Saturday, December 25, 2021

Merry Christmas

We wish all of you a happy, healthy, and loving New Year with your family and friends. We were very pleased to get back to see Santa this year. It's always best to be clear with the big guy that we've done all the right things. We like it when he fills our treat balls during his Christmas journey.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving

Dog Mom decided she needed to update our November Calendar picture since she couldn't cheat and use last year's picture because they've replaced the deck and it would be obvious they'd not updated the picture. So here we our outside having our pictures taken.

She decided our November spa day would be the ideal day to have our pictures done as we'd be looking our best.

This year we held out for massive cookie bribes as Dog Dad wanted a photo shoot with the new Thanksgiving decorations out front and Mom wanted to repeat the shot she'd done last year. So treats we got and Mom and Dad got their pictures for our annual Sheltie photo calendar.

Believe it or not Tyler the Turkey and his friend are still around. Mom takes them out of the box after Halloween and he and his friend mysteriously disappear as the Christmas decorations come out. This year since Katy has taken to napping with the Mummy, Mom has agreed that the Halloween and Thanksgiving toys will be allowed to stay out until the Christmas toys arrive, but mysteriously either she's gotten worse about finding toys or we've gotten better at hiding them because lately she's noticed she has toys from several holidays out and is not certain how they keep escaping being boxed since we don't actively play with them we just nap with them.

We hope all of you have a healthy and happy Thanksgiving with family and friends. We are looking forward to football and dog treats.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Halloween Fun

Mom thought to take some pictures before it got dark this year. We think she's planning on making some more holiday flags and perhaps a page for next year's calendar. The dark pictures she made last year were not nearly as useful.

No snow this year but we did get some drizzly rain over the course of the evening. Never enough to send us inside.

We are used to having lots of kids but this year we had light traffic.

Hope all of you had fun.

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Happy Halloween

Last Halloween we were surprised by a storm the day before Halloween. Between Covid and the snow Mom and Dad had to make some changes to our traditional Halloween Trick or Treating preparations. All and all it went really well. We enjoyed hanging out in the front yard after dark in the snow. While Mom was cold we were quite comfortable with our nice thick Sheltie coats.

Mom is hoping for better weather for the little ones tonight. She's been adding more yard decorations and hopes to be able to post some post Halloween pictures showing how we spent the holiday.

We hope all of you have a fun, peaceful Halloween.

Friday, September 3, 2021

Happy 11th Gotcha Day Katy!!

Happy Gotcha Day Katy. When we got that call that Labor Day weekend that Sheltie Rescue had a match for us we were thrilled and rushed to get ready to bring you home. We didn't understand at the time Bailey's hesitation. We knew this wasn't the same foster home he'd been brought too we only realized later this was the clearing house for all the Shelties coming through rescue. Bailey while only a baby at the time remembered the place and he did not want to be left again. He had no way of knowing an amazing Sheltie Princess was about to become a permanant attachment in his life. Once you got into the car with him there was no going back until he left us that final day.

That top picture is one of my favorites because you have such a love for kids. You always act shy and reserved but you just can't resist getting involved with their play.

While you gave up playing ball and even toys when Bailey passed this picture reminds me of what a fierce competitor you used to be when you played with Bailey.

Happy Gotcha Day my warrior princess. It has been a magical journey.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Happy 5th Gotcha Day Annie!!!

It has been a some what noisy summer as Mom and Dad have been getting repairs done on the house. Katy and I are sharing a new deck as this year's gotcha present. I must say we weren't thrilled with the idea of a new deck. The old deck was special. It was here even before Bailey. Dog Dad said that was the point. It had been here a very long time and it needed to be replaced. We had our doubts. A whole week of having no freedom to come and go on our own was rather stressful.

Also with all these crazy tropical storms and then threats of tornadoes we haven't really had the chance to experience being out on the deck. It has merely been a means of exiting and entering the house. We are hoping as the fall weather comes we will come to appreciate the new deck as much as the old.

Mom says it is hard to believe it is 5 years since she and Dog Dad returned from their Maine vacation with Katy and then went to CT to go and bring me home. I'm not sure how they got along without me. I take very good care of all of them. After all who would have been Dog Dad's office Dog during COVID? Katy is certainly not office dog material.

We aren't around as much anymore. We have kept reading and following our friend's blogs. It is good to know others are still out there blogging. Mom has focused more on her craft stuff but she is still interested in the pet world.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Happy 13th Birthday Katy!!

Katy becomes a teenager. It is hard to believe my baby girl has turned the corner to becoming a teenager. It seems only a moment ago that we put Bailey into the car on a Labor Day weekend to go pick up a beautiful shy Sheltie girl to bring her home.

Happy Birthday my beautiful girl. We are so glad you came to be with us.

Monday, June 21, 2021

Bailey's 5th Anniversary

With a friend having lost his dog this week and my own dear Katy turning 13 this week, my thoughts have been returning to Bailey. It is hard to believe its been 5 years, but our dear boy crossed the rainbow bridge 5 years ago today.

I find it hard writing about Bailey because it reminds me of what is to come rather than focusing on what I have today with my other two. However, Katy is coming to that milestone birthday Bailey reached and rather than facing it with fear today I want to celebrate the great joy that both dogs have brought into our lives. It was brutal watching Bailey go in that last year but I can't forget his gentleness, his kindness, and his love of play.

I will always love you my dear boy.

Friday, May 21, 2021

Friday Flowers: Pansies

Mom got some pansies for our deck flower boxes. These purple ones were dead headed when Dog Dad bought them so Mom was thrilled to see the actual colors.

Monday, May 17, 2021

When Thread Attacks....

Now Mom often accuses Katy and I of attacking her craft supplies. There are some fiberfill incidents best left not discussed without our attornies present. However, I'd like to present evidence that sometimes the craft supplies attack us.

Case in point here I am on the floor sleeping peacefully while Mom works on her crochet Barbie doll outfits and wham crochet thread hits the floor. Do I attack it, harm it? Clearly no. I leave it alone.

Is that enough for this aggressive thread? No it clearly attacks me. When I attempt to peacefully calm it by sniffing and licking Mom tells me to leave it alone and removes it.

Monday, April 26, 2021

Happy 7th Birthday Annie!!!

Happy Birthday my beautiful girl. Enjoy your birthday cookie and your treatball party!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Remembering Bailey on his Birthday

As Katy approaches 13 this June Bailey has been on my mind more lately. He would have loved having us both home like we've been since COVID. He was a people dog and loved nothing more than spending time with us and Katy.

It will be 5 years this June since we lost him but he will always be a part of our hearts.

We hope all of our friends are well. I've been reading your blogs, I just haven't had much to post for the girls lately. Hopefully I will get to posting more soon. I wish all of you well.

Friday, January 1, 2021