Friday, September 7, 2012

Beagle Pups ~ 3 weeks

Aspen - snuggling with Joseph

Birch - a little annoyed with me because I woke him up to take the picture :)


Sunday, August 12, 2012

a new litter of puppies...

Buttercup had her second litter of puppies this morning! ♥ They all seem to be healthy, and are doing really well. She's such a good little Mama ♥ The count so far is seven pups, six males and one female -- which is *exactly* the same amount/and same male to female ratio she had last fall! :) ♥

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Psalm 37:4

"Delight yourself in the Lord
and He will give you the desires of your heart."

God blessed me with a precious, long-longed gift last Sunday... Long story shorter (grin), I have wanted a Bullmastiff puppy for quite a few years, but knowing how expensive they are, and that they need a lot of care, I was certain I wouldn't be able to purchase one for many more years down the road. Until Mama found an ad (this was on Saturday) for a female 6mo old Bullmastiff puppy, FREE to a good home *jaw drops open* I was shocked. I was even more shocked when Daddy said "Okay, I'm not saying no." (Which practically means 'yes' ;)) So we corresponded with her current owner, asked a bunch of questions, then set up a time to meet her. Sunday mid-morning found us standing on the front porch of Miss Jenny's house, petting and talking to the sweetest puppy ♥ She was so perfect... sweet, good-natured, laid-back, intelligent... I mean just *perfect*! My parents said "yes", and I was in love, so we brought her home ♥ After much contemplation, I decided to name her 'Mishka', it's an Armenian name, and it means 'gift of love' which really fit this situation very well... Mishka's current owners wanted to get rid of her because they lived in the city, and Mishka needed room to run and play, they loved her to death, but wanted to do what would be best for her ♥ Mishka is truly a gift of love, from her previous owners, and from God... He blessed me with the perfect pup, I couldn't have asked for a better puppy... and she is something I have wanted for years... God is so good ♥ One more thing, I'm not positive she is full Bullmastiff... her previous owners only knew what they were told by Mishka's owner before them. I do plan on doing a DNA test to see for sure... but even if she isn't full Bullmastiff, I'm still extremely happy to have her, and I will still keep her - no matter if she is a mix :) ♥


Monday, January 30, 2012

Texas Trip 2012

Early this year found us in Texas visiting with our friends, the Vogel family... Our friendship goes back a long way, and it was lovely to get to fellowship with them again... Here are some photos capturing a few of those special, happy, serious, fun, and late-night goofy moments...

Daddy and Millie Games galore! :-D Checkers with MaryVance & Aimee The littles enjoying care-free moments together... Caleb playing cars with Lylah Lylah & Nehemiah Nehemiah and Baby Millie... sweet snuggles... Red Rover was definitely the outside game of choice! They needed a chicken house... So while we were there (5 days) the fellas built one... And for never doing anything quite like that before, they did a really good job! Lovely Lylah! Fun times!
Wow! Luke reading! That's a rare sight! (NOT! The boy *loves* to read!) Tacos! Buddies! ~ Micah & Elijah More games... Checkers with the Big Dogs! Snuggling with my special little friends ~ Selah, Nehemiah, & Abby This is the closest I have to the 'finished product'. Story time! Millie & Me More Red Rover... Luke's partner in crime - James! Caleb & Millie She is such an adorable bundle of joy and sweetness! I love how it looks like Millie is reading the book with Caleb!! My darling little sweetheart ~ Abigail Havin' fun in the kitchen! Nathan & Sam Sam & James Caleb, James, Sam, & Luke... they look a little squished, don't they?! Sweet girlies ~ Aimee & MaryVance Millie was definitely cuddled much by all! Supper anyone?! Popcorn galore!! Measuring to see whose horseshoes was closest to the target Horseshoes with the Adults! Mama & Lylah Nathan, Micah, & Isaac And last, but certainly not least, a group shot of all the children!