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Check out the Blog Archives to read about our cross country motorcycle road trip from MA to CA this summer. We attended the Annual 2011 National Women On Wheels® Ride-In in San Jose CA. Then we just rode. We traveled over 11,000 motorcycle miles in what ever direction we wanted to go. We visited friends and family, saw the country, met some amazing people. We made memories we'll never forget. These memories are what THIS BLOG is made of! Enjoy them while we make MORE memories worthy of posting here for your enjoyment.

Saturday, May 27, 2017


We spent some time the other night hanging out at the VFW after their bi weekly meat raffle.  I was kind of sick but I didn’t feel like going home yet, so I turned around in my chair and relaxed to watch a game of pool.  

Cooper made his way onto my lap and laid there watching the game too.  He likes to watch people interact.  He was quite happy, as was I.

Friday, May 26, 2017


One of Cooper’s favorite things is LONG scratches from his belly to his neck.

He has a way to make it easy for the scratcher to get the most access to his scrunchable areas.

He tips back against your legs and lifts both arms so you can get to his whole under side.

He’s a real pro at this position and the balance it requires.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Post Haircut Snuggles With Don

Very soon after Cooper had his hair cut… and his treat… and ran around outside to feel the breeze on his skin…

He settled down on the couch with Don for a nice little nap.

bunny ears
He loves Don... even though Don makes bunny ears in pictures. 

Theirs is a natural friendship that comes easily to both of them.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Newest Hair Cut

We HAD to get rid of the fluff.

Time for a hair cut so we settled in for a few hours with a pair of scissors and a little trash bag.

He is really not upset by being groomed.

I know he loves it after I’m done.

He can feel everything so much better than with all that hair on him.

So scratches feel EXTRA good.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Bed Head

Cooper climbed under the blankets, playfully barking like a crazy dog.  He became quiet for a few minutes.  I realized he had fallen asleep.

When he woke he climbed out of the blankets and had TOTAL bed head.  Love this boy!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Photo Bomb

One of my Favorite flowers is a Lilac.  The smell is intoxicating to me.  My daughter left some on my dining room table when she came to feed Cooper for me.

I couldn’t help taking pictures of them so I could post them on FB.  And Look who photo bombed my picture.


Cooper always chases cats out of our yard.  

Any time he sees a cat walking around he goes after it as fast as he can, growling and barking.

Every now and then a cat will be minding it’s own business and our of Cooper’s sight.

These cats know better than to get his attention, so they remain very still until they can make their get-away.

Cooper was just wandering and sniffing and enjoying the spring time.

As the cat laid on the swing set, enjoying the spring time.

And Cooper didn’t suspect a thing.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Mercedes Benz

When we left my car at the garage, our loaner car was a 2017 Mercedes Benz.  

Not too shabby.

Cooper didn’t like it too much because there was a console between us.

So I let him lay across my lap while I drove.

He was fine with that so it was really not so bad.  

I had this car for a week… for free… 

Does he look upset?

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Garage In RI

I had to bring my car in for service recently.

The garage is a Mercedes Benz garage with tile floors and everything is so shiny.

It’s a very comfortable place to hang out and wait.

And every now and then there is a little friend to meet. 

This little guy was just Cooper’s size.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Minute Clinic

This is how we spent the morning of Mother’s Day.

Yup… I was sick and we went to the Minute Clinic in CVS.

I appreciated not having to go all the way to the doctor.  Good experience.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Claw Toy

My daughter is a nut for Llamas.  

One day we had a joke about a leopard print Llama.

The other day we went to Wal*mart and she saw one in the claw machine.

Two tries… YUP— TWO and she brought it home.  Lucky Llama!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Vanson Leather - The Group Picture

We had such a great time at Vanson Leather’s Open House.  Of course when you do someting as a group you have to take a group picture, so…

Here it is!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Vanson Leathers - A Cool Place To Pose

This was a cool display set up outside the wall of death.

Nice place to have Cooper pose for a  few pictures.

Now that I look at the pictures I kind of wish I had put him up on the bike that’s on the wall.

If we ever go see Rhett Rotten again I’m going to see how well I can get him to pose up there.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Vanson Leathers - Posing With Rhett Rotten

After the show we got to go inside the Wall Of Death.

It was really cool to see it from this perspective.

Rhett is really happy to spend time with his fans.

Cooper wasn't being very cooperative
He takes pictures, makes sure everyone is happy with the pictures they get.

Sets up for the best shot he can provide.

Hugs anyone who wants a hug.

Chats with anyone wanting to chat. 

A great people pleaser and a pleasure to have met him.