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One week until Peyton has brother

One week from today one of these good-looking boys will be coming home to us. Susie said "I love them all" so that should let you know how far we've narrowed it down! Green Boy (Checkers) Is such a ham.     Purple Boy Is very reserved and laid back.   Black Boy Is a cuddle bug and lover, but will go and do anything you want him to do.   White Boy Is playful and ready for fun.     Light Blue Boy Is a sweetheart and is very mellow and laid back.   Read more

Playtime for 6 week Golden puppies

The boys are 6 weeks old and less than a week until we make a road trip to visit. They are growing fast and look like fat fluff balls now just like Peyton was. Some also have name changes since they've ditched the nail polish for colors (good move for the boys). Orange Boy is now Purple Boy Is a sweet cuddle bug.   Checker Boy is now Green Boy Is always up and going. He is always on the move.   Black Boy Black is really laid back ... Read more

The boys at 5 weeks

The Golden boys are 5 weeks old now and we are less than 2 weeks away from visiting them and a week after that one will be coming home. We included personality updates from Laura.   Checker Boy Is such a little spitfire with personality. He is everywhere you go and is just a doll.       Orange Boy Is a cuddle boy. He is just not bothered by anything.        Teal Boy Is reserved and just like ok I'm here what now.        Black Boy Was just not having any of it today he ... Read more

Halfway home – Golden boys are 4 weeks old

The Golden Retriever boys are now 4 weeks old which means in 4 more weeks one will be coming home to us. Susie keeps telling Peyton that her life is about to change - well all of our lives will get a little crazy! Susie thinks that Peyton will be a little jealous and I think that Peyton won't leave his side.             Read more

Memorial Weekend at Niobrara State Park

We had never camped at Niobrara State Park and spent four nights there over Memorial weekend and really enjoyed it. It is a big park with a lot of hills and great views with a nice campsite at the bottom of it. We had some friends camping there and also met several new people. Our routine was pretty much the same every day - hike in the morning, have lunch at the campsite and relax, eat too much for dinner, then ... Read more

Puppies are 2 weeks old

The Golden Retriever puppies that we are getting a boy from are 2 weeks old now. We have 6 weeks left to enjoy our nice and quiet home. After that we'll be running from the razor-sharp teeth! The girls are marked on their bottoms and the boys are marked between the shoulder blades. Click on any of the pics to open larger versions in a lightbox slideshow. Read more

Peyton will have little brother in 8 weeks

Fuji had a litter of 6 boys and 4 girls on Cinco de Mayo and Peyton will have a brother to play with in 8 weeks. The theme for the litter is "science". It's going to be a busy summer with a puppy and putting up a pole barn!   Read more

Duncan – Heaven just got a little crazier

On Tuesday Duncan decided it was time he left us on his own terms and headed to see Ms. Bailey at Rainbow Bridge. His back legs were weak and internal problems were causing him pain, but he was classic "Duncan" even on his last day on Earth. I took him to the vet at noon and x-rays showed that his spleen was very enlarged and the vet said it could rupture if it got any bigger. At 13 1/2 years old and ... Read more

Carmel Vacation – Mission Ranch and Point Lobos

Wednesday was Rick and Sally's 20th wedding anniversary and in the morning we went back down to Carmel Beach and walked South this time. It was another great day just like it was all of vacation.         That evening we went to the Mission Ranch Restaurant and everyone enjoyed a great meal. Here we are just before heading out.     Thursday was Lisa and Craig's last day and we went to the Rocky Point Restaurant to have lunch with a great view. Why does vacation ... Read more

Carmel Vacation – Coastal Drive and Fisherman’s Wharf

On Tuesday the women went to downtown Carmel for some shopping and the guys took a drive south along the coast and grabbed some lunch. Craig, Rick, and I were in a convertible and toughed out the cool drive along the ocean. There were a lot of old bridges along the drive which was neat. We ate at restaurant along the coast and watched and listened to big waves hitting the rocks. That evening we went down to Fisherman's Wharf in ... Read more
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