Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter 2014

 We had a wonderful family gathering for Easter!  All three kids came home which in itself is an amazing feat!  Made me and their Oma very happy indeed!
 My mom enjoying the commotion of everyone coming together. 
 Gathering around the table...I'm always afraid we won't have enough food, but there was too much of it!
 William and Peter
 William with beagle girl Blondi and later taking a good nap with Luci as well.
Kara and Ben came all the way down from San Francisco!  It was so good seeing them!!

As I write this, it's a bit too quiet!!  But what great new memories we created!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Big girls!

 Blondi and Luci are almost all grown up!!  They are about 8 months old now.  They love to take over the couch and sit with me while I watch tv or knit.

 They are also very good friends!!  Of course, they have their spats like sisters do!

 They enjoy the great outdoors in the back yard.  They love to chase each other and then relax a bit in the sun.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

My Sweeties Growing Up

 Luci and Blondi are now beginning their 18th week of life and growing into teenage doggies
 Blondi loves her Daddy's chair.  Of course, to get a rise out of him as he asks, "What are you doing in my chair?"  So funny how the bonding process works.
 Blondi looking very comfortable indeed.
 Blondi is a moose!!  Bigger than her sister Luci!

The earlier weeks when we first got them had me scratching my head about what we got ourselves into, but the hard work and sleepless nights and mornings were so worth it!  They are calming down and even listening to demands like "sit," "leave it," and "settle."  The Puppy Kindergarten did a world of good so continuing on with the dog training for sure!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Girls Growing up!

 Our puppies, Luci and Blondi, are growing up!!  They are bonding with us beautifully, so they get  more together time.
 Blondi loves to romp around in the back yard...
 And Luci is such a sweet girl and eager to please.
 Blondi is growing into a beautiful blonde girl...just love her markings.
 Luci and Blondi both love playing with their toys.

 And with each other!

 Luci can give such funny faces!
Both keep us plenty busy, but they do sleep a lot like babies are suppose to...crate training is going very well.  We also just started Puppy Kindergarten and they both know how to "sit," "come," and walk a bit on a loose leash.  I can't wait to see what else they will learn!!  No Bark comes to mind!!  Ha ha!!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Lucy and Blondie are home!!

 We picked up our 8 week old puppies yesterday, but there were also goodbyes to their siblings and parents to be made.  You wonder what goes through their heads?  Have they any idea what adventures are ahead??  Below is sweet Blondie...
 All set to go home as Kara cuddles with Lucy and Will cuddles with Blondie!
 First trip to the back yard...
 And already lots of kisses!
 And belly rubs!
 Both Lucy and Blondie were hungry from the trip home.
 And "Daddy" has the magic touch in getting the puppies to nap!
 Such sweet faces!!!  And lots of mischief to be had in the future!

Saturday, December 1, 2012


 We decided to "start" looking at puppies having no idea how lucky we would be during our first trip out!!  It was quite a distance, but as you can see, well worth it!  Adorable puppies!!  Healthy, sociable, and home grown!
 We ended up choosing two female beagle a tricolor, the other a lemon/caramel color. 
 Ten puppies were in the litter...mommy dog nursing the 3 week old pups.
 We pick this girl because she fell asleep!!  Watch her become a holy terror!!  Ha!
 I love how the puppies have their legs stretched out behind them!

And we couldn't forget about dear old Dad "Ted" who was very proud of his puppies too!

Although it may seem so soon after losing our beloved Maggi, puppies sure put a smile on your face and reminds us that life does go on.  We will always remember Maggi...there will be no other...but there are new puppies to meet and get to know and distract ourselves with.  And I do think Maggi is ok with it...I dreamt Maggi was playing with a puppy a couple weeks ago.

We get to pick up the puppies December 22nd!  It will be an adventure for sure!!  I look forward to it!!!  Woof!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Two weeks...

and I miss you so...Maggi the beagle dog 2-10-2001 to 11-3-2012.