A Little More of that Back Door Bliss

I think we have dogs that all other dogs are compared to. For our girls, Tessa was such a dog. She blessed us with 16.5 years of joyous bliss. Today is the anniversary of her birthday, it’s also All Saints’ Day or All Hallows Day. Tessa touched many lives.

Sneaking Bliss

Today is All Saint’s Day. I once had a wonderful golden retriever with today as her birthday, we named her All Hallow’s Tessa. A well bred, well trained, loveable girl. But this is not about how well she hunted or the number of spirits she lifted when visiting nursing homes and the sick.

This is about how she changed the course of a little boy’s life.

When placing puppies from a litter we scrutinize each possible owner with an application and references. Since our dogs are high energy bird dogs, almost all owners are hunters or families that include dogs in activities.

Such was one new owner, a young boy soon to be 11 years old. He had waited for a puppy and proved to his mom that he was ready. Of course. she knew she would have to provide a safety net. The application was in and approved before…

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Yep, this happened when Tim took me out for dinner…

THE FORESTER ARTIST

Zombie Deer!, zombie, deer, Halloween

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Dog Day Bliss

In celebration of National Dog Day…

Outside the Zone

Eclipse 2017

While many traveled to the path of totality, we stayed put. Here’s the view from across the pond.

The Blind Date – Her Side

Another four years! Happy 34th Anniversary, Tim!

Sneaking Bliss

Today, Tim and I celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary.

Tim and Mary Livingston Wedding Our favorite wedding photo. A quiet moment, just us two.

I am not surprised we made 30 years. However, it does surprise me that we made it past the first date, and the second…this is my side of the story. If you want his side, he’ll tell you over on his blog today The Blind Date – His Side. Interesting how we each recall these events. 😉

This is what I looked like when we met. This is what I looked like when we met.

This is what Tim looked like when we met. This is what Tim looked like when we met.

September 1980
Kelly, a coworker came into the camera store and asked how I felt about blind dates.

“I don’t.” My response was simple. It was only a week after I started the job. I worked with this person for a total of thirteen hours. Not long enough to trust her judgment to set me…

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Another Organic Mouser

I was happy to see this beautiful gopher snake this afternoon. Our mouse population is having a boom,

Puppy Play

Mama Tasha has pretty much weaned the pups. That’s okay with them, they have one-year-old Phanny to play with. Too much fun.

 

Have a Ducky Day!

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Hope your day is ducky!

19 Days of Cute

On the Hunt

Yesterday we celebrated three years with Sailor with a nice pheasant hunt. He was joined by Bliss and Phanny. Tasha stayed home with the puppies. We’ll have to make it up to her.

Pheasant Hunting with our Golden Retrievers