Sunday, October 7, 2012

We're Moving

Hi fellow bloggers!  I am moving my site to a different place starting tomorrow!  If you'd like to keep following Finn's adventures, give me a shout at marianne(dot)d(dot)howard(at)gmail(dot)com and I'll let you know where we went.  Hope you'll come along with us...

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Ending the Confusion

Hewwwow!  Finnackles here.

There seems to be a bit of confusion out there about my sex.  
I guess you normally think of Finn being a boy cause you know...

Tori Spelling had a baby boy last month and named him Finn.

And there's a famous boy Finn.


And there's this famous boy Finn.

But see, I'm a GIRL.  And when people call me a "he" and stuffs, I try not to get upset, but sometimes it hurts my feelings.  :(  Momma said when she picked me up and Pops asked her what they should name me, she immediately blurted out "Finn."  She didn't think there would be so much confusion!  So please call me a girl from now on, ok?

Thursday, October 4, 2012

National Taco Day!

Ah, yes, the day Finn has been sniffing about since it was announced back in August!
National Taco Day!!!

She smelt it as it came in through the door...

First, a little teaser in a corn chip.

"Can I have some salsa with that?"

Don't push it girl.

Then, we unwrap the deliciousness that is chicken and lettuce.

She dives in...

OMD.  This is so good.

Thank you Jazzi for hosting.  

Momma's gonna sit back with a strawberry margarita now and take a mid-morning snooze.
Hope everyone enjoyed their taco!! 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Thanks to all who commented for my giveaway over the weekend!!!  I enjoyed reading all of your comments.  I wrote everyone's name down on a piece of paper who followed the rules...

See everyone has their own nice little square.

And since we were away last weekend (more on that later this month) and I didn't have a scissor on me to cut up all the squares and do a drawing, I asked Finn to walk to me, and across the paper.  Whoever's name she stomped on, would win!  Little did I know, Finn was going to skirt around the piece of paper like five times before she stepped on it!  I even turned the paper around in circles and moved it all around so it would be a fair game to all!

And then finally, I pulled out a treat and she came straight to me!

Congrats Hoke from The Wild Westie!
We have emailed you, but haven't heard back!  Please email me at marianne(dot)d(dot)howard(at)gmail(dot)com

You will be getting a nice little package from Finn.  Thanks for following!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

More of Seeing the Sites!

I was taken to lunch at the World Financial Center.

That little itty bit in the top right corner is the new World Trade Center.

And took some pictures afterward of this place...

Can anyone guess what it is?

Who knew it could be so scenic!
(That's just a little NY humor)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Marketplace Monday - Dog Park Finder

I wanted to tell you about an app that Bailey mentioned on her blog for your I-phone.  It's called Dog Park Finder.  It's $2.99 to download and you have to turn your location navigator on so the app can find you and tell you what's around.  There's a setting for dog-friendly restaurants and dog-friendly parks.

I was slightly disappointed when I turned mine on and saw how little dog parks there were in the area.  I knew there were more parks that existed than those that were coming up in my app.  I wonder if the app relies on users adding parks and eateries.  You can also read reviews of the places, but again, there didn't seem to be any reviews or photographs available of the places either.  But it links you to each place's website so you can read more about it.

I decided to give this app it's fair go of it, and so I looked up a park that was a good half hour away from us and asked for it to give me directions, and off we went!  We found our way there and completely enjoyed ourselves!

Want to know why we are sitting
in front of a pile of bricks?
There was an Eagle Scout project to
replace the brick walkway!  Nice job!

So my review - I think it's a great app, but I think until more people know about it and use it, then it will be lacking.  It did tell me about parks and restaurants that I didn't know about before, and I think it would be great if you were on a road trip with your furry friend and didn't know anywhere dog friendly around you (exactly how Bailey used it when she mentioned it!).  But for everyday uses in your neck of the woods, it's probably not the best tool.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Maybe Next Year

Yankees fans know what I mean!
Nothing makes us happier than seeing Red Sox fans so sad,
except when it's my girl!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Post 300!

Well, well, well, here we are at my 300th post!  I can't believe that I have had 300 different thoughts to share with you, and I also can't believe that you have stayed with me through the 300 posts.  That says alot about all parties involved!

I thought I would have a little giveaway in honor of my 300th post!

Leave me a comment today and I will do a random drawing and send that person a little giftie from Finn.  All you have to do in your comment is tell Finnie why you love her so much!  Oh, so many reasons to choose from!  Here is some inspiration:

Thanks for staying with me for 300!  Here's to another 300!

How many exclamation points can I possibly squeeze into one blog post???!!!

Winner shall be announced towards the end of the week - - 

Friday, September 28, 2012

Longest Operation Phat Yet!

We took Finn to Brookhaven State Park, where we have had varied success in the past.  
Hubby convinced me that instead of doing the usual BLUE 
1.7 mile trail with Finn, we should up it to the RED 3.7 mile trail.  

Well, it seemed as good of a time as any, so off we went.

Sometimes you gotta just follow the tail!

Can you see that in the middle??

A deer!  We saw quite a few, here are some tracks.

3.7 miles of nice woods.

C'mon slowpokes!

What?  Is someone trying to pour me some water here?
I am trained to look at the camera!

Little father/daughter time during a rest.

She did really well!  We knew she was getting a little tired towards the
end, but I am glad we decided to up the walking length!

Monday, September 24, 2012

A New BF?

Well, I need to be truthful.  Finn's bf Cody had been on a long blogging break, and we didn't know when he was coming back.  I thought it was time for Finn to stop moping around the house and get a little boyfriend TLC.  So, I arranged another date with our neighbor Buddy.

I don't know Cody, looks like Finn might need to be wooed by you again!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Heading to Work with Pops

Pops took me into work one day with him!

I got to help tape off the siding, and put down the drop cloths.  It was totally awesome!

I got a little tired so I laid down for a bit.  It's hard work, you know?
But I am still all smiles.
This picture was taken at 10am.  Yep, I put in a solid hour of work.

Ho hum.  I am so pretty.  Why doesn't anyone see that?
Someone bring me a treat.
Where's my service bell??

And here I am rolling around in the customer's yard.

I got paint on my tail!  Proof that I worked real hard!!

Now, in case you are wondering why I joined Pops at work...
Momma and Pops got new paving stones installed in the backyard,
and they knew I would want nothing to do with being home that day.

Whadda think?  I think I look beautiful on it!

Thursday, September 20, 2012


Pops wants to know why Finn needs to have the ball and the treat on top of his work jeans...

Now, Momma wanted you all to know that for the next few days,
she is at a conference she planned for her work.  So, I will be home with Pops
getting my extra treats for just looking pretty.  And I am doing so much better 
with my ouchie too, so don't you worry about that!