Sunday, June 24


So how does Kris deal with our loss of Lucas. Surrounding herself with more greyhounds. So far we’ve had Mitzi, Josie, Sabrina, Topsail, Maggie, and Leeder. Some foster, some babysitting. And don’t forget Murphy.

Mitzi stayed the night before going to her forever home.

Josie was a bounce back. She’s a bouncy happy girl. Her new brother Milo will be happy to have a sister to play with.

The hummingbirds have even decided to join the critical mass of animals at the house.

Another bounce back is Leeder. He is still with us. He is skinnier and has less hair now than when he got off the track. We’ll have fun fattening him up. He’s a sleek black boy and probably the most well adjusted foster we’ve ever had. Not the needy boy that Kris is looking for.

Here he is following his new best friend Murphy (Kris’ dad’s dog). Murphy’s a little terrierist who is the antithesis of the lazy greyhound. Leeder is following him around in the hopes that Murphy will teach him how to jump the fence.

Here is Stella sleeping in the grass. Enjoying the unseasonably nice weather.

Awe come on daddy! Can’t a girl sleep in peace?

Sabrina’s family went on vacation, so she got to spend the week with us. She is an only dog, so this is like doggie camp for her.

Trina and Jason came up with their kids (Shiloh, Dana, Dante). Amanda and Kenney came up with their two greys, Ana and Blue. This helped add to the number of greyhounds. In this shot, Topsail is the brindle next to Jason. He will be with us a week while his mommy and daddy are on vacation.

We forgot we had a box of fireworks. Not quite the 4th of July yet, but after a few drinks, it’s close enough. Jason shot off some of the more projectile ones. The girls had more fun with the sparklers.

This is the morning after shot. Starting clockwise from Jamie on the couch, it is Leeder, Dana, Dante, Topsail, Murphy and Parker passing each other, Maggie getting nose scritches (babysitting for the weekend), Shiloh snuggling with her mommy, and Stella in the center of it all.

Even though we’ve tried to keep ourselves busy to help keep our minds off of Lucas, Jaime says she is still sad that her brother is gone.


  1. that looked very therapeutic. for you two and for the dogs. the slumber party looked great (to my husband's eyes, it looked scary). like the slumber parties of middle school without the pre-teen bitchiness.

    lovely photo of the hummingbird, too.

  2. Oh yeah - SLUMBER PARTY!!

    Stella is the queen bee. I just love her wise face.

    Don't worry Jaime, your brother, misses you too.

  3. Wonderful photos! I love falling asleep on my couch with all my pooches around me.

  4. We love our slumber parties! Which is a good thing since we love our wine too!
    Here's to a new month of hopeful happiness. ;-)