Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Five little puppies and how they grew

The puppies are now 5 weeks old. They have gotten very mobile, very vocal, very playful and very cute! We are having so much fun with them, but they will need new homes in 2-3 weeks. We are going to list them on some pet websites and hope to sell them. If anyone is interested in an adorable puppy, let us know!
The fab five
Two are black and look like twins

3 are multi-colored
How could anyone resist something as cute as these!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

May Day

Kamri is our May birthday girl and she turned 1 year old on the 15th. We went to the park to celebrate!

She looked like a little Angel

Lovin the swing

Diggin into the cute cake that Aunt Stephy made

We love you Kamri Leigh. Happy Birthday!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Farewell to Chevy

It wouldn't be life at our house without dogs and tears and here we go again. We lost another member of our canine family. :( Melanie's chihuahua Chevy was put to sleep last Saturday morning. She had lived a long 14 years and her body was giving out. The vet agreed that it was her time to go and so the deed was done. She was a big part of our family and we have many memories with her and will miss her dearly. She was technically my first grandchild! Melanie used her own money and purchased Chevy from a pet shop even before her and Gabe were married. The first memory I have of Chevy is when I was working at See's Candies and they brought her in to meet me hiding her inside Melanie's sweatshirt. She was very tiny to begin with but over the years (with a little help from grandma) she grew and grew and at the end she weighed 17 lbs. which is pretty big for a chihuahua. She sure loved to eat and I could never resist giving in when she came begging. Her barking and shedding were sometimes annoying but she was a very loving, loyal friend and lots of fun. She stayed with us many times over the years and always loved laying in the sun outside or sitting by the fireplace inside. All of Melanie's kids loved snuggling and sleeping with her and she was always good with them. Melanie liked smelling Chevy's feet which is a little weird, I know. There was a funny story with her mating with our dog Rudy but then it wasn't so funny when the puppies had to be aborted because they were too big for her to carry. It gives us comfort to know that she is now reunited with her best friend Chip and hopefully they are having a great time together in dog heaven. Unfortunately we have quite the dog graveyard at our house and she is now buried by Stitch. Gabe dug the grave, Redden said a prayer and afterwards Ryder and Emma decorated it. They did an awesome job!

Rest in Peace Chevy. We love you and miss you!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Female Foursome

While everyone was here for Mother's Day I managed to get a picture of the four newest members of our family. All four girls were born in 2009 and are getting so big and cute!

Here's Samantha, Reese, Kamri and Ruby

These girls are gonna have so much fun together when they get older!