It’s been so long since my last entry that some of my boarders have come back for a second or third stay. Not only have I not updated my blog, I haven’t kept up with any one else’s. Trina has already updated about our trip to Grapehounds, but I will save that for the next entry.
We’ve had a couple of adoptions at the house. Our kids and boarders help Flirt’s (now Danica) new parents during the adoption process.The haul arrives, and it’s meet and sniff time.One of our boarders is Manny. He’s very cute, but kinda funny looking. He is an unusual combo of fawn and white.The second adoption was for ‘Lovin’, now known as Ally. What a pretty girl.Both Parker and Stanley celebrated their birthdays this past month. Parker turned 11, and Stanley turned 8. Instead of a cake, they got braised beef heart with their dinner.An average weekend at the Park household this past month.It was a hot and humid day, and they were dropping like flies.When we have 10-12 dogs in the house, it’s easier to blow up the airbed and sleep downstairs.Stanley and Stella can’t decide if they want to be on the airbed or not.One of our previous adopters has a restaurant in Staunton, VA, which is a couple of hours away. After making dinner reservations, we decided to make a day of it. Of course that consisted of hitting a few wineries on the way there.
Pollak Vineyards is fairly new. They had good wine and a great view of the mountains.Flying Fox Vineyard was our favorite of the day.On the way back, we passed Blue Mountain microbrewery. Of course we had to stop and have a tasting. The mountain view enhanced the awesome brew!We finally made it to the Staunton Grocery for dinner. This was almost like a warmup for the upcoming Grapehounds.This most recent shot summarizes it well. Starting in the bottome left corner is Manny, Dusty and Stanley on the couch, Stella, Chaska, Sunny, Fern and Jaime, with Parker and Buck in the middle. I can’t believe there is still so much room left on the couch.