sun
Playing with our Valentine toys
A game of catch or in our case ‘keep away’….We also remembered presidential Scotties on President’s Day.
Sadly, we had to say good-bye to our friend Mac. Mac had been fighting hemangiosarcoma, a cancerous tumor of the blood vessels affecting the heart or the spleen. It was the spleen for Mac. He is whole now and last we heard was having a grand time at Angus Fala’s Boiled Egg and Ice Cream Parlor. We miss you, friend and send hugs to your mom, Leah McIntosh. ~ Indy and Lucy
First Scottie: Sophie the Scottie Dog. I miss you every day. ~ Mom
The presence of a pet in the White House is a time honored tradition. Several Scotties have had this privilege. In honor of President’s Day (we know our staff is running late), we would like to acknowledge these fans of this loyal breed.
First came Fala, the beloved constant companion of 32nd President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Fala had a bone every morning brought up with the President’s breakfast tray. According to WH staff, Fala was an awful beggar and his food had to be restricted. At night, he slept in a special chair at the foot of the President’s bed. He even had a secretary to answer his mail.
There is rather a controversy concerning Eisenhower’s Scotties. He actually had several Scotties during WWII. Eisenhower is quoted as saying: ” I like the independent attitude of a strutting Scottie.” None though were to live at the White House. However, Skunky the Scottie, a pet of Eisenhower’s grandchildren was an often visitor. Heidi the Weimaraner as well as a parakeet were residents during Ike’s terms of office.
Barney and Miss Beazley were the much loved Scottish terriers of President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush as well as the rest of the world. Information about them became so great that the White House created a website for them with monthly updates and photos. Our Mom loved Barneycam. Sadly they both crossed the Bridge a few years ago. Salute. ~ Indy and Lucy
We had a grand Valentine’s Day. Mom gave us some great toys. You know how I love a good squeak.
We played keep away with them all day. I was doing most of the keeping, BOL.
Not to worry…Brother kept his fair share.
We posed for a Valentine picture which takes two of them to take.
Hope you had a good day too. ~ Indy and Lucy