It’s a Family Affair

It’s a Family Affair

It’s been a crazy week. Can I get an amen?

Smiling boy
He’s happy that there was minimal damage and fracturing. Alright, *I’m* happy that there’s minimal damage and fracturing. He’s happy that he gets to wear a cool splint.

Spring is really here. My boy has a broken hand (ER visit, surgeon visit, pain meds – mommy wants her own pain meds), family is in town, baby chickens need more attention (meaning their cage needs to be cleaned every thirty seconds). Total family affair (chickens are family). And in the busyness of it all, I completely forgot that my mom was being featured on Roxy the Traveling Dog’s blog this week.

Roxy has a Tuesday feature called Artsy Fartsy Tuesday. I love the artists that she’s highlighted, as well as the work Roxy’s mom does. Didn’t you know? Roxy’s mom is an artisan, an eclectic craftsman, herself. She makes beautiful dog necklaces and matching people jewelry.

The feature on my mom surprised me. How, at 45 years old, can I not know some of these things about my artist mom? I mean, I know I love her work. It’s hanging all over my house. Y’all have seen my favorite piece, the squirrel (for my ADD self):

I love this squirrel. My mom really outdid herself. It’s subtle, yet lifelike. It speaks to me.

Her dog portraits are pretty darn amazing:

Colored Pencil Australian Shepherd
My other favorite of my mom’s art work, done in colored pencil. Clee-o was a handsome dog. She loved Jones Natural Chews pig ears.

As are her cat portraits:

Cute cat portrait
This is my best friend’s cat, Squeaks. Yes, she does wear this tie.

So pop over to my mom’s site and click around, see what she does. Pretty cool.

In other news, I took my boy to yet another doctor’s office yesterday. The doc asked what I do. I told her I dog blog. She told me all about her two chocolate labs, showed me photos of their lovely selves, as well as pictures of her pretty cats. I gave her a bag of Big Paw Jerky to try out with her dog. Yes, I keep dog treats in my purse. Another doctor came in and eyed the jerky. Begged for some. Jones chews make more than dogs smile, I think.

A couple of weeks ago, in case you missed it, I was interviewed by Coffee with a Canine. It was fun, fun, fun. So much fun, in fact, that I’m thinking I might like to interview other dog bloggers myself. It’s a nice opportunity to get info about yourself Β and your blog/cause out to a wider audience.

Last on this family affair day, but certainly not least, my sister and her family have been in town. My nephew is two and a half and we’ve enjoyed him immensely this week. He’s cute AND brilliant. You can’t ask for a whole lot more than that in a two and a half year old. My kids love him, too.

On the stairs
The big boy and the little boy, sitting on the stairs. The little boy spent a lot of time going up and down the stairs. Just because he could.

Nephew enjoyed the ducks and chickens. He especially wanted to climb into the chicken coop. We have to draw lines someplace …

Run, ducks!
Jimmy and Petey don’t like when children visit. Children don’t care. The ducks were heading back to their coop.

Y’all, it’s been a long, delightful, wearing week. I’ll be catching up on blog reading today. Looking forward to seeing what everyone has been up to.

Until I write again …


24 thoughts on “It’s a Family Affair

  1. BWAHAHAHAHAHA!! Yeah. Actually, in 20 years of kid raising, this is only the second fracture. My daughter fractured her wrist while roller skating once. Even stitches have been kept to a minimum, surprisingly.

    I love your feature on my mom! Thank you! I think she’s an amazing artist. πŸ™‚

  2. Wow, lots going on at your place and I did not see anything about the Easter Wabbit…that is all I think of these days…your mom does do great work, I read the blog the other day but a squirrel that looks so real, I would go nuts looking at that all day…squirrels and wabbits…make me crazy πŸ™‚
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  3. You really are having quite the week Flea…Glad your son’s injury wasn’t too awful…loved the profile of your Mom over on Roxy’s blog…That painting of Squeaks looks more like a photograph it’s so real…Hope things calm down a bit for you and maybe a nice relaxing weekend is in store

  4. I owe a huge thank you to the This ‘N That Thursday Blog Hop for turning me over to your awesome blog! Congrats on having your own dog-themed business! To make money doing something that you love is such a gift!
    Looking forward to following your blog! πŸ™‚

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