Sunday, September 9, 2012

Grand Dog Sitting . . .

We have been
"Grand Dog Sitting"

Two of our grandsons
were out of town
this past weekend
with their parents
to be ushers in a cousins wedding

Hopefully I will be sharing photos
of these two handsome guys
tux attired
very soon.
Until then . . .
Meet the Grand Dogs

Note the gray hair and the paws.
Twelve years plus.
Great Dane Paws
isn't as frisky as she used to be.
Her little brother TJ is the frisky one now.

The boys named her Paws

We think TJ could fly with those ears.

Snickers really likes romping
with her "doggie cousins,"
when she isn't napping.
A few days before our grand dog sitting I received a
Surprise   Surprise
Someone grabbed me out of the air
and presented me with the
following awards.
Thank you Jill  
for honoring me
and thinking I
am deserving
of these three blog awards.
The first award:
Very Inspiring Blogger Award
I am humbled that Jill
recognized me
and that she feels
I inspire others.
Humbled indeed !
The second award:
The Super Sweet Award

This award requires me to answer the following questions:

Cookies or Cake: 
Cookies for sure, chocolate chip my favorite
Chocolate or Vanilla: 
What is your favorite sweet treat: 
Local McDonald's Candy
chocolate covered pecans
Unbelievably the best!
When do you crave sweet things the most? 
Well I crave something sweet probably
every day but treating myself . . .
I (try) to discipline myself.
If you had a sweet nickname what would it be? 
Hubby calls me "dear," does that count?
And last:
The Addictive Blog Award

The rule for accepting this award is to link back
to the person who gave me the award
and to explain
why I began blogging.

My friend Barbie was blogging.
I turned up my nose at it all and said
"why would you want to do that?"
Occasionally she would mention
something she had seen
on a blog
something she heard
on a blog
then it was
"look what I made,
so and so, on such and such blog
taught me how."
Curiosity caught hold of me
and one day I asked Barb
to show me
and that did it,
Irish Garden House
was born in May 2011.
In passing this on to others
I realize there are some of you
who don't accept blog awards.
No pressure here,
let me know if this isn't your thing.
The only rule for accepting is to link back to me
to tell me how and why you
began blogging.
Impossible to choose JUST five blogs.  
But these are the rules.
The following blogs are my more recent visits. 
What a wealth of inspiration and creativity there is in blog land.
I love blogging and meeting each and every one of you.
Thank you again Jill for giving me these awards.
pear tree log
the corson cottage
traveling with eileen
playing with my camera
(you will have to turn on translator)
very early morning view from Paws and TJ's home
weeping willow  telephone wires  golden rod
thanks for visiting


TexWisGirl said...

i like your granddogs! i cannot resist a sweet gray face. :)

congrats on the awards! i would have picked cake and vanilla ice cream, however. together. :)

Kerin said...

What sweet grand-dogs! How thoughtful of you to watch them too.
Although, I'm not surprised.
You have a sweet, and generous spirit. No wonder you won blog awards.

Going over now to see the links that you've posted.

I hope you have a wonderful week, my friend.


p.s .. we could almost be twins.. I would have answered the same way that you did, with the exception of my love name that my husband calls me.
He usually calls me 'Babe', or 'Honey'.

Cloudy said...

Jeder Tag ist ein Geschenk, Dein Blog in Wort und Bild bringt mir die Freude...

Lieben Gruß und Sonne im Herzen

Retired Knitter said...

I had to smile when I saw your grand dogs. I have 3 of my own - and two of them are senior citizens - the third is 2 and a trouble maker. :-) And I started my blog in July 2010 because a friend had a blog that I started reading. So many similarities. Guess that I why I enjoy your blog so much.

And I have gotten so much out of sharing bits and pieces of my life on the blog - it is hard to describe in words. There is an un-named something the writer gets. If I thought about it long enough I could probably find the perfect word to describe it. But for now I think it is a "mysterious something" ... I like mysterious!! :-)

At Home in English Valley said...

I'm so glad that Barb inspired you to blog, and that you started to inspire me right from the start. I met Jill through you too. The sweetest bunch, you girls! Bask in the glory my deserve it. Cute grand pups! Love, Penny

At Home in English Valley said...

I'm so glad that Barb inspired you to blog, and that you started to inspire me right from the start. I met Jill through you too. The sweetest bunch, you girls! Bask in the glory my deserve it. Cute grand pups! Love, Penny

Jill said...

Such cute grand pups!

I can't wait to check out your links to fellow bloggers!

missy said...

Hi Lynne, you definitely deserve all those awards..You are very inspiring...Enjoy the grand dawgs..Nice to have met "Snickers".

dee dee said...

Looks like you are taking very good care of those sweet pups! The little back one reminds me of my childhood dog, except she was tan!
congrats on your awards... you deserve each and every one of them!
dee dee

Elaine said...

Many congratulations on your well deserved awards.

Your Grand Dogs are wonderful, I find those grey muzzles so irresistible and the wisdom of an old dog is endearing.

I am thrilled, and very surprised, that you chose me for an award. Thank you, Lynne!

koralee said...

What sweet the fact that you have grand-dogs.
Congratulations on your sweet award! xoxoxo Happy new week.

Terri Buster said...

Congratulations- cute grand dogs!

laura.forestdreams:) said...

OH what CUTE grand-doggies!! i LOVE the face on the gray-faced one!!

and much congrats on your awards!! =)

Rural Revival said...

Chocolate and cookies...and cookies and chocolate. We are kindred sweet fans!

And you ARE inspiring...each and every day. Well deserved sweet friend, very well deserved awards.


Rural Revival said...

PS. Those grand dogs have a lovely view and my aren't they sweet!!!

eileeninmd said...

Lynne, I love all the doggies. What fun to dog sit for these cuties. Congrats on your awards and thanks for thinking of me. I really appreciate the thought but I am keeping my blog award free for now. Have a lovely week.

Nancy said...

Great photos. They're all sweet, but my favorite is the photo of Snickers. Just grabbed my heart. Congratulations on the awards.

Lynn said...

Oh, Lynne, your good news is overwhelming. I can’t think of anyone who deserves recognition more. Barbie, as you call her, is the best! Congratulations and thank you for this happy post.

Terrie said...

Lynne, thank you for mentioning me. I'm delighted to meet you here and know more about you and your beautiful region.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Adorable grand dog ~ one of them does resemble ArtMuseDog and loves to play and nap ~ Great view you have ~ Congrats on blog awards ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Thanks for coming by ^_^

Nancy Claeys said...

I think it would be fun to grand-dog-sit for awhile. They are so precious.

Congrats on the awards, Lynne. Very well deserved. :)