Happy Thursday! I’ve got tons to do today before heading out for the Gateway Rubber Stamp Getaway later this afternoon, but I so have to share a story with you. It rained buckets here on Tuesday. I was out on the deck grilling up some dinner, and Miss Ellie snuck by me out into the yard. I didn’t think too much of it until she appeared on the stairs a few minutes later, sitting there looking out in the yard (her back to me). I said something to her and off she trotted without even turning around. I watched her go by and all of a sudden I found this. Of course, I had to grab the camera and fast! Miss Ellie by a mud hole

The Mud Puddle

and when she turned around – well just look at that face the front of those legs!

Miss Ellie

Needless to say, I still had dinner on the grill and I’m thinking what in the hell am I gonna do about this dog. I yelled for Mallory to get the shampoo and a towel. I started hosing down the little mud puppy with the garden hose, shampooing her there on the deck. Now mind you, I had dinner on the grill to pull off – which I did, and handed to Mallory. I finally was able to get all the mud washed off while I chased Miss Ellie around the deck. I knew the water was cold, but dog gone it, she was not going inside the way she looked. Once I had her clean, she was shivering to beat the band. I opened the lid to the hot tub and dropped her in. The mud puppy was now a hot dog. A quick towel dry and off into the house we went.

Anyhoo, just something silly I thought I would share today, but I have other important things too. Hanna Stamps is releasing three new sets tonight at midnight. There is a big release party in the Hanna Forum on Splitcoaststampers where there will be challenges and prizes many! If you have time, pop in and say hi! I have a quick sample of the Café set to share today. I’ve seen other DT members showcase Hanna this week, and I thought it would be fun to go a different route with it.

June Release Cafe Hanna

I colored the images with Copic Markers and then stitched around the image panel on the sewing machine. I picked some BasicGrey Sugared paper for my background and decided to do a little funky sewing. I have to tell you – too intentionally sew screwy lines is hard! I think I much prefer sewing straight lines.

Cafe Release PRODUCT

  • Stamps: Café from Hanna Stamps
  • Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; Prism Herbal Garden Med; BasicGrey Sugared
  • Ink: Tsukineko Brilliance Graphite Black
  • Accessories: Copic Markers; Sewing Machine; Ribbon; Mounting Tape

I’ll be in Collinsville, IL at the Gateway Rubber Stamp Getaway working the Rubbernecker Booth for the next few days. If you happen to go to the show, please stop by the booth and say hello! It always makes my day when I get to meet my online friends!


22 Responses to “Mud Puppy”

  1. I love the muddy face. Nothin’ beats animal pictures…..especially when they have been up to no good.

    Darling card, Sherry!

  2. I have to say she looks cute as a button and I can see right into her little head “What you lookin’ at? I don’t have a problem, and by the way, I was no where at all near that mud puddle!”

  3. Funny story, Sherry. It must be the time of the year for washin’ our pooches with the hose. I did that the other day myself when our lab/Irish setter mix got in the yucky part of the pond. LOL He was shivering, but no hot tub here . . . poor pup. LOL . . . Ellie does look adorable even if she was muddy. Glad your grillin’ stuff didn’t burn you were extremely busy there for quite a few minutes. That’s a mom . . . multi-task it, baby!! 😀 ha

  4. omgawd Sherry – thank you so much for the giggle!!!
    As Kelly said – multi-taskin’ Mom. I’m past that stage now. It’s surprising how fast it all comes back when you babysit 3 grands and 2 dogs!!!!
    Love the card by the way….now that’s my style!!! latte/cap and chocolate – yummy.

  5. Mud puppy/hot dog…snort!!! You’re too funny! That Miss Ellie is so cute!!
    I love your card. You’re right…it’s different, and it’s great! Agree on the sewing!

  6. Oh, Sherry, your title was just perfect. Too funny!

  7. Hot Dog!!!!!!!!!!!!! BWAHHAAAAA!!! Too funny!! Have fun at the show….

  8. Sherry, that pic of Miss Ellie is priceless. Thanks for sharing that. The card is great too.

  9. Oh your story, Sherry! Thanks for the big belly laugh!!!

  10. Dirty Dog= Happy dog… At least at my house anyway! Loved thehot tub part, and the smiley is hilarious!

  11. Have a fun week end.

    Silly dog looked cute covered in mud.

  12. omg! too cute! what kind of pup is she?

  13. Oh Sherry that is a funny picture and story! My 200lb English Mastiff just had to get a bath too because she also found a muddy area in the yard! I saw her standing there and she kept looking at me and I kept saying No but she plopped herself right into and gave herself a good roll!!! She was covered! I forgot the camera until I had hosed all the mud off from her! Oh well I am sure it wont be the last time! I am really loving the new Hanna images and what you have done with them!

  14. Muddy doggy pictures are priceless. Love the card too!

  15. Thank you so much for the doggie story. I can just see how this happened. I had this happen a long time ago with a past dog. I had the garden hose dripping on a new planted plant and lost track of time. I happened to look out my kitchen window and saw my dog literally stomping in the mud and of course making more mud. All I could do with look at it as a funny event. Have a great day.

  16. Leslie aka lel196………..OMG……what a sight that must have been with a 200 lb dog. I love the mastiff line of dogs. You must have a camera close by and get a picture of this. I would love to see the photo.

  17. Oh my goodness, don’t the kids just get into the worse trouble when we are all ready busy….that was just too cute though. Like how you threw her in the hot tub 🙂
    Fun card and that paper is just perfect for it!

  18. Sherry, You can really tell a story! I was LMAO!!! Your dog is so cute, cute, cute. Especially with the mud.
    Super cute card! I’ll need to pop on over there to see the new sets.

  19. Oh, that Jeanne is so goooood! I had no idea she was adding stamp designer to her resume.

    And Dave from Rubbernecker? Please tell me he is with you this weekend or I am going to be a mad woman. He is supposed to help me with an unresolved Rubbernecker issue but my e mials to him are bouncing back. If he is one very busy guy I will give him some leeway.

  20. LOL! I can definitely relate this weekend! Had to give the puppy a bath after he got done playing with the kids. He was jumping in their kiddie pool and then laying down in the dirt and sand. Ick…big mess! But at least they all had fun.

  21. I love that face!!!! cute pictures Sherry

  22. Sherry……..I love the new Hannah Cafe stamp set. I’m accumulating several of the new clear stamp sets and haven’t even used any yet. I’m wondering what type of puppy you have. My husband and I are patiently waiting another two weeks before we can pick up our new puppy, a little Havanese we’ve named Katie. She is caramel and creme in color and I’m sure we’ll have many fun times grooming her long hair after she has fun like your puppy.

Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>



This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

© 2015 Suffusion theme by Sayontan Sinha