22 May 2009

Happy Memorial Day

We've made it to Memorial Day! Winter is well and truly over. Summer is here!

Hope everyone has a blessed and safe weekend. If you're headed away, enjoy. If you look at Memorial Day as more of Decoration Day, and are taking flowers to the graves of a loved one, such as my parents are doing, in Pennsylvania, I hope your weekend is filled with joyful memories, not sad. I always feel a special closeness with my gramma at her grave, and I like taking her flowers. It's a gift I can keep giving her.

Not much happening here. I'm dogsitting the Mongrel Horde for my parents til Sunday. The twins are getting new dog toys, since Robbie shredded the lamby toy I bought him for Christmas. I suspect I'll be sewing up some existing, rather battered toys as well, since I have more time than money to replace them. But, sewing them up is such a joy with two bright, attentive little dogs, let me assure one. Chance has gone so far as to, while I'm sewing, grab the bottom of the toy and run with it, much to my horror (The needle's still there! The needle's still there! This is the stuff of nightmares.) And they have a refill of their favorite cookies. Well, not so much Chancey's favorite's--they were out of those--but her brother's. But I got her some extra special yummies just for her to make up the difference. And we're having a Schipperke spa day for them as well, which will be fun. I always do Chancey first, and her brother loves to stand by the tub and mock her. I know that's what he does, she always looks at him so hateful. I get the disappointed face, he gets the, "I don't know what stunt you're pulling, but you are NOT my real brother. And I hate you" look. If you had a brother, you can surely commiserate with her. And then I put him in. For a dog who spent a few years being gorgeous, and being bathed and groomed, he really does not like the process. This never ceases to amaze me. My dog would rather suffer the indignities of a vet visit than be bathed. How can being dirty be so comforting? I don't know, but he's getting bathed!

SO's brother's B-day is Sunday, so we have a party for him. And not sure what else. I'd like to go to the beach, but I don't think it's happening.

Enjoy your weekend and be safe! The world needs you around!


CindyMae said...

Hope you have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Pumpkin said...

ROFL! I can just picture one taunting the other ;o)

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls