The octopus

Last year I made Elly a toy we call the 4 armed octopus.  An old blanket, some furry fabric, and lots of rope was all that was required.  This toy is a favorite of all dogs–including Bridget.  And because it is so desirable, there are many games of tug of war as well as dogs sleeping on it.  Many good photos and even a painting.

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Author: Heres to ART not Cockroaches

Welcome to my life. My life as a mom is changing as the kids grow up, leave home, and build their own lives. This gives me a chance to rebuild myself as an artist, develop a spiritual path, and most fun of all, start going out on dates with my husband. Come here the stories about the small things in life that can make one very happy. Dogs running on a beach, great breakfast dates, kids and their adventures, and my own adventures in this wacky life. I'll share some of my progress in learning art while juggling a full time job as an engineer. And best of all, it's a chance for me to practice writing stories while keeping in touch with my kids. I look forward to hearing from you. Comments, thoughts, and invitations to meet for coffee are all welcomed. Enjoy the stories.

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