Friday, February 29, 2008


Here is a sweet little guy who's extreme cuteness won over a self-proclaimed dog-disliker-my mom. We found him at the shelter and brought him home, unfortunately the poor little fellow never had a chance. This is Jet. He was perfect in every way, his size and personality making him a lovely addition to the family. But Jet had a cough and in a few days it was apparent he had distemper-an ugly disease that puts a dog through hell, taking most of it's victims, and leaving a few with unalterable health problems. The vet recommended that we save Jet from all of that pain and trauma. We did.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Travels and Kids

Mary hiking above Wolf Creek Pass, 13,000 feet elevation
The Great Sand Dunes in the San Luis Valley, Colorado, where I was born.
The family sitting around singing the Hills are Alive above Wolf Creek Pass

The scenery driving from Mesa Verde back to Pagosa Springs. So dry and barren, but the vistas were amazing.

Kaelyn playing with a lizard at Mesa Verde.

We went to Colorado a few months ago and had a lovely trip. I just wanted to show proof that I actually care about other things besides my animals. Just ask Dean how willingly I go on vacation...

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Max passed away on January 9, 2008 at 11:00 pm. He is sorely missed.