I am thankful for friends and family, and Coop’s Best Friend, Duke. I have a heavy heart though, because Duke went to heaven this morning. He was surrounded by people he loved and people who loved him dearly.


He was a dear old soul and a special buddy. It is so hard to say goodbye. Thank you for being you Duke. I love you and your special Mom so much.

Quest for the Best – Wings

I think I have found the best wings in the city, but if someone gives me someone they like, of course, I will try. So, my neighbor told me about the smoked wings at DBA BBQ.


I ordered the Buffalo Wings….wings-2

Smoked wings in buffalo sauce. The problem is, they just poured the sauce over them. I wish they had “sauced ” them all over. They are very good, just not the best. I will keep looking.

My favorite still stand at Napoleon’s the Buffalo Smoked wings are the best in town.

Fall in the South


I love Autumn, but it is supposed to get chilly and windy and I am afraid we will lose the beauty!


I love it and so does Bradley Cooper…img_7866



So my question is, if there is this much beauty in the world to look at and get lost in why worry about the little things that just are irritating?

Always Rescue Pets

I am such a strong believer in rescuing pets instead of purchasing. Definitely do not buy from a pet shop….They usually get their pets from puppy mills. A lot of breeders are reputable. The problem is there are so many great dogs out there that need homes.

My first dog was an english springer spaniel, I bought her from a friend, as a puppy. She was a great dog, very hyper, but sweet. She had 13 puppies. We named all the females after presidents wives. Nancy was the runt. I kept Martha for a while. She was beautiful, but she thought her name was Bad Dog.

My second dog was part Spitz part Corgi, a short long white dog, Navin Johnson. My best friend’s husband found him in a field. IMG_0742.jpg

The Sweetest boy ever! Yes, I have no idea what kind of life he had before I got him but I wouldn’t trade our time for anything!

Now I have Bradley Cooper, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the apple of my eye. IMG_3876

His owner had to go into assisted living and couldn’t take him. He is super smart and so very sweet! He is so funny. He is my best buddy!

So, here it is, you can rescue a pure breed, you can rescue a mutt, but know this, they will be the best dog/friend ever!