Thursday, March 27, 2008

Nora & Molly Playing

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Nora, Day One

Precious Nora is here and today was her first full day with us. She is so sweet, but also EXTREMELY timid. She really wants to play with Molly & Max, and Max is more willing than Molly right now. We see her relaxing and getting a little more trusting as each hour ticks bye, but we have a long ways to go. With this precious little one it we will celebrate even the tiniest progress. Poor baby has had a very hard life thus far. (before she came to be a Lucky Star Rescue) We are very happy that Nora is now home.

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Just one more day and Nora will be here! Nora is a 6 year old rescue that we are adopting from Lucky Star Cavalier Rescue. She has had a tough life thus far having lived her life in an Amish Puppy Mill in Ohio. She's had a month of TLC with her foster mum & foster 'siblings' in which she has come to learn what it is like to live in a house with people and not in a cage. We hear that she loves to play with balls and tries to engage her foster siblings in play, but they don't want to! Hopefully Molly & Max will play as much as Nora wants. We've also heard that Nora gets on the couch and won't get down until someone lifts her down. From what I have read a mill dog takes a lot of patience and time, but we know that our Nora is worth all the time in the world.

The photo above is from Nora's Lucky Star page:

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Halloween Angels


When we were thinking about Halloween this year we envisioned dressing Molly & Max up in their costumes, taking some photos, maybe trying to show them to a few children until they barked at the children too much and then we'd put them in their sleeping kennel until the trick or treating had ended. THAT is NOT what happened!!!!

When the Trick or Treaters arrived, Mark sat outside the door & I put the baby gate up so that the dogs would not get out if someone opened the door. I thought the dogs could look out at the children. BUT, the dogs couldn't see the children, so I put the rocking chair in front of the door so they could see out the window, and they sat there for an hour and a half and just watched!!! They barked twice at dogs walking by, but not at the children. Normally they bark at anyone they see walking by.

The children and many adults loved seeing the dogs dressed up. A few people even asked if the dogs were real because they sat so still at times. The photos above in the slide show are not 'time lapsed'... just taken randomly.... at any time the dogs could have gotten down from the chair but they didn't. The way they behaved was so surprising!!!!!!!!!!! Mark & I still can hardly believe it. Molly & Maxwell were indeed our Halloween angels, only they were dressed as a firetruck and Snow White.

Friday, October 26, 2007

One Year Ago Today....

We brought Molly home one year ago today! Here is one of the first pics we took of her. She weighed about 4.5 pounds and now weighs about 17 pounds. What a joy she is and we couldn't love her more! Happy "Got-cha" Day our precious Molly!

Here she is today:

Molly as Snow White & Max as the Fire Truck

Halloween is almost here....

The Daily Chase

Molly & Max chasing each other through the back yard on Sunday. Since then the leaves have turned mostly brown.

Take the camera off auto!

I take way too many photos on 'automatic' settings. Today I was playing around with the settings and captured Max in a nice light. In photoshop I boosted the contrast a little and voila! I think a better photo.

This one was taken on "automatic".

Monday, August 13, 2007

Happy 1st Birthday Molly!


A BIG Happy Birthday to our precious Molly who turns 1 today. Here is a slide show with photos of her first year.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Maxwell's 1st Birthday, Tuesday August 7th


A very big Happy first Birthday to our sweet Maxxy!!!!! Here's wishing we celebrate 15 or more on this earth together!!!