Friday, December 15, 2017

Flower Friday

We are joining Rosy on a VERY cold Flower Friday.    It's in the low 20's here with a wind chill in the single digits.  

 We weren't sure what flowers we were going to find but we were pleasantly surprised seeing as we have had snow and freezing temps.    The Dusty Miller is weepy but it's still there!
 And the Ornamental Kales are still looking pretty good considering~~

 We took a picture of this poor flower earlier in the year.   It was a beautiful white color then and turned to a blush pink.    This is her winter color☺
 And look who else we found - TIED TO A LAMP POST!     For sure, this family is on Santa's naughty list!
 Oooooooooooooh - I found a tennis ball - but I didn't take it home with me.     A Golden lives next door so it must belong to him.  
 No dilly dallying, mom.   The wind is picking up!   Let's get home to our nice warm apartment!
Thanks for braving the cold with us!

Love ya lots♥
Molly

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday

Throw the ball, mom!

 Oops!
 Got it!
 I'll go and get it~~
 I think my ball is frozen, mom.
 I think this is what they call an illegal procedure, mom!
 That's better~~
 No ~~ I am not ready to go inside yet!
I LOVE snow♥
Love ya lots♥
Molly

Monday, December 11, 2017

My Picture Cube

The mailman has been very good to me lately.    He brought me another early pressie and mom said that I could open this one too!
This package is from the same two AirePups that send me my beautiful brooch that you can see me wearing in my header photo.  Their names are Bailey and Lexie and they have an Etsy shop
That is Bailey and Lexie in the photo and can you see the cute silver bone charm on the blue bag?    My picture cube came inside this bag.  

 That's me on the picture cube!
 And when I turn the cube, I can see angel Mitch flying through the snow!
 And these pictures are me too!
 And that's me and Mackie and angel Maggie~
 Guess where mom put that bone charm?   On the special feather ornie (that's actually a key chain) that makes us smile every single day☺   This came from Bailey and Lexie's Etsy shop too!
Opening Christmas pressies before Christmas is sure fun!

Love ya lots♥
Molly

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Snowy Saturday

It's snowing at my house!




 Come on over!
Love ya lots♥
Molly

Friday, December 8, 2017

Honey Almond Butter Apple Bread

Mom had an over-ripe banana and decided to make a quick bread.   She constantly tries to find recipes that use whole wheat flour with not a lot of sugar.  She says that we need to try to eat as healthy as we can.   Whatever, mom~

The recipe:

Ingredients:
For Bread
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 large apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
Ingredients:
For Topping
Directions:
1. For the bread, mix all of the wet ingredients, apple, and banana together in a large bowl. In a medium bowl, combine dry ingredients and transfer to the large wet ingredient bowl, folding gently. Pour the bread mixture into a greased loaf pan.
2. In a small bowl, mix all of the topping ingredients together and sprinkle on top of the bread mixture.
3. Bake at 350°F for 50-55 minutes (or until toothpick comes out clean). Cool completely.
 She used peanut butter instead of the honey almond butter because she had more of it.  Next time, she'll use the honey almond butter.    She didn't use the topping.   She said that we didn't need the extra sugar.      Those are apple chunks that you see.
It's still warm from the oven☺
We smelled the peanut butter while it was baking but we don't taste much of it in the baked bread.  What we do taste is a hint of banana and apple  and it's spicy like gingerbread.    It's delicious and mom will make it again. 
 And now for the official taste testing~~
Yup, it passes with flying colors!

As you can see, my bath on Saturday led to groomies on Sunday.     I am ready for Santa!
Love ya lots♥
Molly

Thursday, December 7, 2017

An Early Christmas Pressie

 I got a box in the mail from Chewy yesterday.   Mom said that it contained Christmas pressies and that I would have to wait until Christmas to open for most of them but not all.   
I got a new red harness for the holiday season!   It matches my Airedale collar!
What fun is a new harness if we can't go for a walk, right!

 We found Christmas Snoopy at the local groomers!
 And we found one of those beautiful grasses~
 Holy Moly!  Have you ever seen anything so HUGE!
 This bush just doesn't want to let go of her autumn leaves just yet.   
Many many thanks to Miss Ann for our new Christmas blog header! What a wonderful gift!  We just love it♥
Thank you so very much!

 Love ya lots♥
Molly


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Christmas in Our Apartment

Mom has been having oodles of fun opening up the Christmas boxes and touching so many of gram's wonderful Christmas memories.   This is the time of the year when she would be in Florida and having the bestest fun with gram.    So she's trying very hard to stay positive~~

The Airedale tree with the lights lit~

 And the small tree with apples in memory of angel Mitch♥
 This is on the landing at the top of our stairs.   The tree has lights and it comes on at night and it's so very festive☺
 The wreath at the top of our stair landing~
 The back of our sofa.    Do you think maybe it needs lights too, mom?!
 Please let mom forget that this hat MIGHT possibly fit me too!
 These decorations  are in the kitchen - except for the one in the bottom right hand corner.    That one is in the living room.  
We are definitely getting into the holiday spirit!
Love ya lots♥
Molly

Monday, December 4, 2017

One Special AireBoy

On December first, our AireBuddy, Stanley, went to Rainbow Bridge.

His girl, Lisa writes:

"This is Stanley's human, Lisa. Stanley and I had a very difficult week, including a 4 day hospital stay. It all ended on Friday, December 1st, with Stanley dying in my arms as he made his way on to the next adventure.

We went from thinking his neurological condition had spread to his front legs when he couldn't stand at all on Tuesday morning, to realizing he was actually fighting a nasty & aggressive bacterial infection in one of those front legs. No matter what the doctors on his treatment team threw at the infection, it only continued to spread.

Stanley spent his last 4 days at the hospital attached to the Veterinary School at Kansas State University. They let me spend two hours with him on Thursday night, lounging with him on his bed in the ICU while I loved on him & talked everything out with him. Friday morning we spent a long time together, with Stanley falling asleep with his head on my shoulder & his soft snoring in my ear. I knew he left his fuzzy body when his snores stopped.

My boy Stanley Boo Boo, goob of my heart, changed my life forever. I don't think it's really hit me yet that I'll never again see him do his happy dance, or feel that insanely large paw of his land on my knee, or a million other little things about him I love, but I have amazing memories & all that love he poured into me. I've only just begun to miss him.

For now I choose too remember him as he lived - full tilt, all out, and running like the WIND!

Go well, sweet goob."


On Memorial Day 2009, Stanley and Lisa and Ami and George and Asta and Miss Sheri and now, angel Sophie, came to visit mom and dad and angels Maggie and Mitch.   
Maggie couldn't believe that Stanley was actually drinking water on his belly in the brook.   Maggie would never dream of getting her paws wet!     
They had so much fun that day!


Stanley ran beard contests and Maggie was right in the competition with her beautiful long beard~
Stanley was one of our very first blogging friends and he was such a goob and so much fun.   We will miss you so much, buddy.   There will never be another quite like you.   Our hearts break for your girl and for your Lakie sissy, Stella.

Run like the wind, Stanley♥  We will never forget you♥
Love ya lots♥
Molly and mom

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Silent Sunday

Love ya lots♥
Molly

Saturday, December 2, 2017

I'm a Good AireGirl, Santa

Mom gave me a bath this morning.   This moves me higher on the good AireGirl list, right, Santa?

 Mom washed me with some of Miss Staci's goat milk soap.  It was rose flavored!     Mom gets so excited when a Shady Dog Soap box comes in the mail.    She's smiling and anticipating before she even gets the box opened!
How can anybody get excited about pretty smelling soaps?!
I know getting a bath and smelling like a rose is going to get me lots of extra hugs and kisses.    You're taking notes, right, Santa?!

Love ya lots♥
Molly