Saturday, May 28, 2011

Peeps on Parade

 We decided to join Sarge's Peeps on Parade, but SHE is not cooperating!

First of all, SHE was actually born in Washington DC and grew up in Annandale, VA.  SHE graduated from Radford College before it became a University and became a teacher in Bath County VA.  There was a disagreement with the School Board one year and all the teachers quit.  (There were only 3 school in the whole system.)
SHE'd been bitten by the travel bug after spending her Junior year in Germany, and was curious about Australia.  Australia was importing teachers at the time.  So SHE came here and was a classroom teacher for a long time.  (To pay for her travels and scotties)  Then it was time for a change.  So she went back to Uni and became an Itinerant Teacher for integrated Blind Children. 

We suppose that means some of her special skills include reading and writing braille.

SHE is now retired; but works as a casual (substitute) teacher at a small local school--only one grade each of k-yr6.

In addition to travelling, SHE loves to read...anything...and has recently acquired a Kindle because we ran out of book shelves.  SHE has tried many crafts, but loses interest once SHE can do them.....quilting, beading, porcelain doll making, reborns, knitting, pottery, hat making......quite a list.  SHE also loves going to the theatre and having coffee with friends.

We just love her....whether it's walking, snuggling, riding in the car, helping with jobs around the house.  We're always near...especially when cooking. And SHE just loves us!  Everyone says we're spoilt.

SHE has a wicked, Monty Python-type sense of humour.  And SHE loves the absurdities of life.


She hates being in front of the camera more than we do!
So this is the only picture of her we could find.

With Daisy
SHE does really have a head everyone.


  1. Those are some great pieces of your mom's puzzle! We are glad that she has a head and really glad that she loves terriers!!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  2. First, Happy Belated Birthday, Kendra! We're sorry we missed your birthday. We've been having the same problem trying to sign in to Google Account so we can leave comments on Blogspot blogs. It's been HBO words frustrating for our technologically challenged mama.

    What an interesting lady your SHE sounds like! And SHE has the most important quality of all: the passion to love and spoil doggies rotten, as God intended.

    Jed & Abby

  3. But that is a picture we all love.

  4. Oh I am so glad you could talk HER into kinda participating in the parade. Mum wants to tell HER that it was a fairly lame effort at posting a picture!! Talk about mystery woman!!!!

    Seriously tho, dad and mum drove through Dubbo and probably stayed in a spot not far from you with the RV. We were wondering where in NSW you we know!! Next trip round there we will definitely have to meet and say hello!!

    Another interesting point is Zoe, my cousin, came from a breeder in Dubbo and arrived in Adelaide in April last year. She had to take two planes - Dubbo-Sydney, then Sydney-Adel. We all felt sorry for such a young little pup going through all that by herself!

    Anywho....keep up the good work! Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

  5. What a caring , fun filled, adventurous journey .

  6. I like that picture of her & your silhouette on that wooden fence. My hoomie Melissa HATES being in front of the camera too. She's very self-conscious. Well, thanks for sharing a little something about your mom with us all! Great post! BTW, Melissa loves doing craft too.

  7. I had so much fun learning all 'bout HER in dis post! What a wunderful peep HER is! :)

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

    PeeS LUV da foto too!

  8. Well It is Grrrreat that SHE settled into a beautiful and intersting place to prepare that wonderful NEST fur you to live in.
    I am certain that if I was on a walk about in Dubbo I Would be able to recognize HER at once.
    You did an excellent job of telling us about HER.

  9. What a spooky photo!! Well it's lovely to learn more about your Peep, she sounds like such an interesting hoooman. Our Peep has a Kindle and said she loves it almost as much as us, well OBVIOUSLY she couldn't love anything as much as US. Have a great weekend with your lovely Mom, Dex & Lou x

  10. Hey Daisy!
    Wow, this is a really great P.O.P. post! I really like that your mom is an American and an Aussie both! That's a twofer! My mom's family is really into pottery too and my mom used to work at a place for handicapped people so it's really great that SHE helps them out. I love that pix of SHE and you...I'm surprised that she didn't "run away, run away". Get it??
    Grr and Woof,

  11. that was awesome girls....She sounds like a great lady...yall are lucky girls...

  12. What a cool background your Mom has! Our Mom was a teacher for many years too, but now she spends all her time with us and Dad and all the big biped kiddos and the little biped grandkiddos.

    If we ever get a Peeps on Parade post done (nasty blogger), you won't be seeing much of any pics of ours either - they are great at using the flashy beast but don't like it turned on them - silly humans.

    Thanks for the great post and we hope you are having a great weekend.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  13. Finally, I'm able to comment on your blog. I could on some but your blog was giving me the run around.
    Whew, good to know She has a head:) Great post.

  14. That is very interesting! You went to college not that far from where we live! I understand the picture very much....I hate mine to be taken!! Great post!! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

  15. Very interesting to hear more about the person that takes care of the three ornery Scottie girls we read about!
    The picture of her and Dasiy is awesome (although it still leaves mystery lol!)

  16. Your mom sounds like a very interesting lady to live with! You guys are sure lucky to have her! We love her picture and thanks for letting us know that she does have a head! haha

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  17. BOL, the picture that you found..nice to meet you mom
    Benny & Lily

  18. What an interesting life your mom has had! We really enjoyed getting to know her better!

  19. A very wonderful life so far for HER. Love the picture of HER and Daisy. My hooman do not like the camera on HER too but SHE likes to take loads of pictures.

    Thanks for sharing your story with us.

  20. Loved reading about HER and the picture is mysterous - you both look great in silloette (is that right spelling?) most likely not, but I am only a dog, even tho I is very special!

    Woofs and Happy Wags

  21. SHE sounds very interesting. I think I would like HER. I, too, lose interest in most crafts once I know how to do them. But, I've stuck with knitting and I like to hook rugs but don't do it very often. Next I want to take a metal smithing class. I wonder if Glenn would build me a forge in the backyard??

  22. Hehe great picture of your mom :o)

  23. Prove it....that's all I can say...headless...don't believe it....come on coochie coochie coo!

  24. Wow, our Mom says she'd love to meet your Mom. They have a lot in common. We think a headless Mom is kind of neat.
    Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

  25. What a sneaky one SHE is!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  26. whew! it's good to know that SHE really does have a head! i was scared for 50 gazillionths of a second. ;)
    anywho, SHE is one super duper interesting hooman with lots of talents! one question -- what's a reborn? me and asa and mama have not heard of that crafty thingie before!

    the booker man