Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Kids of the House cont...

Angel has been my side kick since January 2002. I had just moved to Seattle to finish my education and was looking for some company. Of course the first words out of my mouth were "I don't want a long haired kitty". Funny how they always turn out to be famous last words. I walked into Petco and there she sat, the tiniest little fur ball I've ever seen, a mere hand full of a kitty. She was 11 weeks and had already been fixed. She was beautiful. We have been great friends ever since and I already have a life time of stories.
     Sad to say Angel went to Kitty Heaven last Summer. I miss her so very much. RIP Angel, I will always miss & love you baby girl!

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Resident Child...

Paisley Lyne (camping)
Paisley is a Parti Color Mini-Schnauzer. She is 2 years old. She is and continues to be just like a human baby with four legs and fur. Have to admit I've never seen anything like it in my whole life. She actually follows us around the house, yard and garage asking to be "up" by placing her front legs on whatever she can reach. When you pick her up she's happy to be carried around until you literally can't hold her any longer. She loves to play then fall asleep held in Momma's arms, on her back mind you, in a half sitting position.  

A Blast From The Past...

     I don't know about you but I really miss my Barbie Doll. She looked just like this one. I had a dress similar to the one shown below; it's the one I remember above all the others. The case was a single one and had the cute lil' pink cardboard drawer to keep the small accessories in, not to mention those adorable plastic hangers.
     My sister and I would spend hours sitting on our beds playing dress up. Sometimes we'd get material scraps from Mom's sewing chest to make ponchos and dresses with ties working only with a small pair of scissors.

A little Barbie history via "Extraordinary Origins Of Everyday Things" by Charles Panati
      Barbie was..." inspired by, and named after, Barbie Handler, daughter of Ruth Handler, a toy manufacturer born in 1917 in Denver, Colorado. American dolls were all of the cherub-faced infant variety.  Mrs. Handler, observing that her daughter preferred to play with the more shapely teenage paper dolls, cutting out their wide variety of fashion clothes, decided to fill a void in toyland, and designed a full-figure adult doll with a wardrobe of modish outfits. 
       The Barbie doll, bowing in 1958, helped turn Mattel into one of the world's largest toy manufacturers. Ken, named after the Handlers' son was made in 1961. In 1976 , the year of the United States bicentennial, Barbie dolls were sealed into time capsules and buried, to be opened a hundred years thence as social memorabilia for the tricentennial."