Sunday, October 26, 2008

Oh my goodness we have puppies!!
I arrived home at 1pm on Friday and went into the shed to check on Skeet and she had already given birth to 2 puppies! I witnessed the next 4 and went into the house for an hour and came back and there were at total of 8! I assumed she was done, so when I went to pick up the kids and brought them in to show the pupps I was surprised to see 10. I checked on Skeet before I went to bed and I decided to count and found that she had 11!
I have a family that will be taking Thor, I am unsure if they are going to take Skeet and the pupps, so if anyone is interested please let me know.

For all of you who haven't seen him in a while, here is Jack walking.

Monday, October 20, 2008


Thor, Skeet AND the puppies all went to a loving home in Wisconsin.
I am so thankful that they are being taken care of and I can say that my mind and heart are at ease about the situation. I did have a really hard time after dropping them off and was thankful that I did it alone so no one could see my complete meltdown.
The family called me a few days later (which really made me feel better!)and updated me and everyone is doing great!

Since putting an ad on Craigs List, I've gotten a really good response on Thor.
Here are more pictures for those of you who are interested, and yes, I will be VERY picky about who she goes to since she is one of my babies!

Skeet is still available also, Thor is buddies with her but they do not have to go together

Sweet Thor when she was just a pup.

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Free to a loving home!
Since we are moving mid-November and haven't sold our home as of yet, we are sadly having to say goodbye to the animals as we are moving into an apartment. Skeeter (Skeet) is a mutt, (possibly black lab/rottweiler mix )and was a stray dog that showed up in the parking lot where I work. She was skinny and full of porcupine quills. She was by the front door begging for food and I couldn't resist taking her home. She is a very sweet dog but she loves attention and needs LOTS of love. She does not like being kenneled or wearing a collar, she is free roaming and always stays in the yard. For us, she has been a full-time outdoor dog but when she was a puppy I would let her in from time to time. Never any accidents and she was always well behaved.
Please, if you are interested or know someone who might be, let me know. This is a very difficult thing for me to do as I am not one to take an animal and then turn around and give it away. She loves to wrestle and play with our older son Wes and I would suggest she needs a family with no other pets, although she gets along with our other dog quite well.
Skeet is also pregnant and due the end of October.

We are also thinking of letting go of our St. Bernard, Thor. She is a purebred and is absolutely fabulous with the kids, the best breed of dog I ever had. She is a very tender, sweet dog who needs room to run. She is not house trained but only would occasionally have accidents (when she was a puppy). She also is a full time outdoor dog. St. Bernards love the outdoors and esp. wintertime. She would sleep in bed with me when Kyle was away and is very affectionate. She does drink LOTS of water and since she is a smaller breed, she does not eat as much as one would think a Saint does. She is very social and loves being around other dogs, although she thinks she is the alpha dog.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Welcome to Iowa. Hooray!
As most of you know, Kyle has accepted a job a Vennard College in Oskaloosa, IA.
We made a trip down there last week so he could attend a board meeting and I could look for employment and a house.
Vennard's Gym

This is the Administration Building where Kyle's office will be.

On the way back we took a detour and drove through Des Moines. I had never been there before and was interested in the things that the city had to offer.
It's no Minneapolis/St. Paul's okay. Des Moines is WAY smaller than what I'm used to!

Jack is walking really well, he loves to play by himself and will kick and throw the baseball and football all night. I'll post some footage of him walking at some point!

Wes and Kyle took a walk in the woods this evening. As much as I don't like living in this town I will definitely miss our home and all the land.

Silly boy, he couldn't resist playing in the dishwater!