All because two people fell in love...

We met in February 1989, started dating in May, and got married in September. And Josh came *almost* 11 months later, just in case y'all were wondering. And then no more came. We waited, and waited, and then Lauren decided to make her debut in May 1995 (5 weeks early), and then Kayley 1997, Jacob 1998, Krissy 2001, Lindsey 2004 & Joey 2006. We lived in Texas until 2005, and then we moved to Arkansas, just about 25 miles north of Texarkana, Texas. Fortunately all my children are Texans (and my handsome husband) because Texans are just cool. Wish I was a Texan... but husband had to settle with a California gal, which I think is pretty cool too.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Cali & Zoey

Since Shawn and I have been married, we have had a total of 11 dogs live at our house sometime. We have had Brandy, Bailey Jack, Olsen, Furby, Ollie, Mollie, Callie, Brandi, Ellie, Coco & Sassy. We still have Ollie. We thought when we moved to the farm 4 years ago, Ollie wouldn't last. We have been surprised. He has been ran over by a tractor, and bit by a water snake, and we thought each time he was going to die. Ollie is a good little watch dog. He is an outside dog, of course, but we know by his bark when something isn't right. Olsen, Brandi & Ellie all died, and the rest were given away except Coco & Sassy, who we think were taken by the hired hand that Shawn's dad had at one time. Meet our new dogs:
Cali & Zoey

These dogs came from my brother, Scott. They have been to our house numerous times, and with Scott's job, he just doesn't have time to take care of them like he should. And his wife, Val... just to busy with baby Lexi and Jared. I don't blame them wanting to get rid of them. They were their "kids" before their kids came along. Scott asked if we wanted them, and since I knew they weren't puppies, and that they had been to our house before, I talked it over with Shawn, and we agreed that we would take them. They are females, and fortunately they have been fixed. But so has Ollie, but not the other 2 dogs that Shawn's dad has. We are going to keep them chained up at night, and mostly throughout the day at first so that they can get to know the area before we let them off all the time. That's how we did Ollie, and now he stays in the area. Sometimes I see Ollie walking up the road, or across the pasture/lake dam, but he pretty much stays close by. I hope Cali & Zoey like their new home.

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holly-dolly said...

i am glad that they have a home where they will be happy! i know that they were happy at scott's, but i think ollie will show them the ropes and they will make fine farm dogs! i look forward to visiting them this month and every year at thanksgiving!