The love of Mike

| December 6, 2017

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.  (John Lennon) – Lennon hit on a profound truth here – with its roots in the Bible. I’m busy. You’re busy. We are all running around planning for this and that. Hopefully though, we remember to enjoy the many moments that make up our lives. [...]

And so it goes

| November 29, 2017

October and November have been strange here with my husband Mike in the hospital most of the time. He is usually my anchor that keeps things at home rolling along efficiently. Thank goodness he should be home from the rehab hospital before Christmas. He is making steady improvements slowly but surely, and that is something [...]

Bright spots

| November 5, 2017

My husband has been sick for awhile, so things have not exactly been normal at home lately — whatever that is. He’s had a rough go of it mostly resulting from damnable Diabetes. He is back in the hospital right now in ICU, but is getting better. I’m writing this by his hospital bed right [...]

Looking Good!

| October 23, 2017

It was a pretty weekend even with a little wind and rain. Saturday I got to assist my brother with his art display at Fort Worth’s Art Goggle event. He was one of 850 artists displaying their work along Magnolia Street for 18 blocks through the medical district. There are a lot of talented artists [...]

Cute babies large and small

| October 9, 2017

Melody’s lone surviving puppy- Miss Jilly- is four weeks old now. She is a spoiled baby and doing very well. She has learned to drink water (Praise the Lord!), and eat soft food. She is also playing with us, with her mother, and her toys. I so wish she had at least one littermate for [...]

Jilly’s good and other good news

| September 25, 2017

  It’s been a busy weekend – too short as usual. I just wanted to post an update on Melly’s little girl- Jilly. She is doing fine- eating, sleeping, and growing. Her eyes are open now so she can find her mother if Melody changes positions in the box. Jilly is up on her feet [...]

Heartbreak and hope

| September 17, 2017

Less than a day after my last post celebrating Melody’s three surviving puppies- we lost two more. It felt like being hit in the gut with a sledge hammer- twice. At 10 PM on Monday night, Mel Jr., Roland, and Jilly were all nursing and looking great. By midnight Mel Jr was dead. A couple [...]

Three new lives begin!

| September 12, 2017

    Breeding collies is not for the faint hearted.   I had been getting things ready for Melody’s big event for weeks.  I checked my list of all the stuff I use at whelping time, gathered it together, and ordered the things I needed to replenish. Finally we were all set. I started taking Melody’s [...]

RIP Bruce

| August 14, 2017

I got sad news today from Judy Gorham. Her pretty sable boy Bruce passed away today. He was twelve years old. In a way twelve years is a significant amount of time, but when you are talking about the life span of a friend it is painfully short. I know Judy and Steve will miss [...]

Good news, bad news, good news

| August 12, 2017

I absolutely love our collies. I love playing with them, chilling out with them, going to shows when I can, and having puppies. On the breeding side of this hobby, I’d say my luck at having puppies averages about 50:50. That’s how it worked out this time.  I took Merci and Melody to the repro [...]