Friday, July 13, 2012

My kinda airplane!

Can I fly this plane on my next trip to Paris??

My Water Garden

Just took this photo off my deck of my parched by the drought water garden. The leaves have been falling off the trees for weeks because we need rain. It looks like fall everywhere because the trees and lawns are so parched and stressed.
Kellie likes to sit outside on our deck watching the world go by! She is a sweetie and is looking forward to meeting her new sister!

Friday, July 6, 2012

My Scottie Collection

My collection of Scottie collectibles!!
I love Scotties. My first family dog was a little black Scottie. Her name was Cinders. When I married, my husband and I added Katie, a black scottie, to our family. She was a sweet and special dog. The easiest Scottie ever. She got dementia when she was 13 and it was a sad thing to watch. Saying goodbye is very hard when you love your dog so much. After Katie we added Kellie. Kellie came from a farm in Iowa and she too is special. She LOVES people and hates to be alone. She follows me EVERYWHERE. Strange dogs are not her favorite thing, but meeting people is.

When Kellie was 2 we added Cooper to our family. Cooper was a wheaton colored Scottie. He was a very unusual dog. He was bottle fed the first week of his life and he loved being held and carried like a baby. He would do anything for a treat. I could teach him a new trick in 5 minutes because he was so motivated by food. He got sick last year and passed away at the age of 7. We miss him everyday and wish he was with us. Kellie misses her buddy.

After Cooper died, we started looking for another wheaton colored male. We have been looking for 7 months. We have searched the country, the internet and far and wide but could not find a little wheaton male. We finally found a breeder in Indiana who had a wheaton female. We put a deposit on her and were to bring her home last week.
BEWARE of internet breeders, not all of them are what they advertise themselves to be. Long story short (for now), our breeder kept from us the fact that our pup had a physical defect and when we questioned why this happened, we were told we "violated the trust issue" in our contract and it was voided. There are heartless, dishonest, and cruel people in this world. Enough said, no puppy from them.
So now we are going to be welcoming a new puppy in August. It's a girl and she will be called Coco, after Chanel of course! I am so happy that she will be coming from a honest, loving breeder closer to home. She is the little pup on the right side of the photo below. I will provide updates as I get them! So that concludes my "collection" story!