What can I say about my guest poster today?
The infamous Miss Bliss. From Bliss Ranch.
She has like a gazillion kids. Oodles of talent. And she’s the best comment leave ever. Seriously. Her comments make me laugh. And not just the comments she leaves on my blog …
… but the comments she leaves on other blogs. Lots of blogs. Lots of comments. She’s everywhere. And she always gets there before me. It’s like she’s omnipresent. Or maybe she’s just hiding from those gazillion kids …
All I know is this week of sunny funny would not be complete without a guest post from the funniest comment leaver in the world.
Hello to Linda and her ItAllStartedWithPaint followers.
I’m Bliss from Bliss Ranch and I’ve come over here to entertain you while she is off enjoying herself. I think I heard her mumble something about umbrella drinks and a cabana boy named Mike.
Funny in the Sunny.
Hmmm…… hard to be funny when I just want to type all sorts of nice mushy stuff about Linda, but I’m sure I’ll get over that. I want to tell all of you about how supportive she is, how she included my lil ‘ol blog in bigger and better things back when I had like 20 followers.
I’m not sure why she even gave me a second glance. She introduced me around like I was the new kid in school and she didn’t leave me sitting all alone at lunch time. She never asked for anything in return (until now) which was good since I had nothing to offer.
Now she would like a guest post, and make it funny too so it stays with the theme, oh and have it done by the 10th.
And because she never left me alone at lunch time, of course I want to do a funny in the sunny post for her, you know.. to pay her back and thank her.
So this morning I looked out my window for inspiration as I reflected on a fitting post for Linda. I saw fog and dog doo. How freaking inspirational is that? It’s August…. helllooo Mr. Sun I need some shine to put the sunny in the funny.
Being the visionary I am, I saw through the fog and dog stuff and realized Linda’s like my dog. I love my dog. He’s a great companion, always there when I need him. She’s not quite as hairy and I can’t imagine she would leave brown surprises on anyone’s lawn, but she is always there when I need her.
Just look at that chippy finish.
Forget that I wanted lime green to mimic that beautiful inspirational view of trees in the fog. I settled for metallic orange – because of the 999 little bottles of craft paint, I have no lime green. 998 shades of blue yes. I probably should have used a blue since it’s an appetite suppressant and based on the amount of scooping Brawn needs to do in the yard my dog could use some appetite suppressing. (It was in our prenup that I don’t do doo).
The food caddy started out as some sort of a one sided birdhouse planter at a garage sale. It had green plastic pots in it but I left those at the sale and only took the terra cotta ones stacked with it.
Off came the houses and I painted a coat of ASCP in old white. I was less than impressed picturing dog food drool all over white. I told myself Linda would want me to use orange. You saw her fish right? So I painted on metallic orange, used steel wool to sand it back off, and finished it with a coat of dark wax.
The holes are a perfect fit for the stainless steel dog dishes that Mo eats out of. I took his dishes out for photos and inserted white cereal bowls. Why did I do that? My dog has dog dishes. Stainless steel. These are corell cereal bowls.
Thank you Bliss! I would love to dine from that orange food caddy! And the only reason I’m not as hairy as your adorable dog is because it’s summer and I’m at the beach. Now in the dark, cold, and gloomy winter months I might give Mo a run for his hairy money … 🙂