Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Wishing everyone Happy Holidays from my family to yours!

Gone to the dogs USA

Sunday, December 19, 2010

One little girl in the Dog house!!!

Well I have been quite busy these days making last minute Christmas gifts for my customers as well as designing a new pattern.
As for the new pattern it is for a new critter which will make his depute in the online Blooming Bear Show in March. But this little guy has a story to tell.
I spent a full day working on this pattern. I finally got it done and cut out my fabric and hand stitched him all up. I was also helping my Dad with his computer over the phone when I heard Kayla up to something in the other room. I went to check and she had taken my new pattern off the coffee table and decided to be my little portable shredding machine and just had a hay day with it. I mean she had it strung out all over the place. I even think she ate some of it as well. I did rescue at least 3 pieces of this cute critter pattern, but that was it. I have to say she has a very bad habit of doing strange things when I am on the phone with anyone just to get my attention. Well needless to say she got my attention as well as my Dad's. I was screaming at her with the phone by my ear. I am surprised that my poor Dad did not loose his hearing.
It was also a good thing that she did not get a hold of the finished critter she would have been in the dog house for sure.
I did redo the pattern and kept the few pieces that she did not get a hold of and He is finished waiting for a new home come March.

So I am saying this now and again in March that this is a true ONE OF A KIND piece there will never be another one like it!!!

I will post a few of the items I am working on for my clay customers. It has been a couple of years since I have made any clay dogs. I must say I am a little out of practice, but it is coming back to me quickly. It is a nice change from the bears. I will get back to them after the first of the new year. I have a few more to do for the Blooming bear show March 12th & 13th. I am really looking forward to the show.

Talk with you all soon,


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I have been hiding out!!!!!!!!

It has been quite busy around the old home front here. So now it's time to catch everyone up on the goings on.

Well October was a very busy month as you will see below. I had to take Shadow in for his regular Vet visit. He had all of his shots and blood work done for the year. I am happy to say that he is in good health for being 12 years old.

Lucky's Hurt Paw!!!!

Now last week I had a shock, my cat Lucky is never sick but this time she had a hurt foot. I am still not sure what happened but I think Kayla might have stepped on her foot and her toe nail got caught between Lucky's toes and cut it. It was very swollen for a day and then started to bleed. I took her to the Vets for him to check just to make sure nothing serious was going on. Well I decided while she was there I would have her blood work done since she has not been to the Vets since she was 5 and now she is 17. I know me bad for not taking her all those years. The way I see it she is an indoor cat and she has been doing fine for all these years then why take her in. I am sure a few folks are going to be a little unhappy with me about that. I have had her since she was 5 weeks old when she was left in the middle of a road in a box to fend for herself. She has been spayed and her front claws have been declawed. (I do know if I get another cat in the future I will never have them declawed again). I guess my point is I know how she is and when I need to take them in for a visit I will do so in a heart beat.

Now back to the visit. She did very well at the doctors office she was not scared at all. She purred the whole time and let them touch her foot, take blood and weigh her. She weighed a good 9 pounds.
The doctor gave her some antibiotics and I had him wrap her foot up, so the dogs would not bother her little foot. Well let me tell you, if I knew what a good wrap job the doctor was going to do I would not have had him do it. It took 2 days to get that wrapping off her foot. First I had to take the white tape off the top. I pulled gently as possible, but I still pulled out her hair. OUCH!!
So I then cut as far down on the rest of the wrapping as possible, by now Lucky was a very unhappy cat. I mean she was PO'd. Now on top of that the next day I had to give her the liquid medicine. Right like that was going to happen. That did not work out either. I gave that up for the day and went and got some pills instead. I thought I had a better chance to get them down her. I then began again on the wrapping around her foot. So I cut down some more in the front to ware if she just flipped her foot it would come off. I got it to work and when it came off, again she was not at all happy. another OUCH!! I let her settle down and then gave her her pill. It worked out much better this time.
I took her yesterday for her weeks checkup. The only thing that I was very worried about was that she was not eating very well. Her foot looked good and was healing well. The doctor and I thought it might be the medicine upsetting her tummy so we took her off her medicine and I bought some canned food to see if she would eat that (she eats dry food normally). Well today a success she is eating the canned food and doing very well. All of her blood work tests came back great. She is my normal healthy 17 year old cat.

This is a photo of her foot wrapped in a very pretty green bandage.

Kayla was a little sick with something over the weekend, but she is now back to her crazy little self. I am not sure what her problem was. I am just happy that she is doing great. She goes for her yearly visit to the Vets in December. I will have had all three checked from top to bottom and all three in very good health!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Teddies Worldwide Holiday Online Bear Show

Please visit November 15th for a sneak preview of the first Teddies Worldwide Online Holiday bear show. Now you can check out all of the Artists who will be in the show!!!!!!

Click the banner for a visit.

I am very proud to be a part of this show along with 74 other Artists from around the world. I have been creating and working very hard on all new Bears and new friends just for the show. Please stop by and see all the new creations just for the show. I promise you you will not be disappointed.

What's this in my Window?????

Ok, I know this is a strange photo but I just had to take it and share it with you. I heard a nose in my bedroom and walked in there to see this guy in my upper windows. He was chewing on the wood up there. I tapped on the window with my baseball bat (because I am short and that was the longest item I could find at the time) to scare him away, but instead he just looked in the window. Well I finally got him down from there. A couple of days later he was back up there again. Good grief does he not have any manners. "Please do not chew the wood" Mr. Squirrel!!!!!

I am sure he will be back again.

Trunk or Treat for Halloween

Our neighborhood group and the church across the street from me had a Trunk or Treat this year for the kids on Halloween. Here are a few photos of all the ghost and goblins.

This is the first year for me to decorate my car. This is the back of my car that I made into a scary graveyard. I went shopping the day before to pick up a few more items and then used a few things I already had. Not bad if I have to say so myself.

Again this is the back of my car. I liked the witch flying decoration. It was haft price too. It was fun shopping 2 days before Halloween I got all kinds of discounts. Now that's the way to shop!!!!!!!!!!

This little guy is a dragon. He was cute!!! I just love the little ones.

Here is our neighborhood bumble bee girl!!!

I really had a good time. I do not get many kids that come to my house, because I am so close to the main road. They normally go as far as the church across the street from me and go back down the street. So it was nice to see the trick or treaters. There were about 60 kids or more that came.

I will have to do this again next year. Now how can I improve on my graveyard...........


Just wanted to fill everyone in on the Bears and Bud's URSA awards 2010 from October. I am very proud and excited to say that my Dakota Bear has won 1st place in his category this year. What a very big honor for me to have been apart of this event.

Congrats to all of the other winners!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope I have caught everyone up on my activities. Please stop by I plan on keeping everyone up to date more often.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit.
Puppy kisses and Bear hugs,

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Something COOL on a Hot summer day!!!!!

I'm so excited, my Dakota Bear is one of the URSA 2010 Finalists. I feel so very honored to have won. Thank you to everyone that has voted for him.

Please click on the banner below and go and vote for your favorite. You only have until September 11 to cast your one vote to determine the major best overall award.

Dakota is a very special bear I named him after my wonderful Nephew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you all again for your votes.

Puppy kisses and Bear hugs,


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

TBAAF Four Seasons Awards Summer 2010

I have exciting news to share with you!!!!

My little Meili has won 1st place in the Novice Bear Category in the TBAAF Four Seasons awards 2010.

It is my very first time that I have won an award for my bears. I feel so very honored to have won this award. I am still in shock that I won, but 1st place WOW!!!! I am still doing the old happy dance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I want to thank everyone who voted for me!!!! Like I said it is a honor to have won.
A very big thank you to Lanie and Darrin at TBAAF for all there time and hard work they have put into the website and for making the Four Seasons awards possible.
Bear hugs and puppy kisses,

Monday, May 31, 2010

Blog give aways

Oh I have found the most adorable bears from fellow artist that are having blog give aways.

Please click on the link to visit bingle bears give away and read her wonderful blog.

Visit Emma's bears before tomorrow June 1st and enter her give away and read her wonderful blog as well.

Please visit Emma's bears blog at

I will have to check around for more give aways. They are great fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please keep checking back for one of my give aways that is comming soon.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

April showers bring.......................

Severe Thunderstorms!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Last week we had some some rain, of course its springtime in April. Well this one was not your ordinary storm it had hail and I mean a lot of hail. I have not seen it hail that much in a long time. It was pretty small, maybe around dime size and a little smaller, but it was loud. There was no way I was going to be pelted standing out in this so I took some photos from my garage standing in the door way.

hail in my front yard around my spring flowers.

If you look close the street and parking a lot are white. It hailed so hard and fast it covered the streets making them white within a matter of 5 minutes.

This is out on my back deck. The dogs had already walked over the hail after it stopped. The white stuff on my swing is hail as well. It took 24 hours for all of the hail to totally melt off the deck in one spot.

Another front yard view. If you look close at my evergreen tree you can see white spots which is the hail bouncing off my gutters on the house. Also the street is covered white.

This is the second bad storm we have had so far. The first one had a lot of wind with it. I had let the dogs out and within a matter of 5 minutes my dogs where at the back door wanting in quickly. Well the rain was coming down hard and with the wind it was blowing the rain straight at them and the side of the house which faces west. I have not seen my dogs run back to the door and want in so fast. I had a little chuckle because they were both pretty much flat up against the door wanting in out of the rain and wind. I keep both of them in when it is bad out side. Kayla has no problem at all with storms. If she had her way she would be out in them just walking around the yard. My poor Shadow on the other hand does not like the thunder, it just drives him crazy. All he does is pace around the living room. It is no fun at all for him. I did find a couple of things that does calm him down a bit, one is we play with his tennis ball. It works for a while but then he starts in again on the pacing. The other is I give both dogs some peanut butter in there bone and kong ball. It gives the storm time to pass and keeps Shadow calm.
I love spring with all of the flowers coming up and the grass getting green and leaves coming out on the trees, but when you live in Kansas City, Missouri and spring time turns to all of the severe storms it is not fun. We also live in the area they call tornado alley which makes all of the storms a little more intense. It does get a little scary around here when these bad storms pop up. I have lived in this area all of my life so I know what I need to look at and what needs to be done to keep safe. Also I can tell by Shadow just how bad a storm is going to be. Animals are a good indicator on storms in the Spring time.
Until next time,
Puppy kisses and bear hugs,

Friday, April 9, 2010

3 months in review and catch up

Well, I see that I have some catching up to do here on my blog. So we are going to do the last three months review.

January- Well let me see first off it has been cold and snowing. Oh Boy!!!!!!!!!! I am so ready for winter to be over with.
Next Kayla has been sick again. This time something new not her breathing issue this time. It seems this time she has been eating or taking in more than she has been passing out the other end so to speak. The emergency vet gave her some liquid medicine that you give with a syringe (with out the needle). I thought she would not like, because to me it smelled nasty, but come to find out (of course) she liked the stuff. I lost my head and was not sure what I was thinking. This is a dog that eats anything you know. So after a few days and my scare wore off she was doing much better. All in all that is pretty much for January.

February-Lets see I have been designing and making new larger bears with and without open mouths. I have also made a new smaller version of my open mouth bears as well. They sure have been a big hit. I have enjoyed meeting my new collectors. It has been great to be able to create my bears.
I am still out of work and looking for a new job. A year being without work is coming up quick. It does get depressing at times but I know that I have to keep going and in between keep myself busy with other things and of course my BEARS.
Kayla has been doing great we made it through this month without any illness. I am so doing the happy dance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March- It has warmed up a bit and the flowers are starting to peek out of the ground and then we got a March snow storm at the end of the month. That was great. we got about 6"of the old white stuff. Winter just wants to keep hanging on and I know we all want it to go away.
Kayla made it another month. Doing the happy dance again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Still creating bears as well.
Other than that it has been pretty quite around here.

This has been your 3 month in review. Now I am going to start fresh with a new post for April.

Talk to you soon.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Valentines Day Heart Dog Breed Pin Give away race game is over

The Valentine's Day Heart pin give away is now over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please everyone check your emails I am needing shipping address so I can get everyone there little pins.

Andrea-Dreli Bears-English Springer Spaniel
Pat-Denby Bears- Basset Hound
Kay-KatieCountryBears-Golden Retriever

Thanks to all you have posted there comments.

Hi all,

Well it is getting close to Valentines day so I thought I would do something a little different.
I made these cute little Heart pins from polymer clay. Yes not only am I a Bear artist I am also a Polymer clay artist too. These pins are of different dog breeds.

So here is how this give away is going to go. I have only six pins which now have been retired (which means I will not be making any more). The first person to leave a comment on my blog requesting which dog breed pin they want (only one please) will get that pin as a free give away.

So the fun of this is to be the very first person to leave a comment again with the dog breed of there choice until all of the pins are gone. I will email each person to let them know if they won or did not win.

Here are the breeds.... Basset Hound, Golden Retriever, English Springer Spaniel Liver and white, Yorkie, Westie and a Weimaraner.

Have fun guys and good luck to all.


Sunday, January 10, 2010

New Bears for 2010

Hi all,
Please met my new bears for 2010. They are all now posted on ebay.

This is Jewel
This is Sammy
And these three are April to the left, Benson in the middle and Harley to the right.

I hope you all like them. Please stop by ebay and check them out.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Happy New Year!!!!!

I hope everyone is having a great start to the New Year. We had about 8" of snow Christmas eve and I think it has been pretty much snowing ever since. The other day we got another 5" of the white stuff and today it is snowing again, mainly flurries. I never thought I would be so tried of shoveling my drive way but I am. Yesterday was the 6th time since Christmas day. I am so happy I do not live further north and east. I think I am packing up the pups and cat and moving some place warm. :) Ha Ha I think our whole country is in a deep freeze and there is no place warm at the moment. So I think I will just stay here...............

Here is the snow we got from Christmas. I know not so bad right. Well here in KC, MO it has been quite some time since we have seen this much snow. We used to get this through the winter when I was a kid many many many years ago. :) Everyone was used to it then - and they could drive in it. Most places would be closed over the holidays so there was no need to drive. Just stay at home play out in the snow make a little money by shoveling out neighbors drives. You know the good old days!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here is a shot of my birdbath and the the little red things sticking out are what used to be my candy cane lights down in front of the bushes. You can see the candy cane lights better in the photo above. I must say now you can't even see any of them at all even my little sign. All Christmas lights will have to come down when all of this melts, maybe in April?????
The Holidays were great. Spent the day with my family and dinner, opened gifts. Just a good old fashioned Christmas. We do this every year. Its great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Below are my two pups opening a gift from Santa- (my Mom). She spoils them more than I do sometimes. They got a few more gifts as well from me.

Well again I wish everyone a Happy New Year. I hope we all have a good, happy and healthy one.
New bears for 2010 are now on ebay. I will post some photos later this evening.
Until then.
Puppy kisses and bear hugs,