Monday, November 26, 2007

Sad News

A very dear friend of mine just shared with me that her 14 year old dog - an amazingly huge, fabulous lab mix, died in her arms yesterday. Vernon Mooseburger was a great dog and he will be missed badly by my girlfriend's family and by us - her extended family. It reminded me to give my "kids," my two wonderful Scottie dogs, extra hugs and kisses today. Please do the same with your 4-legged kids, too. They are with us for too few years.

This is Cameron - better known as Cammyman. He's a Wheaton Scottie.

Yes, he does resemble a Twinkie.

And this is Chloe, or Chlo-chlo-ba-bo (some of you will recognize her from GODDESS OF LOVE - yes, she does believe she's a cat).
She doesn't like to get her picture taken, so it's tough to get a decent shot of her. You'll have to take my word for the fact that she's really a very pretty black brindle Scottie.

Feel free to tell me about your fabulous doginators (or catinators)! Let's give our pets some extra love today in memory of Vernon!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Shawnee's Red Dirt Festival

Last weekend Kristin and I drove to Shawnee Oklahoma to teach a workshop together at their Red Dirt Festival (yes, there's lots of red dirt there - hence the name of the festival). It was also the weekend of Kristin's 21st birthday and we definitely had a good ol' time!
Here we have me being a diva after our lovely workshop.

And here's Kristin mugging for the camera after our workshop.

And the veiw from our hotel room (hee hees).

On our way back to Tulsa we went through a little town called Prague, Oklahoma. Okay, no joke, it's the site of the shrine of the Infant Baby Jesus of Prague. Naturally, Kristin and I had to stop and take pictures with the baby Jesus!

We even left money (please note my hands leaving the baby Jesus a quarter from each of us):

And then we came home! Thanks to everyone in Shawnee who put together such a nice festival - the weather was beautiful, there was a nice crowd, and, as per usual, our workshop was ab fab!