Monday, March 23, 2009

Ode to Goof

Our sweet puppy, Goofy, went to doggie heaven yesterday, and I am still in shock.

Garrett's sister, Hannah, has a dog that had a litter of puppies last October. Garrett had just lost his favorite dog of 9 years, Daisy, recently and wanted to get one of the puppies. I really didn't want one because I knew it would be something else to take care of, and I wasn't sure how Roscoe (our weenie dog) would like it. But I am an animal lover, and I could tell Garrett really missed Daisy, so I gave in. Well he called me at work one evening and wanted to bring one of the puppies home, but couldn't decide which one, so I said to bring 2 or 3 home and we could decide which one we wanted. He brought home his 2 favorite, both boys, and they stayed a couple of days. We had planned on just getting one, but after they stayed awhile, we just couldn't take the other one back! Most people, and our common sense said this was a bad idea to get 2 dogs! But it turned out to be wonderful, they loved each other so much, they did everything together. They played, slept, ate together, and kept each other company. They didn't have names for a long time, and we finally got Paige to name them, and she picked 2 wonderful names: Goofy and Donald of course! And she could tell them apart, she always called them by their right names! They had just been the greatest puppies, and we all really loved them.

We had noticed they were not eating as much lately, but we thought they were just slowing down their growth. They still played though and acted normal. Saturday morning, Garrett noticed that Goofy was not jumping up on the fence to see him like Donald was, but didn't think too much of it. Sunday morning when he went to feed them though, Goofy was very sick. It seemed to happen so fast, or maybe it was just that he was a pretty mild mannered dog and we just didn't notice it as much. We knew he didn't feel good, but thought he would be okay until the next day and we had planned on taking him to the vet. We came home Sunday night to find sweet ole Goof had left us. It still doesn't seem quite real to me, because he seemed fine just 2 days ago. I really never thought this would happen, we thought about all the other aspects of having 2 dogs, but never this one. Goofy was a great dog, and I wish we could have had him longer. Donald, whose personality is very different, but still great, was very sad last night. He sat outside the door looking at us and crying. This broke my heart! And he looks so lonely sleeping, he and Goofy used to cuddle up together every night, I was so used to seeing them together like that! But tonight he was much better, he only cried while we were cooking supper, but has been fine after that. Paige knows that Goofy is gone, but forgets easily where he is. I told her he is in doggie heaven with Jesus, and she is happy with that. She asked me if daddy took him there, and I said no, God did. Tonight at supper she still said thank you God for Roscoe, Goofy and Donald.

So this is my ode to Goof-Goof, as I called him! Wish we could have played longer and that you could have grown up with Paige! We miss you!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Landscaping phase one!

Still working on those snow videos, they take so darn long to upload, but they are so cute and will be worth it! Give me time!

Yesterday we did one small portion of landscaping, or planting in our yard. We have a whole big yard to go, so this was a nice easy and quick little project. Now to plan what the rest of the yard needs! That will probably take the longest, just me deciding what I want to do with the rest of the yard! But I don't need to wait too long or it will be too hot! Here are some before and after pictures!

This is the area before. (Nothing!)

And after, hard to tell in this picture I know, but we planted 3 azaleas, 2 wallflowers (28 cents each, good eye BearBear!), and 5 phlox (the purple ones in front). They look like we placed them in kind of odd places but they will spread so it didn't really matter where we put them. And they will all come back!

You can see the plants better in this picture.

And here is our biggest helper, with her "Dora shobel" (shovel for those of you who don't speak 2-year old-ese!)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Summertime's a comin'

Tuesday at Gann's house...

Oh, the life of a little girl!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Snow videos, finally!

Yes I know that it snowed on March 1st, and today is April 9th, but it took my videos awhile to upload! About a month, haha! Anyway, when Paige saw that it was snowing, she immediately asked for a scarf for some reason! So she borrowed mine. We were not prepared for the snow! She is wearing a Bass Pro Shops baseball cap and socks on her hands for gloves! But we made it work! These videos are kind of sad now because Goofy is in them (he is the solid black dog).

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Coming soon

Coming soon, some really cute videos of Paige playing in the snow! I promise!