Skip to main content

More Pictures and Someone Got a Haircut

I've been taking photos of everything in an effort to try out my new camera. I need to read my Dummies book more and get into the more technical aspects, but for now, I'm still in Auto mode.

Did you know that when it gets cold enough, ice crystals just form on all sorts of things?

Like outdoor pillows...

I thought they were pretty.

Lots of Lola of course...


Oh that sweet, sweet face!

What will she ever do once we have replaced the crappy fence on that side of the yard?
She loves to go be a nosy neighbor!

My house looks like this 99% of the time. Toys, toys and more toys everywhere!

The girl loves all of her toys!

As you can see, she was getting pretty shaggy. I hadn't taken her to the groomer since before Thanksgiving. I really didn't like the way they had groomed her. She just plain looked awful! And then she was so nervous when I picked her up. I just didn't like the feeling of the whole place since it was under new management.

I knew that I was going to have to take her somewhere and soon, but I just didn't know what to do. Yesterday I decided to find a new place. I went by one place and mentioned that I wasn't happy with my current grooming place because it had changed hands, etc. and then the lady told me that they were owned by the same people (not too smart from a business perspective since I just had expressed my displeasure, but I was happy to know that info!). Then I went online and read reviews. I decided to try a place called Red Dog Paw Spa. Since groomers are just like hair dressers and closed on Mondays, I called this morning. They said they weren't very busy today and could get her in and out quickly. I took her at 9:00 and they were calling me at 10:00 to come and pick her up.

They seemed really nice and she wasn't nervous at all when I got her. They said she was very good which is hard to imagine since I know what a little lion she turns into when I pull the brush out! They apologized that she didn't look great, but they said it would take a few groomings to help get her back on track after the last horrible grooming job. Then they were giving me the grooming gossip. Seems Lola's groomer committed suicide! So sad! Anyway, then some other dogs came in and Lola acted bad, so I had to leave before getting the whole scoop about the new owners of our old salon and all.

Here are some pics of the newly groomed, and super tired little pup...






Comments

Spotted-Bird said…
Lola looks so pretty. Good job with the pictures.
Abby said…
so glad you got the gossip and so glad that Lola liked them!
Emilymud said…
Love the pictures...I really like the last one of Lola! She looks so pretty. I am glad that she was happy when you picked her up, it always makes you feel better. So sad to hear about the other groomer!

Popular posts from this blog

Swiss Oatmeal {Copy Cat Recipe}

I'm obsessed with Swiss Oatmeal.  I particularly love  Corner Bakery's Swiss Oatmeal.  If you are not familiar with Swiss Oatmeal, it is a cold oatmeal cereal with fruit and nuts.

I've had a similar recipe for years, but it was only similar.  It wasn't close enough for my liking.  So I finally set out into the land of Pinterest to find a recipe that was a good Copy Cat.  I found a few, combined them and came up with what I think is a very close Copy Cat Recipe of Corner Bakery's Swiss Oatmeal.

Here's what I do (note, this recipe is really just pictures, because I don't really have measurements for these things.  The photos aren't great, but it's easier if I show you what I do)...

Here's the Phase 1ingredients... Milk Honey Yogurt (I use a vanilla greek yogurt) Oats (old fashioned, not quick...you probably could do steel cut too)  I've simplified this to where you only need a bowl and a spoon for Phase 1 because I use my yogurt cup as a meas…

It's all about the dress...

I mean I guess it's really all about getting married, but come on, you always anticipate the dress right?  Well holy moly folks!  Today a big secret was released to the press.  No, we still don't know which dress or tiara Kate will be wearing, but we heard for the first time that Princess Diana had a back-up dress!  Here are some of the pictures and sketches...

Real dress on Left~ Back-up on the Right Here are the sketches of the back-up dress

And you know what?  I like the back-up dress better than the one she wore!  I know, I know.  I'm going to get blasted for saying that, but I'll just confess it right now... My name is Kara and I've never thought Princess Diana's dress was all that and a bag of chips.  Nope.  Not my favorite Royal Wedding Dress by any stretch of the imagination.  What is my favorite?  Probably the one that Sarah Ferguson wore when she married Andrew...
It had beautiful beading and stitching throughout.  Also on the train it had an "A&quo…

Pumpkins, Gourds & Flowers, oh my!

Yesterday, I went to the Dallas Arboretum.  Lisa, Jennifer, and I went as my birthday outing.  We got a late start due to some court delays, so we stopped for lunch first.  I needed some make-up too, so we went to Neimans.  We ogled some purses, had lunch, I got some make-up and then we headed out to the arboretum (in the rain).

It was raining pretty good on the way over, but luckily, we only needed umbrellas for a few minutes.  Thankfully the sun never came out, because it was so humid, I'm pretty sure we would have melted. 




First, we made our way toward the Pumpkin Village...

I love how they made garland out of the mini-pumpkins...






These rose bushes were just stunning!  The roses on each bush varied in color from a coral, to a blush, to a purple hue...
It was Fall at the arboretum, and pumpkins, gourds, and mums are a large part of the visit.  However, they also have a Chihuly art exhibition going on.  I took so many pictures, I HAVE to make that it's whole separate post.  …