Monday, January 30, 2012


After an extremely long day on Long Island, I was glad to pull into our driveway. Otis jumped out of the 4Runner and raced for the house. When Jeff called to Coop, he refused to jump out of the car. Jeff picked Coop up and placed him on the ground.

We then noticed that Coop did not want to put any weight on his right hind leg. Cooper has back problems and I think that too much running around may have aggravated his condition.

Coop barely ate any dinner. I made sure to give him a pain pill. In the morning, Coop was still limping. We previously discussed this with our vet and were told to try pain medication for a few days. If that does not work, we will bring Coop in for a checkup.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

We Like Peas

I was surprised to discover that Cooper and Otis like peas!

I cooked too many green peas for dinner. We were clearing the table and Otis gave me his sad eyed, "can I please have something to eat look".

I poured some peas in Oti's bowl and he gobbled them up. Coop saw Oti eating and headed to his bowl. I gave Coop some peas and he also ate them.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


I try to always have fresh flowers in the house. I especially enjoy their beauty on dreary winter days.

When we were at Costco, I spotted this bright begonia. I decided to bring it home in the hopes that the blooms will last longer than fresh cut flowers.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Crazy Weather

After a day of rain and today's 50° temperature, most of the snow has melted.

The only snowy patches that remain are along the edges of the driveway, where the snow blower threw the snow and along the walkway where I piled it when I shoveled.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Above the Rim

The amaryllis leaves are now taller than the glass vase.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Real Snow

Wilton received the first significant snow of 2012, about 4 inches.

I have greatly enjoyed the lack of snow. Snow makes walking Coop and Otis much more difficult. Cleaning wet, sandy paws is not fun.

We are supposed to have a warm up next week. Perhaps some of this snow will melt soon.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

First Winter Snow

The first snow of 2012 was really more of a dusting.

I read that historically Feb is the month for the most snowfall. We may not be out of the woods yet!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Getting Taller

The amaryllis is slowly getting bigger.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Why Coop & Otis love Grandma's house

We were at my Mom's house on Long Island. The yard is fenced and Cooper and Otis love to run in it.

Jeff was downstairs when Coop started barking at a cat, slowly walking across the yard. Jeff gave the cat a head start and then opened the back door. Otis took off like a shot (he is NOT a cat lover). Cooper followed behind.

With the distance between them closing, the cat realized he could not out run Otis. The cat jumped up into the closest tree and started climbing.

Otis was not sure where the cat went, but Coop went into a point as he stared up at the tree.

Once the dogs were inside, the cat exited the yard.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Pretty Boy

How can you not love a face like this!

Monday, January 09, 2012

No Snow -Yet

It is hard to believe that it is the second week of January. The grass is still green, but the pond has frozen.

Jeff says that he thinks we will have a major snow storm to balance out the mild winter we are enjoying. I hope he is wrong. I saw enough snow last year to last me 5 snowless winters.

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Going Green

The amaryllis is starting to turn green. I take this as a positive sign.

Thursday, January 05, 2012


I purchased a cyclamen January 2011. Over the summer, the leaves started to die off. I  read that when all the leaves die, you can store the cyclamen in a cool, dark place for several weeks and  it should grow back.

I waited for all of the leaves to die, but this never happened. Suddenly, the cyclamen began to flower again. The plant does not have many leaves, but it is full of blooms.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012


I loved  the beautiful pinks in this bouquet.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Happy New Year

Wishing all our friends and family a very happy 2012!