Bling's First Cross Word Puzzle

Many of our friends know about Bling's newsletter for kids.   The goal was to have something short and fun for the kids who are following Bling to receive each month.   Bling's newsletters were introduced in July of this year.   Her second newsletter came out a few days ago.  Each newsletter includes a fun printout for the kids.  The August newsletter has the following crossword puzzle in it. 

We thought it would be fun to make this recent crossword puzzle public for any kids who do not receive her newsletter.   If you would like to have your child receive her newsletter, sign up on Bling's website.  The sign up form is on her "Fan" page.   Here is the link:

Here is the crossword puzzle including the answer key.  We hope your children enjoy it!

Bling Loves Bees

Any of you who receive my children's newsletter know about the game "Take Bling".   (If you do not receive the newsletter, but would like to, go to my website and sign up on the Fan Page.

To play the game, you have a picture of me, tape it to a stick, and take photos of my photo where ever you go.  It is fun to see the different places people go!   This week, my human mom, Dawn, took my picture to the small town of Westin, Texas.   There is a honey store there that is only open on Saturdays.  

I may be raising bees on my property in Texas someday.   Here is some information on bees and how important they are to our planet.

The importance of bees Bees are very important for our ecosystem and for agriculture. They play a crucial role in pollinating flowers. Pollination is the way in which the male part of a flower reaches the female part so that a new plant can grow.
Insects like bees are very important because they move the pollen from flower to flower. When the…

The New Studio

I am laying here enjoying where my mom's new art studio will be.  It is easy to pick a spot for my own personal doggie bed.  After all, I'll be spending a lot of time in here.  It is only reasonable that I will be able to pick where my bed will go.  Of course, once the walls are up, I may change my mind on where my bed will go.  It has to be in a prime location for me to watch SQUIRRELS!!

A few weeks ago I was at the dog show.  I won an "Owner Handler Group 3" on Sunday.  It was pretty awesome.  The dog shows are so much fun.

Have a great day and thanks for looking at my blog.

My Newsletter!

My newsletter is done and we are currently updating the email addresses for the children (and their parents) who have signed up for it.  The newsletter will be emailed to everyone by tomorrow.

Life happens so quickly.  All of a sudden we are no longer babies.  Here is a picture of me when I was a baby dog.  

We learn many important lessons when we are children.   Experiences are forever in our memories.  My human mom's fondest childhood memories are playing with her dog.   Dogs bring a great deal of joy into our lives.  

My goal is to be everyone's dog.  If you don't have a dog, then I want to be your dog too.   We may not live together, but that doesn't mean we can't share stories.  Send real letters to me, or email me at:  or post a letter on my Facebook page at

I can't wait to keep in touch with my new friends through my newsletter.  If you haven't signed up for my newsletter, here is the link t…

Bling is multi-tasking

We had a great time last weekend at the Dallas shows - four days of shows over the 4th of July weekend.   Bling came home every day with a ribbon.

She loves to show - loves to have treats....but, her favorite thing is absolutely to look for squirrels.

Bling definitely knows how to multi-task.   She can pose with her ribbons and look for squirrels all at the same time.  Fortunately for me, no squirrels showed up while taking photos!

Being an owner handler has moments that just keeps us laughing

Bling has always had a free and happy spirit - typical for Irish Setters.  Some call it "rollicking".   To me, she is just plain and simple... a happy dog.

Here she is when she was a year old.  In an ideal scenario - all four feet are pretty close to the ground.
Going to a dog show is full of surprises when I have Bling in the ring.  And I will admit, at this time though a seasoned show dog, she still leaps for joy at times in the ring.  She keeps me laughing.

Someone asked me recently if I'll be getting a new puppy to show anytime soon.   While we all love puppies, I think Bling and her small family of red dogs are all we need.   As long as Bling is having fun in the ring, we will continue to show.  She knows when I am packing to go to a show and she can't get in the vehicle quickly enough.  Those who know Bling, know she understands the shows are a place where TREATS are guaranteed.  And Bling LOVES her treats.  A win win for all of us.

Bling has a slumber party

This is Bling's buddy, Grit.  He is a Belgium Malinois.   I might be prejudice, but he is the most gorgeous Malinois I've ever seen. 

Grit is 12 months old and is a sweetheart.  Bling has known him since he was a baby.   Sometimes she spends the night at his house.  It is his turn to spend the night with Bling.

He has been a really good house guest.  He has a cat so he has been good with Bling's cats.  He is being really kind with Bling's red dog family.  No surprise there since Bling's red dog family spends the night at Grit's house too.  He has an interesting look when he is by Bling's chickens, so no walking Dr. Pepper for Grit! 

Slumber parties are fun!