Thursday, January 31, 2013

My brother

My brother lost his battle with cancer early this morning. He no longer suffers. My heart breaks and tears fall but I know someday we will be reunited. God bless each and everyone who prayed for him and us. You'll never know how much they helped us get through this.

Resting in His comfort,

Saturday, January 19, 2013

We have new puppies!

Wow, the middle of January is already past...where has time gone? The days are full. My brother is slowly fading and it's hard to watch but so I'm so treasuring the days we have. He turns 60 on the 23rd. We are planning a small celebration and I'm sure he will have plenty of visitors.

On a happier note, 2 little fuzzies came to be a part of our family:

My new border collie puppies

They are brothers. Buddy is the black and white and Herbie is the chocolate and white. We've had them a week already and what a joy they are! They make me smile and laugh and when things are at their gloomiest, they snuggle in my lap and give my face puppy kisses. Yes, they get me up early. Yes, they keep me on my toes with house breaking but it's all worth it as they bound around the house and yard with their little happy puppy-selves:

playing under the chair-
Don't think they will fit under here much longer!

Herbie loves to climb in your lap and snuggle...should be fun when he weighs 40 lbs. haha!


Buddy loves to lick your face and lay beside you as he plays with his toys.


They both love their puppy cookies I made them and are already sitting on command. Smart puppies!

The cats haven't decided to trust them...they still run and hide when the pups come inside. I think as the puppies calm down, the cats will get over their hissy fits. :-) We'll see; it is rather intense having 2 wiggly pups come at them at once.

We haven't had the chance to take them to the farm but I bet they will love it! Lots of room to run and play. I will have to take lots of pictures of their first visit.

I hope your New Year is off to a good start. I did manage to organize the pantry but everything else is on hold as the puppies adjust to their new home. My art area is in desperate need of straightening but it will have to wait...I have puppies ready to play!

Have a blessed day!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

I apologize for not posting anything in has gotten a tad overwhelming. My oldest brother is very ill - he has terminal liver cancer and my siblings and I are having to help take care of him. It is progressing very quickly too. It is heartbreaking.

Brother Tony at my birthday celebration

On top of that, I lost my sweet border collie in November. She was too young, only 3 - she had a very bad seizure that caused a stroke. She was such a part of my everyday life and has left a huge hole. 

My beautiful Lucy

Lucy playing with a flower pot

But there is some good news in all this sadness - I'm getting two border collie puppies very, very soon. They won't replace Lucy but I'm sure they will be just as wonderful as she was. Border collies are just so personable.
Anyway, they turn 6 weeks old next week. They are just adorable as can be. I am looking forward to my little buddies coming home and to the antics and joy they will bring to my life. I know they will be a wonderful bright spot in this hard and difficult time.

So, if you don't hear from me for awhile, I just want you to know I haven't run out of things to say or show you about the farm - I am just very occupied with my brother's care. Please keep him and the family in your prayers. We desperately need them. 

Much love to you all,

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