Monday, October 20, 2014


Romeo and Buddy are becoming big fashion icons in this town. Here is what I errr.... WE came up with for this years Boo In Burien event...
Ladies and Gentelmen, May I produce for your viewing pleasure, that unequal combination, everybodies favorite pairing, that breakfast of champions....
It was pretty easy. I just followed Meg Allen Coe's easy directions on  (I adapted the egg costume to Romeo and followed the dog size instructions for Bacon/Buddy. The only thing different I did was add a velcro tie to the costume, making like a dog jacket!
So how do you spend your weekends?

Sunday, October 12, 2014


That time of year to be creative and drive your dog nuts! HOWL-OWEEN! In a couple of days I will debut Romeo and Buddy's look for 2014, But until then, here are some of my favorite costumes for 2014 (Courtesy of to tide you over!
What better way to celebrate than turning your pooch into tasty food? By

Friday, October 3, 2014

Repost: Cola Slow Cooker Pot Roast for 10/27/2011

I love using the crock pot... Sometimes I make an entire meal out of it- other times I simply make and entree!
I made a pot roast the other night. With Coca cola! So easy to do, I imagine the sugars in the cola help break down the fat in the chuck roast. So set it and forget it!

Cola Pot Roast
2 Cans French onion soup
1 Bottle (20oz) of Cola (not diet)
1 4-7 lb Chuck Roast

Start by opening 1 can of French onion soup, pour it into the bottom of your crock pot. Place the chuck roast on top of the soup, Dump the second can of soup over the Chuck Roast, Pour the Cola over all. Set you crock pot to high, until it heats up, then set to low, let cook for 5-6 hours. The soup/ cola mix makes and excellent sauce/gravy. Seriously!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Everyone knows that this country is guarded by an elite force of dogs. Dogs who wear rocket jet packs and fly. If you didn't know that well now you do!
I was first inspired by Natalie at Doodle craft to make Romeo and Buddy's "Rocket Dogs" halloween costumes, after seeing what she came up with for her young son to wear and play with. Thought it could be made into a costume for my dogs!
First I spray painted two water bottles:
And then added felt Flames:

Then I took two of the dogs old coats and made a t-shirt transfers for them
Then I simply attaced the water bottles with some Tywraps and ty-wrap self adhesive holders that where attached to the Rockets so I could re-use the dog's coats.
The end result:

2 HOWLOWEEN COSTUME FOR MY PUPS! A few decals from nasa and such on the jet pack rockets and it will be finished!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Good Lord willing and the creek don't rise.... I should be done with this long section of my life story at the end of January.
  1. Get rid of Phone/Pay Channels/ and perhaps Cable TV.... I can lower my monthy bill to Xfinifty by a hefty sum. And I need to see if a HDTV Antenna set up will satisfy my TV cravings... As far as Network and Cable offerings I can catch them on netflix, amazon prime, etc.
  2. Install "No Duct" Heat pump. Seattle City Light Guarantees my bills will go down, so maybe this is the last expensive house thing I need to do before retiring!
  3. Set up my home business.
  4. Sit down and explain to Romeo and Buddy Bucko that we are living to high on the hog and soem expenses will need to be cut. And start learning to groom them myself, rather than shelling out $500 a year for their grooming.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Repost: Adopting Shelter Dogs Works For Me! From 4/10/13

I have two dogs whom I adopted from less than Ideal situations. First, Romeo, a “Cocka-Poo” (Cocker Spaniel/Poodle). He is my calming influence. A good natured happy guy with good manners. Always ready for a game of “ball” or “stick”, plays well with others, as long as they don’t do much “Biting” (he hates that). I adopted Romeo when a gal at work, who owns a boarding kennel, put an ad in our Intra Net classifieds. It appeared Romeo was boarded at the kennel, and the owner, skipped out on paying and skipped out on Romeo. Well first look at Romeo and I was in love. I recognized his calmness, and his love of riding in the truck almost immediately (His favorite place to sit in the Truck is right on the back of the seat- I am thinking so he can look out both front and rear windows. Anyway He is a good dog, one of the best I have ever had!

 Buddy, my little “Cocka-Tsu” (Cocker Spaniel/Shi Tsu) on the other hand, well if Romeo is my calming influence, Buddy is my “Let’s go out and ride that damn roller coaster” influence. He is my little comedian. And a great source of entertainment. And when I say “adopted from less than Ideal situations, he wasn’t abused or anything. He was a foster dog at A.A.R.F. and waited a long time for a forever home. People that would try him out, I’m afraid were not patient, expecting a perfectly mannered canine. And get sent back. And while his “foster parents” are all great people, that has got to mess up a dog’s confidence.  Buddy likes to bark and play. And if he is hurting will bite (nip) when you touch him. I can’t blame him for that – I am the same way. So I let him bark when he is hungry until it is dinner time. And it is fine. So with Buddy you have to practice patience.

 My adopted pets work for me. Maybe it’s because they have such opposite personalities. Maybe it’s because I think of them as children. All I know is adopted dogs that others have work for them. Sometimes you just have to wait it out!

Monday, July 28, 2014

More Pin Heads

Some more ideas to help solve some of life's little problems!