Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Barn buddies

More cute goat pictures!










They are getting less afraid of me, especially Hansel, but we still have a ways to go. Hopefully soon they can go outside and play. 

Socks is a much cleaner stall keeper now that he’s alone. And looking skinnier when he’s wet! He also got his hair brushed out and looks much better. 




This cutie really isn’t from the barn yard, but she’s new to rescue and too cute not to share. She spent the night with us before going to her foster home. 



Monday, April 23, 2018

Cars, cars, cars

This weekend I took the dog to a UKC vehicle trial.  Saturday we showed in the rain all day.  Epic got one "almost" and one pass in novice.  He definitely needs more experience.  But since we almost never do anything with vehicles I was proud of what he did.  Legend nailed her first leg of master-7 vehicles, 2 hides, and i think two distractors.  By the time round two rolled around it was pouring, the parking lot was flooded and we got one of the two and then a false alert.  No one passed round 2 of masters.

Sunday was chilly and windy.  Epic got his second novice leg and picked up (barely) an advanced leg.  Legend knocked out the rest of her master title and almost got an elite leg (which I'm not sure anyone passed).

Now it's back to obedience class tonight for Epic.  Little man of many talents.  Legend will take the day off.

Monday, April 16, 2018

New additions

We broke down and got baby goats. Hansel and Gretel are 9 week old Nigerian Drawfs raised by my friend Barbie. They are still afraid of us butnsuier cute!





Sunday, April 15, 2018

Bedroom remodel

This wasn’t as drastic as the bathroom, but still made a huge difference. We painted the walls and woodwork and did one wall a darker blue than the rest. We also added a barn wood accent wall, which we love. We changed some of the wall art, new curtains and new dog beds and new furniture hardware. 







After!!







Saturday, April 14, 2018

Meanwhile

Frisco got adopted. Gus has returned to wait until his recheck cardio appointment. He’s doing great but still marking in the house. 

The cats have gotten involved in the bedroom makeover. 






More pictures once we get it finished! Almost done!

We got this mini project done as well. Things are moving right along!






Friday, April 13, 2018

Squirt

Squirt was my first horse of my own. He spent 19 of his 22 years with me and I knew him from the time he was just a scrawny weanling.   We had a lot of good rides and pleasant retirement years after his arthritis got bad. He’s been a constant in my life through a lot of changes. 

Last week he developed a vestibular/neurological condition. Despite treatment he continued to decline.  This morning his condition progressed to the point he was physically unable to eat and we made the obvious choice for him.  Run free Squirt 💙







Monday, April 9, 2018

Same story, different day

Legend and I went to and NW3 this weekend.  We didn't pass.  It wasn't our best try and it wasn't our worst.   I'll skip all the details this time around. Because that's not what really matters. 

Two of my friends lost their geriatric dogs this weekend.  Reading this news while spending the weekend trialing with my own older girl reminded me that passing or failing is not important.  What matters is I had the chance to spend the day doing what we love.  That I got to take her home with me.  That hopefully we get to try again someday.  Because in the end, it won't be more more Qs, or more ribbons, or more titles that I'll be wishing for.  It will be more time. 

Hug your dogs.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Bathroom remodel

We finally broke down and spent the money to remodel our bathroom. The shower was gross and the rest was, green. Also older and dated. It was a lengthy process getting things picked out and planned and finding a contractor. But we were overall happy with all our final choices. I wish the tub was a better shape as it’s not as comfortable as the old one. But otherwise we are happy. We did the wall paint and the cabinetry refinishing ourselves. The rest we had the contractor do. 
Before...





 After!
















I haven’t gotten this posted yet because we’ve been working in our next project. Stay tuned!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Agility!

This weekend we headed to Oklahoma to support our NADAC friends. Legend needs two chances Qs for a second NATCH. We didn’t get them, but one was close. Then we played around in novice for some of the classes and picked up a few Qs. 



Epic came along and socialized, worked obedience and practiced agility at the warm up jump. It was a good experience for him. 


We also discovered this customized ice cream sandwich shop. And it was amazing. As you can see. 






Thursday, March 22, 2018

Gus update

Gus had his heart procedure yesterday.  It took 5 hours but was considered a success.  He will probably have to stay on his beta-blocker for his whole life but hopefully no other meds.  He has a recheck in 3 months and then hopefully can be neutered and adopted!  He is recovering with a foster home in Columbia for the time being.  It's closer to the cardiologist if needed and also Frisco doesn't like Gus so it's easier for me. 

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Vegas

Last week we spent in Vegas. Jerry wanted to see the 311 day concert and it coincided with a CE conference so we killed two birds with one stone. The conference was ok. We got to spend one evening with Kelly, and lots of time exploring the different hotels and casinos. A weeks is a long time to spend in Vegas though. We had fun, but it was nice to be home. 

We stayed in the Luxor-close to conference and concert. 


We had dinner at the Bellagio one night with an inside view of the fountains. 


Some dog statues we found. 





The New York New York was our favorite hotel. It’s like New York meets Vegas meets Hershey!





Shark Reef at the Mandalay Bay







A Nashville writers show

Cool bar lights at our hotel







The conference highlight!