Thursday, December 31, 2009

We have visitors!

Katrin & James are here for the New Year! I picked her up at the train station this evening and they will stay here until Saturday. This will be a fun weekend!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A new perch.

On cold winter days, living room furniture is at a premium for napping. Since Luther was sleeping in the chair, Troy decided that the end table would be a good perch. I swear he is part cat.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Fern has been found!

Thank you for the prayers. They have been answered! Fern is now safe, though she was hit by a car and is now in surgery to repair a broken pelvis.

When Amy gets the chance, she will be updating her blog.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Santa Paws came!

Santa Paws did arrive!

Zsa Zsa did enjoy her first Christmas!

And the pack had loads of fun!

We hope you and yours had a Merry Christmas! We certainly did!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Lost Dog in Florida!

A close relative of our pack has gone missing in Florida, last seen in the Melbourne area. Scary similar to when Eva was lost. FMI please read Amy's new blog.

For photos and info on Fern, please see this page.

Please pray that she is reunited quickly with her family.

Monday, December 21, 2009


Here are a couple photos of Luther at the herding trials back in September.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

He really does exist!

Smokey, our gray cat that is... He was the kitty sleeping under the tree this morning and I had to take a photo as proof he does exist.

He NEVER comes out for anyone other than Leonard or I. Our nephew has lived at our home for a week at a time and never seen this cat. The only one he ever came out to visit was our dear friend Rose, who passed away in 2007. He knew she was special.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Just 10 days and 4 hours until Christmas!

I was starting to panic this weekend. We had not decorated yet for the holidays as we were busy with the house. Emma's due date is fast approaching and I need to pack up Christmas before puppies come. So yesterday we put up a little bit of Christmas & I feel much better now.

We did not put up our big tree this year. The little fiber-optic tree went up. It has had rotating cats sleeping under it. This is 14 year old Twister taking a snooze. Pearl already attacked it and had it flying across the room. What fun Christmas is with cats.

The mantle got decorated and cards hung around the entry way. That is the extent of the decorating this year. Maybe next year I can go over board. I have always wanted to make my entire house Christmas-y for the month of December with holiday dishes, sheets, towels... the works. I can dream...

Demi and her angel ornament, which will forever stay on my mantle.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

More Luther puppies on the way!

Emma is definitely starting to pop! She is due on January 6.

This is Jessie, CH Davenitch Chrome Cowgirl HT PT. She is expecting Luther puppies on January 19! Please visit Davenitch Cardigans for more information.

Friday, December 11, 2009


I have decided on an "east" theme for Emma's litter. Whether it be the name of an east coast city (in a state or providence that touches the Atlantic ocean) or has "east" in the name.

Some ideas have been:

Visions The East Coast Connection
Visions Upper East Side
Visions Jersey Girl
Visions Halifax
Visions Philadelphia
Visions Boston Tea Party
Visions City of Steel (for Pittsburgh)
Visions Empire State
Visions The Big Apple

Any other ideas?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Brutus' new friends!

A pair of small calico Ryukins! The one on the right is brightly colored, with the left eye black and right eye white. The one on the left is very pale, with silvery and gold tones.

I had such a hard time choosing! We purchased them at the local Petsmart at only $5.99 each! I think they are each the size of Brutus' head.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Brutus is lonely...

The photo does not do him justice as he is well over 7" long. Brutus was formally known as "Blackie" since he was a small black moor when purchased 5+ years ago. With age he changed color as he grew.

His partner, LeRoy Brown, a chocolate oranda, passed away on my birthday. My husband was kind enough to let mw know via text message while I was out to dinner with Julie & Katrin. I am now ready to get him another friend. I have been drooling at this online auction. BTW overnight shipping is not included in the purchase price. There will be a new selection posted tomorrow. But, I am a scrooge. I don't want to pay $20+ at the local store for a goldfish. I have never paid that much for a fish. Sounds bad doesn't it?!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Leonard has been busy...

Our house has been in need of some renovations and repairs. The first thing Leonard did was level the floors by replacing the bad beams under the house. To do this, he had to go through the bedroom floor.

The dogs were not too keen to see "half of dad" sticking out of the floor.In the spring we will finish the renovations which includes a bathroom remodel and a new kitchen!

Leonard also installed my booster bath so we have hot & cold running water & a drainage pump inside. I tiled the wall and base. I can now groom at home year round!

Devil With A Blue Dress On

Zsa Zsa is at the stage where she so pushes everyone's "buttons" and sees how far she can get away with whatever. It was as if this song was written for her.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Thank you Sarah!

Look what arrived in my mailbox from Sarah of Hurricane Cardigans!

Photos do not do this beautiful piece justice! It is a gorgeous porcelain sculpture of a blue-eyed blue merle Cardigan angel! I am holding back the tears. It is so fitting!

Luther with the beautiful angel. Thank you again, so very much Sarah!