Dogs at Lake Dora

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas and Updates!

Well there has been so much going on here but I've been too exhausted to share.  Not sure if I had a touch on the flu or what but I was almost not functional!  Geez I'm feeling much better now and catching up on lots of things.  I cancelled on my family and stayed home for Christmas; while it was sad not to go and hang out with everyone, I"m so happy I stayed!
 Jill was here for the Eukanuba with Tigger and they brought Dory and Bolt for a visit.  We had a lot of fun, helped at the breed booth, watched Cardis and stayed for groups and BIS.  Lots of fun, got to visit with people we rarely see down here and see dogs we hardly see:-)  It was a great day but VERY busy!  So Jill left Dory here for us to try and get a herding title on this Spring and Jill took Rosy to try and get some points on for me!  I sure do miss Rosy but Dory is having lots of fun running AMOK!
 Patsy got to attend the Feast of Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve with me at a friends house.  It was awesome food and she got to play with her friend the American Bulldog, Capri!  They had a great time and so did I!
 This is one of my Christmas presents from mom and new slab in front of my dog room!  She was so thoughtful that she even took each one of the dogs to the slab and put their feet in it for me to treasure and remember.
 She added her three in there as well so all the Hill dogs are in the concrete.  Now the step is easier for the big dogs and will be easier for puppies when/if we have them!
Bubbles is the only one that is not represented, we were off having fun elsewhere.
We got lots of great things for Christmas!  A tripod for my new video camera from Dad; now I can shoot lessons and my own dogs without needing a camera person all the time!  The other part of my gift from mom is a sign for me and the Cardis; the hard part is that I have to design it!  I'd better get to work, I've got lots of ideas but I'll need to make a decision on one and thats not easy for me...
The dogs got lots of treats too, from me and my friends!  Bisquits galore, lots and lots of toys and yummy chews (sweet potato and beef puffs)  Yummmm:-))

We are very blessed this year for wonderful presents and great friends and family!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas to All

Here is our official Christmas card this year, not my best but the dogs did ok.  Nobody was really into it with the 80-90 degree weather that day but we did our best:-))  I'm glad to have made it through another year and look forward to the next and what adventures it may hold.  I'm home alone this year, no snow in NC or travel (which is nice) will miss the family though:-))  Looking forward to a relaxing day at home to work dogs and play, but most of all sleeping in and catching up!
I hope everyone has a wonderful Merry Christmas and it is exactly as you wish it to be!  The dogs are curling up with their chewies for a relaxing evening.  Pics and updates tomorrow!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Oliver Update

 I am happy to report that Oliver is fitting in very well at his new home.  Look at that face, pretty happy, huh??

He attended a playdate today with Laura and Abby(a Beli daughter).  Looks like he had lots of fun frapping with the girls!  I'm so happy for Mr. Oli!  Thank you Sheila, Scott and Wendy for having Oliver come live up in the great white north!

*** For some reason I cannot reply to comments on my blog at the moment.  So thank you to those of you that have commented on the last couple posts!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Goodbye Mr Oli

We said goodbye to Mr Oli today.  Very sad to see him go, what a super sweet boy he is!  It sounds like he will fit in really well with his new family.  I'm sure he'll enjoy being the King of the house!  So goodbye Mr Oli, Patsy missed you this evening; actually we all did:-))  I've been promised updates and pictures so will post those when I receive them

Monday, December 5, 2011

Cardi Claus has arrived!!

What a nice suprize after a long day at work.  A plain little brown box, but I know better:-))  Merinda sent some very yummy biscuits, smoked duck feet, marinade, candy and a fun one of a kind Cardi hat (I'll use that in NC) as well as a Raglan Christmas ornament (my first:-)).

A huge thanks to our wonderful Cardi Claus gifts from Merinda and Porter in KY!

The dogs heard the wrapping come off, Duck WHAT????  You mean we CAN eat this duck?  They wholeheartedly agree with Porter, these are the best!!!

Our Cardi package will be leaving FL tomorrow headed north:-)))