Lucy, looking better than ever! She's such a good Momma!
Lily is full of spice! She is very active, running and jumping and attacking everyone else. I think she's the most curious of the bunch. Lily was the first born and is the largest of the pups. Her coat is the smoothest. Lily's new family includes a stay at home Mom with four children, ages 6 to 14. I'm sure she'll have plenty of time to run down some of her energy with this young family.
Tawny is precious! She will snuggle with you, cooing and kissing the whole time. The last born, she ranks third in size with her sisters. Her new parents are in their mid-sixties and just love her. They will give her a home full of love and attention. I might cry when this one leaves our home.
Baily looks so much like her Mom, Lucy! Full of cuddles, she will sit with you making those sweet baby pup sounds in your ear for as long as you want to hold her. She feels like a soft teddy bear! Baily's new family is a house full of boys, 14 to 4 in age. Her new family also has a 1 year old Yorkie! I'm so happy she won't be alone and will have someone to play with.
Sadie... last, but not least. The smallest of the pups, we plan on keeping her. I have been offered $1000 by three separate families, but still cannot make the decision to sell her. Sadie is quite the character, comes running, as fast as she can when called. She gives Peanut, what for. And she's in Rodney's face all the time. Sadie is right in the middle of all our bigger dogs, part of the gang! Yep, I think we're keeping her!
Last week, the puppies were 6 weeks old and running all over the house! As hard as I tried, I couldn't get a photo of them all together. They were all wigglely and racing around the house as fast as their little feet would take them! So, here's the best shot...
Update on my world...
My Mom tolerated her first chemo treatment well, a couple of weeks ago. She goes in for her second treatment tomorrow. In between chemo treatments, she has to give herself daily injections of another medicine. She's a retired Registered Nurse, so she's comfortable giving herself injections.
My brother's both came from California for a few days to visit with my Mom. They were here on Mother's Day. It was a gorgeous day (photo above). We had a really nice visit, justus kids with our parents. None of the grandkids were there until my son arrived on his split shift break. My Dad bar.b.qued his famous tri-tip steaks. I think my Mom really enjoyed her day with her kids. We took some family photos I'm sure we'll all treasure for years to come.
My daughter phoned on Mother's Day. I thought she might skip this holiday, but I was glad to learn I was wrong. She sounded good. Her job kept her at work most the day, she called me during her break that afternoon. It's always good to hear from her, she sounded real good, almost her old self. It was a good day!
My Gramma had us all in a scare this last Saturday. I received a call from my Mom Saturday morning, saying Gramma had been taken by ambulance to the hospital with a possible heart attack. I insisted my Mom stay home and stay away from the germs of the E.R. She insisted on going and making sure Gramma was doing okay before she decided she better get out of there. I spent the rest of my day with Gramma, by her side until late evening. The hospital ran all sorts of tests at specific time frames to insure her heart was okay. Gramma and I had planned all week long to have dinner together Saturday, so I stayed through her dinner there at the hospital. The nurse taking care of Gramma insisted we splurge and have a good dinner there, she would make sure of it. Gramma's heart was fine, no heart attack. Dinner together was fun for being in the hospital, in a room for testing that had no windows. Gramma was released to go home about 9:30pm that night.
My son is learning to manage his time. When he turned 16 years old a couple of months ago, he bought a truck. Now, he has to work to support the gas it takes to run this old truck. About a month ago, he found his first job. The rules of the house are, he must maintain a B average with his grades to be able to keep his driver's license. He's doing well, straight A's at the Charter High School. I'm pretty darn proud of my little guy.
My guy is gone more than I like him to be, at least, gone days when I'm off which I'm finding hard to handle. I have found myself at midlife and my empty nest has hit me from behind while I wasn't looking. I never thought I'd be my age and home alone all the time! I do not like this! (I hate it.) I'm ready for traveling, seeing places I've not seen before, enjoying life with my someone special... hmm, life. He'll be home tomorrow night for a few days. I miss him.