Thursday, February 25, 2021
Sunday, February 21, 2021
Our dog Lacey lives life at 90 miles an hour. She runs. She jumps. She barks. She barks some more.
So. Much. Barking.
When Lacey practically flipped a switch from her normal bouncing off of satellites self to barely and cautiously walking it meant a quick trip to the vet for x rays.
Lacey has two slipped discs in her back which is common for dachshunds. We left the vet with meds for the pain and inflammation, bed rest for two weeks (good luck with that!) and to eliminate jumping situations as much as possible so her back doesn’t get any worse.
I bought these light weight dog stairs with a washable cover for the living room furniture Lacey is allowed to sit on. (Disclosure: I am including affiliate links for your convenience.) They aren’t the prettiest but they were cheap enough to buy a few more to add to what we have so that every chair/sofa in the living room has stairs leading up to it. We think jumping up on a chair that didn't have dog steps is how she hurt herself.
Sitting next to my people is my favorite place to be!
I also scored this exact folding dog ramp on Marketplace for a song because OMG folding dog ramps for cars are spendy! Hopefully we can get Lacey to use the ramp to get in and out of the car. No matter how many times we tell her to wait until we pick her up Lacey will catapult herself into the back seat of the car because waiting is for sissies – apparently.
How to Make a Down and Dirty Small Dog Ramp
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
ne of my favorite things about St Patrick’s Day is it is the one day of the year that even mainstream places will play Irish music. Listening to a good jig or reel always puts in a good mood no matter what.
The only thing I like better than listening to Scottish and Irish music is dancing to it. I performed as a Scottish Country Dancer and even had Scottish Country Dances at my wedding reception.
Scottish Country Dance is social dancing somewhat like American Square Dancing. Competitive Irish and Scottish dance is a completely different thing.
So why not decorate our door for Saint Patrick’s Day with a quick and easy shamrock featuring The Swallowtail Jig? It is one of my favorite jigs because of the lyrical flute part that I’m still trying to nail down because I'm out of practise.