Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Snakes and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

by Maggie Sefton


Okay. . .there're no snakes or snails in today's post, but I do have puppy photos.  So I guess the
better title for the post is Odds and Ends and Puppy Dog Tails.

Today, I've got a weird assortment of stuff to share along with some photos, so let's get to it-----

First---To my great surprise, daughter Serena told me she and fiance Jeff have a new puppy to keep Sweet Dachsund Oscar company, who is an adorable miniature Dachsund, as you folks have seen from his photos on previous posts.   Can you believe they chose a Mastiff?  A  mastiff!  I actually squealed over the phone!  Ye Gods!  Immediately I wondered about Oscar.  Serena assured me Oscar has adjusted nicely.  Ignoring Big Pup (as I call him until he has a name), who follows him around.  I'm betting Oscar will wind up bossing Big Pup around.  I'll keep you all posted.  (Above photo: He's only 6 weeks and you can see he's quickly growing out of his bed).  :) 


Second---I've finally gotten tired of tossing and turning at night and bought one of those great beds that people rave about.  I chose the one that I could adjust the settings to soft, soft, and softer.  :)  After a lifetime of never thinking about the hardness of a mattress and falling asleep instantly, I find I now notice these things, thus. . .a new mattress.  :)   I'll let you folks know how I like it.  Have any of you gotten one of those super mattresses?  How do you like it?  (Photo here is of one of the bedrooms in the lovely town home author Deb Baker and I rented in Ajijic, Mexico in February last year where we wrote like crazy).

Third---I'm curious what your favorite TV commercial was during the Super Bowl.  Assuming you watched the Super Bowl, that is.  Since it was coming on later in the day, I was out for breakfast during the mid morning till noon, then did some grocery shopping (actually bought some chicken wings with special sauce) , then got back home in time to gather up tax info for 2014.  Yes, you heard that right.  Income tax info---bills, invoices, receipts, etc.  And I used the Super Bowl to sort through everything into categories.  Of course, I did pay attention to all the commercials, and I do have a favorite one.  But, I'm interested in YOUR choices.  

So, what about you folks?

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like good football games, and this Super Bowl really fit in the category. Even tho I live in the NW, I don't have a favorite professional team so wasn't particularly rooting for either team. I do, however, think that Pete Carroll's call for the pass instead of a run by Lynch was incredibly stupid! I can't imagine trying to get tax stuff sorted during the game.

I didn't watch all of the commercials but did like the Budweiser one with the lost puppy. And I hope the NFL's PSA about domestic violence will help, even if it's only one person.

Gram said...

Out of 108 passes w/in a few yards of the line - this was the only one intercepted this year.
I love that puppy.

Nancy said...

I didn't watch the big game, but I do like the puppy pictures floating around. Your puppy pictures are adorable. Congrats on the new mattress.

Kate Collins said...

I bought an adjustable bed so now I can sit comfortably in bed and read, watch TV, etc. I love it! Very cute puppy, but a mastiff? Wow. LOL

Mary Louise said...

Hi Maggie: Loved the commercial wiith the Clysdales and the puppy. Also, i was impressed with the somber tone of some commercials: domestic violence, "throw like a girl", anti-bullying. Great game, one of the all time best that came down to the final seconds! Your new pup is awesome.

Aurian said...

Hi Maggie, in a few months time, they will be walking Mini and Maxi! Lol. The size difference is amazing, lets hope he doesn't want to be a lap dog like the little one. No such thing as Superbowl here in Holland. But your new mattress sounds awesome. I am in need of something new myself ...

Robert Giddings said...

Little dogs are convinced they are big and likewise mastifs know they are little guys. They are the sweetest, loving, drool producers. Any family is lucky to be adopted by a mastif.

There is an American mastif being developed, still quite rare, the hope is a slightly smaller version of the English mastif.

Anonymous said...

Can't go wrong with Clydesdales and a puppy! loved this one. Liked the domestic violence and the "like a girl" . Diane Hope the last 2 encourages many conversations

Kaye Killgore said...

Loved the Lost puppy and the Clydesdales.

Maggie Sefton said...

Anonymous---I agree about that last call. And the Budweiser one was my favorite commercial, too. Something about doggies. :)

Maggie Sefton said...

Ditto, Gram. And isn't that an adorable photo? :)

Maggie Sefton said...

Thanks, Nancy. I'll keep folks posted on how I like it.

Maggie Sefton said...

My reaction exactly, Kate. After I squealed out loud, I laughed and laughed. :)

Maggie Sefton said...

Thanks, Mary Louise. Those special message commercials really made a good point.

Maggie Sefton said...

Lap dog? Yikes!

Maggie Sefton said...

I heard several wonderful stories about one family's Mastiff tonight around the knitting table at Lambspun knitting & fiber shop. :)

Maggie Sefton said...

Absolutely, Anonymous. And I echo your hopes for conversations.

Maggie Sefton said...

Lost puppy and hero Clydesdales. Can't beat that combination. :)