Gratitude 13: Puppy Love

I can’t believe it, but our little girl has a boyfriend. (Don’t worry, I’m not talking about Maggie.  That would warrant counseling, not blogging.) It’s Tess.  Now that she’s 10 months old, I guess she is practically a teenager in dog years. For the past week, our neighbor’s dog has been stopping by around 8:30 each night.  He sits on our front porch and gives … Continue reading Gratitude 13: Puppy Love

Introducing Tess

Last weekend we brought home a new family member.  I’d like to introduce you to Talkeetna Tess: She was born in the Talkeetna Mountains near Hatcher Pass.  We first met her at two weeks old, and visited her every weekend until we brought her home. She traded ten litter mates for these two, who give her twice as much love: Poor thing. It’s only been a … Continue reading Introducing Tess

Puppies and Bunnies, Oh My!

This year was a little rough for the Easter Bunny.  He’s magical and all, but it’s hard to compete with eleven little Labrador puppies. Judging by the smile (or lack thereof) on our son’s face, chocolate labs bring much more joy than chocolate eggs:   One of these little pups will be coming home with us on May 19, and the anticipation is already killing the kids. I must … Continue reading Puppies and Bunnies, Oh My!