Monthly Archives: February 2013

Dog in Trouble…..


i am a fan of all things BULLY!!      Bully dog breeds that is…living with 4 at a time!!!

I rarely get involved in signing petitions, and avoid looking at sad stories and photos of animals- I know it is out there, but there is only so much one individual can do.

In this case, the article infuriated me- of course, we can never totally know all the facts, unless we were a fly on the wall.

But, from all appearances, it APPEARS that Dutch is being railroaded in Colorado !!!!


This is trainer James Kohout of Grand Junction, Colorado(photo courtesy of his FB page) who evaluated Dutch (who passed with flying colors, by the way! Did we have any doubt? NO!)

Gorgeous Dutch is a bully breed I was not familiar with – American Allaunt.

It seems he is being falsely accused of being a vicious dog, when in fact, this big pussycat, was forced to defend himself, after being subjected to EXTREME duress, at the hands of someone who was supposed to be taking care of him for the owner.

A recent report said the woman was trying to break up a dog fight – with a PIPE!! Seems extremely unlikely – more like she is trying to cover her a**!!!

And, anyone with a lick of sense, and knowledge of the bully breeds, KNOWS- that is SO NOT the way you would separate fighting dogs. Believe me, I KNOW, have been in that situation. If that were the case, and all  things indicate it was NOT the case, the woman went about it all wrong.

Dutch has no appearance of aggression in any situation – his overall look might cause a passerby to think he is mean – but they would be so wrong!!! These allegations appear to be totally unfounded.

This woman’s  “care” resulted in Dutch having to go to the vet, and now Dutch is being brought up on charges of being a vicious dog – the end result of which, could be the end of Dutch.

If Dutch were a chihuahua, a Sheltie, a poodle, or a cocker, each of whom can be temperamental and bite, I doubt that those dogs would be found in this situation.

Please read the links- read all you can about Dutch and his owners, I hope you will follow thru’ and sign the petition. Dutch also has a Facebook page- Save Dutch, where you can keep up to date on everything Dutch.


Tea on Tuesday


I thought I would get a head start on posting for tea, since I have missed the past couple of Tuesdays!!!

I am sipping a lovely Provence Rooisbos, with an orange flavored honey from my daughter. She discovered the honey in Charlottesville’s Whole Foods- it is delicious!

I usually have a locally harvested honey from Mud E Acres– I LOVE tea WITH my honey in the morning!!! But, if someone gifts me with honey – I will always be happy to use it!!! Mud-E Acres is also on Facebook@

I am excited about having bee hives on my property come spring. I will be attending a mini workshop on hives on the 16th- even tho’ I will not have to do anything with the hives here, except to admire them from afar (very far!!) I am very interested in what they are all about- the building and the upkeep, etc. “My”  hives will live here, courtesy of Mud-E Acres. I am excited!!!

Since today is all about tea- I found a few tea related photos-these two adorable little tea whimsies are created by local artist Deborah Sherwood

I have several of her creations hanging in my kitchen window! The first one is “tea for 2”- a teapot with 2 little dangling teacups!



The Great British Tea Party on Facebook is a great source of anything tea related!

Here is my kind of tea party!!!  Gertrude’s Tea Party by Greg Becker


If anyone watched Downton Abbey last night – I bet they did have tea after their rousing game of cricket!

Imagethis is Wattle Park, Victoria, Australia circa 1936

I LOVE Wind in the Willows- Rat and Toad have tea- 1908 EH Shepard


In 1907, a tea party in Co. Louth., Ireland – (courtesy of Nat’l Library of Ireland)


Edwardian tea party-


And, last but not least- what tea fancier would not want to own one of these?????

Sequin teapot purse (


I hope you are all enjoying a hot cuppa this morning – especially, if you are reading this post from one of the snowbound states!!!!!

Please come back anytime, not just Tuesday- and be sure to drop by Patty’s blog for a list of other tea lovers!