Tuesday, March 27, 2012


We've had a little problem
at our house
for a couple of days.

It seems that the
old treat jar
has run a bit empty
and the tall person
who can drive
has got a bit lazy.

She put some of our
kibble in an old treat bag
and has been trying
to convince us that it's
a new type of treat!!

Do I look like I
hit the floor of the whelping box
just yesterday??
Who does she think
she is fooling?
Well, truthfully,
it has been working
rather well with Ivy,
but she's just a youngster
and very eager to please.

Mom still doesn't want
to go to town today
so she found a recipe
that a friend recommended
and made us some homemade treats.

It's smelling pretty scrumptious
at our house
but now she says
they have to cool
before we can taste them.
And then she'll give us the old tale
about how big they are so
she'll have to break them in half....

Some Moms...

Just in case your Mom would
like to try the recipe,
here it is.

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Cookies

1 cup pure pumpkin
2 eggs
3 heaping tablespoons of peanut butter
2 1/2 cups wheat flour
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup ground flax seed

Mix dry ingredients (flour, oats, cinnamon and flax seed) together. Stir in peanut butter. Beat eggs into pumpkin, then mix pumpkin mixture into dry mixture. Knead together into ball in bowl and roll in cellophane. Refrigerate for an hour. Roll out and cut into shapes. Bake in 350 degree oven for approximately 35 minutes. Cool and enjoy.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ivy

Friday, March 23, 2012


Ivy 05/11

Unfortunately we don't have any pictures
of Baby Carrleigh -
she was an adult
when she came
to live with us.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ivy

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Every year Mom is happy
to see her daffodils bloom
because they are one of the
first signs of Spring -
this year they almost lost their bloom
before we got a picture of them.

The deer are out grazing,
morning and evening
and sometimes during the day.
Soon, we will see their new velvet antlers
and their little babies.

Calves are already being born
on Rocky Creek Farm.
"Carrleigh" our Charolais doesn't like us,
but if you look closely,
you can see a little calf behind her -
it is black with a white face.

Silly Lilly - what's she doing?
Roaching in the road!!

Our Japanese Fan Bush
is starting to bud
and will bloom
all Summer long.

We even have what Mom calls
"wild hyacinths"
in our pen.
We think Ruairi
must have kept them
mowed down before.
Or maybe they weren't there.

And just like every where else,
there is a handsome young fellow
looking out for a pretty lass.

But Mom has cautioned us
that it could still snow -
She says it snowed 18 inches
on April 28, 1978.
She remembers the date
because that's the year
our human brother was born.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ivy

Monday, March 12, 2012


This morning we've looked back
through our pictures
and decided to take you
on a little trip
down memory lane.

If you click on some of the pictures,
it will take you to the blogpost.

Angel Maggie and Mitch
were our first ever blogging buddies
and introduced us to the blogging world.
They were great encouragers
and without them,
we would have never tried to blog.

We did a lot of
True Colour Thursday Blogpost -
it was our first weekly post
and we really enjoyed it.
Some weeks it was really a challenge.

You might remember
that Piper was

And then he escaped as
"Piper Villa".

We all, especially Lilly,
love to travel.
Sometimes Mom and Dad
sneak off without us.

We're always happy to be nurses
and many times
Mom has needed us.

When we've been sad or lonely,
you've always been there to
cheer us up with a kind word or deed.

Through these three years,
not only have we lost our Java,
but many others too countless to name -
Cowboy, Digby, Max, Maggie.......
They still live in our hearts.

And can you believe
that we have had
22 sweet puppies!!

We have exchanged
so many wonderful gifts
with such thoughtful friends.

You have all got to meet
our Sissy and enjoy her adventures.

We have been honored
to place puppies in some of
your wonderful homes.

Bluebirds come

Bluebirds go

But we love it when our friends
come for a visit,
whether it is a virtual visit
on our blog
or a real visit on
Rocky Creek Farm.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ivy
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