Sunday, December 31, 2017

As 2017 Ends So Does This Blog

 I've said it before: I never would have thought I would have had three big ass dogs in my home.
 But Lucy, my first and a Golden Retriever stole my heart and naturally I felt she needed a companion. So about 6 or 7 months after Lucy's arrival I got Sable my lab mix. Lucy took her and showed her the ropes as if her very own.  I can't say they were affectionate towards one another but they were inseparable.  They loved to ride and loved the water more.  We had so many fun trips to the dog park.
Then in 2012 as my Father needed more physical help he came to live with me and along with him his mutt Joe.  My girls did not take likely to Joe.  Joe was a people and dog person. He was very social where as my girls showed little interest in other people or dogs.  But soon they seem to mesh together as a family. The amount of joy they provided was immeasurable.  Sadly, these canine relationships have been the longest that I have enjoyed in my life other than family.  So I feel as though I have milked this blog as long as I can sharing my memories of my sweet babies.
I hope as I get closer to retirement to adopt me a couple of dogs again.  Then maybe a new chapter for the blog.  But till then, I will enjoy my memories and the 1000's of photos of my babies. I appreciate the few who have shared this journey.  I am not, nor have I ever been good at networking, so comments and blog buddies have been few.  Nevertheless, I've enjoyed this effort.
I hope you have a safe and healthy new year full of joy!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Joe and Sable's last Christmas a year ago.  What an adjustment it has been.  From this dog lover to you, have a great holiday!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Weekend Wishes

Get out and about this weekend!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Monday, December 4, 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Monday, November 27, 2017

Monday Memories

Now that cooler weather is here in southeast Texas, I miss taking my babies with me when running errands.  It always gave me a little thrill to see them in my car as I approached from whatever I had been doing.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you enjoy a good bone today.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Monday Memories

I miss my babies the most when I come home from work and on weekends when I took them to the dog park.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Sweet Memories

My sweet Sable would have been 14 years old this week.  I had to let her go last December.  Always such a happy dog and a chow hound.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday Memories

When there were three.  Those were the good ole days.  How did I manage three big pooches and have my elderly Father live with me for 2.5 of those years? Now,I wondered what I do with my time?  I seem to get nothing accomplished.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017

It's A Good Thing

As much as I have missed my babies with each passing, I am glad that they weren't with me during tropical storm Harvey.  They would have all had a terrible case of cabin fever as I did.  So many pets up for adoption now in the Houston area.  I am trying to resist the temptation for now.  But I know there has to be a couple of precious pooches in my future.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

It's Been 4 Years

Four years ago today, I lost my sweet Lucy.  I called her sweet because, like most Goldens, she always had a smile and Lucy, well, because of the red hair.  I still miss her and all that hair all over the house.  She was the most affectionate of the three.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Not Without My Pet!

 Victims of flooding from Harvey take their pets when rescued.

Most shelters allow owners to bring their pets with them.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Monday Memories

My girls loved the water but Lucy, the Golden, was the first to take to the water.  It was a few months after going to the dog park that I looked out and saw that Sable was finally swimming with Lucy.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sunday With Spike!

I'm sad to see Spike leave today but my brother is back from vacation.  Spike has been a good boy.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

A Perfect Guest

Spike has been a pleasure to take care of this week.  Just as it was with Lily, I will miss our time together.  He is much like me in that he just likes to sleep and eat and HATES our Texas heat.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Monday Memories

All my babies loved to ride.  It must be a sense of adventure for them plus it takes the wear and tear off their legs.  I miss taking them to the park and for a Sunday ride.  I enjoyed taking them with me on errands on the few cool days we would have during the winter months.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Pet Sitting Again!

I have Spike, Sable's 14 year old brother, with me for a week or so while my brother and family vacation.  Spike is like me in that he moves slowly, gets up and down with effort, and likes to eat.  A big plus is that, like Sable, he is not much of a barker.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Monday, August 7, 2017

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Sunday Drive With Lily

Lily has been the perfect house guest the last two weeks.  Today we went to the park and took a nice long drive afterwards.  She goes back to her mom and dad tomorrow.  Just before I get too attached.