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MerBear

Mine can digger better without the shovel...just ask my husband about the holes in his garden! :redface:

MerBear

george-easter-09.jpgI have two Boston brothers who are almost 13...Butch and George. They are larger Bostons - about 30 lbs. I had a larger one, Fred, who was about 40 lb but he died two years ago and poor little Gracie died six years ago. I love the breed and personality. I don't find they shed appreciably. I refer to them as teflon dogs cause nothing seems to stick - even when they've been playing in the cow pasture. They enjoy a warm shower periodically, which is necessary cause they do sleep in our bed under the covers. I would re-think the non-barking though cause they do tend to bark when startled.  :crackup:

MerBear

I don't post here much anymore since I'm only making the very occasional bear these days - concentrating more on dolls - but was surprised at his comments. I agree there is the occasional 'drama' posting but overall the postings are kind. I've learned so much from this site over the years and have always found everyone here generous with sharing their talents!

Marion

MerBear

I have a floor model Ott light at my easy chair where I do most of my hand sewing and reading - plus a OTT task light on my cutting desk and another table OTT light by my sewing machine...love them and I believe they have also helped with my depression. My husband liked mine so much he now has two in his library!

MerBear

love that pic.....a pug boss and his minions!  bear_grin

MerBear

I've found it generally takes 5-7 days to get to my bank account. Even more frustrating when a refund is made through PayPal - really takes a long time before those funds are available although they sure take it out of your bank account quickly!

MerBear

ooh ooh ooh - I can help here. I just saw this lovely tutorial on Doll Street Dreamers:
http://www.dollstreetdreamers.com/back_ … labels.pdf

Marion

MerBear

I had a similar problem last May while travelling to Calgary. I was bringing a large hockey bear to my daughter and it has a bag of ss pellets for weight. He was put thru the scanner several times and them they also tested him for bomb-making residue bear_original

MerBear

I remember giving one of my Boston boys a large stuffed toy in his crate years ago. When I got home - he was sleeping on a very fluffy bed of white -he had just about totally gutted the toy. What a mess.

MerBear

I still remember the last time we moved (25 years ago) gathering up my  cats in the new house and pressing their feet into butter and putting them outside. That way they didn't just run and get lost but had to take the time to clean their feet and get used to their new surroundings. they weren't impressed I can tell you.  :crackup:

MerBear

I bet the hardest thing was getting the cat to cooperate with the mold process  bear_grin 

Marion

MerBear

daisy.jpgI've been making more and more dolls lately and here is a pic of a Raggedy Ann style doll I made for my sister in Germany. She is bringing her around to all the sights and apparently daisy has picked up this lovely German bear.

Marion

MerBear

hard to believe but it could have been worse. My Dad (89) recently did that in the bathroom. Had washed his hands and left the sink running. He is deaf and didn't hear it, and had also plugged the sink. It was probably running for at least an hour. I did have the towels, etc, to mop it up but it also went into the cat box which was not fun to clean. the bathroom was carpeted and that of course had to come up. On a happy note - I had the bathroom re-done without the carpeting...just in case.  bear_wacko

MerBear

lovely kitten.
my husband too is suffering, altho not that badly. He has had 3 mini surgeries and is facing replacement but wants to put it off as long as he can. He is 65.
I met a nurse at a nursing home earlier this week who I suspect is in her early 50's and she's had both knees replaced. How old do they want you to be!!

MerBear

I'm an x-Montrealer and still have family there - we now live about 2-1/2 hours away. It's a nice city, especially if you speak some French!

Marion

MerBear

lucky you - I'd love to have another Boston pup although I know my two Boston boys would not be impressed.

Marion

MerBear

I had a bit of a scare last week at the Toronto airport. I was bringing a bear to my daughter and there just wasn't any more room in my checked luggage and so was carrying him. He is 16" and had a goodly size bag of SS shot and sand in his rump. This was questioned and I explained it as SS pellets (not buckshot). They then used a little brush all over him and checked for explosives residue. Fortunately he passed!
Personally I think the main problem was he was dressed as a Montreal Canadians hockey bear and this was of course, Toronto!

MerBear

I believe I've met that lady at the show as well Shane. The sweaters were so very tiny and detailed  bear_wub
I've purchased the steel needles to work that small but realistically - doubt I'll use them. My eyes probably
aren't up to that anymore.

Marion

MerBear

I have my whole music library on my iPod and it's pretty well permanently plugged into my iPod-clock radio in the kitchen. I can switch from my music library to radio at any time and just love it.

MerBear

lovely dog....isn't showing any signs of stopping growing as well!!
Marion

MerBear

sorry...I don't have better pics. Will try to do so this week. I was going to do a tutorial on it for the WIKI but now it's gone bear_cry
Briefly tho, the upper limb has two hinges and you put a bead in the bottom limb and thread joint it in. The limb can then move freely anyway you want ,

Marion

MerBear

IMG_1758.JPGI had a similar thought last Fall and made this bear using bead joints, like some dolls have. His knees and elbows move quite well but I think the ball joints in Bluette would be better. Have to take that class sometime.

Marion

MerBear

I've always felt sorry for people who moan about getting 'older' and wish they were 20 again!! I enjoy 'now' and the importance of that was brought home to me last week. My boss of 21 years was on vacation in Costa Rica with his wife and accidently drowned on the day before he was to return. He was only 60 and was just starting to relax and prepare for retirement. I loved teasing him every year on his birthday and know that's something I'm solely going to miss doing in the future.

Marion

MerBear

We live out in the country surrounded by farm lands. Often in the evening while I'm sitting sewing I can hear the coyotes howing and must say I enjoy listening to them. I've only actually seen them once out on the road.
I do laugh at my Bostons though. Ordinarily any sound will send them off barking but when the coyotes howl, they just bury their head under the covers!

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