Whew!!! another really great week. I can't wait to tell you all about it. I mean there was adventure, danger, of course, lots of kids, a moose and also a very sad loss.
But let me start out with a short fun video and a plea for help.
The video is of my friends here at CCC featuring the beautiful Annie and my good good friend Cooper.
Vickie wanted me to ask you all to let everyone you know see the video so that maybe, just maybe someone out there who doesn't have a handsome golden retreiver like me in their lives, might consider taking home our wonderful and charming buddy Cooper.
You can see him playing with Annie through most of the video. And although there are two goldens in the video, you need to know that Cooper is the big curly lighter one. He is 1 1/2 years old, neutered (not sure why you guys think that is important) has had all his shots and is in need of a loving home. So check it out and send it on to all your friends, and pray for the right family to see it and contact Vickie. (801)627-2307
Then later in the day these three girls came and took me, Tristy, Betty and Murphy for a walk. They came all this way, just to take us for a walk. It was so cool and they were really neat. We all went to the Fort where the River was so high that it was flowing over the banks and running down the trails and across some of the road ways.
It was a day when there were a bunch of scouts there and they had this really cool guy who was a pretend person from the pioneer days. He posed with all of us and talked to us a minute about the Fort and its history.
Then we continued on with a short stop at the lake for a quick swim, which wasn't completely necessary cause I got to run in all the water that was over flowing from the river.
It was a bit dangerous looking, that river, but oh so inviting. But, I was not allowed to go any nearer too it than 20 feet.
Maybe Next time......
WE had some sad news come this week and that is that our friend and buddy Stockton has passed away. He has been a special friend here for years. He got called infamous by Vickie after she went to the store one day and when she came back, All the dogs that were here for day care and kenneling were found running free.
Not out in the street or anything, but all through the house and all the different play areas. Come to find out that as soon as Vickie locked the place up and left for the store, Stockton had gone around and opened every single gate and let every one out to run where ever they wanted at Canine Country Club.
From that time forward, when ever Stockton came to stay, all the gates had to have special locks put on them. I did slow him down a bit, but it didn't stop him completely.
It was always and adventure when Stockton came to stay.
We will miss you Sweet Stockton. See you on the other side of Rainbow Bridge Buddy.
Now I know most of you will be a little upset with me, but you cannot know how happy I was Wednesday morning when I woke up and Allred was nowhere to be found.
Yahoo.....he figured out how to use the dog door and Tuesday night he left. He is GONE. Yeah. No more hiding in fear, no more having to peak around the corner to see if I dare go into a room with out being slapped with those devil sharp claws, no more having to stay outside all night because the evil one is sitting just inside the doggy door waiting for me to dare to try and come inside.
LIFE IS GOOD. DEVIL cat is gone. Gone GONE.....
The dirty bounder came home 24 hours later, and I am back to sleeping in the back room because I don't dare come into the living room when he is in there.
Believe me, the term, "Dang It" is the gentle way of saying what I am feeling.
I hope your happy Whitney......(and I thought you loved me).
I was excited to see that the moose watering dish was full of fresh clear water and after a two mile run it was very refreshing.
And you know how I feel about lakes, streams and rivers. Oh it was a great great day.
It is a time of memories for Vickie right now. This is the time of year that Syra died. I never met Syra but I hear about her often. Vickie planted a white rose on her grave and it always has the most amazing roses on it at this time.
We have lots and lots of little guys staying with us this week. It has been a little cold the last part of the week and so they are often found under the covers.
Shasta is quiet and sweet and very very picky about what she eats and where she sleeps and who she lets be her friend. Mostly she sits at Vickie's feet curled up asleep. She's ok.....