Let’s Go For a Ride!

There is nothing more fun than jumping in the car and going on adventures!  While cleaning out the Jeep over the weekend, Trooper and Mattie hopped in and were ready to go!


Start the engine!


Doggy Classes

Bobbi and Mattie are taking some doggy training classes together.  Trooper elected to get his training at home.  Here are a couple pics from the sessions.  Mattie gets a little bored during the long discussions from the trainer; however, she springs to action when it is time to demonstrate she’s done her homework!  The little chihuahua, Elsa, is a coworker’s dog.  Elsa and Mattie are becoming friends.  Be sure to click on the thumbnails to see the entire photos.




September Smiles

Puppy playtime is the main focus at the Deling’s cottage in the woods.  Mattie LOVES playing in the creek and getting muddy.  While Trooper likes splashing around in the pool and creek, his favorite pastime remains his ball.


Fun Days at Home

Our last days of summer break have been spent relaxing and having some fun at home.

Vogel State Park

In an effort to find cooler temperatures, we headed to the mountains to camp at Vogel State Park.  The park was packed as many others had the same idea we did!  We spent time hiking and cooling off in the beautiful stream. 

Happy Independence Day!

The four of us spent the holiday at Four Paws Kingdom in Rutherfordton, NC. While Bobbi and Charles have visited several times, this was Mattie and Trooper’s first camping trip. We had tons of fun participating in a doggy 4th of July parade, swimming, running in the dog parks, participating in the best doggy contests, and sleeping in the truck camper. Check out a few of our favorite photos from the trip.




What Does Friendship Look Like?

Mattie Has a Brother!

Hello!  We would like to introduce you to Trooper, Mattie’s new brother.  We met Trooper a few weeks ago at the No Place Like Home Kennel when we stopped by with Mattie for a visit.  While we weren’t planning on adding a second dog right away, he is a great match for our family!  Trooper is almost 11 months old and loves to run and play with toys like Mattie.  Both dogs could pass for siblings as they are similar in size and have mostly white bodies.  We are looking forward to many adventures in the years to come with our two furry family members.  We hope all is well with you and your families!