Monday, October 31, 2016

Paw-ty Like It's Halloween!

Don't be late to the Paw-ty.  Lots of Halloween fun today over at:

Thanks for getting us in when we missed the Dead Lion to attend!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

Cover Girls

Abby Lab here. Mom's next book cover drafts are out.  She's been so busy working on it that she totally forgot Dory's Halloween Pawty, but we intend to crash it in the comments and have fun with everyone.

We know the "l" in "lab" needs to be capitalized in the author info but Mom likes how it turned out.

The photo used to make the front cover is a barn near where Mom and Barkley lived in Indiana. She was thinking of buying the land to build a house when she met Dad, and the rest is history.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

On Priorities

Mom - it was bad enough that you missed the Dead Lion to get my picture into Dory for my invitation to the Blogville Halloween Pawty.

But NOW my dinner is three minutes late.


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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

On Anniversaries

Abby Lab here - tomorrow is Mom and Dad's 3rd anniversary so I'm just going to post some pictures from their wedding. They were married in Mom's home by a friend of theirs who is a retired minister and best-selling sci-fi author. Everyone wore their favorite fantasy costumes (no capes til the reception though). Mom was a Renaissance maiden, Dad was in Victorian garb, and one of her bridesmaids was in a kilt. They had a little Dr. Who Themed cake (Mom and Dad are huge fans of that BBC show and with Mom's red hair and Dad's penchant for bow ties, they looked like the characters on the series at the time.) and after cake and refreshments everyone headed over to the Irish pub for dinner. It was the most fun, no stress wedding ever.

Hard to believe it's been 3 years.  That's Mom's favorite picture above which one of her friends just took with their cell phone while she put Dad's ring on him. I think Mom looks pretty good for fifty-five there and Dad, at twenty-mumble mumble something, looked dashing. They've been together for years as Mom met him online right when he got out of college and she'd just finished her Pee - H.- Dee. HIS Dad is a Fed, like Mom, and he introduced them.  After a few years commuting back and forth to see each other, the whole marriage thing just felt like the right time and they've given me such a great fur-ever home. So tonight, those of you with opposable thumbs lift a toast and give your own sweetie a kiss. Abby
“Everybody knows that everybody dies. But not every day. Not today. Some days are special. Some days are so, so blessed. Some days, nobody dies at all. Now and then, every once in a very long while, every day in a million days, when the wind stands fair and the Doctor comes to call, everybody lives.”
— River Song, Season 6, Episode 13
“I am and always will be the optimist. The hoper of far-flung hopes and the dreamer of improbable dreams.”
— The Doctor, Season 6, Episode 6
“You don’t just give up. You don’t just let things happen. You make a stand! You say no! You have the guts to do what’s right, even when everyone else just runs away.”
— Rose Tyler, Season 1, Episode 13
“Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it’s a plan!”
—The Doctor, Season 7, Christmas Special
The Doctor: "Amy, you'll find your Rory. You always do. But you really have to look."
Amy: "I am looking."     
The Doctor:" Oh, my Amelia Pond. You don't always look hard enough."
Doctor Who - Season Six, Episode 13
 “There’s a lot of things you need to get across this universe. Warp drive… wormhole refractors… You know the thing you need most of all? You need a hand to hold.”
— The Doctor, Season 6, Episode 6
 “We’re all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?”
— The Doctor, Season 5, Episode 13

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Brothers From Another Mother

A friend sent the photos and I don't know who the photographer(s) is(are), but these are amazing.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Chewy is Here!

 Mom - my Chewy order is here and you're not opening the box!
Le Sigh. 
 Seriously, Mom, you're just going to sit there?
Yay, she got the knife from the kitchen, I know what happens next. And yes, I know I have "sit" and not snoot or sniff while the pointy thing is out!
Yum. My All time favorite treats.  Blue Buffalo Blue STIX.  They smell and taste SO Yummy. I just go crazy for them. Chewy had a whole bag on sale for $4.29.  Seriously check out Chewy's specials, you'll never know what bargains you will find!
Mom likes them as they're soft enough to break into pieces or feed to me whole if I've been EXTRA good. 
Mom got a different flavor of Blue Basic.  This one is LAMB, instead of Turkey, but Mom says it has no grains, just potato, which is great for my sensitive stomach.  Mom is putting a half of a cup in my food tonight to integrate it into my current flavor.

Look, Mom left the bag open while she put the measuring cup away!
 I better check out that security breach.  
 Looking into it further . . .
munch, munch, munch.

OK, Mom, no more "snacking".  It's almost dinner time!