The gardening is waking up. After a long, wet winter and many false starts, there are signs everywhere signaling spring’s arrival. But the bulbs and trees are not alone in their blossoming. Sara is an adorable little black and white hot-dog of a puppy born in a field to her Golden mom. First noticed around Thanksgiving last year, a kindly neighbor began leaving out food for mom and her dwindling litter of pups. After several months, only Sara remained. She […]
“Like branches on a tree we grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one. Each of our lives will always be a special part of the other.” ― Anonymous Last year at this time I was one of the “puppy mamas” to a litter of 12 adorable Golden puppies that came to our rescue with their mom, Molly, and Dad, Harley. They were only three weeks old when they arrived; I wrote about it here. We named […]
Categories: Dog Rescue, Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue • Tags: Gardens Golden Retrievers, Golden Retriever Birthday, Golden Retriever Puppies, Golden Retrievers at Play, Homeward Bound Golden Reriever Rescue, Puppy Reunion
Sweet Spring. Spirited. Poignant. Boisterous. Fleeting. “And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.” Sweet Lindsey… Humphrey… and Gunner. Spirited. Boisterous. Poignant. and fleeting? We cannot say. “Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”… “It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden May they bloom like little miracles. “Life is good…today.”
These are the irrefutable truths of puppies in the rainy season. 1. Mud and poo are indistinguishable. 2. The dirtier the puppy, the more aerodynamic. 3. Clean is fleeting. 4. Towels are not for bathing; they are for playing. 5. Puppy adorableness always trumps puppy stinkiness 6. Pockets are for picking. 7. Resistance is futile. 8. And saying goodbye is so very hard to do. Happy life, Cici! See you at the Reunion Picnic in May!
We prune to encourage new growth in the spring. It’s an art and a science. And while roses are pretty resilient, you still take great care because, sometimes, you can go too far. In December, odd couple Cody and Rusty arrived. We nicknamed Rusty, Toto, for his resemblance to Dorothy’s little friend. Rusty is 7; Cody 10. Cody portrait graciously loaned by Rob Kessel Surrendered when the wife developed allergies, they were inseparable. It was easy to know. On the […]