Hello Molly


My daughters convinced me that a puppy was a good idea, turns out it was. This is Molly, our new Golden Retriever puppy, on her first day at our home. She’s 8 weeks old now, but we’ve been visiting her since she was a few days old. She really is a treat and the kids just adore her, maybe a little too much at times.

Our 10 year old dog, Penny, has taken it pretty well. She let the puppy know who’s boss, but seems to like Molly and is even interested in her when she doesn’t know we’re watching. The puppy is very respectful of Penny. Molly tries to play with Penny, but isn’t obnoxious about it and backs off if Penny if looks at her crossly. I think Penny would like to play, but she’s getting old and her hips don’t really let her jump around.

The cats, on the other hand, hate Molly. Blueberry,
our 4 year old female cat, barfed on our bed yesterday to show her disapproval. Sparkle, the boy cat, just stays upstairs. They’ll adjust, eventually.

So far Molly’s only had one accident in the house and sleeps through the night. After two days we haven’t lost any shoes, but I’m sure it’s coming. The kids have all summer to enjoy their new friend. It makes me happy to see them having such a good time.

I’m Thinking of…

I'm thinking of...
“I thinking of scratching your eyes out if you take one more picture.” is what I think she’s thinking about.

As cats go, ours is pretty cool. She likes us and likes to be around us, which is not always normal for cats. She doesn’t want to be with the kids too much, but often sits on my lap while I sit at the computer and would sleep on my wife’s head at night if we let her stay in. For this shot she was perched on the back of the couch (another favorite spot) and didn’t seem to like me taking her picture. She’s cat and I buy the food, so she can just deal with it. Her name is Blueberry.

Blueberrry’s world is about to be turned upside down. We are getting a golden retriever puppy in two weeks. We’ll see how much she likes us then. We already have a dog, who the cat doesn’t mind at all, but puppies are very different from 10 year old dogs. Somehow I doubt I’ll be lucky enough to get a picture of the Blueberry and the puppy together.

If the cat could tell I converted this shot she would probably be mad because you can’t see her fabulous colors. Maybe some other day, Blueberry.

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Easter Eggs

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This probably should have been posted right after Easter, but I had a couple of other shots I wanted to get up first. Every year for Easter we head up to our parents’ houses. At my in-laws, the kids dye eggs outside on the deck where they can make a mess with little impact. This year, as with most, hands as well as eggs got dyed. It took a few days for the dye to come off my daughter’s hands.

The eggs came out quite nicely. The hands were almost black by the end.

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