Posted in Main at 1:12 am by carrie

Two things….

This yard sale I’ve been talking about… I really did not want to do it on the very last weekend of March because of an event for my friend, but I think we may have to. So, that said… I think the yard sale will be the 29th and 30th of March. Small chance it will be pushed to the 1st weekend in April, but I’ll keep everyone posted via email. If you would like an email, please leave a comment :) I’m so behind on getting everything sorted and priced… I totally underestimated how much time this was going to take! eek!

Second… this was my distraction today…

I was busy pushing stuff around in the garage, listening to my ipod, and these two cuties showed up behind me… startling me a bit, too…

Both very very sweet dogs… a yellow lab and a very light tan little cocker spaniel. No collars.
The little cocker was hanging out with me while I unpacked boxes… I found a few old stuffed animals and she LOVED them. She made a little pile and would rotate playing with them.
I’m quite partial to this little girl…

They showed up at about 4:00. I didn’t get any work done because I was obsessing on finding their people. As I made fliers, they literally knocked our fence over and flew the coop. I found them down the street at the neighbors, so I scooped up the little one and the lab followed. The little cocker loved to cuddle. She reminded me of my Mom’s dog, biscuit. They are both “satellite” dogs to their alpha counterpart. This little girl wouldn’t leave the lab’s side and she would “talk”. Little squeaking noises… and then she would respond to you when you talked to her. They knew “let’s go in the car” and were really good… I knew they had a family. At about 10:30, I had to eat dinner and leave their side. Now with a broken fence, it was easy for them to leave. I heard a bunch of noises so I dropped the pizza and ran out. Their people!!! I guess this wasn’t the first time shushu and JuJu have gotten out… and their 3rd partner in crime, teddy bear, was missing. So, if you see a little white and brown dog with a curly tail and pointy ears, contact me! :) Anyway, they took the two home and it turns out, they need to find a home for Juju, the little cocker, in about a month when they move. It’s not 100% certain whether or not they’ll have to give her up, but darn it… I really love her. I don’t think we’ll be able to take another dog, especially because we are moving… but if any of you out there think you may be interested in a 1 year old cocker who likes to cuddle, let me know! I want her to go to a good home!

This chaos also sparked the idea of coming up with a lost and found central database website. So, you can post your zip code, the dog’s coloring, weight and picture on one central website. If we could get this out there and well-known, it would be wonderful. I found myself calling vets, going to the vet to look for microchips, calling groomers… Cindy was calling shelters for me… it was quite the group effort… so, one single “bulletin board” would have been fabulous.

And so Meg won’t feel left out… because she has been helping me a lot in the garage…

So tired, and smell like dog… so gonna get some rest :)

p.s…. you heard it here first, there’s a 98% chance (I’m into percentages lately) that a nice lady who already owns a gift store will be taking the spot where Violets are Blue was so she can expand her business… once this is confirmed, I’ll announce it :) Yay, you’ll have a new place to shop! :)


  1. Graycee said,

    March 20, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Very cute!

  2. Tyn said,

    March 21, 2008 at 9:33 am

    Busy girl! Love the new place- who couldn’t love that kitchen?!?

  3. Art Tea Life said,

    March 21, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    …you are so bi-polar.

    GREAT IDEA – the lost animal data base.



  4. Art Tea Life said,

    March 21, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    darling pupitos ! and of course I think you should take the cocker girl with you….The split is going to be so hard on them. She should have you for a Mamma to help soothe.

    Just sayin.

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