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Family Game Night

The family that plays together, stays together!!

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The Boys of Summer

The Great Kudzu

Earlier this week I briefly introduced you to my new brother, Kudzu.  He is healing up really nicely and is quite the cool pup.  The kids seem to really like him which is good because he is drawn to them.  Our resident 'alpha' dog, Ohno (aka Mr. Grumpy Pants) isn't particularly fond of him. Mom says he'll learn to love him though.  Kudzu seems to be trying to eat us out of house and home.  Mom thought I ate a lot!  HA!!  The vet says that as he continues to heal, he burns more calories and will have a bigger appetite.
It's hard not to feel sorry for Kudzu, but Mom says that doesn't help him one single bit.  From what I understand his life was kind of chaotic before coming home with us.  His first owner had a lot of land and Kudzu roamed free.  This guy worked away from home and was gone sometimes days at a time.  Family and neighbors stopped by to feed him while his owner was out.  (Mom says she thinks that adds to his eating problems.  She's not entirely co…

Wordless Wednesday - Tail Waggin' Tutor

New Family Member

If you noticed that I was MIA over the weekend, I had a really good reason.  First, my HS (human sister) had a big dance recital.  It took a lot of time getting her to and from final rehearsals and ready for the show.  She danced last night, so that is behind us for a few months now.  (You did fabulous, DJ!  At least from what I've heard.  I wasn't allowed to go. *sigh*)

In addition to "all that jazz", we brought home a new golden retriever puppy!!  I am so excited to have a new playmate that is the same age and size that I am. 

He is a really special guy and as of right now, my human family has yet to decide on a name for him.  Indecisive humans!  Sheesh!!  But anyway, here's the back-story...

Last week Mom received an email from one of her friends at Brookhaven Animal Rescue League.  It went something like this:  A golden retriever puppy has been surrendered by its owner after having its front left leg amputated.  When it comes to goldens, I come to you."  M…

My Hoo-man's

Tommy and Samantha (aka Dad and Mom): Tommy and Samantha have been married for thirteen years. They became born again Christian's during the first year of their marriage and made the commitment to raise their children in a home where God is first and foremost and family is second. They have made it their goal to teach their children how to meet people from all walks of life and to reach those people with the love of God. As a result of the family's love for dogs, they felt God leading them into this unique outreach of using the dog's in ministry opportunities. While Tommy works full time, Samantha is a stay at home mom. They volunteer their extra time visiting facilities with their children and dogs. They truly love the place in life where God has brought them for this time.
Dacey Jade: The family's oldest child and only daughter is the resident Diva/Princess. Dacey is twelve years old and completely dedicated to the family's ministry. She loves working w…

Come To Me

"Are you tired? Worn out?... Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly." Matthew 11:28-29 MSG

Come To Me

"Are you tired? Worn out?... Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly." Matthew 11:28-29 MSG

A Typical Daily Schedule

At just thirteen weeks old I have already trained my family quite well.  Their world revolves around mine.  Want proof??  Take a look at my daily schedule.  (Mom even has alarms set on her cell phone to remind her of each time!!)
6:30 A.M. - I wake Mom up so she can take me to potty.  We walk, I do my "duty", and it's time for breakfast.

6:45 A.M. - Mom feeds me in the laundry room.  She's taught me to sit and wait until she says "ok" before I can eat.

8:00 A.M. - Taken out to potty again.

8:15 A.M. - PLAY TIME!!

10:00 A.M. - Nap time.

11:00 A.M. - Time to go potty again.

11:15 A.M. - Training/play time.

1:30 P.M. - I go outside to potty again and this time get to play with the two legged kids too. 

3:30 P.M. - S-U-P-P-E-R    T-I-M-E

4:00 P.M. - Another potty break.

5:00 P.M. - A walk around town with the whole family (all six people and all six dogs).  Mom says this part of day is good for bonding.

6:00 P.M. - A well deserved nap!

7:30 P.M. - Go potty.

7:45 P.M. - Bac…

Wordless Wednesday - Morkie Complex

Momma says I suffer from Morkie complex. 

At the Lake

Sunday my family and I went to the lake.  It was fun, I guess.  I prefer the air condition to heat and the shade to direct sunlight.   From what I've been told that isn't typical for a Golden Retriever, but then again, I'm not a typical Golden Retriever.

All in all it was a good day!


Having a Golden Monday

Hope you have a "Golden" kind of Monday too!

AROOOF! Boondocks

Mighty Mississippi

Our thoughts and prayers are with all people, pets, and wildlife being effected by the flooding of the Mississippi River.  Though I have yet to visit it myself, my family makes frequent visits to the banks of the Mighty Mississippi.  It is heartbreaking to see our "stomping ground" underwater.  And the worst is yet to come.

Wordless Wednesday - "Born to Be Wild"

Therapy Dog in Training

As part of my training to be a therapy dog, I have been allowed to tag along with my K9 big, sister Scarlet on some of her outings. Scarlet is a TDI therapy dog and really loves people.

The first time I got to go with her was to a nursing home.  There were lots of people in wheelchairs and scooters.  There were also lots of new and strange smells.  I wasn't too sure about all of it and for the life of me, I could not understand why all these strangers wanted to wipe their hands off on me!

A week went by after that visit and I found myself back in the same place.  After lots of encouragement from Scarlet and Momma, I became excited.  I really wanted to give love to these people who needed me.  It felt good to have a purpose and this time it felt good when they ran their hands through my fur.  I wasn't scared at all. 

Yesterday I got to go visit again, but this time to a new place filled with kids!  (I really like two-legged, short people.)  Mom explained that my job was to lie st…'s Dog of the Day

I'm so excited to be's DOG OF THE DAY!! 

For a twelve week old puppy, I am so honored!  I feel like I have won the Oscar's of doggie love. 

I'd like to thank DogTipper for this award.  I want to thank my mom for spending so much time online promoting me.  And to all my fans - much thanks, love, and sniffs!!!!

Happy Muffer's Day

This is me and my dog mom, Susie.  Isn't she beautiful.  I love her very much and miss her every day.

And this is me with my human mom, Samantha.  I love her very much too.  She spoils me rotten and let's me chew on her!  I was her Mother's Day gift from Daddy this year.  She says he's going to have a hard time next year trying to top me!  Whatever that means...
I hope you all have a wonderful Muffer's Day.  Be sure to lick your mom and tell her how much you wuf her!

AROOOF! Boondocks

What's in a Name?

I am beginning to get the distinct impression that most folks consider "Boondocks" an unusual name for a pup.  But for a simple, country boy such as myself, I really can't think of anything I'd rather be called.

My full name is "Southern Jewel's K-Love ND Boondocks".  Yep, it's a long story, but here's the short version.  My human's oldest daughter's name is Dacey Jade which means "southern jewel" - so the first part of my moniker honors her.  On the way home from picking me up, my family listened to K-LOVE the whole way.  And then I live in the Boondocks.  So I guess that one kind of speaks for itself, huh? 

I like that my name is different.  What fun is it when you're in a room full of dogs and they are all named Max, Rex, or Sam.  That just gets confusing, Dawg!
I'm linking up with my first Saturday Pet Blog Hop.  I hope you'll join in the fun too!

Glorious Peace

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace. ~Milan Kundera