A dog’s point of view…

I admit it – I have been slackin.’  But only in the blog department – everything else is keeping me crazy busy! So rather than add more pressure on myself, I have made an executive decision, I am going to change my blogging schedule.  Call it a “summer schedule.”  I’ll be posting 2-3 times a week starting this week.

Generally, I am a creature of habit but unfortunately, there aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything I need and want to do!  And word on the street is that we should try get at least eight hours of sleep (HA HA) – but that isn’t happening either.

Over the past several weeks, we have had several contractors come out to give us estimates on a new deck and fence. Can’t you picture Chunyo catching rays on his new deck? Can’t wait! We’ve been dreaming about this for a while now but began to give it more serious thought when Chunyo made a mad dash out the side door (which is not fenced in). I think I am still traumatized! The not so great news is that we have to have a door installed (large window there now) which requires an additional contractor.  So needless to say there has been constant activity at Chunyo’s pad.  It’s become a revolving door of contractors and repairmen (our dishwasher took a turn for the worst last week).  And let us not forget I have been on my own DIY missions too. Our door looks lovely! You can catch a glimpse in the pic below!

Boston Terrier, Photo, Chunyo's Corner


Boston Terrier, Chunyo's Corner, Photo

Whatcha lookin' at? Never seen a little drool..

Paint, nails, etc..

The power was down at work for the past two days so I decided to use my time wisely and do a few things around the house (which explains why I’m SO tired as I type away.)

Boston Terrier, Chunyo's Corner, Photo

Another Home Depot run?

This morning Chunyo and I took another ride to Home Depot for a few supplies.  In the past two days we made an address plaque, sanded and painted the front door,  spray painted the mailbox (couldn’t find a deep brown so I had to get creative) and painted a large picture frame (from black to white).

Unfortunately, Chunyo has been witness to my hard labor.  He’s probably glad that dogs can’t help ;).

Hope everyone has a good weekend.  We are off to check more things off our “list of things to do.” I’m on a mission!

They say practice makes perfect…

Last  week  we bought a new zoom lens for our camera. We still have to experiment with it some more but so far, so good.  In an effort to perfect our photography skills – we also broke down and bought Photoshop Elements 9 with a recent Best Buy coupon. It took 10% off our purchase – not too much but every bit helps. A little overwhelmed by all the cool features – there is lots to learn so bear with us. We are open to any tips!!

Here is my first Photoshop attempt…  They say practice makes perfect – we shall see…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA, Photo, Boston Terrier, Chunyo's Corner

Straight from the camera...

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA, Boston Terrier, Photo, Chunyo's Corner

Fiddling with the background here..

Wordless Wednesday

Boston Terrier, Photo, Chunyo's Corner

It's Hot, Hot, Hot...

Woohoo! It’s a long weekend…

Did a little shopping for our camera today.  We finally bought a zoom lens.  We love this camera but zooming has always been a problem. We had no choice to shell out a few (ok, more than a few) bucks but I am hoping it will be worth it!  Next: buy photoshop software.  If anyone has suggestions about this purchase – let us know. May take the leap and use this coupon  this weekend.

We are so ready for a long weekend. Taking this long weekend to relax and spend time with friends. Happy Friday!  We’ll be back on Tuesday..

Photo, Boston Terrier, Chunyo's Corner

TGIF! It's been a long week 😉

Sugar for your Sugar…

Warm weather (which is exactly what we have had lately) makes me think of the hot sun, the beach, shorts, t-shirts and flip flops. But it also makes me think of all the food we have at cookouts (including desserts)! SO how happy was I when I came across this article from Modern Dog magazine? Talk about QUICK and EASY recipes. Modern Dog has featured three recipes – Poochy Pupsicles, Savoury Pupsicles and a third one that is listed without a cute name. I say we call it Some Sugar for Your Sugar. This last one is great for those that might be feeling lazy OR busy (like me).

Lucky for us – we happened to have a watermelon around for recipe No. 3.

  • We cut up some watermelon cubes and tossed them in a plastic bag to stiffen them up a bit. Next time, I may get fancier.
Watermelon, Chunyo's Corner

Few cuts of sweet watermelon

Watermelon, Chunyo's Corner

Few cuts in a freezer bag

Chunyo's Corner, Photo, Boston Terrier

What are you waiting for? GIve it to me already!

Verdict: Our sugar loves himself some sugar .

Wordless Wednesday

For the first time since we started blogging, we had to skip out on yesterday’s post :(. Blame it on technology! But in the end it probably worked out for our little Chun. Looks like he needed a break! Happy Wednesday!

Boston Terrier, Chunyo's Corner, Photo

Don't you want to take a break from that camera?

Sweet, sweet potato chips..

Had a really busy but productive weekend.  In the midst of a cleaning frenzy – came across a copy of Natural Dog magazine and found this great recipe – Baked Yam Chips.

The recipe calls for either  yams or sweet potatoes. Side note: I always wondered the difference between the two since people often use them interchangeably and thought this would be a good time to get down to the bottom of it.  Answer: they are different; yams actually have more natural sugar.  Who knew?!

Below is a copy of the recipe from the magazine.

Sweet potato recipe, Chunyo's Corner, Natural Dog

Recipe from Natural Dog

I made a few adjustments to the recipe:

  • Used 1 sweet potato.
  • Skipped the cinnamon.
Sweet potato chips

Finally done!

Sweet potato chips, Chunyo's Corner, Photo

Verdict: These are delish!

This pic is a little blurry because Chunyo devoured his chip! Any good recipes that you have discovered recently?

Happy Friday

It’s been a busy week so we are SO glad it’s Friday!  Have a great weekend 🙂 We’re expecting some company and will be hanging out in the yard..

Photo, Boston Terrier, Chunyo's Corner

Hoping for some more sun!

Paws up to The Art of Racing in the Rain..

It’s been a crazy week so far but I want to make sure that I share my thoughts on my latest read before the week is out- The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.  I started to read it last week on the train ride back from NYC and really loved it!

The Art of Racing in the Rain is a really a wonderful novel. This book, like a few other books out there is told from the perspective of  the family dog (Enzo in this book). Readers who love their pets will be particularly drawn to this book.  But even those who aren’t big animal lovers will still appreciate it.  It is about family, love, loyalty and faith.  The family in this book faces a number of challenges but find the strength to face these obstacles with Enzo by their side.   It is a bit sad at times but filled with wonderful life lessons.  I have to admit, there are only a few books out there that can make me cry and this one did it.  A good cry that is!  Paws up to The Art of Racing in the Rain!

Boston Terrier, Photo, Chunyo's Corner

Can't read it but can certainly pose with it.

 The Art of Racing in the Rain

Side note:  In case you are wondering about the pic above – yes, those spots came from Chunyo’s slobber – yuck!

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