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Steve’s Spot

What you are seeing here is a dog, comfortably snuggled under the covers on MY side of the bed, refusing to move.

And why should he? It’s Steve’s world — I just live in it.


Steve blankets


Go Steve go!

When Andy and I were talking about getting a dog, our #1 concern was my allergies.  We needed to look at breeds that were allergy-friendly.  Andy was determined that we wouldn’t get a small dog either.  As fate would have it, Andy met a sweet and adorable goldendoodle named Dewey while paying our water softener bill one day and the rest is history.

Since goldendoodles are a “designer breed” it never even occurred to us to check shelters or rescue sites.  We got Steve from a reputable breeder, but if we ever get another dog,  we will definitely look at adoption first.

Which brings me to one of our “pet” charities — the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha.  HAWS gets the largest percentage of our annual charitable giving.  Let’s be honest — Steve lives the good life.  He’s spoiled rotten, and in return, we get unconditional love and joy.  But many pets aren’t so lucky — many are neglected, abused and abandoned.  Those animals are the reason we support HAWS.

We participate in their annual walk at Minooka Park in Waukesha which took place on Saturday, May 2 this year.  We set a fund raising goal of $250 and put the call for support out to friends and family.  I also posted a sign at work with a picture of  Steve on it.  Steve’s sweet little face helped us hit and surpass our goal quickly — on the day of the race we had raised $260!

Our friends and their pooches joined us, and Steve had the time of his life walking at his favorite park.  A big thank you to everyone who sponsored us — the animals at HAWS will appreciate it!


Walk 1









Us! (with Steve)

Walk 2









The Neuenfeldts (with Molly)

Walk 3









The Reikowskis (with Lucy)

Steve’s Spot


“You know, you really should shred confidential paperwork.  But don’t worry, I took care of it for you.  No need to thank me. . .what?  Retirement. . .what?  Retirement. . .rollover paperwork?  What’s. . .?  You. . .needed that?  Oh. . . ahem. . .APRIL FOOL’S!”

– Steve 4/1/09

Steve’s Spot

Steve helped me host a cocktail party this weekend.  By “help” I mean that he streaked through the house like a madman, stopping to accept love and admiration from each guest along the way.  He was a big hit with the ladies because he always dresses to impress and this night was no exception.



Steve’s Spot

Hope your Halloween is a DEVIL of a good time!


Steve’s Spot

Hope everyone had a great fourth.  Ours was fantastic — laid back and relaxing.  Steve was in heaven with lots of dog park time, cookout play time with his girlfriend Lucy and lots of attention at the  parade.  He was dressed to impress in his festive bandana. His cuteness was apparently intoxicating because onlookers couldn’t help but stop to pet him and one woman even snapped a photo.  He loved every minute of it.


It’s hard to blog when you don’t have time to sit down.

It has been a wonderfully crazy past few weeks.  Here’s a recap:

1. Andy had his first race of the Wisconsin Off Road Series on May 4.  We headed up north for this one and stayed with some friends at their cabin.  It was great to see them since it seems like we are never able to get together.  Their one and a half year-old son is adorable and he was fascinated with Steve.  He would squeal with glee anytime Steve came close enough for him to grab a fistful of fur.  Steve liked him too — little T was the recipient of many kisses.  Steve barked like a maniac until I wanted to strangle him helped me cheer Andy on.  All in all, a great weekend.

2. Last Saturday we hosted Andy’s family for a successful Mother’s Day brunch.  I cooked it up!  I made two egg bakes: a bacon, onion and cheddar cheese combo and a feta and spinach combo.  And no one had any idea I used low-fat cheese and egg beaters.  Muah-ha-ha-ha!  We also had cinnamon rolls and fresh fruit.  It’s really the effort I put into the cinnamon rolls that is worthy of a self toot of the horn.  The Pillsbury packaging is exceedingly difficult to open.  We had four generations of women from Andy’s family there for the festivities.  Pretty cool.

3. Then Sunday we headed north again to see some of my family.  Several relatives were in town to see my Dad accept a well-deserved honor.  Congratulations, Dad!  You are my inspiration.

5. This past Sunday night was the long-awaited Flight of the Choncords concert.  It.was.awesome.  Despite having to sit next to Cackles McGee and Funny Von Notsomuch, we had a great time.   They played some great songs we had never heard before, like Jenny.  The icing on the cake: we got to meet “Dave” (Arj Barker) who opened for FOTC. 

6. And last but not least. . .after months of dealing with massive amounts of sawdust and drywall dust getting tracked all over the house, the day has finally come.  Our basement is finished!  We are so happy with how it turned out.  I am going to have my own craft area and I am beyond geeked.  It’s a craft nerd’s dream.  Lots of decorating to do yet, but it’s looking good. . .