Saturday, April 12, 2014

We have had Toby for two weeks and he is doing just wonderful. Everyone that comes in is just crazy about him and so are we.  He is so smart and such a pleasant little guy. He is pretty well housebroken with only the occasional accident. I am so glad we got him. I still miss my Maggie like crazy and probably always will, but he sure softens the pain.


Teagan only has one month of school left. They are out the middle of May. She has done really good & is starting to enjoy going. It has taken her most of the year to be happy about it.  Next year she will be in preschool 4 and it is mornings - 4 days a week. Should be good for her.  She and Grace are starting to really get along together without competition and fights. It is so nice!. They are both growing.



Sunday, April 6, 2014

Toby is having a wonderful time on the snowbanks outside the back door. We take him out to go potty and he climbs like a little mountain goat. He also figures he needs to hold his leash in his mouth. He just cracks me up. He is sleeping the night through without any messes and waits until he hears somebody get up before he says anything. I am slowly switching him over to Blue Buffalo food and he is loving it.  It is expensive, but with his heart murmur, I thought he should have the best one we could find. Just love this baby boy.



Friday, April 4, 2014

Amazingly enough we have had Toby for 6 days and this morning I woke up on my own at 6:30 and thought, oh my gosh, I'll bet the kitchen is a mess. He didn't wake us up all night. When I got out there, there were no messes or puddles anywhere and he was awake playing with a stuffed toy.  I couldn't believe it at 8 1/2 weeks old. What a good puppy he is. It just blew my mind. I took him right out and he went potty and then came in so proud of himself. It was so cute. The picture is of him sleeping with his wee elephant just before I went to bed at 11.


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

We went to the vet today for his first check up here. The heart murmur is no better, actually a grade 3 up from a grade 2, but our dear Dr. Tuck thinks we may still be OK. He is growing so fast. Has gained 6 pounds from his last vet appointment.
He is so silly, He squeezes under the rungs of the stool at the counter to eat his treats!  Silly dog.


Sunday, March 30, 2014

Well today was puppy day. After church Gabe and I went to Alpena. I could hardly eat lunch, I was so anxious to get to Jeff's and pick our guy up.  They are just the greatest people. Couldn't believe what a start they gave those puppies. They had him all ready for us. He did really good on the way home. Didn't cry much and never got car sick or messed. We've decided to call him Toby. With his little polka dot face it just seems to suit him. What an exciting day.




Friday, March 28, 2014

Here I am once again not having posted in months.  It has been really hard losing Maggie. I don't think it would have been so bad, except that we had to have her put down.  It was so so terrible. She was such a special little thing. We still have 2 1/2 feet of snow in the backyard and it has been so cold. Maybe once the weather breaks things will get better.

Now on to good news. I am getting another dog. It is another Brittany, only its a male and he is orange and white.  We haven't named him yet, thought we'd wait until we pick him up and see "who" he looks like. We really like the names Quinn, Murphy and Toby. But you never know we might come up with something completely different once we have him home. This photo was from March 13.





Wednesday, October 2, 2013

I'm making a memory book for Maggie. Here is the beginning.