Sunday, April 29, 2007

They did this to me

Nobody around here knows how I gained 16 pounds. It's a big mystery to me as well.

Daddy and I were on the deck this weekend and we played a game of catch. With popcorn. Look how high I can jump when food is involved.

Friday, April 27, 2007

74 pounds of love

Danny went for his 6 month wellness checkup at South Wilton Vet. The first thing the technician asked is that Danny sit on the scale. His weight read a WHOPPING 74.1 lbs! Dr. Fahy was not pleased - Danny put on 16 lbs in 6 months!

People have said that Danny had gotten big and I thought it was due to his thicker coat, but it is not just his coat that is heavier. It looks like we will all be getting out to play more and cutting down on the treats.

We also found out at 3:00 am that Danny is afraid of thunder. Just as the alarm was going off, he finally settled down again. Needless to say a lot of caffeine was needed to get thru the day.

Monday, April 23, 2007

The Courageous

Cancer. That's a word you never want to hear. Lauren Terrazzano, a reporter for Long Island's Newsday heard those words three years ago. So what does she do? She does what comes natural. She writes about it. Checkout the life stories and how she's coping with the inevitable.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Maine Memories

To my Maine Mom Linda,
Hi! It's me, Danny. It has been 6 months since I moved to my new home and things are GREAT! Well, to be honest, I still struggle with "No couch" and have gotten in trouble several times for eating out of the candy dish. However, Mom and Dad love me a lot and spoil me.

I have put on weight and my coat is now long and thick. When I go out people always say how beautiful I am. My "nanny" Diane walks me every day and says that I am one of her favorite pups.

I have a big yard to play in with lots of interesting creatures and smells. As you said, I am a chewer - this means there is always rawhide and lots of toys around the house.

Many thanks and doggie kisses to you and all the Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue volunteers who helped save me. I often think of you and will never forget your kindness. Do you ever think of me ?

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Signs of spring

Mother Nature teased us in March with a string of 50 and 60 degree days. Then she blew winter back in and it hasn't been spring since. The Daffodils have had enough, they're coming up!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007


Discovered a site called Comeeko that lets you add captions to your photos.

a comic strip!

Saturday, April 07, 2007


Maddy & Paddy are regular visitors to our pond. Somebody has been feeding them corn every now and then and it seems to keep them interested.

When Danny was out today, he spied the pair on the pond. Look at the intent in his eyes, the determination. This boy has some strong bird instincts. Danny ran down to the pond where Maddy & Paddy were. He stopped at the water's edge when Maddy perched up and flapped her wings for a few seconds making a rather loud and threating noise. Danny thought twice about going in, but kept staring until I called him away.

Friday, April 06, 2007


As we were leaving this morning, the landscaper arrived with our trees- we now have redbud trees and red twig dogwoods. There are still ferns to be planted. I don't know if the trees will bloom this year, but I am hoping they will add some color to the yard.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Welcome to the new Wilton Diaries!

We've had a shakeup in our web development group at the home offices of Wilton Diaries. Seems our old format wasn't keeping up with the changing times and we had a ton of users (ie. me) clamoring for the new features of Blogger to be exploited.

The first big change is that the body of the post will now scale to your window size. If you have one of those new-fangled 20" wide screen monitors, you will be able to get more Wilton Diaries on your screen at a time.

The next big change is the list of labels on the right. You can click on a label to see all the posts related to that particular label. For example, if you are interested in all the "Danny" posts, click on "Danny".

The last change is the "Blog Archive" section can be collapsed and expanded by year. This way, you can forget all about 2006 posts if you want and just look at posts in 2007.

The world famous "Blogroll" remains, as does our email subscription. It surprises me more people don't take advantage of the email subscription considering our sporadic publishing schedule. Oh well, our Web Developers sometimes just like to put features in to justify their existence.

We apologize for some of the poorly placed pictures in old posts, but that's the way technology goes sometimes.

We now return to our regularly scheduled programming.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Waiting for rain

Our new yard has been seeded and strawed! We are now waiting for some rain, so the grass will begin to grow. The lawn is too large to water, without draining the well.

We decided to pile the additional 4 TONS of stone, rather than continuing the wall. There was not enough stone to build a wall across the entire back, and we thought that piling would seem more of a natural way to end it. Some trees need to be planted along the outer edge of the wall and then it will be finished.

When we bought this house we knew it could be beautiful and finally we are seeing what we hoped it would become.