I have always thought that having litter mates was magical. There is a special connection that litter mates have, unlike any other.
Jillian and Slinky have been together since the beginning. They raced together and in the racing kennel, they lived side by side. When it was time for them to be adopted, they came to us so that they would always and forever be together.
While we were on vacation, Slinky gave us quite a scare. Our vet tech raced up to the kennel and got her back to our vet. She’s fine now, but she really had a worried for awhile. The twins turned 13 in May.
Timber came to Oregon as a young pup and Zippy stayed in Florida. Months before their fourth birthday, Zippy came to Oregon. The two connected just like they had always been together and never apart. I was out in the back yard with them tonight and after a little wandering, this is where they landed. Side by side. Just like they had always been together.
And now, Sage and Glory have joined the pack. Just barely five months old, the two babies are two peas in a pod. Completely inseparable.
In February we thought we might like to sell the house and the acre. After looking around, we quickly realized that what we wanted just didn’t exist, so, we went to work updating our house.
For the longest time, I have been in love with crown molding. Keep in mind that neither of us our super handy, Karen more so than me.
For two months we were without window coverings. The big window is 10.5 feet wide. It was nearly impossible to find fabrics that were wide enough and worked in roller shades. The roller shades made the most sense so that we could roll them up and the doggies could see out the windows. We had the perfect fabric picked out only to find out a month later that it didn’t come wide enough. We called it our happy accident because we absolutely love our second choice.
New sofa’s were in order and we both wanted leather. This one is a sofa sleeper the other had two recliners on each end. It seems odd to order two new sofas and then keep them covered with blankets all of the time.
And this is where I spend a good deal of my time at home. The love seat is a treasure we found at the Goodwill and the dogs love taking turns lying on it when I am working. Except for refacing the fireplace at a later date, the these two rooms are done. Finally. All dog friendly.
I am also officially half way through a portrait class I’m taking. It consumes an amazing amount of time, but I love it.
And… yes, we are still preparing for Timber’s big surprise this year. Stay tuned.
I’m taking an eight-week portrait class. As part of the class, each week we study one photographer, study their lighting and then use that to inspire us to create a portrait.
Most of the work is with a human, but the way I see it, if it works for people, it’s probably even better for dogs.
I took both Zip and Timber out to the studio with me and quite honestly, I love the results. Like I told my instructor, the boys are beautiful dogs to begin with, but this lighting set up made them downright sexy.