AKC Dog Show Mom

As the wise adage states, we fear what we don't know... Well, I no longer fear the AKC Dog Show. Leo and I popped our dog show cherry this weekend at the Birch Run Puppy Show put on by the Saginaw  Valley Kennel Club. As usual I was a totally nervous wreck of a mom. I have such a fear of letting Leo

AKC Dog Show Mom 2018-04-09T17:01:12+00:00

Welcome Home Leo

So sorry for the lack of communication lately, I have been very busy lately getting puppy prepared. We are so excited to welcome Stella del Nord Tolstoy's Greatest Work, Leo for short, into our pack. The greatest Christmas gift ever! He has been a pure joy so far, and is fitting well into our little family. I can't wait to share lots of

Welcome Home Leo 2017-12-27T11:39:35+00:00

Christmas Journey

What a wonderful journey we were able to make this holiday season! We had been looking forward to this trip and counting down the days for many weeks. It was a long drive and we encountered every kind of winter weather imaginable on the roads, but I would drive it a thousand times over and still have nothing but joy in my heart.

Christmas Journey 2017-12-27T12:45:36+00:00

The Perfect Getaway

Never anything but a pure Michigan adventure when we head to Da Yoop! Michigan's Upper Peninsula is one of the last great oases for "getting away from it all". We literally did not see another person for the larger portion of our day, and to be able to say that when surrounded by such beauty blows my mind! This greatness was all ours

The Perfect Getaway 2018-03-19T11:06:43+00:00

Mother’s Day Remix Compilation

We may have started the day off with a kayak and a swim, but in no way did the day end there! We soaked in all West Michigan can offer on a beautiful Spring Day. We didn't have a lot of gear with us, but we made do and grabbed a few shots of Tessie in her elements :-) A little pet photography is the

Mother’s Day Remix Compilation 2018-03-19T11:06:57+00:00

Happy Mother’s Day

Best Sunday morning ever! We have been trying to find the trigger to get this girl swimming for quite some time. Who'd a thunk that the trigger was me? Such a joy to see her swimming! It is getting easier for her and I even see her contemplating jumping out of the kayak on her own when I head away from something she wants to

Happy Mother’s Day 2018-03-19T11:07:18+00:00

Fun with Quail

Had a wonderful training day with our bearded gal. Invested in 20 quail so that she could have some fun and build some confidence. Wicked good fun watching her hunt them down. Nothing but smiles and tail wiggles

Fun with Quail 2018-03-19T11:07:32+00:00

Getting to know Miss Manners

Today was Tessie's first day at obedience training. She did very well, and is back on track to being a dog Miss Manners would approve of. Doubly fortunate, due to the ice on the back trails there were many dogs hanging out in the front dog park. She has had a couple negative experiences with a dog that is a bit of a

Getting to know Miss Manners 2017-01-18T18:12:35+00:00
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