Hi everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Halloween. Let me tell you about Baxter's terrifying Halloween. You all now that he's really skitterish and scared of a lot of normal household sounds. He barks at the can opener, the beeps the phone makes, the beeps the dishwasher makes, etc. He's getting better but he's still got a ways to go. Well yesterday my husband decided to clean out the chimney. Even though I've asked him not to get on the roof when I'm not home, he decides to "get 'er done".
So he has
Riley and Baxter outside, but Baxter keeps barking so he put Baxter inside not to disturb the neighbors.
He climbs on the roof and starts scraping and blowing and clomping around up there. Bear in mind that everything is coming down the chimney into the fireplace in the living room. So he gets finished and comes inside to find about four piles of crap in different areas of the living room! Baxter has not had an accident in the house once since we've had him, and I know that if he were just doing his business inside it would be one pile, not three or four in different places! My husband was not happy and he scolded Baxter.
When I heard the story I told him "You literally scared the crap out of him!" He was probably doing just fine and then it sounded like the devil and all his minions were coming down the chimney for him! And there was no one there to tell him it was okay. I felt so bad for Baxter, and I think once my husband thought about it he realized it probably did terrify him. Anyway, lesson learned on our part!
I've got a cute birthday card to share with you today. This one uses one of Cheryl Alger's images called Birthday Balloon Girl. I love Cheryl's images and the way she has ladybugs in so many of them. It reminds me of a comic strip I used to read and the artist would always hide his wife's nick name in his drawings - I loved looking for it!
I colored the image with copic markers and then chalked the sky and grass and then added some stamped grass sprigs. The sentiment was computer generated. Look! I even used my sewing machine and did some stitching on the background! A couple of rain dots on the flags added a little interest.
Have a great day, and TGIF!