Aunties M & Em

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2013 Backyard Remodel

After adopting two rescue dogs, we knew that we needed to provide a safe place for them to run and explore freely without being leashed.  So in September, we started the 2013 Backyard Remodel project… fencing in a large portion of our yard.

John, with lots of help from our son Greg and son-in-law Steven, moved an existing shed, drilled 36 post holes and set 36 posts in concrete, strung 100+ feet of fencing, built three gates, and moved several loads of gravel.

It was a lot of work but finally, just before Thanksgiving, it was finished!  The girls are so happy!  And so are we!

I’m going to let the photos tell the story…. (click on a photo to see more detail and begin a slide show)

There are lots more photos so look for them in future posts.

Always remember that home is where the heart is … and there’s no place like home!
Auntie M


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The Girls

Oh my goodness!  Can it be December 28th already?  A belated Merry Christmas to you!

Well, let’s see… in my last post I told you about our new family member, Lady.  I also mentioned that we were praying about a companion dog for her.  Good news!  On August 3rd, we adopted Cassie, a 9 year old Yorkshire Terrier who needed a new home.

Cassie had been with her previous pet parents, an older couple, since she was 5 weeks old, so it was an adjustment when her pet mom died, her pet dad went to live in a nursing home and, for two months or so no one was able to keep her.  But when our niece Jenna introduced me to Cassie, it was love at first sight!

John and I had thought that we wanted to get another Cavalier King Charles Spaniel so it took a day or so for us to adjust to the thought of a Yorkie.  Jenna and I had arranged for me to meet Cassie at her check up at the veterinarian and by the time we were finished there, I knew she would come home with me right then!

When we got home John and Lady were outside to greet us and “the girls” (as we call them) got along right from the start!  It was all meant to be!

So now our lives revolve around being a two dog family and all that goes with it… house training, command training, food (dry, wet, or combination?), allergy problems (for Cassie), heart problems (for Lady), teeth cleaning, walking them, playing with them, going for rides in the car with them, and loving them with all our hearts.

If you’re thinking of getting a pet, please consider adopting a rescue animal.  Providing a loving forever home will be a huge blessing!

Always remember that home is where the heart is … and there’s no place like home!
Auntie M