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Yesterday the puppies had a playdate with two new friends...


I am not sure why but this year I have really noticed how people enjoy their summer. Maybe it is living in Montana where people come to vacation, or maybe it is seeing all the bike riders on our local (amazing!) bike path as they live a dream and cycle across the US, or maybe it is all the people enjoying the lakes and rivers. Whatever it is -- I am really struck by the reality that summer is like the year's recess period, and people are definitely enjoying themselves.

Claire and a Lake

Almighty Heidi, Queen of Everything, suggested we try Lake Como -- and so we did. It is just about 45 minutes from our house and really lovely. We skipped the crowded swimming beach and found a more private spot - this is Sparkle checking things out...

Sunday Morning in Montana

Sparkle is finding it very hard to maintain a tidy house with the miscreants around...

Happy TENTH Birthday! (UPDATED)

Today is a very special birthday! The E for East Litter is TEN. There were six in that litter and three are celebrating their birthday on earth today.

Life, Suffering, and So On.

It is so strange to have a berner who doesn't want to eat -- so foreign to me. But Zoey had the particularly nasty chemo drug (doxorubicin) on Wednesday and even with the miracle drug Cerenia on board, food is not her favorite thing. 

Sparklers @ Seven Months (COMPLETED)

Our Baby Sparklers are not so little anymore - today they are all seven months old and we celebrate with some photos, starting with Ruthie in New York...


It is really too bad that Harper B for Breed Me Not won't have a litter because of her bad knees -- for one thing, she is so nurturing...

Harper B for Bum Knees (aka Thank Goodness for TPLOs)

Harper B for Bum Knees had her first TPLO two years ago; Dr. Sherman Canapp in Maryland did the surgery and expertly guided the rehab from afar with the help of our Missoula veterinarian, Dr. Shonie Card. Harper B earned her TDX 11 months after surgery, but it wasn't long after that we began to see issues with Knee #2. UGH.

Three Generations of Bright & DH vs. SUP

Dear Husband had never been to Salmon Lake or tried the Stand Up Paddleboard (aka SUP), and so off we went with one SUP and three dogs. Although his attempts at the stand-up part of SUP were not quite a rousing success, they did make for some fun photos. NOTE: No Dear Husbands were harmed in the taking of these photos!


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