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Sunday, September 27, 2009

I had the pleasure of co-hosting a baby shower for my BFF Susan today. She is one of the most beautiful baby mommas. We went with a sweets for the sweet theme and only served desserts. I provided cupcakes from Baby Cakes. All baby cakes are freshly made, never frozen, from scratch and it shows. We enjoyed the Sweet Dreams--comforting brownie cupcakes with chocolate chips nestled inside & covered in vanilla buttercream and the Natural Beauty --moist vanilla cupcakes topped with creamy vanilla buttercream. The Sweet Dreams were a little chocolatey for my liking but they were fresh you could certainly tell.
thaKing and I went to the UK football game on Saturday. The only fortunate thing that occurred was the monsoon that was last week stopped right before kickoff. There is always a scintilla of hope when the Cats play the Gators, that after 20 some straight years of being beat by the Gators, the Cats may actually win. That hope was slashed immediately in the first half of the first quarter. At least we had the entertainment of the guys sitting in front of us. One fan became angry with the guys because they were booing the Cats. The angry fan called them out for wearing Wildcat blue and booing the Cats. I thought I was going cry laughing when one of the guys yelled to the angry fan "hey guy, hear that, I'm booing a bad call that was made against the cats." Guess you really had to be there though.

Friday, September 18, 2009


I know I need to blog about more things than just Elka, but these invitations are too cute not to mention! Elka will be 1 year old October 23rd and I'm thinking of having a Yappy Hour to celebrate! Barkaritas, cupcakes, and a birthday cake from the Barkery! I think it will be a blast!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

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The Dog Paddle absolutely wore Elka out! She finally perked up on Sunday around 6:00pm. We arrived at the Dog Paddle on Saturday about 10AM. We were informed to get there early because the water gets nasty. I'm thinking lots of dogs, saliva, so that makes sense. It was something much worse. I will leave it at that.

Elka walked into the Woodland Park pool on her back legs alone. thaKing was trying to prevent her from pulling, which resulted in lifting Elka up in the air. Pinch collar or not, Elka saw other dogs to play with and she desperately wanted to get to them. I proceeded to sign all of us in while thaKing tried to control the howling Elka. I affectionately referred to her as the crazy dog, while signing in without a dog in immediate tow.

Once inside the fenced area, we released Elka from her leash and immediately lost sight of her. Was she headed towards the water? No, just running laps around the pool and chasing any dog that would give chase. Eventually I caught up with her and leashed her up to lead her into the wading pool. After-all, the water was why we were there. She walked in the water and was slashed and howled at by another dog. She wanted none of that and leaped from the pool to run some more.

After she tired out some, she accepted the fact that the water could be fun, as she chased tennis balls into the water. I think she also watched her new friends Callie and Ajax enjoying the water, so that helped her acclimate. We left after about one hour and half. Elka napped some when we got home but then I took her back out to go to the Barkery since she was so good at the Dog Paddle. She slept until about 8AM on Sunday to just go outside and then come back in and sleep until 9:30AM. Why can't we have a Dog Paddle every weekend!

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Ahhh... one of the reasons I wanted a dog...to go to the Dog Paddle at Woodland Park of course. The Dog Paddle is this Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Woodland Aquatic Center. (The rain date is 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 13.) The cost is $10 per dog with a limit of two people. There is an additional cost of $5 per person beyond the two. Proceeds will benefit the creation and maintenance of dog parks in Fayette County. All dogs must have a 2007, 2008 or 2009 rabies tag and proof of vaccination. I can't wait to take Elka!! She will love, love, love it! If she is not too stinky and wet after the swim, I think I need to follow through on that much discussed trip to the Barkery afterward.

It's never too early to start thinking about what to wear to Keeneland this fall! I'm loving this dress from White House/Black Market, paired with these shoes! They're so cute that I think any pain would be worth it! However, there is a Milly trunk show at Belle Rose this weekend which comes with a 10% discount. Maybe worth a look see for that day at the races outfit.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

My talented husband has decided to take his hobby of photography pro. Check out his website and book your session today!