{pretty, happy, funny, real}

Capturing Contentment in the Everyday…


Someone fits into the Stella Pixie Hat that my mother-in-law made for her!


“Robin Hood,” “Maid Marian,” and “Little John” find a new “Sherwood” to play in.  Unfortunately I wasn’t quick enough to get a picture of both boys with their makeshift bows and stick arrows.  Rascal is still scarily accurate shooting twigs with that thing.

Miss Munchkin tells Grandpa about her plans for the next day.

Grandma’s little buddy.

We had a fun time with you guys–thanks for having us over, Mom & Dad.


Sorry about the blur.  When we came home and downloaded our pictures, I found this and recalled why some of our trick-or-treating was so short.  Once Sunshine found this rock, she didn’t want to get off.  Suddenly traipsing from house to house in search of free candy from strangers was over-rated.  Here she was Queen of the Hill.


Three weeks or so ago we made the difficult, heart-rending decision to return our labrador puppy to the shelter (per adoption contract).  The long and short of it is that sadly, some pet adoptions just don’t work the way  you hope.  I didn’t blog about it at the time because, well, who likes to blog about failure?  Besides, I wanted to give the story a happy ending.  Now, after some prayer and patience and research, I can.

Meet Hobbit Dogs.

Peregrine Took (Pippin) is on the left, and Meriadoc Brandybuck (Merry) is on the right.

They are pure-bred Pembroke Welsh Corgis.  Fredegar Bolger, our original Hobbit Dog, was half PWC.

On our way home from my parents’ house, we took a detour through some gorgeous farm country to the breeder’s farm and picked them up.  Early Christmas present. 😉

They are settling in well.  Merry is more shy than Pippin and hides if things get too chaotic (which they often do), but he is coming out of his shell sooner every day.  Pippin is Mr. Outgoing as well as Mr. Underfoot.  He likes to see what’s going on.  Why did we get two?  Well, frankly, we couldn’t choose between them.  Pathetic, I know.  Besides, these guys are brothers and they are already used to each other.

So, this ranks as one of the craziest things we’ve done, but as with most of the crazy things, it seems to be turning out very well indeed. 🙂

8 thoughts on “{pretty, happy, funny, real}

  1. We have a Cardigan, that was a tough choice for me, Pembroke vs. Cardigan. I love love love Corgis! Very smart to get two at one time. We later adopted a second and once he grew out of puppy mode, they could not live together. Now we have a Mastiff and a Corgi. Pretty funny. We call ours a Hobbit dog too! Cute post.

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