Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011 photos

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We're BACK!!!!!!

We barely survived the long trek back from New Jersey yesterday- WHAT'S HER NAME did most of the driving again!  (When we left last Tuesday, she drove the entire trip, to give Dad a break- THAT trip took almost 12 hours because of the rain and her driving, SHHHHHH!!!!)

We had a great time- it was everyone's first trip to NJ with the exception of WHN, Dad and Ginger.  The Thai Master slept in his crate and we only had to stop four times- twice for gas and twice for pee breaks.  We loved staying with Aunt Gingie and our grandpawrents.  Our first full day, WHN and Dad took the grandpawrents to IKEA for lunch, forgetting about us AND buying us nothing!  We were betrayed!  However, we showed them who was boss!  Thanksgiving Day we had WHN's leftovers from the local diner- she had ordered the chef salad and ate only 1/3 of it, so we had the rest.  She even saved us the great parts- the meats and cheeses, so we forgave her for Wednesday!.  Friday we were out searching for the Black Friday deals at Joann's and Sears- Dad finally was able to use his birthday money from Uncle Louis and finished up his train layout with Christmas Story accessories and two buildings!  WHN really scored big time at Joann's- that woman and her coupons!  AND we went to the BEACH!!!!!!  Saturday we again went to the beach and later we were again abandoned while our pawrents went to the movies with Mom's BFF and daughter.  Then they had the nerve to go out for Chinese, while all we had to eat were Frankie's Chicken Liver Brownies and Slammin Salmon!  The injustice of it all!  Sunday they went to Mass at the church where they met and were later married- St. Catherine Laboure in MIddletown, NJ.  After that they took the train into NYC to have lunch with Uncle Louis, who is Dad's uncle.  They also went to Macy's and the Empire State Building- Dad was looking for Buddy the Elf!  He even saw Santa Paws while he was at Macy's and WHN saw the Marc Tetro collection, which includes a black and tan short furred dachsie in a painting!  They finally got home after totally forgetting about us again!  What is up with that?  Monday was another beach day- Thai walked in the water again and Tasha and Anna Rose ran up and down.  Ginger was busy looking for beach badgers and Chip acted as look out.  WHN did laundry and Dad finished packing the car.  Yesterday we left at 6 AM- but we could sleep on the way home!  Got home around 4 and the car was unloaded while we stretched our legs and then WHN started more laundry- our car beds, blankies and harnesses! 

We had a great night's sleep in our bed and everything is back to normal!

Pictures will be posted later today!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy ThanksDeerMas to Blogville!!!!!

We, the Dachsies With Moxie (Ginger, Tasha, Anna Rose, Chip and The Thai Master) wish all of our friends a Happy ThanksDeerMas!!!!  We leave tomorrow for our adventure in New Jersey, where we will be waited on hand and paw by our grandpawrents and Aunt Gingie!  The car is packed and we leave at 7 AM!  No blogging for us till Wednesday and then probably not again until our return the following Tuesday!

Friday, November 18, 2011

It's ThanksDeerMas Here!

OMD-  What's Her Name killed her sewing machine!  The one her parents gave her over 20 years ago!  She was working on something (NOT FOR US, BY THE WAY!)  and it went into 87 million weird patterns- wouldn't sew at all!  Dad took her to Pins and Needles, in Middleburg Heights,  to get an estimate for a repair (thankfully the one she inherited from Aunt Regina still works!), but it was going to cost as much to fix as it cost to purchase!  WHN had her eye on a quilting machine at Joann's and had been looking at a Baby Lock one also. (Dad was going to get it for her once he found another job)  Any way, the really nice lady at Pins and Needles told Dad that WHN could trade in her machine for a new one, and she showed WHN some realy great ones.  As usual, WHN can't make a decision, so Dad, after conferring with us (we were in the car, snoopervising) made one and she got her ThanksDeerMas present early!  She is now the proud owner of a Janome 3160 QCD- LOTS of stitches and it quilts!  She has been playing with it since Tuesday, negelecting us-  does anyone know where we can find a sewing chair that will fit WHN and four dachsies at the same time?  These pictures are of the quilt she made for our Grandmaw- she did it in one afternoon!  It is of our Aunt Gingie, the red long furred miniature dachsie who lives in NJ with our grandpawrents! 

Don't forget, we will be gone starting Tuesday, for a whole week!  WE promise to check out our blog and update, but it won't be every day! 

Don't forget to place your orders soon- Christmas is six weeks away!!!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Helping Dad rake leaves- Starring Anna Rose!

 Over the past weekend, Anna Rose helped her beloved Daddy rake the leaves in the backyard, sniffing to ensure that they held nothing unsavory for her Daddy!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Dad getting help from Anna, Ginger, and Chip
 Dad's birthday was on Monday! He turned 42 in two legger years, which is way old, but NOT as old as What's Her Name (she is ANCIENT!)  Of course, Dad's main gift was Tasha, Queen of the Stuffed Squeaky Toys, but we insisted that he have something to open anyway.  WE made WHN take us to WalMart and WE told her to get Dad some really great movies!  She got The A-Team, Shanghai Noon and Shanghai Nights, and the Austin Powers trilogy.  WE were the hit of the day!  Because of the weather, we did not go to Warther's and our backup, The Christmas Story House was also a bust- it was CLOSED!  Didn't they get the memo- DAD's birthday is a national holiday!    Anna and Tasha were in the thick of the gift opening- both needed to be on Dad's lap!  we spent the day watching Dad's new movie collection and then they abandoned us to go out to dinner! 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Calling all Schnauzers! Calling all Bichons!

 What's Her Name is at it again!  Look what she made this weekend- a Bichon quilt and matching place mat for her BFF  AND a Schnauzer/Scottie placemat for the PBU!

Christmas is coming so check out her Etsy shop qucik!  Orders are starting to come in but with ThanksDeerMas a little over a week away, now is the time to act!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Veteran's Day 2011

"Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die." ~ G.K. Chesterton

This is a very important holiday here in Northeast Ohio- What's Her Name gets all teary eyed for Veteran's Day and Memorial Day, and we join her and Dad in saying THANKS to those who served!  So, to honor her family, Mom is going to name the names of all of her ancestors and family who have served this great nation of ours in the military.

1)  Jacob Maple- Revolutionary War- Middlesex (NJ) Militia, Private- Battles of Trenton and Monmouth

2)  William Maple (son of Jacob)- War of 1812- Guernsey, County, OH
3)  Joseph Black - War of 1812- Guernsey County, OH

4)  Albert Gallup Maple (grandson of William)- War Between the States- Union Army- Peoria, Illinois

5)  Albert Gain Black (grandson of Albert Gallup Maple and great grandson of Joseph Black)- World War I-  served in France 1917 to 1918, 1st Lieutenant .  From Peoria, Illinois- buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

6)  Robert Gain Black, Sr- (son of Albert G. Black)- Korean War

7)  Robert Gain Black, Jr (son of Robert G. Black, Sr and eldest brother of WHN)- both Gulf Wars, Bosnia, etc.  retired from US Army as a LTC,  Field Artillery
8)  What's Her Name- peacetime service in the US Army from 1984 to 1988- commissioned in the Ordnance Corps on the same day that she graduated from college.  Served in Italy and Germany and was living in Germany when the Berlin Wall came down.

9)  Geoffrey C. Bullock (Dad)-  USN Individual Ready Reserve- is currently a LCDR and will retire with 20 years of service in September 2012

10)  Geoffrey S. Bullock (Dad's Dad)- Us Army during the 1960s- played with tanks!

11) Louis Bullock (Dad's uncle)-  US Army medic- late 1950s

Monday, November 7, 2011

Christmas is coming!

Christmas is coming- about six weeks away!  What's Her Name just opened her Etsy shop last week, so if you want to avoid the rush, click on the links below!  WHN also does pillows, prayers shawls and othe table tob accessories, with a one of a kind quilted and appliqued image of your beloved four legger!  She named the first two lines after our beloved Mayor, and Amber Da Weenie.  Who know who will be her inspration for the pillow line, the prayer shawl line, and more!

The Frankie Furter line of Tapetries and Quilts

The Amber Da Weenie line of Place mats, for the discerning dog!

Anna Rose update-  she is truly a Dachsie With Moxie!  Thanks to the First Mom of Blogville (Mayor Frankie's MOm), she is eating SLammin Salmon and chicken liver brownies, mixed in with her prescription U/D diet and kibble!  She licks her bowl clean every time! She continues to be a Daddy's girl, but loves to cuddle on the couch with WHN.  Looking forward to Thanksgiving- we are travelling to New Jersey to see Dad's family and everybuddy is going!  Ten hours by car (includes potty breaks every two hours for WHN) -  Only Ginger has seen the Bullock ancestral home and Anna Rose gets to meet her aunt Gingie and the grandpawrents for the first time!  We leave the Tuesday before and return the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, so blogging will be light- Don't forget to get your Christmas orders in

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Hallowein, or For Love of Baxter

Anna Rose and Ginger

Anna ROse and Ginger on the front porch

Anna Rose

Tasha- is she channeling the mysterious Puddles?

Dad and Anna Rose

Dad and Tasha

Dad and Ginger
For Hallowein, WHN dressed the ladies as UNICORNS!  We suspect that this is due to the influence of Baxter and his Unicorn Appreciation Day!  Chip wore his ghost t shirt, but Thai stayed inside, unaffected by the great weather, seeking only to continue his interrupted power nap!

Don't forget What's Her Name's Etsy Shop- Dachsies With Moxie Tapestries, Quilts, and More!


Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to her gift quilts for Frankie and Twix's family, and then Sarge's tapestry gift, What's Her Name has opened her very first Etsy Shop-  Dachsies With Moxie Tapestries, Quilts, and More!  All are made to order, and will take about three weeks once an order is placed.  Matching bandanas will also be available, as will placemats and pillows!  Christmas is coming, so place your orders now!  The Etsy shop link is below, but if you have trouble, just email WHN at trainwife1962 at hotmail dot com

As you can see at the listing, the Mayor of Blogville has graciously allowed the use of his image in the Etsy listing!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

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