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!

 

Brittany Friends

Mattie had a play date today with a new brittany friend who was visiting No Place Like Home.  Mattie and her new friend could have passed for siblings!  Both are small for brittanys and their orange coloring is mostly on their heads and tails.  They were so cute together!

 

Hello New Friend!

 

Where’s Mattie?

Mattie is enjoying hunting in the woods.  Do you recall the Where’s Waldo books?  These are the Where’s Mattie photos!  Click on the pictures for a closer look.

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Introducing Mattie Sassy Star!

Please join us in welcoming our newest family member….Mattie Sassy Star…a.k.a just Mattie!  Mattie is a 3 yr. 10 mo. old brittany spaniel.  She came to us from the great state of New York.  While Mattie is a small for a brittany, she makes up for it with her energy and spunk!  Mattie started her life in Virginia as a hunting dog.  She was loved and lived in an outdoor kennel on her owner’s farm.  Sadly, her owner became ill and was no longer able to hunt with Mattie.  He decided to have the National Brittany Rescue find her a new home.  Mattie went to a wonderful foster home in New York to learn how to be an indoor doggy.  Through a network of volunteers along the east coast, Mattie was transported to us in Georgia.

Mattie!

Mattie!

Taking a dip at the dog park...

Taking a dip at the dog park…

Belly Rub Please!

Belly Rub Please!

Checking out my aunt's pool.  Can you tell I love water?

Checking out my aunt’s pool. Can you tell I love water?

 

Victoria Bryant State Park

We camped overnight at Victoria Bryant State Park as we had a special delivery to pick up in Commerce the next day.  This is a beautiful park just off I-85 in North Georgia.   It is wooded with a beautiful stream.  Spring flowers were in bloom.  Here are a few pictures from the day.

Musk thistle in a field.

Musk thistle in a field.

Close up of musk thistle.

Close up of musk thistle.

Beautiful Stream!

Beautiful Stream!

Can you find the hidden critter in this photograph?

Can you find the hidden critter in this photograph?

See you at the Rainbow Bridge…

00045It is with great sadness, we share the passing of our sweet dogs.  In November, we said goodbye to our girl Claire and this week our boy Rocky.  While we will miss our special fur faces, we know one day we will see them again.  For now, Claire and Rocky have joined Annie at the Rainbow Bridge.

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

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Family Camping Trip

Family Camping Trip

Claire's Smile

Claire’s Smile

Rocky looking for birds!

Rocky looking for birds!

Our first professional photo together!

Our first professional photo together!

Claire and her stuffed tick!

Claire and her stuffed tick!

Rocky smiles after playing with friends.

Rocky smiles after playing with friends.