Katie, Gary and I went to visit Katie’s sister Rose and their wonderful breeders. In the first picture Rose is chasing Katie. In the second one the roles were reversed. I know the second pic is a little out of focus, but it’s hard to capture these two crazy girls on camera. They don’t like to be still when they are together. I love how Katie’s tongue is pointing straight out and Rose’s ears are flapping like wings.
Sisters enjoying the view together. ￼ Rose is in front of me saying “Hey lady, how about some more of those yummy salmon cookies? I’m drooling just thinking about them” Katie says “Don’t forget about me, your best girl, while you are doling those out.”
￼Katie got a little bit jealous today whenever she caught HER mama petting sister Rose. She would come up and give a little perturbed bark as if to say “Hey, we may have the same dog mama, but this human mama is Mine-All-Mine.” Then she would beg for some lovin’ too. Hopefully Katie will learn I’ve got plenty of love to go around. ￼ Katie says: Do you think my tongue is long enough or should I consider getting a tongue extension? You know - like some people get hair extensions :-) Getting to visit my sister Rosie is one of my favorite ever things. What a wonderful day!
The CCAA in China has completed their review of dossiers submitted during the month of July 2006. Our dossier was logged in on July 22, 2006, so now we know that our dossier passed through the review process without any problems and has moved into the match room. This is the last piece of information we will receive until we get our referral. Earlier this month the CCAA sent out the September referrals and they only covered 4 calendar days. I think the process may speed up a little bit in a month or two, but we are still estimating getting our referral late next year at the earliest.
P.S. The above picture is of some surprise lilies which were growing in our yard. I thought it was a fitting picture to go with this good news about our daughter Lily.
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"Welcome home to the Happy Haus" is the greeting I used to receive from Gary when we arrived home from work each day. Gary and I brought our daughter Natalie home from China in November 2011 to live with us in our cozy cottage. In October of 2013, we unexpectedly lost Gary, our dear husband, father and friend.
Our family includes our two sweet Newfoundland dogs, Katie and Louie. Newfoundlands are working dogs, so we make sure our two always have a job to do. Katie and Louie are both certified therapy dogs and bring lots of joy to people who are in need of some Newfie love. They have also competed in Rally Obedience. Katie has earned a Rally Advanced title and Louie has earned a Rally Excellent title. In keeping with Newf tradition, Katie has become a proficient draft dog while Louie prefers practicing water rescue whenever he gets an opportunity. They are also both protectors of their little sister, Natalie.