Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Back home and ready to go.

Back home just in time for 4th of July fireworks!
A lot has happened with the house but first...a present from my painter lady, Reese!
Next are photos of the new living room and dining area and kitchen!

Still have some work to do but this will be it for now.
Meanwhile, I've created some new harnesses for my shop.
Will get them listed tomorrow!


Friday, June 8, 2018

I forgot to tell you about Mabel !

In the interim...
Mabel came to us as a give up.
It was said she was 14 years but we suspect she was much older.
We took her in for a couple days and she stole our hearts.
Toothless, mostly blind and sweet.
She went on to an old dog sanctuary in Utah where she peacefully passed. 
Beautiful little soul.

New house rehab

                                                               Kind of tired  after spending the day cleaning out cabinets and general clean up. It will be worth it once we're done with everything until something else needs to be done. 
We decided to put off remodeling the master bath until maybe December.
Tomorrow we move mostly everything into the garage so we can clean up the old house.
So here's a before of the kitchen
Kind of blah looking.
Here is a during photo.
Starting to look much better.
Now we'll add the stove and microwave and clean up the floor and in the future, add granite counters.         

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Purple carpet gone. 
Cleaning the tile now.
Next the room will be painted a nice warm soft fawn color.
New light fixtures, some rugs and furniture are next.

Found a House!

We bought a house on May 11.
It's now June 2 and we're just now able to see how nice it's going to be!

Paint color choices


Just a few more fixes and we can move in!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Adventures in Fostering

I get asked about fostering a lot.
Most people ask me how I'm able to give my fosters up?
They say they would end up keeping all of them.
Let me tell you, after 31 fosters, we've had a few that  were difficult to let go.
First and foremost, these pups that come into our life aren't ours.
We take them in and do work with them to assess what type home would be the best suited to their personality and needs.
Not to say we don't  hug, cuddle and love them.
We sure do.
By the time they are ready to be placed in a forever home, we have a pretty good idea of what the pup needs and most of the time it's not our home.

Also, if we start getting too attached, we go over our mantra.
They leave us so we can take another.
There's always another. 

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Foster # 31 Adventures in Fostering

Not such a short break!
Here's Taffy. 
She's a long haired Chihuahua.
Sweet as can be. 
Working on leash training and socialization.
House breaking.