Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Teddy Bear Toss

This time of year, hockey teams sometime have what's called a "Teddy Toss" where fans attending the game toss teddy bears onto the ice. The toys are then collected and given to children in the community for Christmas. Well, the Florida Everblades did that tradition one better! They wore teddy bear Jerseys and socks which were auctioned off after the game to raise money for charity.




Thursday, December 11, 2014

Show Coming Up!



I've been accepted to participate in this "All Bear" show. March will be here before we know it!!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Joy

It's the magical time of the year - I happened upon this beautiful scene - Rocky by the light of the Christmas tree.


Wishing you special moments of joy!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Cyber Shot Camera Play with a New Panda Bunny!





Just finished up an order for little Panda Bunny - Lilly! My Nikon is still ailing and so I used my Cyber Shot together with my iPhone to make a few photo to send to the prospective new Mom.



A gift from Jason last year, the Sony Cyber shot is amazing!! It's used with the iPhone and a specific App for the purpose. You can send the photo immediately after it's taken via the phone. The app has some basic editing features so I was able to crop out most of my wrinkly old fingers!!


The clarity and detail is amazing!! If the collector who ordered this little "Lilly" decides against adoption at this time, I shall put her in my Etsy shop. She's a sweetie! 
This little lady will be going to live with her new Mom in Illinois and her new given name is "Popsy" - isn't that cute!!!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!




Wishing you a wonderful day! The Griffins will be enjoying Thanksgiving at my son Jason's brand new home. Don't worry, there will be plenty of turkey for all the kitties - including our newest little Miss Kitty Kat above. Please feel free to copy this photo of this Little Beauty and send it to all your friends!

I am so so so Thankful for so much! Especially you dear Visitor! When I see my page views climbing in number, I am so very HAPPY!!


Also wishing you wonderful Kat Naps at the end of the festivities!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Look who just wrote to me!

Just got this great photo from Carolyn who took her Dibley to work today. He's dressed for the weather in an adorable hat his mom knitted for him. Isn't it great!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Need a kitty?



Travis is holding our latest little rescue! Isn't she adorable?? She's Ichabod's sister - both are about 10 weeks old now. Their mother is the one feral kitty that has eluded us. Consequently, she brings some kittens around from time to time. Of the four in the last littler, we have managed to get Ichabod and this little lady who needs a name. Any suggestions?? If you live in Southern Virginia or Northern North Carolina and could give this sweetie a good home, send me an email!! All of these kitties are blessed with the "sweet gene" and make wonderful companions.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Let's Make That Candy Cane Vodka!


Before we get started........ look who's hiding under my dinning room table! Tiny Ichabod has become part of the family! 



So this is really simple! The first time I saw those tiny candy canes in the grocery store, I knew it was time to make a batch of Candy Cane Vodka! All you need is a fifth of your favorite vodka and a box of those small candy canes! First pour out a cup full of the vodka, take the candy canes out of their wrappers, and put them in the bottle! You'll need the space in the bottle so enjoy that plain vodka while you work!



Just add as many pieces of candy as you like! Even one candy cane will do if that's what you have! We've chosen the small ones as they are easy to break and fit nicely into the bottle. After about 2 hours, the candy canes will have dissolved and you are ready to enjoy!


Just shake it up a few time during that dissolving period. Pop it into the refrigerator and it'll be ready to offer guests whenever they stop by! Don't put it into the freezer as the sugar content might cause it to freeze - unlike plain vodka whose alcohol content will keep it liquid.

I'll add that the bigger candy canes work just fine and I've heard you can do this with Skittles and Jolly Rancher hard candy too!



As I look out onto the deck, I see my winter pansies along side my summer geranium. Hard to believe it's Candy Cane Vodka time!! But the cold weather is coming!

Enjoy!!