Tuesday, September 2, 2014

diy clothesline (supervised by bailey)

turning a house into a home is all in the details, inside and out. for example, our home does not have a clothesline, like my childhood home did. my yard is long and narrow so installing a typical clothesline would take yard space that i cannot spare. i started looking online for an idea that we could adapt to our yard and our style. this is what we ended up doing.

materials used:
- bicycle wheel
- nipple
- bushing
- coupling
- galvanized pipe
- umbrella base

the only real work was finding the right size nipple to fit into the wheel. from there it was just a matter of screwing the bushing, the coupling & the pipe together!

pop the pipe into your umbrella base and voila! instant clothesline.
since it's in an umbrella base, it's portable and you can move it to wherever the sun happens to be shining.

and there you have it. ok, so it's not big enough hold a quilt or bed sheets, but it will hold dish towels, unmentionables or as in our case, bailey's freshly laundered clothes. BOL

it's fun, quirky and a conversation piece all rolled up into one. i didn't lose yard space and i still got my clothesline. plus we saved an old bicycle wheel from ending up in the landfill. it's a win, win!
bailey gives this project her two paws up seal of approval.

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, September 1, 2014

lizards play hide & seek with aoife

aoife discovered a couple of lizards on the tree stump the other day. what ensued was quite entertaining. she never did catch one but it sure wasn't from lack of trying! maybe next time, eef!

thanks to alfie's blog, my brown newfies & snoopy's dog blog for hosting monday mischief blog hop.

until we meet again my friends-

Friday, August 29, 2014

product review: good buddy dog cookies

if you saw bailey making a wish a few days ago, then you know that her wish for a box from chewy came true. today she gets to sample and review the contents of that package.

to her surprise, it was a box of castor & pollux good buddy pumpkin & apple flavor dog cookies.

she is already anticipating their tasty goodness.

* the cookies are a good size (bigger than the eisenhower $1 coin) and pretty hard to crumble; which would be fine if bailey wasn't so teeny. i could break it into about 5 pieces but since bailey needs her cookies smashed, i had to get out the rolling pin to make it "bailey-sized".
* they are made with dried pumpkin and dried organic apples so i knew aoife would like them. (i wasn't sure about bailey.)
* chewy's website says they are made in the usa but the package says they are made in canada.
* if you're counting calories, each cookie has approximately 21.
* both dogs gobbled it up and thoroughly enjoyed every bite.

bailey needs help with a cookie but aoife has absolutely no problem eating a cookie on her own. if a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth 87 thousand! see for yourself.

disclosure: chewy.com provided us with the package of treats for our honest opinion of the product. the opinion stated in this review was written by me and was not copy supplied by castor & pollux or chewy.

until we meet again my friends-

Thursday, August 28, 2014

aoife rides a skateboard

if you saw yesterday's post, then you got a sneak peek into today's video!

i guess she's too cool to ride standing up because you'll notice a few seconds in, she decides to sit down. pretty good balance to change position mid-ride! don't ya think?

thanks to ruckus the eskie & love is being owned by a huskie for hosting thoughtless thursday blog hop.

until we meet again my friends-

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

sit & stay

aoife sit.

aoife stay.

good girl.
ok, so this wasn't a wordless post, but it was doggone close! BOL

thanks to blog paws for hosting wordless wednesday blog hop.

until we meet again my friends-

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

happy national dog day!

today is national dog day. a day created in 2004 to honor our dogs. are you doing anything special for/with your pooch today? are you taking them out for a tasty treat or an extra long walk? how about just taking a moment out of your busy life to just sit and hold your dog. give them a little extra lovin' because they deserve it. they are your friend, your companion, your confidant. they are always there for you, no matter what; through your happy times and your not so happy times. they don't judge you or expect anything from you. all they want is to love and be loved in return.

until we meet again my friends-

Monday, August 25, 2014

wishes do come true

"i wish ... i wish ..."

"wishes DO come true!"

thanks to alfie's blog, my brown newfies & snoopy's dog blog for hosting monday mischief blog hop.

until we meet again my friends-