Friday, January 30, 2009

If you see this... it should worry you!

So, as your driving down the road, if you look over at the car next to you and see this in the window, it should worry you. I'm not quite sure if he is an escapee, or just out for the weekend.


Thursday, January 29, 2009

Perplexed Oliver

Poor Oliver is trying to figure out how to get one specific toy out of the bin. Sadly, he never figured out how. 

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When Pugs Attact Part 2

We have a new dog in the neighborhood, a 7 month old Great Dane name Caroline. At first she was shy, but now runs over to see Oliver (the Bulldog). I think Oliver has a new girlfriend. Winston on the other hand (black Pug) wants nothing to do with Caroline. Watch and see how a 15 lb. Pug chases away a Great Dane. It really is too funny. Once again, no Pugs or other dogs were harmed in the making of this video. 

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Dog Day At The Beach

Yesterday was the perfect day to take all the dogs out to Honeymoon Island. It wasn't too warm so we were able to bring Oliver too.

I think Oliver was the only one who enjoyed going in the water. Only up to his knees though. 

Zoe was happy watching all the action on her sandy beach towel.

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Chicken Pot Pie

I am a big fan of chicken pot pie. Except for all the fat & calories that come with this wonderful dish. I figured if I could make it at home I would be able to control what goes in it. So here was my attempt. I got the recipe from NMB's blog Puttin' on the G.R.I.T.S. It wasn't an exact recipe, more of a put in what you like recipe. So here's what I did...

I boiled a white chicken breast in enough chicken broth to cover it up. For flavor I added 1/4 white onion, a few shakes of poultry seasoning, black pepper, and oregano. Once the chicken was fully cooked (about 10 min) I removed the chicken from the broth. Since I don't like to eat onions I strained the broth to remove them. I placed the broth back in the pot. To that I added 1/2 cup of chopped potatoes & 1/2 cup chopped carrots. I needed more broth to cover up the vegetables, so I added more (I used a quart of chicken broth total). I cooked the vegetables till they were almost tender and then added 1/2 cup of frozen peas & 1/2 cup of frozen corn. I then shredded the chicken and added that too. In a cup I added about 5-6 oz. of evaporated milk (GRITS says this is the secret to the recipe) and 2 tbs. of corn starch. I slowly added the milk mixture the the pot till it was thickened to my liking. I added a bit more black pepper and poultry seasoning to taste.  At this point I guess you could add the mixture to a casserole dish and cover with a pie crust or croissant rolls and bake in the oven. I decided to make the croissant rolls separate  so that I could warm up the chicken pot pie mixture tomorrow and make fresh rolls again. 

Thank you GRITS for this recipe. It was exactly what I was looking for!
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So I have this lotion and this is the caution on the back. "Use only as directed. Excessive use or prolonged exposure may cause irritation to skin." The directions say nothing about washing the lotion off after applying it. So... most likely you will have prolonged exposure. Don't think I'll be using this lotion. In the trash it goes. Plus, can you really trust a lotion that is blue?
This lotion was not purchased, nor is it sold anywhere. It is a promotional item from a drug company that is distributed to medical facilities. You think they would be a little more careful with the ingredients as to not cause irritation. 
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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Funny Oliver

No, we are not really giving Oliver away. My husband thought this would be a funny photo to take.

Poor Oliver has taken a liking to the Pugs' bed. Here he is fighting to stay away. I'm not really sure why he just doesn't lay down and take a nap. I guess that's just Oliver for you. A silly Bulldog. 

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Florida is Freezing Over

Brrr... it got so cold last night that we have a frost on the ground this morning. I believe the temperature got as low as 21 degrees. That's freezing for us Florida people. 

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

We're Back...

From our Western Caribbean cruise. 

Checking out our life vest during the mandatory safety/lifeboat drill onboard. See my "cheesy" smile?!

Our Polaris buggy tour through a Cozumel jungle. 

The cruise was great. All the food you could eat and lots of things to see and do. What we did not see though was sun! 

The winds were strong and the boat was a rockin'. Here is a video of the pool water splashing with each back and forth rocking of the boat. 

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Monday, January 5, 2009

When Pugs Attack

I thought I was going to get a video of me asking Zoe if she was hungry to see her head tilt back and forth. Instead I got Nina jumping on Zoe to start a fight. Bad Pugs!

(No Pugs were harmed in the making of this video.)
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Silly Oliver

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