Heath had a family reunion. His mother and littermate brother came to visit. We were a bit concerned about how 2 intact 15 month old males were going to get along with each other (or not) but we were in luck, they remembered one another and got along fabulously. They tussled and wrestled and played constantly. It was great. These dogs are so gorgeous and their personalities so amazing. It was really neat to spend time with others of Heath's breed and see what they are like. Although, not all have the same qualities.
It was also awesome to get to know their people better. I was amazed at how much we all had in common! It turned out to be just a super weekend for everyone involved as all the things we all loved to do were at hand. I even went riding for the first time in 2 years! My horses even got tired for a change. We celebrated with homemade hot fudge sundaes as well (yes, homemade ice cream, homemade hot fudge, homemade whipped cream, only the nuts were purchases and we forgot to get cherries).
Trying to get a family picture of the 3 dogs was fun and amusing. Getting all 3 to sit still and look the same direction at the same time brought more than a few chuckles....
|Mama Pixie spies something that needs to be run out of the yard...|
|Heath-"It's a bird!" Leif-"It's a plane!" Pixie-"NO! It's a doggy treat!!!"|
Much to their mama's dismay, the boys had a fine time being boys...
|Look at those fierce expressions...|
|Leif meets "Cousin IT"|
|Leif accommodates Heath "There's a bug on me! Get it off! GET IT OFF!!!!"|
|More fierce doggy play|
|Heath lets his "derp" out...|
|the cavvy is in|
|The horses were playing around while we saddled|
The Maremmas waited faithfully, watching the corral for our return to make sure I made it back safely. I love these big white dogs!!!
Anyway, it was a fabulous independence weekend. We are grateful for the sacrifice made on our behalf to birth this great nation and pray that it's greatness is soon restored. There is much more to be grateful for in this life and living here is one of them.
Hope you all had a good weekend and look forward to the rest of your summer!