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March 02, 2018

Little Willow has decided that it is just too cold and windy to stay outside for very long.  So she has been staying under her soft, warm blanket most of the day. Of course, I too, have been staying in out of the cold weather.  And since the Flu has been such a terrifying illness I am happy to stay home and keep well.

But several of my flowers are starting to bloom already and a beautiful Mum I have in a pot has continued to put out small blossoms all winter, even though the temperatures have been in the teens it doesn't seem to bother it. And we are seeing the sun on most days even if it is for just a little bit and it feels wonderful!

Don't worry Little Willow...Spring is just around the corner!!!

February 23, 2018

This is one of the kindest things you may ever see...

It is not known who replied, but there is a beautiful soul working in the dead letter office of the US Postal Service.

Our 14-year-old dog, Abbey, died last month.  The day after she died. my 4-year-old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey..she asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize here.  I told her that I thought we could so she dictated these words:

Dear God,

Will you please take care of my dog?  She died yesterday and is with you in heaven.  I miss her very much.  I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick.

I hope you will play with her...She likes to play with balls and to swim.  I am sending a picture of her so when you see her you will know that she is my dog.  I really miss her.

Love, Meredith

We put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and Meredith and addressed it to God/Heaven. We put our return address on it.  Then Meredith pasted several stamps on the front of the envelope because she said it would take lot's of stamps to get the letter all the way to heaven.  That afternoon she dropped it into the letter box at the post office.  A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the letter yet.  I told her that I thought he had.

Yesterday there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front porch addressed to  "Meredith" in an unfamiliar hand...Meredith opened it.  Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called 'When a Pet Dies'.  Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had written to God in its opened envelope.  On the opposite page were the picture of Abbey and Meredith and this note:

Dear Meredith,

Abbey arrived safely in heaven.

Having the picture was a big help.  I recognized Abbey right away.

Abbey isn't sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart.  Abbey loved being your dog.  Since we don't need our bodies in heaven, I don't have any pockets to keep your picture in, so I am sending it back to you in this little book for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey by.

Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for helping you write it and sending it to me.  What a wonderful mother you have.  I picked her especially for you.  I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much.  By the way, I'm easy to find, I am wherever there is love.

Love, God

February 20, 2018


It has gotten very cold here lately so I have my favorite fuzzy blanket in my snuggly I am very comfortable.

The Weatherman said we may have a bit of snow this week.  Don't tell mom but I hope there is enough for me to play in this time.  I am sure mom will post pictures is when it does snow!!  Stay Tuned!!!

Mom said she is sorry about the picture she posted. She does not believe it is a video.

February 18, 2018


Yes, Mom told me she will try to start Blogging again and she is sorry she has kept me away from this site for such a long time.

I am happy to report that I have been living a wonderful life filled with many fun adventures, a few unplanned visits to the Vet, several visits to the Beach(!) but no camping trips for a while.

During the previous year, mom had to ride with 3 gentlemen that she reported back to me that were very kind and good looking!  They took her to a place called a Hospital and they would not let me go there to see her!  Mom told me her heart was hurting her so they stopped her heart then shocked it back in rhythm again.

She said that the procedure really was not very scary because the Specialist was very kind and explained the entire process to her.  They gave her some kind of juice..maybe Diet Pepsi cause she really likes that...And it made her close her eyes and start to rest.  She woke up and felt like nothing had happened until the doctor asked her how she felt. She said...have you done anything yet?  And they had stopped her heart and made is run smoothly again that fast!!!

So 30 minutes later she and my dad were on their way home.  The only thing she felt as they were leaving was that her body was full of a million needles..  The Doctor guessed that is was because she had a higher amount of energy in her body than most people.  Yeah, she is always full of energy every day!  He also told her that she had done something no one else has ever done....she had spoken something as he shocked her heart.  She just smiled and said yes, I am sure I know just what it was I said, And thank you for telling me I did that.too.
So mom is doing wonderful, dad is also happy and healthy and I am still the same size and still weigh just under 8 pounds.  And I will be 4 years old this summer!!!  Mom is shocked how much time has passed since I found them and asked them to be my family. And our adventures are endless.  I have a fabulous life with my wonderful family!

It is good to be back in Bloggerland!!     ALERT...ALERT!!!!  MOM JUST REALIZED THAT I WILL ACTUALLY BE 5 YEARS OLD THE END OF MAY!!!  Time is sure racing by for us!!

February 03, 2017


I was able to do some running today on the beach!!!  I didn't even mind that I had to wear a collar and my sweater cause I still had a lot of fun.

Life is still filled with a lot of joy and I have several doggie friends here where we live. Some of us even get to go on walks together!

But I am looking forward to Spring coming our way. We live where it rains a lot so I want a warm Spring to arrive real soon.

November 19, 2015

BRRRR, it is getting colder here!

Yes, Little Willow says she doesn't like this cold weather we are having now that it is November. She loves to sleep on top anything available!!

In 6 days Willow will already be 2 and 1/2 years old. The days are passing so quickly now that we all seem to be so happy.  It is strange how that happens. Willow is such a wonderful apartment pup and a joy to all the 150 residents living in this building with us.  She is such a sweet dog!

November 16, 2015


Are you ready for the Holiday?  It seems to be approaching very quickly this year. That is okay...we are ready for friends and family to share this time with us. And of course little Willow loves comany too!

May 30, 2015

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Birthday to our Little Willow!!
She is now 2 YEARS OLD!!!

And what a wonderful girl she is.  We love her with all our hearts!!

May 17, 2015


I have to be honest here....I had to get a new bed because I had beat up my other bed.  But it sure was a lot of fun throwing it around a lot and chewing like I was trying to kill it too!  Oh I had so much fun!
But Mom said she was tired of cleaning up all the crazy stuffing that kept appearing all over her pretty rug.
So here is mom's proof that I did try to eat my bed!
And the stuffing did end up on Mom's rug!
Sorry mom.
And thanks for the wonderful new bed!!

April 19, 2015


Mom and Dad have both been very sick with colds so things have been very quiet around here. But I have been sooo busy trying to take care of both of them!!  Boy, that's a lot of work for a little pup like me but I can tell you I am doing a real good job!!!

But I will be so happy when they are both feeling better so we can play a lot again. But I have noticed that when I snuggle up against Mom that I hear a sweet sigh escape from her lips.  Then I know I am needed and I am doing a good job.

We will be back...they are slowly getting out of bed for longer periods of time so there is an end in sight!!

Hugs and wags, Willow

April 10, 2015


I have not been feeling well for the last 2 days so I am spending my nights on the air bed. And in this photo is the Princess and the Pea theme.  As soon as I stacked the pillows and blankets so hub could help me put everything away Willow decided that it was a perfect spot for her to spend the day.

You can imagine the terrible look I got as I took down her tower. But she still sleeps real close to me since I have acquired this terrible cold.  It is wonderful to have such a loving and caring little dog in our lives.

We love you to the Moon and beyond Little Princess Willow!

April 08, 2015

Do you see that little face staring out the window/door?? 
Yes, that is little Willow wishing she could join me out in the Courtyard. She will join us but just not yet.

She likes to keep track of all the residence that walk by her door now. It can keep her very busy on sunny days. This is a photo I took the day we started moving into our new home and as you can see the area needs so cleaning up. I will repost this site after we have cleaned it up and have some plants growing around our area.

March 21, 2015


Today mom approached me with her camera in her hand.  She said very nicely to me....Willow, will you stand real still while I take your picture? I will make sure that flashy thing won't get in your  beautiful eyes.

So I stood real still...just like this..while she took several pictures of me.  And that flash of bright light never did come out of her camera.

Of course Mom was very happy and told Dad how proud she was of me!! 

 Don't tell Mom, but it was fun to just stand real still for a minute!!