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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Chin Up!

I'd like to take a moment to talk about chins.

All of mine.

I'm thinking about designing a new type of turtleneck top, kind of like the one Jughead wears.

But then with nature's internal furnace raging from time to time, I fear I'll strangle myself trying to disrobe.

So I've decided to always look skywards -- never down as pictured here which tends to spiral one into depression.

Yes. Chin Up. That's the answer. (Note: Keep stray nose hairs trimmed or it opens the door for a whole other malady!)

Okay, WOOFers, are you with me? One. Two. Three. Chin Up!

d.d. dawg (Diana)

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

d.d. dawg Has A Birthday!

Okay, d. d. dawg, you've had your fun! I am now only one year older than you. Get over it!

Today's YOUR daY.

But, didn't we have fun doing the TV taping discussing WOOF yesterday?

Anyhoo, HappY BirthdaY to MY bestest bud...

So, why don't YOU just drop this silly thing about you being TWO years younger than me.... :>) That ship has sailed!

Milkbone (Mary Cunningham)

I won't have a
I won't!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My Worst Fear - Walking!

Me, walking (in my dreams!)

Now that the weather is breaking, I’m forced to face my worst fear: Walking! I know people who adore walking (Diana, aka, d.d. dawg, among them), but I’d almost rather wash windows! (almost) What’s wrong with me?

Anyone out there have any alternatives? Not exercising is Not an option. My thighs are creating so much friction , I’m afraid of starting a fire!

What’s your favorite “Over Fifty” exercise? Even if it’s walking, let us know how you make it fun!

Thoughts on walking (courtesy of friend and WOOFer, Donna:

I like long walks,
especially when they are taken
by people who annoy me.


The only reason I would take up walking
is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.


I have to walk early in the morning,
before my brain figures out what I'm doing.


Every time I hear the dirty word exercise,
I wash my mouth out with chocolate.


We all get heavier as we get older,
because there's a lot more information in our heads.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.


You could run this over to your friends,
But just e-mail it to them!

(Taken from one of those annoyingly funny e-mails. Author unknown)

Mary Cunningham (Milkbone)

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Mother's Day ... in February?

I'm not a day over 38 so how come my daughter turned 39 today?

What’s up with THAT?

Hmm? Check DOB on my driver’s license and/or passport, you say? Okay, back in a min…


So my daughter is NOT one year older than me? And it really was a Monday morning 39 years ago that I stood in a puddle of “water” applying eyeliner while father-to-be fired up the used Olds outside our mobile home to whisk us off to the Naval Air Station hospital in Jacksonville, FL?

All kidding aside, I couldn’t be happier to be right here, right now, witnessing how she’s blossomed into a beautiful and amazing young woman, daughter, wife & mother.

Happy Birthday, Jenn!

Yeah, I’m already planning how we’ll celebrate her big 4-0!

(Oh, good lord, in only 11 years SHE’LL be a Woman Only Over Fifty, too!... Just like the day she was born, breathe…breathe… )

Diana aka d.d. dawg

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Strawberry Preserves Forever

My friend Diana is right. If you feel like you are getting stuck with the plain grape jelly in life, when you really want those special strawberry preserves, just ask for them!

I have also discovered that sometimes I don't have to ask for strawberry preserves, because they are already right there in front of me.

Those big life changing events and milestones are great, but I have come to understand that the strawberry preserves in life are often those little every day things like coffee with a old friend or a good book on a rainy day.

There are also other times when the strawberry preserves are in plain sight--but I just can't see them because they appear to be plain grape jelly.

I remember when my husband announced a job transfer to Oklahoma City, and I snarled "What could possibly be there for me?"

As it turned out, Oklahoma City was a wonderful place to live, and when we had to move, I didn't want to go. That grape jelly turned out to be wonderful strawberry preserves.

So strawberry preserves are always there for the taking. Sometimes we do have to ask for them, and sometimes they just need to be recognized and savored. Occasionally they come in a fancy crystal bowl, but more often they are just sitting there on the edge of an every day plate looking like a big pile of plain grape jelly!


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Old Dogs Still Got It!

Who says ya gotta retire?

Nobody said that to Ol' Stump so just went out and won the biggest prize in all "Doggydom!" The Westminster Dog Show.

He was on the Today Show this morning and I was a little concerned when I saw the first shot of him...sound asleep, nose twitching.

But, he rose to the occasion with the cameras rolling for his interview, and it went well. He sat very dignified, head up and didn't drool once.

Yep, us old dogs still got it! So we need an occasional nap. Who cares? The grand prize can always be out there just waiting for a WOOFer to snatch it up!

Read more about this amazing senior in USA Today

Mary Cunningham (Milkbone)

Monday, February 9, 2009

New and Improved WOOFer Diet!

This diet is designed to help you cope with stress that builds up during the day.

1/2 Grapefruit
1 Slice Whole Wheat Toast, dry
8 oz. Skim Milk

4 oz. Lean Broiled Chicken Breast
1 Cup Steamed Spinach
1 Cup Herb Tea
1 Oreo Cookie

Rest of Oreos in Pkg
2 Pints Rocky Road Ice Cream
1 Jar Hot Fudge Sauce
Nuts, Cherries, Whipped Cream

2 Loaves Garlic Bread w/Cheese
Lg. Sausage/Mushroom/Cheese Pizza
1 Lg. Pitcher Sweet Tea
3 Milky Way Candy Bars

Entire Frozen Cheesecake
(Eat directly from freezer)


1. If you eat something and no one sees you eat it, it has no calories.
2. If you drink a diet soda with a candy bar, the calories in the candy bar are cancelled out by the diet soda.
3. When you eat with someone else, calories don´t count if you don´t eat more than they do.
4. Food used for medicinal purposes NEVER counts, such as hot chocolate, brandy, toast, and Sara Lee Cheesecake.
5. If you fatten up everyone else around you, then you look thinner.
6. Movie related foods do not have additional calories because they are part of the total entertainment package, such as Milk Duds, Buttered Popcorn, and Junior Mints.
7. Cookie pieces contain no calories. The process of breaking causes calorie leakage.
8. Things licked off of knives and spoons have no calories if you are in the process of preparing something. Example: peanut butter on a knife if making a sandwich, or ice cream on a spoon if making a sundae.Foods that have the same color have the same number of calories. Examples are spinach and pistachio ice cream, or mushrooms and white chocolate. NOTE: Chocolate is a universal color and may be substituted for any other food

Mary Cunningham, (Milkbone)
(with thanks to loyal WOOFer, Kim Grabholz for the contribution!)

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Friday, February 6, 2009

WOOFers Wear Red!

Don't know why some of us have healthy hearts...and some of us don't.

But I do know Friday, February 6th is the day to wear red showing support for disease-free hearts.

So here I am...


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

WOOF Sizzles at the Book Roast

Join us tomorrow, Feb. 5 at the Book Roast Blog!
"Serving up a variety of authors and books lightly grilled and seasoned with humor."

(Answer a question and get a chance to win a free copy of WOOF!)