Sunday, November 1, 2020

Good-Bye October!

Are you feeling a fall chill in the air? We certainly are! 

It just seems like all of the sudden the leaves have changed and are falling. And can I just tell you how happy I am to have October in the rearview mirror?  In so many ways, it was a long, difficult and emotional month. But as November starts, I am feeling so much better and I have some of my energy back. I've just finished my 3rd or 4th round of antibiotics, I've lost track, but I guess they worked. I only missed one day of work last week so that says something too. Knock, knock, knock on wood, just in case. 😊

Today I was home by myself, for the first time in a long time. Being home alone, there just seemed to be so many possibilities of things to do. 

I did do some baking - pumpkin bread. 

After cleaning up the kitchen because no one was here to do it for me, I got an early start on fixing dinner. I was feeling a bit chilled, time to turn on the heat or close that window and so I warmed up in bed and did some reading which ended with a nap. What a lazy day!

Aside from being lazy, all the dogs seem to be pretty well. 

~George waiting for breakfast~

New girl Sugar has settled in really nicely. She's really a lovely dog and gets along really well with our crew. Now that she's learned to leave the cats alone, we've been able to give her more freedom in the house. But we still keep an eye on her because she is a counter-surfer and is a bit of an escape artist too.  Sugar did return to the vet for a follow-up to recheck her ears and skin, and she got an "all clear." With that, she is now available for adoption. 

~Sugar on her way home after getting the all clear at the vet~

Our other foster for Lab Rescue, Buddy will also be available for adoption in the coming days too. We've completed 5 sessions of acupuncture and the rescue feels, as do I, that he's ready to make the next steps forward to a new forever home. He's a nice boy, and despite not being able to get around that well, I'm hopeful that someone will fall in love with this charming boy and want to make him part of their lives. 

~Buddy having acupuncture on our front porch in September~

And speaking of adoptions, Leo is still doing really well. Annie could not be happier and I don't think Leo could be either. 

~Leo at home!~

It's a busy week ahead for us. Past due grooming appointments for both Max and Todd. 

This will be the first time that Charlie will not be going with them. But I think a day at "the spa," even though "Irina" takes her time with them, it'll all just be too much for Charlie. The photo below came up on my "memories page" on Facebook and is from October, 2010. It's a fun Halloween memory with missed faces! 

~October 2010, Charlie, with Sammy in the middle, Hamlet and a corner peak of Rudi~

 I hope you had a good Halloween and are doing well! I've missed you and reading your blogs!

~Our driveway on Tuesday~

  Now that I'm finally feeling better and have more energy, I look forward! to catching up on your news!


  1. Those oranges and a leafy drive, beautiful. They are all looking well, and Leo, a fire, your own rug it seems, happiness and love. Kim, I do hope you continue to improve, and with colder weather, all those pesky bugs might get zapped and go away.

  2. Hello and Happy November to you and the crew!
    The fall colors looks beautiful around you! I am glad everyone is doing well, the photos are all so cute. Love the furbabies. Take care, enjoy your day. Wishing you a happy new week ahead.

  3. what a wonderful post! I'm so glad you're finally feeling better. I swear I can smell your wonderful pumpkin bread from here! I'd be doing some counter surfing myself!
    sending you and the crew a huge snoopy hug on this first day of November. xoxo

  4. It's good to hear you're feeling better and that the pups are doing well too.

  5. I am so glad to hear you are feeling better. So happy for you to be able to enjoy the life you have.

  6. We're glad you're feeling better, and the doggies are doing fine! Here in WNY the wind is blowing the leaves off the trees and there's a possibility of snow. Time to hibernate.

  7. Kim, your memories of your past fosters reminds me of my BFFs. They were fosters for many, many years. Like you they loved each and every one of the dogs as did "Auntie" (me, of course)...:)jp

  8. Good that you are feeling better! Everything seems better when you are feeling okay!

  9. You're right, Todd could use a little touch up.

  10. I hope Buddy and Sugar find wonderful forever homes.
    May God heal you and bless you all, Kim.

  11. So glad to hear that you are feeling better.
    How beautiful the trees look in their Autumn colours - something we don't get here in Spain.
    Good to know that Leo is doing well - he looks so much at home! Hope that Sugar and Buddy will find forever homes with such loving owners.

  12. I am glad to read that you are feeling better and I hope you get back to 100% soon. Except for a few days, Autumn has been lovely here. My yard is full of yellow leaves and although my Retired Man complains about it, I find it beautiful.

  13. So happy you are feeling better and your right, October is best to be gone.

  14. Tod's fuzzy face reminds me of Dougall ❤️

  15. I'm so glad things are looking up there! Good luck with finding the perfect homes for the fosters. ♥

  16. Adore and appriciate those little peaceful and happy moments in life!

  17. What a lovely post full of good news and wonderful pictures! I’m so glad you’re feeling better and hope you keep getting stronger. I can’t think of anything that cheers me more than the face of a happy dog and this post is filled with them. Most touching of all is the picture of those bright darling faces from October 2010. Thank you, Kim.


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