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 Instructables.com) to tide you over!
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!
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!
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.
THINGS I NEED TO DO BEFORE RETIRING?
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.
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!
Set up my home business.
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.
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!
pronounced bacon "bought-y"in Onslow speak, is a simple Bacon sandwich. I first heard about it watching "Keeping Up Appearances", a britcom. Hyacinth's slovenly brother-in-law Onslow and her sister, Daisy, were eating Bacon Butty's in one episode. You simply fry up a few slices, put on slightly toasted bread or a crusty bread or roll, top with catsup or "brown sauce" (which I have yet to find- I am thinking it is similar to steak or BBQ sauce) and there you have it- a sandwich which Onslow would utter Oh Nice to!