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Finn fell in!

Posted in Fun Stuff, Stuff about Finn, Stuff about me. on November 20, 2011 by Nutsy Fagan

Oh.  My.  God.  Talk about a Chinese fire drill!  We were unloading all the cushions, booze, throw pillows, blankets, etc. from the boat when all of the sudden I hear Laurence SCREAMING, “Finn!!!!!!!!  He’s in the water!!!  GET HIM!!!!!!”  He and Gracie were hysterical.  OMG, sooo sad!  Larry and I jumped off, saw Finn who was swimming along the dock.  I panicked and said, “I’m going in!” Ha ha ha .  Oh boy did we have a good laugh over that later.  In the meantime, Larry stayed cool and said, “hold on…”.  He laid down on the dock and scooped Finney up by the collar.  At first we thought he hurt his leg, but he may have just scraped it.  We brought him inside with the crying children, gave him a warm, soapy bath and he seems fine now.  Thank God!!!!  I’m exhausted.

We all chillaxed for a half hour and now Larry has gone out sailing.  I’m going back to my laundry room.  I’m almost done getting rid of all the crap.  I have one more set of file cabinets to go through.  Then, I’m ready for carpet, curtains and painting/arranging the furniture.  In the end, it should be a nice little haven for me.  It also feels soooooo good to purge and be organized.  I’m just a better person when things are in order.  Enjoy your Sunday!  Hug your pet!  I’m gonna go hug mine again.



I know exactly how he feels.

Posted in Stuff about Finn on January 9, 2011 by Nutsy Fagan

Finnbar McAllister Schaefer

Posted in Stuff about Finn on November 29, 2010 by Nutsy Fagan

is in the house!  It’s been a whirlwind!  Lots of visitors, petting, kisses, accidents…all good.  He’s napping now and that’s good.  He’s missing his pack, I’m sure.  Larry’s back at work and kiddies are at school.  Just me and Finn.  He’s an absolute cutie pie!


Posted in Stuff about Finn on November 10, 2010 by Nutsy Fagan

Before I get to my dilemma, I want to update you on the Beef Bourguignon.  It was delicious!!  Is Julia Child’s better?  Absolutely – there is a depth of flavor that comes from the bacon and cooking the veggies in the beef drippings.  No doubt.  However….this was really, really good!  I would do this again in a heartbeat but without skipping the bacon and onions.  I noticed no difference by substituting ketchup, garlic powder, etc….  I would also use a better bottle of wine – our neighbor gave us a bottle of Wrongo Dongo (how freaking funny!) which is a cheapo bottle of red.  I would step it up a bit and use a pinot noir.

Okay – on to my doggie dilemma:

If you asked me even 10 years ago if I would ever have a dog, the answer would have been an unequivocal NO!  Well, things change.  We (me really) are on the hunt for a new addition to our family.  Nothing we ever do is easy.  Our family consists of  four seriously strong minds and opinions.  I want a Havanese.  The kids just want a cute, fluffy love ball.  Larry wants a dog that is not entirely white, can run a bit and isn’t so small he wants to kick it.  So I am going back and forth now between buying a poodle mix and a pure havanese.  I would be very happy with a poodle mix except that there are only about 1% of “breeders” who responsibly breed the mixes.  99% come from puppy mills.  I really don’t want to support that for starters.  Secondly, the doggies from the mills are pretty expensive anyway.  My heart keeps going to the Havanese.  I don’t want to get a puppy that I don’t absolutely adore just because it’s $700 cheaper.  It’s going to be part of our family and hopefully for a good, long time.

I’m taking the kids to see some cockapoo puppies tomorrow.  They’re black and white (which I love), but the photos weren’t so cute….of course, they’re photos and nothing is like seeing them in real life.  The woman who has them is a local, responsible breeder and we know 3 families who have cockapoos from her.

I’m also waiting to here from a Havanese breeder about a gorgeous chocolate and cream Havanese…..

Like a fiddler on the roof……  Here’s the part where you (anyone?  Bueller) chime in and give me advice……:)