Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Three Milestones

The week is off to its usual pace and slipping past.  It's nice to be able to come home and still have a little daylight left because it allows me to get some work done outside.  Last evening I enjoyed seeing the Barred Owls that take up residence in our woods each year.  I hear them often enough, but to actually see the pair together is rare.  My camera only captured the outline of one as the sun was setting.
This week we have had three little celebrations that went recognized here at home with the celebratory cookies for the dog, and a bakery treat for Carl and I.

The first one was the 22nd, where we celebrated the one year arrival of our girl Annie. I remember so vividly   the first day I met her.  It was a bittersweet day when her owner who was terminally ill with cancer said his good-byes to her, and I made a new friend.  Annie was welcomed into the pack, and has found her place here.  It is truly like she has always been here, a tribute to her spirit and the good life she has had.
The second milestone is Cissy.  Today she has been here exactly a month.  You all have followed her journey back to health and even though she still has a ways to go, your cheering her on has truly made a difference--Because I really thought (as did several others) that in those first days, that this little milestone was not going to be reached.
The third is that Carl is finally going back to work today.  There is still plenty of healing left to occur, with a heel broken in 3 places and a fractured ankle, it's a slow process. But we hope that the worst of it is finally behind us.  Thank-you all for the good thoughts you've been sending for him as well.
With both of us gone today, I am wondering what the dogs will do?
I say catch up on the 20 hour naps that they've missed...That's what Wendy (below) will be doing.
Enjoy your Wednesday!


  1. Aww, what a sweet post for the 3 milestones you have reached. Glad to see that Carl is going back to work.
    The dogs all look so happy, you have given them such a loving home and I am sure they all appreciate it.
    TFS ana

  2. The dogs look great and happy. I bet they napped all day just like my Molly and Jake did.

  3. Afternoon Dear Friend, love the photo of the Owl in the dusk, so beautiful.......Great milestones Kim, So happy for each and every one of them, your home is a loving and caring place for these wonderful Dogs.......Glad for Carl to back at work, though I hope he talks it slow.........Give those furry kids a hug from me,Blessings Francine.

  4. oh dearest heart!
    all such grand news. such grand news. tears shining.
    it's been long that everything is pretty near right in your beautiful little world. all are on the mend.
    and isn't charlie looking amazingly wise.
    the smile in cissy's eyes and her whole demeanor has proved she had life in her. it just needed love.
    and darling annie girl. what's to say. so beautiful.
    love to ALL at golden pines!
    i'm gushing!!! LOLOL!

  5. Beautiful. Your post is just beautiful.

  6. congrats to carl! so glad things can slowly get back to normal, again!

    and i just love your pack. such beauties!

  7. So happy for you
    good to have good news
    Hubby back to work....terrific

  8. Well happy gotcha day to the poochies and welcome back to work Carl, Glad that Cissy is getting better. Betcha a dollar Todd being a Terrier has something do do with that!

    The Mad Scots

  9. All the doggies look so content and happy. Cissy has made such progress in her healing. Yay for her!!

  10. So glad to hear Carl can return to work although I'm sure the dogs preferred him at home. The other two milestones are fantastic. I'm glad to hear Cissy is still improving.


  11. I am happy for every milestone! So great that Carl could go back to work.

  12. This is all so wonderful. Happy celebrations indeed. :) Many hugs to you and all your dog family members. Cissy is beautiful, and she looks content. What a sweet, sweet face she has!

  13. Ah we just love to come by and see those wonderful little faces and the owl. How cool is that. They have continued to destroy the land around us and all of our owls have gone.

    Life at Golden Pines, is truly Golden.

    Bert and My Vickie

  14. Oh wonderful photo of the owl in the sunset beautiful silhouette ! I am glad to hear all is going well with you and your clan I also include Carl in with the clan hehe ! Lovely photos of the pooches . Cissy looks very happy and that is what helps them heal lots of love ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

  15. The owl in the tree is a lovely pic, with the sunset in back.

    Three special events today. I can imagine how happy Carl is to go back to work. What kind of foot gear does he have to wear with that terrible injury? Annie and Cissy are both wonders and we all love them.

    Good times!

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

  16. It's always wonderful to have something to celebrate, isn't it? I hope Carl's return to work goes well and that Cissy's health continues to improve!

  17. We think cat stalking will be on the cards, too.

    Congratulations to Annie, Cissy and Carl! What a fantastic week!

    Love that owl picture.

    XXXoOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  18. We have come for a visit to spend some time with you! The milestones do need to be celebrated. Thank you for sharing them with us,, and of course we wish for Carl to continue healing.
    We can truly imagine the sound of your owl hooting,,, thank you for sharing.

  19. I'm oh so happy to hear Carl is mending and the infection is cleared up. And Cissy is looking better and better. What good fortunate to see the owls. Take it as a positive omen.

  20. All wonderful milestones and worth celebrating.

  21. YAY Carl!! Oh, and Annie and Cissy, too!!

  22. This is all great news, especially about Carl.
    God bless. ♥

  23. Hi, wonderful news about Cissy. We think of her often. And of course, Easton still Roooooooooos for Annie. Amazing, it's been a year already. Happy adoption day, birthday Annie. I'm sure Carl is anxious to get out of bed and back to work. I must guess the last unnamed Golden in your post. Is that Sheba?

  24. Such good news all around!!! So happy that little Cissy is doing so wll. This is truly a testament to all of ythe tender care she is receiving.
    Beautiful Annie, can't believe it has already been a year. How fortunate for her to transition from a loving home into another loving home.

  25. So many happy dogs Kim - you're an inspiration....nice owl too!

  26. We chuckle all the time about how tired the dogs are because they have to be awake when we're moving!!! We all need our naps, Kim!...:)JP

  27. A happy day; getting back to normal!

  28. Congrats to Carl - we're glad to hear things have improved so much. Annie & Cissy - wow, what sweet faces.

    Happy napping to all
    Nadine & goldens Neeli & Elle

  29. Every dog looks so content. It is nice to come home and enjoy the sun still being out. Bakery treat always make us smile, glad Carl is mending.
    Sweet William The Scot

  30. What a wonderful milestrones to celebrate! We're glad things are going well at Golden Pines. Beautiful pictures! Everyone look so happy and peaceful! THANK YOU, Kim for caring and loving all of them. You are pawsome!

    Thor and Jack

  31. Those are some pretty awesome milestones Kim, has it really been a year already for Annie? Where does the time go?

  32. Lovely to read about your milestones at Golden Pines...cheers from here!
    Good to know that Carl is back to work, hope it went well and his foot will continue its healing.

  33. I remember when Annie came, oh how fast time goes. I am so glad she's doing OK, wasn't she a little under the weather a while back? What a sweet face she has. I am glad that Cissy is doing well and especially happy that Carl is making progress.

  34. Ohhhh...hooray for Annie and Cissy! :) So happy to hear Carl is returning to work. I can't even imagine the pain he must have been in. I just adore your photos as always.

  35. Three wonderful celebrations. The photo of Annie melted my heart, and I am so very thrilled that Cissy is on the road to health. And, here's to Carl - it's certainly been a long road. I know it's not over yet but this is a big milestone!

  36. Sounds like a great week, well done!

  37. It truly is wonderful having that daylight stay later into the evening. It really does make a difference doesn't it? Sounds like things are good your way. Celebrating those milestones is always a terrific idea!

    Happy weekend to you and the pups Kim!
    xo Catherine

  38. So many good things to celebrate!!! Yippee! Enjoy every second, you all deserve it so very much!

  39. Howdy All, so glad to hear that life in your neck of the woods is going along just fine. Good luck back at work Carl and have a great weekend. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  40. Kim,
    What a happy little post. Glad Carl is feeling better to return to work. It's never easy when so many broken bones are involved.
    The crew looks happy and full of enjoyment being outside playing.
    Those Barred Owls are my favorite. We had a pair but I haven't heard or seen them in awhile. Broke my heart not to hear them because it was one of my joys of living out in the country.
    Take care and have a great weekend.

  41. Those are all very happy milestones!



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