Sunday, July 27, 2008

Cast of characters

This is Cally dog and Toby cat. As you can see they enjoyed hanging out together. Cally dog died last fall-she lived to be 13 and 1/2. The vet actually told me she only had a few months to live when she was 10 but she beat the odds. She only had a few bad days in all. She was an exceptional dog. Toby has a new sister now. Her name is Maddy Joy and she is a chocolate lab I got from the local Humane Society last Spring. Toby keeps trying to snuggle with her, but she won't have it. She is a very sweet dog, 6 years old and she is convinced she is a lap dog even though she weighs 70 lbs. She has to have her cuddle time daily. She gets along great with the cats ( Toby and Gracie) and little Napoleon ( a papillion I'm fostering for a friend) but she remembers that Toby swiped at her a couple of times and she hasn't entirely forgiven him. Toby is 15 and 1/2 now and I'm not sure how much longer he will be with us but I'm grateful for every day I have with my little furry blessings. Gracie kitty is 10 now and is a real prima donna. If you want to see more pics of them you can find them on my flickr photostream.

Saturday, July 26, 2008


Just saying hi for the first time to my fellow blog reader addicts. I am known as Sweetpea Sue aka Aunt Zooie. I am a lifelong crafter, animal lover, bookworm, movie buff, and crazy aunt to boot. Check out the About Me section to learn more details. I have just recently discovered the fun of blogland and now I am venturing forth into uncharted territories waiting to be explored. I found blogland because I was looking up information on one of my favorite local artist-Karla Nathan-who lives in my hometown of Lawrence Kansas. She has a blog called Karla's Cottage ( As a result I have had much fun over the past several weeks reading her blog and others I have discovered. Now I have decided to join the fun and start one of my own. I have much to learn about the process, so please bear with me. I look forward to getting to know others who love crafting as much as I do.