Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Thursday Happenings.

Today for a change I was up at 04:30AM and had coffee with my bride, Hope my stomach won’t pay for it later today. Donna headed into the truck company and then the restaurant.

Wanted to show you last night’s supper for Nicole and I,


                                  Yep Ravioli’s.

Chris said he didn’t like them of course he never had them before and wouldn’t try them. He made a Torino's Pizza for himself. Nicole on the other hand tried them and loved them, good thing I held back a couple in the pot as she dived in for seconds. She is a dream to cook for and will try anything and usually eats like a horse. Just a pleasure for Grandpa to watch and know she is enjoying her supper.

On yesterdays blog I had a picture of Heidi the German Shepherd we had, Here is a picture of her and Duke the pup she saved from the car when she was killed.

Heidi&Duke                 Heidi & Duke, looks more like Mom&Son.



Duke 03-15-08


Duke stayed with us for 14 years and when he died, like a lot of people, I said No more Dogs, I just hate to lose them.

That lasted two weeks and I was laying on Adams bed one day taking a nap, when I was woke up by my son putting something on my chest, the something was this.



When you wake up to something like this with that soulful love in his eyes and the licks on your face that followed. What kind of man could say no to that, He is now my bestus pal and companion.

As I have said before we have been blessed with wonderful, loyal and intelligent pets who have always been a bright spot in our days.

As I type this Rigg’s has his butt on my foot and is lying next to my chair snoozing, just happy to be by his Dad.

Grandkid’s and Dogs what would we do without them.

Looks like another mild day is here, the sun is shining and the temps are supposed to go to the low 60’s what a winter, nothing like last year. Did you hear the Pa Groundhog saw his shadow so we have 6 weeks of winter left. On another note the Presidential Candidates were in Fla and saw their shadows,so we have 9 mos. of bullshit left.

Hope everyone is having a great day. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna……


  1. My boy and girl I still get tears seeing them. Heidi was my little girl, she would jump on bed at night and tell me how her day was, she was the protector of our family and moms little girl. My Duke aka doodlebugs, was my pretty boy and constant companion,
    and he could catch a ball thrown faster than any dog I have ever seen...and he played soccer w/ the kids and would trap ball between his legs and chest it

  2. I never get tired of seeing and hearing about all the doggie friends that people have now and have had in the past. Love ours, gotta enjoy them while we have them. There are no guarantees in life from one day to the next, for us or for them! Thanks again for sharing.

  3. That picture of Heidi and Duke is the best. What a wonderful dog Heidi must have been. Our dogs are getting old and feeble, especially Rusty, and I know we will have to say goodbye before too long. Like you, I have said no more dogs! Wonder if that will last...

  4. Nine more months of bullshit is right! :)

  5. What a great story of those doggies...and I love the pic of Riggs as a baby...He sure grew!!

  6. I know what it's like to lose a pet (family member) but I will always have one the pain is severe for me. but I feel more pain without one.Angela

  7. Riggs looks like a real sweetheart. Cute. It is always hard to lose a pet. I wish they lived as long as we do.

    Mike and Dee

  8. We went with the group for pizza tonight. Hey - this place in MS made great pizza. Who would have thought!!!! Of course, we sure did like what you made for us too. And who doesn't like ravioli - that child needs to try them!

  9. Our dogs are sure an important part of our lives - nice pics!

  10. furkids and grandkids...we're rich aren't we ;)