Monday, December 22, 2008

Multiplying Retrievers

Are my eyes playing tricks on me?

Look Below

I see 2 Retrievers
(Dakota a Yellow and Packer a Golden)

Now there are 3
(Bailey a Chocolate, Dakota a Yellow and Packer a Golden)

Wait, now there are 4!
(Bailey a Chocolate, Max a Yellow, Dakota a Yellow and Packer a Golden)
Dublin says "Don't forget me, Can I be a retriever" (the pug in the back ground)

Can you ever get enough retrievers?

Friday, December 12, 2008

Mr Lime has a new home!

Mr Lime is off to his new furever home:)

To view more pics of the pups click on Lab Tails at the right!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Dakota's Siblings Looking for Forever Homes

If you have had the honor of meeting Dakota you know how great a dog she is. Calm, listens so well, playful, smart and pretty to boot. Well two of her brothers from this years litter are available. Both guys are gorgeous!
Meet Mr Red & Mr Lime: They are 11 weeks old and ready to go home with you! A personal friend is the breeder and each pup has been raised better than you could ever imagine. Please contact me if you might be interested in meeting these guys.

Mr Red is the darker (Fox Red) and Lime the lighter with cream shoulders

Mr Lime being chased by Mr Red

Mr Red

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Morning

Some of my friends and I hang out this morning cooking the turkey.
Kitchen supervisors from l to r. Jasper, Gracie, Bailey & Dakota. Milo in the background sitting in his crate waiting for a treat.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Labrador Lads & Lasses

Max on the left and Dakota on the right, our two yellow labs ride along as part of our "Float" in the Harleysville Holloween parade. The kids threw out candy and I threw out baggies of doggie biscuits to our furry friends along the way.

The yellows hang out. Lipton left, Max front right and Dakota behind him.

Dakota (Yellow Lab) drug in the big "stick" branch behind her that Max (Yellow Lab in Background) has tried to claim as his catch. Cooper (GSP) and Bailey (Choc Lab) admire the big stick too.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Taking Time

Have you ever heard that "voice" or felt that "tug" inside of you to do something good, something right? Have you done it?

Some people say it's your conscience, some say the Holy Spirit. Did you listen? Did you take the time?

Sometimes people say I don't have the time, I'll do it another time, I'll do it when my life is not so crazy. What if you change your priorities and in turn find such great joy that you ask your self, why didn't I do this sooner? Well let me tell you about when I took the time.

It's Friday, I'm in my 30's with two children ages 6 & 7. My son goes to afternoon Kindergarten, I run my own Pet sitting business and I actively volunteer at my church. It's Friday and I have to feed my kids, my dogs, cats, birds and then go to a couple customer's homes and take care of their animals and put my daughter on the bus hopefully with her hair combed. Then I have a few hours to catch up on things before putting my son on the bus and heading out for my daily dog walks. It's Friday, the kids come home, dinner, my daughters horse lesson, then a volleyball tournament and lastly a few more customer visits. That's all just Friday. Would you fit something else in, would you?

Well I listened to that voice inside of me saying to do the right thing, go ahead help out, you know you can if you really want to, you can do it. So my son and I find ourselves heading east on the PA turnpike towards New Jersey. Did I mention I never drove to New Jersey by myself before? So on we go following the directions to this township shelter. We get off the main highway in Trenton and follow the directions, streets get smaller, houses are not as nice, we become the minority, buildings are rundown and my son asks "Mommy, where is the grass?" So we keep going. We turn onto the street where the shelter is and look for numbers but there are few. Then we see our destination, a big blue run down factory or warehouse surrounded by others just like it. Barbwire surrounds anything of importance. We park and walk around to the door and my son is holding his nose from the smell of urine. We ring the bell and wait. A lady opens the door, I say " We are here for Ozzie". She takes us through this dark bare bones shelter to the office area. There we wait for Ozzie. In he comes and she shows us that he does this growling thing when you pet him. I give my information and off we go with Ozzie and a leash. Back home we go. We get home and I get Ozzie out and he is very happy to be where ever this is. He is doing circles of joy and marking all over the green brushes and sniffing the grass. Guess what, not a bit of the growling he had done all the time at the shelter. We got him settled, my son made his bus and Ozzie was safe and sound in my kitchen on his way to a new start and a new life with a family that will love his kisses and cuddle him.

Did I listen? Did I take the time?

Today I did. Today I was a hero to a little Chin named Ozzie. Today I showed my son how to do something good and right.

Will you listen too? Will you take the time?

Monday, September 22, 2008

Fun Times

My Big Catch at a private pond of a friend.

Jada and her chickie (pullet) Midnight

Dakota (Yellow Lab) and Gracie (Cockapoo) playing as Bella (Golden Ret) and Max(Yellow Lab) look on

Friday, August 29, 2008

Summer Fun

Dakota and Jasper(Chocolate Lab) enjoy cooling off in the kiddie pool.

Dakota practices her swimming and retrieving at Green Lane Park.

Dakota is perfecting the deep water swimming and retrieving.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Grenada Missions Trip

Hi everyone,
Well I haven't added much lately but I have been busy. June 21-28 I traveled to the island of Grenada for a missions trip. We worked at a Christian School removing old walls, floors and debris so that the school can build and expand to provide a preschool and vocational school for the children. The work was hard but God provided the strength we needed. We were also able to have time to tour the island and visit the beach. Grenada is a beautiful island but many of it's people poor.

Here I am at the work site removing floor boards on the first work day.

During a trip to the rainforest area of the island one of my team members took this picture of a native monkey.

More beauty of Grenada

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Memorial Day The Doggie Way

We had a nice weekend with our furry clients spending the weekend. On monday we grilled and everyone got to enjoy a bit of venison steak. Check out our pics below!

Bailey (choc lab), Dakota (yellow lab) & Gracie (cockapoo) enjoy playing and running

Milo (bichon) headed my way to get some love

Everyone lined up waiting so patiently for their piece of grilled venison
l to r Sienna, Milo, Bailey, Dakota, Daisy & Max

Thursday, April 24, 2008

We love this Weather

My son Drew (5 years old) took this picture of me, Cooper (GSP), Dakota (Yellow Lab), Daisy (Beagle/spaniel) & Max (Yellow Lab)

Dakota (Yellow Lab) & Fredo (Golden Ret) enjoy the beautiful 70 degree morning

Jasmine (Lab/Hound) is checking out Bailey (Choc Lab) rolling and enjoying the green grass.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Give Scuffy a Home!

Scuffy is a 8 month old Beagle/Shepherd mix who loves to play. He has been living with children and other dogs. He is in need of a foster home or his forever home. Please consider adding Scuffy to your family. For more information Contact Pet Guardian at 215-499-6863 or see pet finder
**Update**Scuffy has found a forever home!!4/10/08

Spring is here the grass is getting green

It is so nice to have the green grass coming back. Take a look at some of our canine friends who have visited recently.

Winston (Airedale) and Dakota play on a warm spring day

Dakota (Yellow Lab), Laney (Lab/Terrier mix) and Doogan (Westie) pal around

Doogan (Westie), Max (Fox Red Yellow Lab), Laney (Lab/Terrieer mix), Daisy (Beagle/Spaniel mix) and Bailey all enjoying the nice day

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Kids and Dogs

What have we been up to here? Take a look...

Ginger (German Shepherd) & Jada taking a little nap

Jada & Laney (lab/terrier mix)

Gracie (Cockapoo)

Max (lab) & Daisy (beagle/spaniel) enjoying the recent sunshine

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Kitten Needs Home

Well I have discovered a wonderful organization that is making a difference for pet owners and their animals. Pet Guardian Education & Animal Advocacy Services. First they try to help pet owners find a way to keep their pets instead of surrendering them to a shelter and if that fails they have a rescue program too. Well Minerva the kitten is being fostered in the rescue and looking for a forever home of her own. She is around 4 months old. If you might be interested please call Pet Guardian @ 215-499-6863. ***2/11/08 ***UPDATE: Minerva has found a forever home, thanks for looking!****

Monday, January 21, 2008

Play Day Fun

Well the pet sitting has been slower since the holidays. I get a little time off...just a little. I have had some play day guest though. Take a look at the pictures below of Benson (black lab mix), Lipton (yellow lab), Cooper (german short hair) & Dakota.