Dog goneit


I cannot really call myself a “dog” person. I know. For a lot of ya’ll that pretty much makes me inhuman.

However, with two small ones and a very large yard, for the first time last summer I found myself thinking that a dog might be nice to have around for protection, extra alertness of the surrounding area, and for my little ones’ pleasure.

Skeptical, my husband and I started looking at the humane society and online at breeders, just to see. We went to visit one particular breeder, Crooked River German Shepherds and  Kelly Nash, the owner, had some really beautiful and remarkable dogs. We went looking for a female puppy, and she had one left that was about 3months old.

It played with the girls and was very sweet. But I just wasn’t feeling it. We stayed for awhile and talked and played, but I just didn’t feel like that was our dog.

As we were heading out to the car, Kelly pulled out the big guns, and by guns, I mean dog. A big freakin dog!! At around 120 lbs or more… I can’t quite recall now, Dravin, one of her males, was let up from the basement to go potty.

Half bear, half wolf in appearance, with golden brown eyes peering from its all black face, this gentle giant quickly won my heart. I’d have taken him home with me right then, but it was beyond clear his loyalties lay with Kelly, refusing to stay outside when she was out of his sight.

We might not be able to have him, but we could reserve one of his next pups from another litter. So we decided to go with that.

I still have yet to get word an official litter has taken  although I know he has been studded to an all black female name Ninja! Call me crazy, but Ninja just sounds like she is the perfect dog to create a perfect pupppy for our family. So we are keeping our fingers crossed for more word of our puppy-to-be.

So as the Westminster Dog Show was just a few days ago and the winner of best in show this year was a German Shepherd named Rumor, it seems like doggies will be on my brain for the foreseeable future.

Now on to the link-up! 😀
Friday Frivolity LINKY PARTY - the blog link-up for all things Fun, Funny, Happy, and Hopeful!


Featured Post from Last Week:

In a fun twist, since we now have multiple hosts and co-hosts we will also have multiple FEATURES…. but you will have to go check out the other blogs to see if you were featured there! 😉
My featured post for this week is: The Accidental Tricolored Table by The Boondocks Blog. This post features beautiful pictures of an outdated table stripped to reveal it’s natural and surprising beauty. The end result is a must see, so go check it out if you haven’t already!

The Hosts:

FridayFrivolity host Sarah Eliza of Devastate Boredom

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Sarah Eliza is on a mission to Devastate Boredom by living life with laughter and intention! Her blog is your spot for Capsule Wardrobe how-to’s and inspiration, humor, encouragement, life-hacks, Read / DON’T Read book reviews, and more!  Stop by her blog for winter Capsule Wardrobe inspiration — mix-and-match outfit inspiration in burgundy and olive! 

Host, Audrey, Friday Frivolity

Audrey is a wonderfully eclectic blogger, who not only can cook up a storm over on That Recipe, but also writes at Munofore – “MUsings NOt FOod RElated.” Munofore touches on humor, parenting, crafting, holiday ideas, tutorials, and more! Audrey’s most recent post is a fantastic tutorial on creating an clickable image map that links to multiple pages / sites… a must-read for any blogger who designs images!

Host, Lisa, Friday Frivolity

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Lisa is an awesomely hilarious and authentic writer who marches to her own drum on her blog Syncopated Mama, providing an “un-labelly spot” for all the happily off-beat folks out there who have been wishing to find kindred spirits. She shares her adventures building a natural home, teaching her adorbs daughter, establishing and refining positive communication skills, camping, creating, cooking, and so much more! Lisa’s latest post is an awesome collection of resources you can use to teach your child about the Biblical story of Jonah at home.

FridayFrivolity host Jessica from Babi a Fi
Jessica is an amazingly funny and smart blogger from Wales who writes at Babi a Fi on a whole range of topics — from entertaining vintage nostalgia, to technology tutorials, to book reviews, to raising her adorable munchkin, and so much more! Her latest post, 40 Questions Meme, is a great way to get to know her better!
Guest Co-Hosts for February: 

Amethyst from One Sage Mama! 

Amethyst is a fantastically encouraging and thoughtful blogger, who shares new-mama adventures, self-care advice, book and product reviews and so much more over at One Sage Mama. Her most recent post, in honor of Multicultural Children’s Book Day, is a review of a heartwarming story entitled Yumi’s Extraordinary Collection.  

Patricia from Pretty Fly for a White Mom
Patricia is a marvelously honest and funny writer, who shares her warm and humorous reflections on life and motherhood over at Pretty Fly for A White Mom.  And ooooh yesss, she rewrites and performs music too!  Check out her post What Makes Me Fly for the scoop on how she chose her blog name, AND a selection of some of her greatest hits… one of which has to qualify as the cutest baby announcement ever!
Could it be you??  #FridayFrivolity link-up looking for new cohosts!
Calling all bloggers looking for an upbeat and supportive group of pals to join in hosting the weekly #FridayFrivolity par-tay! We are hoping to add to our ranks of dedicated hosts and co-hosts, and would love for you to consider joining the fun! Co-Hosts are welcome on a temporary basis (usually a month), while Hosts make a more ongoing commitment. 🙂 Swing by here to express interest and ask any questions!


Now time for the new stuff!

This a link-up for all things funny, fun, encouraging, hopeful, and happy. That includes free printables, giveaways, and other fun stuff to make us SMILE and start the weekend off on the right foot. If you’re here in search of fun and uplifting reading materials, skip the rules and just start clickin’! Bloggy buddies, thanks for coming to par-tay! You are welcome to link up to 3 posts, and old posts are always welcome!
There are three rules only:


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