Oct 6, 2012

Thankyou to random.org for generating my Journey Ho, Cake book giveaway. That saved me about 10 min.  Rachael, you are the winner lady! Email me your address and i'll mail the book to you. :-[) It was fun finding out about the favorite cakes, and I want to make them all now and gobble myself into cake oblivion.

Here's an awesome cake video that is worth watching...it's of Julie's beet cake!
 Don't you just love the music, styling...everything?!!! I can't stop watching it.

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Roxy Marj ghost wrapping paper for the month of October, only appropriate. 

And I have a new set of cards to add to the shop today: they are paper mask themed. Again, only right to introduce them during the month of October...since it basically is the kickoff to covering one's face.

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Now, for a sad story that luckily has a happy ending.  [joking]

It has to do with Harley [our dog] and how he has been frustrating both Jesse and I. You're probably saying to yourself "what, Harley? Naaa...not that handsome and polite dog!" Well don't be fooled by his looks and charm folks, this dog has been acting like a newborn baby! For the past two weeks Harley has been barking twice in the middle of the night for Jesse and I to take him outside to go to the bathroom. No doggie door yet till we get a fence around our yard. Now, he did this in the beginning when we got him for a week or so but then held his pee till the morning. Fact: dog's can hold their pee for 17 hrs! Granted, Harley is 10 years old....but why the change all of a sudden? We think it has been the puppy dog food that I accidentally got him and that apparently gave Harley tons of energy. We stopped giving that to him.

Soo a couple days ago, we got frustrated with Harley....and told him to pack his bags. It was time he found his own place to live, and start acting like a grown up! 

Well, he didn't even make it down our front steps till I started crying and asked him to come back home. We hugged and kissed and he promised to try and not wake us anymore. :/ 

That promise was broken the next day. Dog's don't have memories. Gah! So over breakfast yesterday, Jesse and I were discussing what we are going to do when winter comes and there's snow on the ground. 

Me:  I surely don't want to be taking Harley out in the snow at 1 and 3 in the morning....
Jesse:  Me either! Let's just get a 50 foot rope and hook it to him so we can stand in the doorway.
Me: That's not a bad idea........ or what about we just buy a miniature Jeep for him to drive out to the bushes? 
Jesse: laughing

Guess what we bought Harley for an early Christmas present?!? Click HERE to see. lol 

And as the saga continues of our little 23 pounder needing to be taken out in the wee hours of the morning, last night was no exception. 3 am like clockwork, he whines and whimpers then barks. I do my duty and then we come back inside, where I lay in bed wide awake for an hour and a half! I am thinking about a paper sack mask that I have to make for a project [very excited about this] and listening to Harley snore.... it's just so cute....but i'm not sleeping. So I went out to the living room and started reading on the couch. 5 min later my little shadow comes and jumps on the couch and lays by my feet. We fall asleep...and I wake this morning to Harley sleeping like this: 

So happy I was able to snap a picture of him. This guy cracks me up, like any other dog/animal would. With all that said, if any of you have ever struggled with a similar situation [and perhaps it is just old age] and have any ideas to get him to stop needing to go out in the middle of the night, we'd love to hear them! Last night my sister suggested taking his water away a couple hours before bed... hopefully that will work. 

Have a great weekend. :) 

oh! And we really didn't buy him a Jeep! What kind of owner's do you think we are? 
 He doesn't even have his license yet! We got him a tricycle for now. 


rachael said...

that beet cake looks delicious!!! and the video is so cool. i loved the melting chocolate.


Jaime Van Hoose Steele said...

Haha! I love this doggy story. Especially that pic with him and his packed bag ready to leave.

Gheybin Comish said...

Hi Roxanne!
You guys should try a dog litter box inside? My pups have used one before. Or even a puppy pad in the bathroom at night?

ROXY MARJ said...

Rachael, I couldn't agree with you more...and yes, the melting chocolate...like magic!

Jaime, what can I say...Harley is a ladie's man. Breaking hearts left and right.... lol

I don't know if my husband would go for a litter box...but I didn't even think about that.... thanks for the suggestion! However and so ironic, after I wrote this post...guess who went back to sleeping through the night. I'm knocking on wood though.

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