Friday, September 4, 2009

Sara is seven months old now, What a beauty!

Monday, June 22, 2009

i had a wierd feeling the saturday before cider got sick that something was about to happen. it was sunny,warn and everyone in the house was happy. my mother-in-law was visiting for the day and was feeling great,husband was home and kids not giving trouble and honey and cider made me happier than i can ever remember. it wasn't anything special,just the way they loved me and i loved them.cider sat on the couch with me and honey at my feet,like always.but i knew in my heart that something was about to change. never in a million years did i expect cider to die before honey. it was such a shock and very hard to take. honey never ate a decent meal after that. i cooked her faves but slowly ,gradually she refused all food and eventually water .she died about two months later. she became so sick she refused to come into the house and lived in the garage. i would leave the doors open so she could feel like she was outside.every night she would get sick and every morning wouldn't look at me until it was cleaned up. i have never known of a dog with such dignity and grace. they were both wonderful,loving companions and deeply missed. i look back on it as the most special time in my life, when i had them both here.i am blessed.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

I am very sad to say that Honey lost her fight today. She was a magnificent dog with nothing but love for everyone. She went out of this world the same way that she lived in it,with dignity and humility. She was a lady in every sence of the word, right through to the end.
this is cider playing ball in lake huron. she would do this for hours ,or until the pitcher could no longer pitch,which ever came first

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

This is one of my favorite pictures of Honey. She was looking out the car window ,waiting for the kids to get out of school.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sara and I went for a car ride with my daughter Bekah today. I snapped this of Sara. There is no doubting the collie in her now.

Monday, May 18, 2009

this is honey and cider at our favorite place in michigan. i will always have fond memories of cider playing in the water there.

Friday, May 15, 2009

this is honey. she is a beautiful soul of 15 years and quite a lady she is. honey came from a shelter in n.j. the conditions there were so bad that the owner went to prison for cruelty to animals but,you would never know it. honey is the most gentle,sweet loving dog. she is even helping with house training baby sara.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Meet Sara. She is a Collie, Golden mix who came to us from a kill shelter in GA. She has been a wonderful new addition to the family,all though,she did eat my daughters prom shoes!This morning i caught her just in time,she was eating the remote.

This is Hampton Beach,N.H. I often take the dogs there to play in the surf. Honey likes to chase birds and swim . Not bad for a fifteen year old girl!
This is my wonderful Cider and Lily. Cider passed away seven weeks ago. She is greatly missed. There are no words to describe the pain of her loss. In this photo Cider and lily are begging for Cherios.