Happy 5th Birthday Sheli-bean!

The top news for the week is that today is Sheli-bean’s 5th birthday. I tried to take a new photo of him to post for today, but he’s having no part of it. He thinks since it’s his birthday that he should be able to choose if he’s photographed or not. Mmm, I had to agree with him. So here’s a photo I took of him awhile back when I caught him sitting on one of our end tables. He’s such a funny boy sometimes. I decorated it a bit to celebrate his special day.

My dear sweet Sheli, we love you so very much. You’re a wonderful part of our hearts and a special part of our family. Thank you for being our wonderful bossy adorable little boy. You always cheer us up when we’re down and give us many smiles every day. Thank you so very much.

Happy 5th Birthday Sheli-bean!t3345puppy-2

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WIP Wednesday – New Blankets for Shelibean

When Shelibean first came to join our family, I discovered that he loved crocheted blankets. I crocheted him 4 simple little blankets. I used Red heart yarn that I had bought several years before. It was even the last of the yarn. I was happy to use it up. Crocheting Sheli the blankets restarted my love of crochet and yarn crafting in general. The blankets have held up really well even though I wash them alot. I figure they’ll last for a few more years.8-15-2012-sb

It’s been 4 1/2 years since I made the blankets. I thought Sheli might enjoy some new ones.  I use a simple granny square pattern. The blankets work up quite fast. I plan to make 3 (maybe more)
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Shelibean’s enjoying the first 2 blankets so much the he lay still while I took his handsome photo.

Wishing you all progress in your
works-in-progress, whatever they may be.

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SheliBean hates pumpkin

P1050649I took this photo of Shelibean when he was relaxing after having a ruff (sic) day. He doesn’t do well with storms and it had stormed for better part of the day.

Sometimes being so upset causes Sheli to have an upset tummy. Pumpkin was always my first choice to settle a dog’s tummy… until Sheli… When Sheli was a puppy I’d try to get him to eat a little pumpkin to settle his tummy and he would have no part of it.

My husband and I discussed it and decided that since Sheli is now an adult dog, he may be more incline to eat pumpkin. I opened the can and dipped out a half teaspoon. My husband tried to give it to him, but Sheli physically turned his nose up at it and put it on ignore.
I tried to give some to him by taking little dabs of the canned pumpkin on my finger and letting him lick it off. That worked for about 1/4 teaspoon and then he refused to take another bite.

I was hopeful that since he’s not very big, that maybe the little bit he ate would help. Thankfully he didn’t have anymore tummy issues.

All the dogs we’ve had in decades past would eat pumpkin like it was sauteed steak.
I’m glad Sheli is a hardy boy and we haven’t had to worry too much about his health.

Does your pets like to eat pumpkin?
Do you use pumpkin for your pets tummy issues?

Wishing for all your pets to be healthy and happy.

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Puppy’s got a brand new bag

7-2-2016-toolpupyMy husband brought home a new tool bag. When he set it on the floor, Sheli climbed in it like he was staking claim to the new bag.
My husband couldn’t resist picking the bag up to see if Sheli would stay in and I couldn’t resist taking a photo.
Sheli was quite content to stay in the bag, but quickly hopped out of when my husband set it back on the floor.

Pets gotta love ’em.

Shelibean – May 2016

patootie-1We’ve been fortunate to have a some days of nice weather and the opportunity to let Sheli romp around outside. patootie-2It’s hard to get a really good photo of him. He knows when I start to take a picture & turns away quickly. patootie-3Occasionally, Sheli pauses long enough for me to capture his adorable sweet self.

Wishing you happy days of enjoying going outside
with your pets whatever species they may be.
2For those of you that aren’t familiar with Sheli aka Shelibean, he’s a shichi, that’s a cross between a Shih Tzu & Chihuahua.
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Shelibean the Snow King

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We got a peach of a snow last night. Shelibean zoomed in and out of the house so excited and each time got closer to the cold white snow. He finally got up enough courage to investgate the white fluffy covering and then took a good taste of it. He had a fun time running around and jumping in it.
Sheli was so cute I couldn’t resist sharing the only photo of him that wasn’t blurred. lol

Shelibean the Snow King (crop from larger image)

Shelibean the Snow King
(crop from larger image)

Wishing you all fun & goodtimes
regardless of the weather.t0473

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