Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Birthday Bearwiskers!

Happy Birthday!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Get Well Soon Bearwiskers!

Get well soon Bearwiskers!


It's a good thing I have lots of padding.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Can I get this one up on top?

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Is it here yet?

I can't wait for Christmas!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Hard At Work

I'm here making lots of toys.

Sunday, December 9, 2012


Sunday hugs

Friday, December 7, 2012

Pearl Harbor Day

In remembrance of Pearl Harbor Day

Remembering those that lost their lives.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Is it here yet?

I can't wait!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Winter is almost here.

Happy December

Friday, November 30, 2012

November's Reading List

November Book List
These are the books I read in November:
Sarah's Garden by Kelly Long - Patch of Heaven Series
Lilly's Wedding Quilt by Kelly Long - Patch of Heaven Series
The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly - Mickey Haller Series
Sugar Rush by Donna Kauffman - Cupcake Club Series
The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber
Death of a Neighborhood Witch by Laura Levine
Paradise Valley by Robyn Carr - Virgin River Series
Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber - Blossom Street
Summer On Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber - Blossom Street
Ford County Stories by John Grisham
The Serpents Trail by Sue Henry - Maxie and Stretch Series
First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones - Charley Davidson Series
A Timely Vision by Joyce and Jim Lavene- Missing Pieces Mystery
Hand of Fate by Lis Wiehl - Triple Threat Series
Heart of Ice by Lis Wiehl - Triple Threat Series
Cross by James Patterson - Alex Cross Series
Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich
Some people asked about all the books I read - I read going here to there (as a passenger), I read while I bike (indoors, of course), I read while I wait for coffee at Starbucks. Just to name a few......
What are you reading?


I'm going to miss November.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

My November hair cut


Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Pumpkin Pie Crust

I must have been out of my mind to try something so different for Thanksgiving.
Since it turned out great - I wanted to share it. I will use this again.

Pumpkin Pie Crust
I made the "crust" in the food processor.

Put 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut in the food processor and pulse. It should look like the consistancy of the almond meal.
Add 1 cup of almond meal and pulse.
Next I added 2/3 cup of raisins - look for ones that are just made from grapes - you don't need oil or sugar in your raisins or other chemicals in your raisins. Pulse.
I added 1 tsp of vanilla and just a drizzle of water a little bit at a time to make it crumple like. Pulse after each drizzle.
Press into your pie pan. I used a baggie over my hand to press the mixture.
Press it up the sides - you want it a tiny bit higher than the top of your pumpkin mixture but not all the way to the top edge.
I was worried about it sticking to the pan because there was no fat and I didn't "grease" the pan either.
It came out without any problems. I did notice that I had to cook my pumpkin longer. The crust gets dark but tastes great.

Happy Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


OK, I look great!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Bath Time

Not much fun, but I'm soooo clean.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Salsa Hummus

I made this today and it was so good.
Instead of a dressing, I severed my Salsa Hummus over spring mix, chopped tomatoes, yellow peppers and cucumber. I topped it all with thinly sliced red onions.

Salsa Hummus

1 red bell pepper, washed and chunked
1 small tomato (Roma tomato is best), washed and chunked
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp cilantro or 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1 slice of red onion
1 lemon, juiced
1 lime, juiced
2 tbsp of tahini
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cayenne
1 tbsp of chia seeds
2 cans of red kidney beans - drain well and rinse till no more bubbles.

Put red bell pepper, tomato, garlic, cilantro, onion in food processor and pulse.
Scrap down sides.
Add remaining ingredients and process to a smooth texture.
I didn't add salt, so you will need to Add salt to taste.

If too thick, add a little water a drizzle at a time.
Note: the chia seeds will thicken up the mixture as it sets.

We do have leftovers for tomorrow!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Panda Fun

Thursday, November 15, 2012


Hey partner, yippie ki-yay

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Let's Dance

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veteran's Day

Have you hugged a veteran today?
Thank you

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Monday, November 5, 2012


Remember to vote on Tuesday!
Remember - If you don't vote your voice won't be heard.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Tonight is the night

It's time to Fall back an hour...... don't forget to change your clocks before you go to bed tonight.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

October Reading List

October Book List
These are the books I read in October:
Lover's Leap by Emily March - Eternity Springs Series
The Girls of Room 28: friendship, hope, and survival in Theresienstadt by Hannelore Brenner
Back On Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber - Blossom Street
If Looks Could Kill by Kate White - Bailey Weggins Mystery
The Confession by John Grisham
The Litigators by John Grisham
The Racketeer by John Grisham
Christmas Letters by Debbie Macomber - Blossom Street
The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly - Mickey Haller Series
Mary, Mary by James Patterson - Alex Cross Series
Face of Betrayal by Lis Wiehl - Triple Threat Series
Going Organic Can Kill You by Staci McLaughlin - Blossom Valley Mystgery Series
Temptation Ridge by Robyn Carr - Virgin River Series
Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio
What are you reading?

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Boo Day

Are You Dressing Up For Boo Day?

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Linda

39 again? Have a great weekend!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Woo Hoo

The weekend is here!
What a great day to party.

Friday, October 12, 2012


Anyone want a hug?

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Dave

We hope you have a GREAT day!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Happy Halloween

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Let's Go!

September Book List
Third Degree by Maggie Barbieri - Murder 101 Mystery
Some Like it Hawk by Donna Andrews - Meg Langslow Mystery
Second Chance Pass  by Robyn Carr - Virgin River Series
Feline Fatale by Linda O. Johnston - Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter Mystery
Susannah's Garden by Debbie Macomber - Blossom Street
Hummingbird Lake by Emily March - Eternity Springs Series
Heartache Falls by Emily March - Eternity Springs Series
New Tricks by David Rosenfelt - Andy Carpenter Series
Escape by Carolyn Jessop
The Dog Who Came In From the Cold by Alexander Mccall Smith - Corduroy Mansions Series
A Conspiracy of Friends by Alexander Mccall Smith - Corduroy Mansions Series
Elvis and the Dearly Departed by Peggy Webb - Southern Cousins Series
Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival by Clara Kramer (true story)
Louise's War by Sarah Shaber
What are you reading?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Ja, naturlich!

Wo, Wann? Es gefallt mir!

Friday, September 21, 2012

October Fest

It's almost time for the October Fest!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Summer's Over

I'll miss the beach!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Labor Day - An American Holiday

It's Labor Day Weekend, please drive carefully. Oregon was the first state to make Labor Day a holiday in 1887!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Don't I look pretty!

Friday, August 24, 2012


We went to the hospital yesterday, it was lots of fun. We were on the 3rd, 6th and 5th floors. They had signs with dog paws on the doors for the patients who wanted a visit. We got lots of smiles and I gave lots of licks and tail wagging. I can't wait till next week when I go back again.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

August Reading List

August Book List
These are the books I lined up for August:

The Next Always by Nora Roberts - Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, Book 1
The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts - Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, Book 2
Tomb with a View by Casey Daniels
Never Say Sty by Linda O. Johnston - Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter Mystery Series
Howl Deadly by Linda O. Johnston - Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter Mystery Series
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
Angel's Rest by Emily March - Eternity Springs Series
Queen of the Night by J. A. Jance Sheriff Brandon Walker Series
Judgment Call by J. A. Jance - Joanna Brady Series
When First They Met (Short Story) by Debbie Macomber - Rose Harbor Inn (the Begining)
A Virgin River Christmas by Robyn Carr - Virgin River Series
A Time for Peace by Barbara Cameron - Quilts of Lancaster County
Antiques Maul by Barbara Allan - Trash 'n' Treasures Series

Sept. Book Club Book:
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
What are you reading?

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Trip Up North

Did I tell you about my trip to Maryland & Va? It was great. I got to meet lots of people and dogs, and I met a CAT! I went to Pet Smart in Chantilly, Va. and stayed at the day camp. I played all day long. I slept great that night. Then I went to Maryland and met Ollie, who I haven't seen in a long time. We played all day long, he's a great playmate. The next day I met Ty, Cloe and Gavin the cat. I never met a cat before. They wore me out. It was lots of fun and I had a great time. I have some pictures somewhere that I'll show you.

Friday, July 27, 2012

July Reading List

July Book List
These are the books I lined up for July:

Day of the Dead by J. A. Jance Sheriff Brandon Walker Series
The Next Best Thing by Kristan Higgins
Too Good to Be True by Kristan Higgins
Somebody To Love by Kristan Higgins
What Doesn't Kill You by Iris Johansen - Catherine Ling
A Good Yarn by Debbie Macomber - Blossom Street Series
A Killer Among Us by Lynette Eason - Women of Justice Series
Dead Man Talking by Casey Daniels - Pepper Martin Mystery
Wicked Business: A Lizzy and Diesel Novel by Janet Evanovich
Maybe This Time by Jennifer Crusie
Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Lethal Outlook by Victoria Laurie - Psychic Eye Series

What are you reading?

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Little Off The Top Please

I got a little trim yesterday, what do you think?

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Beautiful Quilt

Granny Doodle got a big Birthday Surprise in the mail. A hand made quilt by the famous Fran the quilt maker in Pennsylvania. What a beautiful quilt! Thank you Fran, it will keep us warm and toasty all winter.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday!
Love, Kisses, Licks & Hugs, Bearwiskers & Marcie

Friday, July 13, 2012

Hospital Visit

We went to the Johnson City Hospital yesterday, wow was it lots of fun. All the patients and nurses gave me lots of attention. I really enjoyed my visit. I'll be back.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

VA Hospital Visit

I had a GREAT time! The people were so nice. I met a man who was in WW Two, wow. I'm looking forward to going back.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Big Day

Tuesday is a big day for me. We are going to the VA Hospital to visit. I hope they like me.