Friday, April 16, 2010

My new brother

Dogs in my home are like children.
No, we aren't crazy people. (at least I don't think so)
We just love our pets well.   I spent many moments of my youth talking to my dogs, dressing up my dogs (think golden retriever in dad's old t-shirts....poor thing), and treating them like a member of the family.  It gets lonely as the only child, so it was always nice to have a dog "friend" around.
Now that I have children and pets of my own, I think the tradition continues in my family.  I call Pollack my baby and he is always going to be Nana and Max's  favorite granddog.  I really believe Pollack can understand me and just assume he knows everything I am saying to him.  Right?  Dog people out there can relate.  They know so much more than we think they do!
My parents have always loved having a dog in their home and they love to nurture the same type of relationship with their animals that I grew up with.  So, you can guess it didn't surprise me to hear my mom say "Daddy's home" to their new dog Sam while we were chatting on the phone.  Ok, so maybe it made me laugh a little.  I guess now that their little girl is all grown up they have to find new people or animals to care for and call their baby.
Can't wait until the next time I get to see my little brother!
Isn't he cute?

Here are the happy parents with their new baby.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Happy Cousin Time.

We had a great time with our cousins this week.
Aren't they cute?

Thursday, April 1, 2010

I love this town.

I love our parks.
I love the history.
I love the weather.
I love the family atmosphere.
I love the closeness to beaches, mountains, etc.
I love the smallness in comparison to the big city amenities.

But it is days like this that really seal the deal.

Just hanging out on Browns Island in the middle of downtown playing ball. What a superb day!