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Posted By Katog

Only a week ago I posted a video to youtube of Duchess enjoying a frolick with her squeakie in the fallen leaves. Today we woke to a wonderful wintery morning,.  The kind of scenery that makes you want to hoover over the ground with out putting a footstep in the soft white blanket of undisturbed snow.


Posted By Katog

... and with it comes all the work of putting fruits and veg away for the winter. I wonder how I managed to do as much as I did when my children were little. Nowadays I do only what Landie and I like to have over the winter.

Our veggie garden has made way for a swimming pool. Only our fruit trees remain for canning. I buy from othe farms, organic tomatoes, green peppers, onions and beets etc for canning.

This weekend is fish. 2 smokers going full bore all weekend. By Monday we'll have done 12 salmon. We'll split that with Kathi and that's all we'll need for the winter. Landie will turn the last of the fruit, peaches, plums and pears into cider today.


The Royals have been diligent in making sure any fruit that dropped on the ground didnt get eaten by bugs. Heaven forbid the bugs should get some yummy food that really is better deserved by the dogs. Duchess sat on guard under the pear tree, on high alert in case something dropped. I've posted a few videos on Kings youtube. Have a look if you get a chance. http://www.you tube.com/user/kingsurvives2008


Here's a little video for you to enjoy. "The Royals enjoy they're last frozen bone before Autumn. Next ones will be oven warmed to keep their tummys warm in the winter months."



Posted By Katog

It looks like I've been totally delinquent in keeping this blog up to date. There was alot happening over the past few months and I must admit relaxing was in there as well.


We finally put our pool up this year and had a fabulous month of sun and swimming. The Grandchildren came for a short visit and we splashed and played in it for a few days.  I won't add a couple of photos here of those days because I don't have permission to. Their mom, Shawna, has asked me, "Please keep their photos private."   I totally respect where she is coming from.  <i>Shawna, we get to enjoy and giggle at their antics in private ;-) </i>


However there are other photos of our new pool on our photobucket album. 


We had Seven with us for the summer. Kathi was working up in the Yukon as a camp cook for an exploration company.  Similarly Logan is currently woroking with another exploartion company in Gold Bridge these days.  It make a mom feel so good to have both her children happy healthy and working full time. Ahh the good life :-) 

Good Health has followed our dogs this summer as well. Although we see age signs showing in King, he continues to romp and play with P. Molly like he's still a puppy.  If you check out his ears  you can clearly see the white that has taken over. His overall color is chaning rapidly from a deep ginger/red to a soft pastel gingery/orange.  I can relate to hair color change as I see athe straggly white ones creeping into my own scalp. I refuse to pluck them out cuz I'll be bald in a month lol  In reality. I couldn't care less about them ;-P


Duchess has settled in like a comfy old shoe. I know that's a terrible metaphore but it kind of really explains her personallity. I've been far better at updating her and Kings pages so please visit them to check out their updates. 

Duchess  http://duchesssammy.blogspot.com/


King  http://kingsurvives.blogspot.com/  

People have asked why Molly doesn't have a blog and I guess I should really create one for her. Years ago when Molly was first adopted I dedicated a page on our website specially for Molly and began her storya there.  It is my intention for the future to continue ono with the story I began for her.  I suppose Im waiting until I retire for "Molly" to write a book.  She continues to shine in our eyes

Princess MollyDawg...  We love you!


P. Molly & Daddy
Posted By Katog


She has arrived and is settled back in like she never left!  We couldn't be happier to have her with us. 

King and Princess MollyDawg have accepted her better than when she arrived the first time. Could it be because they feel she "BELONGS" here now? 

I don't know nor do I care. We will have her withus for all of eternity now. 

I've created a blog site for her, please feel free to visit  her updates here @

My Life As Duchess Sammy

Her homecoming videos are here  on Kings Youtube Channel and her photo album is here on my Photobucket site. 

Together Forever






Posted By Katog

It was May 18 2011

I received an email saying, "I just received word today that Duchess Sammy is not working out for her mom. I have been asked to connect with you and enquire about whether or not you would like Duchess back, permanently?"

I jumped through the roof with excitement and joy! I rushed to the phone and called Landie. "Do you mind? Can we take her back? He was over the top! YES! Let's get her HOME NOW! That was then.

Today is one week later and we're still trying to make arrangements to get that poor girl back HOME. She is in a kennel in Terrace. We are not sure how long she has been there. We only know she left our safe warm home on April 6.

We have felt her presence every day since. It was far too difficult to let her go. We were originally told she was a foster. Long term but never the less a foster. We knew at the back of our minds she may have to be returned one day to her previous owner. Why then, was it so hard to let her go?

I believe in fate. I believe she was destined to be one of our pack. Somehow fate played a cruel joke and sent her to us before the time was really suppose to happen. I believe our paths crossed before they were meant to be. It was so hard to let her go because she is MEANT TO BE with us.

Now, we wait for that time to happen. I promise you Duchess Sammy, once you are with in our grasp we will NEVER let you go again! Stay safe and warm dear girl.

You are on your way back HOME!

Me n Sammy








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