The Room Rearrangement

“Thanks for coming over to help me Jenny!  I knew I couldn’t move all of this furniture around by myself, and Marie-Grace had riding lessons today.”

“No problem Rebecca, I’m happy to help!”

“Let’s see, first we need to get this dresser out of the way…”

“The stereo needs to go to the living room.  We don’t use it in here anymore, we have all of our music on our smart phones now.”

“And this is going to go to the attic until someone else decides they need it or we have a big yard sale!”

“Now we just need to start sliding the desk over there…”

“Wow Rebecca, that wasn’t hard to move at all with two of us!”

“I agree, it wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be.  Except now I’m not sure what to do with the poster, it’s hidden.  Hmm…”

“It’s so pretty, I’m sure you can find somewhere else for it.”


“Perfect!  I kind of feel bad that it wouldn’t fit in Cassandra’s room, but I am going to love having it in here!”

“What do you want Lulu?  You want to come up here?”

“Oh great.  It’s now a dog bed.  UGH!!!!”

“This is not what I was expecting…”

Do the pets in your house always take over the best seat in the house?????



The Mystery Dog

While the girls from Pittsburgh were visiting, Trudy and Allie decided to go to the park and have a picnic.  The two girls really hit it off because of their mutual love of fashion and thought it would be nice to enjoy the gorgeous weather as well as take Allie’s dog Aspen somewhere to get some exercise.

“Such a pretty day, and the temperature is just right.  I’m so glad it’s not humid out anymore,” said Allie.  “I’m not used to this, in Arizona it was hot, but not humid.”

“I agree!” replied Trudy.  “I am amazed at how well behaved Aspen is, especially since you haven’t lived here this long.  Most dogs would be all over the place.”

Trudy had barely gotten the sentence finished when Aspen ran off.  Then they saw why–there was a loose dog running through the park.

They touched noses, then Aspen ran back over to hide behind Allie.

“Aren’t you cute?” Trudy said to the strange dog.  “Come here so I can see if you have a tag on.”

“I think he likes you!” Allie said excitedly.  “Yeah, let’s see if he’ll let me read his tag.  There’s a phone number on it, perhaps we should take him home and call.  He is probably someone’s pet.”  The girls quickly gathered everything up and headed back to the house.

After they got home and called, things got very interesting.  It turned out that the dog’s name was Teddy and he’d belonged to an older lady who passed away.  A member of her family had taken Teddy in, but he didn’t seem very happy and used every opportunity he could to run off.  They thought it was because they worked full time and Teddy wasn’t getting the kind of attention he needed, so they were considering finding him a new home.

“I’ll take him!” replied Trudy.  “I would love to have a dog like him, he is so nice and cuddly.”  After some discussion, everyone agreed it sounded like a great idea.

“Wow, this worked out so well!” said Allie.  “Yeah, I never expected to be going home with a miniature schnauzer when I came here to visit!” Trudy replied.

The girls decided to pose together with their dogs.

“Well Teddy, I guess it was a lucky day for both of us!”

Teddy is a vintage Steiff dog that belonged to our aunt.  When she passed away, someone almost threw him out!  Luckily Evil Twin realized what he was and rescued him.  Looks like he’s been rescued again! 😉

Doll Sized Finds: It’s All About the Pets, About the Pets (no hotel)

Hey guys!  How do you like the title of the post?  Now that I’ve got the tune running through your head, I’ll explain.  Lately I’ve been showing you stuff I’ve found for the hotel project, and I’ve got several more yet to show.  But instead of boring you with that, I figured I’d show you some of the other things I found.  And it just so happened, there seems to be a theme going on here this time around.  No thrift store finds, but I still did well.

First up is this cute little dog who is now named Aspen and belongs to Allie and Christine.  I got this dog at a store near my home and he was all of $9.99.  He looks an awful lot like Tenney’s dog, but a whole lot cheaper! He is made by a company called Nat and Jules.

At the same store, I found this:

An aquarium! And only $1.99. This is one of those things where you add water and the fish get bigger as they absorb the water, but I’m going to skip that. We don’t need any giant fish around the dollhouse. 😉

And lastly, a trip to a toy store in Pittsburgh yielded this darling little creature:

Doesn’t everyone need a racoon? Actually they don’t, as pets they are horrible (and illegal in some states), but since doll land is a fantasy land, it doesn’t matter! I couldn’t pass it up for $8.99, it’s a finger puppet, but it’s the perfect size as a doll pet. I just have to figure out a good way to work it into a story line.

That’s it for this time. Have you found anything awesome? It’s yard sale season, keep those eyes peeled!