Seelowen's Laughing North Wind (aka: Winnie) joined the FitzGerald family!
I couldn't hold back my tears when we finally picked up our new pup at the airport and she was in my arms! I'd waited two years for her & she was well worth the efforts!
Adelaide & Winnie were an instant team :)
We had time to fill before her first vet visit so we visited Bruce :) He was gentle with our new little bundle and she seems to rather like the boy !
Dr Candice, Adelaide & Sarah gave her a thorough check up and she passed with flying colours :)
Daddy instantly fell in love too...we ALL did! It was rather amazing that this little pup had taken her entire day in such calm stride! She had been on two different planes, been handled by various staff in the process, had been decended upon by four very excited strangers (us), had been sniffed by a 135 lb dog and then rushed to the vet for a check up! And as if that wasn't enough, she still had to travel 100 miles to her new home!! All the while Winnie was calm, charming & cheerful. I'd say that is beyond impressive!
Welcoming our new pup home really was a family event as was the prep work! We bought a new pen and brought in some gravel...then the hard work began! The girls were right there shovelling & raking with Daddy to get things set up...We knew, at the time, that this was just the beginnng of a new adventure so the work was done with enthusiasm!
Much to my great delight, Auntie Joanne arrived too!! And it made my heart sing to see her talk "quilts" with the girls! I dearly love my friend and miss having her near. Hummmm...I'd have to stop & really think - was this her 5th visit? Wow!! My heart always lightens when she arrives & weighs heavy when she leaves. Guess that speaks to how much she means to me, to us.
With Katherine babysitting this month, our two little girls were never idle and the creativity and energy Katherine brought to the cabin was greatly appreciated! Adelaide & Sarah always look forward to visits with this ever so charming girl & it's no wonder!!
(Our newest neighbour...Pig!)
This month, Daddy & I drove home from work one day & found a love note in the driveway. I did everything to avoid running it over with the truck so this heart lasted for a few weeks at least! I can't wait to see what messages might greet us next summer :)