Sunday, November 20, 2016


A while back, we lost our grand dog, Sadie to cancer.  Many tears were shed.

She is greatly missed.

But this week, this happened!

Say hello to Layla.  She is so cute and soft and sweet. Bear and Mikey P were down with the kids to help us pack and Bear decided to surprise them with this little girl.

Spoiled dog has three blankets.

Roxy surprised us all by being very motherly to Layla. She laid down next to her crate the whole time she was here and nervously watched the children play with her. Roxy is getting old. She is 9 or 10 if her paperwork from LA can be believed.  We know she had at least one litter of pups and likely more. She still runs around like crazy now and then, but for much less time. She is also concerned about the move. She knows that something is going on, but not what. She spends much of her time with her head on my knee when I am sitting down, as if to say, don't leave me behind. Never, my friend. Never.

So we are in moving limbo. Half of the house is packed, and half is in the process.  I am making many trips to St. Vincent dePaul.  How can we have so much useless to us junk? I don't know, but St Vinnie's is the best at putting money to the poor and not to themselves, so they get my business.

I made a Thanksgiving meal for Bear's family  and Mom and Dad.  The guys worked hard and the Bear is amazing at packing and cleaning.  Mom kept Randy on task, which is not as easy as you'd think. They deserved it. There is nothing that I like more than the sound of happy family gabbing and eating all around me. 

Good thing. We have a "down here" family Thanksgiving on Saturday.  Something to look forward to.  The Bear and Mikey P said that they would be back in a week too. We shall see how that works out with school and their family up there.  Sometimes the best laid plans go wonky. When ever it happens, yay!

Have a wonder filled holiday. Be safe and be happy!


  1. Wishing you and your family a Heppy Thanksgiving.
    Your new puppy is sooooo cute.
    Condolences on the passing of your Granddog. It is unbelievably hard to lose our fur babies.

    1. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours as well Jackie! Thanks for stopping in.

  2. Sorry to hear about the grandpooch.

    Happy Thanksgiving! I can't wait to see photos of your new digs.

  3. Thanks! Happy Thanksgiving to you too, Tara and welcome! I'm so glad you stopped by.

  4. Well I am so glad to see you back. I got caught up with your previous post and nice to hear that everything is working out for you and Randy. Hope the Thanksgiving was great and congrats on the newest family member. Sorry to hear about Sadie. Take care.

  5. Yay! Hi Mr. Shife. I'm so glad you're here! I'm glad I'm here. I've truly missed blog world. Our house counter offer was accepted today. Lots of excitement here.

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    1. It's great to see you here too. Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. I'm sorry about your Sadie. I know how hard it is to lose a beloved pet. 2016 hasn't been kind... we lost our Doberman, Maxine, in April, then Felix, our 16 year old cat, in May... but the biggest shocker came this November when we lost our beloved Kinky, a cat who loved me with a dog-like devotion for her 13 years of life. I think it will always hurt me that she died alone. Sad as they were, I can take the other losses, but I know that Kinky's loss will always linger in the worst way *sigh*

    1. Oh no! I'm sorry to hear about your fur babies. It has been a bad year for them. Hugs Cube.