Milli takes a bath …

You may have noticed that I haven’t written in several days. I was side-tracked – taking a break at the hospital. I am better but more on that in another post, coming soon.

Given that our little silly Milli girl can be a  bit to handle, daughter-in-law Michelle offered to give Milli a bath – which appeared to be a new experience for Milli  (and a bath for Michelle).

As we expected, Milli braced herself, trying to escape the sink and the water.


Twice she pulled out the plug, emptying the water.


But she loved having the shampoo rubbed on her …


But, then the rinse …  not as much fun  …  and it’s all over. Silly Milli is now clean, pretty Milli.


Next, drying her off … with granddaughter Lena assisting …



And then the big shake off —


And finally, snug in her new blanket (made by Michelle) … 124.JPG

I hope you enjoyed Milli’s bath time. Stay tuned for more adventures of Silly Milli B.

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It’s sale season …


Sale season is coming early this year thanks to the nicer than normal weather. I’ll be out and about as much as possible, looking for items – not because I need more. It’s more because I have so much that I am considering opening an occasional store this fall – as a way to reduce my stock of stuff.

I’ve written several blogs about what you can go to have a successful garage sale in the past. There is not much more to add to those, so I am sharing the links below.

This post is general: (It’s from my old blog site. If you have time, check out the site. There are many stories on various topics.)

Click on this link: Back in the garage sale groove

This post is about how to display your items.

Click on this link: Displaying your items

This post is about tips on signage for garage sales:

Click on this link: Tips on Signs

Good luck garage saling!!!

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Silly Milli … a potty adventure

It’s been a little over one week since Silly Milli (Millicent) came to live with us. It didn’t take long for this little spitfire to learn how to ‘pull our chains.’


The main task at hand – to work on potty training. Sometimes it works; sometimes not. We found that barking and running in a circle means it is time to go outside. Of course, then she runs and smells and chases … and she may or may not go potty. She loves sticks and is already playing fetch.


On one of our outside visits, she was running across the deck to the area where the deck steps down. There is a knot hole near the place where you turn to go that area. ( You can see it in the picture above.) Just as I set her down, a red squirrel ran across the deck. Next, a chipmunk popped out of the knot hole, carrying a gray ball of fur in its mouth. The chipmunk kept shaking the fur ball (I think it was a mouse.) and then dropped it. Whatever it was, it scurried away. This all happened in no more than a minute’s time. Not only did Milli jump back, but I did the same. (I’m sure it was quite the sight – watching this old lady jump.)  I quickly scooped up Milli and went back inside. I don’t know whose heart was pounding harder.


As you may know from previous blogs, we usually train the chipmunks during the summer season. This year, we’ll probably not feed them as much because we don’t know how they are going to react to Milli. I bet the chipmunks are wondering why their humans haven’t put out the tray of peanuts. They’re also probably wondering why we are hanging out with that creature – Milli, the dog

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