Well, actually it’s welcome to the TWO new Yellow Dogs. First, Caldonia:
This is our new Golden Retriever puppy, Caldonia. She’s our fourth golden; the first one, Susanna, is who the biz is named after (her primary nickname was “yellow dog”). Caldonia is named after the Cab Calloway song of the same name. Actually, Calloway wasn’t the first to perform the song, and I’m not even sure who wrote it, but it’s the version we’re familiar with. And, as we name all the girls after songs, this one was perfect for a golden:
Walkin’ with my baby she’s got great big feet / She’s long, lean, and lanky and ain’t had nothing to eat / She’s my baby and I love her just the same / Crazy ’bout that woman ’cause Caldonia is her name.
Caldonia ! Caldonia ! / What makes your big head so hard?
Her litter’s theme was “hot” – born in the middle of the horrible summer we had last year – so her kennel name is Hot Fun in the Summer Time. She’s a sweetie, and a handful.
The second new Yellow Dog is the revamped website. Hopefully it will bear some nostalgic resemblance to the old site, but as I wimped out and went with WordPress rather than trying to do my own from scratch it’s much more professional looking. And, it has what I really wanted, which is a blog combined with a website.
I’m letting both the other blogs go (not that I’ve posted in a very long time) so you can keep up with me, beads, and of course the girls from this one page. The girls still have their tribute page, of course…look at the “heartbeats” tab.
I will be posting beads for sale within the week – promise. I also have to put in a plug here for Lauren of Best Web Host. I read three WordPress books before I even started, and Lauren made the back-end stuff so easy that the first third of each book was totally unnecessary. So, if you’re looking for web hosting, give Lauren a shout.