Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Friday, December 24, 2010


What a great way to start the day, Donna & I had coffee and then it started snowing and it's been snowing for a few hours now, so far just a couple inches, but you know how that goes, we will definitely have a white Christmas, Santa will be able to make a good landing on the roof tonight without dragging across a dry roof. Remember trying to stay awake as a kid so I could hear the sleigh bells, and then getting up and swearing you did. God has a way of providing those effects for little children.
Donna got a call to work at the Restaurant earlier today since she was off at the truck company, so she left the house a little after 10AM in the snow, it is only a couple miles to the restaurant and she has 4 wheel drive. I think she likes driving in the snow, Many years behind the wheel of a police car in all kinds of weather took that thrill out of my life.Even now with my 4x4 truck I still stay in if I can in the snow, why tempt fate, some other crazy can kill you.
Our plans for Christmas morning will now depend on how much snow we get and what the Interstate highway looks like, we were planning on going out to Adam's Moms house for a brunch and to exchange gifts, and then come home and Donna was going to start our Special Christmas Lasagna. Now we will just wait and see if it is safe to make the 50 mile round trip to Warrenton MO.
Here is a picture of Rigg's sharing with his little sister.
                        She gets a kiss first
Then Rigg's puts some food on the floor and Sadie dives in. What a good big brother..
It sure is amazing as big and strong as he is, how he is such a Gentle Ben around Sadie, she curls up to his tummy for her naps and he watches over her like a big protector.
I am still the one that Sadie is still not to sure of, she isn't barking at me anymore, but unless Donna or Andy put her in my arms, she won't volunteer to come close enough to be picked up. On the other hand as soon as I put her down the big jealous lop Rigg's is up on my lap for his turn, sheesh he is definitely not at lapdog at over a hundred pounds.
I guess I can sit and watch the snow fall from the kitchen window. The Kid's, Andy & Samantha went out for some last minute shopping, in the snow.
All of you be safe out there and enjoy your Christmas Morning.  Sam & Donna.


  1. How sweet Riggs is to little Sadie-Mae! He is such a good boy.

    Glad you are having a white Christmas. Hope every stays safe on those roads!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family (including the dogs).

  2. Riggs is such a good boy...how sweet. Merry Christmas y'all!

  3. Glad you are going to have a white Christmas, Sam. It will make it nice but I hope you can still go over to Adam's in the morning!

    Rigg's sure looks after his little sister! Good for him.

    Merry Christmas!

  4. I have never heard of a dog putting food down for another dog! That is one incredible Riggs. A white Christmas. Could be nice huh? Too bad Donna has to work today. I hope you have a great Christmas day. How is Adam? I've been a little out of it. I appreciate your supportive comments Sam over the previous week. Merry Christmas!

  5. That is just the cutest thing. I can't imagine him putting food on the floor for her. What a sweetie he is. Merry Christmas.

  6. Nice to be having a white Christmas. Merry Christmas to you!
    Mike & Gerri

  7. Riggs is such a sweet dog, Sadie's a very lucky girl.

    Merry Christmas to you and Donna, Sam! And the furry kids, too.

  8. What a thoughtful dogger Riggs is. After that kind of behavior of course he can be your lap dog!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard