Daughter #1 had a lovely dog named Roxy, she was an Irish Wolfhound .  Roxy passed away about a year ago, and #3 is now on the search for a new dog…she grew up always having a dog and a cat and is really missing having a pet at home and says she’s ready!! 😀

We have always gotten our dogs/cats from the shelter, so this is where she started her search. 😀

“We” have found a beautiful dog I wish I could take her myself but this house is at full capacity 😀

The two of us are going to see her tomorrow.

She is a Saint Bernard/mix, 6 years old.

This is her “information”….

Hello my name is Misha and my personality is a Teacher’s Pet.
I’ve got the whole package – smart, fuzzy, four legs, love to learn and live to please. Go ahead, teach me anything. Sit, stay, balance your checkbook, I can do it all. Keep me entertained and I’ll be yours forever.

I wish I could bring her home, I’ve already been thinking….this is not good. 




So until tomorrow 😀 😀 😀

Ol’ Red the Pine Cone Hoarder

We have very large pine trees along the edge of the yard .

There are about 8 of them which means a lot of pine cones!!!!



We also have a red squirrel who loves pine cones.

We’ve named him Ol’ Red

😀 😀 😀


Every morning he’s out there climbing out onto the branches and nibbling off the pinecones and firing them down to the ground.  It can be quite entertaining and dangerous, he throws them down from quite a height and they are still green and quite heavy. Luckily it’s in an area between houses that we don’t spend anytime in.  Last year I swear he threw one at the dog and missed him by inches, it was not a straight down drop as usual, it came at an angle to the middle of the yard, a little payback for the small dog that claims a pine cone each time it drops to the ground, he’s running back and forth with his gifts that have fallen from the heavens 😀

This is what we found today!!!!!!!  This is a little weird and creepy, he’s got them all lined up to dry I think???  They are not in a pile, just all laid out flat.


This is another shot of his handy work,