Today's Canine Thought

There is only one smartest dog in the world, and every person has it!!!!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

It's Been Awhile!!!!

After receiving a e-mail from a very good friend whom shall remain anonymous reminding me it's been awhile that I have put anything on my Blog, (at all) I get the hint...... but the summer has been busy, what with graduations, a family wedding and out of town guest soon to be arriving and a house that needs some TLC within, I just don't know where to find the time!
The weather has been hot to say the least, but that thought soon fades when I think about this past winter!
aka - "Shortcake"
The problem with steaming weather are the nightly thunder storms that follow....... oh I'm not the one who is afraid, it's this little creature who needs to take "Thunder" medicine every time there is a storm - there is just no consoling this little creature.  Sandi was our second rescue, but now that Zak is gone, she is very quickly working her way up to the role of Princess.  She is a full breed "Sheltie", but in the photo, she is donning a summer do! Sandi's favorite activity is sleep, sleep and more sleep.  Actually sleep got her into trouble and she now has her own "attorney", due to human error!!!
We have a great dog park just a few towns away and it has a great river running through it ....... the dogs just love it.... some play, fetch and swim, while others just stand there cooling off their paws - Sandi is one of those.  But I can't complain at least she gets her feet wet!

I am still finding my way around the blog blackboard, but I am getting better at adding photo's, etc., so I hope people won't find it too boring. I am also a reader, so if anyone has any recommendations out there I would love to hear from you.
Been trying to finish up a few books that I've started, currently trying to finish Jenny Sanford's "Staying True" - has anyone read it?

Well I am off to work in the garden for a little while.....the weeds are on the march and they have to be stopped!!!!! Have a great day everyone

Welcome to The Heart of the Dog

Hello Bloggers, this is the 1st day of this site and I hope to keep you entertained, laughing, enlightened and just enjoying the site.

I have to thank my good friend Lea from NJ for showing me her site and getting me interested.  We spoke at length about my starting a BLOG.  Probably the very first thing I had a problem with was finding a name for it.  Lea said just go with your "passion".  Well I like to think that I have a few of those.  I knew in my heart what my main passion was and that is my love of animals, especially dogs, but I also have two other passions and that is gardening and cooking, so I hope to share some of my favorite photos of my garden as well as favorite receipes with all of you.  I will also share some day to day activities which I hope you will enjoy as well.

My husband Chuck and I were visiting our good friends Bob & Lea in New Jersey.  It is always a relaxing time for the both of us and this weekend we were lucky to be down here for their "Home Town Celebration". 

We arrived mid afternoon and did some catching up then we were off to Henri's Hotts - a great BBQ place.  Not much to look at from the outside, but oh my gosh, if  you like BBQ then this is the place for you - fall off the bone ribs, with sides to beat the band and more than plenty to take home in a "doggy" bag.  From there we headed off to Hammonton, NJ to walk around their farmers market - it was wonderful.  Stopping at each vendor we sampled the smells of local baked goods, gazed on the vegetables of the local farmers and drooled over the fresh blueberries for sale.  But probably the best part of this farmers market today, was the fact that it was "Doggie Day" and dogs with their owners in tow enjoyed showing off and struting their stuff.  A special part of this event was that they had two adoption groups with "puppies" available for adoption. They were adorable and very much in need of a home. 

Today,  we went to the "Home Town Celebration" and below you will find some pictures, which I hope you will enjoy especially the "doggie parade".  Well, I won't bore you the first entry of my blog, so I will close for today and will post in a day or two, when I get back home to the Nutmeg State - you of course know what state that is - right?  Until the next time, welcome to The Heart of the Dog and my rescued thoughts!!!!    Today's post is dedicated to my beloved Zak, who passed after 15 years on June 4th.