Saturday, February 26, 2011

First Check-Up

Molly had her first check up today.  Lily Grace has been so excited about it. She has been taking Molly's care very serious.  Before leaving home, she made sure she had something for Molly to chew on while we waited for the vet to see her.  (Lily Grace also picked this chew toy out for Molly on a recent shopping trip and brought it home to "surprise" her.  She reminds Molly all the time that it is her favorite toy. HA!)  She was also very good at telling Molly she was alright and that she shouldn't be scared while getting her shots.  
Molly did great!  She welcomed all the attention and rubs.  She was happy to reciprocate with lots of wags and licks. 
Before leaving, Lily Grace asked Dr. Widdopp for a picture with her and Molly to remember their first visit.  Lily Grace is really learning a lot about caring for a puppy.  We are so proud of her.  Molly can't wait for her to get up each morning and Lily Grace insist on a goodnight kiss from her.  Must be puppy love. Too cute!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Meet Molly: Love at First Sight













Meet Molly, the newest addition to our family.  She was named by Lily Grace and we welcomed Molly home earlier this afternoon.  She is just 9 weeks old and absolutely adorable.  Lily Grace is smitten with her, as we all are.  We have had the best time getting to know her today.
After a fun-filled afternoon with Molly, here is what we know about her.  She likes to cuddle and have her belly rubbed.  She LOVES ball of any size, even those larger than her.  Speaking of her size, she will attempt to carry anything, regardless of size.  (That can be pretty funny.)  She has the sweetest personality.  Oh!  And by the way, the thing we know better than any other is this:  We are in love!  
As I type this post, both girls have played themselves out.  All is  quiet as both are tucked into their beds and our house once again feels full.  
Special thanks to Lynne and Martin Briggs of Cobblestone Goldens.  Molly was certainly bred with love and care.  

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Happy Chinese New Year!: Year of the Rabbit


新年快乐
(Happy New Year!)

Take a look.  Were you born the Year of The....?

Rat  (Matt)
1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
Ox
1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
Tiger
1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
*Rabbit*
1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
Dragon
1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000
Snake
1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001
Horse
1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002
Sheep
1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003
Monkey
1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004
Rooster
1921, 1933, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 1945, 2005
Dog (Lily Grace)
1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
Boar (Barb)
1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007