Mason's buddies

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Check out my awesome Pay It Forward gift from Clover and Chewy.
So now I need 3 more pups, or kitty's to pass along too...........
any body interested? Send me your address to masondixie.dixie@gmail.com
the first 3 I get, will get something special from me. =)

A new collar made by Tibby's mom, I checking out all the designs over at
their new web site..........

What loot do you think I found in here?
And check out the mess I made opening up my package. he he
Now that you have seen the mess let's check out what caused it, he he
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Oh and one last thing, did I happen to mention..........
I won the Bingo game!!!! Woot Woot!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I Was Tagged by Cocorue


Have you met Cocorue yet? If not then hop on over there and say hi. =)
Well Cocorue tagged me with the Honest Scrap Award, it has been a while
since I have done this, so I will do it again. =)
The rules are as follow:
1 Tell everyone 10 things about you they may not know but that are true.

2 Tag 5 bloggers with the award.

So here are ten things you may not know about me...
  1. I like to drink my water then run over and dribble on my mom. (she is not a fan of it)
  2. I am afraid of storms and firecrackers.
  3. I collect collars
  4. I close the bedroom door when it is time for bed
  5. I do not like motorcycles and will bark at them on the road
  6. I love peanut butter
  7. I once ate an onion and my mom fussed over me for 3 days for fear of me getting sick.
  8. I love love love to swim
  9. Bread is my favorite human food
  10. I love my teeth to be brushed, it tickles.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Monday Montage

Mom came home from work today with bags of grocery's!! Now you may
be wondering whats the big deal my mom does that all the time? Well
that is your mom, he he (do not tell her I said that).
Any who, it was chuck full of loads of different things, see she
was trying out a new recipe.
First she made a snack with fruits and dipping sauces.
I got my first taste of watermelon!! I see Maggie and Mitch always eating it
so with enough begging finally I got to taste what all the fuss was about.
Boy what a mess it made. BOL
So with out further ado, here is the montage of the preparation of
Skillet Gnocchi with Spinach and White Beans.



And of course the recipe if you are interested in making it. =)
(30 minutes from start to finish)
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided

1 16-ounce package shelf-stable gnocchi (see Tip)
1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup water
6 cups chopped chard leaves (about 1 small bunch) or spinach
1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes with Italian seasonings
1 15-ounce can white beans, rinsed
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese

1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add gnocchi and cook, stirring often, until plumped and starting to brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
2. Add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and onion to the pan and cook, stirring, over medium heat, for 2 minutes. Stir in garlic and water. Cover and cook until the onion is soft, 4 to 6 minutes. Add chard (or spinach) and cook, stirring, until starting to wilt, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, beans and pepper and bring to a simmer. Stir in the gnocchi and sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan. Cover and cook until the cheese is melted and the sauce is bubbling, about 3 minutes.


Oh and how are mom's plant doing you ask?
Her first 3 tomatoes and 2 peppers, which is a huge success for the mom. =)

side note: sorry I have been MIA lately summer is a hard time to keep up on every body and to keep up on my own blog. I am here and thinking of you, I am visiting as much as I can just may not always leave a comment. I hope to be back in full gear soon, when the time alots it. =)
Take care.


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Beware of the Dog

Beware of the Dog

Upon entering a small country store, a stranger noticed a sign saying DANGER! BEWARE OF DOG! posted on the glass door. Inside a harmless old hound dog was asleep on the floor besides the cash register.

He asked the store manager, "Is that the dog folks are supposed to beware of?"

"Yep, that's him," he replied.

The amused stranger inquired, "That certainly doesn't look like a dangerous dog to me. Why in the world would you post that sign?"

The owner responded, "Because, before I posted that sign, people kept tripping over him."

Ha ha ha roll on floor laughing. =)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Monday Montage

Thank you every pup and kitty for the well wishes of my paw.
I hurt my paw while dock diving on Sunday, mom did not
realize it til we started to walk down the path and I
could not put weight on my paw.
She got all worried and was about to carry me, soaking wet and all,
but I walked through the pain.
I did however make quite the mess with the blood, but
mom was more worried about it not stopping.
She held me in her arms applying pressure til it stopped.
I have quite a gash on my big pad on left paw, limping a lot less today
but taking it easy. =)
And now the worry wart mom has a question.......
Liz here, Mason is shedding worse than I have ever seen her in
all her 5 years. One swipe of the brush and it is full.
Any suggestions? I brush her and bathe her and she swims a lot,
is there any thing else I can do?
is this really common?
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Sunday, July 12, 2009

HELP and now the Update

Mason cut her paw and it will not stop bleeding.

What to do.......................?

I think it has stopped finally......

After a cleaning, ice pressure, gauze wrap and a sock I think it has stopped.
So now I am going to rest here with my Alfie pillow until I feel better.
Mom says no yard playing or dock diving for a few days, how sad.
Thank you for the quick response to help with the bleeding. =)

Just Can Not Stop Me

A walk in the park and of course some more jumping practice

Proving to mom that just because I am starting to get gray furs,
that I will not stop jumping, swimming and running. =)


This old girl has got some skills. he he

Maybe one day I will be able to take off the leash and do some real jumping?


My wubba is the best water toy.


Pure happiness on my face. =)
Team 3 Dawg Flight told me about a dock club here in Ohio!
http://www.buckeyedockdogs.com/event.fun_days.htm

Mom says we will be checking it out for sure.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Blogaversary!!!! 2 Days Late.............Oops

Wow can you believe I have been blogging for a year now?
I certainly can not. I remember starting up and thinking who is going
to read my blog? especially a Dog Blog?
and low and behold I have found all of you. =)

A look Back over the year................
July '08
Remember my first post? if not, take a look here.
Oh the adventures that laid ahead.........

August '08
A new addition to the family came along in this month. A little
thing we now call Mavis.
September '08
This month I received one of my very first awards from Thor, and
it deserved a belly rub for sure.
October '08
Then came the fall leaves, it was a slow month for us then
and of course a new fall collar.

November '08
Then came the first snow fall of the year, and oh how I love the snow.
December '08
Christmas was most awesome this past year from the treats to family visiting
could not have asked for a better holiday.
January '09
I joined in my first round of Paw it Forward and became addicted to giving.
February '09
I got my first job with Eduardo in the mail room, I am unemployed
now so if any pup needs anything I have the time. =)
March '09
Most awesome month of the year, my Birthday month!!
and not only did I celebrate a mile stone of 5 years old this year, I was
chosen for an interview by the esteemed Bark Kent.
April '09
I held the wiggle walk contest, which Checkers won and was nominated for
post of the month at the Bone Zone, which I later won.
May '09
I learned all about dock diving for dogs and introduced another
new family member, Memphis.
June '09
I lost my job with Eduardo which freed up my time to perfect my dock
diving skills at the lake.

July '09
Which brings us to today.
I am one happy and lucky girl to have gotten to know all of you through out this past year. I could not have asked to have found better friends.
Thank you for making my blogging experience so wonderful and looking forward to a great 12 more months.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Spotted

See that spot on my head of white fur?


Because of that little spot mom is always asked what kind of dog I am.

It drives mom insane!! Was even asked by a Golden owner once!!
Seriously, I am golden with long wispy fur what else would I be?
And talking about wispy, mom loves the back side of my head
she says my fur looks all wind blown. he he
oh and guess what mom realized today...........
can you tell? It is in my ears.........

We will let you look and guess, but she is very devasted by it.
I keep telling her it is okay, but now I worry about her.

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