Simpatico: September 2013


Just the life and times of a silly girl, her dachshunds and all things Southern!

2013 Peace Summit Has Concluded

And tenuous peace has been called at the Pennington Farm, with cat and dog putting away their nuclear weapons (aka pee and poop stink bombs) and are working together for a lasting accord.

Seriously, with a face like this, how could you not want to live peacefully together. :)

Bee tee dubs: This is my 700th post. Whodathunk I'd be blogging about my dogs, farm and family for such a long time.. I'm very thankful for the people who follow and comment... it's so much fun meeting you all, and becoming friends! Here is to the next 700 posts!

Did Someone Say "Weekend"??

I'm pretty sure Newby is ready for whatever the weekend brings... are you?

Newby Got a Toy (that wasn't destroyed in 20 minutes)

I can't tell you much about this... other than I bought it last Friday and it's still alive. In my house, with mighty jaws on patrol, having a squeaker that squeaks after his first play time is amazing.

I am not sure how the video will show... I started videotaping in one direction then changed up. But he is SOOOO adorable I cannot help but show off his surly grouchy grrr when you try and take his toy away.

Wordless Wednesday

Newby is helping me read Stephen King's new book.


I'm not sure who is cuter... Reed, Newby, or Shemar Moore (in the background).

His Face Says It All

Newby is not a fan of mornings.

Happy Gotcha Day, Milo!

Today is a VERY important day for our family... it was the day we got our very first dachshund, Milo. :)  His birthday was July 21 but we today is the day, 8 years ago, we drove 9 hours, round trip, to get Mr. Milo from his home in Murray, Kentucky.  You can read all about his Gotcha here.


Dixie Needs Help

Dixie has totally forgotten she is a wonderful dachshundy dog and wants to be a cat.  She loves the taste of the cat food we get for the outside cats. She has taken to spending hours "on guard" to make sure no other dogs get the food. *Not likely*

I think we need an intervention.

There Are Some Days....

A dachshund just wantd to hide his head and sleep...

The Weekend That Made Me Need a Nap

Long and short of it...
-went to University of Kentucky art gallery to see priceless works of art
-had to buy a new dryer, then pick up a uhaul truck to pick it up... it was an event all it's own
-had to do eleven loads of laundry after the purchase of the above dryer
-played golf
-had a picnic
-watched football

So today I read and napped until time to go to work
Next weekend? I'm doing N O T H I N G! 
And my babies are doing nothing too!!

Feral Cats and all that Jazz

I told you about the feral cats... and we named them (Crawford, Khan, Tiger Lily, Palpatine and Weasley).... and we feed them... and all that.

Well, here is Palpatine, or Tina depending on her sex.  She only lets you near when you have food, unlike Tiger Lily who seems to likes people.

Thought you'd like to see more of the menagerie.

Wordless Wednesday - 9/11 12 Years Later

We are thinking about and praying for all the lives lost today, the families torn apart, and all the people of the USA the people who lost their naivety of thought that bad things could never happen.

Tuesday Food Edition

I've been cooking... a lot...  I have shared a few on Facebook, but thought I would make you hungry this morning, too, Blogville!

Homemade tomato soup with honey mustard grilled chicken sandwich
Buffalo Flatbread Pizza

Burgers on homemade pretzel buns with loaded baked potato dip and chips

BLT Salad

Chicken Caesar Sandwiches with seasoned fries

Southwestern Salad

Chocolate Pie (my first.. ever.. I don't like making desserts)

Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwiches

Big breakfast during College Game Day

Fried Pickles with ranch dressing

Country Fried Pork Steak with corn and mashed potatoes (the biggest comfort food offering ever)

Potato Pancakes from the left over mashed potatoes above

How Can You Refuse This Face?

I know I don't have the abilities to ignore this pretty little face when he is asking me to join him for a snuggle...

Football Has RETURNED!!

Last night one of our favorite nights of the year... the return of NFL football... second only to Dual Number #1s the return of College football and the Season Premier of NCIS.  In honor of such a special night (and any other night of the year I deem 'special') we had special food for humans as well as the furry humans.  The two leggers had seasoned fries and Bacon Bleu Cheese Burgers... the four leggers had burgers.... and Dixie got a headstart on everyone!

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