Friday, May 18, 2018

Friday Flowers: Daffodils

Every morning Mom goes out and checks for new sightings of perennials.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Thankful Thursday: Sunny Days

We are always thankful when the days aren't rainy and we can enjoy the sun in our yard. We love sun bathing year round, you've seen us sitting in snow banks. However, as the weather gets warm and humid Mom limits our time so we are making the most of our non-rainy days to enjoy the sunshine.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Visiting with Friends

One of the wonderful things about Spring is visiting with neighbors and friends. We love hanging out when Dog Dad is visiting.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Creative Fundraiser at Paws in the Park 2018

I always think it is fun and important to share ideas that work for different shelters in drawing attention and raising funds for their shelter. While Mom and Dad clearly have a Sheltie preference, they never miss going to the French Bulldog booth to leave a donation. Their booth fundraiser is adorable and it is always a festive, friendly, and welcoming place to visit as we tour all the booths.

While Mom didn't cheat on us by kissing other dogs, she did leave a donation as she just can't resist the creative idea for this fundraiser.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Paws in the Park 2018 The Walk

Every year at Paws in the Park we take a walk around the Wayside Inn. The area is beautiful and Mom and Dad like this part of the outing. Normally Katy makes this a race, but her companion was unable to make the event so she was stuck with a slow Dog Dad and Mom and got a late start on the walk. She made the best of it as she likes the wooded path. Neither of us is crazy about water, but Mom loves water and insists on getting pictures of us near the water every chance she gets.

Since we can't read signs Katy decided to see if anyone left pee mail with directions.

This is the path to the grist mill. First we aren't crazy about bridges. Secondly there is water. What is it about this Mom doesn't get. Who in their right mind stops to take pictures on bridges. This from the Mom that reads books about trolls.

Mom says this Grist Mill is not only historical, but famous. It seems to appear in all kinds of pictures. So I guess I'm famous for being photographed in front of it, too.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Paws in the Park 2018 Making New Friends

One of the fun things about Paws in the Park is the chance to meet lots of dogs big and small. We met large and small dogs and had a great time sniffing and being sniffed. Katy met a Collie who was her large twin. The Collie's owner called Katy her dog's mini me. They had the exact coloring and similar face shaping although Collies and Sheltie heads are slightly different. Mom didn't want to ruin the moment with a picture because that usually makes Katy get restless so we have no record of it, but it was rather cool. At the end of our day we met two rescue Shelties. We don't see too many Shelties at these events so it is always interesting when we meet some.

We got lots of attention, like movie star attention. Every where we went people wanted to touch us and give us treats. This became a problem later when Dog Dad wanted to get us through the agility course. Katy had fun with it, but me, hey why should I work with treats when all I have to do is look adorable and everyone is offering me free cookies? Why jump for it when you just have to sit and look cute?

Monday, May 7, 2018

Paws in the Park 2018

Despite the rain we had a wonderful time at Paws in the Park. I was so excited to go it was hard to wait patiently while Mom and Dad finished final preparation for us to go to the Wayside Inn.

I so badly wanted to bring this pad home. Like most Shelties, I'm not crazy about wet feet and there was just something so soothing on my paws about this mat. Sadly, the group really felt their need was greater than mine and Mom made me move on without getting them to give me the mat. Can you believe that?

Mom's still downloading pictures off her phone so you can expect to see more of our adventures through the week.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Friday Flowers: Finally Signs of Spring

Mom has been concerned that with the strange Spring weather some of her spring perennials might not do well this year, but she is pleased to see not only her flowers but the first signs of her perennial asparagus crop finally showing signs of life.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Whisker Walk 2018

For those of you in the New England Area it is time again to think about this year's Whisker Walk Sunday June 3 from 10-3 at the Bolton Fairgrounds in Lancaster, MA. This event is hosted by the Sterling Shelter and is attended by many local shelters/rescues and there are many vendors and activities for the family. Come out and support your local rescues and shelters and have some fun. The walk is only part of the fun. There is much to see, do, shop, and eat.

You can read more about the event here.