buster eye



“We don’t need another dog.” “But I WANT one.”   This conversation repeated itself multiple times over the past year or two.    We have a cute little dog, we got her from PAWS, the pet rescue in Ocean Shores.  Summer  is everything a dog owner could want, but she is not “another dog.”

Seneca was relentless. Finally is a moment of insanity I said.  “Seneca, if you can behave for 100 days with no school problems or temper tantrums, we will get another dog.   “A tea cup chihuahua,”  she asked? ”  “No not a tea cup chihuahua.”

Her behavior behaved dramatically. No more calls from school, home work was getting done, and tantrums at home were  greatly reduced.  But 100 days was a long time for her to maintain.  She was determined.  She marked days off on the calendar and each day we got a report.  She gradually ticked them off.

Along about day 85 I saw a mention in the 4-H newsletter about an Australian Shepherd that was in need of a new home. That is Ted’s favorite breed.  The ad  said he was small.  Ted called. Ted was hooked.  A week later Buster moved in.

He is everything I want in a dog, doesn’t yip, doesn’t chew, and doesn’t climb on the furniture.   And Seneca adores him.  He sleeps in a kennel beside her bed.

Poor Summer is a little out of sorts, but Raven came to the rescue, he gave Summer the quilt he made in 4-H this summer.  There is plenty of love for two dogs.

summer and girls

Much loved, Summer

raven and Adam

Raven with Summer and our grandson.



buster sleeping

Love is all around

summer on pillow

Raven gave Summer the quilt he made in 4-H. He didn’t want her feelings to be hurt.

And Maddie, the cat is, is not so sure.  Here she is in “retreat”.