Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Organization Inspiration

I've been trying to figure out a way to organize all the leashes, collars, harnesses, and leads that I have scattered around in various spaces.  I've been working on a little applique wall hanging with cup hooks that I intended for this purpose, but it only has 6 hooks and isn't steady enough to support anything other than a small dog collar.

The previous owner, for some reason, had put this belt holder on the inside of the linen closet door.  I've never used it until I had one of those lightening-bolt moments of inspiration.  I moved it onto the inside of the cupboard door in the laundry room.  It's perfect!

There are 31 hooks on this thing.  If I have any empty hooks after I round everything up, then I think that means that I can buy a few more!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Misery & Joy

This weekend Bentley has run the gamut from miserable to being very pleased with himself.
Saturday started with an early morning drive (3 hours) to Navasota, Texas for a dog show.  He won his class, but that was as far as he got.  Oh well, there's always next time!
He was very relaxed!
After the show we headed into Navasota for me to do a little yarn shopping at the WC Mercantile.  While I enjoyed the creaking of the floor and the nice selection of yarn Bentley was not too happy.  He had been zipped into the doggie stroller!

Mom, what an insult!  I can't believe you zipped me into this thing.  Really!
Is that a sad face or what!

Today was much better!  This afternoon we went downtown to the Starving Artist Show that is held every April in historic La Villita. Bentley is a great shopper-he is content to follow along and wait patiently while I look at things.  No, he doesn't carry packages! And, he loved all the attention he received! He was in his element being petted and admired.
Stage of the Arneson River Theater

Of course, I can't go downtown without a walk along the Riverwalk to my favorite Mexican restaurant. They are dog friendly in their outside seating area along the banks of the San Antonio River.  Bentley was patient while we waited for 30 minutes and he was quite happy to sit under the table while I ate. Of course, I had brought a small plastic bag of chopped up hot dogs for him to snack on!
Oh what a difference a day makes!