Thursday, October 8, 2015

Misty's Day at the Doggie Spa

Last Saturday, Misty went to Bark and Bubble in Sturbridge, MA for her first haircut.  Her hair was getting very long and out of control.  They told me that she was great for her first time.  She is just not a big fan of the hair dryer.

Here is a picture before:

And here is a picture after:

She looks so different!  She feels like a soft lamb with pure white fur instead of ivory fur.

Just to update you, she is almost 7 months old and weighs 24 pounds.  She is pretty much house trained, with an occasional accident.  Her newest thing is she loves to jump up on everything, people, counters, furniture and Hershey.  Plus she loves to bite.  We are working really hard to break her of both of these bad habits.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Puppy Love - Meet Misty

I know it has been a while since I have posted anything here on my blog, but this is worth sharing.  

We bought a puppy, a sister, for Hershey!

Meet Misty:

Misty is a 4 month old keeshond poodle mix.  She weighs 18 pounds and is mostly fluffy fur.  They are saying that she should be about 35 pounds full grown but I have a feeling that she is going to be a little bigger.

Here is a picture of her after her first bath:

She is mild mannered, sweet, gentle and even lazy by normal puppy standards.  She will run around and play with Hershey and after 10 minutes, she is laying down relaxing.  She has been meeting our neighbors and their dogs and she is more than happy to meet everyone.

Here is Misty meeting her brother Hershey for the first time:

Hershey is really taking to her and they are becoming great friends!

I am so excited that we finally found a sister for Hershey!  She will make a great addition to our family!

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Love Letters by Beverly Lewis

Today, I am reviewing The Love Letters by Beverly Lewis.

The Love Letters

When her sister falls gravely ill, twenty-year-old Marlena Wenger takes on the responsibility of caring for her infant niece, Angel Rose. Worried that this turn of events portends a more complicated future than he is prepared for, her beau ends their relationship. Marlena is devastated, but is determined to give Angel Rose the best care possible.

Though from the Beachy Amish herself, Marlena meets Ellie Bitner, an Old Order Amish mother who offers quilting and needlepoint classes. They soon form a bond, and Marlena is drawn into the circle of Ellie's family. Ellie's handsome cousin seems rather taken with Marlena, but after her recent breakup, she is cautious where her feelings are concerned.

But things begin to change when Ellie's young son Jacob discovers an older homeless man camped out in the nearby abandoned mill. Suffering from some cognitive disorder, the man has few prospects and fewer possessions--among them a small clutch of letters apparently from his own courting days. Could these letters be the key to the old man's identity? And can they bring healing and hope to Marlena and Ellie as well?

The first part of this story was about Marlena Wenger.  She moves in with her Mammi to help her deal with household responsibilities after the passing of her Dawdi Tim.  While she is there, her sister Luella, who left the Amish community, died in a car accident and Marlena has been asked to care for her young niece, Angel Rose, until Luella's husband and in-laws are contacted.  It was a transition period for her but things worked out.

Marlena also has a beau, Nat, back home who she is staying the contact with but there are several things in her life with Mammi that Nat does not approve of, including her raising her niece.  What will become of their relationship?

The second part of this story is about the Bitner family who are neighbors of Mammi.  Small Jay meets a stranger in an abandoned mill named Boston who does not remember much about his past.  Small Jay becomes a dear friend of Boston's and works with him to regain his memory of his past. 

This was a story about love, dedication, family and responsibility.  I really enjoyed reading it and how everything worked out in the end.

A special thank you to Bethany House for allowing me to read this book in advance in exchange for an honest review.