Life with two boxers

Daisy and Zoee play like this from the time they get up in the morning until they go to bed at night.

Being outdoors works out the best because they can run and run and do not have interference.

Inside they drag two baskets of toys from the den to the office.

This was the best thing for Daisy she was very lonely for dog companionship and now she has Zoee. She is not the least bit jealous she is the mother/sister and takes her job quite seriously.

I know Zoee has gained some weight in the last 9 days. Yesterday I added some pumpkin in her diet because that is supposed to help with weight gain.

I hope to get some really good action shots of them running soon.

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40th. Wedding Anniversary

Today is Jack and my 40th. wedding anniversary. It honestly does not seem like that many years to either of us.

We have 4 grown kids 3 of which are married, 2 daughter in laws and one son in law, & 7  beautiful grandkids 5 girls and 2 boys.

We have lived in our house for 39 and 3/4 years but feel we might be forced to move soon due to recent subdivision development in our area. It is just to close for comfort for the both of us. Everyday we here hammering, nail guns and slamming of boards from early a.m. to late p.m. Thank goodness the time changed and it now gets dark earlier lol.

We liked the quiet of country living and the simple life that came with it.

Jack will be retiring in the next year or two and that is when we will probably make our move. We have no idea where we will move to for the next part of our journey together.

I need to schedule an appt. to get our pictures taken I would rather not do them myself this time. The last time I took them was our 35th. anniversary.

Our life is wonderful together and we love each other very much. I would not have made it through the last year without Jack and his support.

 

 

 

Stripey Stripe

Stripey and Harry are two kittens that adopted us about 5 years ago.

Stripey was the one who had the broken jaw that the vet had to do surgery on and rewire his jaw before he was a year old. At the same time this surgery happened I had him neutered but not declawed because they lived outdoors and he needed his claws for protection.

He and his brother were outside cats unless we had really cold weather then I brought them inside. They hunted mice and birds in the barns and pastures. Every morning they greeted me ready to eat and every evening it was the same thing. At night was when they went off and hunted.

Stripey has been missing for 7 days today and I am so upset as well as his brother Harry seems depressed without him around.

This after our oldest indoor cat Ishy passed away about 5 weeks ago she was 14 years old.

Harry nor Stripey liked strangers so I know no one got him. I just have no idea what could have happened. He was here the night before and was acting fine and eating. I knew when he wasn’t there for his morning feeding something was up.

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90 Years old

Today is my Mother in Law’s 90th. birthday.

Last weekend we had a big birthday party outdoors at her house there were over 100 people there.

She is very active and she says that it is to keep her mind strong.

My Mother in law is one of those people who does not bad mouth others. I respect this woman so so much for that.

She is one of the strongest Christians I know. She spends 5 days of 7 days at the church making rosaries, quilts for the bazaar and they do other odds and ends.

If that is not enough she makes quilts, lap quilts etc for all her family. She loves reading and reads a book on most days.

She has 4 siblings 3 brothers and 1 sister and with counting her 3 are in their 90’s and 2 are in their late 80’s. It is such a blessing to be able to celebrate her 90th birthday with all of them.

Happy Birthday to her today and we love her very much.

 

 

Four years ago today

Four years ago today my dad passed away.

There is not a day goes by that I do not think about him and miss him.

I am grateful that I had him in my life as long as I did. At the same time, I am also glad he does know what I have been through over the last year.

Thank you, Dad, for all the life lessons you taught me because that made me the strong person I am today.

I love you Dad and you are forever in my memories and in my heart!