Happy Birthday Chloe, Birdeye

Friday, May 20, 2016

Happy Birthday Chloe!  Here she is with mom at lunch after last week's Strut Your Mutt.  Matt and Meme got Chloe one of those Go Pro cameras, the perfect gift!

4 of our crew...Here's Pharaoh, Biscuit, Gumball and Wesson at the Strut...missing is Buddy the poodle who was with me

Aunt Kara with their new Komondor Hopi.  She's a very docile dog and obviously
doesn't walk on a leash

Whit and Buttons, the pygmy goat.  Buttons actually walked great on its harness!

Chloe and Courtney had about 50 dogs and families roll out for the 1 mile dog walk.  It was WINDY and cloudy at
first but then the sun came out!

Stan with Big Chip, Lucy and Ken's dog Rosie.....

Chloe's birthday cake

Our latest foster is Jack Jack, a neutered 90 lb Great Dane Mix.  He's rowdy and jumps and I just realized that's why
my right knee is so sore, I have to KNEE the fool out of him to keep him off me.  He literally can knock me down!
But he's great with children, cats and other dogs.  He is slight HW positive but a sweet, goofy boy.

Monday, May 16, 2016

I cannot believe we have a 15 year old!  Chloe Magdalene Smith born at 6:14 pm on Monday, May 14, 2001 is a precious gift to us.  She's filled with humor, like her dad, long legs, like her dad and both our gifts of compassion and generosity.  She planned this fundraiser on her birthday morning and then later we had the girls over for a slumber party.  Luckily, Matt and MeMe were in Little Rock, so mom came over and had lunch with us at Chloe's local favorite restaurant Don Jose.  Her buddies Katelyn Matthews, Caitlyn Byrd, Sophia Ladd and Rebecca Ballard spent the night after hanging out at the fun park and those crazies stayed up until 4 am!  At 2:30 am, I asked Jackie if I could shut it down and he said no, so at 3 am I couldn't help myself.  It took them an hour to get to bed and the noise of my hair dyer at noon Sunday and the lawn mower outside the windows couldn't stir them....They went home at 4 Sunday afternoon.  What a good group of girls (so far, I say that because my fiends in 9th grade came and went but I hope this crew stays around).
Katelyn Matthews, Catlyn Byrd, Courtney Hill, CoCo, Sophia Ladd and Rebecca Ballard

Mother's Day 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

I saw a program on PBS that had a man using newspaper as mulch...this is right after a rain. This is my cucumber
wire.  Jackie pointed out last summer that I should only grow cucumbers and peppers since that is what I can every
summer....so we shall see if I'm successful or not.  I have the wire on top for digging.....

Well I busted our new dog Wesson digging in my pepper bed....Wesson is a PRECIOUS stray that we found in a parking lot
last month....We went around the neighborhood and left my phone number in case someone lost him and we've had him
ever since.   He's really awesome even though he digs and rolls in dead things and I could find him a home up north but....

We've got a feral cat we've been trying to catch....Wesson thought it was worth the risk to get in the cat trap for the cat food...lol

My birthday spread from Chloe last Sunday  This is a love letter to me from Buddy, an apology note from
Wesson for stinking and a statement from Pharaoh about his love of the couch...hilarious

A few Sundays ago it was Bark in the Park at the Memphis Redbirds and we took 4 dogs over there and had a great time!

Gumball, Wesson, Buddy and Biscuit

I picked the kids up from school last week and I let them get A snack at the gas station and look what they came out with....
That's Whit, August and Stella (and Buddy in the back)

Class of 2019 Scholarship Banquet....Chloe is far right in a blue dress standing next to her new BFF Rebecca Ballard
The funny thing about the Scholarship Banquet is the keynote speaker was the president of UCA in Conway and he
said he'd make it short and sweet and he did by saying his main message if for kids to quit putting their every move
on Facebook or Instagram and before I realized it I loudly clapped and said "yeah!" totally embarrassing Chloe.  I
was nearly to my feet before she shamed me for agreeing loudly with the speaker....lol!  It's true about social media...
I CANNOT stand it when people put all their junk on there INCLUDING politics, money, religion and if
they have stomach bug.  It also drives me NUTS that people put their birthday on Facebook.  It seems so needy to me...
Chloe's been getting back out on the golf course....
Sunday, May 8, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEME!  And Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there!  Chloe's Strut Your Mutt is Saturday, so I'll post it soon!  And her 15th birthday is Saturday, she's planned to have some of her publications team over.