Saturday, November 28, 2009

Man's Best Friend

A little cold, a bit windy, but a beautiful sunny day for a drive to visit my niece. Amy and I are working on a little secret project together, for the family; and since she was at her mom's, just over an hour away, we needed to touch base and co-ordinate our project.

My hubby works full time, and rarely has a chance to go with me on my little excursions. But today he decided to take the drive with me. Lynn had a very sweet-natured dog for many years and had to put her to sleep last fall because she was very ill. At Lou's house we found not one, but two dogs for him to play with. This little guy on Lynn's lap is Jasper; she's very lovable and sweet and was really enjoying all the attention.

This is Amy with Jasper and her own dog Lucy. Now one cannot describe Lucy as sweet and lovable. She is just a little bit high maintenance, as she loves to hear herself bark, and she wants to play ball incessantly. She's very focused and would probably make a good watch dog or hunting dog. Amy found her when she was just a small baby, 2 1/2 pounds, and nursed her back to health. Needless to say she has won Amy's heart, and she sort of grows on you after a while.

While Amy and I visited about our project, Lynn kept both dogs occupied. He really misses having a dog, and when we got home, he said "Well, I guess I got my 'dog fix' ; it should last me a little while". We are taking a missions trip to Haiti in March, and he will probably try to get another dog when we get home from the trip.

Before we left to come home, we went out to eat at Ivanhoe's, a very favorite restaurant in Upland. Nothin' better than a burger and cheese fries and a turtle sundae. Ouch! Gonna have to get back on that diet today!


Diana said...

Mmmm.... I am curious about the secret project! And about this trip to Haiti. You must elaborate when you are able to.
Love Di

Rebecca said...

Did you make good progress on the secret project? Or did the dogs run interference?

Ivanhoes - Wow! It's been ages since I've been there! Sounds like you had a good time.

What kind of dog did Lynn used to have? What might he look for in the future?

Blue-eyed Blonde said...

When you can, I hope you let us know what that secret project is. Enjoyed the dog story. Didn't look like Jasper was too excited about playing ball.

Donna's Book Nook said...

Rebecca--We actually just discussed a few things about the project--I may still need your help to finish it!

I think Lynn's dog was a combination lab/retriever. He wants to get a golden retriever.

For all of you who are curious, I will post about the project after Christmas.

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

Sounds like a fun secret!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Well, now I want to know what the special project is all about; guess I'll have to wait:(


Annie said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day. Our dog died a couple months hubby is looking but has not found the right one yet. He loves American Eskimos. The house is a wee bit quieter with just the kitties. And yes VERY interested in your project...look forward to your blog about it.

Kristen said...

Can't wait to hear about your secret project (when it doesn't have to be secret anymore! hee hee)

What a lovely day you must have had!

We waited a year before we got another dog after we had to put ours down. We knew when the time was right! Can't wait to hear about the new dog you get next year!!!!

Brenda said...

I am just catching up on a few blogs. What fun for me. I love the photos of Amy and Lynn. I love secrets. I am excited to see what you are doing.