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.
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.
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.
It 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.
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….
Four Paws Kingdom is located in Rutherfordton, NC. We have visited with our fur faces a few times in the summer months but never in the fall. Over a long weekend in October, we made the trip and had a wonderful time. Despite being ill, Claire leapt in the pond and joined Rocky for a swim. It was a wonderful moment for us all.
I installed an auxiliary Sirius XM Antenna because the radio does not work well when the camper is on. I put the antenna on the bike carrier I have on the front of the truck. (click on the pictures for … Continue reading
Last weekend when the grownups went out of town, Rocky and Claire spent a weekend of fun at No Place Like Home. This country resort kennel for dogs is located in Senoia. The photos taken by the owner definitely showcases the very special time Rocky and Claire had in the country. Swimming, running, rolling in the grass, making friends, and more swimming made for a memorable weekend. If we can convince the owners to build some human rental cabins on the property, we’ll be the first in line to sign up for a weekend away!