GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!
TOBY ("The Sweet Hooligan") here...
Hey there furbuddies!
For the past few weeks, my peeps have been glued to that thing called 'The Box', and Aunt Tam and I have had to spend many happy doggie-hours amusing ourselves.
"It's the Olympics, Toby, " Maxmom explained.
Not that I really minded....
This morning, however, 'The Boss' grabbed his suitcase.
"Bye Hooligan, I'm off on a business trip..."
"What ya this mean, Boss? Who's gonna to feed me? Who's gonna walk me?"
But I noticed that Maxmom was still in bed. (She always wants to go with the Boss on his trips, but never seems to get her act together....not that us dogs mind!). But I soon went about waking her up with my blanket, scrunching up eyes in my 'Sweet hooligan' manner and moaning softly.
She had no option but to get up.
After our breakfast, Maxmom had her shower and then settled into her kitchen.
So did I...
Since the end of the Olympics, Maxmom has turned into a real busy-bee. She has been baking, sewing, crocheting and gardening ... like crazy! She's also been experimenting with all sorts of ideas for the little home-industry where she also sells personalised copies of her book MAXDOG.
(If you haven't yet heard, is NOW AVAILABLE ON KINDLE!)
Anyway, we were in the kitchen and Tammy and I looked on, with resignation, as Maxmom cooked up a storm.
Yesterday, her baking activities yielded the old household favourite - GIANT CHOC-CHIP COOKIES!!! (The Boss had a good munch on some of them last night)
Our new little Guinea-pig sister - 'Twix" - has also benefited by Maxmom's sewing activities. Twix has a brand new bedroom for her crate. In the past month, and since her rescue,Twix has turned into a round, furry ball. There are no longer any signs of her bad beginning. Maxmom says she is beautiful and well-settled. She often occupies Maxmom's lap - much to my disgust! I simply turn my head in a different direction and pretend Twix doesn't exist.
Our household is also quite flabbergasted because Maxmom took up another blogger's idea too -
- and started a vegetable garden some time ago. We have plants coming up all over our garden.
Maxmom tells me that this little garden is feeding quite a number of people at the moment and she wants to say a big 'Thank you' to Mrs JP for inspiring her. Even little 'Twix' benefits from the garden - her favourite leafy veggies include beetroot, parsley, spinach, carrots and pea-pods.
I should have realised that Maxmom grew up on a farm and she has her own farmer's instincts.
(Sadly though ,I've been blocked out of the veggie-garden by a sturdy picket fence. But I did try my luck though. Maxmom wasn't impressed. She gave me some very harsh words. She doesn't understand that I also wanted to celebrate in her veggie-garden - in my "Sweet Hooligan" way.)
In her 'spare' time, Maxmom has also been busy with a little crocheted blanket - an idea she got from PININTEREST (Please come and visit her boards HERE). It's going to be a gift for a friend. It's almost finished. I think I should be congratulated because it's one blanket that I haven't carried around in my mouth. I know Maxmom wouldn't be impressed with that either..
It's going to be gorgeous when it's finished, don't you think?
The best part of Maxmom's activities is the special glass jar on our dining-room table. It's such a cool idea (which she picked up on Facebook). This glass jar is called our
It works like this...
Every time something good happens in our household, our peeps write a note and drop it into the 'Dream catcher'. At the end of the year - on New Year's eve - we are all going to sit down and read all the notes. It will be a time to celebrate all the good things that happened during the year that has past. I know our 'Dream Catcher' looks very empty at the moment, but it is because we have only just started it.
How about you join us and make your own 'Dream Catcher'?
We have so much to celebrate in life that I am sure that it is going to fill up fast.
So, are you going to make one?
In the meantime, Maxmom has finished making the berry-tart and our kitchen smells fantastic!
It looks really yummy...
Maxmom says that if there are any of her local friends who want to drop by for a 'cuppa' and a piece of this tart
YOU ARE MOST WELCOME!
She's serious - COME ALONG FOR TEA!
I, too, will welcome you with my blanket.
Sending lotsalicks and lotsaluv, and a reminder to ...
MAKE YOUR "DREAM CATCHER" TODAY!
(When the Boss eventually gets home, I am going to write my own doggie note:
"Welcome home, Boss" and place it in the 'Dream Catcher')
Please don't forget that...
'MAXDOG' is also available on Amazon 'Kindle'.
You can download your copy now!!!
Amazon (USA) click HERE
Amazon (UK) click HERE