Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Fairbanks is here.


The spot on his nose is a rain drop.

He's very mellow. Likes to lay around on his pillow and play with his toys.

Fairbanks pillow

He does explore

Fairbanks chair

He has a black nose.

Fairbanks nose

Friday, March 12, 2010


Hanny began her transition to her new raiser today. She'll spend the weekend at Chalquest Kennels. Sunday there is an outing to a local park planned for her and Primrose. There are 3 possible homes getting ready for her sometime within the next 2 weeks.

I packed her bear (it's actually a dog but I didn't want her to know she was chewing on her own kind), her Wubba, tennis ball and a squeaky toy. And the cover to her pillow. I know her raisers will have all sorts of fun things for her to play with but I wanted her to have her "stuff" (you know how us girls are)

sleeping in the sunHer favorite spot at Noon each day

dinnerwaiting for dinner

go placeHer go place in the kitchen

Hanny 3 7 2010 at classAt class Monday night

I already miss Hanny and her pink nose!

Tuesday, March 09, 2010


Over the last few weeks I've taken pictures. Mostly of snow.

Hanny and snow 4

snow on the course

And a full moon.


The last snow.

Snow again

Hanny's reaction to the last snow.

Hanny It snowed again?

And while I was standing with snow falling on me I looked up to see the first robin of 2010 in the crepe myrtle.

first robin of 2010

Preparing for the arrival of the new little one, I purchased a new pillow. Hanny's trying it out for him tonight.

Hanny 3/9/10


GEB was not able to gather all of the puppies coming down to the NOVA/VAB areas in time for the trip tomorrow from Yorktown Heights. Sooooo, Hanny is still with me and Fairbanks is in NY. Maybe this weekend or Monday. More time to spoil Hanny.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Douglas or Alaska??????

Received this email the other night :

I spoke to J on Friday night at 5:30; She has chosen "Fairbanks" for Linda to work with as her next pup to start. Fairbanks is a yellow lab who was born near the same time as Garvey and Gemma, as well as Beatty and Beauty, so he should fit in nicely with the new clan.

They are hoping to have a ride for these pups this coming week on Tuesday or Wednesday (3/9 or 3/10) but the ride details have not been set in stone...

I suspect we will not hear anymore news on this until Monday, but Linda i wanted to give you the heads up... We will discuss on monday what adventures Hanny will take on during the next few weeks while she prepares for her future raiser... She will have plenty of adventures in the meantime, and Linda- we will keep you posted on her goings ons...

Thank you again Linda for the wonderful start you have given to Hanny... I commend you for all your hard work and patience, and it is AWESOME to have such a dedicated person in the VAB area to get these pups off to such a great start!!!

Talk to all on monday

It's a boy! The F's and G's were born Dec 12th. That will give us 7 babies in the area. There's also Adria and Adam. And there's Albert who will come with J every other week or so.

And as for Hanny, there are 2 raisers who are ready for her.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

A Difficult Decision

Way back in August, during Puppy Class, it was mentioned that one of the volunteer opportunities was to raise "babies" who would go off to Puppy Raisers at about 5 to 6 months.

I have made the decision to do just that. Raise the babies. 8 weeks to about 6 months.

Hanny will be moving to Northern Virginia to live with a lady who goes to work each day. It's what Hanny needs. I can't offer her that. We get out each day, but the 2 or 3 hours is just not enough stimulation for Hanny any longer.

The plan this afternoon was for Hanny to go back with Jody early next week. A baby will come from NY in a few weeks. But as you know, this could change. I'll keep you updated.

Oh, it's snowing, but that's now considered normal weather here in the south!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Will the person who took the last bag of Orville Redenbacher's Salt & Pepper popcorn from my kitchen cabinet please not leave the empty box giving me the impression there was more popcorn when there wasn't.

Thank you.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Comments & snow

To the person who is leaving comments that are little squares....We can't read them :)

And it's now snowing for the 4th time this winter. Sigh.....Is there a state in the US that doesn't have snow, or earthquakes, or tornados, or hurricanes or mudslides or over 100 degree heat that I can move to?

Friday, February 05, 2010

Snow Jan 30

Here's Hanny's second snow in pictures

snow snow snow
Just out the back door. I'm not too sure...

knee deep
It's kinda deep!

deep snow
I found my ball!!!

Hanny in the Snow
I love snow!

more snow
There's more snow on the golf course.

snow on my nose
I'm ready for the snowball fight!

I might get fired as a puppy raiser for this next picture, but I couldn't not take it.
We came in, I dried her off, she flopped down on her pillow and was asleep in seconds. I left her thinking she'd be okay for a few minutes and changed out of my wet clothes. I came back into the living room to this....

After I took the picture I carried her back to her pillow where she slept all morning.

And I love this picture.


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Seems like old times

When my nieces were little, they would spend the night with me. We'd go places, fix dinner, watch movies on tv. We did the same thing this past weekend.

Check it out on Becky and Katie blogs.

Pictures of yarn, fiber, friends, food and Hanny!

And incase you wanted to know, ArtsyFish is blogging again.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A moment to myself

Take a look at this face

cutie patootie

Doesn't she look like a little angel? Ha! She's a non stop, into everything, growing by leaps and bounds hellion! Just kidding, sorta. She'll be 4 months old on the 14th and is moving into the tween years.

her bear

Me? I'd forgotten about the tweens. Everything is exciting. Her training is going well. We're going out somewhere each day. Yesterday we stopped by the Library to watch electric doors open and close, sniff trash cans and then ignore them, and sit inside and watch books being checked out.

She loves being in the backyard.


And if she can't be ON the furniture she'll be UNDER the furniture.
under the furniture

When she arrived on Dec 4th, she was 11 pounds. A week later at the first vet check here she was 15.08 pounds. Last weeks vet check she was 23.08 pounds. And picking her up last night I think she's at least 25 now.

She has a pink nose from her fathers side. He seems to produce quite a few pups with pink noses even though his is black. And great eyeliner!

pink nose

And right now she's sound asleep and I have a few minutes where I can sit and update my blog.


And I have been reading blogs, just not having time for commenting.