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I know I have been bad about posting, but seriously it has been very busy at Riverbend!  Between Good Friday and Easter, we sold our cottage and bid an ” until we meet again” to Rocky.

Rocky is adjusting beautifully to life as a farm dog.  He follows Linda every where carrying his “stick”.    He was a little taken aback by the rooster!  (That’s OK Rocka feller… sometimes I am taken aback by roosters too!)

Bonnie/Lyla’s ears are popping up, as are Faith/Nydia’s.  Princeton/Pip is flying North on Thurs, and Bonnie/Lyla will head north on Saturday.  Pip will be hanging out with Rainbow’s sister, Dinah, and Lyla will be hanging out with Courtney and Michaele and engaging in all manner of activities.  I am sure we will see a picture or two of her watching Courtney play softball!

Lincoln and Olathea are staying at Riverbend to grow up a bit more, and the rest of the kiddos will go home after we get back from Nationals!

Ok enough…on with the main event…a slide show of puppy play!

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It is beautiful day to play outside…

Another beautiful day at Riverbend.   I went a little Rocky heavy in the picture department, but in my defense, with him leaving on Saturday, I am picture loading for my separation!  He will be loved and cherished by Linda D., and she has promised pictures and Rocky stories to feed my soul!

Also when I took the second group out, my camera battery indicated it was too low to shot.  Drats!

But we had a big break through today.  Ever since I started taking the kiddos outside, I have been running across the yard, singing, pup, pup, pup.  Today, Pip followed me, and right behind was Rocky and Bonnie.  Good dogs!

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A collar for Pip

Look, Mom, I am wearing a cool red collar!







"Don't worry bro, I'll get you out"




Sandie, Pip took to the collar like a fish to water.  Unfortunately, his siblings immediately turned him into a chew toy.  But the good news is, they grew tired of the “toy” quickly!

The puppers found the big dog bed

We put a big dog bed in the puppy pen and it was a huge hit!

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More Outdoor Play (video)

Backyard play video

When we moved in to the “country house”, it came with a lovely water feature.  Unfortunately it was located under a 100+ year old oak tree, and it is located in the dog yard.  Between the acorns clogging up the pump and the dogs using it as a race track…well we disabled the darn thing!  But the shallow pit still collects a small bit of water after a rain.  Yesterday the kids found the “pit”!  They had a wonderful time getting muddy!

More outside pictures!

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More Outside pics by Krystal

Some more great outdoor pics!

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More Visitors!

We had a wonderful visit from Missy and Chas.  What a fun weekend for the kiddos, and us!  I really appreciate all the puppy wrangling, great cheese and conversation. (Without a doubt, I can no longer take the kiddos out as a pack of 7 without help, as they are too fast, and can get into too much trouble.  So they will be going out in smaller packs and then they can all go out together when  Kathy gets home from work!)

Krystal and Jason stopped by on Saturday for some food, pictures and puppy snuggling!  We sure appreciate all the love that is showered on the kiddos!

Krystal took a ton of great pictures so there will probably be a series of slide shows!  Ok without further ado…

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A Visit From Pam

Our dear friend Pam B came for a visit that included puppy squeezing, pictures, vodka tasting, spending money, wine, food, laughs and a great catch up chat!  Here are her pictures of the puppers!  The puppers and I hope to see you again soon, Pam!