Sunday, November 15, 2009

And the winner is....

Drum roll please...


The winner of my very first giveaway is...Paulette!! You've won some Blueberry Bang Tea, yay!


Thank you all for your kind comments and well wishes on our anniversary. It was a great weekend that we had to ourselves down in San Jose... I wish I could be that spoiled every weekend!

Today was a lovely and crisp fall day here in Nor Cal, the sun was shining and all the animals joined me in the garden to pick a winner for the tea giveaway, I don't think I've ever introduced these guys to you. They are my babies... my little critters. Yes, I'm one of those people.


This is Lola, my girl dog. The youngest member of the family, she's 5 years old. She was watching a hummingbird with such intensity when I took this photo, I don't even think she noticed me. Usually she looks right at the camera and smiles! I'm not one to brag (ahem) but Lola is the most beautiful dog to ever walk the planet earth. Swear. I could blog all day - every day, about Lola, I luv her. Whatever Looola wants, Looola gets...


This is Butch, or Butchie-boy, or Sausage... he's a tubby little guy. He loves food, and he works those puppy eys like no other. He's very spoiled (they all are), and such a sweet, sensitive little soul. He loves his daddy, Sean is his very most bestest friend ever. He is about 8 years old now. I want to clone my dogs. They say you can now for about $50K... that sounds reasonable to me.

This is Chyna-cat Sunflower. She's faaaaat. So soft & so skeeshy. Like a furry bag of jello. She's the youngest kitteh. My mom gave her to Sean for his 30th birthday, she was a tiny white fluff ball back then. Inside of a gold gift bag with pink tissue paper, cutest thing you've ever seen in your life. As she's gotten older (she's 8 now) her colors continue to deepen, she reminds me of a bowl of melted Tin Roof Sundae ice cream. That probably doesn't make sense to anyone but me... I'm weird that way. She's a cuddle~bug, but only on her terms! She'll sit next to you, nay lean into you, and you may pet her and scratch her head, but don't, I repeat don't try and hold her. She gets very indignant about that. Sometimes I do it just to watch her have a hissyfit because it's so funny. Oh... was that out loud?


This here is Egypt. He's the old man of the bunch -14 years young, and more spry than all except Lola! I've had him since before I met Sean, that's a looong time. He's definitely the boss, and all the other animals know it. He still loves to play, and he loves to be carried around and kissed on. He's like one of those hard old guys that's really a teddy bear on the inside. Lately, his favorite thing to do is find a sunny spot and snooze... I wish I were a cat, that sounds good to me too.

There you have it, my fanimals. I love them too much for words... Really, it's a miracle I haven't brought them up to y'all before, they are my life. In fact that's why Sean and I work full time, to provide these four a cushy existance... it's true.

Hope you've all had a wonderful weekend! Eaaaaarly Tuesday morning, Sean and I, along with my mother-in-love, Kathleen, and our niece Ana are getting on a plane and flying from sunny California to St. Louis, Mo then driving down to Ft. Leonard Wood to see our other nieice, Alex (Ana's sister) graduate from boot camp of the United States Army, we're so proud of her. I miss her dearly, haven't seen her in 9 weeks! I'll make sure to take lots of pictures and share when I get back. This is my first trip any farther east than Texas, I'm excited to see St. Louis. We're going to visit Gateway Arch. Oooh, it's high... hope I don't chicken out!


This is Sean and I and Alex the day she left for the Army, I held it together until after she left, then I cried like a baby! I can't wait to see her!!

Have a great week everyone!
oxo~
Lisa


4 comments:

parTea lady said...

Your babies are all beautiful. It's great that they all get along so well. Hope you enjoy your trip and have a wonderful visit with your niece.

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Lisa I'm soooooooo happy I'm the winner of your tealicious giveaway!!! I never win anything, and to win your precious giveaway is so exciting!!! I can't wait to share a cup of tea with you sweetie! Thank you, thank you, thank you!...Well now, I have tell you how much I enjoyed this post, that is, aside from the fact that I won! =D Your animals are so beautiful...and I can see what you mean about Lola! She's breathtaking! I love her white eyeliner. Butch has such a sweetie face, and both Chyna Cat Sunflower (may I ask how you came up with that name? it's still better than my Snotfrog, but it's certainly different!) and Egypt are beauties also. I've never met an animal I didn't love. You're descriptions of them all are so sweet. We can really tell how much you love your babies. :) ... I remember when your niece was leaving, that went so fast! A big CONGRATULATIONS to Alex!!! Have a great trip, and don't forget to take lots of pictures! Hugs, Paulette ;) ...Love your ME bowl!

Lisa Leggett said...

I'm a proud "pet-mama" I love these guys. I missed them a lot while we were in Missouri this week. Glad to be home! Chyna got her name from a Grateful Dead song, I'm a big fan. The song is called China Cat Sunflower, I don't know why we changed the I to a Y, I'm sure there must have been some reason though, hmm...

Mrs. Bee said...

I found my way to your blog thru Beedeebabee's and have enjoyed all your posts:)
You are welcome to stop by and visit me anytime
... http://ourpeaceinthevalley.blogspot.com/
the kettle's always on..and in rality you are only about an hour and a half from my cottage! Hope you get to see your girl over the holidays :)