Archive for September, 2010

Feeding Puppies, One Bag at a Time

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

enc_puppies_textIt’s no secret that I love dogs. I’ve had a Labrador since I was born. First I had a black Labrador named Chester. He could hold 5 tennis balls in his mouth at once.  Then came Teddie, who was also a black Lab and lived with us from the time I was in 3rd grade almost through my college years. He would push his front paws straight out in front of him when you asked him to bow. “Bow Teddie” and down he’d go. We had a refrigerator with a freezer on the bottom and he’d sit in front of it, enjoying the heat from below. When we’d come by and open it, he’d duck just enough so that it would clear his head. We’d never have to tell him to be careful or watch out; he just knew to shrug his shoulders just enough to fit under the swing of the door.

When I got married, Rex came into our lives. Our first baby. He was yellow and lived for 14 years and 4 months. He could catch a Frisbee 60 or 70 yards. He loved Frisbees more than anything.hatteras-2003-004

Since moving to California, we have yet to try to replace Rex. We still talk about him all the time, like he’s still here with us. I could tell you more stories, but you’d think I was very strange. For sure.

Due to my love of dogs, I am blogging about the Pedigree’s “Write a Post, Help a Dog” promotion going on now. The deal is, if you blog about the promotion, they will give a 25 pound bag of dog food to a shelter. So I’ve helped get a bag of dog food to a shelter just for mentioning the promotion here. Their website also has a lot of great information about adopting pets in your area.

On that note, there is the Letters from Lilly puppies design showing 3 Labradors. I especially like the orders we get for pet birthday parties and announcements as additions to a new family. Pictured below is Rex in his favorite place after chasing Frisbees one day.

Ok, he was a little spoiled, but well loved.

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Tennis Anyone?

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

sph_tennisracketTennis anyone?

Even though it seems Federer will once again come away with a win, I still want to watch.

But I should be working.

Did you know he’s won 44 of his past 45 matches at the U.S. Open? That’s focus. He’s a five time champion. That’s determination.

I could be watching it right now, if I wasn’t sitting here… working.

If YOU want to watch it, here is the schedule.

So I’m focused and determined too. I’m going to finish this blog posting right now so I can get on to… watching the tennis today.

Here’s Lilly on our small photo card with the tennis design. You can put that tennis design on any of our products and easily upload photos on our site.

If you read this blog, you know that. Anyway, I’ve got to go! No, Lilly won’t be watching, she started 8th grade today. That’s a whole different blog posting for another time.