Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy 2010 Everyone!  I know it has been quite a while since I've posted anything, so much has happened in the last couple of months and I just haven't had the time to keep up with my blog.  Hopefully, now that the holidays are over I will be able to get back to posting regularly! 

Since my last post we have lost Rusty, our Golden Retriever who was diagnosed with cancer back in September.  He fought a good fight and hung in there as long as he could but sadly passed away at home on Oct. 19, 2009.   Then, not even a month later, on Nov 16, 2009 we lost our 12 1/2 yr. old Yellow Lab Sadie to congestive heart failure.  She and Rusty were buddies and practically grew up together so after he passed away she stopped eating and went downhill rapidly.   She apparently had some heart problems that we weren't aware of and with her not eating, things just got much worse.   She didn't respond to medication and an appetite stimulant and we unfortunately had to have her put to sleep to stop her suffering. 

But there is also good news to share as well.  We recently adopted two Golden Retrievers that desperately needed homes.  Dusty came from Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue in WV, is about 2 years old and is a real sweetheart.  He's also Mama's Boy!  Sammy was adopted from the PG County Animal Shelter.  He was found as a stray so we don't know anything about him at all but we think he is around 7 years old.  He was very thin and has some ear and skin problems but we are working to get him healthy again.  He's a real sweetie too and loves his Daddy especially!  We miss Rusty and Sadie terribly but are happy to be able to give Dusty and Sammy the loving home they both deserve so much. 

Here's some pics of the newest members of our family!



  1. Hi Kathi!! So GREAT to see you back!! We have sure missed you! So sorry about Rusty and Sadie. I know they left a terrible void in your lives. But look at those beautiful new babies!! They look so happy! Hope the new year brings you many blessings!!

  2. AWWW, Kathi so happy you're back posting!! Sorry to hear about Rusty and Sadie... I can so understand the loss of a pet and especially 2 so close together... we lost our first GR, after 13 years, in Dec. of 2005!

    What adorable doggies added to the family now... Dusty looks spunky! And Sammy looks pretty sweet and calm... I'm sure they warm your hearts!! Hugs... Keep Warm!!


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