The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves–Maybe It’s Spring? Finally??

 

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It’s finally starting to warm up around here, so I am optimistic that it will eventually be warm enough to be considered “spring.” Probably not until summer, but, oh, well.  Had a few hectic days this week.

My lease was up on my Jeep, so I got a new car.

This is a lease, too, and it was a little cheaper than my Jeep, so score! It’s a better vehicle, in my opinion, and it has SYNC and some other high tech stuff that I haven’t figured out yet.  I like that the car is lower to the ground, because it’s easier to get the puppies in and out of it.

This is Pixie.  I bought her last year, after realizing that Blondie, no matter how much I wanted her to be the horse for me, never would be.  She didn’t want to be a saddle horse, or a show horse, so I finally decided we would both be happier if she went somewhere that she didn’t have to work so hard.  Pixie is a 5 year old Morgan, and I don’t believe she’s been shown under saddle yet, so this year will be a learning experience for both of us.  She is still very green, but she’s honest and wants to please, and I am so happy with her.  More to follow.

Here is Poppy at Sonic.  Since it was so nice yesterday, I convinced Dean that we all needed to go to Sonic for some ice cream.  The puppies were a bit apprehensive at Sonic because with the warm weather there was a lot going on, but they were both so well behaved. 

There was a lot for Bumble to look at while we ate our ice cream at Sonic.  When we got home, they both crashed, exhausted from their outing.  LOL.  We’ll go to the Car Hop next time and get fried Oreos.

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New Arrivals at the Café:

Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan

Coyote Winds by Helen Sedwick (Thank you, Helen!)

Getting Real by Ainslie Paton

Riding on Air by Maggie Gilbert

Bitter Seeds (Milkweed) by Ian Tregillis (2.99!!)

Dare You To by Katie McGarry

Once a Bad Girl by Jane O’Reilly

The Last Gladiatrix by Eva Scott

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The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves- March 17th Edition

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Okay, I have to admit that I was fooled by the early warm temps from last week, and when I awoke yesterday to find an inch of snow all over the driveway, my car, and the lawn, I was bummed.  I am so over winter this year that it’s not even funny.  Poppy was delighted by the new snow, but since she’s just a puppy, I have decided that she knows NOTHING yet!

Here’s a picture of them sitting pretty for me:

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New Arrivals at the Café:

Possession by Elana Johnson

Surrender by Elana Johnson

The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr

The Originals by Cat Patrick

Wicked as She Wants by Delilah S. Dawson

Quintessence by David Walton

Dweller on the Threshold by Rinda Elliott

Pandemonium by Warren Fahy

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (2.99 for the Kindle version – I could not resist)

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The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves–Most Puppy Pictures!

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Last Sunday afternoon, we had another puppy play date.  This time, my niece brought her Boston Terrier mix, Angel.  The addition of another dog really shook up how they interacted with each other, in hilarious ways.  Angel hasn’t had the opportunity to play with many dogs, so she spent most of her day running away from puppies who just wanted to be friends.  She was given every opportunity for a puppy-free time out, but she kept joining them when they went outside or came back inside.  Here are some pictures:

Poppy running like the wind.

 

 

Bumble looking for a playmate.

 

Frolicking puppies (and Angel).

 

Angel, running away from Bumble who decided he loved her and wanted to be with her always.

 

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New Arrivals at the Café:

Destiny, Rewritten by Kathryn Fitzmaurice (Thank you, Kathryn!)

Legacy of the Clockwork Key by Kristin Bailey

The Program by Suzanne Young

Paradise Kiss 3 by Ai Yazawa

Heroman Vol 3 by Stan Lee, BONES, Tamon Ohta

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The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves–February 24th Edition

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Last Sunday the pups went to their first play date.  Picture four puppies and two dogs running around for three hours.  Pandemonium.  We had so much fun we are doing it again later today.

Here are five of the canine participants (and one young human handing out treats).  Mine are on the right.

This is Ziva, Sniper, and Bumble peeking inside the house.

 

Bumble on the short drive home. He could barely keep his eyes open.  Both he and Poppy slept the rest of the day.  We had a peaceful house for the first time in almost three months!

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New Arrivals at the Café:

The Cats of Tanglewood Forest by Charles De Lint and Charles Vess (This is a beautiful book!)

A Bride by Moonlight by Liz Carlyle

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The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves–February 17th Edition

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Yesterday I took the pups to the vet for their last round of puppy shots.  I also had them micro chipped.  Poppy was very stoic about the procedure, but Bumble, my little Drama King, yelped like they were cutting off his tail.  He jumped and the chip didn’t go in all the way, so the vet had to push it under his skin.  I have to take him back in a few weeks to make sure it didn’t fall out.  When we got home, he collapsed into a little ball of emo-angst and refused to get up or submit to cuddles.   Sigh.

Here are some videos from last week.

This is how they display their love for each other – by licking, and then biting, the crap out of each other.

Bumble is under the table.  Poppy wants to play.  She can’t figure out how to get him interested in getting bullied by her, though.

This is how Poppy treats everything, including her brother.  She tries to shake the life out of everything.

 

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New Arrivals at the Café:

Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner

Surfacing by Nora Raleigh Baskin

Black Helicopters by Blythe Woolston

Mirage by Jenn Reese (yay!)

Jane Austen Goes to Hollywood by Abby McDonald

Plague in the Mirror by Deborah Noyes

Milk of Birds by Sylvia Whitman

The Vow by Jessica Martinez

Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick & Suzanne Young

Hero of My Heart by Megan Frampton

Thrill Ride by Julie Ann Walker

Witch Fire by Laura Powell

What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang (This is a short term loan from the library)

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The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves–January 20th Edition

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Yesterday I took the puppies for their another set of boosters.  Bumble is now 35 lbs, and Poppy is 27.  After their appointment, they slept most of the day, which gave me an opportunity to clean up around the house, even though all I really wanted to do was take a nap. 

Bumble’s favorite toys are balls.  He loves to chase them, bat them about with his paws, or just carry them around in his mouth.

Poppy is far too refined to be bothered with balls. She prefers to try new styles of wearing her ears.  Here, she is doing her Princess Leia impersonation.

Bumble finds Poppy’s new ear style ridiculous, but he is too much of a gentleman to tell her.

Poppy posing by one of her favorite toys – a latex chicken that squawks annoyingly when she squeezes it or I step on it accidently.

Bumble finds the chicken toy boring.  It just doesn’t do much other than make noise.

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New Arrivals at the Café:

Betting on Texas by Amanda Renee

Silent Warrior by Lindsey Piper

A Little Bit Cupid by Jennifer Shirk

Lycan Unleashed by Tiffany Allee

Game for Marriage by Karen Erickson

Tempting Acquisitions by Addison Fox

The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abe

Society of Steam Book Three: Power Under Pressure by Andrew P Mayer

Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block

Notes From Ghost Town by Kate Ellison

Ninja Attack! by Hiroko Yoda & Matt Alt & Tatsuya Morino

Yokai Attack! by Hiroko Yoda & Matt Alt & Tatsuya Morino

Yurei Attack! by Hiroko Yoda & Matt Alt & Tatsuya Morino

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The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves–December 30th Edition

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The puppies are doing better with their housetraining (or maybe I am getting better at taking them out every time they so much as sniff the carpet).  They spend most of the day either tearing up the house chasing each other, or sacked out on their blankets.

Bumble trying to chill for a few on Christmas day.

This is a very unusual pose for Poppy.  She is usually sprinting through the house, chasing after her brother.  I think both Bumble and I cherish the quiet moments when she takes a nap!

On their best behavior – for about 30 seconds!

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New Arrivals at the Café:

Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Earth Girl by Janet Edwards

The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

Assassins in Love by Kris DeLake

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Puppy Update

My puppies are keeping me hopping, so I haven’t had much time to read. I spend most of my time at home removing things from their mouths (like books, my iPad, my iPhone, my jacket, my shoes – you get the picture). Here are some pictures – forgive the poor quality; they don’t ever stop moving.


Puppies never do what you ask them to do. I have used the word “No” more in the last week than I have my whole life.


Puppies never stand still. I am burning those pesky calories chasing those pesky puppies.


Puppies have the attention span of fleas. They spend most of their waking hours jumping on each other and wrestling. Or chasing leaves. Or trying to eat fluff off the carpet. Or trying to eat anything that’s not nailed down. *sigh*


Puppies look like angels. Don’t be fooled. They are really devils. Especially this one. She has the innocent, sweet puppy look down pat. She waits until you are ready for a cuddle to kamikaze your face.