Monday, December 15, 2008

A Basset Hound named Tyler.....

Ok, since I've named this blog Basset Hounds, Babies and happiness I think it's time to start telling you about the hounds.
My first and admittedly favorite hound is Tyler. He was named after Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. Tyler is grumpy, moody and hyper all at the same time. He is afraid of just about everything in his little world....the quad, vacuum cleaners, brooms, cats named Simba and motorcycles.
Rufus is the second hound and is as mellow as Tyler is hyper. Ru doesn't care where he is or what he's doing as long as he has a soft spot to lay on. He's a canine garbage can too, which has its good and bad points. Ru is also an Addison's doggy, he's been on Percorten shots since we adopted him from Tri-State back in 2005.
Hunny is the only dog who is not a basset, she's a collie/sheltie mix and very sweet and tolerant of Tyler and all of his goofy antics. Hunny is also a rescue doggy from a local shelter.
We also have three kitties....Devil Cat, KC and Simba.
The hounds in the picture are barking at the cat KC. Tyler is the Tri-Color in the front, Hunny is the shaggy tall dog and Ru's tail is showing behind her.

Friday, December 12, 2008

A dreamer?

I created this blog to keep my sanity as a stay-at-home mommy. I don't really miss the working, but I do miss the the workers. I miss having people around me all day who can hold a normal conversation.
Have you ever known someone that despite limited resources still has grand dreams all of the time? As I said in my initial post, my husband is a car fanatic and he's always looking for the next acquisition. He peruses Craigslist daily for "stuff" and he's obsessed with Ebay looking for the next deal.
Keep dreaming my love...

Hello Cyberspace

Hello there cyberspace....

I'm Brenda and this is my life. Sounds kinda like a 60's game show, I know. A bit about me and my big and mostly happy family.
I'm a 33 year old married woman from Northeastern Pennsylvania (yes, I know former armpit of America) and I genuinely love it here in my corner of this world. I have one daughter and three step-sons.
If that doesn't make me crazy enough....add in two basset hounds, a collie and three cats! And I can't forget the four goldfish. I volunteer for Basset Hound rescues here in Pennsylvania. Have questions about helping a homeless hound....ask me!

My parents live in Scranton, PA and usually end up contributing to the madness. They're not the usual sharp tacks most of the time. Mom's a bit , ok a lot, lazy and dad is focused most of the time on getting to the casino and his 'game'. Neither hear everything I say so the do a lot of "assuming" and mis-understanding which only serves to frustrate me!

My husband is one more part of the insanity. The man lives for cars and all of the things they include. We currently have five on our property plus a quad, riding lawnmower and snowblower that cost more than most of our first cars!! Of the five cars, we drive three of them.
The van to cart around the family, the pickup to haul stuff and the Subaru Baja that's the toy! We'd like to add a '60's Mustang sometime soon. My friends often tease me that we are growing a used car lot and all that we needed were the multi-colored flags draped around the back yard. Someday soon that may just happen.

My opinions are numberous and usually railing against the "Big Brother" society we're growing here in the US!

I am currently unemployed by choice, I resigned my job earlier this month. Awful time to quit, just before Christmas but my sanity really needed it. I am looking for something rewarding and low stress (If that job exists let me know where to find it. LOL) Truthfully, I'd be really happy to be a stay at home mommy for the next couple of years. My daughter deserves it!