Monday, October 31, 2011



Oh Jake, hold still one minute
Nope he's done, he wants to play with the ghost

Amy's dog Coco/ Yoda
Mike& Sarah's Cooper /Wizard of OZ
                                             HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Friday, October 28, 2011


 Last night we had a house full 4 kids, 5 dogs, 6 adults, we are sorta of use to having a full house and having it happen just randomly. Everyone was kinda doing their own thing when someone noticed Betty, laying in the kitchen staring in to the water bowl, looking so sad, needing a drink. She's just so sweet.

Um hello someone I need water

                                                 She's a Good Girl

Thursday, October 27, 2011


 The weather outside has cooled a little. It's been 80 ish, and  we still have the air on. The boys are starting to get a little chilly at night. Silly I know, but  because they are silver, they don't have a lot of thick fur. It's time to start thinking about new sweaters for them, and this year i'm gonna get them some new bed blankets, the old ones have seen the washer too many times.

can you see us?
In Mom & Dads bed
                                              They are Good Boys

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Brotherly Love

 As we sat and watched the World Series the other night, Jake couldn't find a seat close enough to Pete. As usual he made do with what he could.
Good Dogs

   I sat across from them thinking one of them would move any minute, none of them did. So we kept watching the game and laughing, they stayed this way for just about a whole inning. They seemed comfortable. I was reminded of  2 of my young boys laying kinda like this, looking very uncomfortable, but staying like this for a long time. Who knows, maybe they were just worn out, but I would rather think it's just true brotherly love, for both dogs and kids.

The date on this picture is wrong. This was about 17 yrs ago, and it was at the
farm in WV. Mike is on the bottom, yes those curls are real, Chris on the top.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


 Yesterday for the first time since the new baby was born, just about a month ago, the kids and I are bored. Pete reseeded the grass with winter seed and we can't play in the yard. Oh, we are not really bored, just missing "Grandma's Park" as the kids call it. So we've been playing what  Aunt Amy taught them as the triplet train, which is to hold hands, run the circle of the living room through the kitchen, up the steps and back around, as fast and as giggly as they can. Kids and dogs love it. Audy tried to hold Jakes collar and run, but he knocked her down,

Elvis trying to decide if he wants to play

Yes both Elvis & Jake like this game
Hard to hold hands when the dogs are playing
Jake's way of saying sorry for knocking her over , she loved it
                                        What good Dogs they were

Monday, October 24, 2011

Counter Surfing

   I have said before, our Jake counter surfs. And it doesn't have to be the kitchen counter, it can be the coffee table, bathroom sink, night stand, any surface. He will eat ANYTHING and can digest pretty much everything he's found so far, except foil. Last night he got most of the tomatoes for last night's dinner.  Pete thought this might work to keep him from surfing.

   Just kidding, but it was funny, Jake just stood there looking at Pete like Really.
                                          He's a Good Boy

Friday, October 21, 2011

New Baby

                                                Emily Quinn
 I've been watching our triplet 2 yr old grand kids during the day. They have a new baby sister at home and we've been trying to let her settle in. Last night we got to watch them and Emily. She was just a doll, we've been blessed so far with another very good baby. We had her for about 3 hours and she did not cry once. The dogs just loved her. Especially Jake, every sound she made he had to come check on her. The kids loved having their sister stay with them, they were really cute about it.

                                                  They were Good Dogs
 Once again Lucy did not much care for all the commotion. She let everyone pet her, then she went off to her bed where she likes to be.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Just Enjoying

   This is a small part of my day everyday during the week now, and I could not be enjoying it more. Kids are great, and the dogs, after getting use to the kids being outside with them, have been great also.

Jake loves to play on this with the kids

Good Dogs

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Visit More

Jake's way of telling Amy, to stop working weekends so she can visit more.                                               

this is Coco not Lucy

                                         What Good Dogs

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

More Tired

  Betty at 8 pm. She is out of it, and taking up the whole love seat. The heat has let up, so Pete is back up to running 5 miles again in the mornings. It's kicking her butt.
                                       She's a Good Girl

Monday, October 17, 2011


                                The boys cooling down after a run.

                                     They are so cute, and such Good Boys

Friday, October 14, 2011

Come Down

   Pete was upstairs working from home, and the grand kids were upstairs, taking a nap, the dogs were stuck down stairs, so they waited for any of them them to come down.

Jake so cute, I've only seen him sit like this once before 

                                                     What Good Dogs

Thursday, October 13, 2011


                             Can you guess what Jake is doing?

Look how cute he is

                                         Did you guess waiting for his dinner
                                                      He's a Good Boy

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


  It's finally getting nice outside. Yesterday the dogs got to play outside with the kids, they were very good and got to stay out the whole time, well except Lucy, she didn't want to stay outside

Then Elvis

                                          They are Good Dogs

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


                                                    Cute picture
                                                          Good Dogs

Monday, October 10, 2011


             Diamondbacks are out of the playoffs, yep we lost game 5.
  While we were watching the playoff game the other night, we had a much needed thunderstorm blow in, so nice to have just a down pour of rain here. We actually were able to open the house up, and enjoy the smells of the rain, the only problem, it also brought  THUNDER. After July 4th I thought Betty was okay with BOOMS, but I think she just forgot, because it's been a long time since we've had the windows open. She's still afraid of THUNDER
I happen to have the camera right there because we had our rally caps on. Here's what happened


                                                  What Good Dogs