Pennies from heaven

Faye and I were recently in the States. We visited a grocery store. Walking through the parking lot, we saw a penny and I picked it up thinking ‘Find a penny, pick it up, all that day have good luck.’ Faye thought and said ‘Penny from heaven; Stella is saying hello.’ We walked on and about 50 feet later there was another penny. Faye said ‘Stella’s really trying to talk to you.’

I’m trying to listen.

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Returning from hiatus; good to go away and good to come home

After a recent (unannounced) break I’m back to posting.

Faye and I took the dogs to Pittsburgh PA and attended a fund-raiser for the Southwest Pennsylvania Retriever Rescue Organization, S.P.A.R.R.O. for short. S.P.A.R.R.O. and it’s companion organization, Shades of Grey Sanctuary for Senior Dogs, are operated by Joe Maringo, a truly remarkable man. We had a great time and hope we helped raise a good sum for a worthy cause. Joe hosted a Lab Fest the next day; people and dogs had good fellowship.

We expected Achilles and Fitzi to be good in the car. We are very pleased with how good they were around unfamilar people and dogs. Achilles ambles around the fenced in area.

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We really appreciate all of the kindness and generosity everyone shared and expect to attend next year.

While it was great to go away, after 1400 klicks in four days it’s good to be home.

Adieu

We bid adieu to February by trying to create a family portrait on a blustery day. We were less than 100 percent successful.

Back on Thursday. And again, thank you for visiting.

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Not ready yet

We spent a good amount of time outside last weekend; temperatures were at or above all-time February highs. We moved out to a corner of the yard to catch the last bit of late afternoon sun, and brought the dog bed out.

When we decided to go inside, Achilles was not ready to leave his spot.

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