Monday, September 10, 2012

Dogs, Song Dogs, Let's Play!

I'm getting a late start in terms of blogging this morning, I went for a hike that turned into a very long one thanks to a few clouds but I thought about you, here I am, little me typing to little you, sending cloud signals :)

*my ornery computer is running at a snails pace.....yawn

I got up and out early and gossiped with my covey.......


I had a quiet weekend, I hiked with my pretty girl Jo, my last dog was not pretty, she never received compliments. I bailed her out out of a scungy shelter and she was my devoted friend, I loved her dearly, her name since she was rather plain was Ivy. I used to ride my mountain bike and she would run up all the hills, since she was smaller, I would stick her in my backpack and we'd both ride down. I only ride on the weekends now otherwise I feel too guilty leaving Banjo behind, she's too big for a pack and cruel to make her run that fast.


I worked a little bit, THIS is a remarkable stone, sundown behind the mountain, twilight, I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it. I ripped it out of my photo album and made a story ring. I also made a yucca pod with a pretty carved amazonite bead.


The ring has the song dog, a coyote belting it out on the reverse side in a stand of sage.
I finally have a model, these will go to etsy tomorrow.


Let's give our darling fist born a celebrity name. The first name will be your pets name and the last will be the state in which you live. ( I made this up while walking, let's see if it works :)

I will name my precious first born, Banjo California, a famous bluegrass musician a comedian, a circus clown?

xoxo Ro

Your turn.......


29 comments:

  1. How cute, you and Ivy...love the scenery you see, love the created jewelry, love Banjo reflected and in flesh..his name is just right...somehow this does not work for me...I am thinking though xx

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    1. Aww come on let's have it you can choose Pasadena or change the order of things, Pasadena Puffy Pants :P

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    2. Ha ha...I like Pasadena Puffy Pants!

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  2. Roo Arizona :) And her sister Sara Arizona!

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    1. These are GOOD! Sara Arizona, SUPERSTAR!!

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  3. My girl Ivy celebrated her first birthday on Sunday. I had to laugh after reading about your Ivy in your backpack. So cute! My pup is a 92 pounder, she would be quite a sight in my backpack!
    I love the new jewelry, especially the yucca pod.

    Lets try out the new name...Ivy New York. Hmmm....sort of like "I love NY"!
    I do love NY, I just traveled to my niece's wedding in Lake Placid, it's a beautiful state!

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  4. He hee I used to call my Ivy I.V.......I.V. New York!

    My friend did some work in Lake Placid, said it was heaven, sounds wonderful Cinda!

    Thank you about the jewelry!

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  5. Frisbee New Mexico - Game player extra-odinaire. Hiker of hills and deserts with a song in her heart.

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    1. Lovely name, I can't wait to see her act in Vegas!! ♥♥

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  6. I'm in love with your 'sundown' ring! What a stunning stone and the most beautiful 'frame.' Your yucca pod is darling, too.

    I'll have to use family pet names: Oh, I know...Oscar Washington. (Oscar was Mum's neurotic black cat. During one trip home it was my birthday and hubs sent a HUGE bunch of flowers. It was so big I had to put it on the floor to take a photo of it. And as I'm zooming in, Oscar walks up to the wee forest of flowers, cocks his leg and pees all over my blooms!!! Let's just say it's lucky he was already neutered! Worst part: Mum just about died laughing!)

    xxx



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    1. Oscar Washington, eccentric philanthropist, lover of silk robes and kleenex boxes, and warm milk. Allergic to flowers.

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    2. Oh HAAAAAAAAA that's really HORRIBLE! There is some kind of shasta daisy that smells just like poo, I don't know why I had to share that, it just seemed to be the right moment :P

      Well, Oscar Washington indeed, writer of history, of plays or....

      Good one!!!

      xoxo

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    3. Hahaha...gross! I guess they would make the ultimate 'breakup bouquet,' though!

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    4. Oh, this is just too funny. I just read that shasta daisies used to be part of the genus chrysanthemums, but have since been reclassified:

      ...as Leucanthemum superbum!

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  7. Oh my! That ring is something else! AMAZING stone and I love the frame you made for it. And the coyote too! Eek! I love it! Wow.
    Oh, and mine would be: Bingo New York....
    Hmmm....I've heard stranger names :)

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  8. Bingo New York, gangsta, gold pinkie ring with some diamonds and a horseshoe!

    Thank you, wow I nearly fell over when I saw that stone, been looking at it for a year, BEAUTIFUL! Thank you DJ ♥

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  9. Love your new pieces, both uniquely fabulous.
    My first dog was. Lilly, so Lilly Victoria. Sounds delightfully feminine and old fashioned, roses and lace and possibly a little prim. My current dog is Pepper Victoria.. She is talkative, sensitive and fun loving.

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  10. Oh lovely, both characters from romantic novels, Pepper being the more feisty of the two or perhaps children of royalty :)

    Thanks Jenni!

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  11. you know how much my heart is in Oregon, even if I'm only in California for 10 more months...hmmmm
    Ok...Kirby Cali-Or (Hey lots of people hyphenate their name!)
    ~
    Wow, that stone is a killer!
    beautiful set!

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    1. 10 mos, who's counting ;)

      .....soon to be Oregon Kirby!

      Love that stone, good bye Sierra Madre, I'll miss seeing you, (wave)

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  12. Ring & pendant are fantastic!!! The sundown stone is AMAZING!!

    The state sounds better first, so Texas Izzy & Texas Freddie, famous rodeo daredevil cats! :) ! xoxoxo

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    1. Oh, I know the stone!!!

      Ha haaa this makes me laugh, rope em ride em boys!!!!

      xoxo

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  13. Lovely new work - love both new pieces equally and for different reasons. (!)

    What a fun game...okay, I've got: Charlie New Hampshire. Hee heeee! Said without the "R" ----- Cha-lie -----! We ARE close go the Massachusetts border!

    All I can think of is a used car salesman with a paunch for a stomach, stained short-sleeved shirt, polyester pants ( a little too short ), thin moustache, and a bad toupe.....ewwww, okay let's complete the picture with bad breath to boot!

    Yikes, poor Charlie!

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  14. P.S. Sweet photo of Jo with her reflection ;-) .

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  15. Oh boy Lisa you have it down to a T, Cha-lie, the car tawk boy!

    mirror-mirror

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  16. I'm a day late, but I'm chortling over these entries--too, too much fun! Hyphenated names! Rodeo daredevils! Cha-lie, indeed!!

    Mine would be Abby Dakota, gun dog and prairie pup. Bring on the snow geese and pheasants--she'll take 'em into the sunset all right. Accompanied by the more refined Morgan Dakota, who sounds like she owns a bakery that specializes in juneberry pie and sunflower-flaxseed bread.

    Hmmm...lately, Morgan HAS been counter-surfing, especially after a friend gifted me with a fresh loaf of wheat bread....

    I'll echo the others, Ro--fun, fun jewelry--especially that coyote--oh boy!!!! Hope that song dog performs brilliantly in his new surroundings...and WHAT a stone. I can see why you held onto that one for so long!!!

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    1. He hee, lookout Dakota Fanning!!

      Counter surfing, Morgan Dakota, outlaw at large!!

      Abby more like a dace hall girl, precious!

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  17. Great pics (esp. smoke signal tower), great work, great post as usual!

    "Poncho New York" - sounds like a bad Brooklyn hipster?... maybe rainbow fluorite or a multicolor jasper to match my multi-color hound mix.
    (She's actually a down to earth "people person"... so a little rugged old school Brooklyn perhaps... my Bo jokes that her coat looks like she's wears a leather jacket w/white scarf).

    & "Gingi New York" - a little more upper east side perhaps? ;)... tiger's eye or gold rutilated quartz to match her simpler golden coat.
    (She's actually a scrappy loner, but is more "high-maintenance" & likes to be babied only by "her people").

    I LOVE the idea of having rings inspired by my dogs! THANKS for the fun!

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  18. Poncho New York, Ha, I think of them like stones too, east coast mariachi singer?

    Gingi New York...look out world!!!!!!

    Thanks for chiding in!! xo

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