Posts Tagged ‘dogs’

It’s Furrever

Monday, February 4th, 2019

Here we go! It’s negative 2 today in Bozeman, Montana and I’m busy potty-training our new baby boy! He is precious! Can you imagine trying to learn this big boy lesson in the deep snow and below freezing temps? He’s a trooper! No accidents! So far….

We practiced the kennel with him a few times yesterday after bringing him home from his little farm boy life. He loved it! At bedtime last night we put him in the kennel and he settled right into his warm bed and fell fast asleep. NOT A PEEP! ALL NIGHT LONG!


It doesn’t hurt that he’s 7 weeks old and already in love with that fuzzy blanket! He’s snuggled up with it right now as I’m typing. It’s a big hit!

He loves going outside! Even as cold as it is….he will run and play as if it’s normal to do that in the dead of winter in Montana! When he’s finished with the snow, he runs to the door! Little smartie!

Don’t ask what we’re going to do in just a few months when he is bigger than me. He is going to be a moose! Look at these feet!

I won’t even bother telling you how soft and velvety his fur is because I know you can almost feel it just from the photos. He’s a hunk!

He’s just perfect!

He’s just what we needed and at exactly the right time. Even though potty-training in winter ain’t for the faint of heart. He is our sweet little guy and as much as I want to smother him, he sort of chooses my hubby over me. And I’m not even jealous!

The puppy days are hard work. We haven’t had one in many years. The time will be more than worth it once he’s a big boy and knows his limits. Labs are smart, sweet and the best all-around family pet. Having him is going to be a very special addition to our whole family.

Welcome home, Beck! We love you already!

Him & Her

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Animals are good therapy.


Some of the best companions have fur and four feet. While I know not everyone is into having pets, my family couldn’t live without them.


Here’s Gavin and Gracie on her first day as a member of our family. She was adopted from the Humane Society. Someone had brought in a whole litter of pups and she was the last one left when our sweet boy found her. They were a perfect match.

Over the last few years, I’ve watched the two of them weather life and its storms together. Like best friends do.


It seems like we’ve always had her in our family.


She tags along, never turns down left over coffee and squeezes her big lanky body into the smallest of cracks just to be with the people she loves.

The person she loves the most though….


Is the one who rescued her… that she could rescue him.

I’m so happy he has such a sweet friend to keep him company when he’s so far from home and the people WHO LOVE AND MISS HIM!!

gavin gracie

Thank you for pets. They teach us to love and they remind us to be kind.