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GETTING on the road again…

Busy day today.

Got a whole whack of disks out ready to be picked up from the photo shoots I’d done the last couple of weeks.  Did them up differently than what I’d done in the past, and I’m very happy with them.  Laser inscribed, coloured disks in matching coloured sleeves.  I figure beautiful pictures should be delivered in a beautiful package…  and now they are.  It took a little work to get all the kinks out of the new system, but I am very happy with the end result.

Created an ad for TD Photography.  It’s a little half page black and white one that will run in this years PRIDE Guide.  We always attend as many events as possible during PRIDE Week every year, so I’m super excited to have TD Photography in the guide AND to be helping to organize the Gay Latte poetry night this year.

Did almost all the grocery shopping for the dog show.  All I have left to buy is bait at the deli.  Sliced chicken loaf.  The dogs always go gaga for it…  and the only time they ever get any is at a dog show.

Sewed up a new x-pen surround.  I’d bought the material last year, but never got around to actually putting it together.  So I’m glad it’s finished.  It will be much prettier than just draping baby blankets over the crate and pen.

Laundry all finished up and folded too.  So come tomorrow, I’ll be ready to pack, and both DH and the girl will have plenty of clothes so I don’t have to worry about what they’ll wear whilst I’m away.

I’m always completely exhausted by the time I actually leave for a show.  It takes a ton of work to get everything ready.  Once upon a time (before child, before jobs) it was a relatively simple thing…  and everything could easily be accomplished the day I left.  Not any more.  LOL  Heck, I’ll even be taking work WITH  me to do at the show during my very limited down time.  Just because I’m away, doesn’t mean the world stops.  Still lots to do on both my Camp fYrefly and TD Photography plates.

Well…  I’m one tired chick.  Time to rest.

Night all!

Sweet dreams.

The Chihuahua X-pen Remodel

The biggest problem with living in a small house is the lack of space.  Too obvious for you?  Well, deal with it.  😉

I love my small house.  620 square feet of living space for three people and nine animals…  It’s not always easy, but we make it work.

Space is definitely at a premium, but I had to find a bit more of it for the Chihuahuas.  The feud between Roo and Marnie is not set to resolve itself any time soon, and I hated that Marnie often ended up resigning to sleeping on the floor when Roo refused to share the big bed with anyone but Ned.

So today we wiggled stuff, jiggled stuff, squeezed stuff…  and we did it.  We found two square feet more for the Chihuahua’s exercise pen (x-pen).   What is the big deal about two square feet that it was worth all the effort?  Well, two square feet is exactly enough space to include a second bed.  🙂  Now, whether or not Roo is willing to share sleeping space with Marnie, no-one has to end up on the floor.

Here are a few photographs of the newly remodeled Chihuahua sleep space:

The left half of the x-pen... featuring the new bed for Marnie, the emergency potty, and Marnie.

The right half of the x-pen... featuring the big bed, the emergency potty, and Marnie.

 

Neddie, temporarily boggarting Marnie's bed. Each of them had to have a turn in it after the remodel. 😉

 

Rooty-Toot Chihuahua... because I can't share pictures of the other two and not include her too.

So the x-pen now encompasses ten square feet of space.  Enough for two beds, two water bowls, and an emergency potty (for those times when we are out, or they just can’t wait until morning).  So far, they all seem a lot happier with this arrangement.  I know I am.

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