Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Thursday, October 2, 2014


That’s what we have had for the last 24 hours.  I got totally soaked going to my car after leaving work last night. Luckily we live close and only small 2 lane roads home as visibility was about 3 feet, most of the time couldn't even see the lane markings. Has been storming steadily. We needed rain but these heavy rains run off more than soak in. Thunder has then the window rattling kind.  I am so happy our animals are not afraid of storms.

TBT Heide1994

1994. Our beloved Heidi and our beautiful pond. Heidi was such a special girl. She was the family protector and my BFF. When Sam would have night or graveyard shift she would come in and jump on bed.  I would ask Heidi how was your day…and she’d start to talk and tell me all about it. Then it was my turn to tell her. She gave her life saving a pup from the road. The protector to the end.

Right now we have some very unhappy campers here. New kid is driving Riggs crazy with his constant playing. Riggs has tried growling and snapping, but the little guy doesn't take hints very well. Poor little Sadie just gets beat up. Charlie is about 25 lbs Sadie 8 and when he jumps on her to play …well you can guess. She tries desperately to avoid him. So surprised not one phone call about him, no flyers up in neighborhood where he was found. I’m sure in the long run it will work out but right now it is chaos.

That’s about it…next week at this time we will be in Branson for Sam's Navy reunion

As Judy would say




  1. I hope there is an animal rescue group in your area. It sounds like the new kid needs extra help, or maybe reform school! Your two dogs were there first, and it sounds like Charlie is a dominant type. Good luck.

  2. How about dog obedience class. Charlie is a puppy yet and full of lots of energy that needs to be worked off.