Monday, February 13, 2012


Goose aka Lucy is spending a few weeks up at Holly's B and B..........a romantic rendezvous so to speak. I don't know yet who she will be paired with....but I am sure he will be handsome and well mannered....if not,  Goose will take care of it...........she is not a shrinking violet. Can't tell you how much I miss her.
The first night she was gone I fixed her supper along with the boys and didn't realize what I had done until I had one bowl left and no little girl running to her spot.........did the same thing the next morning.
I miss her most at bedtime.......just before we go to sleep .....Goose always lets out a long sigh followed by a short one.....and then she is asleep quickly.
I was out walking with the boys yesterday when we spotted some folks walking way ahead of us.....Gummie started pulling and off we's a game with him. He always wants to catch up and greet whoever is in front. But you know I'm not nearly as quick as I used to be and I could see it was going to take a long time to catch up. Luckily they turned around and headed toward us..........and Gummie was so excited that he really started pulling. I think we both realized at the same time that  their little dog was a blenheim cavalier. When we met it was all lovey dovey and wagging tails. These folks were visiting from Ohio and we had the best time talking cavalier. Gummie and their dog, Sunshine, were immediately was I. She even looked a little bit like Goose. We all walked down the path, talking ......with Gummie and Sunshine in the lead.  When we split off the boys and I headed home and all I could think was I can't wait to go get the Goose.
How do I get so attached!!!!

Saturday, January 7, 2012


I have always heard that as soon as you think you know what's going to happen and how it's going to will surely be wrong. The older I get,  the more true it seems to be. I am a realist but still an optimist....sort of....and  this Christmas season was shaping up in my mind to be ....difficult ....maybe even depressing......but there was that little bit of hope in there.
As it turned out we had one of the best holidays in recent memory. Since I analyze everything........I had to question..........WHY?
I came to the conclusion that it was a combination of things totally out of my control mixed in with a little bit of effort and topped off with what I will name...CAVALIER COMEDY.
This was Lucy's first Christmas with us and she has mixed things up............first, it was the scented tissue paper episode and then the curling ribbon entanglement and did I mention the missing ornaments?
I had a bunch of ornaments laid out on the table complete with the hangers attached and ready to be interrupted and had to go out for awhile. When I got home I noticed that the only ornaments on the table were the glass balls and a few of those were on the floor. I assumed someone had put them on the tree. So I put the balls on and got another batch ready to hang. Nancy came by and invited us to go out for a late lunch. We enjoyed our meal and a few adult beverages and the tree remained  mostly undecorated.........when we got home the only thing left on the table was two glass balls!
I'm no brainiac but there were no humans in the house while we were gone and  there were no little Christmas elves decorating my only helpers have floppy ears and huge brown eyes!!!
Brogie, Gummie, and Zeke have never ever shown any interest in Christmas ornaments.
I searched all over the house and got downright worried when I couldn't find anything...........had visions of rushing Lucy to the Vet to have X rays of her stomach and then surgery mind was going crazy.
I found 42 ornaments resting under my bed......all intact.....nestled among some of the biggest dust bunnies I have ever seen.  I could have taken a picture but it's one thing to tell people you're a not so good house keeper.....but there's no way I'd take a picture to prove it.
Lucy, who I have nicknamed GOOSE, enjoyed everything about Christmas.
So did I.