31 July 2007

i LOVE dogs...

Anders wanted the chew hoof that OReilly was working on but wouldn't take it from him because i've alpha rolled him when he does.

So he went outside , found Archi's sisal ball with the bell in it, brought it inside, which of course interested OReilly so he came running over to get it. Anders gladly dropped it, ran into the dining room and grabbed the chew hoof!!!

smart pup!

29 July 2007

easy? like sunday...

keepin' these Rhodesian Ridgeback Pups in line has got me all plumb tuckered out!

27 July 2007

cooling off in SoCal

Ridgebacks are not known for liking water... but these are puppies... I missed the best shot - my pup jumped in the pool and laid down! Ran in to get the camera and of course he got up to follow!

For those of you wondering if this is still a blog of "archi's antics" ... she's doing fine overseeing the pups from the safety of her cage... had to bring her inside for a while and she's very happy with that!

26 July 2007


i just tried it on a whim after it quit working the other day - it adjusted the lens properly and works fine now! whew!

so here's a couple new pics of the kiddos

25 July 2007

Wednesday's Word

and the word is:
as in rhodesian ridgeback rescue. i'm fostering the one on the RIGHT and adopting the one on the LEFT. aren't they just adorable?!!

Here they are with my Lakota and my friend's dog Jazz on the left
meeting the neighbors
a jack russell terrier named Jack and
a 4 mo old Black Lab named Shadow

22 July 2007

Monday Bunday

This one goes out to 'Lando Bun... at least he has a cute tail. i dunno why i don't have a cute tail.

12 July 2007

my apologies...

I AM SO SORRY to all you out there that were a little put off by the "full monty" of the previous post! I did not mean to be so risque!!! hehe

But since i already am... here's a pic of a really slinky cute female model in front of my new Honda Fit!

actually she was a bit of a priss - she really didn't want to pose!

hey puddy's mum - it's a stick shift so you can drive it when you come visit california tee hee!!!

11 July 2007

Wednesday's word...

the word is ... RELAXED!

10 July 2007

good enough for me and bobby mcgee

Rocko didn't work out. He had some temperament problems that really were not going to show themselves until he got in a home. It's sad. But God has a dog that needs a home that is for us, just like he had Ollie.

But for now, it's just going to be me and Lakota.

08 July 2007

easy like sunday morning

Lakota and the buns enjoy some nice shade together...
while i am working on minor preps for the yard to possibly welcome Lakota's new buddy and big brother...


from the Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue
California Dogs Available for Adoption
(2nd one down on the list)

Ollie was part ridgeback and i love the temperament. they're wonderful dogs.
I hope to get to meet him tomorrow. I passed the home inspection with 2 issues, one being the rabbits. Ridgebacks have high prey drives. I have to cage Riena and Luther while he gets settled, then work with him on accepting them into the pack. Archi may be ok in her enclosure but if there are problems with that I'll have to cage her as well. I'll work with him as I did Ollie and hopefully he'll accept them. But I want him to accept and trust me first.

I miss Ollie terribly. I've actually never experienced this level of grief. The thought of helping a dog like Rocko, owner surrendered due to a move at 8 years old, really does my heart good. He needs a good home to live out his final years and still has the puppy in him, just like Ollie did. He needs a home like I can provide.

I can't wait to meet him. I imagine I am going thru what parents might who are adopting children and know their child is out there now but just haven't been able to realize the joy of bringing the child home!

02 July 2007

i disapprove!

well me mum has been tagged for a meme by Kate at A Byootaful Life
but this is MY SITE ... ARCHI's Antics...
not Archi's Mum's Antics...
so i've crawled back into my cage and am hiding under my pillowcase in protest!

fine by me, says archi's mum :-)

so Kate has tagged me

INSTRUCTIONS: Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom slot, like so:

Harmonia’s Cuppa Tea

Vaguetarian Tea Room

Sugar and Lard

Kate in the Kitchen

A Byootaful Life

Archi's MUMS antics

Next, select five people to tag:

Mrs. Sniffles

Bunny- she may have just bought a new house -Girl

Belle and Pearl's awesome foster Mum-home of Bunny and Winnie

And Archi's boy Hugo's Mum

ok so that' s only 4... ahhh well

and on to the questions:

What were you doing 10 years ago?

Oi... i just recently finished college and started a career working for a software developer in Southern California. I was just getting established and becoming a person i think! I had a siberian husky/german shepherd mix dog named winston and a mini schnauzer named popeye.

and kate thought her life was boring! HA i was boring-er!

What were you doing 1 year ago?

i've grown a lot in 10 years and even a bit in a year! last year at this time i had taken a trip to hawaii with my family - mom, dad, 1 sister in HS at the time and 2 brothers and their wives. it was awesome. parents have a time share and gave us plane tickets for christmas the previous year. i spent my 35th birthday on a beach in maui!!!

but never been down under... yet... hehe

Five snacks you enjoy:

1. cheesy poofs
2. snacky cakes (i'm not fat i'm big boned! hehe! jk)
3. popcorn with the dogs and rabbits on movie nights
4. crackers and peanut butter
5. steak!!!

Five songs that you know all the lyrics to:

only 5?!!! this is going to be hard ... i know the lyrics to hundreds of songs... pretty useless information i suspect! so here's 5 in current consistent ipod rotation right now...

1. The Great Golden Gate Disaster - Project86
2. Treat Me Like a Human - Roger Miller (or any of his...)
3. The Color Green - Rich Mullins
4. It's Going to be all right - Sara Groves
5. Exoskeletons - Tourniquet

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:

1. Give a bunch to God (tithe and then some)
2. pay off car and bills
3. retire my dad - i'm building a business already and my dad knows he gets retired before me
4. whatever my mom wants/needs :-)
5. do nice things for people i love like i do already but can't really afford to

Five bad habits:

only 5? i have so many!!! hehe
1. SNORING (sometimes even when i'm awake!!)
2. i am very hard on myself -
3. I thrash when i sleep - if i get married my hubby will need his own bed!
4. i don't let things go easily - hard for me to change plans fast/redirect/be spontaneous
5. i'm basically ambitiously lazy

Five things you like doing:

1. Playing with my doggie
2. Walking the pup
3. Working in the yard
4. Helping friends
5. teaching High School Sunday school (which i've missed since ollie got sick... need to go back!)

Five things you would never wear again:
1. a dress (i wish!!!)
2. sneakers without socks - i just can't do it anymore!
3. my silk petra jacket - even when they were popular it was a lame jacket!
4. a swimsuit!
5. a cap and gown ... school is overrated

Five favorite toys:
1. my computer
2. My Honda Element
3. my ipod
4. all my cds (i still prefer the whole package rather than just the downloads... it's art!)
5. my nanimals :-)

well this was fun but it made me think too hard and now my brain hurts...

coming thursday... thursday thirteen featuring Lakota!!!