Saturday, March 28, 2009

New Refrigerator Sign

I'm having a new sign made for the refrigerator; it will read like this:

Dear Dogs and Cats: The dishes with the paw prints are
yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and
contain my food. Placing a paw print in the middle of my
plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your
food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in
the slightest.

The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a
racetrack. Racing me to the bottom is not the object.
Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can

I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am
very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue
sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort, however.
Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they
sleep. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each
other, stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I
also know that sticking tails straight out and having
tongues hanging out on the other end to maximize space is
nothing but sarcasm.

For the last time, there is no secret exit from the
bathroom! If, by some miracle, I beat you there and manage
to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine,
meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge in
an attempt to open the door. I must exit through the same
door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for
years - canine/feline attendance is not required.

The proper order for kissing is: Kiss me first, then go
smell the other dog or cat's butt. I cannot stress this

Finally, in fairness, dear pets, I have posted the following
message on the front door:


(1) They live here. You don't.
(2) If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. That's why they call it 'fur'-niture.
(3) I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.
(4) To you, they are animals. To me, they are adopted sons/daughters who are short, hairy, walk on all fours and don't speak clearly.

Remember, dogs and cats are better than kids because they
(1) eat less
(2) don't ask for money all the time
(3) are easier to train
(4) normally come when called
(5) never ask to drive the car


(6) if they get pregnant, you can sell their children

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Moola is a grandma

The barrel racing picture is Danielle competing on Moola and the two in the stall of are of Coach, Husker's son and Moola's grandson. Husker was born on Cinco De Mayo and will be 4 this May. Coach was born at 5:00a.m. Sunday the 22nd of March. Coach is a Dash for Perks and Buggs Alive in 75 colt.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Suicide attempt ???

That is what everyone thought when Danielle showed up looking like this. What really happened is that she rode a 3 year old horse that she didn't know out on the trails and got ran through the trees. It could have been a lot worse, and it did look much worse, this picture was taken about 5 days after it happened.

Saturday, March 21, 2009


Took these yesterday...I was hoping for some much better quality shots, but the lighting was horrible and kids want to be doing what they want, where they want. It doesn't help that we don't see Layla enough for her to feel comfortable with us yet.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

St. Patrick's Day Fun

Even though we had to work the barrel race, we still found time for some St. Patty's Day fun!

Springtime Colts are sprouting up everywhere

We have been waiting and they are finally here!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Fun with Flowers

I'm going to the Dallas Arboretum on Saturday with NTPC so I've been practicing taking more creative pictures of flowers. I just read that Kroger's has Daffodills on sale this week and since those are my favorite I can't wait to get a bunch and practice with those as well!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick was a boy, who at 16 was captured in his homeland of Wales and taken as a slave to Ireland, where he remained in captivity for 6 years. Later, after returning to his family, he had a self-proclaimed vision, which inspired his return to the people of Ireland as a Christian missionary. The remainder of his life appears to have been in evangelic service to the Irish, concluding with his death, which most believe to have been March 17, 460 A.D. Ergo, the date of St. Patrick's day we now celebrate. "Legend also credits Patrick with teaching the Irish about the concept of the Trinity by showing people the shamrock, a 3-leaved clover, using it to highlight the Christian belief of 'three divine persons in the one God'..." Modern day celebrations include wearing green which most likely "...gained its prominence through the phrase 'the wearing of the green' meaning to wear a shamrock on one's clothing." Many US cities, as well as those throughout the world, participate in multi-day celebrations and parades. Increasingly more employ green dyes or other measures to demonstrate their respect for St. Patrick and his example of Christianity and missionary work. Chicago, Illinois is famous for dyeing their river green and even the White House's fountain water was dyed green this year to commemorate the occassion.

As is my attempt at Food Photography:

Denton Courthouse at night

I'd been wanting to take photos of the Courthouse for awhile now and last night was the perfect night to go down to the square and take some shots.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Who's my mama ???

We still aren't sure about his breeding; definatly some Border Collie and then maybe; Blue Heeler, Blue Tick Hound, Australian Shepard, Corgie and Lab. I think he may be MUTT!!

They are NOT gay!!!!

This is why Dan says that Shark and Oliver are Gay! But I know that they are just trying to stay warm...LOL

4 more days 'till Spring

I'm told that this is a White Crowned Sparrow; my first real attempt at "shooting" birds!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Things are really "Popping" around here.....

Things are starting to POP! I call these trees Popcorn tress! I don't know their real name, but when they start "popping" in know that Spring is just around the corner

Monday, March 9, 2009

Comical Horses

Funny happenings at the high school rodeo this weekend! Mia caught sight of this guy in his funny fly mask and she just couldn't stop laughing!!!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Lola & Bunny

For Mom! Hope you like it!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Danielle & Jack and a Texas Sunset

Trying a trick from Scott Kelby's "Digital Photography Book" The step by step secrets for how to make your photos look like the pros'! Exposed for the sky and then turned on pop up flash to add some fill flash. Not sure if it worked perfectly, but I like it!

Self Portrait/Photography Class

Self portrait using a timer and taken with natural light. Small touch-ups in photoshop.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

More of Jack

Meet Jack

I swear I'm going to start calling my daughter Ellie May Clampitt, she just HAS to make every stray a pet. When she came home with this little guy he was only supposed to spend a night or two until her boyfriend came to pick him up (he was supposed to be for D.J.) So far no sign of the boyfriend, the puppy has a name, an appointment for his puppy shots and pictures in the family album. Think maybe he's staying???

Monday, March 2, 2009

Last night's Sunset & a new puppy!

The adorable little puppy is a stray we found abandoned on the side of the road in Jacksboro, TX. Can you believe that people actually throw these little guys out on the side the road? It just amazes me that people can be so cruel. He and his sister were shivering and scared to death. We just couldn't drive off and leave them. His sister went home with Danielle's hauling buddy Taylor.

Had to snap a quick shot of last night's sunset! It was amazing, a great end to a great weekend.

Lil D and Big D

Big D and Lil' D after their run at High School Rodeo this weekend. Obviously, by the smile on her face she was proud of the Big Guy. They ran a 16.656 and which was about a second off the fastest runner, but it was his 1st time in that pen and the run had much room for improvement. So watch out next time Y'all it's the Double D attack!!!


My reading list

  • Nicholas Sparks; The Choice

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