Sugar Gliders and Other Ways We’re Passing the Time

Posted by mrssmythe on March 20, 2020 in Mrs. Smythe |

First off – I hope you are well and in possession of toilet paper. Has your life changed as drastically as ours has? Here in Massachusetts, we’re doing our best to self-quarantine, dashing out for groceries about once a week and otherwise staying home. Pepper is on spring break, soon to start online versions of […]

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What Every Home Needs

Posted by mrssmythe on February 10, 2019 in Critters, Family, Homeschool |

A kind neighbor passes along issues of The English Home to me when she’s finished with them. Are you familiar with the magazine? It’s wonderful. I always enjoy seeing the interiors of so many beautiful and, frequently, historic houses. One thing I’ve noted is that many of these homes have at least one dog in residence. And, when […]

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Ginger’s Favorite Christmas Gift

Posted by mrssmythe on January 1, 2016 in Celebrations, Critters |

Meet CPT Bulldog. CPT Bulldog is not our fish. CPT Bulldog is a fish that we watched (fish-sat?) for a week over Thanksgiving when some friends of ours went to Oklahoma. Ginger especially enjoyed fish-sitting. She included CPT Bulldog in as many activities as she could that week. Things like school work… crafting… and even her birthday party. When it was time to […]

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Cat Makeover

Posted by mrssmythe on October 13, 2014 in Critters |

The girls have downloaded a new app to my phone. It’s called TAAZ, and for three dollars, it allows you to virtually try on all sorts of hairstyles. At first the girls used it to try styles on themselves, but after a while, that got dull, and they started trying hairstyles on the pets. Here are some of […]

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The Meet and Greet

Posted by mrssmythe on November 25, 2013 in Critters |

I had to stay home the morning we got Manny. We had Ginger’s birthday party coming up, and the house needed to be cleaned. Plus, CPT America was concerned too many people might overwhelm the dog. And space in the car was tight, too. So, I volunteered to be the one to stay home. And […]

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