Friday, February 28, 2014

Friday Funnies ~ Strike a POSE~ Jimmie's New Look!

Happy Friday everyone!

It is me...

The last time I was here I got to tell you about the changes I have been making now that I am molting out my baby feathers and growing in my new adult plumage!

Here I am hard at work losing my striped crown and growing in pin feathers that will bloom into a crown on top of my head.

I can feel them growing in now!


A new pin feather just appeared where a striped feather popped out! :)

...and here I am about a week later!

Oh MY Gosh!


Tee Hee!

How FUN is that? :)

My momma LOVES my new yellow face and brighter bluish/purple tummy!

What do you think of my new do?

Please leave me a note and let me know!

I cannot wait to hear your beauty advice!


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Warm Hearts Wednesday ~ Workin' It!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

R-Chee and I are tickled pink to have received so many wonderful photos this week from our warm hearted friends working happily in their warm & toasty Sweater Vests!

Above, the beautiful Scarlet is working in the office with her wonderful mom Meredith in RI while Tweedles is helping her moms in out in the backyard at her house in OR!

She is busy helping them garden and warm up the pretty flowers that think it is time to bloom already!

Daisy is helping her mom shop in WA while Macaroni is helping this nice lady check out his mom's purchases at the local hardware store in CA.


That sure was a good day's work everyone and now Macaroni is showing us he is ready for a good night's sleep! :)

What did you do today?

Please leave us a note and tell us all about it!

We cannot wait to hear!

Just like Macaroni, we are all ears and ready for a wonderful story from your adventures today! :)

Melissa & R-Chee

Monday, February 24, 2014

A Magical Monday ~ Trekking through our little Forest!

Happy Monday everyone!

It is me...

We had so much FUN this weekend!

We went to magical places together without even leaving the house!

How did we do that you ask?

With our imaginations, hearts & smiling with all of you!

We created our own magical forest to explore and enjoy together!

Before going on our hike through the special forest we knew we would need the perfect toasty Sweater Vest to keep us warm so momma made me this new Pooh Bear inspired vest since he lives in a magical forest with all of his friends and would guide us every step of the way.

Red body / Buttery Golden bobbles / Mustard collar

You can have one too if you like!

They are available in our etsy shop right now and if you do not see the colors or sizes that you need, please just choose the custom listings and teddy bear badge add ons to order yours today!

We would live to make one just for you!

To help us see right where we are going momma purchased this magical painting by her amazingly talented friend Mehry Khosravi!

We just adore it!

Look at the texture and dimension it has!

It draws you right in.

When gazing at it you are instantly transported to a magical place in the woods!

What FUN things or places did you visit this weekend?

Please leave us a note and let us know!

We cannot wait to hear all about it!

R-Chee & Melissa

Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday Funnies ~ Sushi is Served!

Hi Everyone!

It is me...

Happy Friday!

I am just here patiently waiting for my Auntie Melly to arrive!

She is the best aunt ever!

She just called and told me that she was out shopping and found the perfect surprise for me.

I know she will be here any second to come and play with me, but it feels like it is taking forever!

I just cannot wait!

* Door Bell Ringing *

Ooooo!  She is here!

"Surprise R-Chee!

I brought you a new toy!

It is an octopus and has lot of arms to hug you with!"

Oooo!  Yummy!

Sushi with extra fiber!

My favorite kind!

Auntie Melly and Momma are giggling at me and wanted to show you what they see...

Here is a video of me wrestling my new cephalpod to the ground!


I win!

Tee Hee!

What FUN things are you doing with your family this weekend everyone?

Please leave me a note and let me know!

I cannot wait to hear all about it!

Yer Pal...

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Archie's Kitchen ~ Banana Flap Jacks

Happy Wednesday everyone!

It is me...

I have been cooking up a storm this morning and have a pile of sweet & healthy flap jacks for you to enjoy today!

They are super yummy & easy to make for everyone in the family!

Banana Flap Jacks

2 ripe bananas
2 eggs
½ cup flour
Cooking spray oil

1. Mush bananas
2. Add eggs and flour
3. Mix into smooth batter with some banana lumps
4. Cook on med or med low on griddle sprayed with cooking spray oil

For your human guests please feel free to top with cinnamon sugar, butter, honey, syrup or fruit as an added yummy treat!

Let cool and serve

Ta Da!

Ready in a Jiffy!

Before gobbling down...

Blow on them twice to make sure they are not too hot!



nom nom nom!

That was deeelicious!

Now my tummy is full & I am feeling happy & sleepy!

I think I feel like Jimmie did on Monday after feasting on his breakfast!

I have piles of pancakes to share with all of you!

Please grab a fork and come on over!

I cannot wait to see you and serve them up all day long!


Monday, February 17, 2014

Molting and Munching Monday

Happy Monday Everyone!

It is me...

I have not made an appearance on the blog lately so I asked R-Chee if I could pop in today to show you what I have been up to!

I am just over 4 months old now and have been busy leaving piles of feathers everywhere!
I am in the process of losing some of my baby feathers and growing in my adult plumage!

This is called molting and all birdies do it at some point every year.

It is very exciting as my new feathers are showing the true colors that I will turn out to be!

My head is coming in yellow and my tummy is getting a new range of blues & violets with a brighter hue about it!

I am also losing the striped feathers on the very tip of my head and they are filling in with a fluffier all yellow crown.

I also look more like an adult male instead of a baby boy now that my nare (skin on my nostrils) is blue instead of pinkish grey and my solid black eye now has a grey iris showing!

I am eating non-stop as I have to keep up my feather growing powers so that will bloom like a flower just in time for Spring!

Momma is putting extra egg conditioning food in with my meals to help me too!

Here is a FUN video she just made of me after my feast!

I am so full of strawberries, grains, peas and pasta that I got very sleepy and decided to take a nap on the edge of my bowl!

I think I will relax here for awhile and watch R-Chee while he prepares a yummy recipe that I can eat too!

He will share with us on Wednesday!

Please come back then and get a plateful too!


Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Friday & Valentine's Day everyone!

It is me...

I am sending you a huge Pug Hug & Kiss today!

I have some yummy treats for your pawrents to make for themselves and for you!

My momma made me some dog friendly Valentine's Buns by changing the swirl ingredients for me in the recipe link below...

Feel free to change yours too with your creative ideas!

My momma has made these with a cinnamon and honey center for me today!

I think she loves me and all of you just a little bit. :)

Tee Hee!

What wonderful ways are you celebrating today?

Please leave us a note and let us know!

We cannot wait to hear all about it!

We LOVE you!

R-Chee & Melissa

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Warm Hearted Wednesday ~ We LOVE All of you!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

What a FUN time of year!

Big Hearts are popping in from every where as Valentine's Day is this Friday!

and ...

It is time again for the 2014 Westminster Dog Show! :)

We are so excited to celebrate both things with you today!

Lookie at all of these new photos that were lovingly shared by all of you!

We have a whole runway show of Warm Hearted Models and Movie Stars for you to enjoy!

Thank you so much for sharing your joy with us!

We love you and love making your Sweater Vests for you!

I have lots of sweater vests available as Ready to Ship Sweater Vests in my Etsy Shop today!

If they are sold out or you do not find the colors and sizes you would like, No Problem!

I am thrilled to make you any color combination that you choose!

Please let me know if you would like me to make you a custom Woofie Warmer, Barkclava Dog Hat or Sweater Vest.

You can make up your own color combos or...

You can see all the possibilities anytime in :

The Sweater Vest Gallery at

The Woofie Warmer Gallery at


The Barkclava Gallery at

I am happy to make any color combos you would like and now also make Smile, Monogram, Teddy Bear, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Love Squad Badges in my Etsy Shop that you can add to any Sweater Vest, Hat or Neck Warmer!

How Fun!


Melissa & R-Chee

Monday, February 10, 2014

Fun News on a Monday Morning!

Happy Monday Everyone!

R- Chee & I have some FUN news to share!

My Pug Yarn Painting ~ The Kiss ~ was featured in Sunday's Life & Arts section of our local Boulder paper, The Daily Camera!

It is also in an online version here :) 

The signed print or a set of 10 signed note cards are available for you to enjoy in my etsy shop. :)

What  FUN news to start the day!

What do you have planned for today?

Please leave us a note and let us know!

We cannot wait to hear all about it!

Melissa & R-Chee

Friday, February 07, 2014

Mother Bear Sighting in Lesotho, South Africa! ~ The Sunbather Bear

Happy Friday everyone!

Thank you so much for all your love that you sent about the loss of our cousin corgi, Moe who we all loved dearly.

All of your messages mean so much to Mark and Melanie and you have all helped to begin the healing of their hearts.

We are truly so lucky to have all of you!

It has been frigidly cold here in Boulder, CO this week with below zero readings as our high temperature for the days!

R-Chee is a true snow bunny this week!

We just got some wonderful news that warmed our hearts from Amy at The Mother Bear Project!

Amy and her wonderful charity was recently featured in this article in The Huffington Post!

I am so excited for her!

I LOVE crocheting bears for her and have 3 more in the works that we will show you soon!

One of our bears ~ The Sunshine Bear that Archie & I made last June was spotted in Lesotho, South Africa with his new little boy!

We are so excited to see him being loved in his new home 1/2 way around the world!

It feels like a warm Summer day here to us with all of the love we have received from all of you and Amy at Mother Bear! :)

Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!

We Love you!

Melissa & R-Chee