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The Song of the Animals

The sea gulls who daily fly past our house have a regular pattern: east to
the rock called Norman's Woe in the morning, west to Kettle Island in the
evening, with the setting sun rouging their feathers to glowing pink.
Sometimes, in a strong wind, they sail up and over our house, but they do
not land nearer than the sea-washed rocks. One day I was surprised to find
a lone gull sitting on our deck. There was something odd about the way he
sat, and the shape of his head. Moving to the window I saw that he had the
plastic rings from a six-pack of drinks clamped in his bill and circling
his neck. He sat very quietly, a little hunched, his head tipped
inquiringly. He was caught in the rings, unable to close his beak. Was he
perhaps, by daring to perch on our deck, asking for help? Slowly I opened
the door and tiptoed toward him. His fierce bright eyes followed me
unblinking, but he did not move. When, incredulous, I nearly touched him,
off he flew.
Captive to one of the complicated "blessings&q…

The Amusing Antics of Connor the Mischievious

Yesterday Connor provided us with several funny moments and quite a few, good belly laughs.

First up was when Dacey took our new puppy, OhNo, away from him.  Connor ran after her with a spatula.  Dacey hollered, "Momma, he's going to hit OhNo."  Connor calmly replied, "No, I not.  I going to hit Dacey!" 

Then when Connor's daddy came in from work, Connor ran to him to hug him as he always does.  Only instead of hugging him, he grabbed his daddy's pants and shouted, "WEDGIE TIME!" as he attempted to give his daddy a wedgie!!! 

As if that weren't enough, last night while we were eating supper, Connor was sitting next to Dacey.  We were all busily eating and talking about our day between bites.  Connor dipped his spoon into his bowl and instead of taking it to his mouth, carefully lifted it over Dacey's head and poured it on her.  I'm not sure who laughed harder - Connor, his daddy, or ME! 

I'm sure this isn't as funny to most …


The Super Bowl of Dog Shows aired this past Monday and Tuesday. Our family loves watching and rooting for our favorite breeds. This year in celebration we had hot dogs for supper and then made our favorite pup-cakes for dessert. Fun was had by all!!

Tommy, the kids, and dogs piled up waiting for the show to begin: Serendipity, on the other hand, was not the least bit impressed! An adorable Scottish Terrier, Sadie, won the night! Congratulations, Sadie!!

Part of the family

We are often asked if our dogs are house dogs or yard dogs. Our pets are not just part of our ministry, they are part of our daily family life.

Scarlet (on the far right) usually sleeps at the foot of the bed with my husband and me. Cosmo (first on the left) sleeps with his human - our seven year old son, Isaac. Rose Bud and Pillow are still being house broken and they sleep comfortably in their crates.
During the day the dogs are in and out of the house as needed. Often when we leave the house - even just to run to the grocery store - one or more of the pups tags along for the ride (as the weather permits).
Since we home school, the kids get to keep their dogs with them while they are completing their assignments. The puppies have to be kept on a leash so that any discipline issue can be quickly corrected. It also helps with house-breaking to know who did what, where, and when. My son, Isaac, does a lot better on his work when Cosmo is by his side. I'm convinced that Cosmo gives I…

Super Bowl Sunday

Are you ready for some football???

We are!!